Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What we love: Little Details

1. Felt flowers

I love all the new alternative Bouquet Ideas I have been seeing. The last post was on vintage brooch bouquets but here are some made out of felt flowers...they are so adorable. YOu can also choose to wear a collection of these in your hair.....did i mention this is a DIY project? check out the "how to" on the Brides Cafe Blog

2. Wicker
{The bride's cafe}
These photos were part of a collection of photos from a wedding in Costa Rica. The wicker adds great texture to the setting and the decor of the event. It totally pulls together the beachy-ness of the style but its so versatile that you can play with it to make it match other themes and styles.

3. Lace Doilies

Especially when they are made into these cute little envelopes. Yet again, another DIY project. Check out the how to...here

4. Wooden Words
Not just any wooden words...these ones called "nuzzles". I love the style and typography as well as how the letters are split into pieces and they link together like a puzzle.
From the Nuzzles website:
"Nuzzles™ are custom designed wooden typographic puzzles handcrafted by John Christenson since 2008, each with its own unique characteristics. Every Nuzzle is crafted from a single block of wood, and the characters interlock with each other in a way that creates a sense of harmony and integrity"

5. Pears

{style me pretty}
A different take on the "candied" apple. such lovely presentation as well.

6. Caligraphy flags
{Southern weddings Magazine}
I know, such a random and precise detail. but I seriously love these little suckers. They are so dainty and cute...adding a little playful-ness yet the calligraphy keeps it classy. Not to mention they make great markers or ways to label items as well as place holders. Instead of personalized napkins with your name and date, you can have straws such as these with flags, so they can go into every one's drink.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Upcoming Trend: Vintage Brooch Bouquet

Ive been seeing these mentioned all over twitter the past couple days so I had to check it out! and sure enough...they are gorgeous. To be honest I haven't seen these before. Vintage Brooch Bouquets...made custom for your wedding!! What a great keepsake for your big day! Imagine incorporating a brooch from your grandma, or mom rather than just wearing or fastening it to your floral bouquet.

There were so many to look at...just google-ing "vintage Brooch bouquet" but I did stumble upon the site of Fantasy Florals (picture above and below) through Brenda's wedding Blog. She does amazing work. You can check out her blog where she talks about her process as well as testimonies from brides. Seriously beautiful stuff!!

I also had to search my beloved "etsy" to see what they had going on in the brooch bouquet department...and they didn't let me down. I especially liked the work and presentation of seller: TheRitzyRose. Some of their work is pictured below.

These gorgeous beauties can range you from a couple to a few hundred dollars...but with how beautiful and unique each one is, it may be worth trying to stretch a few dollars.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Inspiration of the day: blue & pink

Taken from my saved archives of pictures I see and save...because i think they are pretty. This is back in September. One of my Fav blogs "Oh Joy" has an occasional series "Closet & Casa" where they put together things from...well...your closet...and casa. After I saw this photo, I wanted to transform it into a wedding board and got my chance when one of my good friends told me that her color choices were blue and berry for her wedding.
BTW...I totally "heart" that gold sequin skirt!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Inspiration of the day

I cant help but look at these photos and think..."wedding inspiration"
I love the colors, the fetiveness, and to overall vibe of these photos.

Vote for our Photo on Wedzilla

Hi Fellow bloggers and readers!! about a month ago I sent Wedzilla my favorite photo from our wedding and today I find out that they are using the submissions in a poll/contest. We really think our Photog Phil Paik did an amazing job so...of course we want to win!! =)
Please take 5 seconds to vote for our photo pictured above Here on the Wedzilla Blog. We are the 5th one down. Just click on our checkbox and then click vote! Pass it on!! Thanks!!
Just to show you how great Phil did...here are a few shots from the wedding.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cute Find: Ticings Cake decor

Planning for an upcoming party soon and stumbled upon this company called "ticings" which makes "edible icing appliqu├ęs" to spruce up your cakes or cupcakes. Their designs would definitely bring a fun flare to diy cupcakes for a wedding or any party!!

What are "Ticings"?
"ticings™ are thin sheets of edible icing printed with contemporary designs using food-grade inks.made in the u.s.a., gluten-free, FDA approved and kosher certified, ticings are best applied to fresh buttercreamfrosting. just peel and pressto give your cakes and frosteddesserts modern decorations in minutes!"

They have a few different types of designs for kids, parties, weddings...but you can design your own to match anything. I am thinking of using this for the cupcakes we are planning on making for my Grandma's surprise shindig (a big reason I've been away from the blog world for a while when you combine that with weddings and consults).

Anyways, here are some really cute design and ideas from their page as well as a simple how to.

"it’s as simple as one, two, three."
1. frost. prepare your baked surface with a soft frosting (buttercream works best, but any soft frosting will work). make sure the finished surface is smooth and flat.
2. peel. with dry hands, gently peel ticings from the backing sheet and center on top of the frosted surface.
3. press. gently pat into place, smoothing the edges to remove any air bubbles or unevenness from the frosting underneath. add sprinkles, sanding sugar or frosting decorations around the edges to finish, or use alone for a quick and elegant decoration.

If you guys end up using them, share some pictures with me and I'll do the same =)

Happy Weekend everyone!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hallo-weeen time!!

Hi Everyone!!
Well it has certainly been a while since our last update. We have been especially busy this month trying to get things set for a couple weddings and going to weddings...as guests =). In between...well...life. Its fast and fun!!
Seeing that we have another wedding this weekend, this will be a quickie post just to give you some eye candy and to let you know we haven't forgotten about you. These coming couple of months will be a great time for PPW. We have some updating and re-vamping to do....as well as some non-wedding projects that are near and dear to us as the holidays fast approach and we will definitely share them with you.

Speaking of holidays...Halloween is right around the corner and it def makes for some good themed weddings. From candied apples, to pumpkins, a popping palette using Black, orange or purple with fun patterns in between (ie: damask)...you can really dec out if your wedding is Halloween weekend/themed...and don't be fooled by the theme.....these weddings definitely don't come out Gothic looking or dead, dreary and scary (unless that's what your going for)...It's actually quite the opposite.

Stay tuned...we have another..."what we're loving now" post coming soon.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sugar & Spice Bridal Shower

Stumbled upon this gorgeous bridal shower party with a "Sweet & Spicy" Theme and an "oh so chic" presentation.
I love this theme...because you can give it many looks and totally have fun with it.
sweet? or spicy?
I did a mini inspiration board for a friend a while back who was thinking of throwing a "sugar & spice" shower...same idea...but she wanted to go with the more burlesque bold look so this is what I came up with. Its a very versatile theme =) . This one has the "sweet" with the pink, the graceful roses, the candy, sweet treats, and other playful details. The spicy comes into play with the black other dark and sexy colors, sexy heels, the lingerie...it would be cool to make the bridal gift theme "lingerie" to add more spice to the party.

Friday, October 1, 2010

What we love: right now!

1. Not your "run of the mill" bouquets

bouquets that actually make you stop and say "Wow" that is different and so beautiful. I love it when they totally match the theme and feel of the wedding...not just in color of the flowers but also in the type of flowers. This one pictured above is so unique to me. I don't even think I can name a single flower in that bouquet (that just might be my lack of knowledge in flower names =/ ). With the colors you can think of other typical flowers that she could have used...but didn't....and it made for an awesome bouquet.

2. Neat Treats & eats for your guests.

custom tea bar with diy tags

"Blue" Velvet cake?!
tomato soup shots with mini grilled cheese
As a wedding guest....I love when the couples offer awesome treats and eats for the guest. Its a detail that will definitely go a long way with your guests....especially when you put thought into the presentation as well. For example you all have prob been to a wedding with a candy bar...love those! there are also dessert bars, cookie decorating station. You can think of a way to incorporate your favorite, food, treat or drink. For example pictured above is a tea selection with a personal touch of diy tags to denote each different tea flavor. You can also go with "unique" with your cake!! I really want to try that blue velvet..mmm...but really, try different flavors especially if you have a multi tiered cake. Another favorite trend I am seeing are mini treats/appetizers that take it back to basics, back to foods you remember as a kid. For example, mini cups of mac n' cheese or who doesn't like tomato soup and grilled cheese...but with a chic twist "tomato soup shots"...for dessert you can do cookie and milk shots. if you please the tummy, you will please your guests =)

3. Linens with a statement

If you want to add an automatic shot of style or personality to your wedding decor...one can never go wrong with printed linens....whether you use them in your napkins or tablecloths. no matter the budget, they always make a statement. You need to choose wisely though because depending on your existing decor (i.e. florals, or the venue setup), it might be overwhelming...so think about it first, and it might just be more $$. For example, if you have a decked out ballroom with elaborate walls, chandeliers and tall centerpieces...do you want paisley printed colored table cloths? maybe or maybe not...but do you need them? Do you want to spend the extra money for the specialty linens? or does the room already speak for itself? Pictured above are wonderful examples of the use of bold printed linens that bring together the whole feel of the environment....I especially love those striped table cloths....they are so dramatic!! and each unique printed napkin on the second example brings a pulled together playfullness that adds the right amount of color and spark to the table.

4. Wedding Ring Bowls

A really cute alternative to a ring bearer pillow. These cute little keepsakes are popping up all over etsy. You can tie your rings to them and have the ring bearers carry them in their palms down the aisle. And after the wedding, it makes for a very sentimental keepsake in the home. Most sellers will allow you to custom design the wording on the dish and put your date.
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