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Emerald City New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 28th, 2011 by annalemberger

Ha ha ha. Ho ho ho. And a couple of tra la las! That is how you’ll laugh the night away this New Year’s Eve, like the jolly townspeople of Emerald City. Nothing says glitz and glam like a city iced in sparkling emeralds. While you probably cannot dye your eyes to match your clothes or live in an emerald encrusted palace in the land of Oz, you can incorporate emerald green into a stunning and festive new year’s eve ensemble. I fell in love with this menswear-inspired look featured on Step out of your traditional, barely there party dresses and into an equally flattering and even more daring fitted tuxedo. Break the winter chill by adding warmth and a shock of color with a bright velvet suit coat.  You will still look fierce and feminine in gold stiletto heals. Emerald green and metallic colors create a festive and fun combination to don for New Year’s celebrations.

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On Model: Velvet, menswear-inspired suit from Dsquared2; Source:

Where to buy: Virginia Stiletto Evening Shoe; Emerald Green Friendship Bracelet   Read more »

Edible Wedding Favors: Cake Pops

Posted on December 3rd, 2011 by annalemberger

Today’s featured petite sweet wedding favor is the cake pop. Check out Knot the Groom’s edible wedding favor series.

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As a Wisconsin girl, I always considered food on a stick a novelty reserved for daring diners at the annual State Fair. Gems like cheesecake, deep fried butter, chocolate covered bacon and deep fried PB & J are just a few of the things fair goers could enjoy skewered on a stick this past summer.

Thankfully, the wedding industry has taken on this “food on a stick” popularity with a bit more class and artistry. Cake pops, cakes on a stick, are popping up in bakeries and weddings everywhere. Read more »

Hello Pumpkin! Fall Flavor Inspiration

Posted on November 18th, 2011 by annalemberger

Pumpkin is a quintessential fall flavor, and pumpkin pie is one of my favorite ways to use this versatile orange squash. While I crave the classics, there are some amazing and unique ways to use pumpkin flavors and smells beyond a fresh baked pie. Whether you’re getting ready for a fall-infused wedding reception, planning a festive party with friends or just want to mix it up at your Thanksgiving dinner, let these pumpkin creations dominate the senses.  Read more »

The Mix: Make an Entrance at your Wedding Reception!

Posted on October 1st, 2011 by annalemberger
The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

This is your moment. You’ve finally made it down the aisle and are ready to present yourselves as a married couple for the first time. Whether you choose a quiet entrance or extravagant fanfare, make it one that is memorable, special and most of all unique to you.

Bride & Groom Entrance

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Part 3: Working with Your Wedding DJ

Posted on September 24th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

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Newlywed and former DJ Jeff brings you his final list of do’s and don’ts when hiring and working with your wedding DJ.

DO– offer the DJ a meal. If your reception has a dinner provided, and the DJ will either be playing music or setting up during dinner, it is courteous to offer them a meal, provided it does not interfere with their duties.

DON’T– get the DJ drunk. Most professional DJs will limit their intake or simply not drink while on the job, but sometimes guests will offer drinks in exchange for requests. Be wary of your crazy uncle or mischievous bridesmaid spending too much time at the DJ booth.

DO– request the songs you want to hear weeks before the wedding. Not all DJs will have all the songs you want to hear. Most DJs will work in one particular medium (CD, MP3, vinyl) and some non-traditional requests may be difficult to come by on short notice.

DON’T– surprise your DJ with music you brought from home. It is fine if you pre-arrange with your DJ that you will be bringing a special song, but a surprise takeover of their playlist may not go over well with them or your guests.

Post a comment and share your own DJ, reception or wedding music suggestions and experiences!

Check it out:

  • To read Jeff’s other tips for working with a DJ, visit our Mix series. Party with Black Wedding Invitation
  • Wedding Museum gives its list of 14 greatest wedding hip hop songs.
  • Use these elegant and fun invitations to get your guests in the party mood!

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