April 2010 Issue is out!

>> Sunday, February 28, 2010

Check out the cover of our April 2010 edition! Sweet Art Wedding Cakes designed the breathtaking cake, and the photography was done by the wonderful Shane & Sunny. This marks the first time NWD has ever featured anything but a bride on the cover, but this cake was so cool, we couldn't not feature it. Also, keep an eye out for another cover this year featuring something other than a bride!

(Please note that while the cover changes bi-monthly, the content in the magazine stays the same throughout 2010.)


Things We Love

>> Saturday, February 27, 2010

Video save-the-dates are awesome! Here's one from DIY Bride that had us cracking up. Making a video really allows you to be creative, funny, romantic...whatever you want!

Lisa & Dave's Save-the-Date (aka There Is No Turning Back Now Video) from Lizarinny on Vimeo.


Friday Giveaway!

>> Friday, February 26, 2010

J'Maries Bridal Shoppe, the friendliest shop in town, offers a wide variety of fabulous bridesmaid gown styles and colors. If you enter by Monday, March 1st, you'll be registering for the chance to win the following:

*Buy one bridesmaid gown at regular price, get one FREE!
*Previous sales excluded.

Click HERE to enter.


Bride Blogger Kayley

>> Thursday, February 25, 2010

I found my wedding shoes this past weekend. They are 4 ½ inches of pure bliss on my feet. Although they’re not yellow as I had originally intended, they are definitely my “Hello, Lover” shoes. I’ve been wearing them around the house because I hate to see them lie so lonely in their box. Thank you Badgley Mischka!

As much joy as my beautiful shoes bring, sometimes life doesn’t hand but rather dumps lemons on you. I found out yesterday that my fiancé, Mark, is being moved to Dubai. In three weeks.

For someone who rarely cries, the tears have been flowing non-stop. Two hours sleep on the couch and I was back at work, trying desperately to think of anything but this. Every second that I have been with Mark has felt perfect, now it feels like everything is being yanked away. I know I need to be positive, to see some good in this, but it’s difficult. It’s painful. It hurts.
Part of loving someone as deeply as I love Mark is wanting them to succeed and be happy. I want Mark to take this opportunity and learn everything he can. I see his potential and it’s become apparent that so does his boss. Is it selfish of me to struggle at finding joy in the situation?
I fly back today for my first bridal shower with friends. I plan on drinking copious amounts of mimosas. Come to think of it, I’ll take those lemons, trade them in for oranges, make my mimosa, raise my glass, and tell life to bring it.
The journey may be rough but at least I have some fabulous heels to help me along the way.


Inspiration Board #4: Tangerine Dream

>> Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today's inspiration board is a custom-made board for an NWD bride! Here are a few of the details she provided that helped inspire us: summer, citrus fruit, tangerine, lemon, tulips, daisies, and casual elegance.

Hope you like it!

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Trend Alert!

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

We just had to share these gorgeous engagement photos, taken by A Better Exposure in Santa Monica, California. Destination engagement photos are becoming incredibly popular, and this location couldn't be any cooler!


Bride Blogger Bailey!

>> Monday, February 22, 2010

One thing I have continually heard from past brides is that I MUST have a videographer! Brides that I have spoken with have said that they either wish they would have had their wedding videotaped or wish they would have had a professional tape it, not Uncle Joe!

I kept putting this off because Evan, my fiancé, imagined a videographer as someone in his face with a camera. After explaining to him that it won't be like The Real World, I came across A Sound Impression. I was able to watch a few of their video demos, which showed a wide range of what they can capture. Things from the bride and groom getting ready, to the ceremony, to the bouquet toss at the reception! 

Evan was quickly convinced, after watching the video demos, that this would be a great way to remember our wedding day! So, I talked with Cali Hlavac, owner of A Sound Impression, and booked it. Check out this video demo below. I look forward to working with her and can't wait till May 28!


Things We Love!

>> Sunday, February 21, 2010

How cute is this idea? Visit Our Best Bites for step-by-step instructions on how to create your own Pie in a Jar. This is a great idea for a cake substitute or wedding favors. Love it!


Want a Custom Inspiration Board?

>> Saturday, February 20, 2010

NWD would love to create a custom inspiration board for your wedding! There is NO COST if we select you; just submit the following information to info@neweddingday.com.

Wedding Style or Theme (retro, trendy, classic, vintage, etc.)
Wedding colors (or favorite colors if you haven't selected wedding colors yet)

Vendors currently participating in your wedding
Favorites (TV shows, travel destinations, etc.)
Any special/romantic stories about you and your fiancé that you would like included
Other pertinent details that are important to your wedding theme

We'd love to hear from you! Here are a few samples of inspiration boards we've done so far.


Friday Giveaway!

>> Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another giveaway! JHD Photography is a fantastic photographer featured in the Real Wedding Section of the 2010 NWD magazine (check out the "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Wedding). If you need a last-minute photographer, you're in luck...because she is offering 25% off a wedding photography package for February or March 2010! Below are some samples of her fabulous photos.

Click HERE to enter.


Bride Blogger Kayley!

>> Thursday, February 18, 2010

I am at a total standstill!  I’ve been searching high and low on the internet for the perfect pair of yellow stiletto heels and an adorable, slightly whimsical birdcage veil but without much success.

A traditional veil is not my taste.  Truth be told, it reminds me of wearing a sheet on my head.  If I am paying someone to make my unruly curls look fantastic, there is no way I am going to hide my hair behind a veil.  Therefore, I love the idea of a birdcage veil.  It’s somewhat of a retro look but so glamorous at the same time.  Having been a fan of etsy.com for a couple years now, I’m drawn to these looks I came across on the website.  So cute!

When it comes to my shoes, I’m picky!  As I should be!  The last episode of Season 4 from Sex and the City has a scene where Carrie walks past a shoe displayed in a window and swoons, “Hello, lover.”  That’s what I’m looking for, my “hello, lover” moment.  It has yet to be found.  Only 93 more days to go!



Inspiration Board #3: French Garden

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I started out with one concept in mind, and ended up with something different - a sort of vintage French countryside/garden theme, with pale pink and gold hues. Hope you like it!

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Real Wedding: Abby+Andy

>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We love all of the intimate touches in this elegant wedding - from the place cards to the centerpieces, no detail was left ignored. Andrea Bibeault did a wonderful job capturing every magical moment!


Bailey the Bride Blogger is back!

>> Monday, February 15, 2010

Wow, that was a lot of alliteration...but we're excited to have Bailey back from her crazy holiday travels!

Back to planning I go! After truly enjoying my holiday season with many travels through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, I returned to the face wedding plans! When looking at the calendar and realizing I only had 4 months to go, I began to worry that I maybe shouldn't have enjoyed my holidays as much as I did. Well maybe not that, but I should have done some planning! So today I sit here and look at my countdown of 109 days till the wedding and couldn't be more excited, yet frantic!

It's all in the details. I have everything booked but now it's those second and third appointments that I need to get to, to go over the details! Since I am planning my wedding from Colorado, it doesn't exactly make it easy to get to those appointments either. But setting dates to get back definitely relieves me of some stress!
So for now I am doing dress alterations and looking for the perfect shoes, veil, and jewelry! Since I can't do anything "traditional" I have found that http://www.etsy.com/ is one of my new favorite websites! I found so many vintage/handmade goods-both gifts for my wedding party and fun stuff for me!

I guess I did get one thing done over the holidays...we were able to head out to Seattle, the home of Brighten Photography! (Check them out at http://www.brightenphotography.com/, they just launched a totally awesome new website!) We went out there to have our engagement pictures taken, and if I do say so myself, they turned out AMAZING! Thank you Ben and Whitney! Heres a peek!


Honeymoon Getaways

>> Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's Valentine's Day, and what better thing to think about than your romantic honeymoon?

The real key behind a great honeymoon is that you can choose a destination that perfectly fits you and your  fiancé's personalities. Feeling adventurous? Wishing for a honeymoon drenched in relaxation or romance? With a world of possibilities, finding the perfect honeymoon is all about what you want it to be.

Cancun, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Aruba, Hawaii - with so many to choose from, Enchanted Honeymoons can help find the perfect location for you.


It's time for the 3rd Annual Love on the Run!

>> Saturday, February 13, 2010

If you didn't stop in yesterday, make sure you head over to Porridge Papers (1422 South Street in Lincoln) today between the hours of 11 and 5. Love on the Run is a FREE event! Porridge Papers has a collection of antique typewriters ready and waiting for you to come in and type out a note for someone special. After you have your thoughts in print, roll up your note, place it in a tiny bottle, and leave it with Porridge Papers (along with an address and phone number) so that they can deliver it for you on Valentine’s Day. An added bonus? There will be treats, coffee, and live music!

What really makes this year special is the great collaboration Porridge Papers has done with some other local businesses. Gorgeous posters have been designed by Ella of The Lichen and silk screened by Screen Ink and hung around town. Cookies will be provided by Kristin of The Cup,  Cafe Indigo will be donating Cultiva coffee, and a cheese plate will be donated by Hillis and Company.

So take a little time out of your day to create something memorable for your fiancé!


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