Sunday, November 30, 2008
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Photography and Video
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
All these designs from To Bee Named may be personalized with your monogram!
from American Stationery:
I love the understated look of blind embossing - an option from most printers. You can also purchase your own embosser, like I did, and emboss your towels, letterhead, and everything!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Couture Neck Adornment - for the stylish bride!
Ethereal Light Baroque Wrap - Very romantic, and a perfect cover up for the church or as the designer says "adding a bit of couture to a plain and simple dress".
A Haunted Bloom Corsage - This would be great for the Mother of the Bride or everyday on your favorite jacket or coat!
I kinda fancy the Vaudeville Inspired Wrap.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
1 ounce apple-flavored vodka
1 ounce Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
Slice of Granny Smith apple for garnish
Makes 1 drink.
4 cups water
4 cups apple juice
1 (12 ounce) can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 medium apple - peeled, cored and diced
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 medium orange, peeled and sectioned
1 cinnamon stick
In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until cider reaches desired temperature. Discard cinnamon stick. If desired, remove fruit with a slotted spoon before serving.
Maple Egg Nog (barnonedrinks.com)
4 cups prepared Egg Nog
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
Stir in a pitcher and chill. Stir again before serving and garnish with nutmeg.
Invite the wedding party over for a tasting!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Amanda arrived by horse and carriage and the couple departed the same way!
Amanda is a doctor, she delivers babies for the US NAVY! She and Kevin cut the cake with her beautiful sword - a gift from her adorable father!
But it is not all about the bride. Kevin is awesome! With Amanda's busy schedule, he did a LOT - and with a smile! He designed the ice sculpture, a double luge with monogram. It served the caramel apple and pumpkin spice martinis in the cutout opening - sweet!
In keeping with the fall 'theme' apples, displayed on the piano, made lovely place card holders.
The wedding was held the day after Halloween so the candy buffet was the perfect treat for all the big kids!
It was a really fun night. There were heartfelt toasts, lots of dancing, and sparklers when the couple made their exit by boat!
Stephanie and I enjoyed the year of planning with this couple and meeting their families and friends. We will miss them and wish them all the best.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Everyone who has ever met Veronica loves her - including mother nature. It stormed for two days, but cleared up for a few hours for the ceremony and cocktail hour under the tent. Here is a preview (non-pro photos) but check back for images from the amazing Eleise Theuer!
Veronica had a clear picture of the feeling she wanted for her wedding. Check out her inspiration board in our last post.
Friday, November 14, 2008
For now, take a look at Veronica's inspiration for her wedding (created with Bridal Canvas):
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I love a cork-heeled shoe, but check out these with cork uppers: 'PB & J' from Oh Deer! are available at Overstock.com