InStyle Weddings to be Pulled by Time, Inc.


Is it the recession that is killing the print bridal magazines, the accelerating popularity of online alternatives, or is it both? It was recently announced that Time, Inc. will no longer publish InStyle Weddings after the Dec. 25, 2009 issue of the popular bridal magazine. Elegant Bride and Modern Bride, both Conde Naste publications, were [...]

Wedding Planning Breaks

Breaks and leaves of absence should not apply just to school and work, but major projects too – like planning your wedding!  This is a major lesson learned through the course of my planning so far. Given 14 months from engagement to wedding date, it gave me too much time to over think every detail.  [...]

Winter Wedding Favors by Wishpot


This month Wishpot brings you creative and fun ideas for wedding favors for a beautiful winter wedding! Trying to find new ways to personalize your favors and make them memorable? Wishpot wedding experts have so many great ideas for wedding favors that will leave a lasting impression this winter season! Wedding expert Wedangel has tons [...]

Fall Leaves for Your Autumn Wedding


As leaves change color and fall from the trees each day, I find them beautiful and tend to collect the nicest ones to dry and use them in projects during the holidays. Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate beautiful fall leaves in your Autumn wedding details. {Photo Credits: Fall Leaves Cake by Tara Donne from, Magnolia [...]

Apparel Designer Bill Levkoff, Inc’s Hi-Tech Approach


Happy Monday, everyone. Well, it’s back to the grind, but at least we have a short week ahead of us. Some tech news came up today I wanted to share that can hopefully assist those looking into bridesmaid dress styles/colors. I think this can be a really helpful tool to visualize and play with various [...]

{Inspiration} Twilight


I’ve been aticipating the new Twilight movie New Moon, which releases today. I have my tickets for tomorrow, and thus the inspiration for my post.  I just wanted to share the beautiful couple Edward and Bella in fancy attire. I love these shots as they are so romantic but dark at the same time. Some inspiration for your [...]

Finding Average Wedding Costs in Your Area


In my neck of the woods–San Jose, California–the average cost of a wedding today is between $28,914 and $48,190. That’s not including honeymoon and engagement ring, by the way. In San Francisco, it’s between $33,963 and $56,604…yipes…and in El Paso, Texas it’s $11,780 to $19,633. Here in the Golden state–where our average wedding cost, like [...]

A Burlap and Coffee Wedding


I’m very much inspired by the fall colors these days, with all the browns, tans, oranges and reds blooming out there. Today I had my inspiration board reflect my love of everything burlap and coffee.  I love the use of burlap on wedding details; burlap is a rustic material that has a very organic and natural quality [...]

Handmade Wedding Favors and Accessories at


In case you haven’t already heard about, you definitely want to check it out if you’re in the market for wedding accessories or favors. Etsy’s mission is “to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.” It’s is a marketplace for handmade crafts of all sorts, and includes an [...]

Paper Crafts for Your Autumn Wedding


I found these really cute and whimsical paper crafts for your autumn wedding from Sunshine and Ravioli via These are very rustic, custom handmade pieces of paper with autumn motifs for your save-the-dates, thank you cards, favor packaging and table numbers. Perfect for any fall inspired wedding! Autumn Leaf Save-the-Date Bookmarks Woodland Silhouette Thank You Cards Custom [...]