Friday, November 14, 2008

Thank you, T.B.B. Blogspot!

A big thank you goes out to Danyelle from T. B. B. Blogspot for my new blog banner (see above :-)! Danyelle somehow managed to pull my vision together after I sent her in seven different creative directions. And not only did she create a great banner, she did it in record time! Some samples are below, but check out her blog to see some of her other great work for monograms, business logos and banners!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm addicted to...

Photo credit: Capital Photobooth Co.

Photobooths!! What can I say? I just luv 'em! They're starting to become very popular now at weddings doubling as entertainment and guest favors.

Two for the price of one? What can beat that?!

If an actual photobooth is out of your budget, also, consider setting up a fun back drop with fabric or just a wall and hiring a photographer, setting up a tripod or asking a friend to take pictures for you as a makeshift photobooth. Your guests will love it!

Check out this fun photobooth shot by the absolutely fabulous Hazelnut Photography.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ladies of Honor...

Just like you, your bridesmaids, no matter what they say, don't reeaally want to spend an arm and a leg for their wedding day attire. I mean, who would? Right? However, they've graciously accepted the honor to act as a bridesmaid in your beautiful wedding, so it benefits you to be just as gracious back when considering the cost of their attire.

Bridesmaids dresses are taking a twist for the modern! No more are the days of long, one-time-wear itchy dresses costing well over $200 (that is, of course, this is what you want and your bridesmaids can afford it), but today many brides are turning to the rack for dresses.

Read my typing: Department stores are your friend. :-) Especially . . .

. . . wait for it . . .

. . . wait for it . . .

TARGET!! Yes, TARGET (c'mon, who doesn't love "Tar-jay" lol)!! Find some cute accessories (future post :-) and check out what you can do with the amazement below:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

THE Dress...

Okay, so the man of your dreams has gotten down on one knee and has asked you to be his wife, his other half, his best friend, his shnookie, his teammate, his partner, his homey, get the picture.

Now what do you? Well, if you're like most new brides-to-be, you'll flip through a couple dozen wedding magazines to find to find THE dress--that dress that makes your eyes water at the very sight of it.

CR Disclaimer: Now, the dress isn't necessary to be married, but it's definitely an added benefit if it's something you're into. :-)

What won't be in most of those magazines are these beautiful dresses from Nordstrom and J.Crew. Department stores are starting to include gorgeous, AFFORDABLE wedding lines in their online stores. Below are a few great styles from Nordstrom and J. Crew, all around $500 or below! Great for bringing a tear to your eye without making a tear in your wallet.

J. Crew

Monday, November 3, 2008


Hi Everyone! Welcome to my first ever Chocolate Rose post.

Let me begin by saying that I started this blog to feed my newly found fondness of weddings. What can I say? I'm heart-ing all things wedding--style, decor, tradition, breaking tradition and the endless possibilities!

So please, sit back, relax and enjoy the show as this blog unfolds before your eyes and mine.


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