Little White Dresses from Donna Morgan

 

White isn’t just for your wedding day! If you are looking for a LWD (little white dress) to wear to your rehearsal dinner or engagement party, then Ready or Knot {Wedding Chic} is the place to be! This weekend only, January 17-18, is our Donna Morgan Bridesmaid trunk show.

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In addition to stunning colored bridesmaid dresses, we will have many dresses from the White All Weekend Collection. Let everyone know who the bride is by strutting one of these gorgeous LWDs! The dresses from this collection are very reasonably priced, and are extremely fun and flirty.

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Ask the Experts

Brides with a sweet tooth will enjoy today’s tips and tricks from one of our favorite Omaha bakeries. If you’re having trouble deciding on your desserts or aren’t sure how to begin the search process, check out what Autumn Pruitt, owner of Bliss Old Market Bakery, has to say.

 

1. Make an Appointment

Make an appointment for a wedding tasting instead of just stopping by.  This allows you to sample the product and ensures that a baker will be available to discuss ideas and details.

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Make an appointment to try mini versions of possible desserts!

2. Ask the Baker

Ask the baker for recommendation on design and flavor.  He or she may have suggestions that you have not thought of and should be a great resource to you in this process.  The bakery understand their product and if what is in the picture is feasible with real cake.

A simple, elegant cake from Bliss

Like what you see? For more information on these sweet treats, check out the Bliss Facebook Page or contact Autumn at 402.934.7450.

Ask the Experts

A big part of your wedding reception will be the dessert. Whether you make a big, messy scene of cutting the cake, or simply serve cupcakes in a variety of flavors, a lot of planning goes into the desserts. That’s why Brigida Andersen from Cupcake Island is offering you some tips to help get the planning started.

1. Think of Your Guests

Don’t just think of yourself when it comes to cake flavors. Your taste buds differ from those of your guests. After all, you want them to enjoy the food too.

A cake by Cupcake Island

2. Limit Appointment Guests

Don’t take too many people to your cake appointment. Visions differ from you, your mom, your future mother-in-law, sisters, friend, etc. Keep it to two or three people. That way your decorator can really get a sense for your style.

We hope you find these tips useful on the search for your own wedding cake. Don’t forget to stop in to Cupcake Island to see what they have to offer. You can also check out their Facebook Page or call 402.334.6800 to make a tasting appointment.

Day 4 of Snack Bar {Pinterest Picks}

Winter brides looking for a way to keep guests warm will love today’s Pinterest Pick! This snack bar is light, refreshing, and energizing. For today’s Pinterest Pick, we chose a Coffee Bar!

Give coffee away as favors at your coffee bar

Having a Coffee Bar at your reception does more than just keep guests caffeinated throughout the night. It provides entertainment as guests select their favorite roasts, syrups, creamers.

The best part of it all? A Coffee Bar allows you and your fiance to be as simple or creative as you please. Select a few different roasts, provide syrups, cream, and stir sticks to make a simple coffee bar. This is a great DIY project for brides and bridesmaids to work on togther!

Coffee snobs can go to the other extreme by selecting exotic brews, unique syrups, and creamers crafted especially for your ceremony. If you’re serious about your coffee, consider having an espresso machine to make great tasting lattes! Just recruit family or friends to work the station and your Espresso Bar is ready for your guests.

A simple Coffee Bar is easy to make yourself

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Go one step further by customizing the coffee mugs or sleeves with your wedding date. After guests enjoy their cup of coffee, they can take their mug home with them! We also love the idea of using colorful straws to finish off each latte.

As with any snack bar, the possibilities with a Coffee Bar are endless! That’s why we love the idea of snack bars so much! For all the non-coffee drinking brides and grooms out there, consider switching to tea. Whether you provide guests with tea bags or loose leaf options, this is a great alternative to a Coffee Bar!

We hope you are enjoying this week of Pinterest Picks! Tomorrow we will wrap up the series, and we’ve saved the best for last – you won’t want to miss it!

Day 2 of Snack Bar {Pinterest Picks}

Today is the second day of Snack Bar Pinterest Picks! Yesterday was all about champagne. Brides looking for more substance will enjoy today’s snack bar twist on a classic favorite – popcorn!

Popcorn Bar

The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a popcorn bar. Place various popcorn flavors such as white, cheddar, and caramel in large glass jars or baskets. Fill smaller containers with sweet and salty toppings.

Liven up your popcorn bar with catchy slogans and cute designs

From the traditional M & M’s and pretzel sticks to the more unique dried cranberries and wasabi beans, you can top popcorn with whatever you are your fiance enjoy. Also include flavors for sprinkling such as cayenne pepper, cinnamon sugar, and salt.

Whether you create a small popcorn bar or an elaborate snack display, your wedding guests will love this old time snack favorite. We recommend bringing this bar out for a laid back cocktail hour or a much needed dance break.

We’ve only just scratched the surface of our Snack Bar Pinterest Picks. Come back tomorrow for a savory snack bar idea!