Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Cocktail - Champagne Garnishes

Friday means one thing... time to celebrate! Whether you are joyous in receiving good news or lost and baffled by troubling news. Let the delicate movement of bubbles in your glass bring you joy this Friday.

In victory one deserves it,
In defeat one needs it.
- Napolean

My ideas for decorating Champagne at your wedding reception have just been published on Polka Dot Made. Be inspired by some wonderful ideas on how to make your celebratory toast a real talking point. Visit Polka Dot Made - Cocktail Friday - Champagne Garnishes

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ghost Hunting

If you are not a fan of fabric chair covers and you're looking for something modern and edgy, consider using the Louis Ghost Chair. Made from transparent polycarbonate, these chairs are neither here nor there, and perfect for a rustic-chic or modern, sleek wedding. The chairs are unobtrusive and blend seamlessly into a setting to allow a main focus on other decor elements.

If you are a cosmopolitan kind of bride and looking to create a contemporary reception, the Louis Ghost Chair is for you.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hilary Duff's Wedding

This article actually started out being about celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss. I came across the most stunning pictures of a wedding on her website and just had to share it, but didn't know whose wedding it was... today i discovered it was the wedding of 22 year old actress Hilary Duff to her hockey player beau, Mike Cromie. In August 2010, the couple exchanged vows at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California.

For the ceremony, which took place in the evening, Hilary wore a mermaid-style Vera Wang gown with her hair swept up in a chic chignon to show off her dazzling Van Cleef and Arpels diamond jewelry. Her sister Haylie, served as maid-of-honor and wore a one-shouldered oyster coloured Vera Wang dress.

The reception, held under a wooden pergola, was draped with metres of white muslin cloth and decorated with drippings of greenery, glass lanterns and fresh roses. The three-tiered wedding cake, by Fantasy Frostings, was garnished with roses instead of frosting to give it a vintage feel.
A dessert station featuring ice cream sandwiches with hot fudge dipping sauce was a highlight of the evening. Following the reception guests entered a disco area in an upstair courtyard and danced until the early hours of the morning. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas.

From the stunning glass hanging lights to the adorable rose patterned lighting on the dance floor and the romantic hurricane lanterns... all the amazing details were perfectly planned by event stylist to the stars Mindy Weiss. This is beyond stunning!