Pumpkined Nuptials

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I’m no Halloween fanatic (thanks goodness it’s over!! *whew*), but  I LOOOOOOVE Fall!! Autumn is arguably the most beautiful season of the year (rivaled only by Winter) and it is especially special because I’m a Fall (November) baby! (We accept cash, credit, checks, and other gifts all month long!) So with that in mind, I wanted to create a Fall-esque theme–or three–for you to enjoy. So, enjoy!


White Pumpkin Wedding Collage


Brown Pumpkin Collage


Gold Pumpkin Collage

Which is your favourite “pumpkined nuptials” look??

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For the Love of Feathers!

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So my sister (and by “sister” I mean friend who might as well be my sister) and she brought up the topic of my [hypothetical] wedding. So OF COURSE I sent her the links the ceremony and reception dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, and *MY WEDDING* Pinterest board.

And then she asked me where I wanted to get married. I told her in a cathedral! (Very faerie indeed!) But you know, cathedral rules can be picky–especially if you’re not Catholic. Or whatever denomination built the structure you have in mind. One of the pickier common rules that came to mind was no real flower petals. Much as I love my flower petals, I also love creativity. So off the cuff I said,

“If they don’t let me use flower petals, whatever. I’ll have the flower girls use something else. Like feathers.”

“Feathers?!?!” we exclaimed in unison. “Oooooooooh……!!! I never…

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Blue & White Porcelain Inspiration: Weddings

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I’m a sucker for blue and white porcelain decor! It’s so classic and lovely and, as today will prove, the perfect inspiration for a wedding! Or two. Or three.


Blue & White Porcelain (Traditional)

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Blue & White Porcelain (Asian)

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Blue & White Porcelain (Chic)

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Which blue and white porcelain wedding theme is your favourite?

See Also: Blue Porcelain Wedding Theme [DA Weddings]

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Succulent Succulents

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Succulents are such a lovely, green (literally!) idea for weddings! For the bride who maybe isn’t the the most into flowers, yet still wants plenty of natural greenery at her wedding and wedding-related events, succulents are the perfect idea. They can be used in:

  • Bouquets & boutonnieres
  • Hair wreaths
  • Tabletop decor & centerpieces
  • Ring bearer pillows
  • General decor

How do you feel about succulents?

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7 Fabulously Unique Wedding Themes

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Some of you may or may not know that in addition to blogging here and at DesireeMMondesir.com, I am also the Managing Editor for GospelToday.com. Well in the past few months, we launched by “baby” of the GT website: the brand new Lifestyle & Women’s Interests Category!! I’m so excited!! (Can you tell?! *mega watt smile*) Very recently, I decided that I wanted to add myself to the roster of lifestyle bloggers and now it’s official: The Hostess List is now on Gospel Today!! *does a happy dance*

So I’ll post “teasers” like this one of all the posts I do over on that platform. Please feel free to keep up with my new GT column as well as that of the other lifestyle bloggers!

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If you’re getting married, then chances are you want your wedding to be specific, different from that…

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10 Bars for Your Next Event

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Usually when one hears the word “bar,” they think of, well, a bar! But in recent years the word bar has come to mean many different things to the people who frequent them. “Bauble Bar.” “Blow-Out Bar.” “Sushi Bar.” You get the idea. But bars need not only consist of alcohol, jewelry, blow drys, and sushi–they can be perfect for your next event! Be it wedding reception dinner party or church anniversary banquet, selecting one or more of the bars below can be a great way to leave a fabulous impression.

Drinkable Bar Ideas

1) Coffee Bar

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Who doesn’t love coffee?? Okay, there are some coffee haters out there, but for all of us coffee mongers, this is the perfect idea. And what’s perfect about this idea is that it can be adapted from events to the office, common areas

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FROZEN: The Wedding

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I am absolutely, positively, en-TIRELY obsessed with Frozen. Oh lookey there, you too! 🙂 I unabashedly cry every time I watch Anna sing “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” and the parents “die” and walk around singing things like “Love is an open doooooor…!” “‘It’s crazy! We finish each others-‘ ‘SANDWICHES!'” and especially, “For the first time in foreveeeeerrr…!!!” I even routinely ask a male friend of mine if he wants to build a snowman. Seriously, every time I have something serious to discuss with him, he thinks I’m going to ask about building snowmen! Yes, I am most certainly obsessed. So with that in mind, here are four fabulous Frozen wedding themes! Enjoy! xx

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Which Frozen theme is your favourite? What would you do differently? How would you make this theme your own?

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