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 guests =). In 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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.

From This to That: Inspiration boards

Totally in love with these color schemes
I love seeing how couples turn their inspiration into reality on their big day. Take this simple example of a board found on 100 layer cake. This bride used it as her inspiration for her vintage Parisian theme wedding...and look at the colors...isn't it gorgeous?! Definitely not your usual combo, but it Sooo works!

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