Don't forget your Dad! He wants to be involved in your wedding plans too! I came across a list in a Bride's Magazine of 25 secrets to keeping everyone happy, and here's number #10:
"Ask your dad's opinion about something important - the wine, the menu, whether Aunt Ellie will be offended if the band plays gangsta rap, whatever - so he knows that he's a vital part of the day and not just a check-writing machine"
To kickoff this week's giveaway, we are offering a hand painted ring bearer pillow. We are showcasing the same design as was used on last week's table numbers, so that you can get an idea of how the same design can be used to coordinate all of your wedding accessories. The fabric on the pillow is light ivory, but you have your choice of paint colors. The initial is topped with a satin bow that holds your wedding bands.
To enter the contest, go to this LINK showing digital designs of our custom wedding aisle runners, and let us know which one is your favorite. Then come back to our blog, and leave us a comment letting us know your favorite. You must include your wedding date to be eligible to win. Please don't forget to leave your email address on the comment form so that we can contact you (we will not publish it). Winner chosen at random.
Contest ends Friday, November 20 at 7:00 PM EST.
*Please note that you will be billed the shipping fee - usually $7.95 by priority mail USPS
Of course everybody wants to look their best on their wedding day. When planning a wedding on a budget though, you might not be able to have your makeup done that day by a makeup artist, so maybe you are experimenting with doing it yourself. Have you heard of ELF (eyes,lips,face) Cosmetics? Their mineral makeup is really quite nice, and super reasonably priced! I had never used mineral makeup before, and when I saw their prices, decided to give it a try. There really is nothing quite like the way it feels and looks on your face.
Pick up a few things and start experimenting! See more on their website, ELF Cosmetics
We had a giveaway this week of hand painted table numbers in one of our popular designs. We'd like to send our congratulations to the winner, Gloria, who wrote:
"My favorite aisle runner from your Grand Entrances Collection is the Monogram. So classic, but with a touch of whimsy. Let me know if we can use your beautiful table cards at my daughter's June 25, 2010 wedding!"
Thanks so much for entering Gloria!
Please stay posted for our next giveaway coming up later tonight.
Wow! I came across this flower today flipping through a magazine. It's called a Picasso Calla Lily and apparently they have become very popular recently. I can understand why - they are truly beautiful. And I have to admit, the calla lily is not my favorite flower, but this one is so different and interesting!
I know this was supposed to happen this past Friday, but I needed a little extra time! We would like to announce our first official wedding giveaway on this blog. This is going to be a regular feature, and it's going to happen every Friday with a fabulous new item! Since this one is not starting until Sunday, the giveaway will run 12 days instead of just 7.
Today we are giving away 12 hand painted table numbers. The actual numbers are printed onto heavy cardstock, which is then scored and folded. The paper is heavy enough to stand on its own, so you will not need to purchase a separate frame or holder to put them in. It features my original artwork (the design that is shown in the picture). It is individually drawn and painted onto each card. You will see my faint pencil marks, but this is the beauty of hand painted stationery, and it shows that these were done by an artist (not a computer). You can have your choice of paint color. We are giving away cards numbered 1 through 12. If you need additional cards, you can purchase them separately. If you like this design, remember that we can do it on any of your wedding accessories (invites, aisle runners, cones, place cards, etc) to make everything coordinate!
Ok so now for the contest rules. You need to go to our website, Starry Night Design Studio and take a look at our Grand Entrances collection of wedding aisle runners. Come back here and leave a comment letting me know which is your favorite design from this collection. (Please be sure to leave your email address on the comment form so that I can contact you if you are the winner). You must also leave your wedding date to be eligible to win.
The deadline to enter will be Friday, November 13 at 7:00 PM EST. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter and a new giveaway will start later that evening.
I am so excited to kickoff these giveaways and I hope you enjoy them too!