Monday, July 20, 2009

Fabulous Local Store Find: Candy Bar

Oh how I missed Homegoods! It's been almost a month since I've been able to check-out the great deals there.

But, this weekend I was able to stop by the location in Huntersville! I found great glass vases and apothecary jars in different shapes and sizes ranging from $7.99 to $19.99 that you can use for a candy bar, popcorn station or homemade cookie buffet.

Mmmm...yummy! I love kettle corn and chocolate chip cookies.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

DIY Project: Download Free Fonts

During a trip to my local printer, Dee-Bee Printing, I discovered how to download and add fonts to my computer. This is a great feeling because it gives you the freedom to create stellar print items from the comfort of your home.

Here is a little tutorial. Now, I have a dinosaur PC computer so your files maybe a little different, but if you have any questions please give us a call at our office at 704.975.9941 and I will walk you through downloading fonts to your computer.

1. Go to to download a font.

2. In the turquoise header at the top of the website, click on a style font that you would like to download.

3. Once you've found a font that you like. Right-click on the download button and then click "Save Target As". I save the file on my desktop for easy access. The file is large, so you must have a software on your computer that opens zip files.

4. Once the download is complete you can close the folder and then open it in the destination that you saved it in, which for me is on my desktop.

5. Now drag the ".ttf" file, which is the text file to your desktop. (Then I place the zip file into the recycle bin, so it won't slow down my computer since the file is large.)

6. Open "My Computer" and click on your "Local Disk (C:)". The click on the "WINNT" folder and click show files.

7. Open the "Fonts" Folder.

8. Go back to your desktop or the destination that you saved the ".ttf" file and "Cut" the ".ttf" file (right-click on the file and click on "Cut") and "Paste" it into the fonts folder (right-click on the file and click on "Paste").

9. You are all set to create beautiful invitations, note cards, thank you's and more in any of the programs in the Microsoft office suite!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bridal Networking Event at Grace on Brevard

Wedding planning can be overwhelming at times, so A Tasteful Solution and Grace on Brevard have put together an event to bring Charlotte brides together to learn, laugh and share experiences about their weddings.

July 14th, 2009
5pm - 7pm
Grace on Brevard
219 S. Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

This event is open to any bride-to-be, former bride or soon-to-be bride. Bring your books, your vendor information and your ideas to share with other brides in the Charlotte Area. No vendors will be on hand but information will be available if you would like to gather some contacts. Feel free to share your experiences, good or bad, with other brides. Share decorating ideas, headaches, tips and tricks with your fellow wedding warriors.

Wine, punch and tea will be served along with light appetizers.

Attendance is free but please RSVP so we can get a count for appetizers and beverages!

Contact Andrea at:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Homewood Suites by Hilton in Davidson

I had the pleasure of working with the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Davidson for an 80th birthday party (for my in-laws) that was held on July 4th. The Homewood Suites is a new hotel with all the amenities. Each guest room includes a small kitchen and living area. They also have an awesome indoor pool with a patio. When you enter the hotel it is warm and has a nautical feel. Their lodge area, which is available for rent, is the space that we used for the birthday party. It has ornate decor and a beautiful chandelier. Not much decoration is needed to spruce up this great room. The room can hold up to 108 people and is fabulous for rehearsal dinners and birthday parties.

If you’re looking for a place to host your next event make sure to check-out the Homewood Suites and let them know that StylePerfect Weddings and Events sent you!

Homewood Suites
125 Harbour Place Dr
Davidson, NC 28036-7440
(704) 987-1181

Monday, July 6, 2009

North Carolina Wine

It is such a treat living in North Carolina because it is home to many wineries and one of the best wines I've ever tasted, Duplin’s Hatteras Red. Now I'm no connoisseur and I haven't been to Napa Valley yet, but I'm sure this is close in flavor and taste.

My husband, a native Charlottean, introduced me to this wine while we were dating and this is definitely a staple at all major family functions. We even gifted our vendors at our Miami wedding with a bottle of Hatteras Red wine as a thank you.

When planning your wedding or special event consider showcasing North Carolina’s roots by serving wines from local vineyards or welcoming out-of-town guests with a bottle of local wine and fruit upon arrival to the hotel.

Have you ever tasted Duplin’s Hatteras Red? If not, check-it out and let me know what you think.