Women have always found ways to support each other and the bridal shower is no exception. Legend has it that the first bridal shower was given in Belgium for a young woman whose father opposed her choice of grooms and withheld her dowry. The women in the village got together and each brought a small gift to make up for the lack of dowry. They ended up giving her more than she would have gotten from her disapproving father. Word spread of their success and a tradition was born...
Tying ribbons around your invitation can seem to be an easy thing to do until you begin. Then suddenly, you are all thumbs and the task seems arduous and time consuming. Let Niki show you how to easily tie this knot and how to embelish it!
To be a Soldier is to be brave, fearless and kind, and to be a Soldier’s spouse is to be brave, fearless and kind. Life with the military is an honorable one filled with gratitude from all those around you, including Wedding Bells. We want to thank all of our Soldiers, along with their families, for providing us with daily security and assurance.
Let Niki show you a simple, yet elegant loop knot that you can use on any invitation:
The days are getting shorter, the air crisper and apple pie is replacing peach cobbler—a sure sign that Fall is on the horizon. Here at Wedding Bell, we've been noticing the change for a while as our couples are ordering more bronzes, oranges and greens; perfect colors for early fall weddings. Today, I'm going to feature our top invitations in the most poplular fall colors for this year:
Celebrated love stories exist in fairy tales, dusty poetry books and romantic movies. Through these we’ve witnessed the love of many sweethearts and hope that our own destiny can replicate that fantasy. If you’re reading this, there’s a chance that you are engaged (or headed in that direction) and have already started your own tale of devotion and passion.
Introducing our new video blog featuring Niki Patterson our Social Media Consultant. Today, Niki introduces a number of ways to really "POP" your invitation using ribbons tied in different ways. Ribbon belly bands, knoted bands, simple knots, loop knots, french knots and windsor knots, turn a simple invitation into a stunning invitation--see for yourself!
One of the first tasks on the list of wedding planning is invitations. From the guest list to the stamps, it’s an undertaking that should be done with diligence and accuracy. Whether you’re the do-it-yourself bride or looking to hire a company, we’ve compiled a list of qualities and features to look for in invitation consultants.
Isn’t this a wonderful photograph? Aren’t you already there walking down the aisle or sitting in a chair watching this beautiful ceremony unfold? As a wedding officiant, almost all of the weddings I do are outdoors, rarely do I get to officiate indoors. And, I have to be honest here, none of them have looked like the romantic and stress-free pictures in Bridal Magazines. Not that they weren’t all beautiful and special in their own way, but there were significant challenges in many of them.
Based on my adventures I have to admit I both love and fear outdoor weddings.
To show you what I mean, let me take you behind the scenes of a few weddings I have been involved with:
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