Monthly Archives: July 2009

Jillian Harris’s Engagement Ring

I’m not a big fan of the The Bachelorette, but I had to watch the final, just to see the proposal. When Jillian choose Ed Swiderski I really didn’t know if he was actually going to pop the question, which he did with this custom made Neil Lane diamond engagement ring .The same ring that was used last season when Jason Mesnick proposed to Melissa Rycroft. I bet if he knew that is would have chosen another ring. Well hopefully that’s not a sign of things to come. They seem really happy with each other, fingers crossed it will work out for the two of them. We all know love is not a easy thing. Here are the details about the beautiful ring Jillian received.

Custom made by Neil Lane, Platinum setting ,

2.05 carat centre pear shaped stone, 6 bagettes and 94 round diamonds accentuate the centre stone, Side stones measure 1.03 carats,
Total diamond weight 3.08 carats
Who could say no to that?

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Twilight Live Love Bath Product Launch

Twilight Door Sign…make it sparkle!

When I first heard that Jenny was making these products I knew I had to throw a Twilight Themed Party”. I’m a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Series”novels and I just fell in love with the characters. There were so many aspects I wanted to include in the party. With a little bit of research and getting inspired by the characters. I think it was a success.

Yes, I’m a Mom Yes, I read Twilight of Course I Love Edward

The Twilight “Live Love Bath” Party was amazing, the girls had a blast. Jenny from Live Love Bath just launched her NEW Twilight inspired scents. Such as her Bella , Forbitten Twilight and Vampire Kisses. If I can’t kiss the real thing Vampire Kisses is close enough. Just close your eyes and imagine Edwards wrapping you in his arms. Her Bella scent is just as I imagined…everyone has to get these products. They are amazing and all natural.

Live Love Bath Sample Products

This is Jenny’s completely custom scent to her line. “Forbitten Twilight”. This scent was inspired by the wonderful Twilight stories, and created after all the scent descriptions in the books sparked her interest.So slip away into a world of romance, passion and fantasy with this captivating scent inspired by the well known novels. This scent begins with notes of sweet berries, tart oranges. Hints of cinnamon, fresh blooming roses and woodsy musk are added and it is finally lightly kissed with romantic amber and just a touch of ‘sparkle’. Now you can smell like your favorite Cullen. Forbitten Twilight comes in all your favorite products including: body frostings, omega lotion, sugar scrub, body spray, bath gumdrops and loofa soaps. Also for the Twilight fan looking to sparkle like a Cullen, you can get the Forbitten Twilight Sparkle Omega cream to add a bit of Dazzle to your skin.

PARIFIN TREATMENT:Twilight Wax Treatment

It was a little bit HOT…for some!

Jenny also has more Twilight inspired scents coming out this November, just in time for New Moon. Thanks Jenny for an awesome Twilight Bath inspired party. Check out her web site: http://www.livelovebath.com/

Proud Twilight Mom

I totally let my Alice side take over planning this party. I just let all my emotions from reading and watching the film take over. As well as doing a bit of research. When planning a “Twilight” party you have to set the right mood. The party MUST be at Twilight, trees filled with white lights, candle light and the Twilight soundtrack playing in the background. Or even play some of Rob Pattinson music such as “I’ll Be Your Lover” and “Let me Sign”. New Moon is already huge so lets have a little fun!

Printable Labels from Hostesses with the Mostess

Thanks goes out to Lindsay Giguere from Linzi’s Cakes for making these delicious Twilight inspired Cupcakes. Visit her web site: http://www.linziscakes.com/


I had a table for gifts for the guests…just something simple.


Guest Favors

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Short Wedding Dress!

Short Antoinette by Suzanne Neville

Lately I’ve been into when brides wear a short wedding dress. It’s fun, and not at all traditional. Maybe that’s why I love them so much. Also when choosing a short gown you can show off your sexy heels. I know when I got married I never even had the option to go short. Now looking back I would love to change my dress up and have a bit more fun with it.

I know when you were a little girl dreaming about your wedding you probably imagined yourself wearing a beautiful full length gown with the long train. These days short wedding dresses are “HOT”. Now some brides want to show off their super model legs or break the traditional wedding traditions. As long as you don’t go too short and look trashy. You don’t want to to pull a Pamela Anderson. It will still look like a classic and elegant.

Jim Hjelm

I love this look, especially for summer weddings. If you are intending on getting married in a church just remember you still can go short, just choose a tea length dress. Already designers from Vera Wang to Alfred Angelo are already a step ahead of today’s bride.

What do you think about this new trend?

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Memory Tins

I’ve always been into preserving your memories and over the years have came up with different ways to do that. About six months ago, I started to make Memory Tins and they have been a huge success. Everyone loves them!!) They are great gifts for the new mom-to-be, bride-to-be among many others. I’m now working on one for my son. He brings home so many pieces of art he have no where to keep his special ones. If they are too big, we just take a pic and put in in the tin.

Here are a few tins I have done in the last little bit.

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WN- Wedding Footwear

Wedding Footwear

We know about the understand the interest in footwear for weddings. During the Middle Ages a bride’s father would give one of her shoes to the groom who would then tap it lightly over the bride’s head to symbolize the shift in authority.
German brides tossed their shoes to attendants in lieu of the throwing a bouquet. Anglo Saxon guests pelted the departing couple with old shoes believing that this would bless the couple with children.
Today’s bride many tuck a coin in her shoe to ensure that she will broke or without prosperity.
Ancient Egyptians exchanges are threw shoes when property or authority changed hands. Therefore, throwing shoes at early brides symbolize a father relinquishing his authority over his daughter to the groom.
Many early people believed that a person’s soul lived in his shoe, and when a shoe was thrown at the happy couple it syphilized a wish of happiness while sending them off with the precious gift of the shoe owner’s experience.
The tradition of tying old shoes to the back of the wedding car lies in the wish to drive evil spirits away from the happy couple.
The folklore surrounding shoes and weddings is colourful. It’s fun to talk about. Today’s bride would never think of being hit by a shoe for good luck….ouch!

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Toronto Wedding Photographers - Blue Six Creative

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WN- Budget Brides

Budget Brides


We know that a bride’s budget can be blown quickly if she isn’t careful. We are experts at helping brides create the wedding of their dreams without the nightmares that come being over-budget.
The guest list. Look at your wedding realistically. You are inviting friends and relatives. Others on the list are likely to be friends of both sets of parents. A conversation with each of them about the numbers of guests is necessary unless you/or your parents can afford to pay for everyone.
Big floral arrangements may be beyond your budget. take a good look at the church sanctuary and see if you really need all of those flowers. Most do not- they are stand alone special places. We would suggest renting some greenery if you have large spaces to fill and saving money for the reception decorations.

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If you have a friend or close relatives who was recently married, it may be possible to borrow somethings -gloves, shoes, headpiece, jewelry.
We all have lots more money saving ideas for you , so come book your free consultation. We specialize in happy brides.

Order all wedding stationery at one time adding to the numbers you think you will need. Set up charges for a few extras later is expensive. Ribbons and coloured inks can also add to the expense of invitation.

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Destination Wedding Invitations

I have many brides come to me for Wedding Invitations. One because they can’t find what they like or when they do it’s way out of their budget. We sit down with every bride to discuss what their dream invitation is and budget. Once we have that we create a few samples for them to choose from.

Cindy and Rich didn’t want a fancy invite for their destination wedding in Dominican Republic…instead something fun and fresh. They loved how they turned out.

Seeing it was a destination wedding we needed to add a little more info for everyone. So we made the card so it had two folds…invite on one then flip and then the destination card on the back. Kind of two cards in one.

If you have no idea what type of invitation you would like try to determine they type of wedding you are having. Will it be lavish and formal or more laid back and casual. Whatever your style may be it should set the scene for your wedding, letting your guests know what to expect. The formality is set by your invite and more guests determine what to wear by your invite.

Here are just a few guidelines that might help you along the way.

Formal

Brides who want their invitations to say everything about their wedding. The style is characterized by heavy cards stock and classic fonts.

Semi formal

Traditionalist who wants to throw a slightly less formal wedding. While these invitations feel classic and unfussy, they usually include an unexpected graphic element or unique font.

Thematic

Is for the bride seeking a distinct feeling, usually inspired by a location or an activity. Maybe a message in a bottle for a destination wedding.

Whimsical

Couples who love to stray from convention…by using unique materials, unexpected embellishments….one bride wanted to have a quilt made for her wedding so she had invited made on fabric and had each quest who could attend decorate that piece and bring it to the wedding.

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Planning the Perfect Birthday Party

As a busy mom I know how hard it is to plan the perfect party for your little one. I have had alot of customers ask for this service…they just hate having to run from party store to party store looking for the right theme and all that goes with it.

I’m now offering the complete Party-in-a-Box. From invitations, loot bags, decor, ballons and even the cake. We cover everything you will need. Hey…you might even want us there to set everything up. No problem.

Our web site is just getting updated for serve you better. We will have most themes posted online, but if you don’t see it listed. Give us a call or email and we can get it for you.

Samples of just some of the themes we have:

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Honeymoon Hints

Ever since the days of “wedding by capture” couples have found time to be together for a time after the wedding ceremony.

Whether your plans include a romantic cruise, or a few days canoeing in the wilderness, this is a time for he two of you to be alone ans transition from the very busy planning and celebrating to a life of just the two of you.

Whatever your plans, do consult with a travel agent as you begin thinking about honeymoon destinations. She can recommend some wonderful destinations, good places to stay and things to do. Let the agent know how much you can spend, the amount of time you have and what both of you like to do.

Here are some helpful hits we have collected from traveling couples.

  1. Take most of your money in travelers checks rather then cash for security reasons. Or if you prefer, follow more and more couples who are choosing to use bank or cash card. If they know that access to the card will be available at their destination.
  2. Take national credit cards for things like hotels and car rentals.
  3. Make a list of all your travelers cheques. credit cards and checking account information. Take the information with you, but keep it separate.
  4. Make a list of luggage contents. It will be helpful in case of lost luggage claims.
  5. Make a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of family in case of emergency. You should also label names and phone numbers on your cell phone with the heading ICE ( in case of emergency). First responders tell us most victims at accident sites have cell phones but no indication on the phone list whom to call in an emergency. It would promptly notify the proper persons.
  6. If wedding gifts are going to be transported to your new home or apartment while you are gone, make sure that your home owners or rental insurance will cover these additions to your belongings.
  7. Pack light or bring another small suit case, you always come home with more then you left with. With gifts and souvenirs.
Enjoy your honeymoon!!)

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