Saturday, June 26, 2010

Men's Casual Shirts for Outdoor Weddings

Casual wedding wear for men can be hard to find, you want something casual and easy but which suits this very important day.  Penners Inc. offers the groom and his wedding party many choices for easy and comfortable wedding wear.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Outdoor Lighting for Your Picnic

All Photos courtesy of: Isabella Catalog 

These colorful garden bottles (above) come in sets of six and they will turn the drabbest backyard or garden into a magical place. Hang them from trees, line a walking path with them, hang them from arbors or overhangs, or put one on each table. Place a tea light (sold separately) in each bottle. The set includes six colored bottles: one each of purple, pink, yellow, green, orange, and blue. Save them for other occasions after your wedding as well.

Visit Isabella Catalog to find more assorted ways to attractively light your wedding outdoors.  Options are surprisingly affordable and will add zing to your wedding day!

If you want more than the peaceful ambience candles bring and want to add beauty and elegance to your picnic, use these Hanging Garden String Lights. You'll find that the atmosphere takes on a very special feel. With ten 4'' round rice paper globes strung on a 12-foot long cord of replaceable 12V light bulbs (comes with 2 extra bulbs), these lights are festive, lovely, and unique. The cords can plug in end-to-end (to a maximum of three) so you can get several to make a longer string of lights. Appropriate for outdoor use if weather is dry; bring inside after use.  Available in Peony or Dahlia. 

(This option comes in white, green and peony)

Glowing Nights Lantern come in Peony, green or white.  Flickering like real candlelight, these paper lanterns take away any concerns about candles burning out or anything catching on fire. The secret is a super efficient, battery-operated LED light (replaceable lithium battery included) that twinkles for over 15 hours.
The lanterns are made from sustainably harvested and renewable bamboo and rice paper with a fold-down recycled plastic handle so you can hang them or stand them on a table. Group several for a dazzling display.

#15938 - 4'' x 4'' x 8''

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Casual Wear for Your Beach Wedding?

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Ok, so you know what you're going to wear, you're the bride and have probably put months into choosing just the right gown, but your groom may have been planning to go the rental tuxedo route, until you decided on a picnic or beach wedding! Now what to do?  No worries.  Try anyof these linen or cottom options for your groom.  His shirt can act as an accent color for your wedding or you can coordinate his shirts with your bridesmaids.  For other choices run a search under "Mexican Wedding Shirts" and you'll find plenty to choose from.  All these shirts also come in ivory or white, but I thought the color option was a little more interesting!  Also all shirts shown here come in XXL or XXXL sizes as well as S, M, L, and XL.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Avocado Strawberry Salad Recipe for Weddings or Bridal Showers

Avocado Strawberry Salad is a great salad to serve either at a shower or a wedding.   Easy to make, and great taste!  Recipe from: Bill Lombardo and Thach Bui, and The Washington Post Writers Group.  This recipe only serves four, so you'll need to change to amounts for a greater number of salads.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Centerpieces Don't Have to Be Flowers

Lemons and Oranges and a green garland on a dark blue tablecloth provide an unusual wedding accent and are much less expensive than the usual floral centerpieces. 

Free Download from J. Bartyn Design and Manufacturing Event Concepts

Having a picnic?  Download these great labels for free!  Pick up some jars to keep it cold and you can set it up and forget it.  Labels come in Strawberry Lemonade (above), Sweet Pink Lemonade, Lemonade and Limeade.  J. Bartyn Design provided the link below for you to print your own.  Enjoy! 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wedding Tea

If you are having a wedding in a park or a venue that doesn't allow you to serve alcohol, or you're just choosing a alcohol free wedding, try serving this great tea blend.  You can find tins of it available at  Or elect to hand tins of Wedding Tea out as favors to each couple at your wedding.  This elegant tea is a special blend created for your special event.  Mutan White tea, with a touch of lemon-vanilla to taste, pink rosebuds and petals blended together to please and refresh your guests.  Serve iced in a pretty pitcher or larger urn.