Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tips for Throwing a Backyard Wedding

The summer wedding bug has bitten me hard!  I've absolutely fallen in  love with all the gorgeous pictures I keep coming across of beautiful outdoor summer weddings, with rustic and shabby chic details, mason jars and repurposed furniture.  Backyard weddings are so cozy, so quaint and so sentimental.

But, planning a backyard wedding takes a lot of work - probably more work than most people realize. There are so many more things to consider when planning a backyard wedding than when planning a wedding at an indoor reception facility.  Use the article I just posted, "Practical Tips for Planning a Backyard Wedding" as a starting point when you're ready to begin planning your own backyard wedding.  View this Pinterest board to view some pictures of other backyard weddings for inspiration and ideas for your own wedding.

Summer Wedding Dress Trends - The Hottest Looks for Fashionable Brides

Another Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and for those of us in the United States, it means the unoffical start of summer.  With summer comes the start of summer wedding season!  Did you know, more people still get married in the summer (particularly in June) than at any other time of the year?

If you're planning a summer wedding, there are certain things you need to take into consideration before you begin shopping for your wedding dress, including the current fashion trends, but most importantly, the styles that make you look and feel fabulous.  You also need to consider the special challenges that a summer wedding presents.  Read the article I just posted on TyingTheKnott - Summer Wedding Dress Trends - The Hottest Looks for Fashionable Brides for some ideas.  Take a look at this Pinterest board I created for some additional inspiration and ideas for summer wedding dresses.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hot Trends for Summer Weddings

Summer has arrived with a bang this year here on the East Coast.  Just like the old saying - "If you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes and it'll change," summer arrived well before the official first day with temperatures near 90 and high humidity.

With summer comes wedding season!  June is still the most popular month for couples to tie the knot.  As I browsed boards on Pinterest and Lover.ly, beautiful summer details can already be found in weddings.  From bold, colorful dresses, to rustic glam accents like lace, twine, burlap, plus lots of mason jars, summer wedding season is going to sizzle this year.

Read my article posted on the Top Wedding Sites blog about Summer Wedding Trends for more information on what to expect at weddings this summer, as well as how you can incorporate these details into your own wedding.  Browse through this Summer Wedding Trends Pinterest board that I created for some additional inspiration.

What other trends do you think will be hot this summer?  What unusual or unique elements do you have planned for your own wedding?  Leave your comments below.

P.S.  Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  Thank you to all who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Colin Cowie Wedding Trends" to air on WE TV this Fall

Wedding Accents. Photo by Roger Kirby
Colin Cowie, known around the world as one of the premiere wedding and event planners, will be bringing his signature style to WE TV (Women's Entertainment) this coming fall with "Colin Cowie Wedding Trends."  Starting this September, 2012, Colin and his team will be helping brides to stay abreast of the current trends in wedding planning.

Each of the 30-minute shows will air on WE TV on Saturday mornings as part of their "tbi...for women" series ("the best information for women").  Each show will provide brides with information about fashion, makeup, jewelry, honeymoon destinations and most importantly, tips from Colin Cowie himself.  The shows will give viewers a behind the scenes look at what makes a Colin Cowie wedding so special and magical.

For more information on when the shows will air, how to participate in the shows and giveaways, as well as tips and advice from Colin on planning your own wedding, please visit www.colincowieweddings.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

All Bridal Store Wedding Veil Giveaway Extended

Hi everyone!

We've decided to extend the wedding veil giveaway.  You now have until the end of the month to enter the giveaway - May 31, 2012.  Get those entries in!  Click here for all the details.  Once again, a special thank you to All Bridal Store for teaming up with me to bring you this wonderful giveaway!

Monday, May 14, 2012

And the winner of the Sun Jar Giveaway is -

Laura Jacobson!

Congratulations Laura!  You're the winner of EventSpiration and Convenient Gadgets & Gifts Sun Jar Giveaway!  I hope you enjoy your new Sun Jar!

Be sure to check back for more information on party planning, wedding planning, holiday planning, as well as product reviews, contests and giveaways.

Thank you again to Convenient Gadgets & Gifts for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway!  Please check out their website for all sorts of amazing products.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wedding Veil Giveaway

As promised, today I have another wonderful giveaway to tell  you about. I've teamed up with All Bridal Store and we are giving away a beautiful wedding veil to a lucky bride!  The wedding veil is white, elbow length with a rat tail edge, measures 20 x 25 and is 72" wide.

Once again, there are numerous ways to enter and to earn extra points/entries.  Simply follow the rules below to enter.  The contest ends one week from today (May 14, 2012) and the winner will be announced here.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, or even post a question in the comments.  Best of luck to everyone!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mother's Day Giveaway Update & Upcoming Events

Thank you to everyone who has entered the Mother's Day Giveaway so far.  If you haven't entered yet, you have less than a week to do so.  The winner will be announced a week from today, so get those entries in!  Don't forget, there are ways you can earn extra points/entries, so read through the directions before entering.  Also, when I initially set up the contest, I stated that only U.S. residents could enter.  I found out from Convenient Gadgets & Gifts that they will ship internationally.  So, if you weren't able to enter initially, you can do so now.  Click here to read the instructions and enter the giveaway.

Be sure to check back here tomorrow. I will be announcing another new giveaway I will be doing in conjunction with All Bridal Store.  If you're planning your wedding, this is a giveaway you definitely don't want to miss!  More details coming soon...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day Giveaway - Win a Sun Jar!

I've been telling you all it was going to happen, and it finally has.  EventSpiration has teamed up with Convenient Gadgets and Gifts to host a Mother's Day Giveaway.  One lucky person is going to Win a Sun Jar!

Yesterday, I posted my review of the Sun Jar.  You can read it here if you missed it.   Now here's your chance to win one for yourself.  Simply follow the steps below and you'll be entered in the drawing.  The contest is open until 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 13th (Mother's Day).  The winner will be chosen by random drawing through Rafflecopter and announced on this blog before 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Mother's Day evening.

Here are the directions to enter.  NOTE:  Please don't start doing these things until you've read through all the directions.  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter the contest.  There are different ways to enter, and you can earn additional points/entries for taking the extra steps.
  1. Mandatory Entry:  Leave a comment on this blog post.  Any comment.  Just say hi, tell me which post of mine you liked, tell me about your own blog.  I'll even come visit your blog if you leave me a link.  (1 entry point awarded).
For extra points/entries, you can do the following if you wish.  These are completely OPTIONAL and are just ways to get extra points/entries in the contest:
  1. "Like" EventSpiration's FaceBook page. (5 entry points awarded)
  2. "Like" Convenient Gadgets & Gift's Facebook page (5 entry points awarded)
  3. If you have a Twitter account, you can send out one "Tweet" a day about the contest, directing people to this page to enter.  (10 entry points awarded)
  4. Follow me on Twitter.  (10 entry points awarded)
*Update-May 2, 2012*  As much as I hate to have to even post this, I've already found people who are trying to cheat.  If you are going to put your name in for the extra points/entries, you must complete the steps required.  I am able to tell if you take the 10 entries for following me on Twitter, but never follow me, or take the 10 entries for tweeting about the contest but never do, etc.  Please everyone, let's be adults.  I really don't want to have to babysit this contest, if you're going to take the points/extra entries then complete the steps.  If I can't verify that you've complete the steps your name will be deleted.  It's not fair for someone to get 31 entries who did absolutely nothing when there are people who are really out there helping me to promote this contest.  Thank you to those of you who are following the steps and adding extra entries by helping me to promote this contest.  I appreciate it so much!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  Best of luck to everyone!