Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
It's long overdue, but I wanted to share some tidbits from Raquel & Jim's fantastic wedding held at Chateau Bu-Sche' last November.
Monday, October 31, 2011
As you probably know from past posts, I'm a big fan of Indie Wed.
- Two floors of exhibitors with over 100 exhibitors
- Food & drink tastings
- Musical & dance performances
- Models featuring bridal fashions
- Free wedding workshops
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wish Upon a Wedding will be granting a wedding wish to Deshawn & Monica next month, a couple who met in high school and re-connected last year, via Facebook.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
My close, personal friend Martha has some great ideas for fall weddings. Everything from marzipan acorn garnishes to autumn boutonnieres.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Flowers. Every human being grows up surrounded by flowers and their pure, innocent beauty. Like love, flowers start as small, insignificant seeds, soon blossoming into gorgeous symbols of beauty. Likewise, love starts small but soon spreads, infecting the entirety of its person. Like flowers, love is beautiful. Like flowers, love brings joy.
On the left is an amazing example of a flower wedding cake - indeed, it is not a cake at all, but potted flowers in the shape of a cake. I love this unique "cake" which blends the wedding guest "goodie bags" with the notion of cake. And look - all the cake, with more beauty and zero calories! This lovely example comes from the blog Little Cakes.
Here are some more standard-looking flower cakes. This one appears to be decorated with orchids. The artistry used to make the flowers on these cakes appear realistic is incredible. The one on the right is from Wedding Cake Pictures.
Here's a more traditional flower wedding cake. However, it has a less-natural and more Asian feel to it. The design is beautiful, from the carefully crafted flowers to the gold-plated wrap around the base of each layer.
On the right is one final flower-coated cake. The little flowers are sakura, or cherry blossoms. In place of the traditional bride and groom are two hearts. This photo comes from Deviant Art. What a beautiful flower-coated cake!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
They are asked what they see in the mirror, to which they respond, “I see the rest of my life.” This was followed by the tradition of sharing sweets, representing the sweet life they will share together. So beautiful!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
My BFF Martha, recently featured candy-inspired cakes on her website. They are, of course, fabulous!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I admit that I love to visit CakeWrecks to enjoy the cake disasters. I will even page through my Cake Wrecks book and laugh until I'm in tears.
Monday, August 15, 2011
And now that I have that off my chest, I can share this bit of loveliness with you:
Fabulous place card ideas!! Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. these suggestions are unique, crafty, and practical. I love it!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
After writing a blog post about hot dogs, I was compelled to have one for dinner last night. We were out running an errand and, lo and behold, hound ourselves on Milwaukee Ave. As soon as my kids realized where we were, a shout went up for "Superdawg!"
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
July is Hot Dog month. As it well should be. Being a born and bred Chicago gal, I love a good hot dog.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Candy ring, that is. Check out these incredible candy rings featured on Martha Stewart Weddings!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
It's been a long time, folks! I've been busy working on the details of Under a New Moon. But now that it's all set and all the entries have been submitted, it's time to get back to blogging!
So, now that we're already in May, I thought I would make you aware of a very significant day in history -
On May 7, 1660 Isaack B. Fubine patented macaroni.
May 7th, 1983 - A man named August Hoffman broke a record (and proved he had abs of steel) by performing 29,051 consecutive sit-ups!
In 1941 - on May 7th - Glen Miller recorded the "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
But even more importantly, on May 7th of 2008, Jenny and Jeff met for the first time. Then, on May 7, 2010, Jeff proposed.
And yesterday, May 7, 2011 - they were married!
Yes, May 7th really is that special!
The wedding took place at the beautiful Patrick C. Haley Mansion in Joliet! A rainy morning made way for a bright, beautiful (but windy) evening, allowing the ceremony to take place in the lovely garden.
I especially enjoyed seeing the flower girl and her handsome young escort (the adorable Aaron, pictured here) make a dramatic entrance, which was appreciated by the chuckling guests.
Congratulations, Jenny & Jeff! May every May 7th be as happy as this one! It was a joy to be a part of your day.
PS - Mario and Princess Peach on the cake were the perfect touch!