Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Royal Occasion

It’s almost here, only a few days left until the royal wedding. After years of being together Kate Middleton will be officially joining the royal family when she and Prince William tie the knot on Friday April 29, 2011. To celebrate this day in history and the extravagant wedding, we’ve compiled a few pictures and interesting facts about Will and Kate’s upcoming nuptials. Notice how similar Prince William and Kate’s engagement picture is to his parents.

- Kate is only 29 years old but is still the oldest woman to ever be married into the royal family. Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana was just over 20 when she married his father back in the early 80s.

- Close to 4000 applications for street party licenses have been submitted from the public for them to celebrate the joyous occasion in their own way.

- It seems they are being smart and taking steps to make their marriage last, like waiting a little longer to get married. As well as they are allegedly signing a pre-nup.

- Rather than getting gifts they have chosen to ask guests to donate to one, or some, of the 26 chosen charities.

- Prince William will not wear a ring after their upcoming marriage, but Kate will wear rather a gold ring passed down to William from the Queen.

- Guests who have participated in the military will be asked to wear their dress uniform, while woman can wear elegant afternoon dresses with or without a smart coat and hat.

- William and Kate's wedding reception will have 600 chosen guests who will enjoy a lunchtime buffet, where as his parents Charles and Diana who celebrated with only 120 guests.

Picture with zoomed in ring from Arzelles, picture of invitation from The Lux Beat, engagement picture from The Frisky, information from  Foyles


Monday, April 11, 2011

Shabby Chic Wedding

What exactly does shabby chic mean? Well it looks a little like a few themes all rolled into one. Vintage, classic, romantic, and glam describe this wonderful style that you might be looking to use for your wedding décor. Pastel pink in any deviation will be a staple in your shabby chic wedding, along with other pastel colors of your choice. White, cream, green, and antique turquoise are great complementary colors for a shabby chic wedding. Three things to make sure to add in your decor are floral prints, ruffles, and creative lighting. Like in the beautiful hand painted table number frame we picked, floral print was used as the background for the number. You could also use floral patterns in your linens, cake, flower girl dresses, or wedding invitations. Ruffles would look great on your wedding or bridesmaid dresses, sweetheart or cake table linens, or on your shoes. Lastly creative lighting is a great way to generate a glam feel for your wedding. Using chandeliers or metal lanterns outside are stunning and also make your shabby chic wedding very intimate.

Tent with turquoise table picture from Beautiful Little Weddings, floral frame table number picture from Elizabeth Anne Designs, hanging dresses picture from Junk Shop Bride, barn wedding party picture from My Wedding Concierge, pink and white table under tent picture from Ruffled Blog, handkerchief, chandeleir, and white flower pictures from Style Me Pretty


Friday, April 8, 2011

Top Ten First Dance Songs

 Photo courtesy of Katie Mosley Photography

We have complied our ten favorite choices for the best first dance songs, all the way from Train to Elvis. We hope one of these classics will be the song you choose to help commemorate your special first dance. The songs “At Last”, “Stand By Me”, and “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” are the slightly older favorites that are more well known. While Tran’s “Marry Me” is a more contemporary first dance song, it was also featured on ABC’s The Bachelor when Brad Womack proposed to his now fiancé Emily Maynard.

1. Etta James- At last

2. Train- Marry Me (Note- watch the couples in the beginning, it is part of the video)

3. U2-Iris

4. Michael Buble- The way you look tonight

5. Van Morrison- Crazy love

6. Lifehouse- You and Me

7. Ben E. King- Stand by me

8. Elvis Presley -Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

9. Israel kamakawiwo'ole -Over the Rainbow

10. Edwin Mccain-I’ll Be