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Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff
Decorate a plain cake with these edible pineapple flowers and save a small fortune on your wedding cake (or a cake for the rehearsal dinner). You don't even need to be a whiz in the kitchen. These beautiful pineapple flowers are super easy to make.
Materials:Fresh Pineapple Sharp Knife Baking Sheet Cupcake Pan Edible Food Spray (optional)
1. Start by slicing the top and bottom off of a fresh pineapple.
2. Next, cut the rough skin (and eyes) off of the pineapple. Leaving a pineapple, free of eyes and an intact core.
3. Then, cut very thin slices of pineapple.
4. Add slices to a baking sheet. Then, bake the slices in the oven at 250 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Then, flip over each slice and put back in the oven for another 30 minutes.
5. Now that the pineapple pieces are nearly dried out in the baking process (but not quite), move the pineapple pieces into a cupcake tin and place back in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Or until a golden yellow.
6. Let cool, then spray with edible food spray (if desired), for a more colorful look.
Now, it's time to adorn your cake with these beautiful, edible flowers. They're a great way to dress up a store-bought cake. Don't you think?
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Wedding is the most important thing in the lives of the people. They want to remember each special moment that they spent during that day and preserve it as a memory for their entire lives. To do that, all they need to do is hire a professional videographer to ensure that the entire day is captured to perfection and it remains archived for their entire lives.
But in order to do the job properly, one needs to be extremely professional and should ideally possess certain qualities which would make them indispensible. These are the following:-A professional videographer will know exactly what to do with the audience and how to make it perfect. The way one shoots a wedding video is extremely important. He will know the right angles and the right color modes for them to get the best picture quality. He will also do a brilliant job post the shooting of the video. Whether it is editing or the increase in certain aspects like lighting etc. he will do exactly what is necessary. Will use the Latest equipments: - the most important aspect in technical processes like shooting a video or taking a picture is the type of equipments that you have at your disposal. The more advanced your equipment, the better it is. Brilliant Ideas: - the other important aspect about the shooting of the videos is the creative aspect which the person brings on to the table. It is always best if the person who you have hired is a creative guy. If he is, he will come up with the best ideas and surprise you pleasantly. The different modes which he will use for the different times of the day; the angles which he will use for different places etc. these are the certain technicalities about which he will have a sound knowledge about. He will know exactly which important people to cover and maintain an equal representation of each guest in the party. Enjoyable and Stress free wedding: - if you have a professional at your disposal you would not have to worry about the miniscule details about the shooting process. He will completely take care of each and every angle of the entire episode. Whether it is focusing on the bride and groom or the guests, he will know exactly what to do and whom to shoot when necessary.
There are a few other aspects as well which need to considered by you. They are as follows:-But you should be extremely careful about who you choose. You should always consult the professional agencies before you finalize the person who you are hiring. They should be having good reviews so that you are sure about the level of their performances in the past. Most professionals carry their portfolio along with them which may be used as a proof for the standard of work they produce. You might want t go through more than one professional to compare the works of each and then take a final decision. The other most important aspect is the budget. You need to make sure that you are absolutely clear about how much you want to spend for the videography aspect of your marriage. A marriage is an expensive affair and you need to remember that there are other things which need heavy investment (things like hiring the venue, the seating arrangement, the bride and the groom’s apparel etc.).
Thus there is no need to get tense or nervous about the entire affair. All you need to do is consult the agencies and hire a worthy professional.
Project by Janie Medley
Photos by Alisandra Photography
A dressed up mantelpiece is the perfect addition to a cozy winter wedding!
Ingredients:Assorted vases of different heights and textures Flowers: Amaryllis – 6 stems Carnations – 12 stems Roses – 10 stems Greenery Ornaments
Decide what flowers will look best in the assorted vessels. Cut the flowers to fit the vessels.
Place the greenery on the mantel and align the mantel with the flower filled vessels.
Add the ornaments in the clear vases and add a few ornaments loosely on the mantel to complete the look.
Perfect for your holiday décor and also perfect for a mantel at a wedding! Make sure you select the flowers and vessels that are cohesive with the look you’re going for.
This year we have been fortunate enough to showcase hundreds of stunning real weddings featuring lovely couples and talented vendors from across the country and around the world. Narrowing it down to ten favorites certainly wasn't an easy task! While we loved every wedding we featured in 2014, we thought we would revisit a few that particularly stole our hearts. Enjoy!
1. Erin and Andrew: La Jolla, California
Photos: John Schnack Photography
This intimate summer wedding, set in the lush gardens of a historic Spanish estate, is filled with romantic, effortless details.
2. Linda and Hugh: Oahu, Hawaii
Photos: Stephen Ludwig Photography
This gorgeous seaside celebration featured cultural traditions and lots of branded details from favor bags to cocktail glasses to gobo lights. Plus, gotta love those happy pops of yellow!
3. Laura and Jessica: Manhattan Beach, California
Photos: Jason Burns Photography
A sweet springtime wedding with a gorgeous beachside garden ceremony and a light, joyful feel throughout.
4. Aarti and Sukrant: Malibu, California
Photos: Ian Grant Photography
This happy couple tied the knot with a joyful, vibrant Hindu ceremony followed by a romantic poolside reception at a breathtaking Tuscan estate on the Pacific coast. The colors and details are exquisite!
5. Samantha and Travis: Phoenix, Arizona
Photos: Daniel Kim Photography
This sun-drenched orchard wedding was filled with cheerful details like crepe paper tassel garland, Geronimo balloons, marquee monograms, brick oven pizza, and even a Dippin' Dots bar!
6. Paul and Joe: East Hampton, New York
Photos: Jayd Gardina Photography
A sweet ceremony featuring heartfelt vows and yoga poses followed by a four-course dinner and dancing, all set in the couple’s immaculately landscaped Hamptons backyard.
7. Janet and Stanley: Fremont, California
Photos: Jasmine Lee Photography
These high school sweethearts tied the knot in a stunning sunken garden ceremony followed by a glamorous tent reception complete with ruched chiffon ceilings and floral chandeliers.
8. Samantha and Daniel: New Orleans, Louisiana
Photos: Mark Eric Weddings
A fabulous French Quarter destination wedding featuring a traditional second line parade and a regal palette of royal blue and gold.
9. Tricia and Adam: Toronto, Ontario
Photos: Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love Stories
This wedding was filled with fun personalized details from start to finish: cheerful florals and a fabulous beverage bar at the ceremony, followed by boogie shoes and wish lanterns at the reception. Adam also takes the gold for sweetest First Look reaction of the year — hands down.
10. Beth and Jon: Nolensville, Tennessee
With a beautiful farm backdrop and a soft ivory and blush palette, this wedding epitomizes natural elegance and rustic romance.
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Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff
Celebrate a seasonal wedding with this festive DIY centerpiece idea, that involves combining a rosemary tree with fresh flowers that will look great longer than you may think.
Want to make your own? Here’s how…
Materials:rosemary tree fresh flowers (mostly reds, burgundies and deep pinks) - I used ranunculus, tulips, hypericum berries, sahara sunset, and brunia berry. scissors water tubes decorative paper ribbon
1. Start by cutting out a square from a large piece of decorative paper that is large enough to cover all sides of the plastic starter planter.
2. Then fold the corners upward and then the surrounding sides until the container is covered. Add a ribbon to secure the paper around the container.
3. Next, fill a tube with water and put the rubbery cap on. Then add one flower stem, after you’ve cut it down to size. You’ll want roughly 1-2 inches of the stem poking out of the top of the tube.
4. Then, stick the tube into the rosemary tree, hiding the tube, so you can only see the flower.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the rosemary tree is covered in flowers.
Now you have a beautiful holiday centerpiece, perfect for a reception, rehearsal dinner, or holiday party.
Whether you adore your pets or have a special place in your heart for a specific type of animal, it can be super-cute to incorporate this into your wedding décor. Here are a few ideas we’ve seen in real weddings.
Animal topiaries are projected to be one of the hot décor items for 2015, and it’s a cute and subtle way to express your love for animals, whether you focus on a specific species or mix it up.
Photo by James Moro Photography
From figurines to paper cut outs, your escort cards can provide a fun nod to your animal of choice. Aside from the pig and bird options shown here, we’ve also seen escort cards dedicated to cats, elephants, horses, and more!
Photos by (left to right) Joshua Zuckerman Photography, Gene Higa Photography
We love how this invitation style doesn’t go too over-the-top with the animal motif – it’s still totally appropriate and sweet.
Photo courtesy of April Twenty Five
What a fun idea for a guest sign-in board! Each guest signs a silhouette of a different sea creature – perfect for a wedding at an aquarium or near the water.
Photo by Jack Looney Photography
We’ve seen a lot of animal cake toppers lately, but these are two of our favorites – a nod to the couple’s pet pooches and fun deer-themed style.
Photos by (left to right) Rachel Pearlman Photography, Crystal Satriano Photography
Check out more creative décor ideas from our Décor Editor »
In light of the nostalgia-inducing #ThrowbackThursday trend, here are some wedding ideas that allow you to reminisce about the past while also celebrating your future.
1. Marching Band
Photo by Shannon Cronin Photography
Whether it's your high school or college band, this is an adorable way to re-live school memories.
2. Creative Favors
Photo by Marlin Munoz Photography
We love the way this couple incorporated the classic cartoon into their wedding favors!
3. Picture, Picture
Photo by Sarah Rhoads Photographers
Leave a Polaroid on the tables so guests can snap photos and keep them as favors!
4. Play Dress-Up
Photo by Melvin Gilbert Photography
Throw on a silly costume and strike a pose in the photo booth with your new partner in crime.
5. Lemonade Stand
Photos by Bright Bird Photography and Jose Villa Photography
The perfect throwback for a hot-weather wedding: ice-cold lemonade!
Photos by Cindy Lee Photography and Megan L Photo
As a kid, no celebration was complete without balloons! Go monogrammed or hire a balloon artist if you're feeling creative.
7. Temporary Tattoos
Photos by Liz Chrisman Photography and Emily Alt Photography
Personalized temporary tattoos are a creative twist on favors that everyone can rock at the reception!
8. Kissing Booth
Photo by Daniel Kim Photography
An adorable way for all couples to show off their affection at the reception.
9. Hall Passes
Photo by Per Pixel Photo
Escort your guests to their assigned tables with this unique hall pass idea!
10. Freezie Pops
Photo by Aaron Watson Photography
The only dessert you'll ever need! We guarantee this idea will be a hit at any summer wedding.
NEXT: 13 Ideas for Wedding Entertainment That Don't Involve Dancing
1. Jumbo Jenga
Photo by Brio Art by Katie Fears
This fun game will bring unaquainted guests together.
2. A Silhouette Artist
Photo courtesy Cut Arts
A dedicedly classier alternative to caricature illustrations.
3. The Shoe Game
Photo by Matt Steeves Photography
Here's how it works: the newlyweds sit back to back and swap one shoe, so that each person is holding a shoe that belongs to them and a shoe that belongs to their new spouse. Someone (likely from the wedding party) asks questions about the couple, and each person holds up the shoe that represents the person that best answers the question. It's a fun way for guests to get to know the couple a little better!
4. A Piñata
Photo by Nelly Photography
With the right crowd, adults will love this just as much as the kids!
Photo by A. Blake Photography
A classic game option for outdoor receptions.
Photos by Ely Fair and Tara Swain
Jugglers, fire dancers, etc. . . whatever your heart desires!
7. Live Painting
Photo by Melissa Oholendt
Older guests will particularly enjoy watching the masterpiece take form, and you'll have a beautiful souvenir from your wedding day!
Photo by Matt Edge
Another lawn game we love!
9. Bocce Ball
Photo courtesy Amore Events by Cody, LLC
Dedicate an entire section of your outdoor reception to lawn games by including bocce, badmintion, cornhole, and horseshoes.
10. Hula Hoops
Photo by Cramer Photo
Another idea that adult guests might enjoy more than you'd think!
11. Water Balloons
Photos by Katelyn James
Offer prizes to young ones for the most balloons popped.
Photos by 52Forty Photography and Keepsake Memories
13. Balloon Artist
Photos by MeganLPhoto and Felicie Events
A fun way to keep kids (and kids-at-heart) entertained.
NEXT: LAWN GAME DECOR >>
Project by Janie Medley
Photos by Alisandra Photography
Having a wedding during the holiday season? Give a warm welcome to your wedding guests with this festive entryway decor!
Ingredients:Magnolia Leaves Clippings from my Christmas tree — 2 long and 2 short Floral Wire Scissors Decorative Bow
Making a fresh swag is super easy! Basically, you are putting it together as if you were putting together a bridal bouquet. First start by gathering your longest clippings. Place them together and on top place the 2 shortest clippings.
Next place the magnolia leaves on top and secure the bundle with the wire tape.
Now add the decorative bow and secure it to the swag with the wire tape.
There you have it!
Now hang it on the door of your ceremony or reception space and enjoy the beauty!