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Pomegranate Weddings

In addition to November being National Pomegranate Month, pomegranates have history and tradition with weddings. The following facts and legends are from
• Ancient Greeks believed that the first pomegranate tree was cultivated on the Island of Cyprus by the Goddess of love - Aphrodite. Since then pomegranate juice has got reputation of "a love potion". Following the tradition modern Greeks break a pomegranate fruit during wedding ceremonies as a fertility symbol.
• According to the Koran, pomegranate trees among others grow in a perfect paradise garden. Many people consider flowers and pomegranate fruits as a symbol of wealth, abundance and fertility.
• In China they eat sweet pomegranate seeds on the day of wedding, thereby blessing a newly-married couple. A picture of a ripe pomegranate is a popular wedding gift.

Left Column:
Pomegranate Centerpiece from
Cake from La Farine Wedding Cakes
Artistic Still Life with Whole and Half Pomegranate from
Blush Beet Cupcakes from Whiskie Bits

Middle Column:
Table Number Card from
Pomegranate Seating Cards from Martha Stewart
Rosehip and Pomegranate Wreath from Fiori Belli
Pomegranate Sorbet from Diana's Desserts
Flowers with Pomegranates from
Black Cherry Earrings from Brooke Marton's esty shop

Right Column:
Pomegranate Wedding Invitation from Felix Doolittle
Pomegranate Ring Pillow from Patchwork Pottery's flickr gallery
POM Mocha-Tini from POM Wonderful
Anne Klein Dress from Lord and Taylor

Fall Weddings - pumpkin inspired

Ideas and Inspirations | Photos and Galleries
Colors: Color Palette: Orange
Motif: Pumpkins

To celebrate fall I decided to create a fall inspiration board with pumpkins as the theme. I found so many ideas, I finally had to stop looking and start putting the images together. Would love to know what you think. Anybody planning a fall wedding? Shopping resources and image credits are below the photos.
Fashion & Accessories:
Bridesmaid Dress Alfred Angelo from House of Brides, Autumn Flower Hair Clip from Social Butterflies at etsy, Citrouille Earrings from Jennifer Rydin Designs at etsy, Handmade Fall Ring Pillow in Golden Autumn from Shabee Stiches at etsy

Pumpkin Paper Lanterns from Martha Stewart (love this idea - it's ordinary paper lanterns dressed up with leaves, a stem and tendrils - details project instructions here), Pumpkin Table Setting from Martha Stewart with How-To, Carved Pumpkin from, Husk Pumpkins from Plum Party

Fall Wedding Invitation from Naptime Productions

Favors & Place Cards:
Glass Pumpkin Place Card Holder from My Wedding Market, Pumpkin Soap in Gift Box from Plum Party

I love the idea of serving pies and sweets to guests. One unique idea is to create a dessert bar and offer bakery bags or boxes for your guests to take home some sweets. The Pumpkin Biscotti and Pumpkin Ginger Nut Muffins from Simply Recipes are perfect selections to include. The pumpkin pie with orange marmalade is from Toni's Kitchen. I love the presentation of the Pumpkin Spice Cakes from Country Living, perfect for the dessert bar too. If you choose to forgo the traditional wedding cake, why not serve your guests one Pumpkin Cake per table from Williams-Sonoma? Each cake serves 8-10 and is 5 moist layers of double-chocolate cake with a chocolate-truffle cream filling. Presented on a cake pedestal, it's sure to be a spectacular presentation.

Cupcakes by the Season

In continuation of wedding cupcake week, I've put together some sweet cupcake eye candy for you organized by season. If you know of any other cupcakes, please leave a comment with a link to the image/photo.
fall season:
Apple Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
Top Right from blue cupcake
Bottom Left from jen's desserts
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
winter season:
Christmas Tree Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
Chocolate-Almond Cupcakes from
Winter Wonderland Cupcakes from A Grrl's Wrrld
Red Velvet Cupcakes from
spring season:
Hummingbird Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
Pansy Cupcakes from Woman's Day {with recipe}
DIY Pansy Cupcakes from
Daisy Cupcakes from Woman's Day {with recipe}
summer season:
Ice Cream Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
Blushing Grapefruit Cupcakes from Woman's Day {with recipe}
Kiwi Strawberry Cupcake from Sweet Avenue Bakeshop's blog
Beach Cupcakes from Martha Stewart

Free Digital Photobooks from Inkubook

Laura from Inkubook has provided me with a great offer that I have to share with you.
Inkubook is a new collaborative photo book making web site and to help celebrate their recent launch, Inkubook is giving away free digital scrapbooks. Digital scrapbooks are an ideal way for a bride to create a professionally-bound photo album with pictures from their wedding or honeymoon trip. The pre-made page designs are ideal for busy newlyweds – you simply drag and drop your pictures into the pages. For advanced digital scrapbookers, custom page designs can be used as well – you don't have to stick with the pre-made designs. These photo books are even perfect for engagement photos, guest books, and gifts for the parents . . . the ideas are endless.

To receive your free digital scrapbook from Inkubook, simply follow these three steps:
1. Sign up with Inkubook and start making your free digital scrapbook
2. Using the "Invite Friends" feature, invite someone to join Inkubook and submit a few photos/page designs to include in your book. Inkubook will send them a promotion code to use for a free digital scrapbook.
3. When you're finished with your free digital scrapbook, enter this promotion code at checkout: EJR372. You pay only shipping charges to receive your free book. (Basic shipping options are $6.99 for Media Mail and $8.99 for Standard Ground)

Additional books start at just $13.95 for a 20-page softcover book and $24.95 for a hardcover. The above code is good for one book of any size, hardcover or softcover. Inkubook currently has three different options you can select from (8.5x8.5 softcover, 11x8.5 landscape hardcover and 8.5x11 portrait hardcover). Additional information on this special offer can be found here.

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