Monday, December 27, 2010

Wedding Decor…

Check out the fabulous wedding decor we discovered as we looked through elegala.com’s photo gallery!  Some pretty amazing things that you wouldn’t normally think of as wedding decor.  Do any of these inspire you?

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Blue Inspiration Board

When most people think of the winter the first two colors that usually come into mind are white and pale blue.  Take a look at these colors and see if these gorgeous pieces inspire you for your winter wedding.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

DIY Wedding Favors…

Dressed-up boxes weddings-favors-boxcookies-0104-l Decorate simple favor boxes with pretty bows and paper cuffs. For a twist, use color photocopies of a fabric—such as a swatch from your bridesmaids’ dresses—to make the cuffs. Fill with bite-size cookies, peanut brittle, lemon drops, or another favorite candy. All information given is for 50 favors, just adjust amount if you need more.

You'll need:

· 50 1⁄4-pound boxes (look for small boxes at craft stores)

· Craft knife and cutting mat

· Metal ruler

· Ten 11- by 17-inch photocopies of fabric swatch or 10 sheets of decorative craft paper

· Double-stick tape

· 50 yards of ribbon (optional)

· 50 small labels with pre-punched holes (optional)

Fill the boxes with the goodie you have decided upon. 

Using a craft knife, ruler, and cutting mat, cut fifty 3- by 10½-inch rectangular bands from color photocopies to make paper cuffs for the boxes. (Look for small boxes at craft stores.)
You may need to adjust the paper cuffs depending upon what size box you get.

Wrap one cuff around each box. Adhere cuff to itself with a small piece of double-stick tape or glue (cuff should be able to slide off box).weddings-favors-wrapbox-0104-l

Tie each box with about 1 yard of ribbon. Write guests’ names or the couple’s names and wedding date on labels, then attach with ribbon.

We got this fabulous DIY idea from Sunset, of which has some other fabulous DIY ideas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wedding Gown Preservation…

You’ll never own anything as beautiful and symbolic as your wedding gown! Here at Madeleine’s Daughter we offer a special gown preservation service that will takes great pride in caring and preserving your gown as a keepsake or for you. And please know, an overwhelming number of brides do treasure their gowns and preserve them after the ceremony.

A wedding gown must be carefully cleaned before storing. Food and beverage stains, though invisible at first glance, may yellow later on. The hemline is usually soiled and must be cleaned. Many cleaners may offer to pack your gown in a special box, which offers protection from dust in the air.

During this process the gown is placed into position on a full bust form and the sleeves )if any) are stuffed.  It is then fitted carefully into a preservation chest with an acid-free display window.  This chest is then enclosed into a 700lb text shipping carton to ensure no damage could come of it during the shipping process.  This process can take up to 10 weeks by the time it reaches you.

Once the gown is back in your possession it is best to place it in a cool dry place, not in the basement or attic, something like the closet or under the bed. 

Before you trust this special symbol of your wedding day to just anyone, talk with us about cleaning and preserving your wedding gown.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Accessorize!!

All brides need to accessorize…and we have a gorgeous selection of accessories to choose from.  Take a look below at some of the exquisite pieces we have to offer:

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Gorgeous sparkly rhinestones

 

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Couture Pearl and Rhinestone Earrings

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Freshwater Pearls, Rhinestones & Swarovski Crystal Hair Comb

 

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Precious Rhinestone Flower Hair Pins

 

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Adorable Pearl and Seashell Hair Pins

The selection is endless…take a look for yourself, book an accessories appointment today! 603-431-5454

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just in…and SO adorable…

Take a look at this adorable flower girl dress that just arrived in the store today…SO cute!  What flower girl wouldn’t be the hit of the day in this great dress?

Style # 101 by US Angels

Give us a call to come in and see it for yourself! 603-431-5454

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Toys for Tots at Madeleine’s Daughter…

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Help out a child less fortunate.

From December 1st  thru December 21st we are gathering toys for the Toys for Tots program.

Just bring in an unwrapped toy for donation and we'll give you $50 off your purchase* on that day!
*purchase must exceed $250

Monday, December 6, 2010

Veils…

Time honored tradition or a thing of the past?  We feel that it is a time honored tradition and every bride should wear one as they have been doing for centuries!

In many ancient societies, marriages were usually arranged by the parents of the bride and groom. And it was the custom that the groom should not see his bride until their wedding day.  Then part of the wedding ceremony would include uncovering the brides face to “un-veil” her to her new husband.

This is a custom that was followed by the ancient Romans, the ancient Hebrews, the ancient Hindus, and many other ancient European and Asiatic people.

But the veil was also worn as a protection against evil spirits and the evil eye, which these people superstitiously believed in. The bride wore her veil as a disguise, so that the evil spirits, who hated weddings and were jealous of the bride’s happiness, would not know who she was, and therefore could not make trouble at her wedding. 

Though those reasons are not why brides wear a veil this day and age it is never the less still a time honored tradition that should hold true.  Take a look at some of the gorgeous veils we have listed below:

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just in…

Take a look at the fabulous dress that just arrived here in the store…soo GORGEOUS!

Christos out did themselves this time, Primrose is perfect!

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Take a look at the gorgeous lace and the delicate satin band at the waist or the way the bodice is ruched! Gorgeous!  Would you look beautiful in this gown?  We think so…call us at 603-431-5454 to try it on and see for yourself!

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