Celebrity.Wedding.For.Less

I’ve been missing for a few months, but I’m back to keeping my readers up to speed on what’s out there. This post is about getting that fabulous celebrity look for less.

Celebrity Wedding of: Brandon Routh & Courney Ford – You would know Brandon from the hit TV Show called Superman Returns.

Producer Jon Peters generously offfered his home, El Capitan Ranch, near Santa Barbara, as the site for the Nomvember 24 wedding.

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And elegant wedding…simple…classic…and you can get the same look for less.

The bride wore a Junko Yoshioka…but you can get a similar dress at David’s Bridal for $800. And to create the stunning bouquet made of peonies, orchids and roses stop by FiftyFlower.com or TheFlowerExchange.com where the blooms are delivered fresh to your doorstep and you can have a DIY bouquet that you can take pride in making and getting for a fraction of the cost.

The average cost of a bridal bouquet can run you anywhere from $200 – $400. Depending on the flowers used and the season. But if you order the blooms directly it can run you anywhere from $50 – $200.

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For invitations and any paperstock one can visit Paper Source to find card stock and create them at home. They also provide printing templates for do it yourself invitation projects.

Sure it takes a little more work, but if you get a jump start on things and give yourself enough time, you’ll see the reward in the end.

Want to create that stunning and romantic candle light setting? Stop by Save-on-Crafts for inexpensive wedding supplies. They have everything from glass cylinders to hold candles to wonderful paper lanterns. They carry every single wedding supply you can think of, at wholesale pricing.

And they have a section where you can learn how to create some of these fancy wedding looks for less.

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Attire for the groom? JCrew can fix that right up…and after the wedding you can wear it anywhere…

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With anything…you do not have to pay top dollar to get the wedding of your dreams. I think part of my challenge as a wedding planner is to ALWAYS provide my clients with “out-of-the-box” ideas on how to create that special look for less.

There are endless resources at your fingertips brides & grooms…it just takes a little patience, time and help to bring the celebrity wedding of your dreams to you!

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No.Wilt.Flowers

About a year ago I did a wedding at Lyndhurst Castle where my client wanted to do something different with the flowers. After a few brainstorming sessions we came up with a wonderful alternative that really caught people’s eye and we received wonderful raves about what we came up with….Paper Flowers!

I sounds different, but the end result was vibrant…unique…and unexpected…more importantly the flowers didn’t wilt!

Paper Source was where we went to pick out these wonderful alternatives to fresh flowers…Here are a few suggestions…not only for the centerpiece, but for accents throughout your event.

Starting with some beautiful bouquets…you can walk down the isle and turn some heads with these colorful creations…

Or maybe you would like to just add some floral accents to the cocktail tables…Place an orchid by the bar and if it’s an outdoor event create some butterflies and place them in some pots or in the ground surrounding the event. The large flowers can be places on the station tables…

And lastly…why not add some handmade paper wreaths to the doors or on the backs of chairs…

And if you aren’t convinced by the images above…here is the real deal at a real wedding…

[photography for real wedding by: blonde tulip, venue: lyndhurst castle, planner: vow weddings]

Click here to go to the Paper Source Kit Section

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