Winter Wedding Cake: Pinecones and Baby’s Breath!

Mother of the Bride, is your darling daughter planning a wedding this winter or next winter? If she’s getting married in the next two or three months and hasn’t decided on a cake design yet, today’s simple style might be the one she’ll love. And if she’s planning for next winter, add this idea to the list of design options she’ll consider in the coming months.

First she’ll need to decide if she wants to incorporate a winter theme in her cake design. She may not want to choose a cake that’s seasonal in design—and that’s fine. A wedding cake doesn’t have to be dictated by the season. But if she’d like her cake to feature a winter touch, be sure to share this post with her.

One classic and perfect option for a winter wedding cake is to adorn it with pinecones and baby’s breath. The baby’s breath tucked into and around the pinecones will give the appearance of snow and will be perfect set against the backdrop of a pure white cake. The cake shown above is a country chic style, but pinecones and baby’s breath will work with other styles of cakes as well.

So MOB, if your winter wedding bride wants to add a touch of winter’s snow to her cake, suggest this design. And then run out and collect a few pine cones!

*You might also want to read Winter Wedding Cake Idea: Snowflakes!, Blogging Break Plus Favor Help for Winter Weddings, and Winter Wedding Favor: Dancing Socks! 

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*Flickr photo by Graceful Cake Creations, Creative Commons License

A Blogging Change Plus Words to Inspire

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Hey everyone, the time has come to change things up a bit here on my blog. I’ve been blogging twice weekly since September 2007, and in June 2013 I started posting twice weekly to my Mother of the Bride Blog as well. Since that’s a lot of blog posts to keep up with and since I’ve reached a point where I need to devote more time to other projects (and people—like my grandchildren! :) ), I’ve decided a change is needed.

So from now on, I’ll post weekly—generally on Tuesdays—on both of my blogs. I won’t officially have Midweek Morsel posts anymore, but some of my weekly posts may resemble the Midweek Morsel posts of the past. I like the variety that shorter posts offer in the midst of some longer ones. And sometimes a short post is exactly what you—or I—need at a given time.

One thing that I hope doesn’t change is that you’ll always find refreshment, nourishment, and inspiration here. When you leave here, I want you to feel encouraged in some way. If we keep our eyes on the Lord together, that’s sure to happen, right?

So be encouraged today my friends with this Inspiration acrostic. May God use it to bless you indeed!

In God we find our strength and hope.

Nothing is too difficult for my God to handle.

Silence can soothe and energize so step back and soak it in.

Prayer and peace go hand in hand so give your worries to God.

Indeed my God loves me and stands ready to help me.

Refresh your spirit in the boundless beauty of God’s creation.

Alter your attitude to turn your day around.

Thankful hearts provide the perfect soil for joy to grow.

Invest in people and make a difference today, tomorrow, and forever.

One small act of kindness can be the first ripple of a day—or a life—redeemed.

Never underestimate the power of a smile.

“Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf.” Psalm 66:5

*Where do you find inspiration?

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Rustic Wedding Idea: Boot Bouquets

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Mother of the Bride, are you and your sweet daughter looking for great rustic wedding ideas? Well, you’ve come to the right place today. I adore the idea pictured above, and I bet your soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. will, too!

Using boots to hold bouquets and other floral arrangements at a rustic wedding adds a special touch that takes your wedding décor up to a whole new level of awesome. So creative, appealing, and memorable! And I love the pop of color when a bandana is added—but you certainly don’t have to do that. These floral displays will look great either way.

Boot bouquets could be used as guest table centerpieces or at other locations in your venue where you want to decorate with flowers. Boots could even be placed in strategic places to display the bridesmaids bouquets during the reception. Can’t beat using the bridesmaids bouquets a second time, right? Just tell each maid which boot you want her to place her bouquet in after the ceremony and photos.

Feel like kicking up your heels over this idea, MOB? Go ahead—and be sure to yell yee-haw while you do it!

*You might also like to read Rustic Wedding Resource, Cake Idea for the Rustic Wedding, Table Décor for Rustic Weddings, and Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow and Flower Girl Basket.

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*Flickr photo by Mr. Tono, Creative Commons License

Rustic Wedding Resource

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Mother of the Bride, has your happy couple settled on a rustic wedding theme? If so, let me share a resource where you can find lots of great advice and ideas to help you and your daughter plan all the details for her big-day shindig.

Rustic Wedding Chic is a wedding blog devoted to all things wedding with a rustic or country flair. You’ll find several pages on this site—real rustic country weddings, rustic wedding ideas, inspiration, fashion, vendors, Ask Maggie, and even how to submit your wedding to be featured on the site.

Be sure to check out the About page as well so you can get the whole scoop on this popular wedding site and its founder and editor Maggie Lord.

Have fun perusing Rustic Wedding Chic, MOB—and be sure to share the site with your daughter. Or better yet, take her on a mother/daughter wedding planning date and enjoy exploring it together!

*You might also like to read Table Décor for Rustic Weddings, Cake Idea for the Rustic Wedding, Table or Mantelpiece Décor Idea for a Rustic Wedding, Watering Can Wedding Centerpiece, Old West, Flyer-Inspired Wedding Stationery Idea, Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow and Flower Girl Basket, and Rustic Wedding Bridal Shoes: Boots—What Else?

*Flickr photo by kristaguenin, Creative Commons License

Blogging Break Features My Favorite Wedding Pinners

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Hey Mothers of the Bride, I’m taking an extended Spring Break blogging break but will be back two weeks from today on March 28th. Sometimes I’m so busy over spring break that it’s much like that age old dilemma of needing a vacation to recover from vacation. So doggone it, I’m going to do it. I’m going to extend my blogging break to two weeks. Makes sense to me—and I’m sure it makes sense to you, too. MOBs know all about busy times!

In the meantime, I am going to leave you with some great help—links to my favorite Pinterest pinners of all things wedding (see links below.) I follow some of the wedding related boards of these folks myself on Pinterest, and I guarantee if you give them a look, you’ll find some amazing ideas. Why not give them a look?

And of course, if you haven’t checked out my wedding-related Pinterest boards, be sure to do that, too. I currently have eighteen boards pertaining to weddings as well as several personal interest boards. You might even find a few of those that interest you!

So MOB, Happy Spring Break to me and Happy Pinning to you! See you back here on March 28th!

Colin Cowie Weddings
Bridal Guide Magazine
Strictly Weddings
Wedding Wire
Loverly Weddings
Silk and Ivory
Alfred Angelo Bridal
Raspberry Wedding
BRIDES
Brides Magazine
Martha Stewart Weddings
Southern Weddings Magazine
wedding chicks
Bridal Garden
Mother of the Bride
Emmy London
Bride’s Book
The Overwhelmed Bride
Chatfield’s Modest Bridal Boutique

*You might also like to read A Break for Me, Great Links for You and Holiday Break for Me, Gift of Help for You.

*Flickr photo by thelampnyc, Creative Commons License