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Inspiration Board : a Winter Wedding in Blue and Silver

Winter was definitely in the air this weekend. There was snow on the ground and the high reached about 14 degrees. Brrrrrr. So for today's inspiration board I based it on a snowy winter wedding using the color palette for today's Invitation Challenge {seen here} and this month's wedding vendor challenges which will start on Wednesday. I just love the snowflakes when combined with winter blue and the sparkle of the silver. What is your favorite element from this inspiration board?

Image Credits and Shopping Resources:
bluebell jacket from BHLDN, snowflake cookies from Pink Penguin Cakes, winter decor from Centsational Girl, snowflake high heels from Nora Karen, brooch bouquet from Lionsgate Designs, wedding ring set in london blue and white topaz from Kat Designs NYC, sequined dress from Bloomingdale's, bridal clutch from Nora Karen, snowflake cupcakes from
Country Living


Winter Weddings in Blue and Silver . . . an Invitation Suite

Starting Wednesday this week, I will be showcasing the Wedding Vendor Challenges for January and to start off the week I have an invitation challenge that Nicole of Inside the Envelope, Inc. joined in on. I asked her to create an invitation suite based on this months color palette, which was blue and silver. I just think this is a great color palette for any winter themed event, don't you? And, with the glitz of silver, it definitely says "Let's Party!!!!!".

I just LOVE what Nicole came up with and the invitation is actually printed and mounted on a shimmery silver backer.

If you would ilke this invitation design for your wedding, maybe even in different colors, please be sure to contact Nicole of Inside the Envelope, Inc. as I know she would be delighted to work with you.


Don't forget to enter the current giveaway . . . + a question for you

Hope everyone has a terrific weekend ahead of them. Hubby and I will be taking care of our little girl who caught a bad virus and on Sunday my mom and I have an appointment for a little bit of pampering. Her a manicure and myself a pedicure. Hmmm, wonder what color polish I'll choose? What's your favorite polish color at the moment? Do you have a favorite brand? I tend to be a fan of the ones that are free of toluene, formaldehyde, and DBP, such as E.L.F. Cosmetics.

PS: Don't forget to enter and win in this week's giveaway. Enter to win a pair of TACORI Earrings from Elizabeth Diamond Company. Contest ends on Monday January 16th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.

And, in case you missed any posts this week, here's a round-up . . .
- A Real Canadian Wedding in purple + green with a topsy turvy cake
- The Rules of Engagement Parties : the question’s been popped, now what?
- Wednesday Wedding Accessory : Sea Shell Caketop
- The sweetest of weddings : a real wedding of two friends since high school
- An Illustrated Marriage Proposal Guide from Brilliance
- DIY Favors Supplies : create fabulous favors for your guests
- New + Unique Wedding Cake Toppers : customize hair color of the bride + groom
- Sweet Eye Candy Friday : pink confetti cake


Sweet Eye Candy Friday : pink confetti cake

Since Brenda's Wedding Blog is now merged with Best Wedding Sites there won't be a separate section for Wedding Edibles. But, after thinking about it for a bit, I decided to bring it back right here for you :) Because after all, who doesn't want to end the week on a sweet note? Today's confetti cake is from Cupcakes and Cashmere with the original post here


New Wedding Cake Toppers : customize hair color of the bride + groom

Just launched for 2012, Daisy Days has a line of new cake toppers with customization for the hair color of the bride and groom. Now, you can not only personlize your wedding with romantic cake toppers, but now your hand painted porcelain figurines can actually match the hair color of bride and groom for a wonderful keepsake. Some of the toppers, you can even select the brides shoe color, like the pink heels on the Romantic Dip Dancing Bride & Groom shown below. Oh, and along with the brand new toppers for 2012, Daisy Days offers over 220 unique wedding cake toppers in a variety of styles, colors and themes.

"A Kiss Above" Bicycle Bride & Groom Cake Topper, "Yes to the Rose" Bride & Groom Cake Topper,
Ethnic Whimsical Sitting Bride and Groom Cake Topper - Non-Caucasian

"A Romantic Dip" Dancing Bride & Groom Cake Topper

Basketball Dream Team Bride & Groom Cake Topper, A "Cinderella Moment" Kneeling Groom & Bride Cake Topper


DIY Favors Supplies : create fabulous favors for your guests

There are many great ways to incorporate your creativity and personality throughout your wedding day. One of the best ways to do that is with favors for your guests. Your guests will not only be impressed by your originality but will be appreciative of the personal touch.

At The Wedding Outlet, you can create one of kind favors for your guests with a large variety of favor ribbons, custom stickers, gifts tags, boxes and bags, favor containers, favor wraps and much more. With the right supplies you can mix and match colors, styles and designs to create a favor to match your wedding theme and personal style.

Every girl can be a DIY bride, it's easy and fun! Be inspired and check out some of these fun ways to get started . . .  Below you will find some popular containers combined with tasty treats, florals, ribbons, stickers and gifts cards all to create a signature style favor your guests will love!

Images Shown: Sea Animal Glass Holders, Silver Mini PailsMini Vases, Butterfly Dishes

*** Vases ***
Small, uniquely designed vases would not only look great at the table by each guest setting but are fun for guests to take home and use again and again. Fill with real or silk flowers or how about a lollipop bouquet! Then attach a ribbon and a gift tag and this fun craft can be used as a place card setting too!

*** Dishes & Plates ***
With so many unique shapes and designs including decorative dishes or plates at your guests setting would be perfect for any style wedding. Fill with candies or candles to add color and style, and pair with coordinating colored napkins for the ultimate place setting.

*** Place Card Holders ***
Frames and holders are great for the wedding day to direct guests to their seats. The best part is when the guests take them home they can be used to hold recipe cards or photos!

*** Stickers, Tags & Charms ***
Down to the final touches, it is the little things that make it count, right? Adding a sticker, tag or charm to each favor box, bag or ribbon can tie in your entire wedding theme in one tiny detail.

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"Will You Marry Me" . . . A Marriage Proposal Guide from Brilliance

Happy Thursday. I'm starting today off with something fun . . . a Marriage Proposal Guide from Brilliance. Whether you are planning on getting engaged or are already engaged, you will find the facts on planning a proposal, buying and engagment ring and popping the question with this infographic.

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