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Occupy Wall Street: Protestors Plan Marriage Proposal In Liberty Square

Some of you may be following what is happening on Wall Street and the protester movement developing in our country’s biggest cities. We don’t want to get political today, we’re just here to share that some joyous news has come from the Occupy Wall Street protest: a marriage proposal! This couple wanted to share an important day with the people important to them. Surrounded by hundreds of people in the middle of Liberty Plaza, this man proposed to his girlfriend. Take a look! Our economy and political climate is rocky these days and while we don’t like to get into politics, this is still a pretty cool way to incorporate your personality into your proposal.

What do you think of a this creative way to ask someone to “occupy your life”? Tell us on Facebook!

Charger Plates: Perfect Dinner Party Decorations!

Do you want to know how to dress up your next dinner party? There’s no reason you have to wait until the holidays or a wedding to introduce brand new charger plates into your decor. Using decorative charger plates is a great a way to create a elegant display without breaking the bank on new dishes. Especially since you can use practically any color dish on top! My favorite are the variety of blue charger plates Koyal Wholesale carries. These plates are lightweight and would look great with blue china.

Blue Multi Charger Plates
Blue China for Charger PlatesPhoto Courtesy of clcrader.wordpress.com

How pretty would these decorative charger plate table settings be for a holiday party? Vintage china is a great way to collect pretty dishes that are one of kind. Then use a solid charger plate to complete the look with a uniform color to draw the mismatched plates together. Make it a great excuse to have a fun holiday dinner party or invite all your best gal pals over for brunch! To accent all the plates I would definitely use white table linens and a complementary table napkin. What are you favorite tips for holiday party decor? Tell us on our Facebook page and friend us for all the latest news and tips for the holiday season!

Wedding Ideas: Aisle Runners For Outdoor Weddings

Walking down the aisle is a big moment for every couple. The photos don’t do your nerves and excitement justice, as a new bride I know that there is no way to really explain how you feel walking down the aisle in front of everyone. Plus, there are a lot of considerations that need to be accounted for when walking down the aisle. Brainstorm your desired look beforehand you’ll have really great photos of you and your mate at the alter. A huge part of capturing that special photo of you and your partner is creating the perfect backdrop and aisle decor.

You have a variety of options for aisle runners, especially for outdoor weddings. One really great budget friendly option is to adorn your aisles with live flowers. Adorning your wedding aisle with wedding flowers allows you to coordinate your bouquet with your potted plants. Dress them up by placing them in galvanized buckets. Pick out your favorite flower pots at your local nursery and purchase them ahead of time. Then after your wedding you can incorporate them into your home or give them away to your mothers and grandmothers.

For another popular aisle runner trend, I’ve been seeing personalized aisle runners with monograms of the bride and groom. Creating a special message with your initials in your wedding colors is a great way to dress up a concrete or cement walkway. Adorn the edges of the aisle runner with colored rose petals for a romantic accent.

My new personal favorite is using tissue paper pom poms on the chairs or Shepard hooks along the aisle. By attaching fishing line you can hang them on the pack of a chair along your wedding aisle, or you can string multiple poms together to create a garland. If you’re creating a garland mix and match colors for a creative assortment. If you want more variety try hanging tissue paper fan decorations alternating between fan decorations and pom pom decorations. What do you think of these photos for a great way to incorporate live planted flowers and tissue paper pom poms?

Tissue Paper Pom Poms

DIY Party: Halloween Decorations With A Unique Decor Twist

If you received our newsletter this morning, you probably caught on that we’re still all about Halloween decor around here. We’re filled to the brim with ideas for how to create a spooky ambiance for your festivities. The easiest way to create that scary Halloween look you’re going for is to pair black tableware and orange paper plates. Add a some big bowls of cooked pasta for intestines and deviled eggs for eyeballs and you have a scary meal that will impress your guests of all ages. For dessert, try Halloween cupcake wrappers with scary toppings.

Halloween Table Decor

We love the table scapes that Good Housekeeping puts together. They combine white, black and orange for a festive arrangement that is Halloween related without going over the top. Damask Japanese Washi Tape is a great way to transform an old vase into a fun vase for your table arrangements. Start at the top of a tower vase and wrap towards the bottom without overlapping. Mix and match any of these black vases and candelabras with Halloween Damask cupcake wrappers and decorative tape for a creative way to make an elegant table setting.

Japanese Decorative Tape

Black Plastic Tableware

 

Black Damask Cupcake Wrappers

Halloween Damask Cupcake Wrappers

Koyal Wholesale Engaged Couples Photo Contest!

Honeymoon Sign

The Koyal Wholesale Fall 2011 #Engaged Couples Contest officially kicks off today!

The top 3 winners will receive Koyal Dollars, good toward purchases online at Koyal Wholesale. 1st place will receive $50 Koyal Dollars, 2nd place – $25, and 3rd place – $15. Voting starts now! Accepting entries all the way until 11/06/11. Voting ends 11/07/11 at midnight PST. Winners will be announced on 11/08/11.

COUPLES
The contest is open to all engaged couples who have not previously won a Koyal giftcard or Koyal Dollars.

ENTRY
Entering the Koyal Wholesale Fall 2011 Engaged Couples Contest is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Send the following to claire[at]koyal[dot]com: (1) Photo of you and your fiance + (2) your full names + (3) a link to your favorite Koyal product.
  2. Become friends with “Claire Martine” on Facebook. This way we can tag your photo so your friends can find you more easily! We will place these photos in a special “Fall 2011 Engaged Couples Contest” album on Facebook.
  3. Get your friends and family to follow the directions below to vote for you! The photo that receives the most “Like” votes … wins!!!

VOTING
To place a vote, you must be a fan of Koyal Wholesale on Facebook. Press the “Like” button under the photo of your favorite couple. The winning couple will be determined by having the most “likes”. (“Like” comments will not count). In the case of a tie for the winner, a winner will be selected randomly from the tied parties. To maximize your chances of winning, encourage your family, friends, and acquaintances to become fans of Koyal Wholesale on Facebook so they can cast a vote for you.

Voting has started, so hurry and email your photos to Claire[@]koyal.com!

Flash Mob Proposal at UCLA

Flash mob might have overstayed it’s welcome and I am completely over the “Single Ladies” Beyonce Flash Mob routine. However, we found a flash mob that is thought out and romantic. Plus, his speech is pretty sweet. This proposal was put on by FlashMobAmerica and takes place on the UCLA campus that the couple originally met. Inspiring yet another original proposal, we’ll make an exception this time.

 

2012 Wedding Trends: Paper Parasols

Wedding ParasolsSee more great photos like this on our Pinterest page!

How cute are these hot new paper parasols? They’ve become super trendy as a way to add a feminine touch to a bridal shower or wedding reception. Recently, I attended an event where they were placed upside down on the ceiling so all you could see were the colorful patterns. It definitely gives a pop of color without having to redecorate your whole venue. Especially when you combine these colorful parasols with any brightly colored paper lanterns. I love using these in photos as fun playful props and they can easily be ordered in matching colors for your wedding themes.

Paper ParasolsPhoto Courtesy of Leo Patrone, from Green Wedding Shoes

These are great for photo props, venue decor and ceremony decor. You can easily use these paper parasols to decorate your aisle runners. They will double as protection from sun or glare for guests. A really cute way to display these is to place them in a wicker woven basket by your aisle runners with a tag for guests to borrow some shade. Mix and match colors for a fun playful vibe. A fun new option is to design a pattern and paint your own! How creative would your photos be with a cute parasol that says “Save The Date” or “I Do”? Check out these White Paper Paint-Your-Own Parasols for a great way to personalize your wedding decor!

DIY Wedding Ideas: Nature Inspired Wood Vases

Nature Inspired WeddingPhoto Courtesy of GreenWeddingShoes.com

So you are in love with nature and all of the beautiful trees and colors that mother nature has to offer? You two camp out every summer and spend your days barefoot in the sand? Why not incorporate your love with the outdoors into your wedding in a fun and simple way! There are plenty of ways to bring a nature inspired vibe to your decorations and theme. Try starting with green as your wedding colors, with accents such as brown, blue or yellow.

Nature Inspired CenterpiecesDecorative Nature Table Space Courtesy of HGTV

Recreate this look using Pillar Candles and Hurricane Vases. Then decorate your table with Decorative Moss Balls and Decorative Berry Balls. Looking for a way to incorporate fresh flowers? Try using our brand new Natural Wood Bark Vases to create a centerpiece display that is inspired by nature but perfect for any style or theme. We love nature inspired weddings because they’re sweet and simple. Nothing is easier to decorate with than trees and greenery. We definitely want to see all of your photos and outdoor wedding inspirations, send them to us at claire@koyal.com!

Wood Vase For Fall Weddings

Photo Courtesy of BHG.com

Fall Weddings: Hot Apple Cider Party Favors

Fall weddings tend to get a bad rap due to rainy chilly weather. When September and October roll around people forget the beauty that comes with the leaves changing colors and the delicious taste of pumpkin spice scones. Never mind the chunky sweaters and tall boots we get to wear in the fall, rain has the capability to ruin everything on a wedding day. But I’m here to remind you of one more great Fall treat: Hot Apple Cider. Our hot new Apple Cider Favor Bags are perfect for a take home treat for a Fall Event or Winter wedding. If you’re planning a winter wedding hand out yummy Hot Cocoa Favor Bags for guests to warm their snowy Winter blues away. What’s even better? These little favor bags come with caramels for the perfect sweet treat.

Hot Apple Cider Party Favors

Personalized Hot Cocoa Party Favors

How yummy and delicious would these party favors be? Your guests would have a little something sweet to remember you by. Plus the cute muslin bag would be great for keepsakes photos and trinkets from your big day. These Personalized Hot Cocoa Bags can be placed on each table setting for a cute wedding favor. I’m not a fan of marshmallows so I’ll stick with the Apple Spice favors! Which do you like more? Tell us on Facebook!

DIY Wedding Ideas: Decorative Japanese Washi Tape

In my opinion, there is nothing more annoying than trying to tie a ribbon around a jar or gift without a trusty extra finger. Tying a bow becomes a twenty minute process where one side of the loop is almost always longer than the other. Doesn’t sound that critical for a gift for the snotty friend of your husband who you bought just as a courtesy, but for important favors and wedding props- a bow can make or break the photo. I love the idea of matching ribbon and tape to create a modern twist on the beautifully wrapped wedding favor. Instead of using a yard of ribbon to wrap a teeny tiny box, take 12 inches of Decorative Japanese Washi Tape and your favor boxes will have a crisp clean look. Check out these easy looks that are doable with Decorative Japanese Tape.

Japanese Washi Tape
Citizen Sweet Cupcake Boxes with Japanese TapeCitizen Sweet Cupcake Boxes Using Decorative Tape

Japanese Tape DIY Favor BagsDIY Favor Bags Courtesy of howaboutorange.blogspot.com

Vintage Lace Decorative Washi Tape