Archive for April, 2010

     
20
Apr
Now that’s romantic!
categories: Real Weddings, Stuff We Love!

Many a groom has penned a love note to his bride on their wedding day. Some have had them delivered to her bride with champagne and chocolates, some have even tried their hand at a poem.

But Ben Girdler’s gesture of romance just tugged on our heart strings. And we don’t even know what he said!

Here’s the story. Ben’s bride-to-be, Loni Carrillo, works with children with vision impairment. She often works with her young clients in braille. Ben learned the basic braille alphabet and wrote a love note to Loni –in braille–as a special token of his devotion. His best man delivered it to her as she was getting ready for their wedding. And only Loni knew what it said!

Here is the happy couple at Reflections at the Buttes.

They had a wonderful, fun wedding that will be highlighted in the Summer/Fall issue of Tucson Bride & Groom.

Photographs by Something Blue Photography.

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16
Apr
Simple + Fabulous Favors
categories: favor and gift ideas, Stuff We Love!

Hats off to Michael’s for their great products that make wedding favors so easy and fun to put together! We went a little ga-ga over here at Tucson Bride & Groom when we got the craft retailer’s wedding look book.

We have to show off some of the simply fabulous ideas they have for creating custom favors, which is the number one do-it-yourself wedding element.

We have always been a huge fan of the Tiffany blue and chocolate brown color scheme, and Michael’s put this simple set together in a snap. Cute candy jars tied with a simple ribbon. Insert your favorite sweet treat and you are good to go!

We are also quite fond of the personalized votives in the same colors.

Look at this perfectly coordinated flower girl basket and ring bearer pillow. Michael’s of course offers the faux rose petals in a variety of colors too, which is really helpful if you want turquoise petals at your wedding!

We looked in to purchasing candies with a personalized label, and it can be kind of expensive.

Doing it yourself is easier than you’d think. Even a novice can complete the Michael’s projects. In addition to the kits, the website offers instructions, difficulty ratings, and even reader tips. Love that!

Kudos to Michael’s for making a bride’s life easier.

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