Saturday, August 9, 2014

Puppy love!

I know, I know, two posts in one weekend but tonight's wedding was just too darn cute to hold onto. 
Angelica and Justin have a small amount of love for their Dachshund doggies and wanted to include them in the wedding. Short of having the pups carry the rings down the aisle ( which apparently the Catholic Church frown upon) �� the bride and groom decided to use this as their theme. 
Check out all these adorable doggie details.




Congratulations, Jelli and Justin!!!



Friday, August 8, 2014

Groom of the month!!!...at least

The groom from today's wedding just blew me away. After his (now) wife got overwhelmed with school in the months leading up to the big day, he took on the task of the decorations. They had decided to do all the decor themselves, including flowers. Now, usually this is not something I would recommend as flowers are no mean feat, what with their being a perishable item with a short lifespan, so they have to be handled within a few days of the wedding. 
Not to be deterred by such details, the bride and grooms answer, paper and fabric flowers! 
This in itself sounds like a monumentous task but these pictures show how well the groom did. (He looked it up on YouTube). Take note future grooms!
He made all the bouquets, including the toss bouquet, all the boutonnières, wrist corsages and even this adorable flower girl basket.
Every centerpiece was beautifully, individually designed. 
I even loved the seating chart and sign in table, with a bible for the guests to sign!
So, florists, don't go hanging up your shears yet, but you got some competition!!!

Congrats Dan and Veronica!!!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Touch of Elegance

This post is dedicated to a fantastic florist  that I had the pleasure of working with this past weekend. Great vendors can make the difference between "nice" and "amazing!". Katelyn of #lost&founddesign made the difference.
The details in the decor really shone, from the gold dipped candle holders to the tiny succulents peaking out between flowers. 
The effort that went in to even decorating the card box and gift table was astounding. No detail was overlooked. 
What a cute way to display and label the corsages and boutonnières. Even though it's only the bridal party that see's this, the same meticulous styling was evident. 

Katelyn also did s great job of decorating the yummy cake which was provided by the ever talented #cakeexpressions. 

And finally, credit must be given to all the other beautiful decor provided by our gorgeous bride Kelly! 

Congratulations Kelly and Alden!


Monday, June 23, 2014

Mint to be.....

Love the ceiling treatment. Very fitting for such a glamorous bride. 

A little tutu for the cake table, just too too cute! (I know, I know, but I can't resist a bad joke!)

White with little hints of mint are such a fresh way to use this color. It goes a long way so the flowers, napkins and table names are enough to really make a statement. 



You gotta love a thoughtful bride, the guests all danced the night away, with happy toes! 

Congratulations Desiray and Silvestre!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Grooms have traditions too... Who knew?

http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/bridal-buzz/grooms-wedding-traditions

I loved this article and thought I would share it with you all. There are so many well known traditions for the bride (old, new, borrowed, blue etc...) it's nice to see some traditions for the groom.

I think by now, we have all seen the grooms cake done at least at one wedding we have been to. I especially loved the one from our recent military wedding. It was a replica of the grooms tank.

Some of the other traditions are less well known-at least by me. The idea of burying the bottle of bourbon one month before the wedding is cute. Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married, then it won’t rain on their wedding day. According to many believers, this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be completely full and it must be buried upside down in order for it to keep the rain away. Rain or shine, the bottle should be dug up post-ceremony and enjoyed with the bridal party, making this a win-win tradition no matter the skies. 

Handing these little traditions down through generations is important. It is a way of connecting to your culture, your history and knowing that your parents and grandparents did the same rituals during their wedding preparations creates a pretty special feeling. 

What wedding traditions do you have in your culture? Do you follow the traditions or do you put a modern spin on them? 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bridal-guide/100-sentimental-wedding-ideas_b_3908845.html#s2900436&title=After_the_Wedding

I don't really have much to say on this matter, just that I loved this article. This is what I think brides should be focusing on, adding a little sentimentality into the wedding, not achieving the ultimate Pinterest wedding. These little things are what your guests will remember, not how vintage-y your burlap was compared to the last burlap wedding they went to. :)

I especially loved #83, naming the tables after places you have visited together. I did that at my wedding and the guests made so many sweet comments about the pictures and stories about each place.

Happy Thursday peeps!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Red white and blue. Joanna & Ryan, we salute you!

 Congrats to the awesome Jo and Ryan! What a beautiful wedding and I loved the many references to Ryan's military career. 
How to make military theme look elegant and pretty for a wedding.
And just check out this grooms cake. A replica of the grooms tank!
Not to mention the very patriotic wedding cake. Great job on both Cake Expressions. 
I wish you both every happiness and would like to thank Ryan for his service to this country and also Jo for selflessly giving us her husband to protect our freedoms. Congratulations again!