Thursday, December 24, 2009

Does Santa Like Spring?

With all the Christmas colors around me I had to think about our upcoming Spring Weddings that we are planning for two different couples. Wow....back to my hot chocolate and waiting on Santa

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

If Winter Blue is Your Color...Enjoy

CREDITS: Occasion jewelery by Originals by Lynnette on etsy, flowergirl ring by ZsB Creations on etsy, butterfly embellishment from, memory wire bracelet by AMI designs on etsy, blue wedding garter by, bridesmaid dress from, teardrop bridal bouquet by, scroll wedding invite by, wedding dress by, cupcakes by, guest book and pen from, table plan by, tea roses from, favour box from, votives from

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Adding a unique touch to your wedding reception can be as simple as how you tie a chair cover. Some great products from Chair Covers and Linens can add pops of color along with stylish techniques to your decor. Try some of these color trends for 2010: lemon, lime, peacock, lavender, and teal. You can also save money buy using a chair sash for table runners! They will be a lot less inexpensive to supply. Visit Chair Covers and Linens and see what personal design that can add your to your wedding day.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Weddings

With Christmas right around the corner, we wanted to show some of the beautiful decor popping up this year for Christmas Brides. Here are just a few of the favorite photos sent to us from our brides....

Beautiful Feet for Your Wedding

We love to stumble upon really cute ideas for the bride. For those planning a beach wedding this may be something for you.

Beautiful Barefoot Sandals takes the simple and make it pretty. This jewels can be worn on a beach, in a hotel room or for that special honeymoon night.

The Team at Beautiful Barefoot Sandals has been busy in 2009 with the most beautiful Beach Weddings and Garden Weddings from all over the world.

Their Wedding Collection of Foot Jewelry has been very popular with all brides, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids, Flower Girl, Mother, and Mother in Law.

The latest Barefoot Jewelry designs are now available for 2010. If you are bride or know a bride looking for that special something check them out!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

WE Did It Again!

Thank you brides! We appreciate you as much as you appreciate us. Jameson Creations has ranked another 5-star rating!

5 Star Vendor on Wedding Mapper

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Do You REALLY Need a Wedding Planner

Of course, asking anyone at Jameson Creations this question, you can almost be assured what we will respond but I found it most gratifying in reading the blog of Cater It Simple and found they, too, also believe getting a planner is a pretty good idea. Keep reading:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Do You REALLY Need a Wedding Planner? I say, "Heck, YEAH!"

In this era of cutting back and pinching pennies, it’s only natural for brides to look at what costs they can cut from the budget. And since most of us have been planning our wedding since we were, oh I don’t know …… FOUR!!!! …… we tend to think “oh, it’s just a wedding! Anyone can throw one of those together!” So it’s also natural to think a wedding planner is just an extra expense.

Want to know what I think? Well, I’m going to tell you anyway.

“In today’s economy” (a phrase I’ve come to hate more and more each day), it is more important than ever to have a wedding planner.

Planners are the ones who actually SAVE you money:

· They review your contracts to be sure that what you THINK you’re getting is what you’re actually getting.

· They have a huge Rolodex of wedding vendors and can match you up to the ones who can do what you want on the budget you have.

· When touring a venue, the bride is caught up in the emotion of the moment and is only seeing how pretty everything will look. The planner is looking at parking spaces, what condition the restrooms are and where they are located, how and where the bar and the caterer will set up, and are there enough outlets for the DJ and the caterer’s carving station?

· When a bride is talking to the caterer, the bride is in turmoil trying to decide between chicken and fish. The planner is asking what the server/guest ratio is and how much is the cost of each server?

Let me share some stories on how planners have helped brides.

- Bride hires wedding planner after selecting the venue but before signing the venue contract. When planner reviews the contract, she finds the bride has contracted for the use of the building ONLY. Bride thought she was getting tables, chairs, linens and lots of other things that the bride thought “were always included” at a reception. The planner saved the bride over $6000 on a bad contract. Well worth the $2000 the bride paid the planner.

- Bride decides to forego the professional planner and use her best friend, who after all, was a bridesmaid three times, so she knows ALL about planning weddings! The friend failed to take note of the facility’s $2000 fee for turning on the air conditioning and the newly married couple had to come up with this money at the very, VERY last minute, which was a severe cut into their honeymoon fund.

- The band hired by the bride was telling bride and planner where they would be setting up, what time they would be there and where the wives’ table would be. Planner corrected band member by showing him the already-decided place they would set up, giving him the actual time he would be there and asked him what he meant by a wives’ table? Band member says, “Oh the wives always come to all of our gigs.”  Planner told him this was not a “gig”, this was a wedding, the wives were not on the guest list, and there would be no wives table because there would be no wives. Band member began to argue the point. Planner fired the band and hired a professional DJ. Bride was relieved.

When times are good and people have good jobs, they don’t worry about costs as much. I’m not saying they don’t comparison shop, but they tend to buy bells and whistles instead of staying in a budget. It’s easy to plan a wedding when you’re not paying attention to every penny.

When times are tough, a couple just can’t afford last minute surprises. But they’ve never planned a party for 200+ people before and there are questions they just don’t know to ask. An event planner knows those questions and when he/she asks them, the bride saves money.

As a caterer, I’m always relieved to see a professional planner walk into the room. I know the details are going to be handled, things will run on schedule, and it will be a very pleasant event for everyone. If you have a tight budget, you NEED a wedding planner. Today, more than ever, it’s the best investment you can make in your wedding. Remember, it’s your wedding. You have ONE SHOT to get it right. Get a professional on your side who is going to be looking out for you on your very special day.

How To Cut A Wedding Cake

One of the biggest anticipations at a wedding [after the bride's entrance] is the wedding cake! What will it look like and more importantly how will it taste. Debi Brim of Cater It Simple has been creating masterpieces in the art of cake making. Below is a tip from her on how to actually cut the cake:

After disassembling the wedding cake, start cutting the largest tier first. This way, if you have any leftover cake, it will be the smaller, easier-to-store tiers. Cut a 2" strip down one side of the cake. This part is optional, but it makes for a cleaner cut of cake. Gently tip the 2" strip of cake onto it's side. Don't worry .... the cake is very sturdy and won't shatter! You can leave the 2" strip standing and cut it as shown in the next steps.

Once the 2" strip is on it's side, start cutting pieces 1" wide. (A standard wedding cake serving is 1" x 2" x 4"). Using a cake cutting comb (as shown in the picture) or a gloved hand will help keep the cake "hands free" and less messy for the person cutting the cake. Transfer the cut piece of cake to a plate. Notice how using the cake cutting comb prevents your hands from getting all sticky with icing!

Continue cutting 1" pieces from the 2" strip. When the 2" strip is gone, cut another 2" strip from the remaining cake and repeat the process. When you get to the last 2" strip, it is strongly recommended that it be placed on it's side for cutting. Since it's the last strip, it doesn't have anything to lean against and it could fall over during the cutting of the last few pieces. Take a few minutes to visit Debi's site! Better yet, get some of her desserts and be wowed!