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Thursday, December 31, 2009


Pure Dymonds Events will like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Let 2010 be the year where you try things you never done before. Let it be the year to open your mind to creativity and express yourself. Be safe and we shall see more of each other in 2010.

Trish Epps

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holiday Ideas

Here are a few holiday decorations that I found that was cute and easy to do yourself.

Holiday CDs
Share the jolly sounds of the season with a customized CD, easily decorated and beautifully presented

Snowman Cupcake How-To
This snowman wears a fine winter hat: a chocolate-covered mint beret. His plump figure is two marshmallows -- cut a slice off the top one and squish to make it smaller. Dabs of icing hold parts together. His eyes are chocolate sprinkles (poke holes first with a wet toothpick), and his nose is cut from a gummy fish.

Picture This
Chocolate bars adorned with the faces of the bride and groom are sweet in more ways than one. Choose a few favorite photos, then print them using an ink-jet printer or photocopy onto lightweight paper. (Enlarge or reduce images if needed.) With a paper cutter, trim so photos are slightly shorter than candy bars. Remove outer wrappers but not inner foil. Wrap each candy bar with a photo, and secure in back with double-sided tape. Adorn with waxed twine tied in a small bow.

Sweet Treats
While you're baking this season, think about trying this idea. Tie decorated sugar cookies with ribbon to a miniature tree. Cookies can be nibbled on a day or two after hanging, but they'll continue to look good for weeks.

Sources & Pictures from: www.marthastewart.com and www.myhomeideas.com

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sexy & Chic Pregnacy Wedding Dresses

More and more bridal companies are making dresses specially for pregnant women.
And if soaring sales at maternity bridal boutiques are anything to go by, more pregnant women than ever are opting to wear a traditional white dress.

Changing social attitudes combined with the fashion for high-profile celebrities to get married whilst pregnant has meant that a bride walking to the altar with a swelling waistline is no longer considered unusual. With recent figures indicating that up to 20% of brides are pregnant when they get married, forward thinking retailers are recognising the importance of catering for this section of the market.

Elegant and trendy gowns of georgette and lace are being made with pregnant brides in mind. Buttons running along the side of the dresses, fashioned feather woven maternity outfits, tie tabs in the back and floor length cocktail styles are now included in many wedding dress designers maternity lines.

This all ultra-feminine, ultra-flattering white or all ivory maternity bridesmaid dress is proving hugely popular with clever maternity brides saving their money for after baby arrives!

If you're still in your first or second trimester, this dress should flatter your new-found curves beautifully!

Featuring a V-neck, twist knot empire-line bodice with pleated skirt and tie back.

Bella Chiffon and matching Charmeuse fabric.

What do you think?

Trish E.
Pure Dymonds Events

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bathroom Wedding Baskets

I always wondered why I never saw any Bathroom Basket in the ladies room. I always thought that it was more of a personal touch and just being prepared for the worst that might come up.We all know that we never know what is going to go wrong so I think that is a wonderful idea to just be prepared then to be caught off gaurd. Bathroom baskets have been popping up at a lot of weddings recently, as brides become more conscious of the needs of their guests.

Ladies Room included:

•Shout Wipes
•Bobby Pins
•Sewing Kits
•Safety pins
•Lint rollers
•Hair Rubber Bands
•Dental Floss
•Hand Sanitizer
•Hand Lotion
•Bath & Body Works Body Splash
•Hairspray/Hair gel
•Packs of Individual Combs
•Nail Files
•Clear nail polish

Men's Washroom:
•Shout Wipes
•Spray Deodorant
•Cotton Balls
•Listerine Strips
•Crest Finger Brush
•Hair Spray
•Smell Good Spray
•Eye Drops
•Hair Brush
•Blotting Strips
•Imodium AD
•Wet Ones

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Should You do a Themed Wedding?

Recently, someone asked me a great question - Why does a wedding need a theme?

Well, the easy answer is that it doesn't, but having one makes it just that more exciting if done properly and tastefully. In fact, the truth is that almost all wedding have a theme.

The theme of a wedding is whatever aspect is used to pull it all together. The most wildly used themes are colors and flowers. For example, my first wedding had a fuchsia theme. We brought in pops of color with the hot pink to create the look the bride was looking for which created a unified feeling. Today, many brides are choosing to go for more unique and personal themes for a number of reasons, and those are generally what you think of when you hear "wedding theme" Themes like Tiffany Blue, Diamonds and Pearls, Princess/Cinderella, and others. Yes, themes can be tacky and just plain outright awful if done too many times.However, a well done theme can make a regular wedding completely unique and unforgettable.

Benefits of planning a themed wedding:

- Coordination: When all aspects of the wedding are planned around one central theme, even if it is just in color, it creates a much more coordinated look that flows from one area to the next nicely and adds to the elegance of the occasion. It also breaks up the monotony in doing just the traditional wedding. It brings another element and feel to the wedding.

- Personality: Weddings today are reflections of the couple, their relationship and their personalities. Many people are choosing themes that play out on those aspects of their own lives in order to add more personals touch. For example, a couple who met on the beach may want to do a Beach Theme to remember that special night on the beach when they got engaged. Another couple, who are basketball fans may want to have a sports themed wedding because of the love of the game and it being the place where they met.

- Preference: Sometimes, brides will pick a theme just simply because they want to. The couple might want to focus on a theme that appealed to them in an article that they read. It is really all up to what the couple personal taste of preference is.

- Setting The Mood - A theme can also help set the mood and tone for an event. For example, a Diamond theme or Black and White theme will most likely lead to a very formal, very elegant affair. A sports or beach theme is most likely going to lead to a much more informal, casual fun wedding. It all depends on the couples preference.

So, the question remains- Do you need a theme? yes,it just depends on how you interpret what that means to you.If want to focus on the colors of your wedding or if you want to put more of a personal touch to it such as things you like or your heritage,it is all up to you and what means more.

When it comes down to it - yes, you do need a theme but you get to decide what that means. If you wish to plan your wedding around the wedding colors you have picked out and carry that through as your central theme, that is perfect. If you prefer to go the next step with a more personalized theme, then make sure you try to get all the elements that will really make your themed wedding one of a kind. In other words " Think Outside of the Box"

Here are some themed wedding ideas that I found.

African safari – Make the wilds of Africa part of your themed wedding. Have animal print tablecloths, guests in safari attire, African food and music, safari themed centerpieces and favors.

Alice in Wonderland – Bring elements of this Lewis Carroll fairytale into your themed wedding. Why not have a tea party? Use Alice in Wonderland character cut outs such as the White Rabbit, and the Cheshire Cat in your décor. Have the groom dress as the Mad Hatter.

Angel – Bring a celestial charm to your wedding. Cherubs in all shapes and sizes can be used as a motif for all your wedding related decor.Aquatic - Since beach weddings are so popular this is one of the most common themed wedding ideas. Even if you aren’t getting married at the beach or on a boat you can still use elements of the sea in your wedding.

Baseball – Some baseball enthusiasts love the sport so much that they tie the knot on a baseball diamond. If you don’t want to go that far, you can still use baseball as your wedding theme by incorporating this sport into your wedding. Give baseball shaped chocolates as favors, and have your wedding cake made in the shape of a bat and ball. You could even dress the part, and encourage guests to do the same.

Carnival - Still a kid inside? Fun theme wedding ideas are to rent carnival games, cotton candy machines, snow cone makers, and other fun items to give your wedding the feeling of a carnival. One thing is for sure: kids will love it.

Cars – Are you and your partner car buffs? Why not make cars part of your wedding theme? Arrive in your favorite car (this might be a ‘69 Mustang rather than a traditional limousine). Use model cars in your décor and have the wedding cake made in the shape of a car.

Pure Dymonds Vendor Spotlight

I have had the pleasure working with an elite photographer by the name of Keith Cephus. His eye for detail is unlike no other photographer that I have met. He is what I call an "Out of the Box Thinker". His concepts are unlike no other you will find. He reaches deep down and really captures the true essence of a couples beauty. He captures their soul and what the client would like you to see in their photo. He is no doubt a person you should get to know and have your pictures done by. You will not be disappointed and you will have photos that are original and that captures the real you.

Please visit his site at:http://www.keithcephus.com/

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tiffany& Co Inspired Sweet16

I had a mom that came to me that wanted a fabulous sweet 16 for a her daughter. All they had were the colors and they told me to take it from there. So, I decided to go with a Tiffany & Co inspired look to go with her colors which were tiffany blue,white and black.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

7 Steps to Planning your Go Green Wedding

How you can throw an eco-chic wedding event:

1. Think about transportation. Does it make sense to have several members of the wedding party ride together in a limousine, or does it make more sense to have people car pool in their own cars? It all depends on your situation.

2. Use recycled paper, such as hemp or bamboo, to design/create your own wedding invitations. Keep your wedding invitation as simple as possible and try to use front and back of the card to fill up all the necessary information. Electronic mailings are the most earth friendly way when it comes to contacting your guests. This is also a great way to cut costs and save money on your wedding!

3. Send your guests home with a plant or tree seedling as a party favor.
Planting a tree that will grow and symbolize your positive contribution to
your community for your and your children's lifetimes is a lovely way to start
your lives together.

4. Give the gift of an experience, instead of a thing. Try a gift certificate for a restaurant (that serves organic food, maybe?) or a pass to national parks (if they like hiking) or a museum pass (if they’re into art) or cooking classes.

5. There are many things you can do to “green-up” your wedding cake. You may bake your own cake by asking for help from your friends or relatives. If none of your friends or relatives are available to help, you can consider cupcakes and use biodegradable cupcake liners. Choose the edible decorations so that they won’t end up in the garbage. This will also save you tons of money instead of ordering a cake from a bakery and you won’t have as much wastage with cupcakes.

6. Organic flowers can be more expensive, but you can cut costs by designing your floral arrangements based on local, seasonal availability, or by filling out you centerpieces with greenery and herbs.

7. Creating the menu for the reception based on abundant, seasonal options, such as fruit in the summer or root vegetables in the winter, also is the way to save if you are using product from smaller, organic farms that are typically a little more expensive. It's a timely and costly process for farms to become certified organic, which contributes to the added expense on our end, but it's such a growing trend that there is increased availability for organic products of all kinds, literally from soup to nuts.

Friday, August 14, 2009

10 New Fashion Trends for 2010


The spring 2010 bridal runways were swarming with new wedding gown trends. Read this article to find out what trends you can expect to see in the bridal shops when searching for your perfect wedding dress.

1.Flowers. Wedding dresses on the spring 2010 runway are embellished with flowers ranging from tiny to large. Who needs a bouquet, when you can wear romantic flowers on your gown?

2.Metallic fabric. Many designers used metallic fabrics on their wedding dresses or embellished them with metallic sashes, lace, and flowers.

3.Beading. You can find gowns that are covered from head to toe in beads to gowns embellished with a touch of beading.

4.Lace. All over lace is a huge trend in the spring 2010 wedding dresses. It’s incredibly romantic and can be worn for a day or night wedding.

5.Ruffled tiers. Brides shopping for their wedding dresses will find many that have ruffled tiers from the waist down or at the bottom of the gowns. The ruffles add texture and movement to the dresses.

6.Asymmetrical necklines. One shoulder wedding dresses are everywhere on the bridal runways and are giving strapless gowns a run for their money.

7.Feathers. Many wedding gowns on the spring 2010 runway are embellished with feathers. Some only have a few and some are covered.

8.Touches of black. A black sash, black flowers, or black beading adorn wedding dresses on the runway this spring.

9.Color. Lavender, pink, green and blue are popular colors for wedding gowns this spring.

10.Mini dress. One of the hottest current wedding trends is wearing a mini wedding dress. This is perfect for the quirky bride or the bride looking for a second wedding dress for the reception to dance the night away.

Brides shopping for wedding dresses can guarantee that they will find the above trends over the next year in the bridal shops while trying to find the ideal gown

Friday, July 24, 2009

The New Craze ...Ostrich Feather Centerpieces

Wanna Wow your guests at your next event? Why not do a Ostrich Feather Centerpiece. These fabulous pieces are with deluxe ostrich feathers a eiffel tower vase and lights. The feather can be in any color to bring out your colors of your event. When you add the led lights they give the vase a nice glow in any color that you choose.

These centerpieces will leave your guest talking about your event months to come. They are not like anything anyone has ever seen. Be the first one in your group of friends to showcase these beautiful pieces at your next event.

Pure Dymonds Events rents these pieces with everything included to make a complete piece for only $45.00/pc. We even rent them nationwide with nationwide shipping.

Visit us today at http://www.puredymondsevents.com for more information.