September, 2011

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Whimsical and graceful, ribbons are an innovative accessory to any wedding decor. Options are limitless as types of fabric, style, texture range from rustic to chic, from understated to ornate. For an outdoor event rich colors like cranberry, apricot, saffron and turquoise are striking against the backdrop of the outdoors. If you already have a brightly-colored wedding theme, subdued ribbons can add a lavish touch, particuarly to things that seem realtively simple--dress up little details like silverware, floral vases, treetrunks, gift bags.

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TGIF!  Time to enjoy the first signs of fall with this week's Bridal Booty, a three-piece set of artisanal bath and body care products from Farmer's Market via the Sun Feather Natural Soap Company.  The set includes luxurious body sugar scrubs in both Apple Cider and Sweet Maple, as well as Sweet Maple body and hair shampoo to leave your skin soft and your nose happy.  Once you discover how great these products make you feel, don't be surprised if you're inspired to give them to your loved ones as wedding favors!

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Nothing screams autumn like a crunchy, yet perfectly chewy caramel covered apple, but this sweet treat can be incorporated in so many other ways. Not only does the beautiful color mirror the changing fall foliage, but it is an irresistible addition to any dessert. Try caramel apple crisp, caramel cake or caramel fudge for a seasonal take on dessert, or incorporate it into a beverage, like warm caramel apple cider to offset a fall day. Or maybe you want to send your guests home with something to chew on, caramel treats can easily be purchased, or made, if you want to do it yourself.

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Great news! The Pink Orange design and stationery house has just launched Clementine, a budget-friendly line of ready-to-order wedding stationery. You can now get stylish stationery without the couture cost. Here's how it works: first, pick your design from an array of unique, quality templates. Next, pick your paper. Then, just pick the font and text color to reflect the mood and color scheme of your wedding.

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With so many different unique venues within the Inn grounds, Jedediah Hawkins will be sure to provide you with an unforgettable destination for an unforgettable day. Each detail of the Inn has been transformed to make every guest feel as relaxed as possible, which isn't hard when being accommodated in one of their six individually designed rooms. The Inn prides itself on its hospitality services and will gladly custom tailor any detail to fulfill your wedding day. Let Jedediah Hawkin's dazzle you with their spa services, as well as their on-site makeup and hair stylists.

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Of all five senses, the one most linked to memory is smell. On a day you'll definitely want to remember forever, let your wedding decor do double duty with sunny citrus colors to remind you of fresh scents--and the fresh new start you'll be making as a married couple! Shades of yellow, orange and green go together as naturally on cakes and centerpieces as they do in groves of fruit; and such vibrant hues will energize your guests as they gather to wish you well.

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Come join the best of Boston's wedding professionals and vendors as they gather to give advice, prizes, and most importantly style tips to soon-to-be-brides. La Reine, Boston's #1 bridal salon, will be featuring its newest designs along the runway, while the rest of the Boston wedding industry will bring your perfect wedding day to life.

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Spicing up a plain glass of water is just another way to add an unexpected splash of color and detail to your wedding decor. The possibilities for decorative ice cubes are endless. Flowers are a great way to make a boring drink beautiful, or you can subtly infuse flavor into water by putting berries, citrus fruit or mint in your ice cubes. Simply add your flavor or flower of choice to an empty ice cube tray, then slowly pour water into the tray, and freeze, as you would with regular ice cubes. Pop into still water, sparkling water, or another light-colored beverage, like a white wine sangria.

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Married at the Lawrence Beach Club in Atlantic Beach, NY, Elizabeth & Sean wanted to imbue their day with key elements from their location: relaxation, respite, ease. Elizabeth spent summers growing up at the Beach Club, a thread to the past that allowed for the site of the wedding to take on a more intimate feel. Wanting the wedding to have a light and fun atmosphere, the couple honed in on three details that would provide their wedding day with an unfussy and merry ambiance.

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Laura Ching is the Co-Founder of Wedding Paper Divas, a company she helped found in 2004. Rooted in a deep passion for innovation, great design and fanatical customer service, Wedding Paper Divas has grown from a tiny, self-funded start-up to one of the premier online wedding stationery destinations servicing. Laura’s mission is to bring fresh designs and style to customers through both the products and the overall look and feel of the website.