Friday, August 20, 2010

choices choices choices

Hi loves!!! 
just a quick post today about colors!!!

You may be feeling a little overwhelmed thinking about what accent colors you want to use for your wedding. Project Wedding has broken down the most popular colors and the significance behind them. I hope this helps you lean one way or the other....for those of you who are curious I am black/white/pink with soft gold accents. I can't wait it will be so romantic and elegant!!!

"The colors you choose for your big day reflect your personality and style. You can create a sophisticated environment or a whimsical escape. Colors can influence moods and exude sensuality, coziness, earthiness and youthfulness. With tasteful variations from vibrant to pastel and shimmery to matte, your wedding day colors speak volumes about you and what you hold dear. Whether you choose your favorite colors for your wedding or select hues to complement the current season, we have compiled a list of some wedding color choices and what they say about you."

Black: A conservative choice, black complements almost any color, especially lighter hues. Dignified and mysterious, black denotes sexiness and sophistication with a modern twist. Black is classic, never trendy, alluding to a modern bride. As an opulent choice, black is timelessly elegant.

White: Symbolic of purity and innocence, white has strong connotations of youth and perfection. White aficionados seek excellence and enlightenment, as simplicity and recognition are constant ventures. White is a glorious hue (or lack thereof) that denotes a clean palette or fresh start for those who seek serenity and peace.

Red: A passionate, romantic choice, red is impulsive and outgoing. Depicted as zealous and ambitious, red symbolizes love and rage. Whether it denotes joy, celebration, happiness or prosperity, red elicits a dramatic response from both sides of the emotional spectrum. Red lovers tend to be restless and optimistic and go along with people with uncomplicated natures. A powerful selection, red is sure to represent a fiery hostess with 'look at me' flair.

Pink: A softer, girlish choice, pink is the sweeter side of red. A delicate hue, pink represents a sensitive heart that is affectionate and nurturing. The bride surrounded with pink has a maternal grace and compassion and a desire for protection or shelter. The rosy hue fan may also have a strong personality, but one that is willing to share.

Orange: Spontaneous and daring, brides who choose orange are bold. Because orange is a happy and trendy hue, orange enthusiasts tend to be popular, have excessive energy and are part of a large social circle. From a bright and happy backdrop to an exotic, spicy richness, brides who prefer orange tend to be fearless and curious, with a zest for life.

Yellow: The color of a sunny day, yellow denotes happiness and hope. Exuding warmth and vitality and usually possessing a great sense of humor, people who love yellow have cheerful spirits and optimistic values. You tend to look forward to the future and are intellectual, creative and idealistic. Yellow represents enlightenment and spirituality, lending itself as a great color on your day of matrimony.

Green: Green shades symbolize life, freshness, nature and fertility. A common choice for eco-friendly brides, green shows that you value your health and the environment. A harmonized and balanced color, green is a mixture of warm yellow and cool blue, just like its admirers. A calming and tranquil hue, brides who select green are affectionate, frank and responsible. You seek stability and balance, yet remain fiercely principled and refined.

Blue: Soothing, compassionate and cool, blue is the color of tranquility and royalty. Blue belles are deliberate, introspective, conservative and patient, tending to be sensitive and wise. Serene and cool, blue denotes cautious partners who are faithful but require a calm and harmonious existence. From watery aqua to a deep shade of midnight, blue can be soft and sweet or strong and bold.

Purple: Often associated with both royalty and luxury, purple is a passionate color. Choosing purple symbolizes dignity, tolerance and value. Violet lovers tend to be unconventional and observant, with a multifaceted personality. Tolerant and witty, purple devotees are likely to achieve authoritative positions. From light lavender and lilac buffs, who tend to be charming, witty and cultured, to deep eggplant lovers, who are creative and talented, purple can be provocative or sweet.

Brown: A natural, neutral color of the earth, brown represents wholesomeness and dependability. Symbolizing comfort and contentment, brown represents honesty. Just right for your wedding day, brown is substantial, steady and responsible. From rich chocolate and dark coffee to cream and soft beige, this earthy shade can be intense or pale, dramatic or modest. 

"The aforementioned color synopses are not strict rules or character definitions, but rather are designed as an indicator of what is important to you. Whether you select a spicy orange to match the falling autumn leaves or a peony pink simply because it is your favorite color, choose what looks and feels good to you. Your natural selection is indicative of your true self and innate style."

Hope you enjoyed this fun article as much as I did!

Friday, August 13, 2010

something to smile about

Hi loves!!
I know it has been a longggg time since my last post, and I promised that your patience would pay off. So I hope you love this one!

although I am biased, I am pretty sure that I have the most amazing fiance ever. We had met on Friday the 13th in April 2007, and today being another Friday the 13th he thought he would be the sweetest. We were at the mall tonight to run a few errands, I returned a pair of jeans and got another pair hemmed and fiance was off swooning over the over-priced ipad (or so I thought). I called him up to find out if he was still in the Apple store, and let him know that I was ready to leave. When I found him he had a white bag in his hand, so naturally I asked him what he had found. He turns the bag around to reveal that it is a Pandora bag, and extends his arm forward to give it to me. "Happy day that we met babe" he says...OH EM GE, I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!! He was very nervous that I wouldn't like it, and I anxiously waited until we got to the car to open it. Those of you who love Pandora as much as I do know how small and tiny the charms are. He had bought me a silver charm that said "I love you" with a 14k gold heart on it. SWOON, obviously I love it, I had actually been secretly eyeing it for years!! This is one of the many occasions that he has been so good to me leading me to my conclusion that he is the most amazing fiance ever.

Now to the juice you have been waiting for....

Trash The Dress photo shoots are becoming more and more popular with the modern bride, who wants more alternative pictures of her in her most amazing wedding gown. These pictures can be taken anywhere, with or without her now husband, and in her own gown, or a much less expensive and less meaningful second dress purchased solely for this purpose. I have found a bride who has been gracious enough to let me share her experience and photos with you. All of these incredibly amazing photos were taken by Melissa McClure who works out of San Diego. The bride chose to have her trash the dress shoot prior to the wedding and use the time to get to know her photographer. "Mel rocked our world. I'd always wanted to do a REAL trash the dress; I wanted to roll around in mud, destroy the dress, get some really cool and edgy pictures. But honestly, in my wildest dreams.... I never imagined how great they would actually be. I'm Melissa's biggest fan. So for all you CA girls... look her up!! She is amazing!!". 

Almost every bride chooses a different setting for her TTD shoot, "Melissa asked me several months before the wedding what we thought about doing an underwater shoot for some of our TTD photos. Are you kidding me?! Hell yeah!! She'd never shot underwater before so this was new for her and none of us knew how it would turn out".
Disclaimer: the following photos may take your breath away, make your heart skip a beat or cause you to schedule a TTD shoot for yourself immediately. I take no responsibility for these feelings and will not be held responsible for any amazing pictures you decide to take as a result.

I hope you loveddd those photos as much as I did, and I hope you are now convinced that you should do a TTD, I will most definitely be doing one with my fiance.  At this point you may be asking how much these shoots cost. Some photographers will do the shoot itself for free because TTD shoots are so new and innovative and they will want to use your pictures in their portfolio. You will have to pay for the prints if you want them. If your photographer isn't willing to do the shoot for free it will only cost about $2-300. If your photographer is on the higher end, find someone else. Many photo students will also do the shoot for free, if you let them use the photos for their portfolio. RISD is in Providence, and you can find a plethora of talented artists there. 

That is all I have for you now, hope you loved it as much as I did.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hi loves!!
Soooo, my super fantastic wedding dress post is taking much longer than expected to get together....stay patient, it will be worth it. 

In the mean time, I wanted to let you now about a out of this world linens sale. Napkins for $1.10 each (to buy EEPPP!!!) in Black, Burgundy, Chocolate, Fuchsia, Gold, Ivory, Orange, Red, Royal Blue and White. If you can't find a color that works with your reception in that laundry list, then we have bigger problems. If your venue isn't providing linens, or doesn't have the color(s) that you want, or you are having a smaller wedding at a private location, this is definitely a sale that you will want to take advantage of. Contact Couture Bridal out of Coventry, RI and let them know that you heard about the sale here, or on their Facebook page. 

While you are at their location purchasing your dirt cheap linens check out their fantastic sample rack, and grab your dream dress at a huge discount (they just added some new Maggie Sottero's LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!). 

I definitely plan on working with Couture Bridal as we get closer to my dream wedding, in the mean time you should check them out and report back so that I can let them know how much you love them!!!