Wilmington Wedding

Last weekend Jeremy and I got to go to a beautiful small wedding in Wilmington, NC. My friend, Teresa (suite mate in college) married the wonderful Dan in a small church in a field of flowers. It was gorgeous! Bridesmaids wore various dresses of green and the bride wore a simple, elegant white dress. The reception was held at Porter’s Neck Country Club with food, dancing and painting…yes, painting! Teresa had the awesome idea to have a room set up with paint, brushes and canvases for the guests to paint pictures and messages for the bride and groom. Of course, she announced at the reception, “Be nice everyone, these are going to go up in our new house!” Somehow, I think the one that said something ugly about UNC will get painted over or “accidentally” thrown away, though! 🙂 So much fun! We wish them the best.

Here are a few of the pictures I took as well as a link from her photographer (that was super awesome, btw) Dana Hawley. Enjoy…we did!

(taken by me, isn’t she beautiful?!)

(the bride and groom for their entrance and first dance!)

(Jeremy and I at the reception)

(the art room)

Southern Bride and Groom Cover

We received the high res of our cover for Southern Bride and Groom magazine today and wanted to share it with all of you who haven’t gone out to get your own copy yet. We have tons in our office if you need one so please just give us a buzz or shoot us an email with your address if you’d like us to send one your way. Southern Bride and Groom magazine is a publication that comes out twice a year and is filled with loads of organizing tips for the bride-to-be. It is a one-stop-shop for all the best vendors in the area and has great articles about everything from gown shopping to choosing your photographer, etc.

We are named throughout the magazine several times as we assisted with a few photo shoots (all done by Marthanna Yater Photography) as well as had one of our brides featured with her wedding at the Carolina Inn! There is also an article in the magazine in which we contributed and it’s definitely worth checking out. Here are a few of the photos that made it into the magazine and check out the others in our gallery (being updated tomorrow). Enjoy! Let us know what you think!

Online Wedding Blogs

This weekend has been busy, busy around the Buenviaje house! Yesterday we went to Lowe’s and bought some awesome hardware for our kitchen and bathroom cabinets and Jeremy put those up lastnight. They look awesome!! We’re so excited to finally have a REAL kitchen look. 🙂 Today my awesome hubby is installing our blinds (yes, finally taking the paper ones down) and they look great. Our friends are not even going to know what hit them when they walk in and see real house stuff that we bought instead of another electronic gadget like say a flat screen tv, iphone, or new imac. (We’re MAC whores, sorry!) heheh!

Anyway, today has been all business for me as I’ve been surfing the net finding some awesome sites for all you wedding and makeup junkies out there. Specifically, these sites have been about the bride-to-be. I have found some great sites that are well worth your click. Here they are in no particular order:

1. Princess Lasertron’s Blog –She’s by far one of the most coolest wedding vendors out there. She offers alternative options for real flower bouquets and has a lot of even more awesome ideas for off-beat or different styled soirees. Here’s a picture from her blog that shows one of her felt and button bouquets. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

2. Weddingbee and Weddingbee PRO — These are two sites that I think you’ll enjoy if you’re searching for other people’s insight/trials/tribulations/successes, etc. while planning their wedding. The first is a site for brides and people that like to blog about what’s been happening as they try different vendors or find new and innovative ways to make things happen with their wedding planning. The second is strictly for Wedding Professionals (like us) to go on and talk about their inspirations, weddings they’re working on, and ideas for brides and others alike. By using them both you should be able to make some great connections or at least get some good ideas.

3. Offbeat Bride — This is a site that is for, well, the “offbeat bride”. Someone who doesn’t want to have everything seen in Brides magazing or look exactly like everyone else’s get-together. This is an awesome blog (and book) about options and off-the-cuff suggestions to make your wedding unique from the millions of others. Plus, it’s just so much fun!

We know that you do a lot of web surfing while planning out your wedding, too. What kinds of things are you finding? Let us know what you like looking at and what could help some of our other brides in planning their big day! We look forward to hearing from you!

Have a great Sunday! (off now to go bowling for a fun-filled 5 year old birthday party!)

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