Monthly Archives: February 2012

Personal touches Proposals Tradition

Once Every Four Years. Make it Memorable.

Photo credit: Dog N' Bird Tumblr

Gorgeous ladies, if you’re wondering when your man will pop the question, why don’t you put the matters in your own hands? Who says it’s only men who can make the move? Tradition has it that leap day aka Sadie Hawkins Day is the only day that women can propose to men, as by law, it was a non-existent day. So, how do you do it without making a fool of yourself?

1.  Make sure he will definitely say yes. He may not have taken the plunge for a reason so suss out what he thinks about marriage.
Buy a gift for him, not a ring. Depending on whether he is an alpha male or not, the act of proposing may just put a dent to his ego. Putting an engagement ring on his finger will just end it
3. C
hoose a place that’s special for both of you. Again, as I’ve mentioned many times before, do not propose in public. It could be when you’re snuggling up on the couch; a place where he’ll feel comfortable. Trust me, men do not have fantasies about how they’ll be proposed to, so for them, this very act will just make their heart beat that much faster. Also, don’t get down on one knee, unless you have a motif like Sandra Bullock in The Proposal.
Tell him you love him and how much he means to you. That should hopefully melt his heart.

Good luck!
DIY Projects Wedding Cake Wedding Fashion

Cake Push Pops. The New Trend.

Move over cupcakes, your latest frenemy ‘cake push pop’ has entered the world of sweet treats and is bringing a shot of 80′s to 2012. Playing on the idea of retro push pop candies, these cake push pops are layers of of cake and frosting that are fuss-free. Just push and take a bite. Your creativity is boundless; from cinnamon rolls to smores, the push pops are easy to make, look irresistible and fab at a dessert bar. Here’s a little DIY project for your wedding, you trend-setter.

Push Pop Containers: You can buy these from Cakes and Kids Too on Etsy as they ship worldwide. Unfortunately, I haven’t managed to find a supplier in HK but if any of you do, please send them across this way!

Recipe can be found @ Gourmet Mom on-the-Go. Told you it was easy. 

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Sonny Sbranti via Hostess with the Mostess, One Charming Party via Tutto Bella, Tip Junkie via Best Friends for Frosting, Cupcake Project, Kyle Dreier via Edible Crafts, Best Friends for Frosting via A Season to Celebrate, A Bite of Delight

Bride Wedding Fashion

Oscar's White Carpet 2012.

The Oscar’s red carpet had its fair share of white and cream dresses that could easily transform into a stunning wedding gown. Take your pick from embellished frocks (totally digging Milla Jovovich’s sultry look) to the simple and sleek (a la Gwyneth Paltrow). And the Oscar goes to…..


Photo credits (from left): Bing Bing Li in Georges Chakra Couture (Wire Image), Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab (Jason Merritt/Getty Images), Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji (Jason Merritt/Getty Images), Guiliana Rancic in Basil Soda (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Keep it simple.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Kelly Ripa in Carolina Herrera, Princess Charlene of Monaco in Akris (Jason Merritt/Getty Images), Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford (Jason Merritt/Getty Images), Rooney Mara in Givenchy (Kevin Mazur/Wire Image), Sheila E (Kevin Mazur/Wire Image), Shailene Woodley in Valentino (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Inspiration Board

Love is Delicious.

Love is Delicious

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DIY Projects Groom Groomsmen Personal touches

Non-Floral Boutonnieres. Be Creative.

Now that the girls are sorted with their bouquet, what about the guys? Many grooms complain about the feminine aspect of pinning a flower on their lapel so give them something funky to wear to shut them up! How about a mini-guitar for a music fan or a toy bird for a serial twitter? There are so many ideas you can play around with and if your man loves to wear his heart on his sleeve, you can literally make him a heart shaped pin. How sweet.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): April Hiler Designs via United with Love, Rule 42 via Etsy, Jodi Miller Photography via Love & Lavender, Frittsrosenow via Etsy (two photos), Inspiring Pretty, Wedding Bee, La Photographie via Ashley's Bride Guide

Bride Bridesmaids DIY Projects Flowers

Non-floral Bouquets. Be Different.

You like to be different and you’re bored of the traditional floral bouquets. You’d also rather splash out your money on good entertainment for guests or save for an awesome honeymoon. After all, flowers die. Go for edible bouquets with fruits or sweets, felt or pearl bouquets that can last a lifetime and DIY to save yourselves some dime. That’s one cool bridal party.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Adrienne and Colin, Beautiful Moments Photography via Brisbane Wedding Planners Blog, Dipity, Nicole Fields via La Belle Bride, Casa Sugar, We Be Girls, Wedding Paper Divas Blog, Binaryflips Photography via Style Me Pretty, Oh Dear Photography, Design Grove via Wedding by Color

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Team Neon Pink + Turquoise: How Neon Can You Go?

Photo credits (from left): Getty Images, Want That Wedding, Splash via Daily Mail

First it was Katy Perry at the Roc-Nation Pre-Grammy brunch, then it was SamCam at yesterday’s London Fashion Week reception. They have both brought an explosion of colour to a very psychedelic 2012. We’re only two months into the year and already, we’ve seen much extreme colour blocking everywhere. Now it’s your turn. Just make sure you don’t wear a neon pink wedding dress, unless you want a cameo in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): AM Photography via Integrity Hills, Blog Celebration SA, VPonsale, Good Things Wedding via Jono and Rina, Signature Bloom via Flickr, CutestFood, Elaine Gates via Style Me Pretty, Victoria Kitchen via Flickr, Thoughtful Day via Lovely Pieces Design, Share Dessert Company, Green Wedding Shoes via Savanah Smiles, Hillary Maybery via Wedding Chicks, KC Cakes via Cakes Decor

DIY Projects Freebies

Tying the Knot? Tie a Perfect Bow.

If youve always wondered why the Tiffany bow looks so neat and pretty whilst your recreation of the bow pales in comparison, almost embarrassing, heres a step-by-step guide to getting it perfect. Use it for your wedding favours, bridesmaids gifts or anytime you need to wrap a present. Simple isnt it?

Photo credits: via Pinterest

DIY Projects Wedding Stationery

Save the Dates: Save the Environment.

You don’t need a graphics degree to create a save the date card that’s simple and informative. All you need is a pen or some chalk, a blank canvas (that can be your face, your hand or the ground) and a camera. It’s oh-so-eco-friendly too.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Pinterest via Bridal Musings, Elaine Faith via Miss Indi Pop's Flickr, SubxCorrecta via Miss Indi Pop's Flickr, Wedding Invitations 21, Justin Pocta via Miss Indi Pop's Flickr

DIY Projects Proposals Wedding Photography

Proposal: 50 Years from Now.

Men out there who think their proposal idea was or going to be the most unique, think twice. This NYC proposal is so thoughtful and inspiring, I even shed a small tear. How do you see yourselves 50 years from now?