November 11, 2013

No Stress Wedding at a State Park

If you're planning on having an outdoor wedding, State Parks are a great option to consider. You can usually rent a pavilion for less than $350 a day and if alcohol and/or amplified music permits are available they cost is very low or free. And if it does happen to rain on your special day, you'll be thinking it was the best idea you've ever had.

Beautiful stone or wood pavilions will make for a great background and some even feature a fireplace for the cooler months or evening.

Getting married at a state park offers places for children to play, facilities, trails for your guests to walk, places to swim, and camp sites sometimes including cabins. However, each car will be charged a fee of around $7 to enter the park and I recommend you reserve a pavilion over 11 months in advance.

If you'd like more information on getting married at a State Park visit The National Park Service. You might have to give them a quick call to find out about the permits but almost all other cost information including pavilion rentals and availability can be seen readily.

The Photograph on the Right is from Nicole Baas | Photography and features the wedding of Colleen and Isaac.

November 01, 2013

D.I.Y. Vintage 3-Tiered Cupcake Stand

Wandering Chopsticks features a wonderful article on how to create your own vintage glass cupcake stand at home.

All you'll need are a few glass candlesticks or heavy weight goblets, 3 sizes of vintage style glass plates, epoxy, a ruler, and some time to create this and the best part is you can probably find most of the materials at your local thrift store. You can read the full article at Wandering Chopsticks here.

If you'd like to incorporate a Tea Party theme into your wedding Leopard Anchor offers a great article on creating a cupcake stand from vintage floral plates and tea cups. You can read more about creating a Tea Cup Cake Stand here at Leopard Anchor's Blog.

The beautiful creation to the right is from the Mitzi's Collectibles blog.

Make sure to check out all of the D.I.Y. Projects featured on The Sunshine Bride!