Friday, February 12, 2010

Perfect Combination - chocolate and peanut butter

For those of you that know me I am addicted to anything chocolate and peanut butter.
I came across this awesome drink - perfect for a snowy Valentine's Weekend!

1-1/2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz Castries Crème Peanut Rum
3/4 oz Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz Cream

Drizzle chocolate syrup into the bottom of a martini glass. Place the glass into the refrigerator until ready to use. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the chilled martini glass and garnish with a peanut butter cup.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bouquet Part 2

When you choose your bouquet you can have any style or color you want.
Here are some color inspirations for you:

white with one delicate flower
white and fluffy with multiple flowers

yellow one flower
yellow with splashes of more

yellow and orangepurple
pink with one flower
green one flower
lots of colors and textures
bands of color and flowers
bright flowers

bright red with spots of 2 flowers
credit: bridescafe, theknot, brides, stylemepretty

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bouquet Part 1

I am sure one of the first things you consider when planning your wedding (after the venue and wedding gown) might be your bouquet. There are many things to consider, the shape and colors.

This post will be all about shape, stay tuned for more later this week.


credit:, weddingflowerguide,, stylemepretty

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Boyfriend/Fiance Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Cute Tattoo Tshirt-Where his heart on his sleeve!
from Red Envelope

or how about a book to hold all his concert ticket stubs (I am definitely getting this for my DH).
found at or less expensive at

What about a personal massager - a gift for both of you!

from brookstone

You can't go wrong with chocolates and a bottle of liquor!

and I definitely love a picture of you in a nice frame for his desk at work!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Looking for some clever ways to express your love this Valentine's Day? It falls on a Sunday this year so perfect for messages left around the house.

How about a stamped message on your toast?

This would be great for breakfast in bed!!
Bake it Pretty or Fred Flare

What about a coupon book - check out MOO for a twist on making them yourself. Check out premade mini cards - 100 for $19.99.
or upload your own pictures and messages.

or personalized and individually wrapped fortune cookies from Fancy Fortune Cookies - Choose a variety of flavors.
50 min - $.65 each.

or a whole tin of cookies with loves message inside- also from Fancy Fortune Cookies.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Super Bowl Cocktails

At your Super Bowl Party serve up some fun cocktails - one for the Colts and one for the Saints!!

A Colt One

1 1/2 parts Malibu Rum
3/4 part Malibu Pineapple Rum
3/4 part blue curacao
1 3/4 parts pineapple juice

Mix contents in a shaker and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Voted for Bride's Choice Award!

I am excited to announce that Elegant Engagements has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™! We were voted amongst the very best within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings.

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

The award recognizes the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada.

We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

Hope 2010 will be as exciting!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Welcome 2010

Sorry I have taken a hiatus from blogging recently.

New Years Resolution - try to stick to a more regular schedule!

Cheers to Twenty Ten and many wonderful weddings, parties and events.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rum Rum Rudolph

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Cocktail Recipe


1 1/4 oz light rum
1 cubes ice
1 1/2 oz lemon juice
Fill to Top with Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz grendadine
1 lemon wedge as garnish

Mix the light rum, lemon juice, and grenadine. Add the ice cubes and fill to your own taste with Cranberry juice. Add a wedge of lemon on your glass and voila! Enjoy!

Then you need fun reindeer napkins to go with it!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Check it out!

Do you need extra ribbon, paper lanterns, eco friendly confetti, grapevine Christmas trees or battery operated candles? How about some led lights for your mantle or brown wire Christmas lights to go on your grapevine reindeer?

Don't forget Save On Crafts

They have everything you could want for a wedding, shower or just to add some touches for your holiday decorating!

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