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As a bride someday...thinketh On getting married... according to a 13 year-old. Meet Anna. "Yes. I think about my dress and my husband and being married. My dress will be white with a tank top or spaghetti straps. Lace. And, all the way to the floor. I'll wear my hair in a bun with a veil... Can you have a veil under your bun? (I nod yes) My husband... he will be funny, nice, loving, smart and

Thank you to the Dallas Wedding Planner Something Blue Blog for featuring our "Go Green" Inspiration Board. Go ahead, sneak a peek. And, check out the pretty blue honeymoon bag while you're at it... More on this later~ but it truly is wonderful that there are so many resources and ideas for living greener! It's good to be green! Best! Heidi

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I love to play board games! Just last night the hubby and I were outside on the patio playing a mean game of Chinese Checkers (I lost. He beat me by a whopping 3 moves). In any case, playing board games with family and friends is always so much fun! Bringing out a board game to play is much like having a baby in the room. Everybody tunes in and it's pretty hard not to smile and have a good time

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Add a little color or a lot of color to your wedding this fall or next season with stunning and beautiful jewel tones, modeled after nature's own bling. Ya gotta love nature! Here is a fun jewel-toned inspiration board to get you thinking along these lines. Check out the incredibly deep purple of amethyst. I could get lost in the greens and blues in the peacock feather alone. And, there are so

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At the bridal shower I attended this past weekend, the illustrious aunt of the bride-to-be carried on the tradition of assembling the ribbon bouquet. She took the ribbons, tulle and bows from all the gifts and attached them to a paper plate, arranging the largest bows in the middle and fanning outward from there. Christine, our beautiful bride-to-be can now carry her pretty ribbon bouquet down the

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Slow down and pick a tomato! The only tomatoes I typically eat are the ones we grow ourselves in the summertime. I love being able to walk right up to the plant, pick a cherry tomato, pop it in my mouth and be on my way. So sweet, almost like candy. This simple pleasure ranks right up there with~ a stretch of sun on a cool and cloudy day, all green lights when I'm in a hurry, a 10 minute power nap

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Love the look, style and feel of a certain era? Glitz and glam of old Hollywood, the jazz age of the 20's, the nifty 50's... Consider having a retro wedding theme. By transporting your guests back in time, you will give them an experience they won't likely forget. Stay true to the feel of the era by incorporating the classic elements that keep this period so well known and loved. Choose meal

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I happened upon these amazing cake toppers from Thumbprint Kids Cake Toppers and Figurines and couldn't help but share them with you. Each figurine is made in the likeness of the bride and groom and are hand-made from polymer clay. The artist renders the likeness from photos. I am having so much fun admiring her work. (Btw, each photo will link back to the original photos so you can see and admire

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Do you journal? If you do, then you know just how valuable it is for organizing your thoughts and emotions as well as being a tool for personal growth. Consider taking a sweet break from wedding planning each day to record this incredible, once-in-a lifetime journey that you're on. There is something cathartic about putting pen to paper to jot down and capture the gifts each day brings. If the

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Guest Blogging for us today... photographers, Cathy and David of Cathy and David Photography. I'm very excited to have this fun, high energy, husband-wife team, share with us some of their expertise on capturing those magical moments. Enjoy! What Makes a Monument Significant? by Cathy and David – Photographers. “Location, location, location!” That’s the one thought that seems to be foremost in the

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Your toasting flutes will be keepsakes, displayed and used for years to come. Have fun with them! Coordinate them with your wedding theme. Here are a few fabulous flutes (Via Brides.com) to get your imagination rolling. For the Winelovers... Colorful, jewel-toned flutes from Baccarat. A little spendy at $190 each but aren't they gorgeous?   ... for A Beach Reception... Called Atlantis, from Artel

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I love animals and critters... from the toad to the elephant~ well, aside from the butterfly, I could do without the insect world. And snakes...oh, and I really don't like woodchucks either. Anyways... Pets. Do they really belong in or at a wedding? (I won't even get started on the practice of humans marrying their pets. That's just a realm of ridiculousness of another dimension. ...Is this only