Mar 21, 2013

Pink Wedding Dessert Ideas

Pink wedding dessert ideas - it's hard to find anything more beautiful than this breathtaking tower of pale peach and pink macarons. If only they weren't so labor intensive to make - beating egg whites into fluffy peaks, grounding almonds - sifting 2 cups of confectioners' sugar - spooning it all into pastry bags and piping the batter into perfectly shaped discs - you could create each perfect pink cookie for less than twenty cents each. At your local bakery, expect to pay up to five times more. But then, this was meant to be a wedding cake alternative - more than just dessert. And for that reason, these sweet meringue-based confections so prized by the French they have a national museum named in their honor, are well worth the extra money you may have to pay.

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Mar 19, 2013

Handmade Lace Bridal Earrings

Originally I found these lovely lace bridal earrings and other romantic accessories at Stitch From The Heart on Etsy. As I update this in the summer of 2017, this shop is on vacation with no reviews from the past year. These Etsy shops - they come and they go. Luckily, there are so many sellers that are practically giving these Venetian lace appliques away. The craftsmanship is high and the prices are low. Lay your matching appliques on a piece of foil and give them a generous coating of Modge Podge using a small paint brush. After they dry, another coat will guarantee a nice stiffness and a more durable pair of lace earrings. Attach the stiffened lace with a jump ring to your favorite pair of ear wires.

alencon lace earrings
White Embroidered Lace Earrings
alencon lace bridal headband
White Lace Floral Headband
lace floral necklace
Ivory Lace Floral Necklace 
gold lace headband
Antique Gold Lace Headband

Mar 17, 2013

Romantic Wedding Cake Toppers

I love romantic wedding cake toppers like this one made of non reflecting black plastic for a little over fifteen dollars on Etsy. Also available in white, gold, silver, copper and rustic wood. Sturdy, yet lightweight, this bride and groom silhouette topper is the perfect size at 5.5 inches tall and five inches wide. A 1.75" non-removable stick is at the bottom to place securely on your wedding cake. Shipping depends on where you live in the United States. Here to Virginia it would cost me an additional $7.23.  Keep in mind it ships from Canada and allow yourself 7 -14 business days (possibly longer from June to September) to receive your romantic cake topper via Canadian Post.

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Mar 15, 2013

Clay Wedding Flowers

Clay wedding flowers – made of soft polymer clay by designer Diane Phillips.  After taking the clay flower making classes at the DECO Clay Craft Academy in Honolulu, she became devoted to creating exquisite clay bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, and large clay wedding cake flowers – pink and blue peonies and fuchsia, orange and yellow hibiscus.  Featured at Diane’s store on Etsy is her runaway best seller, a gorgeous clay gardenia hair flower as seen in Southern Weddings Magazine.

clay bridal bouquet, pink peony bouquet
Pink Peony Bridal Bouquet
gardenia hair flower, white bridal hair flower
Gardenia Hair Flower
pink and white wedding cake, wedding cake with clay flowers
Pink Peony Wedding Cake Flowers
orange bridal bouquet, orange clay flowers
Bouquet of Orange Clay Flowers

Badgley Mischka Bridal Shoes

Badgley Mischka bridal shoes - I prefer a timelessly elegant satin shoe in a manageable heel height.  The more colorful the better.  These sweet satin open-toe shoes, embellished with their sparkling jeweled rhinestone brooches are worth every penny.  Many women feel more comfortable in a half size larger.  I can't argue with that.  I want to hug, kiss and dance the night away and these satin bridal shoes are just what I'm looking for.

Mar 6, 2013

Inexpensive Engagement Rings

Inexpensive engagement rings with their multi-faceted brilliance at Amode Jewelry on Etsy - have me under their spell. But at less than twenty dollars - is it too good to be true? Let the reviews (less than perfect - mostly because of very slow shipping from Hong Kong) be your guide. This stunning cubic zirconia engagement ring features a four carat, pear shaped stone and is lead and nickel free. If you're in the market for a diamond simulated engagement ring at a fraction of the price, this one may be for you.

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