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wedding blog + planning guide for creative weddings | inspiration for DIY Brides

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

This and That : a great collection of wedding items + special offers

Sweet Romance designs and manufactures wedding jewelry with an antiquarian flair. Their jewels are a top choice for brides who want their jewely to be as special as their gown. And, they are inviting readers of my blog to shop with them and receive a 10% discount on any purchase from their wedding web boutique by mentioning "Brenda's Wedding Blog" at checkout.

Giraffe at Home now offers ultra luxurious white bathrobes which are the perfect gift for a bride getting ready for her big day and to wear after the wedding. The bathrobes are available at Nordstrom.com (retail $198) and the silky satin robes have a soft plush lining and cinches at the waist with a comfortable tie.

Letterpress Designs is a vintage letterpress studio located on Union Square in New York City where everything is crafted by hand and printed one at a time. They work closely with their brides and grooms-to-be to create custom wedding invitation sets that reflect their style and theme. Letterpress Designs’ menus, programs and escort cards were the first letterpress cards to be featured on WeTV’s “My Fair Wedding” for their Zen Wedding episode which aired last month. And, I just love this - for brides who prefer to do it themselves, the Letterpress Designs Studio is unique and offers guidance in design, hand setting type and printing of the brides very own invitations and reply cards in one of their DIY Letterpress Wedding Invitation classes.

On a recent My Fair Wedding, wedding planner David Tutera said that every bride should do something to clear her mind a few days before the wedding. What better way to forget about wedding stress than to be a few thousand feet above it? With an introductory flying lesson, just about any bride can actually sit in the pilot’s seat and taxi, take off, and fly the airplane (of course, her co-pilot will be an FAA-certificated flight instructor). At the Let's Go Flying web site, you will find a wealth of information on learning to fly, and a database of more than 3,500 flight schools nationwide, most offering discounted introductory flights for around $99.

Couples Could Win $10K In Time for Their Big Day. Pyrex® brand is launching the America’s Hottest Culinary Couple national search to find its first “real” spokescouple and the stars of an original online cooking and entertainment series. The winning couple will be awarded the title, along with their own online TV series, $10,000 cash and $500 in Pyrex® products to equip their kitchen in style. Visit Americas Hottest Culinary Couple for more information, official rules and to upload a video.

And, to close out today's This and That, I wanted to share with you my favorite inspiration board from this week, it's titled "Billy Buttons and Cactus" from Wedding Rumors.

Image Credits: Bridal Bouquet, Bride & Groom/ Boutonniere, Cactus Place cards,
Heart Place cards, Table Setting & Centerpiece, Table Setting & Lemonade Board