We’re happy to bring you this weekly tip from celebrity wedding planner and Wedding Paper Divas stationery designer, Diann Valentine. To shop for her designs, check out our Diann Valentine collection.
In celebration of its launch on Time Warner Cable, WEDDING CENTRAL hosted a special event in NYC yesterday morning called, “IF THE SHOE FITS.” Twenty brides-to-be headed out from Times Square, hopped on the subway and rode downtown to Madison Square Park where a 20-foot stiletto heel filled with shoe boxes awaited them.
The first bride to find a pair of high-end designer shoes that fit won a $5,000 cash prize plus a huge prize package that includes a wedding design consultation with me, a case of Moreno BHLV California Sparkling Wine from a Limited Edition Collection that I have in development, a copy of Weddings Valentine Style, custom invitations from Ceci New York and a gorgeous wedding cake from Ron Ben-Israel.
I had the privilege of hosting the event and truly enjoyed celebrating this amazing accomplishment for Wedding Central and interacting with all of my sisters in L-O-V-E! Khloe Kardashian was on-site as a special celebrity guest judge, and she helped declare the winner along with fellow Wedding Central expert Ceci Johnson.
Me, Khloe Kardashian and Ceci Johnson preparing for a day of fun!
DV with My “Game Face” On!
DV with “My Sister From Another Mother” Ceci Johnson
The Calm Before The Storm!
The Day Beginning at Times Square for our Brides!
Then a subway ride to Madison Park!
Introducing our Panel of Judges!
The Race Begins!
The Search Gets Very Competitive!
Stacey Steele Takes Home the Grand Prize and a Gorgeous Pair of Christian Louboutins!
…and two bottles of Moreno California Sparkling Wine along with a copy of Weddings Valentine Style!
Me with our Grand Prize winner Stacey Steele, Wedding Central GM Kim Martin and Ceci Johnson!
Congratulations Stacey…your tenacity and determination to find the shoe with the perfect fit made us all proud! I look forward to helping you celebrate in style!
Looking for a quick and inexpensive centerpiece idea? These charming mason jar centerpieces are perfect for any occasion, from a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner to your wedding reception. You only need a few inexpensive pieces to make a charming look come together in no time!
Mason jars of various heights
Washi tape or other decorative tape (a great craft staple to stock up on!)
You really can tailor this craft to suit your own style, so feel free to experiment with colors and artistic elements.
Step One: Decorate the Mason Jars
Attach the washi tape in a decorative way, whether you use it to create vertical stripes, horizontal rows or a crisscross pattern. We opted for a simple and modern design based on the Petite Leaf gift tag stickers we selected.
Step Two: Attach Adhesive Gift Tags
We attached the gift tag sticker only to the larger, more dominant jar in our arrangement.
Step Three: Add Water and Candle
Fill the jars with varying amounts of water. We filled the larger jar halfway and put slightly less water in the smaller version.
Next, add the tea light candles and light them using long matches to avoid any unfortunate mishaps.
Step Four: Arrange and Enjoy Your New Centerpieces!
We thought they looked particularly charming paired with fruit, but you could also add a few flowers, arrange them on a tray… the possibilities are endless!
I love holiday party season, but after your fourth straight year of attending the same silly sweater party, things can start to feel a little stale. If you’re looking for a fresh new way to give your holiday party a fun twist, try out some of these ideas for unique and super chic holiday party inspiration!
Like the classic Santa on holiday Coke bottles, there’s something fitting about blending holiday style with retro charm. Give your holiday party a vintage twist for a festive fete that’s sure to be fabulous.
Giving your holiday party a lift can be as easy as freshening up your presentation. I love the idea of serving cupcakes on upside-down cupcake pans, or adding lollipops to cocktails for a burst of fun color.
Who says you have to play charades? Transform your nutcracker party into a trip to see the ballet performed nearby, with cocktails after the curtain goes down. You could also have a casual showing of your favorite holiday movies or attend a local choir performance.
Make your event easier (and more fun for guests!) but organizing a potluck. You can also consider hosting a brunch, afternoon cocoa & cocktails party or evening wine & dessert party to have a little fun with your food choices for the festivities.
Although Wedding Paper Divas doesn’t currently offer holiday cards, you can find a range of fun designs for couples at our parent site, Tiny Prints! You can even log in with the email and password stored as your Wedding Paper Divas account information to place your order. It’s a fun, easy and stylish way to celebrate the upcoming holiday season!