Monthly Archives: July 2009

Tablescape Friday: The Garden Comes to the Table



via Style Me Pretty {source}

Yet another Style Me Pretty gem!

I love the way this wedding feels as though you are truly inside a garden.  The rocks, moss and herbs that are lined between the vases really complete the look.

When I was planning my orignal Boston Wedding, this is exactly what I wanted my wedding to look like.

Honestly, I cannot pull myself away from these beautiful photos shot by Woodward + Rick!

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Candid Thursday- It’s Hip To Be Square





via OnceWed {source} via John Rozier Photography

This week’s feature is all about unblemished style.  I love Lauren’s great accessories and Dan’s straight-edge look!

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Real Wedding: Good Old Fashioned Farm Love













via Ashley O’Dell Photography {source}

Megan and Bob’s Wedding was so fun and carefree! Their photographer, Ashley O’Dell Photography really knows how to capture color!  Ashley is based in Boston.  How did I not know about her??


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Get Married Magazine Coming Soon!

Get Married Magazine_Mock Cover

You will now be able to find Get Married not only on TV and on-line but now in print!  Get Married is debuting its first Wedding Magazine this October. The first issue will be focusing on “new shopping & trend guide for the savvy bride.”  It is a fresh perspective to wedding planning.

Be sure to check out the Get Married Blogger Bride Website!  Real Brides will be blogging about their experience while planning their wedding.  We are happy to add them to our Blog Roll.

If you want to hear more about Get Married Magazine, be sure to check out their press release!

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Elizabeth Anne Designs Feature: Contract Signing Tips!

The time has finally come to sign the contract to secure our wedding venue!

I can understand how stressful this can be to brides.  It is not only a big financial commitment but usually one of your first wedding related commitments.  For people that are pretty indecisive (like me) this can be quite a big deal.

As I mentioned before, I’m a Wedding Specialist at a Boston Hotel and used to being on the other side of things.  I am constantly putting contracts together for Brides and Grooms and because of this, I feel extra prepared and a little less hesitant about signing my own.

There are a few things that you should really look out for in your contract.  Every venue is different so this may vary but here are some tips.


via Real Simple {source}

1.) Make sure you know what you are signing for.  Speak with the Wedding Specialist to see what you are responsible for,  IE: food & beverage minimum, package minimum, deposit, etc.

2.) If you are going with a venue that has packages, ask to see if you are able to put the package you want in the contract so the price does not increase.  Usually if you are having your wedding a year out, you can confirm the current years pricing.

3.) Confirm that you have the correct date, time, venue location on the contract.  You don’t want to find out down the line that you have secured the wrong date.

3.) Talk about all of the “what ifs.”  For example, say you need to cancel the wedding, change the date, etc.  There will be a cancellation policy in the contract that will usually have a  time line of costs associated with each.

4) Make sure you understand the deposit schedule.  Sometimes there will be specific times when you need to pay and other times you are able to wait until right before the wedding.

5.) Read EVERYTHING.  Wedding Venues are not out to get you or take advantage of you.  Most of the clauses in the contract are there to protect you and your venue in case something were to happen.  Also look for the outside food policy.  Most hotels will not allow outside food so please consult the contract or ask your Wedding Specialist before buying lots of food or beverage that you will not be able to use at your event.

There is so much more I could write about but I hope this gave you a little insight!

Always remember that your wedding contact is there to help you and is happy to answer all of your questions.  It is a big commitment so it’s best to ask as many questions it takes for you to feel comfortable.

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Sunday Sweets- Strawberry Jam!


via iDiY {source}

I love Strawberry Jam (much more then Grape Jelly!)

I have never made Jam before but I’ve really been in the mood to try.

If you are looking for an easy recipe, try this!



via Intimate Weddings {source}

P.S. Wouldn’t that beautifully decorated Strawberry Jam Jar make for a great Favor or Gift to guests?

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Tablescape Friday- Simple & Sweet

A lot of people focus so much on the details of their wedding day that they forget about planning for their rehearsal dinner.

There isn’t any need to go crazy on designing this event but sweet and simple decor could make all the difference.

Alisa and Shahraab’s Rehearsal Dinner is the epitomy of sweet and simple! Jose Villa really encapulates the feeling in these photos.










via Wedding Cabaret {source} via Jose Villa {source}

P.S. Don’t you just love her dress!?

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Wedding Channel- Best Real Bride Editor’s Pick Winner!

I would first like to thank EVERYONE who voted for me during the Wedding Channel Blog Awards.

It is truly amazing to have all of your support.

I’m happy to announce that The Wedding Channel has picked me as the Editor’s Pick Winner in the Best Real Bride Category!! What an honor!

Be sure to stay tuned for an up and coming Peaches by Plums feature on the Wedding Channel.

Photo 16

via Snippet & Ink {source}


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Swedish Inspiration




via The Bedlam of Beefy {source}

Need I say more?


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Unique Idea-Live Painting Artists Capture Your Wedding Day

I have heard of Live Painters at events before but have never seen such beautiful interpretations before!

Inspired Goodness recently did a feature on Flora Bowley and Anne Watkins, live artists.

Both have very different styles but each beautiful in their own way.  How romantic would it be to have an artist painting their interpretation of your Wedding Day.


via Inspired Goodness {source}


via Inspired Goodness {source}

Would you ever consider a live artist at your wedding?


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