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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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Paper Lanterns at Weddings

I'm loving the look of paper lanterns at wedding receptions - particularly for outdoor weddings held under a tent after dark. The lighting they create is so romantic. Luna Bazaar recently joined our wedding directory and they offer paper lanterns in over 50 great colors to decorate your wedding with. Here are some inspiring photos from Luna Bazaar and other sources (credits below the montage). If you are having paper lanterns at your wedding, I'd love to hear about it.
Image Credits:
Top Left: Luna Bazaar
Top Right, Middle Row:
Bottom Left: Marie Labbancz courtesy of Southern Weddings
Bottom Right: Sublime Photography courtesy of Southern Weddings

Pink Gerbera Daisy Bridal Shower

Ideas and Inspirations | Photos and Galleries
Color Palette: Bright Pink
Motif: Gerbera Daisies

While this inspiration board could easily be used for a summer wedding, I initially created it for a fun, "just us girls" bridal shower. My starting inspiration? . . . the yummy looking cupcakes.
Image Credits and Resources:
Gerbera Daisy Cupcakes from Pink Cake Box, Table Setting from lisarunolfson's flickr gallery, Donna Morgan Cap Sleeve Eyelet Dress from, Gerbera Daisy Invitations from My Personal Artist, Flower Arrangement from, Cointreaupolitan Cocktail with recipe from, Gerbera Daisy Favor Boxes from My Wedding Market, Azalea Necklace from Brooke Marton's etsy shop

Blue and White Summer Weddings

Ideas and Inspirations | Photos and Galleries
Color Palette: Indigo and White

The following inspiration board I've put together would be perfect for a summer wedding - particularly a seaside affair.
Image Credits and Shopping Resources:
Blue Sailboat Tea Light Holders from Beau-coup, candy table display from, Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas, Onda de Mar Mini-Comb from Pavoreal's etsy shop, Blueberry Hill Cupcakes with recipe from, Coastal Wedding Cake from, Dress from Chadwicks on, Tate Jeweled Shoe with steel diamante heel from Dikuza, Floral Bouquet from