Bridal Wedding Veil

By Kristin The tradition of the veil on a bride has many back-stories.  Some say it started in ancient Rome to confuse the evil spirits who may try to steal her away from the groom.  Some say it was to disguise the bride before the wedding of an arranged marriage, this way if he saw … Continue reading Bridal Wedding Veil

Unity Candles

By Kristin   My husband and I were originally not going to use unity candles, but I thought it would be a nice thing to incorporate into our short ceremony.  Unity candles are used to represent the love of the two families for the Bride and Groom coming together as one happy family.  Usually there … Continue reading Unity Candles

Flower Girl Dress & Basket

By Kristin Using silk ribbons, it's so easy to match the flower girl's dress to the flower basket.  Rhinestone buttons can be added to give it that extra elegant finish.  This is a great idea for brides who are looking for something easy yet still beautiful for her flower girl.  You can choose silk ribbon … Continue reading Flower Girl Dress & Basket

Cake Jewelry

By Kristin   Cake jewelry is a popular item that Brides call me for daily.  Although M&J Trimming don't sell premade cake jewelry, you can easily use M&J products to create your own custom look.  When I was browsing through M&J for ideas for the blog, I noticed these gorgeous crystal spray and pearl sprays.  I … Continue reading Cake Jewelry

M&J Trimming Featured In Martha Stewart Wedding Fall 2008

  Silk flower and midori ribbon featured in Martha Stewart Wedding Fall 2008 Silk Rose (Left):  Sea Foam #31907 Silk Rose (Right):  Sage Green #31905 Midori Double Fact Satin Ribbon:  Sea Foam #37307     23MM MESH TUBE RIBBON #36878.  Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM to order or for more information on availabe colors. White Pearls #11825   … Continue reading M&J Trimming Featured In Martha Stewart Wedding Fall 2008

A Touch of Gray (DIY Bridal Shoe Clip)

By Kristin The hottest trend it seems lately is that brides are heading towards shades of gray for the new accent color.  They are incorporating into everything ranging from the invites to the wedding dress itself!  I decided to create a simple pair of shoe clips done in this hot new shade to show how … Continue reading A Touch of Gray (DIY Bridal Shoe Clip)

Mother’s Velvet Ribbon Wedding Corsage

By Kristin       The mothers of the bride and groom are just as important as the couple, if it wasn't for them, you probably wouldn't be the person you are today.  Why not give your mom something she will be able to use again?  Corsages are a great way to get crafty.  I made … Continue reading Mother’s Velvet Ribbon Wedding Corsage

Dog-of-Honor (Ribbon Dog Collar)

By Kristin In these times we all cherish our furry 4 leg friends as though they were our children.  I have two ‘kids' of my own at home named Leia and Pippin.  Though only cats, I still spoil them with the best natural food and squeakiest mice I can afford.  It only makes sense then, that couples … Continue reading Dog-of-Honor (Ribbon Dog Collar)

Bridal Money Bag

By Kristin "Twenty- Thirty-grand. In small bills, cash. In that little silk purse. Maron, if this was someone else's wedding, sweet tonato!" - Godfather Maybe you remember that line, maybe you don't. Either way, it applies to this week's bridal blog. While you are making your rounds talking to your guests at the reception, they are … Continue reading Bridal Money Bag

Spring Wedding

By Kristin While planning my wedding for spring of 2007, I was in a tizzy trying to get everything done and come up with ideas while keeping it cool with my soon to be in-laws. Floral arrangements, menu options, favors, gifts and attire were keeping me busy just about 24/7! However, M&J made my life … Continue reading Spring Wedding