A Mod Dessert Table by Amy Atlas Events


If you are looking for inspiration for your dessert table then go no further than Amy Atlas Events. To me, she is the guru of dessert tables. All if her work is simply stunning! I simply love this Mod inspired table design. The design consisted of a a gorgeous graphic cake, custom yellow and black chocolates, licorice mints, lemon cupcakes and brilliant, yellow gerber daisies. The combination of these items created a modern, but formal touch to the table.









Bridal Shower Idea~Party With My Peeps


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I absolutely LOVE the work from Six Chicks Designs. They are a a collaborative design company specializing in interior, event and graphic design. Let me tell you, Six Chicks Designs create the most beautiful and unique graphics and events. They are simply to die for! I really like this event that they just did. It is called Party with My Peeps and I think it would soooo cute for an informal bridal shower. Check it out and tell me what you think! 











DIY Table Runner


Project Wedding is quickly becoming one of my favorite wedding websites! The site contains a plethora of information and fun ideas. This next idea I want to share with you is incredible simple and I can not believe I did not think of this! I simply love this idea from Project Wedding for three reasons! This idea is easy, it is cheap, and it is so easy to clean up.  This project is creating an easy table setting with wrapping paper.  Project Wedding states that theymade a four person table setting complete with favor boxes and escort cards for $10. That is not a bad price but I bet you could make this for cheaper if you shop for the wrapping paper right after Christmas! Okay, enough of me talking! Here is how to make this project!

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Materials you’ll need:


  • Wrapping Paper $3.99 (20 sq. ft. roll)
  • 4″ Cardboard Square Box $1.99 each (We used 4 for this project)
  • Black Ribbon $ .99
  • Fabric paint $1.19
  • Black Card Stock $1.99 (6 cards)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Table setting and potted plants/centerpiece

Step 1: Cut and center runner to desired table length and width. Make sure the runner is no less than 12″ wide and that it hangs over the table ends at least 12″.
Step 2: Wrap the gift box lids with the leftover wrapping paper from the runner. Tie with black ribbon.
Step 3: Write guests’ names on each place card with the fabric paint and lay flat to dry.
Step 4: Set table with gift boxes layered on top of plates. Finish with centerpiece and tableware.








Perfect Pink Wedding Pallet

 When I think of Summer one of the first colors I think of is bright vibrant pink. Pink can be one of the most beautiful color pallets, when it is combined with various shades of pink and a dark brown contrast. Here the use of peonies and roses add texture and color to the flowers. I love how the wedding dress has a flower embellish that mimics the peonies in the bouquet. I am also a huge fan of cupcakes at weddings and these are amazingly beautiful!

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Table Decor by Rebecca Thuss, Bouquet and Cupcakes from The Knot, Butterfly Place Cards from Martha Stewart, Wedding Gown from Carolina Herrera,and Outside Venue Decor from Brides.com

Paper Butterfly How-To


Tools and Materials
Spray adhesive
Decorative paper
Card stock

Floaty Butterflies How-To

1. Spray-mount paper onto card stock or paper that’s colored on both sides; fold in half. Place butterfly template on paper with flat edge of butterfly’s body flush against fold; trace.


2. Cut out butterfly along inside of the traced line and cut out V-shaped notch along the folded edge. Open slightly. Slip notch over rim of glass to hold butterfly in place.

Butterfly Template








Upside-Down Beauty

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Got a lot of mismatched stemware? Prefect! Then you can have a cheap and beautiful table arrangement for your next bridal shower or  luncheon. If you don’t have the stemware, borrow pieces from other girls in the bridal party or hit up the local thrift store. Because, with just a few flips of the glass, designer Annie Selke—owner of home furnishings company Pine Cone Hill (pineconehill.com)—created a modern candle-and-flower arrangement that I absolutely love. To achieve this look simply place your goblets upside down on a table, tuck large blooms underneath and top with colorful votives. It may only take a few seconds to pull together, but the elegant impact will last all night.
Pictures and Instructions From: Everyday with Rachel Ray








DIY Garland



I have to say that I am not a huge fan of garland. I think you have to be careful because it can be overdone really easily. That is why I was so surprised when I fell in love with this garland idea from Once Wed. I think this would make a unique escort card display or the birds could be omitted or changed to a totally different design. I love the versatility of this project!

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What You’ll Need:


One Bunch “Million Star” Gypsophilia (AKA Baby’s Breath) Generally, a bunch is 10 – 12 stems, with multiple laterals on each stem)


One Spool Fabric Coated Wire


Decorative Paper (3 or so coordinating sheets)




A Sheet of Card Stock


Floral Snips




Small Hole Punch




Computer and Printer


Resources: Gypsophelia is a very common flower and available through any floral wholesale house, flower shop, or grocery store florist.  There are many on-line resources as well.    Fabric coated wire is available in the floral section of your craft store.


Before you get started on the garland,  unwrap your bunch of Gypsophelia, trim the stems and place in warm water.    Allow the flowers to drink for a couple of hours before proceeding.


1.  Take your floral clippers, and trim all of the flower tufts off the end of the sprays, leaving just a little stem.  (see figure 1)


2.  Cut a 7 foot length of fabric coated wire.    Twist the end of the wire to make a little loop at the end.


3.  Take a tuft of Baby’s Breath, and lay it on your support wire, just past the loop.   Pick up your wire spool, and wrap the wire around the flower stem and support wire.   (see figure 2)


4.  Add another tuft, this time to the back side of the wire, and wrap again.


5.  Keep adding the flower tufts, alternating front and back, and work your way down the wire. (see figure 3)


6.  When you reach the end of the wire, cut the spool away  and wrap the wire around the garland end several times to secure.  Make a loop on the end with your support wire.  Trim your flower stems to make the end of the garland tidy.  (see figure 4)


To keep your garland fresh, coil it up, mist it lightly with water, and place it inside a plastic garbage bag.  Put it in your refrigerator, or in the coolest spot available.   It should stay fresh for 24-48 hours depending where you keep it.


7.  Print out the bird template(see below) on a sheet of  card stock.   Cut out the birds, and trace them onto your decorative paper. ( I used 10 pairs for a six foot garland)


8.   Cut all of your birds out, and punch a small hole in the middle of each bird’s back.  (see figure 5)


9.  Cut a length of string about 14 inches long, and tie a bird to each end. (see figure 6)


10.  Hang your garland from the wire loop ends and hang your birds over the garland, spacing them evenly apart. (see figure 7)


What it Cost:  (to make one six foot garland)


1 bunch of Baby’s  Breath = $8.50 (from a wholesale florist)


3 Sheets of Paper = $1.80


Spool of Fabric Coated Wire = $2


String = $1.50



Download bird.pdf








Lemon Inspired Wedding Shower

I love the smell, look, and taste of lemons. I actually think I am quite obsessed.  I love lemon pie, and lemon pound cake. Yumm….I am making myself hungry! Okay, to my point. I think that nothing screams summer more than a fresh lemon. Everything about them is just plain refreshing. So if you are throwing a bridal shower why not play on these details and have a lemon inspired decor and menu. The options are endless!


lemon decor

Lemon Decor from The Knot is the perfect way to create a beautiful table setting for a wedding shower. Plus, you can make these designs right at home. Also, you could opt for a clear vase overflowing with flowers and the bottom adorned with lemon slices to cover the stems. Also, a very pretty option.


lemon menu

Looking for the perfect menu? Look no further! All of these lemon inspired  options are sure to tantalize the pallet. Click on the links below for the recipes.
Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil,Romaine Salad with Homemade Croutons and Lemon Vinaigrette,Grilled Haloumi Cheese and Lemon,and Beer Battered Asparagus with a Lemon Herbed Dipping Service


lemon dessert

Now to my favorite part, the dessert! I need to say no more. Yummm…….

Lemon Ice, Lemon Charlottes with Lemon Curd and Candied Lemon Peel, Lemon and White Chocolate Mousse Parfaits with Strawberries, and Lemon Sheet Cake


Now for the part you have all been waiting for–the cocktails!

Frosty Lemon Martini, Ginger-Rosemary Lemon-Drop Cocktails








Free Oval Table Number Templates


Looking for table numbers for your wedding? Then here is a DIY option for you. I have designed these oval flower templates, which includes the numbers from 1-20. They are in 5×7  format so, they should easily print on your computer. You can also copy and paste the numbers into Microsoft Word and print from there. After you print the numbers simply cut them out. That’s it! Super easy. Enjoy!

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DIY Paper Flowers

paper flowers

At first glance you would not be able to tell that these flowers are made of paper. They are absolutely beautiful. Inspired by the work of Martha Stewart the folks over at Dozi made these paper flowers as part of a beautiful table design. Now this is one centerpiece that will never wilt. Well, as long as you keep it away from water! Just think of the possibilities… You could make a whole bouquet out of paper flowers and you could keep your bouquet forever. Just a thought. No mater what you plan on making with the flowers one thing is for sure, they are beautiful.

how to

How To
Step 1: Draw a spiral on a 4×4″ square sheet of paper
Step 2: Cut out spiral along lines you have drawn
Step 3: Begin rolling up the spiral from the outside
Step 4: Keep on rolling until there’s no more left to roll
Step 5: You’re done!


Notes From Dozi
“I used a slightly heavier weight paper for this one, but you can use normal paper as well. You can use squares of various sizes to have different sized flowers. Besides sticking them on branches, they would be great scattered on the table as well. Heck, you can even make a little bouquet of them. Have fun!”


“You may use a bit of glue or double-stick tape to keep the flower from unrolling and loosening up with time. I didn’t glue the ends for these specific flowers and they held up alright.”







Aqua and Red Wedding Two

Aqua and Red weddings are beautiful, the colors contrast in such a way that it simply  takes your breath away. I love the impact that the colors have. I think my favorite part of this inspiration board is the shoes. I am a sucker for colored shoes with wedding dresses. It is such a great surprise during the garter toss! lol I also love the favors from Rebecca Thuss. Those favors are what made me create this board. LOVE THEM!


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Favors by Rebecca Thuss, Bridesmaid Dresses by Jenny Kim Couture, Programs from The Knot Gallery,Shoes pic from The Knot, Table Setting and Program Pockets from Martha Stewart