Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | DIY Wedding Card Album

By Julie

After your wedding is over, you don’t want to forget any of the memories. Some newlyweds keep their wedding cards in a plastic container that they never look at again.  So instead, why not make a DIY wedding card album that you will actually want to look at!  A lot of love notes and words of advice are written in wedding cards from guests. It’s a cute way to preserve those words of wisdom is one place.  Follow the link to create you own wedding card album! Be inspired.

Photo Credit: Something Turquoise

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Dramatic Drapes

By Julie

Whoever would have though a piece of pretty fabric could make such a dramatic impact on a space?  Having large draperies in entryways at your ceremony or reception gives the area such a romantic vibe.  The drapes grab the attention of your guests letting them know they are about to attend a spectacular event.  Don’t limit yourself to only having solid colored fabric; you could spice it up with subtle patterns too!  Be inspired.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Anne Designs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Wedding Photo App

By Julie

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of your wedding memories in one place?  Well now you can with a new app that your guests can download called Wedding Snap!  It is iphone and android user friendly and absolutely free!  Any pictures your guests take through this app will directly be loaded into your wedding account.  No more begging them to send you a copy!  Don’t worry if some of your guests don’t have an iphone or an android, if they have a digital camera they’re still able to upload photos when they get home!  All they have to do is log on to the website and upload their pictures.  When the bride and groom sign up, they receive 250 business cards to put in their invitations to make guests aware ahead of time!  How fab!  Be inspired.

 Photo Credit: Wedding Snap

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Memorial Day Military Inspiration

By Julie

Happy Memorial Day!  Today we wanted to feature this beautiful military inspired wedding.  The bride chose pink and yellow as her colors instead of the traditional red, white, and blue.  A perfect example that you don’t have to stick to traditional colors if that’s not you and your hubby’s style.  The bride and groom made a quick trip to the DC Metro for their photo shoot. This was such a cute idea; we just had to show you! Be inspired.

Photo Credit: United With Love

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Footwork Friday

By Julie

Don’t forget your number-one-ladies on your big day!  Even if you’ve already gotten your girls a gift, do something personal for them.  Write a personalized message to them filled with memories from the past and hopes for the future.  While they are dancing the night away, they will remember all the fabulous times you’ve shared together.  Be inspired.
Photo Credit: One, Two, and Three

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Sentimental Bouquets

By Julie

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…what will you be carrying with you on your wedding day?  Carrying something meaningful in your bouquet is a great way to remember a loved one or an cherished memory.  Brides have been known to carry rosaries, cameos, lockets, and even their mother or grandmother’s wedding dress sleeves on the stems of their bouquets.  Something so little can have such a big impact that day :) Be inspired.

Photo Credit: RosaryCameoLocketDress Sleeve

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Unique Unity Concepts

By Julie

Getting married is all about uniting as one, but some couples take the extra step by partaking in a Unity Ceremony.  Don’t save all the fun elements for your reception, use some at your ceremony!  These ceremonies range from your traditional candle lighting to a unique wine lock box ceremony.  Another one we liked is the painting ceremony.  You and your husband will create a picture together that you will always cherish. Be inspired.

Photo Credit: Off Beat Bride

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Morning of The Wedding Playlist

By Julie

Getting ready for your big day can be nerve racking. If you’re anything like us, the right music will put you in you in a good mood!  These fun and up beat tunes will get you groovin’ early and feelin’ good.  Check out The Knot's suggestions and add in a few of your favorites.  Be inspired.

"Going to the Chapel" by The Crystals

Love and Marriage" by Frank Sinatra"

Get Me to the Church on Time" from My Fair Lady

"White Wedding" by Billy Idol

"Plan on Forever" by Sue Ann Carwell & Mervyn Warren

"I Do (Cherish You)" by 98 Degrees

"Wedding Day" by Bee Gees

"(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" by Darlene Love

"It Had to Be You" by Harry Connick Jr

"A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by James Taylor

"You're the One That I Want" from Grease

"I Say a Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick or Aretha Franklin

"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles

"Rock This Town" by Stray Cats

"Love You Madly" by Cake

"Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves

"Chapel of Love" by The Beach Boys

Photo Credit: The Knot

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | DIY Runner

By Julie

When your guests arrive to your ceremony sight, give them something to look at…besides your gorgeous flower arrangements!  We fell in love with this creative DIY runner that tells your love story.  How you met, your first date, trips you took, etc…  Click to follow the link at the bottom of the picture to learn how to make this for your wedding.  Be inspired.

Photo Credit: Oh Lovely Day

Friday, May 18, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Footwork Friday

By Julie

The groom’s shoes…another pair of shoes to think about for the big day.  You don’t want him to have cold feet before the wedding, so be sure to help him find the perfect pair.  Even if he is not the most fashion savvy guy, let him have an opinion of what he is going to be wearing on his wedding day.  Let his personality shine, whether he is a laid back guy or a shiny shoe type of guy!  Be inspired.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Have A Ball...With Yarn!

By Julie

Whoever thought that yarn could be so chic!  Another reason that makes yarn so appealing is how affordable it is.  To save even more, check your Sunday newspaper for coupons or download Jo Ann Fabric and Michael’s apps to have coupons on your phone.  All these ideas are so simple for your DIY wedding.  Be inspired.

Photo Credit: Oh Lovely Day