Mar 21, 2013

Pink Wedding Dessert Ideas

Pink wedding dessert ideas - it's hard to find anything more beautiful than this breathtaking tower of pale peach and pink macarons. If only they weren't so labor intensive to make - beating egg whites into fluffy peaks, grounding almonds - sifting 2 cups of confectioners' sugar - spooning it all into pastry bags and piping the batter into perfectly shaped discs - you could create each perfect pink cookie for less than twenty cents each. At your local bakery, expect to pay up to five times more. But then, this was meant to be a wedding cake alternative - more than just dessert. And for that reason, these sweet meringue-based confections so prized by the French they have a national museum named in their honor, are well worth the extra money you may have to pay.

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Mar 19, 2013

Handmade Lace Bridal Earrings

Originally I found these lovely lace bridal earrings and other romantic accessories at Stitch From The Heart on Etsy. As I update this in the summer of 2017, this shop is on vacation with no reviews from the past year. These Etsy shops - they come and they go. Luckily, there are so many sellers that are practically giving these Venetian lace appliques away. The craftsmanship is high and the prices are low. Lay your matching appliques on a piece of foil and give them a generous coating of Modge Podge using a small paint brush. After they dry, another coat will guarantee a nice stiffness and a more durable pair of lace earrings. Attach the stiffened lace with a jump ring to your favorite pair of ear wires.

alencon lace earrings
White Embroidered Lace Earrings
alencon lace bridal headband
White Lace Floral Headband
lace floral necklace
Ivory Lace Floral Necklace 
gold lace headband
Antique Gold Lace Headband

Mar 17, 2013

Romantic Wedding Cake Toppers

I love romantic wedding cake toppers like this one made of non reflecting black plastic for a little over fifteen dollars on Etsy. Also available in white, gold, silver, copper and rustic wood. Sturdy, yet lightweight, this bride and groom silhouette topper is the perfect size at 5.5 inches tall and five inches wide. A 1.75" non-removable stick is at the bottom to place securely on your wedding cake. Shipping depends on where you live in the United States. Here to Virginia it would cost me an additional $7.23.  Keep in mind it ships from Canada and allow yourself 7 -14 business days (possibly longer from June to September) to receive your romantic cake topper via Canadian Post.

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Mar 15, 2013

Clay Wedding Flowers

These breathtakingly beautiful clay wedding flowers – created by designer Diane Phillips, a DECO Clay Craft Academy instructor with a dedication to each client and a passion for detail. After taking clay flower making classes at the Academy in Honolulu, she became devoted to designing exquisite bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces and wedding cake flowers (shipping almost anywhere in the world) from soft, polymer clay. Showcased on The Martha Stewart Show and The Knot Magazine, every clay floral arrangement is personally handcrafted by Diane, owner of DK Designs.


Badgley Mischka Bridal Shoes

Badgley Mischka bridal shoes - these are imported leather pumps with three inch heels - I found today on Amazon - in vanilla satin from $200 to $215. My wedding budget wasn't big league enough for these elegant satin shoes and I was shopping around for a more manageable heel height. But they are exquisite nonetheless, embellished with sparkling Art Deco style brooches, and available in only four sizes at the time of this writing.

Mar 6, 2013

Inexpensive Engagement Rings

Inexpensive engagement rings with their multi-faceted brilliance at Amode Jewelry on Etsy - have me under their spell. But at less than twenty dollars - is it too good to be true? Let the reviews (less than perfect - mostly because of very slow shipping from Hong Kong) be your guide. This stunning cubic zirconia engagement ring features a four carat, pear shaped stone and is lead and nickel free. If you're in the market for a diamond simulated engagement ring at a fraction of the price, this one may be for you.

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