Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays

Tasty Tuesdays will be dedicated to bringing you delicious food options that you may want to look into for your big day. Nix the traditional cake decorations and the boring buffet line and opt for some uniquely refreshing ideas that will want your guests asking for seconds.

Today’s post will be dedicated to desserts. I am personally not a huge fan of cake, which is usually quite shocking to most people. I have been thinking about alternatives to the traditional wedding cake that most people would choose for their reception. One idea I’m very keen of is wedding cheesecake.

With this idea, I imagine a smaller more intricately designed cheesecake for the bride and groom to share with their favorite flavors or toppings. For the guests of your wedding, a create-your-own cheesecake bar would be a fun and personal way for them to enjoy their dessert. Toppings galore would adorn a long table and guests would be able to top their plain slices of cheesecake with whatever they would like.

For more inspiration, Black Hills Bride Magazine has a wonderful assortment of tasty desserts on their Pinterest board. Among the desserts are cheesecakes (pictured above), beautifully designed cakes, and even a donut cake!

If regular cakes or more your style, The Knot has a wonderful gallery of cake designs that are both modern and traditional.

And as always, you can check out my Pinterest "I do" board for more unique food choices, venues, and other wedding ideas that I adore!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Inspiring Photography

The first kiss as husband and wife is a beautiful moment that you share with all of your closest family members and friends. Everyone is looking at you both with huge smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes. Why not capture the moment in such a way where the both of you are center stage with your loved ones looking on? It makes for a powerful image, like the one above, that represents love, happiness, and support.

In most traditional wedding photographs I have seen in the past, the photograph of the first kiss, and most other photos of the wedding ceremony are taken with the audience's point of view and the officiant in the background of all the pictures. While it is necessary to have some photographs like this from your ceremony, having some that include your family and friends is a unique and memorable way to photograph your ceremony. When you look back on your wedding day, you want to be able to look at all aspects of the ceremony because honestly, the moment will go by in a nerve-wracking, emotionally intense, instant.

For more unique and modern engagement, ceremony, and wedding photography, please visit my photography board on Pinterest. There you will find beautiful, fun, and inspiring shots that you may want to suggest to your photographer. Some other shots that are a must for your big day can be found on this post from the website Real Simple.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

About this blog

Hi, my name is Michelle. I’m a 22 year old college student from Indiana, and no, I’m not engaged or married. I simply adore weddings and the entire planning process. Décor, venue, food, dresses and every last little detail--I love it all and I can’t wait to share my favorite ideas with all of you. I will be sharing my own personal design ideas for weddings, with inspiration coming from my favorite sites, magazines, and of course, Pinterest (my wedding board on Pinterest is filled to the brim… just don’t show my boyfriend!). Every facet of your wedding should be beautiful and special to you and I hope that my blog offers ideas that inspire you.

The style for weddings that I admire most is a modern design. Sleek lines, stylish décor, and venues & photography that are popular in weddings today are what I aim to show you. While traditional components in weddings are still very much present and appreciated, I want to present to my readers the modern touches that are being accomplished in weddings today. A mix of tradition and modernity is completely acceptable, if you choose to plan your wedding this way. After all, a wedding should be a unique experience for the bride and groom, and their values and tastes should be embodied in their wedding.

I hope that there will be something for everyone to enjoy while reading this blog. Weddings and all the details that surround them have always been inspiring to me, so I hope that I can inspire someone else with my wedding ideas. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to email me at michellealotter@gmail.com.