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Here comes the bride!

Saturday, May 22, 2010
I mentioned before on a previous post that my friend Danielle is getting married in October. I'm very happy for her and her fiance Chris. I am so excited for the wedding, get your tissue boxes ready. Over the weekend we had a bridesmaid brunch to discuss the dress and things that Danielle needs help with. I can't post pictures of the bridesmaid dress just in case Chris happens to read my blog, hahaha but ... I can share photos from the brunch. We enjoyed a lovely brunch @HK lounge in New York City. After I gobbled up my delicious waffle with fresh fruit, it hit me that ... I didn't take any photos of the food *sigh* oh well, next time.

Here is what we need advice on:

1. The bride has short hair, any ideas on short hair styles for the wedding day?

2. Church decorations. We're going to have to pitch together to decorate the church. Any suggestions on what to do as far as decorations?

3. The first dance song. We have all offered up some suggestions but what would be (or what was) your first dance song?

Feel free to comment below or email me photos/advice at Jonesy.Bliss@gmail.com
look forward to hearing from you, thanks for your help! xoxo



Why Brunch? Brunch is great! It's the best of both worlds, breakfast and lunch. Some restaurants that offer brunch have unlimited mimosas, belini's and bloody mary's. It's the perfect way to end a great weekend, if you plan them for Sundays.



Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen peaches, sliced and thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bottle champagne

Directions

In saucepan, over medium heat, combine the peaches, sugar, and water. Bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. In a blender, puree the mixture until smooth. Add a enough water to thin the puree out into a peach juice. Pour into a shallow dish and freeze until firm. Remove the peach mixture from the freezer and allow to sit out for 10 minutes. Using a large spoon, scrape the mixture back and forth to form a slushy mixture. Fill each flute glass 2/3 of the way with Champagne. Add the slushy peach mixture and serve.




35 comments on "Here comes the bride!"
  1. i LOVE brunch too...i can never decide between salty or sweet though. LOL

    Walk of Fashion

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  2. this might be a stretch but for the first dance, why don't they dance to the song they first danced to when they met, or kissed, or a song they loved early on in their relationship?

    super cheesy...i watch a lot of romantic comedies..lol

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  3. I love weddings! I think some Frank Sinatra would be great for a first dance :)

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  4. I think Eric Benet and Tamia's "Spend My Life" would be an amazing first dance song for the couple.

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  5. heyy ..
    lovely post . n i love your necklace n orange juice , hihi (:

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  6. Oh yayayaayayaa thanks for the Bellini recipe!!! I can only think of funny suggestions for the first dance, not serious love ones!

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  7. I love weddings! I have been a bridesmaid in 8 weddings, sang in 5, read countless poems and prayers and officiated 2.

    Does the church have places for candles? Some churches let you , others don't. flowers at the aisles can be nice depending on the arrangements. My friend did a huge white orchids on the altar and it was incredible.

    Ask the church what they allow and it will give you ideas.

    There are some really cute understated bridal headbands that can be really beautiful these days with short hair.

    Good luck and have fun!

    p.s. Love a belini!

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  8. I love brunch! It's the best meal to have out . . . delicious, decadent food, and I love the bottomless mimosas! How fun to meet your girlfriends and talk about wedding details . . . I'm sure it will be a lovely wedding :)

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  9. nom nom brunch and Green Day time of your life might be a good song?

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  10. A GREAT song for the first dance - I may use it for mine

    I wanna grow old with you by Westlife

    Just LISTEN to the lyrics :)

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  11. Brunch is my Fav....

    Thanks for the recipe!!!

    xoxo
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  12. I love brunch, especially in NYC. Will be greately missed when I go back to England...

    Kb from I Want You To Know

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  13. For church decorations:

    Two nice flower arrangements at the altar
    A nice aisle runne for the bride
    Pew bows or flower arrangements for the pews
    Bubbles are great pictures when they leave the church.

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  14. Congratulations to your friend about her marriage! =)
    In churchs, I absolutely love white flowers..my favs ar orchids!
    Following you too!!
    xx

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  15. her ring is gorgeous!

    she probably already knows about this site, but if not she may find some good tips on here http://boards.weddingbee.com/view/wedding

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  16. oooo i LOVE that ring....I cant even get started on my wedding, I got engaged in Feb and have yet to plan!

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  17. yyyyyyes, brunch is the BEST.
    and peaches and champagne? i'm SOLD! :D

    I love weddings! Congrats to your friend.

    Hmm, decorating ideas? I think usage of satin or sheer fabric drapes would be pretty! Maybe tons of pastel (or whatever her color theme is) balloons. Simple flowers in baskets or balls. I'm sure whatever you think up of, it will look beautiful.

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  18. GREAT LOOKING!

    brunch is my fave! wont miss it for a thing.

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  19. Nice rock! That mimosa looks delicious. I got a LOT of wedding inspiration from http://blog.bridesmaid.com/. They have a ton of photos of decorations, favors, cakes, everything.

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads

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  20. Try to listen on Kelly sweet- we are one
    or Michelle featherstone - Man and wife

    Prefect for wedding dance song :p

    say congrats to ur friends hun...

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  22. her ring is GORGEOUS!
    Her hair would look cute with some loose waves, but it really depends whether shes going with a veil or tiara!
    Lots of white flowers and big green leaves for the church and maybe throw in some little flowers the same colour as the bridesmaid dresses.
    cant wait to see what she chooses!
    xxxx

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  23. beautiful photos darling! ah i cant believe how amazing thats gotta be!! wow-
    i love weddings.
    wish her all the best of luck. i think she should have a braid wrapped around the head.
    thanks for stopping by me.
    xx ediot
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  24. brunch is so yummy, wish I oculd have brunch everyday! Congrats to your girlfriend!!! You must be so excited and for the decorations stick to pastel colors and lots of flowers! that should do it ;)
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  25. Ahh I SO agree Sunday brunch is def the best way to end the weekend! Hope yours was amazing!!

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  26. how short is the bride's hair? nicola roberts always has lovely loose curls which could be stunning.
    you could get a little headband or vintage-style hat/veil headpiece which would suit short hair really nicely.

    x Ellen

    http://theravenandthecellardoor.blogspot.com/

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  27. You should do a messy, curly bob on the bride. Decorate the ends of each row in the church (or every other row) with bouquets of flowers tied with a big white bow :) and the first dance should be to "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" (either the original by Frank Sinatra or the new one by Ingrid Michealson, or, even cooler, a remix of both!) or L-O-V-E.

    Hope I helped :)

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  29. Brunch is possibly the best invention EVER because it combines my two FAVORITE things: breakfast food and alcohol. I make a mean pomengranate mimosa, but i'm going to have to try this belini recipe. Love her ring, looks like you ladies had a great time!

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  30. OOOH. Thats so exciting! Ive been to, um, two weddings in my life. And ive been under the age of 7 at both of them. Therefore, no advice here... Yeahhh...

    *FAIL*

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  31. Ow as soon as I saw "first dance song" I was like "I GOT ONE, I GOT ONE" ... ehm (clears throat), let me come down ... Here Now by Luther Vandross !!!! Baby Face also has some good songs. I know my sister has a whole cd of wedding songs because they gave them out to the guests at a wedding about a year ago. If you want I can send the list over to you when I get a hold of the cd.

    As far as a hairstyles goes I personally think up dos look fab on brides. But not you're regular up do. Its hard to explain w/o a picture.

    I find chairs that have silk covers make the weeding look more exotic, except for renting the covers can be a bit more on the expensive side.

    P.S. I love the pictures, "soooo posh" as my girl Holly Fu**ing Wood The First would say lol!

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  32. I'm kinda old fashion, but I think fresh flowers are the best look in a church (can be pricey though) but large arrangements and floral pew boughs can be so beautiful.
    Husband and I had "At Last" by Eta James. *I know it's been done so many times, but honestly when I picked it I thought I was being original!* We loved it!
    As for the brides hair, since it's short she might be best off with a classic updo like a low bun and either a really bold high veil, or a smaller low veil tucked into the back of her hair. Or she could go with a small clip/hairpiece with flowers, feathers, or sparkley stones. (not a tiara style, but more on the side of the head as an accent. Think Sara Jessica Parker in Sex and the City (movie 1) getting married. (minus the huge peacock feathers!!!)

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  33. Cool post! That ring is beautiful!

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