5 TIPS FOR HAVING an ECO-CHIC WEDDING

Going green is all the rage currently, and your wedding should be no exception. Going Green is very Chic and there are so many wonderful options you can incorporate into your wedding to reduce your wedding footprint!!  We would like to share just a few to get you started.  There are so many eco-chic alternatives but here are our top 5!  You can have fun with it, while helping save the earth at the same time!!  We love that!! Pictures By: Desi Baytan Photography Tip # 1: Using recycled paper is extremely eco-friendly for all of your paper needs, from the engagement party invitations to the wedding invitations. Recycled paper is becoming more available and now comes in many different prints, textures and colors. Feel good about saving a few trees while still having stylish invitations. Tip# 2: Making the venue of your wedding all at one location will allow guests to use less gasoline, preventing air pollution, not to mention it is more convenient for everyone involved in your big day! Also opt for an open-air venue in the afternoon, where you can rely mostly on natural light! Tip# 3: Flowers for your wedding day are always a beautiful choice, and choosing locally grown or organically grown flowers will help support local farmers. There are no pesticides or chemicals on organic flowers, which also helps reduce air pollution. For centerpieces, use a little potted plant or flower and allow guests to take them home to replant at the end of the night. Use candles that are made from products that are natural, such as soybean wax or beeswax....

Engaged Couples Enter our Photo Contest!

Hello brides! We will be running a fun photo contest! Please upload a photo on our Facebook Page from one of two categories: Cutest Engaged Couple or Most Romantic Couple!!!! All couples must be getting married in 2012 or 2013. The grand prize winner will be receiving two Tiffany and Co. toasting flutes which will be personally engraved ($200 value). The runner up will be receiving a $50 gift card to Williams-Sonoma! Submissions must be posted by July 29th and we will announce the winner by July 31st! The pictures with the most likes will be judged by us at Platinum Lining...

7 TIPS FOR PERSONALIZING YOUR WEDDING

Pictures by: Dana Grant Photography I have yet to plan a wedding, in my 12 years, that hasn’t had personilized touches specific to my bride and groom. Tip #1: Write Your Own Vows – Nothing says “This is Our Wedding” like writing your own vows, it’s touching, your guests will love it and it will be a memory you and your Fiancé will always cherish. Isn’t that what all this is about anyway?? After the wedding your can frame each of your vows to have forever! Tip #2: Do Something Different -Throw out the rules that most couples follow for their wedding and do something different.  How about have your Cocktail Hour before the ceremony? Or at the Reception have different shape guest tables. Don’t have a head table, let your bridal party sit with their families and you and your new husband do the same. Don’t do the normal cake cutting ceremony, have a self serve dessert table, sky’s the limit when you let your imagination go wild and think outside of the box. Trust me your guest have been to more than one wedding and would welcome something different. Tip #3: Family Traditions/New or Old – Create your own family crest and incorporate it throughout your wedding. Include your family customs or traditions. Create an original signature drink. Tip #4: Personalized Wedding Favors that give back – Tip #5: Custom Invitations/Stationary – Tip # 6: Have a Focal Point – Monogram in lights, Sweetheart Table, Cake or Dessert Table, Colored Dance Floor, Photo Booth, Wall Graffiti!! Tip #7: Surprise Your Guests –  Have In n Out, Hot Dog on a Stick or...

5 TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED ON PINTEREST

By: Adrienne O’Connor To be a bride in the age of Pinterest is such a beautiful thing – it is the perfect place to keep track of all the inspirational eye candy that you come across while trying to piece together your event design. For all of you newbies, “Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. It lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.” It’s like an online version of a wedding planning binder filled to the brim with tear-outs from magazines. Get started now with my 5 easy tips: Tip #1:: Request an invite: Pinterest is so fancy that you need to be invited to join, so you can enter your email address here to request membership, or email me or Adrienne and we’ll get you in. : Tip #2: Set up your profile: once you’re in, be sure to edit your profile. I suggest adding a bio (include something about your wedding day vision) and uploading a fabulous headshot. You can also update your email notification preferences and add Pinterest to your Facebook timeline. Tip #3:  Organize your boards: boards are a collection of pins, and by default, Pinterest will provide you with 5 templates for boards to get started: Products I Love, Favorite Places and Spaces, Books Worth Reading, My Style Pinboard, and For the Home. If you already know some of the categories you’ll be pinning (wedding decor inspiration, dream wedding gowns, etc.), you can add them now, or create them as you go. Tip #4: Follow other pinners: Pinterest will recommend some followers for you, but I think the best way to...