Weddings for Freedom

We are proudly taking a stand against modern day slavery. Thank you Paper Antler for bringing this to the attention of others, and asking the wedding industry to participate. We participated last year, and we proudly donate again this year. We are asking fellow wedding vendors to donate as well! You can donate on the website, and sign up for the Cherry Blossom Events campaign and we’ll match your donation. Click here for the info:http://www.weddingsforfreedom.com/weddings_for_fr…/give.html

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The Crafty Bride

There are many ways to add personal touches to your special day! Here are a few DIY ideas to help you stay within your budget, and add chic decor to your venue.

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Lace Doily Candles: A simple craft and cute idea to spruce up the table decor. These lace candle holders will give your tables a vintage feel and glisten all night long. (http://www.marthastewart.com/269430/lacy-votive-holder)

Mason Jar/Wine Bottle Vases: Completely transform those old bottles you have sitting around the house into cute yarn vases! (http://www.piecesofanna.com/2012/01/diy-wine-and-beer-bottle-vases.html)

Paper Cone Confetti Holders: These cones will work perfectly whether you’re throwing rice, rose petals or confetti. Such a practical way to ensure each guest can participate, while adding a crafty charm to your special day. (http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/01/18/diy-confetti/)

Inverted Wine Glass Centerpieve: Minimal crafting on this one – simply flip a wine glass upside down for a creative centerpiece and candle holder! Fill the glass with whatever accents you wish, such as flower petals or succulent plants. (http://www.rachaelraymag.com/videos/v/65624089/how-to-make-an-inverted-wine-glass-centerpiece.htm)

 

Photography Credit:

http://diycrafty.com/2012/10/lace-doilies-candle-holder-diy-candle-holder-project/

http://www.rent.com/blog/wine-bottle-crafts-for-diy-decor-vase/

 

Snapcastr: Live Social Walls for Events

CBE has the perfect solution for all you brides interested in enhancing the excitement and social media usage at your wedding. Snapcastr allows you to display live tweets from Twitter, as well as posts from Facebook and Instagram! This social media tool creatively integrates social media into your event through live social walls. This is a great way to showcase posts using your custom wedding hashtag. Your guests will love being able to showcase their well wishes and event photos. This will ensure that you will never miss a moment! You can create a beautiful custom design for your social wall to highlight your wedding theme. The best part is, after your big day you can relive the excitement of the event by using the social media content to create an online wedding album! You can then continue to share the love and memories with your guests. For more information check out http://www.snapcastr.com!

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Photography Credit:

http://www.snapcastr.com

A Glamorous New Years Wedding

What two events are full of celebration and special moments? New Years Eve and your wedding! Why not combine them both into one big event shared with your friends and loved ones. This is a great way to ring in the new year in an elegant style. It’s the perfect time to celebrate with silly hats, sparkling dresses, and golden desserts. Just don’t forget to send out save the dates as New Years Eve is a popular event night.

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Decor: Shimmery table cloths will really amp up the glam. Plan the perfect exit by handing out sparklers for guests to light up the night and form the perfect sparkler send off. Confetti is also a must. Create confetti shots or bags so guests can celebrate when the clock hits midnight.

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Food/Drinks: A New Years wedding is great, because guests can indulge in sweets and treats before their new years resolutions kick in. Because of that, it’s essential that you provide the ultimate dessert table. Don’t forget the champagne!

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Entertainment: Who doesn’t love a wedding photo booth? Be sure to include  funny new years hats and glasses with the photo props! Noise makers are also a possibility, as everyone loves cheesy party trinkets on New Years!

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Bridal Party: A New Years wedding is a great time to take advantage of all the sparkles you can. Your bridesmaids will look so elegant and chic in shimmery dresses. You could even include glitter in the boutonnieres and corsages!

Photography Credit:

https://www.sparklersonline.com

http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/2010/12/black-white-glamorous-sweets-table.html

http://www.weddingwindow.com/blog/sparkly-bridesmaid-dresses/

http://sillybooth.ca/?author=1&paged=2

http://www.rowellphoto.com/belvedere-wakefield-quebec-wedding/

http://www.studiodiy.com/2013/02/21/five-tips-for-an-award-winning-oscar-party/

CBE Real Wedding: Kurt and Kim//August 30, 2014

Cherry Blossom Events had a blast this past August with Kim and Kurt. They were the first couple to be married at the newly remodeled Edgewater Hotel on Lake Mendota in Madison, WI. Overlooking the water, the couple said their “I do’s” on a lovely late summer day. Kate Bentley captured every cherished moment, including a stop at Camp Randall! Bright, fresh flowers, splashes of fuschia with pops of summer green created an elegant backdrop for the special day. Congratulations, Kurt and Kim, from Cherry Blossom Events!

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Photography Credit: Kate Bentley Photography

Wedding Bars: Treats (2 of 2)

You simply cannot go wrong with “food bars”. Guests can personalize their plates and keep coming back for more. Alongside the commonly seen candy bar, here are a few unique food station ideas to keep your guests happy all night long.

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S’mores – A unique wedding dessert idea and campfire classic. Flare up the traditional s’more with different flavored graham crackers and marshmallows.

Ice Cream – Both kids and adults will absolutely love creating their own ice cream masterpieces. Hot fudge, caramel sauce, sprinkles, fruit, whipped creme, candy pieces and nuts make great toppings. This ice cream bar is sure to draw a crowd!

Trail Mix – Salty, sweet or all the above, trail mix is the perfect grab and go snack. This is such an easy treat to put together – no cooking or baking required! You can easily alter the ingredients to best fit fall, winter, or summer weddings!

Popcorn – A simple snack that can be spiced up with chocolate/caramel sauce and seasoned salts. You could even include candy such as M&Ms! Guests can pour, sprinkle and shake up the popcorn to their likings.

Baked Potato – Bacon bits, sour creme, veggies, cheese and various sauces are a great way to put a spin on the traditional baked potato. This is an inexpensive way to keep guests full, while pleasing their stomachs.

Photography Credit:

http://in-season-events.blogspot.com/2011/06/stationed-near-sweets.html

http://planaweddingnow.com/snack-bar-at-a-wedding-reception/

Wedding Bars: Drinks (1 of 2)

Who doesn’t love the idea of a “build you own” drink bar, especially around the holidays! Customizable drink bars are visually appealing, and a great way to cater to each of your guests’ preferences.

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Mimosas – Provide a variety of fruit, juices and champagne so your guests can personalize their mimosas. To spice things up a bit, leave a bowl of sugar on the side for guests to dip the rim of their glasses in! (use club soda for an alcohol free option)

Hot Chocolate – Hot chocolate is a great way to keep your guests warm during the cool winter months. Some topping ideas include: peppermint sticks, whipped creme, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and/or cinnamon sticks. You can even include peppermint schnapps for that special holiday feel.

Coffee – Reenergize your guests to keep them dancing all night long. Sugar cubes, bite-sized donuts, milk and creamers are just a few ideas for ingredients. For those brides looking for the perfect touch for the holiday season, grab some peppermint, sugar cookie or gingerbread creamers!

Ice Cream Floats – This will be a hit with the adults and kids! Provide a wide variety of drinks to cater to your guests: root beer, cream soda and/or fruit flavored soda. Don’t forget the Bailey’s or Guinness for those who want to spice up the traditional ice cream float.

Photography credit:

http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2014/09/unique-food-drink-bars-for-weddings.html