Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Posted by Kelly Simants
Earlier this summer, we had the privilege of coordinating Jill and Minh’s wedding at Vintage Villas in Austin, TX. Their sweet ceremony was held in the manicured garden below which has a breathtaking view overlooking Lake Travis. Jill and Minh are an adorable couple – they met at work, in a “Scrubs” like story…Jill is a Nurse and Minh is a Surgeon. :) Needless to say, the two of them are beyond busy and needed some help to pull together their big day – so, we created a custom package for them where we provided Timeline Management, Event Design, and Vendor Selection in addition to “Month-Of” services. The couple has a love for water and sailboats (Minh even proposed on a sailboat!) so we used a few nautical elements throughout the wedding. Their day turned out so beautiful! We wish them all the best as they move to Baltimore next year for Minh’s Residency. Congrats you two!
Fabulous Vendors Involved in Jill and Minh’s Wedding:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Vintage Villas
Photographer: Lifestyle Portrait
Florist: Petal Pushers
Linens: BBJ Linens
Rehearsal Dinner: Iron Cactus
Cake: Erin’s Custom Cakes
Bridal Gown: Lulu’s
Makeup/Hair: Sarah Hathaway of B. fleye
Guest Hotels: Lakeway Resort and Vintage Villas
Wedding Planner: Sweet Pea Events
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Posted by Meaghan Cody
If you’re looking for that perfect gift for your wedding attendant or a favor for your guests, it can be very challenging and sometimes quite costly. Today we have found a fun gift that is thoughtful, and it won’t break the bank - a family recipe book. This can consist of both the bride and grooms’ favorite foods and recipes from each of their families, combined into one book to share with all of their closest friends. Or, to keep it really simple just create one recipe card for each guest with your favorite recipe. Here are some cute examples we wanted to share with you – enjoy!
Dingbat Foliage Recipe Cards by Dingbat Press
Sweet Southern Recipe Set from Dapper Paper
Inky Doodles by Tracy Harp
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Posted by Meaghan Cody
Wedding Day Thank You Card from Gabrielle Kearney
On the 1st Tuesday of every month, we’re going to feature a post on an etiquette related topic. One of our most frequently asked questions by our clients is, “What is the etiquette for sending thank you notes?”…and an even more popular question is “When should I send thank you notes for gifts received before the wedding - do I send upon receiving the gift or wait until after the wedding?” Whether you’re now a Mrs. and are enjoying your leftover cake and new gifts – OR – you are a bride-to-be and are anticipating the UPS man arriving with Crate and Barrel boxes every week, this post is for you!
First off, it is a complete myth that you have an entire year to send out your thank you notes. All thank you notes should be written within three months from when you received the gift. This being said, for all gifts received prior to your wedding, by all means send the giver of your gift a thank you note upon receipt. We all know how crazy life can get and that may be a little harder to do than it is said, so instead you should make goals for yourself and try to write 5 thank you notes a week until you are completely finished. Your thank you notes are important and it’s better if you send them later rather than not at all.
Also, even if you didn’t receive an actual wrapped present from someone, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t receive a thank you note. There a lot of people involved in the planning and the actual big day who should receive special thanks for all of their help and dedication to you and your new family.
Here’s a quick list of people to consider thanking:
· People who have given you a wedding, engagement, or shower gift should receive a card. If you have received a gift from a group, each individual should be written their own card.
· Make sure that you don’t forget to thank your bridal party; they have spent a lot of time, effort, and often a financial investment participating in your big day and being by your side.
· Vendors - even though you have paid them for their services, an extra thank you is always a nice way to tell them how much you appreciated them (especially if they go above and beyond!) A small thank you goes a long way!
· Anyone who has thrown you an engagement party, bachelorette party, or bridal shower definitely deserves thanks. These notes should be written within a week of the event to show your gratitude.
· Don’t forget your parents! They have likely spent a lot of time, energy, and money to make your big day special. No matter their involvement or investment, just a small thank you will make their day. Of course, if you’d like to also present them with a parent gift as well (framed picture of you and your new hubby or a parent album from your wedding) they will be elated!
· Friends and family who hosted your out of town guests while you were busy taking care of last minute details.
Here are a few super cute Thank You Notes we found online!
Chirpee Notes by Blue Magpie Invitations
Woodland Silhouette Thank You Cards by Sunshine & Ravioli
Hanging Family Name Notecards from sweetbellacards
Deco Rose Thank You Cards by Hello Lucky