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Last Day to Enter Clay Bouquet Shop Giveaway!

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Today is the last day to enter to win a $25 Gift Card to the Clay Bouquet Shop!!!   Don’t miss out on your chance to win a fabulous prize!!

The giveaway will end tonight, September 30th at 11:59 pm CST!

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Bridesmaid Dresses

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It’s Official!  We are getting the Bridesmaid Dresses at David’s Bridal.  Our colors are really unique (burnt orange).  We are getting the “Cognac” color and I went to Men’s Wearhouse today and liked the way that their “Cognac” vests will complement the Bridesmaid dresses that the girls had tried on when I went dress shopping!

This is the style of the dress that they will be wearing but in the cognac color!  And guess what…they have pockets!!!  I’m so excited to have this detail taken care of!  They said that it will take 12 weeks to get the dresses in, so it’s a good thing we are starting early!

Whimzy Life $15 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!

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Oh!  These are just so cute!  Whimzy Life Etsy Shop creates celebration banners, cake accessories, pinwheels, poms, and other handmade whimsical items!

I received a Multi-Colored Damask Paper Banner from Toria over at Whimzy Life!!  I just absolutely loved the details!  First off, the banner is front AND back of the same design.  This means that it can not only be hung up against a wall, it can also be hung across a room!  The paper flags are punched with a flower-like hole punch instead of a standard hole punch.  This adds a special touch to the paper banner making it more elegant for any affair.  The ribbon is even of good quality!  I also have to say that this looks so much more beautiful in person as I’m sure all of her products do.  It’s always so hard to captivate the true likeliness of a product in a picture.

I can’t wait to use this for my Bridal Shower!!

She also has many other products that are absolutely adorable!  Look at these pinwheels!!

How cute would it be to have these all over your next party!?!

Toria over at Whimzy Life is so gracious to offer one of my readers a $15 Credit to her shop!!

To Purchase: 

Go to Whimzy Life and browse around.  With such reasonable pricing I’m sure you will find something you love! AND…you can get 15% off using the code, ‘SOUTHTEXASWEDDING’.

To Win It: 

One winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to Whimzy Life.   You can enter into the giveaway by following the entry options below.  [Leave a comment for each entry.  5 entries= leave 5 comments] Giveaway Entries:

  • Visit Whimzy Life and tell me another item you like (1 entry)
  • Add Whimzy Life to Your Favorites and leave your Etsy name (1 entry)
  • “Like” South Texas Wedding on Facebook and leave your Facebook name (1 entry)
  • “Like” Whimzy Life on Facebook and leave your Facebook name (1 entry)
  • Follow South Texas Wedding @SouthTXWedding and leave your Twitter ID (1 entry)
  • Follow Whimzy Life @WhimzyLife and leave your Twitter ID (1 entry)
  • Purchase a product from Whimzy Life and leave me the etsy name and product you purchased.  (5 entries)
  • Subscribe to my blog via e-mail- found on right side toolbar (1 entry)
  • Tweet: “#giveaway I entered to win a $15 GC to Whimzy Life @SouthTXWedding #wedding  http://wp.me/p1DdFA-ct“ .  Leave your twitter name and the link to the tweet (1 entry- This can be done once per day.)
  • Post about this giveaway on your Facebook status and leave your facebook name and a link to the post here (1 entry-This can be done once per day)
  • Enter into another current Giveaway on my blog and come back and let me know which giveaway you entered into.

Make sure to leave your e-mail address in every comment so if you win, I can contact you.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail and if no response, a new winner will be contacted.  Entries will be accepted until October 21st at 11:59 pm CST.   This giveaway is open to those who live in the U.S. and are 18 and up in age.

*All opinions are my own and I received no compensation for this review.  I did receive a Multi-Colored Damask Paper Banner to host the review.  The winner’s information will be given to Toria at Whimzy Life and she will contact you regarding your win.

THE DRESS

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I found my dress yesterday at David’s Bridal!

One of my bridesmaids, let’s call her “Bridesmaid A”, was coming in town and she wanted to go dress shopping.  I had been wanting to go to David’s Bridal because the prices were so much cheaper than the boutiques I had been looking at.  This was definitely my next shop in dress shopping because I could not justify spending greater than $1000 until I knew that I didn’t like the less than $1000 dresses.   After all, we are on a budget since it is mostly use (bride and groom) paying for the wedding.

Up until this point I had not gone dress shopping with my mom since she is in San Antonio and I’m in Houston.  Since “Bridesmaid A” was coming in town from Austin and we were going to David’s Bridal, I convinced my mom and dad to come down to Houston because I just KNEW I was going to find my dress at David’s Bridal.  So, once I let one of the other Bridesmaid (the one who I had gone shopping with twice to look at dresses), “Bridesmaid J” know that my mom was coming in town along with my “Bridesmaid A”, she made a special trip into town all the way from Kingsville!!

The last shop I had gone to was Priscilla of Boston where I fell in LOVE with a dress.  I was with “Bridesmaid J” and we are both very indecisive.  I LOVED the dress but could not justify spending $1300, especially since it was a sample and would need to be cleaned and altered adding on hundreds more to the price.  Her response was that I needed my mom.  So true!  I just needed my mom to say ‘Yay’ or ‘Nay’!

Since the girls and my mom and I were all meeting up at David’s Bridal we had planned to drop my dad off at a nearby restaurant for the 2 hour appointment.  Our appointment started at 10 am and my fiance did not have to go to work until noon so he was able to stick around and keep my dad company for most of our appointment.  My dad came into David’s Bridal at noon after my fiance had left and I started trying on the favorite dresses of the morning.  My dad had something to say about everyone of them.  We finally had to put him on a “No Comments” probation and then based on the comments and the previous dresses I had tried, the David’s Bridal Consultant, April, brought out a dress.  She had it in the room and I literally went “Eww.”  That’s right, I Eww-ed the dress.

There were no mirrors in the room so I had to walk out to see it in the outside mirror.  It was a discontinued, Oleg Cassini dress,  so all they had was a size six to try on.  Between trying to have people hold the back of it so I could imagine what it would look like altered, I looked in the mirror and saw my dad’s face.  I knew at that point that even if I hated the dress, which I did not, that this was the one!  My dad said that up until this point, I was just trying on wedding dresses, and when I walked out of the room, that his little girl was a Bride!  Ahh!  It makes me tear up now.  You have to imagine my dad, a 6’2”, Irish man telling me, his daughter, that I looked like a BRIDE!!

Here I am, saying that as a girl, I need my mom to help me dress shop and although I am SO happy my mom and Bridesmaids came in to shop with me, in the end it was my dad actually my dress decision.

Win-It Wedding Wednesday- 9/14/11

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Hey y’all!  This is a place that you can link up all of your Wedding Giveaways!!

Make sure to check out the Wedding Giveaways I have going on right now!

Clay Bouquet Shop $25 GC (9/30)

Bride and Groom Toasting Flutes (10/7)

Bride Hanger (10/14)




Bride Hanger Review and Giveaway!

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One of the classic photos every bride has on their big day is a picture of the dress before she puts it on. The picture is taken by hanging the dress so that you can see the beauty of it!

This is THE dress that you will wear on your BIG DAY and a picture that you will treasure forever.  So, why are you hanging it on a plastic hanger from the store?!??

To make this treasured picture more beautiful, you can get a bridal hanger!!  A bridal hanger can be personalized in many ways.  With your name, your future last name, “bride”, and much more!  The pictures will be so much more stunning and it’s a hanger that will be a keepsake for many years to come!

Rock A Buy Creations creates beautiful wedding hangers!

I was astounded by the beauty of the hanger.  We are having a traditional wedding with Chocolate Brown as one of our wedding colors so I chose the cherry wood for a darker stain and I think it will be perfect with our colors!  You can also choose a color to match your wedding colors or rhinestones!

The hanger I received had a reworked flower as well.  I LOVED the reworked flower with the rhinestone.   It adds such a feminine touch to the hanger.  I cannot wait to display my wedding dress on such a beautiful hanger on my wedding day!  (No regrets of using that plastic hanger the dress came on.)

Do you want your own wedding hanger?!?

Rock A Buy Creations is giving away the same “Bride” hanger that I received (and the top picture) to one of my readers!!!!

To Purchase:

Go to Rock A Buy Creations!!

To Enter to Win:

For every entry leave a separate comment (1 entry= 1 comment).  You can do as many entries as you want.  No particular entry is mandatory.  The more you enter, the more likely you are to win!  Make sure to include your e-mail in every comment so that I can contact you if you win.

  • Go to Rock A Buy Creations Etsy Shop and tell me your favorite product (1 etnry)
  • “Like” South Texas Wedding on Facebook and leave your Facebook name (1 entry)
  • ‘Heart’ Rock A Buy Creations on Etsy and leave your Etsy name (1 entry)
  • Follow South Texas Wedding on Twitter @SouthTXWedding and leave your twitter ID (1 entry)
  • Subscribe to my blog via e-mail- found on right side toolbar (1 entry)
  • Tweet: “I entered to #win a Bride Hanger @SouthTXWedding http://wp.me/p1DdFA-bz #wedding #giveaway ”‎.  Leave your twitter name and the link to the tweet (1 entry- This can be done once per day.)
  • Share this giveaway on facebook and leave your facebook name and  a link to the post here (1 entry)
  • Enter into another current Giveaway on my blog and come back and let me know which giveaway you entered into.

*This giveaway is open to the US. !   Entries will be accepted until October  14th.  At this point a winner will be chosen from the comments using random.org.   I will contact the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response, a new winner will be chosen.  I received a “Bride” hanger for the review but did not receive any other form of compensation.

Bride and Groom Toasting Flutes Giveaway!!

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I am so excited to be hosting a giveaway of these Bride and Groom Toasting Flutes made by Winston Glass Works!  Aren’t they adorable?!?!

These flutes are everything I expected them to be and more!  They are great quality glass and the etching is done to perfection!  They are two 6 oz hand engraved Champagne Toasting Flutes.  Yes, that’s right, hand engraved.  Robert takes the time and hard work to etch these flutes personally.  He does the etching using an abrasive blasting to create a deeply contrasted image.  Since these are etched, they are even dishwasher safe.  How amazing is that?!   Not only will you be able to use these on the day of your wedding to have lasting images of your first toast and meal together as husband and wife, you could use them for many years to come.  I absolutely love these personalized Bride and Groom flutes but his talents go so much further than that.  He can also personalize glasses with dates, names, etc.  These would also be great gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen!!

If you are a couple that is looking for something that is a little less traditional but absolutely adorable…I think these are a great alternative!  How cute!

He has beer mugs, coffee cups, wine glasses, pint glasses, shot glasses, cocktail glasses, hi-ball glasses, vases, and vanity jars.   He even has unity candle vases!! This is your one stop shop for personal glassware for your wedding!

 

Further more, you could order from him for any event!!  Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings…the options are endless for a gift that is as amazing as this!

I am also happy to say that he is a fellow TEXAN!!  He does ship everywhere in the US though, for very reasonable prices.

Purchase it:

You can purchase these or any other glass work of his by going to Winston Glass Works.   Check it out and you will be amazed at how many options there are!

Win It:

One winner will receive their own set of Bride and Groom Toasting Flutes!!!  You can enter into the giveaway by following the entry options below.  The winner’s information will be given to Robert at Winston Glass Works and he will contact you regarding your win.  Remember to be understanding of shipment time.  These are custom made so it will take 5 days from the time of your selection for the production time before they will be shipped.

Giveaway Entries:

  • Visit Winston Glass Works and tell me another item you like (1 entry)
  • Add Winston Glass Works to Your Favorites and leave your Etsy name (1 entry)
  • “Like” South Texas Wedding on Facebook and leave your facebook name (1 entry
  • Follow South Texas Wedding @SouthTXWedding and leave your twitter ID (1 entry)
  • Purchase a product from Winston Glass Works and leave me the etsy name and product you purchased.  (5 entries)
  • Subscribe to my blog via e-mail- found on right side toolbar (1 entry)
  • Tweet: “I entered to win Bride and Groom Toasting Flutes by Winston Glass Works @SouthTXWedding #wedding #giveaway http://wp.me/p1DdFA-1U“ .  Leave your twitter name and the link to the tweet (1 entry- This can be done once per day.)
  • Share this giveaway on facebook and leave your facebook name and  a link to the post here (1 entry)
  • Enter into another current Giveaway on my blog and come back and let me know which giveaway you entered into.

Make sure to leave your e-mail address in every comment so if you win, I can contact you.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail and if no response, a new winner will be contacted.  Entries will be accepted until October 7th at 11:59 pm CST.   This giveaway is open to those who live in the U.S. and are 18 and up in age.

[Leave a comment for each entry.  5 entries= leave 5 comments]

*All opinions are my own and I received no compensation for this review.  I did receive one set of bride and groom toasting flutes from Winston Glass Works  to host the review.