Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wedding Music Wednesday

This is a beautiful song. I had this song on my wedding cd that I gave to guest. This weeks selection is "Halo" by Mrs. Jay-Z, Beyonce'. Enjoy!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wedding Blog of the Week

To get wedding planning advice and to follow several brides to be...check out  The Weddzilla Blog.  I am sure that you will find something helpful or even a little funny. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Love Language

This weeks reading comes from 1 Cornithians 13: 4-13. It is from the King James Version of the Bible.

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wedding Music Wednesday

Here is this weeks Wedding Music Wednesday, " You for Me" by Johnny Gill. You might recongize the movie from Tyler Perry's "Family Reunion". Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Trends--Comfort Foods

A new trend in 2010, which I feel that is not really new but been reintroduced is having comfort food being served. At one time is was thought of as taboo to have hamburgers and fries or mac-n-cheese with bar-b-cue beef for a wedding reception, but now a days brides and grooms want to have their favorite or familiar foods served, instead of the standard chicken and green beans. I was totally on this wave-length when planning my wedding reception food. I always said that I wanted a soul-food dinner, because I know there would be foods that I loved along with my guest. I think by having the menu that I did allowed for more of a party atmosphere which made our reception more fun. Click here to see my wedding reception menu.

Sometimes if you serve food that is unfamiliar to your guest and to you, if makes for a unpleasant environment. It will waste money if your guest will not eat the food that you purchased and had prepared for your special day. Choose wisely or it could be costly.

In serving food at your reception choose food that you like, because  it reflects you as a couple but also will make it more enjoyable for your guest.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wedding Blog of the Week

She only has 56 days left, until she marries the man of her dreams. Come and follow Genevieve's Wedding as she finishes her final details for her May 15 wedding. 

Wedding Blog of the Week

Follow Karen at Serving Thirty-Nine to Wife as she plans her upcoming October wedding.  She has not dreamed of her wedding since she was 6, but now she is taking her inspiration to plan the wedding of her dreams. Enjoy reading!! Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Love Language

This weeks reading comes from the Song of Solomon in the Bible. It will be coming from the King James version, but you can use any version that you choose.

Song of Solomon 2:10-13

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing of the birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,and the vines with tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wedding Music Wednesday

Welcome to wedding music Wednesday. This weeks selection is a song that I had played while we did the lighting of the unity candle. It is "I Promise" by CeCe Winans. Enjoy!!!  (P.S. Happy St. Patrick's Day)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Love Language

This weeks reading is from "The Prophet" by Kahil Gibran. Enjoy!!!

Excerpt from "The Prophet" by Kahil Gibran
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise on your lips.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wedding Blog of the Week

For great wedding resources that vary from bridal shower games, how to pamper the flower or how to pick the right invitation..check out The Budget-Minded Bride Blog. There are several links for additional resources and vendors on the site. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One More Month to Go

One more month to go....until it is officially a year!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wedding Music Wednesday

This weeks selection is "My Destiny" by Jim Brickman. Enjoy!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wedding Blog of the Week

She is getting married this weekend. The Relentless Bride will go from Ms. to Mrs. Check out her blog to she what she did leading up to her big. Congratulations.....Relentless Bride. Have a good weekend!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Love Language

This weeks reading is by Lord Byron. Enjoy!!

"She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wedding Music Wednesday

This weeks song is Ava Maria sung by Luciano Pavarotti. I actually had this song sung during my ceremony. I think it is just beautiful. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Trends--- Homemade Favors

Favors are a big deal at a wedding. It is a way that the bride and groom express their thanks to their guest. Making the favors are a cost effective way to do this. When I was planning my wedding I knew that I wanted to have Cd's. I thought that the Cd's were really reflective of my husband and I as people, especially since we love music and our friends know that. I made two Cd's one that had christian music on it, since I had alot of people from my church and did not want to offend them, and one with secular music on it. I must admit that downloading the music and burning 200 Cd's was time consuming but it was worth it.  I have received lots of comments about the CD and people are still jamming to them today.

I did not want to leave the few kids and the kids at heart out, so I made a coloring book that had the bridal party in it along with some puzzles. I had to admit that I stocked up on crayons to give with the coloring books, during back to school season which made them boxes really cheap. Click here to see my previous post about the coloring books and the link to make one of your own.

Here are some of the cost effective ideas that you might be able to use:
  • Cd's
  • Have a food item as a favor such as jam with the wedding label on it or cookies in the shape of the first initial of your last name.
  • Bookmarks
  • Bottle stoppers
These are a few ideas, but find the one that is right for you.

When choosing a favor, make sure that it something that is cost effective, that your guest can use after the wedding, something that will make them remember your special day every time that they use it and that it reflects you.