Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Honeymoon Destinations You Won't Want to Leave and can Afford to Stay

One of the items on every Wedding To Do List is "Plan Honeymoon." We’re going to try and make this task a little easier for you with our new Honeymoon Destination series! In every Honeymoon post we’ll give you two great options, one for a higher budget and one for a lower budget!

Today we’re featuring some cold weather locales: Banff National Park in Canada and Colorado, USA
Banff National Park is less than 2 hours from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and can accommodate any adventure seeker's need for thrill with hiking, whitewater rafting, and of course skiing. The views from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise are truly breathtaking and as one of The Travel Channel “World’s Top 10 Honeymoon Hot Spots.” They’re sure to know how to pamper newlyweds.

If your honeymoon budget doesn’t quite get you to Canada you can find much of the same activities and accommodations in Colorado! Most people think of skiing when they hear Colorado but it can also be a very romantic honeymoon destination! Think of being cuddled up in front of the fire after a long day of snowy adventures (or a long day at the spa, let’s be honest). Colorado can be a very affordable honeymoon option. We found a 5-night stay at The Chipeta Sun Lodge & Spa in Ridgway including spa treatments and dinner for under $1500!
Where are YOU going on your honeymoon? We'd love to hear your plans or even feature your trip on our next Honeymoon Destination Series! Send details and pictures to

Be on the lookout for the next post in our Honeymoon Destination series!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Look at Your Event Upside Down

I am a huge believer in using spaces and objects in ways they were never intended. For parties, I often use an upside down bowl to serve as a riser for a platter in the food area. I also have been known to use colorful, unique drapery as table runners. Today, let's talk about using items that are meant to be used from the ground up, rather than from the ceiling down. 

Anyone who saw the newest Twilight movie was in awe of Edward and Bella’s wedding, and if you happen to be obsessed with weddings you watched that scene over and over taking in all the details. Possibly the most breathtaking detail was the floral canopy under which the ceremony and reception took place.

Let’s face it, most of us don’t have the Hollywood-sized budget to make this look happen but there are ways to bring some of this look into your own wedding without a team of vampires doing the manual labor.
Suspended flowers or arrangements can be used instead of or in combination with centerpieces placed on the table. Or maybe place mirrors down the center of the table to reflect the details up above.


Draping the ceiling gives a light, romantic feeling no matter the theme, creating interest in a usually boring area.

Hanging fairy lights in the trees gives a magical, wisteria look similar to the canopy in the movie. You can also string the lights instead of letting them hang to create a different but still romantic look.

How are you using general items in extraordinary ways? Would love to hear your ideas!
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Monday, March 12, 2012

A Song By Any Other Name...

Fun Fact Of The Day - I thought it was very appropriate for today's Music Monday.

Did you know that the very popular wedding processional song, Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary" is officially titled "Prince of Denmark's March"? 

By any other name, it sounds just as sweet. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Music Monday: Ave Maria

For today's Music Monday, I thought we could get back to the basics. Let's go old school. Really old school. 

If the 1700's and Bach aren't quite your style, how about a 2004 rendition by Pavarotti? 

Or Charlotte Church style? 

All are beautiful. Eager to hear which one you choose. 

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