The New Wedding Garnish – Fruit!


fruit cake RGW

What’s old is new again…there’s a new garish in Wedding Town — fruit!  While fruit has always been a staple in the wedding world, is has gained a more prominent position as of late as a focal point.  Think about it, almost any color scheme you choose for your wedding, there is an accompanying fruit and color to go with it!  Or maybe you want to include many colors?  That’s just the approach the bride used for the above cake.  I love how she used fruit to garnish her cake instead of flowers.


“Fruit Carvers” are becoming the hot new vendor.  They are true artisans.  And unlike ice sculptures, these gorgeous fruit carvings won’t melt!  While the above fruit display is lovely, the bananas are a little too brown for my taste…

Do you really want to incorporate fruit?  How about a fruit bouquet like the one below?  While pretty, I’d be afraid it would stain my lovely white wedding dress, or those of my guests, who wanted to give me a hug with my bouquet in hand!


Are your wedding colors pink or red?  Then the raspberry cocktail and display are for you!  Just make sure the berries are purchased last minute – nothing worse than over-ripe berries…unless too ripe bananas  🙂


Apparently, my daughter was ahead of the curve when she chose home-grown California tangerines are her “Escort” card holders.  My mom and dad shipped over 200 tangerines from their neighbor’s tree for her to use. As the shelf life isn’t over long for these lovelies, we were very fortunate to have had few casualties.  I highly recommend a consumable like the tangerines for escort cards…always good to have a dual purpose – a name holder AND a tasty snack.



Above two photos: Hannah Colt Photos

New Wedding Trends For 2016


New Wedding Trends For 2016.  What’s new and what’s new AGAIN! According to, there are several new wedding trends that we can look forward to in 2016.  A few… I have already mentioned in previous posts. Click on the link for more info.  Wedding Trends 2016 Part I

Above Photo: Photographer: Jessica Hill Photography.

One of the biggest, the backless wedding dress!  Do you like it ladies?  I’m not sure…I think it would depend on the bride’s age and body type.  Remember…just because a style is “In” doesn’t mean it’s right for you!


image: Lady Kitty Spencer Instagram

‘Dress As You Like Bridesmaids’  I love this look.  I first mentioned it in my ‘The New Bridesmaid‘ post.  If you’d like to read it, click on the link!  Not only would it be a money saving factor for the bridesmaids, it would also give them the option of choosing a style and color that best suits them.


‘Brunch Weddings’

A GREAT idea.  It seems like the evening black tie affair may be a thing of the past. New wave weddings may feature brunch events.  Another money saving option!  The cost of the meal may be reduced, venue fees less, and I’d imagine guests would partake of fewer alcohol beverages.  If you’d like to read about more money saving ideas for weddings, click on the following links: Wedding On a Tiny Budget, Wedding On a Tiny Budget – Part II and Wedding On a Tiny Budget – Part III

‘Cascading Bouquets’

What’s old is new again?  When I was married 32 years ago, bridal bouquets were more like the above photo.  When my two daughters were married in 2014 and 2105, the more rounded bouquet was the ‘go to style’.  According to, that is passé.  Above is my own bouquet.  Below it’s featured along with my handsome groom.  🙂