Thursday, October 20, 2011

They like us, they like us.

I always appreciate it when blogs feature Posh Veils. I think it's sweet and doubly awesome of them. Check out the blogs that have featured us:
Almalu's Place blog

OneWed blog

Dror Eyal blog

the pretty blog

My Montreal Wedding blog

Winnipeg Inspiration

DIY Weddings
Weddingistas blog

minha filha vai casar

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hey There, Cupcake!

My sweet-tooth is my biggest weakness. I love, love, love dessert. Some people may be fed-up of cupcakes at weddings but I love 'em! I think it doesn't matter whether you're having a traditional classic wedding cake or cupcakes at your wedding. It's your wedding and you can do whatever you like. I like cupcakes; so cupcakes, are fine by me :)
If you think cupcakes are tacky, think again. Here are lovely shots of cupcakes at weddings:

Image credit: Jose Villa Photography

Image credit: Jose Villa Photography
Image credit: Shan Cunningham Photography
Image credit: Carly McCray
Image credit: Arrow & Apple
Image credit: Lisa Lefkowitz 
Image credit: Jose Villa
Image credit: Stephen DeVries Photography

Image credit: Caroline Tran

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gorgeous Cake Settings

You can't think of weddings without thinking of cake. In today's weddings, cakes get center stage. The beauty is in showcasing the cake well. I do not think there was ever anything more deserving of a pedestal than cake. Have a look at some of these:
Image credit: William Kim Photography
Image credit: Sarah Yates Photography
Image credit: Jose Villa Photography
Image credit: Jose Villa Photography
Image credit: Meredith Davenport of Christian Oth Studios
Image credit: Marianne Wilson Photography
Image credit: Vitalic Photo

Friday, October 7, 2011

Choose Happiness

(Image via inspiring-pictures)
If you're planning your wedding and you're following a couple of wedding blogs, are a member of a wedding forum or two and have a stack of wedding magazines and books. Congratulations, you're a full-time bride-to-be.
A huge part of wedding planning is looking at what others have done for inspiration. Brides-to-be spend a lot of time planning the wedding and work on making sure nothing goes wrong on the big-day. However, on the day of, certain things can go wrong. I remember for my wedding, numerous things did not go as I'd meticulously planned. The limo company called us to say that the vintage limo we'd booked had to be taken to the repair shop because something something wasn't working. I remember getting upset because the vintage limo COULDN'T be down because it was a big part of my whole 1950's wedding theme!

Here's advice I'm going to share with you. On the day of your wedding things can go wrong - small things or big things. What I want you to remember is to let it go. The day goes by so fast and you don't want to waste any moment of it mad and upset about the flowers or the seating arrangements or that your third cousing on you dad's side crashed the wedding. Choose to be happy. Ignore the things that go wrong and focus on the main thing - you're marrying the man your love.

You kow what, I get it. I get that a bride has every right to be upset and down right mad when something doesn't go according to plan on her big day. A lot of man-hours and financial resources go into planning a wedding. However, being mad or upset on your wedding day will not solve anything. It's your party and you have the choice to be happy. Choose happiness.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

French Themed Centerpiece Decor

Flowers + French Romance Theme = LOVELY
If you're thinking of a decor theme for your wedding, consider a Parisian / French theme. A lovely mix of fresh seasonal flowers in mismatched: vases, milk jars, mason jars, teacups, watering cans and crates can be beautiful. Scour your local thrift shop for a great deal on vases, teacups and jars. You may have to visit a couple of locations a few times to collect enough.
Have are examples for your inspiration:

Image credit:Tamiz Photography
Image credit: Brienne Michelle Photography

Image credit: Yan Photography

Image credit: Caroline Tran Photography

Image credit: Marianne Wilson Photography
Image credit: KT Merry Photography
Image credit: Infinity Photography
Image credit: Elyse Hall Photography
Image credit: Erin Hearts Court Photography
Image credit: Carlie Statsky Photography
Image Credit: Lisa Devlin Photography

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

About Wedding Stationery

If the thought of selecting and ordering your wedding stationery overwhelms you, you're not alone. Deciding on the theme, the colors, whether the typeface and wording is formal enough or too formal can be tough to figure out. Of course your fiance is of no use when it comes to helping you narrow it down. If it were left to him, he would pick whatever just to get the process over with. Don't worry, I'm here to help.

Here's what you need to know about wedding stationery:

Wedding stationery can include save-the-date cards, the invitation, response cards, programs, seating cards, place cards, menu cards and thank-you notes. Choosing to go with one stationer for all your stationery will ensure that you have a unified theme.

Before you start shopping for stationery, determine the following: your wedding date, your wedding theme (whether it's a destination wedding or black-tie affair), your color scheme, number of guests, and your budget.

Stock - stationery paper is made in different materials and textures. The finishes and weight affects the price. When you hear the word "stock" it refers to how many pounds a ream (500 sheets) of a particular paper weighs. Keep in mind that the heavier the stock the more expensive the paper.

Shapes - Nowadays you'll find invitations come in a variety of shapes. Invitations don't necessarily have to be square or rectangular. Explore the possibilities and allow your personality to shine through.

Engraving - this is the most formal and typically the most expensive option. Engraving is a process of making an indentation to the back of the paper raising the type. Engraving requires a heavy card stock (thus the pricey bit).

Letterpress - this is a labor-intensive and can be a costly option. Letterpress type is indented, whereas engraved type is raised. A heavier but soft paper is best for this type of printing.

Offset Lithography - this is the least expensive type. It  can be found on store bought greeting cards. This type of printing is a great budget friendly option that can be made to look modern and trendy.

Thermography - this style of printing uses heat-based process and resin powder to create a raised lettering. It is a great alternative to engraving. The lettering can appear shiny rather than matte. It costs half the price of engraving.

Have a look at some of these lovely personality infused stationery designs from Mitchell&Dent:

{image cred­its: angela hig­gins for mitchell & dent via}

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wedding Bands

I read in InStyle Weddings that Audrey Hepburn's wedding ring was an elegant and understate slim eternity band, channel-set with diamond baguettes. I'm not surprised, that definitely sounds like Audrey.

Just like Audrey Hepburn, your wedding ring should compliment your personality. Not only is it a visual and public representation of your love, commitment, and fidelity to your spouse. It also has to be a ring that you love. The price of the ring you choose to buy is all up to you and your budget. The price tag of the ring can either matter a whole lot to you or it won't matter at all! Whatever the cost of your ring, remember that it symbolizes your commitment and love. Affordable or expensive, what matters most is whether you love it.

It's not often you go shopping for your wedding band so here's what you'll need to know before you go shopping:

Plain Band
The plain band is simple and minimalistic. It can come in either yellow gold, white gold or platinum. They can also come in a rounded shape, appear flat or have a bevel (a knife-edge).
This style wedding band often has channel-set diamonds all the way around the band. They can come in: round, emerald or princess cuts. The stones are usually very small which means that they can be an affordable option.

Openwork Band
This style wedding band features patterned designs and sparkle. They are usually covered all over with diamonds and can be quite pricey. As you can see from the pics below, they are fairly wide wedding bands.

Engraved Band
The engraved band is such a lovely and affordable alternative. Initials or meaningful sayings can be engraved on the outside or on the inside of rings to be cherished for ever. If you have a limited budget or something to sweet to say you should definitely check this style out.