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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 »

Raise Your Glass! Wedding Toasts, Blessings & Quotes

Posted on November 6th, 2011 by annalemberger

In honor of Knot the Groom’s product of the week, we brought together some of our favorite wedding toasts from around the world. Whether you’re the one tying the knot, the best man, or just a guest who feels inspired to say a few words in the middle of dinner, these quotes and blessings will add a little something special to your wedding speech.

Trumpet Wedding Toasting Flutes

It’s a deal! Save 30% this week on these Trumpet Wedding Toasting Flutes. Use code FB110711.

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Falling in Love: Autumn Wedding Inspiration

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by annalemberger

Close your eyes. Inhale the crisp fall air. Drink in the last remaining warmth of the sun’s rays. Imagine yourself surrounded by loved ones, a multitude of brightly colored leaves creating a dramatic backdrop for your perfect autumn wedding. As the season’s change, so too does your life as you vow to love, honor and cherish your significant other all the rest of your days. My our fall inspiration board “leaf” you falling in love with a fall wedding.

The Details: Colors surround you this fall. Look to nature for a color palate of blazing reds, burnt oranges, rustic yellows, forest greens, birch whites and maple browns. Let candles illuminate your space with a deep, romantic glow. Have your guests leave their thumbprint on a canvass tree as a memory of your special day. See an example below from a real wedding.

The Drink: For your signature wedding reception drink, try the Corzo Ruby Red. Cranberries and cinnamon bring a tart and sweet element to this bright red drink.

The Music: Wedding Music Unveiled suggests brides opt for more subdued music for their ceremony in Fall. Visit their site for a list of autumn inspired song suggestions.  From My Wedding Music you can download and listen to a compilation of beautiful fall music from the CD The Harvest.

My favorite find is a list of best and worst wedding songs for fall from Gig Masters. Best song, Autumn Leaves (Frank Sinatra); Worst choice Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon & Garfunkel). And now you know.

Photos by: The Divine Cupcake, Andi Grant Photography, WeddingWire, Lilly Pulitzer

Where to buy: Maple Leaf Unity Candle; Simply Autumn Cake Top; As the Leaves Turn Wedding Invitations

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Take a Gamble on Love: Vegas Wedding Inspiration

Posted on October 13th, 2011 by annalemberger

Book your mini chapel and your Elvis minister for a very Vegas wedding! Adventurous couples who want something, well, a little different for their wedding should look no further than Las Vegas, or “The Marriage Capital of the World.”  Add touches of rock ‘n roll to your ceremony with fun elements like neon shoes and mini guitar boutonnieres. Invite your guests to your wedding and reception on playing cards or poker chips. In honor of our series The Mix, I recommend Vegas classics for your playlist; think the Rat Pack. And finally, just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. So feel free to indulge in several specialty wedding cocktails–this is Sin City after all.

Photos by: Frozen Moments Portraits (PA, NJ, DE, MD, NY, WV), The Rhinestone Wedding Chapel, WeddingWire, Stylish Happenings

Where to buy: Take a Gamble Invitations; Roulette Romance Save the Date Magnet; Cocktail Glasses  Read more »

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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