Monday, January 30, 2012


Obvious Classics
At Last by Etta James
Because You Love Me by Celine Dion
From This Moment by Shania Twain
It Had to be You by Harry Conic Jr.

Your Song from Moulin Rouge
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story (This is the Glee Version)
You Are the Music in Me from High School Musical

Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
Anything by Third Eye Blind
The Reason by Hoobastank
Wonderwall by Oasis

Hip Hop/ Pop
With You by Chris Brown
This I Swear by Nick Lachey
Love Like This by Natasha Bedingfield

Lost in this Moment by Big & Rich
She Said Yes by Brad Paisley
Your Everything by Keith Urban
Love Story by Taylor Swift

I Wanna Grow Old with You by Adam Sandler
As Days Go By from Family Matters
A Bushel and a Peck by Doris Day
I'm Sticking with You by Velvet Underground

My Picks!
Everything by Michael Buble
I'll Be by Edwin McCain
Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
You and Me by Lifehouse
Collide by Howie Day

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Here are some great songs for the Father Daughter Dance. I've listed a little bit of every genre so there should be something for everyone.

The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
Who Can I Turn To by Tony Bennett

How Sweet It Is by James Taylor

I Loved Her First by Heartland
My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

I Turn To You by Christina Aguilera
Lullaby by Billy Joel
Daddy's Little Girl by Al Martino

You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

She's a Rainbow by the Rolling Stones
Heaven by Warrant

100 Years by Five for Fighting
Daughters by John Mayer

Monday, January 23, 2012


Most people choose to use a limo on their wedding day, but there are so many great options for wedding transportation. Being original is what makes your special day memorable.

Horse Drawn Carriage

Classic Car

Golf Cart





Friday, January 20, 2012


For those of you who have tattoos, you may be wondering if you should show off your tattoos or cover them up. I think you should either rock the look and show them off, or you should cover them completely. A lot of this depends on where the tattoo is and the cut of your dress. If your dress covers half of your tattoo then you should cover it up as it may look odd or out of place. If you or the groom have a modest family then it might be best to cover them up as well. If your dress doesn't interfere with your tattoo and it looks nice, then make a statement.

If you choose to cover it up, then check out Kat Von D's Concealer which is sold at Sephora. Wondering if it works? Look at the before and after photo of Kat Von D below.

The choice is yours. Show it off or cover it up.

Monday, January 16, 2012


A simple tradition of throwing rice as the bride and groom departed has turned into an all out explosion. When people realized that throwing rice at the end of a wedding made birds sick, the tradition quickly came to a halt. Don't worry because brides started getting creative with their grand exits. Now they are bigger and better than ever.

Leave by Bike

Leave by Boat

Leave through a Cloud of Bubbles

Leave by Horse Drawn Carriage

Leave with a Bang

Leave by Helicopter

Leave by Hot Air Balloon

Leave on Horseback

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Here are some helpful hints for ordering your wedding invitations, brought to you by Ciardullo Printing Inc.

Give your guests a secret number.
When assembling your guest list, give each address a number. Write this number lightly, in pencil, on the back of your response card prior to mailing. If guests forget to write their name on the card, or if you cannot read their writing, you know who is responding

Why do you send a Response Card?
Response cards are a convenient way for your guests to reply and for you to plan properly. They save you money on your reception cost, especially if a meal is being served by allowing you to keep track of an exact head count. If you are offering a meal choice, this can also be indicated on this card. Response cards include a reply envelope printed with your name and address. Do not forget to affix stamps on the reply envelope.

Why is it so important to put your address on the back of the invitation envelope?
Should you have an error on your guest list, the invitation will be returned to you by the post office. Otherwise, you will never know if your invitation arrived.

Check to make sure you are using the correct postage when mailing
Invitations that are over 1 ounce, or square or oversized, require extra postage. You can check what stamps you need by bringing a sample of your invitation to the post office. Also, ask them about their wedding stamps while you are there.

When do I order my invitations and how many do I order?
Be sure to have confirmed details of your ceremony and reception before ordering your invitations. This includes the date, time, and the location(s). You should also have an accurate head count. Order one invitation for each single adult, couple, or family invited. Order 25 extra invitations to be safe. Ordering more later can cost more and waste time.

When do I send out my wedding invitations?
Invitations traditionally are sent 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding. Send Save the Date cards 4 to 6 months before your wedding to notify guests that you are getting married, especially if it is during a holiday weekend or if they need to travel.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


There are certain photos that every couple should have taken at their wedding. Experienced wedding photographer know all the best shots, but it doesn't hurt to prepare a list of the special moments and details you want to capture.

1.) A Really Great Kiss

2.) The Groom Getting Ready

3.) The Bride Getting Ready

4.) The Dress

5.) The Ceremony Venue (before guests arrive)

6.) The Reception (before guests arrive)

7.) The Bouquet

8.) The Rings

9.) The Bride Walking Down the Aisle

10.) Exchange of Rings

11.) The Best Man and Maid of Honor Toast

12.) The Cake

13.) Candids of Friends and Family

14.) First Dance

15.) The Transportation

Friday, January 13, 2012

Western Wedding

Bride and Groom

To get a western feel, use fonts like the ones seen on "Wanted" posters. Dull colors add to the effect.

Small floral print sundresses are perfect for the bridesmaids. Mix and match, and add cowboy boots to top it off.

Have the groomsmen wear brown vests and cream shirts. If you wanna go all out, add cowboy hats!

Who needs a floral bouquet? Get original and use dried wheat for an untraditional look.

For the ceremony, use bails of hay for seating. Have the ceremony in a barn, forest, or field for beautiful scenery. Using old barrels adds to the western look and feel.

Place Cards
Attach each place card to a horse shoe or put them on old carriage wheels for a fun seating arrangement.

Guest Book
Have a picture printed of the happy couple and cut it into pieces. Have each guest sign the back with a message and then have them hang it on a board to put the picture together again. (You can number the back so that people know where each piece goes.)

Mix christmas lights, chandeliers, and candles with wood, hay, and iron for a beautiful western feel. Use natural colors for the table settings and decorations.

Old barrels make great table bases. Put a few next to each other with a piece of unfinished wood on top to create a cool table.


Thursday, January 12, 2012


Girls, throw out your tulle veils, and go for drama this year! Floral head pieces are in and they come in all shapes and sizes. From the extreme to the delicate, you can't go wrong! From high fashion to bohemian there are styles for everyone.