Daily Archives: October 1, 2010

Friday’s Fab Finds: A perfect send-off




The send-off is one of my favorite moments in a wedding because of how amazing the photos turn out. Traditionally, most send offs occur right after the ceremony as the bride and groom as whisked off in a private car, limo, what have you to be taken to the reception. However, now, with many brides I know, they are getting married at the same venue they are hosting their reception at, so their send off occurs after the last song and they are carted to their hotel or wherever they are spending their first night as a married couple. Regardless of when you do it, the photos turn out fantastic because at that moment, not only are you excited and emotional, but every single person there is as well, and the camera really captures that. Although I think throwing rice is an adorable tradition, I’m falling in love with some of the more modern and whimsical send-off ideas I’m seeing in blogs and magazines. Here are some of my favorites!

Paper confetti adds such fun, silly flair to any wedding! [via]

Throwing paper/plastic leaves is seriously perfect for an Autumn wedding! [via]

Sparklers are a perfect end to a Spring or Summer evening affair! [via]

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Helper of the Bride Etsy Shopping Tool Launched

I bet you are wondering what this picture is of, and I will get to that shortly! Because it’s #FF, I’ll first mention that all of you brides in planning need to follow Helper of the Bride [@HelprOfTheBride]. This website is geared towards bringing real bride bloggers together, as well as offer tools [like the Etsy shopping tool above] that help make brides lives a little easier. Since Etsy is a brides best friend [read: my best friend] I was ecstatic when the great minds behind Helper of the Bride asked me to review their new Etsy shopping tool.

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