Oct 24, 2010

Hand Painted Wedding Glasses

Hand painted wedding glasses - made to resemble your fabulous friends in every last detail. Each custom wine glass will fit the character and appearance of each bride or bridesmaid, according to hair color, hair length, glasses, jewelry and dresses worn on the day of your wedding. These don't come cheap at $25 each plus $12.50 for shipping, but will be a well-loved keepsake and conversation starter. Bouquets and bridal jewelry with Swarovski crystals accents add sparkle and shine.  Grooms and groomsmen are coming soon.

hand painted bridesmaid glasses
hand painted flower girl glass
hand painted wedding glasses

Oct 18, 2010

Heart Cookie Centerpieces

Heart cookie centerpieces - affordable, elegant and effortless to make.  You can prepare the dough ahead of time (safely in the refrigerator 3-4 days or freeze up to 6 months), bake, decorate with the royal icing recipe shown below, and arrange on your favorite vintage dishes and party platters.   Betty Crocker makes it simple with this easy sugar cookie recipe on the back of her sugar cookie mix (17.5 oz pouch). If you know how to ice a cookie and are a pro at making polka dots, display these at your next bridal shower or luncheon 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 and moist 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

Don't Miss!

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