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A Winter Themed Bridal Shower Shoot with Glitter and Sequins

Happy Friday!!!! It's time to celebrate - we've made it to the weekend. And, for me . . . it's my hubby's birthday so we'll likely be having pizza and staying in-front of the fireplace as we are all {hubby, myself and daughter} still trying to get over being sick this past week. Moving onto the inspiration for today . . . we are ending the Wedding Vendor Challenge week with a photo shoot for a bridal shower for 4 including a tablescape and dessert display. Shafoone of Making Your Event Special and Pretty Pear Bride used two shades of blue with an accent of silver. For the main table Shafonne used a light blue table cloth with a silver sequin overlay. For the centerpiece she used a silver and blue Christmas tree with a blue and silver wrapping paper accent. She even used the same wrapping paper for the placemats. I love the idea of carrying the tree theme into a winter event that is past the holiday. Makes the winter party fun and festive. Each guest received a white chocolate star lollipop, silver star and blue accent tree at their place setting.

For the dessert table Shafonne used the same wrapping paper for the cupcake tower and the cupcakes were adorned with blue and silver ornaments to add a pop of the blue and silver color.

And, since Pretty Pear Bride provides "Bridal Inspiration for the Plus Size Bride", Shafonne wanted to incorporate a model wearing an Alfred Angelo gown into a few of the photos from the shoot.

Vendor Credits:
Styling, Coordinating and Linens: Shafonne Myers of Making Your Event Special and Pretty Pear Bride

Photography: Brannan Blasack Photography

Chocolates: The Frosted Petticoat
Venue: Historic Mankin Mansion
Model: Kelly Bolan
Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo


A Shimmery Nighttime Photo Shoot w/ the City Skyline & an Ombre Cake

Happy Thursday. Today is the 2nd day of Wedding Vendor Challenges for January. Like yesterday, the colors for this month are a wintry ice blue with silver for that touch of sparkle. Today's challenge is from Colleen of Bellissimo Weddings & Events {who you may remember from helping with my daughter's Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party}. Colleen chose Taste in Albany, NY as the venue for this shoot because of their beautiful penthouse suite that overlooks downtown Albany. Taste is an amazing location for a wedding and reception. Andrea of Photos by AMU did an amazing job of capturing the city view along with the table and desserts.

The linens used were a light blue crinkle taffeta overlay with Taste's white underlay and a light blue chair tie with a glittery blue swirl design.

Duo Design Studio created all of the paper products that were used for the menu, favors and cupcake table. The shimmery paper is the perfect finishing touch.

Coccadotts made the gorgeous cake and cupcakes and really tied all of the colors and shimmer together with the ombre look. I'm loving the cake, how about you?

Vendor Credits:
Location and Chivari Chairs: Taste
Event Planner, Linens and Centerpiece: Bellissimo Weddings & Events
Photographer: Andrea of Photos by AMU
Stationery: Duo Design Studio
Cake & Cupcakes: Coccadotts
Siver chargers with rhinestone edge and candle holders: Michael's Crafts


Inspiration Board : a Winter Wedding in Blue and Silver

Winter was definitely in the air this weekend. There was snow on the ground and the high reached about 14 degrees. Brrrrrr. So for today's inspiration board I based it on a snowy winter wedding using the color palette for today's Invitation Challenge {seen here} and this month's wedding vendor challenges which will start on Wednesday. I just love the snowflakes when combined with winter blue and the sparkle of the silver. What is your favorite element from this inspiration board?

Image Credits and Shopping Resources:
bluebell jacket from BHLDN, snowflake cookies from Pink Penguin Cakes, winter decor from Centsational Girl, snowflake high heels from Nora Karen, brooch bouquet from Lionsgate Designs, wedding ring set in london blue and white topaz from Kat Designs NYC, sequined dress from Bloomingdale's, bridal clutch from Nora Karen, snowflake cupcakes from
Country Living


The sweetest of weddings : a real wedding of two friends since high school

Today's lovely wedding of Sara and John was photographed by Leigh Skaggs Photography. They have known each other since high school so not only are they best friends, but they are head over heels in love. Their wedding was held at the Half Moone Cruise Terminal in Norfolk VA. Don't you just love all the reflections in the photos during their ceremony? Oh, and when you get to the reception you will see cakes on each table - these non-edible creations were made by the bride and her friends for the centerpieces. I love the idea of a non-floral centerpiece. Very cute.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Leigh Skaggs Photography
Cake Designer: Cake Delights
DJ: Astro Entertainment
Event Venue: Half Moone Cruise Terminal


Real Wedding : a modern peacock themed wedding

[ Brooke + Chris ] in Tallahassee, Florida

Photographer: Long's Photography
Hair Stylist: Meena's Classic Touch
Floral Designer: A Touch of Class Florist
Reception Venue: Hotel Duval
Dress Store: Vocelles | The Bridal Shoppe
Cake Designer: Katie's Cakes and Catering, Inc.
Music Machine by John Summers
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Vows Tuxedo



Real Wedding : an art gallery wedding in Tempe, Arizona

Today's featured wedding, from Photography by Verdi was held at the modern archectural creation, Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe Arizona. In addition to this venue housing an art gallery, there is also a theatre and a ballroom overlooking the Salt River. The wedding ceremony was held in the art gallery in the presence of beautiful art work.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Photography by Verdi
Caterer: Santa Barbara Catering Company
Floral Designer: The Garage by Ivy
Reception Venue: Tempe Center for the Arts
Invitation Designer: Swatchbook Weddings