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Fun Wedding Favor: Anchor Soap


While I’m not a “boat person” (unless you count vacationing on cruise ships), there’s just something about anchors that I love.

They’re fun and nautical and remind me of the beach.

And if you’re hosting a destination or beach wedding this summer, today’s fun wedding favor might be a great addition to a welcome bag.

This anchor-shaped soap (which is hypo-allergenic, vegan, and gluten free) would be a fun item to add to your guest’s welcome bags – they could use it at the hotel or take it home as a reminder of your big day.

Each soap anchor comes in a clear cellophane bag with a personalized tag. The “Anchored in Love” themed tag is super cute and is ideal for a summertime wedding.

You’ll find this fun wedding favor here.

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“Always” Wedding Cake Topper

hp cake topper

If you’re a fan of all things Harry Potter then you know the significance of this Harry Potter-themed cake topper.

Not only does this super cool cake topper feature the “Deathly Hallows” (not creepy at all if you know their meaning) – the Invisibility Cloak, the Elder Wand, and the Resurrection Stone – but it also highlights one of the most surprising lines in the entire film!

So, if you and your love are true Potterheads this just might be the perfect cake topper for your Muggle wedding. 😉

The “Always” cake topper is available in a variety of colors including black, white, gold, and rose gold. And you can also order it in several sizes to fit your wedding cake.

You’ll find this wedding cake topper here. The site also has several other Harry Potter-themed cake toppers!

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Cake Pops

cake pops

I love the idea of serving an alternative to wedding cake, especially in the summertime when it’s often too hot to eat.

And, cake pops are the perfect alternative to a big and fancy wedding cake.

Sure you could still have a smallish wedding cake for the happy couple to slice – ya know, for those “slice the cake” photos! But then serve a dessert table full of sweet treats including cupcakes (mini cupcakes are so much fun), cake pops, candy, and other sweets.

These gorgeous chocolate cake pops would be ideal as a centerpiece at the dessert table. They’re decadent and elegant at the same time.

And really, everyone loves chocolate right?

You’ll find these chocolate cake pops here. They were created by BIJOUX Fine Cakes.

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Fun Wedding Favor: Sand and Seashell Bottle Stopper

beach wine stopper

Summer is officially here and my thoughts are all beach-themed. What I wouldn’t give for another week at the beach right now.

If you’re planning a beach-themed wedding or reception – or even just a destination wedding in a tropical setting – today’s featured wedding favor is the perfect parting gift for your guests!

These bottle stoppers feature a chrome and rubber gasket stopper topped with a glass globe filled with sand and shells.

The stoppers would be a great table decoration – for guests to take home, of course – but they also come pre-packaged in a box so you can give them as gifts to your guests.

You’ll find these stoppers here.

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Let Them Eat Cupcakes!

flower cupcakes

In these warm summer months sometimes a lighter dessert is necessary at a wedding.

While we all love big wedding cakes, there’s something to be said for small cupcakes.

First, everyone loves cupcakes. And, they can be fun and whimsical.

And you can easily add them to a dessert table but still have a small-ish wedding cake for the happy couple to enjoy.

Today’s featured (cup)cake are simple and elegant and would be perfect for a summertime wedding. The cupcakes are topped with gorgeous white icing and presented on a lovely tiered cupcake stand.

The addition of fresh blooms gives the cupcakes a real “wedding cake” feel without being too over-the-top.

These cupcakes would be an ideal addition to your dessert table, or they’d also make a fun alternative to a traditional groom’s cake.

You can find these cupcakes here. They were created by Flavor Cupcakery.

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Vintage Wedding Cake

vintage wedding cake

The other day we featured cupcakes as an alternative to a big wedding cake, and today we’re talking about a smallish wedding cake as an alternative dessert.

Today’s featured cake is the perfect size for a couple who wants to have a dessert buffet or cupcakes in lieu of a traditional wedding cake.

I love the vintage look of today’s cake.

The small cake features ruffled icing and pearls – resembling the lokk of an older wedding dress. The single sugar flower on the side is the perfect addition.

A simple yet lovely cake requires a classic cake topper and the initial cake topper is the perfect fit for this cake!

You’ll find today’s cake here. It was created by Desserts by Lori.

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Fun Wedding Favor – Personalized Jelly Belly Tins

jelly bean tins

If you’re looking for a delicious way to satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth, these fun Jelly Belly tins are the perfect parting gift.

You can fill the tins (available in white or silver) with your favorite flavors of Jelly Belly jellybeans (you can choose one, two, or even an assortment of flavors).

These tins would be a great placeholder at the dinner tables, or a fun addition to a welcome bag for out-of-town guests.

Or you could have baskets of the tins at your dessert table or candy bar.

The tins can also be personalized with up to three lines of text!

You’ll find these Jelly Belly tins here.

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Tiffany Blue Wedding Cake

light blue cake

In these warm summer months I love looking for colorful wedding cakes that add a lovely pop of color to your dessert table.

Today’s cake is a perfect shade of blue for summer – it looks like the sea or the sky.

And, it’s also the color of a particular very popular jeweler. We all love getting boxes in this color, right! ;-D

This lovely light blue cake features four tiers of various sizes all in the same hue with delicate white piping between the tiers.

The burst of white blooms (sugar flowers we think) add the perfect touch of elegance to the cake.

This is a perfect summertime wedding cake!

You’ll find this cake here. It was created by Sugar Petals Cakes.

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Summer Wedding Myths Busted

The number one tip for planning a summer wedding? Don’t be afraid to break the rules. Forget what you’ve heard about summer wedding dos and don’ts, and go your own way. Here, we crack open five summer wedding myths for good.

Myth 1: You have to have an outdoor wedding.

Indoor summer wedding ceremony with string lights and garland wedding arch

If you live in a cooler part of the country where the lush, green months of summer are precious, it may seem like you absolutely must head outside for your summer wedding. But if an outdoor wedding isn’t what you’ve always dreamed of, an indoor space can be just as summery (and much more reliable). For one, if you’re in a superhot climate, an indoor wedding will be way more comfortable for your guests who are dreading the heat. Beyond that, you can use your creativity and design skills to make an indoor space suit the season. Hang summer lanterns or create a summer flower-strewn indoor aisle, and choose a venue with large windows that let in lots of sunlight (or show off the moonlit night).

Myth 2: You need a bright, summery palette. 

Black sequin reception tables in the summer

While many summer couples look to vibrant colors to reflect the season, it’s most definitely not a requirement. If bold and bright just isn’t your style, there’s no need to force an intensely cheery palette into your look. Opting for a subdued color scheme is unexpected and lovely. For example, icy blue and gray lend a cool, refreshing tone to the atmosphere, and hints of black add an air of sophistication. For a surefire palette that works with almost any style—from black tie to relaxed and natural—consider a combo of white and ivory with green accents. An apple-green hue will give a preppy, fun feel, while a deeper green like loden or moss will imbue your nuptials with a subdued elegance. Peruse more gorgeous color pairings here for inspiration, for both bold and muted aesthetics.

Myth 3: You can’t have a formal wedding.

Bridesmaids in blush sequin formal dresses

Yes, high temperatures probably mean you should skip the stiff, heavy dresses made of taffeta and brocade, but you don’t have to put your bridesmaids in dresses with high hemlines and have your groomsmen don loafers if it’s not your style. Decide on a level of formality, and then work with your bridal salon and tux shop to explore your options. For a sophisticated, formal summer wedding, consider elegant silk sheaths for your bridesmaids and lightweight dark suits for the guys. You should be able to find attire that reflects the formality of your event, but won’t leave you sweltering.

Myth 4: A city wedding won’t work.

Bride in one-shoulder wedding gown and groom in classic black tux

Summer is the season when many urbanites head for the hills or beach. But if you’ve always envisioned a chic city wedding, you can definitely still have it in the summer months. A rooftop ceremony or reception will give you an outdoorsy touch without sacrificing that quintessential urban feel. Loft spaces are also great for summer weddings. Awash in windows, you can avoid high temperatures while still taking advantage of bold sunsets and glittering skyline views.

Myth 5: The heat will ruin everything.

Succulent fondant wedding cakes

Of course, summers get hot—but don’t let the naysayers get you down. If you know there’s a decent chance it’ll be especially toasty on your wedding day, make plans to avert any weather-related disasters. Avoid wilting blooms in the bouquets and boutonnieres by asking your florist to steer you toward hardier blooms, like orchids and lilies. Consider water-submerged centerpieces featuring Mokara orchids. Because the flowers are completely underwater, they’ll keep cool all night long. And as for your wedding cake, get fondant instead of buttercream to avoid a melting mess. If you’re set on the rich taste of buttercream, display the cake during your cocktail hour and then have the cake cutting at the beginning of your reception.

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