Posts from — February 2014
It hit me today out of nowhere. Flying… kites! So many great ways to play with this theme! I am especially in love with the fabric kites with long and rough edged tassels! Perfect for an outdoor Spring wedding/bridal shower! Enjoy!
Kite + Streamer Garland / White Petal Cake with Wire Kite Toppers / Collage Kite Guestbook / Fabric Tassels with Messages from Guests / Kite Outline Stationery / Kite Shaped Menu / Fabric Kite / Floral Print Fabric Kite Backdrop
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Romantic! This diy tutorial shows you how to create these giant paper roses that are just gorgeous! We ladies are usually fascinated by things that are bigger in size than its functionality such as bags, sunglasses… ahem, rings. But these giant roses add a touch of fairy-tale whimsy! Alice in Wonderland comes to mind…
Loving this cute felt rose garland. This particular color really drew my eyes in! How beautiful would it be against wood like the photo for a photo booth backdrop? It would be great for rustic outdoor weddings!
How romantic! Loving this romantic photo of the bride and groom sharing an intimate moment behind a sheer curtain! It’s almost as if we got a sneak peek without them knowing – a must-have photo moment caught by the awesome Katie Stoops!
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As your big day fast approaches you will typically have a lot of organizing to do. This will involve choosing the wedding venue, the wedding dress, the rings, the reception venue, and of course the food. With that being said, many couples are left confused when it comes to choosing food for their wedding reception, as they want to ensure that their guests come back for more, but they also want to avoid offering the “standard” menu that you may have come to expect from a wedding menu. This post will introduce you to some fantastic trends in terms of food, which have gone down a treat when offered as part of a wedding menu.
The first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word “meatballs” is a big mess and something that doesn’t sound glamorous at all. However, meatballs have been seen on many wedding menus in 2013 and they are probably far more appropriate than you would believe. They can be consumed in a number of ways, such as with a variety of breads, or even mini meatballs for a quick finger snack. They will typically look fantastic if presented in the right way and will certainly taste lovely as well. Many wedding parties are now focusing on non-traditional meatballs, such as different flavours from around the world.
A food truck will certainly bring a bit of fun to mealtime at your wedding reception and they are proving to be extremely popular in recent years. This is a fantastic opportunity to load up on a variety of foods, including pizzas and burgers followed by an ice cold beer, or even for a vast array of delicious desserts. Once again, a food truck may not seem like the ultimate statement in glamour, but it will certainly put a smile on most people’s faces.
Rather than the more traditional wedding banquet, far more couples are opting for the good old family dinner. This will include laying out a number of starters for everyone at their specific table to tear into which is then followed by a main course, which will see side dishes served as they would be around a table for family dinner. Basically, people can just tuck into what they want and can share with others around their table, thus creating a far more close-knit and family feel to dinner.
We all love ice cream, but a fairly new trend at weddings is to offer a DIY sandwich bar. You will need to check with whoever is completing your wedding catering, as to whether they offer this type of facility, but this is yet another great way to see your guests enjoying themselves when it comes to dinner time. Your guests will have the opportunity to create their very own sundaes and ice cream sandwiches and the kids will definitely not feel bored with a DIY ice cream facility in the room. This is also something a little different to the norm, but is likely to go down a treat and be remembered by your guests for a very long time to come.
The author of this post, Leslie Kramer, is a freelance blogger, who is currently writing for Landmark Venues, one of the well-known wedding planners in NJ. Leslie is a big time movie-buff and likes to go for trekking and camping with her friends on weekends.
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Looking for a natural theme that isn’t just all one nude color? Don’t be afraid to mix it up with some neutral tones! Including some white, ivory, nude and grey tones will help create an aura of natural beauty and romance. If you want to add a pop color, try something bold like persimmon or emerald! Enjoy!
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Our favorite this week is this simple and clean printable design for matchboxes! Wouldn’t they make great favors for your guests? And what’s cool is that you can customize the text and color! How cute!
How adorable is this? The wedding theme was “Secret Garden” so the bride wore a headpiece with little keys woven into it while the groomsmen wore keys as boutonnieres. Such a beautiful idea! The groomsmens’ boutonnieres are shown above in a hollow book cover of “The Secret Garden.”
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::Guest Post by Nicola Joseph::
If you are busy planning a wedding then your very long list of things to do in preparation may well be making you feel a little daunted! This is not surprising – after all planning a wedding is very involved and there are lot of different things to think about. One of the things that you should tick off your list early is booking all of the suppliers. This is important because the really good ones tend to get booked up really early. Here are five suppliers that you can’t do without – get them booked nice and early to avoid disappointment!
The photographer is a crucial part of the day (and you may want somebody there to film the day too). Photos are a wonderful way of being able to look back on your big day for many years to come. It is also a lovely idea to share the photos online so that your friends and family from further afield can get an idea of how the day was. Book your photographer early as the good ones get snapped up quickly!
Another important supplier to book early is the caterer. These are the people that are going to serve up delicious food to your guests, so it is vital that you book caterers with a great reputation so that you feel safe in their hands. You will need to choose the menu and this may involve some tasting – so pick your caterer and then go along to sample some of their yummy menu options!
Of course, you are going to need to secure the venue nice and early, so make sure you pick one that you know you will be happy with on the day. Most dedicated wedding venues will allocate you one member of staff who is responsible for helping you with the planning, and it’s a really good idea to build up a great relationship with them as they will be able to help you a lot.
You’ll need to employ the services of a wedding stationer who will design some stunning invitations, place names, ‘save the date’ cards… whatever you need. Some people even get their wedding stationer to design the order of service for the church. Have a look at their portfolio and make sure that you like their style before you book them.
Last but not least, you need a really creative florist on your wedding team. The flowers are such an integral part of your wedding day – they are present in the church, at the reception, and even in your hands as you walk down the aisle! Find a local florist and let them know your colour schemes so that they can start working on your designs.
If you book your wedding suppliers really early you can be sure that things will run smoothly in the lead up to the big day. Make sure everything is contracted so that nobody can let you down, and remember to thank them afterwards for being a part of your big day!
Nicola Joseph, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger, currently writing for, Flowers by Alice, leading Florists in Adelaide. Her hobbies include gardening and baking. You can get in touch with Nicola via Twitter @NicolaJoseph.
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