Sunday, June 24, 2012

Aromatic & Colorful Bridal Shower (Get-together)

Happy Sunday! I have a beautiful aromatic bridal shower idea to share with you while I browsed through Bridal Musings Blog this afternoon. You have heard spa get-together, Vegas trip, and tea party but what about a Flower Bar party? I love the idea because I personally love fresh flowers, be it cut flowers or flower arrangement, my favorite.

For all bridesmaids out there, here is a pretty idea for your bride who loves fresh flowers.

A Fresh Flower Bar

To prepare:
- Fresh flowers (where to start: in season flowers, bride's favorite maybe)
- Containers/vases
- Floral oasis (green floral foam)
- Moss
- Water
- Ribbon/lace/other embellishments
- Scissors

No clue where to begin:
- Eight basic flower arranging designs by save-on-crafts
- Youtube (get your iPad ready!)

- Miniature pastries
- Fruit cups
- Tea
- Champagne

How it will be in seen in Bridal Musings.

Cheers to a pretty bridal shower!



Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all mommies a very special mother's day!


Sunday, May 06, 2012

Have been seeing some non-traditional ways to dress up the bridesmaids. Here are some examples how you may style your girls.

1. Glitzy Glamour Girls - a dress-up version for a formal wedding

2. Lady-like in Training - a soft color cardigan over pencil skirt

3. Fun-loving girls - from casual to dressy tank top, from silk taffeta to tulle to ruffle skirts - a fun-filled wedding is just steps away!

Lemon Drop and Mint bridesmaid tutus by TutusChicBoutique

4. Tea-length English garden wedding - tea skirt makes you look feminine than ever!

5. Classic black and white VS. Bright and loud color blocks - which is your favorite?

By Carmen Salazar Photography - as seen in Grey Likes Weddings

Hope you enjoy some girly discussions for wedding day outfit with your bridesmaids for your upcoming nuptial!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Beautiful Wedding Gowns from Spring 2013 Bridal Fashion Week

Hello Sunday!

Shall we spring forward to see some gorgeous wedding dresses from Spring 2013 Bridal Fashion Market that I love and adore?

L.O.V.E - Monique Lhuillier 

L.O.V.E - Christos

L.O.V.E - Kenneth Pool

L.O.V.E - Amsale

L.O.V.E - Marchesa

L.O.V.E - Lazaro

L.O.V.E - Oscar de la Renta

Lace ... lace ... and MORE lace...!
Love ... love ... and ADORE!

Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday. 

With love, 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring Season: Peonies Wedding Bouquets

Peonies, they bloom in early Spring through early Summer. They come in pink, rose, purple, scarlet, white, yellow, coral, cream and crimson. Lucky Spring/Summer brides-to-be, peonies are lovely. They give wedding bouquet a fluffy and luxurious look.

Here are some beautiful peonies bouquet arrangements that make you looking for more (at least for myself): 

Hope you have a great day!


Source (clockwise from top left):
White/Pink Peonies:
White/Blush Peonies:
Peonies and Ranunculus:
Soft Pink Peonies:
Fuchsia and Peach Peonies:
Fluffy Fuchsia Peonies in Vase:
Soft Pink and White Peonies:
Another Soft Pink and White Peonies:
Fuchsia, Soft Pink and White Peonies:
White Peonies:
White Peonies and Greens:
All-White Peonies:

Monday, January 30, 2012

SWEETLY in love with Chocolate Fondue - Monthly of L.O.V.E

Time flies, February is just a day away and I can feel the love is in the air everywhere already. Are you tired of dressing up for an extravagant Valentine's Dinner at the local restaurant? Why not rolling up your sleeves and prepare a sweet and yummy-licious Chocolate Fondue for your sweetheart while dressing up in pajamas and cuddling up for a Romance movie? Yes, (you did not hear wrongly) I did say p.a.j.a.m.a.s!

When you think of Valentine's Day, first thing that comes to your mind would be CHOCOLATE. Correct me if I am wrong. So preparing a chocolate fondue seems to be a no-brainer and yet a sweet gesture from your partner/for your partner. There is absolutely no cooking skills required; getting a few types of chocolates, milk, honey, vanilla beans, fruits, marshmallow, pound cakes, rice krispy, and voila...You and your partner or friends will be ready to indulge in a pot of warm and rich chocolate fondue.

Here's a recipe for you to try, ENJOY! 

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Pot of Warm and Rich Chocolate Fondue

Credits: (clockwise from top left) Eat with Love silverware illustration, Rachael Ray's Heavenly White Chocolate Fondue,  Milk Chocolate Fondue in yellow bowl, Pages folded in heart shape, Fruity Chocolate Fondue, Candle-lit chocolate fondue served with bananas, rice krispies, pound cakes, and marshmallow, Chocolate-covered banana, Chocolate-Pinor Noir fondue, and  Marshmallow dipped in chocolate 

With love,

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Sparkly Merry Christmas, Everyone!

First Row: Snowy NYC, Metallic Bells, Grayish Blue Christmas Tree
Second Row: Braided Hairdo, Hand-crafted Miniature Christmas Trees, Mercury Glass with Blue Christmas Ornaments
Third Row: Merry Christmas Tags
Fourth Row: Baby Breath Centerpieces, Wishing Tree, Silver and Gold Christmas Ornaments, Wrapped Gifts

Wishing my dear friends and family a healthy Merry Christmas!
Rachel Beh

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thank You Flag!

How lovely this Thank-You Note is!
Stationery Card
View the entire collection of cards.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In Love With Hydrangea Flowers

Are you looking for flowers that create drama and wow factor for your wedding? Look no further than the fluffy delicate hydrangea which come in different colors that would fit into your wedding theme color. 

Hydrangeas are produced from early Spring to late Fall; they grow in flowerheads at the end of the stems. There are two flower arrangements in hydrangeas - Mophead and Lacecap. Mophead Hydrangeas are large round flowerheads that look like pom-poms or simply the head of mop. This type of hydrangea is commonly seen in wedding floral arrangements. On the other hand, Lacecap Hydrangeas are round, flat flowerheads with a center core of subdued, fertile flowers surrounded by outer rings of showy, sterile flowers. This looks less dramatic than its peer (Mophead) and less popular for wedding.

Colors! Hydrangeas come in variety of colors; ranges from white, green, blue, pink, purple, and antique tones. Interesting but it is true that the color of hydrangea is affected by pH of the soil. Acidic soil produces blue hydrangeas, neutral soil produces pale cream hydrangeas, and alkaline soil produces pink-purple-ish hydrangeas. The amount of Aluminum absorb through the roots change the color of its blooms.

Here is WeddingHydrangea description of different shades of each color category:
Blue: Light sky blue, periwinkle blue, deep cobalt blue, and blue with lavender tones.
Red-Purple-Raspberry-Pink: Red, dark purple, raspberry, deep violet, and pink.
White: White and white with a little pink or blue blush.
Lavender: Dark to light lavender.
Antique-Green-Jewel Tones: Green, burgundy, jewel tones, antique pink, blue, and purple/lavender.

Hydrangeas are popular for weddings and always being incorporated into bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony decors, centerpieces, as well as desserts (some creative cake artists actually took the challenge to re-create the beautiful blooms using butter cream and sugar). Need some ideas? We have got some in the pictures below for your reference. 

Different shades of Hydrangeas being incorporated into Bridal Bouquets

Hydrangea Boutonnieres

Ceremony Decor with some Hydrangea Blooms

Hydrangea Centerpieces

Layers of Hydrangeas around Wedding Cakes and on top of Cupcakes

Photo Credits:
1- Pot of colorful hydrangeas
2- Pink/Green centerpiece
3- A table full of hydrangeas in bottles
4- Blue/Green hydrangeas end table decor
5- Green hydrangea bouquet
6- Pink & Purple hydrangea bouquets
7- Bride holding a white and soft pink roses mixed with soft pink hydrangeas bouquet
8- Red hydrangea bouquet
9- Green & White mixed bouquet
10- Green boutonnieres for the wedding party
11- White & Green boutonniere
12- Purple & Green boutonniere seen in weddingbee
13- Blue hydrangea boutonniere as seen in Midge Flower Boutique
14- White & antique green hydrangeas wreath
15- Antique hydrangeas & champagne grapes wreath
16- Hydrangeas in glass vase and mason jar
17- White hydrangeas ceremony decor
18- Antique pink hydrangeas
19- Antique pink/green hydrangeas
20-Antique pink/green hydrangeas and purple roses in box
21-Antique purple/green hydrangeas
22-Hydrangeas-adorned birdcage
23- Pot of hydrangeas
24- Hydrangeas Berry centerpiece
25- Hydrangeas & seashell tablescape
26- Soft pink & white hydrangea arrangement
27- Hydrangea & rose table arrangement
28- Buttercream cupcakes
29- Sugar hydrangea petals on cupcakes
30- Petit Fours
31- Buttercream frosting cupcakes & Blue/Green hydrangea cake
32- French pink hydrangea cake
33- Hydrangea fondant cake
34- Hydrangea wikipedia

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Fourth-Of-July-Inspired Wedding Fireworks!

Fireworks + Sparklers = Happy Ending + Beginning of Your Sweet Marriage!

My husband and I were at Downtown Des Moines to watch some fireworks last night. They are so beautiful and just right above us! The person who invented fireworks is genius! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful artwork.

It is Fourth of July weekend, we are off to see more fireworks again by the pond tomorrow! Meanwhile, hope you enjoy the above posting of wedding fireworks pictures!

Happy Independence Day, America!

Photo Credits:
1- Sparkler writing
2-  U.S. flag-inspired fireworks by A Simple Photograph via Style Me Pretty
3- Married couple kissing under the fireworks via WeddingBee Forum
4- Married couple dancing under the fireworks and walk passed the sparklers aisle via The Knotty Bride
5- Wedding ceremony under the fireworks via Head over Heels online wedding guide
6- Married couple kissing middle of sparklers aisle via Best Destination Wedding forum
7- Another sparkler writing via DSL Fireworks
8- Happy Fourth of July clip art