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Are Veils A Thing of the Past? We Think Not.

What's a girl to do when when she has a flair for trends and fashion, but doesn't want to look "too trendy" on her wedding day? We suggest adding small touches of stylish trends to your overall look, without completely overdoing one style. Recently, since the wedding of actress Katherine Heigl of Grey's Anatomy, we have seen a sudden burst in the trend of vintage veils. If this current trend peeks your interest, but are worried that you'll look back 20 years from now and wonder why you didn't go a more classic route, we suggest wearing the vintage veil for only a portion of the event or adding it as a fun accessory during your portrait photography session only rather than the entire ceremony and reception. That way, you can take some memorable and stylish photographs, but also have a collection of photos for your album that represent a more traditional style.

Below are some examples of how vintage veils have made a comeback...

Vintage Veils by


We Think You'll Love...

We think you'll love this frame and vase all in one! Available from Red Envelope, the frame is cut from a single block of glass and includes a small insert for a flower stem. We think this frame/vase set would make an excellent centerpiece for your wedding tables. Just pop in different pictures of you and your fiance and include your favorite flower and you'll have an elegant and modern centerpiece that can actually be re-used again and again. Another great option would be to use these frames for your table numbering if you are having assigned seating. Just insert a printed card with the number on it and your table numbers will actually become part of your decor. The frame can also be engraved with lettering up to 25 characters long.

Retails for $48


Don't Be A Desperate Housewife!

You're getting married which means its time (if you haven't already) to take control of your own household. No longer can you and your husband rely on mom to pick up after you and keep your nest tidy. But who said you can't clean in style? Even doing the dishes can be a glamorous job when you have the right tools.

Check out these fab house-managing tools.

Look fabulous cooking and cleaning dishes in a stylish apron and rubber gloves from Shop Drops. Whether you're a gourmet chef or can't boil an egg, nobody will ever notice when you're wearing this glamour apron! The matching rubber gloves are vinyl hypoallergenic with a soft flock lining.

Above: Dorothy Apron & Sweetheart Dish Gloves
Apron: $44
Gloves: $22

Whether you and your fiance are moving in together for the first time or you've been living together for awhile, you'll probably feel the urge to re-arrange some furniture and make your nest a home. This handy measuring tape is perfect for use when you need an extra hand and there just isn't one around. This "sticky" measuring tape will help you avoid slipping rulers so you can make sure your furniture will fit in the spaces you want to place them. Available at The Mut and retails for $9.

Who needs a swiss army knife when you can have a stylish and practical took kit from Miss A Kit. The Miss A Kit pocket accessory is perfect for the woman on the go and in need of a few handy tools. The Miss A Kit set includes a flashlight, keychain, needle & thread, safety pin, corkscrew, mirror, pen, tweezers, perfume bottle, bottle opener, screwdriver, scissors, ruler, nail file, pill box and a mini knife. Available in 10 colors and retails for $19.95.


Customized Guest Book

Looking for a creative way to present a guest book at your wedding? Check out where you can create your very own personalized store-quality book in soft or hard cover. Book templates are available for 20-440 page counts and are priced per book and range from $12.95 to $64.95 depending on the book size and page count. Fill your book with old and new photos, stories, captions, and sentiments. Make a wedding book, guestbook, shower book, bridal party gift book, “how we met” book, or a honeymoon book. You can even chronicle your entire wedding planning process that you can share with your children someday.

Just download the Blurb BookSmart Software, add photos, artwork and text and then order your very own customized book. You have complete creative control of your design and you'll receive your book in the mail in approximately 7 to 10 business days.

Why we love it? Since the books are printed on 80-pound paper with commercial printers, you'll get a bestseller look with construction paper prices!


Grand Opening of Waterways Carillon Point

Come celebrate the grand opening of Waterways Cruises Kirkland location at Carillon Point. Waterways Kirkland now offers regularly scheduled dining and sightseeing cruises as well as private events departing from Carillon Point. Waterways brings its expertise and service to the Eastside.

When: Wednesday, April 30
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Pier-side at Carillon Point


Real Engagement: Katherine & Alex

Congratulations to Katherine Norkin and Alexander Stewart. Katherine and Alex are planning a wedding for August 22, 2009 in Snohomish, Washington.

How Alex proposed...
"I was flying down to California where Alex attends Fresno State to become a wine maker and be with him on my birthday. My birthday morning, Alex tells me we are going to take a trip to the beach. I pack everything and we head out. 3 hours later we arrive in Asilomar and Alex parks the car and tells me to wait. I have no idea what he is doing until he comes back with a room key and says that we are staying at this resort on the beach. I couldn't believe it, it was the most gorgeous place. [The next morning] Alex wakes up and says he heard the sunset there was amazing and he really wants to see it with me. I of course roll over and tell him it's too cold and I am tired. He freaks out a little and says, "no.. come on, it will be fun." After almost 10 mins of pursuading me to get up, I get up and we walk hand in hand down to the beach. We sat in the sand and I still didn't know why to this day that I didn't notice Alex being extremely silent. After the sunrise, we get up and start walking. Alex of course is lagging behind and anytime I looked at him he started to mumble that he loves me with all his heart, and that I am the girl of his dreams and how happy he is to have me. I of course say it all back in return and continue walking. At that moment, he turns to look at me and all at once...I knew. Before he could even ask yet, I start to tear up and he drops to his knee and asks me if I will be his wife..."

Read more about this couple>>


Mad Hatter Bridal Tea Party

Yesterday we blogged about throwing the ultimate Mad Hatter Bridal Tea Party. But what would a Mad Hatter Tea Party be without the over the top hats? Invite your guests to participate by bringing their own hat, or have hats already ready for them when they arrive.

The above hats are couture designs by Gena Conti
Top Left:
Georgena's Derby
Middle Left:
Bottom Left:
Top Right:
Middle Right:
Bottom Right:

A more modern and less expensive twist to the Mad Hatter Tea Party is to provide stylish headbands. Each guest can also take their headband home as a party favor.

The above head bands are available at Nordstrom
Top Left: Natasha Skinny Headband with Flower
Bottom Right: Cara Accessories Mod Flower Headband
Top Right: Tasha Butterfly Headband
Bottom Right: Tasha Leather Flower Headband