Red Wine Chocolate Frosting-11556

Red Wine Chocolate Frosting

With the advent of Pinterest, the idea of a simple wedding has fallen on the wayside.  Events oozing with immaculate decor is now the standard and you’d be hard pressed to find a fete without some sort of mason jar DIY detail.  But there is something to be said for the understated wedding.  Take for example today’s real nuptials between cuties Kyle and Melody.  This stunningly simplistic outdoor wedding in California would make even the most crafty couple yearn for the simple things in life.  We’ll let photographer Jessica Hensley introduce you to the couple, but make sure to grab …

Drunken S’mores Mousse-11448

Drunken S’mores Mousse

With autumn in full gear, what better way to celebrate the cooler temperatures and changing seasons than with a rustic vineyard wedding.  Featuring a warm palette of maroons, golds, and dark greens, this event perfect example of how subtle fall themes can be simply stunning.  So take a look at all the thoughtful details and get your hands on our uniquely inspired Drunken S’mores Mousse recipe… it’s sure to be a hit around the campfire! DRUNKEN S’MORES MOUSSE INGREDIENTS 1 ounce of dark chocolate 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons of Kahlua 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream 2 …

Honey Apple Chutney-11472

Honey Apple Chutney

Today’s sweet South African couple married in stunning shabby chic style.  From gorgeously eccentric floral arrangements to a pretty pastel palette, their day was the stuff that romantic dreams are made of.  We were so inspired by this gorgeous affair, that we created a Honey Apple Chutney recipe to match their adorable favors.  So make sure to grab the delicious recipe and we’ll let event photographer Christine Murray take it from here: Siraj and Sonya have the type of love that makes you believe in all that’s good in this world. Together they are calm, yet crazy in love. Holding …

Sunflower Biscotti-10235

Sunflower Biscotti

[yumprint-recipe id=’45’]I’ve recently received some emails from brides-to-be who are concerned with the use of flowers for autumn-themed weddings.  In short, they feel that their only options are to use fall leaves as floral arrangements.  Although I’m certainly a sucker for the oranges and reds of the season, why not try sunflowers?  The end of their peak season is in October and they carry with them that overall feel of Autumn decadence.  Don’t believe me?  Then check out this gorgeously styled California bridal shoot and warm up with a crunchy plate of our Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti that was inspired by …

Mascarpone Rainbow Pizza-15381

Mascarpone Rainbow Pizza

If you have been following along with the blog, then you are well aware that October was National Pizza Month. Yes, awesome. I know. And to celebrate that sacred month of observance, I teamed up with Mama Mary’s® to bring you two sponsored recipe posts: the first was the seasonally appropriate Spicy Harvest Pizza and the second is today’s Mascarpone Rainbow Pizza. You heard me right… Rainbow. Pizza. And yes, I know it’s already November but who said we can’t drag this out a bit longer?! As previously admitted, pizza is a weekly dinner staple in my household. It’s easy to whip …

Apricot Cupcakes with Saffron Frosting-11540

Apricot Cupcakes with Saffron Frosting

Autumn is the perfect time for two of our favorite hobbies… romance and baking!  Today’s post perfectly captures this lovely pairing with cutie pie fiances Mariah and Matt.  Capturing the magic of fall, their gorgeous engagement session inspired today’s delicious recipe – apricot cupcakes with saffron frosting. Photographer Mallory Ruggiero sets the scene: I first met Mariah when we were in elementary school. We grew up together in the same town, so I was beyond honored when she contacted me to photograph her wedding. When discussing when to take their engagement photos, fall seemed like the perfect time to do so! …

Salted Caramel & Amaretto Pot de Creme-11601

Salted Caramel & Amaretto Pot de Creme

Autumn is the ideal time for a romantic, rustic affair.  Antlers, exposed wood beams, wildflower bouquets… it’s a lovely season for natural decor.  Adam and Kate’s Tennessee farm nuptials are a prime example of this styling.  From the venue to the floral arrangements, they’ve got the look covered.  So check out this amazingly inspired event and grab our Salted Caramel and Amaretto Pot de Creme recipe dreamed up after their fabulous dessert table.   [yumprint-recipe id=’68’] Photographer:  Nyk + Cali, Wedding Photographers//Caterer: Chef Penelope’s Catering//Event Planner:Firefly Events//Transportation:Matchless Transportation//Cinema and Video: Matt G Video//Other Location: Mint Springs Farm//Makeup Artist:One10 Hair and …

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apples-10227

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apples

Some kids are born into British royalty, some into money, but little Elijah was born into ridiculous creativity!  For cutie pie Eli’s first birthday, his mom decided to center the festivities around his birth month of October.  Styled and photographed by the uber talented parent, this is one birthday that’s going to be hard to match.  Complete with a gourde theme, beautiful details, and a dreamy rustic setting, you’ll be wishing you were born into this creative family!  Adding our own twist the festivities, we were inspired to create a Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apple recipe to match little Elijah’s wonderful …