Articles in the Unique Ideas Category

In Case You Missed It…
Posted in Unique Ideas on 31 July 2009

I did. Depite hearing bits and pieces about a wedding party dancing down the aisle, I had yet to see the video. So here it is for those who missed it! Definitely made me laugh!

Japanese Bouquet Innovation
Posted in Bouquets, Unique Ideas on 14 March 2009

My fiance has an obsession with Japan (and according to the book - “What White People Like”, it’s normal). We all know the styles and trends in Japan are light years ahead of most of us, so it’s natural that I enjoy perusing for asian wedding inspiration.

Below are some bouquets you would not traditionally see. Keep in mind they are extremely flamboyant, but when toned down, can make for a beautiful addition to your ensemble.



Rachael Ray Hosts Mass Wedding
Posted in News, Unique Ideas on 20 November 2008

Rachael Ray made a wedding possible for 33 couples, after their wedding venues closed after Hurricane Ike. Not to mention, many lost thousands of dollars in deposits. The event took place at Minute Maid Park in front of 500 friends and family. The brides and grooms walked down the aisle to Luther Vandross’ Here and Now, as each couples names were individually announced. The couples then recited their vows simultaneously and then placed rings on each others’ fingers.

“If there is a fairy godmother, it is Rachael Ray,” said groom Victor Cabungcal, 23. “This is an absolute miracle.”

The guests then dined on a menu designed by Ray and danced on a makeshift dance floor in the outfield. Each couple also received a custom-made cake.

Yay! That’s some very ‘feel good news.’ I am so happy these brides still were able to have their dream wedding, albeit a bit different

{video: from Entertainment Tonight, Photos: Eric Kayne - Houston Chronicle }

Happy Halloween!
Posted in Unique Ideas on 31 October 2008

{photo: DIY Wedding Flower Blog}

Happy Halloween everyone. Stay warm and enjoy the candy! And for your viewing pleasure, check out the video below from the BBC about a couple’s Halloween wedding.

Do It Yourself Jell-O Centerpieces
Posted in Centerpieces, Unique Ideas on 14 September 2008

Planning a spring/summer wedding and in dire need of inspiration for a fun centerpiece? Jell-O the no calorie treat that brings out the kid in us can actually be used to decorate your reception tables! I saw this on and just had to share it with you. See below for the easy steps on how to make your own Jell-O centerpiece:

- Combine six boxes of Jell-O powder in half the amount of water specified (to get a more vibrant color).
- Chill the mix in your choice of vase for approximately 30 minutes.
- Push the flowers into the semi-firm gelatin.

And there you have it!

Betsey Johnson Bridal Gowns?!
Posted in Geek Ideas, Gowns, Invitations & Stationary, Unique Ideas on 13 September 2008

Who knew the ever so quirky Betsey Johnson has decided to break into designing wedding gowns?

At New York Fashion Week, Betsey’s 2009 spring collection surprisingly included some bride-like ensembles among her other youthful and eccentric pieces which everyone has been accustomed to. Wearing what seemingly looked to be wedding gowns, the models walked down the catwalk with their hands tied behind their backs with handcuffs. Talk about being chained down by marriage!! Truly it isn’t like being in jail! (hm…on second thought)

A bit to weird for my taste. It reminds me too much of what Madonna wore way back when. But fun to look at nonetheless. See below for more:

Pictures Source:
Imaxtree - New York Magazine

Cute Do-It-Yourself Fortune Cookies
Posted in Favors, Unique Ideas on 10 September 2008

picture: Lady Harvatine

Isn’t it just cute? Easily customizable and easy to do yourself. For this guest favor, all you have to do is add a quote or message onto the piece of fabric, felt, or paper that goes inside the fortune cookie. Another idea is to use the cookies as holders for your escort cards at the reception. Check out Lady Harvatine for a complete do it yourself tutorial on how to make them. And look around because there’s some really nice and simple crafts that could easily be incorporated in your wedding.

Below is what fortune cookies made out of felt would look like (from Martha Stewart Weddings):

Andrew Firestone Wedding Photos
Posted in Bouquets, Celebrity Weddings, Centerpieces, Gowns, Hair, Invitations & Stationary, News, Unique Ideas on 9 September 2008

Mi Belle Inc. Wedding Photography via Instyle Weddings

Location: Crossroads (Firestone family home) in Los Olivos, CA

Bridal Gown: Ivory Reem Acra silk A-line gown with antique gold embroidery and a low-cut back.

Groom’s Tux: Tom James custom made suit

Bouquet: Cream colored bouquet of peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, lily of the valley, gardenias and hydrangeas (created by Mindy Rice Floral Designs in Los Angeles, CA)

Ceremonial Feature: At the end of the wedding ceremony, ushers gave guests lyrics to “Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi so that everyone could sing along while the bride & groom exited the church.

Decorator: Trevor Zellet of Bella Vista Designs transformed a simple Barn into a beautiful venue. Chandeliers were suspended from the ceiling, hanging down on chains wrapped in Tiffany-blue satin. Tables were covered in ivory satin linen and guest tables had vases of alternating height filled with white hydrangeas.

Wedding Planner: Tonya Szele of Soigne Productions in Santa Barbara

Credit: Mi Belle Inc. Wedding Photography via Instyle Weddings

Jewelry on a Budget
Posted in Decorations, Unique Ideas on 2 September 2008

glam for less
Austrian Rhinestone Bracelets: less than $20

Reader Lisa sent in a nice resource Glam For Less that specializes in wedding jewelry for a low cost. Check it out.

Thanks Lisa!

Japanese Inspired Wedding Gown
Posted in Gowns, Unique Ideas on 27 August 2008

This stunning dress successfully incorporates details from traditional Japanese wedding kimonos. Made of vintage, ivory uchikake, the gown is complete with a bottom band and cowl neck of silver silk charmeuse and finished with a silver obi belt with light blue highlights.