red ribbons

Cherrytini Ingredients: 12 frozen pitted tart cherries 2 Meyer lemons (or regular lemons if you can’t find them) 3 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 cups tart cherry juice, chilled 1 1/2 cups vodka (Grey Goose) 2 cups of ice cubes Directions: Thread 3 tart cherries onto each (4-inch) cocktail pick or skewer and keep them in the freezer until they are ready to serve. Zest one Meyer lemon onto a shallow dish, mix together with sugar, set aside. Cut lemon in halves and … [Continue reading]

white sands

Tips for beach brides: choose appropriate, tropical wedding attire. Don't eat spicy foods the day of or the day before (spices make you sweat, which yes, will make you cooler, but our goal here is to avoid sweat), don't wear heels (try walking in sand with heels on), avoid too much body lotion (it will clog your pores and make you sweat, just lotion up rough spots like your elbows, knees, and heels)... instead, use a talcum powder (check out the one below - it … [Continue reading]

edamame

Edamame Soup: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 potato, peeled and cut into small cubes, 750 g (1 1/2 lb) frozen edamame beans, defrosted 1 quart (1.2 litres or 2 pints) vegetable stock 2 tablespoons creme fraiche salt and freshly ground pepper In a pan, saute the onion and potato in the oil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cover and allow it to soften for about 4 minutes, until they have both softened. Stir to prevent the mixture … [Continue reading]

daffodils

Summer weddings just WANT to be yellow - it is such a bright and cheerful color, who wouldn't be happy at a lovely yellow colored wedding? If you more shots of yellow check out all sorts of yellow colored weddings right here. Be sure to mix hints of orange, light green, and cream into your decor and details to bring together your yellow wedding look! Handy (dandy) yellow flower guide from The Wedding Chicks: photo credits: yellow flower guide, gifts, candy cups, … [Continue reading]

natural history

Natural history museums evolved from 'curiosity cabinets.' Scientists began to use their collections as teaching tolls and low and behold, soon these lovely museums were born. Darling embroidered woodland creatures textiles available at CatBird. *** This fantastically quirky real wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes, photographed by Mark Brooke Photographers, and took place at the Los Angles Natural History Museum. photo credits … [Continue reading]

parisian pinks

Parisian Pinks - A Soft Pink Wedding in Paris

"...but for all that, she was still a girl at heart and loved pretty things." - Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal. We all know that pink is for girls and blue is for boys, and I'd always assumed that was 'nurture' instead of 'nature' - society just made it that way for whatever reason. Until, that is, I read an article on Time Science that discussed experiments they did where men and women were asked to choose their favorite shade of blue (blue being … [Continue reading]

summer cherry

Cherry Pie: 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie 4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar 4 cups pitted cherries 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons butter Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place bottom crust in piepan. Set top crust aside, covered. In a large mixing bowl combine tapioca, salt, sugar, cherries and extracts. Let stand 15 minutes. Turn out into … [Continue reading]

the remains of the day

A wedding inspired by The Remains of the Day

Ask and you shall receive! This board was requested from Burnett's Boards Facebook fan Gloria (who also left some very excellent ideas for wedding inspiration boards here) - and so Gloria - here it is! I hope you like it. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is a heartbreakingly romantic book (and movie) that tells the story of Stevens, an English butler who has dedicated his life to the service of Lord Darlington. The novel begins with Stevens receiving a … [Continue reading]

coral

Pamplemousse = chilled white wine + grapefruit juice + rosemary garnish. Sip and enjoy. Coral clutch sold here. photo credits: painted fabric, coral dress, escort cards, beach chair, bouquet, drink, door, wild and free print, cake, flower. … [Continue reading]

mirror, mirror

"Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" "Queen, you are full fair, 'tis true, but Snow White is fairer than you." - Snow White, Brothers Grimm *** This utterly romantic real wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty, photographed by Jose Villa, and took place at Haiku Mill on Maui. photo credits … [Continue reading]

arabian nights

The traditional Moroccan wedding blanket, or handira, is created in Morocaan Berber villages by the family of the bride, contain hand sewn sequins, and are made of wool. Brides would then wear the blanket as a cape to keep warm on the journey to their husband's household. Today, handiras are used in decor (Jonathan Adler uses them all the time!), and the sparkle adds just enough glitz to luxurious interiors. Purchase yours here! And wondering how that stunning … [Continue reading]

fuchsia fabulousness

A computer geek's color guide: Play around with your favorite images to find your perfect palette! photo credits: hot pink disco balls, pink lemonade, fuchsia daisies, rhinestones, cake, camera, invitations, door, watermelon jello, balloons, shoes. … [Continue reading]

sepia

Sepia: noun A reddish-brown color associated with monochrome photographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries. A brown pigment prepared from a black fluid from cuttlefish used in monochrome drawings and in watercolors. A drawing done with this pigment. Burlap is the perfect addition to any rustic barn wedding. Burlap has a definite odor when you first purchase it so before using it on your big day you'll want to get the smell out. Whatever you do, don't put it … [Continue reading]

aloha

Have you checked out the amazing website Modern Weddings Hawaii yet? It's the definitive guide for the Hawaii bride, and there is a whole lot to love over there. All the beautiful pictures in this inspiration board are from Modern Weddings Hawaii... makes you want to come visit us doesn't it? Destination weddings usually end up being cheaper than other types of weddings - surprised? Well for one thing, fewer people come (and typically, it's only the ones you really … [Continue reading]

espresso

Brown coffee wedding

How to order an espresso and not sound stupid: *** This inspiration shoot was featured on The Wedding Chicks, styled by Blossom Events, and photographed beautifully by Paul Nelson Images. photo credits: inspiration board pictures, espresso cups. … [Continue reading]

cowboy culture

Cowboy dictionary: Badman: also known as an outlaw or desperado. Bandana: a humble piece of cloth. Paisly-print red fabric is more functional than just as a wardrobe accessory. Bandoleer: a belt fitted with loops for carrying cartridges. If you're a soldier, wear it across your chest. Bars: toothless gap between the horse's teeth where you put the bit. Bell-horse: lead horse with a bell around it's neck in order for the wrangler to locate the herd. Branch: one … [Continue reading]