How to Bridal Shower: Themes (1 of 2)

For all the brides-to-be or people who like to plan ahead, having a bridal shower to remember is the best way to start out the wedding festivities. However, sometimes putting together the shower can be difficult, especially finding a theme that sets the perfect tone. Here are some iconic, classic themes that are a great way to get your planning off to good start.

Parisian

For a Parisian theme, think romantic, classy, and fashion forward: fun lights and Eiffel Towers, wine, macaroons, and baguettes, bureaus and neck scarves. This theme is modern and glamorous, sure to make the party a blast.

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Tea Party

A tea party theme is a fun way to bring your bridal shower outdoors. You could have a picnic at a local park or in your backyard, featuring finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, sweet treats, and of course, tea cups.

Tea Cups

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Spa Day

Having a spa theme is a great way for you and your guests to have a relaxation day, especially as a break from all the wedding planning. Facials, massages, and mani/pedis are ideal to include, whether have them at home or at a spa.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme is for the LBD and brunch lovers. It is a formal event, requiring you to put on your best dress and pearls, and to wine and dine the night away in style.

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Slumber Party

This theme is probably the best, because you can make your guests come in pajamas. Have fun lying on blankets and sleeping bags in the middle of the living room and snacking on your favorite junk foods.

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Vender Spotlight: Fromagination

Let’s face it, cheese is a staple in the Wisconsinite diet. From breakfast to dinner and every meal in-between, cheese can be found on our plates. With the help of Fromagination, it’s now poossible for cheese loving couples to incorporate cheese into their wedding day in the form of cake. You heard right, cakes made out of cheese wheels!  Choose one for a dessert cheese course or a fun addition to your cocktail hour hors de oeuvre offerings. Fromagination’s Cakes of Cheese come in all varieties, combinations and sizes. This company was founded in 2007 by owner and general manager Ken Monteleone. His love and passion for cheese shines through in his dedication to providing customers with the highest quality cheeses. Fromagination can add Wisconsin flare to other parts of your wedding as well. From wedding party gifts to favors for your guests, this company has all of your cheese needs covered. In addition, Fromagination has a delicious menu full of different sandwiches, salads, and soups. With an easy to find location on the capital square on South Carroll Street, stop in to see and taste all that Fromagination has to offer for your wedding needs and beyond!

Check out their website to see more of the tasty products Fromagination offers:

http://fromagination.com

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Simple Summer Cocktails

As summer rolls around, the sun gets hotter and the drinks get cooler. Instead of offering just regular bar items, consider having a cocktail bar or signature drink to help keep guests refreshed. Below are three easy cocktail recipes that anyone can make and serve!

Summer Sangria

Ingredients:

9 nectarines

1 pint of strawberries

2 oranges

4 bottles of sauvignon blanc

1 cup Cointreau

1 bottle sparkling water

1 bottle blood orange soda

One day prior to serving, cut up all of the fruit into bite sized pieces and cover the fruit with the wine and Cointreau. Refrigerate.

Immediately before serving, add sparkling water and soda.

French 75 Twist

Ingredients:

2 cups gin

1 cup honey

1 cup water

2 cups lime juice

2 bottles champagne

One day prior to serving, make a simple syrup by heating the honey and the water on a stovetop. Mix one part honey simple syrup, one part lime juice, and one part gin together.

When serving, put two ounces of the pre-mixed ingredients into a champagne flute, and fill the rest of the glass with chilled champagne.

Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

Ingredients:

            1 large watermelon

1 bottle lemonade

1 liter tequila

One day prior to serving, cut the watermelon into chunks and blend with the lemonade.

(To make this even easier you could buy bottled watermelon juice)

When all of the lemonade and watermelon is mixed, add the tequila.

When serving, pour over ice. Be sure to stir.

 

If you offer more than one, create a fun drink table or display for your cocktail hour or reception!

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Credit: A La Crate- Vintage Rentals
Styling: Cherry Blossom Events
Photo by The Salty Peanut Photography

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Table photos found on pinterest.com

All drink recipes from  http://apracticalwedding.com/2013/06/easy-summer-signature-cocktails-weddings/

Enjoy!

Wedding Day Survival Guide: Emergency Groomsman Kit (2 of 2)

For the big day, you don’t want any unwanted surprises or hairs out of place. To lend a helping hand, have your groomsman bring backup! For all the groomsmen out there, here is a list of items you should pack with you in case the groom should need them (and in case you don’t have a wedding planner like Cherry Blossom Events to bring a kit of their own).

Lint roller, for any pet hairs or lint that sticks to the groom’s tuxedo.

Lint Roller

Comb, to ensure a well-groomed groom.Comb

Hair gel, to keep everyone’s locks in place at all times.

Gel

Razor, for any chin hairs he may have missed the night before.

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Cologne, for a last minute spritz before heading to the alter.Cologne

Breath mints, because a fresh mouth is a fresh mind.Mints

Extra cuff links, just in case one gets lost somewhere.
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Shoe polish, to ensure even the groom’s shoes are in tip-top shape.Polish

Backup tie or bowtie, in case they get lost, tangled, or stained throughout the day.Ties

 

Photography Credit:

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Wedding Day Survival Guide: Emergency Bridesmaid Kit (1 of 2)

After months of planning and organizing, the big day has finally arrived. To ensure your wedding goes off without any hiccups, no matter how big or small, an emergency kit is the best way to go. If you work with Cherry Blossom Events to plan your wedding, we always carry our own kit with us. But if you don’t have a wedding planner, here are some items every bridesmaid should bring to the wedding!

Sewing Kit, for any rips or tears that may accumulate throughout the event.

Sewing KitTide to Go, especially for messy eaters, because nobody wants a stain hanging around all day or night.Tide

Dental Floss, to ensure picture perfect smiles after dinner.Floss

First Aid items, like hydrogen peroxide and band-aids, to keep any cuts or bruises in check.First Aid

Granola Bars, for an extra protein-filled snack to keep the bride going.Granola

Chapstick, so the bride can keep smiling without dry, chapped lips.Chapstick

Tissues are a must to help avoid running makeup, and running noses.Kleenex

Deodorant, to stay and feel fresh dancing the night away.Deodorant

Caffeine, so the bride stays wide awake as to not miss any part of her big day.Caffeine

 

Photography Credit:

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http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/08/48-items-to-have-in-your-wedding-day-survival-kit-a-giveaway.html

http://adiamondinthestuff.com/2014/09/wedding-day-emergency-kit.html

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Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

With Cinco de Mayo right around corner here are a couple idea’s to spice up your office party or family get together.

Taco Tuesday: When choosing menu, tacos never disappoint. Try a new spin on an old classic with these recipe ideas!

1. Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans and Goat Cheese

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2. Baja Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw

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Looking for more authentic taste? Try homemade Mexican Street Corn or Mexican Fruit Cups.

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A party wouldn’t be complete without killer decorations! Here are some easy DIY projects.

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A fun activity that everyone can get involved in is a great Cinco de Mayo Photo Booth!! Make your own fringe background and props!

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Photography Credit:

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Real CBE Wedding: Jenn and Jeremy // August 7, 2014

Last August, Cherry Blossom Events helped Jenn and Jeremy have the perfect day. The ceremony and reception were located at the beautiful Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. The green and blue color palette was a fresh and crisp duo paired perfectly with the wood finishes, blue lake, and rolling green hills. As always, M Three Studio Photography captured their sunny summer day perfectly. Almost a year later, and we still love to look at these pictures! Thanks for letting us be a part of your day Jenn & Jeremy!

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