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2009 Trend Alert – Domed Pedastal Dishes

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From the runways of the Special Event Show to the tablescape design challenges hosted by NACE, one item that was sure to be present in the design are domed pedstal dishes.

Adding much more than a way to serve your desert, these beauties can serve as the focal point to your event. In an array of colors and shapes and sizes, they can even be reused after the main event has taken place. Here are some of our faves.

Source: ZGallerie


Source: Kim Vallee Blog
Here is the dome being used in a tablescape design

Bring on the Bling pt. 2

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We are currently doing some at home (DIY) interior designing over at the ellyB houshold and I am on a constant search for new items to jazz up our space, so I had to share these new BLING items brought to you by one of my favorite stores for one of a kind items – ZGallerie. I just love checking the site for new items listed weekly and it doesn’t hurt that everything is currently 20% off.

Fantastic Finds!

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Personalization is all the rave. People love when they can take something and truly make it their own. This goes for more than just weddings and other events. Bed Bath & Beyond has made it so that you can extend the personalization into your nest. Head over there and check out the awesome products they have for the home. Here are a few of our favorites:

Monogram Wine Stoppers

Monogram Coaster & Coaster Holder

Mongram Door Mat

Monogram Fingertip Towel


Interactive Bars – Mashed Potato Martini Bar

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If you are having a pre-reception or buffet, why not add an interactive station? This will give your guests the opportunity to have an item, exactly the way they want it. A mashed potato bar can even used to wow your guests with the proper presentation. Here are some items that may be included but not limited to the bar:

Mashed potatoes that are served in a Martini glass. Your guests will have great fun filling their martini glasses and showing friends their potato creation. Your guests will make certain that each Martini glass is filled with a work of art. Mashed Idaho Potatoes & Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Assorted Toppings Butter, Chives, Sour Cream, Bacon Bits, Grated Cheese and Butter, Cinnamon Sugar & Toasted

Source: Catered for you


Source: Hansen Cakes

The NOT Wedding 2009 – Who Wants a FREE Wedding??????

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The NOT Wedding is back and will have another big NotWedding event on Sunday April 5, 2009 at The W Hotel Buckhead. It will be styled by Joy Thigpen (who styled the wedding on the cover of the current , planned by Ashley Baber, photographed by the amazing Our Labor of Love and will feature invitations from Verde Paperie, accessories from Oh My Deer!, flowers from Amy Osaba and cakes from Chocolate Pink Cafe. They also have tons of other vendors showing up to make it an incredible night.

The website is updated and have tons of new surprises… one of which being that they be giving away an entirely FREE real wedding to one lucky couple. They are currently accepting applications in hopes of finding the perfect couple to give this to (a couple who is okay geting married on short notice at a wedding someone else planned for them :). They will receive a FREE wedding on May 31 of this year that will include everything: venue + catering, photography, wedding dress + other attire, cake, flowers, invites… everything, all donated by our amazing vendors from The NotWedding expo. The wedding will be featured in the summer issue of Weddings Unveiled magazine and will definitely be one of the most amazing weddings this year, styled by Joy Thigpen. They hope to find three finalists in the next few weeks and then ask their bridal community to vote on a winner, who we will then announce at NotWedding expo in April.

This event was ground breaking last year and we cannot wait to attend this year. Now who wants a free wedding?

Angela Bassett at the premiere of Notorious

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I just love this gown Angela Bassett wore in Berlin for the premier of the Notorious. I can just see this gown being worn as a wedding gown.

I would just love to find out the designer of this gown.

NY Venue Spotlight – Gary’s Lofts

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Our wonderful Blogging Bootcamp venue sponser, Gary’s loft, have many different loft rental options in the tri-state area. The spaces are versatile and is often used for fashion shoots, parties and weddings. If you are looking for a modern blank pallett for your next event, Gary has the loft for you. Here are more pictures from various events in the loft:

Ok I do love the light up cupcake stand. I must admit.

And the view from the penthouse loft.

Please do not forget to sign up for the workshop. Space is limited.

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