Monthly Archives: August 2009

Party Ideas: Take Me Away to a Luau Getaway!

Summer is here and it’s time for a getaway! But with gas prices high and vacation budgets low, bring the Islands home with a Luau that sweeps you away to a tropical paradise… right in your own back yard! Greet your guests at the door with a fragrant orchid lei and a cool and refreshing
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Beauty: Choosing Your Wedding Day Hairstyle

When choosing your wedding day hairstyle. keep in mind that it should reflect your personality and style. Coloring your hair can add flattering touches to your overall look, especially in photos. Have your hair cut and colored at least two weeks before the wedding to avoid looking like you just got it cut and colored.
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Wedding Trends: Photo Booths

We were intrigued when our Real Wedding bride, Stacie Reidling, told us about the photo booth she rented for their wedding reception. One of our favorite local DJs, Joe Bunn, has pioneered the photo booth concept in the North Carolina region and tells us that his customers have rave reviews. You can personalize the foto
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Planning: Wedding Photography Checklist – Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Close up of invitation Wedding rings with the invitation Close up shot of wedding rings on your hand with the bride’s bouquet Bride looking at her bouquet Bride and groom signing their marriage certificate Bride and/or groom with special friends Bride and/or groom with special relatives The head table Picture of band or DJ
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Planning: Wedding Photography Checklist – Formal Pictures

Formal Pictures Bride and groom kissing Bride and groom-full length Bride and groom-half length Bride and groom-close up Bride and groom ‘gazing’ at each other Bride and groom holding hands Close up of rings Bride and groom with bride’s parents Bride and groom with groom’s parents Bride and groom with bride’s grandparents Bride and groom
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Inside Scoop: Trusting Online Wedding Vendors

For many brides these days, ordering online is as easy as tying your shoes. But there are still many brides out there (and many mothers-of-the-bride!) who remain leery of ordering from a “site unseen,” pardon the pun. Especially for items that represent a significant portion of the wedding budget – and are critically important to
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Planning: Photography Checklist – The Reception

The Reception Parents being announced Wedding party being announced Bride and groom being announced Bride and groom’s first dance Wedding party dancing Bride’s dance with father Groom’s dance with mother Best man toasting bride and groom Bride and groom with champagne glasses Bride and groom’s kiss after the toast Wedding cake Bride and groom cutting
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Inside Scoop: Saving Money on Wedding Invitations

Yesterday, I was chatting with Kristen and Melissa (TGK‘s owners) and they mentioned what a great deal one of their customers had scored earlier this month by using TGK for both her save-the-date cards and her wedding invitations. Intrigued, I learned that TGK sends every customer a loyalty coupon good for 10% off her next
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