Spring Photo Booth Ideas!

by Jenny Bryde 23. April 2015 06:38

Cheese!  Or cheesy?  Love 'em or hate 'em, photo booths are huge for all kinds of events and are especially fun for wedding receptions.  While we have a lot of great businesses that will create a photo booth with back drops for you, you are more than welcome to create your own.  Today on the blog I am featuring some really simple and lovely DIY photo back drops for spring.  Check them out!



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Brides Bingo is This Sunday!

by Jenny Bryde 18. February 2015 04:56

The Friends of Vander Veer Offers Great Prizes at Brides’ Bingo

Area Vendors Donate Prizes for Event

Area brides-to-be and their families can play bingo for prizes while benefiting a great cause through The Friends of Vander Veer Brides’ Bingo, a fundraiser being held on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Tickets are now on sale for this event.

The Hotel Blackhawk is the major event sponsor, and the event is being held in the glamorous Gold Room. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Bingo begins at 2:00 p.m.

Pre-Sale tickets are available through Friday, February 20th at the price of $15 per person. No tickets are being sold on Saturday, February 21st. Tickets will again be sold at the door on the 22nd; tickets are $20.00 each if purchased at the event.

Whether you are thinking about getting married, or have your date set, you won’t want to miss this night of fun and prizes. The event is limited to 300 people, so early ticket purchase is encouraged.

Approximately 10 rounds of bingo will be played, and the winner of each round will win a prize usable at a wedding. The event is sponsored by The Hotel Blackhawk, Burke Cleaners, and QCWeddings.com.

This is a perfect opportunity for women to bring their bridesmaids and families for an afternoon of fun, while winning fabulous prizes for their weddings. Anyone can attend. A cash bar and concessions will also be available.  

The Grand Prize Rounds are an additional $5.00 per person to play. Theses prizes are feature gifst with a larger dollar value. Prizes include wedding jewelry, a limo package, hotel stays, spa packages, and much, much more! Door prizes will also be given away throughout the evening.

Tickets are available at the Iowa Burke Cleaners locations, or by calling 563-323-3298.

For more information, please call The Friends of Vander Veer, 563-323-3298 or visit www.friendsofvanderveer.com or www.qcweddings.com.

Funds raised through this event will support ongoing park projects and education programs at Vander Veer Botanical Park through The Friends’ partnership with the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation.  



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Brides Bingo is in Three Weeks!

by Jenny Bryde 2. February 2014 01:20

We aren't supposed to pick favorites.  We just aren't.  We are supposed to be an impartial respectible little blog.  BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF.  Brides Bingo is probably my favorite local wedding related event (second only to our own Bride and Groom Garage Sale), and it's coming up in three weeks!  This event is so much fun, and it's a great way to release a little pent up wedding planning energy while having fun with your friends and family.  The vent is at the Hotel Blackhawk which is arguably one of the most beautiful locations in the QCA.  QCWeddings.com will be there helping to sell tickets and reading off some rounds.  Read below to get full details!  We hope to see you there!  Click here to see more pictures from last year's Bride's Bingo.



What if you could win prizes to create the wedding of your dreams?



The Friends of Vander Veer presents


Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. 

Bingo begins at 2:00 p.m.

The Hotel Blackhawk

Gold Room

Downtown Davenport, Iowa


Bring your Bridesmaids, Family, and Friends and Play Bingo for 

Great Prizes for Your Wedding!

Photography * Limo Packages * Tuxes * Flowers * Cakes * Salon Services  


$15 Per Ticket through February 21st 

No Ticket Sales Feb. 22nd; $20 at the door Feb. 23rd



Buy Tickets Today at Burke Cleaners (Iowa Locations Only) or by 

Calling The Friends of Vander Veer at 563-323-3298.

Visit www.friendsofvanderveer.com or www.qcweddings.com for more information!


 Thanks to 2014 Sponsors: 

The Hotel Blackhawk   *   QCWeddings.com   *   Burke Cleaners
Tita's Linens by Claudia   *   Colman Florist   *   Gifts, Greetings, & Gourmet





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Picture Recap of the Bride and Groom Garage Sale!

by Jenny Bryde 30. April 2013 04:42

What a sale!  This past Saturday we held our 5th Bride and Groom Garage Sale, and it was a success!  The sale was so well shopped that after about 45 minutes, most of the sellers' tables were empty or extremely picked over!  It was similar to a flash Black Friday sale.  We had lots of shoppers who left happy with arms loaded with wedding supplies and sellers who left happy with pockets filled with cash!  

We were able to donate about $1600 to our charity, the Kelly McQuate Memorial Fund, so thank you to everyone who helped to pull this event together!

In particular, we'd like to thank the following groups or people:

Patty with the Golden Leaf Convention Center who generously donates the beautiful facility for this event!

The Grace Notes Flute Quartet who played beautiful background music for our sellers and shoppers.

Mark and his AMAZING volunteers from the Kelly McQuate Memorial Scholarship who help us with advertising and doing anything and everything at the event!  

And of course, we'd like to than all of our local sellers and shoppers who help make this event a fun and worthwhile activity to do on a beautiful Saturday morning!


Take a look at some pictures that we snapped on Saturday by clicking on the photo below.


Click here to go to the album for the Spring 2013 Bride and Groom Garage Sale.

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Tomorrow is the Bride and Groom Garage Sale!

by Jenny Bryde 26. April 2013 01:12

One last day!  Tomorrow is our big sale, and we have nearly sold out of space for sellers!  This is going to be a sale jam packed with good stuff for brides and grooms.  Remember, it's $5 to come and shop.  The sale is at the Golden Leaf Convention Center in Davenport which is next to Miller Time Billiards on Kimberly and Elmore.  The sale runs from 10am to 2pm.  Great deals all day long!

If you are still interested in being a seller, we can fit you in!  You can register by clicking here.  Be sure to notice that seller set up time is from 7am to 9am which is different than what we've done in the past.  We are doing this because we wanted to extend the sale hours.  It is FREE to be a seller, and you keep all the money you make selling your gently used or new wedding supplies!  

Again, you can contact Jenny at 563-343-1581 with any questions or to register over the phone!  

We are so excited and are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!  


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