Jul 25, 2011

Peacock Inspired Weddings

Peacock inspired weddings - a combination of beautiful blue, deep purple and green that is sophisticated and stylish any time of year.  Male peacocks are no doubt some of the best looking birds on the planet.  Evidently their female counterparts were so uninterested in doing the one thing ALL males love doing, divine intervention was called into place.  Parading around with iridescent Indian blue-green plumage made the hens more feisty than freshmen college girls in a coed dorm.  And I can see why.  Here are some of the most charming peacock inspired bridal accessories available right now just for you at Etsy.

peacock fascinator


peacock wedding invitations


peacock boutonniere




peacock garters

1.  Fascinator by designbynight
2.  Wedding Stationery by InvitingMoments
3.  Boutonniere by Rationale
4.  Wedding Invitation by AnistaDesigns
5.  Garter by plainNfancy

Jul 24, 2011

Candy Cane Wedding Ideas

Candy cane wedding ideas - here are a few of the many ways you can transform these affordable red and white striped holiday favorites into classy and elegant winter wedding decorations.  And if you decide to serve them - in cookies, cupcakes, brownies or cake - everyone loves the refreshing taste!  At about $1.99 for a box of 12 (or even less from your local dollar store), they can be hung, strung, broken into bits, hot glued and wired into holiday wreaths.  Or just show off these fun red and white favorites in vintage teacups and elegant glass jars.

candy cane wedding centerpiece
 
candy cane wedding ideas
 
christmas wedding cookies
 
candy cane popcorn favors
 
candy cane inspired wedding cake

Jul 23, 2011

Looking Lovely in a Birdcage Veil

A simple birdcage veil has all the loveliness of traditional wedding veils without the big ticket price.  And so practical - no lengthy veil to get stepped on, torn and torpedoed by your new pair of Badgley Mischka bridal shoes.  And the best part?  You can easily make one yourself in less than 1 hour - I've done it myself many times.  Here is a simple tutorial on how to make a bird cage veil.  At first glance it looks like a lot of time-consuming steps, but trust me, it goes fairly fast.  And once you've made one simple birdcage veil, you can make and market as many as you like in white, diamond white and ivory to individually owned bridal boutiques or online at Etsy.
 
bride wearing a birdcage veil

                                                  
vintage wedding products

Playful Polka Dot Wedding Cakes

Polka dot wedding cakes - what could be more playful, more joyful, more fun?  Your mom and dad and soon-to-be in laws showed up to have a really great time.  Lots of love and lots of laughs.  Toddlers in tuxedos and old ladies going crazy in the Conga line.  A day like no other - the day you exchange vows with your best friend, your lover, your soul mate. Why not make it fresh and funny?  Of course your clan will be impressed with the Baked Salmon with Horseradish Crust.  But for young and old alike, nothing beats the surprise and sheer joy of a playful polka dot wedding cake.


Whimsical Polka Dot Wedding Cake
 

green and white polka dot wedding cake


 
Red and Pink Polka Dot Cake

Scalloped Heart Tags

These vintage inspired scalloped heart tags by are so charming with their fascinating French style script, they’ll be hard to give away.  But you must!  Attach them to your wedding favors - hang them on your wish tree - or give them away at Valentine's Day to those you hold most dear.  Here is what you'll receive with these heart shaped favor tags:
  • 10 handmade tags designed on vintage cream cardstock with scalloped edges for $16.
  • Each tag has been individually stamped and distressed using deep expresso ink.
  • The size of each heart shaped tag is approximately is 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches - perfect for small favors and gifts - and are adorned with a 9/16 inch (your choice of blue or cream) vintage ribbon.
  • The ribbon length is a full 15 inches long.  Dress up your Christmas tree with these charming hearts or add the finishing touch to a wine bottle or homemade box of holiday fudge.
  • Discounts available on orders of 100 or more.

Jul 22, 2011

Purple Wedding Day

A purple themed wedding, it's what I'd do if I had to marry the same sweet Italian guy all over again.  Purple and green - purple and blue - purple and silver, all beautiful color combinations.  Unbelievably, my wedding colors were pale pink and blue.  I know, I know…pink and BLUE?  Well the marriage worked out long and well in spite of my weirdly-chosen baby shower colored theme.  Today my choice would be purple...deep and delicious purple like this amazingly beautiful dark purple tulip centerpiece.


purple tulip centerpiece


white and purple ring bearer pillow
 


purple and white wedding cupcakes
 


purple bridesmaid dresses
 



Jul 18, 2011

Rustic Wedding Cake Toppers

Rustic wedding cake toppers -  crafted from natural grapevine and embellished with bits of preserved moss.  Perfect for rustic outdoor, garden and vineyard weddings!  What can you expect to pay?  Priced at $30 to $35 for single letters, $59 for any two letters and ampersand or three letters - monogram style.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Rustic wedding products

Jul 13, 2011

The Joy of Short Husbands

With my Dad and brother both six feet two, I naturally grew up thinking all men were tall. When I reached my full height of 5’6” in seventh grade, I suddenly found myself looking down at the greasy and dandruff-ridden hair of boys the same age, one of whom I unhappily assumed would be Mr. Right. During the summer between 7th and 8th something bizarre (even more bizarre than having your first period, if that’s possible) happened. Boys that were five feet tall standing on their tippy toes in June now had to duck their heads going in the cafeteria door in September. So once again, men were tall and women were not.

Having sampled the intellect of the tall local boys, one of whom told me Shakespeare was a brand of fishing reel (which it is), but definitely was not a person. Boys were fun to look up at but easy to look down on. A chance encounter brought my future husband into my life at age 22, and you can guess the rest. A small, but very smart guy, but big on making me laugh, especially at myself.


Tina Fey and husband, Jeff Richmond

Jul 12, 2011

Flaming Red Wedding Bouquet

Even though outside it’s 100 degrees and inside your car it’s hot enough to cook tonight’s lasagna, thoughts and plans eventually return to your winter wedding bouquet.  With all the choices today, roses are still the number one favorite for brides.   Red roses, symbolic for passion and pleasure, and what more do you want on your wedding day than passion and pleasure?   Paired with sleek and stylish calla lilies and hand tied with satin or velvet and a well-placed rhinestone brooch, winter just wouldn’t be as exciting without a crimson red wedding bouquet.
 

 

 

 



Winter wedding favors, gifts & supplies