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If you’re looking to do your own invitations, programs, seating chart, table numbers, etc., and you want to take them up a notch, you should consider purchasing a graphic.   Ssrly, no one will know you did it yourself.  Now, you’ll need some computer skills, but we’re not talking mad skills here.  If you can work in PowerPoint or another similar program, then you’ll be FINE. 

With my wedding, I was going for a more vintage, Old Hollywood feel for my invites and overall feel.  So, I was looking for a graphic that would bring this out.  My friend Michelle and I found this on graphic on Dreamstime.  Because I was using them for the invites, I purchased the larger and higher res image for about $15.00.

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You can crop the graphic and use different components.  I used and abused this cropped version.  

Let me tell you, I got my money’s worth from this thing!  I used it on my DYI invitations, programs, wedding favors, seating chart, table number and monogram.  I even had Shutterbooth incorporate in on our photo strip!         

If you’re not savy in one of these programs and have some time, take a free PowerPoint class at the community center… or take the Microsoft tutorial.  (And, if all else fails, email me with your questions.  I’m a PowerPoint maniac.)   

Here’s some pics of how we incorporated the Dreamstime graphic into the wedding.

Invitation and Ceremony program.



Seating chart and table numbers.Seating Chart Table number

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NOTE: Admittedly, I take terrible pics.


Want to see something beautiful? Want to see a pair of wedding shoes that will make you green with envy, yet sigh with happiness?  Want to see the most stunning and vibrant wedding pic’s ever?  This is just a glimpse.  You have to see more…

I had to take pause (from basking in my own wedding glory) to share another Detroit wedding with you… Heather Saunders photographed this wedding in July 2009.  Heather’s simply amazing, isn’t she? Ah. I. Love. Her.

Augustina and Michael’s wedding was the first at the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit (most of you know it as the State Theatre) on Woodward Avenue, across from Comerica Park.  

The colors are rich.  The venue ornate.  The bride is breathtaking. The details are just so.  If this doesn’t say old Hollywood glam, I don’t know what does.

Oh, and recognize those shoes

Go see more.
Images courtesy of Heather Saunders Photography

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Curious to know more about the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit?  Look out for my Fillmore Venue Overview post in the coming days! 

Cast your vote ladies.   I’m thinking of choosing several dresses from the Watters & Watters line for my ladies to pink from.  What to you think?  You think they can all be mixed and matched?  I think I’m switching it up to long dresses… Goin’ for the old Hollywood glam look.

**Also, Bridesmaids, please let me know what you think… Just leave a comment!  You know me – BRUTAL HONESTY works best!**

Seriously, what do you think… and I’m not just talking to my girls!  All opinions wanted and needed!  I love 1, 2 and 3…




Old Hollywood Glam –  I love that wedding theme.  It’s a perfect fit for a Detroit Casino reception!  Check out this AMAZING wedding gown a fellow soon-2-be Detroit Bride has chosen as The One!  I love it!  Miss L and I are both having our wedding receptions at the fabulous new Greektown Casino and Hotel one day apart!   And, we have very similar themes, but very different color schemes!  I can’t wait to steal a peek come mid-September!   Her and her beau were engaged on Christmas Day 2008!  Congrats.  And, I love the dress!  It’s so Audrey Hepburn, don’t ya think?

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Dress: Pronovias Haiti

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Married September 19, 2009

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I love my guy. I love my town. I could have a torrid affair with every cake, cookie and cupcake I come across. I love sharing a good bottle wine with good people! And, I truly enjoy blogging about wedding finds. Which is why...

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When planning my wedding I loved researching and stalking out Metro Detroit venues, vendors and other finds. Now that I'm married, I'd like to turn this blog into a Metro Detroit Wedding resource for all of you. So, change is coming soon!

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