Thursday, November 19, 2009

100 Posts! And A Special Offer

Today marks my 100 post! I can't believe I made it! There were times I wondered if I could really keep up blogging on a regular basis (and still times where I find it hard to fit it in). But I have really made it, and it feels so good.

I hope there will be lots more, and my goal is to do more than 100 posts next year! Keeping my fingers crossed I will have more time in the New Year to devote to Truly Noted and blogging.

In the meantime, head over to Before The Big Day for some special deals (including one from little ol' me!).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Glitter, Glitz and Glam

{a glimpse of my table at the show}

The VT Vows Wedding Affair last Saturday was amazing! The theme was Marie Antoinette, which I wasn't sure how they would pull off, but basically it looked like we were on a set from the movie. Pink, glitter, glam, and more pink covered everything at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. People dressed in period dress waltzed and walked through the aisles while a musician played the piano in the front room. There was a fasion show, a cigar lounge for the boys, and champagne and martinis for everyone (that was of age, that is)!

{top: the goodie bags that each bride got to take home- worth over $100! middle: the make-your-own candy apple bar, bottom: the make-your-own potpourri bar}

It was a great crowd and everyone seemed to be having a great time. No one left hungry or without ample inspiration for their big day. I wish I could have taken more photos, but since I had to attend to my table it was hard to get very many. Here are some of my faves from the evening.

{clockwise from top left: a fanciful cake from one of the vendors, a bright pink pom-pom, an array of colorful vintage dishes on display, the spa room, a sparkly 'dream' sign greets the guests as they arrive}

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wedding Affair Winner!

I will email the winner to figure out all the details! Thanks everyone for entering and I hope to see you all at the show on Saturday!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Let It Snow!

***Time is running out to enter the giveaway for 2 FREE TICKETS to the VT Vows Wedding Affair this Saturday! So enter now!***

I just finished working on a new snowflake design! It occurred to me that I didn't have anything very wintery available in my shop yet, so I set out to create something elegant and classy.

Looking around it seemed like most winter themed invitations were red and black, dark, rich colors with a heavy, almost depressing sort of feel to them. But (and maybe this is because I grew up in the Northeast) Winter is something different to me. It is fun and magical- light and airy. Where every branch is encased in glassy ice that makes the whole world sparkle in the morning sun.

Something whimsical and fun was what I had in mind and I am very happy with the results! Now available in my Etsy store.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Put A Stamp On It

{Don't forget to enter the giveaway for 2 FREE TICKETS

A recent client of mine was telling me about these fabulous custom Save The Date stamps that he purchased online, so I had to check them out for myself! I found several different websites that offered custom stamps in hundreds of designs, and not just for Save The Date cards. They do cost a bit more than just buying the regular stamps at the post office, but I think it's worth the extra cost just to add that little personal touch to the package. Everyone loves to receive beautiful things in the mail and custom postage can make your envelope shine against regular, old boring mail.

For custom stamps check out Zazzle and Perfect Postage

Another great idea that is growing in popularity is using vintage stamps to add some interest to your invitation packaging. You will need to use several to make up the correct postage amount, but it's fun to mix and match different designs to create a totally unique look to each envelope. Just make sure that you take your invitation to the post office before adding the postage to have them weigh it so you know exactly how much you need. (I would recommend this whether you are doing vintage postage or not.) And if you can find the stamps at face value then it won't cost any more than buying the current stamps!

Check out local antique and coin and stamp stores or score some on ebay or Stamp Wants online. (Just make sure they are unused!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Wedding Affair - A GIVEAWAY!!

When I was planning my wedding in 2006 I went to most of the greater Burlington area bridal shows, but none could come close to the elegance of the VT Vows Wedding Affair. It is the only show my husband-to-be accompanied me to, and I am so glad that was the one he chose! He started to wonder what he had been missing, but really he didn't miss anything because that show was it. Champagne and hors d'ouvres being passed around everywhere, a live band and dancing lessons, Fiori Bridal wedding gown show; it was definitely the who's who of the talented wedding professionals in Vermont.

So I am incredibly excited, and oh so grateful, that this year I will be going to the Wedding Affair again, but this time as a vendor. With my own dupioni silk covered banquet table and tons of samples for all of you to see and touch. And most importantly I get to meet all of you face to face and talk to you about your weddings, which really is why I got into this business to begin with!

If you are engaged, even if your wedding is in a couple of months and most of your details are already figured out, I urge you not to miss this incredible event. And I am hoping to help make sure one of you gets to go by giving away two free tickets to the event! Tickets are $25 so that is a $50 value!

All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen on Friday morning and I will leave the tickets in your name at the registration table at the show!

For more info on the Wedding Affair check out their website.