BRIDESMAID GARDEN PARTY INSPIRATION | How to Have an Outdoor Garden Party, Indoors + Freixenet Bubbly Giveaway!

BRIDESMAID GARDEN PARTY INSPIRATION | How to Have an Outdoor Garden Party, Indoors + Freixenet Bubbly Giveaway!

Want to have an outdoor party, but the weather’s lousy?  NO PROBLEM.  Here’s a hack… sort of. One of the most coveted styles of party these days remains the outdoorsy, woodsy, greeny, lush and naturey look (I definitely just made up some words but whatever).  That usually means: wood elements, at LEAST a few succulents [...]

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YUMMIES + MO’ STYLIN | The Cream Recap, Part 2: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Cream.

YUMMIES + MO’ STYLIN | The Cream Recap, Part 2: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Cream.

Happy afternooeeeveningish, friendly faces, and welcome.  To the yummy in your tummy Part 2. After you’ve scrolled through the whole enchilada below, I’d sure love to hear what you liked! Now, it doesn’t have to be one thing you liked… it can be, for example, two things.  Even three things – though NOT four things – I’ll allow five things, [...]

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I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to what I put in my mouth. ~ by Jessica, Real Bride

I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to what I put in my mouth. ~ by Jessica, Real Bride

So… food is kind of a big deal with me. I’ve been in the food biz for a little over 5 years now, doing everything from catering weddings to slinging soup at the farmer’s market. I’m a certifiable foodie and a bit of a snob when it comes to what I put in my mouth [...]

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DESSERT STYLING + RYAN BAMBINO GOSLING | Hand-stamped love letters, cake pops, heart toppers, milk glass and porcelain vessels by DIY + Styling Bloggista, Andrea Gray Harper! Plus, our Emici Bridal Giveaway Winner!

DESSERT STYLING + RYAN BAMBINO GOSLING | Hand-stamped love letters, cake pops, heart toppers, milk glass and porcelain vessels by DIY + Styling Bloggista, Andrea Gray Harper! Plus, our Emici Bridal Giveaway Winner!

Omg longest title EVER. Happy Tuesday afternoon, my loveliest of loves.  How are you all doing?  Here’s what’s going down in this here blog post today: it’s that time of week again, and one of our fab bloggistas is out to play, which means killer inspo, as per usual.  But then I’ve got a little [...]

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A RUSTIC WEDDING TREND I HEART | Pies at weddings. Yes? No? Maybe so? We discuss. Also, Bambina makes a cameo. Yes, I said BambinA.

A RUSTIC WEDDING TREND I HEART | Pies at weddings. Yes? No? Maybe so? We discuss. Also, Bambina makes a cameo. Yes, I said BambinA.

Happy afternoon, darlings!  Feeling good?  Feeling chipper?  Yes?  No?  Ok, maybe you’re feeling hungry?  For some food and some wedding inspiration… eh?  OMGOD HOW PERFECT THEN, because today is a dose of just THAT. *giggle* *cheering* Ok, SO… who likes pie?  (There’s really no way for me to ask that question without it sounding sexual, [...]

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BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

There’s been a lot of news around these parts as of late.  Here’s some more… I am pleased to announce that The Knotty Bride is now welcoming sponsors and other forms of advertising on the blog!  TKB has grown by leaps and bounds since its relatively recent inception in October of 2009, thanks to brides, [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! ♕ Soda Pop, Sweets, DIY Treats, a Touch of Fashion, Two Creative Couples and a Gumball Machine…

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! ♕ Soda Pop, Sweets, DIY Treats, a Touch of Fashion, Two Creative Couples and a Gumball Machine…

Let’s get right to it, no weird stuff… Six killer heels for your footsies, from J.Crew Sweet pink macaron pops, by Tartelette DIY Soda Pop Escort Cards, by Mika 78, via 100 Layer Cake Engagement shoot enchantment, by Emily of Borrowed Blue Old New, via 100 Layer Cake A Paper Flower Favor Box Brooch, & [...]

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DESSERT TABLE INSPIRATION | look what I sniffed out! | This is Not Your Mother’s Viennese Table…

DESSERT TABLE INSPIRATION | look what I sniffed out! | This is Not Your Mother’s Viennese Table…

On a visit to Chic Florals & Events, while scrolling down the page I suddenly caught sight of something I knew I had seen before, elsewhere.  I remember totally loving it but, of course, whenever that first time was, I had been distracted by some other bit of loveliness elsewhere, and left it behind.  Well, [...]

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WIN A COOKBOOK + HELP FOR HAITI… giving people + giveaways | Much Love for Tartelette & So Many Others

WIN A COOKBOOK + HELP FOR HAITI… giving people + giveaways | Much Love for Tartelette & So Many Others

I have told you how much I love my google reader, correct?  Well, I’m happy to announce yet another reason… That’s right, Helen of Tartelette is having a Cookbook Giveaway! I love, love, LOVE Tartelette.  (That image above has got my heart for obvious reasons.)  It’s one of the best food/recipe blogs around, and I [...]

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DIY WEDDING IDEAS | inspiration… from scratch | Escort Table Numbers Good Enough to Eat!

DIY WEDDING IDEAS | inspiration… from scratch | Escort Table Numbers Good Enough to Eat!

So, I was thinking… and it led to an idea (hoorah!).  How about edible escort card numbers? I saw these terrific 0-9 number cookie cutters at my new favorite shop Cox & Cox (I swear, they’re not a sponsor…), and thought – how wonderful would it be to put these baked numbers inside of favor [...]

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SWEET HEARTS | valentine’s day inspired goodness | I’ll Take Two, Please!

SWEET HEARTS | valentine’s day inspired goodness | I’ll Take Two, Please!

When I saw these on my google reader, I flipped… I found out about these darling bits of sweetness from Two Brunettes, and I’m telling you, the find absolutely made my day!  They’re quite the perfect touch for a wedding ’round this time of year, wouldn’t you say?  You can get them for yourself over [...]

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FOOD & DRINK | wedding inspiration | Striped Paper Straws Are So Cute, Especially Inside of Specialty Soda Pop!

FOOD & DRINK | wedding inspiration | Striped Paper Straws Are So Cute, Especially Inside of Specialty Soda Pop!

So, as usual, I was looking for more really cute, chic details for my upcoming nuptials, and I think I’ve found yet another one worth sharing. Striped paper straws.  A crowd favorite, dating all the way back to childhood.  I can’t be the only one who blew bubbles in my chocolate milk when a wee [...]

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VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | Strawberries and Cream for V-Day!

VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | Strawberries and Cream for V-Day!

My mom, dad, brother, his girl, the boy and I all gathered for dinner at a yummy Italian joint in Times Square over the weekend.  The whole night was a blast, but the best part was what the boy and I demolished for dessert… Mmm.  I can still taste it.  It was gone in about [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS + VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS ~ makin’ zee love babies ~ { Part II } Say hi to the next beautiful bunch! | Pretty Printables ♥ Sweet, Delicious Desserts

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS + VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS ~ makin’ zee love babies ~ { Part II } Say hi to the next beautiful bunch! | Pretty Printables ♥ Sweet, Delicious Desserts

Oh, hello again!  I didn’t see you there.  Back for thirds, I see.  Well, you’re in for some good news, buddy.  I think it’s safe to say I’ve had a 1 – 2 – 3 PUNCH of post prettiness as far as pretty posts go these days.  (If I do say so myself.)  And my [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS meets + falls for + procreates with VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS! Part I ~ Meet their free printable ♥ edible ♥ inspirational ♥ and occasionally totally random babies!

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS meets + falls for + procreates with VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS! Part I ~ Meet their free printable ♥ edible ♥ inspirational ♥ and occasionally totally random babies!

Cute, huh?  I’ll get to these in a minute… *** Instead, let’s start with the loveliest free printable V-Day postcard you’ve ever seen.  I’m assuming.  Because this is pretty freakin’ lovely, and I haven’t been this ticked by a postcard picture in YEARS.  Thank you, Wedding Chicks, for this masterpiece theater!  Go get it here! [...]

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JUST PEACHY | wedding photos ripe with color + inspiration ~ in the key of peach | This is Kind of My Perfect Wedding Palette!

JUST PEACHY | wedding photos ripe with color + inspiration ~ in the key of peach | This is Kind of My Perfect Wedding Palette!

My fiancé loves peaches.  Really, really loves them.  Not alone, oddly, but inside of things.  Like, inside of my peach and blueberry pie, for instance.  I don’t blame him… the pie is delicious.  I would go on about the pie and how much he loves it, but I risk getting mired in an unsavory realm [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS { Part III } | California dreaming | Wedding Cakes, Wedding Kisses & the Chance to Win a Dream Photo Session!

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS { Part III } | California dreaming | Wedding Cakes, Wedding Kisses & the Chance to Win a Dream Photo Session!

I leave you, on a chilly Friday in New York, with this… The cake, by My Sweet & Saucy is made of buttercream, and is topped off with luscious, fresh raspberries. { Photo Credit: Bonnie Tsang } *** This next set of photos have a certain special thing in common, that is, aside from being [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS { Part II } | California on my mind | Sarah Yates Photography: Engagement & Wedding Photos with That California Glow + More Edible Goodness…

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS { Part II } | California on my mind | Sarah Yates Photography: Engagement & Wedding Photos with That California Glow + More Edible Goodness…

I adore nearly all things California, I think it’s obvious by now.  (A failing economy, fires and one movie star governor are behind the “nearly.”)  With so many awe-inspiring bits of photographic beauty emerging from the oblong state on the western edge of our country, it’s hard not to fall deeply and hopelessly in love [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS { Part I } | California on my mind | “Meyer Lemon, Lime and Quinoa Pudding Cakes” by Cannelle et Vanille

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS { Part I } | California on my mind | “Meyer Lemon, Lime and Quinoa Pudding Cakes” by Cannelle et Vanille

While in California about a week and a half ago, I stayed a number of nights with my dear aunt and uncle at their extraordinary coastal ranch home.  It’s such a privilege to spend time there, for myriad reasons.  Seeing as we live on opposite sides of the country, quality time with that side of [...]

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Part II: FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS | love print + wedding photography giveaway + flourish freebies + a colorful new spin on a couple of wedding trends | So, in Short, More Wedding Goodies!

Part II: FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS | love print + wedding photography giveaway + flourish freebies + a colorful new spin on a couple of wedding trends | So, in Short, More Wedding Goodies!

OK, let’s get started… Here we go with more of that sweet, sweet stuff I love today!  Beginning with this abso-fab print from bubbo on Etsy… It’s pretty freakin’ nice, wouldn’t you say?  I’m including this today not just because it’s fantabulous – which it so is – but because of what happens if you [...]

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PICTURE PERFECT | obsessed with these ideas! | Want Your Smiling Faces on Everything? Martha’s Got You Covered

PICTURE PERFECT | obsessed with these ideas! | Want Your Smiling Faces on Everything? Martha’s Got You Covered

Dear Martha Stewart Weddings, Your magazines are among the only ones I keep, for years past the date printed on the cover.  Why?  Because the ideas that line the glossy pages of each and every issue you make are the kind that will never go out of style.  And these ideas right here – which [...]

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WILL YOU MARRY ME? | the great cake lollie proposal…

WILL YOU MARRY ME? | the great cake lollie proposal…

Bakerella does some amazing things with a little bit of flour, sugar and some lollie sticks.  But this project takes the cake. It goes on, as you can imagine… But, here’s the beauty part: And, stop right there. That’s it – that’s where I start to tear up. *** Find out what prompted all of [...]

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