A Signature Wedding Cocktail Recipe and a Grey and Yellow Handmade Wedding Inspiration Board

One of the hot trends for weddings is to serve your guests signature wedding drinks. These could be your favorites as a couple, drinks that match your wedding theme and/or colors {like the inspiration board below}, or even drinks each of you like {offered as his and hers}. Today I have a lemon yellow cocktail recipe to share with you along with the perfectly coordinated wedding inspiration board featuring all handmade items.

Courvoisier Sidecar

Ingredients:
2 parts Courvoisier® VSOP cognac
1/2 part lemon juice

1/5 part sugar syrup
1/2 orange liqueur

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake hard for a short time.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Handmade Wedding Shopping Resources:
grey vintage inspired dress by Fleet Collection | love birds wedding cake topper by A Sweet Reverie | yellow and silver grey beaded necklace by Kim Smith Jewelry Designs | grey and yellow brooch bouquet by Sol Bijou | grey and yellow flower scrolls wedding invitation by Creative by Me Invites | yellow leaf garland by Penny Line | flower girl dress from Juju's Tutus, photo by Diana Elizabeth Photography | personalized Cosmetic Bag by Sandra Smith Handmade | yellow heart fabric bunting by Atomic Ant Design
soft grey vintage inspired dress | perfect for bridesmaids | from Fleet Collection on etsy www.etsy.com/shop/FleetCollection | as seen on www.brendasweddingblog.com

soft grey vintage inspired dress | perfect for bridesmaids | from Fleet Collection on etsy www.etsy.com/shop/FleetCollection | as seen on www.brendasweddingblog.com

grey and yellow love birds wedding cake topper | from Sweet Reverie on etsy www.etsy.com/shop/asweetreverie | as seen on www.brendasweddingblog.com

grey and yellow love birds wedding cake topper | from Sweet Reverie on etsy www.etsy.com/shop/asweetreverie | as seen on www.brendasweddingblog.com

1 Day Left to Vote in the Say "I Do" with Xyron & Anna Griffin Blogger Design Challenge

Time is nearly up as the  Say "I DO" with Xyron and Anna Griffin Blogger Design Challenge.  will be ending tomorrow, September 2nd. But, before it does, please vote for my paper craft DIY designs that serve double-duty . . . a place card that is also the favor box and a menu that serves as the centerpiece holder {this also means you only need one menu per table, NOT per guest}. If you like my designs, please vote for them because if I win this challenge - I will be able to offer my readers the chance to WIN AMAZING PACKAGE{s} OF CRAFTING GOODIES worth $1,000. {original post with the full DIY tutorials can be found here}

To access the contest, click here, login to Facebook {if you aren't already} and click on the "Say I Do" contest page

DIY Rubber Stamped Rose Paper Doily Coasters + a Quick Table Number Frame

You may remember my DIY Place Card and Menu from last week. Well, I promised to share with you the DIY for the doily coasters and the table number frame and I have them for you today. My Place Card / Favor Box and Menu / Centerpiece Holder were my submissions for the Say "I DO" with Xyron and Anna Griffin Blogger Design Challenge. Please don't forget to vote for my designs here and if I'm the lucky winner, one of my readers will win the very same AMAZING PACKAGE{s} OF CRAFTING GOODIES I received for this project and they are worth $1,000. 

To access the contest, click here, login to Facebook {if you aren't already} and click on the "Say I Do" contest page

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Rose Stamped Doily Coaster

These coasters are so fun and easy to make - and can easily be created with any stamps of your choice and even on patterned paper if you choose.

Supplies Needed:
3 1/2" Diameter Paper Doilies
Anna Griffin Floral Clear Stamps
Anna Griffin Ink Pads
Xyron Creative Station with the laminate cartridge
Scissors

Instructions:
1. Using the Anna Griffin clear rose stamp {the large one}, place it on the ink pad so just the rose gets the color and stamp on the doily centering the overall rose image.
2. Then stamp just the stem and leaves in the green ink pad and then onto the paper - aligning the rose part up so it connects perfectly.
3. Be sure to let it sit for a little while to be sure it's dry.
4. Once dried, run the doilies one at a time through the Xyron Creative Station using the laminate cartridge.
5. Once done you can simply cut around the outer edge of the doily to trim off the excess lamination and both sides of the doily are now sealed to prevent them from getting wet.

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Super Easy Table Number Frame

This table number frame is so easy and so pretty.

Supplies Needed:
Anna Griffin Metallic Paper {or any paper of your choice}
Anna Griffin Dimensional Floral Stickers
Photo Frame of your choice
Paper Trimmer
Printer

Instructions:
1. Create a document in your favorite editing program sized fit your frame {mine was 5x7 and from Walmart}
2. Print the table number and trim to size
3. Place into your frame {I left off the glass to avoid reflection and so the paper texture and sparkle could be seen
4. Choose the dimensional floral stickers of your choice and place on your fram - I like odd numbers so I chose 3 stickers

An Outdoor Montana Wedding in the Glacier National Park with a Canoe

Today's wedding from Brett Birdsong Photography is absolutely breathtaking. The backdrop of the Montana mountains at Glacier National Park provides for some pretty spectacular photos. When you see the photos of the bride and groom after saying "I Do" and they are floating in the canoe, there is such a sense of calm and love in these shots. It's beautiful. And, I'm going to leave this exactly as I found it on Brett's blog because I love it . . . In the words of National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, "If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff." Thanks, Montana, for some of the most "interesting stuff" I’ve ever seen. I have to say, I agree, don't you?

Attractive Yet Affordable Wedding Ring Options from Infinity Tungsten

At Infinity Tungsten {where all rings are just $39.99 with a 60 day money-back guarantee}, you will find stylish wedding ring options that are durable and scratch-proof. These tungsten rings are perfect for the budget-conscious couple, especially with the inventory blowout sale going on right now {while supplies last}. At Infinity Tungsten, all rings are 89% Tungsten Carbide, 10% Nickel, and 1% Chromium. They do not use any Cobalt in their rings which means an Infinity Tungsten ring is hypo-allergenic. They use a nickel-binder alloy and not a cobalt-binder alloy. Come see a few of the many choices offered at Infinity Tungsten below. My personal favorite of course would be the pink ceramic ring - wouldn't this make a great ring for your thumb or first finger}

An Elegant Rustic Wedding in California with Huge Oak Trees + a Mini Horse

Today's Real Wedding took place at the Santa Margarita Historic Ranch in California and is the one of the most perfectly rustic elegant weddings. The brides and groom say their vows in-front of large oak tree and then in the middle of a field have their photos taken by a single large oak tree. It's absolutely breathtaking - and so is the bride's wedding dress with all the layers of tulle. I'm loving the menu and stationery designs that resemble chalkboard art. Oh, and wait until you see the sweet little horse that came to visit the bride.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: William Innes Photography
Floral Designer: Flowers By Laurel
Cinema and Video: Matrimony Films
Event Venue:Santa Margarita Historic Ranch
Event Planner: Tricia Dahlgren Events
Caterer: Two Cooks Catering

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Wedding Favor Fans : the colorful way to stay cool at weddings

Fan Favors keep your guests cool and comfortable during an outdoor or summer ceremony. Having a fan favor at each seat or the ceremony not only provides a pop of color to your decor but will also be functional for your guests by keeping them cool. It's the little details that make all the difference. Daisy Days offers adorable wedding favor fans that will compliment any wedding theme, color scheme, or sense of style. Browse their selection to find the perfect wedding favor fan for your wedding or event.
Stay Cool and Be Colorful with Wedding Favor Fans from Daisy Days | as seen on www.brendasweddingblog.com
Shop for the Featured Fan Here.