BRIDAL SHOWER GAMES // GUESS THE BRIDE’S AGE DOWNLOADS & PDFS

Wedding season is upon us and for those of you who are throwing bridal showers, Atiliay’s has instant downloads as well as customized “Guess the Bride’s Age!” PDF game set ups available in the Etsy shop!  Each set comes with the game sign, answer cards, and numbers to clip to your photos. It’s a fun way to celebrate the bride and cute decor for the shower as well!  Browse the BRIDAL, WEDDING, EVENTS section in the shop for more as well as photos of the game all set up!

This chalkboard set was just added– I will forever love anything chalkboard!
It’s perfect for the rustic wildflower adorned shower!

A portion of proceeds from each download goes to Schools for Salone, a non-profit revitalizing Sierra Leonean communities, empowering children, and improving socioeconomic conditions for families, communities, and future generations. {SchoolsForSalone.org}

Chalkboard Guess the Bride's Age Game Available in Atiliay's Etsy Shop

Chalkboard Guess The Bride's Age Game Available In Atiliay's Etsy Shop

Chalkboard Guess The Bride's Age Game Available In Atiliay's Etsy Shop

ARISA + LUKE’S VEGAN LEMON WEDDING CAKE

Arisa + Luke's Wedding Cake

I am so happy to be able to be part of such a beautiful celebration of this gorgeous couple’s love via cake! :)  This was a 3 tiered lemon cake with cream cheese frosting and it was all vegan!  The cake is finished with gold trim and fresh white orchids.

Photographs are courtesy of Erich Chen Photography and for the full wedding post, visit Erich Chen Photography’s blog (there are so many breathtaking photos, if you love weddings, you must check it out)!  I also want to mention how beautiful the venue is–  I scoped out the scene the night before to get ready for the delivery and we drove up to trees lit up with flowing lights dangling down from the branches, the best word to describe it was enchanting!

I also wanted to share with you that this will be the last cake order I will be fulfilling– I am officially retiring from the world of cakes to focus on creating paper goods and sharing vegan recipes and ideas on this blog! But I am really happy with how this turned out and being able to be part of Arisa and Luke’s special day.

Hope you enjoy and thank you to all of you who have been so supportive of my cake venture from day 1, 6 years ago!  It is greatly appreciated.  It has been a really fun, stressful, and interesting journey that has allowed me to experience lots of new opportunities and meet wonderful people!  If you’d like to see my previous cakes, they will still be up over at the cake blog: SweetCatastropheCakes.blogspot.com.

I leave you with a photo tutorial of how you cut a wedding cake:

Cutting the cake!

Uh oh!  Someone is in trouble!

Cake in hair!

:)

And of course I had to include a picture of the beautiful lights,  I love how the glow softly lights up their silhouettes!

Beautiful couple, beautiful lighting

Congrats Arisa + Luke!  Wishing you both many years of laughter, love, and happiness!

WHAT’S NEW // MUSIC RECIPE CARDS

Music Note Recipe Cards

Music Themed Recipe Card + Custom Stamp

Music Themed Recipe Card & Custom Stamp

I recently received a request for music themed recipe cards for a bridal shower and had a lot of fun designing it!  Each card is reminiscent of sheet music and the top edge is adorned with block printed music notes.  Now with the help of her friends, this bride will be making music in the kitchen!

This order also included a custom 4″ x 2″ vertical music notes / symbol stamp– I am excited to see what is created with it!

In honor of the bride-to-be, a portion of proceeds will from these recipe cards will be donated to The American Cancer Society.  I am glad we are able to contribute to and support the fight against cancer.

Wishing Christina an amazing bridal shower and thank you Cherish for this order!

If you would like to purchase and customize these invitations for your event, please check out this listing in atiliay’s Etsy shop.  If you would like something similar with different details, please send me an email at hi.atiliay (at) gmail (dot) com so we can start collaborating! 

Custom Music Notes & Symbols Stamp

Update: Check out how the stamped was used-
I love the creativity and music theme behind this Bridal Shower! 

How the music notes stamp was used

ETSY ROUND UP // SUMMER WEDDING

Rustic, outdoors, and handmade with love.  Some of my favorite finds for a summer wedding by talented folks on Etsy.

Etsy Round Up // Summer Wedding

Top to bottom, left to right: Peach Floral Halo via twigcaprice /// Mason Jar Chandelier via  Boots N Gus /// Rustic Vintage Style Wire Basket via Teal Fields /// Chalkboard Wedding Signs via Bragging Bags /// Rustic Escort Cards via Fairyfolk Weddings /// Rustic Centerpiece Wedding Box via Succulents Galore /// 16″ Rustic Wood Tree Slice Cake Base or Cupcake Stand via Postscripts ///  Wedding Sparkler Send Off Sign via Weddings By Jamie (I love sparklers!)

PS: Don’t forget that the SimplyBridal veil giveaway is going on right now!  Head over here to enter!

PPS: I have spent hours of my life scrolling through pages and pages of beautiful, creative, fun, and unique weddings over at Green Wedding Shoes!  If you love DIY and breathtaking photography, head on over ASAP!

GIVEAWAY // SIMPLY BRIDAL VEIL

VP Kangas Photography

 

Ben Chrisman Photography

Bobby Earl PhotographyThree different veils, three different looks, three lovely moments.

I am very excited to announce this veil giveaway courtesy of SimplyBridal.com!  Based in Los Angeles, CA, SimplyBridal is about making your wedding process easy and accessible.  Their goal is to provide every bride with a custom wedding dress she has always dreamed of wearing on her special day.  I love that SimplyBridal offers high quality products that are price conscious because we all know how easily weddings can add up!

SimplyBridal started with wedding dresses and has now expanded to include jewelry and accessories as well, including veils.  The more I see photos of brides in veils, the more I fall in love with them!  It can be the finishing touch you need before you go walking down the aisle and they make for such romantic, breathtaking, and fun props for your wedding photos.

Here’s your chance to win a veil from SimplyBridal’s collection!  

From French netting to lace to beads in many different lengths,  you will get to pick the perfect one for you from their wide variety of styles.

To enter, comment on this post and tell me which veil is your favorite from their collection .  Get an extra entry for telling me which wedding dress is your favorite!

Don’t forget to like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for great wedding tips and ideas, products, and more!  The giveaway ends on Friday, August 2nd and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced Saturday, August 3rd.  If you have won, I will email you to confirm the veil you would like and additional details on receiving it.

Good luck!

Photography credit (from top to bottom): V-P Kangas, Chrisman Studios, and Bobby Earl .

WHAT’S NEW // BRIDAL SHOWER INVITES

Block print + watercolor bridal shower invites with matching recipe cards

Block print + watercolor bridal shower invites

Handmade bridal shower invitations with recipe cards

I am really excited to share with you a new project I just finished working on!  They are floral and butterfly bridal shower invites that are individually block printed and finished with watercolors.  They also come with matching recipe cards and envelopes stamped with a matching butterfly.

It was great working with the Maid of Honor to come up with a product that really reflects the Bride for her special day- that process and making an item unique is definitely one of my favorite parts of any project!  We incorporated butterflies because they have a special meaning for the Bride and her grandmother.  Yellow is her favorite color and the Bridesmaid dresses are a a pinkish burgundy color so we added those in the watercolors.

We also wanted to carry out the food / recipe theme throughout the items and I really liked the way the Maid of Honor incorporated it into the text on the invitations.  We also decided to relate the donation aspect of this project back to food as well.  I will be donating 10% of proceeds to the North Texas Food Bank in honor of this Texan Bride-to-be!  The North Texas Food Bank’s mission is to pursue a hunger-free community.  The donation will help to provide 32 meals that will be delivered to children, seniors, and families within North Texas.  I am really happy to be able to make this donation and that it was made possible by such a wonderful celebration!

I truly loved making these and making sure every guests receives something that is hand made with thought and love.  Hope you enjoy them as well!

If you would like to purchase and customize these invitations for your event, please check out this listing for invites and this listing for recipe cards in atiliay’s Etsy shop.  If you would like something similar with different details, please send me an email at hi.atiliay (at) gmail (dot) com so we can start collaborating! 

Block printed invites and cards- waiting for the ink to dry...

Block printed invites and recipe cards covering every inch of work space so the ink can dry!

Painted invites drying on the piano

Painted invites above, I found another place to lay them out on– the piano!  Painted recipe cards below.  I laid out and overlapped as many as possible then went down the line painting.

Recipe cards, laid out and painted

Floral and butterfly block printed invites and recipe cards!The finished product!