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Craving for 100 Layer Cake


Posted By on Dec 17, 2010

Image courtesy of 100layercake.com & apracticalwedding.com
Image courtesy of 100layercake.com & apracticalwedding.com

The only thing I can compare the new 100 layer cake wesbite to is chocolate, because it is simply blissful (and definitely less calories)! All I can say is WOW!!! And thank you Jillian, Amanda, and Kristina for this more than amazing resource for brides-to-be and post brides alike.

If you didn’t know already know 100 layer cake is a blog created by friends and fellow designers Amanda, Jillian, and Kristina. Not only do they post the most jaw-dropping, gorgeous weddings (Click here to see what I’m taking about), but they also feature the best DIY wedding projects I’ve ever seen. Oh, and a major bonus, they provide templates for the majority of their DIY projects! All you have to do is click download and voila, those escort cards that you were gushing over are yours!

Obviously, this blog proved to be a phenomenon, so just recently 100 layer cake decided to create a comprehensive wedding website (100layercake.com), or as I like to call it, “Bridal Mecca”. At 100layercake.com, brides can buy and sell items for their wedding at the Marketplace, find the most fabulous vendors in the Vedors + Venues section, and lastly, get ideas from an archive of DIY projects from their blog and other resources in DIY Resources.

Can you say amazing?! Finally, brides-to-be can get inspired, find the perfect venue, download templates for their DIY projects, and buy their veil all in one place, with a click of a mouse.

My personal favorite part of the new website is the Marketplace. It’s basically the child of Etsy and Craigslist. I love how brides who just got married can “recycle” their wedding by helping those in the process of planning their wedding. But I have to say what I love most is the vendor requests. Here’s how they work…

Let’s say you need a DJ. All you do is log in and post what you need as a vendor request (i.e. 70’s rock lovers seek DJ in New York City Area), then specify your location, budget, and wedding date. With a click of a mouse your vendor request will be featured on the main page of the marketplace so vendors can come to you, instead of the other way around :). So awesome, right?!

So, whether your a bride-to-be or recently tied the knot, you should definitely try 100 layer cake. I know you’ll love every single bite ;)!

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Walking in a Winter Weddingland


Posted By on Dec 10, 2010

Here’s an early Christmas gift for all you brides-to-be… Winter Wedding Inspiration Boards! Although not in the peak of the wedding season, winter weddings personify an enchanting atmosphere and elegance that can only be captured during the colder months. Enjoy!

Image courtesy of www.herecomestheblog.com

Image courtesy of www.herecomestheblog.com

Image courtesy of Kelly Oshiro Design

Image courtesy of Kelly Oshiro Design

Image courtesy of Bella Fiore Floral Design

Image courtesy of Bella Fiore Floral Design

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Happy Cyber Monday!


Posted By on Nov 29, 2010

Just because Cyber Monday is only one day doesn’t mean the savings should be also.

So, in celebration of “Cyber Week” Blooms By The Box will take 10% off orders from now until Sunday, December 5th!

Use promo code CYB125 at checkout for 10% off your entire order.

Happy Shopping!

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Project Flowers


Posted By on Nov 22, 2010

Photo courtesy of Logotv.com
Photo courtesy of Logotv.com

 

I have to admit that I love some bad reality TV. C’mon, give me a break… we all have our guilty pleasures, right? So it may not come as a surprise that E!’s The Soup is one of my weekly fixes. Bad reality TV plus the hysterical banter of Joel McHale, I can’t get enough.

So, the other day I was channel surfing and The Soup happened to be on. As I chucked at all of the moronic clips, one actually got my undivided attention. It was a clip from the show The Arrangement, which at first you may think is an arcane series about two undercover agents whose lives are randomly connected in some way. But after seeing the clip, I soon found out it’s quite the contrary.

As the name suggests the reality TV show is all about arranging flowers (duhhh!), but with a competitive edge. Ten floral designers face over the top challenges with the hopes of winning the title of “America’s Best Floral Designer” plus some cash and a car. In each episode the designers face a “Seedling Challenge” followed by a “Weedout Challenge”. The bottom designers then face a final head-to-head challenge after which a designer is eliminated. Gigi Levangie Grazer and celebrity floral arranger Eric Buterbaugh host and serve as the esteemed judges.

What do you all think about this? Personally, I think that floral designers are as equally artistic as fashion designers, cough, Project Runway, cough, cough, and deserve the same regcognition for their talents. I’m just going to have to check it out and report back. Unfortunately, the season is well underway, but thanks to Logo, we can all check out past episodes here!

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