Archives : 2012 : February

3 Cheers for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on February 27th, 2012 by annalemberger

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” ~ Adrienne Cook.

Everyone has a touch of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day! As an Irish lass, I love this green-tinted holiday and all the craziness that goes with it. And the holiday famous for its libations and little, gold-hoarding men is, thankfully, right around the corner. Beer, corned beef, soda bread and…beer make St. Patty’s day a perfect celebration of the coming spring. Raise a mug of Guinness this March and let the luck of the Irish carry you through the rest of year!

Irish Beer Stein

Deal Alert! Save 30% this week on a personalized Irish beer stein! Use code FB022712. Check out the matching bar sign and coasters to get a complete pub look. These make a great gift for a pair of Irish newlyweds! Read more »

The Big Easy Bachelorette Bash

Posted on February 20th, 2012 by annalemberger

Once again, the folks of New Orleans have been slinging beads and eating their weight in powdery beignet goodness all week in celebration of Mardi Gras. Tomorrow, Fat Tuesday, marks the final day of unabashed indulgence before Christians everywhere begin the forty days of Lenten temperance and fasting. Jump on the “Big Easy” bandwagon and grab the girls; this is the perfect time leave your inhibitions at home and celebrate your final days as a bachelorette. Be the queen of your own parade of bridesmaids, and let everyone know who deserves the most beads with a bride to be bachelorette sash and veil! Make your bachelorette party Mardi Gras themed any day of the year with festive masks, face paint, crazy costumes, lots of beads (of course) and the traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold.

Mardi Gras Bachelorette Party

Where to buy: Masquerade Invitations; Personalized Aluminum Water Bottles to keep your guest hydrated (and hangover free);  Rhinestone Evening Shoe; Bachelorette Sash and Veil (Deal of the Week)

Deal Alert! The Bride to Be Bachelorette Sash and Veil set is 30% off this week only! Use code FB022012 at check out.  Read more »

Steampunk Inspired Wedding

Posted on February 16th, 2012 by annalemberger

All this month look for wedding boards and ideas inspired by this year’s Oscars nominees for best picture from KTG blogger Anna. Today’s inspiration: Hugo.

My first thought when I saw the images and artistry of best-picture nominee Hugo was “steampunk“. What better way to embody your “something old” and “something new” than with a time bending, steampunk styled wedding! The stylistic elements of the steampunk movement standout with futuristic yet classic Victorian-era pieces. Modern innovations with a Victorian sheen help create a unique, out of place look. Top hats, corsets, gears, spectacles and timepieces are all steampunk staples. A mix of soft fabric, metallic hardware and rustic leather give a steampunk inspired wedding a truly multidimensional feel. See how real couples went full steam ahead with this look in our “check it out” section below.

Photos by: Vera Wang , Heather’s Glen

Where to buy: Golden Filigree Wedding Invitations; Birdcage Veil  Read more »

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on February 13th, 2012 by annalemberger

Okay ladies and gents! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and it is never too late to buy the one you love a truly special gift. Men, keep it simple. Women love jewelry, and it’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come. I suggest something classic and timeless like beautiful, iridescent pearls. Ladies, when buying gifts for your man you can also choose something both fun and useful. If you need a little help, check out my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

For the Women:

valentine's day women's gifts

Where to buy: Pearl Locket Charm BraceletPersonalized Manicure Set; Elegant Moments Pearl Bracelet; Glass Jewelry Box

For the Men:  Read more »

Hawaiian Beach Themed Wedding

Posted on February 9th, 2012 by annalemberger

All this month look for wedding boards and ideas inspired by this year’s Oscars nominees for best picture from KTG blogger Anna. Today’s inspiration: The Descendants

Come away with me. Just for a minute. Imagine yourself dressed in a flowing white gown, your toes sinking into sand. A warm breeze whispers through your finger-combed hair. The soft sound of a ukelele keeps time as you glide down the aisle under the setting Hawaiian sun. Walk in the sandy footsteps of leading man George Clooney with a destination wedding inspired by the The Descendants‘ stunning locale. If you can’t escape to Hawaii, bring paradise to you. Engage all five senses for a truly beach-themed wedding experience. Capture sight and smell with fragrant blossoms of every hue. Ship in sand to create a truly unique dance space. A tiki bar and fruity signature cocktails will create a taste escape. Capture the real meaning of your special day forever with a unity sand ceremony.

Hawaiian Theme Wedding

 Where to buy: Destination: Hawaii Wedding Invitations; Personalized Flip Flops; Tiki Bar Coasters; Sand Ceremony Unity Set; Ocean Waves of Love Canvas

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