Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taking Desserts to New Heights

This wedding inspiration from Constance Curtis Events and Dave Richards Photography is taking wedding desserts to a new height, literally! The desserts were hung from an antique ladder and framed with chandeliers and old frames! It doesn't get any better than a fab wedding inspiration and some desserts, love it!

Source: Ribbons & Rust
Design & Style: Constance Curtis Events

Bohemian Cool Beach Wedding

I am kind of obsessed with this wedding that just screams laid back "cool" by Katie Neal Photo. From the intimate ceremony, funky outfits, hanging lanterns, ceremony arch, and BEYOND GORGEOUS table-scape, it's a perfect inspiration source for any rustic-beach bride!

I must take a moment to highlight this gorgeous table design! WOW! The design team created the table from an old grate found at an architectural salvage and then wrapped it in spray painted chicken wire! To complete the look, the table was loaded with flea market finds to create the ultimate mismatched appearance!

Photography: Katie Neal Photo
Design & Style: Sweet Emilia Jane + Sitting in a Tree Events
Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals
Source: Green Wedding Shoes

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Equestrian Invites & Inspiration

After coming across these beyond gorgeous equestrian wedding invitations from Inviting Affairs, I am seriously considering this theme for my own wedding! I mean what's more rustic-chic then a horse-farm right?! Okay, I know I am a little all over the place but seriously there are so many gorgeous wedding inspirations... how does one ever choose?! Thank goodness I have all of you to diverge my many ideas too! Well I guess that's enough from me for now, lets get to these fab invites!

Since we are on the subject of gorgeous equestrian themed weddings, I figured I should throw in some decor inspiration as well! Check it out:



"Maids in Boots" Invitations

Ok- How fabulous is this bridal shower invitation?! Talk about rustic-chic! I literally feel like writing in the names of my best gal pals, I just can't get over how cute it is! For all maids of honor to a rustic-chic bride, be sure to check out more on "Maids in Boots" Invitation set at My Expression!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

S'more Mason Jar Dessert

As a rustic-chic bride, the thought of having a bonfire during my reception sounds amazing!  Going hand in hand with a bonfire comes delicious s'mores of course, a perfect wedding treat right?! So whether you are planning on having a bonfire on the big day or dreaming of one, have no fear because I have a mason jar dessert DIY that is sure to give you and your guests that yummy marshmallow fix, no matter the venue! 

S'more Mason Jar Dessert

{Makes 4 16-ounch mason jar desserts, for a wedding recipe will need to be adjusted to meet guest count}

Ingredients for crust:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 stick butter
Pinch of salt

Directions for crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, melt butter and mix in graham cracker crumbs and salt.  Mix until well moistened.  Spray 4 mason jars with non-stick cooking spray and press graham crust mixture into the jars. 

Tip: Begin by adding a tablespoon to each jar and repeating until the mixture is gone.  Try using the back of a spoon or a clean screwdriver to press the crumbs down firmly.  Don't worry if they don't look perfect!

Ingredients for cake:

1 1/8 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons sour cream

Ingredients for topping:

1 bag large marshmallows


In a large bowl, whisk egg and sugar until smooth.  Mix in milk, cream, butter, and vanilla extract until combined.  Next, stir in sour sour cream.  Then, sift dry ingredients together and then add to wet mixture. Mix this until the batter is smooth. 

Using a 1/4 cup measure, add batter to mason jars one scoop at a time.  Only fill each jar up about half way.  Again – don’t worry if it is perfect.  Next, place jars in a baking dish and add 1 1/2 cups of water to the bottom.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cake is set. 

Remove from the oven and press large marshmallows down on top, the jars will be very hot so be careful not to burn yourself! There are no set number of marshmallows to use, however I recommend about 3-5 in each jar.  Heat the broiler on your oven and watching carefully, brown marshmallows for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. 

Decorate jars with little spoons, ribbon, etc.. serve and let your wedding guests enjoy!

Source: How Sweet It Is

Monday, June 20, 2011

Peacock Inspired Wedding

When one of my dearest friends asked if I could find a fabulous peacock inspired wedding I was up for the challange!  I stumbled upon this beauty from Joyeuse Photography, and I must admit I simply adore it!  Not only is the 50's peacock inspired design wonderful but the this wedding is full of great DIY's!!!  I mean everything from the wedding cake, peacock hairpieces, boutinners to even the brides wedding dress!

Photography: Joyeuse Photography
Source: Ruffled
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul's Luteran Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Reception Venue: 320 Studios