Love the idea of this seating chart. It seems it would make it easier to find your seat with one of these. Maybe two would even be better so there is not a long line waiting to look. Anyway, it's different and still, it's eye candy.
This is what One Source Weddings had to say about this. "One of the things we tried new was instead of doing place cards (which drives me crazy).. We did a seating “chart”
Now the reason place cards drive me crazy.. Most brides see cute pictures in a magazine.. oh that looks so neat with all the little place cards in neat little rows… Anyways in real life.. those cute little rows get quickly unorganized.. and people then cant find their names.. they are written so little and normally its dim lighting.. then.. you have 100 people crowded around a table.. waiting for others to find their names… uggg its frustrating.. so we thought of this.. we had printed 9 7X9 prints that had last names initials and their table that they were sitting at…. into a nice 24X36 frame and easel.. and then it told what table they were sitting at.. I had my crew ready to show them to the right table.. It went soooo smoothly..and very quickly, I was so happy.. and it ended up costing about as much or even less than place cards do."
The Barefoot Contessa shares this recipe in my new House Beautiful magazine. It looks so good it makes me think about baking it. Let me know if any of you try it. I'd like to know if it is as good as it looks. SPINACH AND CHEDDAR SOUFFLÉ Serves 2 to 3
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the dish 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for sprinkling 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup scalded milk 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Pinch of cayenne pepper Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature 1/2 cup grated aged Cheddar cheese, lightly packed 1 package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry 5 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter the inside of one 6-to-8-cup soufflé dish (6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches in diameter x 3 1/2 inches deep) and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan.
2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Off the heat, whisk in the hot milk, nutmeg, cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, for one minute, until smooth and thick.
3. Off the heat, but while still hot, mix in the egg yolks. Stir in the Cheddar, the Parmesan, and the spinach, and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
4. Put the egg whites, cream of tartar, and a pinch of salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on low speed for one minute, on medium speed for one minute, then finally on high speed until firm, glossy peaks are formed.
5. Whisk one-quarter of the egg whites into the cheese sauce to lighten, and then fold in the rest. Pour into the prepared soufflé dish, then smooth the top. Draw a large circle on top with the spatula and place in the middle of the oven. Turn the temperature down to 375 degrees. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes (don't peek!) until puffed and brown. Serve immediately.
NOTE: To make in advance, prepare the recipe through Step 3 (adding the cheeses). You can do this up to 2 hours ahead. Keep mixture covered at room temperature, and then proceed with the recipe just before baking.
Angie needs gold shoes with very high heels for her Bridesmaid Dress she is wearing next Friday night. I thought I'd help her out by shopping at Polyvore for her. Check them out Ang. The two pair on the upper left have really high heels. One of them is seven inches.
This is Nicole in the pink. She is Angie's friend and she is getting married Aug. 7,2009. Angie and the other bridesmaids threw her a shower. Nicole always talked about a beach wedding and she loves Flamingos. Since Nicole is not having a beach wedding, Angie decided at least she could have a beach-themed shower. Of course it had to have flamingos too. Angie was in charge of most of the decorating. I just helped by doing the fruit and pasta salad and by providing vases and shells and beach themed platters. Angie will want to use these pictures on her own blog so I hope she doesn't get mad that I have already posted them. Sorry Ang.
This is a picture of Angie (left) and her Matron of Honor (my niece) Andrea (middle) and her Maid of Honor (my youngest daughter) Natalie (aka Sunny) right. The picture is so little, I guess because Sunny took it with her phone. I would love to know how to make my pictures bigger on this blog. Pretty girls, if I do say so myself.
I was looking at a blog tonight and fell in love with all of the wedding pictures. The Blogher is Karen Tran and her website is listed over on the side of my blog as San Diego Wedding Blog . Then I went to Project wedding and was looking at inspiration boards and found this of Karen's engagement party. It was beautiful. You should check it out if you haven't already. They had all of their guests wear white and they wore Tiffany Blue.
I am so lovin this cake. I think the whole display with the awesome flowers around it is drop dead gorgeous ! Oh my! If this was in black instead of brown it would be perfect for Angie & Erik's wedding. At least I think so. Not sure what Angie & Erik would think.
I found these pictures at
One Source Weddings, a new blog I just discovered. I am thrilled to find it too. This whole wedding is an awesome sight & One Source Weddings is an awesome site. This wedding is Kristen and Donald's Wedding at The Union Station Hotel at Nashville, TN. You really need to go and check out the rest of the pictures there at One Source Weddings.
I wish we had a bunch of these vases. I tend to like the tall centerpieces the best but I know a lot of people are bothered by the way they sometime block your view of the people across the table from you. This is tall but doesn't block your view. Found these at One Source Weddings again. It is quickly becoming my favorite website. I am thinking of taking some of their workshops.
I'm sure Angie is going to have a sidnature drink or two at her wedding. The question is "What will they look like?" and "What will they be made of?" I am pretty sure they will be green though. I am also pretty sure she has the names for them picked out. I am wondering though...Can we have an alcohol and a non-alcohol version of them Ang?
Hi there! My name is Sandy and I live in Indianapolis. Thanks for visiting my little blog. I started this when my oldest daughter (I have two) got engaged because she was planning her wedding and it was driving me crazy that I didn't get to be the one deciding on the decor. At my own wedding 28 years ago I don't remember really caring anything about the decor. My mom planned most of it. Anyway this became an outlet for me and my creative juices. I have decorated a few weddings and 50TH anniversary parties, birthdays (most of which I never even got any copies of the pictures for because I didn't have a camera or a computer or a blog or even know what a blog was for that matter) and I have always decorated for the birthdays of the kids I take care of. I still don't have a working camera so it's been very frustrating having to rely on others to take pictures and actually send them to me. They rarely deliver. I would love to actually get to do a party where the budget was BIG. Seems I am always doing everything for free for friends and family so the party business so far is costing me money. If you'd like to pay someone to do yours, most likely I am available and would love to help. If you are an event designer and need help, look no further. I've collected a lot of vases and decor over time and would be happy to sell or rent any of it. If you see it on my blog and want to use it or need help with your party just leave me a comment and I will be happy to get back with you.
Angie & Erik
Angie's blog http://thehappenstancehousewife.blogspot.com/ Erik's blog http://9north.com/
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Mila as a Bumble Bee
The Gift of Salvation
Ephesians 2:8-9 (New International Version)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.