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Archive for category Valentine’s Wedding
Earlier this week I shared 5 Valentine’s Day DIY Ideas for Your Wedding – diy projects for Valentine’s Day that could easily be modified into gorgeous wedding DIY ideas. Well, I keep finding more gorgeous ideas so here are 5 MORE Valentine’s Day DIY ideas!
1. Sealed with a Kiss by The Idea Room
Okay – these are seriously cute! I love the little stickers used to decorate the Hershey’s Kisses – and The Idea Room has a link to download a printable sheet of the stickers! These would be adorable in a candy buffet or as wedding favors.
2. Mini Valentine Ombre Cakes by A Little CLAIREification
These are fantastic! Yes – they are a little time consuming but for a smaller wedding – they would definitely be worth the work! They would also make fantastic desserts for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.
3. Heart Shaped Macaroons by Happy Hour Mom
I love Macaroons for wedding candy buffet and dessert tables. They look so chic. They also make beautiful wedding favors in clear packaging. These heart shaped macaroons would be perfect for a wedding.
4. Doily & Heart Mason Jars by Crescendoh
Doilies and felt hearts are a very simple way to dress up mason jars. Add tealights and they are perfect for centerpieces or decorating the aisle for a candlelight ceremony.
5. Personalized Cups by Pen N’ Paperflowers
These gorgeous cup and saucer sets are created using sharpie markers. This is a great idea! You can get coffee mugs at the dollar store and decorate them with sharpie markers in colours that work with your wedding decor. Use them to dress up your table and guests can take them home as favors after the wedding.
+1. A BONUS idea!
I found this heart garland idea on Pinterest but the site that it came from was not credited so I’m not sure were it’s from unfortunately! I think this would be a fairly simple project to undertake though. Punch hearts from old book pages and sew them down the centers in groups of three. These would be perfect for decorating a vintage or book themed wedding.
With Valentine’s Day just weeks away, Pinterest and many of my favourite blogs have been full of Valentine’s Day DIY ideas. The great thing about Valentine’s Day DIY projects is that they are usually love-themed and often translate quite easily into wedding ideas. Here are 5 Valentine’s Day DIY Ideas I found this week and some ideas on how you could use these ideas for your own wedding.
1. Rose Heart by DIY Louisville
The “roses” on this heart are made from velvet ribbon. The heart would be very cute carried by the flower girl or used instead of pew bows. The velvet flowers can be made with any ribbon colour you wish and used to decorate just about anything that you can glue them to!
2. Valentine’s Day Favor Jar by Creme de la Craft
The idea with this DIY project is to create a jar with little slips of paper inside each listing something you love about the person you are giving it to. What caught my eye was the simple but gorgeous way that the jar was decorated. These would be adorable as wedding favors. You could write names/table numbers on the little hearts and have them double as escort cards or place cards. I think these would look adorable on a candy buffet as well.
3. Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting by Making Home Base
This bunting DIY is adorable! I could see this being used to decorate a candy bar or cake table. Washi Tape comes in so many colours and patterns, you could really customize the look to suit any wedding though with the paper bags, it is probably best suited to vintage or rustic wedding themes.
4. Glitter Clothespins by My Fabuless Life
Glitter has the amazing ability to take ordinary objects and make them fabulous – like these clothespin. A little glitter and ordinary, inexpensive clothespins become perfect for holding escort cards on a display board.
5. Matchbox Favors by Swap-bot
These adorable hand made matchboxes would be perfect for holding wedding favors like small candies or a photo of the couple. You can change up the paper color and top them with flowers, ribbon, paper shapes or whatever best suited your wedding theme. The matchboxes are made using a free matchbox template that you can find here.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and that means stores are FULL of love-themed wedding inspiration! Even if you’re not planning a Valentine’s Day wedding, this is a great time to stock up on wedding supplies like heart shaped chocolates, decor pieces and love themed items that will be harder to find at other times of the year.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day wedding cake ideas for this year. These heart themed wedding cakes are perfect for any wedding – Valentine’s Day or otherwise!
This cake has a little bit of everything – hearts, red, pink, roses and calla lilies – but it’s beautifully done!
I LOVE this one! It’s simple, clean and fun. I love the fondant hearts – such a pretty touch.
Another sweet and simple design – this one offers a bit of a classic, vintage feel.
The simple, clean design on square tiers give this heart themed wedding cake a very modern look.
Planning a valentine’s wedding? Afraid of having a thousand kids running around or sitting at the tables looking bored out of their tree? well instead of forbidding them to attend here are some ideas that I think you’ll enjoy and will help make your valentine’s wedding as memorable and fun for the kids as it will be or you.
It has become very popular nowadays to include a separate table for the kids at the reception hall to keep the little ones happy and keep them out from under your feet. For the older kids in the group try a few card games with cards that work with your decor. Having a variety of board games available to them is also a good idea. Another good idea is to hire someone to entertain them, maybe teach them to make a special craft or teach them to make balloon animals. This will leave them with a keepsake to show off to their family and friends as well. Or simply leave them with a bunch of kid friendly craft supplies and let their imaginations run wild.
For the bakers in the crowded you could send them off to the kitchen with premade cookie dough and have them make valentine’s cookies(under adult supervision of course). you could also have white sugar cookies made ahead of time and then allow the children to decorate them with icing and sprinkles of reds, pinks or whatever colors go with you valentine’s theme. It would be wise to supply aprons for these little baker’s to save their party clothes from being ruined or to save money you could simply find colorful garbage bags and cut holes for their head and arms.
If the weather is nice you also have the option of sending the kids outside for some outside games or even a piñata. The kids will have a blast whacking away at the piñata and even be rewarded for their efforts when they finally smash it open. To be fair let the younger kids have a few tries(since they are most likely going to miss but will still feel like they had a chance) before handing the stick to the older kids to finish the piñata off.
Another simple idea would be to set up a TV with a kids movie in a corner or if your reception hall has another room available then you can set it up in there. Add a few bags of popcorn or maybe their personally decorated cookies and some wedding punch and you’ll have them happily entertained for hours.
(ARA) – Gentlemen, this Valentine’s Day, when you think about jewelry for your sweetheart, think chocolate and champagne — diamonds, that is. Chocolate and champagne diamonds are the hottest jewelry trend going and they make the perfect gift in any form.
“Many people don’t think beyond traditional diamonds and pearls when it comes to jewelry gifts,” says Natalie Parman, vice president of merchandising at Jewelry TV. “But the options are endless, especially since colored gemstones are increasingly popular. Champagne and chocolate diamonds are gorgeous, and come in everything from crisp, light colors to earthy dark browns.”
Chocolate diamonds are usually more rare than colorless diamonds but look amazing in a cocktail ring setting or a pair of dangle earrings. Give your significant other a special surprise by hiding a white and dark chocolate ring inside a box of delicious gourmet chocolates. Or make her wrist sparkle with a deep brown chocolate diamond bracelet.
If your budget is limited, another chocolate gemstone is Zircon. Known for its brilliance and luster, Zircon is often compared to diamonds but is usually a more affordable option. Smoky quartz is also a part of the trendy brown family. Its color ranges from brown to black to smoky gray and often comes in large sizes, making it a perfect gem for pendants and brooches. Dark brown gemstones can be offset beautifully by a white gold or platinum setting.
Champagne diamonds are found in a range of colors from soft candlelight to warm cognac. Hollywood stars have been spotted on red carpets the world over sporting champagne diamonds.
Drape a necklace with a sparkling champagne diamond pendant over a bottle of good champagne for the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. Champagne diamonds look particularly stunning with a rectangular, baguette cut to let the color shine through. Nothing captures the sparkle of candlelight or even low evening lighting better than lightly colored champagne diamonds.
“Champagne and chocolate diamonds are hot, trendy and offer a new way to wear diamonds,” says Parman. “They’re warm, they stand out in a crowd and they look good with any skin tone. And who doesn’t like calorie-free chocolate and champagne?”
Visit www.JTV.com to see their entire collection of champagne and chocolate gemstones.
Courtesy of ARAcontent
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner,
and I’ve found a great deal for you!
Planning a Valentine’s Day wedding? Still haven’t found the perfect read dress? Well this deal will make it easier for you to pick. “House of Brides” has a category dedicated to red wedding dresses. So if your looking for a completely red dress or a white/ivory dress with red accents, you are sure to find the perfect dress at “House of Brides“. Here are a few of my favorites:
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Designed by Alfred Angelo Style # 1193. Regular Retail $1299.95 for only $899.00.
Designed by Romantic Bridals Style # 6208. Regular Retail $874.95 for only $588.00.
Designed by DaVinci Style # 8305. Regular Retail $779.95 for only $527.00
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Designed by Bonny Style # 8611. Regular Retail $1669.95 for only $1158.00.
Designed by Impression Style # 2655. Regular Retail $789.95 for only $525.00.
Designed by Raylia Designs Style # W4421L. Regular Retail $1369.95 for only $886.00
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Designed by Forever Yours Style # 38206. Regular Retail $649.95 for only $431.00.
Designed by Forever Yours Style # 45232. Regular Retail $1059.95 for only $704.00.
Designed by Bonny Style # 905. Regular Retail $1259.95 for only $838.00
To make these deals “House of Brides” is offering an additonal 5% discount on all of their ‘Red Hot Wedding Dresses‘ when you use the coupon code ‘LOVE14′ . So weither your planning a valentine’s day wedding for this year or next year, buying now from “House of Brides” will save you not only money but also end the ‘wedding dress hunt’ stress!
(ARA) – Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, but if your not careul it can also be one of the most stressful and challenging. If you are a new couple, how do you express your feelings without going overboard? If you are an established couple with work and family responsibilities, where can you find the time to arrange a romantic evening?
The answers are actually very simple. Just ask Rochelle Lulow, creative director at American Greetings, who immersed herself in everything love to supervise the creation of the newest romantic cards from the greeting card company. As they conducted focus groups, poured over research and sat down to talk to consumers about their relationships, Lulow and her team gained insight not only into the perfect card, but also what makes for the perfect bond.
“Valentine’s Day is all about your relationship,” says Lulow. “And the very best way to celebrate is to just focus on what makes the both of you happy, and what makes your relationship so unique.”
Lulow and her team offer some basic tips for celebrating your romance, no matter what stage you’re at as a couple.
New Couple or Just Flirting
You may have just started dating or are still working up the nerve, but either way there is some chemistry, so embrace it. Go on a double date to lessen the pressure of a night alone, while not losing the intimacy by going with a large group.
Keep your gift light and simple, but thoughtful. Burn a CD for your sweetheart and pair it with a fun e-card or even a quick text message to let him or her know you’re interested.
You have moved beyond mutual attraction to something more. Slowly you are learning the subtleties that make each of you who you are. You love spending time together, but are still at the stage where you have to work around schedules.
To get in the romantic spirit, use the whole week leading up to Valentine’s Day to arrange mini-dates. Monday, enjoy game night. Tuesday, watch a favorite show or movie together. Wednesday, skip the gym and get dessert. Thursday, make up for the mid-week treat by working out together. On Friday, Valentine’s Day eve, slip out of work a little early and go out for a light dinner and movie.
Show your sweetie how well you know him or her with a gift that reflects his or her interests. Get tickets to a game for a sports fan, a first edition of a favorite novel for a devoted reader, or a basket of kitchen gadgets for your favorite chef.
You have committed to one another and now you are both looking forward to your future. You are also juggling a lot of responsibilities, which can make planning difficult.
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, take some time and go on a weekend trip. Visit your favorite city or a city you have never seen and stay in a cozy bed and breakfast to enhance the romance.
Keep your gift sweet and simple by treating your significant other to a random day of kindness. Present breakfast in bed, flood the house with sticky notes covered with compliments and favorite memories, and round out the day by preparing a favorite meal.
You two have been lucky enough to experience many of life’s most important milestones together. Valentine’s Day is now all about remembering the great memories you have already made, and looking forward to making many more.
Combine romance and nostalgia by re-enacting your very first date. As you reminisce, take the time to discuss doing some of those things you have always wanted to do but never quite gotten around to.
Revisit favorite memories together with a customized photo book. Include favorite photos, but also be sure to add small mementos fom love notes and cards to ticket stubs or theater programs.
For more tips, visit www. corporate.americangreetings.com/tipstrends.html
Courtesy of ARAcontent
(ARA) – Valentine’s Day inspires some of the most expensive and luxurious gifts. But in an economic downturn, what do you do when you have champagne taste, but a beer budget?
Luxurious doesn’t necessarily mean expensive and with some creativity you can give lavish gifts on a limited budget. Some of the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts are jewelry, gourmet food and personal indulgences and all of them can fit into a small budget.
A Toast to Love:
Many couples pop the cork on a celebratory bottle of champagne, but a bottle of the real French spirit can run you a costly $40 to $120 or more. Instead, look for domestic sparkling whites or an Italian Prosecco, an inexpensive, crisp sparkling white wine.
A heart-shaped box filled with chocolate is almost cliche. When it comes to chocolate, it’s quality, not quantity, that counts. A small box of gourmet chocolates in trendy flavors like curry, cardamom, black pepper, red wine and goat cheese will make much more of an impact than a big box of boring generic chocolates with mystery filling. If you’d like to try something different, be daring and try a small tin of caramels with sea salt.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but a piece of classic and stunning pearl jewelry for Valentine’s Day is an affordable, unexpected and appreciated surprise. Freshwater pearl earrings or bracelets give a high-end look for a budget price and allow you to celebrate the colors of love with a gorgeous pink or lavender cultured freshwater pearl necklace. PearlParadise.com offers freshwater pearl earrings starting at just $19. Make a unique statement and show her she’s the only one in your life with the symbolic and exotic Tahitian pearl pendant from PearlParadise.com.
Dinner for Two:
A romantic dinner for two at a restaurant can easily break the bank. Instead try a candlelit gourmet dinner for two at home which causes much less stress on the pocketbook while scoring points for thoughtfulness. You can break out the cook book and make recipes from scratch or log on to any number of Web sites and have a three or four course feast delivered to your door.
The Gift of Time:
Time is the ultimate luxury and giving the gift of your undivided attention for an entire weekend, running a relaxing bubble bath or giving a foot massage is the best and most heartfelt gift of all.
Whatever you’re shopping for this Valentine’s Day, don’t wait until the last minute. Shopping ahead can save big money. Look for sales at your favorite stores or surf around for awesome deals online. PearlParadise.com, for example, offers pearls up to 80 percent off retail price. Remember, putting some thought into your gift and thinking ahead truly shows you care.
Courtesy of ARAcontent
The week after valentine’s day is a great time to get your hands on romance/heart themed items at huge sales! Over the next few days, I will be searching for and sharing items I find on sale that would be perfect for a wedding! For now- check out these finds from Terry’s Village (click on the pictures to find them)
This wirework heart is 13 x 11 1/2″ and absolutely gorgeous! Just tie a ribbon to it, and hang it on the doorway into the chapel/reception area. Or, hang 3 at varying heights behind the head table. These are on sale for $6.75 each, so you can easily add a few to your decor without spending a fortune!
These heart shaped cookie magnet set would make a lovely wedding favor, and at $3.97 for 6 – that works out to about 65 cents per guest!! VERY affordable, and perfect for a pink or red wedding theme.
Here is one find that gives you an entire centerpiece in one, and the entire thing is $8.97! All you have to add is a candle! This centerpiece works for a red wedding any time of year, but if you are planning ahead for a Christmas 2008 wedding, the red berries will fit right in as well!
And one more worth mentioning, these adorable little gift bags! Just add some chocolates or other treats, and you have a wonderful favor. These are on sale in sets of 3 for $4.97.
Valentine’s Themed wedding offer a lot of unique options for centerpieces – there are two of my favorites, each with a totally different feel to them, and each usable for any wedding even if it isn’t Valentine’s!
This first one is a very romantic candle holder design, suitable for a tradtional, semi formal wedding. The hearts make it suitable for a Valentine’s theme, while the berries make it very suitable for any winter wedding. The design itself has a country feel as well. This set is a complete centerpeice, you wouldn’t really need to add anything to it – and they sell for $18 per set.
My second choice is this very modern, trendy design of a man and a woman forming a heart that would be suitable for even the most formal, elegant wedding. The black color also means it will work in any season, with almost any color scheme and most themes! You could add a pillar candle behind each one for a romantic glow, or place on a mirrow with small glass pebbles for accent peices. These are very affordable, on sale right now for $3/piece.