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Pretty in Pink Homecoming Dance Inspiration

Posted on September 28th, 2011 by annalemberger

The homecoming dance is the first big social event of the year for most high schools. Pep rallies, football games and school dances provide a much needed break from the daily routine of classes and homework. At homecoming this year, make an entrance worthy of an 80s teenage angst movie by strutting your feminine side. You’ll be center of attention in a girly, rose colored dress and accessories. Now all you have to do is convince your date to wear a matching pink tie.

Photos by: Whitney Dafoe Photography, Val Stefani, WeddingWire, Jen O’Sullivan

Where to buy: Freshwater Pearl & Crystal Jewelry Set; Rosette Handbag; Glitter Evening Shoe; Willow Strapless Hourglass Figure Brasselette  Read more »

Celebrity Couple?: Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds

Posted on September 26th, 2011 by annalemberger

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Tabloids are reporting that a small, Texas (can those two words even go together?) wedding is in the works for actors Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. Read more »

The Quinceañera: Princess Themed Quinceañera Dresses and Accessories

Posted on September 26th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

The Quinceañera may celebrate your little girl’s entree to womanhood, but you know she still wants nothing more than to be treated like a princess on her special day. Next to the wedding dress, Quinceañera dresses and Quinceañera ball gowns have become some of the most elaborate dresses on the market today. And many families will spend as much time, money, and effort on their daughter’s Quinceañera as they will on her wedding day.

Where to Buy:  Catch A Falling Star Quinceañera Invitations in Pink, Quinceañera Princess Dress Photo Booth BackdropQuinceañera Princess Dress Floor DecalWhite Dyeable Shoes (can be dyed to match any Quinceañera dress,) Beautiful Quinceañera Personalized Heart SealsHigh Heel Luggage Tag Quinceañera Favors

Just like a wedding, the Quinceañera comes complete with a gown and matching accessories, a court (much like the bridal party,) special cake, favors… you name it! In our Quinceañera series, we will discuss the various elements of the average Quinceañera, along with ideas and images (lots and lots of images) of all of the beautiful Quinceañera ball gowns and the multitude of Quinceañera accessories available for your young lady’s most special day.  Read more »

Purple Lemonade: Neon Wedding Inspiration Board

Posted on September 25th, 2011 by annalemberger

Fall may be upon us, but the fashion world is already buzzing with the hottest looks and colors for spring.  Love the popular feather look for your wedding? Be a trend-setting bride by placing plumage in unexpected places like your bridal bouquet. Opt for the softer look of the ostrich feather. As for color, hot neon tones take center stage this spring, as does yellow, a timeless and uplifting hue. Pair neon purple and silver-grey for a surprisingly fashion-forward wedding look, and add a few yellow accents for some extra pop.

Photos by: The Dessy Group, WeddingWire, WeddingWire

 Where to buy: Old Fashioned Drinking Jars; Contempo Royal Wedding Invitations  Read more »

Part 3: Working with Your Wedding DJ

Posted on September 24th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

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Newlywed and former DJ Jeff brings you his final list of do’s and don’ts when hiring and working with your wedding DJ.

DO– offer the DJ a meal. If your reception has a dinner provided, and the DJ will either be playing music or setting up during dinner, it is courteous to offer them a meal, provided it does not interfere with their duties.

DON’T– get the DJ drunk. Most professional DJs will limit their intake or simply not drink while on the job, but sometimes guests will offer drinks in exchange for requests. Be wary of your crazy uncle or mischievous bridesmaid spending too much time at the DJ booth.

DO– request the songs you want to hear weeks before the wedding. Not all DJs will have all the songs you want to hear. Most DJs will work in one particular medium (CD, MP3, vinyl) and some non-traditional requests may be difficult to come by on short notice.

DON’T– surprise your DJ with music you brought from home. It is fine if you pre-arrange with your DJ that you will be bringing a special song, but a surprise takeover of their playlist may not go over well with them or your guests.

Post a comment and share your own DJ, reception or wedding music suggestions and experiences!

Check it out:

  • To read Jeff’s other tips for working with a DJ, visit our Mix series. Party with Black Wedding Invitation
  • Wedding Museum gives its list of 14 greatest wedding hip hop songs.
  • Use these elegant and fun invitations to get your guests in the party mood!

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