Monday, July 21, 2008

Rock the Reception....Trendsetting in First Dance

The First Dance is a staple in couple's wedding reception. After the entrance of the wedding party, the bride and groom enter and before anything else takes place they grace the floor and their guests with the first dance as husband and wife. Well, before the most important task was picking the song that all your guests would remember you dancing to. A song with significance of your journey to now this wondrous time as husband and wife. Now, in addition to picking a great song, couples are doing the unthinkable. Meeting with dynamic choreographers to make their first dance one that is memorable. Not a boring and drab two step, but a live and fully choreographed medley of moves that resembles an episode of Dancing with The Stars.

Your First Dance as husband and wife should be memorable and emotionally touching. Historically, the First Dance is symbolic of the consummation of the wedding vows. This Dance is the wedding couples' first cooperative engagement and joint endeavor. The newlyweds are placed on the road of life together to fulfill their dreams and aspirations, more importantly, to complete each other as a human being. When the Bride accepts her dance with the Groom, she accepts it for the rest of her life. The frame and posture of the Groom when he proposes the dance to the Bride, speak of the source of strength, love, companionship, and guidance he offers his Bride. It is no wonder that the tradition of the First Dance has continued through history as one of the most important facets of the Wedding Day.

Now, that society has changed, younger couples and some older ones too, are jumping into the idea of not only having a choreographed dance for the bride and groom, but also incorporating their entire wedding party into this new found dance activity.

Last week on The View, there was a special introduction to this new found dance of Rock the Reception.

Now, TLC, has a show called Rock the Reception that features couples using this new dance:

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sponsorship for Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza

We are so excited about the Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza! It is coming along so nicely!

We have secured sponsors in various areas to make this event become a dynamic success!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Envi Consulting & Associates
LOFT at Castleberry Hill
Perfect Wedding Guide
In the Mix Consulting
A-1 Alterations
and our newest sponsor Weddings by Design

Door prizes, Giveaways, the best Wedding Vendors in Atlanta, and a Fashion Show showcasing the latest in Bridal Formalwear!

Don't miss the Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza

Sunday, October 26, 2008
1:00 - 4:00 pm

LOFT at Castleberry Hill
170 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313

Monday, July 14, 2008

In the Mix Consulting Sponsors Sheer Elegance

For immediate release

In the Mix Consulting, owner and designer, Angela Mangham-Hose, has joined forces to support and sponsor the production of the Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza.

Thank you, Angela, for believing in this event!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza

I am so excited because due to the hard work of myself and the rest of the Envi Team, we have secured our venue sponsor for the Sheer Elegance Bridal Extravaganza!

It will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2008 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the LOFT at Castleberry Hill event facility on Northside Drive.

Joy and Tammy are dynamic to work with and we can't thank them enough for believing in this event!

More information to come...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Planning a Beach Wedding...on a budget

Summertime is here, love is in the air! What more could you ask for than a romantic, beach wedding? Ocean waves, sandy beaches, sunset, palm trees....ahhhh!!! How refreshing!

Some of the biggest issues that come along destination weddings are primarily the cost involved with Travel and Lodging for your guests. How do you make it affordable for everyone traveling, the Bride and Groom, their families, the wedding party, and of course the guests?

Depending on the size of one's guest list, the task could be easy or extremely hard to deal with. That's where we are here to help.

We have taken on the assistance from our handy friend to help us in providing the best information for you to know how to plan a beach wedding. What necessary steps to take from finding your officiant to getting your marriage license.

Sit back relax and soak up all the information you need.

Beach Weddings on a Budget

The best part of a beach wedding is you don't have to be a celebrity to afford one. You can have a fabulous beach wedding on the most stringent budget, making it ideal for young lovers on a small budget or people exchanging vows for the second or third time in their lives. Regardless of your circumstances, if you don't want to start your married life enslaved to debts for your big day, a beach wedding is an ideal choice. Today traditional weddings can run anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 or more, which is a large sum to part with when you are trying to begin your lives together.

A beach wedding can be extremely budget-conscious if you simply hire someone to administer the ceremony and invest in a few dollars in food, clothing and subtle d├ęcor. You already have the allure of the natural environment so you don't need a lot of fancy fixings like you do at a traditional wedding, which saves you a bundle of money. Beach weddings can be held in any waterfront area that has sand and a picturesque view.

Beach Weddings Give You A Creative Outlet

Beach weddings are much more flexible and creative than traditional weddings that can become boring or stodgy. You can let your personality shine through when you plan a beach wedding for a truly unique, refreshing experience. At a beach wedding, you can exchange your vows and have a reception all at the same place. With no travel required, you don't have to shell out money for a limousine. Best of all, kids can be included and they will love to play on the beach at your seaside ceremony, which is a major convenience for all your guests.

Best Beach Wedding Apparel

Because you are getting married on the beach, it is not necessary to buy a bunch of fussy designer gowns or old-fashioned suits. When you select your garments for beach nuptials, this is another area where you can really let your personality show. If you decide to wear a gown, consider a long train carefully because it will be heavy and swish around in the sand. A gown to the ankle, knee or tea-length is more comfortable for waterfront weddings. Light materials such as organza, chiffon, duchess satin and tulle are preferable if you decide to wear a wedding gown. You can also select an unstructured, less formal dress in white or ivory because it's a beach wedding. Remember you will be near the sea and sand, so choose clothing that will feel comfortable and bring a matching wrap in case you get chilly.

While some brides will still wear shoes to the beach, most go barefoot or wear strappy, dressy sandals. Affordable accessories should include shells and freshwater pearls for an authentic seaside feel.

Beach Wedding Accessories

Once again, your centerpieces, place cards, wedding cake and gifts for your guests can be presented very creatively at a beach wedding. Good elements to include in your designs include seashells, starfish and tropical flowers. Consider using sand castles and sculptures to decorate the area where your vows will be exchanged. If you use candles, remember that the beach can get windy and you may prefer to use the battery-operated tea lights to avoid a potential fire.

How To Make Sure Life Is A Beach

Although you can plan a beach wedding quickly and inexpensively, there are a few things to consider to make sure your life is a beach...and not the other word.

nature will always play some part in the success of your day so always have an “alternate” location or get portable tents to set up for partial shelter;

beaches can be breezy so select an area that is a cove so you are somewhat protected from the outdoor elements;

check with the local authorities to find out if you need a permit to get married on the beach and if there are any restrictions with regard to decorating, tiki torches, barbecuing, open fires, music and anything else you may want to include in your day;

bring along insect repellent, sunscreen and plenty of chairs so your guests are comfortable before, during and after the ceremony;

make sure to check the tides so high tide doesn't come in and wash away your wedding; and

keep all food covered to deter unwelcome guests such as bugs and seagulls.

With a bit of thought and planning, your affordable beach wedding can be one of the most memorable, enjoyable experiences you and your guests have ever had!

Thank you to Stacey Doyle for this "Beach Wedding" article.