Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cereal Bar Breakfast Party!

This Christmas we decided to do a Secret Santa exchange and the best time was during breakfast!  So we decided to go with a cereal bar!  Easiest party ever!

Using peach sundress font and bergamot ornaments font (lowercase z = the), I made a sign on a faux chalkboard background (download here) and slipped in a plastic holder from Staples.
I put plastic spoons in a mason jar and grabbed every random printed bowl I could find.  Don't have any? Try Target!
We went with classic cereals: Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Life, Cap'n Crunch, etc.
We had skim milk, 2% and of course chocolate.
For toppings we set out gummy bears, sprinkles, marshmallows, honey, dried cranberries, almonds, semi-sweet chocolate, cinnamon, bananas, and mixed berries in a mix of mason jars and small bowls.
Finally everyone got a mimosa made with love by me!  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday Dress Crush

Something Blue fom BHLDN & it's on sale for $1,200

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday Dress Crush

Love this Ivy and Aster dress for a spring reception!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Invite Envy

I'm kind of in LOVE with the latest free printable from Wedding Chicks!
The foxes are perfect for a spring wedding.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Free Sunday

I recently stumbled upon this adorable photobooth printable from Oh Happy Day!  Did I mention it's free?  Just print, glue to foam, use an exacto knife to cut, and then hot glue to wooden rods.  You can buy rods in sets of 15 for $3.99 at Michaels.  I used these for a party last week and they were a huge hit!  I stuffed them in a long vase from my kitchen and stowed them right next to the photo booth.  I made an extra batman mask, top hat and set of moustaches and good thing, because those were as predicted the most popular! 

To download go here: Free Photobooth Printable

My fiance and I modeling the finished product!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Dress Crush

Tiered gown for a spring wedding by ktjean on Etsy!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Free Sunday

If you haven't been to Wedding Chicks you are missing out!  They have TONS of free printables for weddings including invites, save the dates, table numbers, menus, the list goes on!  Before you spend any money on invites check out their site first!  To download these country wedding Bride and Groom signs go here.  Then print, add some ribbon, and hang on your chair.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thank You!

We haven't decided on our invites yet, but my fiance and I did decide
on these tree inspired thank you cards from Wedding Paper Divas! 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks!

This would be amazing as a sign by the favors.
From my new favorite Etsy shop - Paper and Lace.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday Dress Crush

Oscar de la Renta

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Knot Photography Giveaway - Dallas LLBs!

Enter here - George Street Photography Package

Invite Envy

 Love this Save the Date from Paper and Lace Austin on Etsy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Invite Envy

Love the Sophia invite from le poetik studio on Etsy! It's perfect for an evening wedding with a hip reception at a steakhouse or downtown loft. 

For $50 they will create an invitation, rsvp card, reception info card, and accomodation card plus customization and 2 revisions per card!  Once you receive the file you can print your cards online here.  This route takes a bit more DIY, but a lot less cash! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Invite Envy

Adore this rustic invite by Borrowed & Blue Handmade Invitations on Etsy. 
This is perfect for a Southern wedding (imagine Savannah, Georgia in place of Cleveland, Ohio).  
It's especially adorable if out of town guests make up the majority of your guest list!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pin it to Win it - Engagement Ring Contest

Hi LLBs, has paired with ring designer, Verragio, to give away a $3,500 engagement ring!  The winner will be announced this Friday, October 26th and to enter you just need to start pinning!  Read more on the rules here.

Whiteflash engagement rings

Have a happy sunny Sunday!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Welcome Welcome Welcome

Quinn and I got these romantic welcome bags courtesy of Wedding Chicks.  Since half of our guest list hails from across the US we want to make sure we give those that are so lovingly traveling deep to the heart of Texas for our nuptials something equally thoughtful and unique. 

Here is a close up of the design. You can get 20 for $100 here!
We are stuffing these with water, hangover cures - alka seltzer/aspirin, granola bars, mini liquors, chocolate, a starbucks giftcard, and a map of the area with the nearest starbucks starred. 
There are also talks of adding a koozie and local Texas beer!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Save the Date!

Our awesome Save the Date courtesy of Simplete Design on Minted
Photo courtesy of Braden Harris Photography


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Dress Crush!

Be winter wedding perfect in the Angeline dress from Shop Ruche - $639.99

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quirky Maids

A trend that seems to have come out of nowhere over the past couple years is letting your maids choose their own dress!  I love love love this trend.  It solves for a myriad of issues - such as cost, style and comfort.  The one glaring issue is how to not make it look like a total cluster when they all stand beside you. 
Tips on how to avoid this:
  • Pick a color palette such a pinks, jewel tones, or neutrals
  • Swing by Home Depot and pick paint strips that fit in the color palette and pass out to your maids to help with color matching when they shop.
  • Pick one fabric such as silk or select certain fabrics that pair well together like chiffon and cotton.  This will help the dresses look cohesive.
  • Decide how you feel about texture such as sequins, lace or jacquard.   
  • Peruse Pinterest and sites like Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes to find examples of Bridesmaid that did it right.  Send these to your bridesmaids.  I've put a couple of my favorites below. 
  • Consider finding specific dresses you like online and sending the links to your maids.  I found one of the dresses below on Nordstrom.
  • Last but not least reserve the right to veto and be available for guidance and shopping trips!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Being bridesmaid is a bit more than helping you drink champange and eat cake!  So make sure to show them some love on your special day and make them remember why they love you especially if you've been a bit crazy! Here are a few of my favorite things!

Grab some of these robes from Plum Pretty Sugar!  Perfect for getting ready on the big day and any day after!

Love these Stella & Dot Soiree Studs for $24.  I have an amazing friend who is a Stella & Dot Rep. 
You can connect with her here to purchase these studs!

Stash those earrings a cute cosmetic bag. Find this one from Baby Penelope on Etsy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012


To get in the spirit of Oktoberfest (one of the best in the world is held in my hometown of Addison!) we had a little bash at work! 

What you need:
  • Polka Pandora station.
  • Variety of Beer: Spaten, Hefeweizen (I used Blue Moon), and Oktoberfest (I used Sam Adams).
  • German Food!  I catered in Henks Deli
    • Soft pretzels with mustard
    • Bratwurst & Sauerkraut
    • Chicken Schnitzel
    • Potato Salad
    • Cheese tray
    • Black Forest Cake
    • Apple Strudel
  • Costumes were highly encouraged.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


My Pinterest has gone through a complete overhaul and is super user friendly (at least I think) to all my Lovely Little Brides out there. 

Check it out and let me know what you think! -

Friday, September 7, 2012

Invites just got easier...

Today I discovered this site Postable.  It's an online (and private) address book.  Once you create an account it gives you a custom link to send friends and family.  When they click on the link they are taken to page to enter their Name, Address, E-mail, Phone, Birthday, and Spouse/Partner name.  You can then take that information and do multiple things with it such as export to Excel or export into label format.  This is perfect for weddings, birthdays, or any event where you will be mailing an invite.  If my family and friends actually complete this it will be a huge time saver and save me from having to send a group message where people respond with their personal information to the whole group.  Plus if there are any typos it's on them, not me! 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cake Love


Cake Toppers by BraggingBags on Etsy

Cake Stand - Postscripts by Etsy

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pretty up your silverware

Something I can't imagine many brides think about is silverware display, but it's an easy and inexpensive way to pretty up a place setting or buffet table.

Ask your invitation vendor to create silverware pouches for plasticware. This works for a buffet or a place setting and can be assembled ahead of time. As an added touch throw in a brightly colored napkin.  If you choose this option make sure it fits with the vibe of your wedding (i.e. this is great for BBQ not so much for steak). 
For this one if you are crafty you will need burlap, twine, chalk, white thread, scissors, and chalkboard cloth
Fashion the burlap into a bag, sew a square of chalkboard cloth on the burlap, and tie with twine.
For those less crafty order from South House Boutique on Etsy.  I recommend this for a place setting only.

This one is the easiest of all and perfect for a buffet table! 
All you need is a few small pots from any garden store. Choose colors that fit with your wedding; if in doubt choose plain clay.  For an added touch tie twine around the outside and attach a kraft tag.

This is a perfect way to decorate your place setting and thank your guests.
Work with your invitation vendor or check out Etsy vendors to create these tags.
Check with your venue/caterer to see if this is something they can do before you commit to this.

This is my favorite and works for a buffet or a place setting.  For a rustic or DIY wedding this is an ideal choice.  Get doilies, twine, and napkins (don't be afraid to be playful with color); wrap a napkin around the silverware, then wrap the doily, and tie with twine. Check with your venue/caterer to see if this is something they can do.  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Place Settings!

I didn't think I would register for china, because I didn't think I could find anything
that was nice but not stuffy, trendy but not over the top.  Here is what I came up with!

Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson 4 piece set @ Macy's.
This set is unique, easy to match and functional.

To go with my blue place settings, I've registered at Crate & Barrel
for the white bark placement, cotton ecru napkin, and the Ravi napkin ring in gold.

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