Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wedding Dreams Do Come True

Many people are unaware of a truly amazing wish-granting organization, so I wanted to help spread the word.  Officially launched in January 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances.  Based on the concept that two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry their soul mate, this organization helps couples who have endured much greater challenges than the average person.  Couples facing these situations generally don’t have the time, money, or energy to plan a wedding.  That’s where Wish Upon a Wedding steps in.  They take care of all of the details from finding the venue and vendors to designing and implementing the entire wedding theme.  They give these couples the opportunity to relax and spend the day celebrating their love while surrounded by family and friends. 

There are currently over a dozen chapters that service couples in or within 300 miles of each location.  Additionally, new chapters are being opened regularly. 
All of the chapters around the country, are currently seeking donations.  Whether it be a donation of your money, your time, or your services, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved with this amazing organization.
A few months ago, I signed up to be a Wish Granter for the MD/DC/VA chapter.  I have not yet had the chance to work on a wedding with this organization, but I am very excited and looking forward to getting that opportunity.  This really is a great cause and I hope that in spreading the word, we can inspire more people to get involved and open more chapter across the country. 
So, if you are interested in making a donating, or if you are a wedding industry professional and interested in granting wishes, click here to find a chapter near you.  And if you don’t have the time, resources, or interest in donating at this time, please just help us by spreading the word about this organization and all of the good that they do. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Showers...

Perhaps it's the neverending rain that we've had for the last week or so, but I can't stop thinking about rainy wedding days.  They say that it's good luck, but no bride dreams of rain at her wedding.  Unfortunately, it's one of those things that we cannot control.  So, if there's going to be rain, you may as well have fun with some of this fabulous rain footwear. 

And if you've got to have white, check out these fabulous Coco Chanel boots:

I love these boots by Hunter.  They come in all different colors, so you're bound to find something to coordinate. 

Here's to blue skies and sun on your wedding day!  But in the event you get some showers, have some fun and enjoy it!  

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Adorable Custom Handmade Signs!

I am in love with wedding signs!  Whether you need directional signs or are looking for a cute way to say thank you, there are handmade signs for everything.  Thanks to the ladies at Our Hobby to Your Home on Etsy for creating the beautiful signs below! 

I've done many weddings at venues where directional assistance is much needed.  If you have selected one of these venues and want to make sure your guests find their way, consider getting some directional signs to help them along.

If you're looking for cute photo opportunities, try out some of these:

And if you're looking for a cute gift for a recently married friend or family member, consider these adorable family signs:

These are just a few of the  options that exist for you.  For more colors, designs, and content options check out Our Hobby to Your Home on Etsy!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Discounted Wedding Websites

We've teamed up with http://www.ewedding.com/ to offer a 10% discount on their websites to all of our clients.  Wedding websites provide a great opportunity for couples to provided their guests with important information that they may need for the wedding day/weekend.  From the proposal to bridal party bios, from driving directions to hotel information, you can include as much information as you like.  In addition to making travel easier on your guests, the website can also make your life easier by reducing the number of phone calls and emails you receive from guests inquiring about locations and accommodations.  Contact us for details about how to receive your 10% discount! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

New website design!

We are excited to announce that our website is being redesigned.  Our new and improved site will be up and running by May 1st.  Check back soon to see the new additions!