Sunday, August 30, 2009


Rainbows can be beautiful, whimsical, unique, and very meaningful. Anyone every thought of including rainbow in their wedding?

Rainbow weddings can symbolize two things:
  • HAPPINESS AND JOY: Rainbows commonly represents the beauty that comes after a storm or rain. Couples interested in a rainbow wedding can use this idea to show that they have finally found "Joy and Happiness" in their love; despite the trials, tribulations, and 'storms' of the outside world.
  • CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM: For those who are Christians, a rainbow wedding can definitely be significant to the symbol used in the Old Testament to signify God's promise to his people: "I am putting my rainbow in the clouds as the sign of the agreement between me and the earth" (Genesis 9:13 NIV). A rainbow wedding can be represented as the couple's faith or of their marital union.
So let's check out some rainbow items that can be used in the wedding.....

(Photo courtesy of Credit Crunch Bride)

(Photo courtesy of Banquet Event)

(Photo courtesy of Reeves Cake Shop)

The Flowers below are awesome! I have never seen rainbow colored roses before, so I thought that they were pretty amazing! The photo is from Manolo Brides.

Stay tuned for more rainbow wedding ideas soon!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Since we're getting into doing more Destination Weddings, I've decided to do some research to post ideas, decor, and inspirations for those either planning or interested in having a Destination Wedding in the future. Our theme for today is "Red Coral"! I think its very simple, vibrant, chic, and very modern.

During my research, I found some fabulous photos of cake, reception design layout, and decor to use for your destination wedding or event.
Love this idea! These are faux coral that came from the Z Gallerie. The invitations down below comes from and the note cards comes from in case you're interested in purchasing them.

Here are some interesting candles as well! They can be found at and Plum Party.

These can be found at

I absolutely love this wedding cake and reception layout from "In Style Weddings"!!! It's very elegant, simple and chic! Perfect for a destination wedding or Sweet 16 birthday theme as well.

Also from the Z Gallerie, check out their pillow and napkin holder.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Ever thought of any creative ways to say "I Do" for your wedding? Do you love shoes just as much as I do? If so, you will absolutely LOVEEEEE this idea!

These gorgeous pink shoes are one of Stuart Weitzman's designs! You can go to his website here. The back of the shoes are decorated in "I Do" with blue rhinestones....a great idea for your "Something Blue" on your wedding day!

If you're interested in getting the "I Do" rhinestones, Mindy Weiss is the creator of them. You can purchase the design here.

Hope you've enjoyed this idea as much as I have! Share you wedding "I Do" inspirations with us!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just Married!

Simply Unique Weddings & Events would like to congratulate our newly weds..Laura & Craig! Their wedding took place in Buffalo, NY on Saturday August 22nd, 2009. Their wedding was so beautiful, unique, and amazing...just like them! We would like to thank them for allowing us to be a part of the most important day of their was truly a blessing!

Here's a sneak peak of their wedding photos.....

***Photo Courtesy of Nickel City Studios

More photos coming soon! Be sure to check our website for updates soon!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Ever wonder how your groom can become more involved with the wedding other than having a "Groom's Cake"? Or have you thought of other ways your groom can personalize his wedding with a little bit of his style or taste along with yours?

Here's a website that we just recently found.... Cyberoptix. They have some amazing things and they're so awesome! Since we're a big fan of ties...we just had to show these fabulous personalized ties.....
This chandelier tie is just so unique....we love it!

This tie would be fabulous for anyone having a "tree" or "nature" themed wedding.

Just a few things we liked, feel free to check out their website and see what other ties you may like!

We'll be featuring some of our research on boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen very soon! Check back with us soon!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

His & Hers Slimline Ring Cases

I absolutely love finding out and learning new things everyday, especially if it has anything to do with wedding/event name it and I want to know more about it! A friend of mine mentioned to me a few days ago, about the "His & Hers Slimline Ring Cases"; which I thought were pretty amazing! You can find this on the Dieline's blog post. The idea that the ring cases were not your typical ring boxes; and I also loved the fact that they are not only slim (of course!) but they are modern, chic, and very unique.

I thought that this would be fabulous in other colors as well, but when we contacted the company, we found out that they currently only make them in black. So we came across another blogger (Miss Gloss) who ended up loving the slimline ring case idea and made her own. Here are some photos of her DIY works.....

She did a pretty amazing job for a first timer don't you think!

Looks like I'll be giving it a shot for myself soon!

Miss Gloss shared her tips on how she made her slimline ring case:

"With the His and hers slimline ring boxes, I included my wedding date and inscribed on the back. I measured the diameter and height of our rings to ensure a snug fit and cut the pieces out using a laser cutter. I then used spray mount to hold the pieces together. Each ’box’ has a top and a bottom held closed with white elastics. It’s a pretty simple concept, but we are pretty simple people."

We would like to thank her for sharing her tips as well as her DIY project! Can't wait to get started on making our own for the very firs time, and when we get to it, we'll definitely post our work here on the blog to show you the end results!

If you were inspired and have made your own slimline ring case, don't forget to come back and share it with us! Happy Planning!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Saving Your Seats

Okay let's be real here is quite obvious as to where the bride and groom sit at their own wedding reception. Many are known to go the traditional way and have a head table or sweetheart table, either way, the newly married couple usually knows where they should sit. And of course no guest in their right mind would dare sit there!

I took the liberty of researching some bride & groom signs for wedding receptions just to see what creative ideas were out there. Here is what we came up with.....

It's very simple and cute and it's another way to be able to personalize your wedding incorporating your colors, theme, and etc.

We love that it doesn't always have to be over the top (unless of course that's what you want) can just be simple, clean, and elegant!

Question for you......

How are you saving your seats at your wedding reception?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Wedding or Event Insurance...Is it necessary???

Lately I have had several brides ask me this question from time to time. So I thought now would be a great time to try answer those questions the best I can for those of you that are interested in this as well; or may have been thinking about it.

I know that every bride every once in a while may picture in the back of her mind the inevitable happening and gets to thinking "Oh that's not going to happen to me on my wedding day!"....but the question is..."what happens when it really does"? Should you carry insurance for your wedding or event?

You can plan the perfect event and you may even spend a lot of money just to ensure that your event goes just right, and at the blink of an eye; all of that time you spent planning the wedding and the money you've invested into it can all go right down the drain. I know it sounds horrible, but these things really do and can happen even if you do everything right. But don't fret too much because there is an insurance that can protect you in circumstances like these!

There are a lot of insurance carriers out there that are willing to offer you protection and can even assist you in recovering your losses in the case of unforeseen disasters that may occur at your wedding or event.

I found a website... that basically shared some real life stories that went wrong at a wedding or event that they actually covered. Here are some examples:
  • Wedding venue originally expected to open in time for a wedding, but construction completion date was pushed back and the wedding had to be rescheduled. Amount reimbursed through 'Event Cancellation' coverage- $17,694.87

  • Customer received message from the photographer saying he was out of business, would not be attending the wedding and would not be refunding the deposit. Amount reimbursed through 'Loss of Deposits' coverage- $1,515

  • Bride and Groom held responsible for damaged carpet at a reception. Claim paid by 'Property Damage' coverage- $5,523.81

  • Ten inches of rain fell in Virginia, State Highway 10 was closed. Bridal party members and guests couldn't get to the reception site. Band, food, cake, flowers, photos all had to be cancelled. Amount reimbursed through 'Event Cancellation' coverage- $25,000

  • Groom experienced chest pains and went to the hospital. Newly diagnosed heart condition forced him to postpone the wedding. Amount reimbursed through 'Event Cancellation' coverage- $28,907.45

Our advice to you is.....ALWAYS BE PREPARED! Because bad things can really happen to good people whether we believe it or not. You're investing a lot of money into your wedding or why not invest in "Event Insurance" to ensure that you and your fiance are covered in case of unwanted disasters?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Unique Cake Toppers

Question for you....
Have you ever had a moment where you got to thinking about what you could possibly use as your cake topper for your cake on your wedding or event day?
For those of you that are thinking "yes" and you're thinking about using cake toppers for sure, here's an option I hadn't considered before. That is until I found these.....

They're quite interesting and very unique! The last photo is my favorite because it gives off that rustic and whimsical feeling. This would be perfect for anyone planning a wedding that involves "rustic" as part of their theme/decor.

Just thought I'd share with all of you (smile)!

Are you having a traditional or non-traditional cake topper?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Intoducing...."Gilt Fuse"!

GILT GROUPE?.......I've been hearing so many great things about them from my friends and associates on how fabulous their sample sales are! A few have purchased their shoes to go with their wedding dress and one of my friends mentioned buying a cocktail dress for rehearsal. So for those of you who don't know me... I am most definitely all about SALES!!! (wink) Of course, I checked them out for myself! And guess what! I'm getting ready to purchase a pair of "Rock & Republic" shoes...and the best part for me is that they're my favorite color...ORANGE! Fabbbuuuloousss!!!! Checking out the site's sales is definitely going to be a part of my daily routine that's for sure!

I recently received an email two days ago from Gilt Fuse and they are promoting the launch of their new website. Basically their website promises women a wider range of fashion/style/decor from designers that some of us know and love! And the bonus (for all of you who are budget-conscious) is... we can get them cheap!

For those of you who don't know, at 12pm EST on Wednesday August 12th, Gilt Fuse will be opening in limited release! But there is a catch... only Gilt Groupe members will be granted the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the sales before their future wider release in the fall. So for all of you who are a member like myself, don't forget to save the date!

And for those of you who are not a member yet....haven't I said enough?! What are you waiting for??? Gilt Groupe membership is by invitation only, and I'm extending to all of you a personal invitation to join in on the savings. Click here to get there!

Be sure to share with me what you got on sale!!!!

Happy Shopping & Savings!