Tips from the Pros: How to Save Your Wedding Cake!

You know the tradition of saving the top layer of your wedding cake to enjoy on your first anniversary?  Well, I’m here to tell you a better idea than celebrating with stale, freezer burned cake.

The idea comes from Andrea Carusetta-Blaut, founder of Sedona Cake Couture who suggests saving the sugar flowers from your wedding cake and having them put on a brand new mini cake you can enjoy on your anniversary!  Genius, huh?

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Here are her instructions on how to preserve sugar wedding cake flowers:

– Wrap each flower individually in tissue paper and place in an air- tight box.

– Seal the box and store where it will stay dry and away from any light.

– Kept sealed, they will last forever.

Read more about Andrea’s stunning wedding cakes here.

Wedding Cakes 101: Do’s and Don’ts

Picking a wedding cake isn’t always easy but I’m not so sure what the brides who designed these cakes were thinking…….Check out these Wedding Cake Don’ts.

How about this headless bride cake??

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Or better yet, this life size version??

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Or this cake featuring lime and lavender Peeps?

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And last but not least, the Beanie Baby wedding cake!

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Check out Cake Wrecks for more wedding cake don’ts.

Have a great weekend!

Just for fun…Flintstones Themed Double Wedding!

You know how second marriages usually aren’t as traditional as the first ones?  How about a fun-filled second wedding inspired by The Flintstones?

It started as a joke but two couples recently said “I do” while dressed as Fred and Wilma and Barney and Betty!  Best of all, the guests dressed as cave men and women…

How fun are these photos?

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Click here to read more

Have a great weekend!!!

Wedding Invitations: Tip of the day for RSVP cards

If you haven’t already been told, it is indeed true that some people will return the RSVP card without any identifying information.  Annoying I know! The good news is that most people will respond properly:

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The best way to solve this (and you’ve probably been told) is to secretly number your RSVP cards in the same order as your invite list.

If you’re like me and can’t stand the idea of scribbling a number on your pristine RSVPs, here’s what I did to solve the problem….

I placed the secret number under the stamp!  For the mystery responders, I simply peeled back the stamp and voila, there was my magic answer!

I also like the idea of using an invisible ink pen if you’d rather go that route.

How are you planning to deal with this issue?

Happy Anniversary!!!

A year ago today, the Globetrotting Groom and I tied the knot!  It really is amazing how fast time flies when you’re having fun. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our big day…

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And if you missed the recap video you can check it out here.

Photo credit goes to Belathee.

Monday Morning Freebie – 200 Custom Postcards

Happy Monday.

Today I’ve a great prize giveaway from UPrinting.com for 200 custom postcards!

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I can think of a zillion uses for these like change of address cards, save the dates, shower invitations, Custom Greeting Cards for the holidays, thank you notes and DIY projects.  Two lucky winners will be selected.

For my wedding, I used Custom Postcards to share instructions with our guests on how to upload their candid wedding photos to our Smugmug account. Cute right?

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I put them in the out of town bags and had a friend hand them out at the wedding to everyone with a camera. It worked out great and it was such a fun way to see photos while we waiting for the professional pictures.

Two lucky winners will receive:

  • 200 Custom Postcards (choose your size: 4×6, 4.25×6, 5×7″); 14pt gloss or matte, 13 pt uncoated
  • Full Color on both sides (4/4)
  • Shipping must be paid by winner. Offer valid for UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLY.

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Globetrotting Bride
  2. Leave a comment below describing how you would use the postcards
  3. For an extra entry, tweet or blog about the contest and let me know
  4. Contest ends at midnight, August 30th.  Check here on August 31st for the winner announcement.

No More Wire Hangers: The Must Have Accessory for Every Wedding Gown!

So you’ve got the gown of your dreams and you’ve run through the getting ready photo list with your photographer, right? Here’s a little tip that you might not have thought of…make sure your wedding gown has a pretty hanger to accompany it in all those wedding dress photos!

This was actually my mom’s idea after she hated all of my sister’s wedding dress photos that featured an ugly plastic hanger. So, I got a padded hanger at the Container Store and some decorations from Michaels and voila, my mom whipped up this fancy, shmancy hanger:


(all photos by Belathee Photography)

Does your dress already have a fancy hanger?