Aug 25, 2013

Pink Wedding Macarons

Classic French macarons - or macaroons as we Americans love to call them - are the delicate and delicious round pastel cookies so beautiful they make a grand entrance in a plain white teacup, plate or even in a clear wedding favor box.  This easy macaron recipe requires only 4 ingredients:  egg whites, white and confectioners' sugar and ground almonds.  As simple as that sounds, they may take a lot of practice to perfect.  Want to avoid cookies that are cracked, flat or lumpy?  Consult this macaron troubleshooting guide for best results.

pink macarons, pink and turquoise wedding ideas

pink and turquoise table settings
pink French macarons
French macaroons on display
pink macaron lollipops, kid friendly wedding desserts

Most Popular Men's Wedding Bands

Here are the most popular men's wedding bands - $75 or less - available at LA Laser Engraving on Etsy. Pretty impressive group considering these tungsten wedding bands are hypoallergenic, cobalt-free, scratch proof, with a slick and modern design. Compare all of this to the average price of men's wedding bands - around $600!  The first photo, a black brushed tungsten carbide ring is their biggest seller, with a polished beveled edge in sizes 7 to 15. Free laser engraving (inside or out) up to 65 letters and an attractive black velvet gift box.

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Aug 24, 2013

Favorite Wedding Favor Boxes

What I love most about these quality square and rectangular wedding favor boxes are the price.  Each cost less than $1.00.  Only one dollar for an elegant embossed little box to house your homemade cookies, brownies and candied nuts.  Clear wedding favor boxes are the perfect showcase for your fancy French macaroons.  Put your pricier candy, such as Italian Gold and Silver Jordan Almonds in rectangular wedding favor boxes and embellish with satin ribbon and embossed gift tags.




Aug 22, 2013

Burlap Wedding Ideas

Burlap wedding ideas and inspiration for a lovely outdoor wedding full of rustic character and charm.  Why buy one from someone else when you can easily make this DIY burlap wedding banner with burlap triangles, jute rope, Modge Podge and your trusty hot glue gun - for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or rustic wedding reception.  And if it's your first time working with this quirky country fabric, here's how to cut burlap so that it won't unravel.

rustic wedding candy buffet
personalized burlap wedding sign
burlap flower cone
burlap ring bearer pillow

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Aug 20, 2013

Whimsical Wooden Cake Toppers

Whimsical wooden cake toppers - handcrafted with care in your choice of beautiful reddish-brown mahogany or birch wood. Lovingly created in Austin, Texas, these stylish toppers will make an heirloom quality keepsake (snip the wooden stake with a pair of scissors) that will look as elegant ten anniversaries from now as they do today. I love the charming rustic topper - available for just $35 - that features a wood banner etched with the phrase "sweet love." The banner is one inch tall and 7 inches wide, made with pale, unfinished mahogany - perfect for a small sweetheart cake as shown.

best day ever wedding cake topper
sweet love wedding cake topper
happily ever after cake topper 
we do wedding cake topper

Aug 19, 2013

Orange Wedding Centerpieces

Orange wedding centerpieces- made from breathtaking beautiful fall flowers such as burnt orange roses, terra cotta gerbera daisies, orange tinted cattails, dark orange calla lilies, tulips, dahlias, and lovely orange ranunculus. The symbolism of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating and risk taking. Orange is both physically and emotionally stimulating, so it gets people engaged and energized - kicking off their shoes and getting up on the dance floor!  Even a simple orange rose placed in an elegant glass goblet - as shown below - makes a visually stunning and easy orange centerpiece idea.

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orange and green wedding centerpieces 
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orange daisy gerbera centerpiece
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Aug 3, 2013

Rustic Wedding Ring Boxes

It will make you happy to know that no trees are cut down or harmed in anyway to produce these charming wooden wedding ring boxes. Cut from beautiful pine, fur and redwood in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, they have been cut, sanded to a smooth finish and coated with Danish oil to give you a keepsake like no other.  Instead of an ordinary ring bearer pillow, consider that either one of these rustic wedding ring boxes priced at only $25 each, could become a cherished heirloom, and serve many more days of wedded family bliss.

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Rustic Engagement Ring Box
woodland wedding ideas, wooden wedding ring box
Woodland Wedding Ring Box

Aug 1, 2013

Dahlia Bridal Bouquets

Dahlias - the often overlooked and under rated wedding flower.  If you haven't considered this loveliest of flowers with enchanting names such as Prince Charming, Lemon Tart, China Doll, Miz B. Haven, Bride to Be, Tutti Frutti, Jitterbug, Bed Head and First Kiss, then you need to gaze at these 50 varieties of breathtaking dahlias .  A fresh dahlia is just as cozy nestled in with everything from roses to succulents as you'll see below.  And if you decide to grow your own dahlias , for just a few dollars and a little TLC, you'll have large bushy plants that bloom all summer and fall!

spring dahlia wedding bouquet

dahlia and succulent bouquet
Dahlia and Succulent Bouquet
hot pink dahlia bouquet

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Pink Dahlia Bridal Bouquet

Vintage Chalkboard Wedding Invitations

Vintage chalkboard signs - a charming addition to your rustic or outdoor wedding!   With fun whimsical curls and retro style fonts, they create a cozy and down-to-earth setting for your wedding day and night celebrating under the stars.  You can even make these signs yourself (think thrift store frames, plywood and paint) with this easy chalkboard sign tutorial .  Create the mood well in advance with these stylish and elegant vintage chalkboard wedding invitations.