May 24, 2016

Rustic Wooden Wedding Cake Topper

The real beauty of these rustic wooden cake toppers are created by a country-loving Alabama husband and wife who repurpose downed trees, slice them into nice, thick 2.5 inch rings and use a wood burning process to create a keepsake so warm and genuine. Based on the natural beauty and imperfections of real wood, this photo is just a sample of what you might expect.

 

May 23, 2016

I Survived My Daughter's Wedding Glasses

This incredibly funny "I survived my daughter's wedding" gift includes both a laser etched 19.5 ounce beer glass and 11 ounce wine glass. And let's say your daughter's wedding was a walk in the park compared to your granddaughter's, who insisted on an extravagant decorative display of fresh exotic fruit, filet mignon and lobster medallions with cabernet sauce - they have a pair of laser etched wedding glasses for you too. For only $25. Also available at the same price - two wine glasses or two beer glasses (gift box is optional). All are dishwasher safe and make a fun and memorable wedding keepsake for parents and grandparents.

 

May 4, 2016

Breathtaking Bohemian Wedding Tablescapes

A bohemian style wedding - what does it mean? Any and everything from mismatched plates, vintage goblets and glassware. Rustic wooden tables and thrift store vases spilling over with hand-picked wildflowers. What kind grow in your area? Here are the beautiful free blooms we see on hills and highways almost everywhere in the United States:
  • Columbine
  • Coneflowers
  • Buttercups
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Primrose
  • Foxglove
  • Daisies
  • Sweet Peas
  • Periwinkle
  • Queen Anne's Lace
  • Iris
  • Geranium
  • Coreopsis
  • Honeysuckle

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Apr 15, 2016

Personalized Flower Girl Bracelet - Less Than $10!

A personalized flower girl bracelet that is so lovely and well-priced, you'll wish that everything about your wedding planning from the ballroom to the blackened tenderloin with wild mushroom sauce, could be such a fabulous deal. A charming pearl bracelet and flower girl gift - a reminder of her exquisite petal throwing performance on the Big Important Day. Something she'll cherish morning, noon and up until bedtime. This bracelet is also available for bridesmaid, junior bridesmaid, maid of honor, mothers of the bride and groom. All for this amazingly affordable price.

Mar 10, 2016

Glitter Mason Jars with Cutout Hearts

Unlike every bride from Boston to Baton Rouge, I was really on the fence about glitter Mason jars. Didn't I goof off with glitter in the third grade and get more in my hair than I did on my handprint? But now - suddenly I see the value. And when I say value, I mean one case of 12 glass Mason jars - one pint - sells for about $15.00 on Amazon. (Although the ones shown below are half that size.) Modge Podge, ribbons and glitter, are available everywhere. Even Martha Stewart sells her own brand of fine iridescent glitter in must-have-or-die sounding shades of Florentine Gold, Fire Opal and Lapis Lazuli. Add tiny white tea lights, and you can cast a warm and welcoming glow over the entire room for less than five dollars each.

Here’s what you need to make these DIY glitter votives.
  • half pint glass Mason jars
  • foam heart or other shape
  • painter's tape
  • Modge Podge
  • paint brush
  • ribbons
  • regular or battery operated tea lights
 
Many thanks to our friends at Mason Jar Crafts Love
Check out all of their easy-to-follow
 Mason Jar Tutorials.

Mar 8, 2016

Wedding Catering Revealed

$29.95 per person
Plus a $50 Carving Attendant Fee
Pricing based on 2 pieces of each hors d’oeuvre per person and served for 1 1/2 hours
All prices are subject to 20% service fee and 10.5% local and sales tax
Prices subject to change


Seriously? That “Carving Attendant” is making no more than fifteen bucks an hour for tenderly shaving a honey baked ham slice as thin as a postage stamp. So why the $50 fee? I don’t know about you, but I can consume way more than two hors d'oeuvres (Crab and Olive Quesadillas would be nice) in two hours or less. And so can your Uncle Dan and your good friend Jessica from Zumba class. So why are prices (always associated with a wedding) subject to change? They can and they do, because wedding vendors don’t expect you to raise a stink. Approach these professionals like the savvy businesswoman you are. The one who gets on the phone with Bank of America for too many bogus five dollar fees (that would be me, and yes, I did switch banks because of it). Even if you see something in print – like the real quote above – ask for a better deal. Send your first class query out into the wedding universe – sales tax are unavoidable, over inflated service fees deserve a serious explanation.

Mother of the Groom Bezel Necklace

A mother-in-law (aka "mother of the groom" at present) is a terrible thing to waste. If you plant the seeds, water and nurture this exotic new flower, you’ve just scored first class tickets on a fabulous flight around the world that has a shower, free booze and a king size bed. At least I did. I had the unexpected pleasure of discovering my mother-in-law closely resembled – in spirit and fun – my own mother, who I worshipped and adored. Both were Irish. Had that sense of humor that was both wicked and wonderful. My mother, who was born on the hilly slopes of western Ireland could cut me down to size, make me laugh so hard doing it, I ended up thanking her for the privilege. My mother-in-law, a second generation Irish-American, was a little more forgiving but just as skillful as making me wet my pants. I'm telling you now...find something in your husband's mother that makes her more exquisite than just the fairly nice middle-aged woman who makes his favorite banana cream pie.