Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3 Reasons to Love Summer Weddings

It is getting hot here in North Carolina... and it is only spring! All this gorgeous weather has us thinking about the rapidly approaching summer. Before we know it, summer will be here along with the sunshine, rising temperatures, and beautiful foliage it brings! All of these things make it an appealing time to have a wedding, whether outdoor or indoor. From bright colored decor and flowers, to delicious and refreshing fare for your guests to enjoy, what's not to love?

Here are some of our favorite ideas for summer weddings:

1. Refreshing, icy-cold lemonade for your guests. And you!

These handy mason jars of lemonade have the lid so they can stay cool while submerged in a bucket of ice. Guests can conveniently grab one and twist it open!

Brighten things up with a splash of pink, in your lemonade! You can't go wrong with these pink and white swirled paper straws either.

Instead of mason jars, try large resealable bottles customized with paper stickers to make this lemonade favor a more personal gift to your thirsty guests!

2. Fresh and Bright Centerpieces

Citrus and other fruits aren't just for eating! Incorporate fresh fruits into your summer wedding centerpieces. This works better for an indoor reception to avoid unwanted insects!

A contemporary and clean look with roses and fress grass.
A monochromatic centerpiece is very striking, especially in bright summer shades such as yellow, orange, or pink! stick with white accents to really make the color pop.

3. Light and delicious hors d'oeuvres

Bite sized pork and avocado tacos served in carved-out limes.
Who wants to be feel weighed down by heavy foods when it is 80 degrees outside? Try some light fare such as shrimp and crab salad served in cucumber slices or salmon on light pastry triangles.

How cute are these frozen sorbets served in citrus fruits with wooden spoon? A bright pop of color and a refreshing treat, all in one!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Handmade Garters Now Available at EvanScout!

 Check out these cute new handmade garters!

We are now carrying handmade bridal garters by Lace and Honey.  Each garter is designed and handmade in Charlotte, NC. 

They are available in sets of two with one garter to have as a keepsake and one to toss at your wedding reception. Available in sizes XS- XL.

Stop in to check them out!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Something Old...

Most brides have heard the old adage for good luck on their wedding day; "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Each of these components is meant as a good luck token for the bride if carried on her wedding day.

Something old: continuity with the bride's family and past.

Something new: optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead.

Something borrowed: an item from a happily married family member or friend, whose good fortune is supposed to carry over to the bride.

Something blue: Brides in ancient Rome wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. The color is also associated with purity, and before the late 1800s, blue was even a popular color for wedding gowns!

Something old...

Some women are fortunate enough to have a special family heirloom such as a jewelry piece, brooch, or even a vintage wedding gown to use on their big day. Antique and vintage touches can be a great addition to a wedding outfit and the fun part is that you don't have to use the piece as it was orginally meant to be worn! Here are some fun examples of using "something old" in creative ways.

1. If you are a daring bride with eclectic tastes, you might like to have a whole bouquet made from antique brooches, like country singer Miranda Lambert.

2. For a more traditional bouquet, use a brooch as a focal point on the ribbon wrapped around your bouquet.

3. Create a charm using an old photograph of parents or grandparents. This can be placed on a bouquet or on a bracelet or necklace.

4. Sew a button from an old jacket of the bride's father or grandfather on the inside of the dress near the hem. No one will see that it is there, but the bride will know she has that piece of her family with her.

5. Create a ring bearer pillow using a relative's old monogrammed handkerchief.