Glitter & Pearls

Seating Cards in a Bottle
October 24, 2010, 5:33 pm
Filed under: All In The Details, DIY

a la Martha Stewart Weddings


Beach-themed wedding?  Take a swing at these adorable messages in a bottle.

A la Martha Stewart (DIY wedding genius):

This escort-card display is clever and inexpensive. To create it, purchase a miniature cork-topped vial for every guest (steer clear of tapered necks, since they make note-removal difficult). Write the name on one side of a 2-by-3-inch piece of paper and the table number on the other. Roll up the paper and slide it into a bottle with the name facing outward, and cork it. Then fill a shallow glass dish with sand, and arrange the bottles so that the writing is visible. Lastly, scatter in small seashells. Note: For large events, use several dishes and organize by letter. What you’ll Need: Specialty Bottle glass vial VC4C. Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies low glass cylinder KF801100.

Read more at Inspiration for a Destination Wedding — Martha Stewart Weddings


All Expenses Paid
October 21, 2010, 8:49 pm
Filed under: Freebies

a la

Daily Candy and Brides magazine are teaming up to bring you the ultimate in luxury honeymooning.  Enter for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid, five-night trip for two to a Palace Resort & Spa of your choosing.

The hardest part? Picking a paradise from the likes of Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, or Riviera Nayarit, all perfect havens for honeymoons, anniversaries, or any romantic reconnection. Entering is easy, and if lightning striked and you win, all you’ll need is a bikini and your new hubby, and voila – round-trip airfare and unlimited luxuries, like gourmet meals, drinks, lush amenities, spa treatments, and a laundry list of optional activities, are all included for the winning couple.

Enter to win the Ultimate Romantic Getaway online at

A Man’s Cupcake
October 6, 2010, 8:10 pm
Filed under: Have Your Cake

This is too adorable.  And perfect.  As the big day nears, almost-hubbies may get overlooked in the hubbub of taffeta, seating cards, and menu selections.  Why not send him a dozen of the manliest cupcakes around?  Or better yet, skip the groom’s cake and serve up some butch alcohol-infused buttercup cakes.  That oughta make him smile!

Butch Bakery of New York (where else?) has concocted the most macho miniature cake on the block.  Manly indeed.

Star House Cutom Wedding Cake Toppers
October 6, 2010, 7:04 pm
Filed under: All In The Details, Have Your Cake

How sweet are these custom wedding cake toppers from Star House?  This eco-friendly take on the cake topper, packs a lot of personalization and is the perfect keepsake.  wedding favors are personalized and can be used later as a keep sake.  Star House will even add pets and Bride/Groom details, so no family member gets left behind.

Visit Star House on Etsy and see all of her precious creations.

Quail Bridal
October 1, 2010, 2:41 pm
Filed under: The Dress

Quail Bridal has officially launched!  Take a look at these adorable photos, featuring the gorgeous dress designs.  Quail designer Michelle Williams is the creative genius behind these chic dresses.  All of the dresses can be created in customizable colors and many of the pieces are mix + match.  A few of the wedding dresses even offer a convertible option, i.e., long to short with a tug.   Quail Bridal is located in Long Beach, CA and available at Lovely in NYC.  They also accept orders online and will work with you to help create your perfect dress.

And what about these sweet bridesmaids dresses?  Quail combines any two colors for each dress, to perfectly match your wedding colors.

These pictures remind me of the adorable magazine layout from 13 Going On 30!  Love it!