Monday, March 28, 2011

BLUSH Vendor Spotlight: ShutterBooth!

We a b s o l u t e l y adore the folks at ShutterBooth!  Art Zelenak & Rachel de Bernardo are so fun and totally make the Charlotte ShutterBooth experience a memorable one.  Below are some examples on how to rock out the ShutterBooth experience - special thanks to Rachel and Dennis (of Split Second Sounds) for styling & smiling w/ us - we LOVED it!

These booths come fully outfitted with an array of hats, glasses, masks, boas, & many more unique items!  It's the perfect element for any party but especially on trend for brides & grooms to add to their wedding reception - your guests will enjoy it and what's more - they will have a memorable keepsake of the day! 

If you are interested in using ShutterBooth for your next event, please call the local Charlotte office at 704.469.8420 or email Art at .

As you can tell from the photos - we always have a good time w/ ShutterBooth

Friday, March 11, 2011

BLUSH Vendor Spotlight - Chelish Moore

Recently we had the pleasure to meet with Chelish Moore, owner of Chelish Moore Flowers, located in Concord, NC. Chelish has been dominating the flower and design industry for over 24 years and has decorated events all over the southeast. She prides herself on creating one of a kind experiences for each of her clients, specializing in wedding and special events from small intimate gathering to large, exuberant events!

“I eat, sleep and breath all things flowers….I love my job!” – Chelish Moore

Many new doors have opened since Chelish opened her new shop in Concord. She has since put on numerous events and social gathering, along with starting her own non-profit organization called the C.D. Moore Foundation which gives a deserving couple a FREE wedding worth more than $20,000. The foundation also provides other services in the community and surrounding areas throughout the year. She has received numerous awards for her work, which we here at Blush believe that she is well deserving of!

You can visit Chelish at her shop at 35 Market St. in Concord, NC. You can also give her a call at 704.782.9883 or shoot her an email at

Friday, February 4, 2011

LOVE actually is all around!

Love should be celebrated, right?!!  We believe so and not just on Valentine's Day but all year through.  With just a little imagination and effort you can make any dinner any day of the week special.  Above are some simple ideas to celebrate a little LOVE in your life - whether with a special friend, a parent/grandparent, or that guy or gal in your life that gives you that "weak in the knees' feeling!

"Whenever i get gloomy with the state of mind of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that.  It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mother's and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends.  If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around"  from Love Actually

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's a Glamorous New Year's wedding for Mr. & Mrs Kyle Busch!

NASCAR superstar, Kyle Busch and girlfriend Samantha Sarcinella, married in Chicago on New Year's Eve.  The "Hollywood Glam" themed nuptials, as described by Samantha, took place at Holy Name Cathedral in front of 300 plus guests.  The gorgeous venue was decorated from Christmas with poinsettias, white twinkle lights, & Christmas trees.
 Samantha wore a stunning off-the-shoulder gown with a feathered skirt by Michael Cinco.  She added a touch of glam by adding ostrich feathers to her bouquet of Dolce Vita roses.
 The reception, planned by Big City Bride, was held at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

What a gorgeous night for a gorgeous couple!  

Photos: Flynet Pictures

One Enchanted Evening {October 16, 2010}

Rustic Elegance & Romance

BLUSH couple Mary & Scott Rodesiler were married on a gorgeous day this past October. For mid-October they had a stunningly beautiful day, you simply could not have asked for better weather! The ceremony and reception were held at North Harbor Club right off of lovely Lake Norman. Both Mary & Scott enjoy boating most weekends so they chose the perfect location to hold their nuptials.

The said their vows on the pier just before sunset. It was such an amazing view to take in , the ideal setting, warm & romantic. After the “I do’s” the guests enjoyed the couple’s signature drink – a red berry cosmopolitan complete with a blackberry & raspberry garnish while listening to the sounds of Charlotte Strings for a chic cocktail hour.

Later, dinner was served in an intimate setting under a tent lined w/ twinkling lights and gorgeous black iron chandeliers. Their reception tables were infused with silver candlesticks and illuminating candlelight, glass cut vases in shades of blue, elegant black iron candelabras, all amongst the richness of deep red roses.

It was a pleasure to help create such a magical day for them and wish them many years of happiness together.

Vendor Love:
La Patisserie {cake}
Willow  Branch {bouquets, boutonnieres, & cake flowers}
Allison Phillips  {photographer}
Melonbelly  {acoustic band}
Charlotte Strings {string trio for ceremony & cocktail hour}
Cooke Rentals {linens, chairs, & chargers}
Classic Party Rental {tent & twinkle lights}
Platinum Limousines {limo service}
Karl Moyer {officiant}
Lake Norman Cottage {bridal luncheon venue}
Sabi {rehearsal dinner venue}

Thursday, January 20, 2011

White by Vera Wang {David's Bridal}

We have some exciting news to share…in a few short weeks White by Vera Wang will debut in select David’s Bridal stores nationwide. Reasonably priced between $600 and $1,400, the collection will range from styles like the ultra-fitted mermaid to the classic ball gown. The collection showcases a hot trend for 2011: COLOR! Including a feminine blush tone….our signature color…how lovely! The esteemed designer maintains the distinctive Vera look even though the price tags are much lower than her regular bridal line - which ranges $3,000- $25,000.

By offering White by Vera Wang, David’s Bridal hopes to revamp its image and become the first stop on a soon-to-be bride’s hunt to find the perfect dress! The line will expand in summer 2011 to offer bridesmaids dresses and bridal shoes.

In Charlotte, you can view the collection sometime next month (February 2011) at their Northlake location:

David’s Bridal
9717 Northlake Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704.567.6980

Hours: Monday – Friday 11am-9pm
Saturday – 10am-7pm
Sunday – 12pm – 6pm

Monday, January 17, 2011

We enjoy being a GIRL!

It's award season again!  We have such a fun time watching the fashion on all the red carpet events that take place this time of the year. Partly it comes from our love of fashion & design and it's great to witness all of the trends initiating for the year ahead...BUT mostly it's just a fantastic excuse to grab a glass of wine and have some fun girl talk!

First up, the Golden Globes...we saw a lot of trends on the red carpet last night.  Blush tones, shades of green, long sleeves, dramatic backs, & the return of the french twist!

Blush tones - the color of pink is going to be a popular choice for weddings this year.  We can definitely visualize these shades on bridesmaids dresses splendid for weddings illuminating romance & femininity!

Showcasing the lovely blush tones: Lea Michele wearing Oscar De La Renta, Claire Danes wearing a silk gown from Calvin Klein Collection, Emma Stone wearing another gown from the Calvin Klein Collection, and Julianne Moore wearing a Lanvin dress w/ a gold Bulgari choker.

Another shade that may find it's way into wedding palettes of 2011 - Green!  

Wearing the gorgeous gowns of green: Mila Kunis in Vera Wang, Catherine Zeta Jones wearing Monique Lhuiller, Elizabeth Moss in Donna Karan, & Angelina Jolie wearing a glittering Versace gown.

Lastly, we are smitten with the looks of Dianna Agron & Eva Longoria for Bridal. Dianna's hair & make up is so divine and Eva's dress is bridal vogue at it's best complete with a cut out lace back...we ADORE!
Dianna Agron wearing J.Mendel & Eva Longoria dress by Zac Posen

What were your favorite fashion looks from the Golden Globes this year?