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TRENDing Cardinals Beauties

Cardinal artwork has made the 2013-2014 TRENDing for the Holidays.

Add unexpected whimsy to your home this holiday season with cardinal decor accessories.

As seen in the Style at Home Magazine.

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TRENDing CARDINAL beauties, these Christmas cards have made a big hit with many that have seen them for the Holidays. Here in Illinois, the CARDINAL is the state bird. There is nothing like seeing that BRIGHT RED bird in the trees that have been dusted with the morning snow. Sometimes you take these “beauties” for granted, as just another bird. My sister moved here from Northern California this year and she is awestruck at the sight of these RED beauties every time they fly by. It makes me think that it is true what they say about seeing things through the “eyes” of others…. Enjoy the COLOR this winter in the mix of the whiteness, it will surely put a SMILE on your face!

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Some FUN TRENDS from Chicago Style Weddings and others…

PRINT MENU CARDS.

Keep guests informed about what’s for dinner. Get the precise menu listing from your caterer and then print out the particulars on menu cards. You don’t need a card for each guest. Simply print out a card or two for each table. Your guests will appreciate knowing the menu, especially if they have allergies or certain food preferences.
Don’t forget your food stations and drink menus as well, keeping your guests well informed will be

DISH SMALL BITES.

Wedding guests don’t always want a full course meal. Instead serve yummy dishes in appetizer portions. Mashed potato bars are super trendy. The classic comfort food is being reinvented as a reception hit, complete with fix-ins like cheese, bacon bits and chives. Delish!

I know a great caterer that can hook you up with this Fun Station as well as others…Catering by Chef Paul contact Ginger

SAVE-THE-DATES.

Wedding stationery is a must for brides and grooms and it’s never been more important to have save-the-date cards. As soon as you set a wedding date, send all the people on your probable guest list a save-the-date card so they know to keep the date open on their calendars. After all, people are busy these days. If they know about your celebration ahead of time, they’re more likely not to plan any other activities for that date.

CREATE CREATIVE WEDDING PROGRAMS.

Wedding programs tell guests what to expect on the big day, but that doesn’t mean the programs have to be boring or predictable. Have a good time creating something to inform guests and be memorable at the same time. Some ideas? A program modeled after a social networking site like Facebook or Twitter or a program inspired by your favorite comic strip – use comic panels to tell guests what will happen throughout the event.

MODERN CHOICES.
The contemporary, modern wedding will still be big in 2011. Brides are opting for non-traditional dress choices, such as: beautiful hues instead of the usual white or ivory; old shoulder instead of strapless; and short cocktail dresses (the little white dress) instead of a long gown. This trend will continue through décor, as well, with couples steering away from the customary 10-person round table and opting to mix table shapes and sizes. They are also incorporating bright and bold colors, cool lounge settings, and after parties; choosing cupcakes instead of a wedding cake; and letting color tie together the bridesmaids as they choose different styles of dresses.

VINTAGE TOUCHES.
One of the top wedding trends for the upcoming year is vintage and retro-inspired with a modern twist. What’s old is new. We’ll see:

vintage wedding dresses with cap sleeves

beautiful textures

ornate details

natural settings, including outdoor and backyard weddings

photo booths (actual and set areas with draped-cloth backdrops)

vintage photography

Eco-friendly weddings

Trend Watch 2010-2011 Chicago Style Weddings

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