Recession-Chic: Throwing a Fabulous, Yet Frugal Wedding for Next to Nothing

Sometimes, less is truly more. In these hard times, saving a few bucks is a necessity. What's a bride-to-be to do when money is already stretched thin? Recession-chic weddings, the trend of 2010, can be just as classic - but for a whole lot less! Elegance comes in many forms with or without money in hand. Here are a few tips to help you throw a fabulous, yet frugal wedding -- on a budget that's next to nil! The Trend of 2010: Learning How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget Frugal wedding tip #1: Repurpose a used or vintage gown. Sure, some dresses are outdated design and cut-wise. If you're a modern girl, you want the clean look without fuss; if you're more on the traditional side, you want that classic look to fit a little better. Solution? Re-purpose a consigned or vintage dress, which … [Read more...]

15 Couples Photograhy Poses That Say Love

Couples photography for engagement photos, wedding pictures or anniversary shots can be tricky. When you're working with more than one person in a photography shoot you want to change it up and be creative. These couples photography posing techniques will help you keep it fresh, keep the couple you're working with at ease, and help communicate the most important aspect of the photo shoot - the LOVE. 1. Wrap it Up. Look how cozy this couple looks wrapped in a blanket. The warmth of their love shines through in these photos by Green Wedding Shoes. 2. Capture Natural Expressions. Place the couple close together and then capture that natural expression of love like the beautiful smile that makes this photo stand out. By Damian Lovegrove. 3. Lean In. Bring it up close and … [Read more...]

Unique Wedding Centerpieces

A wedding centerpiece used to be thought of as a floral arrangement - perhaps some roses with some baby's breath tucked in. [imagebrowser id=16] Almost every wedding had virtually the same centerpieces (save for the color of the roses). Thankfully, wedding decor has evolved and there are some truly unique centerpiece ideas out there. Your wedding decor can be every bit as original as you want it to be - whether that means incorporating asparagus... or not. Which of these do you like? … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Decorations for Romantic Atmosphere

Romance = Love + Atmosphere . If you want to bump up the romantic quotient of your home?  It's an easy equation... You already have the love in your home, so all you need to do is add the right atmosphere. But how do you achieve this romantic atmosphere?   The following suggestions will get you on your way: Red roses, candles, candies.  They are the obvious, of course.  But don't avoid them just because they aren't original...decorating with these staples scattered around your home is a nod to tradition. Chalk it up.  Or flour it up.  Or sugar. Or...  Decorations don't need to be permanent objects...a rock garden adorned with hand-drawn hearts is a loving touch, as is a platter with sugar (or flour) hand-poured in the shape of a heart (or use a cookie cutter for … [Read more...]

5 Celeb Couples We Are Shocked Are Still Together

We all know the feeling we get when one of our favorite celebrity couples bites the dust. When Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins decided to call their 23 year relationship quits - I was crushed. Don't even get me started on Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito! I am so glad they are back together. But there are also those couples that make you go, hmmm. Couples that you just can't believe are still together. Couples you thought would have ended eons ago. Since Valentine's Day is almost upon us, we are going to celebrate the celebrity couples that we never thought would make it. The couples that faced crazy odds and overcame the challenges to stay strong together. Romantic yes? 5. David and Victoria Beckham Soccer god and Spice Girl does not a lasting couple make, but their thirteen year … [Read more...]

Romantic and Humorous Love Quotes and Sayings

It's the time of year when flowers bloom, birds sing and love is in the air. And, all over Pinterest the beautiful pictures of happy couples and romantic quotes are being pinned and repinned. So, we've come up with a selection of our favorite love quotes for your pinning pleasure, scrapbooking, crafting or card-making. Enjoy! Romantic Love Quotes "Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear." -John Lennon Tweet "Where there is love there is life." -Mahatma Gandhi Tweet "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." -Lao Tzu Tweet "One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter." -James Earl Jones Tweet "As we grow … [Read more...]