Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DIY: Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Sorry for the lack of posts- the holidays just get crazy! Asa and I made these little turkey cookies to go at each placle setting. Royal Icing is great for the smooth, hard finish but it just doesn't have that buttery taste. So I experimented and used the royal icing technique with a "buttercream" frosting. I simply melted 1/2c. butter and mixed in nearly a bag of pwd sugar, 1tsp vanilla, and then enough milk to pipe. Then thinned it out for flooding. We let them dry out overnight. It worked pretty well, and tasted great - but we have some perfecting to do before I'm 100% sure! I'll post more if it works out.
Here's our favorite sugar cookie recipe.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Behind the Scenes

We threw this photo shoot together pretty fast, and the sun was setting so we really hurried.  I grabbed some "snow" from Michaels to try and get that winter effect and Naphtali stood on the table throwing snow at Rachel.  Next time we'll plan a little more, but we still had a fun time!

I also found these little frame charms at Michaels and put my Grandma's picture in there.

And we did eat the cake - but not like that.  It was just a funfetti cake mix, but I love love them!!  Those little letters are from Michaels too.
My cute little niece did not feel like having her picture taken.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Bouquet

I opted to do a hand wired bridal bouquet as my final project for design school.  (I was really hoping there would be snow on the ground for the pictures but, even though it was cold enough for snow, there wasn't any. C'est la vie.) To add some glamour and shine I criss-crossed wire over the tops.  The bouquet featured ranunculus, lisianthus, hypercium, oregonoia, freesia, and feathers.  I've got some more pictures from our little photo shoot that I'll post tomorrow.  (Thanks to my sister-in-law, Naphtali, for styling help and my friend, Rachel, for modeling!)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christophersen/Crapuchettes Wedding

Here's the rest of Daniel's photos.  Annike wanted vibrant pinks and oranges to offset the teal of the bridesmaids dresses.  (Here's the inspiration board.)  I used zinnias, birds of paradise, stock, lisianthus, free spirit roses, and hypcericum.  Birds of Paradise are a wonderful flower!  So much character and  color.
I made a wand for the flower girl. I'm a fan or real flowers but for little girls, these are fantastic.  They can use them at the rehearsal, wave them around, drag them on the ground and they'll still look great!  Just make sure to use full headed flowers without a center (daffodils, lilies) that give them away as fake. Carnations, mums, and peonies work great.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christophersen/Crapuchettes Wedding

Daniel Foucachon sent over some pictures of Annike and Jonathan's wedding! I haven't had a chance to go through all of them yet, but this one caught my eye. So sweet. These flowers were so fun to do - so vibrant! More to come!
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Disney Bridal Gowns and Rings

I stumbled across this on Pinterest the other day and, really, what hasn't Disney done?!  At least they're not the Disney princesses actual dresses.  Although, if brides have dressed up as Shrek for their wedding, I'm sure some have been Belle or, I shudder to think, Ariel.  These gowns are designed by Alfred Angelo and are influenced by the respective princess.  Much better.  Still, going all Disney for your wedding??  My two year old niece would go nuts.  Can you guess which dress and ring go with which princess? 

From left to right for the dresses: Ariel, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella Platinum, Rapunzel
From left to right for the rings: Snow White, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel
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