Wednesday, November 30, 2011

~FEATURED Over at Bow Ties and Bliss!~

Pretty excited over here! 
My very first Inspiration shoot is featured over at Bow Ties and Bliss today!!!

Go visit HERE for for Vintage Glam Inspiration Shoot and leave lots of love!!!

Thanks, if you missed it it's here!!!

AND welcome my newest bride Jennifer . . . super proud to be helping you plan your big day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

~Wedding Love: Marianna & Marcin~

Good day my lovely readers!
First off holy moly this month I've had over 6,000 views already (ok might not sound like a lot BUT it's my highest month yet since beginning in Feb!)  
So thanks.  I feel loved!

Browsing the wedding web I found this lovely wedding over at WedLuxe.
Simple and gorgeous, LOVE the cake pedestal something crazy!
I want one for my house:-)

 Perfection right?!
 LOVE the range of dresses, such pretty regal colors!
 The dress shot.  Always a pretty one!
Simple, classy and elegant. Such a gorgeous wedding!

For more fun photos go check out WedLuxe here 

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

post credits:
Photographed by: Sweet Pea Photography
Ceremony Venue: Minoru Chapel
Reception Venue: Capilano Golf and Country Club
Wedding Gown: Jasmine Couture from Ivory Bridal 
Makeup and Hair by: Jayna Marie Bussiere Makeup & Hair
Planning & Decor: Kim & Karlee Warren from Wedding Design Studio
Florals: Halfyard Design
Chair Rentals: Lonsdale Chair Rentals
Cake: Sweet Thea Wedding Cakes

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

Friday, November 25, 2011

~Ruffled Tablescape~

Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles.
Just can't get enough of these, never gets old:-)

Check out this fabulous ruffle tablescape, perfect for a feminine wedding:

The ghost chairs, the ruffle ombre table skirt, the pretty fabric on the chairs, the candles.
So chic, classy and feminine.
LOVE this look. 

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

~Food Truck Lovin'~

Ok so I'm assuming you have all had the pleasure of enjoying some yummy food from a fabulous food truck right?! 
If not I can genuinely say that you are missing out.

One of my lovely brides Lindsay had a Molly Moon ice cream truck in lieu of a wedding cake and everyone LOVED it.

At NW Budget brides Wedding Expo we hired a curry food truck to park outside of our show, it was SO yummy!

I have another friend who has started a hot dog food truck business, and caters to Microsoft events and weddings.

Have you been to a wedding with a food tuck?

What do you think
A GREAT idea for a wedding right?!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

~Eugenia and Dong Heon~

What an adorable couple they were! We had so much fun at their wedding.  
These love birds met each other at Harvard while attending Dental School.
They both now are Orthodontists.
SUCH a cute couple, and Eugenia is just too gorg!

Great photography by Amy Kiel Photography!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

~Bridesmaid Flowy Gowns~

Lately I have been drawn to the simplicity of a flowy gown.
They look so gorgeous and romantic.
Don't ya think?!

A-Line/Princess One-Shoulder Floor-Length Chiffon Charmeuse Evening Dresses With Ruffle Beading 

If I was a bridesmaid I would love to wear any of these!!!

What about you?
Do you like this style?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

~Dessert Shots, Yes Please!~

Gotta love the trend of dessert shots.
So simple yet so stinkin adorable!
These little mini treats are popping up all over wedding land, blog land, and Pinterest.

Here are a few faves:
Photography: Hanssie Trainor

(Found on Pinterest, source unknown)

Coconut Lime Dessert Shots, yum!
(Recipe and photo found on Lauren's Latest Blog)

Caramel Mocha Dessert Shots

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Dessert Shooters
(recipe and photo found on Lucy Dylan Weddings Blog)

Mmmm they all look yummy.

For your wedding: Order affordable custom shot glasses with your initials, logo, 
what have you.
Fill with a yummy dessert and you have 
dessert AND your favor.

Monday, November 14, 2011

~Back from Italy!~

Stay tuned for more wedding and events posts, 

and of course I will share my personal blog post links here to our Italy vaca photos when we get them organized, etc (4000+ pics, yikes!).  

We had the best time ever, traveling is so good for a marriage!
No wonder they start off marriage with a vacation (honeymoons!)

Now that my mind is clear and focused I am ready to move on to new and exciting things with my wedding blog, wedding planning business, and new ideas! 


 Milan, Italy
 Sienna, Italy
 Rome, Italy (duh right?!)
 Verona, Italy
On Juliet's balcony in Verona, Italy


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

~Always be Thankful to Your Guests~

I think one "must" of planning a wedding is to 
let your guests know you are grateful for them to share in your special day.
Some have traveled from afar to be there.
Some have spent a pretty penny or two on your gift.

These people are near and dear to your heart, make sure to let them know their presence is greatly appreciated!!!

You can do this on your program
On your menu
On your favors

Also don't forget to thank them at some point during the night.  
These speeches by the bride and groom are always short and sweet but super adorable!

Monday, November 7, 2011

~A Great Wedding Quote~

For all of the high stress brides out there:

ALTHOUGH . . . my job is all about making my bride's wedding a perfect production 
(as a Wedding Planner), 
People stress too much over things and it can all get out of control.
Wedding stress is not worth ruining relationships (trust me it can!)
I mean really, what is the worst that can happen?

Who cares if your flowers are the wrong shade of blush pink . . .
really in the end all that matters is that you married your true love, your best friend.
You got to share this amazing day with all of your loved ones.

Yes have fun planning all of the details, etc.
BUT don't let your stress get out of hand.
Don't sweat the small stuff right?!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

~Boutonnieres on Display~

On Display, On Display 
(song by Melissa Gorga from RHONJ in my head right now! Hee hee)

Boutonnieres are adorable pieces of art and should be treated just as important as a floral bouquet.

Some of my favorite wedding photography shots are of these boutonnieres "on display"
Here are some recent fave shots:

(Source: Laura Leslie Photography on Style Me Pretty)

(Found on my Pinterest, photographer unknown)

I can't wait to help my brides/photographers capture these great pieces.
I've also seen where they label the boutonnieres with cute tags.

Love it!