The Modern Bouquet

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"According to the history of wedding traditions, “Before the use of flowers in the bridal bouquet, women carried aromatic bunches of garlic, herbs, and grains to drive evil spirits away as they walked down the aisle. Over time, these were replaced with flowers, symbolizing fertility and everlasting love." weddingstyle.com

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Many people will agree that a bouquet is a work of art. I am all about expressing YOUR personality as a bride and groom on your wedding day. What better way to express personality and stand out in the crowd than to create a bouquet made from jewels, feathers, candies, crystals, buttons, shells, fabric, ribbons or other keepsakes? There are endless possibilities to what you can use and create. Personal keepsakes, family heirlooms and treasured items can all be pulled together in an expressive masterpiece!

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Unlike the traditional floral bouquet which is typically tossed, your creation would be yours to keep and admire for years to follow, or to pass on to your children, family members or friends.

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The option to create an alternative bouquet can also be used for your bridesmaids, with boutonnieres and corsages.

"As your bridesmaids march down the aisle in your wedding, the chances are that they will be holding something pretty in their hands. Customarily, this was a bouquet of flowers, but there are actually tons of other options. These are some suggestions for creative bouquet alternatives for bridesmaids. What you give your bridesmaids to carry in your wedding should reflect the style of your wedding. If you keep that in mind, it will open your eyes to all sorts of non-traditional possibilities. Think about the message you wish to convey, as well as what will look the best with the bridesmaid dresses, your bridal gown, and the ceremony location. Some bouquet alternatives would be perfect in one place, but seem odd in another. Everything should flow together." thefreelibrary.com

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Table Trends for 2010

Trends are a funny thing aren't they? Well this one is a new favourite of mine, without a doubt. The latest trend in table decor is pattern pattern pattern. What a great way to show off personality, style and personal interest of the couple. The possibilities are endless. I love it!!

"For 2010, you would see more and more couples making use of patterned tablecloths for their wedding tables. Linens with floral designs and paisley patterns are especially hot for this coming year."


Valentine's Day ... Proposal Day

Photo by Jennifer Clark

Since Valentine's Day is the official day of LOVE, it's no wonder it is one of the most popular choices for proposing to your loved one! This adorable proposal story is one of my favourites...

My boyfriend, Nate, had been deployed in Afghanistan for a year, so for my birthday, Nate’s friends threw me a party so I wouldn’t be alone. The last present I opened was a card that told me to check my closet upstairs. In the closet, I found a DVD with a note that said, “Watch immediately.” It was a video of Nate in Afghanistan, holding a sign that said to go to the first place we met. We all drove over to the school where Nate and I had been kindergarten classmates, and then I saw a soldier on the playground. Before I could process what was happening, I realized it was Nate, who had somehow managed to come home. I started bawling on his shoulder, and then he got on his knee and pulled out a ring that was custom-made for me in Afghanistan.

Check out the top proposal stories of 2009 at http://wedding.theknot.com/getting-engaged/marriage-proposals/articles/best-marriage-proposals-2009.aspx


Kiss The Bride on YouTube

Well, we've officially done it. We've launched a YouTube channel which will showcase slide shows and video from weddings we have coordinated and participated in. Find us at http://www.youtube.com/user/KissTheBride1. We've only got a few videos to upload at this time but as the season rolls on, we will be adding them regularly. See you there!!