{friday freebies}

Bring your appetites for today’s giveaway, brides! The fantastic Beatrice Bakery Co., which has been featured on shows like the Food Network’s Unwrapped and ABC’s The View, is offering one lucky winner a FREE sampler box of liqueur cakes! And even if you don’t win, you can still get a great discount on a sampler box…read on to find out how!

Beatrice Bakery Co.’s liqueur cakes are delicious, creative and affordable. Serve them in place of a traditional wedding cake or serve them as table cakes at the reception in addition to wedding cake. Try one of each of the Liqueur Cakes that make great options for serving at your reception. One case of 12 cakes serves 96 guests for around $50.00.  Try all 11 flavors in a sampler box, which is available for ordering at a discounted rate by calling Beatrice Bakery 800-228-4030 and mentioning the code “Bridal”. Learn more about this offering and their entire line of mouthwatering cakes by visiting their website.

Click HERE to enter!

{bride blogger nicole}

I just started a new part-time job at JMISKO a couple weeks ago, and I am really excited about it!  I’m an esthetician, and I provide services like chemical peels, microdermabrasions, waxing, HydraFacials, and European facials.  They offer so many things that are so beneficial for brides-to-be.

I received my first HydraFacial yesterday and it was amazing!  It gently cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates, leaving your skin glowing.  It helps with acne, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation, just to name a few things.

Dr. Misko also provides services such as Botox, Juvederm, and Skin Rejuvenation.  He is great at what he does, and these services can really make us look our best for our big day! He also offers help with weight loss and can get you set up on a program to get your body as you want it for your wedding.  There’s a machine called the Slimdome that you lay in to detoxify; and you can burn up to 600 calories in a 45 minute session.  I tried the Slimdome for the first time last week, and it was so awesome!  If you go try it out, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

There are also massages offered, so if you’re feeling stressed during the wedding planning process, pop in there and get a massage from Jonathan and relax! Makeup services (using the mineral makeup line Jane Iredale) and custom spray tans are also available to put the finishing touches on your wedding day look.

If you’ve never been to JMISKO, you should definitely stop in and find out how you can look your absolute best on your wedding day! It’s located behind Campbell’s Nursery on 56th and Pine Lake in Lincoln–hope to see you there!

{bride blogger megan} my inspiration board

After getting engaged, the first thing I drew inspiration from was that sweet, southern charm. Although I was born and raised in Minnesota, nothing makes me happier than some great BBQ, sweet tea, country music and loyal friends and family. I knew my dream wedding encompassed a laid-back, feminine and rustic charm. I also think it is extremely important to include the groom in all wedding plans, and since my wedding colors are blush and champagne, I needed to add some masculinity to the theme. With some help from my mom, best friends and florist, I have decided to keep the ceremony very romantic and feminine, and to create a rustic look at the reception with items like wooden candlesticks and darker, more dramatic hues.

Some great advice someone shared with me when finding wedding inspiration is to look through interior design magazines, fashion magazines, and paint samples. Also, think of your favorite foods, drinks and music.

The photos below define my wedding theme and inspiration. They are light, romantic, a little whimsical and rustic. I hope these make my wedding vision a little more clear. I am beyond excited to share my decisions leading up to the big day and to see the final product this August!


Rustic Grace

{design challenge} the winner!

Congratulations to Simply Chic Creations, winner of the Invitation Design Challenge for the “Modern Elegance” invitation! This contest was a big hit and we’re thankful to all of our talented invitation designers for their beautiful entries.

Now we want to hear from you, brides: what other design challenges would you like to see featured on the blog? Share your thoughts in the comments below!