Lace is sexy and sensual… And a great way to feel amazing on your wedding day. You don’t have to show a lot of skin to look incredible in lace. The fabric itself is beautiful!
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!
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.
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.
I’m sooo excited, haha, I went to my fav store, Target, and all of the Christmas stuff was 50-70% off!! I loved finding gift wrap inspiration on Pinterest this holiday season. It gave me the perfect chance to know exactly what I want to do for next year and take advantage of the awesome clearance deals store do to get rid of Christmas merchandise! My favorite color for decorating for Christmas is Red, so my presents for next year will be accented in red and white! I will use brown “postal” wrap to wrap the gifts, red and white felt Christmas trees to decorate, and either red or white ribbon to wrap and make a bow! Here is where I got some of my inspiration from:
Above pics from Pinterest
Here is some of the stuff I bought today, all under $12!! Plus, I bought 90 address labels for my Christmas cards next year, for under $1! I love good deals 🙂
One of my all-time favorite elegant colors is– blush pink! Blush pink is so romantic, and can be paired with just about anything and be gorgeous! Endless possibilities… Blush pink, charcoal gray and silver…Blush pink, champagne and gold.. Blush pink, white and silver…
Here are two options for your wedding dress. Option one: Sweetheart neckline, full flow-y and blush pink accented bow belt. Option two: Strapless, form fitting top and feather accented bottom.
Simple, cute option for flower girl dress. Layered ballerina style. Maybe even have her wear ballerina flats to complete the look!
Pinterest for pics 🙂
A new trend of wedding and/or event cakes is Ruffle cakes. I love them! They are soo feminine and chic! Undoubtedly I will be having one of these made for a special occasion! Take a look at these presh pics 🙂
Just about the cutest cakes I’ve ever seen! These cakes would be fabulous for: Weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays and more!
All pics courtesy of Pinterest
Again, thanks to my Pinterest addiction, I found a recipe I wanted to try to, pre-make and freeze, for Christmas morning breakfast. It’s just about the easiest recipe, anyone can do it! Here’s what you’ll need :
- Non-stick muffin pan
- Cooking spray
- A dozen and a half eggs
- Milk, to mix in eggs
- Your choice of veggies and/ or meats ( I used green peppers, onion, mushrooms, bacon, sausage)
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper
First, begin by cooking your sausage and bacon to ensure it’s finished in time. Conveniently, I have measuring cups that have a pour spout, so I just added my eggs and milk and mixed.
Pour egg mixture 3/4 full into muffin pan. Add a little salt and pepper to each. Add desired ingredients. Make a variety of mixtures. Top with sharp cheddar. Place in a pre- heated oven to 375 for 30 minutes. And voila, super yummy egg muffins! That’s what’s for breakfast 🙂 The great thing about these, are you can add anything you like for your (and your families) preference, and you can bag and freeze these for a quick, easy breakfast on the go!
Thank you to Pinterest for this adorable picture!
- drive around and look at Christmas lights
- bake cookies
- make and decorate gingerbread houses
- make gingerbread people and decorate
- sing Christmas songs!
- buy and donate Toys for Tots
- wrap presents for family and friends
- go sledding
- write a letter to Santa and take it to Macy’s (they donate ten cents for every letter received to Make a wish foundation)
- watch a holiday movie
- check out holiday books at the library
- eat candy canes
- pick a special family ornament for the year
- go see a holiday play (Nutcracker, or in our case this weekend, Annie!)
- go to the dollar store and pick gifts for family
- have a random act of kindness day 🙂
- prep and freeze a special breakfast for Christmas morning
- do research on holiday traditions around the world (and maybe adopt the tradition to your family!)
- make Reindeer food ( I have an adorable recipe with poem for kids!!) http://domesticsimplicity.com/2009/12/24/magic-reindeer-food/
- make glitter play dough (I have a recipe for this too!) http://thecreativemama.com/how-to-make-glitter-playdough/
** Thank you to Pinterest for these fabulous ideas!! www.pinterest.com