Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stir it Up: Princess Punch

Gather supplies: 1 (46 oz) can Pineapple Juice 1 (6 oz) can Frozen Pink Lemonade 2 1/2 c Water 3 (28 oz) bottles Ginger Ale 1 qt Strawberry Ice Cream Fruit of choice for garnish Mix it up: Mix contents together. Serve in a pretty punch bowl or pitcher! Garnish… and Voila! (Add vodka to
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Floral Trends: Succulents

Succulents are a type of plant that are very common in gardens and as houseplants.  Hens and Chicks, Burro’s Tail, Aloe, and String of Pearls are all succulents that I associate with my grandma… the old school hobby horticulturist who loved the drought-loving plants because they are almost bullet-proof.  But succulents are making a come
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Uncategorized: Rainy Day Weddings

No bride hopes for a rainy wedding day, but a little bad weather can often result in some pretty great memories.  We’ve actually drawn inspiration from this dreary weather and picked out a few of our favorite rainy day wedding photographs.  Boots, umbrellas, and carefree attitudes can turn the soggiest of situations into phenomenal photo
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Reception: Bride and Groom Chair Signs

Want your chair and your grooms chair to stand out at the reception? It has been popular for many years to have the cloth chair covers with the large fabric bows in your wedding colors tied to the back. This idea is pretty and easy to duplicate again and again on each chair in the
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Planning: Choosing the Right Month to Marry

The most popular months for a wedding are, in order, June, September, August, May, October and July.  Most wedding sites and reception venues will be at a premium during these months, in terms of availability and price.  If your budget dictates a more frugal choice, select a month when the fees and rates are less
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New Design: Bloom Wedding Invitation

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for a new design!  Today, we would like you to meet Bloom!  Reminiscent of prints and patterns from Lilly Pulitzer, this preppy wedding invite is perfect for a garden wedding! As part of our 2012 new design series, we are launching a new design every Friday.  Come on
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Stir it Up: Green Flash Cocktail

There is an art to crafting the perfect beverage: color, consistency, temperature, and, of course, taste blend together to create a finely mixed signature cocktail.  Luxurious libations are shaken and stirred by true mixologists… but who says you can’t be one too?  Inspired by last week’s Signature Drinks article, and the rise of inventive refreshments,
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Wedding DIY: Wedding Binder Breakdown

Oh, the “binder…”  It can be a best friend or a worst enemy, depending on who you are and to whom it belongs.  Well, this gal just happens to love hers, especially since it got an upgrade.  Yes, that’s right.  The first was a loose mess, unable to shut, so I traded it in for
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Wedding Trends: Hats Off (er, On) to the Fellas

Why should the gals get to have all the fun accessories?!  Guys, top off your wedding day attire with a snazzy hat.  Check out these grooms donning their dapper head wear and get inspired. This retro felted trilby (type of fedora) is a popular choice, classic and Mad Men-esque.  Photograph by Stephanie Williams. Similar to
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