Friday, November 30, 2012

DIY Friday - Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Purchase some clear ornaments, decoupage book pages or newspaper around the outside, and finally, sprinkle some glitter over the wet glue. With some nice, vintage tags, print words of holiday cheer to finish off the look! Simple enough :) To see this and similar DIY projects, check out Flea Market Style!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dress Dreams

 
This gorgeous gown by Allure Bridal, has a lovely slim silhouette that shows off all the best curves. The layered lace at the bottom as well as the one-shouldered  neckline adds just enough extra detail. For more on this dress, check out Allure Couture!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

All Bling'd Out - Brooch Bouquets

An increasingly popular trend in vintage weddings are brooch bouquets! Many brides are asking their family and friends to lend a brooch for her walk down the aisle. There is your "something borrowed" ladies! Follow this link for more brooch bouquet inspiration from Lavender & Ash and a tutorial from Fancy Pants Weddings!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Local Vendor of the Week - Occasions Party Centre

My parents recently went to a wedding reception held at Occasions Party Centre and said they had an absolute blast! On Manchester Road between Akron and Canton, Ohio, Occasions Party Centre offers several beautifully appointed event rooms, two Gazebos and 35 acres of landscaped grounds.

Whether you're looking for an indoor or outdoor event, this place has it all! Check out their website for a virtual tour!




Family-owned and operated for more than 40 years, Occasions Party Centre accommodates corporate and social events from a casual affair to a formal wedding ceremony and reception up to 350 guests.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving All!!

Happy Thanksgiving from Two Hearts! I hope you all have a fabulous day complete with full bellies and warm company :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

All Bling'd Out - Ivory Swarovski Pearl Necklace

Pearls are the absolute definition of class and elegance! This ivory Swarovski pearl necklace is so Audrey Hepburn with flare, that would complete any wedding ensemble :) This beautiful piece and many others are available on Etsy!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Local Vendor of the Week - Bittersweet's Artisan Chocolates & Pastries

Not only does Bittersweet's in Stow make scrumptious chocolates of all kinds, but they also make extraordinary cakes! Owners Todd Horvath and Gwyneddh Jones combine Todd's love for art and culinary expertise in these sumptuous feasts for the eye and taste buds! Check out some of the amazing handcrafted wedding cake designs they have to offer. I promise you won't be disappointed :)


Love this gorgeous 5 tier teal, white, and pink cake!

Love the colors & detail on this cake.


You can find more wedding cakes on their site: Weddings by Bittersweet.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gorgeous Wedding Gowns by Victor Harper Couture

I've loved weddings and all things wedding related since high school. I'm lucky, my second cousin, Ralph, is in the wedding gown business. He found out I was taking a class in fashion design and invited me to New York City for his company's fall fashion show.

At the time, Ralph was working for Priscilla of Boston with the senior designer for the Platinum line.


(Me with Ralph, my aunt Lori & cousin, Karli at the Priscilla of Boston show in NY)

Ralph previously worked with this same designer at Vera Wang and Reem Acra where his style of luxurious extravagance was realized through intricate hand-drawn jeweled beading and embroidery patterns.

The designer's glamorous, figure-flattering silhouettes were sought after by brides globally, inspiring the Amsale company to approach the designer and offer him a position to design a collection under his own name. He is no longer affiliated with the Amsale Co.

After Priscilla of Boston closed its doors, the designer was asked to design his own collection with complete creative license and control. Selecting his grandfather as the label namesake, the Victor Harper Collection was introduced in April of 2012 and Ralph continues to lend his design and pattern making skills to wedding gown couture in the Victor Harper Collection.

Here are just some of the gorgeous gowns in the two collections:






Aren't these gowns just to die for! And am I lucky to have such a talented guy in the family!? To see them up close, check out the trunk show schedule.



Friday, November 16, 2012

DIY Friday - Chevron Candles

With some painters tape, frosted glass spray, and other household supplies, these chevron candle holders are very easy to make! These are great for showers, kids parties, or simply accenting your home :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All Bling'd Out - Cinderella Shoes

Any bride would feel like a princess in these shiny shoes! These bling'd out heels by Benjamin Adams available through My Glass Slipper are to die for!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Local Vendor of the Week - Baci Designer

It's time for our first "Vendor of the Week"! I wanted to start with one that is near and dear to me. Baci Designer is an amazing little event planning and stationery business based out of Cuyahoga Falls. I interned there for an entire semester and it has taught me so much!

Amanda Cursaro, the founder and owner of Baci, does amazing custom stationery for any occasion and will throw you a unique, classy, and totally personalized event :) Check out her fabulous blog along with her Facebook page!







Friday, November 9, 2012

DIY Friday - Key Boutonniere!!!

This is an interesting idea! Make the groom's boutonniere out of a vintage key and ribbon, then tie a lock to your bouquet! Simple and unique!




Thursday, November 8, 2012

Welcome!!!

Hey everyone! Welcome to my new blog, Two Hearts Inspirations!!! I am really excited to start sharing ideas with you all and hopefully bring some inspiration :)

I am an aspiring event planner and I am all about DIY! I want this blog to provide you with some project ideas that you can use anytime, anywhere, as well as focus on events.

I also want to promote local Akron/Canton area vendors by featuring a "Local Vendor of the Week". There are so many great businesses nearby that can provide you with a unique experience!

Hope you enjoy my weekly posts and feel free to send feedback. I'm all ears!

Real Events - a KD Wedding

I have some of the most beautiful Kappa Delta sisters and some have already found their Prince Charmings :)

Melissa was the first of us to walk down the aisle and she looked gorgeous! She and Travis tied the knot at Ault Park in Cincinnati, OH on September 3, 2010.