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We were featured by the lovely Floridian Weddings today for our fabulous couple, Shauntrelle + Chris!  This beautiful vintage travel-themed wedding at the Hawks Cay Resort in the Keys was such a “destination treat” for all in attendance.  The looming clouds the evening prior, got everyone worried, but we knew all would be well the day of, and it was!  The sun came out, the clouds were visible, but far off, and we had a very happy bride.  An ENORMOUS thank you to our team of vendors that never cease to amaze us!!!!:

Captured Photography by Jenny

House of Films

Sideshow Booth

J Morgan Flowers

Reverend Eddie Rodriguez

Beauty Boutique and the Glam Squad

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

Scratch DJ’s

Marischen Music (Steel Drum)


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The cake-cutting is one of the most romantic times during the wedding.  The very first undertaking the couple will handle as husband and wife will be to cut the cake!  Most brides and grooms wish to have special songs played during the cake-cutting ceremony.  The music sets the tone for the scene and will create a lasting memory in the hearts of the couple and their guests.  Here are some of the most popular cake cutting songs of all time.

cake cutting
Photo by Clary Photo

‘Sweet’ and Sentimental
Some brides and grooms choose to play sweet and touching music during the cake cutting ceremony.  There are many different songs which would be fitting for this moment, but these are without a doubt the most popular.

Funny and Humorous
It’s very important that the wedding music (including the cake-cutting music) fits the personality of the bride and groom.  If you and your soon-to-be spouse are a pair of jokesters and enjoy a good laugh, perhaps these funny cake-cutting songs will appeal to you.

Upbeat Favorites
If you’re looking for some upbeat songs that are known by most people, there are some fun options available.  Take a look at the songs below to find some inspiration:

Whether you want a funny song which will have your guests rolling in laughter or a sentimental song that will bring a tear to their eyes – there are definitely plenty of songs for every personality.  Choose something that is special to you and your fiancé and that you will remember for years to come.

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Who said black has to be for a funeral?  That is SO in the past.  Brides are choosing to incorporate black or black and white themed classic weddings nowadays.  From cakes to couture gowns, brides are obsessed!  Here are some fab options for chic black weddi

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Creating a sophisticated modern grand wedding theme is all in the details. It’s layering, it’s shimmer meets simplicity, its monochromatic meets luxe, it’s pure lush. We have gathered some tips that we think may be helpful to you.


Try using monochromatic centerpieces to create a lush feel:


Trying decorating your cake with hand painted or hand cut patterns and top with a single large flower:


Trying using metallic on all of your stationary:


Try hanging votives over your sweetheart table:


Try renting a few pieces of statement furniture:


XO, The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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You really can’t go wrong with an edible wedding favor. Everyone loves a tasty snack, and your guests won’t have to worry about packing or displaying anything afterward.

Edible favors range from favorite snacks to homemade treats to what’s in season, and brides and grooms are utilizing beautiful packaging, notes and tags for a personal touch.

Whether you’re planning an extravagant soiree or an intimate party, guests will eat up these favors—literally!

20 Edible Wedding Favors: biscuits or crackers with honey or jam | Photo: Delbarr Moradi Photography

Photo: Delbarr Moradi Photography

Homemade jam and honey jars are a popular idea, but the addition of biscuits or crackers allows guests to enjoy the goodies right away.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: blood mary kit for the day after

Photo: Scheme Events

Prep guests for Sunday brunch with a bloody mary kit including mini vodka, V8 juice and Tobasco sauce.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: edible Instagram marshmallows

Take marshmallow favors to a new level with boomf, a company that turns your Instagram photos into delicious vanilla marshmallows.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: candy sea glass for a beach or nautical wedding

Complement a beach or nautical wedding theme with edible candy sea glass by Andie’s Specialty Treats.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: recipe cards and colored margarita salt

If your go-to date night drink is a margarita, treat guests to recipe cards and colored margarita salt by Dell Cove Spice Co.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: cookies

Featured in our F/W 2013 issue, Couture Confections’ “I Heart Florida” cookies are almost too good to eat.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: cupakes in Mason jars | Photo: BrittRene Photo

Photo: BrittRene Photo

Sending home cupcakes can get a little messy, so try serving them in Mason jars with attached spoons.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: hot and fresh doughnuts

Photo: The Sweetest Occasion

End the night on a sweet note with hot and fresh doughnuts.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: fresh fruit such as cherries

For a summer wedding, choose a favor that’s in season or local to the area.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: individual rosemary or basil plants

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20 Edible Wedding Favors: boxed macarons

Photo: Eric Kelley

These little French pastries are all the rage, and flavors can be chosen to match your color palette.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: milk and cookies

Photo: The Sweetest Occasion

Milk and cookie favors are a nostalgic and comforting treat, and you can even incorporate soy and gluten-free options.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: mint tins

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Show guests it was “mint to be” with personalized mint tins.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: individual pie slices

Photo: A Subtle Revelry

For a rustic or Southern affair, hand out individual pie slices for guests to dig in on the journey home.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: popcorn kernel jars

Photo: My Own Labels

These popcorn kernel favors are perfect for couples who love to curl up on the couch with a good movie and some popcorn. Customize the idea by attaching a packet of your favorite seasoning.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: champagne or wine bottles

Photo: Colin Cowie Weddings

Drink favors are still a crowd favorite, and they’re even more delightful with custom bottle labels.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: s

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These adorable s’mores wedding kits prove that presentation is just as important as content.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: spice jars

Photo: Snippet and Ink

Spice things up by gifting jars of your favorite cooking spices. Other similar ideas include vinegar and oil, BBQ rubs, vanilla extract and flavored salt.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: tea tubes

Photo: Pinterest

Tea favors are great for weddings as well as bridal showers, and coffee lovers can modify this idea with coffee beans.

20 Edible Wedding Favors: cinnamon rolls in take home tins

Photo: Piewacket

Cinnamon rolls make for a delicious midnight snack, and these mini tins are the perfect serving size.

If you love to cook, consider giving guests individual rosemary or basil plants. This idea is great for an organic or farm wedding.



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