Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fuschia for Your Bridesmaid's Dresses ... Not a Bad Thing : )

Just in time for spring!

Fuschia is the "in" color this spring season. And, we have some really nice fuschia dresses. Fuschia is a bright pink if you didn't already know : ) Check out our Fuschia Marilyn Halter Dress! This is a stunning Marilyn dress. The bottom half of the dress is pleated for the darling pinup girl look! The top half of the dress is a deep-v fitted halter. It is adjustable to a perfect fit!

and, if you like something a little more frilly, we have the Sailor Rockabilly Fuschia Petticoat Dress. Works great as a bridesmaid dress, for prom or a fun dance evening out. This is a darling rockabilly polka dot petticoat dress. Matching pink petticoat trim accent the bottom of the petticoat. The white satin-ribbon belt is removable. Zippered back. Full petticoat skirt dress allows for a darling pinup girl look! Both are available at Get Go Retro!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Make Way for Sand Castle Centerpieces and Favors

Mr. Sandman send me a dream .... here are some really dreamy AND unique beach themed favors and table centerpieces. I love this sand castle centerpiece. It's perfect for the beach themed wedding, shower or party. Set it off with the sandcastle votives and starfish plates, and you have a beautiful table!

Authentic Handpainted and Handcrafted Sand Castle Centerpiece

What a fabulous idea for a beach celebration! These sandcastles are created by hand with real sand! Each sandcastle has handpainted starfish shells and seaweed. The sand castle can be used for decorative purposes or makes a beautiful centerpiece. The sand castle measures 11" tall which makes it the perfect height for a centerpiece.

Sandcastle Votive Table Decor

These charming sandcastle-shaped votives cast a fun light on any dinner or reception! Measuring just 7" tall, you'll be surprised by their meticulous detail. Insert any tea light inside to watch its windows and arches cast a romantic glow. Great table decor for any summer or beach themed buffet or reception table. Your guests will love taking these home for their own beach memory evenings.

Starfish Glass Candle Holder/Dish

These lovely starfish dishes bring a touch of class and charm to any wedding table or place setting. Use them for a place card holder, as a base for a decorative candle, or fill them up with treats - they're limited only by your imagination.Small measure 6.5" x 6.5" x 1" and are packaged in sets of 6. Large measures 8" x 8" x 1.5" H and are packaged in sets of 4.

Sand and Shell Inspired Gift Bags- Set of 10

The ultimate beach themed gift bag! These elegant cream colored gift bags are made of beautiful and durable rice paper. Each bag is beautifully decorated with a unique front window display with authentic seashells and sand. The white rope handle adds the finishing touches to this beach gift bag. The gift bags are sold as a set of 10 and measure 4.25 x 5. Many brides use these bags with tissue paper and fill them with treats small gifts and even as welcome bags for out of town guests.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Favor Boxes ... Beauty on the outside!

Show off your favors in these stylish clear favor boxes. Perfectly sized at 2"x 2"x 2", this ... more info.

These beautiful embossed Italian favor boxes are sure to add class and style to your next event. ... more info.

These beautiful embossed Italian favor boxes are sure to add class and style to your next event. ... more info.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Looking for great prices on Bridesmaid Dresses?

Need a Bridesmaid dress? Going to Prom? Better start looking for that dress! You'll have the look with any of these great dresses! eDressMe - Has dresses for all occasions including prom, eveningwear and weddings. They have long, short, midcalf, strapless, straps... you name it, they have it. And, at great prices. Below are 3 dresses by one of my favorite designers... Betsey Johnson.

Betsey Johnson Blue Strapless Lace Prom Dresses

Betsey Johnson Blue Strapless Lace Prom Dresses

Unique and charming, this blue Betsey Johnson dress with black lace overlay is an excellent choice for prom 2008. It is short, flirty, and fun to wear!

Betsey Johnson Tiered Fuchsia Prom Dresses

Betsey Johnson Tiered Fuchsia Prom Dresses

Wow the crowd in this adorable and fun prom dress from Betsey Johnson. This wrinkle-free, hot pink dress is edged in black tulle and sequins. The skirt is tiered for an elegant look, especially when paired with the
flattering fitted bodice. Enjoy the party!

Prom Queen Dresses by Betsey Johnson

Prom Queen Dresses by Betsey Johnson

Feminine and romantic, this short prom dress from Betsey Johnson gives you just the right combination of sophistication and sweet. The strapless style with the fitted sash complements your shape and you'll totally feel like you're in the clouds.

Strapless Gold Dresses by Jessica McClintock

Strapless Gold Dresses by Jessica McClintock

Strapless Gold Dresses by Jessica McClintock

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Art of Marriage ... A reading from Paul Newsman & Joanne Woodwards Wedding

I came across this reading on the Christmas Wedding 2008 blog, and because I love Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, I just had to share it...It is a reading from Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's Wedding Ceremony (over 50 years ago).

"The Art Of Marriage" by Wilferd A. Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.

In the art of marriage the little things are the big things...

It is never being too old to hold hands.

It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

It is never going to sleep angry.

It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years.

It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.

It is standing together facing the world.

It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.

It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.

It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

It is not looking for perfection in each other.

It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

It is finding room for the things of the spirit.

It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.

It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Personalized Beach Theme Cookie Favors

Wedding? Birthday Party? Beach Party? Tea? Just a little home entertaining? These are the cutest darn cookies I have ever seen : ) They are cute for decor, inexpensive and a treat/favor that everyone will ooh and ahh over. So I present you with the Personalized Beach Theme Cookie Favors. Too cute not to love : ) Summer time is fun in the sun and these cookies are designed with that in mind. Fun shapes like surf boards, flip flop sandals, beach chairs and beach balls make these collections perfect for beach weddings, island parties, summer picnics and
barbeques. Personalize your cookies with a monogram, the date of the event or a short message. Each cookie measures approximately 4" x 5" (varies with shape.)

Cookies are individually wrapped in cellophane bags and tied with matching curling ribbon, ready to be presented as favors. This is a special order item and is shipped directly from our baker.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New Favors on the Market if You Want "Unique"

The newest favors... You all know I like Unique and Diffent... These 3 favors are too cool....

"Espress Your Love" Coffee-Scented Caffè Cup CandleWake up and smell the caffè espresso! Like the rich aroma of the finest brew, love is in the air and surrounds your guests with warmth and happiness! Kate Aspen has "espressed" her boundless creativity in a finely crafted favor they'll like a "latte!" The candle-a dark, delicious blend-has been neatly poured into a glass espresso cup with a silvery metal base and handle. The "Espress Your Love" candle measures 2" high x 2 1/2" in diameter, and arrives in a clear, 2" h x 3 1/2" w x 2 ¾" gift box adorned with a deep-brown organza ribbon and bow and matching "Espress Your Love" tag.

Purse Valet - What woman hasn't struggled with the problem of where to park her purse at restaurants, meetings and other occasions1/2 Sling it ver the back of the1/2 Too vulnerable. Keep it in your lap1/2 Too awkward. Place it on the floor1/2 Ewwww. Imagine how thrilled the guests at your bridal shower will be when they find you've chosen the "Purse Valet" for their favors! They'll probably open it right there and use the practical purse valet while they enjoy a fun-filled, worry-free celebration! The small (1 ¾" x 1 1/2"), flat, silver-tone purse sits on the tabletop and a 3 ¼" metal hanger drops under the table, where you conveniently and confidently place the strap of your purse. Cute, clever and colorful 4 1/2" x 4" x 3/8" gift box shows you exactly how to use the valet, with an artist's illustration of a woman seated at a table, enjoying her cocktail because her purse (the actual purse valet) is kept securely under the table. Oh, and the very-portable valet fits easily in any purse...

Love Calculator -- Let me count the ways" - Add an extra measure of heartfelt emotion, multiplied by the endless love in your heart, minus any doubt, and you have newlyweds destined never to be divided! Count on Kate Aspen to design a wedding favor that let's your guests tally up the many marvelous memories of your marriage-and their next month's expenses. The bright-pink heart has white buttons with easy-to-see, black characters below the LED read-out. Artfully packaged in a clear gift box, the 3 1/2" x 3" x 1/2" calculator sits on a white background and cardboard pedestal filled with hearts of silver and pink. On the pedestal are the words "Love...Let Me Count the Ways" Heart Calculator. A cardboard, silver arrow seems to "pierce" the calculator. The gift box, which measures 4 3/8" x 4 1/8" x ¾", is completed with a heart-shaped "For You" tag tied with a sheer, white organza ribbon and bow.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Green or Irish Themed Wedding

Irish or Green Wedding? How about a shamrock "lucky" Vest, Bowtie or Cummberbund? Or an Irish Bead Rosary? Below are some really nice Irish themed items to carry off your wedding, party or event : )

Irish Shamrocks Vest and Bow Tie Set

Irish Shamrocks Vest and Bow Tie Set.

Whether worn to celebrate your Irish wedding, or just a great addition to your St. Paddy's Day garb, this black vest filled with sparkly green shamrocks will celebrate your heritage with pizazz. Each set includes vest with patterned front and solid black back, and matching patterned tie. This vest is currently available only in size small for waist sizes 30" - 32".

Irish Bead Wedding RosaryIrish Bead Wedding Rosary Each green bead in this rosary is imprinted with a tiny shamrock to honor the couple's heritage. Artisans at the Creed company hand craft the sterling silver finishes ensuring a quality, heirloom piece. The rosary arrives in a lined velvet box for gift giving and storage. Includes a manufacturer lifetime warranty.

Celtic Claddagh Unity CandleCeltic Claddagh Unity Candle Celebrate your Irish heritage with this unity candle, rich with symbolism. Decorated in muted green tones, it is embellished with the iconic claddagh, two hands holding a heart with a crown over the top to represent friendship, love and loyalty. The traditional Irish blessing "may your hands be forever blessed in friendship and your hearts joined forever in love" is printed below, and the final touch is a silver trinity charm inspired by ancient designs. The 3" x 9" candle is available alone, or you may include the matching tapers to make a set. Unity candle stand is available separately.

Irish Claddagh Lolli Favor KitIrish Claddagh Lolli Favor Kit, Our claddagh mold produces an incredibly detailed design in delicious, real chocolate . The hands, heart and crown representing friendship, love and loyalty is a wonderful way to celebrate your Irish heritage with your guests. Your kit arrives with step-by-step instructions so assembling your favor is easy, and your presentation is picture perfect. Each kit includes one lolli, a 12" strip of organza ribbon and one clear cellophane bag. Chocolate measures 3" in diameter. With lolli stick the finished favor measures 6" long. Our special shipping method ensures this item will arrive in perfect condition.