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Monday, April 23rd, 2012

About the Movie
The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall joins the producer of Bridesmaids for THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT.  This irreverent comedy looks at what happens when an engaged couple (JASON SEGEL and EMILY BLUNT) keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.

Exactly one year after Tom Solomon (Segel) met Violet Barnes (Blunt), he surprised her with a ring.  By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after, but career plans and comical problems manage to torpedo every “save the date.” Five years later, two people who once dreamed of the perfect day just want to get it over with.  Through the humorous trials of discovering who they will become as a couple, Tom and Violet will learn if they have what it takes to survive their five-year engagement.

Cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Rhys Ifans

For our readers!  Just comment on this post or on our Facebook post and we will pick a winner on Friday April, 27th!

One (1) winner will receive:

  • $25 Visa cash card for a “Night at the Movies”
  • Five-Year Engagement Cosmetic bag filled with lip shine, nail file matchbook, eye mask, purse hanger, comb/mirror, faux engagement ring

Prize pack valued at $60
Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only
Prizing courtesy of Universal Pictures

Win a free engagement session in the Northern Virginia, D.C., and Southern Maryland area !

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Know someone getting married in the Northern Virginia, D.C., and Southern Maryland area?

4 Lucky Couples will WIN a free engagement session from Robert Holley Photography!  Its easy to enter;  click here.

PTW Giveaway brought to us by new member:

Golden Ticket Giveaway by French’s Point

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Click on French’s Point  “Golden Ticket” for a chance to win a free night’s stay at our stunning Beach Rose Farm, which dates back to 1764. The grand prize also includes a free engagement photo shoot on the farm’s 100-acre wooded preserve and private beach. It’s a unique chance to come and see for yourself why Maine is the perfect place to get married!

Interview and Giveaway | Joy Filled Weddings

Monday, July 11th, 2011

For this weeks interview and giveaway we came across Joy Filled Weddings on Etsy. Joy filled Weddings specializes in soaps and I must say we absolutely love the variety of colors, scents, and personalized touches that they come in. They are truly beautiful as you will see for yourself! We had to reach out to Adriana and Alan, the co-founders of Joy Filled weddings to learn more about their company and products. They have also generously offered to give one lucky winner a $30.00 credit towards a purchase of soap favors! In order to be entered into the contest simply comment on the post below. The winner will be announced on July 22nd. To learn more about Joy Filled Weddings visit their Etsy shop. They would also like to mention that they are MelMar Soap Hut® and offer Wedding favors as Joy Filled Weddings. Thanks again Adriana and Alan and good luck to all! {BH}

PTW: How did you start Joy Filled Weddings?

A & A: Well the start was a change of heart in 2003 when I left my corporate job working as a Project Manager at Oracle Corp. in Redwood Shores CA.
Once in Madera CA I quickly started looking into different business opportunities and found myself loving weddings.  I founded Joy Filled Weddings as a Wedding Officiant and started to solemnize marriages for a living.  I loved every minute of it.  In August of 2008 I meet my partner Alan Melendez and we quickly formed a soap company by the name of MelMar Soap Hut® purveyor of all-natural handmade artisan soap products.  We found ourselves loving to do weddings on the weekends and handcrafting our olive oil based soap during the week.  We quickly began to offer our soaps as wedding soap favors and the brides just loved them!  Every wedding bride I joined in marriage also wanted the cute fragrant personalized wedding favors.  Etsy was the next step so we opened up JoyFilledWedding offering handmade all-natural Wedding Favor utilizing Etsy as our Venue since this is truly a handmade favor from start to finish. So we like to think of Joy Filled Wedding as the Bride of MelMar Soap Hut.

PTW: What intrigues you about the wedding industry?

A & A: That no two weddings are the same, each one has unique elements and style.  All the flourishes and embellishments added to each wedding is a truly magical work of art I never tire of them.

PTW: What are some recent wedding related trends you’ve seen?

A & A:Hot Pink and Black Damask are in 2011!  That is the rage!

PTW: What type of products do you offer that would be considered specifically for weddings, meaning… Style, product type, etc.?

A & A: What makes my products specifically designed for weddings is the custom personalized labels that we add to the lovely finished handmade soap favors. A real keepsake favor that treats the guest to a lovely shower or bath while richly moisturizing their skin with healthy all-natural soap.

PTW: What is the most popular item in your shop? What can you not keep in stock because it’s just that popular?!

A & A: Hot Pink soap scented in Pomegranate Mint or Wild Raspberry as in-stock, it does not last on the shelf more than a week, it is that popular!  Also, Black Damask labeled favors they are also a hot item in my shop.

PTW: What is your typical business? We would assume that you deal with a lot of brides?

A & A: The typical business is Wedding Favors and Bridal Shower favors which are all tied into weddings.  Since we opened on Etsy as JoyFilledWeddings we are slowly growing, the wedding business is very competitive so we offer small custom orders that is personalized to each bride.

PTW: What is your turnaround time for different size orders?

A & A: (Our policy is 7 days made to order).
If an order of 100 favors is requested we have the ability to make it in the 7 day time-frame we promise.

PTW: Do you have the ability to ship nationwide?

A & A: Yes we do!  We are slowly on international shipping, it’s more expensive and overseas shipping cost are not cost effective for a lot of brides.

Interview and Giveaway | Delish Bake Shoppe

Monday, June 20th, 2011

For this weeks interview and giveaway we decided to continue on this delicious streak and feature another yummy company! Today we are talking with Carolyn with Delish Bake Shoppe. Carolyn’s cookies look absolutely amazing and I’m sure that they taste even better than they look! Carolyn discusses with us some more about her products and how she can personalize them to go with any bride’s wedding theme! Carolyn has generously decided to give away 40.00 shoppe credit and free shipping with the order to one lucky winner! The winner will be announced on Friday July 1st. In order to be entered into the contest simply comment on the post! To learn more about Delish Bake Shoppe check out her Etsy Shop or her website! {BH}

PTW: How did you start Delish?

Carolyn: About a year ago, I started baking sugar cookies and playing around with different designs and ideas. I discovered that I had a real passion and knack for baking. At the beginning of the year, I said to myself “why not?” and decided to start my at-home bake shoppe. In the first couple of months, I have received a great response to my cookies and have met many wonderful people along the way. I have a great-support system in my family, especially my husband and little girl.
My cookies are thick-cut and baked soft, and decorated with a yummy buttercream icing. All of my orders are baked fresh and shipped close to the event date to ensure the best cookie. One bite and you will say, “Delish!”

PTW: What type of products do you offer that you consider specifically for weddings?

Carolyn:There really is not limit! All my cookies are hand-designed and uniquely designed to match a wedding theme, color, or style. Cookie designs that I love are simple monogram cookies, wedding dress cookies and wedding cake cookies. All of my cookies are individually wrapped in clear cello bags and tied with a coordinating ribbon. Favor tags may also be added for an even more personal touch! The tags are imprinted with a 1-2 line verse from the bride and groom to your guests and coordinate with the overall look of the cookie.

PTW: What is the turnaround time/shipping details?

Carolyn:  2-3 week notices is greatly appreciated on all orders, but if you need something sooner please contact me and I might be able to accommodate you!!! I can accommodate an order of any size and shipping is available anywhere in the U.S., please email me at for a pricing, shipping quotes, or a cookie consultation.

…..Also, do not forget to “like” my Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest cookie designs and promotions.