Weddings are very special and every bride dreams of an over-the-top wedding. Wedding that is luxuriously decorated and styled with prettiest flowers, exclusive photo booth, lavish reception with deluxe menu, etc. This type of wedding can be quite expensive and unfortunately cannot fit every bride’s budget.
However, with some extensive planning you can design yourself a wedding that you are most comfortable with. There are many ways you can save on your wedding day and here we have 17 ideas that can undoubtedly help you achieve that without sacrificing of style. Before we dive into those ideas, the very first step is to discuss the budget with your fiancé. Having both of you on the same page regarding the budget will help you choose the areas where you can save and make the whole process of saving more seamless.Simply set your priorities and you will be able to use your money wisely. More
Floral Bouquets can be quite expensive and if you are looking for ways to save on your wedding day, then take a look at these bouquet alternatives. These are not only less expensive, but fun and whimsical. More
Giving gifts to bridesmaid is not required, however, it’s a very nice way to express your gratitude and appreciation. When gifting your bridesmaid, get creative and gift something that you know your bridesmaid will like. Think about their favorite colors, their style, and their taste. I would also lean towards items that are trendy.
You can decide when you want to hand out the bridesmaid gifts. Before or after the wedding. When it comes to gifting, it’s very easy to run out of ideas or think of something unique. Here is a list of 50 bridesmaid gift ideas which I’m sure your bridesmaid will love. More
Wedding Cakes are the centerpiece of a wedding reception. The colors, the design, the decoration, the theme and of course what goes on top says a lot. So if you are looking for something unique to embellish your wedding cake with then check these out. Aren’t they adorable! The best part you can get them personalized too!
Gold leaf or gold paint can transform the whole look of the cake. Cakes look more glamorous and extravagant! They make the cakes look simple but elegant! These cakes look so gorgeous! More
When it comes to planning a wedding, things can get quite stressful especially when it comes to decoration – you need to consider the theme, the colors, the style and obviously the venue. So if you are looking for some inspiration for winter wedding centerpieces then here are few that you might find quite helpful. The use of pine cones, cranberries, crystals, candles, cinnamon sticks really reminds of snow! More
Fall is almost here and here few incredible ideas for Fall Wedding Decorations. I love the colors, the design and of course the style. More
Wedding cakes and desserts are becoming major style statements nowadays. Couples are getting more creative with details like shape, color and embellishments. Using creative ways, they are able to meet their budgets without sacrificing the style. More
Today I’d like to share the recipe for this beautiful cake which I found on Fork to Belly. This site has some amazing recipes. Can’t wait to try this one!
Lavender and Vanilla Bean Cake
This recipe makes two 9-inch cakes, but can also fit into two 6-inch cake pans with a bit of leftover batter
For the cake: 4 tsp dried culinary lavender 1 1/2 cups (350 ml) whole milk 2 2/3 cups (300 grams) cake flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 6 tbsp (85 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/4 cups (280 grams) granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1/3 cup (75 grams) vegetable oil 1 tbsp vanilla extract
1. Add the milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil. 2. In the meantime, use a mortar and pestle or spice grinder to crush the lavender and release its oils. 3. After the milk has just started to boil, stir in the crushed vanilla. Cover the saucepan with a lid and remove from the heat to steep for 30 minutes. 4. Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease two baking pans and dust lightly with flour. 5. In a bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 6. In another mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition. Beat in the vegetable oil and vanilla extract, then slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. 7. Making sure the lavender milk has cooled, strain the lavender out with a sieve and add the milk to the batter. Mix together until well combined and there are no lumps. 8. Split the batter evenly into the two baking pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes if using 6-inch pans, or 35-40 minutes for 9-inch pans. When the cakes are done, remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
For the frosting: 1 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 1/2 cups (312 grams) powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp milk
1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until light and fluffy (about 1 minute). 2. Add in half of the powdered sugar. Starting on a low speed and increasing to high, beat until the butter and powdered sugar are well combined and have turned a white color (2-3 minutes). Repeat with the second half of the powdered sugar. 3. Add in the vanilla bean paste, salt, and milk. Beat again for another minute. If the frosting is too wet add more powdered sugar. If it is too dry, add a little more milk.