We all know how much Monday’s can be such a drag, especially after a fun-filled weekend! We’re kicking off a new week and hopefully lifting your spirits with an awesome GIVEAWAY! Contemporary Bride Magazine and Waterford teamed up to host a contest for brides-to-be getting married in New York and New Jersey to score some great accessories for your wedding. We just love the romantic Monique Lhuillier Modern Love Bride and Groom Cake Topper and the Monique Lhuillier Sunday Rose Cake Knife and Server, and they can be yours to display at your wedding reception!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite Waterford piece between now and April 28th (12 PM EST). Your name will be entered in a random drawing to win one of these two fabulous prizes. Winners will be announced on the blog and contacted via email. Make sure you leave a valid email address, your name, and your wedding date in order to win!
Click here for the Rules of Entry.
One of the prettiest trends this wedding season is ombré. Ombré is a French term meaning “shaded”, and it is typically seen as a multicolored stripe with colors graduating from light to dark. Ombré creates a beautiful effect you see when colors or tones gradually fade into each other.
Source: Mori Lee
You can use it just as you would use any color. It adds a touch of fun and excitement with out going too over the top, and it’s so easy to incorporate this trend into your wedding theme. It can work on cakes, wedding flowers, dresses, aisles, invitations, and as you can see, even chair covers. Will you use it in your wedding? Do you like this trend?
Source: Indira Collection; Wild Orchid Baking
Source: Lotus Petals Floral Design; Cricket Printing
Source: Wildflower Linens; Martha Stewart Weddings
Your wedding cake will bare it all during your wedding reception! Hand-crafted and classically elegant, Sarah’s Stands wood cake stand from the Natural Beauty Collection, will provide a beautiful rustic way to display your wedding cake. Available in round and square in natural wood variations, this cake stand (made in the USA) is a versatile design to match all types of decor. For more information and to view more colors, visit http://www.sarahsstands.com.
Feast your eyes on magnificent wedding cakes from the Spring/Summer 2012 editions. Whether you’re looking for a traditional and simple or modern masterpiece, your cake designer, along with your caterer will be eager to create a cake that reflects your personality, overall theme, or color scheme. Visit http://www.ContemporaryBride.com for 25 wedding cake inspirations for your wedding day!
Tom Cruise recently received an Entertainment Icon Award from the Friars Club. To help culminate the event and to celebrate his 50th birthday, a cake designed by Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery was presented to him, which highlighted his acting talent. The elements of the cake includes elements reminiscent of popular scenes from Cruises’ films. Take a look at more pictures of the cake being made and to read more about the event by visiting http://www.palermobakery.com!
Amy is really excited to bring the Sweet Designs Williams-Sonoma tour to her hometown NYC. She would love to see you this Saturday at Williams-Sonoma (121 East 59th Street between Lexington & Park Avenue) in NYC. She will be there at 12pm doing a presentation about styling sweets, answering your questions, and serving strawberry trifle. It will be family-friendly so feel free to bring your kids!
Sign up here if you would like to come. She hopes to see you this Saturday!