Monday, September 21, 2015

Wedding Quickie! - The Sweet Sentiment of a Rowing Oar at Your DIY Wedding

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
-Henry Ford

Incorporating rowing oars as a part of your wedding day can be symbolic of the strength and teamwork required to build a marriage and make it last. Sometimes rough waters can take a toll on a marriage, but if you persevere and work together you can paddle your way ashore onto solid ground. Many couples are bringing in the sweet sentiment of oars to their wedding and here are some ideas of how you can too!

At Custom Oars you can order oars for your wedding with custom colours to match your chosen wedding colours, personalized font and messages. What I love most about using custom oars as wedding decor is that you can then use an oar as your guest signature keepsake rather than a guestbook and put it on display in your home! How perfect would this be with the names of the bride and groom along with the wedding date. 

Custom Oars currently offers shipping in the U.S and they are based in the Northeast (Stamford, CT). If you would like to learn more and make arrangements to create a custom oar you can click on the link above and send a message with your request.

Take a peek at some other ways to incorporate the sentiment of rowing oars at your wedding... For more details about each, you can click on the images below.
Reception Table Place Cards
Guest Book
Cake Topper
Wedding Signs
Wedding Photo Props
Wedding Transportation

Consider Yourself Inspired!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Capture Every Moment of Your Cyprus Destination Wedding with Cristian Dascalu Photography

As much as I hate to admit that summer is over I must say that I am getting really excited for destination wedding season! I have always dreamed of travelling to the Mediterranean and the idea of planning a wedding on the gorgeous island of Cyprus is exciting. Maybe one day I will plan a vow renewal in the Mediterranean, but for now I can daydream and create a "Look Blog" for those planning their destination wedding. Get comfy and enjoy!

Have you fallen in love yet? Well Cyprus is the land of love and what better place to express your vows to the love of your life. Your vision has been created and all the details are in place; next you need an amazing photographer to capture every sweet moment. Cristian Dascalu is a Cyprus Wedding Photographer, based in the beautiful city of Limassol and covering the entire island, from Paphos to Ayia Napa, specializing in editorial magazine-style photojournalist storytelling wedding photography for the fashion minded brides and grooms. Travelling in Europe for weddings, portraits, photography conventions and seminars is a frequent occurrence; therefore, if you’re looking for the most creative and prepared wedding photographer in Cyprus, then Cristian Dascalu Photography is the right choice for you! Whether your location is a beautiful beach or place packed with tourists in Ayia Napa, your wedding will be documented with elegance and the highest level of professionalism. 

Whether you are planning an intimate exchange of rings...

...Or an extravagant "shout it from the rooftop" celebration

Cristian Dascalu Photography will help you tell your love story, one snapshot at a time. For more information click on the Cristian Dascalu images above or contact for a quote HERE.

Now start planning and make your dream wedding come to life!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

WEDDING TREND ALERT! Backless Wedding Dresses with Pretty Details

Wedding dress trends change from year to year; however, some details and styles seem to carry over from each year with a re-invented style. The trends that seem to have some staying power are lace and form fitting silhouettes. This year you will find a lot of styles that echo these ever trending details, but what you will also find is backless styles with pretty details such as beading, floral embellishments, lace, and sleeves. I've found a dress that has it all and is absolutely stunning!

What I love even more is that this dress is handmade by Elena, a Los Angeles, CA resident who has been making gorgeously designed a meticulously crafted dresses for 25 years! This dress is made to order to fit the bride perfectly. What's better than a handmade wedding dress for a DIY Wedding... I know not everyone can pull off a backless wedding dress but if you are one of those who can you should!

If this dress isn't quite your style Elena has many others that can be found in her Etsy shop Elena Collection USA

Elena's dresses ship worldwide and she has a number of reviews praising her for her attention to detail, great communication, and fast shipping. You can check out more of her items including flower girl dresses, Christening gowns, accessories, and more on her website

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bri's Beloved - Wedding & Graphic Design by Yolk Design

I haven't posted a Bri's Beloved blog post recently so here's one for you. It takes special shops, vendors, and wedding items to make it on my Bri's Beloved list. What I love about this shop is that it is simple, elegant, and understated enough on it's own to bring a wow factor to a wedding with all the elements pulled together!

Yolk Design offers brides and grooms low budget, unique wedding decor or small wedding gift ideas. They are all custom made by hand by a husband and wife team that created about 99% of their rustic carnival wedding themselves. Combined they have degrees in graphic design and advertising which brings about their creativity and savvy business ideas. They work with silk screen, vinyl and other materials creating logo design, monograms, car decals, home decorations and of course wedding decor and gifts! Take a peek at the simple elegance their wedding items embody.

I am absolutely in love with this Save the Date! I have not seen anything else like it, and what's even more is that you can choose from many colours to suit your chosen wedding colours.

It's always nice to have special keepsakes from your wedding and Yolk Design provides that with their Vow Books and Advice for the Bride and Groom book that you could use as a wedding guest book alternative!

Yolk Design just launched about seven months ago so their product selection will continue to grow! If you are looking for a custom design contact them so they can help you pull together all the subtle details to bring the wow factor to your wedding day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Destination Wedding Feature - San Diego, California

Being a creative person it only takes one image, idea, or, experience to spark a whole vision. The spark behind this blog feature is seeing the images captured by Blessed Wedding Photography, a wedding photography company that offers brides wedding photography, videography and hair/makeup services.They even have a super sweet wedding blog that you have to check out!

Now let's talk elopement... Elopement in San Diego to be more specific. I have written about many destination weddings, but this one is a little different. Not everyone dreams of a big wedding, endless congrats, and vendors to pay at the end of their special day. So this feature is all about the alternative option of getting eloped in an intimate celebration just you, your love, and maybe a few of your closest friends or relatives. Take a peek at this photo montage for inspiration and if anything fits with your vision click on the image to get more info. You will see the work of Blessed Wedding Photography along with other vendors and wedding items. Many of the images will take you directly to wedding vendors in the San Diego, CA area to make for easy planning of your intimate "Elopement Day". For more information about eloping in San Diego, check out the links at the end of this feature.

Want to know more about getting eloped in San Diego, click these links to find out more!

... By the way, how amazing would it be to get eloped at the zoo...