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Monday, April 27, 2015

George Washington

The great George Washington. It is great to take all the stories from him and make a wedding.

So white invitation with simple black ink. A ballroom gown with satin shoe for the bride. A formal tux with a groom with the ruffled shirt but try to find modern day version of it. A room full of standing candles. An oversized bouquet for the brides with a touch of herbs without killing the guests
and the groom with the scent.  A candelabra of gold for each table.

For  cake, three. A center cake with an gold apple on top.Two mini white cakes in the center. Both should have a tiny US flag as a topper.

Mother of the Bride gifts

What do you get the mother of bride?

An floral or monogramed hankie
A beautiful compact
A spa basket
A shopping gift card
A heart felt letter
A beautiful vintage ring


The candy shop.

In afternoon for ten people, you can enter with a list and come out with a great wedding recepition.

Carmel popcorn, chocolate dipped and spice nuts. Chocolate dipped pretzels and cookies. Interesting
candies. White chocolate strawberries.

So do not count out a great candy shop when you are short on time and need a moment.

The Dress

The look is a cool floral dress I found at a fashion mall. It is a BCBG dress which is featured in Glamour Magazine. It is before page 79 in the advertisement section for Simon Properties.

The Loft

A loft wedding always sound cool especially when you are having a small wedding with close family and friends.

So, I like to find a great space and not to do much to it which is the key. An simple invitation with colored ink and play around with the envelope for a pattern.  A cocktail with enough chairs for most if not all with tiny tables or two long bars with stools. The bride wears a floral inspired or patterned dress in pink with a satin shoe. A cool white dress with a satin pink shoe is another option for the day.
The groom in a simple suit with colored socks for a touch of fun.

The guests get to watch a evening of a bride and groom with simple candles on stands say I do. They get to eat interesting bites from their favorite foods from childhood in an adult recipe with simple drinks which includes flavored water. Music, cool jazz with smooth R and B is the mix.

A simple resse cup dipped in white chocolate with a mini bride and groom in white chocolate is different way to end your day.


pink carnation as a tussy mussy...with beads....in a white container..

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DIY.....the southern holiday celebraion...

So for this DIY.....it is the south which big flavors and lots of options.

So...let's start....ham and bisquits with peach perserves......peach salad with green salad....
chicken soup shooters with peach syrup...and onion....

The next table....turkey with cranberry glaze...stuffing in the form of a muffin....collard green

The desert...mini cupcakes....pecan glazed pecans, chocolate cake, german chocolate, and vanilla
seven up....

mini southern snack table...praline, pork rinds, peach ice cream, blackberry and chocolate wine floats...

It is a lot of food..under 20 folks....so you can create this moment...

Skipping Xmas

Skipping Christmas is my favorite book. I love to use this as wedding theme.  So here we go off to the island....maybe.

To set the tone of the day, I would use a colored white invite with blue ink.  A small space is great for the day. I would invest the money to rent a fire space.   The front of ceremony there is a simple tree, as large as you could do with simple lights. Tables are there covered in white cloth. There is a small
tree.  For place seating, use an island item, clear glass with the name attached to it. The menu has
ham and fish. It is a mini wine tasting. Snow flake shape cookies but with dots of blue or  pink.
An island drink is signature drink to hint of a missed vacation.

A song for all at the moment....

Budget Rehearsal Ideas

There are many places to have a wonderful ending to your wedding process with close family and friends without breaking the bank.

Sweet Tooth
A café for a small group will give you a variety of items for you day. A simple phone invitation with
a few options is the way to go....sandwhich,muffin, soup, and etc.

The Pizza Joint
The pizza  joint is another quick and easy way to afford your dinner. Pizza of cheese, meat, and a creative option with a simple dessert. A city post card or e invite is the way to invite.

The Burger Hangout
An old fashion burger spot is simple way to get together with those you love. A fun party invite is the investment I would spend on this type of dinner.

Christmas in April

Does it have to be red and gold, no? Do you want to celebrate the gift of love during spring? Yes, this is a great concept for you.

Be inspired by the love of spring.

To start off your moment, I would send an invite with green ink on white invitation. A floral scent can also be included. The bridal look could be a white dress with green shoes. A round of greenery and small bulb of twinkling lights would make a unique bouquet.  The front of ceremony are two oversize boxes that is covered with gold foil with a green in the center. Add a little bit of greenery to the center.  At the reception, the centerpiece are boxes covered in gold foil with greenery added to the center of each gift box with simple white votives around the box. 

The cake is a sweet endng with a two tier square with a simple green fondant box at the center.

The bridemaid

communication is essential. You need to use communication at least once of month by creative email or in pretty paper with the details that pertains to them.

Monday, April 20, 2015


Candy Apple in a spring pot with cotton candy at the bottom. It is a great spring time touch....

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Dress

The Dress is style 250, a red number for a Gone with the Wind....Alfred Angelo dress...find it oline.

Harry Meets Sally

Popcorn time. It is New Year Eve...countdown.

In other news, a simple NYC wedding for the two. A simple room with trees with twinkling lights with the flash that blinks off and on. Five to ten guests stand for a short ceremony. A great personal chef for the food in courses, no chicken kids. A wonderful warm letter invites your guests to the moment which includes the ceremony, a meal, a little music, and then a cake cutting. A cake of one the bride favorite flavor, the groom favorite flavor, mini wedding cakes stacked with a sauce on the side.

Soul Food Movie

Soul food had some moments but honestly, I like it, even though had a church basement feel to it but also lend to the family environment.

The invitation is simple, the smallest invitation with black ink. The bride dress is still off shoulder with a red satin shoes. A choker will complete the look. The nails should be red which I normally would not do but in this case I would. The bouquet is trailing of large flowers, almost 1920s style with ivy. The centerpieces I would keep in a glass container with large flowers with ivy but add black eye peas inside the bouquet.  On the cake, a tiered cake with brown beads around each base. A signature drink is needed with a strawberry on the side of the glass dipped in white chocolate.

I would play around the food. An orange glaze on the ham, an cranberry sauce under the chicken,
collard green salad, lemon on the mini rolls. The pecan pie dipped rum. The pound cake with a champagne icing.

A guest sign in of a group family picture, sign the glass frame.

The Best Man

I love the movie but I hated the wedding. It was a let down to me. After all, he played for the NFL. The bachelorette party seemed to have more thought than a wedding which was shame to me. So I fixed it.

These are my thoughts for this movie wedding.

The invitation will set it off and set the tone. So it should be in gold writing with a cream paper. The bride dress is a sweet a line with lace sleeves. The bouquet is white tea roses with gold beads. The bride wears gold satin shoes. The front of ceremony is white columns with gold dip roses.  The tables
need to be fixed with a gold candelabra  on the tables including the cake table.
A celebrity moment is needed but if you a small budget, a great kid from a high school will do.
The wedding cake should have two to three tier with a gold dip rose as a topper.
The wedding favors are white gold lollipops.
Simple like the character but has some shine like the groom...

The groom cake is a two tier heart shape with a gold metal football as the topper.

For a moment, on a budget, keep the guest list under 30,you should be able to afford your budget.


lilly....chocolate shaved...white chocolate in green with a chocolate bunny

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Singing in the Rain

So it is spring. This week, it is raining, some days cats and dogs. So I love old movies. Friday, I may I get one for my me date, strange thing, I do, but a must for a long week.

So be inspired by an old movie....

The invitation is classic as the movie. It is black ink with simple white card. You can modernize the invite with a blue inner envelope. The bride wears a simple tea length dress with yellow checkered shoe. A white silk umbrella is great for the bridesmaids. A boquet of white tea roses and blue beads for the bridal bouquet. A front of ceremony can be silver arch with simple hanging blue crystal you could make from the craft store. The centerpiece for your day is faux cake covered in silk or real flowers on a clear pedestal. The wedding cake which also reflects the wedding is a two tier white cake with a crystal bouquet on top.
A groom cake of a heart shape with silver microphone as a topper.
Musical numbers can be played during the cocktail hour.

I hope you have fun with this moment.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


spring..pastel colored egg in wine glass with beads at the bottom..