{bride blogger nicole} the favors

For our favors, I really wanted to have cookies.  At first I was thinking we could do individual cookies in cute little baggies and put them at every place setting, like this picture from the knot.  I thought maybe we could do flowers and ‘B’s for ‘Beck’.  We have a family friend that is really creative and makes great cookies so that worked out perfect!

Then, I had another idea about what to do with the cookies.  I am going to have our family friend put sticks on the cookies, decorate big planters, and have the cookies sticking out of the planters.  I will have them decorated with our wedding colors, dark and light purple, and I’ll decorate the planters in those colors also. I wanted something a little different and think this idea will be super cute and go over really well!

{design challenge} invitations

We’re kicking off the new blog with a new feature! Our talented invitation designers are going head-to-head in a showdown in which you, the brides, will get to determine the winner. Here’s how it works:

1) Check out today’s designs and vote for your favorite.
2) Come back tomorrow for the other half of the designs and vote for your favorite.
3) Cast your vote Thursday for one of the Top 2 vote-getters.
4) Check back next week to find out who won.

This is all good-natured competition, of course…nothing to win or lose here except bragging rights! But hopefully it will offer some of you great inspiration for your invitations as well. Let the voting begin!

{1} Storybook Romance by Diane’s Stationery

{2} Carnival Confection by Inkblot Paper Designs

{3} Modern Elegance by Simply Chic Creations

{real nebraska wedding} jacque+adam

Happy Monday, brides, and welcome to our gorgeous new blog! I hope you all had a good time at the bridal shows yesterday…it was exciting to meet all the newly engaged ladies in the area. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or just really unmotivated today, I’ve got a great wedding to perk you up. The Moment it Clicks just sent over this perfect-in-every-way wedding and I can’t wait to share it with you! Talented photographer + gorgeous couple + fabulous style = great way to kick off the week!