These pretty blooms are the perfect fit for any style wedding you can imagine! They come in a variety of colors and pair beautifully with a variety of other flowers.

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Photo: Birds of a Feather

In season: Winter and spring

Available colors: White, pink, peach, red, orange, and yellow

How to care for these flowers: The stems of ranunculus plants are usually weak, so take your time when arranging them. Once the stems are cut, place them in a vase with warm water and plant food. These flowers will typically last four to five days. Side note – these flowers are poisonous when eaten, so make sure to keep any household pets away!

Average cost: About $2.50 per stem

Bite Sized and Delicious

Who says that bite-sized munchies can’t pack a punch when it comes to flavor? Here are a few of my favorite mini hors d’oeuvres that are sure to please even the pickiest of wedding guests =)

Buttermilk-fried chicken and waffle bites with black pepper gravy and scallions

Buttermilk Fried Chicken + Waffle Bites with Black Pepper Gravy + Scallions
Photo: Emma Mcintyre

Fried Mac n Cheese Bites with Truffle Salt

Fried Mac ‘n Cheese Bites with Truffle Salt
Photo: Jose Villa Photography

Mini Spaghetti + Meatballs

Mini Spaghetti + Meat balls
Photo: Mel Barlow Photography

Wedge Salad Bites

Wedge Salad Bites
Photo: Tony Brown

Wedding Dress Woes

One of the worst things I can imagine happening to me on wedding day is spilling something on my dress. If you’ve got butter fingers like me, then these stain removing tips may just come in handy =)

  • Red Wine – gently dab the stain with a clean white cloth. Pour just a bit of water or club soda onto the cloth {NOT the dress} and dab some more.
  • Oily food – sprinkle talcum powder onto the stain and let it sit for about 10 minutes, then shake off the excess.
  • Ink – put a white cloth behind the stained fabric, then lightly spray some hairspray onto the stain. Wait a few minutes, then gently dab with a damp cloth. Side note: test the hairspray on an unseen part of the dress to make sure it won’t leave any kind of mark.
  • Lipstick – the best thing to do to remove lipstick is to cover the stain with baking soda or talcum powder.

All About Pie

Pies are a great dessert alternative if you want to veer away from the traditional wedding cake! They also make for fun late {and usually much needed} late night snacks =)

  • Midnight treats – have your catering staff serve warm pieces of pie with pre-packaged ice cream cups. A sugary treat is sure to keep your guests on the dance floor all night long!
  • Serve a groom’s pie – if you don’t want a typically groom’s cake, have your baker create a groom’s pie! Guests who aren’t a fan of pie will still have the option of eating cake.
  • Make it sentimental – pie and other desserts are a great way to incorporate family recipes into your wedding. Creating a fun display with hand-made signs to showcase all the pies your guests can try.

    Julie Paisley Photography

    Photo: Julie Paisley Photography

    KT Crabb Photography

    Photo: KT Crabb Photography

    Katie Stoops Photography

    Katie Stoops Photography