Fab Finds

It’s officially winter! During winter weddings, it is important to make sure that your guests are comfortable and ready to have a good time. Heaters are always a great way to go, but another way to keep everyone warm and cuddly is by providing blankets that they can cozy on up to. You can keep a stack of warm blankets near the ceremony or reception entrance, or wrap them around each guest’s chair, but we are sure your guests will appreciate it. Wholesale blankets can be ordered through sites like Dollar Days!

 

 

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All things mini! Lately, there has been the cutest trend of mini-desserts. It’s big enough to get a taste, but small enough to try various desserts. There is no longer a dilemma between eating a pumpkin pie or my favorite, banana cream pie. You can have both! These fabulous treats are perfect for entertaining your guests this holiday season.

Here are a few examples of all the delicious mini- desserts there are to try!

Donut Shaped Mini Cherry and Apple Pies

Blueberry mini tarts

Delicious Chocolate cake shooters

Macaroons

Pie, Pie, and more Pie!

It’s the time of the year to wind down and enjoy some sweets. These will help lessen the guilt

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With lots of turkey, stuffing, and more stuffed in our bellies, it’s time to say goodbye to Thanksgiving and Fall and give a warm welcome to winter and the holidays. With time passing so quickly these days, soon it will be Spring and you will have wished that you could have  cherished these chilly days a little more. Capture the spirit of the holidays by creating your own DIY Snow globes. They are a cute and fun craft to do, and it is so simple!

What you will need:

  • Any type of Jar will work for this project!
  • Glitter
  • Glycerin
  • Clear Drying Epoxy
  • Distilled Water
  • Figurine of your choice

1. First, you glue down the figurine of your choice to the jar’s cap with the clear drying epoxy.

 

2. Place one to two tablespoons of glitter and a dash of liquid glycerin in the bottom of the jar

3. Fill up the jar with distilled water

4. Place the lid with the figurine back on the jar and fasten TIGHTLY!

There are so many possibilities! Have fun with it.

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When you want to stray from the traditional floral wedding boutonnieres, a creative and handmade boutonniere can be the perfect switch. Meg, from The Peony Place, creates beautiful boutonnieres that can be customized with various colors of your choice. These unique boutonnieres would be the perfect pop of color to stand out from the rest.

Make sure to check out these beautiful boutonnieres on Etsy, The Peony Place!

Mustard yellow & grey, with black and white striped ribbon

Red Burlap, Feathers, Pearls with Black Ribbon

White Fabric Flower, French Netting, Feathers, Pearls and Twine

Burlap, Feathers, Gold Berries, and Twine

Satin Flower, French Netting, Feathers, and Black Ribbon

White Satin, Poppy, French Lace, Black Tulle, White Feather and Black Ribbon

These fabulous finds can be that extra touch for a unique affair!

 

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With temperatures slowly dropping, there  is nothing as soothing as a warm beverage on a chilly day. Whatever it is you are doing, whether cuddling in a blanket and watching your favorite movie, commuting to work, or simply relaxing at home, a warm drink hits the spot. If you are entertaining, warm up your guests with a delicious hot beverage bar! You can include a variety of hot drinks from hot chocolate, coffee, specialty teas, apple ciders, to seasonal pumpkin spiced lattes. To spice it up a notch, you can add in yummy mix-ins like, homemade chocolate dipped marshmallows, mini donuts, flavored syrups, candy cane sticks, whip cream, and more!

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We hope you stay extra warm and cozy with your favorite beverage by your side.

 

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One excellent idea for Fall party favors is the oh-so- delicious Caramel apple! Food is the perfect wedding favor and it never goes to waste! What would be better than do it yourself homemade candy apple favors? These party favors would be more than fitting for a fall wedding, apple-inspired wedding, or any other special occasion and will leave your guests drooling. They are so easy to make and you customize them in various ways to fit your taste.

Check out Martha Stewert Weddings‘ delicious recipe to your perfect DIY favors…

Ingredients (makes 10-12)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 to 12 small apples, stems removed
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • Round wooden skewers

Directions

  1. Heat sugar, cream, corn syrup, and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until butter has melted. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan, and continue to cook until mixture reaches 240 degrees. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray. Insert a skewer into stem end of each apple. Dip apples in caramel, and place on sheet. Let stand until set, at least 1 hour. Apples can be stored airtight for up to 1 day.

Once the apples and the caramel have set, wrap them in cellophane and tie them with a colored ribbon! You can even customize them with a monogram tag. Your guests will be thanking you for days.  If you want to stray away from DIY, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company have delicious caramel apples for your special day.

 

Happy Apple making!

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With Fall quickly arriving, we are so excited to show you a perfect example of how we can still incorporate pinks and pearls and stray from the customary color palette of oranges, reds and browns. All you need is a bit of glitter, ribbons, and pumpkins to create this creative table number presentation. Tell us what you think!

Check out this unique design from Project Wedding! Project Design by Victoria Hudgins & photos by Sam Pierson

First, mold each glittered ribbon into a number…

Using glue, attach each glittered number to the pretty pumpkins!

 Voila! You have some seasonal yet unique table decor for your Fall wedding!

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With outdoor weddings, beach weddings, yacht weddings, waterfront weddings… winds have a high chance to blow a bit! But don’t let that ruin the beautiful veil you have picked out for your big day for your walk down the aisle or for your photos!

Check out these genius little gems (or pearls) to give your veil the weight it needs to stay put without requiring the hands of a bridesmaid…

Save the Veil… magnetic veil weights that easily slip on and off your veil!

There are four lovely styles to choose from…

Oval with Swarovski Crystal, Oval with Mother of Pearl, Round with Swarovski Crystal, Round with Mother of Pearl

These are a lovely solution to the common runaway veil problem we hope some of your outdoorsy brides use!

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Wedding ceremony aisles – indoor or outdoor – are often the toughest to think of a creative way to decorate, yet it is one of the most important walks of any wedding day! Flower petals are usually the first to spring to mind… but whether it be due to venue restrictions or a windy ceremony location those plans can literally fly away!

Petal Happy is an amazing company based out of New York that offers petal aisle runners and paths for your ceremony! Check out this luxuriousness… and with no fuss or mess!

Think outside the box for your wedding… come up with ways to get what you want without having to break venue rules or restrictions! We can help you with thinking up unique and creative ideas… give us a call today!

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Looking for a beautiful yet practical gift for your bridesmaids, or for yourself? Something that can be used and enjoyed not only on your wedding day, but also for days afterwards? Robes are a great idea! Perfect for the morning of hair and makeup, but then you can enjoy using for the days and years that follow.

We’ve seen all types of robes, from the fuzzy with custom monograms to silky satin… and with the silky satin we’ve seen some “wardrobe malfunctions”!

Here’s are great robes to check out! Doie Lounge – an eco-luxe loungewear company specializing in robes for brides and bridesmaids!
Beautiful and soft, as well as customizable for your wedding! (And they stay tied- no accidental peep shows here!)

Details about these lovely robes:

~ Fits most: available in sizes X-small to X-large; looks stunning on both short and tall frames

~ Functional and stylish: incredibly soft bamboo jersey with patterned silk, for fun pops of color

~ Stays put: between the permanently attached outer silk tie and an interior tie, it won’t come off unexpectedly

~ Eco-friendly: the fabrics are natural and sustainable and each robe has been produced locally, just a few miles from headquarters in Los Angeles

Doie Lounge founder and robe designer, Sara Kirsner, would love to hear from you! sara@doielounge.com  As a 12-time bridesmaid, she has an insiders view on weddings.
“I LOVE working with the brides to come up with exactly what they want. I can answer size/color questions and help them come up with something that looks visually beautiful.”

~ You can always ask if there are other robes available that are not on the site. There may be other colors/prints that can be done that are not shown.

~ Also, discounts for buying 3 or more (15% off 3 or more, 25% off 5 or more, 35% off of 8 or more)!

 Be sure to check out the site for more robe designs!

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