The thing I really like about bridal luncheons is it is a great time for your bridesmaids, who might not know each other, to really get to know one another. But because my world revolves around flowers and decor, the thing I love about bridal lunches or brunches is that they are usually small and intimate and you can have way more fun with the details, then if there are a ton of people attending. This beautiful shoot by Stacey Hedman and featured on Ruffled blog, makes my point exactly.
What better way to start a Tuesday morning, then with dessert! Now if only this spread was in my office. But really, how gorgeous is this dessert photo shoot from Grey Likes Weddings? It is so beautiful, and would be perfect for any wedding ever, but especially for a winter wedding.
If you are in the process of planning a wedding, or might find yourself in that process any time soon, it can help to recognize a few common wedding trends. As with other types of parties and celebrations, there are very specific trends in terms of what is popular in planning a wedding. These trends may concern the style of the wedding, the food and drink being served, or even how people are dressed. Whatever the case, having a few stylish elements in place as you design your wedding can never hurt – so, with that in mind, here are four particularly fun wedding trends to take note of.
1. Bridesmaid Dresses – One of the most noteworthy trends in weddings these days is to allow the bridesmaids a bit of personal choice and preference in choosing their weddings. One way that people are doing this is by picking a common colour, rather than a common dress, for the bridesmaids. This allows the bridesmaids to pick their own style of dress, but to remain in some form of uniform, matching nicely. That way, bridesmaids can have a bit of fun, and pick dresses that are particularly flattering, while still appearing as a bridal party.
2. Unique Wedding Rings – Another trend that is becoming quite popular is for the bride and groom to choose unique wedding rings, without worrying about matching. A quick glance at the selection of wedding rings at 77 diamonds will show you that there are innumerable options when it comes to different wedding rings and customization options. Brides and grooms are increasingly moving toward picking rings that suit their own styles, needs and personalities, rather than selecting two rings that look like each other.
3. Late Night Food – The standard schedule of events for typical weddings involves dinner and drinks during the reception. However, many weddings then proceed late into the night with drinking, dancing and socializing, and it’s quite easy for guests to work up an appetite in the hours following the reception. For this reason, it’s become very fun and trendy for weddings to include late night caterers and specialty food trucks to keep guests happy. Having a few different options in different trucks outside of the reception can add a unique feature to your wedding – one that your guests will almost certainly appreciate.
4. Signature Drinks - Typical wedding drink menus consist of a number of different options – wines, beers, and champagnes. Some even have fully stocked bars available for guests. However, one enjoyable trend is to add specialized, to the menu in addition to these standard options. For example, you might offer suggestions for a “Bride cocktail” and a “Groom cocktail” – either drinks that are personal favourites of the Bride and Groom, or drinks that somehow symbolize their personalities or backgrounds. This is a fun way to add a bit of life to the drink menu, and to add a memorable detail to any wedding.
Some how I have just baked, in one day, more then I have in my ENTIRE life. 2 pumpkin pies, a pecan pie, a banana cream pie, coconut cupcakes and 2 flavors of whipped cream, and all from scratch!! And you know what, I kind of liked it, maybe baking is my next calling! But seriously everyone have a fantastic Thanksgiving and I will be back on Monday. And oh yea, GO DUCKS!!!!
For some reason I have had the biggest sweet tooth lately. And since Monday mornings pretty much suck : ), I thought that this dessert spread from the queen of sweets, Amy Atlas, is just what the doctor ordered!! How good to all these sprinkles look?!?
Lately we have been designing a lot of menus for parties and weddings, and there are so many ways to have fun with this! These are a few of my favorite ones right now…
I hope you Easter weekend is fill with chocolate eggs and gummy bunnies. Have a great weekend!
Okay I did this in October and I was so happy, so I am going to do it again! Yep going to give up sugar, carbs and alcohol for a month. When I did this in October I couldn’t believe how great I felt, and how much weight I lost. And combined this with my favorite workout ToughLove, I am going to be one happy camper. Plus I have a wedding in Hawaii in June, so I need to look good! So on that note, the only sugar I am going to have for awhile will have to be in the form of pictures. Ohhhhhh this all looks so good!