Straying away from the traditional wedding bouquets seem like a “no-no” for some, but others are more than willing to take the leap! If that’s you, why not try these beautiful brooch bouquets. This is something you will have forever! You can either use special pieces from your family or find antique pieces that you love, and in the end add them all together, creating a, truly, one-of-a-kind piece. Your guests will be in awe looking at the jaw dropping masterpiece! Take a look at these gorgeous ideas I found on Pinterest!
My husband and I are both fans of BJ’s Brewhouse restaurant. I’m a big sweets fan, so I always look forward to getting dessert. They offer a wide variety of what they consider a “pizookie”; a warm cookie topped with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream. I found a fantastic copy-cat recipe to make your own at home!
You will need:
Round cake pan
1 stick butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chunks
** I didn’t use as much chocolate in mine and added a little bit of caramel, as well.
Preheat oven to 350 Cook 15-20 minutes.
Mason jars….you love them or you hate them.. I LOVE them! They can be used for so many different things, its crazy! Take a look at these possible wedding centerpiece ideas!
The use of the mason jar ties in a country chic and elegant look all in one! If your style is more county, wrap a strand of burlap with your initial incorporated. Or, if your style is more finished and elegant, include a silk ribbon in a soft, earthy color. Using this idea not only looks great, but it is very inexpensive! You can buy mason jars by the case at craft stores, like Hobby Lobby. Beats spending hundreds on glass vases you will probably never use again (like I did!) and you can use the mason jars for lots of other crafts, gifts, etc. after the wedding! Perfect 🙂
All pictures courtesy of Pinterest.
Your bouquet is just about the most important accessory on your wedding day. Once you have chosen your wedding colors and have an idea of what your style is going to be, choosing your bouquet and other wedding flowers is going to be a big decision! You probably have never realized just how many different types of flowers there are, until you visit a florist. One big money saving tip is, don’t choose a flower that isn’t in season. You will end up paying top dollar for these flowers and there are so many other flower choices you could go with!
Here are a few flower choices according to their blooming season:
- Bird of paradise, calla lily, cherry blossom, dahlia, freesia, gardenia, hyacinth, lily, lilac, orchid, peony, ranunculus, rose,sweet pea, tulip,zinnia.
- Baby’s breath , bird of paradise, calla lily, carnation, dahlia, delphinium, foxglove, freesia, Gardenia,gladiolus, hydrangea, hypericum, iris, lilac,star gazer, lisianthus.
- Acashia,chrysanthemum,cockscomb, echinops,gerbera daisy, gladiolus, hypericum, iris, juniper, orchid, statice, sunflower, zinnia.
- Acashia, alstromeria, amaryllis, carnation, chrysanthemums, cyclamen, evergreens, gerbera daisy, ginger, helleborus, holly berry,lily, asiatic lily, casa blanca lily, narcissus, orchid, pansy,phlox, protea,roses.
I love how these gorgeous bouquets are “showcased” in an ornate chair! They are all stunning and would be a breathtaking accessory on your wedding day!
All photos courtesy of Pinterest.
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It’s the night before your big day, the day you’ve been planning for, for months.. The rehearsal dinner is the night where you need to take a deep breath and say “it’s here”!! Look forward to spending the evening with family and friends and admiring all of the hard work and preparation it took you to get there. If you have a wedding planner or consultant, they have taken care of mostly everything, and it should all be organized and ready for you and your bridal party! The night should be mapped out accordingly: Placement of the ushers, seating of the mothers and grandmothers, pairing of bridesmaids and groomsmen, order of which they will walk down the isle, flower girl and ring bearer, and lastly, you and your father, or person of choice, walking you down the isle. Go through your vows at least once, saying them fully, unless of course they are personally written and will be presented on that day! Go through each step a minimum of three times, making sure everyone is comfortable and knows their placement. After all the practice, it’s time to celebrate! Enjoy dinner with those you love, give a speech thanking each person for their support and being part of your special day, and give bridesmaids and groomsman’s gifts. If you hired a wedding planner, at this point you are pretty much ready to pack up and head off with the girls for a night of relaxing before the big day! Otherwise, you will probably have to stay behind with the girls and decorate your venue. Or if you have family willing, have them stay and decorate. Just remember, cherish this time, take it all in, it goes by so fast, and you shouldn’t be anything but happy 🙂
Dress to impress in a beautiful ivory or white (depending on your wedding dress color) dress. Here are a few impeccable options! Pictures courtesy from Pinterest.
My husband is part of a band, and he played a show last night, so that means I was at home with my kiddies for the evening.. Honestly, no other place I’d rather be 🙂 My five year old son, Christian, told me he wanted to stay up all night. I wasn’t too hip to the thought at first, because my baby girl still gets up at least twice a night to eat and I look forward to as much sleep as possible; BUT I figured it’s only one night, and he was really excited when I told him he could stay up with me to watch the ball drop! Once we put the baby to bed, we watched a DVR’d Chronicles of Narnia, interesting movie, that was the first time I’d seen any of those. Then we played a little Monopoly 🙂 Around 11:45 p.m., I felt like my eyes were about to cross, this is how I know I’m getting old (lol), we watched the countdown to the New Year, Christian counting down the 60 seconds, the ball drops, I give him kisses, we say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!, and he says, ” so when’s the ball gonna drop?” Poor guy… haha I love it! Being a Mommy is such fun, I love the things my kids say/do! Needless to say, I didn’t have to ask him if he was ready for bed, he told me he was going to bed and went with no hesitation!
I’ve had this same scarf for almost five years, and I like it, but it’s soo long that I can’t find a stylish way to wear it without it looking awkward. So upon my searching yesterday, one of my inpsirational blogs, I found a DIY infinity scarf tutorial. It seemed very simple, and I decided I’d give it a try! Today I grabbed that old scarf of mine and turned it from drab to fab in less than ten minutes 🙂 All you need is a scarf and scissors.