Fab Find! Shari’s Berries Hand-Dipped Champagne Strawberries

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Just when you thought chocolate-dipped strawberries couldn’t get any better, here are Shari’s Berries Hand-Dipped Champagne Strawberries.

How gorgeous are these beauties?! I just received my 20% off brochure in the mail from Shari’s Berries [I’ve sent chocolate-covered strawberries as gifts in the past, and ordered platters for my parties, so I know they’re delish!] and I noticed a few new items on their list: with these Champagne Strawberries standing out as the most perfect gift for bridesmaids, a stunning dessert buffet addition, and I would give out-of-town wedding guests a half-dozen of these as their welcome gift in their hotel rooms!

Here are a few details about these indulgent and upscale chocolate-dipped champagne berries in a dozen assortment (and they have lots of different assortments, so go to their page!:)

  • 12 Strawberries Dipped in White Flavored with a Hint of Champagne and Topped with Gold Shimmer Sugar*
  • 12 Strawberries Dipped in White Flavored with a Hint of Champagne and Topped with Gold Swizzles*
  • *Contains no alcohol

This is definitely a fab find! And they’ll work beautifully in any wedding season. And let me remind you to get your wedding coordinator an excellent thank you gift after your wedding – these would be perfect!

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The Mother of the Bride Book, 2nd Edition is Available Now! And 2 copies are up for Giveaways!

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I am SO excited! The 2nd edition of my Mother of the Bride Book is available now! And I’m giving away TWO copies on 12/9 for #WeddingWednesday, so post a comment here or use #weddingmoms on Wednesday to be entered for our random, computer-choice giveaway!

It’s been such a long time since my publisher and I began work to update my book, which has long been one of my bestsellers, but badly needed a refreshing. And now, here it is, all shiny and new, and featuring some of my favorite wedding experts’ top tips for the mother of the bride (and step-mother of the bride!)

I’ve added some new features, such as the top trends in what the mothers are working on for the wedding plans, how they’re bringing so much more valuable stuff to the table than moms of decades ago, my favorite apps, and celebrity fashion designer tips for the moms’ wedding day dresses.

Order your Kindle copy here, and if you’d like a paperback version, Barnes and Noble has it here. (Amazon is fixing the link for the paperback right now!)

And if you’re a wedding pro who wants multiple copies or wants to sell the book in your shop, just contact me via Twitter @sharonnaylorwed, and my sales team at Random House will set you up!

Want a signed copy of the paperback for your mom? I’ll soon be able to sign and send your copy to you!

Thank you so much for taking a look at my book’s ‘makeover,’ and for all your great reviews and support of my books over the past *21* years! I’m entirely grateful to you!

Fab Find! Neiman Marcus Rose Cakes for your Wedding or Bridal Shower

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How stunning are these rose cakes from Neiman Marcus as gorgeous cakes for your wedding, bridal shower or engagement party? I first spotted these in their holiday catalog and fell in love instantly! They’re so elegant and romantic, and it brought back memories of being a little girl asking for extra roses on my birthday cakes. My cousins and I would jockey for the roses at every family birthday party, and we still talk about roses on cakes now that we’re in our 30s and 40s.

Here are some details on these cakes:

Details

  • Four layers.
  • Pink-tinted white frosting perfectly swirled to look like roses.
  • Finished with edible glitter.
  • Thaw in refrigerator 24 hours before serving.
  • 6″Dia. Serves 8–10.
  • Made in the USA.

 

Allergen Information: Contains dairy and nuts.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Red-Velvet-Rose-Cake/prod161280188/p.prod?eVar4=You%20May%20Also%20Like

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/White-Buttercream-Rose-Cake/prod170140228/p.prod?eVar4=You%20May%20Also%20Like

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Chocolate-Rose-Cake/prod161280171/p.prod?eVar4=You%20May%20Also%20Like

Dune Jewelry Supports the Home Base Program with Sand From Fenway Park used in Jewelry Designs!

Dune Jewelry is proud to announce a new type of “memory to wear.” As The Original Beach Sand Jewelry Company™, we make heirloom quality jewelry and accessories with sand from all over the world!  Now we’ve partnered with the Home Base Program and we’re pairing sand from Fenway Park’s Infield & sterling silver to create one-of-a-kind Necklaces Bracelets and Cufflinks to help support our nation’s heroes. Each piece is handmade in Boston, Massachusetts with 25% of every sale going directly to Home Base.

Fab Find! Godiva Truffle Flights!

Godiva has long been the gold standard of wedding favors, in their little gold ballotins with the pretty ribbons, and I LOVE how brilliant it is for the Godiva team to create Truffle Flights for wedding favors, bridal shower favors, guest welcome baskets, gifts to bridal party members, gifts to wedding coordinators and other wedding experts. So check out the new Truffle Flight flavor collections — my perfect pick today on International Chocolate Day!
”The inspiration behind truffle flights? For truffle lovers to savor
their taste experience, starting with a lighter, delicate truffle
and venturing to the strongest flavors and textures.”
Dark Decadence Truffle Flight

Get ready to embrace your dark side. Make your way from Dark Vanilla Mousse all the way to our new Aztec Spice Truffle, crafted from an ancient recipe that blends 72% cocoa with exotic spices for an intense and unforgettable finish.

Buy any 2 Truffle Flights for $28 or any 3 for $40

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Small, Dark & Handsome
The 72% Dark Chocolate Truffle
”Chef Muret creates his own adventure with this flight by tasting from most intense to milder instead of the other way around. He says, ‘If you love dark chocolate, start with the darkest, most intense and then ease back toward sweeter.”

Nut Case
The Pecan Caramel Truffle
Nut Lovers Truffle Flight

Discover a world of rich roasts and satisfying crunches. The new Salted Almond Truffle kicks off a flavor-filled experience that peaks triumphantly with Maple Walnut and Pistachio.

Buy any 2 Truffle Flights for $28 or any 3 for $40

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”Each flight takes you on a journey, building in aroma, texture and flavor. Enjoy the adventure.”
Heavenly Mousse Truffle Flight

Savor the light-as-air fillings of heavenly mousse.  Start with Dark Vanilla Mousse and end with our divinely inspired Café Au Lait Mousse.

Buy any 2 Truffle Flights for $28 or any 3 for $40

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Espresso Yourself
The Cafe Au Lait Truffle
”Overall, this flight experience provides a different type of up and down, starting off mellow, intensifying to a bright fruit profile, mellowing down, and then spiking back up with an intense coffee finish.”

Well, I Do Declair!
The Chocolate Eclair Truffle
Milk Chocolate Lovers Truffle Flight

Delight in rich and creamy milk chocolate. From Chocolate Éclair to Hazelnut Crunch, prepare to be amazed.

Buy any 2 Truffle Flights for $28 or any 3 for $40

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”Truffle Flights require your attention: This is a conscience eating and savoring experience. To taste and enjoy everything, you have to be in the moment.”
Cake Truffle Flight

Have your cake – now in six bite-sized flavors. Revel in festive flavors. Start with the celebratory Birthday Cake Truffle filled with vanilla cake mousse and finish with a dreamy Lemon Chiffon CakeTruffle — as the perfect end to the party.

Buy any 2 Truffle Flights for $28 or any 3 for $40

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Smile and Say Cheesecake
The Cheesecake Truffle
”Every truffle tells a story™ of heritage, craftsmanship, flavors, and an occasion that’s about to become special.”

Lava at First Bite
The Chocolate Lava Cake Truffle
Ultimate Dessert Truffle Flight

Inspired by the finest desserts from around the world, this flight begins with Chocolate Éclair before presenting four more sweet creations, leaving you to savor the final Strawberry Crème Tarte Truffle.

Buy any 2 Truffle Flights for $28 or any 3 for $40

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”With each truffle in the flight, imagine yourself rising up a flight of stairs as your taste journey brings you from light and delicate to bold and strong, finishing at the very top. ”

”For more than 85 years, we have been crafting exceptional, high quality chocolate, yet we never grow tired of introducing new, exciting products, like our groundbreaking Truffle Flights. ”

History and Luxury at Ellis Island Weddings!

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Ellis Island is one of the most revered historic locations in the country, and it’s also home to some of the most gorgeous luxury weddings — with a champagne arrival for your guests after a ferry ride gliding them past the NYC skyline, a cocktail party on the grounds of the island (which you get all to yourself, by the way!) an amazing ballroom transformed with spectacular lighting effects and even Broadway performers making your reception unforgettable. Some of the top celebrity planners and best-known NYC wedding designers have created events here, and the night caps off with fireworks over the Statue of Liberty.

Check out Ellis Island Weddings here: http://thestatueofliberty.com/events/ellis-island/

Fab Find! Speak Wedding Flashcards by Wedding Expert and Trend-setter Annie Lee

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In order to create your dream wedding with your wedding professionals, you have to speak their language. They’ve had 30+ years in the bridal industry, and you’re ultra-new to this world that’s far more detailed than you ever imagined. When you learn the lingo, you can share your vision with your wedding pros and understand their comments and questions sent to you.

Grooms? They definitely need Speak Wedding cards to help them communicate with your wedding pros, and with you as you plan the big day.

Helping you speak your wedding pros’ language, is Speak Wedding, the new beginner-level flashcards developed by award-winning, trend-setting wedding expert Annie Lee of Daughter of Design® with artwork from celebrity wedding invitation designer Ceci New York.

Here’s a bit about the cards:

Wedding vernacular seems foreign to those new to nuptials, but with these beginner-level flashcards, anyone can speak Wedding with confidence. Each of these stylish 50 cards developed by wedding expert, Annie Lee of Daughter of Design ® with artwork by Ceci New York, teaches common terminology, abbreviations, and other wedding vocabulary to help familiarize novices with wedding culture and have them sounding like natives in no time. Not only do the cards teach necessary wedding lingo, they also act as a great tool to start conversations on topics like what the Mother of the Groom will wear to the wedding and if the Bride and Groom will want to see each other before the ceremony. Read the wedding term on the front of these two-sided flashcards then flip the card onto its backside for a full explanation, correct usage, pronunciation, and other helpful tips. It’s the perfect gift for a newly engaged couple and a fun new bridal shower trivia game!

Here’s where you can get your Speak Wedding boxed sets: http://www.speakwedding.com/about/