Sunday, January 31, 2010

B-B-Beautiful Bouquets!!

Love em!

Bouquets like these make me wish we were incorporating more of the color black in our palette.

{Photo credit: Jessica Claire}

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Falling for Fall (again)

I hope our wedding is a fall day as beautiful as this one:




Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Richmond Bridal Show

Sorry this is late!

Here are the pictures of our daytrip to Richmond, VA, for the Bridal Show at the Richmond Convention Center. Special thanks to Michelle for being such a great photographer, Amber for keeping us laughing (and talking) during such a long day, and Toya for making the trip out to join us! Love y'all!

Oh and to Mr. Ellis, my soon-to-be. I loved having you there, you are the best fiance in the world!






















Monday, January 25, 2010

More Flower Inspiration

{Photo credit: Amyosaba via Wedding Bee}

{Photo credit: Alta Vista Flowers}

{Photo credit: Holy Chappel Flowers}

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cake or Cupcakes

I have a little confession to make.

I am somewhat obsessed with cupcakes. I love baking cupcakes and yes, I love eating them too. I like sweets (see here), so it's natural for me to like cupcakes. Who doesn't like a mouthful of cake and icing? They're bite-size bits of joy, if you ask me!

Not everyone is crazy about cupcakes though. Mr. B for instance, likes cake better. I don't understand it, honestly, but that's his preference and that's fine. Well, sort of. We're having a bit of a debate about whether cupcakes or cake should be the main dessert at our wedding. I understand cupcakes are a trend and don't quite meet the traditional expectation of wedding guests, but I like them -- I love them actually, and therefore I think we should have them. (See the About Me on the right of this page. It's true. I want to say and do it all).

My main arguement - cupcakes are really cute. They're adorable, hip, and fun. Don't you think?

{Photo credit: Martha Stewart}

{Photo credit: Love Bites Cookies}

{Photo credit: The Knot}

 {Photo credit: Hostess with the Mostess}

So like anything else in a marriage (and wedding), we're going to have to compromise. My suggestion is to throw cupcakes on our dessert bar, but I realize we can't have it all. So I proposed the best of both worlds.

Put the cake in cupcakes, ay and have a lovely dessert duo. Classy, yet cost effective. Simple, yet stunning.

Mr. B isn't quite onboard yet. He's such a traditionalist, let me tell ya! I haven't really had the opportunity to make my case though because we haven't really researching the topic or even talked a lot about it.

I'll keep you posted on what we decide!

Did you serve cupcakes at your wedding?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wiine Tasting Party

I can hardly concentrate at work because I'm so excited that I'm getting off in two hours and have a night of errands ahead. I know errands aren't supposed to be fun, but I'm looking forward to all the stops I'll be making on the way home tonight.

Pamper Me Time:

First stop is to the nail salon. I don't really need to get my nails done (I do a pretty good job on them myself), but my eyebrows are in desperate need of attention (my feet too). Then it's off to Ross, my usual, payday pitstop! Who doesn't enjoy a little retail therapy?

Just Call Me Sara Lee:

Then I'm heading to the grocery store to pick up my Wii and Wine Tasting Party supplies!! There are so many new recipes that I want to try though, I really need to narrow down my list before I step foot in the store. I know that I'm making german chocolate cupcakes (sinful, I know) and brownies, but with wine, you need something sweet!!

{Photo credit: Cupcakes Take the Cake}

I'm also going to make spinach dip (it's so easy, inexpensive, and everyone likes it), and I'm trying a new recipe for chicken wings.

{Photo credit: Hostess with the Mostess}

I Have a Healthy Side:

It sounds like I'm having a really unhealthy party, but I'm not! I'm also going to have a lot of healthy options for guests (and for myself). I'll have hummus with slices of pita bread, a few low-fat dips, including salsa and hummus and a huge veggie platter.

{Photo credits: Hostess with the Mostess}

{Photo credit: Exclusively Food}


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