A Romantic Woodland Wedding Bouquet {with moss wrapped stems}

I'm so excited to share today's post with you . . . a while back I was selected by Bridal Guide Magazine as a top wedding blogger and asked to share my favorite bouquets and centerpieces. I sent along a few favorites and I'm happy to announce that my bouquet pick can be seen in the issue currently on newsstands. The Sept/Oct issue of Bridal Guide Magazine features the gorgeous romantic woodland inspired wedding bouquet by Maribel of EightTreeStreet {she also happens to be a pro-vendor my wedding guide**}. The bouquet was designed for a romantic woodland shoot, photographed by Natalie Franke Photography and planned by Lacoya of Hello Love Events.

One of my favorite features of this bouquet from EightTreeStreet is the moss wrapped bouquet - an unexpected touch that makes this stunning bouquet even more unique. The bouquet features a mix of roses, peonies, peach stock, ferns, scabiosa, and larkspur.

What's YOUR favorite element in this woodland wedding bouquet?

PS: If you happen to be looking for more moss wedding ideas, like moss table numbers, you will certainly want to check out these handmade moss ideas.

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A Romantic Inspired Wedding with Sugar Wildflowers + Vintage Farm Tables

I have one spectacular styled shoot to share with you today. Tabitha of Tab McCausland Photography explains the behind the scenes of the shoot . . . "We gathered up some of the most talented and amazing wedding professionals in Florida and threw in an amazing venue and VIOLA . . . an Evening at the Manor." This shoot features a gorgeous cake, made by Sugar Suite with wildflowers that are completely handmade out of sugar. The romantic flower design includes white peonies, lisianthus, roses, snapdragons, hydrangea, garden roses and dusty miller. Are you ready to be inspired?

Vendor Credits: Photographer: Tab McCausland Photography — Makeup Artist: Bella Con Stile — Veils and Headpieces: Boldly Unique — Floral Designer: Lee Forrest Design — Design and Decor: RW Events Design and Decor — Event Venue: The Highland Manor — Cake Designer: The Sugar Suite — Invitation Designer: The Invitation LoungeSubmitted via Two Bright Lights

Horse Themed Wedding Invitations . . . Bridal Shower too

Happy Friday - since I'm taking off for the day and headed to breakfast with the family to watch the horses warm up at the race track, I thought it would be fitting to share a few horse themed wedding invitations with you. These are perfect for your wedding in the country or a rustic wedding. There's even a Kentucky Derby themed bridal shower invitation which I love along with a cowgirl bridal shower invitation. Which one{s} are you loving?

Vintage Horseshoes Wedding Invitation Suite | by The Invitation Snob

Vintage Horseshoes Wedding Invitation Suite | by The Invitation Snob

Equestrian Themed Wedding Invitation | by Be Our Guest Designs

Equestrian Themed Wedding Invitation | by Be Our Guest Designs

Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower Invitation | by Bella Carta Boutique

Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower Invitation | by Bella Carta Boutique

Bridal Shower Shabby Chic Cowgirl Invitation | by Card Mint

Bridal Shower Shabby Chic Cowgirl Invitation | by Card Mint

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Giveaway : Win an "I Do" Wedding Cookie Box from Eleni's

It's time for another new giveaway and this time it's all about yummy sweets to Celebrate your wedding.

Eleni's New York is joining me today on the blog and awarding one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog with an "I Do" Wedding Box of 10 Cookies. Since 1997, Eleni's New York has been specializing in customizable, handmade sugar cookie creations. Eleni's is a nut-free and Kosher certified bakery creating irresistibly designed custom Conversation Cookies™ and other treats that are guaranteed to delight fans located around the world. Eleni's even has cookies that are perfect for weddings, showers, bachelorette parties and anniversaries. Enter today for your chance to win a sweet box of "I Do" Wedding Cookies from Eleni's New York. {PS: Don't want to wait to see if you're the lucky winner? You can order your cookies of choice today with an exclusive coupon code just for my readers. Simply use coupon code BRENDASBLOG to save 10% Off all orders placed at Elenis.com *

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The #1 Bridesmaid Gift . . . Bridesmaid Robes

Give your girls a gift they'll love . . and one you'll love too.


At The Wedding Outlet you can easily mix and match colored robes to compliment your wedding colors and create kodak moments while you get ready for your big day. You might even want to gift your bridesmaid a robe in her favorite color. Your girls will enjoy these comfy Bridesmaid Robes long after your wedding day. Some of the robes can even be personalized making them extra special for your bridesmaids.

What color robe would match your wedding?


If you were to pick a colored Bridesmaid Robe to match your wedding, what color{s} would you choose from The Wedding Outlet?

Stylish Food Presentation Ideas for Parties of all Kind

Restaurantware {a proud member of my wedding vendor guide} sponsored this post and provided their products for use. All ideas, opinions and photos are 100% my own.
Whether you are planning an engagement party, a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, a wedding, or a party for any celebration - serving food in stylish and unexpected ways is a great way to surprise your guests. It's also a fun way for conversations to get started. I love thinking outside the box when it comes to parties and food. Today, I am sharing with you some stylish food presentation ideas for your next party that I've come up with thanks to the amazing items that are available from Restaurantware {your source for eco-friendly tableware}. I want to know what your favorite food presentation idea is - please share in the comments and let me know what party you have in the works.

Serve your Snacks in Style with Bamboo Cones

Let your guests grab a bamboo cone and snack away - perfect for cocktail parties. Fill them with whatever you choose {here I used blueberries, pretzels and potato chips} and you can either place them in a cone holder or a cute little pail like this one works perfectly too.

Citrus Place Cards with Paper Straws

Place cards are always best when they serve a purpose. This is a fun way for each guest to add a slice of lime or lemon to their drinks. Simply attach a clip art image of a lemon or lime slice with the guests name attached to a paper straw that is inserted into a fresh lemon or lime. The guest can then slice their very own lime or lemon for their drink{s}.

Watermelon with Pearl Topped Toothpicks

Surprise your guests with a super fancy fruit treat held together with pearl topped toothpicks. Makes a super elegant display {my daughter said it looked like the watermelon was ready for a fancy tea party}.

Sweet Treats For Party Guests in Paper Goodie Bags

Surprise your guests with a sweet treat goodie bag to go home with. A cute little way to close the bag is with a folded paper doily, a little fruit clip art image on paper with a clothespin holding it all together.

Yogurt Smoothies are Fun in Mason Jars with Paper Straws

I love how you can get paper straws to match any color palette and there's so many patterns to choose from too - stripes, zig zags, spirals and polka dots. Simply make some yougurt smoothies {or buy them pre-made} and layer them into mini mason jars - top with a fancy lid and add a paper straw. It's the fancy way to enjoy your smoothie :)

Pearl Topped Fruit Skewers

A super pretty way to serve fruit at any party - simply add the fruit of your choice {in any pattern} onto the pearl topped toothpicks and wow your guests.

Candy Favors in Mini Mason Jars

Anything can be placed in these adorable mini mason jars - but I always think candy in the party colors is a great way to greet your guest at their place setting. A fun way to finish off the candy favor is with some twine and a hand-stamped thank you tag with some sequins glued on. I also painted an ombré watercolor background on the tag.

What was your favorite food presentation idea?
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Stylish Wedding Goodie Bags : Say it with a Sweet Treat

When it comes to weddings and saying either "Welcome to our Wedding Weekend" or "Thanks for Sharing our Special Day", you can never go wrong when including a Goodie Bag that's filled with sweet treats and the saying of your choice. I'm always a tad partial to a chocolate chip cookie in a goodie bag, but, what type of sweet is your favorite for a goodie bag? Please share in the comments.
Today, Daisy Days joins us with some of their most popular and delicious sweets you can include in your Goodie Bags - along with some of the best bags to place them in {some of them can even be personalized for your event}. Wedding Candy and Mint Favors always seems to be a popular choice - including the chocolate bars, gum and gumball favors and the mint favors. You might even like the jelly beans or lollipops.
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