Aug 25, 2013

Pink Wedding Macarons

Pink wedding macarons - delicate and delicious meringue based confections almost too beautiful to eat. As the former owner of a bakery, I can tell you these pastel pink cookies take more time than talent to create. Classic French macarons require sifting several cups of powdered sugar, beating eggs whites until they form stiff peaks, while grinding a cup or more of almonds and folding it all together with just thirty strokes. (Meringue powder will help you skip the egg white step.) Fill these sandwich cookies with homemade buttercream icing (American, Italian, French or Swiss) and other delicious macaron fillings which may include: raspberry, red velvet, chocolate ganache, cherry, pink lemonade, coconut, caramel and cinnamon toast crunch.

pink macaron lollipops, kid friendly wedding desserts
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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

I found these personalized wedding favor boxes today at Beau Coup that sell for just $1.25 in quantities over fifty. These tiny square boxes (2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inch) are available in kraft, matte and metallic (costs just a bit more). Their exclusive designs include: anchored in love, best day ever, celebrate, eat drink and be married, forever and always, greatest adventure, love birds, seashell, she said yes, succulent and a wonderful love. With over eight popular wedding fonts to choose from, these small wedding favors boxes would be an elegant and affordable little thank you gift to hold Jordan Almonds, Hershey Kisses or personalized M&Ms.

Personalized square favor boxes in white, chocolate brown and cherry red.
Personalized "Modern Luxe" favor boxes in white and steel grey.

Aug 22, 2013

Burlap Wedding Ideas

What makes these burlap wedding ideas so attractive is that every one is relatively cheap. You can purchase authentic jute/burlap for about $2.99 per yard or premade burlap table runners that are about 14 inches wide and 108 inches long. To keep your cut burlap from unraveling while you sew, spray edges with heavy spray starch and press with a hot iron. Dritz liquid fray check (about eight bucks for a two pack) will keep those seams sealed permanently for those bows, table cloths and banners you want to use again and again.

rustic wedding candy buffet
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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
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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.

wedding centerpiece with orange roses 
orange and green wedding centerpieces 
orange rose in wine glass 
orange wedding centerpiece ideas 
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 actually 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 this "I Do" wedding ring box priced at only $25, is not only eco-friendly (and customers say smells great) but could soon become a cherished family heirloom.

rustic engagement ring box, rustic outdoor wedding ideas

woodland wedding ideas, wooden wedding ring box
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Aug 1, 2013

Dahlia Bridal Bouquets

Dahlia bridal bouquets - choose these beautiful round blooms from the middle of July through September and into October. The variety I love most are pompon or ball dahlias (over 3.5 inches across) - perfect round flowers with a honeycomb of lovely rolled petals in colors such as salmon, coral, copper, lavender, burgundy, strawberry pink and orange. At Fifty Flowers online, copper penny dahlias are now advertised at $199.99 for forty stems. About five dollars each. Or grow these flawless dahlia flowers yourself in window boxes, containers, on a balcony or patio. Give them well drained soil and plenty of sun, and you'll have breathtaking blooms right up until the first frost.

dahlia and succulent bouquet

Large dinnerplate dahlias can grow 10 to 12 inches across.
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Vintage Chalkboard Wedding Invitations

Vintage chalkboard wedding invitations - available at Zazzle at $2.15 per card in quantities of twenty. The Victorian style retro typography, so timeless and trendy, is yours on a 5 x 7 (portrait) or 7 x 5 (landscape) black card. For just a few cents more, transform this timeless black and white weddng invitation with rounded, bracket, scalloped, ticket or tag edges. Add photos or text to both sides at no additional cost. Zazzle always offers a discount and right now it's twenty percent off.