Feb 28, 2011

Embroidered Felt Flower Bouquet

Layered ivory felt flowers with pale pink, white and Persian rose vintage inspired buttons - a bouquet that was dreamed and decorated up by one who really loves her craft.  Delicate silver wires hold these twenty amazing hand-embroidered felt flower stems together. Also included with this lovely hand-tied bouquet of felt flowers is a matching pink and ivory boutonniere. Expect to pay $135 for this heirloom quality wedding set - also available in the colors of your choice.

felt flower wedding bouquet
pink and white felt bouquet
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Feb 27, 2011

Organza Wedding Gowns by Lazaro

Exquisite organza wedding gowns by Lazaro. Just who is he? He's the master of sumptuous satin, silk organza and tulle. The prime minister of perfectly cut silhouettes. Vintage inspired beading, embroidered Chantilly lace and lovely tiered pleated tulle trains. All of the above is why Lazaro Perez, designer for JLM Couture is the king of custom made couture wedding gowns. Once again this year he tempts us with color in soft shades of sherbet, ivory, blush and antique white and turns his hand-embroidered organza wedding gowns into dramatic works of wearable art.

This romantic Lazaro wedding dress, available in pale ivory, has a flattering sweetheart neckline, jewel encrusted corset bodice and luxurious organza A-line skirt.
A elongated French lace bodice, asymmetrical organza skirt and silver bejeweled ribbon belt
make this Lazaro wedding gown for JLM Couture a well-loved classic. 

My personal favorite - an ivory Art Deco inspired wedding dress with a strapless,
empire crystal encrusted bodice and multi tiered organza skirt.

Feb 26, 2011

Wedding Cakes You Can Make

When Phil and I purchased a small bakery in Virginia many years ago, we learned how to bake and decorate wedding cakes from a middle aged man who grew tired of demanding customers, deep fryers and donuts. He made the lightest, fluffiest homemade buttercream in a rush, and without a recipe. I've been making it ever since. I haven't purchased this book, but I'm a big believer of reviews and have made many purchases based on what others say. For less than twenty dollars, cake baker Dede Wilson shares all the secrets of how to make a wedding cake - everything you need to know to be overjoyed instead of overwhelmed at measuring, baking, decorating and transporting the delicious wedding cake of your dreams. Let me just add one step that will save your sanity, freeze your cake layers before you begin icing. Her very useful wedding cake baking tips include:
  • the amount of batter needed for different sized cake pans (in my view, the most intimidating thing about doing it at home)
  • using cake flour in all your recipes because it produces a more tender crumb
  • how to level your cake layers
  • assembling a wedding cake with pillars (a little trickier than you might expect)
  • delicious variety of wedding cake recipes
  • easiest way to transport a wedding cake

Feb 20, 2011

Victorian Lace Fingerless Gloves

Victorian lace fingerless gloves - lovingly and tenderly handmade from my very favorite Etsy shop, ZenandCoffee.  I could spend all day gazing at her remarkable collection of stretchy and comfortable corset-style gloves (over 11,000 sold to date), laced with ivory satin ribbon and featured in Gothic Beauty Magazine.  There's a color and style to fit almost everyone, but this pair is my dream come true - just below the elbow in length and made from stunning pale ivory Bamboo Cotton (also available in white) for the perfect fit! 


Feb 19, 2011

DIY Flower Feather Fascinators

You want a vintage inspired flower made out of delicate feathers to wear on your wedding day. But you're a practical romantic - you can't see paying thirty five dollars or more (plus shipping) on Etsy. Sure, you can look at the reviews and it's oh so easy to click a button and be done with it. But not until you see this great tutorial on how to make your own feather fascinator for next to nothing from Offbeat Bride. A bag of fine-looking feathers (about the same price as your morning latte), trimmed and stripped to make the petals, are arranged to make the perfect sized flower. This little feather flower has a rhinestone button in the middle, but I would use a beautiful pearl and rhinestone brooch.

Feb 18, 2011

Personalized Wedding Hershey's Kisses

Personalized Hershey's Kisses - a very affordable and fun favor especially with these DIY printable candy labels from Canada.  You will receive two PDF files with your eight dollar purchase - one with an 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of 3/4 inch wedding sticker designs, and one with instructions for printing. No stickers will be sent, you'll need to print these up on blank paper and remove with a 3/4 inch round paper punch. You can print 100 or 1,000 of these lovely round labels with this precious little love poem:

A heart full of love,
A life full of Kisses...
Now (your name) & (his)
Are Mr. and Mrs.

Feb 5, 2011

Engraved Bridesmaid Picture Frames

Four of these engraved bridesmaid picture frames will make cherished keepsakes for just $70 plus $10.99 shipping.  A sweet and stylish personalized wood picture frame that holds a 5" x 7" photo, custom engraved with your bridesmaid's name and wedding date.  Keep or replace the quote shown, "You have stood by me through everything.  Thank you for standing up for me again." with one that speaks to your own heart.  Custom artwork can be done for a small additional fee.  In addition to the frame as shown, the following are also available:  Maid/Matron of Honor, Flower Girl, and Mother of the Bride and Groom.

engraved wooden bridesmaid picture frame