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March 28, 2010

Wedding Traditions to Trends

Category: Wedding Cakes – Tags: , – Matt Ward 3:54 pm
Hello Mello Pie from Sedona Pies

Hello Mello Pie from Sedona Pies

Fruit pies or tarts (pasties) where probably first made in the 1500s. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie to Queen Elizabeth I.

Fruitcakes have been holiday and wedding cakes which have a very heavy fruit content. The name “fruitcake” can be traced back only as far as the Middle Ages. It is formed from a combination of the Latin fructus, and French frui or frug.I remember as a child that having a wedding cake was the cake of choice…much like the Christmas cakes that were baked. My aunt was (more…)

March 26, 2010

Organizing Tips for Newly Married Couples: Setting Up Your Closet

Category: Newly Married Couples – Tags: , – Matt Ward 9:33 am

Newlywed Closet OrganizationIsn’t it frustrating to look for clothes in the morning before work and not find what you want?  Swimming through a closet stuffed to the brim creates a claustrophobic feeling that makes you want to run away and leave your clothes in a pile (the same pile, in fact, that they are already sitting in).  Organizing your closet ahead can be simple, fun and always rewarding.

Here are some ways to dive in:

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March 24, 2010

Planning The Honeymoon

Category: Honeymoon – Tags: – Matt Ward 5:32 pm

…..the long awaited Honeymoon!

HoneymoonAs you begin the planning of your wedding…be sure you include the HONEYMOON as part of your planning!

The honeymoon is the beginning of your married life together.  A time to get away, alone together – probably for the first time in awhile!  Start your honeymoon planning early. Give it a lot of thought, and you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable one. (more…)

March 17, 2010

Selecting a Wedding Venue

Event Planning

Planning Your Wedding

The selection of a wedding venue has many factors involved.  The couple should sit down and decide what type of wedding they are envisioning.  Do they want something overly romantic or simple? They should also ask themselves what type of theme they would like and set a budget for their venue expenses.  Budget can be a big factor.  Selecting a wedding location or venue is not as simple as some might think.  It takes a keen eye to determine what will be right for you and what will fit for your needs.  You need to pay close attention to the details as well.
When looking at a reception venue there are many questions that one should ask, they are:
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March 13, 2010

The Battle between the Wedding Band and the Wedding DJ

Category: Wedding Music – Tags: , , – Matt Ward 5:03 pm

Wedding BandEntertainment for your very special day is equally important as all the other decisions you have been making so far.  The decision of a Band or DJ will be easier to make after you look at all aspects of things to consider before deciding.

The band is a nice mood setter.  Seeing the live music is elegant and inviting.  With this choice there are some things to consider; (more…)

March 8, 2010

Fresh vs. Silk Flowers: Do I want to Save Them or Smell Them?

Category: Flowers – Tags: , – Matt Ward 9:56 am

Fresh Wedding Flowers VS Silk Wedding FlowersFresh wedding flowers are beautiful and fragrant. There are some things to consider when purchasing them.  What time can you pick up the flowers; will they be open before your ceremony? If you pick them up the day before how will you store them to keep them fresh?  Is there a refrigerator at the location of your ceremony you can store them in?  Is your florist limited to in season flowers or can they have any flowers you choose shipped in?  Have your florist remove the stamens in flowers such as lilies. The tip of the stamen on a lily is heavily coated in pollen that can stain the wedding dress leaving yellow spots on the dress.  Lilies are beautiful and blend well with roses for a beautiful bride’s bouquet in white. (more…)

March 4, 2010

The Wedding Dress: Should the Bridegroom Be Involved In the Selection

Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

What happened to the groom seeing you for the first time in the dress at the wedding?  He would stand there in awe being blown away by the vision of you in angelic white floating toward him as if in a dream? Tears would fill his eyes as he saw you for the very first time as his bride.

Before the wedding bride’s would hide the dress if he was in a 10 mile radius of the blessed vestment.  No bride wanted to be seen by her beloved in her dress before that magical moment or she could risk bad luck if he did indeed find a way past her security force of Mom, Grandma, Aunts and basically any female in shouting distance. All women banded together to keep his prying eyes from the dress.

Now caution has been thrown to the wind. Bad luck omens don’t hold the same power over these generations’ brides as it did young girls of yesteryear.  Some women are (more…)

March 2, 2010

Choosing the right Wedding Photographer

When looking for a wedding photographer, most couples are not sure where to begin. Photographers are online, in magazines and at trade-shows, but how do you know who will be right for you and your wedding day? First step: Book at least three meetings with photographers whose work you love. Once you get to the meeting, here are some essentials that you should be looking for:

    Leslie Boudreau of Innovative Photography

    Leslie Boudreau

  1. Are they listening?
    It’s the key element to having great photos you will love for years. If you’re photographer doesn’t “hear” that you want your formals on the beach at sunset, you most likely won’t get those images. Ask what they think of your ideas, make sure they are taking notes, and find out what their policy is about requesting specific images and last minute ideas. If they are unwilling to budge or don’t seem to be following the entire conversation, it may be time to move on.
  2. Do I connect and feel comfortable with them?
    This is the one vendor you will be working with before, during and after your event, so you need to love them! Yes, the art is the part you will take home, but the experience of the person is what will influence how you feel about your images. Do they make you feel relaxed or more stressed out? Do you feel that they will take care of you on your wedding day as well as afterward? Make sure to bring along (more…)

March 1, 2010

First Aid Kit for The Wedding Day

Category: Wedding Photography,Wedding Tips – Tags: , , – Matt Ward 7:56 pm

First Aid Kit for The Wedding Day; AMust Have that No One told you about!

Dawn Dish Detergent removes makeup stains on your wedding day

A Must Have for your Emergency Wedding Kit

The wedding day can have some minor mishaps that can be quickly fixed with ease if you plan ahead. I suggest using a tackle box or small suitcase. You should think about having a few things  in your wedding day first aid; white chalk, clear dawn dish liquid, needle, thread, straight pins, duct tape, small safety pins, floral tape, make up, hair spray, curling iron or flat iron, hair pins, bobby pins, white wash clothes, clear polish, spare panty hose, baby wipes, comfortable light weight slippers, a few small bottles of water and an energy bar or granola bar.

Some of the things you need for your box do need a little explanation. One of these is the white chalk. White chalk is a real good way to whiten up the brides dress if the bottom of the dress has dragged on the ground and got darkened. Brushing up against a car or walking behind a car that is running can cause a dark blackish smear to appear on the dress. Just rub the white chalk on the affected area and it will cover up the blemish.

Dawn dish liquid can get makeup stains right out. Hair spray is not only good for holding your hair in place, but if you get any ink on your dress just (more…)

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