Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How About This - Free Wedding Cake!

Are you planning a destination wedding to the fabulous Las Vegas? If yes then you must check out FreeWeddingCakes.com. Free Wedding Cakes is an amateur cake maker that is looking to gain experience. You get a wedding cake at cost while they get experience.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Personalized Pirate/Skull Necklace Ring Bearer Gift

My son had a birthday party to go to and the theme was pirate, arr! For his friend I created this little necklace. All sterling silver and perfect for boys (even though I want one and I'm a girl after all). It is adorable and now available at Favors With Love. We are thinking of having this as a giveaway prize? Yes, no, I don't know, maybe? What do you think?

Do you have a little pirate on your hands? This necklace is the perfect gift for your little pirate or pirate princess! The Sterling Silver Round Pendant is engraved with personalization of your choice. Accented with a 3D sterling silver skull and crossbones charm. All pulled together on a sterling silver ball chain with clasp. Available in 3 sizes from child to adult and your choice of 2 font styles. Stop by Favors With Love and check it out!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

DIY - Supermarket Flowers Make Beautiful Bouquets

One inexpensive way to add flowers to your wedding is to make bouquets yourself. Flowers sold at supermarkets make super bridal bouquets at a fraction of the cost of a floral shop. Click on over to the Real Simple website to see how to create yours!
From this...

...to this!

Ahh! Beautiful!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Did You Know - Why the left hand, third finger?

Did you ever wonder why we wear our wedding bands on our left hand, and why on the third finger ?

In ancient cultures it was believed that the third finger of the left hand, had a special vein called vena amoris, the vein of "love," that ran from the "ring finger" finger directly to the heart. Interesting!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Frog Prince Decorated Cookie Favor

Aww, Isn't he cute?

Perfect for baby shower or that fairytale bride that has found her prince. This happy guy is a classic addition to your party. He measures 4" x 4 3/4" and includes individual cellophane bagging with matching ribbon.

Cookies can be turned into lollipops at no additional charge. Must be purchased in sets of 6. This cookie favor ships within 5-7 business days Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Please allow additional time for large quantities. Please order at least 2 weeks before needed.

Ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, almond extract, baking powder and salt. Ingredients for icing: Powdered sugar, meringue powder, gum Arabic, and cream of tarter.

Monday, May 18, 2009

How About This - Fun rockabilly wedding!

Have a look at this fun and outside of the box wedding. Donuts for wedding cake, fun coke bottle and candy apple centerpieces and a pirate.

The bride and groom look adorable! They look like they totally enjoyed themselves and each other. Click here or on any of the photos to be taken over to their photo site to see all of their fun and amusing photos!

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Blog award for me?!!

Wow! How cool is that! The Bouncing Off The Walls Blog has awarded me the One Lovely Blog award. Thank you so much for passing this award to me! Be sure to check out her blog for custom made, hand painted room decor for children's rooms and nurseries. See below for some of my favorite blogs!

Here are the rules:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Now here are some of my favorite blogs that I would like to award! Please check them out!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

DIY - I Love the Carnival!

Since seeing the Trashing the Dress at The Fair photo shoot by Corinna Hoffman Photography, I have been in love with the carnival theme. It just makes me happy!

Here are some very neat printables for a bridal shower, that go along perfectly with this theme. Just click on over to the Vintage Glam Weddings Blog to download and print your own. There you will find printables for the invitations, games, cute ticket name tags and drink labels. Have fun!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Giveaway Itch!

Hi everyone. We have that itch to host another giveaway. But, what should we give away? We have done the gift certificate and a baby onesie but what next.

Let us know what you would like to see as a giveaway prize! Check out our website, Favors With Love then come back here and comment on what you think!

Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Personalized Guitar Rocker Necklace

This necklace is sure to please your Guitar Rocker. The Sterling Silver Round Pendant is personalized with the name or word of your choice. Choose from Edward Script or for a more masculine look choose Times. Accented with a 3D sterling silver electric guitar charm. Pulled together on a sterling silver snake chain with clasp. Available in 4 sizes from toddler to adult. On sale now at Favors With Love!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Last Minute - Download-able Mother's Day Card

Click on picture to enlarge.
So it's Mother's Day and you never got the chance to stop by Hallmark to pick up Mom's card. No worries! Check out this Mother's Day card that you can print right at home. We added some tender loving DIY and gave it a touch of our own.

Click on over to the Evie S. blog and get this card for yourself. We simply used colored pencils to add color to the flowers and attached buttons (everyone has a button collection, right?) with a hot glue gun. And last we rounded the corners with a corner punch.

Enjoy! And Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Friday, May 8, 2009

How About This - Will you Trash the Dress? Oh My!

Trash the dress, fearless bridal, and rock the frock refers to photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is completely out of place. The possibilities are endless, beaches, city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings are only few examples of trash the dress session locations. Read the article below and decide if you will Trash the Dress.

Why Trash the Dress? article by Steve Gerrard Photography

The media seem to be picking up on the whole Trash The Dress craze which seems to have divided opinion quite strongly from the discussions I’ve had with brides and, more often, their mothers! Plenty of people see the whole affair as quite outrageous and wasteful, destroying a beautiful and, of course, expensive wedding dress just for the sake of some photos. I totally understand the argument and would never try to change somebody’s mind if that’s how they feel.

However… there is an equally valid second opinion which is becoming more and more popular…It all comes down to what happens to the dress after the wedding day. Does a bride put the dress away thinking maybe one day she’ll get it out and reminisce about her wedding day? Or maybe she thinks she could pass it on to her daughter in 30 years time (yeah right!)? Or does she plan to put the dress on eBay and make some of her money back? Trust me, dresses rarely sell on eBay for more than a tenth of what you paid for it. Some girls may think they could dye the dress and crop it to make a funky little evening dress. Most though, in my opinion, have no idea what to do with it and end up putting the dress somewhere to gather dust.

So, why “trash the dress”? In actual fact the whole Trash The Dress name is a little misleading. Around 80% of shoots under that banner result in the dress needing nothing more than a clean. Occasionally, of course, brides actually relish the chance to really TRASH the dress and get some unique and dynamic images in the process. Just look at Alt F’s site to see what I mean. A Trash The Dress session allows you time to get amazing photos of yourself in that gorgeous dress without the worry of wedding day time schedules. It allows you to use locations anywhere you choose rather than in or around the wedding venue. And if it rains, unlike the wedding day, you can reschedule the shoot or even use the rain as a dramatic element for the photos.

Like I say, I’d never try to convince a bride that she should have a Trash the Dress session if she’s not sure about the idea, but for some girls, I think it’s a shame not to!

Below you will see some great footage of one trash the dress photo shoot with http://rawphotodesign.com/blog/

Candice's Trash the Dress: Raw Photo Design Shoot from Paradigm Digital Video on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Garden Wedding Favor

One of our all time favorite garden wedding favors is the Two Peas in a Pod - Ceramic Salt & Pepper Shakers. This also makes a great baby shower favor for someone who may be expecting TWINS!

Hand painted in garden greens, this tiny set of ceramic salt and pepper shakers will charm your guests. Each shaker is dainty and detailed and reusable time and again. Add a cheerful touch to any special event you may be having. Guests of all ages will love this sweet little favor! Showcase box frames the clear window with an adorable curling ivy print. Box measures 5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DIY Wedding Favors - Water Balloon Luminaries

At Favors With Love we like to share ideas that we think might be useful to others. One inexpensive and heartfelt way to add favors to your event is to actually put the blood, sweat and tears into them and make them yourself.
Here is a fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. Full instructions with pictures are available at CandleTech.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Did You Know - Something old, something new....

Everyone knows "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue", but few are aware of the last line - "and a silver sixpence in your shoe".

Something Old... This refers to the Bride's old life and her family. Though she is leaving them behind by wearing something old, she is showing that she still remembers them.

Something New... Wearing something new represents the hopeful success and good fortune in the Bride's new life.

Something Borrowed... Borrowing an item already worn by a happy Bride is believed to pass on the good luck.

Something Blue... Blue is a sign of purity (Japanese normally marry in blue). This follows the long tradition of Brides being pure on their wedding day and their commitment to their future husbands.

And A Silver Sixpence... Though possibly uncomfortable, this represents wealth - not just financial wealth, but spiritual wealth, happiness and good luck through married life.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Crazy Photography Giveaway for 10 Weddings!!

Paul Manke Photography of Southern California is doing something crazy!! 10 lucky couples will win this incredible photography package worth $1500. That's right 10! And all you have to do is be awesome and crazy!! What makes you awesome, as a couple? What is crazy about your wedding?!? What incredible way did you get engaged? For official rules and how to enter please visit the Paul Manke Photography blog. But hurry, because the deadline to enter is May 30th!

Friday, May 1, 2009

How About This - Inner Message Wedding Bands

Favors With Love thinks this ring is So Sweet!

A few years ago a Korean singer wrote a song about the sunburn mark that he found on his finger after he broke up with his girlfriend and removed a ring he had been wearing for a long time. This is the story that inspired Jungyun Yoon to make ‘Inner message’, a ring with hidden letters on the inside. Inner message is a ring that leaves an impression on the finger.

Imagine that, your lover giving you a ring that on the surface seems plain, but later when you take the ring off; it says, “Marry me.” Or imagine that even though you take off the ring to clean your hands you are still wearing an impression of the words, ’always’.

Be sure to check out http://www.yoonjungyun.com/index.htm for more information on this sweet ring.