August 2010

1950’s Carnival Wedding {Jenna + Tommy}

Jenna and Tommy were married in Providence at Roger Williams Park. Their wonderful wedding pictures were captured by Olivia Gird Photography.

The quirky couple chose a retro carnival theme for their wedding and drew inspiration from the 1950’s. We adore the carnival vibe, the penny candy, the popcorn, and all the amazing ink.

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We loved this wedding so much, we even created a video. Music By: DanoSongs.com

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Congratulations Jenna and Tommy and thank you for sharing these wonderful wedding pictures.

Lovely Things

This week we’re loving a whole range of unique wedding ideas, from vintage postcard place-cards to cake bunting and more.

Why not take a charming vintage postcard and use it as a uber-fabulous wedding place-card.

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Fill rustic and colourful cans with planted vegetables and use them as wedding centerpieces. We adore this eco-friendly idea.

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Create a clothesline of photos to personalise your wedding reception space.

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Add cuteness to your wedding cake with cake bunting.

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{Images via: 1 + 2 + 3 Project Wedding; 4 Kiki La Rue}

The Homemade Wedding Cake

Who says that wedding cakes have to be elaborate? Project Wedding show that a simple homemade wedding cake can be just as gorgeous and just as tasty.

This little beauty was made with classic buttercream frosting and a pair of darling paper rosettes in lieu of a cake topper. Gorgeous simplicity.

Here’s our favourite way to make thick delicious buttercream frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened, or shortening if you prefer

2 tbsp milk, preferred 2% or whole but skim will also work

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar

Beat with mixer until combined. Add milk *by the drop* if too thick. Add sugar by the 1/4 cup if too thin but not more than 1 cup or you’ll have to start all over again. If you like you can add a 1 tbsp powdered egg white for a more durable consistency.

Note you need to be careful when measuring the milk because even a 1/2 tbsp more and you’ll be having to add sugar to thicken it up again, which will result in the icing being overly sweet.

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{Images via Project Wedding}

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”