Monthly Archives: November 2012

Weekly Rally: Ringing in Holiday Goodness

Today we bid adieu to November and welcome December and all of its holiday goodness (not that we haven’t already been playing Christmas carols).  I don’t think any of us are fully prepared for the cold that is upcoming, but the warm cheer and happy moments with friends and family do make this one of our
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Wedding Invitations: Shabby Chic Wedding Invitations

Recently, many celebrity brides have started a major trend with “shabby chic” themed weddings. With this soft, feminine, and completely romantic theme, couples are able to create a mood that is warm, welcoming, and surprisingly fresh. The shabby chic wedding truly proves that what’s old is new again. Before you head out to shop for
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Stationery: Wedding Invitation Styles – Folio Pockets

An increasingly popular wedding invitation shape, folio pocket wedding invitations let your guests feel as though they are opening an exciting gift as they discover your invitation wording inside. Vertical Folio Pocket Wedding Invitations Available in a huge selection of paper colors and ink colors to let you customize till your heart’s content, the vertical
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Stir it Up: Spiked Hot Cocoa

Gather supplies: 3 c Milk 1/2 c Chocolate Chips 1 c Cream 1/2 c Rum 1/2 c Sugar 1/2 c Butterscotch Liqueur Mix it up: Melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan (or microwave). In another small pan, heat the milk, cream, and sugar to almost boiling, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Combine the melted
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DIY Love: Hot Cocoa Favors

Baby, it’s cold outside and if you’re having a winter wedding, there’s nothing sweeter than homemade favors to warm your guests!  This hot cocoa kit, complete with marshmallows, is as pretty as it is scrumptious.  Oh, Hello Friend featured this DIY favor how-to a little while back, but with the use of a mason jar
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Wedding Trends: Celebratory Cigar Stations

Guys.  Celebrations.  Cigars.  As a chic, I can’t say I get it: smoking a cigar to celebrate.  It’s not my thing (though I oddly do love the smell of a fine cigar).  I’ll guess it’s similar to toasting champagne, but the dude version.  It doesn’t take understanding, however, to know that the exchange is certainly
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Planning: A Practical Guide To Sending Out Wedding Announcements

For whatever reason, you might not be sending out as many wedding invitations as you have friends and family members. Whether you’re holding a pricy destination wedding or a tiny ceremony, the fact that not everyone can be with you on the big day doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still share your happiness with them. The
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Budget: Selecting Your Wedding Style

Your wedding style should reflect the styles and tastes of you, your groom and both of your families.  Once you have agreed on the style of your wedding, the other decisions pertaining to the big day will become much easier for your. Consider the following questions when you are deciding on the style of your
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Wedding Etiquette: Delivering a Wedding Gift

Q: Recently a good friend told me that it is now considered improper to actually take your wedding gift to the wedding. She says that modern etiquette dictates that gifts should be delivered to the couple before or after the wedding, but not given at the actual event. Is this true?  — Katie from NC
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Style: Feminine Farmhouse

The farmhouse wedding trend is so very popular because it’s just so very perfect!  Sweet, natural, relaxed, and rustic, the feminine farmhouse style brings a little sass to the barnyard for a charming wedding day look. Images: Little kids at wedding; Hay benches; The Barn at High Point Farms; Barn reception decor; Farmhouse centerpiece flowers.