Brenda's Wedding Blog | Fresh Ideas for Creative Weddings

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 : Valentine Finds, Destination Hot Spots and more

Send a sweet note with this stunning, hand crafted card from Bell'Invito. With Valentine's Day around the corner, "Kiss Kiss" is the perfect sentiment to send anyone's way.


Instead of flowers and candy this Valentine's Day, how about some pretty bling from Iced Orchid?


Andria Mitsakos, lifestyle publicist, designer and global ‘wanderlista’, shares her five select spots for a sultry sojourn this Valentine’s Day – all under five hours flight time from the East Coast.

Villas Sur Mer, Negril Jamaica
Take your honey to this 24-room gem featuring private lagoon cottages and one super fab villa in a rustic luxe atmosphere. And with rooms starting at $260 in high season, it’s an affordable/must-do luxury that will leave you languishing for more.

Pink Sands, Harbour Island, The Bahamas
The beachfront estate sits beside its namesake, a legendary three-mile strip of pink sands.

Gansevoort Turks and Caicos
Caribbean cool meets urban chic in this sexy beachfront retreat on Grace Bay. New York’s Bagatelle has an outpost here and, the hotel just opened a stunning new beachfront bar and grill complete with a boardwalk that stretches into the powder-soft white sand. A gorgeous pool, Exhale Spa and sleek, contemporary accommodations are the perfect backdrop for a passionate weekend.

Casasandra, Isla Holbox, Mexico
Owned by Pablo Milanes´ muse, Sandra Perez, CasaSandra on Holbox Island is a reflection of her love for the arts. A screenwriter, painter and full-time artist, Sandra has lined the walls of the 20-room whimsical, beachfront retreat with original works—hers and other Cuban artists.

Coral Reef Villas, St. Barths
These trés stylish residences offer one and two bedroom beachfront villas in a gated estate for optimum seclusion, perfect for that seductive getaway.


Runway Rundown is finishing up it's Wedding Week and they are featuring gowns and accessories that match runway fashion with affordable looks.


Home for your Honeymoon : new online registry lets wedding guests help couples purchase a new home


DIY Handmade Wedding Invitations Contest from Do It Yourself Invitations
Show off your creative prowess and enter to win some amazing prizes by submitting your handmade and DIY wedding invitations creations. Whether it be handmade down to the very last scrap of paper or semi-homemade DIY by incorporating your own designs with some plain pocketfolds and crafty details, they want to see your creations.


Pop, The Bridal Event at The Americana at Brand, will host its inaugural wedding planning event, on Sunday, February 20, 2011, from 11 am - 4 pm, to assist brides-to-be with their future wedding plans. Designed for those looking to plan their own A-list wedding, or for wedding planners seeking a little inspiration, “Pop, The Bridal Event,” will feature a well-showcased collection of Southern California’s unique and most distinctive bridal resources.

*********************, is sponsoring a 100 day giveaway of Tacori Jewelry in honor of their 100th Anniversary. The grand prize winner will get a 1 carat Tacori engagement ring valued at $7,500.