Please Vote for Our Latest Tabletop Competition Design

Weddings From The Heart has entered Prime Time Party Rental’s 2011 Tabletop Competition. I’d really appreciate it if you would vote for my entry. The last day to vote is Friday, April 1. (Voting “how-to” and links are at the bottom of this post).

I took my inspiration from the 1941 painting by Marsden Hartley called “Flower And Star On Window,” on display at the Dayton Art Institute —

— and decided to create what I thought would be found outside that seaside window in Maine.Seaside elements were incorporated throughout the design, including —

— the sculptural centerpiece — the chair backs (that’s a full carrick bend, just not pulled tightly)

— and in the place card holders and candy favors To vote you need to be a fan of Prime Time Party Rental’s FaceBook page. Then go to this link of the Event Planner Category. My entry is the last two photos in this category. To place your vote click on my pictures then click “like.”

Yes, You Can – Tips for the Encore Bride

Are you an Encore Bride? If you are like many brides, this may not be your first wedding. So you’re probably wondering “what am I allowed to have at my wedding?”

Guess what? There’s good news. You can have your wedding any way you want!

This day is for you and your fiancé and the celebration of the love you have for each other. Don’t let anything in the past put a damper on the excitement of this new and wonderful relationship you share, or get in the way of having the celebration you really want.

With the minor exception of two things – a veil and orange blossoms, which both symbolize virginity – there is nothing you cannot have at your wedding. (And if you decide to have a veil or orange blossoms, the “wedding police” isn’t going to swoop down and stop you).

  • Yes, you can wear white – it is the color of celebration.
  • Your bridal party can be as large or as small as you want.
  • You can register for gifts.
  • If your attendants or someone else wants to throw a bridal shower for you, let them.
  • You can also have a bachelorette party.

Think about your previous wedding for a moment, and consider the following:

    1. Do you want to do everything in a new way?
    2. Did you feel overwhelmed by the size of your last ceremony?
    3. Did the style of your first wedding reflect your tastes, regardless of its outcome?
    4. Do you want to find a special role for your children?
    5. Are you still close to your in-laws, ex-spouse?
    6. Would you feel more comfortable with a civil ceremony?

Answering these questions honestly can help guide you in your wedding planning.

Don’t concern yourself with any party-poopers who are wondering why in the world you’re planning a wedding anyway. The love and commitment you and your fiancé have for each other deserves celebrating. Why not shout it from the roof tops with a dream wedding?

And if they don’t get it, then that’s their problem, not yours. And, most of all, have fun.

Hearts, Joy, Love!

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