Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Here's some wintertime wedding inspiration for you created on our website, http://www.designedbythebride.com/. Email us your wintertime designs and we'll showcase them here on the blog! designedbythebride@gmail.com

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter Cakes

Continuing with the winter theme lets take a look at some fabulous winter creations that are literally the icing on the cake when it comes to your wedding design!

All those bows are just begging to be untied to get into that delicious cake!

Classic snowy pinecones by Carrie's Cakes.

Step into a winter wonderland with this Wilton cake.

I absolutely LOVE this cake! Is it white feathers...a white tree... ice glacier... you decide. Either way it is FABULOUS!

Or forget the traditional and go with this oh so cute snowglobe style cake.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

With Christmas only 22 days away, we thought it would be fun to dive into some holiday decor! Winter brings with it not only snowflakes and holiday cheer, but a whole different look for the flower world. Some of the most popular ideas at this time of year include lots of red and white with some greenery, some favorites are holly and poinsettias . Whether they are for your wedding or your dinner table, you can get some amazing looks!

Start off your busy holiday season with this perfect gift and decoration! Let the bride-to-be take this home from her december bridal shower.

A large variety of beautiful red and white flowers make this bouquet gorgeous

Love the cascading poinsettia's on this cake!

Give your wedding guests fun and useful ornaments to take home!

For your home, hang this poinsettia and pine cone wreath on your door!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Answers and New Ideas

So back to the issue of Fresh vs. Silk Flowers. Here are the answers from yesterday:

That earthy look- those are real calla's in there!
Beautiful spring colors- also real!
The fall centerpiece- silk orchids!
And finally, the famous calla's- they're silk!

Only you can decide what is right for your wedding, everyone has their own opinions. Some things to keep in mind:

1. Silk flowers don't die or wilt- you have your wedding bouquet pretty much forever

2. Fresh flowers are usually prettier in person (but could you tell in those pictures yesterday?)

3. Fresh flowers smell soo good :)

Remember that you can use our website, http://www.designedbythebride.com/ to play with all different combinations of flowers, centerpieces and cakes!

Speaking of the website, we probably owe it some more attention. You can read on the About Us section to see how we came about, but the purpose of our blog is to help our users get some ideas. It can be mind boggling to have to do all that wedding stuff and sometimes you just need a starting point. If you are having trouble coming up with an idea for something or have any questions for us about the website, feel free to ask us!

Something that we would like to start on our blog is to compare your designs from the website to your real life wedding pictures. That way other brides-to-be can see how helpful it is to do a "virtual" design. If you would be interested in sharing your pictures, email us at designedbythebride@gmail.com!