Armour sans Anguish

Wedding Chicks Vendor Guide

Armour sans Anguish is a unique bridal attire company as they utilize 100 percent repurposed and recycled materials to create breathtakingly romantic dresses. Not only do their clients get to reap the benefits of the beauty and originality of vintage materials, but they get to feel good about the fact that their wedding includes eco-friendly elements. Owner and designer Tawny Holt employs a small staff of lovely gals in Oakland, CA and they all deeply enjoy getting to be a part of so many special days across the country and globe!

View all of their pretty dresses here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

Armour san Anguish

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Make Your Own Taco Bar + Free Taco Bar Printables

how to make your own taco bar

Who is ready to have a Cinco de Mayo party? Well …. might we suggest having a taco bar at this fiesta? Your guests will have a terrific time building their own tacos, plus it will allow you to interact with your guests since everything is already prepped. A taco bar is not only a great idea for Cinco de Mayo, but you can also consider this tasty menu option for your bridal shower or even your wedding!

Lucky for us, we had Brooke Keegan to explain how to make your own taco bar that is festive and fun. Not only does she show us exactly how to set up a taco bar, but provides recipes from catering company  24 Carrots and free printables designed by Jen Simpson Design. Making this a true Mexican fiesta. Who is ready to party like there is no mañana?

How to set up a Margarita Bar + Free drink printalbes

Free Cinco de Mayo drink flag

free printable drink flags

When guests arrive, offer them a Margarita or a Beer. To make your drinks festive, download our free drink flag printables here and your free printable cerveza labels here. They will definitely make your cocktail hour more festive and personalized! Created by Jen SimpsonDesign.

Hint: when cutting out these awesome printables, use a metal ruler and an X-Acto knife to ensure straight edges, and try using the bottom of a shot glass and an X-Acto knife for a perfect circle on the cerveza labels.

Beer and margarita table shopping list:
Assorted Mexican beer (Dos Equis, Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, Negro Modelo, etc.)
Tequila Margarita Mix (Original or Strawberry)

free printable cervaza holder labels

free beer pancho printable for Cinco de Mayo

For this diy taco bar, you can customize the menu any way that you would like. If you would like to replicate our taco bar, we made a shopping list to use as a guide. Scroll down and read more to get the entire shopping list and all the recipes. Including recipes for the following dishes- Ground Turkey Taco Recipe, Picadillo Ground Beef Taco Recipe, Shredded Chicken Taco Recipe, Spanish Rice Recipe, Tex-Mex Caesar Dressing, and a Homemade Churro Recipe with Chocolate Dipping Sauce.

how to set up your own taco bar

taco bar party ideas

pico de papel

We found this diy Papel Picado Banner that you can make for your party from Honestly Yum! ¡ole!

make your own papel picado banners

Make Your Own Taco Bar

Cinco de Mayo party ideas

As an addition to hard shell tacos and soft tacos, we included tostadas and a Mexican salad. This gives a few more items for guests to choose from, but once again, you can eliminate these to make things easier and more manageable. You can download the Menu printable and include all of the specific ingredients you used to build your Taco Bar to dress up your buffet. We have one here that is blank and you can write in all your toppings or you can use the one we used here.

how to set up a taco bar

taco buffet sign

7 layer bean dip recipe

You can also serve mini 7-Layer dips as an appetizer. You can make them in any small clear glass vessel. It is pretty, delicious and easy to make!

7 Layer dip Recipe
1. Start with a rocks glass, a clear plastic cup or mini martini glasses.
2. layering refried black beans on the bottom, followed by sour cream, salsa, guacamole and cheese then garnish with sour cream, diced tomatoes, green onion and a tortilla chip!

Cinco De Mayo party ideas

Cinco De Mayo Party Ideas

free printable taco holder

printable taco holder

bright floral arrangements

Dress up your dining table with bright colored décor. A colorful rug, placemats, napkins, colored glassware, flowers, pillows, and décor pieces will add to the overall look and feel. I suggest Etsy, World Market, Pier 1, or Home Goods for affordable décor items.

As a party favor, you can offer your guests fiesta inspired tote bags from our shop. We stuffed them with blankets since the party is outside and might get a bit chilly in the evening. However, you can stuff them with anything you would like to add to the festivities!

Pico De Papel Tote

It is always fun to end the night with something sweet! Churros with chocolate dipping sauce is easy and delicious. If you want to be ambitious, you can make the churros from scratch. Scroll down for the entire recipe. If you are on a pinch for time you can buy them frozen and pop them in the oven. Either way, they will be mucho delicioso.

fireside churros

free churro printable

Here are a list of all the free make your own taco bar printables. Created by Jen SimpsonDesign
Drink Flag Printable
Cerveza Label Printable
Taco Bar Menu Printable
Taco Shell Holder Printable
Churro Sign Printable

Photography: Marisa Holmes
Coordinator: Brooke Keegan
Stationery: Jen SimpsonDesign
Flowers: Elegant by Design
Caterer: 24 Carrots
Prop & Furniture Rentals: Casa de Perrin

Read on to see then entire shopping list and all the recipes used in this diy taco bar!

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Categories: DIY Edible Projects

Colorful Bohemian Wedding Ideas

bohemian bridal looks

Summer is coming and we are so excited! This wonderful time of the year brings tons of sunshine to bask in at the beach and the excessive use of bright colors! So, to kick off this season we have colorful bohemian wedding ideas designed and photographed by Just For You Photography and Picture That Photography. You can see even more eye popping details in the full gallery here. Be sure to read on for more details on how you can incorporate Bohemian flair into your wedding.

peach wedding invite

boho chic bridal looks

bright and colorful boho bridal looks

Just For You Photography and Picture That Photography designed this shoot to answer the question, How do you incorporate bohemian style and vintage flair? Well with lots of color, is their response!

buffet table ideas

sweet and savory table

The fabulous head piece and necklace for the bride was created by FaBLOOMosity and are jaw dropping additions to a simple white maxi dress. An Italian feel is brought to the event with the “Sweet and Savory” table filled with Italian meats, exotic Italian cheeses, as well as sweet pies for guests to pick and choose from.

bohemian bridal looks

unique bridal looks

colorful wedding ideas

Our favorite element to this summery shoot happens to be the beautiful centerpiece idea. Constructed from simple pieces found at any craft store, these flower filled fish bowl centerpiece are sure to surprise your guests. Especially when they notice the live gold fish flitting around inside of them! And they work as great wedding favors! Just be sure to follow the directions for prepping the water for fish to make sure they are in a clean and friendly environment.

peach wedding decor

orange table decor

fish in a bowl as a centerpiece

gold fish as a wedding centerpiece

wedding portrait ideas

Designer & Photography: Just For You Photography

Designer & Photography: Picture That Photography
Stationery: Anista Designs
Flowers: FaBLOOMosity
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Kristina McNally of Special Event Rentals
Set Up: Crystal Budgell | Hair, Makeup & Model: Melanie Bennett

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, gold, green, orange, pink, purple, red, yellow
Styles: engagement, indie, modern

Jessica Welshans Photography

Wedding Chicks Vendor Guide

Jessica Welshans Photography doesn’t take wedding photography lightly. When a new couple is seeking a wedding photographer and approaches her, she feels so honored that she is the one that gets to capture their most special day of their lives. She makes it her mission to invest herself whole heartedly to give brides the most timeless images possible. She knows pictures are worth memories that need to last a lifetime and that is what makes her job the best and most precious one around.

View all of her beautiful work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

jessica welshans photography

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors