August 31, 2008
- Bacon Wrapped Prawns with Chipotle BBQ Sauce
- Smokey Beer Burgers with Creamy Mustard Sauce
- Peach-Mustard Pork Chops
- Honey Dijon Potato Salad
- Wilted Greens with Ricotta Salata
- Grilled Tofu with Asiago and Walnut Pesto
August 29, 2008
August 28, 2008
- White favor box, wrapped with turquoise paper and a gold ribbon
- Boutonniere made of blue tweedia, stephanotis and rosemary, completed with a gold ribbon base
- Eclectic and interesting wedding cake featuring multiple design elements in hues of turquoise, green, gold and navy
- Bridal bouquet made of hydrangeas, roses and green berries
- Invitation with stylish border made of gold and many other different colors from FineStationery.com
August 27, 2008
The following three readers have won the prize pack shown above which includes a Vera Bradley stationery set, Boatman Geller note pad, Bubbles n' Bows thank you note set and a Cross-My-Heart recipe card and note pad set...
Congratulations to: elexia, Lucky Designs and Misty Dawn Photography
The following three readers have won the prize pack below which includes a Bubbles n' Bows thank you note set & Cross-My-Heart recipe card and note pad set...
Congratulations to: Busy Bee Creations, EB and logan's mom
For those of you with blogs, Kati will contact you to collect your mailing address. If you do not have a blog (just a profile), please email me or Kati with your address to collect your prize. If you decline your prize, please let us know so we can draw another winner. Please see the official contest rules for more information.
Thanks again for all who entered by leaving comments or sending in inspiration boards. It was a lot of fun seeing so many variations on our Wedding Wednesday theme!
August 26, 2008
- Blue and green striped invitation from FineStationery.com
- Table setting featuring blue dupioni-silk linens and blue, green and white grosgrain ribbon woven runners
- A close-up of a place setting shows a green menu card and vases of cream calla lilies
- Multiple hues of blue, green and white candies make for great and fun favors
- Pre-package a candy assortment in these light green dotted packets tied with vibrant blue ribbon [via flickr user Northern Transplant]
- For dessert, bake and decorate adoable cucpakes such as these by flickr user birdahoy
August 25, 2008
And now for today's regularly scheduled post...
Today's wedding theme combines bold hues of navy, purple and green into a dashing event scheme. My inspiration came from a post on Faye and Greer that featured both the bridesmaid dresses from J. Crew as well as this beautiful table centerpiece from The Knot. To these two perfect theme elements, I added a navy invitation with matching envelope from FineStationery.com, a lush green bridal bouquet, chocolate lavender shortbread cookies for dessert and a deep purple favor box adorned with raffia.
August 24, 2008
August 22, 2008
- Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres station with bright cocktails, unique food presentation and pretty paper lanterns [via Social Design]
- Small and sweet pink, green and orange floral arrangements form a nice centerpiece [via Faye and Greer]
- Cute save the date/invitation by Two Paperdolls featuring green, pink and orange florals, swirls and a dragonfly
- Pink and orange flowers surround a monogram for a pretty reception or ceremony wreath decor piece
- Table setting featuring orange tablecloths, pink napkins, green floral chair drapes and a green and pink candle/floral centerpiece
- Colorful groom's boutonniere against a tan suit [via]
August 20, 2008
This next board was posted by Jessica on her blog, the essence, as part of our celebration today! Head over to her blog for the source information. Thanks for helping us celebrate today Jessica!
Have you created an inspiration board for today's party? Leave a comment here to let me know or email your board to me at rebecca [at] tastefullyentertaining.com!
- Recipe cards and matching note pad from Cross-My-Heart
So, it's that simple! Either post a comment or create one of your very own Wedding Wednesday inspiration boards to enter! Good luck!
The following board entitled 'Something Blue...' was submitted by Tastefully Entertaining reader, Karen. Thanks for joining us in our celebration Karen- you've put together a great event!
For an evening affair held outdoors, elegant with just a touch of casual flair
Invitation , Brooch: Etsy seller Adrienne Designs , Bouquet: Martha Stewart , Dress: Thread Design, Lanterns: Z Gallerie , Cake: Martha Stewart , Hairpiece: ban.do , Favors: theknot.com , Invitation: FineStationery.com
Additional reader and blogger inspiration boards can be found over at The Finer Things! Plus, we'll both be posting more boards throughout the day, as well as linking to other blogs who are joining in on our celebration! And do not miss the chance to enter to win a fabulous 'party favor' prize! So stay tuned for details on how you can win!
And what would a party be without "favors"? Stay tuned for a post with more details about how you can enter to win one of 6 fabulous prizes!
- Ultra stylish bridesmaid dress by Zac Posen (as worn by Miranda in The Sex in the City movie)
Head over to The Finer Things to check out Kati's lovely take on our selected invitation. (A sneak peek of my favorites from her post is below.) Be sure to visit Kati and I later in the day to see how our readers and some special fellow bloggers interpreted this week's invitation! And don't forget - check back to learn how you can win a fabulous prize!!
August 19, 2008
August 18, 2008
August 14, 2008
- Miss Leslie's Ham Salad on Biscuits
- Turkey Pinwheels
- Iced Tea with Grenadine
- Mac-daddi-roni Salad
- Mini Whoopee Pies
- Chopped Veggie Salad with Watermelon and Feta Cheese
August 13, 2008
As with every Wedding Wednesday, we start each post with an invitation that inspires us. For our celebration we've selected this luxurious navy and aquamarine invitation from FineStationery.com. The envelope liner features a delicate lace circle motif and provides an inspiring palate of beige, white, lavender, sea foam green and multiple hues of blue.
We invite you to join us by creating your very own inspiration board based on this invitation! Then, post it on your own blog and link back to this post or submit to me via email by August 18th. On August 20th, Kati and I will reveal our inspiration boards and share our favorites. And finally, what kind of party would it be without "favors"? We'll be giving away some fabulous prizes - but you'll have to wait until the big day to find out more!
August 12, 2008
August 11, 2008
August 7, 2008
- Rocky Road Sundae Pie
- Black and White Cookies
- Thai Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Cayenne-Spiced Mango
- Frozen Passion Fruit Meringue Cake
- Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze
- Triple-Chocolate Pudding Pie with Cappuccino Cream
August 6, 2008
- Dark wood and glowing orange lights set the theme in this rustic reception locale [via SocialDesign]
- Beautiful black and orange designs adorn this 5 tier white wedding cake
- A pumpkin favor adorned with cute bat wings and a place card tag tops a white plate in this place setting'
- Centerpiece or table decor - Orange florals mixed with unique artifical orange stems [via HWTM]
- Mashed boo-tatoes add a little fun to your menu
- Orange and chocolate truffles sweetly fit our color scheme
Kati found some amazing picks for this week's theme. Just check out the reception image below! So perfect! Be sure to head over to The Finer Things to see the rest over her selections.
August 5, 2008
August 4, 2008
- Blue sports invitation from FineStationery.com
- Blue and green paper lanterns to add color and design around the event space
- Sports lollipop mold - great for favors, just place in a clear plastic lollipop bag and tie with light blue or green ribbon
- For a sports themed centerpiece consider using multiple football, baseball, basketball and soccer ball frames. Fill with family photos, images of the new baby's name (if known), sport team logos or meaningful words. These would make nice decorations in the baby's room afterwards too.
- Light blue cake with sports adornments [image via flickr user gelcolet]
- Wooden sports themed ring toss game - I saw this in my sports search and thought it was really cute! There are lots of ways that baby or family trivia can be incorporated into a game using this classic piece.
- Add sports themed adhesive embellishments to light blue and green place cards for a sports place marking
August 1, 2008
- Pink Grapefruit Margarita
- Lillet-Basil Cocktail
- Citrus Martini
- Pineapple and Mango Rum Cocktails
- Pina Colada