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VIA:  Weddings Illustrated

The latest trend to join the “less is more” school of thought is miniature wedding food.

With the rise in eclectic and whimsical celebrations, couples are opting for complicated bite-sized dishes that will keep their guests talking for years to come. It’s a nontraditional style of cuisine, often reflecting today’s nontraditional weddings.

Take a bite out of these 20 miniature wedding food ideas, from loaded baked potatoes to caramel apples. After all, good things come in small packages.

 

You can visit our Mini’s Pinterest Page here:  http://www.pinterest.com/terjoa/food-fab-food/


Pancakes

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: pancakes on a stick via Little Inspiration

These pancake pops via Little Inspiration can be served with a variety of dipping and topping options.


Cinnamon Rolls

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini cinnamon roll pops via Eclectic Recipe

Photo: Eclectic Recipe

Mini cinnamon roll pops with fun toppings such as sprinkles are sure to be a hit with adults and kids alike.


Croque-Monsieurs

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini croque monsieurs

Photo: Peter Callahan

For a savory breakfast bite, opt for mini grilled croque-monsieurs.


Caprese Salad

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini caprese salad

Photo: Pinterest

This mini caprese salad is unique because of its basil-covered mozzarella and small slice of baguette.


Macaroni and Cheese Bites

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini mac n cheese bites

Photo: The Curvy Carrot

A Southern wedding just wouldn’t be complete without mini macaroni and cheese bites.


Loaded Baked Potatoes

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini loaded baked potatoes via The Curvy Carrot

Photo: The Curvy Carrot

This mini loaded baked potato recipe was originally inspired by Superbowl festivities.


Fried Chicken Bites

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini fried chicken bites and rum Cokes in miniature vintage bottles

Photo: Peter Callahan

Pair fried chicken bites with rum and Coke served in miniature vintage bottles.


Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shooters

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters

Photo: Tori Spelling

Breathe new life into this classic duo with small bites and glass shooters.


Lasagna Roll-Ups

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini lasagna roll-ups

These spinach lasagna roll-ups by Tablespoon are served with a pizza dipping sauce.


Lobster Rolls

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini lobster rolls

Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings

Miniature lobster rolls would make for a refreshing appetizer at any Florida wedding.

BLT Sandwiches

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini BLT sandwiches

Photo: Dupar and Company

Try personalizing your mini BLT sandwiches with a branding iron for a fun touch.


Hot Dogs

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini hot dogs

Photo: Peter Callahan

This all-American classic can be served with a variety of condiments. Mix your own wasabi mustard or chipotle ketchup for a unique taste.


PB & J Sandwiches

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini peanut butter and jelly cookie cutter shaped sandwiches

Photo: Tori Spelling

Serve your guests peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut into fun cookie cutter shapes such as a heart or diamond ring.


Pizzas

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini pizza in a small box | Photo: Allison Maginn Photography

Photo: Allison Maginn Photography

These mini pizza boxes would make for a great midnight snack or take home favor.


Spaghetti and Meatball Bites

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: spaghetti and meatball bites

Photo: Peter Callahan

It doesn’t get much better than a delicious bite of spaghetti and meatballs.


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: pulled pork sandwiches with small shots of beer

Photo: Peter Callahan

Replace the typical burger with pulled pork sandwiches, paired here with beer in shot glasses.


Banana Split Bites

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini banana split bites

Photo: Kids Kubby

These adorable banana split bites would be the perfect addition to a bright dessert table.


Caramel Apples

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini caramel apples

Photo: Pinterest

Hosting a fall wedding? Incorporate miniature caramel apples into your menu.


Milk and Cookies

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini milk and cookies

Photo: Pinterest

Send your guests home with the warm comfort of miniature milk and cookies.


S’mores

20 Mouthwatering Miniature Food Ideas: mini s

Photo: Peter Callahan

These bite-sized s’mores are classy and creative, and as an added bonus, they won’t create a sticky mess.

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{VIA THE EVERY LAST DETAIL BLOG: http://theeverylastdetail.com/non-strapless-wedding-dresses/}

Thankfully, designers are now creating some fabulous non-strapless gowns, including sleeves, gorgeous necklines, and stunning details. As someone who wishes there had been more non-strapless options when I was dress shopping, I just HAD to make sure you all knew about these gorgeous options! Which is why I’m sharing 25 of the most stunning non-strapless wedding dresses that I was able to see (in person, yay!) at bridal fashion week!

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Dresses above by Sareh Nouri Bridal, Photography by Laura Gordon Photography, Veils & headpieces by Enchanted Atelier

 

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Dresses above by Rivini

 

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Dresses above by Lazaro

 

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Dresses above by Anna Campbell

 

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Dresses above by Watters

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Dress above by Carol Hannah (please excuse my iPhone photo- pro photo coming soon!)

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I’d love to know what you think of these non-strapless wedding dresses, and how you feel about non-strapless in general. I certainly love them, and I’m not sure if I could choose a favorite!

Do you have a favorite out of these non-strapless gowns?

 

Xo,

 

The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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We are all about getting extra creative to twist things up. We especially love how creative brides are getting now-a-days when they are creating escort cards, they are becoming very unique—we’re assuming a lot of this is due to Pinterest, Etsy, and many other inspiration website. Talk about a unique twist on escort cards, “These custom wire names are the perfect wedding favors for your guests and an easy way to assign your table seating so each guest knows where they’re sitting.” We totally love these name cards, they are amazing, and double as the perfect wedding favor! We love the way they photograph, and we love how untraditional it is. We are all about creativity and thinking outside of the box, this certainly embodies that! They are elegant, modern, and simply stunning!

 

Where you can find these:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/158786671/gold-custom-wire-name-table-name-card?ref=favs_view_1

 

How much they cost: $6.00/piece

 

BULK ORDERING DISCOUNTS:

 

0-20 Names – $6 each

21-50 Names – $5.75 each

51-100 Names – $5.50 each

101 -150 Names – $5.25 each

150+ Names – $5 each

 

Happy Etsy Shopping!

 

Xo,

 

The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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{ NATURE IS BEAUTY }

We are SO honored to have been asked by Brilliant Earth to help showcase their new and exclusive WISTERIA COLLECTIONwith designs inspired by fall and autumn.  They launched this gorgeous collection yesterday, and we could not be more excited!  “The beauty of falling leaves and the graceful curves of bare autumn branches combine in fluid designs that captured our designers’ imaginations.  Pave diamonds bring a dazzling light to nature’s beauty.”

Introducing Brilliant Earth’s new design collection, inspired by the natural beauty of autumn.  The sinuous curves of vines, the rippling of leaves in the breeze, and the dappled patterns of the sun on dewy petals-our designers aimed to capture that light and movement in each piece of the collection.  The rings evoke branches and vines with curving and overlapping bands that represent two lives intertwining.  Earrings and necklaces are imbued with subtle movement that evokes falling leaves while pave diamonds bring a dazzling light.  The result is pieces that look at once dynamic and delicate, contemporary and timeless, much like nature itself.

There are SO many ethereal designs in the new collection, but we are showcasing our most favorite pieces, the three engagement ring styles–all so beautiful, yet, all distinctly different!

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Each exclusive design was hand-drawn in their San Francisco design studio before being brought to life by their master jewelers.  A sample sketch shown here-

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Brilliant Earth must be acknowledged for their amazing crafting practices and use of eco-friendly and pure sourcing techniques.  “Only .01% of the world’s diamonds meet Brilliant Earth’s standards for pure sourcing and exceptional quality, and each piece in the collection is hand-crafted to order according to the highest standards of quality and beauty.”

 

They DO NOT compromise between quality and conscience.  True experts, if we do say so!

 

We are so proud of their amazing mission:

PROVIDE QUALITY

Brilliant Earth provides the highest quality jewelry originating from pure sources and harvested using socially responsible practices.

FOSTER CHANGE

Brilliant Earth provides education about the social and environmental issues affecting the jewelry industry and identifies ways to help.

PROMOTE GROWTH

Brilliant Earth supports underdeveloped communities ravaged by the jewelry industry by donating a share of our profits.

We created a custom Pinterest board to inspire a beautiful fall/autumn wedding incorporating the stunning designs by Brilliant Earth:

View our customized FALL STYLE Pinterest board here:  http://www.pinterest.com/terjoa/fall-wedding-style/

 

Not only has Brilliant Earth only created their fabulous Wisteria Collection, they also have a plethora of engagement and wedding ring designs to fancy any style.  Head over to their website to be stunned by their pave bands, stunning men’s rings, and so much more!

http://www.brilliantearth.com/engagement-rings/

 

Their eco-friendly jewelry line are also show stoppers!  A must see!

http://www.brilliantearth.com/eco-friendly-jewelry/

 

Our PERSONAL FAVORITE design from the newly launched Wisteria Collection is The Terra Ring.  The tapered bezel is so modern and different and the delicate leaf details set the ring apart!  Here is a picture of this beauty on the website’s model hand:BE1LB1_hand_zi_t_w300_h300pintopinterest

 

We hope you enjoyed this beautiful new showcase!  Please feel free to PIN and SHARE and LIKE!  It will make our day so much sweeter.

Happy Autumn Lovelies!

XO, The Simply Couture Weddings Gals

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An amazing article that would be very beneficial for any of our brides to relay to their wedding guests.

Via EVERY LAST DETAIL:  http://theeverylastdetail.com/thursday-tips-what-every-wedding-guest-should-know/

 

RSVP

– Do not bring a guest unless the couple has indicated that you can- RSVP for the people that are listed on the invitation’s envelope only.

– Make sure to double check that you wrote your name on the RSVP card.

– Even if it is not mentioned, leave the kids at home unless they are a part of the wedding party.

– RSVP on time!

GENERAL ETIQUETTE

– Don’t text or call the bride the day of the wedding explaining your issues or asking questions.

– Be present for the day! Don’t stay behind a camera or your cell phone… celebrate with the bride and groom!

– The pretty sparkly plates at your placesetting? Those are chargers. They are not to be used as dinner plates.

– Don’t come empty handed. Even the smallest gift is appreciated. If you are purchasing a gift, have it sent to the couples home instead of bringing it to the reception. Cards are always nice.

– Show up on time! Which means… 20-25 mins before the ceremony start time that is on the invitation!

– Read all of the info on the accommodations card and wedding website so you don’t have to ask the bride or groom in the days before the wedding.

– Stay out of the aisle during the ceremony!

– Don’t just grab things that you see. This includes an umbrella covering the photographer’s equipment, candles, centerpieces, and jackets.

– Don’t try to turn your friend’s wedding into your family photoshoot/reunion.

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Photo by Cyn Kain Photography

ATTIRE

– Dress accordingly. Please remember to check the weather before you leave. You might want to bring a sweater or umbrella, just in case.

– Dress appropriate for the setting. Turn to the invitation to decipher the style of the wedding and recommended attire. If you can’t figure it out from that, ask around- just not the bride.

– And this should be a given, but don’t wear white!

RECEPTION

– Please remember that the bride and groom (and/or their parents) are paying for you to eat and drink. The best thing you can do is enjoy it!

– The couple *really* wants you to dance and use the photo booth!

– At the reception, don’t assume that “extra” favors, cameras, candies, bottles of champagne, etc. are yours for the taking! They could have plans for those things!

– Please don’t leave with the centerpieces unless you’re told to. The vase is probably rented!

– Get to the cocktail hour when it starts, and stay the full time.

– Don’t try to push your way into the reception because you’re ready to sit down. The bride and groom have a cocktail hour for a reason, and there is most likely a plan- you should respect that.

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VENDORS

– Please be mindful of the bride’s wishes. If the planner tells you that the reception space isn’t open until a certain time, it’s for a reason.

– Trust the photographer to get the shots that the bride and groom want. They are going to be happier they picked the photographer’s image over yours.

– Don’t jump in front of the photographer with your own camera during critical events.

– Don’t try to talk to the photographer during the ceremony.

– Don’t take your own photos over the wedding photographer’s shoulder.

– Remember that vendors involved with a wedding most likely know more about what should be going on than you do.

– The couple has hired a professional photographer for a reason- they don’t need their guests to take photos with their own cameras, phones, and iPads. Just sit back and enjoy the moment.

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I know that there is SO much more to all of this, and also that each wedding and couple and wedding guest is different. And yes, I could probably take each individual thing and write a full post about it. Perhaps I will one day- but for the time being, I just wanted to get these tips out there for wedding guests. Because when it comes down to it, the bride and groom want everyone to have a great time at their wedding, and these tips will only help achieve that!

Have some other tips to add for wedding guests? Feel free to add your own in the comments! 

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Do you know someone who is attending a wedding soon?

Or perhaps you’ll have your own wedding guests soon?

Be sure to share this post with them! 

 

XO, The Simply Couture Weddings Gals

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