So Cute. Cookie Cutter Favors

February 20th, 2012

I know you’ll forgive us for tooting our own horn (what a weird saying!) for a minute here…but these cookie cutter favors are just sooooo cute.

Foodie wedding favors continue to be on-trend for 2012 — probably to a greater extent than last year, actually, if our orders and readers’ comments are any indication. Baked goods are huge, for example. Our wedding brownie pop orders are off the charts.

Meanwhile, marrieds-to-be are also focusing on what goes on behind the scenes of all those delicious delicacies. In other words, cooking is big again (yay!). So we’re getting a lot of requests for food prep items as gifts.

Love, love, love these cookie cutter favors. They’re all Favors by Serendipity items, so check here for more info on each.

We’re in Writing! and: Four for Fall

February 13th, 2012

How exciting…we got news last week that we’re going to be featured in a book!

Vigilant Publishing Group is soon to release Smart Wedding Planning II: Tips & Secrets From Top Wedding Pros, which should be pretty cool if part one was any indication. And, that’s right…Favors by Serendipity is going to be featured.

(‘Scuze us while we happy dance…)

We’re honored. Thanks, Vigilant Publishing. In the meantime, hungry for wedding eye candy? So are we. So we cooked up a little Fall 2012 magic just for you. Check these out, so pretty…we’re loving the emphasis on just a hint of color (or a whole splash of it, in Vera’s case):

Fall 2012 gowns, l-r: Vera Wang; Monique Lhuillier; Marchesa; Jenny Packham.

Candy of Both the Edible and Eye Varieties

February 6th, 2012

Well, my lovelies, last week we mentioned Martha Stewart and her curiosity for all things orange.

Turns out we’re going to be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine’s summer issue. Yay! This follows on the heels of color expert company Pantone announcing “Tangerine Tango” as Wedding Color of the Year for 2012. Yum, we love it.

Martha asked to sample some of our orange sunflower seeds and we were happy to oblige.

And there are the little cuties in question. These are so popular. I mean sunflowers + sweetness + the cool factor = one very unique wedding favor option. So we’re proud as we can be that other people are loving them, too. Look for the magazine’s summer edition around the end of May.

All rightie then. On to the eye candy (as promised):

Lately, I’ve been very into vintage for wedding and general home decor themes. Granted vintage is a huge category. Some people like to take a specific era, or take time-out-of-time pictures and make collages (i.e. sepia for modern pics). A few mix and match. That’s yours truly. I love just a ridiculous variety of different eras and styles.

Clockwise from top left: smoked crystal and topaz wedding jewelry set from cinderellaspumpkin.com; “Meliana Crystalia” hair fascinator, yjdesign, artfire.com; 1930s-inspired gown from thefrock.com; vintage style post card by dawghousedesignstudio.com; gentleman’s vest and necktie, honeybuy.com

Yes, love. Really love. I don’t know what it is about all things old-fashioned and adorable that grabs me. But I’m not the only one vintage has won over. Vintage wedding themes are huge for 2012, just like they were in 2011. This season, what’s old is still what’s new.

Like what you see? We’ll keep scouring wedding marketers for great finds and of course, will immediately pass them on to you (we like to play nice and share). So until next time, my lovelies.

In the meantime, want just a little more? Come on, you know you do. Oh all right…here you go. At left: an incredible DIY project from ruffledblog.com; at right, “Just Married” banner from Etsy artist TwineDecor. Enjoy!