28 August 2009

My Inspiration Board #3

Black - Silver - Green
Just for a wonderful elegant wedding day...

1st row: wedding dress Jenny Packham - table set via ProjectWedding - cupcakes Lisa Broughten
2nd row: invitation via ProjectWedding - table set via TheKnot
3rd row: dress WhiteHouseBlackMarket - bouquet Martha Stewart - dress via ProjectWedding - chair cover SassyEvents

27 August 2009

Second First Post

As I just learned from Rock'n Roll Bride here a blog needs to be unique.

So my posts will be written in English as well as in German. There are so many German girls and maybe boys looking for inspiration for whatever and the main blogs are just written in English. Of course, many German are not bad in English but as I noticed they welcome German written blogs, too.

Wie ich eben von Rock'n Roll Bride hier gelernt habe, muss ein Blog einzigartig sein.

Also werde ich meine Beiträge in Englisch als auch in Deutsch schreiben. Es gibt so viele deutsche Mädels und vielleicht auch Jungs, die nach Inspirationen für sonstwas suchen und die meisten Blogs sind eben auf Englisch. Klar sprechen viele Deutsche gar kein schlechtes Englisch aber ich habe bemerkt, dass sie deutsch-sprachige Blogs auch toll finden.

Unusual Decoration

One thing which is important on a wedding or a birthday party are flowers. But when you'll having a big wedding vases just can crush your budget.
So why not re-use bottles? Milk bottles, beer bottles, even Frappucino bottles...
Here are some ideas how to use an empty whatever bottle as a wonderful vase - for home or party.

Eine Sache, die bei Hochzeiten oder Geburtstagen wichtig ist, sind Blumen. Aber wenn man eine große Hochzeit feiert, können Vasen schonmal das Budget sprengen.
Warum also nicht Flaschen verwenden? Milchflaschen, Bierflaschen, sogar Frappucino Fläschchen...
Hier sind einige Ideen, we man leere was-auch-immer Flaschen als schöne Vase verwerden kann - für zu Hause oder auf einer Party.

Image Source

Starbucks Frappucino Bottles by Maize Hutton - find the tutorial here

Raffia Wrapped Bottle by Zakka Life - find the tutorial here

Beer bottle and glass vase by Rachel over at Heart of Light

And these could be great for a bachelor/bachelorette party:
Und die könnten für eine Junggesellen/Junggesellinnen Party geeignet sein:

Condom Wrapped Vases *gg* by Mix Mingle Glow - find the tutorial here

24 August 2009

Lollipop, Lollipop...

When I saw these colorful lollipops on Technicolor Kitchen, I was thrilled. I think it's perfect for a candy buffet or a kid's birthday party :-)
And so I ask for permission to post the recipe. Thanks to Patricia!

Lavender Lollipops
(makes about 12)

½ cup (120ml) water
2 teaspoons edible dried lavender buds (or vanilla)
1 cup (200g) sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
few drops of purple food coloring (using a toothpick) - you can use any other color too

Start by making a lavender infusion: place water and lavender in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside until completely cold – I made the infusion the day before and left it covered at room temperature. Strain the infusion.

Oil a marble slab or baking sheet. Have ready at least a dozen wooden sucker sticks.

In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup (80ml) of the lavender infusion; stir to blend. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover and boil for 2-3 minutes. Uncover and insert a candy thermometer in the pan. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until the temperature reaches 143ºC/290ºF. If sugar crystals form on the pan sides, wash the down with a pastry brush dipped in warm water.
Remove the pan from the heat and immediately dip the bottom of it into a pan of cold water to arrest cooking, removing quickly before the mixture gets too cold. Place on a dry kitchen towel and add the food coloring.
Using a large metal spoon, immediately spoon a little less than 4cm (1½ in) pools of syrup onto the prepared marble slab/sheet*. Lay one end of the lollipop stick in each pool of syrup while still soft and push gently to secure in place. Dot a little extra syrup on the embedded end of the stick. Let cool at room temperature until completely set, about 2 hours.
Wrap each lollipop in cellophane or waxed paper. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.

* once the mixture got cold and difficult to mold, I returned the pan to medium heat, stirring, until it became soft again (30 seconds or so)

I haven't tried them out but I think I will try them out on my son's birthday...
Hope you have fun! :-)

11 August 2009

Inspiration Board #2

Orange and Pink - such an unusual color scheme for a wedding. But it looks fab :-))

first row: the knot - via Otto - Layers of Love
second row: Etsy - via Bridesign - via Wedding by Color
third row: via liwedding - Butlers - I do at the Zoo

10 August 2009

Inspiration Board

I really love this Board which was just posted on Snippet&Ink.

How cool would be a wedding at an old country yard, beer, tacos on the table, a Country Band, some cowboys doing a Rodeo, having a Bull Riding for the guest...