Monthly Archives: October 2011

How To: Tie a Bow

I’ll admit that I have felt a little silly at times teaching girls in the studio how to tie a bow.  We all learned how to tie our shoelaces years ago; from there we took our bow-tying knowledge to new heights with pretty hair bows, loopy bows on dresses, and snazzily wrapped gifts.  In those
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Wedding Trends: Breaking the Rule of White

Shhh… I’ve been contemplating whether or not I want to wear a white wedding dress.  There are probably a few mothers out there that would scoff at such a thought, but nowadays more brides are defying the traditional rule of white than ever before. Haute couture styles such as that of Stella de Libero aren’t
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Flowers: Fall Wedding Flowers Guide

Over and over brides are simply told to get what is in season to save money on wedding flowers.  This leaves them with no idea of what flowers they will have agreed to use by the end of their first meeting with a florist until that meeting happens. Here is a very simple and basic
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Wedding Trends: Friends Marrying Friends

My fiance and I are starting to plan our wedding and have had several conversations lately about what details we do and do not want to be a part of our big day.  Luckily, we’re agreeing on all fronts!  We are both art-minded individuals (from design to music), we are laid back, and we are
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Wedding Party: Bride’s Maid Survival Kit

We’ve talked before about making survival kits for your mother. But, this time we’ve decided to give you information on kits for your maids. Typically you will buy small gifts for those whom have helped you during the wedding planning process, your attendees included. So why not make something you know they will use? From
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Megan + Ryan: A Thing for Spring

April is a special month for Megan and Ryan O’Donnell. Not only did they meet in April 2009, they were engaged the following April and married on April 30, 2011. You could say they have a thing for spring! Megan, a second grade teacher and high school cross-country and track coach, agreed to go on
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Reception: Great Big Ideas for Little Touches – Reception Items

Toasting Flutes – What is a wedding reception without the champagne toast?  Even if there is no alcohol at the reception it is traditional for the bride and groom to have a toast offered for them by the best man or whomever is chosen.  Toasting flutes can be personalized and chosen to fit the couple perfectly
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How To: Mason Jar Lanterns

I love mason jars — they are simple and sweet and have dozens of uses.  My cousin and his wife displayed gorgeous hydrangeas in blue mason jars (the “real deal” old school ones) at their wedding and I’m hoping perhaps my aunt has held on to them so maybe, just maybe, I might be able
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