Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I am so excited to start 2010! I think it's going to be a great year! I have some exciting plans for this little blog and I am happy to have whoever reads it out there along for the ride! One of the things I will be offering to readers....give-a-ways! I love finding beautiful, unique things for weddings and then sharing them - so why not offer some lucky person the chance to win the things I find?? My first give-a-way will start tomorrow, so make sure you come back and check it out...until then I am wishing everyone a safe, healthy, happy New Year!!

A Cool Website!

Tonight I was playing around with a website that offers a unique way for you to make Save The Date cards, Photobooks or multimedia scrapbooks - all with a drag and drop feature! I love scrapbooking! In fact, I have about four scrapbooks I am working on - or should I say that I have been working on for...oh...ummm...3 or 4 years now. How hard can it be? Honestly, I can be "creative challenged". I have been to the local stores...I have bought all the scrapbook papers, embellishments, hole punches, ribbon, etc etc. I have boxes of this stuff. I just can't seem to sit down long enough to create those beautiful pages I see people making. Now, I find this website where you just upload your pics and then drag and drop them in the provided boxes. How easy can it be? Well, let me tell you...VERY EASY!

I have used other similar sites that allow you to do the same thing but I haven't been to any other sites that have the adorable backgrounds this site does! I have already started uploading pics! You can even share them on your blog, Facebook or email to friends and family!! You can add music and video...I am just getting started here and oh...the possibilities! :) Check it out for yourself...let me know what you think!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Something Blue

Two trends I keep reading about over and over by "experts" is that Blue is the color for 2010 and Modest gowns are in. Blue makes sense...Tiffany Blue has been a very popular color for weddings and it pairs nicely with quite a few other colors - Brown and Black come to mind. I suppose using Something Blue in your wedding would then only leave you with Something Old, Something New, and Something Borrowed to worry about so that could be a good thing! The other trend I keep reading about is that brides are going for a more covered look and that modest gowns are "in". Here are some things you can use if you are one to follow the "experts" advice...

Thristing for a unique favor?

Ok, the title is cheesy! But, it made me laugh! I came across this unique idea and it's yummy too! Jones Soda has an option to make your own label - complete with picture and personalized message! Personalized water bottles are so common but a yummy soda that is available in 14 flavors...kind of hard to resist! It can be a little $16.99 a 6-pack or $29.99 for a 12-pack (don't forget to search the web for a coupon before you order!). There are so many unique ways to use these:
  • Announce your engagement this way! Offer a refreshing drink to your folks! Oh the surprise!
  • Ask your favorite friend to be your bridesmaid
  • Use as decoration at your bridal shower
  • Set up one per place setting at your wedding - use alternating colors that coordinate with your wedding! (see example pictures below)
The ideas are only limited by your imagination...any way you use them they are pretty cool!

Here are some ideas from the Jones Soda Website from Kayla & Adrian's Wedding: 


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Comical Cake Toppers

My own bridal drive is kicking in - if you got engaged over Christmas you might know what I am talking about! I was surfing the web tonight for something unusual and interesting to post and came across these Comical Cake Toppers. Some of them made me literally LOL. I had to share them, especially when I saw the price: $30 - $40! I thought that was a bargain. Considering I had a total "cake top block" in my own wedding planning (I opted for fresh flowers for my cake top) I hope someone out there might find these fun, whimsical and unique!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Weddings and planning tend to slow down a bit around these times. I wonder couldn't have anything to do with the hustle and bustle of planning for Christmas...could it?? :) We will be taking a few days off posting to celebrate with our family. We wish you  a very nice holiday! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Winter Boards: Red & Green

Happy Christmas Eve from MasterPiece Weddings! Since we are in the Christmas spirit, we're ending our Winter Board week inspired by reds and greens.

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hot Asian Guys started 6 months ago and I always expect this place is where you feel relaxed and comfortable. For the Christmas and New Year coming, to all you guy who are interested in and supported Hot Asian Guys blog, I wish you:

A work with inspiration...

A healthy life...

Friends who's always by your side...

And a sexy body that you always keep!

Merry Christmas!

Model on this post: Herman Chan, a Print and Commercials model, a success businessman, live in US. More photo you can access his official site at here. Enjoy!

Michael Sporn

Michael Sporn's blog is like a Christmas gift every day with the beautiful things he posts. Here's part of today's entry-a collection of illustrations by Vernon Grant. Worth your while to take a look at that and everything else you'll find there.

Mary Christmas

White, Ivory or...Diamond White!

Colors, colors, colors. Now your wedding gown can come in a variety of colors. Let's be honest though the percentage of brides who will NOT wear a white wedding gown has to be pretty small right? Before, you had a choice of White or Ivory and now we throw into the mix the color Diamond White. What is Diamond White? It's basically a creamy version of white. It's not as stark as white and it's not as yellow as Ivory. It's actually a color that works with many skin tones and because it is a soft color I think it photographs beautifully! You would probably be surprised by how many dresses are photographed for the magazine ads in this color - because with the proper lighting it does come off as white in photos. I love the color and I love dresses in that color! Here are three dress that are sampled in Diamond White...can YOU tell the difference?

Dresses courtesy of Bonny Bridal

Winter Boards: All White

How pretty is this all white board created by our intern Melissa? We think it's so fresh and romantic!

{dress}{suit}{cake}{sparklers}{centerpieces}{champagne}{place cards}{napkins}{place setting}{invitations}{bouquet}

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bridal Shows

Recently, I have been getting a lot of emails about upcoming bridal shows in my area (Southern California). If you are newly engaged I think a bridal show is a great place to get started! January kicks off the bridal show season - I am sure every one knows why! Christmas and New Years are two of the biggest engagement times during the year! Bridal shows can be overwhelming if you have never been to one! There are vendors for every thing you can think of - from DJ's and Photographers to Tupperware and Tuxedos. You will get A LOT of information to put you into bridal over-drive. One good thing? Cake samples! :) Isn't that enough reason to go? To find a local bridal show or expo in your area you can do a search but here are a few sites that list them by state:

Rome Patchata - hottest guy of M Thailand

Rome Patchata Nampan (usually called Rome Patchata) is a young talented actor in Thai showbiz. He is admired as a handsome and cute face and also a star who acted really good in some Thai movies. At the beginning Rome educated in Golf Management but he turned in to a model and actor lately (he appeared on print ads for Golf magazine), he get success in catwalk and is the man who was on many famous magazines in Thailand: Image, Volume, Men's Health...

Just like every other Thai actors, and announcing in publicity of being a straight, Rome Patchata can't avoid the gay rumor. Back to 2008, his pictures as a gay model contestant was public on internet. Even thought that rumor happened, he still one of the hottest Thai model who proved himself as a winner of the Top Model and Refreshing Guy of M Thailand 2005.

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Winter Boards: White & Blue

Sources: Photo 1Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6, Photo 7, Photo 8

Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Boards: Red & Aqua

This week we are featuring winter inspiration boards in honor of the upcoming holiday. We paired red and aqua together for an unexpected color combination and look how beautiful it came out:

What do you think?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Daniel Liu - top leading Asian male model

"Daniel Liu comes across as the typical guy next door — unless you happen to live next door to a supermodel who walks the fashion runways of New York. At age 26, Liu is already a rising star among models, and one of the few Asian-American males making headlines in the industry."

It's said that Daniel Liu is the top Asian model in industry. I agree! Very popular in Asian model blog, good looking with great body, professional styling - it's all about Daniel Liu!

This post contains all his pictures from collection called The Outlaw as a model of Ford

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