Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shoes Day Tuesday

Love the yellow, makes me excited for Spring!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bridal Boot Camp

"Losing inches, getting toned, and developing a healthy workout habit" this was the answer I got from Lakisha Mays when I asked her why she signed up for bridal boot camp. Lakisha signed up for the class in the beginning of February and has already lost inches for her May wedding in Las Vegas.

When I sat in on Nancy Eisenman's bridal boot camp this week, I wasn't really sure what to expect. What I saw was a fun, energetic, and fast pace workout class. The music was loud, the routines were quick, and the pace was great! It seemed like all the girls were enjoying themselves, it made me wish I had brought workout clothes to join in. 
The class is for brides, bridesmaids, or any woman who wants to get fit and healthier regardless of status or fitness level. The BBcamp is offered in 4 week sessions and is conveniently located in Grandview. During the 4 week class you can choose to go to two or three sessions a week. For 2 sessions for 4 weeks the cost is $108 and three for $144. This is such a great price for all that you get during camp. Not only are you changing up your routine and getting fun new workouts but Nancy also helps with Nutritional counseling, fitness evaluations, body composition, health analysis, and will track and monitor your progress.

The next Bridal Boot camp Session begins April 4th-30th and the registration deadline is March 29th!
For more information about Nancy, Bridal Boot camp, or view testimonies from brides visit the website at www.foreverfitbynancy.com/bridal.html

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Invitation Timeline

There is an endless amount of things to do when planning your wedding and trying to figure out when to do what can be overwhelming. Here is a quick and easy timeline for you to follow regarding all your paper needs.

6 to 9 Months

  • If you plan on ordering through an invitation company, call and book your appointment. 
  • Place order and mail Save the Dates.
  • Finalize guest list, venue and catering information.
4 to 6 Months
  • Place orders for all wedding stationery and accessories.
  • Discuss programs, menues, and place cards.
  • Reserve a calligrapher
2 to 4 Months
  • Address invitations or send to calligrapher to be addressed.
  • Order programs, menues, table numbers, and place cards.
8 to 10 Weeks
  • Stamp and seal wedding invitations.
6 to 8 Weeks
  • Mail out your invitations
  • Have programs printed
2 to 4 Weeks
  • Order menus, table numbers and place cards to be printed.
1 Week
  • Pick up menus, table numbers, and place cards.
***For help on all your invitations needs we suggest Cami Haggins with Harlan's. 614.352.9421

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shoes Day Tuesday- Two for One

 Photo Credit: Lane Dittoe
Photo Credit: Rachel Blackwell Photography

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Stylish Planner

When I went to Ivy Robinson's workshop in North Carolina last February and saw her Stylish Planner profile, I've been hoping to get a profile of my own. Well yesterday I did!! I am so thrilled. Jeannine Kennedy from Stylish planner is speaking this year at Eventology and I'm looking forward to meeting her. Be sure to check out her site and while your there my profile : ) www.thestylishplanner.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rainy Shoes Day Tuesday

I thought todays SDT should match the gray and rainy weather.
 They say rain on your wedding day is good luck so might as well dress the part.

Image courtesy of Wedding Bee

Monday, March 14, 2011

Caring for your engagement ring 101

Have you not been able to stop staring at your ring since he put it on your finger? Do you sometimes stare at it at red lights in the sun (it's okay I won't tell). It is such a special piece that has both sentimental and monetary value. You want your ring to last a lifetime so it needs to be cared for properly.

First, insure the ring: Add a jewelry rider to your homeowner's or renter's insurance. If you want you can take out a separate policy with a specialty insurer like Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.  Make sure you read the fine print to make sure the policy is what you want. You will need to provide a description of the ring- as appraised by a certified independent jeweler. Submitting a close-up photo of your ring is also a good idea. Extras: laser inscription and home security systems, may help you receive discounts!!
Keep your sparkler sparkling by cleaning your ring often. You can purchase a high quality jewelry cleaner that is meant for diamonds. Another option is soaking your ring in warm water with a few drops of mild dish soup and scrubbing with a toothbrush. It is important to clean off all the lotions, soaps, dirt, and skin oils that can cloud your beauty.

Ring maintenance should also include twice-yearly visits to your jeweler, who can check the integrity of the prongs on your setting. You don't want to have the chance of loosing a stone.

Lastly, you want to make sure that you take your ring off when doing activities that are rough on your hands. When doing dishes, cleaning, or swimming it is a good idea to remove your ring and put it in a safe location.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy One Year Anniversary to our blog

I can't believe it was a year ago that I decided to finally cave and start a blog. I was very hesitant but I am so glad that I did, I have been having so much fun with it! A big thanks to all our fans who follow the blog and your kind words.

Happy Anniversary to our MMJ blog!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Anthropologie bridal line? Yes please!

Anthropologie has been such a huge hit since opening it's doors and now they have made a lot of up-coming brides squeal with the announcement of their new bridal collection. The website BHLDN launched and is as wonderful as you would expect. A few lucky cities will have store openings in the Spring as well. The brand has heirloom bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, invitations, gifts, and accessories. The wedding gowns will range from $750-$5000 and bridesmaid starting at $200. If your already married these gowns may want you to renew your vows.

Without further ado....

My favorite!! Love the flow

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shoes Day Tuesday

Happy Mardi Gras!!