Dec 8, 2014

Wooden Save the Date Magnets

These incredibly beautiful wooden save the date magnets are laser cut and engraved. At less than two dollars each, they promise a lovely, lighthearted day that will be hard to resist. Made from real cherry wood (reddish brown with a golden luster), they are 4mm or .16 inch thick, and considering they are made in Bulgaria, reflect how deeply we Americans are attached to our own home states.  (California may have crime and coyotes but also the most beautiful mild Mediterranean climate this side of Madrid!)  Love the lasting look of laser engraved wood?  Also available are wedding invitations, cake toppers, guest books and wedding ring boxes.  Allow 15-25 days for delivery of these exquisite engraved save the date magnets.

wooden state save the date magnets

Dec 7, 2014

Rustic Winter Table Settings

Rustic winter weddings provide the most simple yet elegant table arrangements. Lovely cold weather flowers such as roses, ranunculus, orchids and paper white lilies combined with aromatic greenery such as fresh pine, cedar, eucalyptus and juniper make the day fragrant and festive. Make this romantic magic happen outdoors if you live in Pensacola rather than Poughkeepsie. Either way, your rustic table settings will come alive with evergreens, ferns and home grown holly bushes with their shiny green leaves and bright red berries.

winter wedding tablescape

winter wedding centerpiece 
rustic winter wedding idea
winter themed wedding reception
rustic wedding table setting

Dec 3, 2014

Midnight Blue Weddings

Midnight blue weddings - resembling the deep, dark color of a moonlit sky on or near the night of a full moon. And exquisite, like these midnight blue bridesmaid dresses with lace illusion necklines and delicate cap sleeves. I think this mysterious member of the blue (most popular color in the United States and Europe) family stands sweetly all alone. You may prefer it with yellow, black, silver or gold.

midnight blue bridesmaid dresses
midnight blue bridal shoes
midnight blue nails
midnight blue wedding cake

Nov 19, 2014

11 Gold Metallic Wedding Ideas

Gold metallic wedding ideas - eleven of my favorites are featured here.  The freestanding table signs shown below are so very popular, Tina at Better Off Wed is practically turning away sales.  So plan ahead!  Spray paint a variety of bottles metallic gold - once they're finished it doesn't matter if they're from a Miller Lite or a bottle of Malibu Caribbean Rum.  Homemade peach preserves look exquisite in gold painted mini Mason jars.  Popular wedding colors now are gold and pink, gold and purple, gold and white or ivory.  I say metallic gold is soft and sweet and stands alone. 


Metallic Gold Centerpiece courtesy of Love, Sylvia Photography

Nov 15, 2014

Deep Purple Bridal Bouquets

A deep purple bridal bouquet offers just what you need for this jam-packed day more than any other.  The color purple is said to calm the mind and nerves.  And inspire in us a great sense of spirituality.  It has been seen by everyone from Leonardo Da Vinci to the L.A. Lakers as the perfect marriage of blue (wisdom) and red (passion).  The passion you already have, the wisdom you'll need to make sure over 100 guests enjoy your choice of broiled salmon seasoned with bread crumbs, garlic, lemon, and butter.  Consider these elegant purple wedding flowers in creating the perfect bridal bouquet:
  • Purple Lisianthus
  • Midnight Violet Orchids
  • Grape Purple Peruvian Lilies
  • Purple Blue Anemones
  • Dark Eggplant Calla Lilies
  • Royal Purple Clematis
  • Tinted Purple Roses
  • Dark Violet Purple Hydrangea
  • Purple Lavender Tulips
  • Midnight Purple Spider Mums
  • Mini Purple Carnations 
purple bridal bouquet 

purple peony bouquet 

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Nov 13, 2014

DIY Winter Wedding Centerpiece Idea

A gentle dusting of gold glitter transforms an ordinary red pillar candle into an elegant winter wedding centerpiece.  To create a horizontal, diagonal or chevron striped effect, wrap a piece of double sided tape all the way around your candle.  Repeat, leaving about an inch or more of space between each piece of tape.  Fill a small bowl with glitter.  Using a paintbrush, gently dust glitter over the taped stripes until they’re fully covered.
DIY Winter Wedding Idea courtesy of Revelry House

Nov 11, 2014

Vegetarian Soup Mix Favors

Vegetarian soup mix favors made with a delicious blend of dried beans - a welcome cold weather wedding favor.  If you can fill a small cellophane bag, you can give the gift of a heartwarming soup mix made of red and green lentils, great northern beans, red kidney beans, split green peas, and small black beans (so nutritious they have their own food pyramid category in the heart-healthy country of Brazil).  Simply layer the beans, lentils and peas in a pint-sized Mason jar.  Place the spices in a small cellophane bag, fold over several times and place on top of dry soup mix.  Replace the lid, cover with your favorite fabric and tie with a pretty twine bow.

"Lucky in Lace" tags available at Evermine 
Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar courtesy of Evermine Blog