Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding Cake Stands with flair

Your wedding cake is one accessory your guest will be sure to noticed. Whether because of its simple beauty or its dramatic presence, guest will be talking about your cake. What about the presentation? Have you considered what the cake stand will look like? Cindy owns Fabulous Cake Stands Her cake stands stand tall on their own and with a beautiful wedding cake it would make a wow statement. They can be customized so no one stand will ever be the same.When I saw these cake stands on Etsy, I reached out to Cindy to ask if I could feature her stands on Inspired.

Here is a past interview that she shared with us.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Living in a city rich with history like New Orleans. Inspiration seems to be hard to avoid. In fact, I have enough ideas to last a lifetime! Specifically, I find inspiration everywhere, the architecture, gardens, nature and even the names of the streets inspire me. Right now, Mardi Gras has put an entire collection of new stands in my head!

After what elements in a wedding can you design a cake stand?

There are so many elements of a wedding that can inspire a stand, the wedding dress, flowers, the general theme of the wedding all can be taken into consideration. We even offer hand-painted designs for a more custom stand. For example, a stand featuring beautiful hand-painted monograms would be lovely as well as an heirloom to cherish.

How can we rent one of your beautiful cake stands?

Visit my website at: www.fabulousweddingcakestands .com and fill out a rental request form or contact me via phone or email. 504-362-3980,

Can we purchase a cake stand? Absolutely!

Our stands are built to last a lifetime. Designed to be used not just for weddings, a Fabulous Wedding Cake Stand is not an element of your wedding that would need to be put away in the attic. I've also created a line of embellishments for certain stands to render the stands much more versatile, butterflies, flowers, fleur-de-lis, etc. The embellishments will give the stand a totally different look. Future designs for embellishments will include designs suitable for all holidays. The stand that your wedding cake was placed on can be a part of all of your celebrations, how cool is that?

How long have you been designing?

A very long time! As a decorative artist for 30+ years I have worked with some of the south's most talented designers executing painted finishes, murals and custom artwork. I've also worked in collaboration with Wedding Cakes Across America when they had a partnership with David's Bridal, designing wedding cakes to match bridal dresses. In addition, I have years of experience as a floral designer. So design and weddings have been a part of my life for a very long time.

How can Couples contact you?

504-362-3980 call and leave a message or email me @

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Thank you Cindy for being inspired to create such beautiful stands.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Music in your Wedding

I hope that this blog is crossing continents with its content.. with that said I would like to introduce Freak Music Wedding band Specialist specializing with musical entertainment in the UK. Their advice for using music to set the mood in your wedding however offers international help to brides.

Here Freak Music shares some tips:

A key ingredient in any successful wedding is the atmosphere, and there are many things a bride and her groom can do to make sure that they establish exactly the mood and tone that they want at their wedding. From solemn religious occasions to tradition-busting YouTube weddings, the decisions made regarding items like decorations, flowers, table settings, food and music will affect how your guests behave and remember your wedding.

Choose A Mood...

Without a clear idea of what they want their wedding to be like, many brides find themselves awash in a sea of numerous, complex choices. Therefore, the first step to take when planning a wedding is to make a conscious decision about the mood and atmosphere guests should experience upon arriving at the occasion. Formal weddings, theme weddings and informal wedding celebrations are all equally valid, and the ideas behind each of these endeavors can be established during the ceremony then brought through to influence the tone of the reception, as well.

Using Music to Establish Atmosphere...

Church weddings often include formal organ music, but what about after the ceremony? With dozens of wedding bands to choose from, couples are often overwhelmed. Some find themselves turning to friends and family members to provide musical entertainment, while others wish to hire professional wedding bands to make sure their guests enjoy a night of dancing and merriment after the wedding ceremony is complete. A professional wedding band should be able to adapt their regular set list to the requests of the bride and groom, and should have a full grasp of the way a new couple wishes to celebrate their special day. By working with the wedding band prior to the celebration, couples can establish the kind of music they want: classic, romantic oldies, new chart-topping hits, or special genres in keeping with the bride and groom’s themed interests!

Plan Ahead...

Although there is plenty of room to tailor general wedding possibilities to a specific occasion or crowd, perfecting the atmosphere at a wedding requires whoever is in charge of planning it – whether it be a professional planner or the happy couple – be clear and reasonable about their desires throughout the planning stages. Finally, once plans are complete, it’s important that the guests of honor – be able to let go, sit back and enjoy their day. Nothing spoils the perfect wedding more than a grumpy bride or groom!

Submitted by Freak Music Wedding band specialists

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Enter for a chance to win a $500 Shopping Spree

Ann's Bridal Bargains has an amazing array of products to add to your special day. They host a large selection of discount wedding invitations. On this site you can also find accessories such as ring pillow, baskets, picture frames albums and more.

Item Number AWF11505D

From now through December 31, 2011 you could be selected to win a $500 Shopping Spree. Winners are randomly selected every month. To enter this sweepstakes and be eligible to win participants are asked to: navigate to the Ann's Bridal website, and register as a new Account Member.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Honeymoon Destinations: Dominican Republic

With it's turquoise waters and pristine beaches the Dominican Republic is one of the most beautiful and affordable vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Whether you want to lay back on your honeymoon or partake in exciting outdoor activities, you will be sure to find something to meet your honeymoon dreams.

Punta Cana

On Punta Cana there are many places to stay for every kind of budget and taste as well, from quaint villas to luxury hotels and resorts. Punta Cana occupies 30-mile of sugar white coastline. Punta Cana could be considered the new Dominican Republic with dozens of all-inclusive resorts opening, each trying to outdo the last.

Resorts on Punta Cana

NH Real Arena on Bavaro Beach

Casa De Campo

The North Coast

A beauty along the Atlantic Ocean filled with enticing beaches and resorts. On this coastline you will find, Playa Dorada which held the title of resort capital before Punta Cana. You will find alot of outdoor adventures and an active nightlife on this part of the Caribbean Jewel.

Santo Domingo

The capital city or the Dominican Republic satisfies your need for old world. It was the first city in the Americas, you can fine the first Cathedral dating back to 1520. If you are interested in spending your honeymoon in history, consider the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando. It was once the home of Spain's first colonial governor.

Other Luxury resorts

Secrets Resort and Spa

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Honeymoon Destination: Florida's Anna Maria Island

This is honeymoon week here at Inspired. I have picked out some pretty romantic locations all over the world. These locations are great inspiration for a great honeymoon, destination wedding or romantic getaway.

Our first stop, miles of white sand located off the Gulf of Mexico.... Anna Maria Island. Anna Maria Island, offer miles of pristine white sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters. Whether you want to lay back on your honeymoon, or enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, sailing, jet-skiing, fishing, or biking. Anna Maria Island also offers activities for the "green" at heart which include Eco tours.

Explore the luxury vacation rentals found on . Anna Maria Island offers a wonderful backdrop for wedding ceremonies as well.

Anna Maria Island's Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual wedding festival, although this year's festival is gone, The Wedding Festival website offers great information for couples.

Be Inspired by a white sand jewel

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bridal Tile Jewelry

Came across a unique find, Bridal Tile Jewelry from Bashful Bliss . These beautiful necklaces are artfully created with glass tile. You will find designs for the bride-to-be and they also makes a great budget friendly gifts for bridesmaids.

Each necklace is hand-made with a 1 inch square glass tile attached to a silver bail that sits on a color coordinating ribbon cord approx. 18 inches long with lobster clasp.

Be Inspired by Bashful Bliss for a unique bridal gift

Monday, March 7, 2011

And the winner is........

I want to thank all of you who stop by and entered Inspired's giveaway. I was pleased by all the comments and love that you were all inspired to add something new to your wedding day.

The winner of the Couple shower cards is Ashlee W.

The winner of the Wedding Receptions Cards is Making it in Madison.

If you are the winner please contact me at

Thank you Write on Riot for your sponsorship of this great giveaway.


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