Aug 25, 2013

Pink Wedding Macarons

Pink wedding macarons - delicate and delicious meringue based confections almost too beautiful to eat. As the former owner of a bakery, I can tell you these pastel pink cookies take more time than talent to create. Classic French macarons require sifting several cups of powdered sugar, beating eggs whites until they form stiff peaks, while grinding a cup or more of almonds and folding it all together with just thirty strokes. (Meringue powder will help you skip the egg white step.) Fill these sandwich cookies with homemade buttercream icing (American, Italian, French or Swiss) and other delicious macaron fillings which may include: raspberry, red velvet, chocolate ganache, cherry, pink lemonade, coconut, caramel and cinnamon toast crunch.

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Most Popular Men's Wedding Bands

Here are the most popular men's wedding bands - $75 or less - available at LA Laser Engraving on Etsy. Pretty impressive group considering these tungsten wedding bands are hypoallergenic, cobalt-free, scratch proof, with a slick and modern design. Compare all of this to the average price of men's wedding bands - around $600!  The first photo, a black brushed tungsten carbide ring is their biggest seller, with a polished beveled edge in sizes 7 to 15. Free laser engraving (inside or out) up to 65 letters and an attractive black velvet gift box.

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Aug 24, 2013

Favorite Wedding Favor Boxes

What I love most about these quality square and rectangular wedding favor boxes are the price.  Each cost less than $1.00.  Only one dollar for an elegant embossed little box to house your homemade cookies, brownies and candied nuts.  Clear wedding favor boxes are the perfect showcase for your fancy French macaroons.  Put your pricier candy, such as Italian Gold and Silver Jordan Almonds in rectangular wedding favor boxes and embellish with satin ribbon and embossed gift tags.




Aug 22, 2013

Burlap Wedding Ideas

Burlap wedding ideas and inspiration for a lovely outdoor wedding full of rustic character and charm.  Why buy one from someone else when you can easily make this DIY burlap wedding banner with burlap triangles, jute rope, Modge Podge and your trusty hot glue gun - for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or rustic wedding reception.  And if it's your first time working with this quirky country fabric, here's how to cut burlap so that it won't unravel.

rustic wedding candy buffet
personalized burlap wedding sign
burlap flower cone
burlap ring bearer pillow

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Aug 20, 2013

Whimsical Wooden Cake Toppers

Whimsical wooden cake toppers - handcrafted with care in your choice of beautiful reddish-brown mahogany or birch wood. Lovingly created in Austin, Texas, these stylish toppers will make an heirloom quality keepsake (snip the wooden stake with a pair of scissors) that will look as elegant ten anniversaries from now as they do today. I love the charming rustic topper - available for just $35 - that features a wood banner etched with the phrase "sweet love." The banner is one inch tall and 7 inches wide, made with pale, unfinished mahogany - perfect for a small sweetheart cake as shown.

best day ever wedding cake topper
sweet love wedding cake topper
happily ever after cake topper 
we do wedding cake topper

Aug 19, 2013

Orange Wedding Centerpieces

Orange wedding centerpieces- made from breathtaking beautiful fall flowers such as burnt orange roses, terra cotta gerbera daisies, orange tinted cattails, dark orange calla lilies, tulips, dahlias, and lovely orange ranunculus. The symbolism of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating and risk taking. Orange is both physically and emotionally stimulating, so it gets people engaged and energized - kicking off their shoes and getting up on the dance floor!  Even a simple orange rose placed in an elegant glass goblet - as shown below - makes a visually stunning and easy orange centerpiece idea.

wedding centerpiece with orange roses 
orange and green wedding centerpieces 
orange rose in wine glass 
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orange daisy gerbera centerpiece
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Aug 3, 2013

Rustic Wedding Ring Boxes

It will make you happy to know that no trees are cut down or harmed in anyway to produce these charming wooden wedding ring boxes. Cut from beautiful pine, fur and redwood in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, they have been cut, sanded to a smooth finish and coated with Danish oil to give you a keepsake like no other.  Instead of an ordinary ring bearer pillow, consider that either one of these rustic wedding ring boxes priced at only $25 each, could become a cherished heirloom, and serve many more days of wedded family bliss.

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Rustic Engagement Ring Box
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Woodland Wedding Ring Box

Aug 1, 2013

Vintage Chalkboard Wedding Invitations

Vintage chalkboard wedding invitations - available at Zazzle at $2.15 per card in quantities of twenty. The Victorian style retro typography, so timeless and trendy, is yours on a 5 x 7 (portrait) or 7 x 5 (landscape) black card. For just a few cents more, transform this timeless black and white weddng invitation with rounded, bracket, scalloped, ticket or tag edges. Add photos or text to both sides at no additional cost. Zazzle always offers a discount and right now it's twenty percent off.