Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Turn Off that Device!

Wedding couples are asking their guest to be nice and turn off their device. They are requesting that their friends,  family, and guest turn off their phones,  ipads, and other electronic devices during the wedding ceremony and reception.  This trend is referred to as an "unplugged wedding." 

An unplugged wedding gives the hired photographer the chance to capture all elements of the wedding without distractions and untasteful pictures. Can you imagine getting your wedding pictures back and your guest have their phones in the air snapping pictures or they're looking down at their screens? What an eyesore that would be!

Friday, June 20, 2014

"The Great Gatsby"

Your guest should be able to tell the tone of your wedding from the very beginning! Every element of your wedding should be an example of your theme and formality of your wedding. This bride and groom (Ebony & Derrick Brown) created an experience that their guest will remember for years to come. It began with their engagement pictures....

Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 Spring Trends

Vintage and romantic are still popular wedding themes. Brides are wearing blush and champagne wedding gowns, having black and white photos, photo booths, lace table cloths, and champagne cocktails. Add a captivating touch to your wedding with a touch of sparkle or bling.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Green Weddings (Eco-Friendly)

Planning a green wedding requires a lot of thoughts and resources. Lots of couples get creative and show their uniqueness, values, and personalities in their choices and come up with hand crafted invitations or homemade centerpieces. You have access to more products now than ever…..visit www.ota.com to start your search for vendors. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based association for the organic industry in North America. Their mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Banana Pudding Shots

What a way to add spunk to your dessert bar with one of America's favorite desserts. This recipe is easy to follow and I hope you enjoy it!
Makes 24 shooters
1 (4-serving) box vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
2 Cups half-and-half
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup of whipping cream
48 miniature vanilla wafer cookies
2 small bananas, thinly sliced
10 miniature vanilla wafer cookies, coarsely crushed
1. In 2-qt saucepan, stir pudding and mix half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat; pour into medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled.
2. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form.
3. Spoon pudding into a 1-gal, zip-top plastic bag; seal bag. Spoon whipped cream into 1-qt. zip-top plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 1/8-inch opening diagonally across 1 corner of each bag.
4. In bottom of each of 24 (2-oz) shot glasses, place 1 cookie. In each glass, pipe about 2 tsp. pudding over cookie. Top with 1 banana slice. Pipe about 2 tsp. whipped topping over banana. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with crushed cookies. Serve immediately, or chill up to 30 minutes.