Wednesday, April 29, 2009
1. J.Green Jewelers 2. COCO Chocolate Bistro and Lounge 3. Cover that Up! Linens 4. Spring Garden Flower Shop 5. Buono Dolce Signature Desserts 6. Announcing . . . the Celebrations of you Life! 7. Reve Weddings
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Alberto is one of three San Antonio Wedding Photographers a part of the WPJA.
Monday, April 27, 2009
And as I'm sure several of you already know, your wedding can surely be one of the most expensive things you will ever spend money on. It was certainly important to make sure I going to spend money on the right things. The right location, the right linens, the right flowers, etc.
Open houses were my savior. I could sample food, touch fabrics, see different arrangements, listen to music and speak with other brides about their experiences.
So every chance I got to go to an open house, and certainly one that was "free," was a opportunity I didn't want to miss.
As as recent newlywed myself, I hope you all take advantage of the open house Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch will be hosting on May 6, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
And guess what? They are having awesome givaways-free chair covers, free DJ service, free 1-Hour Photo Shoot, $1,000 off the rental of the facility and so much more.
Everyone knows bridesmaids dresses come in subdued and bold color choices and some have seen a groomsman or two sport a matching tone, but grooms themselves are choosing to show a little color themselves.
Linens and lighting continue to be popular ways to showcase your wedding colors-from floor-to-ceiling drapery, to table linens and chair covers.
Bring color in to the food as well. Whether you decide to do a full candy bar or have just a few sugary favors, colored candy is a perfect way to add a pop of personalization.
1. Seventh Heaven Cakes 2. Alamo Plants and Petals 3. A New Leaf 4. Star of Texas Tents and Events 5. Al's Formal Wear 6. Candy Lounge 7. Botanika
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
OK, so I was visiting with Kat from Rebecca Kathleen and as she was helping out some customers, I decided to look around the store. She recently moved into a larger space in Artesian's Alley and had a whole bunch of new lingerie lines and cute little bridal accessories.
As I made my way around the store I noticed two shelves with flip flops displayed on the ledges. The most interesting thing about these was that you could remove and switch out the straps. How cool was that?
Think one day you'll be wearing a blue and white day dress and cork kitten heels with blue straps, and later in the evening you could switch out the straps to a satin black one with a cute embellishment. One word, awesome! Typically items that do more than one duty aren't of the highest quality and you might expect these to be too right? Nope. I fashioned one myself and I'd have to admit . . . they're pretty good.
1. Statue of Design 2. Sugarplum Dreams 3. Cover that Up! Linen 4. The Bridal Connection 5. Wedding, Paper, Ink 6. Pastry Garden
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
OK everybody's heard of eating Family-Style at restaurants, right, where each entrée or side is served on a big plate and the whole table shares? Well I was at Maggiano's last week and experienced Family-Style service... with a wedding twist!
This really does seem to be the up-and-coming trend for wedding receptions because yesterday I was speaking with Heather Morrow, Event Coordinator for Columbia Culinary Team, and they are now offering Family-Style service, too! Heather says brides love it because it's just like eating at home. And that's the whole point – it's really about being able to relax and have a nice meal. Morrow points out that more formal service can sometimes distract from the enjoyment of the event or slow down the activities. A Family-Style dinner increases the speed of the food service, and it also allows the servers to respond to individual guests better than at traditional plated meals.
Anyway, I'm very excited that caterers, restaurants and banquet facilities are starting to offer Family-Style service for weddings, and I believe it is going to very quickly become THE choice for my brides!
Everything from embellishments on dresses to pops of color on groom accessories, and icing on cakes to uplighting on walls, are making a statement.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I know the club works very well for wedding receptions. Although I do not know if they are using any outdoor space. Hopefully the weather will not be a factor. Yesterday I heard from Mario with A Touch of Elegance, who is also involved with this wedding. He said they were going to be adding a few special touches in the decor.
Once I have some photos from Maria & Chico, I post a few, let you see what Fort Sam looks like. Also, if you didn't know, anyone can host their wedding with Fort Sam. They have three great venues to choose from and their rates are very reasonable. Email Manuel Valdez to get rates and availability with Fort Sam.
Happy Wedding Planning.
The Wedding Lady