Monday, April 25, 2011

~Lemonade Anyone?~

Welcome to Monday!
I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend . . . now back to the grind:-)

My love right now:
Summer outdoor weddings with lemonade

(via the Knot)








My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Yours too?

Here you go:
A few great twists on lemonade recipes:


Enjoy!
~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

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Friday, April 22, 2011

~Earth Day and Your Wedding~


These days there are so many ways to
keep it "green"
at your wedding and help our planet from waste.
It's actually really easy and there are so many ways to
re-use and be creative for your wedding.

The impact of the wedding industry is undeniable. There are almost 2.5 million weddings every year in the United States alone. When you consider that the average wedding creates 62 tons of carbon dioxide and more than 400 pounds of garbage, they add up to a lot of waste! Luckily for the modern bride, going green is easier than ever before.

Green Invitations:
Eco-firendlyInvitations.com is a great source for earth friendly wedding stationary.

"Todays consumer can make an impact by simply using recycled paper or going the coolest way and using seeded paper that germinates when planted. Tree Free Paper are also unique since invitations are made with out any fibers from trees"

Eco-friendly Decor:
I was just browsing Craigslist for used wedding decor . . .
and seriously why buy new vases/centerpiece decor new when you can get it cheaper from someone that has previously used it?

Keep in mind that one of the huge trends in weddings is Vintage
So by renting some vintage furniture, decor, etc you will be stylish AND help our earth!


When you are planning your wedding, or any event,
keep these ideas in mind and just be creative.
Do your part!

Happy Earth Day Loves!

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

~Bridesmaid Dress Swoons~

While I was browsing Weddington Way's lovely bridesmaid dress website I came across these swoon-worthy bridesmaid dresses.
If I am a bridesmaid in anyone's weddings I'd like these 
(ok guys?!)
ok so I'd wear whatever they want, even a burlap sack if it made the bride happy . . .
but it's always fun when you feel pretty too as a bridesmaid right? 
:-)





Do you have a fave bridesmaid dress you have worn . . . again?

Enjoy your Wednesday . . . 2 more days until Friday!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

~Vintage Furniture Rentals~

HUGE fan of furniture and props for decor.
It adds sooo much to a wedding
whatever the style is:

Vintage
Classic
Modern
Flirty
Elegant
Woodsy
Rustic

It just adds that special touch to the wedding decor.

So I am on the hunt for a Vintage rental company . . .






Searching the web for rental companies . . .

I found . . .
(vintage rentals)
based out of Fullerton, Ca

A few statement pieces from Found:




I've always swooned over wedding photos using couches like above!

Love. It. All.

I searched and searched all over the internet for a vintage rental company in Seattle, and found VINTAGE AMBIANCE!!



What are your thoughts on furniture rental for weddings?
Stepping outside the box can be a good thing!

Enjoy your week!

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

~Mother's Day Brunch~

With Mother's day around a month away . . .
have you made plans for your mom already?

A few close friends of mine are throwing a Mother's Day brunch at my house.

My inspiration:


pretty in pink party for Mother's Day!




My inspiration for the pink theme was this beautiful pink and orange floral table decor. The tweed-wrapped vases are a DIY project from Martha Stewart. (iWrap fabric around inexpensive glass containers.) Place an assortment of pink hued carnations, dahlias, tulips and spiky gerbera daisies into the vases for a lovely spring look. Set your floral arrangements atop a blush pink tablecloth accented with white plates and white napkins. Set a floral-adorned favor on top of each folded napkin.

                                     Source: saraspartyperfect.com via Emily on Pinterest

On a table off to the side set out an
arrangement of place cards. For more intimate family gatherings I would allow guests to select their own seats. Just make sure to sit the guest of honor, your mom, at the head of the table. On the other end of your place card table, display your dessert, a sweet pink 2-layer cake decorated with gum-paste rose petals.

                                                    Source: drugrehabtreatmentlocator.com via Shelly on Pinterest

Serve a pink cocktail or whatever drink is Mom's favorite. This
pink cocktail entitled the Long-Stemmed Rose is just rose flavored vodka garnished with a rose petal.
                                                                          Source: everythingfab.com via V e e on Pinterest

Lastly, though this is the probably one of first things you would do, is choose from FineStationery.com. Also, as an added bonus they include pink colored envelopes which are bright and cheery to receive in the mail.
Or do like I do and make your own! 

We will throw in some turquoise and creams . . .

sit at a fun decorated table . . .


And enjoy our Mommy's!

Do you have plans?
Any suggestions for food?

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

~Wedding Photography Love: Beauty!~

I came accross these photos over at The Sweetest Occassion . . .
So simple, soft and girly. 
I am in love with the cake.
Gorgeous!






 I can't get enough of this!
Vendors -
Venue, design, styling + florals:
Cedarwood Weddings / Photography: Kristyn Hogan / Stationery: Designs in Paper / Cake: Patty Cakes
{Photos by Kristyn Hogan.}

For the rest of the gorgeous photos go here
Happy middle of the week . . . that much close to the weekend:-)

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Monday, April 11, 2011

~Vintage Literature Photo Shoot in the Woods: Inspiration!~

Oh yes the planning is moving right along for my first wedding photo shoot.
The vision:


                                                                      Source: ruffledblog.com via Tamara on Pinterest


Blush Pink

Woods
                                                                                Source: ruffledblog.com via Hannah on Pinterest

Vintage touches
(typewriter, milk crate, books, vases, etc)

                                                              Source: vintageonthefarm.blogspot.com via Tamara on Pinterest

Book Love
                                                          Source: theloveofeloquence.blogspot.com via Emily on Pinterest

                                                             Source: simplybytamaranicole.blogspot.com via Tamara on Pinterest

Fun hair accessories
                                                                                  Source: etsy.com via Olivia on Pinterest




When:
Depending on weather . . . hoping for the end of the month.

So much work to do!

Excited to introduce some artists that are donating/lending their creations for the shoot!

Happy Monday loves!

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~
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