Hello Beauties Pinterest is a fun way to waste away a Sunday afternoon but it can also be a big help in the wedding planning process. The site can be a bit intimidating if you aren’t sure the best way … Continue reading
Hello Beauties Over the holidays I got some wonderful new books and (lucky me) Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas for an Unforgettable Wedding by Abby Larson was gifted to me by my sweet boyfriend. As soon as I … Continue reading
Hello Beauties It’s Friday, so that means my latest feature is on Pretty My Party! I love Valentine’s Day and have been dreaming in red and pink lately. This time of year is especially close to my heart because it … Continue reading
Hello Beauties It’s Friday so that means my latest feature is up on Pretty My Party!! This week I shared details on how to pair Mint Green with Coral, Yellow and Grey. Be sure to check out my Mint Pintrest … Continue reading
Hello Beauties I love getting crafty especially during the holidays. Each year for my annual girlfriend Christmas party I like to make something homemade to give to all of the girls. This year the gift exchange theme was “Your Favorite … Continue reading
Hello Beauties I hope everyone is having a great summer! I am in the middle of wedding season and this is an exciting time for event planning. I attended BizBash Ideafest 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and met … Continue reading
Hello Beauties The first step of wedding planning is to gather your inspiration. l love looking through magazines and books to find a beautiful color palette or object to use as the event inspiration. My latest addition to my … Continue reading
Hello Beauties I stumbled upon this beautiful wedding on Style Me Pretty this morning. The wedding takes place on the bride’s property in New Hampshire and is filled with rustic glamour. The wedding was a romantic fairy tale of handmade details. The … Continue reading
Push-up Pops by Courtney Whitmore is an instant classic for anyone that loves entertaining. Her new book has made it easy to impress with unique desserts. A Push-up Pop is a little plastic device that can hold anything from cake and pudding to sorbet, cheesecake or pie filling.
The book is divided into chapters for tips and techniques, cake push-up pops, pie push-up pops, frozen push-up pops and cookies, candies and more.
Courtney suggests using sheet pans for the cake layers. If you turn one of the plastic pops upside down and press it into the sheet cake, you will have perfect circles that fit wonderfully into the layered push-up pops. Plus, she provides measurements and their conversions, which is extremely helpful when determining how much to make for your guest count.
The recipes in Push-up Pops are easy and fun to make. I do not always make my desserts from scratch but, Courtney has made it impossible to mess up the most fickle recipes. I love cheesecake and I love the fact that I can have my own little no-bake cheesecake treat in less than 10 minutes.
I I have already ordered my set of push-up pops and I can’t wait to incorporate them into my next event. Push-up Pops is available on Amazon and Courtney’s new book Candy Making for Kids is now available for Pre-order.
Also, be sure visit Courtney’s amazing site Pizzazzerie! It is on my daily must-read list because of the adorable party inspiration, recipes and DIY projects.
Creating a wedding day that combines natural elements, like wood and cotton, with romantic touches, such as gold and lace, is very simple to do. Giving traditional elements a modern twist will keep the Rustic Romance style fresh. First begin with a natural palette, meaning any color you would find in nature. I especially love soft peach with mint accents for a daytime event or rich aubergine with emerald, for a more glamorous affair. Gold would pair well with either of these choices.
Incorporate both masculine and feminine elements in each area
Every wedding needs a few elements to create a memorable experience, such as a welcome area, guest book display, an escort card display and a favor bar. A giant tree gives the welcome area a sense of strength, while the ornate frames balance that with a feminine touch.
Create unexpected centerpieces
Combine rustic elements, such as wood, cotton or even burlap, with more romantic elements, such as gold jars, hydrangea and lace.
Allow the Bridesmaids to choose their own gown in coordinating colors
This will allow each woman to feel their best (and look their best). Bridesmaids dress manufacturer’s often offer multiple dresses in coordinating colors. Be sure to have the girls get different styles and also different textures, some girls should wear chiffon and others raw silk or lace, for example. Also, don’t be afraid of pattern (Molly Sims did an amazing job incorporating pattern into her bridal party).
All of the photos and their original sites can be found on Pintrest
Do you like the Rustic Romance Style? Is it a Timeless Look or a Passing Fad?