Monday, December 26, 2011

Out with the Old, in with the NEW!

If I go to one more wedding with a candy bar, it may put me over the edge. Although in the beginning it was a great idea, it is over done. As we kick this old trend to the curb you think, what is something I can do besides a tacky parting gift?

Myweddinglabels.com has some really cool ideas to switch things up. Some may be corny, but had me saying "ooooh thats cute"

Here are a few of my faves:























































































And for my favorite:

Order luggage tags and either use them for people to find their tables OR since you have everyone's addy already, have all of their info on the tag as a great favor. Everyone needs a luggage tag!




























Classic Throwback: Match books. My grandma kept all of the matches of the weddings she went to and it was kind of cool to see all of the love she witnessed :) And who can't use a set of matches!





























For a full list of ideas check out MyWeddingLabels.com's blog:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Spanx me Baby!

You want the perfect undergarment, but all you think about is Bridget Jones and her horrible Granny Panties! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


It is almost 2012 and I cannot tell you how many women STILL do not know about SPANX! Brides ask me all different questions and advice... the main one being "can you recommend a great undergarment?" Why, Yes, Yes I can! I have been in multiple weddings and my #1 friend, besides open bar, is Spanx. All of the celebs look great in magazines, but airbrushing is NOT real life, they Spanx themselves in public.

Here they are caught with their Spanx showing: Kim, Beyonce and Eva.. Oh My!



Their #1 seller is their "Power Panty" for $32.00 smooth out any holiday 
pounds if you don't have time to work it out. 



For a full line of products check out www.spanx.com

POWER TO THE PANTIES!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Featured Vendor: Paperwhites


You are engaged, Congrats! 
Now it is time to start the planning and announce it to the world. Picking an invitation may be a daunting task. It essentially is a movie trailer to your wedding and sets the theme to your special day. Let Paperwhites Invitations take your ideas to the next level. I personally know the owner, Deb Hackbarth, and have been fortunate enough to work with her on multiple occassions. Her eye for detail and creative energy creates the perfect invitation for your wedding. She also specializes in Engagement Parties, Save the Dates and so much more. Check out some of her jaw dropping designs:







For more information on Paperwhites, Click the link to check out their website, and tell them Jaxie sent you! :)



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Zita Bridal Salon GRAND OPENING!

December 9th 5:30-9:00

Check out Zita Bridal Salon's NEW location in the George Watts building. Jaxie will be on full display along with gorgeous dresses and other accessories. If you are enjoying downtown, between parties, stop in & toast their Grand Opening.
You won't miss the building @ 761 N. Jefferson Street. It will be lit up in 'Zita Pink'! 


Wedding Etiquette: Guest Dress Code

I have been in and a guest to MANY of weddings in my short lifetime. It still BOGGLES my mind that women do NOT understand you cannot wear white to a wedding. This means no shade of white: including ivory, off white, antique white, diamond white... get the picture? Do not even have one half of your dress have white in it. It shows a lack of respect for the bride and do you really want people to be looking at you saying "what was she thinking". Your day will come, my pretties.

Just to recap, some people are visual learners:

Until then, here are some great options if you have multiple weddings to go to in a short period of time.

It is called:

Wear great designer duds without breaking the bank. It is simple. Pick your size, Rent, Return! 
Here are some of my picks for UNDER $100:

MILLY 

Flutter Away Dress

  • Rental $65
  • Retail $350





NICOLE MILLER 

Teal Tart Dress

  • Rental $60
  • Retail $450





Mark & James by Badgley Mischka 

Teal Draped Dream Dress

  • Rental $50
  • Retail $325






ROBERT RODRIGUEZ BLACK LABEL 

Sapphire Storm Dress

  • Rental $75
  • Retail $550






KATE SPADE NEW YORK

Aubrey Wrap Dress

  • Rental $50
  • Retail $375





If the dresses do not fit, you don't pay! You will receive a full merchandise credit (less the cost of shipping) See renttherunway.com for more details. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Show Jaxie Some LOVE!

Jaxie is competing to win: Best Women's Accessories in the WISN A-List Awards. We are currently in 1st place, but only by 11%. Take a moment to vote for Jaxie. It means a lot if Jaxie wins because we are handmade.

Click Here to Vote!


Wedding Shoes


I have SO many brides I meet with looking for fabulous wedding shoes and cannot find any! I will show you some options to Splurge on as well as Save on.

You can stick with traditional styles like this:

SPLURGE:

SAVE:




Add a little pizzazz to the traditional whites and silvers with some bling:


A girl can dream, can't she???
ULTIMATE DREAM SHOES:



Click the link for a complete list of "wedding shoes"
Zappos.com is a great resource. And they offer FREE shipping both ways,
so if you don't like the shoes, simply return with no hassle!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Neon Graveyard Shoot in Las Vegas!

Check out Jaxie featured in this amazing video shot by One Fine Day Productions and Jennifer Johnson Photography. Swoon!

Las Vegas Neon Graveyard Shoot from Amy Johnson, One Fine Day Prod. on Vimeo.




http://onefinedayproductions.com/
http://jenniferjphotography.com/

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bridal Belts


Jaxie is busy designing amazing bridal belts daily! Check out some of our new belts. The ENTIRE collection can be found at:

Also check out shopjaxie.com for a gallery of the collection.



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Featured Jaxie Wedding: Kelli + Noah


Kelli was an absolute DREAM to work with. Her and I share the same sense of style so we were totally in sync on the design consult.

Items made:
6 Fabric Floral Hairpieces for the Bridesmaids
1 Birdcage veil
3 Fabric Floral Hairpieces for the Flower Girl
1 Twisted Crystal and Pearl Necklace
3 Fabric Flowers for the Bride
1 Satin Sash for the Maid of Honor
1 Fabric floral and Pearl Necklace for the Maid of Honor
1 *Cathedral Veil with swarovski crystal edging.
Although I do not handmake the cathedral veils, I send them out to a company where they construct my drawings.

For more information on making your day Jaxie-fied, visit www.shopjaxie.com

Stay Glamorous!
-Jackie

Have photos rockin you Jaxie and want to be featured? Email shopjaxie@gmail.com