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My Wedding Pictures November 26, 2008

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As I searched for my bridesmaid’s dresses two years ago, I was looking for two things. A dress that the girls would feel comfortable wearing again, and a dress that describes my personality. When I went to Twirl Boutique (twirlboutique.com) with my mom and two sisters, I found what I was looking for. Here are my lovely sisters, my maids of honor:

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It’s a quaint little shop in Scottsdale where clients are given 100% of the employees’ attention. The store is closed to other customers when a client is being helped. Top notch service! And here is the dress I chose. Each girl wore a different color of the same dress. I liked it so much, I had to get one myself.

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I highly recommend Twirl for their customer service and their quality products.

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Theme Inspiration November 21, 2008

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A few days ago, I discussed how to make your personality a part of your wedding. Today, I want to talk specifically about Themes. When looking for the inspiration for a theme, look:

 

At your future hubby–you never know. This may just be where his planning skills can shine.

To your favorite color–it’s fun to take several shades of one color and be creative in how you use them. Even white is a great theme.

On your list of hobbies–we talked about traveling. How about reading? Or, golf.

A pattern–as you plan your wedding, you will come across many beautiful things. When you find some stationery or linens or anything that inspires you, use it! put it in the ceremony decorations, put it on the reception tables, put it on your cake.

There are endless opportunities for inspiration. Just keep your eyes open.

 

My Wedding Pictures November 19, 2008

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Know your guests. Think about who you are inviting to your wedding as you plan the reception. I knew that there would be mostly young to middle-aged, outgoing people at my wedding, so we got a big dance floor and told our DJ to play DANCE music! However, we also knew that there would be a handful of elderly people and several young children, so we played more relaxing music at the beginning of the reception and set up vignettes for people to have a place to chat away from the loud speakers. Here are some examples of our full dance floor:

 

Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

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Wedding Quotes November 18, 2008

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“Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts.”

                                          – William Shakespeare

 

Personal Weddings November 17, 2008

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Brides and grooms everywhere are having unique weddings that show who they are. I, as a wedding planner, believe that it is very important to put your personality into your wedding. You can do this a number of ways. 

Stationery

Your invitations are the first piece of your wedding that your guests will experience. They are a clue to the guests as to the formality and they can also reveal a part of you. If you both love to travel, perhaps a map invitation would be a clever start.

 

Oahu invitation by Rosebud Studios, Mexico map invitation by Dauphine Press

Top row: Bahamas and Cape Cod map invitations by CeciNY; Bottom: Oahu invitation by Rosebud Studios, Mexico map invitation by Dauphine Press

 

 

Theme

Your theme can be obvious or it can be more subtle. In keeping with the love of traveling, your theme could be quite blunt by naming each table with a country instead of a number, or it could be slightly more subtle, by serving your favorite French pastry on your dessert table. 

 

Earl Grey Tea Cookie Favors by Martha Stewart Weddings

Earl Grey Tea Cookie Favors by Martha Stewart Weddings

 

 

Flowers

Import fresh flowers from out of country.

Catering

If you opt for buffet style, consider setting up three stations with cuisine from your three favorite countries.

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Whatever it is you and your future spouse like, try to make it a part of your wedding. Your wedding will be more memorable for your guests and more fun for you!

 

Wedding Quotes November 14, 2008

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“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

                                                 -Plato

 

My Wedding Pictures November 13, 2008

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As a little girl, I went to many weddings and was in a few. One of the visions I had for my wedding at that young age was a dove release at our kiss. I’m not sure what put that into my mind, but I thought it would be the perfect ending to my ceremony. So, I had a dove release.

 

Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

 

The doves were beautiful and I think everyone enjoyed them. It was the perfect grand ending. 

I also remember helping my mom with the dishes as a child, because I was so fascinated with the bubbles. I always loved bubbles. In fact, I still find myself shooting them into the air with the dish soap bottle when I do dishes in my own house. There’s something so magical about bubbles. It’s almost as if they came from Disneyland. So, between my love for bubbles and my desire to make clean-up a little easier, my new husband and I left in a great cloud of bubbles.

 

Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

 

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