Feb 28, 2009

Italian Wedding Favors

Italian wedding favors - not just for big, Italian-themed weddings!  These mini oil and vinegar sets are a rare find that any guest would love.  They come in a classic variety of Italian oil and vinegar flavors (described below). The extra virgin olive oil used is made from Kalamata olives and are imported from Greece and the Aged Balsamic Vinegar is imported from Modena, Italy.
  • Aged Balsamic Vinegar – Unlike ordinary vinegar, which has its origins in an alcoholic liquid, balsamic vinegar is produced directly from grape juice. This is one of the finest balsamic vinegars available on the market to date. As the balsamic ages, the flavor develops and intensifies similar to a fine red wine.
  • Balsoli Dipping Oil & Vinaigrette – Infused with the flavors of rosemary, chili and bay leaves, this olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar combination is a match made in heaven.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Extra Virgin Olive oil is derived from the first cold pressing of olives without refining. Its superior quality is based on a less than one percent acidity level.  These olives are pressed within 48 hours of harvest, which yields a rich, fruity flavored olive oil with an intense aroma and deep green color.
  • Oreganato – Extra virgin olive oil infused with a variety of special flavors such as oregano, bay leaf, peppercorns, and dried tomato creates this great tasting and beautiful combination.
  • Pepperino – Extra virgin olive oil infused with flavors of chili de arbol, garlic, and herbs de Provence makes the perfect everyday condiment.
  • Pico Olio – Garlic-infused olive oil includes hearty garlic concentrate added to pure extra virgin olive oil to create an aromatic treat.

Feb 25, 2009

Sunflower Wedding Favors

Sunflower wedding favors - why not homemade cookies?  Here is an easy to follow tutorial of how to make sunflower cookies.  It will take you two days to complete these lovely sunflower cookies - one for flooding (covering the cookie with a thin coat of royal icing), and the second for piping in the details.  If it sounds like too big a task, between baking and decorating, it’s really only about three to four hours from start to finish. 


Feb 18, 2009

Mehndi Bridal Tattoos

Mehndi bridal tattoos - involve the delicate decoration of an Indian bride's hands and feet - in many cultures on both the front and back of the hands right up to the elbow (similar to gloves), and on the bottom half of the legs. It's a Arab wedding tradition that has been lovingly practiced in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India for over five thousand years. Often the most anticipated pre-wedding celebration for all the women closest to the bride. Natural henna leaves are dried up to make a paste which is applied to the skin, thought to guarantee health, good luck and plenty of babies. A henna bridal design should last between 1 and 4 weeks, depending on contact with soap and water.

mehndi bridal tattoos on hands 
Indian mehndi bridal tattoos
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Feb 16, 2009

Barcelona Bridal Week

Barcelona Bridal Week, which includes the Novia España International Show and the Gaudí Novias Catwalk entices almost 20,000 wedding professionals from over 60 countries each year to witness the best and most beautiful the bridal industry has to offer.  The two events combine to make Barcelona a major international player and presenter of gorgeous wedding dresses to come.  Amo los vestidos de boda espanoles!  This June the BEST of the very best assemble at Barcelona Bridal Week and if you’ve never seen any of their collections you’re in for a big, visual celebracion.

Karolina Kurkova, a Czech model and former Victoria's Secret Angel shows off this sheer lace embroidered wedding dress by Pronovias at Barcelona Bridal Week 2014.

Feb 12, 2009

Red Wedding Cakes and Why You Need Them

Red wedding cakes - what makes them so special? Red is passion. Red is seduction. And believe me when I tell you that sneaking a little bit of red into the festivities will actually have a physical affect on your wedding guests. It's true. Studies have shown that the color red gets people excited, their hearts start a pumping, and blood pressure goes up - just a smidge. And let's face it, you don't want to be the only one living the dream on your perfect wedding day.

Red Fondant Wedding Cake


Red and White Mini Wedding Cakes
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Feb 10, 2009

Soap Wedding Favors

I confess to spending w-a-y too much time in a hot bubbly bath. That’s right, I am guilty of lounging around in bed, bath and way beyond what I need to stay dirt free. And to make matters worse, I naturally have dry skin. But I’m not the only one. The Greeks, Egyptians and Romans were hot tub junkies just like me.  Boxed soaps are the ultimate - affordable yet stylish - little thank you gift.  But what if you're right at home heating up a batch of delicious smelling dried flowers, herbs and castile soap?  If so, here is a lovely guide on how to make eco-friendly soap favors with fresh, wholesome ingredients such as dried chamomile, honey, oatmeal and fragrant peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils.

Feb 9, 2009

Sexy Wedding Gowns From Demetrios

Sexy wedding gowns with see-through corsets. Time for me to get married again.  Who do we have to thank for these breathtakingly beautiful bridal gowns?  Dynamic bridal designer Demetrios, born near Athens, Greece and brought to this country as a small boy, would one day become a fashion icon and innovator in the international bridal industry. I love his (revealing) style. Do you think corset wedding gowns are here to stay?


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