Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

This post is for the SUPER chilled, incredibly relaxed couples who love the mountains. The couple that is most comfortable in jeans and a comfy shirt, and are up for hiking any day. The nature loving couple that doesn’t need all the fluff and formalities, and just wants to ENJOY the moment.

I’m picturing this couple’s engagement party at a beautiful cabin in the woods. It’s chilly out, plenty of snuggling is going on, and warm comfort foods are in abundance. There are fires going, and conversations flowing. Families and friends are meeting and getting to know one another, and everyone is relaxed and having a great time.

Oh, and there are moose accents. That’s right, I said it. Moose ACCENTS. Because who doesn’t love a cute moose cookie? Honestly… what else would you tie this soiree together with? I almost picked bears because they are also high up on my list, but the moose won.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

Be sure to stop by and say hi to all the places I found these images from:

Marzipan Moose Mousse Cake – recipe and tutorial shared by My Name Is Yeh

Rustic Pizza Food Bar – shared in a roundup post by Brides

Espresso Chocolate Moose Cookies – recipe share by The First Year

Rustic Cabin Hot Cocoa Bar – shared by Witney Carson

Candlewood Glass House Cabin and Fire Pit –shared by Travel Wisconsin

Welcome To Our Beginning Wood Sign – shared on Wedding Chicks

Pashmina Guest Scarf Favor – shared in a roundup post on Adorn

Foggy Forest Engagement Photo Ideas – shared by Green Wedding Shoes

Rustic Tables and Benches with Baby’s Breath – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Rustic Country Moose Wedding Invitations – created and sold by WhoaNelliePress on Etsy

Pinecone and Moose Escort Cards – shared on The Sweetest Occasion

Eco-Tree Pine Tree Seedling Party Favors – available on The Green World Project

Should I have picked bears over moose for the accent elements?

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Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Oh la la! This week I present to you a spring wedding in milky shades of pink Rose Quartz (Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016). I almost put together a wedding in this color family a few weeks ago when I was preparing the Soft Pink Rose Quartz Baby Birthday Party Ideas post, but couldn’t find all of the elements I was looking for.

But I kept searching, and found some perfect pictures to really capture what I am looking for in this wedding inspiration board. I wanted to put an idea board together that was soft and feminine, just like Rose Quartz, but also had the slightest touches of natural wood elements, balanced out by light amounts of dangling crystal elements.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Be sure to stop by and visit where I found each of these elements:

Pink and White Wedding Favor Rose Magnets – created and sold by EtenIren on Etsy

Pink Rose Heart Shaped Wreath Wedding Chair Decorations – share by Bridal Musings

Light Pink Roses and Carnation Wedding Bouquet with Crystals – share in The Vault of Style Me Pretty

Pink Rose Printable Wedding Invitation Suite – created and sold by GardenofLovebyFarrah on Etsy

Light Pink Rose Petal Wedding Aisle Runway – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pink Velvet Cake – recipe shared by I Am Baker

Pale Pink Floral and Ivory Wedding Chuppah / Alter – shared by Andrea Eppolito Weddings & Events

Flowy Pink Chair Cover Decorations – shared by Elegant Wedding

Pink Hydrangeas, Roses and Eucalyptus Filled Urns – shared on Elizabeth Anne Designs

Crystal, Roses and Vines Tablescape – shared in a roundup post on ModWedding

Large Folk Art Heart Cookies in Pink – created and sold by MarinoldCakes on Etsy

Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail – recipe shared on Lauren Conrad

Pink Rose Cupcake – shared by Vesna on Catch My Party

What is your idea of a perfect springtime wedding?

Sweets for Your Sweetie – Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes everything have to be sugar coated? Fruit? Muffins? Exchanged words? EVERYTHING just has a sweetness to it, which –don’t get me wrong- it’s welcomed, but it can sometimes borderline on TOO much. And I’m sure for some people, at some point, it is too much. But sometimes, everything is just perfect and that extra sweetness just works perfectly and is welcomed with open arms.

Enough about sweets……yeah who am I kidding. That should have read: SO BRING ON THE SWEETS!

Sweets are the hero of this week party idea board for Valentine’s Day. This soiree can be scaled up or down in size for all sorts of events, though my favorite would be a stay at home bake-a-thon with your sweetie, whipping up one scrumptious dessert after the other, and enjoying the creations that you made together. But hearts are universal, and are easily included in themed baby showers, bridal parties, girl’s night, or even a festive family and friends gathering.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Sweets for Your Sweetie - Valentine's Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

Sweets for Your Sweetie – Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

If you find yourself in need of some clever Valentine’s Day inspired breakfast ideas, check out my post covering what I believe to be the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast.

Be sure to stop by and say hi to all these great sources of inspiration and tutorials for this week’s idea board:

Strawberry Hearts Valentine Snacks – tutorial shared by Modern Parents Messy Kids

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Heart Cake Surprise Cake – tutorial and recipe shared on Mom Loves Baking

Red Sugar Rimmed Cocktails – shared on Bird’s Party

Sweet Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope – recipe and tutorial shared by Liz Bushong

Valentine Gourmet Chocolate Caramel Apples – created and sold by BigBearChocolates on Etsy

Candy Hearts Table Décorspotted on Pinterest

Valentine’s Popcorn White Chocolate Popcorn – recipe shared by Gimme Some Oven

Red Hearts Valentine’s Day Décor – shared on Advice from a Twenty Something

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – recipe shared by Life, Love and Sugar

DIY Valentine’s Day Table Candy Décor – tutorial shared by The DIY Dish

Valentine’s Day Balloon Heart –tutorial shared by The House That Lars Built

Red and White Valentine’s Day Place Setting – shared by Pier 1 Imports on Pinterest

Candy and Tulips Table Centerpiece – shared in a roundup post by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Valentine’s Day: do you love it or hate it?

Crystals and Pearls: Seaside – Lux Wedding Inspiration

Can beach wedding be luxurious?

Oh yes, yes they can.

This week’s wedding idea board is not your ordinary seaside wedding. Oh no. This is glam to the max! Dripping pearls, flowy white silk, and dazzling crystals are the critical components necessary for this seaside wedding inspiration.

I’m thinking a late afternoon wedding ceremony would be perfect for catching all of the available sunshine for optimal sparkles, plus making for some fantastic photos. You can never go wrong with wedding photos on the beach!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Crystals and Pearls: Seaside – Lux Wedding Inspiration

Crystals and Pearls: Seaside – Lux Wedding Inspiration

Be sure to check out where I found each of these amazingly stunning images:

Pin Tuck Silver Tablecloth with Crystal Accents – shared by CV Linens

White Pearls and Roses Wedding Cake – created by The Vagabond Baker

Berta Bridal Fall 2015 Wedding Dress – shared in a post on Deer Pearl Flowers

Sparkly Tulle and Pearl Chair Décor – shared in a roundup post on Want That Wedding

Silver & White Holiday Table Linens by Kim Seybert – sold on Horchow

DIY Rhinestone Wedding Brooch Bouquet – shared by A Sparkly Life for Me

Flowy Crystal Beach Wedding Alter – shared on The Frosted Petticoat

Cherries Dipped in White Chocolate – recipe shared by Simple Provisions

Silver and Pearl Frames for Escort Cards – sold by TeaAndBecky on Etsy

Vintage Style Hair Draping with Pearls and Rhinestones – sold by Jules Bridal Jewelry

Luxurious Crystal Chandelier – spotted on Pinterest

What do you think of this lux take on a seaside wedding?