Monthly Archives: November 2008

Name Cards…love this!

I can not take credit for this idea or this wedding, I believe all the credit goes to the bride and Havana Blue, but I just had to share this. I am definitely looking forward to a bride that wants to do this at her own reception. I think it is so beautiful!

Of course, not every wedding really needs name cards or a seating chart. But I have found that when you have a larger crowd and multiple tables, people actually do like to be told where to sit. I’ve been to too many weddings in the states where the bride decided to let people chose where to sit and what happens is, guests arrive at the reception and throw their purse or coat on a seat and walk away. So as you walk around and try to find a place to sit, you have no idea how many seats are taken up at a table, who you are sitting with, if there is enough room for the other couple you want to sit with, etc…Ok, I’m going off course. This really isn’t a problem at destination weddings, but I wanted to vent my frustration to those stateside brides – use a seating chart! People expect and appreciate it!

So, back to the subject…place cards. I’ve seen them done a million different ways and my favorite is when they double as a favor (more to come on this subject later). But the other day, I stumbled upon a wedding and I was just delighted with the bride’s decision to make the place cards work double duty as table decor. Check these out!

Overall, these may be a little pricier than your everyday card holder but on the other hand, you don’t have to spend as much for table decor. The rose head is going to cost about $3 per rose, but you can get the glass votive fairly cheaply at places like and For me, the challenge would be to make the actual card, but that’s because we don’t have a craft store on the island. A bride could easily make the cards at home, ship them to me and we could make a gorgeous display of these at the entrance of the reception. Guest could pick up their name card/favor/table decor and head to their seat. These really looked wonderful on all the tables.

The best part? How well they coordinated with the amazing wedding cake from VI Desserts:

Love these colors!

Remember that beautiful cake from my last post…see the groom’s tie and the bride’s fan? How perfect! These pictures were taken my our very talented photographer, EJ of Paradise Pictures. This little lookout spot is known as Drake’s Seat. The views of Magen’s Bay and the British Virgin Islans are unbeatable! And I just hadContinue Reading

Have your cake…

and eat it too! I just love this cake from our wedding last night at Havana Blue on St. Thomas. The blue matched the bridesmaid dresses perfectly. More pictures to come soon!

Election Day Celebration!

If you are already married, I encourage you to get out your wedding day toasting flutes and fill them with the finest champagne tonight – if your guy wins that is. If not, fill it with cheap beer! If you are not yet married, let me use today’s blog entry to showcase a few funContinue Reading