Tuesday, August 3, 2010


No, we didn't catch baby fever, but when you look at this site...it is kind of hard not let out an audible "awwww" or two! When we find a lovely website with a neat purpose, we can't help but share it. Check out inspiremebaby.com. The site's creator publishes articles and links to inspire newborn, child and family photogs the world over!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Xiapeng Li and Angel's Wedding Video "Just Haven't Met You Yet"

Thank you Style Me Pretty for this awesome wedding video! PS, the groom is none other than Chinese gymnast and gold medal winner Xiapeng Li. Make sure you mute our music before you watch--the magic is in the music!

Angel & Xiaopeng's Rock 'n Roll Same Day Edit from Pelican Hill from Elysium Productions on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fabulous Stationary

Fabuooo--lous! Check out www.fabulousstationary.com for modern, funky-fun stationary. Social/business calling cards, personalized note cards and even mouse pads and picture frames are available from this site. Some of the designs are available on recycled paper, just look for a green leaf next to the item. Fabulous Stationary has been featured in magazines like InStyle Weddings, Marie Claire and Life and Style since their team of ad agency vets got together back in 2004.
Looking for a great STD card(ahem:for the lingo-impaired this means Save the Date, not what you're thinking) or perhaps you are moving when you become a Mrs. and change of address cards are in order? If you are like me and simply adore almost anything that is personalized (except for cars, do not get me started on monogramming you car y'all...)check out FabulousStationary.com.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vendors We Seriously Love

Flowers from the Cellar rocked our world in Charlotte this week. Designer Pam Bailey has a shop we'd like to spend a few days just poking around in if we could! From her latest loves, like the moss-covered treatments for everything from glass vases to large initials foam forms to use as a statement piece for a wedding or other event, the organic materials in this cellar extend beyond the flowers. Texture takes over and whether Pam is using copper wiring in a centerpiece or creating a perfectly posh bouquet with peacock feathers,you'll love her craftsmanship and appreciate her guidance for your next wedding or event!

Visit http://flowersfromthecellar.com/.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Before You Take THE Plunge..

Call it the big leap, the plunge or whatever you'd like but guys, don't miss this site: theplunge.com!

Monday, June 14, 2010

SC State Ports Authority's Community Day

Don't miss The Freeloaders at the SC State Ports Authority's Community Day on Saturday, June 19th from 11am-2pm. It's free and open to the public!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jennie and Garrett

Even wedding planners like a day off! I had such a great time in Nashville for Jennie and Garrett's May wedding. Music City never disappoints even after the disastrous flooding recently. The weekend started out with a lovely rehearsal dinner at Brentwood's charming bakery and restaurant, The Puffy Muffin. Trust us, order the eggplant parmesan and sneak a peak inside the bakery fridge behind the counter if you go: http://www.puffymuffin.com. The wedding and reception location at the W.O Music School was just right for this crowd of nearly 100 guests. The bride was gorgeous in a strapless number that led her groom to say, "Aren't I lucky? I'm marrying a Barbie!" The wedding party was lovely in pink dresses from J.Crew. Oh and the guitar glasses? A perfect rock star touch for this wedding!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Bridal Garden

Love this! The Bridal Garden is located in NYC and sells couture wedding gowns and accessories for up to 75% off retail prices. Seriously! This fabulous store carries Angel Sanchez, Marisa, Mon Cheri and more. The gowns are donated by designers and brides. The best part? All proceeds benefit education efforts for New York City children. Make sure to call for an appointment first.

Visit: http://www.bridalgarden.org/index.html

Thursday, April 1, 2010

One Hot Color Combo!

Navy and Fuchsia pop together! We're loving this design board featuring a strong navy with a flirty fuchsia because it is fresh and new. Found this inspiration or design board on bridalbuds.com and you can make your own at weddingwire.com.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bridal Shows

Ever wondered about those bridal shows you see advertised on billboards? Should you go? Is it worth your time and money? Should you drag the fiance? Will he hate it?

Allow us to guide you through the bridal show mania! We like bridal shows for a few reasons:
-Brides and grooms get a chance to check it all out in person. No matter how many books and magazines you read, nothing compares to seeing the wedding day components like cakes and flowers in person.
-The down side is listening to the sales pitches from prospective vendors. The folks who staff these events are sometimes just a bit persistent, but we find that a simple "We're just getting ideas, thanks for your time," helps steer a couple on to the next booth.
-There are contests to enter. Some bridal websites even suggest bringing pre-printed address labels so that you can enter all the drawings at these shows. Just beware, you're also signing up to be on a mailing list by entering the contests.
-Take a big purse and make sure you have a pen for any notes about vendors you'd like to make for yourself. Bridal shows usually have plastic bags for you to put all the catalogs and vendor brochures in, but be eco-friendly and keep up with them yourself.
-Go for the food! Often you can make a meal out of the samples from catering companies and save room for cake samples.
-Don't miss the fashion show. Check the program from the show you are attending, most list the time for that day's fashion show and seats fill up rather quickly.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Visit AriaDress.com for Bridesmaid Dresses

Catwalk is loving ariadress.com for its selection and great prices! From wedding dresses to accessories, flower girl dresses and to even a selection of menswear, we were most excited about the bridesmaid dresses on this site. Choose from halter, strapless, tea length, long gowns and more. Did we mention the colors and fabrics? Wow! Brides, if you were thinking you'd keep it simple and order from J. Crew for your bridesmaids, consider Aria instead. The prices are similar, even a bit less on Aria's site, depending on which fabric you choose. The styles are a fun and regardless of body type, each bridesmaid is sure to find one that makes her feel flirty and fab on your big day. We say, brides-pick the color and the length for a sense of uniformity and let your ladies pick the style. Check out Taylor's picture and the Aria website for ideas!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wedding Websites: Not Just the Knot Anymore

Guests love them! Your family and your bridesmaids do too and your future beloved, well he might be annoyed if you ask him to write the story of how you met...but maybe not!
That's right, we're talking about wedding websites! This is the online home for all the info guests need about your wedding. You can upload pictures, bios about your wedding party, a little snip it about the ceremony and reception venues and TA-DA, the proposal story.
TheKnot.com used to have the monopoly on easy to use wedding websites, but not anymore. Check out Wedding Wire's new section on wedding websites and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of templates.