January 18, 2010

You make me smile + a Giveaway!!!!

This weekend I gained my 100th follower, and made my 200th post!!!!!!

How crazy is that, that they hit at the same time!? I am absolutely flattered, and it made me feel really special that so many amazing ladies care enough about my random thoughts to follow me! In honor of that, and all of you, I have decided to have my very first giveaway!!!

No, i'm not giving away my dog... but the prizes should make you smile just the same!
The golden rules!
Earn as many as 3 entries!

1. Be a follower!
2. Answer this question... "What is something that you either did, or have seen done, at a wedding that you thought was incredibly unique and really made the day stand out in your mind?" (ex: coloring books/crayons for the kids)
3. For a bonus entry purchase an item from my good friend Cristin's shop . 90% of her proceeds are being donated to help out in the Haiti relief efforts. To read more about it please read my blog entry A Helping Hand . (If you already purchased something from her just let me know for your extra entry!)

...and now for the fabulous prizes!

1. Cristin has decided to donate one of her beautiful headbands! So, you will win one of these little beauties in Gray! (And for those of you in cold climates I guarantee it will keep your ears warm and toasty!!! (Also, check out her blog Living Greenlee .

2. A copy of "Chasing Harry Winston" by Lauren Weisberger.... and here is a little excerpt to tempt your tastebuds...
One Saturday night at the Waverly Inn, Adriana and Emmy make a pact: within a single year, each will drastically change her life. Leigh watches from the sidelines, not making any promises, but she'll soon discover she has the most to lose. Their friendship is forever, but everything else is on the table. Three best friends. Two resolutions. One year to pull it off.

3. A dvd of one of my favorite movies! "P.S. I Love You". This movie makes you laugh, makes you cry and leaves you with an amazing feeling when it finally ends....but you may want to run off to Ireland after watching it!!! (bonus...Gerard Butler is super sexy to watch!!!)

The lucky winner will be chosen on February 1st! Good luck everyone!!!
~ &hearts ~

PS-If you buy something from Cristin don't forget to leave your name in the comments section and let her know you are participating in the giveaway so we can verify the extra entries!


Meghan said...

You are so sweet - what an awesome giveaway!!!

I've been to lots and lots of weddings, but one unique thing that I haven't seen yet, but will see in March is the announcement of the bridal party at the reception. The bride and groom are going to be announced first, and then they are going to personally announce their bridal party. I just think it's so cute and personal!

Oh, and I am a follower, too:)

~KS said...

Rockstar giveaway!!!!
Count me in.

1. I follow... of course. I adore you.
2. Coolest centerpieces ever... tall Hurricane vases with glass beads in the bottom that matched the wedding colors. The vases were filled with water and each contained a brightly colored Samurai fish (the beta fish with the big awesome tails). It was so fun to see all the fishies and at the end of the night, the couple encouraged guests to take home a vase and a fish!! A pet to remember the night by!! How awesome!!

And PS- I got so excited that Mia was part of the giveaway...

Kimbirdy said...

1. Totally a follower {congrats on reaching 100!}

2. My friend got married outside at dusk on a crazy hot day. They had a table with some summery {non-alcoholic} cocktails right before the ceremony. The ceremony was only about 15 min. so we didn't even sit down. Since it was still hot at dusk, having a cool drink while enjoying the beautiful ceremony was classy and perfect!

SG said...

Actually I'm not going to enter your giveaway just because I actually already have that book and that movie :) Love both! Great minds think alike huh?

But for me one thing that I've seen at two of my friends weddings that I love was the Mashed Potato bar...you get mashed potatoes in a martini glass and then you get to pick your toppings. It's always a hit. I really want a make your own sundae bar but not sure if I can afford it.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You are so sweet! Congrats on getting to 100!

I'm a follower since I found you through Kristin.

Hmm, I hope at our wedding our DIY photobooth was fun. I supplied my hats, had signs and pens for DIY signs, my mardi gras masks, and threw in a few boas and a tiara. People had fun with it!

brittany said...

how fun!

to be honest, i haven't been to a lot of weddings in my day...but the most recent one i've been to was right on the beach in virginia and i thought that was just beautiful!

carrie1 said...

I'm a follower =)

I would say the best thing that I've seen at a wedding would be a slide show of the bride & groom from birth on playing during the reception. =)

carrie1 said...

P.S. congrats on your win! =)

Belen said...

Yes yes! You know I'm a follower! :D

Belen said...

I unfortunately haven't been to very many weddings, and the ones I have gone to were when I was pretty young, so I hardly remember them.

The last wedding I went to had a sort of host. We'd walk around the reception basically to help out the couple continue the night and introduce things. It was his personality that stood out because he was so loud, energetic, and was in everyone's faces making sure they were dancing and having a good time. His loudness was a bit scary for me, but that was the nature of the families getting married, so it helped keep the reception lively!

Cat said...

Hi sweetie, the most orginal thing i have seen done at a wedding was that the bride and groom requested that everyone come to the evening party in fancy dress!! it was GREAT fun and they were also dressed up... its a slightly strange one but its certainly a wedding that i'll never forget!!

another good idea is to have a masked ball in the evening maybe?

cat xxxx

Cristin said...

Super sweet giveaway! :)

capperson said...

I am a follower and the strangest thing i've ever seen done at a wedding is that the bride and groom were really country and the girl wore a camo garter, but anyways back to the story. When the bride and groom and wedding party was introduced, the bride and groom were handed a can or bottle of alcohol and a coozie and walked in dancing and drinking :)

Rasha said...

What a cute GIVEaway!! I love it.!!! PS. I love you is the CUTEST movie ever.

1. Of course Im a follower, I love you.

2. I've only been to a couple weddings, but I think the coolest thing I've seen was: The bride and groom stood up and personally told how and why the fell in love with the other... I think it was so romantic and so sweet.. usually its other people speaking for you, you know? It was adorable.

LOVE you girl! you're going to be the beautifulest bride.

Anonymous said...

aww! jenni! what an awesome giveaway!! i am a follower..

and.. lets see. well for our wedding we just had a dessert bar since those are our favorite things to eat! we toasted with dr.pepper too after we cut the cake! haha. it was perfect for us :)

Nicole said...

What a fun giveaway!

1. I'm a follower!

2. At my uncle's wedding reception, people had to get up and sing a song with the word "love" to get the couple to kiss.

3. I actually bought something from her shop last night! (red fabric notecards- nichelli21)

Annie said...

what a fabulous giveaway hun!!
love it all!
of course i'm a follower :)

for a wedding, i love the photobooth idea and i also love candy bar setup! i have never been to a wedding with either....maybe trendy but still both fun ideas!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

what a lovely giveaway. i love that you are donating to Haiti and Cristin's stuff is fabulous! I will have to check her out again next month when i get paid again.

1. follow.

2. i love brightly colored shoes with the white wedding dress. i like photographs with mustaches. i like candy buffet tables.

Much love you to YOU!

Caroline said...

So much FUN!!! Keep on blogging lady... I love your blog!!! So, at my wedding my husband and I love to dance so we did a quirky little dance, but the kicker is I switched out of my wedding dress into a white little Betsy Johnson number. it was short, soft and I could definitely dance in it BUT the best part.. duh, duh...my shoes.... I wore silver Converse that sparkled they were great!!! If you need pictures check it out here http://coeurdela.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-year.html
it's the last picture!! I love the goodies you are giving away and as for tips... you are doing LOVELY!! xo

Megan said...

Congrats on reaching two big milestones!
I am a follower.
At one of my friends weddings, all of her friends from high school got up and performed a song that they had wrote for her, it was very sweet and was part of their gift to her.

Adorably Distracted... said...

Hi! I'm a follower!

Something that I saw at a wedding was a fun twist to the guest book. They had a polaroid camera (the kind that spits out the picture right there) and some tape I believe... People would take pictures and then right a little blip to them. It was fun because as a bride i know I didn't get to see or interact with everyone at the reception. I feel like this would be a good way to look back and smile... OR put a face to a name with some of your inlaws!

Good luck!!!

my name is lauren. said...

this is such a rad giveaway jenni! i love cristin's lovely knitted pretties, and i think she's so great for donating so much of her profits!

so...one of my favorite things i've seen done at a wedding was at my friend claires....the got a photo both and the photos booth spit out 2 copies... one to put in the guest book, and another to take home as a favor. it saved her the effort of having to deal with favors and everyone loved it.

Corinne said...

I need something to keep me ears warm and toasty in this northeast weather!
I'm a follower :)

Amanda Roo said...

1. I am a follower :D
2. I made a guestbook off of http://www.picaboo.com/ with photos of us and pages that had promt questions for guests to answer like, "What's the best advice you can give the Bride & Groom?" There were also lots of blank pages so your guests could leave their wishes for you. I had it going around the tables in the reception area while we were getting our photos taken.

I tweeted about your giveaway here

Laura said...

1. I just started following you! Yay!

2. The most unique thing I've seen was when the groom had learned to sing the song the bride was walking down the isle to. It was so sweet and a complete surprise to her when he started singing to her! I think almost everyone was in tears!

Jules said...

I'm a follower....

hmmm..... my sister-in-law's father played a song for the couple on his guitar which was really sweet.

At ours everyone loved the father/daughter dance (my dad is a huge dancer - twirls, dips, the whole deal.