Things we love!

>> Monday, August 31, 2009

Like most brides, we love Vera Wang...and now Diane's Stationery is one of only two invitation vendors in the Omaha area that carries the exclusive line.

If you're looking for something classy and high-end, these invitations are perfect!


French-inspired wedding

>> Monday, August 24, 2009

What is more romantic than a French-themed wedding? We're hard-pressed to think of anything...there are so many beautiful details you can include in a wedding with this theme.

Aside from the obvious (getting married at a chateau or serving champagne and wine), there is so much more you can do. You can set the tone from the very beginning with toile or lace invitations. For example, we love these lace invites from William Arthur, whose line is available at Diane's Stationery.

For a unique guest book idea, hire a "sidewalk artist" to sketch your guests and have your guests sign the drawings. Then have the sketches bound into a book for you and your groom.

Serve quiche, croissants, baguettes, and gourmet cheeses like Brie and Camembert for an appetizing array of h'ors doeuvres. Instead of wedding cake, serve crepes.

When it comes to attire, you can really make a statement. Dress your bridesmaids in tulle skirts for a cute (and trendy!) touch. Twist your hair into a chic chignon. And, of course, your dress can be the biggest statement of all. Details like a bustier, large gathered skirts, or lots of lace and tulle scream "French". This gown by Jim Hjelm (carried by Ellynne Bridal) is a gorgeous example of modern flair combined with French elements.


Themed Engagement Photos

>> Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Want to do something a little different for your engagement photos? Pick a theme for you and your hubby-to-be and plan your shoot accordingly. For example, we love this photo by Lane Weddings of a vintage-inspired couple.

Here are some other suggestions for a fun theme for your engagement shoot:
  • Period Details: Pick a decade you loved, like the 20's or the 50's (or even the 80's!) and go all out with costumes, location, etc.

  • Bollywood: You can even have your photographer create a fake "movie" poster for the two of you.

  • Famous couples: Style yourselves like your favorite historical couple (Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, or John and Jackie Kennedy--or if you're feeling a little risque, JFK and Marilyn Monroe!) and pose away.

  • Location, location, location: Instead of the typical studio shots, pick a fantastic spot--a carnival, a lake, a barn, the zoo, etc. and use the background to your advantage.

    *Photo by Lane Weddings


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