Sunday, November 20, 2011

Perfect Pet Pics

Pets, pets, pets! They're in weddings everywhere.  Some are dogs, some cats, some birds, and almost anything else you can think of! These Boston Terriers in Justin and Mary's wedding are the stars of these wedding photos! Remember the saying about never working with animals or kids? This photo shows you why!

Image via Style Me Pretty by Justin and Mary

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Black Friday Shopping Deals!

Shopping on Black Friday! The perfect day for a bride planning a black and white wedding to shop! Whether it's a great day to shop for the holidays or a great day to pick up those something extras for your wedding, get out there and investigate all the glories of black friday!!

Black Friday 2011

Best Buy Black Friday Ad

Red Envelope Coupons 

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Black and White Damask At Weddings

Black and white weddings are all the rage.  These photos show just a portion of the items made just for weddings with a black and white theme.  Brides choose either to go pure black and white or add some reds or bright colors to their flowers or linens.

This ring bearer's pillow carries through the black and white theme.

Mugs and guest books are some more options for the black and white bride.  Find all these items at Perfectly Presented or other similar web sites.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Black, White...and Unexpected

Usually black and white weddings are very formal...very tuxedo...formal gown.  But these skeleton xray pumps are for the bride looking for a little bit of fun in her wedding shoes.  Perfect the bride/groom who work in medicine or radiology.  Or the bride having a Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos wedding.  Best of all, there are shoes for the groom that MATCH! OH YEAH! I do love it when a plan comes together.  Blood spatter shoes are also available--perfect for the ER doc or nurse.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Louboutin-Real or Fake

Love these funky black Louboutin's with eyeballs all over them, but not sure I'd want to spend the thousands of dollars they cost.  But if you go to Do It Yourself Wedding Planning, they tell you just how to make your own version of this fun footwear.  Most black and white weddings are very formal and tuxedo-ish.  The addition of these babies will wow your guests and give you something to giggle about if there is a stressful moment or two on your wedding day.

Sure weddings are serious business, but every wedding day should have some whimsy.  So for a wedding with whimsy-walk down the aisle in fake Louboutin's even if you can't afford the real thing. And who cares if your great aunt is rolling her eyes at you...your 'eyes' will be rolling right back!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lanterns Light Up Your Wedding Day (or Night)

Having a black and white wedding? Try these great paper lanterns with a difference! Hang them from trees, or inside your tent they'll make a statement. Or try the black lanterns on your tabletops (below) in place of centerpieces on your tables.  Both are from Save on Crafts' web site where there are a lot more great ideas for your wedding day.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Black and White Twilight Cupcake Wrapper

Visit Cupcake Wrapture (cute name btw) has some great choices if you're looking for wraps for your cupcakes.  Not only offered in black and white but lots of colors too so you can use them as accents instead of keeping everything black and white! So if you want to cut costs for your wedding and make your own mini-cakes using cupcakes in great wraps Cupcake Wrapture is a great place to shop!

Black and White Wedding With An Accent of Red Inspiration Board

Inspiration for your black and white wedding with accents in red! A wedding look that is sophisticated as well as exciting.  This inspiration board courtesy of Junebug Wedding web site.  Visit them to find even more great ideas to inspire you when you plan your own wedding!

Top row left to right: Flowers by Fleurish, Cake from, Photo by John and Joseph Photography
Second row left to right: Red Velvet China by Rosanna, Dress by Vera Wang on, Party Raffle China by Rosanna
Third row left to right: Photo by La Vie Photography, Pomegranate Seating Cards from Martha Stewart, Dress by Oscar de la Renta on
Bottom row left to right: Wine decanter and glass from Martha Stewart, Red Coral Earrings by Cathy Waterman at Twist, Button Seating Cards from Martha Stewart

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Picture Perfect Cameo Tablescape

I've always been in love with cameos so when I saw this tablescape on Martha Stewart's site I had to share it with you.  Martha and her staff are their usual creative selves and give you a total look for less by adding DIY elements.  Martha Stewart Weddings how to design in pink, black and white features a cameo.  For additional directions check out her site (linked above).  Note how she adds some black stitching to the edge of the linen napkin for accent and edges her place cards with black.  The favor box sits in the center of white china with a black and white trim, it has a beautiful cameo look added to the top of the favor box.  The link for where Martha got the cameo pieces to make the favor boxes in on her site as well.  Overall a designer look with a do it yourself price tag. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Black and White Bracelet

Bonn Bons make the perfect jewelry for the bride planning a black and white wedding.  You add the charms of your choice to a base bracelet.  This lets you have as much glitz and glam as you choose.  Visit their web site to see a variety of charms you can use to build your bracelet. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

White Carnations, Ribbon Flowers And A Black Pleated Handle Turn This Bouquet Into A Scene Stealer!

Martha Stewart offers this pleated black handle bouquet made with inexpensive but deluxe white carnations.  If you look carefully at this bouquet you'll also see some handmade white ribbon flowers added to the mix--a beautiful way to add another texture to the bouquet.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Black and White Ice Cream Cupcakes

This double-decker angel food cupcake with it's boutique cupcake paper is perfect for a wedding. It looks just like an asymmetrical wedding cake! This cupcake was an entry in a contest and was created by The Insomniac Baker. The recipe is on the Baker's web page linked previously. Photos also courtesy of The Insomniac Baker.

Try out this combination of angel food cake and meringue with gelato! Two fluffy angel food cupcakes with meringue gelato in the middle and a smooth, Swiss meringue buttercream on top, with a sweet little meringue cookie to top it all off--perfection! These are an ice cream cupcake though so your caterer will need to assemble them on site and they won't work for a sweet table. You could probably adapt the recipe to use something other than the gelato if you wanted to use them for a sweet table display.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Just wanted to wish all my readers a Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your cookouts or beach trips or the day at the pool. See you tomorrow! Nancy&Bill

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Black and White Striped Accents

This wedding with black and white accents (actually a Halloween wedding) is a perfect example of using black and white for your wedding colors and making it work! Whether it's the striped sash or the table accents or the grooms tie the addition of black to the white is just enough, without being too much.

The groom's bow tie is featured on Erin's Heart Court blog along with other photos.

Look for the fabric for the runner from IKEA! Style doesn't have to be expensive!

And this little pumpkin of a flower girl's dress is by Lily Anna for Girls

Wedding Details

Photographers: Erin Hearts Court
Wedding Coordinator: Megan Fickling, La Partie Events
Florist: Megan Fickling, La Partie Events
Bridal Gown Designer: Designed by bride and made by Monaco Couture
Hairpiece: Juicy Couture
Groom Suit: Prada
Groom Bow Tie: Designed by bride and made by Monaco Couture
Flower girl attire: Lily Anna for Girls
Caterer: Auntie Em’s Catering
Bridal Hair: Fiore Beauty
Bridal Makeup: Rebecca Netzel
Runner Fabric: IKEA
Rentals: Town and Country

Monday, March 7, 2011

Black and White Wedding Cakes

Catering By Uptown provides visually exciting food

Visit the Catering by Uptown website to see more examples of their creative and visually exciting food.  Their wedding cakes offer you a variety of options in color and style.  They have cakes that compliment a Black and White wedding as well as more colorful weddings.  If you are having a black and white wedding consider serving your cake on a black plate like the photo above accented with strawberries. 

Frosted Tea Light Holders

Set of Four Frosted Glass Tealight Holders by Kate Aspen

Are you a UK bride? Kate Aspen offers some of the greatest wedding favors.  They have a whole group of black and white favors that are perfect for the bride having a black and white wedding.  Some are chandelier based, some are damask, and some are other black and white designs.  Head on over to check out their great ideas for wedding favors.  These chandeliers are perfect because some of the most incredible times in your life take place lit by a sparkling chandelier, so why not give a special chandelier wedding favor to mark that special day.  These are ONLY from Kate Aspen and they ship directly to Canada and the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Lerwick & Shetland Islands).   Other areas read their FAQs for more info on shipping.  As their catalog says 'Unmistakable elegance, only from Kate Aspen.' And we agree!