Saturday, February 28, 2009

Custom Wedding Invitations

Custom Wedding Invitations by Groff's Graphics!
"Every invitation is a piece of Art!"

We are always looking for hot styles and trends in our wedding industry. Some are inspired by celebrities while other trends are inspired by our clients. Custom invitations is one of the hot trends right now! Along with creating an immediate impact statement when your guests receive their invitation it also sets the standard and impression for the style of wedding they are going to attend.

While custom invitations can be more expensive they are also an immediate impact which defines the style and design of your wedding. We have found an invitation company who creates a beautiful custom invitation within your budget. Groff's_Graphics is an East Coast based company's who provides invitations "Above and Beyond" your imagination!

The owner, Heather, and her design team create each invitation by hand along with custom hand drawn directions cards and maps. Many of the cards have swarovski crystals and embellishments. One thing that really impressed us is that we sent them a photo of a wedding venue and within moments they had ideas for an invitation for one of our couples. They are unique, professional and customer service based!

For more information on Groff's_Graphics please click on the link!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tired of a Candy Bar/Station ~Try Something New!

A candy buffet works both as reception d├ęcor and wedding favors. It creates a great focal point in your reception and also eliminates the worrying of wedding favors. There are many inventive ideas with candy buffets such as coordinating the candy to match your wedding colors, having labels and unique favor bags for your guests to enjoy and to create a beautiful visual with different size containers.

You can become more creative with a cookie bar or popcorn bar as well. Brides are also considering a cake bar with different types of cakes and pies displayed on pretty platters all sliced and served individually. Another unique idea that your guests would enjoy is a hot cocoa bar. Using fancy mugs, an assortment of flavored cocoa such as peppermint, white and dark chocolate and of course all the add-ins like marsh mellows, peppermint sticks, flavored syrups and whipped cream. Truffles, caramel and candied ginger are only a few of the many options for this new trend. Your options can be limitless.

For some weddings on a budget different bars are a perfect way to cut costs on food and beverage. Having a candy bar along with a coffee station providing different flavored coffees along with espresso and a variety of syrups to choose from and liquors, is another creative option.

You can personalize your candy wrappers at a great website: www.candywrapperstore.com and even think of trendy labels like Sweets from the Sweethearts or display the candy bar as Candy Land.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Platinum Wedding Tonight!!!


A racecar driver and the Apple of his eye take their racy red reception to the rocking Rio Hotel in Vegas!!

Mark it on your calendar! CLM Weddings will be on WE Channel's Platinum Weddings TONIGHT! Sunday, February 15th at 10 p.m. turn your TV to the We channel and watch CLM weddings at work! For more information on Platinum Weddings or to read about all of the great vendors we used please visit: Platinum Weddings: Apple and Tony!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Platinum Weddings TOMORROW!!!

A racecar driver and the Apple of his eye take their racy red reception to the rocking Rio Hotel in Vegas!!
Mark it on your calendar! CLM Weddings will be on WE Channel's Platinum Weddings TOMORROW! Sunday, February 15th at 10 p.m. turn your TV to the We channel and watch CLM weddings at work! For more information on Platinum Weddings or to read about all of the great vendors we used please visit: Platinum Weddings: Apple and Tony!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Voted 2009 Brides Choice Award by Wedding Wire


WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that CLM Weddings has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility.

This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US.

That means CLM Weddings is one of the very best Wedding Coordinators! Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews. “We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

CLM Weddings would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Countdown to Platinum Weddings

Mark it on your calendar! CLM Weddings will be on WE Channel's Platinum Weddings in 5 days! Sunday, February 15th at 10 p.m. turn your TV to the We channel and watch CLM weddings at work!

Groom's Cake


When someone mentions the groom’s cake, most people picture the gray Armadillo with red velvet cake from “Steel Magnolias”. The groom’s cake is a Southern tradition and is nearly as popular as the actual wedding cake. The groom's cake was originally called the wedding cake and the wedding cake was called the Bride's cake. The groom's cake was originally fruit cake with or without icing and it was not on display for the reception. History has it that it was cut up and put in small containers for guests to take home. It is said that if a single woman slept with the piece under her pillow she would dream of her future husband.

The beauty of the groom's cake is that it is totally different from the wedding cake. While the wedding cake is traditionally several tiers high, covered in fondant and topped with flowers or a cake topper, the groom's cake is a reflection of the groom's personality. Whether it be his favorite sports team or favorite candy, the more personal the better. The groom's cake is sometimes a gift from the bride to her groom and is kept a suprise until the prevail at the reception. The groom's cake is a place to get as creative as you feel like and make the groom shine.

Check out these websites for more groom's cake information!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cake Toppers

You've picked your flavors, you've picked the style, now it's time to put your signature on the cake: the cake topper. The cake topper is perhaps one of the most recognized symbol of wedding. A miniature bride and groom holding hands or embraced in eachothers arms. The history of the wedding cake topper goes back to the medieval times when guest would bring stacked cakes to the wedding and if the couple was able to kiss over the top of the structure without knocking it over, they would be blessed with good marriage. Hence the "topper". The act of putting miniature figurines ontop of the cake dates back to the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840. The cake, which is rumored to have been nine feet in circumference and weigh 300 pounds, was topped with an ice sculpture of the Britannia surrounds by a bunch of cupids. Wanting to mimic the Queen, couples started creating their own ideas of Britannia's surround by cupids.

During the 1920s brides and grooms modeled their cake toppers after the popular Kewpie doll due to its angelic baby look modeled after Cupid. The Kewpie doll didn't last long, however, didn't last long. During the 1930s-1950s brides began dressing up their cake toppers with the fashions of the day. Bouffant skirts, mesh veils and grooms in military uniform quickly became popular.

Fast forward to the mondern day and cake toppers are no longer the cliche groom holding the bride or the couple holding hands. Couples are now adding their own personalities to their cake toppers. There are even companies that create cake toppers modeled after the couple right down to the color of their hair. In different regions of the country also have different takes on toppers. A couple who likes to fish might choose a topper with the bride holding a fishing rod and "hooking" the groom. A couple from farm country might choose a topper with either the bride or the groom lassoing one another. Or there is also the old joke of calling the bride "the old ball and chain" where the bride holds the key and the groom has a ball and chain strapped to his ankle.

Whatever your vision for your wedding, the cake topper is simply a small figure of you. If you want the traditional topper with the bride and groom embracing or whether you prefer a more unique topper, it's your day and you can choose whatever suits you best.


Check out these great websites for more information regarding cake toppers: