Saturday, October 26, 2013

Party Inspiration Saturday {Ladybug Party} | North Carolina Party Planner

Ladybugs are so popular with little ladies today. I love the idea of throwing a ladybug themed party and today we're sharing some of our favorite party inspiration.

You can also follow us on Pinterest for even more great ideas.

 

 
 
 
 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Floral Friday {Peony} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Peonies are a popular filller flower in mixed bouquets or alone. Peonies are a symbol of luxury and indulgence. They range in color from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. Peonies can also be found in yellow, but these are incredibly rare.

Peonies are considered a luscious symbol of romance and are thought to be a good omen for happy, prosperous unions. They are available May-July.

I am so in love with peonies so I hope you enjoy some of our favorite peony ideas. You can also follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

More Guestbook Alternatives | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Earlier this year we shared some of our favorite guestbook alternatives, but since then I've found even more that I am head over heels for. Today seemed like the perfect time to share some of these new finds.

I hope you enjoy these and don't forget to go back and check out our earlier Guestbook Alternatives post. You can also follow us on Pinterest for additional inspiration.

I love this idea of a graffiti wall (or canvas). What an awesome piece of art to display in your home. Just make sure your venue will let you use spray paint!

 
 
Want to do something a little more useful? How about a quilt you can snuggle up in with your hubby?
 
 
Crystal etching is something new that I'm seeing start to pop up everywhere. Purchase a crystal etching pen and have guests pen their well wishes onto a crystal bowl or vase that you can reuse forever.
 
 
Tip Jars are a great way for your guests to share their advice for marital bliss with you and you'll enjoy reading through these over the years.
 
 
I love this idea of having your guests sign the pieces to a Jenga game. Not only will you enjoy playing the game with your hubby and friends, you'll be able to see all of these great messages everytime you play.
 
 
A puzzle would be just as fun!
 
 
How about having your guests sign a vinyl record of the song used for your first dance?
 
 
 
Have you come up with your own creative guest book idea? Share it with us!!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Floral Friday {Rose} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Roses have always been valued for their beauty and are considered to be a symbol of love and beauty. Roses are available year round and in a variety of colors such as, orange, pink, red, purple, white, and yellow.

Classic garden roses are also considered as a great alternative for peonies.
 
Here are some of our favorite ideas and you can also follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wedding Trivia Thursday | North Carolina Wedding Planner

The average couple will spend three times more on their honeymoon than a regular vacation. Don’t forget to let airlines and hotels know that you’re recently married to get some fabulous (and free!) honeymoon perks!
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake! (Guest Blogger - Joe Goldsberry Photo & Video's Denise Goldsberry}

Today we are featuring a terrific article by Denise Goldsberry of Joe Goldsberry Photo & Video. Based in Whitman, Massachusetts, their work speaks for itself. Please enjoy today's article by these amazing photographers!

Let Them Eat Cake! {Wedding Cake}

There are so many traditions, superstitions and symbolism attached to wedding cakes over the centuries and they have brought us to where we are today. Some cultures said the cake would bring luck, prosperity or even fertility. In some eras, depending on who cut it and who served it, it was said to show the groom’s dominance over the bride. We’ve all seen the modern-day wedding cake where the bride and groom feed each other one bite of cake and then kiss. I think we also all dread any cake in face antics.
 
Having been to hundreds of weddings over the years, we have seen some beautiful wedding cakes. Some with such painstaking detail, you almost didn’t want to see it eaten. We’ve also seen some of the most unique cake toppers you can imagine.
 

Allison & Jason showed off the love for their dogs with their Boston Terrier cake topper.

Allison & Jason showed off the love for their dogs with their Boston Terrier cake topper.
Imagine using a topper that has been passed down from generation to generation. What a great tradition!
 
Old fashioned cake topper{Joe Goldsberry Photo & Video}

Mark & Meredith kept a family tradition alive with this beauty.
 
Sometimes a wedding cake topper is there to showcase the couple’s personalities.
 
Motorcycle cake topper
 
Dorothy & Kathleen were able to capture a little bit of themselves with their cake topper.
 
And yet something as simple as a monogram can still be as elegant as any other wedding cake topper.
Monogram cake topper

Tony & Donna’s cake topper got an “A”.
 
And finally, as far as wedding cake toppers go, classic never goes out of style.
 
Classic cake topper

Kara & Tony were as cool, calm and collected as their cake topper.
 
The details on your wedding cake can be eye catching, exquisite, subtle or WOW! It all goes along with you, your theme and your personalities. I loved this autumn themed cake, and the edible details.
 
Patricia & Ross had an amazing true to life detail wedding cake.

Patricia & Ross had an amazing true to life detail wedding cake.
 
As many cakes as we have seen, we can still be “wowed” and amazed at the talent, time and craft that must go into achieving the detail like you see here.
 
Tony & Diana's wedding cake had a "built in" amazingly edible topper.

Tony & Diana’s wedding cake had a “built-in” amazingly edible topper.
 
Sometimes it’s the cupcake buffet that makes an appearance and surprises everyone’s taste buds.
 
Stephanie & Dan gave their guests a great surprise by surrounding a smaller cake with cupckaes at their wedding.

Stephanie & Dan gave their guests a great surprise by surrounding a smaller cake with cupcakes at their wedding.
 
It’s no wonder black and white has always been thought of as elegant.
 
The wedding cake was a three tiered black and white cake with cascading flowers, prepared by White's Fine Cakes and Pastires.

Debbie & Joe’s wedding cake was a three tiered black and white cake with cascading flowers, prepared by White’s Fine Cakes and Pastries.
 
Black and white elegance, part deux…
 
This gorgeous and delicious cake was made by Montillio's Baking Company.

Amy & Steve’s gorgeous and delicious cake was made by Montillio’s Baking Company.
 
While the traditions of centuries ago dictated a white wedding cake to indicate purity, today’s modern couple gets to have fun with color as they please.
 
Florence & Steve's cake displays just enough color to stand out.

Florence & Steve’s cake displays just enough color to stand out.
 
When a wedding cake can become the center of the entire room, it really makes a statement.
 
Ericka & Mark's wedding cake took center stage with uplighting enhancement.

Ericka & Mark’s wedding cake took center stage with up lighting enhancement.
 
We’ve seen cakes by the larger and popular bakeries in the area like Montilio’s, White’s and Konditor Meister. When you start you wedding cake search, don’t forget the smaller guys like The Cake Lady and Veronica’s Sweet Cakes. So many delicious choices!
 
 
 
 
Many thanks to Denise Goldsberry for letting us share this fabulous post!!! Massachusetts brides, don't forget to give Joe Goldsberry Photo & Video a call for your upcoming wedding!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Floral Friday {Tulips} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Tulips are thought to communicate a sentiment of "perfect love." They can be found in a wide array of colors.

Tulips are typically available from November to May and have a vase life of about 3-7 days.

Check out some of our favorite ideas for using tulips at your wedding. Don't forget you can also follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Floral Friday {Jasmine} | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Jasmine is typically white or yellow. Jasmine is considered to represent feminine kindness, grace and delicacy. They are thought to attract wealth and romantic attachments.

Check out some of our favorite ideas for using jasmine at your wedding and please take a moment to follow us on Pinterest for even more great inspiration.

 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wedding Trivia Thursday | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Before the church declared marriage a sacrament, couples often sought sacred places in nature to wed, such as a hilltop or cliff, where the earth supposedly meets heaven.