Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hair Accessories: Feathers

Carrying on with reception hair ideas, we're taking a look at feathers. We all remember the Sex and the City movie when Carrie married Mr. Big - she wore a bird on her head.


I'm not suggesting wearing bird accessories on your big day but there are plenty of other pretty options out there.

I really can't express how much I love Etsy. Most of the pieces I've chosen, I found on that site. Mariell and Advantage Bridal are also great resources.

Always consult with your hair stylist to get their thoughts on any hair accessory you choose.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hair Accessories: Headbands

There really are lots of options for things to put in your hair for your reception. Though tiaras may be a little over the top for some brides, headbands are a fun alternative and they're perfect for any hairstyle.

Glam Gal, Etsy and True Blue Bridal are great resources for headbands.

Always consult with your hair stylist to get their thoughts on any hair accessory you choose.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hair Accessories: Combs

Rhinestones and pearls and crystals, oh my! Decorated combs are the perfect way to add major bling to your reception look. They're easy to use and the result is stunning.

Hair Comes the Bride offers wonderful combs in many different varieties. And, as always, Etsy and Advantage Bridal are awesome resources for all things bridal accessories.
Always consult with your hair stylist for any accessories you plan on using.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hair Accessories: Flowers

A concern shared by many brides is what to do with their hair for the reception. For the ceremony, the veil is the focal point of the hair but what happens after the ceremony when the veil is removed? A bride can always ask her hair stylist to stay around to create a whole new look after the ceremony; but, in the interest of saving time, I'll showcase my favorite options for changing up your hair on your own for your reception.

Red roses are classic and this piece just screams classic pin-up girl. Throw on some red lipstick to really kick up the fun.

Colorful flowers are also a great idea for your maid of honor as a way to make her look special.

With a simple Google search, tons and tons of sites for hair flowers are at your disposal. Etsy, Retro Glamor Girl and HairFlowers.Net are my favorite sites for flowers as they offer quality products that are inexpensive. No need to break the bank over such a simple detail.

Always consult with your hair stylist to get their thoughts on any hair accessory you choose.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Who Would Have Thought?

An idea as simple as changing boring, drab shoelaces into colorful, fun ones has alluded us all. And I'm choosing to forget the awkward teenage years when we all thought mismatching shoelaces (if not shoes), was definitely the way to go.

We are talking about taking your groom's and/or groomsmen's shoes and adding a shoelace that corresponds with your wedding colors for an unexpected pop of color.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wedding Open House

It's no secret that I love, love the Inn at Perry Cabin and stay there for my annual birthday retreat. The Inn, the grounds, the view, the spa, the staff and the food are amazing. And now for brides who would like to get married on Maryland's Eastern Shore, they have the option of having their wedding there. We suggest a drive to The Inn at Perry Cabin for their Wedding Open House to see all that they have to offer.

Attend their special event on February 19th from 12pm - 4pm and you'll get to tour the function spaces & guest rooms, taste menu items & sample cocktails, and meet with the Inn's event coordinator and preferred wedding professionals.

Admission is free so feel free to take your fiance, mom or bridesmaids along! Just be sure to send your RSVP to Jenny Coppedge - http://www.blogger.com/JCoppedge@PerryCabin.com

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Kristin + Bennett: The Details

Not one thing was overlooked when incorporating all things baseball into Kristin and Bennett's wedding.

The Pleasure of Your Company designed their baseball glove invitations.

Due to the extensive beading on her dress, Kristin knew she wouldn't need a necklace so she worked closely with Westphal Jewelers to create these one of a kind, orange sapphire and diamond earrings.

Of course her shoes needed to be orange!

The groomsmen all wore black, orange and white argyle socks with classic black Chuck Taylors. Also, Bennett's step-mother made all the orange ties and pockets squares herself.

Karen Lock used carnations to create an arrangement that looked like an actual baseball.

The table numbers were all past and present Oriole players numbers.

Oh My Chocolate created caramel apples with the Oriole logo on them as favors for the guests. These little tokens were highly coveted as even I was hoping someone might leave one behind for me.

A close friend of Kristin and Bennett's carved pumpkins with their names and initials in them for a really neat touch.

Instead of the traditional guestbook, the couple had a custom Orioles jersey made at Pro-Am. Because their last name is So, they refer to themselves as Mr. & Mrs. So and So, hence the name on the jersey.

One of the most awesome parts of having your wedding at Camden Yards? The pictures on the field!

Such a great picture!

It was such a pleasure to work with all the vendors who made this wedding possible.
Wedding Planning: Elizabeth Bailey
Photographer: Sarah Miller
Florist: Karen Lock
Reception Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Reception DJ: Greg Norris
Ceremony Music: Crystal Strings
Wedding Cake: Mary Elliott