Why have one wedding cake, when you can have several. By having several smaller cakes, they can be made less dense and a lot more tasty! Colour coordinate them to your wedding colours, and they definately do not all have to be the same. Throw in a cheesecake or cookies, and not only will it be cute, but it will surely please all your guests. Enjoy!
I berry like the idea of this theme for a wedding (yes...I said I berry like it!!) A cherry themed wedding is cute, and the inspiration came from the cherry favours. Simply find a cute bag or box, and fill them with cherries. Enjoy!!!
Purple is definately the hot colour for 2011! There is nothing like having a signature drink in a colour that matches your decor. Looks amazing...tastes amazing....and everyone will love it.
Here is a recipe for a Purple Haze Martini which your guests will love. Don't feel that you need to keep that name either...get crazy and make up your own cocktail name like Hypnotized by Love (the drink has hypnotiq in it), or name it after you and your groom....get creative
1 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice
1 1/2 oz. Hpnotiq®
1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
orange rind or sour grapes for garnish
How to make it
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice.
Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
I found this great little inspiration from Preston Bailey's blog, and thought it was a great idea. Instead of using the typical glass vases for floral centerpieces, why not make lower arrangements and use a wine glass. It is simple and unique. It would also look great in a martini glass, or go bold, and use a champagne flute. Love the idea....can't wait to try it.
Question: Is it appropriate to invite friends from far away even though you know they will not be able to make it?
Answer: This is a tough question as it can go both ways. Some feel that if you invite friends from far away that you are only looking for a gift if you know that they can not attend. On the other side of the coin, they may feel insulted for not getting an invitation. The best recommendation is to be sure to invite all your close friends (whether they can make it or not).
There is nothing like a unique bouquet with a beautiful colour palette. In my many searches, I stumbled across this purple bouquet which is Vera Wang inspired. The mix of dark and light purple is so elegant with the blue contrast. This bouquet is very a theatrical, and would compliment a brides personality.
At our DIY in Miramichi on Sunday, one of the ladies had an amazing technique for folding a napkin like a christmas tree. I fell in love with it, and I had to share it with everyone. Here is the DIY on the Christmas Tree Napkin.
Using a square napkin, fold twice to form a smaller square.
Fold up each layer of the napkin to the top, leaving one inch between each fold.
Flip the napkin over, but be sure to hold on to the folds so they do not fall out.
Bring the left and right sides together, neatly aligning the top of each panel to form a triangular space at the top of the napkin.
Flip over the napkin again. Peel the top layer towards the top to form a peak. Repeat for every layer, and tuck the tip underneath the fold above it.
And now you have a Christmas Tree Napkin. You can place it on a plate, or you can infold slightly, and prop it upright (easier said than done of course).
As a wedding coordinator, I get asked a lot of ettiquette questions. In light of that, we have created the wedd-iquette series where we will answer questions on wedding etiquette.
Question: Is it acceptable to ask for money instead of a wedding gift? If I do not register, than they would have to give money instead, right?
Answer: It is perfectly acceptable to receive money as a gift instead of receiving something through a registry. Though it is not acceptable to indicate that on an invitation, or by not creating a registry. The best method is by word of mouth. Let your parents and close family and friends know that you would prefer to have money. They in turn can spread the preference by word of mouth. It is up to a guest whether s/he prefers to give you a gift or money, and they should not feel pressured to do one over another. That is why it is a good idea to always have a registry.
The other day, I had Debby Clements who is a professional make up artist stop by the studio, and gave me a mini bride-over. Being a lady who LOVES make-up, I never realized how many techniques there were to applying make-up, and that there is actually a make-up application specifically for brides.
When a professional make-up artist does your make-up for your wedding day, they keep in mind that you will be having your photo taken all day. A great trick I learned was to apply a primer before your foundation which puts a layer over the skin to create a blank canvas. Your foundation will be clean, and make you look flawless. There are highlighting techniques that can be used on your face which again can compliment you, and make you look flawless when on camera.
There are so many more things to consider, and I am certainly no expert in the application process. Keeping that in mind, I think it is very important to hire a professional make-up artist, and get a consultation so that you look even more amazing on your wedding day.
Veils can be time honoured tradition or a fashion statement to complete a stunning look. Either way, a bride should be informed before picking the perfect veil that suits her and her dress! Here are a few things to consider when deciding on your veil:
-There are three lengths of veils.
The elbow length veil is most commonly used for formal and semi formal weddings, is generally used for gowns without a train and will enhance any detailing at or around the waist of the gown. It also compliments a gown with a full skirt.
The fingertip veil can be worn with any full length gown. It is not recommended for gowns with a train. It falls right at the fingertips of the bride if her hands are at her side and is used for formal and semi-formal weddings. Cathedral veils are worn only for formal weddings. The veil will extend onto the floor at least six inches past the train for a very dramatic look.
- If you have an ornate dress, do consider a simple veil. You don't want one to compete with the other.
- Dont' forget to bring your veil with you for your hair trial. You and your stylist will want to decide if your veil will sit high or low in your hair
- If you are petit, don't go with a large veil. It will only make you look smaller
- Consider a narrow cut veil which creates the illusion on slimness
- If veils do not fit your personality, consider a bird cage which is smaller, and packs major style!!
Come into the studio to check out our selection of veils and accessories, 3225 rue Principale Ouest, Dieppe, NB.
Ahhh the short wedding dress. Great for the backyard wedding, or the simple vows on the beach, or maybe a second time around bride. The shorter length dress makes a great statement, and I don't think brides should be limited to that style of dress for smaller or more informal weddings. Why not buy a fabulous coloured shoes, and show them off on your big day with an elaborate wedding dress that is cut around the knee. This is something that isn't too typical, but soon will be an upcoming trend. A short dress is a great way to be different, and add major style!
Summer is over, but we might as well think about it a little more so we can stay nice and warm. Here is to the summer brides, and the summer bliss. Purple is a must this year, and goes great with greens, blues, reds, pinks! Just remember....anything goes.
What we collect says a lot about our personalities. Whether you collect buttons or coins, stamps or dolls... it all is a glimpse into your personality. So when you are thinking about a theme for your wedding, look as close as your collections. Whatever it may be, use your collection as your theme to help bring your personality to your wedding.
Let's start with a button collection :) I hunted down some great ways to use your collection as your wedding theme. Use it as a bouquet....for your favours....guest book...anything goes. This is a great idea for the DIY bride who is crafty. Enjoy!
It's craft time for the stylish event party planners. Here is a great DIY that is simple, but can be used in so many different ways. The paper cone can be used as a flower girl basket, a guest favour, or even a pew marker. Decorate with flowers, ribbon, lace, or even feathers (our favourite this season). Anything goes, so just use your imagination and your fabulous personality for this fun and simple project.
The weather outside isn't frightful yet, but it is just around the corner. This means the holiday season is here, and it is time to start shopping!!! Our D.S. & Co. staff gave our top picks for gifts this year for that special someone. Let the holidays begin....
After our amazing Grand Opening last night it got me thinking... What would be my idea wedding colour. I could not answer the question because I think I have a favourite colour for every season! That led me to do a series of inspirations on the different seasons... 1st up... Spring Chic..
It is such a fresh color palette combined with just plain goodness! Hope you all have a Happy Sunday... and stay tuned for "Summer Bliss".
It is no secret....I love shoes!! As do most women on the face of the planet. So of course, it is important to have FABULOUS shoes on your big day. My interest was peaked by this website: myglassslipper.com. There is a great assortment of wedding shoes in every style, shape, and colour. The shoes are also dyeable so you can really get what you want.
Feathers are fun, dreamy, and a great theme to a wedding or event. Feathers are a great accent to a bouquet, and adds the whimsy which some brides are looking for. Feathers can be added in the slightest detail. Another upcoming trend is the feather ball, which can be hung from the ceiling in between swag. Here are a few photos of some feathery inspirations!!!
The bridesmaid dress.....an almost haunting word to a bridesmaid or maid of honour. There is a fear that comes over oneself when asked to be a bridesmaid or M.O.H. and that is what kind of tacky dress will my so called friend put me in.
Well brides... do your friends a favour, and check out this link for a fabulous dress that your girls can wear again. It comes in so many colours and a few different styles.
I am pretty sure that deep down in all of us, we love masks and masquerades. So many beautiful designs and colours mixed in with jewels and feathers. Indulge in this little desire by wearing a mask for your wedding day, or have a mask for each guest during your ceremony which they can wear. It is a great favor for your guest, and to have the bride and groom walk down the aisle with all the masked faces behind them will look amazing.
These are the neat little touches to a wedding or an event. This is also a great idea for the halloween bride, and is not too cliche for October 31st.
So go ahead...let out your inner Phantom of the Opera ;)
Love this idea!!! When you send out your invitations to a party or to a wedding, include a pattern to make oragami cranes for your guest to make and send back to you. If you have a large guest list, you can end up with over a hundred cranes in different papers, and each one with its own story. At your reception, pull them together to create a beautiful chandelier, or string them up and hang from a tree for a wonderful centerpiece. This is a great way to add a personalized touch to your event.
I came across this cute article on msn advising men on what they need to know about marriage. My favourite part is how the writer referred bridal magizines beside a woman's bed as "wedding porn".... it made me laugh. Enjoy!
I am always looking for new colour inspirations, and this colour combo exudes class and sophistication. It is so cliche but Navy is the new black. Mixed with a soft pink, the colour palette is a must for a spring wedding.