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Wedding Rings And Jewelry
Did you miss me?
Ladies, I have been gone for a longgggg time! I'm finally done with school and is situated with a job now. I'm still planning but haven't had a chance to share. The theme has completely changed and so has the colors.
I know it seems like a million years away but these bad boys may not be around when I need them, so look for pictures of these real soon!
Wedding Hair Style
another cute one
I'm not sure if I'll want my hair down the whole night so I was looking for a second hairstyle.
Side Ponytail (Beyonce)
Side Messy Bun (Jessica Alba)
Which one should I chose ladies?
I need an invitation...I LOVE PINTEREST
Pricing Wedding Flowers
I found this article and wanted to share with you ladies.
Happy New Year! =)
In order to understand the price points that are used in designing your wedding flowers it is important to know what drives the price. There are two primary drivers; labor and materials (flowers). This is true for any product and flowers are no different.
To understand what goes into the price of flowers we have divided them into three separate categories or price points, High Premium, Premium, and Value. The cost of your wedding will be impacted based on the types of flowers you select and the difficulty in handling those flowers. Some flowers are more delicate or difficult to handle and require additional time to create. We will focus on the types of flowers that are included within these three categories.
High Premium – The first price point is "High Premium". These are flowers that are in the range of $10 and up per stem. This price point is used to highlight the range and does vary with the season and volume discounts available to the florist. Typical "High Premium" flowers include:
Lilly of the Valley
Premium – The second price point is "Premium". These are flowers that are anywhere from $4 and up per stem. Once again the prices will vary based on the season and availability of the flowers within the wholesale market. Typical "Premium" flowers include:
Bells of Ireland
Value – The last price point are "Value" flowers. These are flowers that are generally $3 or less per stem and also have multiple blooms to work with. “Filler” flowers tend to fall into this category as well. Typical “value” flowers include:
Another factor to consider when creating your wedding flowers is the overall visual value of the bloom. For example, A rose will classically take up anywhere from 1 inch to 3 inches in diameter in a bouquet. This is the same amount of space that a carnation will take up but the carnation will cost much less than a rose as noted in the above category tables. On the other hand a hydrangea will take up 7-12 inches depending on the farm and the breed of the flower. Therefore you would be able to fit fewer Hydrangeas in a bouquet where you might have 25+ roses in say a small hand tied bouquet. This might cause you to select a bouquet of a premium flower such as a hydrangea and add a few roses in and you have a beautiful mid range bouquet perfect for a bridesmaid. In this scenario the hydrangea is actually a better value per inch than the roses are.
As a point to note, some flowers may seem like they are in the more affordable "premium" class, but on a per inch basis they become more expensive. This may seem a bit confusing but during your consultation you can discuss various options based on your needs.
We will strive to ensure you have all the information necessary for you to make your final selection. This is a very important aspect of your wedding so be assured you will be delighted with the results.
DIY Carnival Marquee Letters
From Ruffled Blog:
- foam board and poster board, 2 sheets of each
- spray paint (metallic silver and red)
- G50 light bulbs (bought here, but also found in stores like here) *the bulbs pictured were not the actual bulbs used in the final product – they are plastic ones found here
- hot glue
- C9 stringers (like these)
- printed letters (use serif font of your choice to achieve the same look) to desired size (just remember they need to fit your foam board!)
- cutting mat and x-acto knife
Trace the printed letters onto the foam board to cut your letter shapes. With a pencil, mark the center of your letters for where the bulbs will go. The spacing of the bulbs will vary depending on how large your letters will be, so play around before cutting to determine what looks best. Make small holes on the center of each letter large enough to fit the outer rim of bulb sockets (to replicate these these vintage 20th century carnival signs) Here‘s a great tip on how to cut the circles on foam board. Spray paint your letters in rusty-red. Cut 4-5 inch wide strips of poster board and spray paint both sides in metallic silver. Glue the edges of you letters with your “metal” strips. Place the bulbs from the back and you’re done.
A Suit...Not a Tux
And No Tie....
I haven't asked my fiance yet what he wants to wear but I am so googly-eyed over this picture AND it matches my dress so PERFECTLY!
Should I include a boutonniere??
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Where can I find one??
I'm going with a monogrammed burlap aisle runner.
I hope I'm not going all over the place with my ideas. I just think an aisle runner with a rustic texture would embody the circus ring since there's no sand. With ribbons being a part of the ceremony decor, I don't think flowers and petals down the aisle will be necessary so there won't be a reason to have a flower girl.
Ladies, do you think I'm on the right track??
And do any of you know where I fan find one and to have it monogrammed?
I want one with a fancier monogram. The pic is just for show.
Save the Dates
Vintage Train Punch Card
Using the Water for Elephants movie as a inspired theme, I want to use the key details in my wedding. I was pondering on save-the-date cards and how they can be unique. Also, how can I capture my guests interest and to immediately let them know my wedding is going to be different compared to the average wedding. I have been browsing through Etsy for every idea that pops up in my head and this is one of many.
Aren't they so cute?!
I love this wrap!
I'm still looking for my perfect white and green bouquet. I know I want green hydrangeas but still indecisive about what type of white flower.
But I did find the perfect bouquet wrap!
Subtle and Sexy
I love this look on Tika Sumpter! The best thing about it, hollywoodlife.com supplied the step-by-step guide of what her makeup artist did.
"Frosted Eyeshadow and Light Pink Lips"
On her face, I created glowing skin by first using COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Concealer in 2 different shades, Light and Terra, to both conceal and brighten areas of her face. I then applied COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation, using a slightly lighter shade in the middle of her face and darker on the outside for a 3-D effect. I then applied COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Mineral Bronzer in Brown Bronze in a 3-shape motion along each side of her face to contour. Don’t forget to bring the bronzer down into your neck to balance the color in your face!
I finished her glowing skin by adding COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry on the apples of her cheeks and blending outward with a synthetic brush.
To create Tika’s sultry smoky eye, I first applied COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Brown Bling along the entire lid to add a subtle shimmer and prime the eye for the rest of the shadow. I then applied the lighter end of COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Silver Sky along the lid and the white end of Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke in the inner corner. I then took the black end of Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke on the lid and into the crease for a more dramatic effect.
To amp up the drama even more, I lined her eyes with COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast in Black Fire and and blended that up into the shadow, creating a v-shape with a brush to blend it all together.I finished her eyes by adding some false lashes and 4 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume in Black, perfect bold eyes for the red
To balance her dramatic eyes, I wanted to create a pinky-nude lip, so I lined her lips with COVERGIRL LipPerfection lipliner in Sublime and filled in her lips with COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lip Color in Penelope Pink.