Thursday, March 31, 2016

Inspiration: 10 Unique Guestbooks

  Photo by DaPhotoz

One of the things that makes your wedding so special is how many family members and friends have gathered to celebrate you and your fiancé. People have been getting more and more creative at coming up with guestbooks that can later be displayed in your house. Check out our top 10 favorites below and let us know your favorite guestbook idea in the comments!

1. For the couple who loves photos: have everyone take a Polaroid picture to create an album of your most loved ones!

2. For the couple who loves to travel: use a globe! You can go classic with it, or paint it with a fun saying. Another option is to use a map, since your guests mean the world to you!

3.  For the creative couple: you can have a puzzle made with the same number of guests you plan to have at your wedding. After the reception, you can piece the puzzle together and frame it as a way to symbolize how all of these wonderful people in your life came together.

4. For the outdoorsy couple: you can paint a pallet beforehand to match your wedding and have all of your guest sign it, then you can hang it up in your home.

5. For the couple with a bucket list a mile long: you can have all of your guests write in a journal their favorite trip they've been on. Maybe you'll get some new ideas to add to your list.

6. For the Wine Obsessed couple: I know you have too many corks to count at home that you keep saying you'll do something with. Wine not use them at your wedding? Get a shadowbox from any craft store and have all of your guests sign a cork, then pop it in the box!

7. For the Tech Savvy couple: Today is all about technology and for you, we suggest doing a video montage of your guests. Provide a couple of hand held video cameras where guests can record a message to you. You can later watch your and relive your wedding!

8. For the couple who loves game night: Before your wedding, make a pair of cornhole boards or order some online. Then all of your guests can sign the boards so every time you break them out for game night or a BBQ, you'll remember your amazing wedding!

9. For the couple who loves the beach: Have all of your guests write their love/marriage advice on a scroll, then put them all in a bottle. After, you can check out your Messages in a Bottle and maybe pick up some tips or tricks about marriage.

10. For the classic couple: you can never go wrong with traditional and a nice leather-bound book where your guests can write their well wishes. Cheers to the happy couple!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ask Abby: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Now I know at some point in your life, you have probably been told that, "you can't have your cake and eat it too." Well one of many perks of your wedding? Yes you can!

Tradition says you save the top layer of the cake to eat a year later on your anniversary. However, it turns out not everyone knows how to properly freeze cake and some couples have ended up with quite a mess on their hands.

In order to avoid this, many bakeries have started including an anniversary cake in your cake package! It will come premade, separate from your actual cake, and ready to freeze.

On your actual wedding day, there are so many things going on that you may not remember how delicious your cake choice was! By ordering an anniversary cake too, a year after your wedding, you can celebrate the first of many years with your love and some yummy cake!

So make sure to ask your cake designer about the anniversary cake to have your cake at the wedding, and eat it too on your first anniversary!

Cakes by Laura Marie's

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Wedding Wednesday: Amy & Jeff

11/21/2015  |  Murrieta Equestrian Center



Wedding Wednesday: Lisa & David

April 26, 2015 | Wedgewood Banquet Falbrook

their story: The focus of Lisa and David’s wedding was on the blending of families. With five children combined, the wedding was a celebration of Lisa and David’s love and their love for their kids.  The whole family took part in a sand ceremony and during the reception, they all performed a family dance, including all the in-laws.  The color scheme was a fun mixture of fuchsia, navy, and gold and hints of grey kept it classy and sophisticated.

Photographer: Cate Batchelor Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Wedgewood Banquet Fallbrook
Florist: Splendid Sentiments
Catering: Wedgewood Banquet Fallbrook
Cake: Elegance on Display
Men's Wear: Men's Wearhouse                                               

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Table Design Tuesday: "Hair of the Dog” - Wedding Day-After Brunch

Harrah’s Resort was the perfect sunny setting for a stylish and relaxing day-after brunch at the pool, complete with sweet bites a Bloody Mary bar to offer a little “Hair of the Dog” after a night of celebrating.  The inspiration for the design was the French bulldog, Francois, who was the star of the table design. This concept featured bold geometrics, fun florals, and a retro-vibe, iconic of Palm Springs chic.

Photographer:Ashley Bee Photography
Coordinator:  Michelle Garibay Events
Florist: Seven Stems Design
Location: Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Linens: Luxe Linen
Chairs: Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Stationery/ Paper Goods: Paper Villa Fine Stationery
Rentals: Madam Palooza Emporium
Other: Dessert Bar – Harrah’s SoCal Pastry Chef Matthew Lawa
Model hair and makeup: Wow! Your Beauty Concierge

Monday, March 28, 2016

Mangia Monday: Farm to Table

One Trend that is here to stay is Farm to Table. Using nothing but the absolute freshest ingredients possible, these meals will be nutritious and delicious! Working with local farmers, the organic produce will be fresh from the farm when it hits your plate and you get to help out local businesses. The quality of these meals just can't be beat! Here's to hoping your Monday is short, coffee is strong, and produce is farm fresh!

Win a FREE wedding ceremony!

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Vendor Spotlight: Frost Me Gourmet Cupcakes

Vendor: Frost Me Gourmet Cupcakes

Location: Seaport Village (downtown San Diego) & Westfield UTC (La Jolla)

Specializes In: Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Truffles, Cake Parfaits

"Frost Me Gourmet offers dessert catering for any size event. From intimate bridal showers to large receptions, you will find the perfect dessert for your perfect day! Gluten Free options available. Complimentary tastings and consultations available by appointment!"