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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show Ticket Winners!

Last week we mentioned that we had tickets to give away to four lucky couples. Well we have our winners:

Colette Mackey and Mark Sauveur
Marcia Smith and Randall Johnson
Grace Walters and Grant Kennedy
Carla (no last name provided) and Henrick (no last name provided)

The above winners were selected yesterday after answering one question in the comments section of the original blog post.

We will be at booth #65 at the show this Sunday, stop by to say hello, learn about the Joie de Vie team and get some great incentives and deals!

To help you prepare for the show, be sure to read over our tips from the Joie de Vie Blog regarding how to successfully attend the show. See you on Sunday!

Until next time,

© 2005 - 2009 Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pantone Fall 2010: Fall's Fantasy

It's Fashion Week! Twice a year the experts get together to showcase the Fashions for the upcoming season. Well Bryant Park is full of color this season and it always looks to the Pantone Fashion Report to determine what colors will set the tone for the season. The Fall 2010 report was just released and you will certainly see these colors transformed into wedding fashions. Your brides maids dresses will be available in many of the colors released on the report.

PRACTICALITY sets the tone for the color palette this season. Leatrice Eisemen (the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute® said that they were mindful of consumers’ need for practicality but they also understand that the consumer wants something new. The designers are offering options that allow us to extend and embellish our wardrobes this fall.

“Building on the color palette from spring, this
season’s offerings include innovative takes on
fundamental basics, as well as transporting,
lively colors that conjure images of travel and
adventure, whether real or aspirational.” - Leatrice Eiseman

The 62-page report features 34 of the top designers and their interpretations of these fabulous colors. Of course Lagoon is my favorite color out of the ten! You can look through the report by clicking here or on the color palette above. Are any of the colors above a part of your palette for your fall wedding? We would love to know how you are incorporating the colors!

Until next time,

© 2005 - 2009 Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Give Away: Tickets to the PWG Bridal Show!

As you are planning the details of your wedding, you may find that you are gathering a great deal of information from what you envision the day will be like, your attire and what professionals you want to be a part of your wedding day. Like most, we are certain that many questions come up as you start to plan the important details of your wedding day. Well, if you could would you:
-Meet over a hundred wedding vendors in one day?
-Get some fresh and inspiring ideas for your wedding?
-See the latest in bridal fashion?
-Attend informational seminars to teach you a few basics on starting your planning process?

Well Sunday, February 28th, will be the perfect opportunity for you to get all of that under one roof. Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. will be one of the fabulous vendors showcasing at the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show at the Hilton Orlando Hotel. You can register online for the show by clicking --> here. HOWEVER, we have 4 tickets that we can give away for the show.

You can easily win by answering one question in the comments section of this blog post(for those that subscribe to the feed onFacebook, please be sure to go to the blog -Facebook comments will not count for the contest).

The comment to leave on the blog is simple: Your first name, fiance's first name and your wedding date!

That's it!
We will select four winners by using a random integer generator! We will select the winners on Tuesday the 23rd and we will announce our winners on the blog. Good luck to you.

We will be at booth #65 at the show, stop by to say hello, learn about the Joie de Vie team and get some great incentives and deals!

To help you prepare for the show, be sure to read over our tips from the blog regarding how to successfully attend the show. See you at the end of the month!

Until next time,

© 2005 - 2009 Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Photofetti: Unique Idea for Your Wedding!

I recently had the opportunity to listen to Darcy Miller in Palm Beach. Darcy briefly told us about a product that would be featured on the Martha Stewart Show. The product she featured was confetti made out of photos! Darcy mentioned a few ways the confetti could be incorporated into the wedding events. I immediately thought of weddings from my childhood when we would toss rice as the newlyweds exited (yes, I remember that far back ;>). The confetti is a real update to an old tradition!

There are various places you can get the confetti and two of our favorites are Photofetti and Custom Labels 4 U. Photofetti (pictured above) is a great way to add a bit of flair and uniqueness to your wedding day. All you have to do is send them your favorite pictures (up to 10 photos) and select your 3 coordinating colors for the solid colored confetti's and you have a unique item to set your day apart from the rest. Custom Labels 4 U is a bit different. I love the fact that they still incorporate your personal photos(pictured below), however, they also have fun shapes that can be linked to your theme or destination.

The confetti from Custom Labels 4 U allow you to customize shapes and colors.

Here are a few ways you can incorporate the photo confetti to your wedding day:

Prior to the wedding- Create a save the date magnet or postcard and include a few drops of the photo confetti into the envelope. When your invited guests receive their save-the-date, there is a nice surprise that will fall out of the envelopes. One of my favorite daily reads, Creature Comforts featured Lisa Rupp's design of a Save the Date which is similar to what I am suggesting.

Align Center
From the Creature Comforts blog.

During your showers or special luncheons- Utilize the confetti on your tables.

For the wedding- Place the Photo confetti in glassine bags that your guests can toss at you as you walk up the aisle after your ceremony. You will have to find out what the clean up requirements are for your venue. You especially need to find out if there is an additional clean up fee associated with doing this.

As seen on

During the Reception- If you are not including candles in your decor, this would be a great option to have shot off in a confetti cannon during your first dance, or during some special part of the evening.

As seen on the Mimi and Karl Blog

At the end of the night- a great send off and photo as you exit your wedding reception. There are biodegradable options for your confetti too! Below is confetti you can purchase online at Beau-Coup!

Photo confetti is a great alternative to making your wedding day or special event more a memorable affair. Years ago we would toss seeds and rice, now we have more options to make an old tradition modern yet classic. Do you have any suggestions on how you can incorporate the confetti or other tossing item for your wedding? We would love to hear from you!

Until next time,

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