Wedding Monograms: Digital Couture

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Digital Couture Wedding Monograms add such a personal touch to a wedding. And the wedding monogram can go far beyond the cocktail napkins. From custom gift tags to cake designs, there are lots of fun ways to incorporate the wedding monogram! Recently, I was on the search for someone to design a wedding monogram for a sweet friend of mine. Rhonda Hesse of Digital Couture designed me not just … { read more }

Style Me Pretty: Interview

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Abby Larson Style Me Pretty Interview

Style Me Pretty: Interview with Abby Larson If you have ever visited Style Me Pretty, then I can almost guarantee you have it on your bookmarks bar, and it's a daily read.  If you have not visited Style Me Pretty - I suggest you sit back, block off at least an hour, and jump right in to the glitz and glam of wedding inspiration. Abby Larson, Editor and Founder of SMP, is also a Vanderbilt … { read more }

Garden Bridal Table

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Garden Bridal Table
Garden Bridal Table

Garden Bridal Table & Sugar Wedding Baskets There are some parties that just call for breaking out the fancy lace tablecloths and grandma's antique silver! This garden bridal luncheon was one of them! Each guest enjoyed a small silver bud vase filled with baby white roses.  As a favor, ladies were served sweet mints in Sugar Baskets! These are super fun and can be easily personalized for … { read more }

Wine & Cheese Dinner Party

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Having friends over for dinner? Host a wine and cheese dinner party! Grab your favorite bottles of wine, and find out the best cheese to pair with them! We typed up our pairings and framed it in a simple, silver frame!  If you're a regular reader, you know we mention height all-the-time - so no surprise we placed our cheese and crackers on a tall cake stand! And elephants aren't just for baby … { read more }

Orange Breakfast Party!

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Poppy Seed Muffins with Orange Glaze 3 cups flour, all-purpose 2 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/8 cups vegetable oil 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice Thoroughly mix all the muffin ingredients until well blended. Fill each muffin tin a little more … { read more }

Kentucky Derby Delight Recipes

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Kentuckey Derb Recipes
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The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition and the perfect chance to enjoy a mint julep and slice of yummy pie! Whether you're headed to the derby itself, enjoying the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, TN or hosting a viewing party - these recipes will have your guests ooh'ing and aah'ing! Enjoy! Joe's Mint Juleps 2 cups water 2 cups sugar 20 sprigs of mint extra mint to garnish the … { read more }

Bridesmaid Luncheon: Miniature Wedding Cake Favors

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Miniature Wedding Cake Favor Boxes

A bridesmaids luncheon should be an unforgettable moment. Small silver picture frames with pictures of the bridesmaids at a younger age make perfect place cards. Then go back a generation further by displaying wedding pictures of the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom. It is the special touches that create memories. Hint to extend the life of roses: Add 1/2-teaspoon bleach and … { read more }

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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This weekend, I'm working on the design for a boy's baby shower, and we are going to serve fresh lemonade for guests. I wanted to share this recipe with you as it's perfect for a spring or summer party! Old-Fashioned Lemonade 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Peel of 1 lemon Juice of 6 lemons Sliced lemons, limes and fresh mint for garnish In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil, add … { read more }

Three Trifle Desserts

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Baby Shower Lemon Trifle Dessert

Lemon Trifle Trifles are delicious individual desserts at a baby shower or bridal luncheon in the spring. Serve them topped with a flower to match your color theme! To complete this recipe, you will need a pound cake (try this delicious recipe), vanilla ice cream and one recipe of lemon sauce. Lemon Sauce 2 cups sugar 1 cup butter 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice 4 large eggs, slightly … { read more }

Cocktails Before the Symphony

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Bellini champagne and delicious marinated shrimp will be the star attraction for cocktails with friends before the symphony or a night out on the town. Gather around the piano and let the good times roll! Bellini Champagne 1 peach, pureed (or 4 oz of peach nectar) 8 oz champagne dash of grenadine Pour pureed peach into bottom of tall fluted glass.  Slowly add champagne and top with dash of … { read more }