September 8, 2010

Wedding Blessings...March....Springtime in the Garden with a Touch of Whimsy!

Your Inspiration.....the new green of the garden...reflecting the blue from the sea....

March birthstone is Aquamarine symbolizing the deep blue water of the sea

March flower is the Jonquil or Daffodil symbolizing desire, sympathy and the request to be loved.

March is the 10th most popular month to wed in. Because it occurs during one of the slower seasons of the year, it is also one of the most affordable months to get married in. There are many benefits to having a March wedding, including affordability and floral availability.

Choose two bright springtime colors and incorporate them throughout your ceremony and reception. Use them in your bridesmaid dresses, reception tablecloths, napkins, wedding cake and other decor. The mood is somewhat lighter...everyone is ready to be outside and enjoy the sunshine.....We paired aquamarine and lime green for our garden wedding, along with accents of white, cream and lime green flowers...

 These colors can also be used in unexpected places, such as a colorful aisle runner, vibrant fabric draping or bold shoes for the bride. Avoid using more than two spring colors, or your wedding may end up looking more like an Easter party. During March, the air usually is warmer and the flowers and trees are blooming which is perfect to plan an outdoor garden party wedding...

A March wedding lends itself to very versatile decorating ideas. One idea to consider is to incorporate fresh fruit into your decor, such as in your centerpieces, on the buffet table or directly onto your wedding cake. Use brightly colored sashes to decorate the guest chairs. Patterns can also be used to play up a March wedding, such as polka dots, stripes and checkers in your wedding colors. We added a table for sweets in lime colors and fresh mint lemonade as your guests visit in the garden....

When guests arrive at your reception, they will be ready to eat. Appetizers allow the guests, as well as the bride and groom, time to mingle comfortably without getting hungry. There are several different one-bite appetizers that work well at a March wedding.

 Offer single-serving berry and cream puddings, bruschetta bites with fresh mozzarella and basil, mini antipasto skewers and stuffed grape tomatoes. Set up cheese boards--with labels for the cheeses--throughout the space. Complement the cheeses with light, crusty breads, as well as cream cheese spreads and such fresh fruits as chilled grapes, blackberries and strawberries. Provide a variety, so there is something that will appeal to every guest, no matter their food preferences or restrictions.

During a March wedding, you should stay away from heavy foods. Chicken, lamb and fish served with steamed veggies and salads are good choices. If you have your heart set on a pasta dish, mashed potatoes or steamy soup, opt for a Tuscan pasta salad, chilled potato salad or gazpacho instead. Garnish the plates with sprigs of rosemary, baby carrots or nuts and edible seeds.

Your Wedding Cake.....Lime Green and White Fondant..with happy polka dots....lemon and rasberry filling with white chocolate cake...

Your Signature Cocktail....A Lime Mojito

In an 8- to 10-ounce glass, combine 20 rinsed fresh mint leaves (each about 1 1/2 in. long) and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar. With a wooden spoon, pound mint leaves with sugar to coarsely crush. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons light rum, 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice; mix well. Fill glass with ice cubes and 4 to 6 tablespoons chilled soda water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

“Love life, engage in it, give it all you've got.
Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back,
 many times over, what you put into it”..Maya Angelou

No comments:

Post a Comment

I so love receiving your thoughts and comments. I also hope you found something that made you smile.