Queen City Cupcake!

We are so excited to announce that we can now be found at Queen City Cucpakes in Manchester, NH. We hope to serve current customers with our display of cupcake toppers available in their store. It’s a perfect match. Pick up delicious cupcakes on your way from home and top it off with a cupcake topper. OR contact us in advance for personalized and customized toppers!

One of the newest trends in events are serving your guests cupcakes versus having a traditional cake. This way you can provide a variety of flavors OR top off a cake with a cupcake displaying your new initials with  customized topper. We also love the bride and groom toppers; which are a great little detail for a sweetheart table or a candy table.

We look forward to this relationship and bringing you trendy details to your upcoming events!

Engagement

With the holidays coming to an end we are hearing the wonderful news of couples tying-the-knot! Do you know of a couple who is getting married in 2013, 2014, 2015? This year will be a big wedding year for my friends and clients who will be making the commitment of dedicating their love to their significant other. What a wonderful and amazing time for friends and families to come together to  celebrate this one in a life time moment.

As so many of you know, I love to throw a good party and often times don’t need a reason, but an engagement is the perfect reason to bring people together.  An Engagement Party gives you the opportunity to officially announce your engagement to your friends and family by inviting them to personally congratulate you and your bride/groom.  You may be bouncing off the wall with excitement that you are getting married, but I’m pretty sure your sister, mother, and your best friends are right there with you, so let them celebrate with you!!!

The Knot is an excellent resource for brides thinking of having an Engagement Party. I like this source because it speaks to the range an Engagement Party can take; from informal to formal.  I will add in my opinion that guest who are invited to an engagement party hosted by the bride and groom should also be invited to the wedding; however if the party is hosted by others than there is no commitment to send an invite for the wedding day.

Below is our favorite engagement invite created by yours truly at A Delicate Gift. 

Wedding Week Coming to an End

To end our wedding week I’d like to share with you 3 tips I have used and suggest to all my brides and friends:

1. If you are going to have flowers and need to coordinate linens, tables, chairs, plates, etc attempt to schedule your florist and then head to your linen appointment on the same day. Most florist will give you a sample centerpiece to look at and take with you. Use that sample centerpiece to bring to your linen appointment to try out a few different design options when picking tables, chairs, plates, etc.
This is your opportunity to try a variety of different styles and options. 


2. Have your photographer take photos of all your guests. As an extra Thank You to your guests surprise them with their professional photo inside the thank you card you send. Guests will love the keepsake and it will be a special touch to wrap up your very special day.

3. Have your wedding venue save you a plate of dinner and package your left over cake…you’ll be too busy to enjoy either that having something to bite into at the end of the night will be just what you need.

Wedding Fun Continues with my DIY Projects

As I mentioned in an earlier post this week is my wedding anniversary week so I am treating all my followers with an inside scoop to my wedding. Today I want to share a few projects I did on my own (there are so many to choose from so I have tried to select a variety).
Our Escort Card/Table numbers were individually displayed on scallop note cards and placed inside a personalized envelop for each guest.

I must have had at least 4 dozen waters for our Out of Town Bags, our vendors, and Bridal and Groom Suite. I designed the water labels in Photoshop, printed on waterproof paper and adhered with mini glue dots. I had a great Bridesmaid who helped assemble them.

The Programs were one of the most time consuming projects, but so worth the effort. The Programs were also designed in Photoshop and later printed on 6 x 15 ultra white card cover and then folded into three sections Cover, Ceremony, and Wedding Party. We then wrapped and tied the program together with a purple ribbon. We used a Bone Folder from Martha Stewart for scoring  the edges smooth.

The table numbers were so much fun to make. We used different size silver picture frames to display the table names. The table names were all words related to love such as Love, Cherish, Peach, Forever, etc. I printed the table numbers and then used jewel glue to adhere the luster glass microbeads in amethyst from Martha Stewart.

I made these Bride and Groom  signs for our chairs using a little bit of ribbon, scrapbook paper and glue.


Okay I may have forgotten how long these took, but these too were worth the effort. I went to my favorite designing software, Photoshop, to make the monogram and to design the overall invitation, direction, reception, and RSVP card. I made a belly band using soft plum paper and made the individual tags using a combination of pearl paper, labels in the size of 2″ circles, and a small gem for the end of the letter of G for a little added detail.

 

I purchased these white take out containers to use for our Candy Bar for the guests to fill up with their favorite treats. I wrapped each with plum colored ribbon and made the individual tags as I did for the invitations.

 

Other DIY projects included, signs for the Candy Bar, Menus for the table, Place Cards, Bathroom Signs for the Grab and Go Baskets, and I’m sure there are more I am missing. I had so much fun crafting each piece of this wedding!

Happy Anniversary to Me: Entertainment

7 years ago today, I met a man that would one day become my husband and 2 years ago we made it official. Happy Wedding Anniversary to us! I thought I would share this week some of my favorites from that day.  

 
 
Today I want to talk about music/entertainment. I knew I wanted an A Capella group, Violinist, and a DJ at my wedding, but was concerned how they would all come together. I chose the violinist to play during our ceremony, the A Capella Group to sing right after we were announced as husband and wife. The A Capella Group continued through the Cocktail hour with our DJ playing in between songs. 
 
Our string duo Con Fuocon Music is Boston based musically talented group. We met once to go over my thoughts on music, but was wonderfully guided in selecting perfect pieces for each aspect of the ceremony.

I chose Boston College Dynamics ( a Boston College student group) as our A Cappella Group after meeting them in the hallways of the Haynes Convention Center.  Having them be part of my wedding day honored the many students I have worked with in my former life as a Higher Education Professional. Head on over to the Boston College Dynamics Facebook page to check them out!

Lastly, our DJ was from the New Hampshire based DJ company, Get Down Tonight.  The first night we met with our DJ we sat and chatted for hours about the wedding and then about other things we had in common. Get Down Tonight will connect you with a DJ that best fits the tone of your wedding, but also you as a couple. We will continue to use Get Down Tonight for future events.

So this wraps up my favorite parts of our entertainment. Take some time to check out the vendors I have shared and come back tomorrow where I will talk about some of the details I contributed to the wedding.