October 2011

Most people use fresh flowers for their centerpieces. I have seen some unique and elegant centerpieces where traditional flowers aren’t used. This idea is not only a money saver, but will add a memorable touch to your wedding. One idea I loved was the use of peacock feathers. It adds some color, and with lighted candles around, it makes the table look gorgeous. Another idea that could be used for an outdoor wedding could be mason jars with wildflowers inside. Each centerpiece would be unique to every table, and it is an inexpensive option. Having a beach wedding? Try a vase with sand, seashells, and add a starfish. Have a beach day with your bridesmaids and pick up some seashells along the way. There are a ton of inexpensive ideas for centerpieces you just have to get creative!




I recently went to a bridal shower this past weekend. I started to think about how people give gifts from the registry without putting a little extra thought into it. For my friend I decided to get creative, and add a little special touch that would make the gift more memorable. I got her a cupcake pan from her registry like she wanted, and I decided to get her colorful liners to use in the pan. The creative part was I made a recipe card for a happy marriage to go with it. Also my friend helped me bake and decorate a giant cupcake to bring to the party that was their favorite flavor. It cost barely anything, and it added a cute touch to the gift that the bride and groom will always remember. Does anyone have a unique bridal shower, or wedding gift idea? Always remember it’s the thought that counts not the amount of money you spend on it.

Sandals is a great choice if you’re looking to do a destination wedding, or just a honeymoon location. They have locations in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Saint Lucia, and Antigua. It’s the tropical location you are looking for after you say “I Do”. Now if you’re looking to have a wedding at one of these fabulous locations they offer weddings by Martha Stewart. Some of the themes she has created are beautiful beginnings, vision in white, seaside serenade, island paradise, flutter of romance, and chic and natural. Sandals can help you with everything you will need on your special day. From the ceremony, reception, flowers, and photography they have all of the finishing touches covered. If you want more information about Sandals you can visit their website www. Sandals.com, or contact Elise Enloe who is a certified sandals specialist!