Happy New Year!

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5…4…3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR! As 2016 is coming to a close, it is time to get ready for the New Year. What better way than by hosting a party. We have come up with some fun DIY ideas to help ring in 2017. Take any drink or sweet treat to the next level by adding something a little extra. No party celebration is complete without champagne, and these festive stir stick ideas are easy enough for anyone to create, while still looking elegant. And of course you can’t forget about dessert. Add a little shimmer and sparkle to the night with these fun cupcake toppers.

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Real CBE Wedding: Haley and Carl // August 13, 2016

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This past August, Haley and Carl celebrated their wedding day with all of their friends and family. Their special day was documented by Laurelyn Savannah photography, and their stunning ceremony and reception were held at Villa Bellezza Vineyard located in Pepin, WI. It was an honor to create this wonderful day for you two, congratulations again to the happy couple!
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Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Guestbooks are great ways to look back and remember the people that were a part of all the cherished memories from your wedding day. While classic and traditional guest books are still popular, unique and interactive alternatives are a fun way to get your guests more involved. So, forget about the simple journal and pen and check out some of our favorite non-traditional ideas.

Signs, benches, pictures, etc., all of these are great ideas that can be used as décor in your home long after the wedding is over.

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Another great alternative guestbook idea is advice cards. With guests of all ages, there will be no doubt that you receive plenty of helpful advice. Giving guests the opportunity to write their wishes for the happy couple provides a sweet and sentimental keepsake.

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Create a time capsule with messages and videos that can be opened on your 1st anniversary or set out a camera for guests to take polaroid’s of themselves. If you have a large wedding, it may be difficult for your photography to capture photos of all your guest, so this is another nice way to look back to see everyone that came out to celebrate your big day.

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Wedding Hashtags

Using a hashtag to bring your wedding  day onto social media is a very popular trend. It’s a way of allowing all your guests to help document your special day. With every creative hashtag comes planning how to display the name and ask your guests to share it. This can be done in a variety of different ways for the guests to use, as well as fun keepsakes for the couple. Check out these fun ideas to make your wedding hashtag a central element of your wedding day.

As far as creating the hashtag itself, there are some do’s and do not’s to watch out for. It is important for the name to be unique but easily remembered. If you want guests to be able to use the tag easily while they are posting, it is crucial to have it be easily accessible to make sure they are using the correct name. Below are some ideas of beautifully crafted signs to help guests remember to use your hashtag on their photos.

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Look into alternative methods of displaying your hashtag other than simple signs as well. Cutouts and directional signs are a fun way of letting your guests know how to tag their posts properly and make great items to keep after the wedding day as well.

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Another fun addition to your wedding is taking your hashtag one step further and creating a Snapchat filter with it. Creating your own filters on Snapchat has become very popular as well and is such a fun way for people to document themselves at your wedding. And making a filter is not a difficult task. Snapchat’s website allows for anyone to create an image to reflect an event and then allows anyone in the surrounding area to use it. Your guest will love it and it’s just one more detail to keep as a reminder of your wedding.

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Christmas Table Ideas

Tis the season of sparkling snow falls, warming up by the fire and Christmas parties. Whether it be for work, family, or friends, hosting a party can be stressful, especially with everything else going on during the holidays, which is why we have compiled some of our favorite festive table centerpiece and place setting ideas. All are perfect for a small get together or a large family event that your guests will be sure to love.

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As the cold continues to creep in on us, remember to enjoy these wonderful times with loved ones. Happy Holidays!

 

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DIY Holiday Wreaths

The holiday season is the perfect time to settle in, get cozy, and craft. (And if you’re anything like us, you’ve already got a hot cup of cocoa and Mariah Carey playing in the background.) This DIY holiday wreath is a fun and simple craft to make any room festive for the holiday season!

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Step 1: Gather your materials.

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  • Embroidery hoop: This can be any size. You can spray paint it gold, stain it, or leave it natural wood.
  • Decorative pieces: berries, pine cones, ribbon, holly, and anything else you’re drawn to as you peruse the aisles
  • Cardstock: Print out fun holiday phrases on card stock using different fonts or try your hand at your own calligraphy. Have fun with it!

 

 

Step 2: Use scissors and a hot glue gun to cut sprigs and attach your decor to the hoop as you please.

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Step 3: VOILA! Hang up your wreath for all of your holiday guests to admire.

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Winter Wedding

While winter isn’t the most popular time to get married, the holiday season is one of the most beautiful and romantic times of the year. Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular, but still are not seen as often as during the other seasons, so why not take a chance and step out of the crowd. Below are some ideas for the perfect winter wedding, everything from invitations to the favors taken home at the end of the night, that will have your guests hoping they will get to attend another warm and cozy winter wedding.

Let your guests know how excited you are for your big day with these festive wedding invitations.

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Combining white and dark red or purple flowers provide the perfect contrast to incorporate into your wedding, or you can go the unconventional route and create a unique bouquet of pine cones and baby’s breath.

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Adding candles and lights to your centerpieces will give a cozy and romantic feel to your wedding.

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Everyone loves cake! These ideas are absolutely gorgeous while still looking delicious.

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You can’t have a winter wedding without everybody’s favorite warm treat, hot chocolate. As for a signature drink, cranberry sangria and mulled wine are popular among guests.

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Send your guest’s home with something that they will actually love and use. Smores and coffee beans are always good options, but what about an evergreen? This fun idea will have guests remembering your big day long after it is over.

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