happy earth day and give-away…

giveawayad earth friendly weddings

My eco-lovely, friend, Jen, over at Earth Friendly Weddings is having a give-away to honor Earth Day.

The winner will receive:

  • A $215 gift certificate to our online boutique, Earthly Affair, equal to 50 free invitations and 50 reply cards, reply postcards, or enclosure cards. (We also offer thank you cards, announcements, seating cards, and shower invitations. E-mail for more information.)
  • A $25 gift certificate to be used toward Victoria Everman – decorate you and your sweetie’s new home or apartment with one of Victoria’s original photographs! (check out her blog!)
  • The book, Green Weddings, by Mireya Navaro – Planning an eco-friendly affair is easy when you have a beautiful book to help you along the way.

There are two ways to enter, but you are going to need to visit Jen’s blog to find out how.  A winner will be announced at midnight (est) on Wednesday, May 6th.

Good luck everyone!



winners of the Bride Wars contest!

The contest is over!!! We have TWO winners for the Vote for who gets to see Bride Wars!

Blog winner: (who you voted for) who won by 41% of the vote: Peacock and Feathers!!!

Flowers and Peacock Feathers

Flowers and Peacock Feathers

What is funny about these ladies is that we took several pictures to get the right one. They left and came back borrowing feathers from our next door neighbor’s booth, Memories in the Making, to take their final picture (which is posted above). Way to go ladies!

Bridal Show Winner: We pulled a name out and would like to congratulate Amanda Walls from Haubstadt, Indiana for winning the second pair of tickets to see Bride Wars. She is getting married on November 20, 2009!

Thanks everyone for participating. We’ll be doing something fun at the Super Bride Sunday which is being held at The Centre on February 1st!

plan on!



Vote for who gets to see Bride Wars!

Wedding and Prom Showcase in Evansville yesterday was a success! It was wonderful to meet all of your brides and your entourages. So glad that many of you did not come alone!

We had a giveaway at the planning…forever events booth: a pair of tickets to see Bride Wars! Brides were encouraged to take a creative, impromptu photo shoot. We sifted through a gazillion amount of photos and picked the BEST seven. It was hard ladies and gentlemen, but here are your finalists.

YOU get to decide who wins!! See the finalist below and vote for your favorite. Tell your friends, and have them tell their friends to come by and vote, (which will end on January 16th at midnight).

Here we go…..

Three Sassy Girls

Bride and MOH coming for YOU

Bride and MOH coming for YOU

Flowers and Peacock Feathers

Flowers and Peacock Feathers

Who? Us Three Lovelies?

Who? Us Three Lovelies?

Girls loving the Bride

Girls loving the Bride

Three Beauties

Three Beauties

Just the Bride

Just the Bride

See? It’s hard! They are all SO GOOD! Please vote for your fave…..



PS Just for fun and NOT part of the voting process, here’s our photos:

Sassy Saundra

Intern Aubree

plan on!


TWO ways to win at the bridal show this weekend…

As you know, we’ll be at the Wedding & Prom Showcase THIS weekend, Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Centre in Evansville, Indiana from 10am – 4pm.

We want to see YOU there! So we’re giving away a few prizes.

Win Tickets to see the latest wedding movie

(to be released January 9th)

We are giving away multiple sets of tickets (you and your BFF/MOH) to go see Bride Wars at any local Showplace Cinema (in Southern Indiana). Here’s how you can win:

1. Stop by our booth at the Wedding & Prom Showcase and fill out a (recycled) paper slip.

2. Stop by our booth and take a photo with us to be posted on this blog. We will narrow down the day’s photos to the TOP FIVE most creative shots!

Blog readers will vote for their favorite photo; the winner will win a set of movie tickets! (You’ll increase your chances by telling your friends, family, boss, dog to visit the blog and landslide vote for your photo. Go head…. political candidates do it!)

You’ll be sitting in a comfortable movie theater with popcorn by next weekend, our treat!

See you on Sunday!

(small bribes will be accepted in the form of chocolate)

contest alert from Modern Bride

Who doesn’t love to win stuff? Imagine YOUR mug on the cover of Modern Bride magazine?

Then get off the hiney and click your way over to Wouldn’t it be cool if someone local won??? We have the best looking brides around!!! And omigosh….if one of OUR BRIDES WON!!!

woot! woot!

The contest has begun today and here is a brief excerpt from the Press Release:

The contest will be documented on CBS’ national morning news program The Early Show and will be announced by Ms. van der Meer on the show on May 16th. America will vote on to select the five “Modern Bride of the Year” finalists. The winner will be chosen from the finalists announced on July 25th on The Early Show. She will then be photographed for the cover of Modern Bride’s December/January issue.

Submitted entries will be evaluated and narrowed down to 10 girls. Of the 10, five finalists will then be flown to New York for three days to appear in several segments on The Early Show, which is scheduled to include a Macy’s “Supermarket Sweep”-type registry challenge, a dance competition, a runway fashion show and more.

NOW GO AND DO IT!!!! You have nothing to lose. Except of course, winning!