Wednesday, September 30, 2009

what I love: 9tailors

Alright, ladies. I've got a fabulous treat for you this week! Samantha Shih of 9tailors has come to tell you all about what she loves this week! Who would have guessed it? Of course - she loves a tailored shirt! If you love a tailored shirt too, let her know and she may well just give you a deal!
Here she is!

Ready to “Get Groomed?”

D.C. Brides - So much attention is placed on the bride and bridemaids, but what about the groom and his attendants? It’s time they get some attention!

9tailors is the premier online custom tailor that makes dress shirts for grooms and groomsmen. While the white shirt is definitely a classic, a bride shouldn’t feel like she has to default to this color. Having ivory, blue, coral, mint, cream or citrus in your wedding? With over 600 types of fabrics to choose from, a bride can find a shirting fabric that matches her colors scheme. And, the best part? All custom dress shirts start at $60.00.

Here's what one groom had to say:

9tailors made the shirts for the my groomsmen in my wedding. Not only were the shirts exactly what I asked for (cuffs, collar, color were just as I envisioned), the fit was amazing. All four of my guys raved that their shirts were the best fitted shirts they've ever had. Sam and her crew go through the whole process with you, from choosing the design, to the final fitting. We all loved the shirts as soon as we put them on. But since Sam was so diligent about following up and insisting on quality and the right fit, I know that if we had had an issue she would have fixed it to our liking. I know that I'll be going back to 9tailors! And I have a feeling I've won over a few groomsmen and many guests at my wedding as we got many compliments!”
- Max, Boston

Wedding parties will receive a 20% discount when they mention "Invited." Offer good through October 31, 2009.

Need help styling your groom? Contact a Wedding Specialist or at 909-90-SHIRTS (909-907-4478).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

what I love: style me pretty's style circle

Okay, I don't know if you've checked it out yet, though I'm certain you've heard word of it on the streets: Style Circle. Style Me Pretty (yes, the fabulous blog with all things weddings) has created an amazing Circle of wedding lovers.

The Style Circle is composed of all those who love weddings - a place for them to chat, share concepts, color schemes, and best of all (what I love) inspiration boards! They have this magic inspiration board maker that provides the format, the pictures, the ideas - the everything! It's amazing, to say the least.

Look at what I produced in no more than 15 minutes!

Chic Garden Romance

Credits: Docuvitae, Karen Wise, Millie Holloman Photography, Raya Carlisle Photography, Jose Villa

You don't have to be jealous of this awesome inspiration board though, because you can hop right on over to the Style Circle and make one yourself - right quick! Trust me (I don't have to ask) you'll love, love, love it!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

random love: sloan photography

Okay, I love this so much that I had to throw in a little something special on a random day, I know. But I just couldn't wait! Trust me!

You'll love Sloan Photography too - especially when you see these amazing photos of Stacie and Geoff during a recent "in love" photo session.

Now they're based in Arizona, so don't get your hopes up yet... but I'm pretty sure that for the right price you can export their amazing talents to any town!

all photos courtesy of Sloan Photography

I can't tell you in any words how much I love this photo session! What do you say? Do you love?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

what I love: love!

Okay, I must admit: I love love. I'm lucky enough to be in an industry that surrounds itself with it, and I'm lucky enough to witness it on a nearly daily basis. (So far not a single bridezilla has come through the doors of my office!) So what better thing to love this Wednesday then a poster that screams LOVE - literally!

MadeByGirl has created a poster that I adore. They call it Love Candy.

Appropriately named because it comes in an array of colors that are all reminiscent of a trip down to the local candy store.

All I have to say is, "MadeByGirl, I love."How adorable, right? What do you say? Do you love, love this Love Candy?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

what I love: fonts for peas!

Alright all you DIY brides out there, I have a special "love" for you this week: Fonts for Peas! Have you ever wanted to personalize a note, letter, or placecard, but you just don't want to spend all that time handwriting each item? Well for you I present Fonts for Peas!

Fonts for Peas is the brainchild of a wonderful couple - Kevin and Amanda. They decided that they wanted to provide for all us lucky people the possibility of fabulous handwriting fonts! More importantly, they decided that they wanted to provide us the opportunity to make our OWN handwriting into a font!

Here's how it works: you write down all the letters from A-Z with a felt tip pen

scan your image in, send your .jpg over to them

and don't forget to name your font!

How great is this?! I can't help but adore all of the fonts on their site! I almost don't want to ruin it with my one of my own! Though one must admit, this does provide - for the DIYer - the possibility to truly personalize all the place cards, table names, menus, welcome notes, (the list goes on and on!) for their wedding without all the extra work!

So undoubtedly, what I love this week is Fonts for Peas. What do you think? Do you love it?

All Photo Credits: Fonts for Peas

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

what I love: details!

This week I have a very special surprise for all you readers - we have a guest blogger! I wanted to introduce Allison O'Grady, who will be telling us all about what she loves this week. How about I let her introduce herself? Here she is...

First of all, thanks to Pavaune for allowing me to guest post today! I absolutely love weddings and though I am not even getting married, I spend way too many hours each day looking at wedding blogs, photos and Etsy wedding shops!

My name is Allison O'Grady, and I am the owner of the Aspiring Couture online boutique. We even have a small wedding dress section. I have a blog, Aspiring Couture , where I display aspiring designers. I show my favorite wedding ideas on Wednesdays over on my blog, but today I get to share some of my favorite wedding ideas for you!

And now, on to what Allison loves this week:

Attention to detail. Aaaah, how I love those little details that you notice out of the corner of your eye, those little things that make your wedding yours. Without details, all weddings would look pretty much the same. It is important, when planning you wedding, to focus on the details and create a space which represents the two of you to the world for the first time!

With Etsy, Twitter and so many other social networking sites, it is now easier than ever for aspiring artists to debut their products. Finding those creative ideas that represent you as a couple has never been so simple. I have become so inspired by many blogs, Etsy shops,
etc. which offer these creative new ideas that have never been done before. I wanted to share some of my favorites and give you an idea of how to use other people's ideas to create your unique wedding!

Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty
I had the idea a long time ago to have personalized M&Ms at my wedding, but in jars for people to grab from is such a cute way to do it!

Photo Credit: MoodLites
I love lights, so I love this idea of colored paper flower lights! Having tons of these around would create unique lighting for your reception.

Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty
I love the idea of hanging paper lanterns as well! Decoration and function! That's the best. Plus you can see many different ways you can use lights to create your own ambiance.

Photo Credit: Corkey Creations
Here is a simple and small detail, but it is more original than just normal wine corks, don't you think? Details as small as these will be noticed and often get most people raving about how perfect your wedding was, right down to the place card holders!

Photo Credit: Unknown
See the chandeliers? The pillows? All these details make up this relaxed and creative-looking wedding! When looking at pictures, find those small things that really tie the area together and use those in your own planning.

Photo Credit: Unknown
This is my favorite! I love this picture for the dress, the couch and the
colors! I love the collar of the dress, though I may not want that for myself
necessarily. I think that it would be perfect for the bridesmaids though. They wouldn't be wearing normal "bridesmaids dresses" and would add something unique to the look of the wedding.Perfect!

There are my tidbits for the day! I hope I have inspired some
fantastic ideas inside of you all which will fit your wedding

It looks like Allison is loving those details this week! What do you think do you love, love those details?