Category Archives: Uncategorized
A bit of inspiration from the WedEclectic Team… a la Purple.
It can be a stunning color to include in your wedding, using a myriad of shades, or a black tie affair with a single color accent.
Here’s a few items to consider including in your purple wedding!
Clay Bouquet Shop
If you are looking for a wedding cake that is a little different from the norm or you or your intended are gluten intolerant, the Scandinavian KRANSEKAGE may be what you are looking for.
Growing up in a Danish household and having a father who was a Master Baker, I was used to seeing the kransekage(wreath cake) for all major occasions…weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings…
Although the picture above shows it as a tower, it can also be laid on its side and become a cornucopia and filled with whatever you desire…small cookies, candy, ? Also lovely as a centerpiece on one of your tables at your reception, decorated with hearts, flags, chocolate designs…
The kransekage can be made from purchased almond paste which is easiest…and can also be made from almonds that you grind.
The link for a recipe which uses almond paste(from Food.com)
The link for a recipe which uses ground almonds:(from a blog called global table adventure) This posting gives you plenty of pictures as well…
here is a link for forms that can be used:
If you don’t want to use almonds/almond paste, they can also be made from a cookie dough. (I made a kransekage from sugar cookie dough once…as long as it is not a soft dough…you need to be able to make it into solid ring shapes)
A fun cake to make and a delicious cake to eat!
Eva from A Bridal Touch
Clay Bouquet Shop is offering a $25 gift certificate to her shop!
vibrant colors to choose from, it promises a colorful 2014…Bright! Vivacious! Brilliant! Electric!
1. Dazzling Blue
2. Radiant Orchid’
4. Celosia Orange
7. Hemlock (green shade)
8. Paloma (a gray shade)
9. Placid Blue
There are a lot of choices this year…but in the end, it still means that you get to choose exactly what you want in color and style…and what is great about the Eclectic Wedding team is that this professional group of individuals are able to create the wedding of your dreams in all areas . . . from the invitations to the gown, shoes, headpiece, jewelry, flowers, reception…there is someone here who can do just what you need.
Eva from A Bridal Touch
This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by
Kelly creates floral crowns, hair flowers, jewelry, and more!
An array of her floral crowns…a great veil alternative for the bride!
And fascinators, for the bride who wants something different!
And a few of her fabulous hair flowers…perfect for the Bride, the bridal party, and just for fun!
Kelly is offering a TWO prizes! : )
A pair of Feather Bullet Earrings, worth $20!
A Dia de los Muertos Skull Fascinator, worth $22.50!
And shipping within the US is included! (International shipping would be $8.00.)
Prizes will need to be claimed within 2 weeks of winning!
This giveaway will run until midnight, January 31st (extra long due to the holidays!), but don’t wait!
Entries will be accepted for:
Commenting, including your favorite item from MsFormaldeyde‘s shop.
Commenting that you hearted MsFormaldeyde‘s Etsy shop (and your Etsy name for verification).
Commenting that you friended MsFormaldeyde on Facebook (and your FB page for verification).
Follow @WedEclectic on Twitter.
Friend WedEclectic on Facebook.
Tweeted this giveaway (please copy your tweet here).
Posted this giveaway on your Facebook page (please copy your post here).
Posted this giveaway on your blog (please include the link here).
Posted this giveaway on a wedding/social network (please include the link here).
The winners will be chosen randomly, verified, and contacted on February 1st via email with the good news!
Congratulations – you’re engaged!! Here are some wonderful cards to thank your guests after your engagement party or bridal shower.
All are handmade and customizable from shops on Etsy. Two of them are pdf files so you can print out however many you need for yourself. Clicking on each photo will open a new tab to that shop’s listing for information about each item.
Happy Wedding Wishes,
It’s interesting that we attend so many weddings and have participated in the bouquet toss and the garter toss…yet, so many of us don’t know the reasons behind them…
Centuries ago, the brides would carry an aromatic bunch of garlic, fruit blossoms, herbs and grains(dill and marigold could be eaten at the wedding feast to promote desire). These bouquets were meant to drive away any evil spirits and symbolize prosperity. During the Victorian times, flowers became more prevalent in the bouquets as well as the specific meanings that were given to the flowers. When comprised of blooms, it symbolized the bride’s status as a “maid in bloom”.
A wedding would mean good fortune, and at one point(approximately 14th century, the guests would begin to try and tear away pieces of the bride’s clothing and flowers in order to obtain this fortune. In an attempt to deter the guests from doing this, both the bouquet toss and the garter toss originated.
The garter is thought to represent the virginal girdle…when the groom removed the girdle, it demonstrated publicly that the bride was relinquishing her virginal status.
There are many varieties for the bride to present her toss bouquet…
a. The traditional one where all unmarried women gather and the bouquet is tossed.
b. All of the women.
c. Bridesmaids only.
d. Give to someone specifically, for example, a newly engaged friend.
e. For the longest married couple.
f. Dedicate the bouquet in honor of a loved one who as passed.
g. Breakaway bouquet…made up of several small bouquets in one, so several people get one
The garter is thought to represent the virginal girdle…when the groom removed the girdle, it demonstrated publicly that the bride was relinquishing her virginal status. The garter can be part of the “something blue” to protect the bride against bad luck or unhappiness. This may come from the “Order of the Garter” which is one of the oldest orders of knighthood and symbolized by a blue ribbon. Knights were known to be the protectors of women. The mantle of a Knight of the Garter was worn by royal bridegrooms over their wedding attire.
The groom throws the garter and the traditional meaning is that the one who catches it will marry soon. In many weddings, the man who catches the garter and the woman who catches the bouquet will be the next two people who will get married(not to each other). The garter toss in past times was proof that the marriage was consummated and it was considered good luck for the man who caught the garter.
For your wedding day, knowing that you can incorporate your own version of a toss bouquet…whether to toss it or to dedicate it to someone….will make your day very meaningful. The garter toss can be as demure or as sassy as you and your groom desire!
Check out the many shops of WedEclectic Members for toss bouquets and garters.
Wishing you a Magical Day! Eva from A Bridal Touch
I love the Fall. Of course I love the colors, and the endless social gatherings, but the food is the real reason that I look forward to this time of year. Homemade apple crisp, eggnog lattes, Irish cream, and pumpkin everything. It’s when I really get excited about baking. I learned to cook from some amazing women. And everything was made from scratch. So recently, when my mother came to a complete standstill over the fact that I didn’t have the Pumpkin Spice Mix that she needed for her recipe, I was floored. She could not figure out how to make her dessert without my help, and I loved every minute of it. For those of you who rely on the Pumpkin Spice Mix as my mother now does, here is the breakdown. And if you ever find yourself in my mother’s predicament, I hope your daughter is more understanding than I was.
Pumpkin Spice Mix:
• 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
• 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
• 4 teaspoons ground ginger
• 3 teaspoons ground allspice
• 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds (optional)
I think these are fabulous favors. You can place these instructions on the back of the tag: Add some spice to your life! Stir 2 tbs of cappuccino mix into 1 cup hot water/milk and enjoy!
You could personalize these bags by adding a custom tag or label with your wedding information (names and wedding date).
Okay, this one is just because I’m hungry. But these are so cute, bite size, no mess, and very Fall’ish.
Wouldn’t these be beautiful sitting in a tiered cupcake holder on your dessert table.
What? You’re drooling? Do you need a reason better than taste approval for your big day? I think not….
Here is a 5 star recipe for the most amazing Pumpkin Spice Cake: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pumpkin-spice-cake. I recommend a cinnamon glaze to top it off.
And just a little more inspiration…….
You can see more of this gorgeous cake here: http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/34802
Beautifully simple, and very simply beautiful.
By Keri O’Hara
Delaney Jewelry Designs