Brenda's Wedding Blog | Fresh Ideas for Creative Weddings
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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 {unique new wedding items, giveaways and more}

Heirloom Textile Art, focuses on wedding gowns in slightly unusual ways. Peggy creates replica miniature wedding gowns and the intricately detailed works of art are just under 11 inches tall and preserve the beauty of a brides gown and flowers in a manageable size. Additionally, Peggy can restyle, rework and re-purpose vintage family gowns into current fashion, keepsake pieces and usable items that honor the memories of those special textiles. {ps: stay tuned for something special coming from Peggy next Tuesday}

Foxy Drummer in Maine, USA is a small custom drumstick company. After being contacted by a bride to make her wedding favors - white custom drumsticks, Foxy Drummer has started offering custom drum sticks for other weddings.

Jannie Baltzer Headpieces
Jannie Baltzer is a luxury accessories brand dedicated to designing an array of couture headpieces for modern occasions. Inspired by "old Hollywood" glamour, Jannie Baltzer uses the finest materials in each of her hand-sewn headpieces, such as French lace, silk, Swarovski crystals, ostrich feathers, glass beads, mother of pearls and vintage finds. Prices range from $170 to $330.

Papermints, the sponsor of last week's giveaway would like extend a discount offer of 15% off all invitation orders through February 14th with coupon code BWB15.

Customized Wedding Creations is giving away a Floral Lace Aisle Runner to celebrate their return to her shop.

Intima Press Letterpress Designs Studio is currently running a Wedding Invitation Special for Months of January and February: A Set of 100 custom letterpress invitations (7x5 inches) plus 100 reply cards (3.5 x 5) are only $699 when you order in January or February 2011. They both come with blank envelopes with square flaps + an additional 10 of the main envelope.

Madeline's Wedding and Events in Canada launches a brand new site
The new website features hundreds of gorgeous Real Weddings and amazing couples, plus they've added a MEMBERS ONLY section where you can search and save your favorite weddings and use the new color palette tool. And, there's also the Virtual Linen section so couples can see their linen picks right online.

A Valentine's Giveaway from The Wedding Salon
The giveaway is for a six-night stay at the Hidden Valley Inn, which is located on a private 7,200-acre mountain reserve in Belize. The trip includes some luxurious accommodations including travel to and from the airport, daily breakfasts and an exclusive honeymoon waterfall lunch.

Win your wedding photography from My Love Story. Competition runs thru the end of January.

Weddings by Chris Leary Photography announces a Wedding Photography Scholarship contest. The grand prize is worth several thousand dollars of wedding photography by owner Chris Leary. The deadline for Wedding Photography Scholarship entries is February 7, 2011, and Leary will choose the top 10 submissions. These videos will be posted on the Weddings by Chris Leary YouTube page for review and voting from February 7, 2011, until February 28, 2011. Leary will announce the video with the most votes on March 7, 2011.

Ming Wang knitwear presents "Mother of the Bride or Groom Makeover"
From January 18th to February 7th on Facebook you can submit a 500 word essay telling Ming Wang why your mom deserves a bridal season wardrobe and day of beauty.

Spirit Magazine Takes Flight with 30,000 Dollar Romantic Giveaway
The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach teams up with Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine to present "LUV Is In The Air—A Grand Romantic Giveaway." The sweepstakes giveaway, a seven-night stay at Grand Panama Beach Resort, The Resort Collection’s luxurious signature property, will be offered to whoever submits the most heartfelt haiku on the subject of––what else––LOVE (LUV).

Makeup&Go! is the perfect place for brides to get their hair and makeup done for their big day. With a flagship store in Brentwood and two pop-up stores in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, Makeup&Go! offers on-the-go affordable, anytime professional makeup application in a mod environment, staffed by a team of pro artists, using only the top products. Best of all, there's no obligation to buy makeup because Makeup&Go! doesn't sell it, just makeup application services.

The annual Empire State Building Valentine's Day Weddings event is happening on Monday, February 14. TheKnot.com experts are creating dream weddings for 14 couples from across the country at the world famous icon.