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VANNA K'S $10,000 ENGAGEMENT RING SWEEPSTAKES

Feeling Lucky? Vanna K Bridal and Fashion Jewelry is hosting a $10,000 diamond ring sweepstakes! Two lucky winners will receive either a diamond semi mount engagement ring valued at $6,000 or a matching wedding band valued at $4,000.

Vanna K is the Queen of micro pave engagement rings and believes that “Every Queen needs her Crown.” Micro pave jewelry involves the process of precisely placing small stones over the entire work that provides rings with a fantastic shine. Vanna K’s unique and elegant designs are sure to make a statement, and who doesn’t love a little extra sparkle?

The grand prize winner will receive an 18-karat white gold semi mount engagement ring from the Solea bridal collection consisting of 192 stones. The bonus prize winner will receive an 18-karat white gold wedding band from the Kamara collection totaling 148 stones.

To enter, contestants should visit Vanna K’s Facebook page and complete the simple contest entry form. In addition every contestant will receive a bonus entry every time they refer a friend who enters the sweepstakes. Good luck!

Vanna K Engagement Ring & Matching Band

 

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A DRESS FIT FOR A MCQUEEN

*REPOST: Original blog from April 2011*

It was the gasp heard around the world. The moment Kate Middleton stepped out in front of her admiring public to unveil her ivory and satin Alexander McQueen gown, fashion editors and commentators united in praise.

The blushing bride looked stunning and elegant in a long-sleeve lace, ivory and satin gown with a flattering V neckline and just over 8-foot-long train (2 meters 70 centimeters), an underskirt of silk tulle trimmed with Cluny lace, and a simple veil made of layers of soft ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers and a tiara. The dress designed by Sarah Burton for British fashion house Alexander McQueen is simply breathtaking and truly fit for a princess.

Kate did keep to tradition with something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Kate’s “something new” were her earrings. They were a gift from her parents based on the family’s new coat of arms. The earrings were diamond set oak leaves with a pear-shaped drop and a diamond acorn.

The bride’s “something borrowed” as well as “something old” was the 1936 diamond Cartier Halo tiara from the Queen. And finally there was an unseen piece of blue ribbon sewn into the lining of the dress.

Sarah Burton created a fairytale of a dress working with Kate to design a dress that would capture Kate’s essence. The dress married the best of bridal traditions with the very best of high fashion. With its necessary long sleeves and bustle of over-sized pleats towards the back of the dress, the dress stayed true to Alexander McQueen while encompassing Kate’s simple and elegant style.

The dress really is fit for a future (Mc)Queen!

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HATS - WILL THIS BE THE NEW TREND?

If anyone was watching the guests walk into the Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding, you must have noticed the big trend - HATS! Nearly all the women were wearing hats - some simple, some glamorous, and some outrageous! Victoria Beckham probably had one of the most unique hats. We're still trying to figure out how her hat was staying on top of her head!

Victoria Beckham's Hat

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UNIQUE FLORAL CREATIONS BY DESIGN BY GILDA

This week we are excited to share with you a very talented florist – Design by Gilda!

Gilda has been in the floral design business for over 10 years. Her unique, sophisticated and innovative designs always leave her clients beyond satisfied.

In a recent summer wedding in August 2010 at the Palladio, Design by Gilda created a beautiful look using over 5000 stems of flowers! She mixed 1000 stems of extra tall white calla lilies, 2000 stems of white hydrangeas, and 2000 stems of vendela roses.

The design creatively mixed flowers, fabric and rhinestones. The centerpieces on each table were designed with 9 glass cylinder vases wrapped in silk taffeta fabric, Swarovski rhinestones, and strings.

You can see more of Design by Gilda's arrangements by checking out her website and Facebook page.

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ADD SOME POP TO YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH THE GOURMET POP

We're excited to introduce you to one of our newest vendors added to our directory - The Gourmet Pop!  The Gourmet Pop combines style, design and delicious popcorn to bring you a POPPING experience! Their gourmet popcorn buffets are a unique and tasty addition to any special event. Whether it's a simple birthday party, a business party, or a lavish wedding, their custom jars filled with a variety of delicious gourmet flavors and gorgeous table decor definitely keeps everyone wanting more!

The Gourmet Popcorn provides a variety of over 40 gourmet flavors such as strawberry cheesecakes, caramel yin yang, cocoa dream, Tahitian vanilla just to name a few. Contact The Gourmet Pop and schedule a free consultation to come up with your perfect custom display. Each event is special and their goal is to add a little POP to yours!

Services include:

  • Consultation
  • Designed/Embellished Jars
  • Tongs/Scoops
  • Variety of popcorn flavors and colors
  • Favor boxes/baggies
  • Custom Tablescape / Decor to match event colors
  • Custom table linen
  • Set up/Take down

 

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