Saturday, August 20, 2011

Campsite Not Required

In case you haven't noticed yet, I've got myself quite the sweet-tooth. Cravings come along with that sweet-tooth and on this foggy day all I can think about is bundling up around a bonfire on the beach and roasting s'mores.

I love the idea of incorporating these tasty treats into a late summer wedding. How do you do that, you ask? Well, funny you should ask...
  • How about you offer up these S'more Nut Bars in a little cellophane bag, pretty ribbon & custom tag as your favors?
  • Or, if you're going the cupcake route why not offer up these scrumptious looking S'more Cupcakes?
  • Look at this idea that I stumbled on...S'mores Cake In a Jar. Pretty sure I'm going to be trying this at home very soon! Marshmallows? Good. Chocolate Cake? Good. Graham Cracker Crust? Good. Put it all in a jar and call it a day? Sold.
  • Now, I've been seeing a lot of pie stations...and I love it! But, they're most often berry pies (which again, I love!) but why not shake things up a bit with a S'More Pie?
  • Or, heck, go the traditional route! Have a beach-side rehearsal dinner with all the fixin' of a traditional bonfire! Barbecue up some meat, bring some beer and roast those s'mores! It'll definitely be a rehearsal to remember!
If you're not a s'mores fan (borderline blasphemy if you ask me!) then incorporate something else you love into your big day! It's all in the details, ya'll.

Hope you're all out enjoying your Saturday! xoxo

**Thanks to Jason Diavatis with Bay Area Entertainment for inspiring my craving! Looking forward to our next SF NACE event! S'mores and all!**

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You Know That Old Saying...

So the saying goes, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in her shoe". It's said that if a bride has all of the before mentioned items on her person that her marriage will be a happy one. Let's take a peek at each of these for some helpful suggestions...

Something old symbolizes continuity to the bride's family & the past. A few options for "something old" are:
  • An old family locket or other sentimental piece of jewelry.
  • A love letter from your grandmother to your grandfather (back when people still wrote love letters!).
  • A vintage hankie.
  • A small photograph from your parents wedding in a small frame & attached to your bouquet.
Something new symbolizes hope & optimism for the bride & her new husband. Consider the following for your newness:
  • Sassy new shoes. I'm thinking Louboutin...but that's just me ;).
  • The key to your new home.
  • A new piece of jewelry...mayhaps something your sweet groom gifted to you on the big day (Hint hint, guys!). 
Something borrowed is usually borrowed from a happily married friend or family member. It's said that their good luck in marriage will be carried over to the new couple. It will also remind the bride that she has family & friends to rely on in her new adventure. Ideas on this one are:
  • A fabulous vintage brooch from your grandmother's stash of costume jewelry (Another great item for the bouquet!).
  • You know that couple that everyone wants to be? How about you ask to borrow her veil? It was gorgeous after all...
  • Your favorite aunt's favorite pair of earrings. She's always had good taste. That's why she's your favorite.
Something blue symbolizes love, modesty & fidelity. In fact, the color blue has been tied to weddings since Ancient Rome! A few true blue thoughts are...
  • Something lacy & blue underneath that dress of yours.
  • Sapphires. Plain & simple.
  • Blue satin ribbon wrapped around your bouquet.
Now, the tricky part. Sixpence. It's said that putting a sixpence in your left shoe on your wedding day will usher in good fortune & prosperity. Problem is...where do you even begin to find a sixpence? It's actually quite easy with the handy dandy internet. There are actual companies out there that specialize in wedding sixpences. Oh, the wedding industry. Anything and everything you could ever need is out there.

Whether you choose to follow the saying to a "t" or forgo it altogether, your day is what you make it and it will be special no matter what. Food for thought!