Mario Video Game Wedding Cake

Mario Video Game Wedding Cake
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As we wind down into the last month of 2009, it seems the video game wedding themes are still going strong. Below is the latest Mario Video Game Wedding Cake making the Internet rounds. If a full blown theme cake doesn't float your boat, maybe a wedding cake made from 80 PacMan cupcakes if more your style.

Deanne : : Jonathan


All the way from Portland, Oregon! Yup, this is what genuine Oregonians look like (though they kinda bare a strange resemblance to southerners I think). Great models and even greater company. Did I mention they were easy to photograph? Thanks for braving the Colorado cold; we had a great time.
Hope you enjoy these photos........!!

Time Inc. Shuts Down InStyle Weddings, Lays Off Nine

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The popular quartely wedding publication, InStyle Weddings, has just been confirmed to be shut down by parent company, Time Inc.

The final issue will hit newsstands on Dec. 25, and will be there through March.

This news comes on the heels of Conde Nast's folding of Elegant Bride and Modern Bride last month. More news to come as this unfold.

Couple Updates their Twitter and Facebook the Altar!

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Video: How To Make A $10 Wedding Dress

Great step-by-step video showing you how to create a simple, but classic summer wedding dress, that only costs $10 to make. Why so cheap? Sshhhh, it's made of t-shirts! If anyone does decide to try this out, we'd love to see some pics!

Random Wedding Cake of the Day: Antlers

In our quest to bring you everything wedding, we introduce you to our random wedding cake of the day. Seems like this camo-themed cake is donning the elusive deer head topper. Thoughts?

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Who's Your Favorite Wedding Blogger? We Want To Know!

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Random Wedding Cake of the Day: House on a Hill

Random Wedding Cake of the Day: House on a Hill
In our quest to bring you everything wedding, we introduce you to our random wedding cake of the day. Super funky! Thoughts?


2 Year Old Wedding Cake

This is what happens to a wedding cake if you don't eat it at your 1 year (traditional date) anniversary.

2 Year Old Wedding CakeThis wedding cake was pulled out of the freezer after being stored for over 2 years! Not a pretty site!

While it's recommended that you eat your preserved cake no later than 3 months after the day it is made, more and more brides are choosing the option of having their baker create a 1-year anniversary cake to celebrate the day. Probably helps cut down on the not-so-fresh freezer burn flavor. Bon App├ętit!


Tips For Sealing Wedding Envelopes

Thanks to everyone who chimed in on Twitter with their suggested tips for the best way to seal wedding envelopes... without actually licking them. We asked this question to our tweeps and quickly got a ton of great responses! To sum it up, the most popular solutions were: Using a damp sponge, damp towel or a glue stick. Kudos to the pros below who offered their help!

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Having Your Dog In Your Wedding? You Definitely Need This!

Planning on having your dog be part of your wedding? Thinking about dressing him/her up? Why not add a Humunga Stache to their apparel!


The Humunga Stache is a black rubber ball on one end, and a giant cartoon mustache on the other. When your dog bites into the ball, he will suddenly get a funny mustache. Instant fun for any wedding photo!

Poll: How Many Wedding Dresses Did You Try On?

How Many Wedding Dresses Did You Try On Before You Found
This week's #weddingwednesday poll asks:
How Many Wedding Dresses Did You Try On Before You Found "The One"?

Random Wedding Cake of the Day: Martini Bride

In our quest to bring you all things wedding related, we give you today's Random Wedding Cake of the Day. This 3-tiered wedding cake has the bride cake topper inside a martini glass while the bride sits patiently beside. Thoughts?

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Everything Wedding Blog Carnival: #4

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Welcome to the Everything Wedding Blog Carnival!
Our wedding carnival is a monthly blog carnival that showcases outstanding posts about bridal and wedding information from both seasoned and new bloggers. Various bloggers take turns hosting the carnival to create a wonderful wedding resource that can be enjoyed by everyone. Hope you enjoy this month's edition!
Everything Wedding Blog CarnivalThe Bridal Bar takes us Inside Kleinfeld Bridal for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this world famous mecca of wedding dress designs! Did you know that on any given Saturday, the store sees 120 brides - in one day!!

Trash The Dress...For Real. The Weddingistas share an extreme TTD session that is as amazing as it is daring. Take a deep breath...are you ready?

Everything Wedding Blog CarnivalDana over at The Broke-Ass Bride gives us some great suggestions for coping with any unexpected side effects to pre-wedding stress. A definite must read for a planning bride.

Congrats! You're what? Lauren from The Design Grove compiles a great list of some of the things a bride should do upon your engagement.

Want to learn how to prevent wedding planning burnout? Kara from With This Favor gives a few tips to help steer you down the path of “happily ever after”—or at least a happier planning experience.

Who needs a wedding coordinator anyway? Intrigued?? I thought so! The Champagne Wedding Blog discusses the stress-reducing benefits of having a wedding planner assist you on your big day.

Your walk down the aisle will be completely comfortable and picture perfect after reading these great tips from Modern Day Floral explaining the proper way to hold your wedding bouquet.

Love this article from Heidi at the Truly Engaging Wedding Blog that covers the top 10 Wedding Stationery Mistakes. Great stuff!

The Man Registry throws some clarity on the whole ring-buying situation with their groom's advice guide to 10 Diamond Cuts and Their Meanings.

Everyone knows that choosing your wedding party is an important part of the wedding planning process, so before you start narrowing down your choices, spend a few minutes looking over The Ten Bridesmaid Commandments over at Wedding Road Trip. We dare you not to giggle.

Even a newly engaged couple knows you can save big money by having your wedding on an off-day, but would you ever consider a mid-week wedding? Katie at Wedding Paper Divas wants you to sound off!

Everything Wedding Blog CarnivalThe Austin Wedding Blog keeps it trendy by sharing a Vera Wang Inspired Wedding Dessert Bar that is simply to die for!

We are huge fans of Amy Atlas! That's why we had to share this Pink and Yellow Diamond Dessert Table with all of our readers. Delicious perfection.

With the holidays quickly approaching this Winter Wonderland Dessert Table, from The Inspired Bride, will definitely set the mood for a romantic bridal celebration.

Even though this Colorful Candy Buffet was originally created for a birthday party, were sure the Hostess with the Mostess would agree that this would be a great theme for a wedding dessert buffet.

This DIY Parisian dessert buffet from Parisian Party is everything you need for a French-inspired wedding dessert bar. Ohh laa laa!

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This daring Vintage Airport Engagement Shoot is simply stunning! Charmed Events shares this couple's day with a chic aviation theme.

The Ruffled blog features the Celeste + Scott's Offbeat Wedding that keeps a hip flair perfectly matched with the simplistic elegance of the day. Love the bride's dress!

Style Me Pretty gives us a beautiful traditional wedding with a twist of retro vintage vibe and a whole lot of style. We're in love.

{Swoon!} Alert! Junebug Weddings features the real wedding of Shelby + Rich complete with bridesmaid parasols and pink floral shoes.

When we saw Paige and Kevin's Green Wedding on LA Style Unveiled, we immediately fell in love with the entire theme! The soft colors somehow make a bold unforgettable statement.

The Lucky Me blog shares the fabulous real destination wedding of Valentina +Daniel. The couple chose jewel tones of purple, pinks and mauve and created an ambiance of beach blended with traditional Mexico.

Guests of Kacie + Darby's real wedding were welcomed to the lowcountry with beautiful jute gift bags and lovely palm fans. Thanks to Elizabeth Anne Designs for sharing this lovely day with us.

Snippet & Ink takes our breath away with the real wedding of Rebecca + Keith. When is the last time you saw a wedding incorporate archery lessons into the day? Big fun!
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Bridal Buds put together a great Newlywed To-Do List that gathers some of the common things you should do as a newlywed.

Do You Pee with the Door Open? Francesca from asks this question and opens a poll for all you newlywed couples out there.

Remember the popular gameshow, The Newlywed Game? We'll it's time to play along the Game Show Network and try your luck at winning some fab prizes!

She Just Got Married asks the question: When does the title of "newlyweds" not apply anymore? This post will have you thinking.
Everything Wedding Blog CarnivalHave you seen these DIY Paper Lantern Centerpieces over at Project Wedding? This is a great idea for when you can't have a big or elaborate centerpiece for your reception table.

Green Wedding Shoes asks, What are your bridesmaids carrying? Any of these would be perfect do-it-yourself project to spice up any bridal party.

This project from Weddzilla will inspire you to create your very own DIY Bridal Suite Sign. Simply love it!

If you are looking for some handmade wedding inspiration, head on over to Beau-Coup and feast your eyes on this collection of DIY themed weddings. Lovely.

Listen up Bridesmaids…YOU can make your own dress! Your heard that right. Wedding Relay gives up some great tips about an online custom dress alternative.

Destination Wedding Store reminds us all to Think Twice Before You Take On A DIY Project For Your Destination Wedding. Great tips for any planning destination bride.

Everything Wedding Blog CarnivalThink Splendid give us 7 Tips for Submitting Photos to Wedding Blogs that are a definite must-read for any wedding professionals that are thinking about submitting real weddings and content to wedding blogs.

A popular topic often discussed between wedding professionals is how hard it is to make money in the wedding business. Sean Low creates a great discussion around the Thoughts on Pricing and how narrow profit margins are only the beginning.

Are you hiding your prices? Saundra Hadley goes over why your sales sheet presentation pricing should never be in smaller font, buried in a paragraph or in a lighter colored font.

With more and more engaged couples cutting their wedding budgets, it's quick to assume that price is the main factor for brides as they plan their wedding. BridalTweet weighs in on the topic of 3 Things Brides Consider When Choosing Vendors During a Recession.

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Send us an email if your interesting in hosting an upcoming edition of the Everything Wedding Blog Carnival on your blog.

Misspelled Wedding Cake Fail

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We assume they meant "trust" :)

Courtesy of our friends over at Cake Wrecks.

Wedding Tip #4

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Wedding vendors eat too! Remember to include your wedding photographer, DJ and other vendors in your overall reception food count.

Random Wedding Cake of the Day: Blue Jeans

In our quest to bring our readers everything wedding related, we present to you our Random Wedding Cake of the Day. Thoughts?

blue jeans wedding cake

Oreo Cookie Groom's Cake

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Add some double-stuffed goodness to any groom's cake with a set of these fab cake pans from Williams-Sonoma!

Newly Wed Couple Surprised To Find Wedding Cake Completely Fake

Imagine cutting into your wedding cake, surrounding by your closest family and friends, only to find out that it's completely fake. Well, that's exactly what happened to Aimee and Tony West during their wedding reception when the cake cutting ceremony revealed that the cake was completely made of white polystyrene discreetly covered in icing. Not a happy bride.

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Kim + Will : : Steamboat Springs, Colorado

One splendid day in Steamboat Springs, two charming people, and a whole lot of orange and pink = Kim & Will's big day!
I wasn't quite sure what to think seeing as how they are wedding photographers as well - a little intimidating to say the least. As the day progressed, however, I knew it wouldn't be tough photographing such a friendly and happening couple. Moreover, it was evident these guys knew how to party. And that they did...! Congrats guys!
Many thanks to Krystal Radlinski with Verve Studios for the opportunity to meet and photograph such great people. Here's a few snapshots from the days events...

The 10 Bridesmaid Commandments

The 10 Bridesmaid Commandments
If you are a newly engaged bride, you definitely got to check out The Ten Bridesmaid Commandments over at the Wedding Road Trip blog.

Our favorite:
Thou shalt not tell your Maid of Honor that she must not get pregnant during your engagement period. You do not own her uterus.

Hilarious! Read all 10 here.

Cemetery Weddings: ‘Til Death Do Us Part

Carol CorbettMy name is Carol Corbett and I'm a freelance writer. I am currently the online editor for where I weigh in on all sorts of topics from favor savers, to bridal make-up, to vendor vendettas. Also on my resume, getting married the day after my best friend...many called us crazy, but we loved every minute as bride and bride's maid, then vice versa!

While these words are very typical of wedding vows, some couples chose to take them to a whole new level so that they might read, “in death do we start.Cemetery weddings and photo sessions are becoming ever more popular, but why? Is it the creepiness of a graveyard on Halloween, the gothic feel of the stone art surrounding them, or the proximity of loved ones lost? That all depends on the bride and groom in question. Other quirky locations have certainly become acceptable, guerrilla weddings allow for ANY location at any time and that’s not been written off. So why NOT cemetery weddings?

Unusual, sure. Eccentric? You bet. To some even morbid or gothic, maybe, but a wedding should be a reflection of the couple's unique individuality and love for one another. Cemeteries are a permanent representation of the fact that true love never dies. Seeing husbands and wives lying next to each other for eternity can by very romantic. If you're a Christian, you believe God is everywhere. So it shouldn't be a surprise to find Him in a cemetery presiding over a marriage. Cemeteries are usually looked at as the end of a life, a remembrance of lives past, a perpetual history and, it can be a place to begin a new life together. Funerals in recent years have become more of a celebration of life than a sad or dark event and so it seems only fitting for some to come full circle.

Not every bride who wants a cemetery wedding is a freak or Satan worshipper or cult member. Those who enjoy the solitude and peaceful surroundings of the graves are often misunderstood by others who say, “Ewww, how can they do that?" A cemetery is a place where many people simply don't want to go, not while they’re alive at least. But cemeteries are outdoor museums that celebrate and commemorate the people who’ve made each unique town and this great country what it is. Many cemeteries have chapels within them, offering a beautifully peaceful place amidst a big city. Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Spring Grove Cemetery in Ohio offer wedding ceremony services to interested couples. More and more cemeteries are offering events above and beyond funerals, from weddings to bar mitzvahs. One thing to keep in mind when planning a cemetery wedding is the likelihood of a funeral happening nearby at the same time, with only 24 hours notice, that can be hard to avoid.

Having a cemetery wedding can be a way for the couple to share their special day with loved ones they’ve lost throughout the years, or generations of family they feel a special connection with. Being able to pay respects and visit your mother’s grave site on your wedding day can mean the world to a bride who’s just recently lost her battle with breast cancer.

Not every bride and groom are seeking a beautiful, secluded, or sacred spot. In some cases, a Halloween wedding in a cemetery just seems like fun and fits with their personalities. But does it really matter where a couple gets married, if they truly love each other?

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Wedding Funny| Groomsmen

Sometimes the best part about being a groomsmen, is not being the groom.

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