The Perfect Gift for the Modern Bride and Groom


 Are you racking your brain as to what to get for the future bride and groom for their wedding shower? Stray away from the traditional toaster oven or dish set and give them something any modern-day future bride and groom would appreciate with the Mophie Space Pack for the iPhone 5/5s. It’s the perfect gift for the couple starting a new chapter in their lives!

Not only does this stylish phone case have built-in battery power, it also provides a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of extra space. With all the extra files from the wedding stored on the newlyweds’ mobile phones, they will appreciate the free space, giving them room to store the photos and videos from the honeymoon. This is a gift that keeps on giving!

The additional battery space will also be useful for all the traveling a wedding might bring. No more lingering by an outlet at the airport; the phone case gives your smart phone up to 100 percent extra battery including eight hours of talk time, 10 hours of video playback and 40 hours of music.

Space app, the correlated mobile app, gives you the ability to manage what’s in the space pack’s storage. You can easily share and transport files simply from the app. The app also automatically organizes all of the files on the space pack into collections so you can quickly find and enjoy stored items. Newlyweds can watch videos and sync photos all in one place without a Wi-Fi connection.

Give the gift of technology to the future bride and groom with the Mophie space pack, the world’s first battery case with built-in storage for iPhone 5/5s. As their lives as a married couple continue to fill with memories, their smartphones will too.

This Wedding Ideas app of the week is brought to your by Tom Nix of Verizon Wireless.

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Romantic Red Wedding



What better to celebrate the love between you and your fiancé, than celebrating with red, the color that screams romance. Tiffany did exactly that by using her favorite color throughout her big day, and the finished product was one full of bold color, and full of romantic elegance.



Tiffany’s cake was a three tier black and white cake, with roses adorning each layer, and a jeweled accent on the center tier. The cake table featured a beautiful black and white patterned table linen, which really made the red on the cake pop.




The bride carried a bouquet of deep red lilies and roses, and to complete her look she wore a pair of soft white platform sandals with a bejeweled heel. The bridesmaids delivered some major romance in their peep-toe red satin heels, with a jeweled detail at the toe.


The couple ended the night on a note of pure elegance, by getting away in a vintage white jaguar.

Photo Credit – Laske Images

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3 Tips to Choosing the Perfect Rustic Groom Look

So your groom is more boots than black tie, why not embrace it? By following these simple style guides, you can channel your groom’s love of all things rustic into a classic look perfect for your big day.

       Think Timeless

    • Your groom is dying to wear his favorite pair of Wranglers, but you’re envisioning him in a classic tux. Meet in the middle, and choose a classic pair of jeans that please both bride and groom. When choosing his denim, pick a dark wash pair with a boot cut fit that will never go out of style.

       Tailor Everything

    • Since you’re going with a more casual style, having the right fit is king. If you are going for the vintage chic look, find a great vest at your local vintage store and have your tailor make it something spectacular. When your groom walks down the aisle in his perfect fitting ensemble, you will feel all your rustic style doubts melt away.

       Personal Accessory Touches

    • Clearly your groom has a clear sense of how he wants to look on your biggest day, so let him choose accessories that are special to him. Paired with a denim and vest look, an heirloom watch or pocket square would make the look complete.

Rustic Groom

Photos by Laske Images

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Show Gratitude to Your Groomsmen With The HTC Fetch

You and your man are tying the knot, congrats!  As you jump into the mayhem of planning your perfect day don’t forget to honor the original romance in your man’s life – “bromance.”

The groomsmen agreed to wear whatever you tell them and to show up wherever you say but, most importantly, they have been by your man’s side from the start, so give them something to show your gratitude with the HTC Fetch.

Guest Planner

The HTC Fetch is a key fob-like Bluetooth device that can be attached to any item, such as your car keys, to keep track of that item so they doesn’t get lost.  Simply pair the Fetch via Bluetooth on your mobile device and, with the press of a button, Fetch sets off an alarm that will lead you to whatever item you’re missing.

Additionally, the proximity mode will set off an alarm if you wander outside of a 15m radius of any idem the HTC Fetch is tracking. And if you lose your HTC Fetch, don’t fret, just go online and you can pinpoint where it is, along with any missing item.

Give your groomsmen the gift of “smart tracking” so they don’t have to search for easily misplaced items again! Not only will they be in awe of this one-of-a-kind gift but they will also feel appreciated for all they have done for your special day.

This Wedding Ideas app of the week is brought to your by Tom Nix of Verizon Wireless.

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DIY Tuesday: Sequin Garland

Sequin Garland Final

It’s DIY Tuesday again, and today we’ll be making a fabulous sequin garland.  If any of you attended the okBride show, you saw our sequin garland hanging from the top of our newly designed booth.  The sequins took this garland from pretty to downright show stopping, and would be the perfect glam touch to any bride’s big day.

Sequin Garland Supplies


  • sequin fabric (3 yards)
  • chiffon fabric in coordinating color (6 yards)
  • twine
  • scissors

Sequin Garland 1

Step One:  Start off by cutting your sequin fabric into strips that are about four inches wide, and as long as you’d like your garland to be.  Next, cut a strip of your coordinating chiffon fabric, which will be used behind the sequin strip.  Unless you find a fabric with solid sequins, you will most likely need the chiffon as a back to the sequins to help show the color.  I normally use thinner strips for my fabric garlands, but when it comes to sequins more is always more.

sequin garland 2

Step Two:  Cut your twine that will hold your garland up.  For the amount of fabric listed in the supplies, I was able to create a 10 foot garland.  Once you have your sequin and chiffon duo ready to go, lay the sequin fabric down with the chiffon facing toward you.  Flip a one to two inch section over the hanging twine and pinch it together.  Using another piece of twine tie the two pieces of fabric together, making sure to tie it fairly close to the hanging twine.

sequin garland 3

Step Three:  Once you’ve secured your piece, knot it again ensuring that the strip will not come loose.  Trim the twine down so that the extra piece will not show from the front of the garland.

sequin garland 4

Step Four:  Now that you’ve got your sequin fabric on, you’ll want to add some chiffon strips to break up the glam.  For the chiffon fabric, cut the width to be about 3 inches and the same length as the sequin strips.  I used two chiffon strips between each sequin strip.  This combination is a sure fire way to create a classically glam look!  Happy crafting!

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A Soft White Vintage Wedding


Staci and Chris’s wedding was a lovely vintage affair, featuring a soft palette of white with touches of burlap. The wedding took place at Festivities Event Center, which was the perfect setting for their vintage theme.


The bride wore a one shoulder gown, with small rosettes adorning the shoulder, and ruching along the bodice. Her look was completed with a beautiful arrangement created by Tony Foss, which featured an elegant array of roses, lilies, orchids, and feathers. The bride wrapped her bouquet in her grandmother’s vintage handkerchief, to give her beautiful look a special meaning.


The reception carried through the vintage look with bottles wrapped in twine and lace, and an elegant rose and hydrangea arrangement. The focal point of the reception was an amazing candy bar arranged atop a vintage buffet. The candy bar featured marshmallows, chocolate covered pretzels, and other candies in various sized apothecary jars, that just oozed vintage chic.


Photos by LG Photography

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A Rustic Fall Vineyard Wedding

Rustic Wedding

The Henderson’s rustic vineyard wedding, featured beautiful hues of red, orange, and gold, which perfectly highlighted their fall backdrop. The ceremony took place underneath a forest of pine trees dripping with soft light, with an aisle set off by hanging mason jars with soft gold detailing. All the rich details were tied together in the bride’s bouquet, which featured  orange and gold foliage tied together by soft lace detailing.

The reception carried on this rich look with elegant details strewn throughout the area. The focal point of the reception was the beautiful cream colored wedding cake, created by Johnny’s Sweet Creations, which was decorated to look like a birch tree with a vine of soft flowers reaching around the side. Each guest was treated to a handmade mason jar of grape jam, which was topped with a square of black and gold fabric to complete the look.

While the soft lights and rich hues set the tone, the bride was the true center of attention. Her champagne beaded ball gown captured the rustic tone the couple was looking for, and kept the attention of all in attendance.

Rustic Wedding Colors

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Store Wedding Documents Conveniently From Your Phone

Keeping track of receipts and other important documents can be difficult during the chaos of planning your wedding. The solution – go paperless with the Shoeboxed mobile app that allows you to store all your important wedding documents right on your smartphone!

Simply take a picture of any receipts, wedding contracts, business cards from vendors or your long list of to-dos and the Shoeboxed app will automatically store them so you can access important wedding documents at any time and on the go.

After scanning your items, the Shoeboxed app will organize them into categories such as: bridal party, reception food, ceremony or venue. The different categories will assist you in keeping track of your expenses.


The Shoeboxed app is also a great tool to help you stay within your wedding budget. With financial documents conveniently accessible, it’s easy to monitor how much money is left in your budget. You can also upload data from the app into Excel, PDF, QuickBooks, Outright or Freshbooks to combine expenses into one document for your records.

This means no more keeping track of receipts or trying to find important contracts when you need to decide a detail at the last minute! Make planning your wedding more manageable with the Shoeboxed app.

This Wedding Ideas app of the week is brought to your by Tom Nix of Verizon Wireless

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Rustic Royal Blue, Gray, and Coral Wedding


Megan and Clayton wanted a rustic chic wedding, so they chose royal blue, gray, and coral, to set the tone for their special day.

When guests entered the reception venue, they were welcomed with soft string lights and paper lanterns strewn along the ceiling. The tables featured soft white table linens with a mixture of unique containers like wooden crates, and lanterns, and beautiful arrangements of soft hydrangeas and greenery.


The focal points of the reception were the two fun wedding cakes, created by Rosebeary’s Cakes. The wedding cake was an elegant four tiered masterpiece, with alternating layers of buttercream rosettes and simple ruffling. In lieu of a cake topper the cake featured a beautiful arrangement of roses and hydrangeas. The real fun was featured through the groom’s cakes, which was a tower of the groom’s favorite sports teams.

Maids and Grooms

The bridesmaids wore lovely one shoulder navy full length gowns. The girls set off their elegant dresses with classic pearl jewelry, and topped off the look with a fun pop of color in a pair of coral heels. To tie their ensemble together, each bridesmaid held a beautiful bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, and greenery, topped off with a piece of pink lace.

The groomsmen were equally stylish in gray tuxes with a royal blue vest and tie, and a fun royal blue pocket square.

Credit Stubbs Photography by Kim

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DIY Tuesday: Vintage Button Initial

Vintage Button Initial

It’s DIY Tuesday again, and today we will be making a vintage button initial.  This glamorous project is so great, because it really can fit in anywhere during your wedding.  It would look great set up in the backdrop of your ceremony, or even atop your cake table.  This look is also extremely customizable, so by choosing buttons that fit your wedding style, this look can quickly transform from vintage to glamorous in no time.

vintage button initial supplies


  • chipboard or wood initial
  • spray paint
  • pliers
  • buttons
  • glue gun

vintage button initial 1

Step One:  Start by removing the loops on the back of the buttons that are used to sew them on.  This is done so that your buttons will lay as flat as possible on your letter. Depending on what kind of button you purchase you may be able to remove them with scissors, but having pliers on hand is a safe bet.  Continue to remove the backs until you have a decent pile to work with.

vintage button initial 2

Step Two:  Take your initial and spray paint the back with a coordinating color according to your buttons.  This is an important step, because no matter how hard you try there will be open spaces between your buttons.  By spray painting the letter, it allows the look to still look complete without trying to jam buttons into the tiny spaces between other buttons.

vintage button initial 3

Step Three:  Now that your button backs are removed and your letter is spray painted it’s time to start laying out your design.  This step is important because you don’t want to lay your buttons out in a straight line, or it will not look handmade.  Start out with a handful of your larger buttons, using your glue gun to secure them, and place them in varying spots along your letter.  Make sure to leave different spacing between them, so it looks as though the button just happened to drop onto the letter in that pattern.

vintage button initial 4

Step Four:  Begin to fill in the spaces between your larger buttons with the rest of your inventory.  Make sure not to lay them in straight lines again, and vary the buttons that are next to each other.  The important part is to make the placement look very random and not uniform.  Continue this until your letter is completely covered and you’re done!

Vintage button initial end



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