Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fabulous Local Store Find: Ikea

Ikea is another one of my favorite stores for fun and affordable finds. Check-out a few of these great deals!

Teal and Rose Color Champagne Flutes - Great dinner party item or a fun way to add a splash of color to your wedding place setting.

Trio of Cylinder Vases for my Crafty Brides.

The search stops here for this fabulous baroque picture frame. Love it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Shoe Clips

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It's funny how fashion comes back in style every few years for new generations to enjoy and for past generations to feel nostalgic. One fashion trend that has made its way back is shoe clips. I used to wear shoe clips as a child. They were fun and fashionable!

Check-out this shoe clip website that I found via The Knotty Bride. It has a large selection!

Brides how are your accessorizing your wedding day look? Will you be wearing shoe clips?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Real Charlotte Wedding: Sneak Peek of Theckla + Beale 6.25.11

Check-out the blog of Cunningham Photo Artists for a sneak peek of our couple Theckla and Beale married on June 25th at St Peter's Episcopal Church and the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte.

More pictures to come soon. :-)

Photography by Cunningham Photo Artists

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to Budget for DIY Flowers

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This week Real Simple posted a great article on the average stem price for several popular flowers. Please check-out the list if you're considering DIY flowers.

Here a few of the listed flowers:
Calla Lily- $2 to $5
Dahlia- $1.50
Gardenia- $8 to $20
Gerbera Daisy- $1 to $3
Orchid (Cattleya, by the bloom)- $14
Peony- $4 to $7
Ranunculus- $1 to $2
Stephanotis- $1 to $3
Tulip- $1 to $4

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Style Me Pretty Feature: South Carolina Wedding Heather + Walter

We have some exciting news to share! One of our couples is featured on Style Me Pretty today. Heather and Walter were married in Brattonsville, SC at Hightower Hall, which is one of the locations filmed in the movie the "Patriot". Check-out their amazing wedding video captured by Visual Elegance! Check back in a few weeks for pictures from their beautiful wedding.

Heather + Walter | Feature Wedding Film from Visual Elegance on Vimeo.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bridal Events This Weekend in Charlotte

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Charlotte brides, here is a list of events going on this weekend, July 15-17.

Coren Moore Trunk Show
Friday, July 15th - Saturday, July 16th
Hayden Olivia Bridal
221 South Tryon Street #200
Charlotte, NC 28202
*By appointment only

Summer Cocktails
Friday, July 15th
Duke Mansion
400 Hermitage Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Call 704-714-4448 or email to reserve your spot.

Bari Jay Fall 2011 Trunk Show
Saturday, July 16th - Sunday, July 17th
The Bridal House
8432 Old Statesville Rd, Suite 400A
Charlotte, NC 28269
*By appointment only

Happy Planning!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Charlotte Wedding: Lauren + Steve 4.30.2011

I love to have FUN and I love for my client's to enjoy the planning process of their wedding! This past April I had the honor of working with an amazing couple that put the "p" in "party"! I know that line is corny. :-) But, Lauren and Steve really infused their fun loving personalities into their wedding day. One of the personal details was a surprise performance of Michael Jackson's, "Thriller" via the Michael Jackson: The Experience Wii game that was brought out by the DJ for the crowd to dance along to.

Here is the style board that we put together for Lauren and Steve's wedding and a few pictures from their wedding day taken by Emily of Southern Star Photography


Here is a list of the fabulous vendors from Lauren and Steve's wedding.
Photographer - Southern Star Photography
Ceremony - Grace Covenant Church
Reception - The Big Chill
Florist - From This Day Forward Wedding and Special Event Design
Baker - Wow Factor Cakes
Transportation - Peak Limo
DJ - Troy Adams of T-Time Entertainment
Uplighting - Cooke Rentals

Friday, July 1, 2011

What Your Flowers Say About Your Event

Flowers have many meanings. From the color to smell and historic significance your event flowers can send a strong message. iFlorist has put together a list of flower meanings. Here are a few. Click here to read the full list.

Magnolia: Dignity, Splendid Beauty
Orchid: Magnificence, Love, Beauty, Refinement
Peony: Healing, Life, Happy Marriage, Gay life
Rose, White: Charm, Secrecy, Silence, You're Heavenly, Reverence, Humility,
Rosemary: Constancy, Fidelity and Loyalty
Statice: Lasting Beauty
Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage
Sunflower: Homage and Devotion
Thyme: Courage and Activity
Tulip: Symbol of The Perfect Lover

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