Archive for August, 2011
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Willow Tree Cake Toppers
Find the right aesthetic for Willow Tree cake toppers.
Willow Tree cake toppers are not an uncommon sight in the wedding world. Willow Tree’s hand-carved look is both beautiful and timeless, so it’s not hard to understand why brides go again and again to Willow Tree cake toppers for inspiration and a classy, subtle addition to their wedding. Willow Tree cake toppers shy away from the traditional stiff bride and groom atop a fluffy white pastry – the figures look natural, comfortable, and completely in love.
For a more casual wedding, Willow Tree cake toppers are a must. The Willow Tree cake toppers design with the bride and groom in jeans adds a laid-back but still elegant feel to any wedding. The white dress/tux model still retains the casual feel of Willow Tree cake toppers without looking stiff and posed.
Willow Tree cake toppers also fit in seamlessly with the photos and knick knacks of your home. Willow Tree cake toppers can be appreciated as a piece of art and as an everlasting symbol of your commitment to your spouse.
Monday, August 29th, 2011
Bridal Combs on the Big Day
Make your bridal combs look perfect
Veils are the traditional headpiece worn by a bride on her wedding day, but they aren’t always the most flattering option. Depending on the hairstyle you’ve chosen on your big day (or personal preference), you may decide to use bridal combs in lieu of a more traditional cranium accessory. Bridal combs come in a variety of styles and they can even be used as an addition to the traditional veil. Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding your bridal combs in the days leading up to (and during) your wedding:
Keep in mind the feel and theme of your wedding while selecting bridal combs. While something fancier may dress up a simple gown, you want to be sure that your bridal combs don’t overpower the rest of your outfit.
Bring your bridal combs to your trial hair appointment to see how it will look on the day-of. You may be worried about damaging it, but you won’t understand the full-effect of the look without it. Something that looked great in the salon may look completely different as you walk down the aisle with your bridal combs.
If you are attaching a veil to your bridal combs (and you won’t have a stylist with you to attach it) designate someone to come with you during your trial hair appointment to learn how to attach (and detach!) your veil to your bridal combs.
Friday, August 26th, 2011
Dog Cake Toppers
Even your dog cake toppers will conform to breed standards
No matter how much you love your furriest of friends, there’s a good chance that dogs will not be allowed in your reception space. Keep Fido close (even when he has to stay home) by incorporating him on your cake with dog cake toppers. Dog cake toppers are a great way to show your love for you pet (or pets!) by keeping him near you and your sweetheart on top of your cake, or nearby on the dessert table.
When selecting dog cake toppers, keep in mind size ratios. If your dog cake toppers are twice the size of you and your spouse on top of the cake, even the most unobservant guest will notice that something is off.
Try also to match the style of your cake topper with your dog cake toppers. Ceramic dog cake toppers may look a little odd beside a wooden rendition of the two of you.
If you don’t personally own a pooch that you want perched beside you on your cake, but you are still an avid doggie fan, think about dog cake toppers that represent you and your spouse as canines. There’s nothing cuter than two Shar Peis or German Shepherds smooching atop some fluffy pastry, and dog cake toppers will make an adorable addition to your home decor.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
A Seamless and Simple Monogram Cake Topper
Keep your personality in mind while selecting your monogram cake topper
A good wedding will often feel like a brand – everything will fit together in a coherent and aesthetically appealing way, and it should never feel cluttered or crowded. Seamless and Simple should be your guiding light as you design your perfect wedding day, and the same goes for your monogram cake topper. A monogram cake topper is one the most customizable options for the top of your cake, and your monogram may appear in other places at your wedding as well. Your monogram cake topper should fit your theme (and your other monograms) as closely as possible, and this is easiest through simplicity.
You may want to select the style of your monogram cake topper before moving on to calligraphy and stamps, as it is much easier to copy the style of a manufactured monogram cake topper than it is for you to find a monogram cake topper that fits a piece of calligraphy.
Your monogram cake topper should fit your personality as a couple while still retaining its elegance and simplicity. Are you a perfectionist? Fun and silly? Edgy? The angle and design of your monogram cake topper can reflect that. Remember, your monogram will become the brand of you and your sweetie on your special day, and it shouldn’t be cluttered or over-designed. Keep your monogram cake topper Seamless and Simple!
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Selecting the perfect bridesmaid gifts:
By the time your wedding rolls around, your bridesmaids will have been there for you through thick and thin. They were the ones who sat up for hours in your apartment tying ribbons on the programs and organizing escort cards. They were also the ones who (hopefully) threw your shower and bachelorette party. And on your big day, they will stand with you as you commit your life to the one you love. Show them that you appreciate all of their hard work and dedication with the perfect bridesmaid gifts. How should you select the bridesmaid gifts right for your bridesmaids?
Try to find bridesmaid gifts that fit either the personality of your bridesmaids or the theme and feel of you wedding (or both!). Many brides opt for bridesmaid gifts that their girls can wear during the ceremony and/or reception, such as jewelry or bedazzled sandals – and other brides choose bridesmaid gifts that their maids will use forever in their home (such as personalized glasses or tote bags). Any bridesmaid gifts that can be personalized with their names, your names, or your wedding date is a big plus, because your girls are sure to think of you (and the great time they had helping with your wedding) for years to come.
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Wedding Favor Cameras
Fun Uses for Wedding Favor Cameras
Wedding favor cameras can be a great way for guests to catch candid moments of you and your beloved on your wedding day. If you provide enough of them (one for every two or three guests or one per table), wedding favor cameras can catch moments that your photographer missed – including multiple perspectives of key events such as the cake cutting and first dance.
Fun ways to encourage guests to use wedding favor cameras:
- Provide scavenger hunt cards that challenge guests to capture a variety of moments at your wedding, such as the bouquet in midair, groups of people laughing, the groom kissing his new wife, and children dancing with the bride. Wedding favor cameras are portable and fun, and they’re durable enough that it isn’t the end of the world if they’re dropped on the dance floor.
- Hand out wedding favor cameras to the children at your wedding. You’ll be able to see your wedding from their perspective (expect several shots of the cupcake table), and wedding favor cameras are a great distraction for young ones who aren’t quite old enough the hit the dance floor.
- Use wedding favor cameras as either a supplement or replacement for your guestbook. Guests can take photos and sign the camera (or printed pictures) with their well wishes for you and your new spouse. It might be more advisable to use wedding favor cameras as just a supplement to the guestbook – it’s hard (and unrealistic) to flip through boxes of cameras to find the cute message from your great aunt six months from now.
No matter how you use them, wedding favor cameras are a great addition to any wedding day, and will provide you and your new spouse with albums full of candid memories.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Happily Ever After with Disney Cake Toppers
Include a real Fairy Tale in your Fairy Tale Wedding with Disney Cake Toppers
Millions of little girls sighed and daydreamed when they first saw Cinderella dance with her Prince Charming in the final minutes before midnight. Since then, we’ve all dreamed of meeting our own prince and living “Happily Ever After,” not forgetting the fairy tale-worthy wedding. Sparkling poufy sleeves and pumpkin carriages may break your budget (and glass slippers may break your ankle), so a more subtle approach may be in order. Why not lend the literal interpretation of your fairy tale to the top of your cake with Disney cake toppers?
Disney cake toppers will look wonderful atop traditional fluffy towers of pound cake or near chic rows of modern cupcakes – fairy tales never go out of style. Disney cake toppers can bring out the princess within and will always look beautiful as keepsakes on your mantle.
If being a pretty princess isn’t your thing, but you and your beloved are still avid Disney lovers, Disney cake toppers will still work for you. Just shirk the dancing couple and opt for the classic Mickey & Minnie display. Fans of original Disney cartoons will love Disney cake toppers that feature the iconic duo smooching it up on your dessert table. If you don’t see yourself as a mouse on your big day, try for a cute human couple donning those conspicuous ears. No matter what your taste, Disney lovers will be thrilled with Disney cake toppers.
Monday, August 15th, 2011
Even Fluffy will feel pretty with Dog Wedding Accessories
Dress her for your Big Day with Dog Wedding Accessories
On your wedding day, your loved ones will be there to support you as you marry your best friend – why leave out your other, fluffier best friend? With dog wedding accessories, even your furriest of pals can be there for you on your big day. Dog wedding accessories can come in handy when you want your dog to trot down the aisle to deliver your rings – just make sure they’re well attached! Designate someone in your wedding party to watch over Fido during the proceedings so that he doesn’t take off into the night with the symbols of your life-long commitment!
Dog wedding accessories don’t have to stop with ring pillows. Dress up your doggie with a smart bow tie or fancy ribbon so he or she will fit in with the rest of your guests. Dog wedding accessories make for some great photos too, but make sure your photographer knows about your little guest so that those dog wedding accessories don’t go to waste.
Dog allergies shouldn’t be a problem as long as the designated handler isn’t allergic. The rest of your guests should be fine as long as they view you dog wedding accessories from a distance!
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
The Quest for Vintage Cake Toppers
How New Vintage Cake Toppers Can Add to Your Big Day
When hosting a vintage-themed wedding, half the fun is pouring through boxes of old vases and gloves at antique stores in the months leading up to the big day, but brides will often find that the quest for vintage cake toppers is an arduous one. On vintage/craft sites, vintage cake toppers can often get expensive, and there’s nothing quite like opening your vintage cake toppers package to see that the nose of the 70-year-old bride has worn away, or that the part that will be touching your (very expensive and delicious) cake is half-rusted.
If your vintage theme is decade-specific (think roaring twenties), it can be hard to find just the right vintage cake toppers for your wedding in the sea of aging lace veils and porcelain accessories.
Though a beautiful vintage wedding can be accented with vintage pieces, it isn’t absolutely necessary that every aspect of your wedding was fished from the attic – your new vintage cake toppers can add to the overall feel of your wedding without subjecting your guests to led paint and dust. Plus, it’s much easier to select the right vintage cake toppers for you when you have a wider selection, something most antique shops won’t have.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Funny Cake Topper
Show your wild side with a funny cake topper
When your big day rolls around, you’ll want as many things in your celebration to reflect your personality as you can. With a funny cake topper, you can let your guests know just how fun-loving you and your groom are. Are both of you constantly playing Angry Birds on your Smartphone? Get a funny cake topper to reflect your addiction and love of all-things new and shiny.
While many of the elements of your wedding will have to be serious and elegant (your groom may bow his head in shame if you do the MC Hammer shuffle down the aisle), a funny cake topper is a subtle way to remind your guests whose wedding they’re at.
While your mother would turn as red as your bouquet if you grabbed your man’s butt at the altar, she can’t get too mad at your funny cake topper for displaying a little PDA on the highest tier of frosted red velvet.
Though it’s an important milestone in your lives, remember to have fun on your wedding day. Your funny cake topper shouldn’t be the only one smiling!
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