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Winter Wedding Ideas { Wedding Inspiration }

Winter Wedding Ideas { Wedding Inspiration }

Here in Pensacola, it doesn't snow.  Ever.  However, today we are home, and as I look out my office window, I can see sleet, which eventually is supposed to turn into snow (whhaaaatt??!).  To say that I am excited, as a Minnesota girl, is a major understatement.  My husband has never seen it, so I think he's pretty excited as well, since his work kept him home as well.  My stepson keeps peeking out of the windows as I think this house is filled with excitement

The Naked Cake { Wedding Trend }

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Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone!  Starting this year, I actually have a blog schedule written for the year which consists of so much more variety than this blog has had in the past.  AND, this morning, we are starting with a trend that I am starting to hear about more and more when it comes to wedding cakes.  I think it's perhaps because brides are always looking for something that's different in their eyes than what everyone else has done - but this is a trend that I think has real staying power potential.

The Naked Cake.

When you hear that, what comes to mind?  It's funny, because I actually had to think about it for a while myself - but when I got online to google it (yes, I really did that), I saw a photo of one that was really unique and I was immediately intrigued.  This one to the left that Style Me Pretty has on their site immediately made me swoon.

This is something that can look so pretty - as long as it is done well.  Can you imagine how much work goes into one of these?  I personally love the look of the one to the left, but also the ones in the collage below.  So simple, but so pretty.  With a few flowers placed just right and some masterful icing adjusting between the layers, perhaps adding a dash of powdered sugar, and your wedding cake is ready to go.   I love the versatility that you can have with these.  Especially the fact that guests can actually see the flavors that the cake will be - no more guessing and wondering, because it is right there for you to see.

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What are your thoughts on the naked wedding cake?  Is it a trend that you will try at your own wedding, or hope to see at one where you will be a guest?  Or are you wanting to stay with the more traditional wedding cake?  I'd love to hear what you think on this one!

(and if you want to see more of these beauties, along with other wedding cakes, check out my Pinterest board here!)

Happy Planning!


The Wine Box Ceremony { Ceremony Details }

The Wine Box Ceremony { Ceremony Details }

This past weekend, the wedding I was a part of decided to do a wine box ceremony instead of doing a unity sand ceremony or unity candle ceremony.  This isn't a new idea, but it is one that I have not seen or heard of very often in our area.  I have to admit, I think out of all of the "unity" options I have seen or heard of, this ceremony addition is my favorite.

All That Glitters { Wedding Inspiration }

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It seems that on New Years Eve, everything is all about the sparkle, glitz, and glamour that the new year entails.  Everywhere you turn that night, you see girls (and some guys!) shining brightly with glitter shoes, shimmery tank tops, shiny nails, dresses, and you even top the night off with fireworks!  That is where this post is inspired from ... because we all know, some girls are born with glitter in their veins, and when it comes to weddings, all that sparkles and glitters makes the littlest details just that much prettier.  Enjoy some of our favorite photographed details of sparkly beauty that you can incorporate into your wedding day!

For your attire ...

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For your tables ....

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For your desserts...

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And your paper ...

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Even for your groom and his gents!

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Want to see more fabulous ways to integrate glitter into your wedding day?  Check out our Pinterest board that is completely dedicated to Glitter Details!

Happy Planning!