Oct 24, 2010

Garden Wedding Favor Ideas

Fresh new and affordable ideas for your garden themed wedding!  Spring weddings make me think of fresh air, fresh fruit, fresh flowers and new beginnings.  Capture the essence of your refreshingly beautiful garden wedding with these charming, low-priced garden wedding favors from our friends at Beau Coup.


 

 

 

 


Garden Wedding Products

Oct 18, 2010

Heart Cookie Centerpieces

Heart cookie centerpieces - they're as easy as preparing the dough ahead of time (safely in the refrigerator 3-4 days or freeze up to 6 months), bake, decorate and arrange on your favorite dishes and party platters.  I found this amazingly simple recipe on the back of a Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix (17.5 oz pouch). If you know how to ice a cookie and are a pro at making polka dots, serve these at your next bridal shower or use as a charming heart shaped centerpiece.

heart shaped cookies

Heat oven to 375 degrees (or 350 for dark or non-stick pan). Make cookie mix as directed--except decrease softened butter to 1/3 cup and stir in 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour with the cookie mix. Roll dough on floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter. (Keep remaining dough covered while rolling and cutting first batch of cookies.) Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake as directed above. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely, Frost and decorate as desired.


Easy Royal Icing Recipe (that hardens and shines)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 lb. confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract or white vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in bowl and beat on medium high for a full 10 minutes. Icing will become thick and glossy but will not increase in volume. Keep covered with damp cloth while using, removing small portions to bowl as needed. Tint if desired. To thin, add a few drops of water. Royal icing hardens with a nice sheen.

Recipe courtesy of Cooks.com

Oct 12, 2010

Burlap Bridal Shower Invitations

Burlap bridal shower invitations - they add a cozy, country charm to an afternoon get-together of laughter and love among great friends.  There are so many low-cost burlap bridal shower ideas from burlap tablecloths, table runners and bows to burlap and lace covered cookie buffet jars.  Why burlap and lace?  Because this beautiful burlap bridal shower invitation is so delicate and dazzling, you just know you're going to have a fabulous time.

Oct 1, 2010

Lazaro Wedding Dresses

Lazaro wedding dresses - glamorous styling, dramatic silhouettes, and rich embroidery are what make the Lazaro collection one of the most sought-after bridal labels in the world.  But unfortunately, not the most affordable.  Inspiration for this collection is based on a girl named Alice we all know and love who chases a talking white rabbit down a rabbit hole to a marvelous imaginary place with dream-like qualities. And it shows. These hand beaded wedding dresses with jewel encrusted bodices and lavish tulle trains with cascading petals are probably not for every bride. But for those inspired by glamorous vintage details, wearing a Lazaro wedding dress is the ultimate fantasy come true.

wedding gown by Lazaro




Lazaro wedding dress