Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

It's Wednesday so that means it is time to check out some things we are loving this week on Pinterest. Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest, if you have not already, so you can see everything we are loving!


There is nothing like enjoying fruity flavored water on a warm summer day.

Love this cluster statement piece necklace and it even comes in other colors too.


How cute are these caprese pops? Perfect for an appetizer.

This website is great for picking out wedding color schemes. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

Happy Pinteresting Wednesday! With a holiday weekend coming up we thought it would be nice to share some great red, white, and blue inspirations. Memorial Day weekend is truly the start of summer so it is a great time to get together with friends and family. We hope everyone finds some way to celebrate this weekend.



Here is a look at what we are loving for Memorial Day this week on Pinterest...

Pretzel rods decorated with sprinkles. They are so easy to make too!

We love this great inspiration board for a backyard barbecue.

What a fabulous idea. An American flag fruit tray display.

Free Memorial Day printables!

Red, white and blue trifle


Red, white, and blue cupcakes, cleverly disguised as snow cones - so cute!
bakerella.com

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

Happy Pinteresting Wednesday! We hope everyone is enjoying their week and hopefully the rainy weather is behind us and the rest of the week will be just as sunny as it is today. This week we wanted to share some words of wisdom we are loving via Pinterest.










Thursday, May 10, 2012

SELEBRATE MOM

With Mother's Day officially right around the corner on Sunday, May 13. We've pulled together our top five favorite things to selebrate Mom in the most special way possible.

#1: GO DIY
Here's a fun and easy recipe from Our Best Bites for frozen lemonade pie in a jar along with a Mother's Day printable.















Use your skills in the kitchen to whip up a special brunch to start Mom's morning. Oh Happy Day offers great inspiration and printables that are sure to leave a lasting impression.















#2: JEWELRY ALWAYS HELPS
The ever obsessive Pandora collection offers hand-crafted and modern jewelry made from genuine materials at an affordable price.















And if Mom is looking for more fashion-forward statement piece, we're absolutely in love with this Kate Spade New York 'mulholland drive' double row necklace.















 
#3: DO WHAT SHE LOVES
If Mom loves to cook, take her to a local cooking class to try preparing a new dish. If Mom loves to garden, take her to the nearest botanical gardens in your area. Our favorite in this area is Longwood Gardens in Delaware. The grounds are amazing!













#4: ALLOW HER TO RELAX, RELATE & RELEASE
With all that Mom has to do to keep things on track. It's always a good idea to give her some "me" time. Find the best spa in your area and book a day for her to relax and release all the tensions of the day.


















#5: GIVE HER THE GIFT OF MUSIC
If Mom is a music enthusiast, take her to see her favorite peformer live. With summer concert season approaching, sites like Live Nation are a great resource to stay abreast of upcoming shows.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far. The good news is we are already half way through it! This also means it is time for Pinteresting Wednesday. Here are all the great things we are loving this week on Pinterest.

With graduation season coming up these adorable graduation caps are perfect to make for dessert.

Statement piece necklaces are very in right now and 
this DIY one is too cute and easy to pass up.

A home decor tip: apply colorful wallpaper with pattern 
to your bookcase. It's a simple way to add a pop of color and texture.

Spice up your grilled cheese a bit by adding guacamole. 
Could this look anymore delicious?

Friday, May 4, 2012

SERIES FIVE













As we said here, we meet people every day that inspire us. So we created a series on the Savvy Selebrations blog to introduce fans and followers to some of our favorite sources of inspiration. So far we’ve featured a photographer, graphic designer, make-up artist and a floral designer.

This month, we wanted to introduce you to a remarkable party stylist, Meredith from The Party Press. The Party Press first caught our attention in January 2012. We stumbled upon their blog and Facebook page. After reading about the owner Meredith on the blog, we liked her immediately! Her personal story, creative thinking and passion for entertaining are infectious. So we started to follow The Party Press and are delighted every week to see Meredith’s southern charmed filled status updates on our Facebook newsfeed. From weddings, baby showers, birthday parties – The Party Press has got it covered and with its spirited growth this year, it’s quickly becoming a vital source for party planners. Here are a few of our favorite events shared by The Party Press:

photo credit Melissa Jill Photography





















photo credit Jamie Zanotti



































photo credit Sweet Style



















credit LAURA'S little PARTY














photo credit Bitz of Life Photography


This event was also featured on Hostess with the Mostess
photo credit Hemmerlein Photography

The Party Press provides wonderful visual inspiration, right?  Now, let's hear from Meredith who was gracious enough to answer a few questions from us.

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know?  I met my sweet husband in college at Notre Dame. Upon graduating, we got married and the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him. Being a NFL wife came with a host of exciting events that you could never predict or plan for. In one year's time he played for three different teams, we lived in three different cities and had our second baby in the midst of all of it. I value "being settled" more than you could ever imagine but will remember that experience until the day I die! I met amazing friends whom I still keep in touch with and have made some great business connections along that road, as well. It was a roller coaster - but a fun one!

We read about MJ Paperie on your blog, how does it complement the work you do on The Party Press? It’s my golden rule to never style a party without coordinating paper goods. Paper goods are such a great way to add a touch of personalization to your event, so MJ Paperie is my go-to for all of the paper goods used for my parties. Events I style will always come with an MJ Paperie design! :)

How do you decide whether a party submission is good to share on The Party Press?  The Party Press is defined by the highly visual nature of the site.  Much like a magazine, the photos must be high quality and showcase a true representation of the party elements.  I feel so lucky to be able to connect with so many talented event planners and party stylists through my blog. I have seen so many GREAT parties submitted that weren't necessarily represented well because of quality of the image. If I have one piece of advice for any party stylist, it's to capture good, high quality photos - good detail shots are key!

What is the biggest trend you have seen in the party-planning industry? The biggest trend I've seen in the party-planning world is the elaborate use of "themes." A long time ago, people may have used a "theme in a box" approach for their party, Today, themes have gotten more clever, more elaborate, more detailed and CUTER than ever over the past 10 years. It's so inspiring and really brings these parties to life (and lights up the faces of little ones, too!).

What can we expect to see from The Party Press in 2012? I hope to bring even better ideas and inspiration to share with my fans and follower in 2012. I want to expand the "DIY Tutorials" section to give the everyday entertainer step-by-step instructions on how to make their own events bigger and better!

Thank you to Meredith for being a part of our series this month. Savvy Selebrations fans and followers, do yourself a huge favor, and follow The Party Press and MJ Paperie online – trust us, you won’t be disappointed:
The Party Press

MJ Paperie

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE BRIDESMAIDS....AND GROOMSMEN!

It is always nice to do a little extra something for your bridesmaids and even groomsmen as well. Sometimes this is overlooked in the details of planning a wedding but with more and more unique ideas available now it can actually be fun! And let's be honest they had to put up with your wedding demands and desires during the planning process, don't they deserve something? So we wanted to share some great ideas we found when it comes to gifts for bridesmaids and groomsmen.


For the bridesmaids...


These personalized hand-painted wine glasses 
are perfect for doing a toast on the big day.

This DIY bridesmaid survival kit doesn't get much cuter.

Monogrammed robes are great for everyone to wear the morning of your big day. 
Not to mention they make an adorable picture!


Who doesn't love an adorable custom clutch that coordinates with your wedding colors. This statement accessory can work for your wedding day and your girls will definitely 
be able to use this again.
etsy.com

For the groomsmen...

The groomsmen will love a mustache mug personalized 
with their name and the wedding date as a keepsake.

Give each groomsmen a different vintage tie to coordinate with the 
wedding colors. A different but unique idea!


Paloma's Nest has a lot of custom keepsakes for weddings.
 This collection of natural accessories for gentlemen are modern heirlooms.



What guy wouldn't love a bow tie flask?

Have any other creative ideas? We would love for you to share them with us!