Saturday, October 29, 2011
After he proposes, you get a rush of good feelings and you think about all the possibilities and things you can do for your wedding, how you want things to be and what you have always wanted to do for your wedding. How can you help yourself? It’s your day. And do it yourself (DIY) projects are a great way to add your own personal touches to the wedding. But before you pull out the scissors, glue gun, and ribbons, consider the following.
How much time do you really have? If you are working a 40-hours workweek, adding the additional projects on top of wedding planning is not a great idea. Do you have help? If you do that is great, if you don’t, make it fun. Invite your bridal party to come on over to help you over cocktails. Whatever your imagination is, DIY projects are a great way to express it. Our personal favorite resources are: DIY Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, and DIY Bride Magazine are great places to start.
If you’re artsy or creative, this will be absolutely fun, but rule of thumb, some things are always better left to the professionals. If Uncle Ted offered to take pictures for the wedding as a wedding gift, you will have to think about how to balance him as a guest and photographer. There’s a wedding with this scenario and the bride didn’t get any photos even months after the wedding. Sometimes trying to save yourself money can cost you a lot more in the end. Let the Wedding Studio help you.
Posted by Nicole Samolis, CSEP at 8:26 AM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I am not someone to brag or boast but I've been very fortunate and lucky in life with good family and friends. Among the complexities of life, I've learned the value of patience, commitment, determination, and a hard days work to get to where I want to be. My journey started years ago and I'm happy to say that the trip is so worthwhile that I hope my ability to challenge myself, remain passionate about what I do, and grow as a professional will continue to evolve. This past weekend, I was so honored and happy to be featured in The Post Standard on an article about successful entrepreneurs.
I can honestly say that my business sense was shaped and enhanced by the "Entrepreneurs Bootcamp" I participated in at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management and I'm forever grateful! It is a great place to be when you love what you do and it fuels your creativity and livelihood. I hope all of us can find that joy!
forever & for always
The other week while in Oswego at a baby shower, I wrapped in the engagement session of Emily and Kaelin; an adorable couple from out of town planning their Syracuse wedding. Not having met them prior to the session, we connected instantly and had a great time at some of my favorite locations: Fallbrook and Rice Creek Field Station. If I could have had my wedding during the wedding season, Fallbrook is hands down where I would have wanted to celebrate! Love it there! Check out my blog for more great photos from Emily & Kaelin's session!
forever & for always
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It was seen in the Summer 2011 issue of Martha Stewart's Weddings, now it's coming to Bride Design! The exciting luxury line of Envelopments invitations and cards is now available at The Wedding Studio. Envelopments is a unique system of papers that will perfectly compliment Bride Design's existing couture services and signature line, both of which are still available and feature new designs added seasonally. We can create your wedding stationery wardrobe using one of Envelopments' featured recipes or for a more creative and tailored invitation suite, we can design a completely original invitation using Envelopments materials as well. Custom postage stamps can be added for that personalized touch. Contact Erin at email@example.com from Bride Design to get started!
Posted by Nicole Samolis, CSEP at 9:04 AM
For brides who are planning a fall wedding, you are probably wondering what is in this fall. Just because it’s getting colder, it doesn’t mean you can’t create a warm and beautiful wedding. Fall weddings are absolutely gorgeous when done right. Well, let’s take a look at this year’s fall wedding trends!
Wedding Colors: Purples, golds, and browns are in this year. Try pairing these classic colors with vibrant jewel tones. Table covers and chair covers are available from The Events Company.
Flower trends: Dahlias are huge this fall. They are at their highest season in September. This makes them very inexpensive. Dahlias come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Ask the Floral Garden how they can dress up your fall wedding with Dahlias.
Reception trends: Event planners are making the reception cozy this fall. Think tons of texture and overlay. The Wedding Studio can help you create the perfect reception look.
Cake Trends: Inspired by William & Kate’s groom’s cake, bakers are creating cakes such as pumpkin spice with cream cheese frosting or vanilla bean cake with cinnamon buttercream. Design wise; try keeping it simple and elegant. Sweet Endings can do something absolutely nice for the cake.
Stationary Trends: Natured inspired are showing up on invitations, save the dates, and stationary. Ask Bride Design how they can design your invitation suit today.
Posted by Nicole Samolis, CSEP at 8:51 AM