When you combine a breath-taking venue, a lovely bride, a few tablespoons of toadstools, layers of moss, exquisite floral design & charming stationery….you end up with Woodland Wonder. This autumn-esque affair is ethereal, earthy and charming. You can almost taste the apple cider, carmel and all the spices.
Look at those tantalizing, ruby red apples dipped in caramel. Even more fabulous is the assortment of condiments you can roll the caramel apple in. The red fondant on the cake perfectly complements the decor and setting.
There's a new trend in town and it's all about the suspension. How gorgeous are these colorful displays of candles, flowers and Mason jars?
Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings
They add this ambiance and so beautifully complement and cloak the tablescape, leaving more table space for your guests and free up any objects that would potentially block their line of vision.
Photo by Martin Vandiver Photography
The Texas Wedding Guide's special guest blogger, Magic Moments Parties and Events, tells us what charger plates bring to the table:
Having a variety of color and textures is always a great way to add dimension and charisma to any space. When it comes to your tables for your wedding or special event, we often think of the centerpieces and linen as the main focus. One area that is often overlooked and can really make an impact is using specialty charger plates to add that finishing touch.
Photo by Martin Vandiver Photography
No Ordinary Charger
Today, we have come a long way from the standard plastic gold and silver chargers. The newest in innovations are our stunning glass chargers plates that your guests can actually eat off of. With a range of different colors, textures and sizes, this is a great way to transform your guest tables into something truly spectacular!
There's so many intricacies and a plethora of decisions to be made outside the realm of cake options. Thousands of toppers, hundreds of flavors; and should you go for bling or vintage? Here are some fun options if you're having a cake identity crisis, and just some ideas you might have never seen/thought of before.
Let the cake design stand alone and simply suspend your names and wedding date, via projector, on the wall behind it. We love the contrast of the crisp, simple white cake with the pops of color against the rough, edgy brick walls.
Incorporate the letters of your first names in this lace-like frosting for a more subtle, elegant cake.
An autumn or winter wedding is the perfect excuse to break out the s'more bar for s'more treats!
Never limit chocolate - have a variety of options. There's so many kinds of chocolate out there with various fillings and flavorings!
We love this innovative with a chic, classy twist, DIY tray turned sign! Buy a metal tray from Hobby Lobby, Target or another store then use chalkboard spray paint. Now you have a sign where you can write anything you wish on. You can also use it for more than just your wedding. Top it off with a silk ribbon that goes with your color scheme. What would you write on this sign and what would you use it for?
Rancho Mirando offers a dream-like, rustic, charming ambiance and breath-taking views - the perfect complement to any Texas wedding. This hidden gem is nestled in the Texas Hill Country in between Austin and San Antonio. One such bride, Jessica Currie, attests to its rugged, but classic beauty, and the warm hospitality of the staff, making for her own dream wedding:
We had a saying “I love you from the East to the West,” and having families from East Texas to West Texas, it was only fitting that we met in the middle to plan our special day.
We didn’t want the traditional. We wanted the unexpected. We didn’t want a showcase wedding. We wanted a wedding that showcased our personalities. We didn’t want a venue that needed to be decorated. We wanted a venue that was beautiful in itself; a reflection of our personalities and relationship. A hidden gem is what we found in the Rancho Mirando. The views were impeccable, the location was ideal, and the organic, natural beauty found on the grounds was breathtaking. We didn’t need lighting effects, or over the top centerpieces; the ambiance was already set.
We are delighted to once again present Texas-based wedding planner and superstar, Donnie Brown, Donnie Brown Weddings and Events, in his third of many upcoming, monthly contributing columns. You may know him from the popular TV show, “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”
Well-known for his direct and vivacious personality, he is sure to keep us in stitches with his humorous opinions and sometimes, unbelievable tales from his experiences as a planner over the years. In addition, he will keep readers up-to-date on the latest bridal trends and “must haves.”
Here, in his next column, Donnie takes us on a side-splitting-'til-tears-stream-down-your-face checklist of what a bridezilla looks like. What's even more hilarious (or scary) is that I bet some of you have seen brides do this:
You know you are a bridezilla if.........