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

How to Get the Floral Look for Spring Weddings + Parties

Did you know that Frill Clothing {a current vendor in the Hot Wedding Shops} was featured on Shark Tank recently? They offer a collection of custom, affordable bridal party wear that includes customizable skirts, tops and dresses with flirty cutout backs and bright, fun colors. Each of their designs {ranging in price from $18 to $150} are carefully sketched and skillfully crafted to fit any body type while maintaining a feminine silhouette. To coordinate with their fun and brightly colored fashions {which are perfect for spring and summer weddings} - you will likely love incorporating the handmade floral wedding ideas I'm sharing below into your events.

1. Now you can pop something just as sparkly as champagne with these Watercolor Flower Confetti Pops at your next celebration. Dreamy watercolor flowers decorate the outside of these pops that add pizzazz to spring weddings, bridal brunches, and bachelorette parties.

2. This set of 4 Paper Flower Place Settings will add a dash of spring or summertime flair to your table. You could even place these paper flowers on top of cakes, gifts and use them simply as part of your decor.

3. This Garden Floral Bow Tie is the perfect way to finish off the spring garden party ensemble. It features soft blooms in shades of rose and sage. A Garden Floral Necktie is also available.

4. These Edible Flower Lollipops are handmade with fresh ground flowers, sweet flavors, pure cane sugar and filtered water. They're a sweet gift to send home with your party guests.

5. These White Rose Bouquet Garden Wedding Invitations feature a beautiful vintage illustration of white roses in a bouquet of snowdrop, heath and periwinkle flowers underneath the circle containing all the wedding details.

6. These pink Pom Pom Earrings are perfect for the bridesmaids {other colors are available too}. They feature a circle drop ruffled flower hung from gold plated earring hook.

Instagram Giveaway : Win $200 to Shop at Wedding Outlet + a Sweet Surprise

To celebrate spring, I have teamed up with 9 other top wedding bloggers to share the love on Instagram! We are giving away a $200 shopping spree to The Wedding Outlet {your online shopping source for wedding accessories and supplies}. It's super easy to enter to win - all you have to do is follow me on Instagram, like my post about the giveaway, tap the photo to see where you will go next and then follow that account and like their photo. You will simply do this with all 10 bloggers accounts until the loop brings you back to my post. {PS: there's also a few extra optional entries too along with a sweet surprise happening half way through the giveaway}. please note: the giveaway fine print is at the end of this post.

Below are just a few of my favorites from The Wedding Outlet's New Items that could be yours if you're the lucky giveaway winner.

The Fine Details for the Giveaway are as follows:
This giveaway ends April 17th, 2015 at 12 noon EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and announced April 20th in the comments below. Winner must have a public account at the time of the drawing. Giveaway and spam accounts will not be chosen. Family members of bloggers are not eligible to enter. DISCLAIMER: This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Instagram or its subsidiaries. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. See official terms and rules via link in profile.

Void where prohibited by state or federal law. Not open to participants under the age of 18, residents of Canada, or the employees, contractors, or immediate family members of any of the sponsoring blogs. Multiple entries are permitted, but are limited to one (1) entry on each participating wedding blogger’s individual Instagram account for a maximum total of 15 entries. Chances of winning are based on total number of entries received. Winners will be notified by Instagram. Instagram is the sole method of entry. The winner must have an active Instagram account at the time of drawing, and be able to be contacted by the giveaway administrators. The selected winner will be given 48 hours from time of notification to claim the prize before another winner is chosen.

By entering, you agree to these terms and agree to completely release and hold harmless the bloggers and their business entities participating via their Instagram accounts to sponsor this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Instagram, PayPal, or its subsidiaries. By entering or participating you signify your complete release of Instagram. Following accounts, tagging, submitting multiple entries, or any action, which could be deemed a special consideration of the contest, are not required for entry.

Stay Tuned for an Exciting Instagram Wedding Giveaway Launching at Noon

Happy Monday - today is an exciting day and I wanted to give you the heads up to be sure to free your schedule at noon today. I have teamed up with 9 other bloggers to bring you an exciting wedding giveaway that you will want to be sure you have the chance to enter to win. If you aren't already - please be sure to follow me on instagram so you don't miss your chance to enter. The full details will also be posted here at noon as well, but below is a sneak peek of what's coming your way :)