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Perfect Paper

I hope you all had a great weekend. Rich and I were busy visiting our parents, eating sushi, taste testing moscatos for our wedding, and checking out the CWS scene. We needed a two-hour nap on Sunday to catch up before another crazy week started.

I wanted to share some great wedding stationary with you. Wedding stationary not only includes invitations and save-the-dates, but also consists of event guides for guests, maps, programs, menus, escort cards, placecards, table numbers, favor tags, welcome basket tags, cocktail napkins, rehearsal dinner invitations, and thank you notes. Whew!

Often times your guests will receive their first impression of your wedding from your invitations, and if you choose to give out wedding favors, those packaged gifts will provide the last impression of your wedding. Therefore, you’ll want these important pieces of stationary to reflect the style and tone of your wedding. As with each element in your wedding, the stationary you choose should match or at least complement one another through their typeface, color and design.


Take the Cake!

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The title of this post might be an inside joke, but I think most of my readers will agree that setting up an appointment to taste cake is the bee’s knees of planning a wedding.

I knew picking the perfect cake was going to be high priority for Alexis when I noticed most of her pins on include things like this, this, and this. Alexis has a bigger sweet tooth than me. And unlike my strict obsession with ice cream, her treat cravings include anything from sour candy ropes to prepackaged cake from Hyvee.

I accompanied Alexis and her fiance Luke to Cuppiecakes in Shelton, NE on Saturday. Alexis picked out six flavors to taste: vanilla almond with vanilla buttercream, brown sugar with a caramel drizzle, lemon, cinnamon roll with vanilla-cinnamon buttercream, classic chocolate, and red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Luke didn’t realize they would each have six cupcakes to try, so he boasted that he was going to finish his share of the cupcakes. He admitted defeat by cupcake number three…

We were really please with Cuppiecakes’ flavors and prices. They will definitely make the guests at Alexis and Luke’s wedding very happy.

Here are some other flavors Cuppiecakes offers that I’d love to try:

  • Blueberry Crisp
  • Coconut
  • Zuccini Spice
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Banana with Honey Cinnamon Frosting
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Black Forest
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • German Chocolate
  • S’mores
  • Cream Cheese Brownie
  • They even have “booziecakes” like: Margarita, Champagne and Irish Car Bomb

Are you drooling yet?


A Quick Hello

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These cupcakes encased in mini terra cotta pots would be the perfect dessert for a bridal shower or garden-themed wedding. I love it when people think of creative ways to use ordinary materials.

I apologize for the short post today. I have been finishing a free-lance project over the last couple of days, and it’s proving to be very time consuming. On top of being an event planner, I’m also an interactive developer (in plain English: I make websites). I’ll show you some of the sites I’ve designed and developed next week. In the meantime, you can look forward to a Fit Friday and Happy Weekend post tomorrow!


Chalk Art

Dana Tanamachi is a true artist. She creates custom lettering, and as you can see below, her canvas of choice is chalkboard.

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I was immediate mesmerized when I saw her work featured on 100 Layer Cake in January. I think her custom designs would make the perfect focal point at any wedding reception.

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I’m always trying to figure out ways to bring new trends developed on the coasts to the Midwest, so I emailed Dana a few months ago to see if she could make her work more accessible. I suggested she make her designs into decals like Shanna Murray. Dana was excited about the idea and wanted to look into the manufacturing process. I haven’t heard from her in awhile, but I’m hoping we’ll see her designs in stores soon. Watch her in action below.

Ace Hotel Room 1021 from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.


In love with loooong tables

Rectangular guest tables are showing up more frequently at wedding receptions. These tables remind me of holiday family dinners with warm food and good conversation.

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Many couples are choosing rectangular tables over round tables because they provide an intimate and regal atmosphere. This style of table also requires fewer decorations because there is less space between guests. What table shape do you prefer?

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