Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beaty Photography hosts FLAUNT YOUR ROCK!

Check out this fun contest from my friends in Fort Smith, Beaty Photography! It's simple and a really great way to show the world that new sparkle that you're sporting on your left hand. Keep reading for more details and visit their website for more info!

LOVE is in the air! Did you recently get engaged and are beaming with pride over the shiny rock on your finger? Want to flaunt it some more? In honor of all the love going around, Beaty Photography is holding a contest for you engaged lovebirds to show off your new bling!

What do you get for flaunting that shiny new rock? The winner will receive a full engagement session and disc of high resolution images. PLUS the winners of each local Flaunt Your Rock contests will be placed in a national contest to win a grand prize worth $450+. The grand prize includes custom invites from Paper & Ink Studio, a wedding cake topper from Custom Cake Toppers, a custom clutch from Clutch That and a wedding accessory from Little White Chapel Accessories!

The Details:

• Submit 1 photograph of your ring & 1 photograph of yourselves (please do not submit images taken by another professional photographer).

• Encourage all of your friends and family to vote for you. The ring with the most votes wins!

• Engaged couples only.

All submissions must be received by midnight March 5, 2010.

Entries will be judged by a panel of photographers who will narrow down the selection to 3 rings. The finalists will be posted on Beaty Photography's blog and the winner will be chosen via a public voting poll. Voting will occur between March 7-March 13, 2010. There are specific rules around voting that will be clarified during the voting round of the contest.
Winners will be announced on March 15, 2010. Winning session must take place between March 22-May 1, 2010 within 30 miles of Fort Smith, AR. Winners must sign a release to allow Beaty Photography to display images on blogsite, Facebook Business Page and any other print or web materials as deemed appropriate.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ramona Keveza Trunk Show in Rogers, AR at She Said Yes Bridal THIS WEEKEND!

Brides...check out this FABULOUS, dreamy, fun opportunity for you this weekend! Our local couture bridal salon is hosting one of the wedding industry's finest gown designers, Romona Keveza, this Friday and Saturday!

Before you read on, take a look at this video of the 2010 collection with Romona herself narrating. I LOOOOVE these gorgeous bridal gowns!

Here is the info on this great LOCAL event from She Said Yes:
She Said Yes Bridal is thrilled to announce a Romona Keveza Couture Collection Trunk Show at their Rogers store on February 19th and 20th featuring an exciting appearance by the designer herself, Keveza’s first Arkansas trunk show and appearance. This once in a lifetime Couture trunk show is the must attend event of the year for brides-to-be and brides that have previously worn Keveza gowns interested in a bridal portrait autograph from the designer.

Truly timeless treasures, the Romona Keveza Collection is known the world over for elegant couture bridal gown designs that place an emphasis on femininity, superb attention to detail and luxurious fabrics. Only available in approximately 100 of the finest boutiques across the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Spain and Turkey, this collection epitomizes both elegance and simplicity, making the designs a perfect fit for She Said Yes Bridal's discriminating brides-to-be and evening wear clients.

2010 celebrates the Collection's 10-year anniversary, and this year's collection uses fabrics that feature both texture and depth with a three dimensional quality such as chiffon voulant ruffles, hand appliqué organza flowers and petals, creating looks from wispy and ethereal to dreamy and romantic. These heirloom pieces with luxurious hand sewn quality make for one-of-a-kind dresses meticulously crafted for the Couture bride.

Keveza is known for her creativity and innovation in Couture bridal and evening wear, and is the go-to designer for many of today's top stars and brides. One of Keveza's first high-profile clients was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and her designs today remain a favorite of red carpet regulars and high profile women including Angelina Jolie, Iman and Julia Roberts among many others. Additionally, her gowns have been featured in a myriad of print publications including Brides, InStyle and People as well as on network television shows including Entertainment Tonight, The View and E! Entertainment, naming only a few.

The proud distributor of an incredible selection of European bridal gowns and evening wear, She Said Yes Bridal is celebrated for their beautiful offerings and outstanding customer service. As a full service bridal store, customers will find an incredible selection of bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, mother of the bride dresses and tuxedos. Additionally, She Said Yes Bridal offers a variety of designer evening wear apparel perfect for Prom, formal events and black-tie affairs.

Visit She Said Yes Bridal to find your DREAM dress today!

Book a Romona Keveza Trunk Show appointment with She Said Yes Bridal by calling 479-631-2006.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stuck in the Snow

Yep, after posting that we are headed to the land of fun & sun, we are now stuck in the winter wonderland of...Dallas! Who would've guessed. Not us!

We are hoping to be on the next flight out at 11:35 but if not we know we are on our way at 1:20, as long as that flight isn't cancelled. We have encountered truly lovely, helpful airline attendants and one not-so-lovely lady as well. Now we are sitting between two disgruntled business passengers on their phones griping about their jobs. Ick--I just want to see the sun with my honey.

The kind of funny (maybe not so funny) thing is that I booked us through Dallas to avoid this very thing--winter weather dealys. But, here we are, going with the flow and hoping to be on our way soon. Say a prayer for us!!

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Good morning! When you are reading this I am sitting next to my hubby flying the friendly skies to the West coast, where I hear it is sunny and 70 degrees. Jealous yet?

I am going to be away from the office today (Thursday) through Tuesday. I won't be returning emails or phone messages until then so sit tight.

Have you heard of a babymoon? It's a fun getaway for couples before their little one arrives, just enjoying each other and our last days of just the two of us. It is bittersweet and so exciting! I hope to post some pictures and little blurbs here, thanks to my new blog app on the trusty iPhone. Keep checking in and have a really fab weekend!!!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Date Night Giveaway Ends Tomorrow

Hey everyone! This is a super quick post, but I wanted to let you know that the Date Night Giveaway ends tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:00 PM. Post a comment on the Funny Friday post below about ANY funny first date story that you have for your chance to win a really great night out on the town ON US!

I will announce the winner on Tuesday of next week. Until then, enjoy your week! We are headed to sunny California for our "babymoon" trip!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Funny Friday: First Dates & Date Night Giveaway

Every wedding story begins with the story of a couple's first date. Many times these stories are filled with awkward moments, embarrassing details, and lots of laughs. Mark and I just celebrated our First Dateiversary about a week ago--hard to believe it's been 7 years already! Our first date had its ups & downs, between realizing Mark REALLY meant it when he said he didn't dance, and then trying to carry on a conversation while rap music was blaring at my sorority function, it's amazing we made it past the first few hours, let alone 7 years! Our wonderful friends, The Slonekers, just had their 8 year First Dateiversary and wrote about it on their blog. Chelsea also posted this clip, which I had never seen, and thought it would be fun for Funny Friday on the blog. Post a comment with a funny story from YOUR first date and be eligible to win a gift card for a fun date night out on us!! Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Our weekend is full of celebrations (LOVE!) between our first baby shower, two parties for my Poppie's 90th birthday, and a Super Bowl shindig! Looking forward to an action packed few days!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

$100,000 Wedding Giveaway!

Well, I wish I could say it's from me, but it's not. But if it's not from me, then who better to give this wonderful gift away than Crate and Barrel? What a fun store--I highly recommend their wedding registry (even if we don't have one in NWA!).

So, how does it work? First, you go online and create your wedding registrty at Crate and Barrel. Next up you will register for the contest. Here's the fun get to tell them:

1. Your love story!
2. Three important details of your ultimate wedding day!
3. Your "everyday" dream!

And you get to share your cute faces with the rest of the world when you upload your favorite picture of you and your honeybunny.

The public (AKA all of your family, friends, co-workers that you email "VOTE FOR US") will determine the top 50 couples to move on to final selections by a panel of judges. Here are the prizes...

Grand Prize: Ultimate Wedding worth $100,000
2nd Prize: $7500 Gift Card to Crate and Barrel (Um, I will take 2nd prize!)
3rd Prize: $2500 Gift Card to Crate and Barrel (Or even 3rd prize!)
Honorable Mentions: 15 couples take home $1000 Crate and Barrel Gift Cards (Yes please!)
And the Popular Vote Winner will even get a $500 Crate and Barrel Gift Card.

I'd take ANY of those prizes, wouldn't you? Go register now! The contest winners will be announced in April!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snowy Wedding Day in Arkansas

About this time last year Amanda & Cary said "I Do" on a very unexpectedly snowy day! After this past weekend's winter wonderland I was inspired to look back through their wedding day photos, taken by the super fun Amber Lanning of Lanning Photography. More than anything the very best part of this day was how much fun the bride & groom had despite the weather that we never saw coming...until about 2 or 3 days before! Here are some fun, snowy shots to enjoy. AND Happy early Anniversary to these sweet lovebirds!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sweet Words

There's nothing quite like getting a hand-written note of appreciation in the mail, is there? When I opened my mail last week, I found a beautiful note written by the new Mrs.Bloyd on some eye-catching new "B" stationery. We have the most wonderful clients! Rebekah & Caleb, we appreciate your sweet, sweet words...(beautiful wedding portrait by Benfield Photography!)

I want to thank you for all that you and Ki did to make our wedding day so smooth and perfect! My mom and I really appreciated all that you did behind the scenes, and even Caleb noticed how the smallest details were taken care of--all we had to do was ask! You both were a pleasure to work with; thanks again for helping us celebrate our special day!

Rebekah and Caleb Bloyd

R&C, we loved working with you too! It was the perfect way to kick of 2010! Thanks again for your thoughtful words.