Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tagged by Lucky!

So Lucky Designs got me..yep that's right..I've been hit with the Tag stick. This is my first time to repost to a Tag, so you might have to bare with me....
1.) Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.2.) Share five (5) songs you are embarrassed to admit to others you like and tell why.3.) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.4.) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
I do have to say that I am probably the most boring person to answer this question. I don't know a whole lot about music! It is normally just background noise to me....yeah, I'm a music loser.
Not in Order

1. Part of Your World (I can't help but say that this is now one of my favorites. My 10 year old sister just sang this in her school's talent show, and WOW! She did so amazing that I now want to hear it sing it over and over again.)
2. Me and You - Kenny Chesney
3. Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie
4. MMMBop - Hanson - Lucky Designs was just feel like you want to dance to that one!
5. Baptism - Kenny Chesney and Randy Travis


Monday, April 28, 2008

Citrus Showers

Okay Bridesmaids, it's your turn to do something for your friends big day. It is your responsibility to make sure your BFF doesn't get too overwhelmed and stressed out by all of the "big day details". She needs her time to have fun and enjoy being engaged. That is where you come in. Throw her a bridal shower! There are so many different themes that you can have, but I do love the citrus theme, especially for those showers that are either in the Spring or Summer. It just has a calm, refreshing feel to it...and that is exactly what your girl needs.

If you just to not have the time, or you are like many bridesmaids who live out of town from where your BFF lives, then call us and we will be happy to do throw a fab bridal shower. Be a good friend and a good bridesmaid, and give your girl a bridal shower that she deserves! Especially you maid of honors..remember, it is an honor for the bride to pick you to stand by her side on the biggest day of her life...let her know that you appreciate it by throwing her a shower that she will never forget!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Start Saving!

Once you've had ample time hanging out on the Engagement Cloud 9 with your new fiancé, you'll need to start focusing a bit on what type of wedding you want and, most importantly, can afford. Before you even discuss where you want to have the ceremony and reception, you need to figure out what kind of budget you're working with. Whether you have $50,000 to spend or $5,000, a budget is necessary so that you don't spend too much on one area and run out of funds. See the first steps to becoming a budget-building-bride-to-be when you read more.

The biggest question to ask is who's contributing to the wedding costs and who's responsible for each category. If you and your fiancé will be paying for the entire event out of your own pockets then the two of you need to figure out two things — the maximum amount that you can afford, and how much you actually want to spend. Think you can't avoid going into debt from wedding expenses? Set up a separate wedding savings account in which you and your fiancé deposit a certain amount each month. And if you're set on having a bigger budget than is reasonable within your ideal engagement time-frame, be flexible! You can always push the wedding out another six months to give yourself more time to save.

If you're planning on asking your families for help in financing the wedding, talk to each family about who will pay for what and how much they'll contribute. At that point you'll have a total budget to work with, and you can start digging into the details of your big day.

After arriving at the magic wedding budget number, you need to consider how many people will be attending your wedding. That means getting three guest lists together — yours, his parents', and your parents'. The number of guests will determine which types of venues are feasible for the event, and if one side has a guest list that rivals a royal engagement then now is the time for editing. How many guests you'll invite weighs on some of the most important factors of your wedding, pressing most heavily on how your budget is allocated.

The same budget for a 350 person wedding may look wildly different from the way that budget is broken down for a 120 person wedding. For example, you can't determine how much of your budget will be used to feed your guests until you have an estimate for how many will be eating. Nothing needs to be set in stone at this very early stage of your wedding, but you'll avoid wasting time (like looking at venues that would fit half your guests) by getting a good idea of what to expect.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Fab Photos

Photography is not what it used to be. We have all seen the old ways of photography with posed pictures of grandma, grandpa and the bride and groom. Not anymore! Today it is all about capturing the moment. What better way to remember your big day by then to look back on fabulous photos that show everything that you loved about your day..the details and the emotions.

There are two FABULOUS photographers that I just adore. Their work is beautiful and they are so much fun to have as a photographer. I know, because I have worked with them both on many occasions.

The first is Michelle McKibben Photography ( The above picture is from a wedding that she recently had the pleasure of photographing.

The second is Pictures by Tracy ( ). Again, you can see her great work by the picture above.

Both ladies are fantastic and would be a great photographer for your special day. I am just thankful that I don’t have to choose between them…

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring Centerpieces

Do you ever have a time where you just want to kick yourself for not doing something? I had an upscale baby shower that I planned about a year ago and we had the most adorable centerpieces! The only problem is that I didn't take any pictures of them! (Hence the part about wanting to kick myself!)
I tried to find if anyone else has ever done the same centerpieces, and although I did not find the exact same thing, what you see above is close to it. The expecting mother was having a baby boy so the centerpieces were with rain boots (they were blue and red) with flowers coming out of the tops of the boots. Next to the boots was a dump truck that was pouring out dirt with a few flowers placed in the dirt. In my search for these centerpieces, I did see another centerpiece that was cute, the miniature wheelbarrow with the flowers. All of these items definitely make me think of Spring! These centerpieces would be perfect for baby showers, women's luncheons or a birthday party!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Allure loves lilacs!

I was driving to Valdosta the other day to run an event (Georgia On My Mind Day). On my way down, near Macon, there were miles and miles of highway lined with the sweet smelling lilac trees. They were beautiful and made me so happy! Lilacs are a little tricky because they are only in bloom for a few weeks a year. But, if your event is during that time period, I would highly suggest that you make lilacs a part of your decor. For one, they have a special aroma that all most anyone can place. Secondly, they are so pretty and make any woman just fall in love with them!
As you can see in this picture, the lilac is just about the only thing being used as the centerpiece, besides a little bit of greenery. But it doesn't need anything else, it alone looks beautiful! Thanks to for this lovely picture!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Book Giveaway

DIY Bride Blog is moving and is trying to move as little as possible. That is why they are giving away two of there fab books...40 Fun Projects For Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding. The contest is for only a few days (now until Sunday) so make sure you act right away! All you have to do is go to their blog, leave a comment and wait for her to randomally select the winners.
I will be routing for all of you. Let me know if any of you win, so that I can post you on Allure's blog. Good Luck!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Purple and Green

I am currently redoing my flower garden and have purchased a huge lilac bush that will be just so beautiful (that is if I don't kill it first!..I'm not that great when it comes to planting..) Because lilacs have been on my mind a lot lately, it was my inspiration for this Purple and Green board. With it being Spring, purple and green are not hard to find. Just about everything comes in at least one of these shades. Using both shades together can be beautiful, if used right. If just thrown together, it can become messy and the colors can work against each other. So be careful when mixinig such bold, strong colors.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Okay, since it is April Fools, I thought I would post some pictures that I found that are pretty funny. Whether or not these people were "fooling" the guests at the wedding or not, we will never know. I don't know if you can read the bottom of the groom's shoes in the last picture, but it says "HELP!". Haha...what a jokester! I bet the guests started dying laughing when he bent down to pray.
Sorry this blog is so short, I have been super busy lately. I will try to post a little more next time. Until then, take a look at these websites, they provided the pictures for today's blog:,, and

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