July 29, 2009

Honeymoon On A Budget

I came across this article while browsing throught the interent. It is no secret that everyone is looking for ways to make their dollar stretch just a little bit further. Below is an article from a briliant new website, Para ti Novia.

Top Five Recession-Friendly Honeymoon Planning Tips 2009

Getting married is a whirlwind of to-do lists, excitement, and mind-blurring decisions. Planning the honeymoon destination amidst all of those life-changing and momentous decisions can almost seem like an afterthought. Then, throw a strict budget into the mix and you may feel like you want to tear your hair out. But, it doesn’t have to be a challenge, here are our tips to help get you on the road to planning the trip of your dreams:

1. Travel in the Off-Season
Consider planning your honeymoon for the off season. For some brides and grooms, this may mean postponing the honeymoon until the Fall or even Winter. But, the bottom line is that if your wedding date falls on the ‘off season’ for tourism, you are more likely to get good rates on hotels and travel for your honeymoon destination. Then, for even more savings, make your reservations for hotel and car well in advance.

2. Go the Boutique Hotel Route or even better, the Pensione
You don’t need to be a millionaire to travel to boutique hotels. You just need to do your research. Finding amazing deals are just at your fingertips, as the internet is a great resource to begin the process of digging to find a beautiful boutique hotel where you can stay for about $80 to $150 per night. Or, pensiones are a great lodging alternative to the boutique hotel. Think Bed and Breakfast Inns. Either choice make for an inexpensive alternative to a standard hotel; and, they are often cheaper.

3. House Swap
The latest top honeymoon trend for anyone on a budget is to do a house swap. List your home and make your request for areas you want to go on your honeymoon. Make the arrangements to let the people who live in the honeymoon destination of your choice to come to where you live while you go there. You save on the expense of lodging which is one of the biggest expenses of any vacation and get to enjoy exotic locales for fractions of the cost.

4. Bid on Your Honeymoon Travel
Websites like LuxuryLink.com and Priceline.com allow you to offer a price bid to be able to travel to an ideal location. You often times can make very low bids and get huge savings on beautiful hotels.

5. Go Camping in Romantic Locales
Can’t find someone to swap houses, or don’t feel comfortable letting strangers into your home? Then do the next best thing and really experience the honeymoon destination of your choice by enjoying all that the great outdoors has to offer and consider then next top honeymoon trend—camping. Snuggle close together on a moonlit night under the stars. You can’t get more romantic than that.

A few other cost saving options
Of course traditions are traditions for a reason and weddings bring to mind the traditional honeymoon ideas as well. Niagara Falls is still the top honeymoon destination in North America and it is not a budget breaker either. Other great low cost local honeymoon ideas are right in your own backyard like the beautiful Sonoma Valley, or the romantic Napa Valley. Hike, bike or camp out in the wonderful wine country or check out some of the local B&B’s for great deals.

A little planning and careful thought will get you that unforgettable honeymoon that will set the tone for happily ever after.

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July 2, 2009

Martha Stewart's Red, White and Blue Cupcakes

In honor of the Fourth of July, here is a recipe from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Book.
Click on the links below for the full recipes. You can go with either Chocolate Cupcakes or Vanilla Cupcakes iced with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Decorate patriotic cupcakes in July with stars piped in blue buttercream and stripes cut from red licorice laces.

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July 1, 2009

Unique Wedding Favor Idea of the Week

I have decided to pick a different and unique wedding favor idea every week and share it with all of you. I found these via Flicker. If not for all of the guests, these would definitely be a great gift for members of the wedding party. I would love a bowl of these on my coffee table. If you can't supply a bowl to put them in, they can be packaged in a decorated bag and tied with a ribbon.

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June 25, 2009

We are in Brides Connecticut!

We were so excited when we opened up the new Fall/Winter issue of Brides Connecticut to see the article they wrote about Wedding Runways! Check it out for yourself...please click on the article to read a larger version.

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June 16, 2009

Wedding Photos And The Rain

With all the rain that we’ve been having lately, there’s a chance that it may be raining on your wedding day. So, here are some simple tips to make sure you and your wedding party and guests, can make the most out of the rain, and use it to your advantage for some awesome photo opportunities. If you think it may rain or just want to be prepared, have a bunch of large brightly colored and fun umbrellas handy. If you would like to go for a more classic look, consider a big black golf umbrella. Rain boots or flip flops are also a must. They can be used just from getting to and from your destination. They will also look cute under a hiked up dress for some photos. Lastly, have fun! Rain is considered to be good luck on your wedding day, so if you are able to relax and go with it, then your day will surely be spectacular! Here are some photos I gathered that show what a great time these brides and everyone else had.

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June 8, 2009

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

Martha Stewart
Last Thursday, I had the chance to go to Martha Stewart’s book singing in Madison for her new book, Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. The book is filled with 175 different cupcakes, all with different flavors, themes, toppings, you name it! I arrived later than I had planned, and waited in line for almost 2 hours, but it was well worth it. After all was said and done, I had an autographed Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes book and an inspiring line from Martha. She thought Wedding Runways “was a fabulous idea!” (I snuck her a business card as she was signing the book). She loved the idea of custom printed wedding aisle runners. Martha referred me to Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings and I sent her some information today. We’ll see how everything goes, but when Martha picked up my card and spoke to me, that was all I needed. Here’s to a hopeful week!

Steve DePino was there to capture Martha during the book signing. He is an amazing photographer from Guilford, CT. Steve has had his work featured in The Knot, Modern Bride and Style Me Pretty, to name a few. Excitement, passion and energy are Steve’s key ingredients for making his photographs come to life. He is best known for his engagement portrait sessions and of course the beautiful stories he tells through his photographs during a couples wedding. For more photo’s, visit Steve’s Blog or contact him at steve@stevedepino.com.

June 5, 2009

Sarah True of True Event

It’s such a small world, really. The other day Stephanie and I met with Sarah True, formally Sarah Tomalski, of True Event. We had gone to high school with Sarah years ago, but we’ve been in touch just recently, again. Sarah and her business partner Lucinda own 2 separate companies, but collaborate together to make 1 outstanding result. Whether it’s from start to finish or a “day of” event, Sarah will work with you, (and your budget), to create the results everyone in the planning process is looking for. Sarah has built everlasting relationships with the best in the business, and she believes as long as she is a good match with her clients, she can work and create with them the vision they are looking for. From interacting with other vendors to family members, Sarah is a great person to have by your side. Her business partner Lucinda, of Chocolate Creative Design can create the perfect invitations and save-the-dates to tell your story. “True & Wesson is a partnership that just makes sense.”

May 20, 2009

Alexandra's Cookie Dreams

How excited were we this morning when a box of 6 of Alexandra’s Cookie Dreams cookies arrived for us! Alexandra uses all natural, no preservatives, local ingredients and companies as much as possible so they will be they’re freshest for 6 days. You can also refrigerate them for up to 3 weeks and they will taste as fresh as they did the day they arrived! They’re freezable for 3 months, too! We warmed our cookies before we ate them and let me tell you, they are double the deliciousness warmed! Our favorites are the Toffee Doodle Dream and the Double Stuffed Chocolate Nightmare, but we really loved them all! They have the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and everything in between. Try them for yourself, or for others, they would make the perfect wedding or bridal shower favor.

Alexandra really customizes the cookie gift to meet the theme of the event, and the personalities of the couple. “We create a custom front label (oftentimes using an image or color from the invitation or photo of the couple or bride), custom back label, including personalized cookie name (for example, for an engagement party we named the cookie "Taste of Sweet Wedding Bliss, For The Future Mr. & Mrs. Liss" and then the cookie description was customized as well) We add matching ribbon, (sometimes we use the same ribbon from the bride or bridesmaid's bouquets) and we add a personal message from the bride/couple. It's a lot of fun to work closely with people at such an exciting time of their lives.” - Alexandra

New York Cowgirl

Alexandra’s Cookie Dreams™ Signature Cookie, the chocolate chili crunch represents the blending of Alexandra’s two favorite places, Texas and New York. A fudgy Ghirardelli© chocolate dough is excited by the subtle touch of Texas Chili powder and the un-expected crunch of New York Pretzel, forming a unique indulgent flavor that will make you want to kick up your boots and hit the city!

Double Stuffed Chocolate Nightmare

A chocolate lovers dream! Chunks of Callebaut milk chocolate and Ghirardelli© semi-sweet chocolate are layered and stuffed into a vanilla cookie that is chewy on the inside with a crispy outside.

White Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Wish

Chunks of creamy Ghirardelli© white chocolate are combined with sweet dried cranberries and salty hand-cut walnuts in a cakey vanilla cookie that's a lovely complement to a cup of tea, or a glass of champagne.

Toffee Doodle Dream

Buttery, gooey toffee overflows from this chewy vanilla cookie, combined with a touch of semi-sweet chocolate and wrapped in a crackling cinnamon sugar coating.

Peanut Buttery Bliss

Extreme peanut butter cravers beware! This deliciously nutty cookie is loaded with both creamy peanut butter and fresh roasted, salted hand-cut peanuts forming the perfect balance between savory and sweet.

The All-Nighter

The chocolate, espresso, cayenne punch is created by first melting Ghirardelli© semi-sweet and un-sweetened chocolate; Illy© dark roasted espresso powder and salty hand-cut walnuts are then added to create a delicate, chewy mocha cookie that is finished with a welcomed jolt of red cayenne pepper.

A portion of each cookie profit is donated to Austin and New York Public Schools through the organization DonorsChoose.org to support education and the love of learning.

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May 13, 2009

Go Green!

Wedding Runways Go Green Wedding Aisle Runners Enviromentally Friendly IdeasBoth in color and ecologically.

We will soon be using eco-solvent inks and material for our custom printed aisle runners. And, what better timing, than for the summer? This inspiration board above, done by Finestationary, illustrates the vibrancy of all of the different shades of green one can use. And the only thing would make this “green” wedding theme even better is to use eco friendly materials whenever possible. Here are some tips from The Wedding Lens to help create your own “green” wedding.

Use recycled paper for your invitations

By using recycled paper, you can save a lot of paper and a lot of trees, especially considering how many pieces of paper get mailed out (directions, return envelopes, etc… )

Consider treeless paper

You can also get invitations made from bamboo, hemp or kenaf.

Don’t use toxic ink

When printing your invitations, make sure the ink you use, is not toxic. Many inks are, so this is something you can easily ask about (or purchase if you’re printing your own).

Make sure your ring is not a blood diamond

A simple web search can tell you all of the negative things associated with blood diamonds; make sure your ring is conflict free. A jeweler should be able to tell you the origin of your ring. If they’re not willing to help you figure it out, go elsewhere.

Reuse & Recycle

If you know someone who recently got married, then perhaps they have some decorations, silk flowers, ideas, or suggestions that you can reuse or recycle. If nothing else, it will save you time researching these things!

Pick a venue that is outdoors (and free!)

Selecting a venue like an area of a forest or part of a beach is beautiful and free! It takes advantage of the nature that is easily accessible.

Think about where your guests are from

When picking a venue, consider where your guests are traveling from. Try to find a place in the middle. After all, the less your guests will have to travel, the cheaper for them and the less oil consumed.
If you pick indoors, pick with windows

Try to select a venue that has natural light so you don’t have to use electricity as much.

Car or van pool from hotel to reception
Rather than have everyone drive from their hotel to the wedding reception, organize a car pool or hire a van or bus to transport everyone to & from the venue. You save fuel and ensure your inebriated friends get home safely.

Require a color, not a dress

Ask your bridesmaids to buy a dress that they will wear again – in whatever color you choose, if you want. If they can re-wear, it’s that much better.

Plant a tree as a Favor

Plant a tree (or many trees) as the favor to your guests.

Give seeds

Give seeds as the favor so that people can plant on their own. Give a basket of green products

Come up with a list of some green products and items and give those as the favor.

Make the favors the centerpieces

By using the favors as the decorative centerpiece, you don’t have to use more flowers or purchase other decorative items. And hopefully the favors will be useful and re-useable.

Buy natural

If you purchase a new dress, get one that is made from natural, organic materials such as organic silk or help.

Donate when you’re done

When you’re done, donate your dress to a charity that can sell it; it will create funds for them and save someone else from having to purchase a new dress.

Don’t use disposable cameras

Disposable cameras require you to print all the photos AND dispose of the camera. It’s much more cost effective AND green friendly to use digital cameras (like the ones that your guests are already bringing).

Share your photos digitally

By storing digital images on your wedding blog/website/ The Wedding Lens for family and friends to download as they please, you save money on postage and processing. You also don’t use toxic chemicals to print too many pictures.

Go organic

Use organic foods wherever possible.

Go local

Hire a catering company that uses only local ingredients.

Donate the leftovers

Donate any leftover food rather than throwing it out. There are lots of shelters that would love to receive such a great donation.

Use non-disposable plates and utensils

If at all possible, use non-disposables so that you don’t create a huge amount of waste, especially if you’re having a large wedding reception.

Use recycled materials

If you can’t avoid using disposable plates & utensils, opt for the recycled version or treeless options.

Use flowers that are in season

When you use flowers that are out of season, they have to be imported. Transportation and care of the flowers requires extra resources that in-season flowers don’t require.

Go local

Flowers that are local don’t need to be transported or cared for in the same way as flowers that are transported and moved around.

Use silk or dried flowers

Get silk or dried flowers as an eco-friendly alternative.

Use potted flowers and plants

Potted flowers and plants look great and they can be used after the event for your home or garden. Or you can give it to guests to use in their home or garden.

Go with singers, not DJs

Vocalists won’t require the amount of amplification that DJs requires.

Register for earth friendly products

A registry can prevent people from buying gifts that you don’t really want (however well-intentioned they were!). It can also allow you to register for earth friendly products and things that you would want.

Consider registering for non-consumptive gifts

Register for non-consumptive gifts that you would like, such as massages, wine, soap, or free trade coffee.

Don’t print programs

People don’t necessarily need a program, especially if you can have a DJ announce who the wedding party is. It will save you money on printing costs and save paper.

Use flower petals as confetti

Use flower petals instead of paper confetti, rice, or seeds. It’s biodegradable!


When you clean up or hire the clean-up crew, make sure they recycle instead of throwing everything away and filling landfills.

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May 11, 2009

Look For Us In The Upcoming Issue Of Brides Connecticut!

We were so excited when Lauren Matthews from Brides Connecticut contacted us on Friday to let us know they want to feature Wedding Runways in the upcoming Fall/Winter 09 issue. We have an ad in their magazine but to have a story featured about our custom wedding aisle runners, table runners and “step & repeats” is so motivating and inspiring. This would be our first editorial press and we can’t wait for everybody to read about us!

May 7, 2009


This week we received a request for a wedding aisle runner for the couples names and dates on the bottom and a Bible passage placed in the center of the runner. "For the Lord is good and His love endures forever. His faithfulness continues throughout the Generations.” Psalm 100:5

I started thinking a lot of other quotes and passages one might want on her custom printed aisle runner. These are just a few of my favorites.

There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.
- George Sand

You know you are in love
when you see the world in her eyes,
and her eyes everywhere in the world.
- David Levesque

Love is strong yet delicate.
It can be broken.
To truly love is to understand this.
To be in love is to respect this.
- Stephen P

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.
- Bill Wilson

There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.
- I Corinthians 13:13

You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore....but let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. - Kahlil Gibran

There is nothing half so sweet in life
As love's young dream.
- Thomas Moore

He is blessed in love alone,
Who loves for years and loves but one.
- Sir A. Hunt

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two heart that beat as one.
- Franz Joseph von Munch-Bellinghausen

If you would like to customize a wedding aisle runner with any of these quotes or anything you have in mind, please contact us at Wedding Runways

May 4, 2009

A New Wedding Favor Idea

Today while brainstorming for “new” ideas, we came up with yet another wedding favor. We have been offering “Step & Repeat” backdrops, with our custom printed aisle runners to compliment any event you are having. For instance, we can design a background with the date of your wedding, your name, fiancé’s name, monogram and any other logo or design you have for your wedding. Guests can then be photographed in front of the background; they will receive the photo as a wedding favor. It can be framed and given to the guests as a gift! The frame will have significant meaning to the wedding, maybe the couples name and date. In addition to our other signature wedding décor, this is the perfect way to bring even more red carpet style to the Bride’s wedding aisle! Please visit our website Wedding Runways for more information.

May 1, 2009

Wedding and Event Planner, Carissa Civitello of Couture Events

With so many choices today when planning a wedding, what is going to be your deciding factor when choosing a wedding planner?  Money matters in these economic times and Carissa Civitello of Couture Events is here to help!


Carissa believes planning your wedding is a very exciting time, but first things first. The financial aspect of the wedding can be an uncomfortable topic for both bride and grooms family. She suggests for both families to get together BEFORE the planning process to discuss the financial contribution of bride, groom as well as their families.  Having an open discussion will help to clear up any questions for the parties involved.

Determine a list of what’s important to you as the bride along with the groom and the families.  From there you begin to construct your wedding budget.  


Carissa will work with you to stay on budget and still be able to have the wedding of your dreams. She will conduct all of the research regarding your vendors, will be able to shop around and negotiate prices and know what will work for you and your budget.  She can create a stunning wedding on any budget!




April 24, 2009

Wedding Runways Feature - Unique Wedding Ideas from Real Brides: A New Twist on the Bachelor and Bachelorette Party

One of my best friends from college is getting married this fall. Her and her husband-to-be are 2 of the best, most crazy people I know (in the best possible way). So, I did not expect anything less of them when I heard of instead of having a bachelor and bachelorette party, we are ALL going to the Jersey Shore one weekend in the summer.

This has come up for debate, quite a lot recently, whether this is appropriate or not. I can honestly say I think this is a great idea! The future bride and groom will be able to spend time with each other and so will all of their friends. We are all scattered across 2 states, so this is the perfect way to get to know each other before hand. I am going to plan activities for the weekend, the girls’ are still going to have a spa-day, or a few hours, anyway. And the boys’ can still play golf. We will all get together later in the night for dinner and maybe a few cocktails! I highly recommend this idea!

Stay tuned for the “after” update…..

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April 21, 2009

10 Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

Now, that summer is quickly approaching here are some tips to plan the perfect outdoor wedding and have it be as seamless as possible and to go off without a hitch! Nina Callaway, of About.com, shares her favorites.

1. Make your guests comfortable

Think about what the weather will likely be at the time of day and month of the year of your outdoor wedding. Sunny and hot? Don't leave your guests uncomfortably melting – have your ushers give guests ice-cold bottles of water as they are seated. Consider printing your wedding program on a fan so that guests may cool themselves. Don't forget to have plenty of sunscreen on hand as well. For a very warm location, look into renting large electric fans (don't forget a generator) and/or a tent to shade the suns rays. If it will be cold and damp, make sure you tell guests that so they can wear extra layers. A simple xeroxed insert will do. You might want to have lap blankets on hand, or rent portable heaters.

2. Have a backup plan.

What will you do if it rains? The ideal outdoor wedding location has an indoor location waiting just in case. Many brides and grooms opt to have their ceremony outside and reception inside. In a pinch, the tables can be scooted to the back of the room during the ceremony. A tent is another option, but only for light to moderate rain storms. A heavy rain will soak the ground underneath, leaving guests with soggy and muddy shoes. Make sure any tent you rent is sturdy so it won't flip over, and that it has thick and weighted sides.

3. Plan for wind.

Many outdoor weddings suffer from windy conditions. Avoid light fabrics like chiffons and china silks in your dress and the bridesmaid dresses. Tell your hairstylist that you'll be having an outdoor wedding so she/he can plan a style that won't leave you looking like Cousin It! Men in the wedding party should use pomade or other styling product. Again, tell your guests in a printed insert so that they can plan accordingly. And of course, make sure your tent will stand up to gusting winds or find an indoor backup plan.

4. Can everybody hear?

When you picture your dream wedding at the beach, you're probably not hearing the roaring of the waves, the rushing wind, or the local kids running and screaming around you. Look into renting a sound system with clip mikes for the bride, groom and officiant. Your DJ or band may be able to easily arrange this for you.

5. Decorations.

One of the bonuses of an outdoor wedding is the natural beauty around you, lessening your need to decorate. But you still need to do some work. Visit the site a week before your wedding to make sure the grass is mown, the ground raked, and the flowers have bloomed. If your wedding is at a public park, you may want to ask the groomsmen or friends to do this the morning of your ceremony. If it's been an especially cold season, you may need to supplement the flowers with some potted bulbs from a florist. Other decorations you may want to consider include an arch or trellis to focus the ceremony and frame the bride and groom as they say their vows; strings of lights or lanterns in the trees; luminarias; torches; or farolitas.

6. Make things tasty outside.

Does your caterer have experience planning an outdoor wedding menu? Make sure they're planning things that will keep well outdoors in the heat. Avoid things like mayonnaise salads or dishes which must be served cold.

7. Don't leave your guests parched

Since alcohol is dehydrating, consider serving a variety of lemonades, teas and punches. Be sure to have plenty of ice and water around as well. For a fancy cocktail, why not serve a classic mint julep or a mojito? The mint will refresh and cool your guests.

8. Those pesky flying things.

Be sure to put out citronella candles or a bug zapper so that your guests won't spend the whole ceremony swatting at the air.

9. Here comes the sun.

Consider timing your outdoor wedding for sunset where your guests will see you take your vows surrounded by the warm glow of the sun. Those having a daytime outdoor wedding should orient the ceremony so that the sun will be on guests' backs rather than in their eyes.

10. Permits.

Don't forget to contact your city parks department or other local government to get a permit for an outdoor wedding. Be sure to ask about rules concerning trash removal, candle or torch lighting, and pre-wedding photography.

Don’t forget to visit us at http://www.weddingrunways.com and we will provide the perfect aisle runner to compliment your outdoor wedding!

April 14, 2009

The Knot's Tips & Trends for Save-the-Dates

The Knot recently published this article on save-the-dates. We love their ideas and here at Wedding Runways we can match a custom wedding aisle runner with any save-the-date ideas, colors or designs. If you have something in mind, we will make it come to life.

Save-the-Dates: Tips & Trends
Send save-the-date cards that really get all your guests excited for your wedding! Here's how to make a good first impression.

Photo: Elizabeth and Homer

Your save-the-date cards will be the first thing people see regarding the style of your wedding so you want to make them cool and unique, personalized, or reflect the colors and theme of your wedding day (if you have one). There are hundreds of design ideas and new trends are popping up daily, but here's a glimpse of what we see going on across the nation today.

Design Ideas Whatever you choose, make it fun and you're sure to get a favorable response. Here are 10 ideas to get you started:

  • Use bright, bold colors that will make an impact and your wedding date will stay in the thoughts of even the most absentminded guests.
  • Include graphics or colors that make sense to the locale and date, such as pink and red flowers if you plan to marry in the springtime in a rose garden, or a card tied up with a baby-blue gingham ribbon for an oceanside summer soiree.
  • Your save-the-date cards can be as simple as a postcard or as elaborate and interactive as a magnetic puzzle.
  • We're fans of a picture taken shortly after the engagement (think holiday cards).
  • Some brides favor save-the-date cookies, although you may have to send out a second reminder to all your sweet-tooth friends who might munch before they mark down your date!
  • We absolutely love the idea of save-the-date stickers that will fit into those tiny boxes in appointment books or on desktop calendars.
  • Refrigerator magnets -- ones with just your names and wedding date -- are cool too.
  • We like pretty save-the-dates like ones designed on fans or better yet, pinwheels!
  • An all-time favorite done many different ways is the calendar. Invitation designers are creating cards that look like a mini calendar month with the date you've chosen circled or decorated or knocked out with a mini three-hole punch.
  • The hottest trend is a photo strip (the kind you create yourself on a beach boardwalk) with funny faces and the wedding date. In each of the four pictures, hold up a sign. 1) We're getting married. 2) Save the Date. 3) June 5, 2005. 4) Be there! (You get the idea.)

April 9, 2009

Michelle Mospens of My Personal Artist

While browsing the web for the current “hot” wedding colors, we came across beautiful Inspiration Boards by Michelle Mospens of My Personal Artist. We LOVE the Tiffany Blue and Light Aqua colors and we love how this aisle runner featured is so simple and clean looking. Green, red, and orange accent colors really make the aqua pop! As spring is approaching, it will be nice to see some bright colors again. Don’t be afraid to mix and match and play with colors, you might not have thought would work. Creating an inspiration board like this one is a fun way to see how your wedding might look. Make a couple different ones, and show people you trust for their opinion. Your wedding is your day, so make sure you are happy with every decision you make!

April 2, 2009

Beautiful and Unique Custom Wedding Invitations

Here at Wedding Runways we can't get over the beautiful invitations that Praez Occasions Custom Couture Invitations & Accessories makes - we had to share!

If you are looking for a distinctive wedding invitation using beautiful colors, textiles and fabrics, you will love Praez Occasions' work. The workmanship and detail on this invitation is so impressive - a 6x9 pocketfold in Amethyst, with double-layered mounted invitation and matching directions and response cards, finished with white and lilac silk floral applique.

Another invitation we love is this apple green colored fabric invitation. This is a Formal invitation presented in imported Thai silk matchbook-style box, adorned with 3 1/2" wired ribbon finished with gorgeous gold jeweled seahorse brooch.

A Praez Invitation - friend of Wedding Runways

Praez Occasions can accommodate any budget, any size event, and can ship to anywhere.

If you are a bride who wants unique and memorable wedding invitations, check out their website to see more beautiful custom wedding invitations.

Like the idea of using the graphic or theme of your wedding invitations throughout your wedding?

Considering an aisle runner using the same theme as your wedding invitations?

Wedding Runways has helped other brides with transforming their unique custom graphics into a custom printed aisle runner. We love Lauren's aisle runner seen here - Lauren kept her wedding runner simple with a black & white color palette and a feather graphic inspired by their wedding invitation. Come see other examples of other brides with the same great idea in our Photo Gallery.

Are you a bride with a unique graphic or custom wedding invitation you want to incorporate into your aisle runner? Visit us at Wedding Runways to find out how you can include your unique image or graphic into a custom printed wedding aisle runners.

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April 1, 2009

Brides Magazine suggestions to make your Wedding Unique

Brides Magazine just published an article "75 Ways To Make Your Wedding Unique" that had a great suggestion to personalize your wedding. Some of our favorites are:

Give a custom flourish to all your printed material with your own logo—an image that's meaningful to you and your spouse, like a hobby or place. See loveletterslogos.com for ideas.

Make sure the dance floor is packed by asking invitees to jot down three favorite songs on the RSVP card; give your DJ the playlist.

Into Coldplay more than Vivaldi? At your ceremony, have musicians play contemporary songs as instrumentals. "It's a refreshing change from the expected classical pieces," says Niki Delacueva, of R. Jack Balthazar Events, in Pasadena, California.

Todd Fiscus suggests this novel seating arrangement: four eight-foot rectangular tables arranged into "plus" signs. A big potted tree in the "hole" in the center serves as the focal point. Each two-table grouping can seat up to 32 people.

Light the way with a custom gobo—a metal plate stamped with a decorative design, then attached to a spotlight that projects the image on a dance floor or wall. Check out customgobo.com or gobosource.com.

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Wedding Runways aisle runner idea - How to do bright colors on an Aisle Runner

Are you are bride who is having an intense or bright color as part of your wedding color scheme? When deciding on the right look for your wedding aisle runner, consider this tip:

When using an intense color such as fuschia or tiffany blue, consider using a lighter saturation of that color for your wedding aisle runner so as not to overpower the room. Much like when painting a room a bright color, the overall visual affect of the subdued version of your theme color covering that much space will achieve the right look and compliment the wedding theme.

Looking for a custom printed wedding aisle runner? Have a special graphic, logo or text that you want to incorporate into your runner? Visit us at Wedding Runways to see custom printed wedding aisle runners.

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New Aisle Runner Photos at Wedding Runways.com

Today here at Wedding Runways we added some new custom printed aisle runners for the Spring, 2009 season now on display in the Wedding Runways Photo Gallery.

One of my favorites is this aisle runner featuring a damask pattern atop tiffany blue to match the wedding color seen here.

Wedding Aisle runner by Wedding Runways

Visit us at Wedding Runways to see close up photos of this runner and more custom printed wedding aisle runners.

Tiffany Blue Wedding Invitation and Aisle Runner ideas

Love Tiffany Blue as a wedding color? So do we. Brainstorming for Tiffany Blue themed wedding color ideas? We love the colors of this wedding invitation from Praez Occasions new Spring collection, it is a raw silk wrap with a Swarovski crystal brooch. We paired it with one of the custom wedding aisle runners seen in the Wedding Runways photo gallery, a tiffany blue runner with a damask pattern overlay to soften the intense hue and coordinate with the ceremony site.

Wedding Invitations by Praez Occasions.

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Wedding Runways Complimentary Gift Offer

Here at Wedding Runways we are currently offering brides a complimentary custom thank you poster with every custom aisle runner purchase.

Visit us at Wedding Runways for this complimentary offer.

Wedding Aisle Runners

Brides who have a unique idea for their wedding aisle runner often have a hard time finding a way to get the wedding aisle runner they envision. Wedding Runways makes custom printed wedding aisle runners. Upload a your logo or graphic and Wedding Runways can bring your aisle runner idea to life!

Visit Wedding Runways to see examples of custom printed wedding aisle runners and to preview Wedding Runways' own design software to design the font, colors, design, logo, monogram and text of your own signature wedding aisle runner.


March 23, 2009

Wedding Runways at Project Glam

Wedding Runways will be at Project Glam today - stop by for a visit, meet the Wedding Runways Design Team, and see our Spring, 2009 collection.

Can't attend in person? Visit us at Wedding Runways to see our latest custom printed wedding aisle runners in the Photo Gallery