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Dailys Cham Pom Cocktail

Signature Drinks from Daily’s Cocktails

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, our favorite weddings are those that represent what is unique and special about you and your love! Maybe you’re avid travelers and your table numbers show off postcards from your favorite destinations, or perhaps you are indie cinematographers and your reception features a fabulous home movie. Whatever your personalities are, the …


Floral Print Inspiration

In addition to colorblocking which we talked about last week, another detail I’m loving this spring are all the fun and girly floral patterns in shoes, accessories, and clothing. We’ve featured a few weddings with bridesmaids in floral dresses here at EAD, so let’s take a look at them as well as some other ways to incorporate this fabulous trend.

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Gold, Turquoise, and Pink Dessert Table

What you’re about to see is nothing short of pure confection perfection. An absolutely perfect color palette of aqua, mint, watermelon pink, and gold; cuter than cute desserts by Brown Betty Dessert Boutique; and exceptional styling by Styled Creative (LOVE that backdrop!) come together in these incredible photos by Alison Conklin. I adore this shoot down to each and every cake, pop, and …


Things I Love: Ruffles

Feminine and fun, I think ruffles are fabulous! I’ve fallen in love with many a ruffled wedding gown, but why limit ruffles to just that? There are so many yummy ruffled details out there, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites.

Speaking of yummy, check out these ruffled cakes:

{sweet ruffled ombre cake by Sweet Melissa Patisserie via the knot; simple …


Vintage Glamour Valentines Inspiration

Tiny heart-shaped pies, gorgeous deep pink florals, and an awesome vintage bride?  It doesn’t get much more fabulous than this Valentine’s Day shoot from Sarah Donovan of The Stationery Bakery!  Inspired by vintage glamour and old-fashioned illustrated Vogue covers, Sarah set out to create a fresh Valentines inspiration shoot filled with romantic details and a bit of cheeky vintage fun!  Paper goods with playful …


Belles and Gents Bar

Welcome to day 2 of the Indie Wed Inspired Creations Contest! The incredible team involved in today’s shoot created an amazing and beautiful idea, a “Belles and Gents Bar”. Picture this: one day, wives crash an old-school gentlemen’s club bringing in big beautiful blooms and brightly colored details to freshen up the usual decor of cigars, highball glasses, aged scotches, …


French Tea Party Dessert Table

We were so thrilled to have The Sweetest Occasion and Elizabeth Anne Designs team up with Chicago’s most fabulous bridal show, Indie Wed, to hold the first-ever in person Inspired Creations Contest!  Teams of Chicago wedding vendors submitted inspiration boards for the event, and 6 talented teams were chosen to exhibit their Inspired Creations Contest concept at Indie Wed in …


Elegant Winter Tabletop

Inspired by a peacock feather, these jewel-toned tabletops designed by Beth of SQN Events are the perfect combination of elegant and modern.  Whether you’re planning a wedding or a party, jewel tones set the stage for a fabulous urban holiday soiree, and the gorgeous purple, red, and green palette is brought to life by the modern blooms from Dilly Lily.  …


Modern Rustic Autumn Inspiration

Working with the fall color palette of amber, gold, saffron and chocolate, Kelly Marie of Fleur and Heather of Greatest Expectations pulled from the in-the-moment trend of beer and hops to style a shoot that is the perfect combination of modern and rustic.  With custom stationery and the cutest vintage beer bottle labels from Lily Red Studio, a mouthwatering menu …


Sweetly Sour Happy Hour

Posted 07/29/2011 by in Cakes and Catering, Inspiration \ 4 comments

Hi everyone! Christen here, ending out our lemon week with a Friday-perfect post: lemony cocktails! One of my favorite blogs (probably my favorite non-wedding blog) is Mrs. Lilien. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s an absolute must. Entertaining, FULL of style, and always written in fun, rhymed verse. It was Mrs. Lilien who inspired me to complete our week …


I’ll Drink to That

Posted 05/20/2011 by in Cakes and Catering, Inspiration \ 29 comments

One of the ways to really get creative and interactive with your wedding decor is to create a fun and unique way to display your drinks.  Using my new favorite addiction, Pinterest, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite drink station ideas.  Are you going to offer a specialty drink or do a drink station for your wedding? 

{romantic classic drink station, image …


Chocolate & Wine

Posted 05/12/2011 by in Cakes and Catering \ 6 comments

Well here it is, the last official entry of the Glitter and Glam Inspired Creations Contest!  I’m sad to see it go but excited to use your comments, facebooks and tweets to determine the top 10 (look for a full round-up of all of the contest entries tomorrow so you can sound off on your favorites).  This glamorous black and …