Winter Wedding Reception Drink and Food

Snowflakes, twinkle lights, lace, and evergreen garland all come to mind when I begin to think of a winter wedding. But more importantly what comes to mind are the flavors that accompany the winter season. Thoughts of mint, cocoa, butterscotch, pumpkin, and sugared cranberries are whirling through my mind at this very minute. Embrace these flavors at your wedding and add a few personal touches to keep your guests oohing and ahhing all night long.Welcome As your guests arrive, welcome them in from the cold with a Hot Chocolate Bar. Hot Chocolate can be made alcoholic by adding vanilla vodka or crème de la mint or as a traditional non-alcoholic drink. Offer add- ins such as marshmallows, whipped cream, and mint stir sticks displayed in beautiful glass jars. Some Great Homemade Hot … [Read more...]

5 Top Items to Put On Your Wedding Registry

(Sponsored) This blog post was sponsored by Macys ® but the opinions are all my own.Marrying the love of your life is one of the most amazing moments you will ever remember. As you start this new chapter of your life, you and your fiancé need to start making the wedding registry list – an essential list of wants and needs for your new life! Right now receive an Extra 15% off your wedding gift purchase with code WEDDING. Shop now at! Valid 9/1-9/30I still remember how excited I was to get my registry gun and conquer this important task with my fiancé! A memorable pre-wedding activity, before walking down the aisle and saying ‘I do’. We considered many different registries but Macy’s amazing registry capabilities definitely took the cake! The great selection of brands … [Read more...]

Recession-Chic: Throwing a Fabulous, Yet Frugal Wedding for Next to Nothing

Sometimes, less is truly more. In these hard times, saving a few bucks is a necessity. What's a bride-to-be to do when money is already stretched thin? Recession-chic weddings, the trend of 2010, can be just as classic - but for a whole lot less! Elegance comes in many forms with or without money in hand. Here are a few tips to help you throw a fabulous, yet frugal wedding -- on a budget that's next to nil!The Trend of 2010: Learning How to Plan a Wedding on a BudgetFrugal wedding tip #1: Repurpose a used or vintage gown. Sure, some dresses are outdated design and cut-wise. If you're a modern girl, you want the clean look without fuss; if you're more on the traditional side, you want that classic look to fit a little better. Solution? Re-purpose a consigned or vintage dress, which … [Read more...]

12 Wedding Photography Shots That You Will Inspire You

Spring is in the air. Well, maybe not QUITE yet, but we're getting close. You know what comes along with spring? may and June! You know what May and June are famous for? Weddings! What do weddings need? Gorgeous pictures, of course!So in the spirit of spring, love, and romance...and of course our love for all things photography, we present to you 12 gorgeous wedding photography shots that are sure to inspire all photographers. Set the Stage With These Wedding Photography Examples1.) Romantic dip in a garden, source Style Me Pretty. 2.) Gown hanging from chandelier or other unexpected place, photo by Joyeuse Photography.  3.) Flower bouquet close-up in a playful situation, photo by  4.) Holding hands from a creative perspective makes a lovely wedding photo, … [Read more...]

15 Couples Photograhy Poses That Say Love

Couples photography for engagement photos, wedding pictures or anniversary shots can be tricky. When you're working with more than one person in a photography shoot you want to change it up and be creative.These couples photography posing techniques will help you keep it fresh, keep the couple you're working with at ease, and help communicate the most important aspect of the photo shoot - the LOVE. 1. Wrap it Up. Look how cozy this couple looks wrapped in a blanket. The warmth of their love shines through in these photos by Green Wedding Shoes.2. Capture Natural Expressions. Place the couple close together and then capture that natural expression of love like the beautiful smile that makes this photo stand out. By Damian Lovegrove.3. Lean In. Bring it up close and … [Read more...]

Dress Up Your Rehearsal Dinner!

Don’t let the name fool you- it’s not JUST a rehearsal! Everything leading up to the big day is exciting but the rehearsal dinner is fantastic. A night to relax, recuperate and get ready for the main event. This is a night for families and friends to get to know each other in a less hectic setting. A time to release stress, have fun and make everyone feel comfortable! And today, there are so many wonderful sites that offer a bride-to-be wonderful tools to dress up this event and make it memorable!Wedding Paper Divas has literally EVERYTHING you can ask for to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner.Beautiful invitations. They offer wonderful options to fit both a formal and informal event. My favorite is the chalkboard theme – casual and sophisticated. But they also offer more … [Read more...]