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  • Trends come and they go. It is the intensity and the affection that keeps them going for as long as they go. As we go back in time, their used to be trends to wear shining jackets along with twinkling objects or going even before that to the Wild West age, a sleeveless waistcoat or long coats used to be the things. The point is that whatever the fashion there were, a time came when another fashion took their place. Fashion trends may last for months, years or maybe decades but one thing is for certain, they sure do come to an end.

     

    For a couple of decades now, there has been a fashion trend that has not faded yet its popularity has grown and is still growing. The trend is of leather jackets. From early 90`s this trend has been on the rise and lately it is unmatchable in the fashion industry. Men, women, teenagers, adults all are fond of wearing leather jackets in any season of the year. Apart from the common people, celebrities have got a nag for wearing these jackets too. There would only be a single movie out of 10 in which the philanthropist does not wear leather jackets to increase his appeal. Even that single movie ratio is now dying because it is a fact that leather jackets dominate the fashion market and producers want to use them in their movies as much as possible to get the eyes of the fashion critiques as well as the common audience.

    This revolutionary piece of clothing has come under the supervision of innovation and is starting to form out its styles. Out of those styles the one that stands out among others is without a doubt the slimfit style. 

    Slimfit leather jackets are the one that people crave for the most. The uniqueness that this apparel offers is impeccable. As a leather jacket, it goes well with almost whatever you wear and whatever your accessories are. Moreover, the specialty that it offers is it is made to fit your body. Whatever the size, whether you are macho, slim, fat, chubby, whatever the size! This jacket would not only fit you as the name suggests but would also make you look irresistible that is for sure!

    The slimfit way of leather jacket is recreating the older sense of jackets for the new generation. Though plain leather jackets look good too but slimfit leather jackets have a way of their own. This classy innovation also has been in the industry for couple of decades now but as they say about the leather jackets, it is still growing.

    Slimfit leather jackets are an amazing opportunity for those who want to try different combinations or even for those who stick to what they wear. In short, these leather jackets are made for everybody that want to have a distinctive image because slimfit leather jackets are made to fit only YOU! 

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  • There's nothing more rewarding than showcasing a photographer's works of art, especially real weddings. And over the past few years, we have published hundreds if not thousands of them. Seasons may have come and gone, but only these top 10 have caught our eyes with the coolest and craziest themes. Check out our favorites of all time below:  

    Circus - Laurel and Kevin wanted to bring the show to their own backyard complete with a unicycle performer for the dance floor, clown noses for the photo booth, and popcorn and peanuts for late-night snacks. See more here >>

    Photo: Ely Fair Photography

    Kentucky Derby - Shana and Bryan were married on "Derby Day." Guests were asked to wear hats, bet on horse races, and sip on signature raspberry mint juleps. See more here >>

    Photo: Leslie Barbaro Photography

    Great Gatsby - Ashley and Devin played Baz Luhrmann's version of The Great Gatsby at the reception for guests to watch. See more here >>

    Photos (from left to right): Rebecca Yale Portraits 

    Doctor Who - Courtney and Cory showcased their fandom for the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. Hence, why you see all the different police call box decor. See more here >>

    Photos (from left to right): Catie Bartlett Photography

    Midsummer Night's Dream - Sheila and Dave's event planner suggested the Midsummer Night's Dream theme by bringing the outside in the tent with 25 live trees and twinkle lights. See more here >>

    Photo: Gene Higa Photography

    Library - Abbie and Jason felt the need to say, "I do" at their local bookstore amongst a sea of shelves. No extra decorations were required! See more here >>

    Photo: Priyanca Rao Photography 

    Camp - Erica Marie and Michael's first weekend trip together was camping, so it only felt suitable to have their wedding at a similar location. See more here >>

     

    Photo: Looking Glass Photography

    Cooking - Nancy and Brett love to cook and bake together. Kitchen-inspired utsensils also served double-duty as favors. See more here >>

    Photo: Tia & Claire Studio

    Rock 'n' Roll - Lyndsay and Andrew wanted their wedding centered around music records. Each table was named after a specific song. See more here >>

    Photo: Jeff + Amber 

    East Meets Midwest - Megan and Kevin combined their hometown roots to showcase a beach venue with BBQ fare. See more here >>

    Photo: Joshua Zuckerman Photography

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  • Add a pop of personality to your wedding with this fun and funky pattern!

    1. Getting Ready Robes

    Photo by Erin Harris Photography 

    We're obsessed with this adorable robes! Hint: they'd also make great bridesmaid gifts. 

    2. Playful Cake

    Photos by Erica O'Brien Cake Design and Sweet and Saucy Shop

    Add a playful tone to your dessert display by decorating it with this fun pattern!

    3. Stand-Out Invitations

    Photo by Jose Villa

    Grab your guests' attention right from the start by setting a cheerful tone!

    4. Decorative Lawn Games

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography and Stephanie N Baker Photography

    Decorate your lawn games to match the theme of your wedding!

    5. Groomsmen Ties

    Photo by Linczak Photography 

    We have to admit we love this funky look for groomsmen! 

    6. Decor Extras

    Photos by Lindsay Docherty Photography

    Throw in a chevron pattern wherever you can! From cupcake toppers to silverware, these pattern pops are sure to add something special to your decor. 

    7. Creative Aisle Runner

    Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography

    Instead of randomly strewning flower petals about, draw some inspiration from this picture and creative a chevron design instead.

    8. Patterned Bridal Gown

    Gowns by Hayley Paige; Photos by Dan Lecca

    This new dress trend is perfect for a fashion-forward bride looking to add a playful element to her bridal look. 

    9. Bold Escort Cards

    Photo by Genesa Richards Photography

    We love the graphic statement this escort card makes!

    10. Preppy Gifts

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography 

    Such a great idea to gift these cute clutches to your 'maids. The chevron pattern paired with the monogramming makes it oh-so-preppy! 

    11. Chic Table Runners

    Photos by Kristina Cipolla Photography and EE Photography

    Make your tablescape stand out with a patterned table runner!

    NEXT: 10 Sea-Inspired Wedding Details We Love

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  • There are several ways in which you can put some sort of unique novelty into your wedding. Weddings are the most important occasions in life and they offer a great chance to impress the guests attending the event. With a proper planning and a skillful execution of the details forming part of a wedding, you can let the event stay fresh for several years in the minds of your guests. After all wedding is a very important occasion in your life and you need to take a great interest in it to make it more interesting and unique so that its stands out strikingly than those organized by others. Georgia barn weddings is one of the great ways to celebrate your wedding amidst a rustic atmosphere. Barn weddings are in fact cheaper than the other types while offering a splendid experience altogether.

    A barn wedding is an uncommon concept and therefore it can bestow an extra romantic touch to your wedding experience. It is important that you discuss the wedding venue with your partner and go for a mutually agreeable option. At the same time, pay enough attention to the budget and the arrangements that will form part of the wedding. A traditional wedding ritual can gain a superb dimension while planned in a barn setting. Once planned well, a barn wedding can be remembered by the couple with fond memories over the rest of their lives. There are a few great options regarding barn wedding venues in Georgia. Each of them is unique in terms of the setting, ambience, facilities and the budget.

    Located in Lakemont, Kingston Stables is a great place for a Georgia barn wedding. This is almost a magical venue that can stay as a permanent picture in your mind forever. You can exchange vows in the garden of trees that feature tall pines in the border. The creek fed by the spring and the stone wall make the location exquisitely beautiful. On the shores of the Lake Rabun, you can erect some tents to stay. This location is an ideal one for the reception ceremony. Guests can enjoy cocktails in the Creekside meadow. You can capture endless number of photographs in the original horse barn and the matchlessly beautiful landscape stretching in front of you.  

    The Densemore farm situated in Cleveland stretches over 52 acres of land at the foothills of the stunning Appalachian Mountains. This could be a perfect venue if you are planning a country wedding. You can get married on a meadow located beside an old oak tree or can choose to have your marriage ceremonies performed amidst the lush green trees behind the barn. The reception can be enjoyable inside the barn and a wagon ride can add lot of fun to the wedding party thrilling every guest who visits the marriage.

    Burge in Mansfield is a 1000 acre farm that can be a great option for a barn wedding in Georgia. If you choose, you can arrive by horse and buggy. The main house is a suitable place to exchange vows under the oaks stretching their shady branches. The croquet lawn and the Burge Conservatory can add so much flavor to your wedding besides the pavilions and cottages you can use as you want.

    Author is a freelance writer and having successful experience in writing about wedding arrangements. Currently he is writing about Georgia Barn Wedding and North Georgia Wedding Venues for more information about Barn Weddings in Georgia visit: Coldcreekfarm.

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  • Wedding cake traditions have been with us for many long centuries, and they have planted their roots deeply in our cultural soil. Many trace their first beginnings to the days when the ancient Romans would bread over the heads of newlyweds to bring them good luck. In Medieval England, couples' cakes were stacked high and they were expected to kiss over the top of them to gain good fortune in their new life together. The modern wedding cake, however, really began with Leopold, Duke of Albany, who served up the first fully-edible wedding cake in 1882. At the turn of the 20th Century, the first tiered wedding cakes appeared, looking much like the typical wedding cakes of today.

    Modern Wedding Cakes

    There is much variety in modern wedding cakes, but there are also typical features we can note. The size of the cake will depend on the number of wedding reception guests. The shape is most often round, but square, rectangular, and even hexagon are not unheard of. The most common number of layers is four to five, but six or seven layers are often found at luxury weddings. The upper layers may be stacked directly on top of the lower ones after the icing has set, or they may be set on separators to add height and wow factor.

    The cake itself, in England, has traditionally been a very rich fruit cake. Nowadays, however, many clients are opting for sponge cake with delicious butter cream filling. New flavours like Salted Caramel and Raspberry & White Chocolate are becoming very popular among some of the flavours of the luxury wedding cakes in London that are provided by Sweet Hollywood. On occasion, wedding cakes will be filled with fruits, jams, frosting, etc., though this is quite optional and bespoke wedding cake companies like Sweet Hollywood can tailor make the flavours to suit your needs and dietary requirements such as Eggless Wedding Cakes sometimes referred to as Asian Wedding Cakes. 

    The icing is traditionally white, though this was not always so. In the late 19th Century, when white refined sugar was quite expensive, white icing on one's wedding cake became a sign of affluence. Queen Victoria's use of white on her wedding cake even gained it a special name- "royal icing." Other icing colors/flavors that are on the rise are chocolate and butter-cream. As to type of icing, fondant and marzipan have been perennial favorites. This is partly due to their lending themselves to sculpting, and marzipan is also used to create edible artwork such as flowers, edgings, hearts, and the like.

    Toppers have been a usual feature on wedding cakes since the 1950s. These started out as simple representations of a groom and bride together, symbols of unity. However, many modern toppers are highly customized. It is trendy at present for toppers to depict some comical scene like the bride dragging the groom up the aisle. The exact topper, if any, will vary greatly based on personal preference.

    Luxury Wedding Cakes

    All of the above elements may be incorporated to some degree into luxury wedding cakes, but these go much further. They add in new, innovative features like flower garlands that wrap around the cake, elaborate superior grand sizes, chandeliers from which the cake's layers are suspended, elaborate floral displays arranged glamorously around the wedding cake's base, and much more. In London, one of the best providers of luxury wedding cakes is Sweet Hollywood. They excel at giving you a totally customized and fully perfected cake, though it does take months to plan it.

    Conclusion

    For a large, luxurious wedding, it is essential to craft the perfect cake. While elements of time-tested tradition may be incorporated, making your cake uniquely yours is the greatest challenge. A cake is perfect when it perfectly fits the occasion, the decor, the atmosphere, and the wishes of the couple to be wed.

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Trying to come up with the perfect bridal gift for your wedding party? Why not create "something blue" for them with this easy DIY earring tutorial? These would be a simple, sophisticated bridal earring option too.

    Here's how to make your own "something blue" dangle earrings in about 15 minutes.

    Materials:

    Earring hooks (pair) Geometric metal components (pair) Top-drilled teardrop beads (pair) 24-gauge wire (10+ inches) Flat-nosed pliers Round-nosed pliers Wire nippers

    How To:

    1. Pass the wire through the bead.  Make sure there is at least 2" of tail on one side.  You'll need this side to make the first wrap around the other end of the wire.

    2. Bend both sides of the wire upwards, following the sides of the bead.  The wire should cross over itself at the top of the bead.

    3. Where the wire crosses over itself, use the flat-nosed pliers to bend the longer piece of wire so that it points straight up from the top of the bead.

    4. Take the shorter piece of the wire and wrap it around the longer piece of wire twice.  Use the wire nippers to trim the rest of the short wire off.  If necessary, use the round-nosed pliers to tamp down any sharp edges on the clipped end.

    5. Wrap the longer wire around one side of the round-nosed pliers to create a loop in the wire.

    Now wrap the wire twice around the first wire that you wrapped. Like before, use the wire nippers to trim the rest of the wire off and use the round-nosed pliers to tamp down any sharp edges.

    6. Using the flat-nosed pliers, open the earring hook.

    Add the circle component and the wire wrapped bead and close the hook.

    7. Repeat these steps for the second earring and you're all done!

    Beautiful!

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  • Planning a seaside celebration for the big day? Here are 10 festive details to incorporate into your decor! 

    1. Row Boat Centerpieces

    Photo by Ashley Largesse Photography

    Fill miniature boats with fresh blooms.

    2. Buoy Guest Books

    Photo by Julia Wade Photography

    Ditch the traditional guest book in favor of this nautical alternative!

    3. Driftwood Escort Cards

    Photo by Julia Wade Photography

    Write guests' names and table numbers on sanded slabs of driftwood.

    4. Oyster Frame

    Photo by Natalie Franke Photography

    Perfect for framing signs and menus or to use in a family photo display.

    5. Sea Shell Garland

    Photo by Tanja Lippert Photography

    Mix a few pretty sea shells into your floral arrangements for a subtle beachy touch.

    6. Sea Horse Place Cards

    Photo by Joanna Tano Photography

    We love how these sea-inspired cutouts double as wine charms!

    7. Sea Fan Centerpieces

    Photo by Marianna Jamadi Photography

    Dried sea fans can be dyed any hue to match your color scheme!

    8. Crab Cocktail Napkins

    Photo by Natalie Franke Photography

    Add personality to your beverage bar with custom napkins featuring sea creature motifs.

    9. Sea Glass Cake

    Photo by Erin Hearts Court

    Decorate your wedding cake with sugar crystals and rock candy in shades of blue and green.

    10. Crustacean Favors

    Photo by Photo by Basia

    We've seen lobster lollipops, crab mallets, crayfish seasoning and—our favorite—lobster shaped bottle openers!

    You Might Also Be Interested In: 

    Top 10 Beach Wedding Decor Ideas

    Nautical Wedding Cakes

    Nautical Wedding Invitations

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  • Use MyFoodMyHealthSM To Develop and Manage a Delicious, Gluten-free Diet Plan

    If you or family members are gluten intolerant you know it can be a challenge to find and maintain a gluten-free diet without feeling like you're missing some of your favorite foods. That's where MyFoodMyHealth can help. MyFoodMyHealth members have unlimited access to hundreds of COMPLETELY DELICIOUS--and totally safe--recipes developed by our own professional chefs and nutritionists.

    As a member of MyFoodMyHealth, you're provided a weekly online meal planning system and a full range of delicious, gluten-free recipes for snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. It makes it easy to maintain a healthy, gluten-free diet while enjoying a variety of foods including gluten free scones, decadent brownies, cakes, muffins, parfaits, quiches, and more. Below are just a few favorite recipes and the chefs who created them:

    Gluten-free Pignoli Cookies - by Sue Baldassano

    Gluten-free Crab Cakes with Horseradish Mayonnaise - by Andrea Boje

    Gluten-free Turkey Meatloaf - by Diane O'Connell

    Fudgey Gluten-free Brownies - by Myra Kornfeld

    Let MyFoodMyHealth Help You Develop and Manage a Delicious, Gluten-free Meal Plan

     

    For less than the cost of one cookbook you'll gain immediate access to our meal planner, gluten-free recipes, shopping lists, and more... Sign up today for a subscription to MyFoodMyHealth or view a Free Demo of the MyFoodMyHealth meal

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  • Weddings are an occasion to celebrate – to enjoy the moment with friends and family and lots of good food and wine. Weddings are also an occasion to remember- to keep those precious memories close to your heart so that they bring joy into your lives So how does one plan a wedding that not only becomes the talk of the town but also remains etched in the memories of your guests for years to come? Barn Weddings seem to be the answer.

    Barn weddings are not uncommon in Georgia anymore. They have become very popular now and for good reason too. The ambience in a barn has a rustic and raw appeal that goes down quite well with city folk and over the last few years one can see that there has been a trend in which wedding planners have advised their clients to choose barn weddings rather than any other venue. This clearly shows that barn weddings in Georgia are 'in' as they offer a paradigm shift in the choice of a venue from the ordinary and mundane to the more exotic.

    One clear advantage of barn weddings is the fact that they offer everything that people are looking for from an occasion. They offer fun, excitement and sometimes even adventure as well since many a time there are farm animals on the barn. For guests this is a dream come true as they are always on the lookout look for something new in an occasion and enjoy more when they are in newer surroundings.

    As they have not been in a barn for a long time, they like the surroundings since city life and its surroundings can be boring. Therefore, style with a rural touch is what sets barn weddings apart from others and this is what guests remember for a long time.

    What else does one want from a wedding?  Top on the list is the joy of your guests. In other words your guests should enjoy themselves thoroughly and not be ones who just attended. A high level of service - good food, excellent wine, wonderful catering and exceptional entertainment from a live band or a DJ are things that make all the difference, and all of it is available in a barn.

    Barn weddings score over conventional venues in other respects too. There is no space crunch in a barn and while generally barns can accommodate about 300 odd guests, more space can be added by putting in additional tents and more chairs. Sudden changes in weather is not a deterrent at all and in case of inclement weather, guests can be moved indoors without any issue and arrangement for catering can also be moved –in alongside.

    With a host of advantages behind them barn weddings are getting popular in Georgia. Couples are showing interest in getting married in a barn and this trend is catching on. With wedding planners joining the bandwagon, the trend is likely to continue in the near future as well.

    Author is a freelance writer and having successful experience in writing about wedding arrangements. Currently he is writing about Barn Weddings Georgia and Barn Wedding Venue in North Georgia for more information about Barn Weddings in Georgia visit: Coldcreekfarm.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Carrie Coleman Photography

    This planted centerpiece would be the perfect decor for an eco-friendly wedding! 


    Ingredients:

    Rocks Potting soil Moss Garden plant of your choice Glass container of your choice Garden gloves

     

    How To:

    Place rocks on the bottom of the container.

    Add soil. (Use a trowel for this step if you like.)

    Remove the plant from the container. You will probably need to remove some of the dirt from the plant. 

    Once you have it “planted” in the dirt in the container, give it a few drops of water. 

    Now add the moss.

    There you have it! A lovely terrarium. Place the terrarium in indirect sunlight. Spritz it with water once a week and remember you can always change out your plant for the seasons. Get creative and have fun!

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  • Trends come and they go. It is the intensity and the affection that keeps them going for as long as they go. As we go back in time, their used to be trends to wear shining jackets along with twinkling objects or going even before that to the Wild West age, a sleeveless waistcoat or long coats used to be the things. The point is that whatever the fashion there were, a time came when another fashion took their place. Fashion trends may last for months, years or maybe decades but one thing is for certain, they sure do come to an end.

     

    For a couple of decades now, there has been a fashion trend that has not faded yet its popularity has grown and is still growing. The trend is of leather jackets. From early 90`s this trend has been on the rise and lately it is unmatchable in the fashion industry. Men, women, teenagers, adults all are fond of wearing leather jackets in any season of the year. Apart from the common people, celebrities have got a nag for wearing these jackets too. There would only be a single movie out of 10 in which the philanthropist does not wear leather jackets to increase his appeal. Even that single movie ratio is now dying because it is a fact that leather jackets dominate the fashion market and producers want to use them in their movies as much as possible to get the eyes of the fashion critiques as well as the common audience.

    This revolutionary piece of clothing has come under the supervision of innovation and is starting to form out its styles. Out of those styles the one that stands out among others is without a doubt the slimfit style. 

    Slimfit leather jackets are the one that people crave for the most. The uniqueness that this apparel offers is impeccable. As a leather jacket, it goes well with almost whatever you wear and whatever your accessories are. Moreover, the specialty that it offers is it is made to fit your body. Whatever the size, whether you are macho, slim, fat, chubby, whatever the size! This jacket would not only fit you as the name suggests but would also make you look irresistible that is for sure!

    The slimfit way of leather jacket is recreating the older sense of jackets for the new generation. Though plain leather jackets look good too but slimfit leather jackets have a way of their own. This classy innovation also has been in the industry for couple of decades now but as they say about the leather jackets, it is still growing.

    Slimfit leather jackets are an amazing opportunity for those who want to try different combinations or even for those who stick to what they wear. In short, these leather jackets are made for everybody that want to have a distinctive image because slimfit leather jackets are made to fit only YOU! 

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  • There's nothing more rewarding than showcasing a photographer's works of art, especially real weddings. And over the past few years, we have published hundreds if not thousands of them. Seasons may have come and gone, but only these top 10 have caught our eyes with the coolest and craziest themes. Check out our favorites of all time below:  

    Circus - Laurel and Kevin wanted to bring the show to their own backyard complete with a unicycle performer for the dance floor, clown noses for the photo booth, and popcorn and peanuts for late-night snacks. See more here >>

    Photo: Ely Fair Photography

    Kentucky Derby - Shana and Bryan were married on "Derby Day." Guests were asked to wear hats, bet on horse races, and sip on signature raspberry mint juleps. See more here >>

    Photo: Leslie Barbaro Photography

    Great Gatsby - Ashley and Devin played Baz Luhrmann's version of The Great Gatsby at the reception for guests to watch. See more here >>

    Photos (from left to right): Rebecca Yale Portraits 

    Doctor Who - Courtney and Cory showcased their fandom for the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. Hence, why you see all the different police call box decor. See more here >>

    Photos (from left to right): Catie Bartlett Photography

    Midsummer Night's Dream - Sheila and Dave's event planner suggested the Midsummer Night's Dream theme by bringing the outside in the tent with 25 live trees and twinkle lights. See more here >>

    Photo: Gene Higa Photography

    Library - Abbie and Jason felt the need to say, "I do" at their local bookstore amongst a sea of shelves. No extra decorations were required! See more here >>

    Photo: Priyanca Rao Photography 

    Camp - Erica Marie and Michael's first weekend trip together was camping, so it only felt suitable to have their wedding at a similar location. See more here >>

     

    Photo: Looking Glass Photography

    Cooking - Nancy and Brett love to cook and bake together. Kitchen-inspired utsensils also served double-duty as favors. See more here >>

    Photo: Tia & Claire Studio

    Rock 'n' Roll - Lyndsay and Andrew wanted their wedding centered around music records. Each table was named after a specific song. See more here >>

    Photo: Jeff + Amber 

    East Meets Midwest - Megan and Kevin combined their hometown roots to showcase a beach venue with BBQ fare. See more here >>

    Photo: Joshua Zuckerman Photography

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  • Add a pop of personality to your wedding with this fun and funky pattern!

    1. Getting Ready Robes

    Photo by Erin Harris Photography 

    We're obsessed with this adorable robes! Hint: they'd also make great bridesmaid gifts. 

    2. Playful Cake

    Photos by Erica O'Brien Cake Design and Sweet and Saucy Shop

    Add a playful tone to your dessert display by decorating it with this fun pattern!

    3. Stand-Out Invitations

    Photo by Jose Villa

    Grab your guests' attention right from the start by setting a cheerful tone!

    4. Decorative Lawn Games

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography and Stephanie N Baker Photography

    Decorate your lawn games to match the theme of your wedding!

    5. Groomsmen Ties

    Photo by Linczak Photography 

    We have to admit we love this funky look for groomsmen! 

    6. Decor Extras

    Photos by Lindsay Docherty Photography

    Throw in a chevron pattern wherever you can! From cupcake toppers to silverware, these pattern pops are sure to add something special to your decor. 

    7. Creative Aisle Runner

    Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography

    Instead of randomly strewning flower petals about, draw some inspiration from this picture and creative a chevron design instead.

    8. Patterned Bridal Gown

    Gowns by Hayley Paige; Photos by Dan Lecca

    This new dress trend is perfect for a fashion-forward bride looking to add a playful element to her bridal look. 

    9. Bold Escort Cards

    Photo by Genesa Richards Photography

    We love the graphic statement this escort card makes!

    10. Preppy Gifts

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography 

    Such a great idea to gift these cute clutches to your 'maids. The chevron pattern paired with the monogramming makes it oh-so-preppy! 

    11. Chic Table Runners

    Photos by Kristina Cipolla Photography and EE Photography

    Make your tablescape stand out with a patterned table runner!

    NEXT: 10 Sea-Inspired Wedding Details We Love

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  • There are several ways in which you can put some sort of unique novelty into your wedding. Weddings are the most important occasions in life and they offer a great chance to impress the guests attending the event. With a proper planning and a skillful execution of the details forming part of a wedding, you can let the event stay fresh for several years in the minds of your guests. After all wedding is a very important occasion in your life and you need to take a great interest in it to make it more interesting and unique so that its stands out strikingly than those organized by others. Georgia barn weddings is one of the great ways to celebrate your wedding amidst a rustic atmosphere. Barn weddings are in fact cheaper than the other types while offering a splendid experience altogether.

    A barn wedding is an uncommon concept and therefore it can bestow an extra romantic touch to your wedding experience. It is important that you discuss the wedding venue with your partner and go for a mutually agreeable option. At the same time, pay enough attention to the budget and the arrangements that will form part of the wedding. A traditional wedding ritual can gain a superb dimension while planned in a barn setting. Once planned well, a barn wedding can be remembered by the couple with fond memories over the rest of their lives. There are a few great options regarding barn wedding venues in Georgia. Each of them is unique in terms of the setting, ambience, facilities and the budget.

    Located in Lakemont, Kingston Stables is a great place for a Georgia barn wedding. This is almost a magical venue that can stay as a permanent picture in your mind forever. You can exchange vows in the garden of trees that feature tall pines in the border. The creek fed by the spring and the stone wall make the location exquisitely beautiful. On the shores of the Lake Rabun, you can erect some tents to stay. This location is an ideal one for the reception ceremony. Guests can enjoy cocktails in the Creekside meadow. You can capture endless number of photographs in the original horse barn and the matchlessly beautiful landscape stretching in front of you.  

    The Densemore farm situated in Cleveland stretches over 52 acres of land at the foothills of the stunning Appalachian Mountains. This could be a perfect venue if you are planning a country wedding. You can get married on a meadow located beside an old oak tree or can choose to have your marriage ceremonies performed amidst the lush green trees behind the barn. The reception can be enjoyable inside the barn and a wagon ride can add lot of fun to the wedding party thrilling every guest who visits the marriage.

    Burge in Mansfield is a 1000 acre farm that can be a great option for a barn wedding in Georgia. If you choose, you can arrive by horse and buggy. The main house is a suitable place to exchange vows under the oaks stretching their shady branches. The croquet lawn and the Burge Conservatory can add so much flavor to your wedding besides the pavilions and cottages you can use as you want.

    Author is a freelance writer and having successful experience in writing about wedding arrangements. Currently he is writing about Georgia Barn Wedding and North Georgia Wedding Venues for more information about Barn Weddings in Georgia visit: Coldcreekfarm.

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  • Wedding cake traditions have been with us for many long centuries, and they have planted their roots deeply in our cultural soil. Many trace their first beginnings to the days when the ancient Romans would bread over the heads of newlyweds to bring them good luck. In Medieval England, couples' cakes were stacked high and they were expected to kiss over the top of them to gain good fortune in their new life together. The modern wedding cake, however, really began with Leopold, Duke of Albany, who served up the first fully-edible wedding cake in 1882. At the turn of the 20th Century, the first tiered wedding cakes appeared, looking much like the typical wedding cakes of today.

    Modern Wedding Cakes

    There is much variety in modern wedding cakes, but there are also typical features we can note. The size of the cake will depend on the number of wedding reception guests. The shape is most often round, but square, rectangular, and even hexagon are not unheard of. The most common number of layers is four to five, but six or seven layers are often found at luxury weddings. The upper layers may be stacked directly on top of the lower ones after the icing has set, or they may be set on separators to add height and wow factor.

    The cake itself, in England, has traditionally been a very rich fruit cake. Nowadays, however, many clients are opting for sponge cake with delicious butter cream filling. New flavours like Salted Caramel and Raspberry & White Chocolate are becoming very popular among some of the flavours of the luxury wedding cakes in London that are provided by Sweet Hollywood. On occasion, wedding cakes will be filled with fruits, jams, frosting, etc., though this is quite optional and bespoke wedding cake companies like Sweet Hollywood can tailor make the flavours to suit your needs and dietary requirements such as Eggless Wedding Cakes sometimes referred to as Asian Wedding Cakes. 

    The icing is traditionally white, though this was not always so. In the late 19th Century, when white refined sugar was quite expensive, white icing on one's wedding cake became a sign of affluence. Queen Victoria's use of white on her wedding cake even gained it a special name- "royal icing." Other icing colors/flavors that are on the rise are chocolate and butter-cream. As to type of icing, fondant and marzipan have been perennial favorites. This is partly due to their lending themselves to sculpting, and marzipan is also used to create edible artwork such as flowers, edgings, hearts, and the like.

    Toppers have been a usual feature on wedding cakes since the 1950s. These started out as simple representations of a groom and bride together, symbols of unity. However, many modern toppers are highly customized. It is trendy at present for toppers to depict some comical scene like the bride dragging the groom up the aisle. The exact topper, if any, will vary greatly based on personal preference.

    Luxury Wedding Cakes

    All of the above elements may be incorporated to some degree into luxury wedding cakes, but these go much further. They add in new, innovative features like flower garlands that wrap around the cake, elaborate superior grand sizes, chandeliers from which the cake's layers are suspended, elaborate floral displays arranged glamorously around the wedding cake's base, and much more. In London, one of the best providers of luxury wedding cakes is Sweet Hollywood. They excel at giving you a totally customized and fully perfected cake, though it does take months to plan it.

    Conclusion

    For a large, luxurious wedding, it is essential to craft the perfect cake. While elements of time-tested tradition may be incorporated, making your cake uniquely yours is the greatest challenge. A cake is perfect when it perfectly fits the occasion, the decor, the atmosphere, and the wishes of the couple to be wed.

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Trying to come up with the perfect bridal gift for your wedding party? Why not create "something blue" for them with this easy DIY earring tutorial? These would be a simple, sophisticated bridal earring option too.

    Here's how to make your own "something blue" dangle earrings in about 15 minutes.

    Materials:

    Earring hooks (pair) Geometric metal components (pair) Top-drilled teardrop beads (pair) 24-gauge wire (10+ inches) Flat-nosed pliers Round-nosed pliers Wire nippers

    How To:

    1. Pass the wire through the bead.  Make sure there is at least 2" of tail on one side.  You'll need this side to make the first wrap around the other end of the wire.

    2. Bend both sides of the wire upwards, following the sides of the bead.  The wire should cross over itself at the top of the bead.

    3. Where the wire crosses over itself, use the flat-nosed pliers to bend the longer piece of wire so that it points straight up from the top of the bead.

    4. Take the shorter piece of the wire and wrap it around the longer piece of wire twice.  Use the wire nippers to trim the rest of the short wire off.  If necessary, use the round-nosed pliers to tamp down any sharp edges on the clipped end.

    5. Wrap the longer wire around one side of the round-nosed pliers to create a loop in the wire.

    Now wrap the wire twice around the first wire that you wrapped. Like before, use the wire nippers to trim the rest of the wire off and use the round-nosed pliers to tamp down any sharp edges.

    6. Using the flat-nosed pliers, open the earring hook.

    Add the circle component and the wire wrapped bead and close the hook.

    7. Repeat these steps for the second earring and you're all done!

    Beautiful!

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  • Planning a seaside celebration for the big day? Here are 10 festive details to incorporate into your decor! 

    1. Row Boat Centerpieces

    Photo by Ashley Largesse Photography

    Fill miniature boats with fresh blooms.

    2. Buoy Guest Books

    Photo by Julia Wade Photography

    Ditch the traditional guest book in favor of this nautical alternative!

    3. Driftwood Escort Cards

    Photo by Julia Wade Photography

    Write guests' names and table numbers on sanded slabs of driftwood.

    4. Oyster Frame

    Photo by Natalie Franke Photography

    Perfect for framing signs and menus or to use in a family photo display.

    5. Sea Shell Garland

    Photo by Tanja Lippert Photography

    Mix a few pretty sea shells into your floral arrangements for a subtle beachy touch.

    6. Sea Horse Place Cards

    Photo by Joanna Tano Photography

    We love how these sea-inspired cutouts double as wine charms!

    7. Sea Fan Centerpieces

    Photo by Marianna Jamadi Photography

    Dried sea fans can be dyed any hue to match your color scheme!

    8. Crab Cocktail Napkins

    Photo by Natalie Franke Photography

    Add personality to your beverage bar with custom napkins featuring sea creature motifs.

    9. Sea Glass Cake

    Photo by Erin Hearts Court

    Decorate your wedding cake with sugar crystals and rock candy in shades of blue and green.

    10. Crustacean Favors

    Photo by Photo by Basia

    We've seen lobster lollipops, crab mallets, crayfish seasoning and—our favorite—lobster shaped bottle openers!

    You Might Also Be Interested In: 

    Top 10 Beach Wedding Decor Ideas

    Nautical Wedding Cakes

    Nautical Wedding Invitations

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  • Use MyFoodMyHealthSM To Develop and Manage a Delicious, Gluten-free Diet Plan

    If you or family members are gluten intolerant you know it can be a challenge to find and maintain a gluten-free diet without feeling like you're missing some of your favorite foods. That's where MyFoodMyHealth can help. MyFoodMyHealth members have unlimited access to hundreds of COMPLETELY DELICIOUS--and totally safe--recipes developed by our own professional chefs and nutritionists.

    As a member of MyFoodMyHealth, you're provided a weekly online meal planning system and a full range of delicious, gluten-free recipes for snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. It makes it easy to maintain a healthy, gluten-free diet while enjoying a variety of foods including gluten free scones, decadent brownies, cakes, muffins, parfaits, quiches, and more. Below are just a few favorite recipes and the chefs who created them:

    Gluten-free Pignoli Cookies - by Sue Baldassano

    Gluten-free Crab Cakes with Horseradish Mayonnaise - by Andrea Boje

    Gluten-free Turkey Meatloaf - by Diane O'Connell

    Fudgey Gluten-free Brownies - by Myra Kornfeld

    Let MyFoodMyHealth Help You Develop and Manage a Delicious, Gluten-free Meal Plan

     

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  • Weddings are an occasion to celebrate – to enjoy the moment with friends and family and lots of good food and wine. Weddings are also an occasion to remember- to keep those precious memories close to your heart so that they bring joy into your lives So how does one plan a wedding that not only becomes the talk of the town but also remains etched in the memories of your guests for years to come? Barn Weddings seem to be the answer.

    Barn weddings are not uncommon in Georgia anymore. They have become very popular now and for good reason too. The ambience in a barn has a rustic and raw appeal that goes down quite well with city folk and over the last few years one can see that there has been a trend in which wedding planners have advised their clients to choose barn weddings rather than any other venue. This clearly shows that barn weddings in Georgia are 'in' as they offer a paradigm shift in the choice of a venue from the ordinary and mundane to the more exotic.

    One clear advantage of barn weddings is the fact that they offer everything that people are looking for from an occasion. They offer fun, excitement and sometimes even adventure as well since many a time there are farm animals on the barn. For guests this is a dream come true as they are always on the lookout look for something new in an occasion and enjoy more when they are in newer surroundings.

    As they have not been in a barn for a long time, they like the surroundings since city life and its surroundings can be boring. Therefore, style with a rural touch is what sets barn weddings apart from others and this is what guests remember for a long time.

    What else does one want from a wedding?  Top on the list is the joy of your guests. In other words your guests should enjoy themselves thoroughly and not be ones who just attended. A high level of service - good food, excellent wine, wonderful catering and exceptional entertainment from a live band or a DJ are things that make all the difference, and all of it is available in a barn.

    Barn weddings score over conventional venues in other respects too. There is no space crunch in a barn and while generally barns can accommodate about 300 odd guests, more space can be added by putting in additional tents and more chairs. Sudden changes in weather is not a deterrent at all and in case of inclement weather, guests can be moved indoors without any issue and arrangement for catering can also be moved –in alongside.

    With a host of advantages behind them barn weddings are getting popular in Georgia. Couples are showing interest in getting married in a barn and this trend is catching on. With wedding planners joining the bandwagon, the trend is likely to continue in the near future as well.

    Author is a freelance writer and having successful experience in writing about wedding arrangements. Currently he is writing about Barn Weddings Georgia and Barn Wedding Venue in North Georgia for more information about Barn Weddings in Georgia visit: Coldcreekfarm.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Carrie Coleman Photography

    This planted centerpiece would be the perfect decor for an eco-friendly wedding! 


    Ingredients:

    Rocks Potting soil Moss Garden plant of your choice Glass container of your choice Garden gloves

     

    How To:

    Place rocks on the bottom of the container.

    Add soil. (Use a trowel for this step if you like.)

    Remove the plant from the container. You will probably need to remove some of the dirt from the plant. 

    Once you have it “planted” in the dirt in the container, give it a few drops of water. 

    Now add the moss.

    There you have it! A lovely terrarium. Place the terrarium in indirect sunlight. Spritz it with water once a week and remember you can always change out your plant for the seasons. Get creative and have fun!

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