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Wedding Design : Inspiration Board 101

You want your wedding to be the talk of the town and that special night to remember for all your friends and family. You can make your dream wedding a reality with a little patience and planning. One of the first items you will need for the wedding design process is a color palette.

To begin to form a color palette, it is a good idea to gather visual research. There are hundreds of thousands of wedding images to browse through on Pinterest, Etsy, The Knot and Instagram. You can also attend a bridal show for more great ideas. In choosing a color palette, take into consideration the time of year your wedding will be held. Also remember your colors will need to be available in fabric, paper and many other items so be sure to shop online and in store before you make a final decision.… > Read More

Sugar Mound Arts & Crafts Festival

Mama Bird at Mound City
It’s that time of year again! There is a chill in the air, the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn and pumpkins are everywhere. Since my sister and I can remember, this time of year is exceptionally exciting because it reminds us that the Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts Festival is just around the corner. Our parents hosted a booth at this show in 1983, and it has been a time-honored tradition in our family ever since! What is so special about this craft show? It might have something to do with the quaint little town of Mound City, Kansas. It is located just off the beaten path, tucked into a few hills of maple trees (which are just beginning to turn red), down a windy path and teeming with character.… > Read More

Unique Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Mark Twain once said

“Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” The tradition of celebrating wedding anniversaries dates back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary and a gold wreath on their fiftieth. In medieval Germany, a woman was presented with a silver wreath by her family and friends on her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, and a gold wreath on her fiftieth. These expanded to include several other milestones over time. Up until 1937, special anniversaries were celebrated only in the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 50th and 75th year of marriage.… > Read More

Tips for Wedding Planning

Three Quick Tips for the Newly Engaged

You’ve called your closest friends and family to deliver the good news and every one of them wanted to know when you’ll be tying the knot, what food you’ll be serving at the reception and the color of your bridesmaids’ dresses. Take a deep breath!You don’t have to know the answer to all of these questions right now, next week or even next month. There are three items that we feel are important to get nailed down as early as possible and the rest will simply fall in place.


Create a “wedding email” for yourself and your honey. Google has free gmail accounts available and it will come in handy for wedding planning.… > Read More