It’s all in the details

December 6, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  No Comments

The Knot featured 30 dresses from the Spring 2009 collection from some of the best bridesmaid dress designers. From the looks of the collection most designers had one continuous theme: details! From ruffles, folds and flowers, a closer look at these dresses has us ready for a fun and flirty spring. 

Alvina Valenta

Alvina Valenta

 

Lela Rose

Lela Rose

 

Jim Hjelm

Jim Hjelm

 

Jim Hjelm

Jim Hjelm

 

Lazaro

Lazaro

 

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

Happy Savings!!

December 1, 2008  |  Wedding Tips  |  No Comments

It’s Cyber Monday!! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Black Friday may be the day to hit the mall for sales but Monday is the day to hit the couch…and save. Knock out some of that wedding to-do list with plenty of savings online. Here were a few of my favorite finds:

If you have been eyeing any of the bridesmaid dresses at J. Crew today is the day to take a closer look! Regularly priced dresses of $250 are as low as $129. Just one more thing you, and your bridesmaids, will be thankful for!

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For decorations:

Paper lantern store is offering 15% off all purchases

Plum Party is offering 25% off all purchases

For Your Party has free shipping for purchases over $100

And in case you still have more shopping in you, head over to Victoria Secret to pick something for the wedding night or a new swim suit for the honeymoon! VS is offering 20% off your entire purchase.

Fall favorites

November 15, 2008  |  Color Me Inspired  |  No Comments

Before the temperatures cool off this weekend, I wanted to post my favorite color palette right now, which I think works great for fall. This board was inspired by one of my favorite things ginkgo trees. But not just any ginkgo tree. It has to be late fall when every leaf has gone from green to completely yellow. The five-year-old in me is still amazed to see anything besides green leaves.

For brides working with a small budget warm yellow accents with berries and branches like in this inspiration board can add a brilliant effect without draining your funds. And we’ll add this year’s hottest hue, a steely gray just because we can’t get enough of it!

 

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Millie Holloman via Elizabeth Anne Designs. Butterscotchpress.com. Jcrew.com. Claire Cocheme Photography. Frolic!. seejanework.com. Millie Holloman.

Photo credits: Millie Holloman via Elizabeth Anne Designs. Butterscotchpress.com. Jcrew.com. Claire Cocheme Photography. Frolic!. seejanework.com. Millie Holloman.

You’re invited to the Butterscotch Party!

November 7, 2008  |  Southern Fete News  |  1 Comment

Modern or classic? Pink or Green? Tell us what you think! Tyler Woerner and I will soon launch our company Butterscotch Press.  After developing a line of fresh, modern and budget-friendly wedding invitations, we want your opinion. Browse our collection of twenty designs and tell us what you think. Come hungry for sweets. We will be serving desserts and, of course, candy. Those who come will receive a 20% discount for wedding invitation sets or custom stationary.

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Time: 8:30 -10:30 

Location: Olde Towne Model Home, 206 Founders St., Lafayette, La

Contact me for more information: 337-654-4841 or valerie@southernfete.com

Directions:
From the Ambassador Caffrey and Kaliste Saloom intersection head south to Verot School Road. Take a right onto Verot. Go about a mile and turn on Millcreek Road. Take first right into Olde Towne at Millcreek neighborhood. Stay to the right and take left on Traditions, take left on Founders. It will be the fourth house on the right.

Here’s a sample of our designs. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge. 

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Break out your pom poms! We’ve got the fall flower for you

November 1, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  No Comments

So you’re planning a fall wedding and have no idea what flowers are actually in season. Your favorite buds, tulips or hydrangeas, will cost a pretty penny since they aren’t in season, and that’s if their available. What’s a bride to do?? Dahlias. There are several variations of the flower. Below are a few favorites of the pom pom dahlia. Enjoy!

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Gallery photographs by Kyla

 

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Goodbye bland beige

October 27, 2008  |  Color Me Inspired  |  No Comments

What colors do you see when you think of having a fall or winter wedding? Is it always burnt orange and brown or winter white and crimson red? For the next several months I will be posting inspiration boards of color alternatives as well as updates of these old faithfuls.

My last post featured white wedding cakes that had just as much personality as colored cakes. Today I am bringing an inspiration board of creams, ivorys and pale pinks. I first fell in love with this palette when I decorated my college bedroom. After a stressful day at school, I found so much peace and comfort in my muted hues room. The trick to bringing these “non-colors” to life is through texture and warm lighting. 

Table setting by White Lace Weddings, Barn from The Byles Blogspot, Glasses from Brides.com, Cake from MS,  Ring by Sarah Perlis, Couple from Brides.com.