Headless Bride (cake)

When describing a wedding cake, most people choose to steer away from using the words decapitated or delimbed. But not us!

headless bride cake

Colo. budget would open prison, end scholarships

April 9, 2010
Denver, CO

State senators have given initial backing to a proposed $18.2 billion budget for next year.

The Senate voted Thursday evening to support the budget, which has already passed the House. It faces another vote Friday.

Some Democrats tried but failed to block $9.4 million from being spent to open a solitary confinement unit at the Colorado State Penitentiary. They wanted the money for treatment for things such as mental illness and substance abuse.

The corrections department says the unit is needed to house violent inmates now being held in lower-security prisons and that treatment programs won't be effective if violence continues in those prisons.

The budget would also drain a $45.2 million trust fund that provides low-income students with scholarships. Under an amendment passed by the Senate, that money would only be tapped as a last resort at the end of the fiscal year.

High school juniors and seniors who've already signed up would be funded, but no future students would be helped.

Republicans are pushing for deeper cuts to get ready for the following year. More cuts are possible then because stimulus money that has propped up spending during the recession will be gone.

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Beautiful Spring Wedding Inspiration

With Spring in full bloom, we thought we'd spread some Spring wedding inspiration! Click on a pic to visit the full article.

"Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil."
- Reginald Hebe

Creepy Wedding Photo

Ok, this is definitely freaky!
The photo below was taken in 1972 by a professional photographer who was commissioned to take photographs of guests as they arrive to the wedding reception. Looks like a normal wedding pic right? Click on the photo and look behind the right leg of the man in the black tux. We've also included an enlarged image to help you out.

wedding ghost
ghost at wedding


We told you it was freaky.
More info about the photo can be found here.

Random Wedding Cake #794

wedding cake with piping
Love the "button" detail


Everything Wedding Blog Carnival #5

wedding blog carnival 5
Welcome to the Everything Wedding Blog Carnival #5!
Our wedding carnival is a regular blog carnival that showcases outstanding wedding and bridal posts from a collection of the best wedding blogs on the Internet! Our goal is to have various wedding bloggers take turn hosting the carnival to create a wonderful wedding resource that can be enjoyed by everyone. If you're interested in creating and hosting the next wedding blog carnival on your blog, let us know. Thanks and enjoy!

wedding diy

Want to add an elegant flair to your wedding cake? Christina from Intimate Weddings shows how you can make your very own Vintage Cake Stands! Definitely worth the time & effort.

Britt, the newest team member on The Broke-Ass Bride blog, shows you how to save some skrilla on your wedding decor by taking on this adorable DIY Hobo Lanterns project!

Cute overload! These charming DIY Flower Sugar Cubes are perfect for an posh afternoon wedding! We love all the fab finds on Dog n' Bird!

So in love this Teacup Wedding Cake idea posted by Rachel on the Austin Wedding Blog! Such a cool DIY idea for the vintage bride!

Feeling crafty? Ashley shares this insanely cute do-it-yourself bridesmaid project on the Luxe Event blog that will leave your girls reeling with glee and feeling oh so special!

The lovely ladies over at The Wedding Chicks spread some DIY love by giving away some great FREE custom monograms! Get 'em while they're hot!

Marit from Marit Hanson Weddings inspires the DIY baker in every bride by giving us the recipe for Martha Stewart's cupcakes in a jar! This would be a wedding favor your guests will never forget.

Hey all you budget brides! Erin from the Bay Area Bride Guide shows how to have beautiful, and cost-friendly floral blooms in her latest DIY Wedding Flowers project!

wedding colors

If you're still trying to decide what your primary color will be for your big day, Alison from The Knotty Bride features the gorgeousness of blending blue + green.

We love The Perfect Palette! Chrissy shares this awesome Summer Soiree inspiration board that features shades of yellow, orange and gray. Oh so lovely!

We instantly fell in love with this brilliant aqua + tangerine wedding inspiration tablescape that Julianne posted on A Modern Proposal! Did we mention that she sewed the linens herself!

Blue and green are natural reminders of Spring. Lively, vibrant and fresh, we love this fun wedding inspiration board found on Wedding Rumors!

Kathryn over at Snippet & Ink does it again by putting together a swoon-worthy antique peach and blue wedding inspiration board. Elegance re-invented!

wedding fashion

If you're looking for that perfect eloping dress, these hot finds found on Bridal Rehab might just inspire you to take the plunge!

Here's a trend we can get onboard with! Drop by the Destination Wedding Store blog and check out why a Fedora might just be the perfect accessory for the groovy groom.

And the bride wore... trash? Jaime from It's A Jaime Thing gives us a peek at some "trashy" runway looks from the Junk To Funk Fashion Show! Too cool!

Just in case you didn't know, floral crowns are totally in! Get hip to this Fall 2010 accessory trend over at Weddings & Pretty Things!

If you're an indie bride looking for a truly unique wedding dress, Poptastic Bride has what you need: Slightly edgy handmade wedding gowns! Yes!

Wanna step up your hair to the next level of chic? OneWed shows off some inventive hairdressing that any camera will love.

You gotta check out this great re-cap of brand new wedding gown designs at the 2010 Bridal Market put together by Weddings Unveiled! Great coverage!

Straight from the runway, Tracy from RecycledBride shows us her picks for the 15 most beautiful, stylish and downright jaw-dropping wedding dresses from today's 2010 bridal market!


The Man Registry asks all you grooms out there, "Does your girlfriend have engagement ring envy?" Bling bling!

Booking the music for your wedding is way more important than people think! The music you choose will help set the vibe for the entire day. Don't panic. Dave from the Temple of Groom lends some first-hand advice on this important decision-making topic.

Contrary to popular belief, EVERY bachelor party does not have to involve strippers and two-day hangovers. Don't believe us? The guys over at The Plunge give 20 bachelor party alternatives that are sure to please the pickiest of grooms.

Why is registering for wedding gifts so difficult? Get some groom-to-groom insight from Ben at Ben The Groom. It’s not all skips and giggles down the aisles—even if you like shopping.

With so many wedding blogs covering the topic of planning the perfect wedding, it's refreshing to see the guys over at Staggered covering the topic of how NOT to plan a wedding. Sometimes honesty is the best policy.

wedding flowers

Brynn from the Smart Bride Blog shows us some floral alternatives in case you're a bride that is saying "No way" to the traditional bridal bouquet.

Your flower girls will look absolutely eco-radiant in these naturally chic flower girl fashions featured by Cindi on The Brass Paperclip Project!

Sweet & Simple are always good. The Emmaline Bride Blog inspires you to brighten up your bridal shower centerpieces with these modern flower designs.

Angela from Swatchbook Weddings shares with us her newest floral love: Anemones! Unique and beautiful, these are simply stunning!

More Anemones! Check out the Details Weddings & Events blog for a rad collection of Anemones in bold flower designs!

These graceful green + brown wedding tablescapes found on Polka Dot Bride bring a soft Spring feel without spoiling the clean white primary. Love!

It's Spring time! The flowers in this darling garden wedding theme will totally have you on a outdoor floral fetish! See more on the Beau-Coup Wedding Blog!

The Ritzy Bee blog showcases the wonderful appeal of using cherry blossoms in your wedding decor. Pink never looked so posh!

real weddings

This whimsical vintage California wedding posted by Lauren on the Every Last Detail blog is cool x 2! You gotta check out the bridal bike parade!

This rustic ranch wedding on Green Wedding Shoes features an organic vibe that make for some great eye candy! Don't you just love the bride's shoes!

Ok, feast your eyeballs on this stunning 1940's Vintage Engagement session courtesy of the Ruffled blog! We're in awe.

Have you seen the Queen of Hearts Inspiration Shoot on Grey Likes Weddings? Alice in Wonderland meets bridal elegance!

When we found this Transformer wedding over at Hot Pink Brides, we knew it would be cool, but damn!

Gawd we love this wedding! We all know that Style Me Pretty is always chock full of pretty weddings, but this one is beautiful down to the smallest of details!

Random Wedding Cake #390: Cow Print

cow wedding cake

Coolest Engagement Photo Shoot Ever: The Wedding Cake Bride

All of us here at BrideTide are definitely huge fans of original engagement shoots... and this bride and groom session may just take the cake! Literally!

Meredith from Meridith Mascola Photography had the wonderful opportunity of photographing this creative couple after the challenge of turning a bride-to-be into an actual wedding cake. Yep, the bride wore a wedding cake, complete with a fondant bodice, icing skirt, icing headband and much more. How deliciously creative!

The Wedding Cake Bride
The Wedding Cake Bride
The Wedding Cake Bride
The Wedding Cake Bride
The Wedding Cake Bride
The Wedding Cake Bride
The Wedding Cake Bride

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Guy uses Apple iPad To Propose To Girlfriend

apple ipad engagment
It was just a matter of time before someone decided to use the newest tech gadget on the market, the Apple iPad, to get engaged.

Name this Photo : : I need your help


Hey friends, I need your help and advice on these two recent photos. I'm currently trying to decide on a title for each of these images and I'm seeking the creative minds of people like you. I'm interested in a title that goes along with a storyline - whatever story you can come up with - whatever these images invoke.

And one more favor to ask...which photo appeals to you more?
Your votes are incredibly valuable to me! Thanks so much for your thoughts!
It's open to you Facebooker's as well...Click Here or Here to link.