Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Eve Party Decor Ideas

Hello everyone! It is almost 2011, and for those planning a New Year's Eve party, Martha Stewart Living had some great ideas!

Gather all your clocks to get into the countdown mood~

Grape skewers can be added to your champagne glasses for a fun and delicious twist~

Colorful noismakers can be set up as a centerpiece, until you and guests are ready to use them when clocks strike 12...

Still need something more?  These DIY streamers are an easy way to add some more decor~

Whatever your plans, we wish you a happy new year!!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Please don't stop the music

Happy Monday everyone! Today our post is dedicated to all those who are passionate about music. If you are a musician or just love listening to music all day long, this is for you! This past weekend was a whirlwind for me. Saturday was the album release for my very good friend Esther Park and on Friday I went to Musicians Institute where my boyfriend is attending as a bass player and attended a concert at Music Box in Hollywood. So of course listening to different types of music and standing inside the concert hall I was very inspired. =)


 At any crafts store, you can purchase a heart shaped hole puncher and add a little twist to your table decor.



How about these beautiful roses that can double as favors for your guests as well as additional decor on the table settings? Hop on over to Vintage Twee's etsy shop to look at other goodies.

"Oooh that's our song!!" We had a lot of those moments right? =) If you want to share with your loved ones which songs became "your songs" while dating, how about using music sheets to hold a CD of all your favorite songs?

There are so many other ways to incorporate music throughout your wedding. It is so important to show your personality throughout your wedding and don't be afraid to do so!

Rock on,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Hellllo Dusty Rose Readers~
Yes it's the first day of December and I am sooo excited! Is it weird that I am anxious and itching to see what ideas are out there wrapping? Yes here at Dusty Rose we are more excited about giving presents in pure vintage and girly ways...oh and with LOTS of love. =)

Don't have time or just don't want to use plain ole gift wrapping paper this year, why not look around your house? 
How about using vintage sewing patterns?


Have any tulle? Dusty Rose is a firm believer in using tulle for any occasion. =) Tulle can make your plain wrapping paper pop! Don't you love the sweet 16 favors?

Exciting news! Remember Esther Park, one of my closest friends whom we helped style her album cover for? Well she is having a album release service in La Habra.
I'm sooo excited and happy for her! Hop on over to her facebook to check her out and support her!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wedding favor idea!

Hi everyone~

I went to a friend's wedding this past weekend (Congrats Terry and Eddie!) and received a creative wedding favor that I thought I should share!

A pretty little box was wrapped with a bow,

and inside, there was a lotto scratcher!

Unfortunately, I was not a winner, but I thought this was a great idea!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Real Weddings Ben + Rachel Pt 1

Gooood afternoon! Today we bring you Ben and Rachel's wedding from October. Sit back and enjoy! =)
Here are some of the pictures that was sent over by Adam Angela Cafe Studio. Please stay tuned for the second part of the lovely wedding. Isn't the bride gorgeous? =)

Sorry for the short post. More to come!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Winner winner winner!

Today we will announce the winner of our giveaway.
Thank you all for is the winner from


Comment #4-Jonathan!! Thank you and please email us your address. =)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Musings

Happy Wednesday! Yes it's Wednesday and today's musings comes from this super cute bridal shower in Hawaii shot by What a Day! Photography. These pictures made think of my friends because one works in Hawaii and one recently got engaged. =) fun does this look? If you are a laid-back bride you might want to consider a picnic with your girls instead of a formal gathering. Head over here to see more pictures. =)
Are you taking advantage of our giveaway? We will be announcing the winner tomorrow!!
What are you doing for Veterans Day? I think I will....
...stay in bed and watch (500) Days of Summer. =)

Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend Giveaway!

Welcome back Dusty Rose readers! Did you remember to change your clock?
I hope everyone felt refreshed with the extra hour of sleep. =) Dusty Rose is having a giveaway....a $20 Starbucks gift card giveaway!! You just need to do 2 things.

1. Comment on this post
2. Go to our Facebook page and "like" it

Sounds simple enough? =)You have to hurry because we will announce the winner on Wednesday!
Happy Sunday,

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vendor Spotlight!

Did everyone recover from this past weekend? =) The new week is here (and almost over I might add) haha. Anyways it's never too late to be inspired by Myra Callan the genius behind Twigs & Honey. She offers hair adornments, birdcage veils, headbands and so much more! Hop over to her website and blog to check out her line.

Can you believe it is November already? Even though the weather doesn't convince me that it is almost winter these beautiful pictures makes me want to bundle up and drink steaming coffee with loved ones. =)


While I was getting all sweaty today running errands I was longing for these cute parasols

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Stay cool!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy weekend!

Happppy happy Friday! It's the end of the week!! Not to mention that it's Halloween in a couple of days. What are your plans? Today we bring you a couple of Halloween inspired weddings and an awesome rehearsal dinner...
Don't you love the splash of orange from the pumpkins and flowers? I love how it's very fall inspired and not too "halloweeny." ;)
This wedding is called "A Very Vintage Halloween Wedding" and I am loving the sophisticated color palette throughout the whole wedding.
I love love love this playful rehearsal dinner. What better way to put your bridal party at ease and just have fun and celebrate?

I hope you loved these weddings as much as I did...why don't you...
...put on bunny ears and hit the town with your girlfriends? =) Have a good and safe weekend!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"That's How You Know" from Disney's ENCHANTED (Full Clip)

Tonight, I watched the movie 'Enchanted' and it really made me think about love and relationships. And isn't life (especially weddings) about love and relationships?? hehe Well, it reminded me that people sometimes forget to say how they feel about each other, and how those little things can mean so much! None of us are mind readers, and we all have to be reminded sometimes (and some more often than others), so make sure you show your loved ones you care! Or else, how does she know you love her?

<3 - Karen

Monday, October 25, 2010

Girly Goodness

Today we bring you beautiful, frilly, girly the form of wedding dresses!
One of my favorite etsy shops...Sarah Seven I am absolutely in love with her dresses...the day I saw these dresses I immediately knew I would use one of her dreamy dresses for my own wedding. Don't you love the mustard pencil skirt with the bow at the waist? How cute would it be for your bridesmaids to wear. :)

For the Project Runway fans...remember Leanne Marshall the winner from season 5? She started a eco-friendly bridal collection that stays true to the Leanne that we saw in the show using wave-like architectural structures. She was always one of my favorites but with this collection she definitely became my all-time favorite. 
Last but not can we not include the fabulous Vera Wang? Her bridal collection is the epitome of girly goodness...tons of tulle, bows, elegant draping and sillhouettes. Oh and guess what? Vera Wang has teamed up with David's Bridal to create a affordable yet still beautiful collection next year! You could be wearing a Vera Wang dress down the aisle. ;)

Sigh seeing all these wedding dresses makes me want to slip on a white dress with layers and layers of tulle and even a sparkly tiara! =) Have a wonderful Monday!