Posts Tagged ‘pink’

You know, Mondays might not be so bad if it was a day that everyone ate cake. Instead of the old ‘TGIF’ folks might get to the office at the start of the work day on Monday and high five over a hearty “TGICD!” It wouldn’t matter when or where but you would need to get your daily dose of cake somewhere in there.  Here are a few (okay more than a few – we got carried away) wedding cakes that we swooned and gushed over. How do these amazing bakers do it?

Look closely – those are gilded girl scout cookies – Yes – that just happened.

Warning: An internet search of cakes will leave you craving cake – no matter how full you already are. Do not attempt this search unless you have a nearby bakery to appease the instant cravings you will ultimately have.  You have been warned!

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Two of our favorite colors come together to create a beautiful and impressive wedding.

From Top Left Clockwise {Aisle with Petals, Bouquet, Pink Chivari Chairs and Pink flower embellished Desserts}

From Top Left Clockwise {Bouquet, Fabulous Cake with Dot Detail, Tablescape with hanging poms, Orange and Pink Dessert Table and Orange Lanterns}

From Top Left Clockwise {Kendra Scott Earrings, Lilly Pulitzer Nadia Dress, Pink Belt with Flowers and Orange Feathers, Pink and Orange Shoes and Santi Striped Beaded Clutch}

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Amy, of Amy Daring Photography was so excited to share this ‘barn chic’ Real Southern Wedding with us! She had this to say about the couple:

“After lots of meetings, phone calls and the bridal portraits, April 16th came way too soon! The day started with brunch for the girls at the barn with mimosas and laughter. Brunch was immediately followed by a salon day for the girls and a relaxed day for the guys. Right before the bride and her maids arrived at the church for photos, it looked as if the bottom of the sky had fallen out! It rained for about half an hour and then we didn’t see a drop of rain after. The traditional ceremony was beautiful and went perfectly. The bride and groom rode to the reception site in a bright orange 1968 Camaro. Malphrus Plantation offered a beautiful backdrop for the remainder of the evening. Shoes were kicked off and the guests enjoyed gumbo and karaoke. Shelby and Darrell danced the night away.”

Details: Photographer: Amy Daring Photography |Wedding Planner: Callie Badgett | Ceremony: Coosawatchie Baptist Church | Reception: Malphrus Plantation – Ridgeland, SC | Florist: Callie & Cathy Badgett | Baker: Country Morning Bakery | Music/Entertainment: Aaron Horry | Attire: David’s Bridal

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A Southern garden staple, zinnias are our inspiration today.  The bright fun flowers come in so many colors including orange, hot pink, yellow and magenta.  Known for their heat tolerance in hot Southern summers, zinnias can easily be picked and used for wedding flowers.

We love these cotton taffeta bridesmaids dresses from J.Crew.  They come in all of the same fabulous colors as zinnias. The fun zinnia tissue paper poms above all come from a great store called PomLove on Etsy.

The fabulous thing about zinnias is that because of the large blooms and variety in color, when simply placed in jars or made into bouquets– you still get a lot of variety and texture without adding any additional varieties of flowers or greenery.  Seed packets could be used as name cards, favors or even included or made into the invitation!

How gorgeous are these pink and orange linens with gold chivari chairs?  And we love these zinnia cocktail napkins.  We found zinnias everywhere including on this invitation. We You could even give little potted zinnias as favors.  How adorable!

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For our inspiration board today we decide to sweeten up the very popular navy nautical trend by adding some pink.

We love these striped shoes and think they would be precious sneaking out from under the hem of a brides dress. These sailor dresses would make adorable bridesmaids dress and we would love to see the gents in these navy and pink striped ties right next to them.  We would use this trio of jars as a simple centerpiece and these anchor wine stoppers would be fabulous favors.

We love love love this ships wheel on this bright pink wall and thinkthis simple white cake with navy waves would look amazing with this as its backdrop. These navy anchor invites are great and the white reverse print looks so crisp and clean. An easy DIY idea for placecards would be to make these origami paper boats from old maps or navigation charts. We couldn’t resist adding another shoe option for the bride or maids which could be these anchor embellished leather flip flops.

A nautical themed wedding needs a sail cloth tent. We would create a lounge area and place these pink and white chevron pillows and these anchor pillows on sofas. We would light pathways with these wire lanterns and create table numbers out of rope.

How have you seen the nautical trend incorporated creatively into events?

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Truvy: What are your colors, Shelby?

Shelby: My colors are “blush” and “bashful.”

M’Lynn: Her colors are “pink” and “pink”

Shelby: My colors are “blush” and “bashful” Mama…I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other.”


In one of the best scenes in one of the greatest movies about Southern women ever to be made, Steel Magnolias, Shelby shares the exciting details about her wedding with her mother and friends at the beauty parlor.   And honestly, what could be daintier and prettier than pink on pink?  We were inspired and so here’s our take on a ‘Blush & Bashful’ wedding. We think Shelby would be proud.

The great thing about this L. Erickson double wrap pink shantang sash is that is can be added to almost any bridal gown to add a personal flair.  Or better yet – add the sash for just the reception. The sash matches these Badgley Mischka Lacie shoes perfectly! The pink smocked dresses are classic and will have the flowers girls spinning and their mothers grinning as they will actually be able to wear these dresses again. The pink pearls are so girly and very affordable. They would look very ‘Blush & Bashful’ when paired with these Donna Morgan bridesmaids dresses.

We love this blooming ringbearer pillow. And the scalloped cake is simple but still fun. Pink champagne and pink macaroons are a must.  If its sunny we would keep these pink parasols on hand for guests.

Perfect for decor would be these pink eyelet lanterns and these rose colored fleur de lys glasses. The pink ruffle clutch would be a fabulous accessory for the bride or her maids.

We love the soft pink and flower texture combination of the bridesmaids dresses (above) and think almost nothing could be sweeter than this brides’ lace dress with her blush and bashful bridesmaids.

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DIY: Ombre Layer Cake

We asked ourselves-How can we take the notion of these fun rainbow layer cakes we’ve been seeing and make it a little sweeter and more wedding appropriate?  Well, we decided to make a six layer cake and dye each layer a different shade of pink so that when stacked they would create an ombre type look. We are no baker but thought we could handle this task.

First we purchased a simple white cake mix, three cans of white icing, rose Wilton food coloring and the additional ingredients to add to the cake mix.  We made our cake batter and evenly distributed the batter into six bowls.

Next we carefully dyed each layer a shade of pink. We then arranged the bowls from lightest to darkest and baked each layer individually in that order.  After the layers cooled we iced and stacked them on top of each other.  After all the layers were assembled we iced the outside of the cake.

We put our cake in a carrier and placed it in the fridge over night.  This helped the cake to set and kept it super moist.  Then came the fun part – having your cake and eating it too!

Voila! After you cut into your cake all your hard work will have paid off!  What a fun cake for a bachelorette party, shower or bridal luncheon! Bon Appetit!

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