Mar 31, 2014

Rustic Fall Wedding Cakes

Rustic fall wedding cakes are the perfect compliment to a no-nonsense, let's kick off our uncomfortable new shoes, toast our health and happiness with ice-cold champagne, dine on chicken fingers and honey baked ham, and dance till the sun comes up type of country style wedding reception. "Naked" wedding cakes, those without the traditional top coat of fondant or buttercream look wild, western, daring and delicious. The names Kyle + Molly "carved" into the side of this tree trunk style cake - woodsy and wonderful!

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Downloadable Chalkboard Wedding Signs

A very affordable way to enjoy chalkboard wedding signs at your wedding - instant downloads!  These files will become available immediately upon purchase and includes 8" x 10", 11" x 14", and 16" x 20" JPG files.  All for just $2.00.  You could buy all six prints shown here for less than you'd pay for a Chicken Caesar Salad and a steaming cup of Caramel Latte this afternoon at Panera's.  The overwhelming favorite "Today two families become one" speaks to a more informal and friendly way of seating guests than in the past.  Framed in antique white photo frames, these downloadable chalkboard wedding signs would be elegant and entertaining - great conversation starters.

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Mar 30, 2014

Beach Wedding Table Settings

What do all these beautiful beach wedding table settings have in common?  Aqua and white are the perfect color palette to invoke the clear blue water and sandy white beaches we all associate with a happy day spent near the ocean under the sweet summer sun.  Starfish and seashells - plentiful and cheap - look especially charming used as impromptu place card and napkin holders.  Pale aqua glasses and goblets add romance and elegance.  A deep aqua blue tablecloth with plain white china - and little else - makes your beach themed reception look like it's taking place in the richly appointed ballroom of The Royal Hawaiian, spectacularly located on beautiful Waikiki Beach.

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Mar 29, 2014

Succulent Wedding Theme

Succulent wedding theme - you'll love the ease and elegance of these small green succulents known as sempervivum which literally means "live forever." They blend well with other flowers but are charming enough to stand alone in aisle decorations, bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces.  I love "table 4" nestled between the petals of a multi-layered green succulent, known as hens and chicks. Simple terra cotta pots wrapped in burlap make a variety of small potted succulents wrapped in burlap look chic and ready for gift-giving. After the hugs and handshakes are all over, your guests can pop these little sun worshippers into the ground, a pot or even an old coffee can. No waste, no worry, no paper, no plastic, just a charming earth-loving reminder of a day filled with the joy of new beginnings.

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Mar 18, 2014

Summer Bridal Shower Ideas

For me, summer bridal shower ideas must include charming potted plants and freshly picked flowers, centerpieces overflowing with old-fashioned garden roses, peonies and brightly colored tulips.  And having the party on the deck or outside under the shade of a flowering dogwood tree.  Fresh summer fruit - purple grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe and honeydew melon - cut in bite sized chunks and made into fresh fruit kabobs are light and luxurious.  My friends love these sweet little details.  They want to be pampered and I'm happy to oblige. 

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Mar 17, 2014

Vintage Tin Centerpieces

Vintage tin centerpieces bring old-fashioned charm to a spring or summer bridal shower, tea or outdoor reception.  You don't have to drive all over town, in and out of dusty old junk and antique malls, paying $10 for a tin your great grandma purchased for just 10 cents. There are beautifully designed reproductions available everywhere with retro style lettering and designs that would look lovely with your pale orange garden roses, creamy dahlias and delicate Queen Anne’s lace.  Make sure old and new tins are watertight before filling with flowers, otherwise small plastic bags - well hidden - will serve nicely as liners to keep flowers fresh.

 
 
 
 
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Mar 12, 2014

Tea Themed Party Favors

Tea themed party favors - a sweet little thank you gift - graciously given during a cozy afternoon of blueberry lemon scones and afternoon tea.  This heart shaped tea infuser - at slightly less than three dollars - opens easily by squeezing the handle.  Insert fresh chamomile or green tea leaves and enjoy a hot and healthy alternative to coffee that will soothe your nerves and refresh your soul.  The teapot infuser is slightly more expensive, but the best deal of all is a retractable measuring tape (minor assembly required) that comes shaped like a heart or teapot—take your pick! This practical wedding favor doubles as a key chain and arrives in a stylish clear box with the word "Love" (heart-shaped favor) or "It's Tea Time!" (teapot-shaped favor).  Only $2.00 each for a sweet set of six.




Chalkboard Bridal Shower Invitations

Chalkboard bridal shower invitations - available in 5 x 7" (portrait) or 7 x 5" (landscape) with playful vintage chalkboard script on 50% recycled paper with a smooth matte finish.  Using recycled paper makes me feel good about saving this beautiful green planet, how about you?  At about $2.00 each, these custom chalkboard invitations come in 20 unique paper types and colors and include standard white envelopes.  Love these trendy chalkboard designs!  No need for extra postage, one "Forever" stamp will do nicely. 

Mar 5, 2014

Pink Bridal Shower Theme

Always obsessed with a pink bridal shower theme - no matter what time of day or what time of year. The color pink symbolizes love, understanding, and nurturing. I want that. I want that at every baby and bridal shower I attend with my nearest and dearest. My girls, my friends, my confidants. That's why I want fragrant, freshly picked garden roses and pale pink tulips in glass goblets and vintage style tins. Creamy white, pink and deep red roses arranged on a sterling silver cupcake stand. A folded pink pinwheel makes a whimsical placemat and refreshing pink mimosas (equal parts of champagne and pink grapefruit juice), will make my friends wish this day would last forever.

 
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Mar 4, 2014

Rustic Dessert Table Ideas

Rustic dessert table ideas - you don't need a weathered brick wall or aged wine barrels to pull it off, although it helps immensely.  What most of these displays have in common is lots of wood - wooden crates, tables and even a well worn ladder decorated with white Christmas lights.  Notice how different levels of serving plates make everything look more...three dimensional and delicious.  A welcoming burlap banner makes friends feel like family and with a little free time you can make your own.  Here's a great tutorial on how to make a burlap banner

 
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