Posts tagged Inspiration
Posts tagged Inspiration
I have a super easy DIY project to share with you today. I love that these pinwheels can be adapted and used in so many different ways throughout your wedding. You can make pretty place settings, table decor and even adorable cake toppers from mini pinwheels!
Literary lovers could use old book pages. Musical couples could use sheet music, comic lovers could use comic book pages…you get the picture. Or why not create your pinwheels around your wedding color scheme?
If you want smaller pinwheels, you can cut your paper smaller. If you want larger, use a whole book page, folding lengthwise.
Materials you will need:
~ Begin folding pages like an accordion.
~ Once you have your paper folded. Fold in half.
~ Cut the end of the paper anyway you’d like. (The non-folded end) I rounded mine. Then, glue at the fold. One side to the other. See below.
~ You will have one piece of the pinwheel complete.
For my smaller pinwheels, I made 6 separate pieces. You can make fewer or more, depending on the gaps you want in your paper.
~ Begin gluing one individual pinwheel to the other. One at a time. Your circle will start to take shape.
~ Your last piece will be glued on each side to close the pinwheel.
You have a pinwheel!
* Many thanks to Karie Denny Photography for sharing this adorable DIY project with us
If you’re in search of wedding table numbers inspiration, you are going to love the photos I’ve rounded up in this post! When it comes to table numbers, your options for customization are wide open. Simple or elaborate, flat or free standing, casual or elegant… you can choose table numbers in any form or design to fit in with the style of your event.
I’ve been catching a bunch of fun table numbers floating around out there so I thought I’d share some of them with you! Below is a handful of table number ideas for different wedding styles. Enjoy!
Burlap and Woodblock Table Numbers
Table Number Cards with Pinwheel Display
Round Embroidered Table Numbers
Log Table Numbers
White Frame with Burlap Table Numbers
Sailboat Table Numbers
Mini Woodland Animal Table Numbers
Purple Pinwheel Table Numbers
Table Number Flags
Who says only adult beverages sparkle? Place a mini scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream into a glass and pour in some classic A&W for a toast-worthy treat your guests will L-O-V-E!
Oh I love bridal showers, actually any kind of celebration makes me happy. But organizing a shower of any kind is not always all that easy. So we asked the Bits of Hue team to share with us an easy and elegant bridal shower table.
The best part is you don’t have to spend a fortune to recreate this look. Just get all the bride’s creative friends on board to help.
Crockery: Instead of trying to match everything, choose crockery you can mix and match. As long as you keep it in the color scheme.
Flowers: When it comes to the vases, use the same principle. You can use glass, enamel or ceramic containers in different shapes and sizes. Just choose simple flowers, to tie the look together.
Linen: Get a crafty friend to sew napkins and runners, or even bunting. This makes a great keepsake for the bride and it can even double-up as a gift.
Details: Use what you have at home, paper doilies can be used in countless ways at a bridal shower. And cake bunting is the perfect way to use small pieces of ribbon.
* Photographer: Christine Meintjes
If you’re craving towering tiers and buttercream, this staggering confection is proof that you can serve cupcakes without sacrificing those classic-cake moments. Inspired by tradition, this vanilla cake is fresh, fun, and meant for sharing.
Attendees at this wedding in Guerneville, California wanted to do something special to surprise the newlyweds, so a pal rounded up a dozen people to “score” the first kiss. When the newlyweds turned to face the crowd, signs proclaiming “10” or “9.5” shot up.
Remember the Roaring Twenties? Most of us do not remember when the Jazz age blossomed, Flappers redefined the modern women, Art Deco was all the rage, or when Dance Clubs & Speakeasy’s were in vogue. We can take inspiration from this era and use vintage touches like nbarrett photography did in this amazing Flapper photo shoot.
Start your journey by using vintage inspired invitations. Imagine a vintage Radio playing your favorite Jazz tunes. Add a touch of old lace, vintage family photos and ribbon wall to help your guest find their tables. Reinvent your table-scape to include vintage linens, china, flatware, and vintage inspired menu cards.
Go soft & romantic with your flowers like this gorgeous light pink astilbe bouquet and lovely old roses boutonnieres. Make your dessert bar opulent with loads of beautiful desserts and gorgeous layered cakes that are as pretty as they taste
Be sure to add a touch of the unexpected like this miniature green cabinet and use old books as risers. Don’t forget to add a vintage family keepsake for photo opportunities of the bride & groom. Take every opportunity to make your special day unique.
The Bowling Shower
Bringing the shower to a bowling alley is a perfect solution when the hosts have small apartments and restless crowds. No special skills are necessary and even shy guests can let the game break the ice for them. Embrace the tasty cheesy fried delights that characterize bowling alley cuisine or some alleys can help you plan a more upscale menu.
The Yoga Shower
Maybe the bride is a yoga aficionado, but even if the guests have never pronounced the word “namaste,” a yoga session can bring everyone’s shoulders down. Hire an instructor to guide an all-level class for the shower crowd (and possibly provide hints for how to relax in the nervous weeks leading up to the wedding), either at home or in a yoga studio. Food and drink possibilities are highly variable, since you can embrace healthy spa cuisine for snacks or use the virtue of having just exercised to indulge in some petit fours.
The Spa Shower
Let someone else do the work of relaxing the crowd. You can bring the group to a spa or have aestheticians come to you with their magic potions and talents. Note: If guests want to have facials done, you shouldn’t plan this shower too close to the wedding date. No one wants to be blotchy on the big day.
The Wine and Cheese-Tasting Shower
Nothing breaks the ice better than food, so why not make the shower all about exciting peoples’ palates? Wine or cheese tastings encourage guests to nibble, compare, and talk. Local cheese-mongers and wine merchants are usually happy to select a tasting menu, but you can also turn to online cheese and wine specialists for reliable, easy, delicious results.
The Craft Shower
A perfect solution for hosts on a budget or for the bride who has everything, the craft shower allows guests to get creative and have a great time making something the bride can really use. Gather scrap-booking supplies and encourage guests to bring photographs, recipes, and other memorabilia from the friendships. The project of the party will be to adorn the pages of a keepsake book for the bride to take home.
This week’s pretty wedding color palette comes from a lovely little photo of mini succulent favors! The use of succulents in weddings has become very popular. In bouquets, centerpieces and other decor… I love it all. When I saw these mini succulent favors in this wedding featured over on Ruffled Blog, I was immediately smitten.
Not only are the mini fabric covered planters adorable, the little name tag flags make these potted beauties extra special. I love how they look displayed all together, evenly spaced on a table with a stunning floral arrangement in the background! Very well done :)
On top of all that goodness, and the reason I’m posting these photos, the colors at this event are so perfectly coordinated! I’m head over heels for this pretty palette.
You can see more from this lovely event here!
Sweet statements are lovely, but bold ones are memorable. Kick your cake up a notch by presenting a design with a flair for the dramatic. I’m loving the black and red contrast.
While elegantly designed wedding cakes are still all the rage, there are plenty of couples out there that choose wedding cake designs with a more playful twist! Many brides and grooms lately are opting to highlight stylish and creatively designed playful wedding cakes as dessert at their reception to reflect their personalities or wedding theme. Here are some favorites that I’ve come across lately…
Ok… so you may not go as far as to have a donut wedding cake. But will you have a cake with a playful design at your wedding?
Getting the little ones to reach for fruit over candy can be a challenge. I love the idea of serving a treat that’s as cute as it is healthy.
Bride Idea: Serve them on top of shortcake “tubes” full of snow-covered whipped cream (sparkling white sprinkles or white chocolate shavings).
There is something refreshingly confident about a dessert table that showcases the intimate details of the design elements instead of relying on a bold color palette. This gorgeous pure white wedding dessert table reminds us that a pure white theme is oh so romantic! Don’t you agree?
If you’re a planning bride struggling to find a sophisticated color theme for your big day, you may want to consider ditching the complicated hue palette for the refined elegance of a basic white layout. Don’t overthink it. The beauty is always in the details.
Photo Credit: Call Me Cupcake
Oh how I love when the weather turns cold enough for hot cocoa. Something about a good cup of hot cocoa makes the world feel like a gentler place.
As I was drinking my cocoa earlier this morning I was inspired to write this blog. With the holiday Wedding and Christmas party season fast approaching I was thinking how homemade cocoa would be a great gift for the party hostess, bridal attendants, or even Christmas gifts for the impossible person to buy for.
Hot Chocolate don’t have to be a boring gift. There are many creative ways you can give the gift of hot cocoa that are sure to wow your gift recipients.
Photo courtesy of Cozy Cocoa Mix
For the outdoorsy person who loves to spend time outdoors during the winter months a winter picnic basket would be a fun idea. Search thrift stores for a second hand picnic basket. Fill the picnic basket with large mugs, a thermos, and jars of homemade hot cocoa mix. You could also include Christmas or winter themed napkins, a tin of cookies, peppermint candy canes and small marshmallows.
Gift baskets are great for all occasions. Fill the gift basket with your hot cocoa mix, mugs, chocolate chips, peppermint candy canes, mini marshmallows, and chocolate dipped spoons. Your gift recipient can use the various candies and marshmallows as additions to their perfect mug of hot cocoa.
Cookie Recipe Book
Homemade Christmas cookies go well with a mug of hot cocoa. You can find various recipes for cookies by browsing free online recipe sites. Print out several different Christmas cookie recipes and place them into clear plastic sheet protectors. Place the recipes into a binder leaving room for additional recipes that can be added later on. Bake some cookies and place into cute tins from the local dollar store. Wrap the recipe binder, cookie tins, and hot cocoa mix in a cute display box and wrap with a huge bow…viola instant cuteness.
When giving cocoa as a gift, please remember nothing can beat homemade cocoa mix. The store bought mixes just can’t beat homemade! One of my favorites is Cozy Cocoa which is made by a friend of mine using an old family recipe.