Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vote Vote for PPW blog!

I see you readers!! if you like Pink Peony Weddings...Please vote for us for Weddzilla blog Guru awards!!

Weddzilla Guru Awards 2010Weddings - Wedding Vendor Reviews - Wedding Tips - Wedding Events - Wedding Dresses- Wedding Cakes- Wedding Venues

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1. find "Pink Peony Weddings" under "Recents"

2. Click the arrow to vote us up!

3. Pass it on! Please!

And if you regularly read...please become official and follow!! I would love to hear from you. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Super 8 Film, Wedding Video

We've shared inspiration boards...but Richard Israel's "Realization" Inspiration Video definitely brings "Wedding Inspiration" to a whole other level.
I am totally smitten with this video. From the julep cups, to the bustle, and especially loving the super 8 film effect!

realization from Richard Israel on Vimeo.

Thanks for sharing this with all of us "Style me Pretty"

Design: Alyse Woodward Events / Photography: Richard Israel Photography / Super 8 Film: Richard Israel / Paper: Salutations / Bridal Attire: Hayden Olivia / Floral: Flowers From The Cellar / Cake: Cake Lady Jill / Catering: La Tea Das / Location: Flying King Ranch, York SC contact Alyse Woodward Events or Flowers From the Cellar for more information on rentals / Gown: Cabotine by Christos from Hayden Olivia Bridal / Jewelry: Kristin Morris {also found at Hayden Olivia Bridal} / Bridal Shoes: Grace with Kristin Morris shoe buckes / Maids Dress: Coren Moore / Men’s Suit: Penguins Tux / Men’s Tie: Maddison, available at Belk / Custom Benches/Furniture/Antiques: Alyse Woodward Events / China: Party Reflections / Linens: First Impressions Linen / Magnifying glass, frames: Homegoods / Hair and Make-up: Elizabeth Tolley

Tie the Bow

These are the coolest bow ties I have seen. Its the new Forage line featuring their handmade bow ties. These are the same folks who run the etsy shop "Somethings hiding here." I think these would make great bow ties for groomsmen and ring well as really cool gifts! They open up Forage shop this Friday in SF. So try to stop by. Ties go on sale on Tuesday.

Friday, the 23rd of july from 6-9 pm at the curiosity shoppe, SF

855 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA. 94110
Here is a collage of some of their bow ties...too cool!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Beauty-ful day!

Have you thought about your beauty regimen for your big day? You may know who will be doing your hair and makeup, but did you really think about what you want to do with your hair? What look you are going for with your makeup?

Looking into ideas and inspirations for these two things can help your hair and makeup artist tremendously in trying to create the best look for you. Give it some thought pull some pictures, and share them with your artists.

For Hairstyles, try to pull pictures of both front style and back style hair do's. Sometimes, the pictures you find for inspiration only show one side. And try different things. You may think you want a pulled back look with pinned curls, but you and your dress might look better with a softer look or hair half down! If you can do a trial run, even better.

Here are some of my favorite Hair styles, inspired by celebrities via and some photos from hairstyles.

If makeup is not your specialty (ex: myself), def seek an opinion of an expert...even if you are not hiring a makeup artist. A lot of you may be really good at applying makeup to yourself for work or going out, but for a wedding, it is a whole other ball game. You need stuff that will last, the whole day, something that will withstand tears, heat, cold, sweat, and lots of photo taking. Unless you apply the right amount and right colors, your makeup can get washed out in photos, so if you decide to do makeup yourself, at least consult someone at a makeup counter, or a professional makeup artist. Talk to them about what look you are going for, natural and glowy, sultry, dramatic, cool and crisp? tell them what you are comfortable with and what you would like to try differently.
But not all aspects of wedding Beauty fall into the hands of the stylists. You need to do your part too in order to make sure you are feeling rested and fresh! Here is a list of beauty preparation instructions from Judith Koppelman, makeup artist to the stars. Found the article on Project wedding and it also list some beauty item must haves.

Her Special Wedding Instructions!
Naturally, on your wedding day, you want to look and feel your very best ...
1. Get plenty of sleep, please!

2. Don't try anything new on your skin 7-10 days before your wedding. You don't know how your skin will react.

3. Well-shaped brows can open up your whole face, get them done ten days before the wedding, then two days before get them touched up or pluck the few strays yourself.

4. One reason to hire a makeup artist and a hair stylist: they will come armed with all the necessary tools to make you look your best. Being pampered by pros also allows you to relax on your most important day.

5. Have a trial run with your makeup artist if you are using one, as well as your hairdresser. Feel free to express yourself when something does not feel right for you, this is what the trial is for.

6. One week before and the day of -- limit your salt and alcohol intake, which can lead to puffiness. Drink plenty of water, which will flush out toxins and can help prevent dehydration headaches.

7. Freeze moistened green or white tea bags to put over your eyes. The ingredients in them help reduce puffiness.

8. While getting your hair or makeup done, taking the time to put your feet up, relax a little and drink your water.

Finally, it never hurts to just lie down and take a rest -- your eyes will reflect your refreshed energy and spirit. The better care you take of them, the brighter they'll sparkle!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Simply Smashing Colors

Sorry for the bit of a dry spell here on the blog. It has been super busy with PPW as well as my own wedding planning. We have officially crossed over the one month mark!! Can you believe it?! The RSVPs are coming back daily and we are continuing with the little things like finishing up small diy projects (to come soon) as well as starting to pick up all the small decorating details like containers for programs, wish tree cards, table number frames etc.

Today's post has lots and lots of color!! I was pa rousing through the Simply Smashing Blog and saw all these wonderfully simple...and yes...smashing color boards and inspiration! I had to share them.

Meet Ashley...the Author of Simply Smashing. A very creative stationery designer who fills her blog with lovely creations, inspirations, typography and color!! Here are the lovely color inspirations/boards I found on her blog. I love each and every one of them!! I hope some of you can use these for your wedding since mine is already set. I will live vicariously through you!

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