Summer Desserts: Creative, Refreshing, and Delicious!

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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...]

Wedding Cake Toppers with Personality!

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Nothing draws attention to your wedding cake like an awesome cake topper, and it's a great way to make a statement about yourselves. Take a look at these adorable, amusing, and audacious cake toppers, you'll never think about wedding cakes the same way again! Kitty Cake Topper by Helyn If you have seen any great toppers, we'd love to hear about them! Please let us know in the comment section below. * I love the vintage vibe of this one, including the sweet verse printed on the … [Read more...]

Winter White Wedding Cakes

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No color says winter like white. These amazing cakes may be pristine and snowy white on the outside, but like a snow-covered scene they can be any color or flavor underneath! The catch is, they're so gorgeous you may have a hard time cutting into them! * feature image from Martha Stewart Weddings * The knot: A family friend baked this three-tiered cake with white icing (doesn't the texture remind you of snow?!). Black ribbon and pine cones gave the confection an elegant winter … [Read more...]

Autumn Wedding Trimmings: Sequins!

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Something about an autumn wedding makes me think about warm, vibrant colors and a little bit of sparkle. That's why I love the idea of using sequins as part of your wedding decor- they're inexpensive, easy to apply, and look charming on just about everything! sequin pump: Unbeatable Sale, hair accessory: I am Fashion, Sequin Clutch Bag: Glitzy-n-Glamorous Dresses, Shoes, & Accessories: On clothing, a little bit of sequin goes a long way! Personally, I don't think many women can pull off … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Cake Designs

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Wedding cakes are pretty, but can cost a pretty penny too, so here are a few ideas on how to cut costs but not sacrifice style. Martha Stewart Weddings has some brilliant ideas on how to create your own wedding cake, or turn a less expensive store-bought cake into a masterpiece. Best of all, none of these examples requires any great artistic ability! Pipe your own Roses Just about anyone can reproduce these bright, happy rose confections! Start with a plain fondant cake from a bakery. Next, … [Read more...]

Beach-Inspired Wedding Decor

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Summer is not yet officially upon us, but it's getting hot here already! Thoughts of sand, beaches, water, and weddings are floating before my eyes, and let me tell you, I can hear the gulls crying and smell the sunscreen already! If you are planning a waterside wedding or just want to bring the magic of summer into your wedding scheme, decorating your tables and venue will be a ton of fun (in the sun)! Aside from seashells and starfish, there are lots of ideas for a gorgeous, classy, and … [Read more...]

Wedding Dessert… in a Jar!

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Mini-desserts are cute, but mini desserts served in mini jars are  just too cute not to share with you! They'd look great on a dessert buffet, and even better as take-home wedding favors! If you're a do-it-yourself bride, these look deliciously easy to put together, and the best part is how simple they'd be to stack in a box and transport to your wedding venue (no worries about smashing the cake on the way!). You can buy jars such as these from Amazon (found via Our Best Bites): Slap … [Read more...]

Wedding Desserts Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

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Wedding desserts... it's not just about cake anymore! Brides, grooms, and their caterers are stretching their imaginations to the limit when thinking up new, creative, decadent, delectable desserts for their guests. (And they've been good guests... they deserve a special treat, don't you think?!) Think of anything you'd like-- candy bars, ice cream sundaes, even rice crispy treats-- and then take it to the next level! Here are some ideas that your sweet tooth (and your inner child) are sure … [Read more...]

Have your wedding flowers and eat them, too!

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It is pretty common to see wedding cakes decorated with edible flowers like violets, roses, or lilacs, although most floral embellishments are removed before serving (those flowers probably don't taste that good on wedding cake).  But a great post by Manolo points out that: Cooking with flowers is coming back into vogue and has a long history. Flowery cookery can be traced back to ancient Rome, China, India, and the Middle East. Edible flowers were particularly popular in the Victorian era … [Read more...]

Wedding Cupcakes!

What's the draw of cupcakes over the more traditional wedding cake? Um, isn't it obvious? Everything is cuter in miniature! Cupcakes are so much more fun, and trendier than a cake. They are also more versatile, for instance, you can do them in a variety of different flavors or styles. As far as price goes, you can do cupcakes more inexpensively than you can buy a wedding cake, as long as you don't go overboard with those pretty little extras such as laser-cut cupcake wrappers and sugar … [Read more...]