Wedding Donuts

One of my brides this year wanted to do something a little bit different. She wanted donuts for her wedding day. I am always up for a new challenge so I was happy to accept!

Since I don’t normally bake donuts myself I ordered them from a local bakery in bulk and just took on the decorating and display. I was incredibly happy with this choice. The donuts were consistent and took to the icing quite well and due to their stickier nature I was able to transport them right on the stand.

Wedding Donuts

The recipe I used for the glaze was simple- icing sugar and milk. I combined those 2 ingredients together until I got the thickness I needed to dip them. I was hoping for a dark burgundy for some of them, unfortunately the icing didn’t really take to the colouring… But I was still happy with the overall look of the display!

Wedding Donuts

To keep some dessert tradition in place for this event we also did a “donut” cake for cutting. I matched it to the pink/burgundy donuts and garnished it with some silk roses.

"donut" cake for cutting

I’m hopeful this dessert choice will trend as it was so much fun! I’m personally not a big sweets person (to eat) but if I showed up at a wedding that had donuts I’d be thrilled!

Life is a Picnic: Marriage Survival Kit

One of my best friends is getting married this month! Lots of work has been put into the big day. Her and her fiancee have been together for years and years so when it came to choosing a gift for her bridal shower it was a little tricky- these aren't your traditional bride and groom. They are quite established and don't need anything. They honestly didn't even bother with a registry. So I wanted to get them something they could use along with something thoughtful, I headed over to my favorite site Pinterest and started doing some research.

Life is a Picnic: Marriage Survival Kit. I made the card envelope into the title of the gift.

Life is a Picnic: Marriage Survival Kit. I made the card envelope into the title of the gift.

I stumbled across Creative "Try" Alls Blog where they had an adorable picnic inspired themed bridal shower gift.

I loved it so I took it and ran with it! (Of course tweaking it and making it my own)

I used a fabric cooler to pack everything together- my main focus was making sure everything had a useful purpose and a meaningful one.

 

Marriage Survival Kit

I filled it with 4 picnic related items plus a book I grabbed off Amazon.

1. Sandwich containers with a note: Fresh is Best, Don't Let your Love Go Stale.

2. 2 Water bottles and;

3. Crystal Light Lemon Lime water flavoring (Because I couldn't find the lemonade mixes ANYWHERE in the grocery store...) and a note: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.

Marriage Survival Kit

4. An Ice pack with a note: Keep Your Cool

Marriage Survival Kit

Lastly I found this adorable book on Amazon and there's a link below if you'd like to check it out (I may receive a small commission if you purchase the book from my link.)

Marriage Survival Kit

The thing that I loved about this book was that it wasn't just about "advice" but it also intergrated well wishes and happy thoughts. Since I, nor most of the rest of our friends group are not married yet I wanted something that would be mainly about wishing the couple well and something that they could look back at and smile. This book was the winner of that.

Marriage Survival Kit

All together this made an adorable and affordable gift with TONS of usefulness.

Practical Bridal Shower Gifts