Sunday, January 31, 2010

Message-In-A-Cookie Cutters

I was poking around Williams-Sonoma's web site and found these really neat cookie cutters.  These nifty tools would create great personalized cookie favors for wedding guests - whether they are added to each guest place setting or to a dessert buffet.  I think I may just have to pick a few up!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Real Weddings: A Magnificent DIY Michigan Wedding

Today's real wedding feature was found on a favorite wedding Blog, Style Me Pretty.  This gorgeous DIY bride created an unbelievably beautiful wedding full of personality, vintage charm and handcrafted details.

The wedding was held on beautiful Mackinc Island, Michigan.  The bride crafted everything from the table linens, cake toppers, flowers, and all of the paper goods.  The wedding color scheme is fun and spunky - perfect for an outdoor vintage summer wedding.  I absolutely love every detail of this wedding!

I especially love the unique and colorful photo backdrop, not mention the handmade mustache props.  I have to admit, I'm still on the mustache band wagon.  It's such a quirky and cute detail that will spice up any photo.

The wedding stationary is incredibly charming, featuring beautiful details from Mackinac Island.  The carriage and bicycle are perfect representations of this Northern Michigan Island where motor vehicles are not permited.  This island is full of nostalgia and old world charm! 

{Images courtesy of Style Me Pretty}

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sweet Treats

Wedding favors are extremely tough!  I mean it truly is an industry of its' own with endless ideas and options for every style, theme and setting.

Most wedding favors I've received are nice in theory but do I really want a framed photo of a couple I hardly know or will I really use this bar of soap with the bride and grooms' initials engraved?

When it came time to select our wedding favors, John and I really wanted to come up with something that guests would truly enjoy and yet have the personal touch we wanted.  So we've decided on a "Sweet Treats" buffet full of homeade family favorite cookies, candy, bars, pies and more!

This tasty helping of sugar will not only fulfill those evening sweet tooths, but it will also be something heartfelt and homeade that we can share with our guests - from our family to yours!