Design to Dish: An Easter Egg Hunt

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

carrot cake easter egg hunt inspiration

It seems like the weather just warmed up, and Easter is already right around the corner. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a classic Easter Egg Hunt! Playing outside in the warm sunshine with flowers blooming all around; eating sweet Spring treats; beautiful, nature-inspired decor, and fun crafts–it all sounds so dreamy!

A classic carrot cake is the perfect dessert for an Easter get-together. This carrot cake recipe is my very favorite: two moist layers filled with fresh carrots and crushed pineapple, smothered with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. Oh my! I’m like a kid at an Easter egg hunt just thinking about it!

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10 Great Ring Boxes for All Styles

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Modern Ring Box

One picture that is guaranteed to be on your photographers camera on the your wedding day is the ring shot. So besides having a beautiful place to keep your rings safe, it’s also a great idea to have something gorgeous for them to be shot in. I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorites that are sure to please brides of all styles from rustic to glam to modern to simple.

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Design to Dish: Peach & Seafoam Spring Wedding

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

I love weddings! As a teenager, I loved looking through bridal magazines, and by the time I got married, had quite the collection of wedding-related glossies stashed in my room. While every season has uniquely beautiful wedding details, Spring seems almost tailor-made for weddings. The blooming flowers, warming weather, fresh flavors, and soft colors of Spring make for a lush, romantic celebration.

To go with the sweet, peachy-pink color of this Peach & Seafoam Spring Wedding inspiration board, try these scrumptious Glazed Grapefruit Mini Cakes. They’re the perfect mix of sweet and tart, and their dainty size and pale pink glaze make them both delicious and elegant.

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3 Unique Guestbook Ideas

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

chandelier guest book

Let’s be honest, after you get home from your wedding and flip through the guest book once, who really goes back to it again and again to read the signatures? Not many, i’m assuming. So, why not put a tiny bit of extra effort into a project that you will love to look at and display in your home? Here are 3 unique ideas and how to re-create them for your own wedding.

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wallpaper trends.

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.
As I start planning out my next home decor project, I’ve become quite enamored with some of the latest in wallpaper trends. Even if you’re not willing to commit to wallpapering an entire room, using a fun pattern here or there as an accent wall or to a piece of furniture is sure to brighten up a room. Here are just a few wallpaper designs that have caught my eye.
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Wedding Trends: Industrial Lush and The Square Types

Few things are more wonderful than a romantic love story. From the moment a couple meets at a mutual friends house warming party to their very own modern wedding party, we’re entranced.

This chic pair combines their love of solid design, industrial spaces, understated glamour and lush greenery with pops of color for an experience that begins with The Square Types and lasts far beyond their wedding day.

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Using Radiant Orchid On Your Wedding Day

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

radiant orchid wedding

The first day of spring is almost here which means 2 things. Wedding season is upon us and it’s the perfect time to start planning how to infuse the color of the year into your wedding day. When trying to use one trendy color in your palette, I love when brides choose to use a variety of shades rather than trying to match a single color for everything. Not only does it give your decor some variety, it makes your life a lot easier through the planning process. Read on for a few ways to incorporate the color of 2014.

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Seasonal Soirees: Strawberry

By Melissa of Lulu the Baker

seasonal soirees strawberry

Spring is here! Hooray, hooray! The color and sunshine of Spring are a most welcome change from the cold grey of winter. Flowers are blooming, the world is turning green, life is sprouting up through cracks in the pavement and pushing its way through the last vestiges of frost and snow. Soon enough, it will be time once again to take to backyards and parks and gardens to celebrate occasions big and small.
Nothing is quite as sweet in Springtime as fresh, ruby-colored Strawberries! These Strawberry Cheesecake Wonton Bites are effortlessly elegant and additively delicious. They’d look lovely on a Spring wedding dessert table or at a bridal shower brunch.

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Cozy Cabin Dinner

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

minted cabin dinner, big sur by annie clark and ombre by linda and harriett Early this winter, I styled a little grilled cheese dinner at a cabin in the foothills of North Georgia. Inspired by natural shades found in ice and rough wood, the gathering included ingredients for diy toasted treats and warm drinks by a blazing fire.  Check it out for details on how it came together.

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