Aug 27, 2011

Wedding Candle Centerpiece Ideas

Romantic candle centerpieces - they don't need to be complicated or expensive, just very well placed. I love the long weathered table, dressed only in a rustic burlap runner with simple white tapers and surrounded by fresh, fragrant eucalyptus. I know I would feel well-loved here, sipping ice cold champagne over Grilled Tuna with Lemon Butter Sauce. All of us love a table that's warm and welcoming. Even white dollar store candles can make it so.

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Aug 25, 2011

Rustic Pine Cone Boutonnieres

I absolutely adore this pine cone boutonniere I found this morning on Etsy. A lovely little perfectly-shaped pinecone, some twine, small satin ribbon and a corsage pin for just over ten dollars. If you're comfortable with a pair of pliers and a mini handsaw, you can easily make your own. Create your rustic boutonniere from the "flower" that appears at the bottom of every pinecone. Here's a great guide from Martha Stewart on how to make a pinecone boutonniere.

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Aug 22, 2011

Crystal Bridal Headbands

Crystal bridal headbands - lovingly handcrafted featuring countless rhinestones and hand wired crystals, gold plated leaf charms and stunning gold flower accents. Available in gold or silver, these elegant headpieces are wired to  rhinestone trimmed headbands and finished with imported ribbon. Turnaround time is 3 to 5 weeks so plan ahead! Expect to pay between $200 to $300 for these exquisite crystal headbands and headpieces, which have been featured on The Today Show, the cover of The Knot Magazine, and in Ann Taylor displays nationwide.

crystal beaded bridal headband
crystal bridal headband

Aug 21, 2011

Caramel Corn Wedding Favors

Like a freshly squeezed glass of lemonade on a hot August day, life’s sweetest pleasures are often refreshingly simple.  Caramel corn brings out the happy kid in all of us and these 2 oz. personalized caramel corn favors will be a tasty little treat at your bridal shower or wedding reception.  And for those who are crafty in the kitchen - here is an easy and well-loved caramel corn recipe with popcorn, peanuts, corn syrup and brown sugar.  No reason you can't cook up a batch yourself!

Aug 6, 2011

Stylish Table Number Holders

Stylish table number holders - I am positively obsessed with them.  Simple and meaningful table numbers lovingly handcrafted for the tables at your elegant affair. Crafted from solid brass in a gold color, these seating markers will hold names, numbers and other messages.  Usually sold in sets of 5 or 10, I would use these at my gift or guest book table, favor display and cookie or wedding candy buffet.
wedding table number holder

brass table number holder

Art Deco table number

Lace Wedding Garters from Etsy

Lace wedding garters - If men had their way, women would surely wear them all the time.  And who can blame them?  These dainty lace garter sets feature floral lace appliques decorated with Swarovski pearl accents. The appliques are lovingly hand-sewn to beaded ruffle elastic bands.  What price for these lovely Venetian lace garters?  A set like the one shown below - also available in beige, dusty blue, brown and burgundy - is less than $50 (including shipping from Korea).  Expect to pay $30 to $40 for a single garter with beautiful hand beaded lace appliques and comfortable fit.

white and silver lace wedding garter

ivory lace applique garter

vintage wedding products

Aug 3, 2011

Wedding Chalkboard Ideas

Chalkboard wedding ideas - a fun and easy way to add a touch of whimsy to a day that is both sacred and serious.  Wood, chalkboard paint and chalk right out of the dollar store are the basic supplies needed to make a DIY chalkboard sign that you can customize for your gift table, ceremony and reception signs.

chalkboard wedding reception signs

chalkboard wedding party sign

chalkboard favor tags

chalkboard wedding sign