My Little Flower Shop Wedding Centerpiece Goes To A “Kate Spade” Party

A modern wedding centerpiece from our website was featured in a blog today about translating your favorite clothing designer’s “look” into a look for an event. Our wedding centerpiece was put on an inspiration board for a Kate Spade-styled event.  How delightful!  Thanks to Dana from Big City Farm Girl, and to Lindsay from Pinklet and C for including us in this fun concept.

Reposted from Pinklet and C

Hi Everyone, I’m Dana – fashion lover, DIY enthusiast, blogger over at Big City Farm Girl, and good friend of Lindsey’s! I’m super excited to be posting over here at Pinklet and C. I wanted to make my post both fun and inspirational and came up with the idea of translating one of my favorite designers into an awesome party. When a designer creates a collection it needs to be cohesive, inspirational, eye catching, and make everyone go “wow.” Well don’t you want the same reaction when throwing a dinner party, birthday celebration, or bridal shower? Incorporating a certain designer’s aesthetic is a way to make your party both  fun and fashionable. One of my favorite designers out there right now is Kate Spade. I’m in love with her bold, gorgeous, bright pieces and jewel tone accessories and of course classic polka dot prints. So why not take this look and plan a party around in?


*all images from kate spade

If you’re looking for an easy DIY, colorful centerpiece check out these that I put together for a friend’s bridal shower!
Now who doesn’t want to throw a party based on their favorite designer?
Thanks Lindsey for having me over here at Pinklet and C. I would love for everyone to stop by my blog and say hello!

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Wedding Centerpiece Peace Of Mind

One day, a bride arrived at My Little Flower Shop in complete panic mode. People were asking about her wedding centerpieces, and everyone was horrified to learn that (gasp!) she had no earthly idea.

Her mother had obviously watched too many Katherine Heigel movies about girls longing for the big day, and having detailed plans worked out in their heads. The rest of the craziness making this poor girl feel underprepared must have been a combination of pressure from the bridal magazines, wedding shows, and probably well-meaning friends and family just wanting to feel like they are a part of things.

Centerpieces on a tablescape from a wedding at the Viceroy, Palm Springs

But here’s the point: if you don’t know what you want…that’s ok. You’ll still have a beautiful wedding. As you settle in to the role of “bride-to-be” you’ll find inspiration all over the place. Hotel lobbies, elegant department stores, anywhere you like the “feel” of, get that phone out and snap a few photos. Soon enough you’ll have an idea of what you love, and what you hate.

So resist the idea that you must know, right away exactly what everything will look like. Let it go, and embrace some Wedding centerpiece Peace of Mind

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The Stressed Bride Asks, Do They Make Wedding Centerpieces Out Of Cookies?

Truth be told, you can find a centerpiece made out of anything you want, as these baby shower masterpieces demonstrate.  (personally, I would throttle friends who decorated a party in my honor with poop receptacles).

But as wedding planning progresses, stress can start to get the better of you.  And many of us, when stressed, start munching.  The sticky point is that the very reason brides are stressed, is an event where they want to look their best. Not exactly the time to pick up the family size package of Oreos, is it?

Long before my wedding, I completed the Weight Watchers program to “lifetime” status. After that, WW encourages you to come once a month, and stay on top of your eating habits.  And so when I got engaged, I was within shooting distance of my goal weight. With Weight Watchers’ support, I got to where I wanted to be, and had the support to make sure I stayed there.  They aren’t paying me or anything – this is straight from the heart: If you have some weight to lose, for your wedding or any other reason and want to do it in a healthy way, I highly recommend Weight Watchers.

As for those wedding centerpiece cookies, I’m including this Weight Watchers cookie recipe that, whether you’re on the program or not, is a much better option than diving for the Double Stuffs.  All things in moderation of course, but healthier recipes are a good way to start.

Be well, and love well.


Weight Watchers Caramel Cookies- 1point plus/cookie

½ cup unsalted butter

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Cup flour

¾ Cup flour, whole wheat

¼ tsp table salt

½ tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and beat thoroughly. Scrape dough out of bowl and onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Roll dough into a log, about 2.5 inches wide. Completely wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 20 minutes or up to overnight.  Cut dough into 1/8 inch slices and arrange on ungreased cookie sheets 1 inch apart. Bake until lightly browned around edges, about 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on sheet 1 minute, then remove to wire rack to cool.


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