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Brenda's Wedding Blog is your online resource for planning your dream elegant wedding. Helping you find the "wow" in weddings.

This and That {plus, a real orchid necklace, yes, REAL}

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You aren't going to believe this, but these one-of-a-kind necklaces are made with real orchids that are preserved in resin. What a unique and beautiful idea for destination weddings. They're from Tweak Boutique Online and come in a variety of color to choose from. Available in the "bloom collection" are pins, rings, and of course the necklaces, in both classic and multi-strand styles. {be sure to use the scroll bar to see all the designs} I'm in total awe, how about you?

And, now for some great giveaways and other wedding tidbits:

Sample Sale : The Winnie Couture Flagship Bridal Salon in Beverly Hills is having a sample sale May 28, 29, and 30th. Stunning new and sample gowns are 40%-70% off. There will also be a selection of Mother of the Bride/Groom, Bridesmaids, and Flower Girl dresses at drastically reduced prices so you can outfit your entire wedding party beautifully. The event is for only three days, May 28-30th, so call 310-858-8868 now to RSVP.

Newsletter Sign-up : Launching soon will be a Colin Cowie Wedding newsletter and you can sign up to be on the list so you won't miss any of Colin's great wedding tips.

Giveaway : 1st Class Wedding Invitations and Funjet Vacations are offering a fantastic all-inclusive honeymoon sweepstakes. Enter to win an all-inclusive 7 night honeymoon at the 5 Star El Dorado Royale Resort and Spa in beautiful Riviera Maya. Must be a bride or groom 21 years of age to enter. Sweepstakes ends July 7, 2010.

Giveaway : Thermage and Fraxel Best Friends Forever Award Contest is offering every best friend duo the chance to win the ultimate celebrity makeover by giving away four sets of combination Thermage and Fraxel treatment worth $5,000. Open thru mid-June.

Giveaway : Win the Ultimate Bridal Getaway at St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. During the months of May and June, visitors to can enter in the Wed Like a Celeb Sweepstakes for the chance to win a designer wedding gown plus a 6-day honeymoon at St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.

Giveaway : Navy & Lavender is giving you the chance to win your favorite piece from Zoe Oliver. Contest ends May 23rd.

Time to Vote : DexKnows Weddings Recessionista Giveaway is now open to the public to vote for the final four couples who will take home $10,000 apiece. Voting takes place until May 28th.