Friday, June 27, 2008

How do you make a Tissue Dance?

You put a little boogie in it!

Well Tissues won't be dancing at your wedding, but some guess might need a Tissue to catch their tears of joy during your ceremony- and the daddy daughter dance- and the mother son dance- and possibly the first dance- and the toast. So why not make cute tissue pouches for your guest!

To make a pouch, crease an 8 1/2-by-11-inch piece of sturdy yet pliable paper widthwise three times: 2 inches from the top, 5 inches from the top, and 1 inch from the bottom. Fold the first flap back, the second up, and the third down to make a cuff. Center a tissue on the sheet; fold back the sides where the tissue ends; weave the flaps into one another to secure. Turn over the pouch, and insert tissues. Decorate as desired: We stamped each pouch with a phrase and tucked in a phlox blossom. (from MSL)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spaaa Me! The Grove Park

I'm totally Spoiled! No spa will ever live up the experience I had at the Grove Park. Yes I was already on cloud nine because the evening before I got engaged, but nothing will ever equal this spa. Let me just explain a little bit about why this spa is so fabulous. When you enter the spa you are actually going into a cave like structure, featuring a waterfall. Once you check in, girls are escorted the private girls only side (boys have their side too!). The private area includes a very nicely appointed locker room, with fabulous showers, vanities (with every product you could possibly need). There is a lounge area outside the locker room with mineral water, healthy snacks, a fire place, leather arm chairs, books and magazines, a private veranda with hammock, and plenty more. If you go down the stairs of the private area there is a zen garden, steam sauna (infused with eucalyptus-I will own one of these someday), a dry aromatherapy sauna, a cold pool and a hot pool. If you go into the general area you will find several shared pools. The first is a lap pool, it has a canopy of stars over it to make you feel like you aren't really doing laps, but swimming in a hidden cave. The third pool is a mineral pool with under water music (I just floated- it was heaven). The mineral pool is surrounded by two hot tubs that include two hydro-massage waterfalls, no need for a massage if you stand under one of these. There is also an outdoor pool and grill area and another whirlpool. The treatment rooms are set apart in the depth of the spa. It was so calming and quite, and the treatment room area also included fire side lounges and water features. The spa treatments are also A Class. I haven't tried them all... but I'm looking forward to working my way through the menu as the years go by. I hope you book an appointment to have a wonderful experience as close to heaven as you can get.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pretty Papers

"If it Pretty and its Paper...Pace Paper has it". With a slogan like that I'm already in love. Of course I'm talking about Paces Paper on East Andrews Drive in Atlanta. This cozy little store has tons to offer any Atlantan bride with a wide variety of fabulous invitations.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I have a hard time being Decisive

I did make a decision on my photographer however. The Decisive Moment won my business. There photography is high quality and the price matches. I interviewed a lot of photographers and I have fallen in love with so many of them. I plan on posting plenty of blogs about the runners up. Our photographer for our wedding is Will Godfry and I am so excited about our upcoming engagement session that I can barely contain myself.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm in love with Steve

It may be a line from Sex and the City (I think it was "To Market To Market" episode) but I just love love love the smokey voice of Steve Tyrell. Check him out. He has great songs for first dances and daddy daughter dances. All brides know the infamous Father of the Bride song "The way you look tonight". His songs are slow, and typically standards. He covers a lot of Frank Sinatra. I plan on dancing with my daddy to one of his songs (I would post it, but since family read the blog and I want to keep it a secret you will have to wait till after the wedding)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Stick and Stones

may break your bones- but these fun wedding designs are less likey to break your budget!

These pretty cyrstal tree could easily be made (best option is to take large fallen branches on your next hike or yard cleaning day. Spray paint silver (like the picture) or Gold, or leave it natural. You can purchase cyrstal in bulk online, or watch out for holiday sales and buy crystal garlands.

These trays would be pretty for a rustic wedding. Simply buy river rocks from your local hardwear or lawn care store. Find trays that match your decor, or while you are in the gardening section at your local discount store purchase pot saucers. Add votives and you have a pretty center piece.


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