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My Surprise Proposal Video | I am engaged!

It was a complete surprise to me when my boyfriend of a year, proposed to me in the middle of a Perfect Wedding Guide show that we were both working.  Below is the video from the very talented Jeffrey Stoner Video of how it all went down.  Honestly, I just wish someone would of told me to at least brush my hair…just sayin.

 

Florida Bridal Show | Perfect Wedding Guide

Hello, my lovely Hot Pink Brides!  If you are in Florida, or want to drive to see the Sunshine State, stop into the biggest wedding bridal show this side of the Mississippi! Details are below, along with a little discount for my readers. :) Give me a shout out if you are there. I will be shooting the fashion show and I am hard to miss with Hot Pink in my hair :)

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5 Personalized Wedding Day Essentials

Your wedding day only comes around once and what better way to remember such an amazing day than with personalized wedding essentials. There are so many options when it comes to personalizing your wedding day. Not only do personalized items add an extra special touch to your wedding day, they also add that special touch to your home when you display them afterwards. Here are some of our favorite personalized items for your wedding day.

 

Aisle Runner

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You are guaranteed to make a dramatic entrance with a personalized aisle runner! Whether the aisles will be lined with florals or you are opting to have a more simple ceremony, a personalized aisle runner will be a stunning centerpiece at your ceremony.

 

 

Wedding Signature Frame

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If you are looking for a alternative to a regular guest book, a personalized frame for guests to sign can be a great option. Unlike a guest book, you can hang up the frame in your living room and have the memory of your wedding on display every day.

Sand Ceremony Shadow Box

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Sand ceremonies are a popular alternative to candle ceremonies. Rather than using a plain jar or container for your sand, why not use a personalized option that you can display in your home?

Cake Server and Knife

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So many couples never use their cake server and knife after their wedding. How about personalizing yours and using it on special occasions? Using this set will make holidays even more special.

Embroidered Handkerchief

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Someone will be shedding some tears of happiness on your wedding day. Having a few personalized handkerchief’s on hand is definitely a good idea!

If you are interested in personalized gifts, you can find can find these gifts and many more at Gifts For You Now.

Romantic Italian Inspiration

If you are looking for gorgeous wedding inspiration, look no further than this wedding photographed by the talented Jose Villa. It’s hard to decide which details are the most beautiful. Is it the classic Italian look to the landscaping around Villa Cetinale, the candle lit walkway to the chapel, the vibrant floral arrangements, or the breathtaking gown by Samuelle? Let’s see if you can decide!

 

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Graphic Design And Printing: A Day In May Design  |  Calligraphy: Tara Jones Calligraphy  |  Leather Work And Brass Tags: Amber Moon Of Pitbulls And Posies  |  Design And Planning: Laurie Arons Special Events  |  Beaded Charger: The Ark Event Rentals  |  Special Assistant And Decor: Tomasso Of La Rosa  |  Creative Direction And Design: Kate Holt Of Flowerwild  |  Venue: Villa Cetinale  |  Wardrobe Stylist: Summer Watkins  |  Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup  |  Car: Zephyrus Sienna  |  Veil: Preston Olivia  |  Gown: Reem Acra From Gabriella Bridal  |  Gown: Samuelle

Tasty Tuesday

We’re getting over the Monday blues, or mopey Monday as we so fondly call it. Hump day is just around the bend but we need a little something to help us celebrate getting through Monday. Thanks to the good folks at Smirnoff we have found our silver lining. Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut Vodka. We’ve decided that Flamingoes and coconut are the new *IT* thing (please make the cold and never ending winter end). We also think that Smirnoff’s Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut is a perfect for a Spring (no really where are you SPRING?!) cocktail hour or for a fun kick off to a bachelorette party. This vodka is smooth and as a bonus only 78 calories per 1.5 oz serving. We’re simple gals so we made a simply delicious martini with 1.5 oz of Smirnoff’s Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut Vodka and 2 oz of coconut water (a lady must stay hydrated) in a chilled martini glass. Smirnoff was super awesome and sent us a ton of recipes. To quote police chief Brody from Jaws….We’re going to need a bigger glass. Ok he needed a boat but tomato, toMAHto. If you Pin, haha who doesn’t, check out Smirnoff’s Girls Night In for all their great recipes. Make sure to let us know in the comments your favorite recipe!

Perfectly Pink Plus a Cameo by Charlie Crist

Ashley and David had an AMAZING pink inspired wedding in St. Pete, FL. It started off early at the Renaissance Vinoy with the guys and gals getting ready. Ashley had a beautiful dress that was made from, well we’re guessing miles of organza it’s fluffy, full and faaaaaancy! Her girls were sporting black dresses with pink heels, which we of course absolutely love. The ceremony was held at Christ the King Catholic Church, then they celebrated back at the Vinoy. Where, yes, they ran into Charlie Crist and his amazingly always perfectly coiffed hair, he’s like Roger Sterling minus the cigarettes and booze.

Photographer:  Carrie Wildes Photography//Equipment Rentals: Signature Event Rentals//Makeup Artist: Brandi Lynn Tort MakeupHair//Floral Designer: Carmen’s Flowers//Linens and Coverings: Connie Duglin Linens//Event Planner: Days Remembered by ND//Dress Store: Emelina’s Bridal & Boutique//Transportation: His & Hers Limousines //Lighting: inspire//Cinema and Video: movie magic productions//Officiant:Officient//Event Planner:Renaissance Vinoy Resort//Equipment Rentals: Signature Events By Design LLC//Cake Designer:Stephanie Petitta//

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3 Steps to a Perfect Proposal

 

 

Hearts on Fire have sent us an awesome info graphic on the 3 Steps to a Perfect Proposal. So guys listen up they’ve got some helpful info for you. And ladies don’t forget to share it with your significant other after 64% of brides to be were involved :)
On Bended Knees - 3 Steps to a perfect proposal
Courtesy of: heartsonfire.com

Empire State Building Valentine’s Day Contest

The annual Empire State Building Valentine’s Day Contest is fast approaching! Make sure to stop by their Facebook page and submit a creative proposal by December 5th. Share your personal love story for a chance to have your dream wedding at the iconic building. Red Envelope and ProFlowers have been asked to be lead designers of the 3 winning weddings.

They have asked Hot Pink Brides to help spread the word. So we chose 5 of our favorite items from Red Envelopes wedding gifts page. Here are our Hot Pink Brides Empire State Building Wedding Picks:

1. Lollia Frangrances. First off the bottles are absolutely beautiful. Secondly the fragrances are not overwhelming, they have perfectly balanced the mix of fruit and floral combinations. There’s three different fragrances to choose from In Love, Wish and Relax. Call us crazy but we’re going for Relax. Getting married on top of the Empire State building?! Yep some relax will be needed.

2. Your man needs something too. These cufflinks are perfect. Put in a picture of a loved one or a snapshot of the first time you met. Not only that you can also have them engraved with a single initial.

 

3. Cheers! After the nuptials what could be better than a toast from a personalized wine bucket?

 

4. Personalized couples key dates wall art. Be the envy of all of your friends with a personalized one of a kind work of art. Imagine your wedding date and EMPIRE STATE WEDDING on a beautiful 24×32 canvas.

 

5. Lastly you’re going to need a Deluxe Wall Gallery Frame to show off all the AMAZING photos from your Empire State Building wedding. Hang this puppy up next to the personalized key date canvas and your friends eyes will probably roll out of their heads. You’re welcome :)

Now that we’ve shared our favorites. What would you pick to have at your Empire State Building wedding?

Hi Sock Sunday! or Sexy Sock Sunday…

We love us some baseball here at Hot Pink Brides. We love fancy socks even more. The peeps at Argoz (Are-GOES) contacted us about their fabulous line of argyle socks. I know, I know you’re looking at the screen like I have five heads. Well these aren’t your Grandpa’s socks (although let’s face it he knows what’s up). These are sexy, fun, and out of the box socks. They’re perfect for the groom and his men. It’s a HUGE wedding detail which is trending all over Pinterest. Argoz is an online premium sock company based out of San Francisco. Their masterminds in the sock factory are currently working on socks for that XL man in your life too. They feel that they shouldn’t miss out on well fitting socks, no ankles will be spared. They’ll very soon have size 13+ out for the well endowed very soon. I know we’re excited for our size 14 man. Another huge bonus of Argoz they sell a line they call the Stevens. They’re made to match by not matching. Wait what? That’s right. There’s always that ONE jerkface sock that ends up missing never to been seen or heard from again. Mom used to say that all that fuzz in the lint trap was the missing sock. We’ll never know. Well Argoz has solved that problem. They made their socks alike but a bit different so if you’re sock goes on the honeymoon before you, you’ll have that backup fraternal twin to cover for it’s disappearance. Genius. So do us a favor and stop by their store and browse around. Make sure to let us know if you procure some fancy foot coverings for your groom on his special day. Stop by their blog too. They have some great insight on staying awesome. We have a few pairs of heels (made by Satan we’re guessing) that would probably chew up our feet a little less when once we start wearing our Argoz with them.

 

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