Friday, January 29, 2010

i like card

I like 'i like card' too!!

Very contemporary and definitely elegant. What I'm absolutely crazy about their stationery is the incorporation of vellum-like paper in print. Not so crazy 'bout the crepe bows though. The printed pegs are remarkably cute nonetheless. Check out the chandelier boxes and dress invitations. Damask prints are something you don't come by in local stationery so really this is pretty forward :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

inspire: carmella + gregoire

Me likes:
- the venue: Merville-Franceville (a little village in lower Normandie, France)
- quaint chateau
- demure invites by Anna Bond of Rifle Design (makes me want them in my wedding now)
- that Vera Wang dress and Marc Jacobs shoes
- QQ Lollipop Workshop cake toppers (makes me want them in my wedding now too)
- delightful papel picados (makes me want them in my wedding now too again)
- Fujifilm Instax cameras

Saturday, January 23, 2010

inspire: michelle & husband

Me likes:
- awesome chandelier-lined reception tables (showstopping show-showstopping!!)
- vineyard-like appearance
- gargantuan christmas trees(?)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

lin handmade greeting cards

I'm currently on a card hunt so you'll be expecting quite abit on entries on stationery :)

Aren't these absolutely gorgeous?? Lin makes them by hand and laces them with love. Well that's what I think 'cos cards don't get this pretty if it ain't kasih... cinta... l'amour!

She's currently sold on on these but if you're interested you can always ask for more!

The ring print's a nice touch. And the gold lace trims... what can I say, I ain't the only fan of doilies huh? ;)


Thursday, January 14, 2010

sarah seven

Romance. Decadence of a bygone era of feminity.

Sarah Seven Bridal.

Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

Note the dress names.




By The Candlelight

Powdered Sugar (read that name... did I not say lovely?)

Ivory Bliss

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

my save the dates

According to ScissorPaperStone, the sole purpose of save-the-date cards is to give the people you intend to invite to your wedding plenty of advance notice. If, for example, you are planning to marry during the holiday season or a holiday weekend, you’ll want your guests to reserve you wedding date on their calendars months in advance. If you will be inviting guest from out of town who will need to fly in for the wedding, they will need time to make the necessary travel arrangements.

You should send save-the-date cards to all of your intended guests when either of these circumstances fit your situation. Even friends and family members who you already know will attend should be sent a card.

On the other hand, if you are not sure whether a particular person or couple will be invited to the wedding, don’t send them a save-the-date card. And there is really no reason, and it’s a waste of your precious money, to buy and send these notices when all of your guests live relatively nearby or the wedding will not occur during a busy time of the year.

I had some leftover material from my engagement invites so I decided to make some save-the-dates for my friends overseas. I made them during Christmas which explains alot about the design: ornamental!

1. Prepare doilies (preferably heart shaped), red satin ribbons (not too thick), label maker (I use Dymo) and thumb strength (you sure need alot of that).

2. Start by preparing the text to the 'card'. Mistakes are unavoidable... don't beat yourself up over it. I've ended up with a couple of 'skelby' and 'SAV THE DATES' :D

3. Thread the red ribbon through one of the doily holes and make a knot in the end.

4. Stick the texts to the card. Don't forget the dates in your Save-the-Dates!!

5. Voila! Hanging Save-The-Date ornaments that your invitees can hang at important nooks, i.e., beside the computer monitor, on the fridge, toilet flush, tele remote control, and remember that nearing early July they've gotta make flight arrangements, hotel bookings, visit itenerary etc.

6. Cool huh? Hehe I just wanted a number 6 on the list. Cool's part of the list!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

bakerella wedding cakepops

I'm crazy 'bout Bakerella. She's magnificent with dough and an oven. She created the funnest (and I do mean the funnest) pastry on earth: cake pops!! Yup, you got that right: cakes on lollipop sticks... she previously made some Hello Kitty ones that seriously blew me away but this one takes the cake (pun not intended *giggle)!!

You can learn how to make the cake pops here. Bakerella says you can also give these cake pops for:
- an engagement party
- a wedding shower
- wedding favours
- you could even propose with them

She said, "Imagine how cute they would be with some sweet little tags.

Okay, forget imagining… let me just show you."

I was like, "WHOAH." I bet tons of readers felt the same...

"She said..."

So here’s a little background on how this wedding proposal came to be.

Several weeks ago I received an email from a guy named Rich. He really got my attention…

1. he was a guy and I don’t get too many e-mails from boys
2. the subject line screamed read me… literally… just like this …
Hello – PLEASE LOOK HERE :) (Friendly and intriguing at the same time.)
Now, I eventually get around to reading all of my emails, but I did have to move this one to the top and read it right away.

The email went something like this…

Hi Bakerella,

I hope all is well with you. I must be honest, the only reason why I know of you is because my girlfriend is such an avid fan of yours! Every Monday she shows me your latest creation. Feeling inspired, she proceeds to either replicate one of your creations or put her own twist on it. I of course benefit from the delicious goodies

Anyhow, my girlfriend’s name is Melissa and she’s began her own blog recently and has been enjoying it immensely. I bought her a fancy camera to document her process as well so it’s been a great experience for her. She spends countless hours in the kitchen baking and then on the computer updating the blog.

Melissa and I have been together for almost 6 years now and I would like to take the next step and propose to her! As a guy, we must think of that genius way of how exactly to pop the question. Well, I had a thought and this is really just a thought but was wondering how open you were in assisting me with that process?

This is a complete shot in the dark and just one of my ideas but I thought she’d really enjoy it. Once again, no obligation and please do not feel compelled to assist…after all I am a complete stranger!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!


Needless to say, I was excited at the chance to help.

I think he had me at “fancy camera.” That’s my kind of gift. Then after talking to him more, I found out he also bought her a brand new stand mixer for her hobby. So sweet.

We discussed a few ways to propose through the site and settled on an idea, which I then changed at the last minute when I decided on cake pops. (Rich… hope that didn’t make you more nervous.) The post had to be orchestrated in a way so that Rich would be with Melissa when it went live. Hoping that Mel (I feel I can call her that now since I did help propose.) would casually look on the computer on her own without any prompting.

If only Rich were so lucky. It turns out Sunday night would test his already nervous nerves.

Mel is a teacher and usually bakes on Sunday. But not on this Sunday. She was grading papers. And nowhere near the computer.
On top of that, she had made group dinner plans with Rich’s aunt & uncle without Rich knowing. Again nowhere near the computer.
When they returned from dinner, Rich had a backup plan ready. He bought her the Martha Stewart Cookies Book after seeing it on last week’s giveaway post and had it ready to give to her, hoping the baking book would prompt her to go the computer.
But no. Mel just showed Rich all the yummy pages from the book and went back to grading papers.
So out of desperation… Rich goes, “Doesn’t Bakerella post something new on Sunday nights?”
Mel: “No, I think it’s Monday morning.”
Rich: “Are you sure? I think it’s Sunday night. You should go check.” (Definitely not suspicious.)
For the record, it is usually Sunday night, but Mel doesn’t get an alert until Monday.
So they both went to the computer. Together. (Again, not suspicious in any way.)

Mel clicked on the wrong site at first because Rich was making her nervous. (If she only knew how nervous Rich was right then.)
Then she read the post still unaware of what was about to happen.
When she got to the proposal, she said she was like Niagra Falls.
And when she turned around, Rich, also teary-eyed was waiting on one knee to make it official.
Afterwards, Mel asked Rich, “Is this just for me or can everyone see it?” (I think that’s just sweet.)