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Jan


This is one of my favorite winter wedding shoots…by the one and only, Jennifer Driscoll. It’s a bit of a blast from the past (taken in December of last year), but I had to revisit this one. Here are a few of my favorites….

Click here to see more images from Marina and Adam’s wedding on Jennifer’s blog.


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Jan


I found these deliciously winter inspired treats on one of my favorite sites, Martha Stewart Weddings (love that woman!). Enjoy!

Snowy Pinecone Wedding Cake

Snowy Pinecone Wedding Cake

Fondant that has been tinted ice blue blankets this cake, like snow in the shadows cast by a winter sun. Real pinecones flecked with royal icing and glistening with sanding sugar are accented with finely wrought chocolate pine needles; they add a natural-looking texture to the cake’s modern lines.

Snowflake Wedding Cake

Snowflake Wedding Cake

This cake is as magical as the season’s first flurry. Snowflakes made from royal icing are miniature at the top of the cake and larger at the bottom, giving the impression of a gracefully drifting snowfall. The tiers are frosted smoothly with Swiss meringue to resemble tightly packed snow.

Eggs in Nests Wedding Confection

Eggs in Nests Wedding Confection

These egg desserts, made with delicious white chocolate, will remind you of the snow storm outside as they warm up your taste buds.

End-of-Wedding Treat

End-of-Wedding Treat

End your celebration with a few oohs (as in diminutive doughnuts) and aahs (as in the delighted response they’re sure to evoke) by passing out these traditional breakfast treats as a dessert with coffee service, either skewered on coffee spoons or set in dainty piles. Any way you serve them, guests are sure to circle back for more.

Individual Coconut Wedding Souffles

Individual Coconut Wedding Souffles

White treats are just right for a winter wedding, while the coconut flavor gives just enough sweet nostalgia for the summer months.

Comfort-Food Hors d'Oeuvres

Comfort-Food Hors d’Oeuvres

Macaroni and cheese becomes an elegant passed appetizer when served in dainty ramekins. Our version features sharp white cheddar and Gruyere.

Snowflake Wedding Favor

Snowflake Wedding Favor

Capture these delicate symbols of winter’s beauty in dough, and share them with your wedding guests. Gingerbread cookies, piped with royal icing and highlighted with sugar and nonpareils, are perfect snacks for the post-reception ride home or the day after the wedding.

Candy Olive Wedding Favor

Candy Olive Wedding Favor

Echo the rustic olive theme of your wedding-day appetizers with chocolate olives bundled as favors for guests to take home.

Wedding Dragee Compote

Wedding Dragee Compote

Dragees have a long history at weddings, and a paper compote (above) in the center of each table lets your guests be a part of the tradition.


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Jan


One of my dearest friends, Jamie Vester, has captured another adorable engagement session. This could be one of my favorites!


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Jan


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 117 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 397 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 313mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 13th with 87 views. The most popular post that day was Real Weddings: Ryan and Nicole.

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The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, tenthirteendesign.com, en.wordpress.com, wedding.ebonito.com, and Private networks.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for invitation booklets, indiana historical society wedding, beautiful booklets, indiana historical society, and indiana historical society wedding photos.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1. Real Weddings: Ryan and Nicole December 2010
2. About TEN:THIRTEEN design November 2009
3. Spotlight: Indiana Historical Society June 2010
4. Beautiful Invitation Booklets June 2010
5. Real Weddings: Ryan + Lindsey July 2010


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Jan


Who knew a white wedding could be so dramatic! Check out these photos I found on The Inspired Bride blog!

Images from Call Me Cupcake.