Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Anniversary to Will and Kate!

Happy Royal Wedding Anniversary weekend! (two days early) It seems like just yesterday I was getting up at 4am to live-blog the Royal Wedding with Heather for the Weddzilla blog. My...where does a year go? I found this edit last year and didn't get around to posting it, but it's one of the best Royal Wedding videos that I found at the time. It's just like a beautiful wedding video that anyone would want of their wedding. I sincerely hope that Kate Middleton has seen this one, because I think she would love it:

Prince William & Catherine Royal Wedding Highlight from Marrone Video on Vimeo.

This also means it's the one year anniversary of my amazing, wonderful, best weekend ever BACHELORETTE PARTY in Atlantic City. Sigh...I wish I could recreate that weekend all over again.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rue La La "Style! I Do"

Have you ever heard of Ruelala?
Rue La La is… an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where Members discover premier-brand, private sale Boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Our focus is a well-edited collection of sought-after offerings from the best brand names in the world – combined with helpful service.

Membership is free. It’s also invitation-only. Members shape the community by inviting new Members – and getting a $10 Rue La La Credit when each new friend places their first order.

I bought my amazing, wonderful, ice cream maker from there 2 years ago, and have made some other purchases over the course of the past year. I always love to see what they have in their boutiques every day. I love that they have everything, from clothes, to accessories, to household appliances... there are some amazing deals to be had!

Starting today at 11:00am for just 48 hours ONLY, Rue La La will open their "Style! I Do" private boutique complete with wedding items from Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller and Jenny Yoo. The theme of the boutique is "decades", with wedding and bridesmaid dresses inspired by the 1920s, 1970s and today.

Look at some of these gorgeous dresses that they will be offering!!

Use the following link to check out Rue La La and become a member today! You might find some amazing steals for your wedding!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TWO Giveaway Winners!

Phew! I've been a bad blogger - there has been LOTS going on for me lately, and I'm just trying to keep my head above water, so forgive me.

Firstly: I have not heard from my winner for the Favor-Days $25 Giveaway, so I had to pick a new winner and the winner is comment #1 - Karen!

Now for my PrintRunner Giveaway:

The winner is #2 Kara (Yay Kara! I went to college with Kara!)

Make sure you contact me at so you can redeem your wins!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Storymix Media Engagement Story Contest

Storymix Media is running a new contest this week looking for people to share their engagement stories for the chance to win a storymix media video package!

Also: I have not heard from my favordays giveaway winner: Audiomomof4 and they did not leave any contact information for me. Please contact me by Thursday, April 12th. After then, I will pick a new winner!

Don't forget to enter my PrintRunner Giveaway for 250 free customized stickers!

Monday, April 9, 2012

PrintRunner Giveaway!

Congratulations to Audimomof4 for winning my Favor-Days Giveaway! Please email me at so I can send you your coupon code for $25 off your order!

As one givewaway ends, another begins! is an online printing company that can certainly help with any of your wedding or business needs! They make banners and signs, postcards, greeting cards, business cards, door hangers, magnets, and many other printing services. They also do online sticker printing, which I am offering as a giveway this week!

The winner of this givewaway will receive 250 standard online sticker printing for FREE. They are 2"x3.5" and printed on premium sticker stock. Once your order is received, they can be ready to ship in 3 business days!

To enter:
1. Leave me a comment below telling me what you would have printed on your 250 FREE PrintRunner online sticker printing!
2. Follow PrintRunner on Twitter ,and leave me a comment saying you did.
3. Like PrintRunner on Facebook, and leave me a comment saying you did.

Disclaimer: I did not and will not receive compensation from the sponsor of this giveaway. I will receive the same offer that is given away to my winner.

The giveaway ends Friday, April 13th at 12:00noon EST.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Laurel and Kyle's Wedding

This past weekend we went to our friends Laurel and Kyle's wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York. The ceremony and reception were held at the Duchess County Country Club. (I didn't bring my really good camera with me and I had a lot of trouble getting good pictures during the ceremony and reception, so my pictures are a bit lacking in quantity and quality this time around, sorry!) This was the very first Scottish wedding we've been to, so all the men wore kilts and they entered to bagpipe music, which was awesome. Of course, the flower girls were so adorable:

Laurel looked gorgeous, I loved her dress and I loved her necklace which also hung down her neck and rested along the middle of her back, it was really pretty. Her purple calla lilly bouquet was also very striking.

The ceremony was really sweet. Laurel cried through her vows, which in turn made me cry. I teared up more than I did at my own ceremony!! Each guest received a tiny bell to ring at the end of the ceremony and as the bridal party walked out.

After the ceremony, we enjoyed cocktail hour. I was able to get this picture while I snagged Chris away from the pulled pork sandwich bar, where he promptly camped out for the entire hour...they were really good.

Then we headed into the reception where they shared their first dance. This is my favorite picture from the night (check out her necklace!) and how much does Kyle love her here?!
We had wild mushroom ravioli and spinach salad for appetizers. For our entree, I usually order fish at weddings, but this chicken stuffed with apples, brie, and walnuts sounded too good to pass up. I NEED to recreate this somehow.

Chris with the bride!

The cake was beautiful! I loved the color and the white decoration.

Our favors were little bags filled with a delicious chocolate chip cookie and little chocolates, which were amazing!
We had a great time celebrating Laurel and Kyle's marriage. Before heading back home the next day, we did the Walkway Over the Hudson - (I mean really, how many of you can say you've done the "#1 Tourist Attraction" in Poughkeespie, New York, eh?)

Have you entered my giveaway yet?! It's open until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 8th!