Frosting, Anyone?

Frosting, Anyone?

Who says desserts can only adorn it?

Think again!

If you love crystals, and all the glam that comes along with it, then you’ll love this. Of course as a bride, you have visions and dreams of how you’d like to look on your big day. Aspirations to shine and be the center of attention. They Key is not only to shine outward in, but from inward out.
Sooo, why not have your cake and eat it too?
A suggestion – try to add a bit of sparkle, or a swirl of pizazz to make your ensemble all the more complete. From the crown of your head to the very soles of your feet, and then some. You’ll not only look and feel special, but it will radiate through your pores.
Introducing Perfect Details , an online bridal boutique who specializes in catering to Discriminating Brides. They offer designer shoes, tiaras, jewelry, wraps, guestbook sets, ring bearer pillows, and so much more.

Here are a few of my faves and ideas where you can Frost Yourselves:


Can be used on the sash of your wedding gown or the handle of your bouquet.



For Hair

I invite you to visit Perfect Details to find your flavor of frosting for your special day.

Happy Planning!

Lisa

Bridal Shower Bliss

Bridal Shower Bliss



This weekend we surprised Adrienne, the Bride-to-Be (my baby sister) with her shower.

It was a completely unexpected and emotional event for her and special for everyone else involved. Everything was lovely. From the cake topper to her wedding gown balloon, to her serving plates. Every last detail was lovely, well thought out and orchestrated to perfection. I had to give kudos to the Maid of Honor, Freda, who happens to be the oldest of the twin set.

Well folks, we’re down to the wire. With only 17 more days until Matrimonial Bliss and the bride couldn’t be more happier or excited.

Me too!..

TRADITIONS & SUPERSTITIONS

TRADITIONS & SUPERSTITIONS

Superstition and Tradition

su·per·sti·tion n.
An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.

1. A belief, practice, or rite irrationally maintained by ignorance of the laws of nature or by faith in magic or chance.
2. A fearful or abject state of mind resulting from such ignorance or irrationality.
3. Idolatry.

Did you know…

It was thought unlucky for a woman to marry a man whose surname began with the same letter as her own. This was summarize in the following rhyme:

To change the name and not the letter
Is to change for the worst and not the better

What were they thinking? Honestly. To think, how many really lost out on true love because they followed this to heart. Today brides-to-be are more than thrilled to be joined with the man of their dreams and sharing the same initials are an added bonus.

What are your thoughts? I love to read them.

Stay tuned for more posts in this category..
 

Yours Lisa Michelle
Yours Lisa Michelle

Amazing Cakes

Amazing Cakes

The 2nd cake of this series.

This cake is beyond amazing. It is out of this WORLD. However one can’t help but to be amazed by it. This is an understatement to the term “A Bed of Roses”.

Quaintly beautiful in form, yet overwhelmingly artful. The confections would be considered a god among all Cakeland.

I have to ask; How does one even attempt to cut into it? Do you think each individual rosebud is an actual cake?

What do you think?

Happy Planning!

Etiquette & The Wedding Invitation

Etiquette & The Wedding Invitation


The Wedding Invitation is one of the most important and key factors to your special day. It informs your quests of the who, what, where, and when. As per the level of formality dictates the weight of paper and type of printing, it will also allude to an air of expectation of what is to come.

As tradition would have it, there are several parts that accompany the wedding invitation. However, depending upon size, formality of the event, and budget you can opt to include them or not to. Below you will find a the parts of the invitation, and a brief summary of each in significance.

The Outer Envelope – This is where your entire ensemble is held. This is optional of course today. Some choose to forgo this part for a variety of reasons, i.e.; less paper waste. Note: When using an outer envelope, your return address should be found on the outer back flap.

The Inner Envelope – Often lined with colored paper (gloss or matte) to match the ink or decal on the invitation. This adds a special and elegant touch to the overall presentation of your invitation.


The Invitation – Of course

Tissue Paper – Traditionally this was used as a overlay on the invitation to prevent the ink from smudging. No longer essential because of the many different printing options, but still used for the overall traditional appeal.

The Reception Card – This informs your quests where the celebration will occur. This is needed especially if your wedding and reception are in different locations. However, if your wedding and reception are in the same location, then this is not necessary.

The Response Card – This important card informs your intended guests to respond with a reply to accept or regret, usually before or by a closing date.

Response Card Envelope – This should include your address and have a stamp on it.

Map and Directional Cards – These are exceptionally helpful in getting your guests from point A to B. Especially those who are in from out-of-town. These can be purchased along with your ensemble or requested from your reception venue.

Accommodation Cards – For your out of town guests. This preprinted card will list your recommendations of selected hotels where they can lodge at. Trust me, they will appreciate this.Optional

Within-the-Ribbon Cards – Another tradition is to designate special seating for select guests. The guests receiving these cards present them to the ushers, who will escort them to this special seating (usually in the front) that has been sectioned off by ribbon. Optional.

At-Home Cards – A handy way to inform every one of your new address and the date you expect to begin residing there. These can be sent with a wedding invitation or wedding announcement.Also, optional.


**Save the Dates Cards are normally sent out 12 months before your event, or if your wedding is around a calendar holiday. It gives your intended guests “the heads up” to plan and the option of scheduling vacation time around your weekend festivities.**

Just a few other tips when sending out your invitations:

– Mail out 4 to 8 weeks before
Never include any registry information
Never write on the response card the “number” of people that you are inviting
Never and by all means, never put “Monetary Gifts Preferred on your invitation or any other piece of your wedding stationery.

Even though all of these pieces are listed above, it does not mean you need all of them. The more you add, the higher the cost becomes. Not just for your stationery, but for postage as well. Choose pieces that will fit your needs and budget accordingly and you won’t go wrong.

Happy Planning!

Sandy Nuptials

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with a bride who has plans for a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. Her ideals for her big day were both inspiring and captivating. Beginning with a her vision of a Beach theme to her choice of colors.

It’s so important when planning your nuptials at a locale on or close to the shore that you should take into consideration your surrounding elements. For example, the color of the sand, water and/or anything else that will contribute to the scenery on that day. You should consider using these elements as your starting point as well as your backdrop.


(Coral)

Color choices could range from pastels to stark colors that “pop”. Of course you should start with your favorite color and then find shades within the same hue to coincide with your beach theme. Also what I find striking is pairing colors in contrast (For example, the opening photo) or shades that are vivid in comparison(Photos 2, 5, & 6).


(Pink)


(Seafoam)


(Tangelo)


(Jade)

To help make your choice of color more of an easier task, view the color wheels
below:

You notice the change in colors, from warm to cool? Same family, only a variation. Use this as your general guideline. Once you narrow down your colors, I would suggest your getting a hold of swatches and see how they compare to the skin tones of each of your bridesmaids. What may work for one, may clash for another. Keep in mind that you don’t have to have everyone wear the same color. A suggestion: different hues or colors that compliment each other can work as well.

Happy Planning!

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