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Lavender – the colour and smell of this special plant is refreshing and old fashioned.Lavender Champagne from Martha StewartWith a wedding theme of soft mauves and  sage green, how fitting to add lavender infused favours for your guests. Packaged in soft glossy chiffon bags  and tied with a few sprigs of real lavender, they will

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Sweets or lollies are always a hit with guests at a wedding.Photo from Martha StewartIf you decide to give your guests sweets as favours how about trying something a little different to the boiled lollies with the bride and grooms names on them. Theme the sweets to the colour of your wedding such as green,

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Today is Blog Action Day, all over the web you’ll see thousands blogs all uniting for one cause in the hope to make a difference. (See last year’s entry here.) This year, the subject is poverty.Weddings and poverty is a bit of a strange combination, the two don’t really go hand in hand. But there

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Although we’re experiencing the first glimpses of a hot summer in Australia, the northern hemisphere is heading for the cold.Here’s some warm foodie treats for winter weddings:Photo from brides.comInstead of sweet, light and tropical cocktails consider serving something that will warm chilly guests: Hot chocolate Mulled wine Eggnog Mocha sprinkled with chocolate shavings Hot apple

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These have been posted almost everywhere over the past month. I don’t care though because the photos are too gorgeous not to share!Delicious photos courtesy of event planner Amy Atlas EventsAmy Atlas takes the lolly buffet/ candy table to a whole new level- colour coordination, the perfect combination of shape, height and texture and the

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Photo by Ksenija Savic PhotographyThe groom’s cake is a mysterious thing down here in Australia. We hear the term and the question is raised, what is a groom’s cake?The groom’s cake is a tradition hailing from Southern USA (though other sources tell me it’s from Europe). In the 1800’s, the wedding cake (a light cake)

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 Whining wives are often found near the wine at a wedding while whistling for a water glass. ~Food and good wine are one of my favourite parts of planning a wedding.The drinks at your wedding can be dependent on the packages of your venue. Some may have a standard basic package which you can upgrade, others

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Wow! A girl writes about cupcakes and then gets a flood of emails about ‘Have you seen this?” I love your emails! Keep them coming!So today, because of the lovely emails, is called Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes Part Two!I wrote about The Cupcake Courier and Anna sent me the link to Cup-A -Cake Holders. These are

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My mind has been on cupcakes lately.I love these by Planet Cake (I adore cherries!)These too by cupcake queen Kylie Lambert of Le CupcakeI wrote about Paper Orchid’s beautiful filigree paper products in March. All laser cut, they create filigree style favour boxes, invitations and cupcake holders which are perfect for weddings.I was very excited

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I adore this sweet handmade bird cake topper from etsy seller Middleburg. Perfect for a spring wedding, or to fit in with the lovely vintage bird theme that’s becoming popular.The cake topper would work beautifully on a simple cake like this from Martha Stewart. Perhaps accompanied by matching blue ribbon or bunches of sweet flower buds.Or add

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At 50,000 euros, or nearly $79,000, for a case of 12, the Perrier-Jouet has launched a new concept- design your own premium champagne!Launched last week, the concept takes the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2000 vintage as the base, buyers will be able to work with the cellar master Herve Deschamps in a workshop

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Chocolates come in all shapes and sizes. Chocolate is ‘the food of love’. It is charming to include it in all it’s different guises as part of the wedding reception – especially if it is a favourite of the bride or groom. Chocolate fountain with strawberries for dipping from theknot.com, chocolate covered pretzels from theknot.comChocolate

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I’m not normally a big fan of gimmicks with restaurants, I like good food, good wine and great company. But The 100 Mile Cafe in Melbourne changed my thinking!The 100 Mile Cafe is based on the premise that all food and drink served in the restaurant is found within 100 miles. The wine list comprises

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One of the new trends which I love is serving your guests a midnight snack to keep them refreshed and dancing (or keep them awake for the trip home!). This can be a more casual meal and should be something easy for guests to handle, but also fun!There are endless options for your midnight snack-

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Have a spare US$40,000? You might want to splurge on the 1995 Vintage White Gold Jeroboam commemorative champagne by Dom Perignon.Plated in white gold, the bottle features the Dom Perignon crest. There’s only 100 bottles available worldwide, so be quick to snap up your wedding day drink 😉Image courtesy of bornrich.com