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If I Had a Flower Girl, I’d Already Be Set April 20, 2010

I found an adorable flower girl gift! I don’t have a flower girl and I don’t intend to get one though, I just figured I’d share this cuteness with you. It’s plush petit fours!

Plush petit fours from the MoMA Store

They’re ideal for little tea parties, you know they beat the crap out of plastic play tea party food. Plus it’s from the Museum of Modern Art’s store, so it helps support the museum. What’s not to love about that? They have plenty of unique ideas for attendant gifts: how about some fingerprint cufflinks, blue sky umbrella, or unique jewelry?

When I was a flower girl, I was given a ring with my birthstone in it. It was pretty and I treated it like it was worth a million dollars, but it didn’t fit for long (I thought I was pretty cool wearing it as a pinky ring in middle school. I was not.) I also couldn’t wear it much since I’d just lose it. If you’re going to get the kid something that won’t last long anyway, why not something they’ll play with? They may not keep their petit fours forever; I intend to keep my teeny tiny ring forever. I guess that’s the difference.

I was really big on tea parties when I was little so that would have been my dream toy (is it just me or has this become Childhood Dreams Week? Sorry about that.) I’m going to sound a tad insane or like I’ve got a touch of the hoarding fever, but I actually bought this to save for when I have kids in case I can’t find something so awesome in a couple of years. Yep. I admitted it. Feels good to get it off my chest. I ran it by my fiancĂ© to make sure he wouldn’t come across them in a box later and think I was nuts. He gave the OK and said I wasn’t crazy, and that’s how I know we’ll have an excellent marriage. Anyhoo, check out the MoMA Store for unique attendant gifts. Not cheap, but it puts the “quirky” in Cheap ‘n’ Quirky, so it counts for something.

 

My Martha Stewart Flowers April 16, 2010

Garden roses from the Martha Stewart pattern

I’ve been working on my Martha Stewart fabric flowers for a while now, the ones I mentioned in an earlier blog post. I went a little nuts and made a ton. See, the voile fabric was on sale so I bought a lot. $4 for a meter of green and a meter of ivory. So basically I have enough to use a couple of the large ones (attached to pins/brooches) on my dress and plenty of small ones (attached to bobby pins) in my hair in place of a veil. Since taking that photo, I’ve made many more ivory ones.

I’m kind of concerned about how the petals don’t stay up too well; I’m considering using hairspray to help the petals stiffen, but I’m not sure if it will stain the fabric. Maybe starch?

The large flower on the left is floppin'.

I mentioned that I plan to wear these in my hair and not wear a veil. Well, I tried making the flowers out of tulle to really be a replacement for a veil but let’s just say that I don’t recommend this type of material for this project. As you can see below, the tulle “flower” looks more like a pompom:

The pompom, err, I mean tulle flower.

Now I just have to wait for my dress to come in to make sure it looks decent. Gaaaaaah, I ordered the dress back in November, it should be here any day now. I can’t wait for it to get here!

 

Two Pearls in a Pod April 4, 2010

Peas in a pod earrings


I’m not sure if this is a little on the casual side for my dress, but check out these adorable freshwater pearl earrings from Shana Logic. And they’re made to look like peas in a pod. Get it? Two peas in a pod! Like you and you’re partner may be two peas in a pod! Cute. If they weren’t currently sold out, definitely a maybe.

 

Cutest Cake Topper Ever March 28, 2010

Filed under: cake,crafts,diy,just plain cute — clln @ 2:21 am

As personalized, homemade, and fitting as our Habbo caketoppers are, I feel like these sock monkeys totally blew ours out of the water. Adorable! Props to Yota and Joe and their wedding on Once Wed. Not only did they make them themselves, the monkey bride’s dress is an exact, tiny replica of the human bride’s. Too cute!

It totally wouldn’t fit with anything else at our wedding, but I’d really love to stick sock monkeys everywhere. Amazing.

 

Cupcakes Just Got Cuter March 25, 2010

I love cupcakes. So does everyone else, apparently, they’re super trendy. I just found a way to display then that’s still original, adorable, and matches really well with the bunches of carnations I fell in love with (and documented in a previous post.) Feast your eyes on the cupcake bouquet:

Holy cow, how cute is the cupcake bouquet?

I just found Little Cakes, the makers of these cute little bouquets and the source of the photos. If my wedding was anywhere near Gaithersburg, MD, I would definitely look into getting them to make my cake. Alas, I just learned by wedding will be over 6 hours away from there (I Google-mapped it, just to be sure that I couldn’t have them.) Disappointing! They can even make a giant cupcake Cosmpolitan. Here, look at them all and drool. I think it might be worth a try to take a photo into a local bakery and see what they say about their ability to make such an arrangement.

Perhaps a couple of those bunches in white flower pots around a small cutting cake with our lopsided Fimo cake toppers… yes, I have the vision in my head. The cuteness of cupcakes, the ease of single serving sizes (no cutting!), the originality of any presentation other than the usual tiers of cupcakes made to look like a cake… yes, many are the perks. I just have a bad feeling that if it’s not executed well, it could end up on Cake Wrecks. It’s a constant fear of mine. Well, for now it’s a definite option.

Have you found any cupcake display options you love? I’m always up for looking at photos of cupcakes… I mean, doing research. It sounds better when I put it that way. Leave me some cupcake research links and photos in the comments section!