As you can tell by our homepage and this particular blog itself we have not been using our free version of our website in quite some time. Over a year actually. We had moved to our own domain but between a difficult period in my life and my dissatisfaction with the domain host, we've come back to Weebly until we are ready to relaunch our website.
I'm excited to announce that we are expanding to offer more products for the every day bride and groom. We have been slowly adding new products like Bridal Shower Invitations, Children's Birthday Invitations and so much more to our Etsy shop as downloadable templates that you can edit in the comfort of your own home, print then send to your loved ones to invite to your special events. I've also begun putting all of our current, past, and future collections on Zazzle.
I've chose to place my designs on Zazzle to offer printing services for those that don't want to print their invitations themselves.
You can check out or shop on Zazzle by clicking here.
Fairy Tale Weddings - Enchanted Rose - Inspired by Beauty and the Beast - Inspiration and Information
One of my favorite Disney movies of all time is Beauty and the Beast. When I decided that I was going to create wedding invitations based on the Disney Princesses I knew this would definitely have to be a movie that I re-created. The unconditional love that Belle and her beast shared even though he was a monster, it’s inspiring even if they are talking about loving a monster.
This post will provide you with everything you need to achieve the perfect fairy tale wedding.
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Belle Wedding Dress
The dress featured here is Alfred Angelo’s New dress for 2016 for their Disney Weddings Collection. I love how beautiful this dress is and personally I’m a huge fan of the glitter so that definitely helps. It comes in four beautiful options for brides to be, Ivory/Gold, White/Gold, Ivory/Silver, and White/Silver.
Disney Maidens Dress by Alfred Angelo
As I mentioned in a previous post related to the fairy tale weddings, Alfred Angelo does not specify which dresses belong to which princesses for their bridal party. So you can definitely pick and choose dresses to your liking. What I love about this dress, Style 540, is that it is new and it features a beautiful lace pattern. It’s beautiful yet simplistic. I could definitely see how this dress could be reused by the bridesmaids for other events. It comes in all of their Romantic Lace Colors which include a beautiful gold and navy which I think is perfect for a Beauty and the Beast theme wedding.
Belle Flower Girl Dress by Alfred Angelo
The dress is Style 727 on Alfred Angelo’s website, which states that this fairy tale flower girl dress is a vision of satin and glitter net. Crystallized features and petite flowers dust this lovely Disney Blossom dress.
The invitations shown above are from my Fairy Tale Wedding Collection. They are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop for $25.00. They are a complete DIY package that you can print as many copies as you need.
Depending on the time of the year that you are planning your wedding some flowers may be harder to find or more expensive in the long run. You definitely would want to speak with your florist on your best options for flowers and what flowers can be dyed to look natural and beautiful.
fiftyflowers.com sells some absolutely beautiful looking, at least according to their website, flowers. They have an entire section of flowers on their website specifically dedicated to weddings. You can use their site to break down flowers by color or season. They also sell DIY Flower Kits which may be a great option to save on your flower arrangements. You might want to check out their website for flowers that are available in blue or yellow as there are so many beautiful flowers that you will be able to choose from. This will give you a perfect idea for what to speak with your florist about if you’re not comfortable heading down the DIY road.
I hope that this post helps with planning your fairy tale wedding. I will have more favors, cakes and other things to look forward to in the upcoming days so stay tuned.
While blue seems to be a predominant theme in these Cinderella inspired horse drawn carriage wedding cakes, there are some very important things to remember. First you can make your cakes any color that you choose. This should be pretty obvious to most but hey sometimes it is easy to get caught up in other people's ideas. Secondly, all of these cakes have some unique features that you can maybe have a baker use to create something unique to you.
In the some images we see that the bride and groom had a carriage cake topper. They do sell these online at various stores such as Amazon or Etsy. The birds and ribbon cake look like they are made out of frosting or additional cake. I have no idea how it all holds up together but I'm not a cake designer.
I think though that my favorite of these cakes is the white one at the bottom left of the page. I love this cake mostly because it still resembles a traditional wedding cake. There is room on the top for either the carriage like shown, a traditional bride or groom, or even those new modern written cake toppers that are very popular these days.
Whatever you choose I'm sure your wedding cake will be absolutely stunning and yummy.
Fairy Tale Weddings - Horse Drawn Carriage - Wedding Favors
Finding wedding favors to go with your wedding theme can be difficult and expensive. This post is to give you five examples of favors, some of which can serve multiple purposes during and after your event. The price of these favors varies from $0.75 - $3.00 depending on how many you are choosing to purchase as most offer discounts when purchasing in bulk.
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Clear Cinderella Style Horse with Fillable Carriage by wrapwithus.com
These adorable favors are perfect for your fairy tale wedding featuring a horse drawn carriage. The carriage is fallible as the title suggests, making it perfect to stick a candy, jelly beans, almonds or anything else that will fit in the carriage. They are $0.99 per piece and are also available in gold and silver.
Ivory and Silver Carriage Candles
For brides who like to give out favors that are candles there are these adorable pumpkin carriage candles from Wedding Favors Market for customers in the US or for anyone else you can get them at Wedding Warehouse which is a little cheaper. These candles are a little more on the pricy side, ranging from $2.02-2.12 with discounts for bulk purchases.
Fairy Tale Wedding Coach Place Card Frame Favors by Wedding Favors Unlimited
Want a multi-purpose favor then look no further then these adorable framed place card frames. They feature a horse and carriage and give you a slot to write your guests name and tables on. I think it would be a really great gift that your guests could take home with them. Take a photo with each guest and send with your thank you cards for them to have a photo memory of your special day. The best part of this favor is they are totally affordable. Discounts for bulk purchases are available. Prices range from $0.75-1.36 per place card.
Glass Slipper Cookie Cutter by CarolineBakeItems
For the DIY Baker Bride you can always order these glass slipper cookie cutters from CarolineBakeItems a seller on Etsy. Bake up a batch of yummy sugar cookies and wrap them in those little plastic wrap bags that you can pretty much get anywhere. The shop is currently selling this item for $3.
Vintage Fairy Tale Pumpkin Coach Key Chain by HotRef
These adorable vintage key chains add a bit of glitz and glam to any set of keys. Hand painted in Ivory and Gold these key chains would not only be a useful wedding favor but a beautiful one at that. Currently they are on sale, typically they cost between $1.10-2.16 per key chain, depending on the number you intend to purchase.
Fairy Tale Weddings - Horse Drawn Carriage - Inspired by Cinderella
Each year Pantone releases a set of colors that they believe will be huge hits in the following Spring and Summer, they also include a color of the year to go with this list. Everything that is sold in colors are generally designed with these set of colors in mind. So for your wedding that means that bridesmaid dresses, registry items (you know that blender you want) and other items are based also around these particular colors.
When creating my Fairy Tale Wedding Invitation which was inspired by Cinderella's Carriage and Horse, I didn't really think about the colors of blue that were so prominent with Cinderella. I knew I was making the design to go as a story-book theme and I knew that I absolutely wanted this beautiful Peach Echo that Pantone has created for this year. I thought about the beauty of the bridesmaids as they walked down the aisle in this lovely color. I thought that it went well with the original dress that Cinderella had made for herself to go to the ball, you know the one that was destroyed by her evil step sisters?
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Alfred Angelo - Cinderella Style 262 which is promised to come soon. This is the Cinderella dress for this year. I'm unsure if the previous years dresses will remain available or not. Nor am I sure when this dress will actually become available as their website has little to no information.
Alfred Angelo - Disney Maidens Style 533 which is also promised to come soon. The thing that I don't like about Alfred Angelo is they make these beautiful Disney Maidens dresses for your bridesmaids to wear but they never actually indicate which dress is to go with what theme. It's kind of aggravating to me but that's only because I like things to match. These are quite lovely and seem to match the Cinderella dress well though I suppose you could use any of the designs if you wanted. Or you could go with something completely different.
I am by no means a flower expert. I think they are pretty, they smell nice and they make me sneeze sometimes. So when you don't know much about flowers you turn to a florist. I found this great site online B/A Florist that has so much useful information about colors and weddings and what flowers will work with what colors. Seriously, I love this site. They recommend the following: "flowers available in peach shades are roses, ranunculus, alstroemeria, calla lilies, and peonies, just to name a few." So clearly there are some additional options, I would definitely suggest that you check with your florist when planning your wedding to get the look you want. I also suggest doing a quick Google search of any of these flowers I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the beauty that you will find.
There are so many beautiful designs and ides that you can use for your perfect fairy tale wedding. Cinderella is the princess I will be focusing on this week even as I create designs for other Disney Princesses. My next post will be an inspiration post for cakes. I love cake, especially wedding cakes. The designs that you can do will blow you out of the water. Look forward to that tomorrow.
It's important to know that wedding cakes come in all different shapes, sizes, flavors. Some are massively huge (think 80's and 90's wedding cakes with the steps and the fountains) or cupcakes that you can give to your guests. Personally I love the idea of cupcakes just because then you don't have to cut the cake or have someone else cut the cake to serve it to wedding guests. Which can actually save you a lot of money on your wedding budget.
Above are some various styles of cakes and one version of a cupcake that you can take to your baker to assist with creating the perfect wedding cake for your upcoming wedding and reception.
These designs go perfectly with my Starry Night - Under The Stars Wedding Invitations!
So you’ve decided to plan the Starry Night or Under the Stars Wedding of your dreams, you have all the major details figured out but what about the small things?
Are you planning on providing a small wedding favor to your guests for attending your wedding?
To those undecided, here are a few ideas below. Click on the name for a link to the site where you can purchase these favors.
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These clear plastic ornaments can be a great favor from your wedding. You could add a fine dark blue glitter to the back and your engagement photos inside to create a memorable gift that your guests can view each Christmas.
Personalized Stars Zinc Alloy Key chains by JJ’s House
These star keychains make a great favor and are so pretty! I love that they can be personalized with the Bride, Groom and date of wedding. They come in a set of 6.
Crystal Key chain,Star Key chain by LucKeyMe
I saw this design and absolutely thought it was adorable and unique. It really doesn’t show that it was from a wedding which might just be something you’re looking for in your favors. The seller does offer customization for the keychains and claims they will match the colors of your wedding.
Set of 12 - 4 oz Candle Wedding Favor - Soy - Personalized Wedding Favors by VerisCandlesandBath
I love this candle. It has a beautiful sky background and an adorable phrase. This seller does allow for customization so you could probably get you and your grooms’ names added to the candle but you would have to check first.
Twilight Iris Blue Tea Light Candle by MPMArtWorld
I love this candle set but it is pretty expensive in regards to wedding favors. However I think you could probably make these yourself with some ModPodge, dollar store Votive Candles, Dollar Store Votive Candle Holders, Star Stickers (to avoid where the ModPodge is placed) and some Rhinestones from any craft store.
Frosted Star Votive Candle Holders
This Beautiful Candle is no longer available from the retailer, however, I think one could definitely recreate this with some Rhinestones, Star Stickers and original ModPodge to seal the project. It would be completely unique to your guests, something they could use over and over again if you use Votive Candles. And it could easily go with any household decor.
Let me know what you guys think of these ideas below in the comments. Also if you've tried to do any of these yourself link me to your designs so we can see how they turned out!
Today I'm here to announce a new design that I posted up on my Etsy account only around 5pm yesterday. Since then it has gained more interest than anything I have posted in such a short amount of time. I'm so excited that I could go to space and jump along the stars! I mean why not right?
I'm still working on the Pocket-Fold Version, That should be up later today. I have a TON of Add-on Products to go with this set that are mostly all ready to go.
Here's the preview of the Invitation Suite with Invitations, RSVP Card and Details Card:
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season as it is already upon us. It feels so weird with it being December as we have just had very unseasonably warm temperatures where I'm located.
I have a few designs still available for the holiday season if you have some last minute parties to plan. You can go check them out in my Etsy Shop.
I also wanted to take the time tonight to give out a Christmas freebie. For anyone wanting to spruce up their Christmas Cupcakes. Featuring a Santa and Elf design, simply print out the cupcake wrappers on regular printer paper at 100% (Actual Size) without borders.
Bee Theme Baby Showers & Gender Reveal Parties - Pinterest
Once in a while everyone needs to find a little inspiration for things. Pinterest is one of my favorite ways to get inspiration to my next idea so I figured once a week in conjunction with my weekly theme I will post a link to one of my pinterest boards that go along with that theme. This week has been all about baby showers and more specifically my Bee Theme Baby shower Invite and Gender Reveal Parties. I have one more item to post for this but I just need to finish out some of the final details. That should likely become available in the next day or two but definitely by Sunday :)
In the meantime I thought it would be great to list my Pintrest Board for this special occasion. Included in my board are shopping items, like napkins, silverware, plates, the colored chocolate you can melt to make some amazing favors, favors, games, decorations, the invitations, and anything else that I could think of that will help inspire you for your very own bee theme baby shower or gender reveal party. Just click on the image above to view on my pinterest page.