Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cake Toppers...

I know its been awhile... LOTS of planning...

I'm on to cake toppers... and thinking i might just do flowers on top (but i dont like the idea of real flowers... if i have flowers, i want edible flowers) or have a couple edible sugar butterflies on top.  The cake itself is going to be simple and understated...

I have a few ideas for toppers... and I need your votes!!

My wedding theme is pretty much Vintage Glam... haha funny i know... but here is a vintage topper...

But i really dont think i like the base of this!!!

Then here is a simple heart... which I was thinking i could glue a butterfly to!! like landing on it!

The next few are variations on the LOVE block... which I could get customized to purple or green... and instead of birds on the one, could put, again, a butterfly landing

And the last option... which I think i might be leaning toward... but still want your opinions... is this variation on the love idea...

Thoughts, Thoughts, Thoughts Please!!!
Crazy Bizzy Bride!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wedding Dress Wednesday - A Delicate Da Vinci

As I am pressed for time currently, my research isn't what it used to b, so today, I will simply highlight a BEAUTIFUL gown that is oddly both simple yet intricate!

This Da Vinci Bridal off the shoulder gown is made of primarily tulle, but the bodice is embellished with lace and beading.  Those lace and bead accents adorn the skirt of the gown as well.

It's gorgeous and certainly made for the bride that wants to feel like a princess!

I love it, and may have to try it on if I can!

Stay Happy.... Ever After!
Your Bizzy Bride

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Sorry it's been awhile... been crazy lately... quit my job, took some vacation time, started a new job... sent the Save the Dates!! So I will be here as much as I can in the next 10 and a half months...

Today is Bouquet-Day, and I just found the most fabulous alternative YET for ME!!!!  From Garden Side Studio's Flickr account.  I took it without asking, but I am giving credit!! I love it!! and the rest of their stuff is just as beautiful!

Butterflies, and it purple and green... and look at the little boutonniere down on the bottom as well... Hmm... this has me thinking!!!

Hap-Hap-Happily Ever After,
Your VERY Bizzy Bride!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

DIY Day - Guest Books...

Martha Stewart Weddings has an entire DIY section, so today I was looking through DIY Guest Books. Which I find fascinating... I want something different for our Guest Book... traditional is nice, but boring.  A simple guest book looks just like my guest list, only in a different order!  I want something that is more fun for my guests to fill out, and more enjoyable for me and my husband to read after!  So here are a few that I really enjoyed from the website.

Here is a Guest Book Quilt.

Now with this you can either have people take their patch and write what they wish, and then have them put it in a box or basket, and the quilt can be sewn together later on.  Or... you could have the quilt already made, and laid out, and your guest can write their wishes wherever they find space.  I personally like the idea of giving each person/couple their own square, and putting it together later!

This is a book set with questions...

Each table would get a small notepad with a question placed on the cover.  Each table would then fill in the book with their answers.  After the wedding, all the books can be placed together to appear to be volumes on your bookshelves.

And this is a File Card guestbook...

I especially enjoy this one.  It could become your guest book, but also your address book... Each guest/couple can fill out their contact information on one side to serve as your address book, and they can fill out their well wishes on the other side for your guest book.  Kept in its own file box, the cards can be alphabetized for easy access and viewing!

Like I said, I like different ideas...  Still looking for the one that is definitely right for me.  In a previous post I highlighted the Photo Booth and how that can be used as a guest book.  I know I will find the option that will best suit us, and you can bet that it will be different!

Happily Ever After,
Your Bizzy Bride

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wedding Dress Wednesday - Fall 2011

My apologies for missing bouquet day yesterday, but I am back today with Wednesday's Wedding Dresses!!  David's Bridal sent out their email today advertising that the new Fall 2011 collection has arrived... and in this post I would like to share with you a few on my favorites!!

These are all from David's Bridal.

This Tulle Ball gown with a pick up skirt is from DB's Oleg Cassini line, and is currently on sale for $800.

This Mikado Ball gown with Beaded appliques, is another Oleg Cassini and is also currently on sale, for $1150.

No denying where the inspiration for this gown came from... This long sleeved satin and lace ball gown retails for $849 from the David's Bridal Collection.

This all over lace ball gown with feather skirt is a Galina Signature and is on sale currently for $850.  I love the sweetheart back.

This organza split front gown with floral print inset is very different and one of the reasons I really like it... the pink floral print adds another dimension to the skirt.  On Sale for $449, its simple, but not all at the same time.

If you like the floral print, you can get your whole gown that way too.

This Strapless Printed Organza soft A-line is also on sale for $449, and is completely done in that pink floral design.

And last but not least (of my fav's, please go to the website and look at the pages of new gowns!!)...

You guessed it... new to the Vera Wang White collection... this Ball gown is adorned with a Corded lace bodice and Tulle skirt.  It comes with the shown matching floral sash, but could also be matched with the horsehair or grosgrain sash!  It's retailed at $1200, and is as fabulous as everything that Ms. Wang creates!!

So there you have it.  I urge you to go to the David's Bridal website and take a look at the new collection... they also have some new bridesmaids dresses as well.

With these new dresses I know you will live Happily Ever After!!
Your Bizzy Bride!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

My Wedding Monday - DJ!

I think one of the toughest decisions so far has been the DJ.  If you think about it, they play a HUGE roll in how your party goes... Do you want an active DJ or one who holds back? Do you want to pick all your music, or do you want to leave it up to them?  Do you want a band or a DJ, first of all?  Do you want lights and lasers, or do you want toned-down and fancy?  Its a tough decision... and we had a tough time!!  AND... we only met with a couple!

In the beginning I was attending bridal shows like a pro!  At one show I met this DJ pair that I took to instantly.  They weren't pushy, they were young, but didn't come across as amateurs... they were friendly, but playful too.  When my MOH and I walked toward their table the younger of the two gentlemen, handed me their folder... said to look at it over when I had a chance, but if I had any questions to feel free to ask.  So here I was, at my 3rd or 4th bridal show thinking, why didn't he give me his spiel? Why isn't he trying to sell me his bill of goods?  This intrigued me... So I said... "I have a question... I heard at another bridal show to ask DJ's what kind of equipment they use, so... what kind of equipment do you guys use?"

HA... The older DJ with this company jumped right in... now when I say older, I mean older than the other guy with him, but he is roughly the same age as my dear fiance.  So he steps in and says, "Let me ask you a question", with a smile on his face, "What do you know about DJ equipment?"... This made me laugh! He got me!!! I have NO CLUE what DJ equipment is, or does, nor do I care... but it started a conversation that made me feel comfortable instantly... so we laughed and talked, and he showed me the special price package for attending the show and let me on my way.

When it came time for the DJ discussion with the Fiance, I told him of these guys I met... He said we could give them a shot, so we took the drive down to New Rochelle to meet them!  Eric was our guy from Big Apple Entertainment, and he even remembered me from the bridal show... he said, "Yeah I remember you, you wanted to know about our equipment!! hahaha"... Fiance got a kick out of this too... So we sat there with him for over an hour just talking about ourselves and about our wedding and what we want our reception to be like... and he made us feel very comfortable, and confident that he was the right guy to be our MC/DJ.  He didn't try to oversell himself, he didn't push extras that we didn't want, and he understood that its going to be OUR day, not his SHOW!!!

BUT... Fiance didn't want to jump at the first DJ we interviewed... so we met with another company that was recommended by another one of our vendors.  This company was just as good as Big Apple, and although we felt comfortable with him as well, it was almost too comfortable... for instance, this guy was going to have us pick ALL our music for the night... call me crazy, but if I don't know a thing about equipment, I don't know a thing about picking music either... Leave it up to me and the whole thing would be Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam, and Jack Johnson... Plus, he was a little vague on what exactly we would be getting, where as Big Apple had a specific package that explained everything thoroughly.

We were still torn as we liked both individuals equally... but we discussed it at length and took in advice from others and decided to go with the guy that we felt understood US as a couple, and that we knew would be able to take the reigns and do the job without making it a chance for him to shine... He's also the guy that we decided we would invite to family BBQ... that's how comfortable we were with him, and how much fun we thought he was... (back story... the 3 of us have a lot in common too that we learned during our meeting) so it just kinda worked...

So there you have it... how we came to find our MC and DJ from Big Apple Entertainment.  They work out of New Rochelle, NY... and here are a couple pics from their website...

That guy there in the center is Eric!! He just looks fun, right??

After the big day, I will give a formal endorsement... but as of right now, I highly urge you to give them a chance, and talk to them if you are in the market... they can be as high voltage or calm and cool as you want them to be... and everywhere in the middle as well!  I cant wait for them to bring the party to our big day, and I just know deep down that we made the right decision!!

Happily Ever After
Your Bizzy Bride

Friday, June 17, 2011

Favor Friday - Crafty Crayons!!!

I had no idea what to post for favors today... I wanted something different... something new... I couldn't find anything in my usual search spots... and then I thought... ah heck with it... I'll go see what is on Off Beat Bride, maybe I wont do favors today... and there it was... "Crafty Crayon Favors Can Be Customized for ANY Wedding Theme"... SOLD!!!

Here is what they highlighted... (LOVE the lego guys)

They gave cute ideas to get those silicone ice tray molds in whatever shapes you want, melt down some crayons, and bam... customized...

So this had me looking, and I found MORE ideas... Here on the Frugal Family Fun Blog, they show how they make multi-colored heart-shaped crayons... and package them up!!

And, of course... Etsy has an entire shop!!! The ZeeBree Shop... Here are Butterflies that come in a set of 6 for $6.95

Here they make CUPCAKES!!!  6 to the set with different color bases... packed in a bakers box for $7.50

These adorable rings come in a set of 8 for $4.50, in the color you choose!!!

I think these DIY or simply BUY crayon favors are a cute idea... if you are having a fun themed wedding, I think it would add a cute personal touch... especially if you are going for a more young, fun, trendy vibe!!  If they aren't right for your traditional, elegant wedding, why not incorporate them for your shower??

A side note... these can also be done with soaps if you think crayons are too "childish", but we can jump into that next week!!! :-)

Happily Ever After with a splash of color!
Your Bizzy Bride!