March 24, 2009

Flowers: not a small minor detail!

Posted in Flowers tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:31 am by aboutabride

What’s your budget for Flowers? $100, $250, $500?

How about $125, 000!?

Made of 90 gemstones, 9 diamonds, 1 star-shaped ruby and orchids galore, this is the most expensive wedding bouquet in the world and it’s in the (Vietnamese) Guinness Book of Records and displayed at the ritzy-ist of all hotels – the Ruby Plaza in Hanoi.

Just thought we’d put budget aside for a couple of seconds to marvel….

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k, back to our budget! 🙂

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January 20, 2009

The Debut: About a Bride’s January Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:53 pm by aboutabride

As stated previously, About a Bride is opening January with exciting new paths and developments!

Starting with our monthly newsletter…

  • want to discover creative ways to make your event even more unique?
  • hear from local wedding and event vendors and see their work?
  • get great advice, discover new trends, enter contests?
  • have your upcoming event featured or share the details of your fabulous event!

Brides (and Brides-to-be): if you want to feature your wedding (upcoming or past), email me directly at ellen@aboutabride.ca

Wedding & Event Vendors: If you would like to write an article for the newsletter or have an image for the cover, email me directly at ellen@aboutabride.ca

So, without further delay…

the January issue of the About a Bride Weddings & Events Newsletter:

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July 15, 2008

On Hydrangeas…

Posted in Flowers tagged , , , , at 9:08 pm by aboutabride

On Monday, July 14th, my husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and one of the ways to celebrate, we bought two blooming hydrangea plants to plant in our new house. These are the pink ones and absolutely gorgeous and so that got my wedding coordinating mind on a search for bouquets that showcase the hydrangea…and wow, was I pleased! 🙂 Aren’t these beautiful?

When coming back from our walk that morning, my husband pointed out that we had two new blooms on a up-to-that-point unidenitifed bush in our backyard. Well, it turns out that it’s a Rose of Sharon bush, blooming the delicate paper-like blue flowers. What’s so interesting is that of the whole huge bush, there are two that enthusiastically bloomed before any of the others did. Being a Christian couple, we know the Rose of Sharon is referenced in the Bible and signifies specialness, virtue, beauty, glory and fruitfulness. It’s fitting that it was on our anniversary and that there were 2 flowers! And that shade of blue is my favorite color! 🙂

Thanks to God for giving us that precious anniversary gift!