Thursday, February 25, 2010

Final Days for the Winter Special!

Just a few days left to take advantage of this great special. Mention this coupon at booking to recieve the discount. For more infomation on our packages, visit our website.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Children at the Wedding

This is a common topic that comes up when making your guest list for the wedding. How to inform guests that children are not invited, or how to set limits on the number of children invited. When discussing etiquette I also reference the queen of etiquette, Emily Post:
How to let guests know that children are not invited:
Simple. If children are not invited, the proper way to communicate this is to write only the parents' names on the outer and inner envelopes on your invitations. It is inappropriate to write "No Children" on invitations. If you would like the wedding day to be adults only the best way to convey that message is to spread the word to your close family and friends.
How to set limits when inviting children:
One option is to draw the line by setting an age limit, for example inviting children 10 and over. Other ideas include inviting only the children of close family members and/or children of the wedding party. Either way once you have made your decision make no exceptions, since doing so will cause more hurt feelings than staying firm.
To learn more about the etiquette of children at a wedding, as well as all other wedding etiquette questions, purchase Emily Post's Wedding etiquette.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Napkin Ideas

When it comes to choosing your napkin fold, why be ordinary. You know we have all seen too many napkins in our drinking glasses.
Martha Stewart weddings has provided 10 napkin ideas for you to spice up your table. Each idea features a picture of the finished product and step by step directions.
So long, boring napkin!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Learn Floral Design With Kio Kreations

Ever wanted to learn how to make simply elegant centerpeices? Well here is your chance!

Kio Kreations will be offering a 6-week Intro to Floral Design Class that starts Monday, February 22, 2010 at the Naperville Art League!
Class size is limited so sign up ASAP!
This class is open to anyone who is interested in learning floral design and we will cover both basic floral design techniques for home decoration, events & parties AND some DIY Wedding Flower basics. It is held Monday nights and goes from February 22 – March 29. This is a 6 week course with most supplies and flowers included. To sign up, contact Debbie at the Naperville Art League. You can visit the website for more info and email: or call: 630-355-2530.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

JoS A. Bank Tuxedo Rentals

JoS A. Bank announces that the Company will be expanding into the tuxedo rental business. The Company plans to launch the new initiative this month on a test basis in approximately 5% of its stores. Following the test launch, the Company plans to rollout the initiative to more than half of its stores in the spring of 2010.

Glad to see that there will be more options available for the groom!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sweet Dreams Desserts Tasting for Charity

Come out and see us as we Taste for Charity!

Hosted by Sweet Dreams Desserts and Catering

Tuesday February 16th from 5-8pm

St. Marys Memorial Hall

244 Waterman St. Sycamore IL

Just $10 per person and all proceeds benefit CASA

Come see La Di Events and the following other Sponsors:

Ducky's Formal Wear, Essentials by House of Interiors, Flowers by Joni, It's A Piece of Cake, Johnston Imaging, Kyler Photography, MVP's, Out on a Whim, Shepherds Carriage, St. Mary's, The Bridal Guide, The Bridal Shop by Ruth and more!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jeff & Erin's EPIC Wedding Trailer: Save the Date

When it comes to weddings everyone is always looking to do something outside the box. Well this couple took their Save the Date to the next level. They sent this wedding trailer out to their family and friends as opposed to a traditional paper or magnet Save the Date. A little out there for some but the idea is great! Why not use the free video sites in this case YouTube to share your Save the Date. It is a very creative and customizable option at a very low price. Watch and enjoy! Special thanks to my Sister for sharing this video with me!

Monday, February 1, 2010

La Di Real Wedding: Jamie and Ryan

This Fall we had the pleasure of working with Jamie and Ryan for their wedding. I absolutely loved the color palette for this wedding. The Deep Plum and Apple Green was so stunning. We had a great time working together and could not have asked for more perfect weather in September. Here is a snapshot of Jamie and Ryan's wedding. All photographs Provided by Timothy Whaley and Associates.

Loved that the Groomsman decided the bring their Wii to keep them occupied at the church. They had a blast and their wait to walk down the aisle didn't seem so long!

Meanwhile the ladies relaxed and enjoyed their time being beautified by the ladies of Sharon Daniel Salon.

The flower girl was absolutely adorable the whole day. She truly was a mini version of the bride!

The color theme was represented well in the bridesmaids bouquets provided by Phillips Flowers. Each bouquet was created with Green Cymbidium Orchids, Purple Dendrobium Orchids, and Purple Calla Lily's.

Here is the beautiful Bride Jamie. She held that smile all day long. They are such a happy couple.

The Bridesmaids lit up the room with their fabulous Apple Green dresses from J. Crew. Check out the pockets!! Love that!

When the guests entered Medinah Baptist Chruch they were greeted with this Manzinita centerpiece. It was decorated with floral orbs and hanging candles.

Each chair in church was dressed with ivory chair covers and hand tied champagne sashes.

At the front of the church there were two six foot manzanita trees setting a beautiful back drop for the ceremony.

I love this picture! What every bride dreams about, the walk down the aisle. Jamie and her father await the doors opening for her to make the long awaited trip down the aisle.
Jamie had made these moss initial letters that were hung on the door.

...And they are Mr. and Mrs.! Ryan and Jamie share a kiss just before their Trolley ride to the reception. Elegant Trolley's provided the transportation.

Even though the weather was beautiful, the bridesmaids used their umbrellas for a prop during photos outside the reception hall the Hyatt Lodge.

Here you see one of the beautiful centerpieces provided by Phillips Flowers. This cylinder arrangement includes Green Hydrangea, Curly willow and Purple Dendrobium Orchids.
The tables were dressed in a aubergine pin tuck table cloth with sashes to match, provided by Carousel Linen.

The weekend prior to the wedding Jamie and Ryan's families handmade these table numbers

The Head Table was decorated with tall cylinder vases adorned with a beaded wire accent and held floating candles.
To complete the look the bridesmaid bouquets were placed in vases along the table.

As a surprise to Ryan, Jamie had a 3D replica Wrigley Field cake created by The Cake Girls, as his grooms cake.

They even place their names and wedding date on the Marquee! Love the little details

The wedding cake created by Rolf's Patisserie was decorated with a simple Apple Green ribbon and Green Cymbidium Orchids.

The Apple Green and Deep Plum was even captured in the cocktail napkins.

We had such a wonderful time working with Jamie and Ryan. I have to say for the record that Ryan's heartfelt speech to Jamie at the reception had me reaching in my emergency kit for some tissue. Happy tears were shed all over the room for Ryan and Jamie and their strong love for each other.
We wish you nothing but the best as Husband and Wife!

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