Out with the macarons, cupcakes and s’mores and in with the new class of “unique” wedding desserts… Ice cream sandwiches & floats, churros, pie and cake pops. These represent the new class of cool wedding treats (at least in my opinion) because those cupcakes were popular what, like 5 years ago now?
Obviously I’m biased to the ice cream sandwich here because once you find one amazing DIY recipe it’s just not enough. So… I included three. They say variety is the spice of life, don’t you know. Check out these amazing recipes from Good Things Grow (first photo), Smells Like Home (second photo) & Julia’s Room for Dessert (third photo).
But aside from the sandwich, there is also the fabulous float (forth photo), the very very delicious churros… think we hit the jackpot with these from Mowielicious (fifth photo), the traditionally rustic pie – please the pie is so much more than Thanksgiving (sixth & seventh photos), and…. the cake pop (eighth photo). The what? The cake pop!!
Here’s to the new “unique” on the dessert wedding front!
Today is all about the foods, drinks, and desserts that we love to see at weddings (albeit winter weddings). While you can skip the full Venetian dessert room (let’s face it, it’s not worth it), I’d wholeheartedly recommend not skimping on desserts and other related goodies… I promise, these are the things your wedding guests remember!
On our winter goodies list today…drinks + desserts. Delicious hot drinks are perfect for your “signature drink”. Like what? Try hot buttered rum (yumm – first photo), hot chocolate (third photo), or s’mores in a glass (eighth photo)… works perfectly for an after dinner/before dessert drink. On the dessert side, truffles make for a fun winteresque option (second and seventh photo), or cupcakes…decorate with pretty white lace to make them feel more wintry (fifth photo). For an alternative to the traditional (and massive) wedding cake, try mini rum cakes – a personal favorite (sixth photo), or for a fun twist… meringue pudding anyone (last photo)?
Ho, ho, ho? Merry Christmas and all that jazz! It’s officially the first day of Christmas so I’m hoping that all of our very lovely brides got more than… what is it? Right… a partridge in a pear tree. Yes, hopefully now that you have the ring you’re in full planning mode and getting down to the finishing touches, so that’s exactly what we have here, the finishes for your Christmas wedding. To plan a full blown Christmas celebration, I’m thinking your wedding is literally the week of, before or after Christmas. And if this is the case, it must be very Christmasy! To avoid a blaring red and green palette (though I’m not opposed) we’re going with a toned down gold with plenty of deep evergreens (literally – lots of evergreen), and occasional sprinkles of red. Gold dresses up the day and keeps it feeling festive, and adding red and green details reminds your guests that it actually is days before (or after) Christmas. From the chair touches, to the trees, the incredible holiday decor at the Skylands Manor (New Jersey & New York brides?), the favors, and the very festive dessert tables… Christmas is officially here!
Happy Happy Thanksgiving! My personal favorite holiday rolls around once again, and this year I find myself planning some fabulous Thanksgiving weekend weddings! There is plenty to give thanks for if you’re planning a wedding, just married, or not quite there yet, so today we’re giving thanks for so much ourselves and hoping you enjoy our Thanksgiving wedding inspiration in the form of rustic decor, burlap invites and a boutonniere, lots of gold and fall flowers. Today, a visual Thanksgiving feast for your wedding planning eyes…
Some of the most memorable wedding palettes come when you combine the right colors with the right themes and for a bold and modern option for our trendy brides-to-be, I can’t get over how “cool” a new Moroccan theme is. So what is new Moroccan? Well, it’s not the traditional patterns and more muted reds, oranges and blues that you think about. It’s a stronger color choice with less patterns. Lots of solid oranges, magentas, reds and purples make up this palette and mix with classic Moroccan pieces (vibrant pillows, sheer draping, traditional lanterns, outdoor tents and low seating) creating a very distinct theme but keeping it modern and stylish all at once…