Looking for a Wedding planner, vendors or venues? All of these and more can be found through this new multi-media, comprehensive source for Atlanta’s brides. Social Lilly hosts a website (www.sociallilly.com) that brides can click through to find wedding specialists/ vendors, upcoming wedding related events and even offers an insider card (their featured wedding specialists offer discounts through this nifty little card). In April of 2010 Social Lilly will Launch their first annual print edition, this will be a fusion of a magazine and a coffee table book. Keep an eye out for the new publication at your favorite vendor locations in the next few months. Locations are to include Studio Wed, Beyond Events and many more. Their launch party is tonight, I’ll report back soon and give you all an update on the event!
You’ve got to check out these beautiful faux pearl bib necklace, by Ranjana Khan, for sale at hsn.com. They are all the rage on the runways right now. Not only will they look great with your wedding gown they are perfect for dressing up any casual outfit and serve as an eye-catching accessory/momento of your big day. When I first saw this necklace I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it, the shine and sparkle are almost mesmerizing.
Recently, as I was perusing the internet for wedding ideas I came across this gem of an idea. It is on the weddingchannel.com’s website. Instead of a traditional cake stand the bride decided to take on a little DIY and add a little something extra. Click on the link below to see the great pics. She took a (wide and short) round vase and filled it with hydrangeas and then placed a square piece of (flat) glass on the top. As a finishing touch she put a few more hydrangeas on the upside of the flat piece of glass. Voila! Most of her supplies came from Home Depot and/or Lowe’s. If you’re interested, check out the original posting for full step-by-step details on how to do this. www.mydiyweddingday.com/2009/10/howto-diy-cakestand.html
Recently I saw this video on youtube. It is wonderful, it is by far the most creative, engaging and fun wedding processional I have ever seen. While watching it I laughed until I cried. Seeing a couple that is so happy, doesn’t take their ceremony too seriously and is ready to have a good time is such a rare opportunity. Take 5 minutes and watch this wedding entrance clip, it will leave a smile on your face. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMIcCY1mB3E
Tired of the status quo wedding details? One detail you can innovate is the standard guest book.Traditional bound books are easy but not very exciting. Want a stylish alternative for remembering who attened your wedding? A glass cylinder, large vase or any other container can be turned into a wishing jar. You’ll need plenty of stationary (personalized with your names or monogram) and pens available. When guests arrive they can write a personal message and deposit their wishes. After the wedding you can insert the wishes into a traditional photo book, if you opt for disposable cameras on the table or have any other means of amateur photos for the album pairing the wishes with the photos makes for a wonderful keepsake. This can make a fun project for after the wedding when you’ll want to reminesce about all the wonderful moments of your wedding day.
If you are looking for a great night out with the girls, Bachelorette Bash is where you need to be. This event is being hosted at Whiskey Park (W Atlanta Midtown), is sponsered by Van Gogh Blue and is sure to be party inspiring. They are offering bouidor/pin-up photo session, complimentary drinks and sweets, and let’s not forget the ultra-risque pole dancing lessons! You’ll be able to get pictures taken with friends, receive spa services and you’ll even recieve favor bags to take home. For any ladies wanting to experience a psuedo-bachelorette party this is it, all the fun and excitement without the planning! To RSVP contact:email@example.com
These submerged Calla lillies are ideal centerpieces. The tall, long flowers provide height for the centerpieces, which is needed for large round tables. Having high centerpieces draws the eyes up, and creates depth for the simple design. In addition to their beauty using a single flower (or three in this case) per table allows you to really trim down your costs. Floral centerpieces can get pretty pricey, so this is a nice alternative for brides that want a floral feel without a hefty pricetag. The floating candles at the top are also a nice touch. The candle light will both provide a contrast to the water and give your reception space a beautiful romantic glow (not to mention they are low cost, too!).
After seeing so many brides and grooms take home hundreds of dollars worth of coasters, travel candles, CDs and a million other things that have monograms on them, I was really excited when I heard about this idea. One couple decided to give away one scratch off lottery ticket to each guest, with a sign posted nearby that they were “lucky” to have so many special people in their lives. This is a great idea for several reasons; it is creative and different, it is inexpensive, and anyone that wins cash will never forget what you gave out as wedding favors. And at the end of the night you won’t be taking home tons of hershey’s kisses in mini-(chinese) take out boxes with a monogram on top. Lottery Tickets are a memorable, affordable and exciting way to send your guests home, and any left over are sure to be used!