Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

First Comes Love, Then Comes Links: 2/3/11

Photo from Bakerella

Anna-Marie here, with part one of a hyperlink homage to one of my very favorite holidays. This week, a few ways to add heart to your kitchen, wardrobe, and wedding.

Heart Measuring Spoons

For favors or just for the baking drawer, these add a little extra love to recipes.

Vintage Graphics for Valentine’s Day

What’s more romantic than a handmade valentine? I’m revisiting the Graphics Fairy to direct you to her collection of Valentine-themed clip art. So break out the construction paper and make like it’s second grade.

How to Make a Floral Fascinator

Fascinators have taken the wedding world by storm (and satin, and silk…); if they’re giving you sticker shock, here’s a DIY tutorial. For weddings, I’m more of a veil girl (blame the lace mantillas in old family photographs), but this one might steal my heart.

‘I Love You’ Ballet Flats

These cream-colored ballet flats would be perfect with an off-white wedding dress, and would see you through countless dates after. Plus, you can’t beat the price. (Note: TopShop seems to be out of these at the moment, but I’m keeping an eye on the site.)

Organic Bouquet

All organic and sustainably grown, Organic Bouquet offers a wide selection of cut flowers, as well as potted plants and wreaths for every season. My picks: Lavender Roses, the Mini Blood Orange Tree, and the Rustic Rose Wreath.

Single-Girl Things to Do Before You Marry

If Valentine’s Day gives you couples’ overload, check out this tongue-in-cheek list. I object to a couple (the suggestion to use a lot of water; the assumption that all women have their weddings paid for by their parents), but I also have a couple favorites (painting the walls pink; naming a cat Snowflake).

Valentine’s Day Cake Chocolates

Valentine’s desserts don’t get more beautiful than this. Just as wonderful: Bakerella’s detailed instructions.


When Anna-Marie isn’t searching the blogs, she’s writing romance stories, cooking for her wife, or freelancing as a cake decorator and floral designer.

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