Edible Favors

11 Aug

When it comes to wedding favors its hard to decided what to give. A bride and groom wants it to be a nice remembrance of their big special day, but lets get real what do you think your 100+ guests really did with those engraved candles?

These few favors are sure to cure any sweet tooth, and their cute too!

Photo Courtesy of: Blog


Edible favors are extremely personal, because it reflects the couples favorite sweets, and they wont go to waste which is the best part.

-Natisha D.

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Wedding Tree

10 Aug

We have all heard of family trees, but what about wedding trees? Print or paint a picture of a tree, get different shades of green ink pads, and start your wedding tree.

This is a great way for the bride and grooms family to feel like one and it looks great in a frame for memories.

Courtesy of : The Sweet Occasion

First Wedding

8 Aug

So in my welcome post I let you all know that I want to be an event planner. Well, I am officially planning my first wedding! I am so nervous, but I am positive it will work out. So details:

  • Day of Coordinator service
  • 250 guests
  • Venue in San Francisco
  • I have to get the bartenders, servers, and baker
  • Also I am going to be doing the favors

One of the ideas that I had for a great favor was cake pops!

I hadn’t heard of them before until recently, and let me tell you they taste great and are super cute.

So I found a great site called Bakerella and they had the recipe for the cake pops.

Courtesy of: Bakerella

Fabric Flowers

8 Aug

So I really want to get into making bridal hair accessories. So I looked up some tutorials and headed to the nearest fabric store and started to make my own works of art!

Here is the first prototype:

For the second flower I used chiffon and tulle

The picture gives it no justice!

Im going to experiment with new fabrics and colors for the next few and start to make

belts and necklaces, hopefully I will have a site up soon to sell them

buzzing with many great ideas, can’t wait to share them!

-Natisha D.

Dollar Store Wedding?

8 Aug

I read this fabulous article about a bride that threw her wedding with majority of her decor from get this, the Dollar Store!

When you are tight on money your creativity really does shine through.

Here are a few tips from: How to Have a Dollar Store Wedding

  • Buy pattern lanterns and use butterflies, flowers, or even paint them to give your lanterns a personal touch

  • Make sure to budget out what items are the most important to you, like your dress or the photographer
  • Getting inspiration from wedding blogs or magazines can be helpful when going into the jungle of items at the dollar store, go in with pictures and really try to be creative
  • An ex. would be to put wine glasses upside down as a centerpiece, with a flower inside of the glass and a candle on the top

  • There is no need for big lavish fresh flower anymore, make your own from tissue or construction paper, there are several tutorials for that

  • Why spend a few hundred on a cake? Dessert bars have become more modern, but if you still want cake then go to your local baker and just buy sheet cakes that can be cut from the back to serve to your guest

Courtesy of: How to Have a Dollar Store Wedding

Do-It-Yourself Flowers

7 Aug


This was pretty simple and very chic. Forget high price of floral arrangements, pull out the construction paper!

Cupcake Recipes

7 Aug

I found a great cupcake site today with tons of recipes for a dessert bar or as favors. Here are a few of my favorites.

Enjoy!

-Natisha

Courtesy of: http://mingmakescupcakes.yolasite.com/

Tollhouse Specialty Recipe

7 Aug

Wedding cakes are becoming a thing of the past. Having a dessert bar gives your guest more options while making your day unique and more affordable.

One of the items that you can include at your dessert bar are homemade chocolate chip cookies.

I have found the recipe for the infamous Tollhouse cookies to make yourself.

-Natisha

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION:
PREPARE
dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

Tollhouse Specialty Recipe Detail – Very Best Baking.

Welcome to A Bloom Affair!

6 Jul

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for looking at my first blog post.

On A Bloom Affair I will take you into the world of wedding fashion, as well as, showing you how to make your wedding look chic and expensive without the six-figure budget.

As I am blogging about my ideas and tips I will also be blogging about my journey of becoming my own wedding planner!

Hope you enjoy and I encourage your feedback!

-Natisha

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