Thursday, April 28, 2011

Inspired by color: Wedding Dresses

White wedding dresses are still one tradition many brides stick to, colored dresses started hitting the runways in late 2010 and making quite the impression. Reese Witherspoon tied the knot in March wearing a blush gown that was custom made by one of my favorite designers, Monique Lhullier.

I just love the soft colors of these blush pink and peach dresses! Then you add ruffles and appliques and I"m sold!

I just love the texture and color of these dresses!

You would definitely make an entrance into the reception wearing this:

A very unexpected color, yet still soft and feminine:

How about your something blue?!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What they're saying

I had the great pleasure of working with Lindsey and Tanner on their March wedding. I've said it before, but what a wonderful and fun couple!! I received this from Lindsey: "I could not have asked for a better wedding planner for my big day then Shannon with A Party to Perfection. Whether it was helping me with a layout of my programs, organizing the breakdown of the reception, or offering to give me the back of her earring due to my wedding earrings not staying on, she truly is AWESOME at what she does and makes a bride feel so special and less stressed. :-) I loved every minute of our special day and she was right there to help me get through it and make sure everything I wanted was taken care of. Thanks so much for everything and making our wedding day such a breeze!" Of course, you're only as good as the vendors you work with and Lindsey picked great vendors for her fun and oh-so-her wedding day: Catering: Kruton's Catering Photo booth and lightning: Dancenhance Entertainment DJ: Brock Entertainment Florist: Candy Bouquet #1445 featuring Designs by Suzanna Photography: Blair Photography

Friday, April 8, 2011

2011 Trends: Rainbow

If you are like me, you may never think of creating or incorporating a Rainbow theme into your wedding. Images of Rainbow Bright just doesn't give me that "wedding" feeling!

However, trends and ideas can always be tweaked to your every whim!

While you do not necessarily have to dress your besties in rainbow dresses, per se, you can definitely dress them in a rainbow monochromatic scheme (think dark pink to light pink, dark blue to light blue.etc.)

Or, you can dress them in complimentary hues that cover the colors of the rainbow Delight your guests' senses both visually and tastefully with a rainbow inspired cake

How fun would this be to dig into as a guest?!

Rainbow themed signature drinks, dessert buffets, bow ties (they're making their comback!) and who doesn't want to add that special touch with fabulously colored shoes?!

Or you can have each bridesmaid wear a different color shoe to "pop" in a less obvious rainbow theme.

These are meant to mimic the French Macaroons and could be fitting as decor

Love the look of these colorfl Macaroons

I don't know if I could choose just one!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Arkansas Marriage License

While you are staying plenty busy with all of the wedding planning details, the most important thing to do is to remember to get your marriage license! You do want to make the months and months of planning official, right?! In the state of Arkansas, you can obtain your marriage license within the 30 day period prior to your wedding date. Although I highly recommend getting it early, you can even obtain it the day of your wedding. The main details: You and your soon-to-be husband both have to be present You need to bring state issued identification (birth certificate, military I.D., Passport, etc.) $59-Cash only!! You can obtain your license at the County Clerk's office To find out where to register within the state of Arkansas or more details, check out the formal details here!