Feb 29, 2012

Love Bird Cake Toppers

What is our fascination with lovebirds?  Birds that "fall in love" and stay together, making a cozy nest and an even cozier lifetime commitment - everything we need and desire for ourselves.  We also see these birds, perched happily side by side, who stay together through sunny days and stormy ones, face down every would-be predator that comes their way.  Together for a lifetime, lovebirds symbolize two hearts, two minds, two lovers forsaking all others.





 

 

Wedding Cake Cookie Designs

Wedding cake cookies - so many beautiful designs!  Some of my favorite wedding cake cookie designs are featured here and require an easy sugar cookie recipe, wedding cake cookie cutters, Wilton decorating tips and bags and a good royal icing recipe that makes your decorations harden and shine.  If you can't be bothered with baking, these cookies from Beau-Coup are elegantly wrapped in crisp cellophane bags and are available in 16 well-loved designs including Rose, Sweet Daisies, Vintage and Swiss Dots.



 
 
 

Feb 21, 2012

Burlap Wedding Accessories

When did coarse burlap cloth go from being a breathable and unbreakable sack for imported coffee beans to rustic ring bearer pillows and other beautiful burlap wedding decorations? No one knows for sure, but products made with natural vegetable fibers such as burlap are a natural and sustainable choice for brides passionate about planet Earth.












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Feb 19, 2012

Sunflower Wedding Cupcakes

Sunflower wedding cupcakes - aren't these exquisite?  The Chinese believe these amazing yellow and brown flowers symbolize long life and good luck.  And other spiritual and religious groups admire the sunflower's constant search for light, or enlightenment. I try to not look too deep into the symbolism of a little chocolate cupcakes dressed up with fabulous fondant sunflowers - but who am I to say?  My daughter Danielle fell in love with the idea of a sunflower themed wedding and so began our quest to find every way to incorporate these sun-loving flowers into the day she pledged her eternal love to Chris.  We opted for the traditional wedding cake, but these sunflower wedding cupcakes make me wish we could do it all over again.
 
Sunflower Wedding Cupcakes


sunflower cupcakes for weddings


 
 


cupcakes with sunflowers


 
Chocolate cupcake with Oreo centers!

sunflower cupcake centerpiece



Just Married Wedding Banners

Just Married Wedding Banners - say it loud and say it proud.  It was a bold move, moving from an unofficial commitment to something much more meaningful. Gathering up all your girlfriends, aunts and uncles, cousins you haven’t seen since your sixth grade graduation, as well as a few former still-friendly ex-boyfriends, and sharing the joy of the most important day of your life.  You chose a man who makes you care, makes you think, and most importantly, makes you laugh out loud.  You just got married…and the whole world needs to know!

Feb 17, 2012

Paper Rose Bouquets

Earth friendly roses that bloom all year long, made from colorful card stock and glued to cloth-covered floral wire. Think how beautiful a red paper rose bouquet would look as a quick and easy Christmas centerpiece.  Traditional flower bouquets might not last the weekend, but handmade paper roses will still be sweet when weeks turn into months and months turn into many years of wedded bliss.




 
 

Green Wedding Favors

Feb 15, 2012

Succulent Boutonnieres

Succulent boutonnieres - made from those charming garden rosettes called Hens and Chicks. They are those adorable green and sometimes amazingly bright purple succulents that grow practically anywhere, as long as you go easy on the watering can.  Succulent bridal bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres are a fresh and affordable alternative to fresh flowers - grow them right in your own patio or inside the house near a sunny window.


Succulent Boutonniere Ideas



 
 


Feb 7, 2012

Pink Wedding Buffet Candy

Pink wedding buffet candy - so many delicious choices but how much to buy?  If you are providing a candy buffet that allows guests to take some home in little bags or boxes, you need to provide at eight ounces of candy per guest (allowing some will take more, some will take less and some will take a pass).  If you have 50 guests you will need 25 pounds of candy and for 100 guests, 50 pounds of candy will do nicely.  Here are just a few of the many pink candies, displayed in clear apothecary jars that can make up your pink candy buffet: 
  • pink candy hearts
  • peppermints and peppermint sticks
  • watermelon licorice
  • light and dark pink M&Ms
  • tutti frutti pink lollipops
  • pink marshmallow peeps
  • watermelon Jolly Roger candies
  • rock candy sticks
  • pink chocolate Jordan Almonds
  • pink gumballs
  • strawberry salt water taffy
  • Jelly Belly jelly beans (strawberry cheesecake, bubble gum, cotton candy)
pink wedding candy buffet

Love Birds Wedding Wish Tags

Love birds wedding wish tags - each one (of 100 for $75.50) will be hand stamped with the image of a sweet pair of kissing love birds and edged with dark sepia archival ink for that vintage inspired look. They are a generous 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", blank on the back for guests to write their own personal loving message and are pre-strung with natural twine. Any color ribbon can be substituted that suits your personal style. This listing is for 100 tags, but any number can be purchased.  What is your warm and welcome wish?
  • A long happy marriage
  • Healthy children
  • Financial success
  • Fulfilling careers
  • A home full of laughter
  • Meaningful friendships
  • Spiritual fulfillment
  • A lifetime of beautiful tomorrows

wedding wish tags

Feb 6, 2012

Rustic Beach Wedding Signs

Rustic beach wedding signs - these are the most adorable ones I found online today.  Beach weddings are cozy, comfortable and casual and if you're lucky enough to live by the sea you can save a king's ransom going without the big dress, expensive shoes and veil.  Make your guests comfortable with a small table of ice cold lemonade to sip while waiting for the ceremony to start.  And greet your guests with these charming rustic wedding signs that look surprisingly easy to make from discarded old wooden fences and simple white paint. 

 

 


Feb 1, 2012

Gum Paste Wedding Cake Flowers

Delicate gum paste daisies and ravishing gum paste roses - so perfectly made they look as fresh and fabulous as the real thing.  Learn how to make gum paste flowers yourself with these tutorials for all the romantic wedding cake flowers we treasure most -  daisies, roses, orchids, daffodils and lovely calla lilies.

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