Pretty + Affordable Flower Girl Dresses - Only $70 Each

This weekend my oldest daughter will be making her 1st Communion and she's wearing the same dress I wore for my 1st Communion. My mom modernized the veil with a new headband and re-attached the veil to it. It looks absolutely amazing and I'm sure a few tears will be shed when my mom and I see her in it. Since pretty dresses will be worn this weekend, I wanted to share with you these adorable flower girl dresses from Novia En Perla. Each of the 6 dresses are only $70 and come in sizes for girls 2-8 years old.

Do you have a favorite Novia En Perla flower girl dress? Don't forget to check out all the gorgeous bridal accessories at Novia En Perla and there's even Free Shipping within the USA on All Orders Over $75.

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The Girly Go Garter - the Smart + Fancy Garter with Pockets

This Girly Go Garter is such an amazing idea {starting at just $39}.
Imagine the following . . .

- celebrating the bride at her bachelorette party without your purse coming along
- dancing at your own wedding and never grabbing your clutch/purse to freshen up
- going on date nights or a girls night out without a purse

Despite leaving your purse behind, you can still bring your phone, cash, credit cards, ID, lip gloss and more! You're probably asking how this is possible, right? Well, the GirlyGoGarter® has GentleFlex™ Grippers to keep it on your leg and it also has pockets to safely hold the necessities. The garter securely holds up to 3 lbs, even while dancing.

In addition to the original GirlyGoGarter®, there is now the beaded GlitzyGoGarter® that will add some extra shine and glamour to your special outings. You can choose from hot pink, red, black and of course the Bridal Blue Wedding Collection Garter.

Love these Mr & Mrs Wooden Wedding Chair Signs {Rustic Decor}

Aren't these handmade Mr and Mrs Wooden Chair Signs perfect for Rustic Weddings? They will enhance not only your wedding but the photos too. Imagine how cute photos of the bride and groom would be with them sitting in chairs with these signs. They come with natural jute to be strung on or you can use your own colored ribbon, organza or twine. You can even dress the signs up with silk flowers or greens. The embellishment ideas are endless. The Mr and Mrs wooden signs are currently on sale at Jane for 2 more days and are only $13.99 for the set. If you miss the sale, no worries, as you can find these signs on Old New Again on etsy.

Add Sweetness to Weddings + Parties with Colorful Candy

We all know having fun sweets at weddings and parties is something guests love. But, did you know that there's great resources online for not only the candy itself {including The Candy Club, more on that later}, but for the cutest apothecary jars and platters for displaying the sweets too? And, we can't forget about the pretty ribbon to dress up the serving pieces with. Of course, if you happen to be in Canada - you can have the most amazing candy buffet displays created for you like the one's shown below by Madeline's Weddings & Events {they are also a VIP member in my vendor guide}.

Orange and white candy buffet - created by Madeline's Weddings & Events / as seen on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com

Now, for those that are looking for candy to either fill their jars with or to surprise someone with a gift {maybe your soon-to-be-hubby's birthday or even an anniversary}, the Candy Club is your place to go. They offer fresh premier candies delivered to your door so you can enjoy their brand name candies yourself, share them with your family or send them to a friend. They offer monthly and multi-monthly plans that will save you cash while you sweeten your stash. Each month they ship 3 pounds of your favorite candies and guess what? You can receive $10 Off Your First Order when you click here!

Another place to stock up on candy for your wedding candy buffet is at A Candy Store where you can find bulk candy by color or search thru the popular candy for buffets section of their shop. You will also find the perfect Porcelain Cake Pedestals and Footed Colored Glass Cake Plates in many color choices making for fun and luxurious Wedding Sweet Tables at Classic Hostess. PS: Classic Hostess offers 20% off Mason Jars, Party Supplies, and Cake Stands for Wedding Receptions with a minimum order of $199.99 with coupon code SWedMC20.

cakestands and cupcake stands are the perfect choice for holding the sweets in a candy buffet / as seen on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com

It's a Mega Giveaway with Star Wedding Albums : $3,600 in total prizes

It's time for another giveaway! Maybe you still don't have a wedding album {sadly, I'm included and it's been 12 1/2 years since my wedding} or maybe you're getting married soon. Either way, today's giveaway is one you do not want to miss entering. Star Wedding Albums knows how hard it is to get a quality made album after your wedding day. They have a skilled team of album designers ready to design your wedding album from start to finish. You simply send them your photos and they take care of the rest. Their high quality albums are available in Genuine Leather, Hardcover or Metal album covers and are made with thick lay-flat pages and backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. And, guess what? Star Wedding Albums is awarding one Grand Prize Winner a $600 Wedding Album and 10 other lucky winners will receive a $300 coupon towards their very own album.

Star Wedding Albums Giveaway | Grand Prize is a $600 Wedding Album {includes 10 other winners} / as seen on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com

Shutterfly Unveils Gorgeous Line of Wedding Invitations + Stationery

I've got some pretty fun news to start your week off with. First off, Shutterfly has launched a new line of gorgeous wedding invitations and suites and I'm sharing my favorite styles with you today. Each wedding invitation design is offered in the 5x7 size and includes a breadth of designs, trim options, and foil-stamping. The full stationery collections include RSVP enclosure cards, directions enclosure cards, thank you cards, address labels, back of card designs, and full personalization. There's a style for everyone. Secondly, I have a surprise giveaway that you will love. But, more on that in just a bit . . . first up, come see my favorite new wedding invitations from Shutterfly . . .
Since I love watercolors, this pink and orange Love Never Fades Wedding Invitation is one of my top favorites. The bright colors are perfect for spring and summer weddings. The Budding Romance Wedding Invitation shown below is perfect for elegant evening weddings or even a garden one. Love the pop of white flowers on the black.
The Precious Petals Wedding Invitation shown above makes me think of summer and citrus. Imagine how colorful your flowers could be with this invitation? Maybe even your bridal shoes could be orange? The Love And Laughter Forever Wedding Invitation shown below is ideal for rustic weddings and even weddings in the fall season.
And, lastly, before the giveaway details - I have to share with you this Forever Hearts Wedding Invitation Suite - I love the kraft paper brown with the diagonal pink stripes.

And, now for the giveaway. To celebrate the launch of the new wedding invitations and stationery - you can win a $100 Gift Card to Shutterfly.

Credits: Styling by The TomKat Studio and Photography by Ten22 Studio

Twinkle Little Starry Night Wedding Ideas {Styled Shoot}

Today's featured styled wedding shoot from Tab McCausland Photography is absolutely gorgeous - it's all about taking the idea of a starry night wedding theme and seeing where it takes you. The bride even arrives from the sky in a helicopter. One of my favorites is most definitely the invitations and the subtle use of the star theme, it's not overdone at all. Wait until you see the dark blue sequined tablecloth - it's the perfect addition to the sparkling table setting.

Participating Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Tab McCausland Photography
Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.
Beauty: Amanda Stone Hair and Makeup
Cake Designer: Anna Cakes
Floral Designer: Bluegrass Chic
Dress Store: Calvet Couture Bridal
Reception Venue: Falcon's Fire
DJ: FyerFLy
Invitation Designer: The 2U Collection
Event Planner: Tickled Pink Brides

Submitted via Two Bright Lights