Sunday, September 30, 2012

Beach Theme Wedding Cakes!


Beach Themed Ombre Wedding Cake
Today or tonight I want to talk about Wedding Cakes, Beach Theme Wedding Cakes to be exact! I think I am in a beachy mood because I am home here in Charleston, SC on an island and we will be heading to the beach tomorrow and I am so excited I feel like I have been to this particular beach in a while.  I would love to do a series on beach themed weddings, so look out for that in the future! Well, lets get started.... I have tons of wedding cakes to show you with some fabulous ideas. Keep in mind they are more traditional wedding cakes, but I will have some unique beach themed wedding cakes for you very soon! Hope you enjoy these beach wedding cakes.....makes me so hungry.



Nautical Beach Themed Wedding Cake
 This is a cool and simple beach themed wedding cake.  It features white foundant with blue ribbon lining the bottom or each tier.  It gives me a nautical wedding cake feel.  The white orchirds are a beautiful touch and balance the starfish out beautifully.
This small 2 tiered wedding cake features a seashell mosaic treatment that is simple beautiful. Its classic and sweet.
Beach Themed Suitcase Wedding Cake
This is a fabulously whimsical beach themed wedding cake and I am in love with it.  It features 3 cute square shaped suitcases decorated with seashells and different treasures from the sea!
Blue Beach Themed Wedding Cake with Pearls and Seashells
This cool blue beach themed wedding cake is simple and pretty.  It features clusters of sugar made seashells.  Each of the 3 tiers bottoms are lined with pearls, fitting perfectly into the beach theme.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Celebrity Wedding/Engagement Rings - Miley Cyrus

 Little Miley Cyrus Gets Engaged!

I know I am sooooo late, but today,  The Thursday Celebrity Wedding Engagement Ring features Miley Cyrus.  I wish I had looked more closely at Miley Cyrus' ring when I hears of her engagement, but I saw it today and I just had to post about it.  I am usually a platinum, white gold on diamonds classic ring type girl.  But, this 18 karat cushion cut diamond ring was absolutely stunning.  It almost had an antique feel to it because it is so unique.  Its like old school disney princess to me, and I mean that in a GOOD WAY! It also features a Floral cut pattern on the sides of the band.  Rumored to be 3.5 carats, which is a big stone, but not so big that its tacky or overstated.  Love that.... 

Miley Cyrus Celebrity Engagement Wedding Ring

I know we know here as the peppy little Hannah Montana from the Disney Channel right?! And now she is all grown up and getting married.  Congrats Miley and Liam!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Beach Themed Wedding - Seating Card Ideas


Beach Themed Weddings are one of my absolutely favorite themes of all time.  I want to get into the details and start a series on beach themed weddings.  Today, I have to share these cute ideas for seating chart ideas.  I found so many different ways to do the seating cards for your wedding.  I wish I had seen some of these ideas when I got married 10 months ago.  Surprisingly, I had the most trouble with the seating cards..... trying to find a cute COST EFFECTIVE way to to do the seating card table that fit in with my overall theme.  I hope you all can use some of these for inspiration.  Feel free to leave a comment on what you did or plan on doing for your wedding.  Hopefully, I will have some DIY projects to share with you all soon! Happy wedding planning! 

 Seashell Beach Themed Wedding -Seating Card

 This is a pretty and elegant way to arrange your seating cards.  These are regular classic bivalve seashells (they are the most commonly seen).  All you need to do is create a small hole in the very tip of the seashell to pull your ribbon threw to secure the actual seating card.  Simple and beautiful!



I absolutely love this idea and surprisingly I have never seen it done.  Its so simple but so creative.  Just make sure to have your names all facing an outward direction so people can fast and easily identify their seating card or seating bottle.  Love this! The names can be handwritten as well for a more romantic and shipwrecked feel. Amazon has some very inexpensive bottles you can use to create this beach themed wedding seating card.

Lets Sail Away! - Paper Boat Beach Themed Wedding Seating Card

 Is this not the CUTEST thing you have ever seen.  They are little paper sail boats with printed guests names on the front end of the boat! Just like a real boat would have its name on the front.  It features accompanying flags with the table number as well.  They are hung up by clothes pins attached to small ropes, which gives it even more of a beach/nautical feel.  How cute.... if you can make a paper boat you can make this! Video Instructions below!!!

Beach Themed Wedding Seating Card Sail Boat Instructions

 Starfish Beach Themed Wedding Seating Card

These star fish are imbedded in sand with an accompanying seating card attached to them with ribbon.  Simple, Easy, Beautiful.  One of my husband's friends got married and this was the method they used... it was really cute!

Compass Beach Themed Wedding Seating "Card"

For the Bride where money is NOT A PROBLEM..... these seating compasses are absolutely gorgeous.  They also act as a fabulous wedding favor.  A little piece of round card is placed with each guests name.  I have also seen these engraved, but this was at a very very small wedding.  Now that would be a keepsake.  This wins points for originality!

 Sand Dollar Beach Themed Wedding -Seating Cards

Sand dollars are one of my favorite beach "items."  I am from a beach city and we were always looking for a whole sand dollar on the beach if we could find it when we were little.  These also act as a great keepsake for your guests.  And you can also hand-write these for a more personal feel!

Check out my Beach Themed Wedding Invitation Post

Starfish Wedding Cake Toppers

Monogrammed Wedding Invitations

Friday, September 14, 2012

Monogrammed Wedding Invitations

I love monogrammed wedding invitations. In fact, one of the small themes was "Monogrammed."  My invitations had our monogram on it, cake, programs, menu cards.  I just thought it was a classy personal touch, because it is the first time you are truly recognized as a couple by those initials! So, today I wanted to share some of my favorite monogrammed invitations, from classic to whimsical.  You can create your own monogram or have one created for you by the invitation maker or a printing company. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Peacock Themed Wedding Invitations

As peacocks continue to be all the rage.... I wanted to show you some pretty peacock invitations! As we already know, invitations give your guests their first taste and experience of what your wedding is going to be like.  They can raise interest and heighten expectations, making your wedding a MUST ATTEND event.  Check out some gorgeous peacock wedding invitations below.  I have so many fabulous examples.... so get your inspirational juices flowing ladies!

This peacock inspired wedding invitation features a elegant single peacock feather with an accented blue bow a shade or 2 lighter than the blue in the peacock feather.... the colors play well off each other.  The whole peacock feather and over-sized bow gives a rich look to this invitation.

This peacock wedding invitation features a peacock designed paper tacked on black card-stock.  This is a smart looking invitation and the turquoise bow adds that wedding feel.  This could be easily looked at as a DIY wedding invitation project!

This fabulous wedding invitation features a large peacock feather and whole peacock design on the card itself.  There is also a light turquoise band  holding the peacock feather in place.  I love the wax stamped emblem! Isn't that unique...hmmm I am getting some ideas.

This wedding invitatio features a whole peacock in all its glory. Its simple but elegant!

This peacock inspired wedding invitation and RSVP card is colorful and def brings out the brilliance of the peacock.  I love the floral detail and the peacock in all its glory!

No matter what style you choose, the peacock offers many options in choosing your wedding invitations.  The colors, the elegance of the bird, and the many styles that are available really give this genre of peacocks a place in the wedding business! Hope you enjoyed these selections.  Happy planning!