Nov 19, 2014

11 Gold Metallic Wedding Ideas

Gold metallic wedding ideas - eleven of my favorites are featured here.  The freestanding table signs shown below are so very popular, Tina at Better Off Wed is practically turning away sales.  So plan ahead!  Spray paint a variety of bottles metallic gold - once they're finished it doesn't matter if they're from a Miller Lite or a bottle of Malibu Caribbean Rum.  Homemade peach preserves look exquisite in gold painted mini Mason jars.  Popular wedding colors now are gold and pink, gold and purple, gold and white or ivory.  I say metallic gold is soft and sweet and stands alone. 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Metallic Gold Centerpiece courtesy of Love, Sylvia Photography
 

Nov 15, 2014

Deep Purple Bridal Bouquets

A deep purple bridal bouquet offers just what you need for this jam-packed day more than any other.  The color purple is said to calm the mind and nerves.  And inspire in us a great sense of spirituality.  It has been seen by everyone from Leonardo Da Vinci to the L.A. Lakers as the perfect marriage of blue (wisdom) and red (passion).  The passion you already have, the wisdom you'll need to make sure over 100 guests enjoy your choice of broiled salmon seasoned with bread crumbs, garlic, lemon, and butter.  Consider these elegant purple wedding flowers in creating the perfect bridal bouquet:
  • Purple Lisianthus
  • Midnight Violet Orchids
  • Grape Purple Peruvian Lilies
  • Purple Blue Anemones
  • Dark Eggplant Calla Lilies
  • Royal Purple Clematis
  • Tinted Purple Roses
  • Dark Violet Purple Hydrangea
  • Purple Lavender Tulips
  • Midnight Purple Spider Mums
  • Mini Purple Carnations 
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purple peony bouquet 

purple tulip bouquet
 
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Nov 13, 2014

DIY Winter Wedding Centerpiece Idea

A gentle dusting of gold glitter transforms an ordinary red pillar candle into an elegant winter wedding centerpiece.  To create a horizontal, diagonal or chevron striped effect, wrap a piece of double sided tape all the way around your candle.  Repeat, leaving about an inch or more of space between each piece of tape.  Fill a small bowl with glitter.  Using a paintbrush, gently dust glitter over the taped stripes until they’re fully covered.
DIY Winter Wedding Idea courtesy of Revelry House

Nov 11, 2014

Vegetarian Soup Mix Favors

Vegetarian soup mix favors made with a delicious blend of dried beans - a welcome cold weather wedding favor.  If you can fill a small cellophane bag, you can give the gift of a heartwarming soup mix made of red and green lentils, great northern beans, red kidney beans, split green peas, and small black beans (so nutritious they have their own food pyramid category in the heart-healthy country of Brazil).  Simply layer the beans, lentils and peas in a pint-sized Mason jar.  Place the spices in a small cellophane bag, fold over several times and place on top of dry soup mix.  Replace the lid, cover with your favorite fabric and tie with a pretty twine bow.

 
"Lucky in Lace" tags available at Evermine 
 
 
Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar courtesy of Evermine Blog

Nov 8, 2014

Rustic Themed Wedding Sign

Today I marry my best friend - lovingly expressed in this rustic themed wedding sign, exquisitely photographed by Claudette Montero at Schnebly's Redland Winery, about 35 miles southwest of Miami. The lush green gardens and grounds, a bright sunny day and the rustic, romantic ambience of weathered wine barrels, wooden crates and glowing burlap and lace covered tea lights, made it the perfect place for Amanda and Angelica to celebrate the joy of marrying a best friend and cherished lover.

Nov 6, 2014

Fall Inspired Wedding Cake

For your eyes only, a breathtaking fall wedding cake with burnt orange roses, petite purple calla lilies, and green, gold and crimson leaves.  All lovely fall fondant flowers nestled into this delicate white draped cake.  For me, fall has never been about saying goodbye to great weather and "hello" to hibernation.  There's nothing sad or melancholy about this time of year no matter what the poets say. It's about hot apple cider made with real maple syrup and fragrant allspice berries, Cinnamon Stick Yankee Candles, mammoth-sized chrysanthemums, pumpkins, pinecones and homemade bread pudding with creamy lemon sauce.  Doing fast and furious "cannonballs" into a large pile of fallen maple leaves.  Everything fun, cozy and colorful - just the way you always dreamed this day would be.

Oct 22, 2014

Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

So warm, so inviting...so you. You won't need a doctorate in design, just a passing knowledge of the amazing transformation taking place every September through November - maple trees that dazzle us with shades of chestnut brown, antique bronze, copper and crimson red. It's a lousy time to be indoors. No lovely leaves to decorate with? Below is a weathered piece of wood, serving as a simple rustic platter for a variety of golden pillars and candles, fresh wheat, and green and purple grapes. Huckleberry branches with faux green, red or beautiful mauve berries would make this perfect!

fall candle centerpiece
  
 
 
 
 
Fall painted Mason jars, available in dark taupe, olive, peach and cream for $32 at Etsy. 
 
fall wedding favor ideas
 
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The easiest, most elegant fall centerpiece of all.  How many vintage wine glasses (some of them exquisitely hand etched) have you passed over at garage sales and thrift stores for less than 50 cents each? 
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