Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spotlight on "Vintage Confections"

Stuffing an Easter basket or satisfying a sweet-tooth? We can hardly resist these gorgeous gems from Chicago-based Vintage Confections

From their mint-chocolate-chip lollipops to their whimsical candied moustaches to their series of candied birth gems, we're going crazy-for-Cocoa-Puffs over their inventive selection. They even serve up corn-syrup-free lollipops in fun flavors like citrus blossom, pomengranate, almond, clove and peppermint. I am hoping to find their rose-water marshmallows in my mother's day package (hint, hint)...We're also a big fan of their caramel collection (can you say, Lavendar Caramel!) and their monogram line which features 3" candied letters and numbers. What a great caketopper!

Right now, they're running a sweet promotion: get a free 1/4 lb. of ANY caramel of your choosing with ANY $10 order. Just put FREECARAMELS in 'notes to seller' on their Etsy shop checkout along with the caramel of your choosing. They'll include it free with your order!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dinner Mints, Pistachio & Pink Champagne

We've just about wrapped up prep for this weekend's country-meets-city weekend wedding--and all the tiny details of planning two-weddings-in-one have come together. Friday night, our couple will share an intimate ceremony at an inn overlooking the vineyards of the North Fork of Long Island. Saturday, we'll make a mad dash back to the City that Never Sleeps for a raucous celebration! You bet, we'll be posting pictures of our ying-and-yang receptions. Think buttery yellows and sage green for the ceremony and farm-to-fork dinner reception, followed by luscious lipstick shades of red and shimmery gold and crystal for our night out on the town!

Needless to say, we're *busy* at Chandelier, rolling out Spring events and deep into our blockbuster Fall. But, as the calm sets in for the night, we can't help but indulge ourselves. Hey, what can I say--we can't get enough! It's like planning our own weddings, over and over again.

So, here is the first of our inspiration spotlights--brought to you, fresh-cut, in spring shades that invoke sweet auras of dinner mint pastels, pistachio greens, and delicate pink champagne. From a pink tulle Vera Wang wedding gown to long flowing blush chiffon bridesmaids (in a wedding styled by our friend Annie Lee and photographed by Caroline Tran) to this gorgeous bouquet featuring frayed-edge tulips! Just dreaming about the wedding we could create in these hues ....

Oh well, back to reality! Signing off for another whirlwind weekend... see you on the other side of the altar.