Happy New Year! and Never Throw Rice at a Pisces


Happy New Year everyone! I’m sure we have a lot of newly engaged brides tuning in, since the holidays are the biggest time for proposals, so welcome!
Chad and I had a great holiday and just came back from a lovely weekend in Washington DC with my family, but I’m definitely happy to be home and get cracking on wedding projects…these months have really flown by!!! I look forward to finally getting to share some of the projects I’ll be tackling….but how about we get things started with a little contest?

I used to be really into astrology when I was younger….always trying to find what signs were compatible with my indecisive Libra tendencies and see if the stars really could define me. That all ended up as a childhood phase, but when I was recently sent a copy of Stacey Wolf’s Never Throw Rice at a Pisces, I had to revisit and see how accurate it could be….and boy, was it! Stacey had me pegged from the very beginning!! [especially with my expensive taste issue!] I strive for balance in all my decisions, everything must interrelate and be in visual harmony, and I hate fighting over decisions!!

This book would make a fun gift for the new [or already established] brides in your life….and I just happen to have an extra copy! So from now until Sunday, January 6, leave a comment below with your astrological sign, and I will randomly pick someone to win the copy….winner will be announced on Monday. Good luck!

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Real Simple + Crate and Barrel


Real Simple is coming out with their first ever Real Simple Weddings issue nationwide on January 28 with advance copies sold exclusively at Crate and Barrel stores on January 18.

They’re also having a bridal event at the Chicago [1/17] and uptown NYC [1/24] stores…click here to RSVP…I’ll definitely be there!

[if anyone wants to meet up there, i’ll be arriving a smidge late since i’m coming from downtown, but email me or leave a comment and we’ll coordinate something]

[image from Real Simple]

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Muse Weddings




Muse Weddings is a great online site where you can keep all your wedding ideas, tasks, and budgets in order. I’ve been playing with it a bit today and really enjoy how clean the interface is, and just the ease of typing info in. It’s pretty foolproof, and best of all, FREE! I do wish it had a way to include guestlist information, but maybe thats something they could include down the road….give it a try!

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New York Weddings Winter 08




The new winter issue of New York Weddings is finally on newstands, and I can’t stress enough how much everyone needs to get one for themselves! There were so many helpful hints and ideas for having a perfect New York wedding….I couldn’t even begin to explain all of them here. Do you remember the bridesmaids casting call a few months back? Well here are the results!

[images from NY Weddings Winter 2008]

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Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes


Coming December 31, there will be a new Martha Stewart book on the market, all about wedding cakes! Included will be information on deciding on the right style and flavors, how to find and hire a baker, cost cutting ideas, and all the details you’ll need on baking your OWN cake….with decorating directions and everything!

Can’t wait for my own copy!

[image from Martha Stewart Weddings Summer 2001]

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