• Gator Fashion
  • GIVEAWAY :: Prettylicious Orange & Blue Headband

    Y’all, I’m so excited! The lovely Tessa of Prettylicious is awesome. Seriously. She contacted me last week after I featured her adorable team color flower headbands as one of my favorite Gator accessories and offered to give away one of her beautiful designs to one of you. How sweet is she?

    Adorable.

    Tessa of Prettylicious is giving away one of these beautiful headbands to one lucky reader. Not a Gator fan? {what?!?!} Any of the headbands in the Prettylicious shop is up for grabs.

    Burnt Orange and White headband, $7

    Set of 2 flower hair pins, $8

    All of Prettylicious‘s headbands are made in a smoke-free and pet-free home, and fit girls age 6 to adult (fun for everyone!). She also makes headbands for toddlers and infants, at request. Don’t see the color combination you want in her shop? She LOVES doing custom orders. :)

    Okay, so now you’re asking “How do I win this Gator-tastic headband?” You have 2 chances to win (holla!):

    1. Visit the Prettylicious shop and comment below on your favorite headband combination.
    2. Follow Gator Bride on twitter and retweet the following: {plz RT} I entered to win an adorable headband from Prettylicious and @themrsgator!!! http://gatorbride.com then comment to let me know it was you!

    *Please no international entries. Contest closes Thursday, January 26th 2012 at midnight. Please only enter once a day.

    Also, use the code GATORBRIDE in the Prettylicious shop to receive 20% off any of her headbands (totally grabbing one for myself!).

    Good luck my sweets and a very special thank you to Tessa for this wonderful giveaway!

  • Gator Bride Designs
  • Gator Fridays :: Orange + Blue Ruffled Clutches

    Aloha Gators! Long time no talk? Mr. Knight and I have been beyond busy, working on our day jobs, side jobs, special projects we’ve been wanting to complete (with one very special quilt I’ve been dying to share with y’all), and our new business, Gator Bride Videography. If you missed my post on our new business, you can check it out here, and be sure to view the highlight reel from our first wedding! We’ll be shooting our second wedding this weekend for Marcela + Gabriel and we are SOOO excited. Be sure to join the Gator Bride Videography Facebook page to receive updates!

    So, in between all the craziness of the past few months, I managed to make a few adorable little orange and blue ruffled clutches. Check them out↓

    Orange and Blue Ruffled Clutch


    I’m in love with them. I even made some for Gator Mom and Momma Knight. Sewing is so relaxing. Well, it’s only relaxing if you have made the same pattern several times and you no longer have to actually “think” about what you’re doing, but just do it. :)

    Since I have a few extras of these little clutches, I’ve listed them in my shop. These are perfect for the Gator Girl or Gator Bride in your life. And who doesn’t love a one-of-a-kind handmade piece? Okay, so maybe it’s two-of-a-kind. But, you know what I mean.

    Check them out and be sure to favorite my shop if you love love love orange and blue clutches. I plan to add more this summer, just in time for Football season. Yay!!

  • Giveaway
  • Contest :: Win Custom Cake Toppers from Bunnywithatoolbelt!

    Y’all remember the little cake toppers that started it all?

    How could you forget? I probably write posts about how much I love them at least once a month!
    photo by Starks Photography / cake toppers by Bunnywithatoolbelt

    Well the artist behind these adorable toppers is Hilary from Bunnywithatoolbelt and she is currently running her annual “How’d ya get Hitched” contest on her blog! Oh, and I did I mention I’m a judge? {hooray!} Be sure to read my special “Meet the Jury” interview. :)

    This year she will be giving away two sets of cake toppers. AWESOME! Here’s the details on how you can win you and your fiance some adorable custom cake toppers!

    Bunnywithatoolbelt

    Tell Hilary your cutest, goofiest, or most swoonfully romantic story of your “I do moment.” Then choose one of the designs on the Bunny with a Toolbelt Etsy site, her online album of cake toppers, or one you spotted hanging out at the Chapel of Bunny Love that she can use to illustrate your saga on her blog. Send a picture of the two of you to sweeten the pot,and she’ll publish your stories between now and 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time on May 15, 2011.

    Bunnywithatoolbelt

    Then, we’ll let the voting begin. One winner will be determined by the one who gets the most unique comments from readers who will declare which story made them go “awwww!” or “ohhhhhh!” or “mmmmmmmmm!” A second winner will be selected by Hilary and an esteemed panel of judges, including Reverend Steve Sharp from A Beautiful Ceremony NW, Kimberly from Gator Bride {that’s me!}, and Rebecca Amblin from Origin Flowers.

    Adorbs! Especially for those who have “little ones” and want to include them on their wedding day!
    Bunnywithatoolbelt

    The two winners will get a custom cake topper set that Hilary will make with whatever critters make their hears go purrrrrrr!! She will also give you the keys to the castle where you can order custom invitations, big gifts for the wedding party, or little ones for the guests–all with the picture of your adorable Bunny with a Toolbelt wedding cake topper on them and whatever personalized text you like!

    The “We do” little monsters. So cute! Bunnywithatoolbelt

    Please limit your entries to 500 words. This contest is intended for currently engaged couples. She’ll post them as they come in. Email your story to Hilary at bunnywithatoolbelt@gmail.com.

    There are currently 2 blogged engaged couples so far. Only 2! So, if you’re engaged (or know someone engaged), submit your story and have your friends and family comment on your entry once it’s been published! You could be the winner of some very adorable cake toppers.

    Deadline is May 15th, 2011!

    Will you be entering?

  • Gator Fridays
  • Gator Fridays :: Gator Cake Toppers

    Now, I know y’all have seen the fabulous cake toppers Bunnywithatoolbelt made us for our wedding. Shoot, these little babies inspired this blog! I guess you can say, Gator Bride started with the commissioning of these little characters. Thank you Hilary for bringing our little mascots to life!

    Here we are, just chillin’ on our wedding cake. ♥

    Since then, Hilary has received quite a few commissions for custom college-themed cake toppers. Just recently she sent me an album featuring some of her adorable Gator creations, along with their stories. Check them out below. :)

    This first topper was actually commissioned by the fabulous Kari, who helped me find my wedding dress (and who was also getting married). She asked Hilary to create a topper for her Groom’s cake that would incorporate the Gators, the video game Halo, and the band Coldplay. I’m pretty amazed at what Hilary came up with. Perfection!

    This little topper was commissioned by a University of Florida Alum for his Groom’s cake. The topper features the Groom enjoying his favorite past time with his beloved German Shorthair pup.

    Aren’t these two adorable? Easily one of the cutest cake toppers I’ve ever seen. They make me so happy. :) Oh my goodness, and the bride even has a mini veil! Love the details.

    I think I can look at Gator cake toppers all day! :)

    Now, on to a few cake toppers that are hard for my little Gator eyes to see. Oh, I feel for these Gator Brides marrying Seminole Grooms.

    I’m actually totally digging how Hilary gave the Seminole Groom a little mohawk of feathers. Totally a different take on the Seminoles. I wonder if the Groom is a musician?

    This set is probably one of my favorites. Not loving who it’s for (that team out west), but loving the inspiration. The bride and groom met in the marching band, so they wanted little cake toppers showing their team spirit and instruments. Mr. Knight and I both played the flute. We fell head over heels for each other in middle school band class, but didn’t start dating till high school.

    These cake toppers really get me going. Poor Gator groom!!!

    We loved our cake toppers Hilary made us, so much that we just didn’t want to keep them boxed up. This past Christmas we made them into ornaments for our tree. Currently, they are displayed prominently on a shelf in our living room. I get so much joy from seeing them everyday.

    Did you have sentimental cake toppers? Where are your cake toppers now? Did you come up with a creative way to display them? I’d love to hear!

    Also, be sure to check out Hilary’s Etsy shop. She has a few super cute bride and groom cake toppers that are on super sale! Oh, and if you want to see more of Hilary’s AMAZING custom cake toppers, check out her Picasa Album.

  • Gator Bride Designs
  • New Shop Item :: “CHOMP On” Poster!

    I’m so excited to show y’all the newest item up in the shop! Every time I look at it I get all happy and giddy inside. And I think I’m not the only one, as Mr. Knight has already commissioned a print for his office. :)

    When the going gets rough – say you’re having a rough day, you have so many tests/exams/projects due you think you’ll never survive (an often thought if you’re an architecture major), or it’s that one time a decade the Gators have a not-so-stellar game, you just have to “Keep CALM and CHOMP on.”

    “Keep CALM and CHOMP On” Print, framed all nice and pretty over my desk.

    Can’t help but love it’s orange and blue, bright, gator-ness staring right at me while I work. Everyone needs a little orange and blue to brighten up their day.  :)

    ♥love the Gators

    Know a Gator graduating this semester? Check out these adorable Gator grad invitations!