Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Fun Find... what's on top?

Cake toppers have sure come a long way, Baby!

Remember the old plastic and tulle couples?  Then the PreciousMoments figurienes?  Now, couples are expressing their personalities"

From Etsy seller BlueButterflyDesign

Custom Made to look like you (or your pets)
From Etsy Seller Sophiasworkshop

From Etsy Seller gfelted

From Etsy Seller ShellScapes


From Etsy seller Affordable CakeTopper

Just plain Fun

From Etsy Seller Bumponalogcreations

What's going to be on top of YOUR wedding cake?  We'd love to know!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

There's no such thing as a FREE WEDDING.... but this pretty darn close!

Brides a la mode is presenting this year's "Married by Michiana" promotion on U93!  Our wedding professionals will be collaborating to provide dresses, tuxedos, flowers, cake, photography and more.

Are you recently engaged and willing to let the Michiana Community select your wedding details?  Start thinking now about your 93-second video and how you can convince Michiana that YOU should win this wedding!
We will begin accepting videos on February 14 at the Brides a la mode studio.  Don't have a video camera?  No worries!  Our professional videographers will be on hand on February 14 from noon-4 to film you at no charge.

Rob & AJ from the U93 Morning Crew will be holding a live remote from 1-3 on the 14th, so come on out, enjoy some Valentine's treats and score some U93 swag!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Check out this adorable (and tasty) alternative to cake!  The founders of  CakeOLicious  were at The Special Event in New Orleans last week and BOY were they a hit!

I can imagine all sorts of ways to use these pops....  bridal showers......favors.....or how about having waiters pass these out on the dance floor.....or maybe football shaped pops as an alternative to the grooms's cake?  The possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

On a budget? 15,000 Brides Have Discovered This.....

Here is another great take away from last week's  "The Special Event" in New Orleans.

Famed NYC event producer, Michael Cerbelli presented his "Hot Event & Entertainment Ideas: 2010".  One of those tips was directed specifically to those brides on a budget. 

Even when you're on a tight budget for your wedding, you want everything to look perfect. may be just what you're looking for!  Theur popular "wedding flowers in a box", has nine professionally designed flower collections with customized packages of 3, 6, 10, 20, 30 or 40 pieces including: a brides bouquet, toss bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, corsages and boutonniers.  Just pick your favorite flower type and colors and your Wedding Flower Collection will be expressed delivered to you.

Are you a DIY bride?  If so, you might want to check out's DIY Wedding Combos.  Select your colors, and will box and ship fresh cut wedding flowers together in correct quanities for making your own wedding flower arrangements, bridal bouquets, and other wedding flower pieces.  Making it simple, and affordable, for you to "do it yourself".

Over 15,000 brides have used  You can read what some of them have to say here.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another one of my favorites from New Orleans.  Let's just say it's going to be "Olicious"!

Monday, January 18, 2010

New ideas from New Orleans!

Last week, I had the privilege to attend "The Special Event" in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This week-long conference featured all kinds of events and sessions to give event professionals inspiration.  I'll be highlighting some of my favorite wedding trends this week!

Here ae some images to tempt you:

A table made complete from cardboard:

An all natural table

Cake with a "metal" look

Stay tuned for much more from The Special Event!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Who can marry me?

No, I'm not looking for a husband -- I've had one for 25 years this year! This post was prompted by several phone calls we received over the course of the last weeks asking about marriage ceremonies in Indiana; wondering who can perform such a ceremony and how to find someone.

If you don't have a home church or a minister or if you would prefer a civil ceremony, Brides a la mode can help you find the perfect officiant for your wedding vows.  The  law In the State of Indiana says

"Marriages may be solemnized by any of the following:
(1) A member of the clergy of a religious organization (even if the cleric does not perform religious functions for an individual congregation), such as a minister of the gospel, a priest, a bishop, an archbishop, or a rabbi.
(2) A judge.
(3) A mayor, within the mayor's county.
(4) A clerk or a clerk-treasurer of a city or town, within a county in which the city or town is located.
(5) A clerk of the circuit court."

What if you would like a family member to particpate in the ceremony?  Indiana law allows "Any person may conduct or participate in conducting a marriage ceremony. However, a marriage may be solemnized only by a person listed above."

Need more help?  Brides a la mode has a complete list of local courts' phone numbers as well as a lsting of clergy who are available to perform ceremonies.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Bridal Spectacular!

Brides a la mode will be at the Bridal Spectacular at Century Center on Sunday, January 10!

Visit us in booth  #77 for your flashing tiara or wand

and  be sure to stop by our wedding professional's booths:

So come on out and "get your bride on"!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year from Brides a la mode!

Let the planning begin!

Did you get engaged over the holidays, or know someone who did?  Brides a la mode has LOTS of fun things in store to help make your wedding planning a "piece of cake"!

Sunday, January 10, 2010  Visit us at the Bridal Spectacular at Century Center.  Have your picture taken and enter for a chance to win an engagement cocktail party for 10 at our studio!

Sunday, February 14, 2010  Yes, it's Valentine's Day, but it is also "Second Sunday" at Brides a la mode!  This year, Brides a la mode will be sponsoring U93's annual "Married by Michiana" contest and will be kicking  things off at our studio on February 14!  Be sure to stop by to find out how YOU can be "Married by Michiana"!

Sunday, March 7,  2010  Brides a la mode will present "Bella, an Exceptional Event for Brides" at the Palais Royale.  In addition to having an opportunity to meet with some of Michiana's best wedding professionals, we will be featuring wedding industry professionals seen on WEtv's "Get Married" and Style Network's "Whose Wedding is it Anyway"!

Stay tuned to our blog for more info on these events and much more!