Exciting News : My Handmade Party Shop Opens on Monday

Mark your calendars for 8 am est Monday morning as my very first handmade collection will be launching right here, on the blog. Each order will be available in custom colors to match any party or the favorite colors of the recipient. The collection is meant for celebrating any day with as sometimes there’s a reason for the celebration and sometimes we just need a little fun surprise to make us or another special person smile :) This collection is for weddings, parties of any kind, and even businesses. I'm now off to put the finishing touches on the shop and I'll see you back here on Monday.

My Handmade Party Shop Opens in 3 Days on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com

Giveaway : The Great Disney Parks Summer Sweepstakes with Jane

Wow - what a week. One big giveaway ends and another big one starts. The next giveaway comes from the amazing daily deal site, Jane. I have so much fun shopping here along with saving money. You can find great fashions for so many occasions and even gifts for your wedding attendants at a great price. Currently, you might like the Sparkling Handcrafted Druzy Earrings, the Personalized Canvas Carry All, the Standing White Wooden Chalkboards - Set of 4 , or maybe even the Vintage Kiss Lock Coin Purses {one of my favorites}.

And, now for the giveaway scoop - Jane wants to start your summer off right and is offering you the chance to win four (4) 2-day Hopper Passes to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World PLUS a $500 Visa Gift Card when using the special code BRENDA5671 when entering. How fun would this be for a date night or weekend getaway? Or, maybe you're planning to honeymoon near Disney and want to have an unexpected fun adventure together? This giveaway is amazing! The contest runs until Sunday, June 7, 2015.

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Last Weekend to Enter to Win a Rachael Ray Cookware + Dinnerware Set

Just a reminder . . . this will be the last weekend that you can enter to win a Rachael Ray Cookware + Dinnerware Set {giveaway ends Tuesday night}. One lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog will win two of Rachael Ray's beautiful Cucina 16-Piece Dinnerware Sets in the color of their choice and one 12-Piece Rachael Ray Cucina Cookware Set in Agave Blue from Pots and Pans. {total prize is valued over $300}. Since Monday is a holiday {and I post on M/W/F} - I will be back here on Wednesday morning with a brand new post for you :) Hope you have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

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Handmade Wedding Dresses under $1,000 {with big + small ruffles}

When I spied this ruffled wedding dress from Erin of The Peppermint Pretty, I fell in love with the layers of scalloped ruffles on the skirt and the ruching on the bodice. PS: It's priced at $895, an exclusive etsy price as it retails for $1,300. Each of these handmade wedding dresses shown today feature gorgeous ruffles {big and small} and are priced under $1,000 each.

Wedding Dress Sources:
2nd gown: Short Wedding Dress with Ruffles from The Little White Dress
3rd gown: Romantic Ruffled Wedding Dress from Aristoff
4th gown: Ruffled Bohemian Wedding Dress from Dreamers and Lovers

Hot Wedding Trend : Marquee Lights for Weddings + Parties

Marquee lights are simply amazing! And, you don't have to be a movie-obsessed couple to have them at your wedding. There are so many ways you can use marquee lights for your special day, in particular the reception. A bonus of incorporating marquee lights into your day, is that you have one of the most spectacular decor pieces for your home after your wedding. You can hold marquee letters that say "I Do" for a great bride and groom photo opportunity, you can have your new last name initial in lights, you can have the first initials of your name with the ampersand on display {maybe on the guest sign-in table}, and you can even have your name in a marquee {that lights up} as your cake topper.

The above Marquee Light Wedding Cake Toppers are from CrankBunny:
top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right

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Celebrating the May Wedding Flower of the Month : Lily of the Valley

Happy Friday! I was thrilled to find out my Vintage Styled Lily of the Valley Wedding Invitation was featured in a Lily of the Valley treasury on etsy this month, created by Elizabeth of Tint Press. Did you know that the flower of the month for May is the Lily of the Valley? You can find the personalized print-at-home Lily of the Valley Wedding Invitation template in my etsy shop. You can also see the Vintage Inspired Lily of the Valley Photo Shoot here that features my {hand-glittered} invitation and gorgeous florals from EightTreeStreet.

Below are four of my handmade favorites from the Lily of the Valley Treasury from Elizabeth . . .

Giveaway : Win a Rachael Ray Cookware + Beautiful Dinnerware Set

Guess what today is? It's time for another giveaway to launch and it's another big one! And, you know what? If you're the lucky winner of this giveaway, you won't even need to register for dishes or cookware. I've got you completely covered for all of your dinner parties and/or date nights in. One lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog will win two of Rachael Ray's beautiful Cucina 16-Piece Dinnerware Sets in the color of their choice and one 12-Piece Rachael Ray Cucina Cookware Set in Agave Blue from Pots and Pans. {total prize valued over $300}

Details on the prizes:
The Rachael Ray Cucina Dinnerware Collection is crafted from durable, solid stoneware with an earthy glazed finish. Each of the charming plates, bowls and mugs offer convenient modern functionality as well as unique character. Each piece is heat safe up to 250°F for 30 minutes, so you can keep your food warm in the oven until it's ready to be taken to the table. The stoneware is also microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.

The Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Enamel Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set features saucepans, skillets, and more - making it easy to create delicious, memorable meals. The collection is crafted with sturdy hard enamel porcelain exteriors and durable aluminum construction that promotes fast, even heating. The PFOA-free nonstick interior releases foods effortlessly, complements the exteriors, and cleans up easily. Rubberized stainless steel handles on the pots and pans are dual riveted for added strength, and shatter-resistant glass lids seal in heat and moisture. The cookware is oven safe to 400°F and suitable for all stovetops, except induction.

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