Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Local Sacramento Wedding Vendor in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine

Stop the presses!

Okay, just kidding, this is the Web… so it doesn’t really apply.

But what does apply to all you brides-to-be, or anyone planning a special event, is Slip of Elegance Chaircovers – a Cameron Park based business that’s been serving the Sacramento and surrounding areas since 1997!

Check out the Summer 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine (page 64), on newsstands now, to see Slip of Elegance featured as the lead expert in the “Q & A” section.

Owner Darcie Swedelson explains how to make simple chairs and tables look more elegant by adding decorative sashes to chair covers and/or table linens.

Slip of Elegance Chaircovers, a family-owned business, prides itself for its wide inventory of custom-made table linens, chair covers and sashes that come in a great variety of colors and fabrics. It offers a unique and personal approach to turning any event into an elegant and unforgettable one for its clients.

To see the beautifully embellished table décor (and more) that’s causing all the buzz, visit www.slipofelegance.com!

Congrats Darcie -- we're really psyched for you!

Blog post by Kristine Guerra, Style Intern and Desiree Patterson, Style Editor.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cool Trend: Dessert Bars!

Another very cool trend I'm seeing more and more of is the dessert bar!

To tell you more, I went right to an expert...Carissa Jones from Sugar and Spice and...

Here's what she had to say about this trend:

"Dessert bars are gaining in popularity! A small wedding cake surrounded by bite sized desserts is not only dramatic, but is a wonderful surprise for your guests.

There are so many fun approaches to this dessert option: desserts can be tied in with the colors of the wedding or they can be eclectic where they are a beautiful assembly of the couple's favorite desserts or they can focus on one favorite ingredient... say, chocolate!

Dessert bars also can provide your guests with little nibbles throughout the evening of dancing and, when paired up with pretty take home boxes, can double as favors. My favorite dessert bar features fruit desserts and then finishes off with cookies or truffles, perfect for filling pretty glycine bags or pairing with ice cold glasses of milk as a midnight snack!

As a general rule, I encourage my couples to, at least, have a 6" cake (I call it a cutting cake) for the cake cutting and feeding each other part of the evening. It's tradition, it's charming, and it's super photographic!

Another trend I'm seeing is some of my clients are still ordering the full on monster wedding cake, and they are also having 2-4 individual desserts, enough for one or two pieces per guest. And, they are also pairing these desserts with their coffee stations or port and cigar stations."

Very cool lady -- thank you for giving our readers the 411 on this trend!

To find out more about Carissa and Sugar and Spice and... visit her Web site: http://www.sugarandspice.me/w/

Photo of a Sugar and Spice and...dessert bar by The Memory Journalists, www.memoryjournalists.com.

Learn more about Real Weddings Sacramento Magazine at: http://www.realweddingsmag.com

Real Weddings Sacramento to the Sierra Magazine, produced by Sierrastyle Weddings, LLC - a division of Style Media Group (formerly Sierrastyle Publishing) - is the premier wedding planning resource for today's brides and grooms! We're dedicated to offering brides and grooms a world class publication that presents the very best in the wedding industry - from real Sacramento weddings featuring local Sacramento-area resources, our cover model contest featuring beautiful wedding dresses from area boutiques to unique honeymoon ideas and our inspirational style files wedding planning resource guide with sumptuous wedding cakes, gorgeous bridal gowns, exquisite wedding flowers, fabulous favors and interesting invitations, along with our comprehensive wedding vendor lists (from Sacramento wedding venues, Sacramento wedding photographers, Sacramento entertainment/djs, floral designers to officiants, bridal gown boutiques, and wedding planners), Real Weddings Sacramento Magazine has it all - from Sacramento to the Sierra (yep, that means Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Lake Tahoe, Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Rocklin and everything in between and beyond)! Let the wedding planning begin!

Friday, July 24, 2009

What an Entrance!

What an entrance! Wouldn't work for all couples but boy what a fun way to start the big day!


Salsa for Your First Dance?

Want to impress your family and friends with a fabulous first dance at your wedding? May we suggest a little Latin number?!

Or perhaps you'd just like to do a little salsa-ing with your chosen one?

Dance the night away at Borders Books (Rocky Ridge) in Roseville! I know, it sounds kind of kooky to be dancing at Borders, but hey, after you learn a few moves, step it up and take home a book on the origins of salsa dancing for inspiration.

Borders Books will offer a free initial lesson with dance instructors Nichelle Galloway and Wayne Dickey on Friday, August 28 from 7- 8 p.m.; and open practice runs from 8-9 p.m. There will also be a demonstration of Rueda, a style of salsa dancing, by Baila Rueda Conmigo Dance Club!

Salsa will continue through the next fourth Friday, making for some great memories and sizzling summer nights. Want to learn more about this hot new program? Call 916-276-3322 and get ready for some fun!

Blog post by Victoria Pelham, Style Intern.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Trend I'm LOVING!

Birdcage veils!

Right now, our team is going through some of the submissions for our featured real weddings for the next issue of the magazine and I'm seeing more and more birdcage veils! I LOVE THEM!

While they bring in a certain nostaligic feel, they are contemporary, alluring and just down right sexy!

I would love to see this trend last for a while!

Photo courtesy of Sarah Maren Photography, www.sarahmaren.com.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Two by Rosa Clara Trunk Show at Diamond Bridal Gallery

We love sales and trunk shows!!! Our friend Seniya at Diamond Bridal just sent us this information, so check it out!

Incredible savings for every bride are available at Diamond Bridal Gallery's Two by Rosa Clara Trunk Show this weekend, July 17-19.

Two by Rosa Clara dresses also come with a special offer as a gift to you, you gorgeous brides: when you purchase one of these gowns, Diamond Bridal Gallery will throw in the veil for FREE -- yes, you read that right, for free (it's a value up to $150).

But wait, there's more (yes, we sound like an infomercial here, but seriously, we love gifts with purchase and even more...so keep reading!). If you purchase a dress at this trunk show, you'll get 15% off the gown itself, 30% off wedding invitations and 15% off each bridesmaid dress (see store for specific details on these offers).

Stop in to Diamond Bridal Gallery this weekend!

Diamond Bridal Gallery
6963 Douglas Boulevard
Granite Bay
Blog post written by Alexa Hess.

I'm such a sucker!

Watching Leigh and Nick get married on the Today Show right now and I'm crying! I always cry at weddings no matter who it is!!!

So beautiful, so emotional and so sweet!


P.S. I promise to have more blogs for you soon!