3 Simple Ways to Glam Up Any Gathering With Foil Favors

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Looking for something to add a little sparkle to your party? Try adding some foil favors to your mix! We’ve found three ways to personalized your favors with foil metallic tags and stickers that we think will make any gathering one to … Continue reading 

Reminder! Free Favors for Your Wedding!

We’ll be drawing again on the 30th of this month – so follow the link, sign up, and see if you’ll be the next lucky bride-to-be to win a Wedding Full of Favors!  Absolutely no obligation – you pick the favors, we ship them right to your door.  Just our little Kate Aspen way of adding that exquisitely memorable “Thank You” touch for your wedding guests.

You aren’t the bride? Then please do share this link with one!  Open to brides-to-be in the continental US and Canada.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you :)

Wedding favor ideas, bridal shower ideas, baby shower ideas, and oh so many adorable ways to say thank you at KateAspen.com.

In Love with Lilac

We’ve said it before and we know you already know – we love lilac!  Lilac and silver, lilac and rich chocolate, lilac and white – but right now – we’re all about lilac and summer brides!

With a color so fresh, it’s almost cooling – lilac mixes naturally with wild flowers currently in bloom, hydrangea, peony – almost anything you can dream up.

And here’s a little drink recipe for your signature lilac wedding cocktail - The Black Orchid:

Ingredients Per Cocktail: 1-1/4 parts orange-flavored vodka, 3/4 parts crème de violette, 3/4 parts lemon juice, 1/2 parts simple syrup, 1 dash peach bitters or orange
bitters, 1 edible orchid or violet flower for garnish

Preparation: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients. Shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into martini cocktail glass and garnish with flower.

And your perfect lilac wedding favors?

Why any of them, actually.  Pick your favorite – our personality favors have some gorgeous ideas in lilac hues, OR – get this!  You can order personalized tags in your lovely lilac color!

(Of course, if you’re not a Lilac Lady, we have all other popular wedding colors available, too!)

Happy Planning!

Tablescaping 101 – Beach Weddings!

Photo by Dianna Hart Photography,  www.DiannaHart.com

Even though your wedding budget might not include a posh Caribbean resort, you can still share a little beach love with delicious ideas for a beach tablescape (and beach favors, too!).

Some cute ideas to consider:

Beach junk + Citrus + Blue Hyacinth (atop a mirrored base)

A little sand, some driftwood, pieces of fishing net surround a clear container holding fresh hyacinth and limes – how beachy-easy is that?  Dress up the table with the elegant solid chrome shell bottle stopper in a coordinating personality box, or keep it eco-friendly and casual with bamboo!

Conch – From Fritters to Fabulous Centerpiece!

It makes good soup, too – but did you ever think about conch as a centerpiece?  Stuff with damp oasis, insert flowers and voila!  Beach-perfection!  Accent each place setting with a polished shell place card holder – put some engagement photos of the two of you around in the shell frames, and send your guests home with Beach Memories in these clever little photo albums!

Fabulous Fish-scapes!

Simple gold fish in a simply lovely crystal bowl, the glass pebbles at the bottom reflecting the colors of your beautiful day.  Accent with tea light candles flickering in lovely light house-themed holders, and mark each place with the delightful silver-toned miniature sailboat place card holders.  The favor to remember?  Kissing fish, of course!

Have a Ball!

Oh this one is just plain fun! Brightly colored tablecloths, beach balls already in the air so let’s get the sand castles up on the tables to act as candle holders and place card holders, sprinkle around some sassy flip flop frames with souvenir pics of you and your new husband, and be sure to say thank you with the super-cute shell bottle opener – presentation ready complete with a thank you tag!

Happy Planning!  :)