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For the Love of Creating offers you high quality, affordable and beautifully handmade invitations and cards with so much charm and attention to detail that your guests will love. Be sure to browse all the thoughtful designs here and hop on over to see some favorites in our guide.

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Bridal Shower Brunch Ideas and Recipes

Bridal Shower Brunch

If you are a laid back bride who prefers the calm conversation of a small group of close friends? Then we’ve got the perfect bridal shower for you! An organic farmhouse style brunch with a table laden with homemade crepes, fresh fruit and an Irish coffee to die for! Sound fabulous? Well then keep scrolling and you’ll find even more bridal shower brunch ideas and recipes all while enjoying the gorgeous images captured by Kristin Sweeting Photography.

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Crepe Recipe

1 Cup Flour, 1/8 Teaspoon Salt, 2 Eggs, 1 Cup Milk and 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted

Heat up a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Whisk everything in a bowl until smooth. The batter will be watery. Using a ladle, pour a few tablespoons of crepe batter onto the center of the pan.
 Holding onto the handle of the pan, remove it from the heat and swirl the pan so the batter coats the bottom of the pan. You want to make the coating as thin as possible. Swirl the pan around so batter evenly coats the sides. If you have holes in the crepe, go ahead and add more batter to the pan to cover them.Return the pan to heat.

The batter will quickly dry and loose its shine. 
Use a non-metal spatula to loosen the crepe from the pan and flip over the crepe. It’s perfectly acceptable to use your fingers if necessary. Finish turning over the crepe and make sure that all of the crepe bottom is in contact with the pan. After the crepe has finished cooking, gently slide it out onto a plate. If you like, you can stack the crepes in a ovenproof dish and keep them warm in the oven set at 195 degrees F.

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Fruit Compote

Here is a simple recipe to make the reduction – I mixed fresh fruits I got from our local farmers market along w frozen fruits from the grocery store which made a beautiful and delicious combination!

- Approx 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit of your choice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp corn starch

Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a slow simmer. stirring frequently until fruit is softened, about 5-10 mins. Allow to cook before serving.

Possible Crepe Fillings

Steamed asparagus with ham, Sweetened Ricotta, Fresh Fruit, Peanut Butter and Bananas, Cheese, Pulled Pork, Apple or Cherry Pie Filling or Sweetened Cream Cheese with Strawberries.

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Irish Coffee

- Brew French Press Coffee
- Pour a few tablespoons of Irish Whiskey into a mug
- Add Coffee
- Add a spoon of raw sugar to the mug and stir
- In a glass bowl, whip Heavy Whipping Cream until soft peaks form.
- Top your coffee with your homemade whipped cream
- Enjoy!

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Design, Styling, Rentals: 12th Table

Photography: Kristin Sweeting Photography
Caterer: Mariposas Catering
Flowers & Styling: Caroline Jones
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Gros
Dress: The Dress Theory
Venue: Trinity View Farm | Model: Deborah Alexa

Categories: DIY Edible Projects
Colors: brown, green, grey
Styles: indie, rustic, vineyard

How To Have A New Year’s Eve Wedding

new years eve wedding Who out there is wondering how to have a Christmas Wedding? Do you celebrate it on the holiday, before the holiday or do you follow Stacy and Evens lead and throw a huge New Year’s Eve bash reception in order to ring in the new year in elegant style? All good options, but we are sure you’ll love the latter especially after seeing all of these gorgeous images captured by Jeff Newsom. Be sure to see everything by visiting the full gallery here and see just what they spent on their big day below! sleek bridal look strapless Nicole Miller dress

The Perfect Wedding Date

From the Bride: Evan and my first kiss was on New Year’s Eve (cliché, but true!). When we got engaged, there was no question that we would have a New Year’s Eve wedding. We wanted our wedding to be different, but that was difficult. It was almost impossible to find a venue indoors that would let us go until midnight or later, we were very limited for venues. emerald bridal party red and green bouquets groomsmen in all black

Unusual Wedding Venue

Both Evan’s sister & my parents were married on the local Army Reserve base, so we decided to check it out. I fell IN LOVE with the World War II white chapel! With some coaxing, the on-site manager agreed to let us go until after midnight, so we could throw our dream NYE party! little white chapel Christmas chapel wedding christmas themed wedding ceremony

Sensible Wedding Advice

Don’t over DIY!  Pinterest is both a blessing and a curse for Brides.  Just because you finish a project with time to spare, doesn’t mean you should add another project!  Keep things simple, and your personal touches will shine through. christmas tree seating assignment dislplay noise maker favors and glittery champagne gold framed dinner menu candle lit christmas reception decor emerald green wedding decor

A NYE Party To Remember

The bathrooms were super outdated, so we framed humorous phrases to lighten it up in there! Our #1 priority was to make sure EVERYONE had a wonderful NYE, with plenty of food, champagne & dancing. Evan and I gave a speech close to midnight, thanking our friends and family for sharing the beginning of the rest of our lives. We expressed that NYE not only means a new beginning for us, but a clean slate for everyone, and how special for us to celebrate that with our favorite people. new years eve wedding reception funny framed quotes new years eve count down reception You simply must watch the entire video from A Celluloid Dream. A breathtaking and memorable wedding film that we could watch over and over. http://vimeo.com/95709378 How To Have A Christmas Wedding

Photography: Jeff Newsom
Cinematography: Dustin Ensign of A Celluloid Dream
Venue: Camp San Luis Obispo
Flowers: Brooke Edlelman Designs
Dress designer: Nicole Miller
DJ & Lighting: Chris Bailey of Bailey Entertainment
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Hair: Cori Holzer of Studio C | Makeup: Candice Cleary of The Face and Body Shoppe

Read on to see how much this how to have a Christmas wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

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Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, green, red
Styles: classic, themed