September 27, 2017

50 + Mocktail & Cocktail Recipes: Perfect for Fall Weddings & Dinner Parties

We are 100% into the idea of a signature wedding cocktail, & on top of being super cool it also tends to be cheaper than offering an open bar.

When you're deciding what kind of cocktail(s) to offer consider the drink you both had on our first dates, or maybe something seasonal fitting the weather that uses local ingredients.

Think of your favorite things like favorite foods and smells, not just the liquor flavors.

September 21, 2017

30+ Perfect Fig Appetizer & Dessert Recipes: Perfect for Fall Weddings

And we're back with another awesome post with the most delicious recipes you can D.I.Y. for your guests, and this time we're featuring figs.

We've scoured the web to bring you the most amazing appetizers & desserts , & you'll find the links below to over 30 recipes, along with some beautiful drool-worthy photos.

Appetizer Recipes

Figs with Bacon & Chile | Bon Appetit

Fig & Caramelized Onion Flatbread | Little Broken

Pickled Fig, Robiola & Pistachio Oil Crostini | Bon Appetit

Fig & Caper Tapenade | Joyful Scribblings

September 13, 2017

Fall Wedding Inspiration: 25+ Real Outdoor Fall Weddings, D.I.Y. Projects & More!

The colorful changing leaves make a beautiful backdrop, and the cooler weather is ideal, making it no surprise fall weddings are so popular.

And if you're thinking about getting married in the fall, you're going to love our new post with tons of inspiration to help you plan the perfect fall wedding.

On top of the awesome tips & tricks, super cool ideas, amazing fall dessert recipes & D.I.Y. projects galore - we've got links to over 50 amazing real outdoor fall weddings for you to check out.

September 04, 2017

Easy 3 Step D.I.Y. Pine-cone Fire Starters: Perfect for Fall & Outdoor Weddings

Give your guests, a practical, and great fall/camping themed wedding favor & make these D.I.Y. pine-cone fire starters.

Before you get started you'll need the following materials; paraffin wax, a double boiler, wire, a drying rack, candle dye, essential/fragrance oils, & salt that will give your fire starters colorful flames (epsom, table, or salt substitute.)

Step 1 is melting wax in your double boiler to between 150 & 175 degrees. Add dye & fragrances now.

August 30, 2017

5 Unique Wedding Registry Gifts, Tips/Tricks, & The Best Sites of 2017

When it comes to starting your new life together, gifts from your guests are going to come in super handy.

A lot of us are getting married as adults now - which means the classic wedding registry items are things we probably already have. And while there are a ton of "must have" wedding registry items, most of us really aren't going to use a juicer on a regular basis, & there are lots of unique wedding gifts you & your partner will love that you may not have thought of.

Read more for unique & personal items you can add to your registry, to get some awesome tips & tricks to help you save money & time, and to read about the top 5 wedding registry sites in 2017.

August 23, 2017

20 Real Weddings at the Ithaca N.Y. Farmer's Market, Local Food Trucks, & More

Photo from Julie Prisloe Photography
If you're going for a vintage or rustic look for your wedding, there may be no better place than your local Farmer's Market. We're featuring the Ithaca Farmer's Market in this post because it's beautiful, right on Cayuga lake, & where we're both from. And even if you're not from the area, you're going to love this post.

A neat thing to do when you have your wedding at a farmer's market is to offer your guests catering from a local food truck. Everyone will get exactly what they want quickly, and you won't need to worry about a thing.

You can reach out the local farmer's market vendors to get edible favors like jam, tea, coffee, or honey. And don't forget that apples or other fruit in wooden produce crates makes for a great centerpiece or table number.

August 15, 2017

The Ultimate Glamping Guide for 2017 - For the Honeymoon or Bridesmaids Trip

If you love the idea of an incredibly secluded trip where you can swim, relax, & enjoy amazing views  - you are going to absolutely love our ultimate guide to glamping full of inspiration, & links to the best products - from roomy canvas tents to inflatable portable hot tubs.

You can enjoy the seclusion and beauty of our national & state parks with out sacrificing anything.

And if you're like me, & you've lived with your significant other for a while and gathered what you need for your home, you might just want to add some of these great items to your wedding registry.