Happy Halloween!

>> Sunday, October 31, 2010

Here's a fun inspiration board from Snippet & Ink to get you in the mood for the holiday!

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Things We Love!

>> Saturday, October 30, 2010

Have you ever seen anything cuter than this real wedding (featured on Style Me Pretty)? We love our Nebraska real weddings, but it's always fun to get inspiration from other places. This carnival-themed wedding is totally adorable. I'm especially fond of that invitation suite!


Friday Freebies!

>> Friday, October 29, 2010

We have another great invitation designer offering a giveaway today! Nicki Burnham is the creative talent behind Simply Chic Creations and she is offering the winner of today's giveaway 50 free thank-you cards! Check out some of her awesome designs below.

Click HERE to enter! (Must register by Monday, November 1st.)


Cover Contest!

>> Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Want to have a say in what you see on our covers? Here's your chance! We need your help in choosing between these four fabulous cover options from our local NWD photographers. Check them out and vote below; and your favorite choice could end up on newsstands in 2011. Voting ends Thursday at midnight, so get your vote in now!

1. Photo by Sullivan Photography.

2. Photo by Corey Rourke Photography.

3. Photo by Melenbacker Photography.

4. Photo by Paddack Photography.


Tablescape Sneak Peek!

>> Tuesday, October 26, 2010

If you're eagerly anticipating the 2011 NWD edition as much as we are, you'll love this little peek at our floral tablescape shoot, photographed by the always incredible Melenbacker Photography with designs from fabulous NWD florists. We are truly blessed to work with the best in the area year after year!

Be sure to pick up the new issue when it hits newsstands in January 2011 to see more themes and many more beautiful images; and see if you can guess in the comments below what the pop culture themes are!

Flowers and table design by Town & Country Floral
Flowers and table design by Petal Creations
Flowers and table design by Blooms n Bouquets
A special thanks to Elite Events Rental, AAA Rents and Charlene's Bridal & Event Rentals for linens, chair covers and table settings; Porridge Papers for the place card; and the Grand Manse for use of their beautiful venue!


Real Wedding: Amanda+Brandon

>> Monday, October 25, 2010

The first word that came to mind when I saw this wedding was "pretty". The unique color combination, the couple, the wedding party, the photos (from Peters Photography), the flowers (from Fleur de Lis Concepts), the cake (from Donna Roehrs)...everything is just so darned pretty! Love it!


Spend vs. Save: The LBD

>> Sunday, October 24, 2010


Things We Love!

>> Saturday, October 23, 2010

I'm really loving the new line from Martina Liana (available at Ellynne Bridal). They're so feminine and (most importantly) flattering for a variety of women's figures. I also love how much further designers are taking the ivory/champagne trend!


Friday Freebies!

>> Friday, October 22, 2010

If you're still looking for the perfect veil to go with your wedding gown, be sure to register for today's giveaway! Ellynne Bridal is one of Nebraska's best bridal gown shops, and they're offering the winner her choice of a FREE veil up to $200! Ellynne carries many gorgeous lines exclusively, such as Jim Hjelm and Martina Liana (pictured below, respectively).

Click HERE to register!


Bride Blogger Nicole

>> Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deciding what to provide for alcohol at our wedding reception has been a little tough. We always have known that we would like to provide free beer for our guests at the reception, but deciding what else to provide has been tricky. I wanted to do something fun and different, but couldn't decide what exactly.

Originally, my future father-in-law wanted to serve whiskey shots at the door. :) He is Polish, so maybe it's a Polish tradition; I'm not sure? However, we decided that maybe whiskey shots weren't the best choice and thought we could come up with a signature drink, something simple that we could match to our wedding colors.

So I went online and looked for recipes for purple drinks. I found one that was vodka, blueberry juice, and cranberry juice. That sounded pretty good to me, so I went to the store and got the ingredients and Ryan and I tried it one night.
It was good, but it was a little thick, so we decided to add some 7UP for a little fizz, and that was much better. The color wasn't exactly purple, but it was close enough, so we decided we would serve that at the door instead of the whiskey shots.

Then we had a meeting with Rick at the Grand Manse to see what our options were as far as making the drink. It turned out that we could bring in the juices; they would provide the vodka and 7UP and we would pay for however many drinks they made up. Then he told us that not many people drink the signature drink at weddings. So if we had them make up 150 drinks and only 5 people drank it, we would have wasted a lot of money.

So, Rick's suggestion was to just do the simple beer and wine, and then maybe hand out some drink tickets if we wanted to give some to our wedding party, or whoever. That's what we decided to go with. I really would like to have something fun and different, but I don't want to spend money on it if it's not going to get used. Plus, it's much simpler to have the Grand Manse take care of getting the alcohol, instead of our having to make sure we get enough juice, and so forth. I'm glad Rick was honest with us and told us that it would be a waste of money to do the signature drink, and that it would be a better value for us to just do the beer and wine.


Tablescape Shoot!

>> Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We just wrapped up NWD's very first tablecape shoot on Monday, and now we're officially hooked on this fabulous trend. We'll have a sneak peek of images for you next week, but in the meantime, here's a delicious tablescape shoot inspired by marshmallows from Style Me Pretty. Yum!


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