Monday, April 30, 2007

The Perfect Earrings for the "VERY TIRED BRIDE"


Check out these cheeky earrings with wit to spare from designer Susan Gould. The set indicates how so much of what you hear goes "in one ear" and "out the other" (perfect for airplane rides, when that passenger next to you won't stop talking about their remodeling project). Or as the Bride -- When you are tired of all the suggestions and stress that comes with planning a wedding. Images are magnified under glass crystal domes with silver plated brass trim and an antitarnish finish. Earrings and posts are silver plated brass, and nickel free. Handmade in San Francisco.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Peace Love and Happiness

Back to the Biker Wedding; or if you are looking for classy clothing for your honeymoon.... This adorable white Corset Shirt is perfect for either ... and I love the Peace Sign Necklace ....

Mariana's Peace Sign Love & Happiness CZ Necklace

Corset Top Plus

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Women & Makeup Go Together...

Elf Cosmetics

I am compelled to put this banner up because whether it is for mother's day, your wedding or just everyday.... Elf costmetics is an excellent resource to keep in your back pocket as a place to buy quality -- inexpensive makeup. Great selections and you don't have to pay the high prices. A definite keeper!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Biker Wedding / Harley Themed Wedding? Here are some tips and clicks!

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Reverend Ron is not your average preacher. He has performed weddings for the two wheeled set at the Sturgis Rally, Daytona Bike Week, Thunder Beach in Panama City and the Laconia Rally in New Hampshire.

Just because you ride and like to live YOUR life YOUR way doesn't mean you don't deserve to have your wedding the way you want. Reverend Ron provides this service because many people in the biker community do not feel comfortable in a church or courthouse or they would like to have their ceremony performed right on their bike. Well not only can The Rev perform your ceremony while you're on your bike but, he can delivery your vows anywhere you like. Reverend Ron provides wedding planning and officiant services for bikers anywhere they like. He does not have a chapel but he will go to your local bar, clubhouse, Harley dealership, park, beach or where ever you desire to have your wedding ceremony.

He'll even put a suit on if you ask him nice enough.

Reverend Ron understands your needs because he is a biker too. He will add a special touch to your wedding with his custom designed ceremony.

Reverend Ron Respects Your Lifestyle!

Click here for Reverend Ron' Website and prices!

The Traditional Biker Wedding Tux

Although bikers are known for their carefree style, some decorum is still needed. Suggestions are:

  • Black leather doo rag or beret
  • Black leather tie
  • White dress shirt
  • Black leather vest
  • Black jeans
  • Black or white socks
  • Black bootsPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  • Black Leather Jacket
  • Denim

The Biker Wedding Gown?

Important, important, important. If you are planning on wearing your gown on the motorcycle you must allow room for your legs and sitting on the bike. Suggestions would be a gown with slits in the front and back or perhaps a gown with lace shorts underneath. White leather shorts; pants, halters are also very nice. Need a hat? How about chaps or a country style Western Gown? Two places you can visit on line are: Sheplers Western Wear Outlet. Save up to 60% on Boots, Jeans, Hats and more. or the

If your bike will be involved in your ceremony, you'll want to wear leathers. For such a special day, you might consider having special white leathers for the bride! One place where you can find white leather (reasonably priced is at Ebay (Click here: White Leather Halter's) The leather dress to the right (and above : ) )is a sample of what you can find on Ebay! Other places you can look:

For More Information Visit:

Laptop Bride's
Biker / Harley Themed Newsletter!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

So What Do You Think of Paper Gowns?

So what do you think of the paper gown.... No, I'm not talking about the one you wear in the hospital with the back open for everyone to see your .... errr birthday suit! Rather, I'm talking about the "You only get to wear it one time wedding gown". Think about it; the cost; the planning, the picking it out and all the questions about the "dress." Want to make people really talk? Try buying and wearing the Disposable Wedding Gown designed by Tuija Järvenpää, a Finnish designer who is more interested in creating disposable products than in making them permanent.

The wedding gown is made of shiny translucent white paper and can be styled with various prints, ornamental cut-in patterns and folds. It is designed for one-time use only, thus perfect for a wedding. After the event, it can be recycled or thrown away.

The disposable wedding gown was introduced in 2005 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Helsinki. where a number of couples took part in a wedding ceremony and said "I do" in front of a marriage clerk. Each bride wore one of the dresses made of paper designed either by visual artist Maria Duncker or designer Tuija Järvenpää. The event was a success and now
the disposable wedding dress is vying for a larger place in the marketplace.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Tropical Inspired Cummerbunds & Bow Ties : )

HAVING A BEACH OR SUMMER WEDDING? Smack a little Hawaiian sun onto your tuxedo in a rainbow of colors. Tropical tie and cummerbund in a classic retro pattern will have everyone giving you hang ten, dude.

Bright hues freshen up your look whether you're attending an "Under the Sea" event or just want to show a bit of personality. 100% microfiber gives you a crisp, just-pressed look and it's washable too (Look at the coral reef tie and cummerbund : ) Nothing fishy about this good looking set!

or perhaps your guy is a saltwater fisherman? Check out the saltwater fisherman set!

Check out this site... they have everything from the "Bird of
Paradise;" Hawaiian," "Crosswinds" and more styles for
your beach or summer wedding. (Click

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sandcastle Wedding Castle Cake Topper or Table Centerpiece

Sandcastle Wedding Castle Cake Topper

Having a beach wedding? Then every princess needs a sand castle. These are great both for on top of the cake and as table centerpieces. Add some sand around the base, a few shells and voila... beach on the table : ) Click on picture!

5 Foot High Organic Roses ... Wow what a gift!

World's Tallest Roses from Organic

5 FEET HIGH! I Repeat: 5 FEET HIGH! These are some impressive roses! And they are from Organic Flowers ... all natural! Introducing the World’s Tallest Roses! Sold exclusively by Organic Bouquet, these spectacular one of a kind roses measure 5+ feet in height and are reserved for only the most treasured moments or discerning tastes—and now they are available to you for the first time ever! (via Cathy)

It's So Easy Being Green ... Organic Flowers for Your Wedding!

Long-Stemmed Organic Calla Lilies

Famous artists such as Georgia O'Keefe made calla lilies famous in her paintings, but nothing beats the striking beauty of the real thing. Our callas are organically grown and cut with extra long stems. They ship them fresh from the farm before the flower fully opens. Just trim the stems and place in a tall vase with water. Flowers guaranteed to open in a few days with blooms so beautiful you might be inspired to paint as well! Each bunch includes 10 stems. Long-Stemmed Organic Calla Lilies

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Make a Wedding Keepsake Box .... Rose Inspired Favors

Do-It-Yourself Keepsake Box

Want to make the bride in your life a gift she'll never forget? With a little ingenuity, you can create a keepsake memory box for her that she'll have to remember her wedding day by forever and always. (Click here for directions)

And something new.... Rose Inspired Favors Rose Ball Candle Wedding Favor As low as $1.65 each

Rose Soap Wedding Favor As low as $1.45 each

Monday, April 16, 2007

Gowns to suit your style ...

Whether you are looking for "Retro Glam," "Plus Sized Glam" or even "Western Glam" there are many resources out there on the net. Most stores DO offer return guarantees, so it is well worth the look to find size, selection and price needs that cater to your particular needs. Below are a few or our favortie choices. AND, don't forget prom!



Lily short sleeve white wedding dress

Western Gowns

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Instead of the "Guestbook" try these great items!

Instead of the Guestbook try these great ideas: Bride and Groom Plates, Signature Frame, Signature Vase (My favorite : )) These are a great alternative to the book and, make a great heirloom and reusable household item!

Bride and Groom Platter - $ 50.00

From: My Wedding Favors

Engraved Silver Signature Frame - $ 45.00

From: My Wedding Favors

Signature Vase - $ 39.00

From: My Wedding Favors

10" White Ceramic Square Guest Plate - $ 37.89

From: My Wedding Favors

Saturday, April 14, 2007

IGIGI is at it again! Gorgeous Haute Halter Couture!

Haute Halter Couture by IGIGI

Gorgeous. Gorgeous, Gorgeous. What else can you say? Beautiful gown for curvey gals and excellent quality too!

  • You will sure feel like a knock-out in this beautiful halter style dress with exquisite beading for a touch of glam.

  • Halter style that ties in the back

  • Sweetheart neckline

  • Princess seaming

  • High-low hemline

  • Scalloped edging around the hem

  • Original IGIGI design caviar beading

  • Double-layered tulle shawl included (Click here)

For More Plus Sized Gowns visit Laptop Bride's Plus Sized Gowns Page (Click here)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Chinese Laundry ... SHOES YOU WILL LOVE !!!!!!

I just have to post this banner for two simple reason... one I love it ... it's so cute and two; I own a few pair of Chinese Laundry shoes. And honestly (cross my heart) they are the most comfortable shoes I own and they last forever. They have really adorable styles, including lines that mimic shoes from the 1940's, 1950's through the 80's and now. Trust me, they are worth checking out : )

If you want to know more ... Chinese Laundry launched in 1981 with a collection of fashion forward footwear targeted to the young women’s market. For its remarkable ability to deliver on lifestyle and lead with trend, Chinese Laundry has attracted the attention of a growing number of stars and celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Hilary Duff, Teri Hatcher, Courteney Cox, Kelly Clarkson, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Chinese Laundry has carved a niche for itself in today's competitive market and is available in better department and specialty stores as well as boutiques nationwide.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ooh la la... Adorable skirts for your honeymoon or shower!

I just found the absolute "BEST" place to find a great skirt ... Called the "Skirt Spot" How appropriate. They are absolutely adorable and made to fit. Offering set waistbands and elastic. A wonderful place to go if you need to find some cute duds for your honeymoon (or work) .... cute, cute, cute. Don't you need something to wear to the bridal shower?

Skylar Skirt in Teal Floral
Indulge yourself with this rich fabric. Chocolate and turquoise create a breezy Bermuda floral print. This full circle skirt features a taut waist, chocolate sash, and a brooch to match! Click on the image to see the skirt in detail. Material: 100% cotton Length: 22 inches Care: delicate wash, line dry; or dry clean Features: side zipper, fully lined Boutique Oohlala makes your skirt when it's ordered, and aims to deliver within 10-12 business days. Review comments from our many satisfied customers, and our feature articles in Daily Candy, California Apparel News, and Los Angeles Magazine. Purchase with no worries. Our risk-free return policy makes it easy.

Lina Skirt in Cherry Blossom
Little pairs of cherries make merry on a cream-colored canvas, while full blossoms bloom along a border trimmed in red zigzag. Three faux buttons complete this exceptionally charming piece. Click on the image to see the skirt in detail. Material: 100% cotton skirt Length: 25 inches Care: hand wash & line dry, or dry clean Features: side zipper, fully lined Boutique Oohlala makes your skirt when it's ordered, and aims to deliver within 10-12 business days. Review comments from our many satisfied customers, and our feature articles in Daily Candy, California Apparel News, and Los Angeles Magazine. Purchase with no worries. Our risk-free return policy makes it easy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My DaVinci, Turn your photos into works of art!

Okay, one of the coolest things I have seen in a while. Has anyone seen "My DaVinci?" Cool, cool site. They can make your photos into virtually anything. An Anne Geddes piece of work, a Mona Lisa work ... or even what you see below. AND, the price is nominal. I am really surprised. Great site. Great products. Would make a great gift for yourself, your parents, siblings or friends. This link is a definite keeper : )

Personalized Waterfall Hearts Masterpiece - $ 19.95
Imagine your photo in a Waterfall HeartsRomantic fantasy. Our professional artists will create Romantic fantasy based on your photo. The coolest gift for any occasion. Satisfaction Guaranteed and free shipping.

WOW --- Payless has great deals on shoes!

Shoes for under $20.00 at Payless. I was pleasantly surpised and they offer buy one get one free on quite a few. These are a great deal especially if they are for your wedding and you only plan on wearing them once (or twice).
Abaeté for Payless Madison Peep-Toe PumpAbaeté for Payless Madison Peep-Toe Pump

Horizon Wedge Wide Horizon Wedge Wide Patent birdcage cut on the upper with a 3" faux cork wedge heel makes this a must-have sandal for spring. Adjustable ankle strap. Padded footbed. Manmade materials.

Honeybunch Ribbon-Stitch Slide Wide Honeybunch Ribbon-Stitch Slide Wide Satiny interlaced bow adds a bit of whimsy to this sophisticated patent slide. 1 1/2" heel. Manmade materials.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Going on a Rampage : ) - Lace Dress w/ Burgundy Lining

Lace fabric makes up this capsleeve dress, Ruched down the center with sequins adorning the top. Satin burgundy lining is attached. Satin ribbon detail is attached at the waist. Invisible side zip closure. Crinoline lining creates a full a-line skirt. 32" long measured down the side seam.

Lace Dress with Burgundy Lining


- Pair this gorgeous dress with these black shoes from the House of Dereon (The Beyonce & Tina Knowles collection) and you have a grand match! Sweet and sexy platform pump. Delicate bow detail on vamp. Light fabric detail around collar. Lightly padded footbed. Synthetic sole. 3 1/2" heel.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Hello Kitty Wedding, Hello Kitty Wedding Gown and ... wow, just fun!

The First Ever Hello Kitty Wedding

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket For those of you who are obsessed with "Hello Kitty," you'll be pleased to know that the Daiichi Hanyu hotel chain in Japan has begun offering Hello Kitty Princess Kitty wedding packages. Your ceremony can include "Hello Kitty" and "Dear Daniel" character escorts (best man and maid of honor) for the ceremony. How cool is that?

Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel (that's the name of Hello Kitty's piano
playing; wildlife photographer boyfriend
) accompany the newly-weds at the chapel when they exchange rings and vows, escort them to the reception and of course, pose for the pictures. In some of the plans the marrying couple get stuffed Kitty's, Kitty bouquets, a Kitty ring pillow, etc, and have the option of dressing like Kitty and Daniel.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The first-ever legally valid MTR Hello Kitty ream Wedding took place February 2007, at the MTR
Hong Kong Station. Witnessed by relatives, friends and MTR passengers, bridegroom Jamie and his bride Horlick (who was dressed in the first-ever Hello Kitty wedding gown, jointly designed by the MTR Corporation, Sanrio and Wonderful Arts, (the bride's wedding gown was filled with Hello Kitty patterns made of Austrian crystals.) ) with their bridesmaids and groomsmen, boarded the first-ever MTR Hello Kitty Wedding Train and traveled to the MTR Hong Kong Station. The wedding train was specially designed for the occasion with images of Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel dressed as little cupids covering the train body and compartments. The interior was decorated with flowers and ribbons.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Upon arriving at their destination, the couple was carried by a pair of rickshaws, amid cheers from MTR passengers,
towards the ceremonial venue at MTR Hong Kong Station. Led by the best man Dear Daniel and bridesmaid Hello
Kitty, the coulple proceeded to Hong Kong Station, which had been transformed to a wedding hall. Under the witness of the Civil Celebrant - Mr. Samuel Chan (solicitor), Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, friends and relatives, (as well as MTR passengers) Jamie and Horlick were married.

The average price for a ceremony where all female guests
continually exclaim "kawaii !!!" is 2M yen (40 people). And if you are really into pink, above is a sample of a Hello Kitty Wedding Dress (which would probably work well as a bridesmaid dress : ).

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Crab Wine Bottle Holder Wedding Favor & Decoration

For the beach-themed wedding, the highly realistic Crab Wine Bottle Holder is quite the favor. The 2 lb. Crab Wine Bottle Holder is made of resin and would be ideal decoration for your bar tables, but will also work well as guest favors.
Crab Wine Bottle Holder