Wishlist: Rifle Paper Co Phone Cases + Bridal Party Cards

I like pretty phone cases.  Really!  I feel like my phone is an extension of myself, at times, and if the rest of me has cool accessories, shouldn’t my phone have some also?  Enter: Rifle Paper Co. Phone cases.  These are GORGEOUS!  And don’t worry ladies—they’ve got both iPhone and us Android users covered.  Score!

Clear Lace

Hello Hello

Jardin

Rosa

New York

Paris

Hello Sunshine

 

I think these would make the coolest gifts ever.  Maybe matching ones for all of your bridesmaids?  🙂  And perhaps you could get matching Rifle Paper Bridal Party cards!  (Can you tell that I’m a big fan of Rifle Paper stationary?)

 

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Adorable Heart Lollipops

Yes, yes.  I realize it’s still January.  And February (and Valentine’s Day!) is still a full 30+ days away….  But I stumbled upon these adorableeeeeee heart shaped lollipops from Bailey Ana Cakes and I just had to share!  I’m going to write a big note to myself to make these the weekend before Valentine’s Day.

And here’s the corresponding recipe, from BBC Good Food:

Ingredients

  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 200ml water
  • 2 tsp peppermint essence
  • green food colouring
  • 40 plastic lollipop sticks, or wooden skewers cut into short lengths

Directions:

  1. Put the sugar and cream of tartar into a saucepan with 200ml hot water. Gently heat until the sugar has completely melted, then increase the heat and boil until the mixture reaches the ‘hard crack’ stage on a sugar thermometer (or a small spoonful dropped into cold water sets hard). Remove from heat immediately and swirl in peppermint essence and enough green colouring to give a pale green colour – start by adding just one drop at a time.
  2. Cover a heatproof surface with baking parchment. Using a metal spoon, carefully pour some peppermint syrup onto the paper – roughly ½-1 tbsp per lolly. Push a lolly stick into each. If the syrup becomes too thick, just put the pan back over a gentle heat briefly. But if the syrup is too hot and runny, the shapes won’t be as even so set it aside for a minute. Set lollies until hard.
  3. To clean equipment after lollipop making drop everything back into the pan, fill with water and bring to the boil.

So cute!  I think I’m going to hunt around at local/organic food stores to see if I can make these….mango flavored with a dash of li hing powder!  I’ll still tint them pink though.

*Also, don’t you think that these would be perfect for a bridal shower or a wedding favor?   These would be awesome props to take pictures with as well.  😀

 

Statement Necklaces + Little Borrowed Dress

So, ladies and gents.  I am in a bit of a dilemma.  Our wedding color is green.  Almost like a bright, happy green (that’s not neon).  I imagine this would translate into a very unfriendly-colored bridesmaid dress.  Meh.

I am toying with the idea of pairing a neutral dress (aka something that can actually be worn again) with a very bright, interesting, statement necklace!

Maybe something like:

Statement Peridot Bib Necklace – Aerides Design

…paired with a bright sash?  Maybe.

Here’s something you could do if your color is yellow and your bridesmaids balk at the thought of a yellow dress:

Yellow Statement Necklace – AnnyJewelry

 

If your color is Tiffany Blue:

Mint Blue Stone and Gold Edge Statement Bib Necklace – LoveLikeStyle

 

And speaking of bridesmaid dresses, I recently discovered a really neat site called Little Borrowed Dress.  You can pay $50 to rent a really cute dress with the option to buy it if you really love it (for$150, total).    Maybe this would be helpful for brides with big wedding parties?  Then each of your bridesmaids can wear a different style of dress (to match their personalities) and it’ll be no sweat because they’ll all be the same color!  *whew*  (And did I mention they offer free swatches?)

Little Borrowed Dress

 

Little Borrowed Dress

Little Borrowed Dress

 

 

Wishlist: Stackable Rings

Every week, B and I attend Wedding Workshops put on by the Wedding Cafe.  We sit in a big room full of 100+ other brides and grooms and learn wedding tips!  At the last workshop, I met a really neat bride who wore all these tiny rings on her right hand. It was so neat!

So after a little inspiration, I stumbled upon BlueSunflower’s Etsy shop.  I love her pieces!  I think they’d also make really cute bridesmaid gifts.

Here are my favorites from her ring collection:

Rose Gold Initial Rings – $23

Stacking Rings – $17 each

Gold Textured Stacking Rings (Set of 5) – $77

Double Band Trinity Ring (Russian Wedding Ring) – $77

Bridesmaid Gift: Solemates

I know Winter isn’t traditionally “wedding season” for most people, but in Hawaii, it’s wedding season all year! I’m actually going to a wedding next month!

Besides attending year-round weddings, I also tend to go to a lot of outdoor weddings. At the last one we went to, I wore my favorite shoes–these black slingback pumps with a stiletto heel. They are AWESOME–unless you are standing on a lawn. I SANK. I tried to stand on my tip-toes but I ended up poking all these tiny holes into the grass. Oops.

Thank goodness for Soulmates!

You know, the other kind of sole?  (Haha?)  I think these would be great to give your bridesmaids if you’re having an ourdoor wedding.  Don’t forget to pick up a pair for yourself!  I’m definitely going to swing by the Wedding Cafe to pick up a pair.

They don’t look too obvious, do they?

P.S. The Wedding Cafe is located at Ward Warehouse. They’re definitely a one-stop-shop when it comes to all of your wedding needs!