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 Bridal Gowns by Lazaro

Exquisite organza bridal 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.
 
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Feb 26, 2011

Wedding Cakes You Can Make

Trust me, you can do this. You can make a homemade wedding cake. To make it like the one shown here, you'll need one six inch, one nine inch and one 12 inch round cake pan. Begin with a sturdy foil covered cardboard base and a revolving cake stand (a great investment you won't regret). Add a dollop of buttercream icing to the base to keep your bottom tier from moving around. Cardboard rounds help remove cakes from their pans, making them easy to freeze, and use in making tiers line up just right. Frost each tier individually, making sure to insert sturdy wooden dowels (five should do nicely) in the bottom one. A round Wilton cake decorating tip makes an easy and elegant border that looks polished and professional. These easy-to-follow photos, as well great advice on how to transport a wedding cake are available at Secrets to Making a Wedding Cake.

 
 
 
 
 
Don't be tempted to overlook this very important step. Small wooden dowels (1/4 inch thick) inserted into the bottom layer will keep your cake from bulging out at the sides.
 
 
 
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Feb 20, 2011

Victorian Lace Fingerless Gloves

Victorian lace fingerless gloves - lovingly handmade from my very favorite Etsy shop, ZenandCoffee. I could easily spend a whole week's paycheck on her remarkable collection of stretchy and comfortable corset-style gloves (almost 14,000 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 comfortable fit!

 

Feb 19, 2011

DIY Flower Feather Fascinator

Today I found this tutorial on how to make a feather fascinator from Offbeat Bride. A bag of fine-looking feathers, trimmed and tapered to make the petals, are arranged to make the perfect sized flower. (At about $2.00 per bag of craft store feathers you have plenty of room to make them just right.) Each feather is hot-glued onto a small felt circle. I would use a larger, more beautiful rhinestone brooch - but it looks light and lovely - shown here with a small rhinestone button sewn in the center.

 
 
 
 
 
Flower Feather Fascinator

Feb 18, 2011

Personalized Wedding Hershey's Kisses

A heart full of love, a life full of kisses. (Yes, that's sounds perfect - and a great paying job!) How sweet these personalized Hershey Kiss wedding stickers are - 3/4 inches in diameter - the perfect size to fit on the bottom of a Hershey Kiss. Just how much do we love this tiny chocolate treat - invented over one hundred years ago? More than 60 million are produced each and every day. With this purchase you will receive 10 sheets of stickers (240 total) for just $20. Personalization includes the names of the bride and groom and wedding date. No additional charge for a different colored heart or your own lasting, loving message.