[Best Dressed]

[Intricate Icing]

[Astonishing Accessory]

[ Bridal Bingo]

[Under The Umbrella]

[Polka-dot Party]

[A Bridal Gown]

[Dancing Shoes]

Today's bridal shower invitations are cetainly not your Grandma's invitations. Clever and stylish, these invitations bring out the fun loving party girl in all of us. What better way to celebrate the marriage of a dear friend or family member.

These are just a sample of the bridal shower invitations that we offer at Joyful Invitations. Never fear, we also carry formal and traditional invitations, too. It's amazing to me how wedding invitations have evolved over the last few years. No matter the theme or feel of a wedding there is always the perfect invitation. Remember, your invitation sets the mood for your entire wedding, so find the perfect ensemble to represent your special day!

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We are proud to announce the launch of the
newest website in the Joyful Celebrations family, Joyful Invitations.
We're up and running as of 12/22/08
and I'm so thankful for my family and friends
who stood by me and helped made this possible.

I'd especially like to thank Debbie Hastings from
amazing work she did. It's so great to work with someone
who "gets" me and, better yet, gets my vision. Even better,
she's a true expert in her field.

If you love top of the line and designer Wedding
Invitations then please stop by and check us out. We have a
little something for everyone. I'm always
open to feedback and suggestions or concerns so
feel free to leave me a comment. In fact,
I'd appreciate it if you would!

This blog is brought to you by Joyful Celebrations, LLC, proud owner of Joyful Invitations and Joyful Party Favors.



And the Winner is… Carlson Craft is proud to announce that they were presented with the Louie Award this year at the New York Stationery Show! The winning invitation, Love Birds, shown above can be found at Joyful Invitations (coming soon) in the Something Different album. For those of you not familiar with the Louie Awards, this award recognizes the best greeting card and stationery products of the past year. Out of the more than 1,000 entries, a total of 193 made it to the final round of judging. The entries, in 63 different categories, were submitted from more than 150 publishing companies from all over the world.

I'm proud as punch that we can offer this award winning wedding invitation, "Love Birds". First of all it's gorgeous, and secondly it's "oh-so" romantic and sweet. It makes me want to get married all over again!



I've been trying to get back to writing my blog, but it's been crazy here. I'm really busy setting up my new website, Joyful Invitations and I'm so excited because it looks like next week (or so) I'll be ready to unveil it to the public. Even more exciting is the job my webmaster has done on helping with the creative portion of this project. Kudos, wine toasts and many many thanks to Debbie Hastings from Flying Change Webs Design. I couldn't have done it without you!

This site is so gorgeous I can't wait for everyone to see it. So, be ready for the big news, as it's coming soon!



Today's wedding isn't your Grandmother's wedding. Our new breed of bride is still traditional in many ways, but certainly marches to the beat of her own drum. In other words it's her day, her way! And, it's more fun! These new chic and charming cake toppers by Joyful Party Favors are just a sample of what's in store for today's bride starting with the "Whimsical Sitting Bride and Groom". I love this cake topper for it's innocence and sweetness!
For you power couples how about our "Cell Phone Fanatic Bride and Groom"? Is this you? Do you dare? It's fun and just a little crazy, but your guests will certainly relate!

How about our "Bride Ready To Hit A Home Run with Groom Pitching" cake topper for the sports enthusiast? Batter up!

We can't leave out our racing fans. This "Bride at Finish Line with Victorious Groom Figurine" is sure to make your heart beat faster!

For you beach lovers, this cool "Romantic Wedding Couple Reclining on the Beach" is the perfect accent to your beach themed wedding. Draw your heart in the sand!

Football anyone? I love the fun and wackiness of this darling "Playful Football Wedding Couple" cake topper. How about those Dolphins?
With the baby bump showing, this "Expecting Bridal Couple" caketopper shows love and respect for the new family on the way. Precious and proud!
Winter style never looked better. Hit the slopes with our "Winter Skiing Wedding Couple" cake topper.
If you love the wind in your hair and power between your legs this "Mororcycle Get-Away Couple" cake topper is for you!
Our last cake topper is personalized and hand scuplted just for you, to look like you and your groom. I love this! Using just your head shot as reference, professional sculptors and artist will create a custom caricature that will feature you and your loved one! Very cool and fun-spirited.

I love the new direction of todays bride. It's funloving, lighthearted and willing to take a chance. You go girl!



A girlfriend of mine got married at Disney World in Orlando a few years before I met her. She was driven to the ceremony in the white pumpkin carriage drawn by white horses, and the groom came on horseback. The pictures are amazing and oh-so romantic.

It only made sense that Disney would come out with their own line of wedding invitations. They're sweet, they're classic and they're totally Disney. For those of you addicted to Disney this is the icing on the cake!



These gorgeous Eco-Friendly wedding invitations by Naturally Ever After are printed on recycled papers containing at least 30% post consumer fibers and brought to you by Joyful Invitations. Let's help save the planet one invitation at a time. Think green!



I love chocolate! There, I've said it. So, in keeping with my love I just had to show you these charming little personalized candy wrappers from Joyful Invitations. Can't you just see these at your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or reception? Why not just keep them on hand to give out during the planning stage to vendors and friends. I love these and think you will too!!!



This year Thanksgiving and the "Holidays" feels so different from any other year. Rather than dwelling on the negative I think it's time to feel thankful for what we really have, to have gratitude for the daily things in our life that we overlook or take for granted. Look around you. What are you grateful for? I know I'm grateful to have a wonderful, loving husband, a great roof over my head, and my two dogs, Noodle and Max. I lost my job due to the economy, and at first I was freaked. But, what I've learned through this experience is that when the Universe gives you lemons, make lemonade. So, here I am creating wedding websites and blogs and I couldn't be happier. Is it paying the bills? Not yet, but I'm ever so hopeful, and there's always going back to work if I have to. Whatever it takes.

I think an important key to getting through this economical uncertainty is to write in a "gratitude journal" every day. When our thoughts are directed towards the good in our life it drains the power out of what we perceive as "bad". Being grateful is the most potent way I know to battle fear. Also, living in the "now" is an amazing way to conquer fear. Just sit very still and talk to yourself. Tell yourself that right now, this very second, you're safe and secure, and really feel it. Feel safe, feel secure. Now, tell yourself that worrying about the future is only taking away from the safety of the "now". It is not productive to worry about something that hasn't happened, or might not even happen. Be in the now, enjoy and cherish the now, pray often, be grateful and things will look and be much brighter.

This Thanksgiving I want to send all of you out there in the blogsphere peace, love and happiness. That is my wish for you! Happy"Thankful" Thanksgiving!



You can see all of these precious placecard holders at Joyful Party Favors. It's a great selection for every theme imaginable. Adorable!