Feb 28, 2011

Embroidered Felt Flower Bouquet

Lovely white felt flowers with pale pink, mauve and white vintage inspired buttons - a marriage made in heaven.  Delicate silver wires hold these twenty amazing hand-embroidered felt flower flower stems together.  Also included with this hand-tied bouquet of felt flowers is a matching ivory felt boutonniere.  Think how carefully and thoughtfully this heirloom-quality wedding bouquet - also available in custom colors - was created just for your special day!

pink and white felt flower bouquet
 
 

Feb 27, 2011

Organza Wedding Dresses

Organza wedding dresses by Lazaro.  Who is he?  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 my favorite creator of custom made wedding gowns.  Once again this year he tempts us with color in soft shades of sherbet, blush and antique and turns his hand-embroidered organza wedding gowns into dramatic works of wearable art.






Feb 26, 2011

Wedding Cakes You Can Make

For less than $20, top-tier cake expert 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 a spectacular and delicious wedding cake.  Some of her very useful wedding cake baking tips include:

  • the amount of batter needed for different sized cake pans
  • determining your favorite wedding cake flavor and what you will need (Vanilla Wedding Cake - Yellow Cake - Vanilla Bean Moistening Syrup - Vanilla Buttercream Filling - Vanilla Buttercream Icing)
  • 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
  • delicious wedding cake recipes such as Italian Rum Cream and Fruit Cake
  • transporting a wedding cake for best results
 
Wedding Cakes You Can Make: Designing, Baking, and Decorating the Perfect Wedding Cake

Feb 25, 2011

Beach Themed Cookie Cutters

Beach themed cookie cutters - a seashell, palm tree, dolphin and starfish - a charming set of four for less than $2 each!  Each set of playful metal cutters comes in a clear box and tied with ivory organza ribbon and a charming "thank you" tag.  Pay only $1.89 for quantities over 48.  A well-loved and practical beach themed favor idea for close family and friends!

Feb 22, 2011

Designer Gold Celtic Wedding Bands

Designer gold wedding bands - exquisitely made with seamless Irish Celtic knot designs, continuous around the entire band.  If you're looking for a low-priced gold wedding band, then these are not for you.  But if you love the idea of a heirloom quality ring to mark the most sacred commitment you'll ever make, these wedding bands are worth their weight in rose and yellow gold.






Feb 21, 2011

Purple and White Wedding Cakes

Purple and white wedding cakes - exquisite, elegant and edgy.    Each of these purple fondant cakes had me at "hello" but my favorite is the third photo - a fairly plain three-tiered cake accented with white fondant "lace" appliques all the way around the center tier but used sparingly on corners and edges.  Deep purple and pale lavender roses add the perfect touch to this exquisite purple and white wedding cake design.

lavendar wedding cake
 
 
purple and black wedding cake
 
 
purple lavendar and white wedding cake
 
 
purple floral wedding cake
 
 
purple and white 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 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!  Or you can have a custom pair of gloves designed to match your own wedding colors.

 

Feb 19, 2011

Bridal Shower Mini Mason Jars

Bridal shower mini mason jars under $2 - sounds wonderful if they're well-made, well-loved, fabulous and feminine.  How large are they?  Just under 4 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches in diameter or the smaller, 8 ounce size.  Be prepared to order these in sets of 24.  Charming label designs include Chandelier, Eiffel Tower, Butterfly, Flip Flops, Teapot, Seashell and Diamond Ring.  Pick your favorite label design and include the bride and groom's names and wedding date. Fill each mini mason jar with something delicious - pastel mints, bakery fresh French macaroons or loose-leaf tea.
 

Feb 18, 2011

Personalized Wedding Hershey's Kisses

Who doesn’t savor a sweet Hershey’s Kiss?  Hershey's has been busy turning out these chocolate bits of heaven since 1907!  They remain the classic American treat to pass out as a well-loved wedding favor. Dozens of colors and designs are available, find that one that suits your personality! Adding your names and the date of your wedding promises your favors will look elegant and professional.

Feb 17, 2011

Victorian Style Bridal Necklace

A glamorous Victorian style bridal necklace that will draw attention to the most beautiful yet overlooked parts of a woman's body - her back, neck and shoulders.  This eye-catching necklace measures approximately 15 inches long with a 2 1/2 inch adjustable chain.  It features intricate Art Deco patterns and is hand-embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystals and rhinestones.  You'll pay slightly less than $200 for this Victorian style necklace, complete with oval-shaped crystal clusters and stunning back-drop design.

 
 

Feb 15, 2011

Acrylic Heart Shaped Wedding Topper

This acrylic heart shaped cake topper is simple, elegant and says it all.  These are our names (or initials) joined together, marking the most important day of our lives and the very day our two hearts become one.  What more needs to be said?  Choose an engraved double heart design with your choice of two first names and a wedding date (maximum of 24 characters per line) or a beautiful script 3 letter monogram.  Each heart wedding topper - a real value at just over $30 - is shaped like a heart on its side and measures 4" tall by 4" wide and 1/2 inch thick.

 
 
heart wedding topper

Feb 14, 2011

Wedding Table Luminaries

Let your light shine!  If you can afford to spend an additional five dollars per table, think how inviting these table number luminaries would look with their sophisticated styling and warm, golden glow.  At Etsy you have your choice of script as well as a custom made logo, monogram or phrase and ribbon to match your wedding colors.  Each custom table number luminary is 8 ½ inches tall and votive candles are not included, but why not use flameless LED votive candles or battery operated tea light candles instead?

 
 

Feb 11, 2011

Gourmet Wedding Cake Cookies

Gourmet wedding cake cookies - detailed, delightful and delicious!  At lorisplace on Etsy you can order some of Florida’s freshest shortbread cookies made by the former head pastry chef of the Florida Panther Hockey Team. Didn’t know hockey teams had pastry chefs, but I guess after a rough night of hair-trigger tempers and heart-pounding headshots a nice warm shortbread cookie is just what the doctor ordered. Her wedding favor cookies are $3.75 each (minimum order one dozen) lovingly handmade from her favorite shortbread cookie dough recipe.



Feb 9, 2011

Strapless Satin Bridesmaid Dresses

Strapless satin bridesmaid dresses for less than $80!   An array of beautiful colors - aqua, black, burgundy, chocolate, coral, fuchsia, ice blue, ivory, lilac, pink, purple, red, royal, sage, champagne and white - in a figure flattering style that suits all body types.  These satin strapless bridesmaid dresses are fully lined, with a flirty side bow, and matching satin scarf.  Spaghetti straps are optional.
 



Feb 8, 2011

Heart Shaped Favor Tins

What to present in those sweet little heart shaped tins?  Fill them with old childhood favorites such as Lemonheads, jelly beans and conversation hearts, or let your guests pick their own from a selection of Sixlet mini milk chocolate balls, pastel buttermint creams, personalized M &M's and mini jawbreakers.  Small, unwrapped candies look the best!  These aluminum heart shaped favor tins - that will not tarnish and can be used again for another purpose - are available in silver or white in sets of 10 for a little over $1.00 each.

Feb 7, 2011

Ball and Chain Wedding Cake Topper


Ball and chain wedding cake topper - based on a corny and old-fashioned idea but I still like it anyway. The "old ball and chain" was 20th century slang more familiar in your grandmother's day to describe how married women were secretly calling all the shots, keeping their husbands under lock and key.  She held him back from doing all the manly things he wanted and deserved to do (cheat at poker, scratch himself in public, and check the baseball scores).  This bride, looking sweet and innocent in her trendy short wedding veil strikes a sassy pose, holding the keys to her new groom’s freedom…to hang out with the boys, play cards and drink Corona Light.

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