Monday, July 16, 2012

Fabulous Idea No. 68 from Colin Cowie Weddings

Fabulous Idea No. 68:
Keep It Personal. Adding your new monogram to d├ęcor elements throughout your wedding is a fun and easy way to add a personal touch.
For this beach wedding, we traced the wedding logo in the sand, but you could try projecting it onto the dance floor, monogramming the menus or even stamping it on tags attached to favors.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Flawless skin for your wedding day

Every bride dreams of having impeccable skin on her wedding day.  When is a good time to start a skin-care regimen? Today!

Most beauty experts recommend starting a disciplined approach to flawless skin about five or six months before your wedding day. So, while you are still working on invitations and picking out bridesmaid dresses, start working on your skin. Making small investments of time now will provide a big pay out on wedding day.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and can be thought of like a big filter. Many experts have stated that the skin is the mirror to one’s internal health (and eating habits).  Even if you have a relatively nice complexion you can still benefit from six months of stress-relief, good nutrition, extra water-drinking and a boost in oral supplements and antioxidants.
The basics – ensure you are on a good skin cleansing program that is right for your skin. A good system doesn’t have to be expensive, but should include a foaming cleanser in the morning and a gentle make-up remover type cleanser at night; a daily moisturizer with spf in the morning and hydrating in the evening. An absolute must is the use of an exfoliant 2 times per week.
This is also a great time to consult a skincare professional.  Tell them your wedding date, and your skin-care goals. They may recommend treatments such as chemical peels or regular facials that will help you have picture-perfect skin.
Suggested daily supplements? 1000 mg of chewable vitamin-C each day will help reduce any redness in your skin including acne scarring. 100% pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants and will give your skin and immune system a boost.
In short, our best advice is to drink plenty of water (half of your body weight in ounces – this means, if you weigh 130 pounds – you’ll need at least 65 ounces of water each day), take your supplements and no matter what you do – never every try anything for the first time ever within one month of your wedding.
Next blog post will feature: make-up that won't melt!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Pin it to win it!

Are you a bride planning a beach wedding? Mother of the bride with a list of items to purchase? Or a Wedding planner that would love to win a gift for one of your brides? If so, our first Pinterest wedding style contest is just for you! Or - you may be none of the above..but that's okay too- this contest is open to anyone who loves weddings! So, spread the word and pin, pin, pin.

Pin it to win it! 

Ready? Here are the contest details: 

1. Create a board on your own Pinterest account and title it: ""
2. Fill up your board with any images of items off our website that you would like to win. Be creative with your descriptions (tell us how you will use this item, why you would like to win it, etc). Encourage others to re-pin your boards by reaching out to your friend or fan list on facebook, pinterest, twitter and email contacts! We have many items already on our own Pinterest account that you can simply repin to your board, or go to our website - select the item you want to win and pin it to win it from there.

3. Be sure to tag each image with #abeachwedding in the description.
4. Follow our Pinterest account at:
5. Contest will run until 6/15/12.
6. At the sole discretion of the owner of the store, one lucky winner will win an item that they pinned. Selection will be based on level of participation, creativeness, and re-pins - but will not be solely based on popularity of re-pins.
7. Winner will be announced on our facebook page ( and the winner will have 48 hours to contact the store by phone or email for shipping details.
8. All participants may receive a prize - at the sole discretion of the shop owner.

Have fun! We can not wait to see your boards, and we'll be sure to follow them.

Happy Pinning!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Simply Amazing Beach Rehearsal Dinner

Recently we posted this photo on our facebook page and it sparked quite a stir. What a fabulous idea! All you need to create this is:
  •  A tablecloth
  •  Table setting for each person in the bridal party
  •  Sand filled colored bags with tealight candles 
  •  A couple of tiki torches
  • Cushions for the sand sculpted furniture

We think this is perfect idea for the rehearsal dinner! Have you ever seen anything like this? If so, visit our facebook page and post the photos of your favorite idea. (

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Store

Have you visited our store lately? We've got a new look! It was time for a facelift so we recently gave our store at a redesign. In addition to the redesign, we are adding new products from our suppliers as well as some new functionality. Soon you'll be able to sign in and register for an account using your existing Facebook account! Stay tuned for more as we transition this week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Marbled Chocolate Seashells

Marbled Chocolate Seashells

The unique Marbled Chocolate Seashells are enriched with delicious premium white and milk chocolate, textured with marbled seashells, is a perfect favor.
Sold in full pounds only. It includes:
• 85small shells in 1 pound OR
• 70 small and medium and 2 large shells for cake decorations.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Beach Theme Sugar Cubes

Beach Theme Sugar Cubes

You'll be the talk of the town at your beach theme wedding or bridal shower when guests see that you planned your party down to the very last sugar cube! Each beach theme sugar cube is hand decorated with either a starfish, sanddollar, or scallop shell in a variety of pink and aqua green colors. Choose from 15, 24, or 48 count packs.