Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cake pop cake with top cake layer

partyshowcase (8 of 16)
Use a styrofoam cake and attach the cake balls with tooth picks.

Blue and Red velvet cake..

would be cute for the one Tommy and I cut if it is stacked blue and white

Here is what you need to make it:

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix

1 1/4 cups buttermilk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa

2 teaspoons royal blue paste food color

1 toothpickful violet paste food color


1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and sides of three 8-inch round cake pans with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour.

2 In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.

3 Divide batter evenly among pans. Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.

4 In large microwavable bowl, microwave marshmallow creme uncovered on High 15 to 20 seconds to soften. Add butter. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and salt until smooth.

5 If necessary, trim rounded tops of two cake layers to flatten before assembling. Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate; spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Top with second layer, top side down; spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Top with untrimmed cake layer, top side up. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting.

via betty crocker

Monday, June 27, 2011


Patriotic Picnic Wedding
This is fun and beachy. :) via Glamour and Grace

straws from etsy

via Marry You Me
Love this as a bridesmaid dress :) Beautiful!
via Glamour and Grace
Love the diagonal stripes.

I love that blue necklace for the bridesmaids or me. And the grayish smokey one too! :) via Glamour and Grace

Totally wish I could pull of the red lips like her! via Glamour and Grace

Cake Pops

via Glamour and Grace

via Marry You Me


All via Glamour and Grace

Beachy Invites

Via Glamour and Grace

Simple but cute! Invites with other stationary options free download

via marry you me

Limon-Gingersnap Color Download

Beautiful Stationary... Includes the Martha Stewart lace envelopes

1. The Wedding Chicks | Bunting Save the Date**
2. Love & Lavender | Lace Invitation**
3. Ruffled | Glam Night Out**
4. La Belle Bride | Vintage Bird Invitation**
5. Flights of Fancy | Pre-Wedding Fiesta**
6. Valley & Co. | Bridesmaid Card**
7. Glamour and Grace | Simply Bloom Invitation**
8. Ruffled | Save the Date**
9. Valley & Co. | Best Man Card**

via Glamour and Grace

Pretty Paper Wall

via Forget Me Knot

Multi Cake... And sweet bunting :)


I love this blue and red invite featured on Glamour and Grace.

Guest Book Envelopes

Photo by Meg Ruth Photography | Via Ruffled

This would also be a great way to do escort cards too! Put the person’s name on the outside of the envelope, and on the inside have the table number! Not as much of a keepsake, BUT, you could even have it do double-duty and once your guests take their escort cards out of the envelope, they replace it with a note. A little involved, but hey, anything is possible with weddings. :) via Every Last Detail

Sunday, June 26, 2011

PrePoured Drinks... This is super smart! :)

Via Yummy Wedding Food, Photographer [unknown! Anyone know?!]

Lace Candle Votives from Family Chic

Black Lace Candles

Simple glass votives are wrapped in black lace trim (this type of lace can be found in the ribbon section and sold by the yard at most craft and fabric stores. I purchased mine at Jo-Ann's). I'm pleased with the way these turned out. They have a bit of a Gothic feel to them, perfect for Halloween.

Pick up a yard or two of black lace trim, cut off a strip that covers the perimeter of your votive candle. Using a needle and black thread, overlap the edges and make small stitches to tack in place.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Water bottle+Lace scraps+Double stick tape=Lovely

Invitations by Erin * Sparkle & Hay

If you love all things rustic chic then that pretty much guarantees that you love the fluttery-lacy goodness that are paper doilies. Inexpensive, easy to find & just plain pretty, paper doilies are quite possibly the most versatile paper product you can use in a wedding DIY. Make your own paper cones, cupcake wrappers, seating charts, garlands and… of course… invitations! When I happened upon the lovely website of Avie Designs I was instantly charmed by her invite designs & even more thrilled to find her FABulous DIY for making your very own doily invites!

Are they not the most adorable things?! I just love that you can make all 3 with just 2 doilies!

What you’ll need:

2 Circular Doily (12″ diameter pictured)
A2 size cards & envelopes
knife w/ sharp blade
cutting board
tacky glue
1 sheet printer paper

I’ll take you through the steps in photos, but be sure to check out Avie Design’s post for the full detailed tutorial!

Card #1

& Card #2


& #3 – DIY doily envelope liner

I’ll totally admit that this last one is my favorite; I’m such a sucker for a good envelope liner!!!! Be sure to go check out the rest of Avie Design’s beautiful blog & work on her site here!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

mason jar fun :)
Spray painted lids for the mason jars... Super cute :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


A recipe book titled "The Recipe for Love"
Include Tommy and my favorite recipes

This girl did a cookbook favor that was out of the park! She says that they cost about $4 a book for 60 Recipes in 125 books. I would probably make a book per couple/family and not per person and since we are planning on 150 people that would be maybe 75ish books. $300 for favors. Since I would normally have allowed $2/person that would be pretty on budget. I could probably even make it less expensive if I tried really hard.
The book is divided into his, hers, and ours. CUTE!

NOTE: I got my total cost with them to about $225
Lowest cost is $181

wedding favor cookbookthe culinary couple cookbook