Saturday, February 27, 2010

DIY Black and White Luminaries Grace Your Tables

Your DIY luminaries will arrive at your doorstep ready-to-assemble. These elegant table number luminaries are 8-1/2" tall and measure about 3-1/4" in diameter. All you'll need to do is unpack these beauties, assemble them and place them over a votive candle that's inside a glass holder. They are quite sturdy and self-standing. Other options are also available. You can also customize designs, contact the IlLUMIEnate shop on

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Queen City Cookies Rules!

It's amore at Queen City Cookies located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Celebrate betrothal and wedded bliss with elegant, delicious Springerle art. Express your fondness and appreciation to friends, family and colleagues with these thoughtful designs that will wow!  Perfect for any color scheme but I'd package these beautiful white cookies in a bag with a black and white ribbon or tag as a wedding favor. 

Favors in Black and White

There were such an assortment of black and white wedding favors that you need to decide on what type of favor you want to give and then search from there.  Food? Candy? Soaps? Here are some cookies that might make your mouth water.

What is Formal or Black Tie?

A formal wedding, also known as 'black tie' is ideal for couples who value elegance and tradition. It can often be a very expensive wedding as well, but if your budget isn't as big as your dreams, don't worry. Just ensure that your setting is beautiful and formal. When planning a formal wedding, the location of the wedding ceremony can be a church, hotel, synagogue, country club, large home or garden. Remember you are not limited to these locations; feel free to pick a place that has significance for you and your partner.

For the reception, consider a country club, museum or ballroom. A small orchestra or a standards band will get the guests in the mood. Think about white roses, white orchids, stephanotis and other classic flowers. Drive away in a vintage Rolls Royce or a black stretch limousine. The invitations and announcements should be engraved. Brides will favor the traditional formal ball gown-length dress while the groom wears a black tie or a white tie. Whether you decide on a formal black tie event or a less formal wedding, using a black and white color scheme in never inappropriate.

Black and White Bouquet -- Going Gothic?

Whether you have a black and white themed wedding because you like the clean, elegant look of it or you are a Gothic bride, this bouquet of black and white calla lillies will accent your theme.