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Annie and Doug's beautiful Central Valley wedding!

Annie and Doug's beautiful Central Valley wedding!

By: Charles Le Photography (Serving Fresno, Visalia, Yosemite, Central Valley)

Enjoy Annie and Doug's beautiful garden wedding that took place in our Central Valley's Kingsburg.

Zack and Kristen's wedding by Charles Le Photography

Zack and Kristen's wedding

You'll thoroughly enjoy this couple's wedding day re-capped, and the music selection for this video is PERFECT!

By: FresnoWeddings.Net Member Photographer: Charles Le Photography
Charles Le Photography, Fresno, Visalia, Central Valley
Photography By Charles (member photographer since November 2006)
Photography By Charles is yet another vendor that has been a long-time member
photographer of FresnoWeddings.Net.
“I take a storytelling approach to wedding photography. The concept is simple.
Just be yourself. Your only job that day should be to savor the moment and have
the best time ever.”


Kristen and Zack were married on the most popular day this year. They had their wedding at St. Mary in Los Gatos and reception at Villa Ragusa in Campbell. Charles Le captured perfect moments of their wedding day. It was a very fun and beautiful wedding and Zack and Kristen became a perfect couple!

Affordable Themed Event Sets, For The DIY Bride!

Affordable Themed Event Sets, For The DIY Bride!


Add some pizazz to your wedding reception at very low cost! Illuminate, and enchant with these great do it yourself event theme kits and quality accents!

Central Park Buildings Set/3
One Wish At Midnight Gate Battery candle lanterns add a soft glow from each side of the 9 1/2' high x 7' wide cardboard and corrugated gate. Assembly required. One Wish At Midnight Fountain This real, working fountain is sure to be a magnificent focal point at your Prom! The 3' 4" high x 5' 3" wide resin and fiberglass fountain is adorned with ivy garland. Easy assembly. Prom Wishes by "P" is not responsible for water damage caused by the fountain. Please follow instructions closely. One Wish At Midnight Fence Separate areas of your event room with this intricate fence section. The 9 1/2' high x 4' wide section is fashioned from cardboard and corrugated paper. Assembly required. No longer available. One Wish At Midnight Lamp Post Fencing Create a charming border to your dance floor with this fabulous fencing. The set includes four 9 1/2' high x 4 1/2' wide cardboard and corrugated sections; each section includes a lighted, plastic lamp post, a cobblestone base, and a fence. Assembly required. Buildings Set Bring the beauty of the big city to your event with these realistic, freestanding buildings. You will receive one 10' high x 2 1/2' wide building, one 7 1/2' high x 1 1/2' wide building, and one 5 1/2' x 4' wide building. Each building features a realistic mural front. Assembly required.

6' Starlit Fairytale Columns Pair
Starlit Fairytale Kit Contents: 1 Starlit Fairytale Gate, 1 Starlit Fairytale Tower Set, 1 Pair of Starlit Fairytale Stars, 1 Set of Silver 3-D Stars. We created the background with thunder gray seamless paper and white gossamer. We created the floor with white seamless paper and light blue gossamer. We created the walkway with royal blue gossamer and iridescent shred. Starlit Fairytale Gate Step into a night of dreams come true through this 9' 6" high x 6' wide fairytale gate. Light shines through the dazzling star cutouts on the sides of the cardboard and corrugated gate; each side is topped with a lighted star. The gates do not swing but may be posed open or closed. Assembly required. Starlit Fairytale Tower Set Create a stunning lighted castle, or separate the towers and place throughout the room for a magical effect. The set includes two 8' high towers, two 10' high towers, and one 12' high tower. Each cardboard and corrugated tower includes a light fixture. Assembly required. Starlit Fairytale Columns Brighten dark corners and illuminate photo settings with these sensational lighted columns. Each cardboard and corrugated column includes a light fixture. Assembly required. Column one is 6 feet tall, column two is 8 feet tall, and column three is 10 feet tall. All columns include a 3' star on top. Starlit Fairytale Stars These breathtaking 3' high x 3' wide cardboard stars are freestanding and illuminated by the gentle glow of twinkle lights. Assembly required. Silver 3-D Stars The set of three includes one each of 3', 2', and 1' cardboard stars. Easy assembly.

Custom Creation Square Column Asian Each
Add the Custom Creation Arch & Columns to your Asian party supplies. The Custom Creation Arch & Columns are the perfect party decorations for your Asian themed party. These party decorations are great for any party - birthday parties, corporate events, anniversaries, weddings, and much more. Custom Creation Square Asian Column Create an Asian themed photo setting with our Custom Creation Square Asian Columns. Each cardboard column is 8' 10" high x 2' wide x 2' deep and comes with gold balloons. Includes EZ Tabs for easy assembly. Asian Custom Creation Circle Arch Welcome your guests to your "Night on the Orient" themed party with this Asian Custom Creation Circle Arch. Each cardboard arch is 8' 6" high x 10' 5 1/2" wide x 1' deep and is printed on one side. Assembly required.

City Street Light White Each
Use these City Street Lights to illuminate your enchanting evening. The City Street Lights are 6 ft. high x 1 ft. wide plastic City Street Light features a candle bulb that you plug in. Our City Street Lights plug into a standard electrical outlet. Bulb (C7 5W) is included. Easy assembly.

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Beaded Chair Ties Royal Blue Set/4
Give a sophisticated and festive look to your special event with these 12" wide x 42" long polyester ties which feature exquisite gold accent beads. Choose blue, burgundy, or dark green.

Heart Warming Video, Indian Wedding, Palka + Hrishi Highlights

Heart Warming Video, Indian Wedding, Palka + Hrishi Highlights
By: Bob Hoffman Video & Photography

Enjoy this heart-warming video of Palka + Hrishi's wedding day. You will feel this couple's
love for each other, and for their families.

Full of color, traditions, love and laughter, this video is sure to tug at your heart strings, and
inspire you to make your wedding day as warm and loving as theirs!

FEATURED ARTICLE: Sparkling South Indian Wedding Sarees

South Indian weddings are already iconic for their glitters, sparkles and regal luster. The bridal wear for south Indian weddings are no exceptions, the famed south Indian silks with heavy borders and pallu work are spreading like rage in the entire nation.

The South Indian brides today are gladly ready to experiment with their wedding trousseau and the outcome is more often than not, a rather attractive and brazen look. There were times when thetraditional silk sarees weighing up to six kilos was the order of the day, but today you are sure to see anything from tube blouses to even cocktail dresses for weddings. Despite such incorporations, the heavyembroidered south Indian silk sarees have not yet lost its charm. It’s also not rare to see brides wearing black mehendi, which at one era was considered to be particularly inauspicious. Chennai girls are certainly having their own choice in their own matchmaking style when it comes to their wedding attire.

This might sound a bit alarming, but before you start designing that tiny little blouse for your attractive cocktail sari, consider yourself warned; afterall it’s a traditional wedding! You might easily be able to do away with the garish silk sari and the excess of jasmine flowers without causing too much of a protest, but try cooperating with your gold jewelry and keep in mind that its a brand new ball game.

Usually the chic aunties from every corner of the world have a very carefully acquired talent, theur fortune by can actually read yoased on how much gold you wear at the next family wedding, be it through your jewelry or saree embellishments. The more gorgeous saree you wear, the more wealth you actually flaunt. The new designer sarees available in the Indian market have already shown its magic in every corner of the country.

The traditional south silks and heavy, fat motifs are hardly in use now. The South Indianwedding sarees are now found in various combined styles within one single embodiment. May be sounding strange, but yes you can actually derive the taste of gold embroidery, zari pallu, heavy motifs and traditional designs in one wedding saree of South India.

Kanjivaram Silk has been the typical south Indian bridal saree, however today many more fabrics are used to manufacture gorgeous and vibrant silk sarees. How much the bridal saree of South India must have undergone changes, they still have the traditional charm and purity. The bridal sari is bought with a lot of care, since for a bride her bridal dress is her topmost priority. For any married lady, her most memorable and most treasured ensemble in her wardrobe is her Wedding Sari, and south Indian women are no exceptions. In-fact, more than just a gorgeous outfitBusiness Management Articles, the bridal sari is still holding a lot of emphasis in the Indian tradition.


Wedding Decorations : How to Decorate a Wedding With Lights

Wedding Decorations : How to Decorate a Wedding With Lights

Photo Ideas Of Wedding Receptions With Great Lighting Affects!
(all photos embedded via permission by third party)

Ambient up-lighting, well used candles etc. can and will make a world of difference as far as the mood, and overall
appeal, and feel of your wedding reception. Your guests will be delighted, and you will not regret making excellent lighting choices for your wedding reception!

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Who Says, Buttercream Wedding Cakes Can't Be Artistic??

Who Says, Buttercream Wedding Cakes Can't Be Artistic??

Icing A Wedding Cake With Buttercream Icing

Icing a wedding cake with buttercream icing may seem intimidating at first. my sage advice to you is, don't be afraid of the cake." With practice and some wedding cake decorating tips from me you will dominate the cake and become an expert at frosting in no time.

You will need: a turntable, a spatula designed for spreading icing, cardboard rounds, plastic wrap, a frim cake, a good icing recipe and patience.

My first most important tip is always use a very cold cake. In fact I reccommend freezing the layers prior to filling and frosting them.

My second tip is to use a soft (but not too soft) buttercream recipe. My favorite is an Italian Meringue. It is light and fluffy and not too sweet.

After your cake layers have cooled, you will wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze for at least a few hours, overnight is even better.

(Note) You can cut one cake to make two layers if you bake them in the higher sided pans, which you can get at your local craft store. Wilton is a good brand. If you choose to do this, then cut the cakes after they have cooled, but before they are put into the freezer.

You will need cardboard rounds, precut to each cake size that you are planning on using. Two for each cake to slide under the cakes as you work with them and to serve as a base for each finished cake.

Filling the cakes: For a practice cake, I recommend filling the cakes with plain buttercream icing. No fancy mousses just yet! The cold cakes will solidify the buttery mixture quickly so that the layers will not slide around while frosting the cake.

The first layer of frosting that you put on your cake is called a crumb coat. A crumb coat is a thin layer of icing that is used to seal in the crumbs. This makes it much easier to frost without getting those yucky crumbs mixed in.

The crumb coat doesn't have to look good because you will be covering it with a thick layer at the end with a final coat. Once you crumb coat your cake, you need to return it to the fridge or freezer to firm it up a bit.

Now for your final coat: Place the filled and crumb coated cake onto the turntable and plop a large amount of frosting onto the top of the cake. Now spread from the center out with your spatula, being careful not to press too hard. I always use a back and forth motion while turning the table.

You should end up with some icing further out than the edges of the cake. It should be fairly thick, you will be scraping the excess off later. Now work some of that icing down the sides of the cake gently while turning the table. Don't try to make it look great yet. The idea here is to get the buttercream thick on the entire cake and then scrape it down to perfection later.

Now keep adding it to the sides as needed until the whole cake is covered. You are now ready to scrape some of the excess frosting off. Angle the spatula vertically, and using the edge of it, as you turn the table slowly. Some of the icing will form a ledge that is slightly higher than the top of the cake.

Once you get the sides looking pretty good, start working the top edges. Angle the spatula horizontally and start at the opposite side bring the spatula towards you as you turn the table. Be gentle and don't scrape away too much or it will make a divet.

Keep in mind that you will be putting a border around the edges and decorations on top or possibly a another cake on top, so if it is not absolutley perfect you will be able to cover some mistakes or uneveness.

The final step is to heat up the spatula with hot water and then go over the sides one more time and the top once to really make it smooth. You will need a long wide spatula for this.

You can store your cakes in the refrigerator uncovered once they are frosted. Just make sure that there are no dominating odors, because the buttercream will absord some of that.

Practice makes perfect!!!! as my mother used to annoyingly say to me while I practiced my notes and chords on the instrument of my choice, the organBusiness Management Articles, believe it or not!!!

The same applies to cake decorating!


WEDDING STYLE, Yeah, U huh, you know what it is PINK AND YELLOW, PINK AND YELLOW!

WEDDING STYLE, Yeah, U huh, you know what it is PINK AND YELLOW, PINK AND YELLOW!


Spring Weddings Are Coming!!!

By: Charish - California Weddings

(all images embedded with permission via third party source)

Couple Dressed Very Uniquely for their wedding day (simply adorable), with simple Pink reception decor. Note the plastic silverware in the jars - Cuteness!
Table Pictures, Images and Photos

Yellow Flags Draped Across Wedding Tent, With Yellow & White Floral Centerpieces.

Ribbons on Jars
Ribbons on Jars

Party Favors That Are Sure To Be A Huge HIT With The Kids (and some adults ;-) - In The Glow Stick Jar!!!
Glow Stick Jar

Courtesy "DANCING SHOES" for the weary footed ;-)
Dancing Shoes for Guests

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Aaaah Yellow, the perfect accent for BEER!!

Choosing a Wedding Dress for Your Body Shape

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Choosing a Wedding Dress for Your Body Shape

Like any bride-to-be, it’s easy to fall in the trap of having to find the perfect dress for your wedding day. Does such a thing exist? Yes, but it’s wise to remember that you’ll go through piles and piles of dresses to find the right one. The pressure of choosing a wedding dress is a common scenario that plays out in many bridal stores, and you’re not alone. As with any article of clothing, however, choosing the appropriate dress for your body shape is important. And if that dress is your wedding gown, there’s added incentive to find the right one.

Few dresses are ideal for everyone – and there are obviously assets you would like to emphasize and others you’d prefer to downplay. Usually, the sales associate at most bridal boutiques or stores will be able to offer an accurate analysis of the dresses you’ve selected, though you can also have your gown altered to make sure it ‘hugs’ you in the right places. While no body is alike, the following guidelines on choosing a wedding dress are designed to help you stick to the right style when browsing through the racks, online, or even having a dress specially made.

The Right Dress for Your Wedding Day

If you’re like most women, you’ve been dreaming about your wedding day since you were a little girl, imagining a beautiful, fluffy white ball gown. Choosing your wedding dress may not be so simple. Today’s bride has a plethora of gown options available to her, including A-line, sheath, mermaid, empire, and ball gown silhouettes. Though fitting sessions are the only way to tell what works best for you, the following body shape tips are meant to help you sort through the pile.

Hourglass: This shape is, by far and large, considered the ideal of feminine beauty. Ball gowns are perfect for those with smaller waistlines, while form-fitting gowns work just as well and cleverly show off your curves. Choosing a wedding dress like a dropped waist wedding gown, an updated look from the 1920s that’s becoming very popular, works well for those with longer torsos and some height to them. Hourglass-shaped women are usually on the bustier side, so you’ll want to avoid the harsh straight lines of some strapless gowns; instead, opt for sweetheart necklines or something with a little twist.

Rectangular: Finding a dress for your wedding day is all about knowing your body shape. The idea here is to look for gowns that create curves even if you don’t have them. Elegant sheath dresses cut on the bias or bust-enhancing necklines create curves where none exist. A cinched waist dress on your wedding day, one with slightly puffier skirts, will similarly capitalize on your small waist and create volume.

Slim: A mermaid or trumpet dress for your wedding day is perfect for the slimmer bride with smaller hips, though this style can favor anyone on the slender side. A dress with a ruched bodice will create the appearance of a larger bust line, and, again, add curves where needed. Modified A-line gowns with slightly higher waist lines will make you appear taller as well.

Oval: Oval-shaped and plus-sized brides benefit from the classic lines of empire dresses; whether simple or jazzed up with some embellishments, this dress (a wedding day classic) hides numerous figure flaws and enhances the bust line. When choosing a wedding dress in the empire style, remember that it should be somewhat fitted, since a gown that’s too loose can become billowy.

Show Off Your Wedding Day Style

As a last note, an A-line dress on your wedding day is more often than not universally flattering. Tall brides should keep the lines, detailing, and fabric simple, though smaller brides can pull off fabrics with high sheen; however, they, too, should avoid decked-out gowns, opting instead for nice touches at the neckline or the bust line to draw the eye up. Choosing a wedding dress in this style hides a lot of flaws, but still offers that big skirt appeal from your girlhood days in a stylish way. Sheath gowns, too, offer the same benefits as A-line gowns, meaning they camouflage many of the flaws you’re looking to hide. In this case, however, differentiating between constructed (more curvy brides) and loose sheaths (slender brides) makes the difference when choosing a wedding dress.

Cute "Movie Trailer Style" ~ Save The Date Video!!

YOU'LL LOVE THIS, , and want one for your wedding too. Cute "Movie Trailer Style" ~ Save The Date Video!!

Unique Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Unique Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

There are many unique wedding centerpiece ideas to help develop nearly any theme or decor choice. Yet how often do we see the same old centerpiece ideas being recycled in wedding after wedding. It is not necessary and it certainly does not help in creating a memorable event for one of the biggest days in a young couple's life. Most probably this is because there are so many details that go into planning a wedding that by the time the bride gets to planning the centerpieces for her reception she simply does not have the time or energy to waste seeking something fresh.

Yet a fresh and unique wedding centerpiece can be just the thing to make the decor of a reception click.

Glass Rock Gardens: Choose a glass bowl of any dimension or shape that fits the reception tables, fill it roughly one third full with decorative rocks, add a small quantity of water, then plant a wide assortment of succulents (from your local nursery) for a striking attraction that will not be just like every other wedding reception centerpiece you have ever seen.

Mini Lanterns: Evocative of the romantic days of the horse and buggy, these chic lanterns add style and character to a wedding reception table without interfering with the guests' ability to see one another. Tie in with the theme by arriving and / or leaving the reception in a horse drawn carriage and give mini lantern favors to help them remember the romance of the day.

Breakaway Centerpieces: Position a proportionally sized mirror in the center of the table and place the wedding favors that table in an eye pleasing arrangement on the mirror. With a little practice this can be very tasteful. It also has the added benefit of making a brides budget stretch by taking care of both her centerpiece and your favors with the same money!

Wedding Cake: This is especially useful if the couple opts to use some other element as the focal point of the reception, something such as the ice sculpture, or a string quartet, or the grand piano with the professional jazz pianist at the keyboard, anything... Have the pastry chef create a small cake designed to fit the theme of the wedding for the center of each table and place instruction cards asking that the cake not be cut until the formal cake cutting ceremony.

Floating Citrus Candles: For colorful variations on the floating candle theme have someone halve a variety of citrus fruits just in time to insert candles and float them in bowls of water on the reception tables. The look is as refreshing as a burst of fresh citrus right off the tree. But practice a few times. It looks simple, and it is, but trial and error while the guests are waiting to be admitted is not the preferred method.

Balloon Artwork: We are not talking about the balloon animals the clowns make at kiddy parties. A true artist can work wonders with balloons that will look spectacular and elegant.

The best advice is to play with multiple wedding centerpiece ideas and see what works.

Consider edible centerpieces. There is no such thing as right or wrong, only what display best achieves the desired look within the framework of budget and resources.

Beach Wedding Video Recap - Alicia And Brent!

Beach Wedding Video Recap - Alicia And Brent!
Alicia & Brent were married on the beach at Singer Island and the day couldn't have been more perfect. The weather was amazing and Alicia could barely contain her excitement! I have never had a bride cry as much, laugh as much, jump up and down for joy as much and just be so over the moon happy to be married.

DJ: Mike Sipe Entertainment
Photographer: 13:13 Boutique Wedding Photography
Venue: Hilton Singer Island
Florist: Petal Designs

Wedding Gowns, Fabric And Decorations Make A Big Difference

Wedding Gowns, Fabric And Decorations Make A Big Difference

The fabrics and decorations of your wedding dress, will determine the quality of the dress. But buying a simpler style dress and smarting it up with decorations is really a low cost way of getting a great looking dress that is both personalized and stylish.

In order to make your wedding dress truly yours on your special day you might want to have a wedding dress custom made for you. This gives you the option of choosing your own fabrics and having a say in the detail such as bead work, netting and ribbons. With so many different materials and shiny little things to choose from, it is really easy to lose track of what goes where, and end up with something that people need to wear sunglasses to look at.

There are also factors like the time of year and the weather conditions. No one wants to walk down the aisle in the middle of a heat wave swathed from head to toe in chiffon and crepe.

Wedding Dress Cost, unfortunately is usually an issue. You might love the softness and texture of a material, but if it is made from the hair shed by andalusian mountain goats once every 10 years and costs thousands of dollars per square inch it might not be feasible. If cost is really an issue then you might consider buying a relatively simple type of dress and smarting it up with some custom decorations such as bead work and other decorations. Adding details to the dress is therefore very pocket friendly, it allows you to buy a much plainer dress for less and then change it to your liking, making it spectacular!

Decorations can be a lot of fun. Have a look at the decorations and bead work on pictures in expensive wedding magazines - these are a greate source of inspiration! If you are having the dress made from scratch ask your dressmaker if she can match the decorations and bead work on some of the pictures that you really like. If she really knows what she is doing, she should be able to give you something similar.

There are so many different ways of making your wedding dress beautiful but bead work remains a perennial favourite; a bead work design on the bodice of the dress is both elegant and contemporary. The other advantage of bead work is that it does not take too long to put in, so if you change your mind, your tailor can always take it out again with very little effort.

All in all, finding the right decoration for your dress can be a lot of fun. Take your friends along and make a day of it. Do not be afraid to ask questions of the shop assistants, that is what they are there for, besidesFree Web Content, everyone wants to help with a wedding.

This is your opportunity to really express yourself through your bridal gown and we recommend that you take full advantage of it.

Romantic Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Romantic Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Romantic Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Exactly who won't recognize that the best passionate day of all is certainly Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day for ones precious love must be significant and may be a fantastic one. It must be as well remarkable as you can. However, the problem comes up about how to make this kind of big day in an amazing strategy. You should be creative, assume not from the well-known, be as romantic as possible. Your valentine day gift do not need to be pricey nevertheless it must sincerely come out from the heart. A few of the romantic valentine gift ideas to bear in mind are listed below.

Jewelry- Jewelries are matchless and most liked from women- You will find only a few women who does not like jewelry. Try not to select fakes. You'll find inexpensive jewelry in shops online.

An exciting night out together- Set up first a romantic dinner, followed by watching a concert of a favorite band, a theater play perhaps or a movie.

Give her a massage- You need first to set the atmosphere, prepare lit candles and massage oils along with a romantic music. Then, give her perhaps a hand massage, foot massage or a full body massage.

If you can afford it, why not go for a romantic break out, make reservations at a neighboring resort or hotel, there were hotels that have Valentine Day offers. Set the right atmosphere by prearranging it to have a bottle of chilled sparkling wine before you.

Picking up the perfect romantic gift for special event as Valentine's Day can be frustrating. For that reason, take into account these lists you'll probably convey a delight more than ever in this special day. Just don't be worried simply choose one of these ideas and go with it for sure she'll love it.

How to Decorate Wedding Reception Tables

How to Decorate Wedding Reception Tables

Wedding reception table decorations should be cohesive with the overall theme and feel. Incorporate personality and creativity into centerpieces for the reception with help from a professional event coordinator in this free video on wedding decorations.


Wedding Table Linens and Reception Theme

By: Janet Ireland

From choosing wedding table linens to decorating for your reception to gifts for the guests, all this and more can often be as exciting as the ceremony itself! Because your guests spend a good deal of time at the reception, sitting at their tables, here is where you can really let your creativity flow and create a spectacular event for your friends and family to remember for all time. Do you want the party of a lifetime? Do you want a deeply romantic affair with a dreamy feel? Do you want something completely original that wows the crowd? Now is your chance.

There are endless creative ideas to use in designing your wedding reception. Start by thinking about your wedding table linens and how they will support your overall theme, so that all of the bells and whistles match the feeling you want guests to have coming in, as they mingle, and as they say goodbye. Your theme can be a time period like the sleek retro 1940's, a season-based spring lawn event, or a color-driven design where everything reflects your favorite palette. Get more information on how you can make your upcoming event more unique here.

It's the big things at your reception (tables, chairs, buffet, walls and ceiling) that will really bring your theme to life, and the detailed decor and subtle touches that will delight your guests as they sit and mingle or move around.

Wedding Table Linens and Table Decor

Think about your reception tables from a distance and then up close from the perspective of a guest sitting down to dinner. From a distance, will your tables have a look of splendor and extravagance, or simple beauty? Will they fill the room with visual delight, or serve as a neutral backdrop for something else you would rather feature at the reception, like the bride and groom's table, or the stage, or the banquet?

What About Lighting?

Lighting your wedding tables makes all the difference in your guests' experience. Beautiful, low light makes everyone glow, look his or her best and feel part of something intimate and special. Candles provide the best possible light for a reception, so consider decorating your table with regal stylish candle pillars or glimmering candelabra. You can also float candles in shallow vases of water, or perch them in topiary. Find out how you can incorporate custom linen rentals into your wedding reception design here.

What About Color?

The tables set the theme of your reception from a distance and inspire your guests when they are seated. Use color carefully. Less is more. Use a wedding table linen of basic white or ivory and accent the table with the naturally elegant colors of wedding flowers or the refinement of ribbon or decorative fabric. Or, use a colored or patterned wedding table linen and choose one thematic color for your table decor, with sharp, bright accents to catch the eye. No matter what color palette you choose, remember that candlelight will show it off best.

And the Details?

Your guests will spend quite a bit of time at their tables, so then is your time to wow and delight them by adding small details that bring smiles, appreciation and good impressions. Choose small gifts to have at their place settings that warm their hearts (like sweet sayings about love and marriage), dazzle their eyes (like bejeweled keepsakes that they can remember you by) or tempt their taste buds (like rich chocolate truffles). Also pay attention the detail of the centerpiece and place settings, in addition to wedding table linens, adding special touches where you can to communicate to your guests how special they are to you. You won't have much time during the wedding to say Thank You for Being Here, so let your table decor do it for you.

Wedding Table Linens as a Starting Point

You can't fail if you begin with the colors you love, the lighting that feels right, and the detail that lets your guests know how much you value them. Work your way to those small details by picking wedding table linens that reflect your taste preferences and the overall vision for the reception that you want your guests to experience. The sky is the limit! Any color of linen will work, as long as you stay focused on your theme and consistent with your palette.

Once you have a color and style, you are ready to add the finishing touches to your one-of-a-kind design.


Valentine's Day Wedding Flowers, Flowers And Their Meanings

Valentine's Day Wedding Flowers, Flowers And Their Meanings

Nothing tells a person you love them more than flowers. They are vibrant, beautiful and give off a sweet aroma. Carefully picking out Valentine's Day wedding flowers will send the right message (love to all) and show your creativity. Use this guide to find the right flowers for your Valentine's Day wedding.



Today's modern version of Valentines Day originated as a Catholic feast that honored St. Valentine. As the legend goes, St. Valentine sent a love letter to his jailer's daughter the night before he was to be executed that was signed "From Your Valentine." Sending flowers on Valentine's Day is based on the old tradition of sending flowers to convey a message without words.

Flowers of Choice for a Valentine's Day Wedding

While any flower choice is a good choice to give to have at your Valentine's Day wedding, roses are the number one flower. Roses look and smell beautiful as a single stem or in a bunch with dainty baby's breath. Red roses convey love and passion and are the perfect thing to display or carry on your Valentine's Day wedding. Other flowers of choice include carnations, orchids, lilies, tulips or daisies.

Floral Meanings

Lilies are strong in fragrance and convey purity. Roses can symbolize many things including love and friendship. Carnations can convey a variety of things as well such as adoration, friendship, love, purity and luck. Orchids are a symbol of wealth, love and beauty. Tulips stand for true love and daisies mean purity and innocence. With all flowers, meanings can vary greatly depending on the color. If you are having a Valentine's Day wedding, choose your floral colors and types carefully. Carnations and roses would be a good combination to represent love, friendship and luck.

How to Make Your Valentine's Day Wedding Flowers Live Longer

Flowers are a beautiful decoration for any wedding particularly one that is held on Valentine's Day. Why not help them live long past the wedding by cutting the stems before placing them in water. Dried out stems prevent water from getting up the stem to the flower. Place the flowers in water with plant food and stir. Replace with fresh water every few days. Keep them in a cool atmosphere and out of the way of heating vents.

Use Caution When Buying Flowers for Your Valentine's Day Wedding

Having flowers for a Valentine's Day wedding seems like a great idea. However, check to make sure that those involved with the ceremony do not have allergies. Also, be careful about where you buy the flowers. High-end florists will charge an enormous amount of money for something you can get for far less at wholesale stores like B.J.s or discount stores like Walmart. To save even more money, make the bouquets and floral displays yourself.