Thursday, December 25, 2008

happy christmas!

Happy Christmas

On behalf of everyone here at two teacups and DOCs, we would like to wish our family, friends, clients and suppliers a very merry Christmas - a peaceful holiday time and a very prosperous new year for 2009.

Thank you for your continued patronage and for making our
2008 our best ever!

Monday, December 22, 2008

christmas wedding dress

It's your wedding and its Christmas time also. Obviously, you want to look your best. However, Christmas wedding narrows down the choice of dresses that you can wear. This is because you have to synchronize the dresses with the Christmas theme, right form the dress of the bride to that of the groom to that of the bridesmaids. Then, you also have to decide on the flowers that the bride and the bridesmaids will carry. The color of the Christmas wedding dress, the style, the accessories, all have to be decided keeping in mind the spirit of the season.

Nowadays, people have stopped confirming to the traditions as far as Christmas wedding dress is concerned. They follow the latest fashion trends that are available in the market. Modern approach has been added to everything related with the wedding. In the following lines, we are providing a number of Christmas wedding dress ideas.

Dress for the Bridegroom
Bridegrooms look the best in black or white tuxedos, complete with boutonnière or handkerchief. There are three major styles in tuxedos, namely single-breasted, double-breasted and full dress. Single and double-breasted tuxedos are the most popular amongst guys.

Dress for the Bride
Green and red colors perfectly represent the spirit of Christmas. Even though one doesn't have to go in for a gown in these colors, a touch of green or red can definitely be added to the dress. The bride can wear gowns in white, cream, silver, gold, light, blue or even burgundy color. For the fabrics, you can choose from taffeta to satin to velvet. Make sure to get beads and sequins stitched on to gown, along with the traditional work of golden embroidery. It will add a classy look to the gown. You can add a red silk sash to the waist of the wedding gown to give it a trendy look.

Dress for the Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids can either wear gowns of the same color as the bride, or they may go in for red, forest green, gold, silver or royal blue gowns. Bridesmaids look the best in long dresses, which can be topped with shrugs, faux-fur and muffs. Accessories like silk scarves, gloves, shoes and hats also form a part of the bridesmaids dress.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

christmas wedding colors

The colors of Christmas are red and green. These being fairly bright colors, you would want something more subtle, like white or silver, to be the theme of your Christmas wedding. That way, your decoration complements the colors of the season. You should probably use the same color as your theme on the invitation card. Just because it's a Christmas wedding, don't fall into the temptation of using a holiday type card as your invitation card. Again, use something subtle and elegant for the card. An ivory card with gold trims would great. The gown for the bride will probably be the same that would have been used anyway.

The idea is to have her look her flattering best. You could add a tinge of Christmas color with a red cape or a red silk sash around the waist- just enough color to remind the season, without overshadowing the wedding. For the cake, you have many choices. You could still use a traditional tiered wedding cake. However, for your Christmas wedding, you could make it a bit special. You could make it look like a tower of wrapped gift packs with a filling that's traditional for the Christmas season – maybe marzipan, which is an almond paste

Thursday, December 11, 2008

our orientation dinner with new staffs

I'd like to thank all of you for joining our orientation (holiday) dinner!
I super-strongly believe we all had fun!!

Below are some evidences... =P

Fondue Night @ The Melting Pot, Hoboken, NJ
Christina Chiu
Jennie Thai
Jenny Oh
Jessica Semidey
Lucia Han
Manny Chen
Marisa Shanahan
Nikki Wright
Sunny Jun

Monday, December 8, 2008

plan a winter wedding

Step1-Pick your date and book your location, preferably indoors if you are in the north. Consider a beautiful, rustic lodge with large windows. Such a place will allow a nice view of the winter scenery. Many lodges also offer fireplaces, and that can add the ambiance of your wedding.

Step2-Choose colors that will match your bold winter decision. Winter colors may be metallics, such as blues and reds. Both of these colors look great when paired with silver and gold.

Step3-Go shopping to choose your wedding attire. There are lots of options for winter wedding attire. A long-sleeved wedding dress is a must for a winter affair. The groom can wear dressy boots that are insulated. A bride may want to make sure that she has a matching white coat for venturing outdoors on her special day.

Step4-Pick the food you want for your winter wedding. Soup, chili and stew is unconventional--yet delicious--wedding food. Dumplings, loafs and pies work well in the winter. Think of a grand holiday dinner. You could even theme your winter wedding food to match that of your Thanksgiving dinner.

Step5-Pick out a wedding cake. Beautiful snowflake decorations can adorn your cake, or the cake itself can be the shape of a snowflake. A cake decorator will be able to help you come up with a beautiful, winter wedding themed cake. Some brides who are gifted at baking choose to make their own. This gives you freedom of decorating, and you can rest assured that the cake will be delicious. Talented friends or family members that love to bake also often volunteer. Do what feels right for your own wedding.

Step6-Choose winter wedding flowers. This will be a challenging part of your planning. You will likely be given the choice of a mixed bouquet. Using a predominantly white flower scheme is popular, but you'll want some bold colors in the mix.

Step7-Decorate with snow, snowflakes and lots of white and metallics. Decorative snow can be bought at local craft stores. You can get white lights at almost any grocery store, mart or drug store during the winter months. Instead of using them as Christmas decorations, use the white lights as your wedding decorations. See the film "Father of the Bride" for a lovely way of doing just that! Use anything you want to make your winter wedding more glamorous and special to your own ideas of newly wedded bliss.

Monday, December 1, 2008

which flowers are in season in the winter?

The selection of winter flowers may seem limited, but there are many varieties that are available through florists year-round. Roses, for instance, are a summer flower, but can be found in any color virtually any month of the year. Orchids, one of the most popular and traditional wedding blooms, come in multiple colors, strengths, and price ranges. Cymbidium orchids (expensive) range from a vibrant green, to hot pink, to stark white. The centers of the flower also vary in color. Cattleya orchids are large, delicate blossoms found in shades of white with pink or lavender centers (very expensive). Dendrobium orchids are available in colors ranging from pinks to purples, and are sturdy as well as moderately priced.

For flowers in winter white, baby’s breath, chrysanthemums, and roses top the list. For jewel tones, gerbera daisies, alstroemeria, and chrysanthemums (they come in red and purple, too) are striking, affordable choices for winter.