Archives for August 2011

One-of-a-Kind, Personalized Favors & Gifts

Are you looking for unique, personalized wedding favors, gifts or accessories for your wedding or bridal shower?  No matter what your theme or color scheme, American Bridal offers personalized products with the design, colors and themes you're looking for. Impress your guests and your fiance-- the prices are just as appealing as the great selection! I love these adorable candy jars, which you can fill with candy of course, or anything else... paperclips for an office theme, tea leaves for an … [Read more...]

Clever Guestbooks You’ll Want to Read and Re-read

Not everyone comes up with witty, thoughtful, or earth-shattering sentiments to inscribe in an ordinary guest book. Leave it to Martha to come up with this clever alternative: Each dinner table bears a blank book with a question on the cover, such as "What is your favorite memory of us?" or "What should we name our kids?" Plus, each guest finds a pen and a ribbon, reading "Don't forget to sign the booklet," atop the napkin. This is a great conversation-starter for guests, and assigned … [Read more...]

Calming Wedding Morning Breakfast

You already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- but did you know that eating certain foods can actually help you relax? Unless you are just too jittery to eat, or have the Jewish custom to fast on your wedding day, you can treat yourself and your bridesmaids to a simple brunch that will keep everyone calm, cool, and well-fed. * * * * With this in mind, a perfect wedding day breakfast would include some of the following good-for-you foods: Blueberries … [Read more...]

DIY Decor: The Wonders of Washi Tape

Washi tape is basically pretty, patterned, semi-transparent masking tape that originated in Japan. It comes in all sorts of colors, designs, patterns, and widths so that you can decorate anything you want to your heart's content! For your wedding, you can use it to decorate your invitations, save-the-date cards, place cards, favor boxes, centerpieces, flower and candle holders, wreaths and flags... just about anything. It's a sweet and super-easy way to put your color scheme to good … [Read more...]

Bridal Crown: Wreathed in Flowers

I absolutely love the idea of using fresh or fake flowers to create a crown, it's such an earthy yet ethereal look! Almost like the bride is some lovely, not-quite-human creature of the forest... * feature image: Gardens of Whimsy bridal hair accessories via Wedding Dresses. * This photo collage is from Brooklyn Bride via Tram  Click through for individual photo credits.   Although this look is most suited for a summer wedding, you can adapt it to any … [Read more...]

2011 Bridal Trend: Braided Hairstyles

There's something about braided hair that is unabashedly feminine.  And they're versatile-- you can wear them long and loose in a bohemian style, or sleek and sculpted for a more sophisticated look. Plus, all you need are your fingers-- no heat or special tools-- to achieve the perfect look. Besides, braids are one of today's hottest bridal trends, so you'll be chic, stylish and beautiful on your big day! feature image: The Knot Ballerina Twist: The ballerina twist up-do is a soft and … [Read more...]

Summer Desserts: Creative, Refreshing, and Delicious!

When it comes to dessert, does it really get any better than cake and ice cream? Or cake and ices? Or cake and sorbet? At a summer wedding, there are lots of creative ways to serve sweet and refreshing desserts. These creations are as pretty as they are delicious... I'm feeling a sugar craving come on just looking at all these lovey pictures! All photos and recipes from Martha Stewart Weddings. Meringue-Heart Ice Cream Sandwiches: Aren't they just sweet, adorable, and elegant all at the … [Read more...]