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Doing it your way-Wedding Idea #1

  • Posted on December 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Even for a beach wedding, a lot of brides want an aisle runner.  Since you can not connect anything to the sand,  why not try a paper aisle mounted on plywood.  Create one with a wallpaper print.  There are millions of beautiful prints that you can find to match your theme or color scheme.  Many wallpaper companies will do this job for you.  Just ask your coordinator how long of an aisle you will need and how wide.  Buy 8 ft sections until you have your length.  They can then be pieced together and placed on raked over and flattened sand which most beach companies will do this extra touch for you,  just ask.

Beachy Bamboo Candle Centerpieces

  • Posted on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

Establish a luau ambiance for your beach theme reception with these easy centerpieces.  Take different size clear glass cylinders and wrap bamboo sticks or even grass skirting around outside of glass and place votive type candle inside.

To determine how much bamboo or grass skirting, just measure height and circumference of each vase.  Then just cut, wrap around the vase and hot glue seam.   Place candle in middle and light.

You can buy inexpensive glass cylinders in a variety of sizes at any Hobby Lobby or Michael’s Craft store and Joanne Fabric stores.   As for skirting and bamboo, I have purchased mine at Michael’s and also had bought bamboo place mats found at JC Penny’s and Pier One Imports.   They are already tied together so be sure to use some glue at end where you plan to cut before cutting so nothing unravels.

Also you can add raffia (at Michaeal’s) to wrap around napkins.  Place silverware inside napkins and fold into cylinder shape, tie off with raffia, maybe one piece of bamboo and let strands hang.

Wedding at The Sand Pearl Resort, Clearwater Beach

  • Posted on December 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Shane and Jessica’s Beach Wedding held on the beach by Sand Pearl Resort, Clearwater Beach on June 6th, 2011.

The Rosemary Wedding Tradition

  • Posted on December 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Rosemary Cookie Favors

Rosemary or its Latin origins indicate “dew of the sea”, are believed to strengthen the memory which then becomes an emblem of fidelity and a symbol of remembrance.

Because of it’s meaning, “Remembrance”, it is know to be a great wedding favor.  The gift of giving rosemary indicates  that no matter what lies ahead on the couple’s new road together, they  will remember those who saw them declare their love to one another.  You can give a  small rosemary plant for each couple to take home (note to say “In Remembrance of our day!”) or see Rosemary Cookie Favor Picture attached.  Just take a simple butter cookie recipe, chop up some fresh rosemary very fine and add a small bit to your recipe.  Come up with however you will package and add a sprig to the top with a note.

The bride and groom can also use it as part of their wedding ceremony. Each of them can carrying a small sprig and  smell it as they say their vows, promising to commit their lives to each other.  Every time after they smell the loving scent, the promises will be called back to mind remembering  how each felt on their wedding day.   (you can put the herbs in sachets in your drawers, mix it in potpourri and cook with it)  Every use will stimulate the memories you are looking to recall.

Sand Key Beach Ceremony

  • Posted on December 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Beautiful wedding pictures of Kelsie Paul and Jordan Stricker taken at Sand Key Beach.  Wedding took place down by the beach boardwalk #1 about an hour from Sunset.

Treasure Island Beach, Fl, Shawn and Kevin Allen

  • Posted on December 1, 2011 at 8:10 am

It was a crazy weather day, and the bride and I weren’t sure if the wedding would  have to be moved indoors.  When we arrived at the beach to set,  it had started to sprinkle and the winds were really picking up.  Then it started to look like a hurricane type storm.  Shawn and I sat back and figured, lets just wait, maybe with some rain dancing and  praying it will clear up.  Within 40 minutes the weather all moved away and out to sea.  Our prayers were answered.   We had very little time to now set, so the Arch and isle way decor were first and only a few chairs got set at the end, but Shawn got her beach wedding.  The sky brightened up and as you can see Shawn and Kevin got some amazing pictures to take back to Tennessee.  Beautiful couple and a beautiful day!

Vintage wedding look, try these favors

  • Posted on November 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

There are many brides having the vintage style weddings from  bridesmaids dresses created to give that sophisticated, bohemian vintage feel and all having a different style and color dress for each girl,   using an old broche on brides bouquet, or having a ring bearers pillow made of  antique napkins, table linens of age variety from lace to embroidery can also be added for over lays.

An idea I saw long ago, for a fun sweet favor, that works well with this style look:  Turn brioche single serving cups, made from a stiffer paper, turning them into candy dishes.  Fill with old fashioned hard candles.  They come in a variety of pretty colors, stripes and solid with fillings like chocolate or hazelnut.  You can package them by tying them up using cellophane with a ribbon and a small tag.  They look nice, and fit well with an old fashioned wedding theme.    created by Genevieve Panuska & Bergren Rameson, Martha Stewart Magazine, 2004.

Tying in the flip flops for a Beach Wedding

  • Posted on November 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

If you are wanting to give your guests something fun at your beach wedding, try buying flip flops in different sizes and tying them together with some raffia and a tag showing sizes.  Place them in a big baskets with a note to take a pair.  You can also put out  a few straw  mats or white towels for guests to change their shows on.  See a sample picture below.

Flip Flops – click on Me

Sand Pearl Resort, Weddings on North Beach

  • Posted on November 19, 2011 at 9:59 am

Simple Beachy/Outdoor Centerpiece

  • Posted on November 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

Just something I found and thought is was an easy and inexpensive way to do a nice outdoor centerpiece.

Simple Center Piece