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Wedding Invitations with Spanish Verses

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

We are delighted to announce that we now have over 20 wedding verses in Spanish. Find a verse in Spanish that you like, or write one of your own. Choose your invitation and then any verse “SF” to see the choices. Questions? – call 978-740-5940 or email: sshea@salemdesign.com

Wedding Invitations with Spanish verses

Flowers for your wedding – or whatever you want to express

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

From “The Language of Flowers”: “Some flowers have held traditional meanings for centuries. Who does not at once associate the red rose with true love? The origin stories of many blooms, such as the iris, narcissus, and hyacinth, can be found in mythology. The association of others are found in the rich gardens of folk stories and medicine. The symbolic meanings of flowers were known to many people in Elizabethan times, and Shakespeare scattered meaninful reference to flowers throughout his plays.
It was the Victorians who codified these meaning into an elegant language without words. Hundreds of flowers, as well as grasses, herbs, and leaves used in arrangements, were assigned simple messages. People sent beautiful bouquets representing carefully-chosen sentiments. A gift of snow-drop blossoms, signifying hope, and jonquils, meaning a return of affection, could represent a suitor’s hope for return of affections.
The method of presentation was also important. A bouquet with a ribbon tied to the left presented information about the sender, tied to the right, it signified the recipient. Creative combinations added even more variety. Upside-down flowers carried opposite their normal meanings: to receive an inverted rose was a terrible blow.”
You may have your favorite flowers in mind for any occasion already, but if you would enjoy some additional thoughts on it, here are some flowers and their meanings:
Acacia (yellow) – Secret love
Camellia (red) – Loveliness
Carnation (pink) – Woman’s love
Carnation (red) – Alas for my poor love
Chrysanthemum (red) – Love
Clematis (white) – I love your mind
Clover, 4-Leaf – Be mine
Forget-Me-Not – True Love
Iris – Message
Ivy – Friendship, Fidelity
Jonquil – Return my affection
Lilac – First emotion of love
Lily of the Valley – Return of Happiness
Morning Glory – Affection
Peach Blossoms – I am your captive
Rose (bridal – Happy love
Rose (red) – Love
Tulip (red) – Declaration of love

And there are many more. Flowers are always fun, and signify thoughtfulness. But they could also be a way to start a conversation, make a romantic impression (especially if you have something to say along with the flowers!).
BTW, we have a much more complete list of flowers and their meanings. Email us if you have questions.

A Green Event & The Gift of Trees

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Many weddings (and other events) are going green. For those who want to give a gift that will last a lifetime, there is the option of giving a tree. The details are yours to work out, but a great place to buy that we would recommend is The Arbor Day Foundation

This link provides gift trees for wedding favors, anniversaries, baby gifts, and many other occasions.

The wedding couple may want to list this in their gift registry.

Auction site offers super discount bargains

Monday, July 26th, 2010

QuiBids is a new kind of auction website. It’s less like a garage sale with inexpensive but perhaps unique, unpredictable, one of a kind items, such as eBay. QuiBids is different – it might have just what you need such as a new camera or gift cards that you need for your event or could use as thank you gift wedding items. Maybe even a laptop to take on your honeymoon!

There is a flat cost to bidding, which is $.60, but the deals can be phenomenal. It has more conventional items, but perhaps more just what you are looking for, at a deep discount price.

QuiBids

Drama & Magic – Travel by Horse Drawn carriage in your Wedding

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Another idea to make your wedding unique and special – and What a great backdrop for your wedding pictures. We have a local company posted on our Wedding Ring Links page, but we expect you can find a similar service wherever you are. See our Wedding Ring Links page for a link to Friendship Carriage Tours.
Wedding Ring Links

Also see a list that will locate a bagpipper for you anywhere in the US – and around the world too!

10 Steps to a Green Wedding

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

This post takes you to the Sierra Club’s The Green Life blog that gives 10 detailed and terrific ways to think about planning your wedding. Of course these days Green is a lot more than a wedding. But a wedding symbolizes a lot, about the couple, the friends and family, and how they relate to living in this world.
We think one very important thing that a green wedding can do – and is often left unstated – is that it can lower the hassle factor for the bride especially, and for everyone else who helps plan, and attends the wedding. Green weddings, and green lifestyles are about taking it easy, on the environment, and yourself. The green wedding can make your event as stylish or casual as you want, with no rating scale on your expenditure as a measure of its success. It’s about how the couple feels about themselves, and the included “wedding ring” – all those who join with you – to celebrate the day. What you choose in a green wedding can make it especially memorable and meaningful, and carry the message well beyond the wedding event.
We’re working on getting some green wedding ideas and services on our “wedding (ring) links” page, starting with local, New England. But our Wedding Invitations section is huge – we provide a spectrum of invitations that will please any bride, anywhere, any style or preference.
As far as a big listing of green ideas for a wedding, this is a good and comprehensive one, from the Sierra Club.
10 Steps to a Green Wedding from the Sierra Club The Green Life