Cozy Winter Wedding

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My goodness, Christmas is less than a week away! How this year has flown. I invite you to slow down and step away from the Christmas chaos for a moment to enjoy this cozy winter wedding shoot. What a privilege it was to work with such a skilled group of people, many of which are the same vendors from the Anne of Green Gables Shoot from earlier this year. We were so excited to hear that like the AGGS this Cozy Winter Wedding would also be published on a popular wedding blog, Green Wedding Shoes!

Rather self-explanatory, the details in this wedding were cozy everything. We used textiles like plaid, velvet and wool, had pies for dessert and even a hot cocoa bar! Megan Hayes captured the inspiration and everyone’s hard work so beautifully, I just love her work!

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I know that God grows the blooms, but oh I love how Crystal from Recycled Love Story arranges them. Her work is fresh, ingenious and wrapped perfectly with her signature velvet ribbon. It’s all about the little details!

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Now moving to my favorite part, the sweets of course! This dessert bar had a full spread of pies and some other delicious treats like pie pops and s’more pops. What’s better than a s’more? Well I must say a s’more on a stick! This is a really great dessert idea for any holiday party, who doesn’t love options!

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Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out our feature on Green Wedding Shoes!

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photography: Megan Hayes Photographer // equipment rentals: A1 Event Rentals // etsy designer: Church House Woodworks // dress store: Cruz’s Bridal // groom attire: J.Crew // hair: Lauren Thurston // makeup: Meredith Bussler // venue: Old Newhall Barn // florals: Recycled Love Story // invitation designer: Sloane Harmony Design // bakery: The Bake Boutique // etsy designer: The Lovely Glass Jar // event planner: Tricia Dahlgren Event

Baby It’s Cold Outside Cookies

It has been getting very chilly here in the high desert this past week; just another reminder that Christmas morning is on its way.
About a month ago I picked up the mitten cookie cutter and I have be itching to make a cookie out of it. Mittens are adorable and remind me of a good ole’ fashion christmas. I love all the amazing designs out there for mittens especially the handstitched, vintage mittens. Here is my inspiration for today’s tutorial:
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Merry Mittens:

You will need:

Mitten cookie cutter (Can be found at Joann’s, Michael’s or most craft stores)

Sugar cookie dough (Scratch or prepared)

Royal Icing (prepared for flooding and outlining)

Small piping tips (sizes 1 and 2 are best for the detail)

Pastry bags (use Karen’s technique for preparing)

Let’s get started… after baking and cooling your cookies. Figure out your color pallete. I chose these festive colors for today’s project.

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Outline your cookie in the evergreen color and then fill it with the flood icing. **Note: Only outline and fill just above the cuff. The next step will explain why.

As you can see I piped every other line with the flood icing, this is to give a textured cuff look. If you prefer your cookie to have a flat cuff then just outline and fill in the entire cookie together.

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I let the icing sit for about an hour (even up to overnight) so that your detail icing doesn’s sink into the flood icing.

To get the vintage look, you will want to add alot of little dots and lines that will resemble hand-stitching. There really is no right way or wrong way just have fun with it. But, if you want to go by the book, here is my step-by-step.

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There you have it! Some adorable Christmas mittens!

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Thanks for stopping by!