Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Crane Chandelier

We are always on the lookout for inspiration and innovative ideas to compliment our own creative process in making brides' dreams reality. To do this we scour websites, magazines, blogs, television...always trying to stay one step ahead of trends and wedding fashion. We come across some truly amazing material and don't see the fun in keeping it all to ourselves. Just recently we found The Wedding Co., a Toronto based company devoted to connecting brides and some of Canada's most talented wedding professionals.

Within about three minutes of entering the site we learned of The Wedding Co.'s Crane Chandelier Project. We were immediately intrigued and excited. This project seeks to construct a chandelier from thousands of origami cranes submitted by engaged couples worldwide. The exact number: 10,000.

With 10,000 of these peaceful tokens of love, the final creation will be a visual representation of a worldwide community of engaged and newly married couples. Each crane will represent a leap of love and the lifelong commitment. of two individuals. Additionally, each crane The Wedding Co. receives, a ¢50 donation will be made to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to fund cancer research.

You can get involved in this project by requesting a pre-made crane for yourself or an engaged friend or DIY ! Just don’t forget to write your names, your wedding date and your location somewhere on the crane. Cranes can be sent to:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Top Picks: Designs by Sara Marie

We have the honor to work with some amazing vendors and have developed some great working relationships. We want the best for your wedding, so what better way to introduce you to our favorites than to blog about them? Next up: Designs by Sara Marie.

Every little girl dreams of her fairytale wedding. Beautiful blue skies, scores of friends and family, a garden of flowers, the love of her life waiting at the end of the aisle....and the dress....the perfect dress. To feel like a princess and the most beautiful you have ever been. Yes, the dress becomes much more than a dress. It becomes an expression of you.

You can scour magazines, try on hundreds of dresses, and fly to big cities in search of "the one." For us, we know where the search ends...Designs by Sara Marie. This Nashville based bridal couturier has the ability to make any bride's dreams come true. Sara Marie of Designs by Sara Marie creates simply magical bridal wear custom designed to fit your exact specifications. Her flawless designs reflect your personal sense of style and are uniquely one of a kind.

We simply adore Sara Marie. In addition to being phenomenally talented, she is an absolute treat. We are lucky to call her our friend and we hope you call her your won't be disappointed.

For more on Designs by Sara Marie visit her on the web or check out her blog.

P.S. Stay tuned for pictures from Sara Marie's wedding later this summer. We are over the moon excited to be traveling to Bald Head Island in North Carolina to design the wedding flowers for Sara Marie's big day. It will be our first destination wedding and we can't wait! Pictures of the trip will be included...get excited!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Susanna and Josiah- January 23, 2010

Susanna and Josiah could not have asked for a more beautiful January day than that of their wedding day. It was one of the warmest days of the month with a perfect breeze.

While we have been involved in the weddings of literally hundreds of men and women making lifetime commitments to one another, we rarely have the opportunity to see the union and hear the words of love expressed during the ceremony. Baring witness to a couples nuptials allows you a glimpse at the love shared between the couple as you are able to hear and see the expressions of love. The thing is that we didn't need to sit in the pews at Scarritt-Bennett during the wedding ceremony of Susanna and Josiah...their love for one another exuded from them. Everything was beautifully captured by Derek Lee Photography.

The couple was surrounded by family and friends who actively took part in their special day. The bride had three bridesmaids stand with her as she married the love of her life. And, she looked stunning while she exchanged her vows. She carried a bouquet of ranunculus, anemones, waxflower, Peruvian lilies, plum carnations, fiji pom poms, and white hydrangeas.

Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated the union at a reception held at Houston Station. They enjoyed a heavenly cake created by Wedding Cake Designs and danced the night away.

It truly was our pleasure to be a part of Susanna and Josiah's special day. We wish them nothing but the best in their future together!

and we're back....

We didn't really go anywhere, but we've been so busy that we didn't spend much time in our corner of the internet. That is about to change....promise. Get ready because we have a lot to share!

(proof that we have been staying busy...and having fun while we do it)