Rustic Elegant Shabby Chic Wedding Dessert Table

January 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Weddings

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Yolanda of Kiss Me Kate recently styled a gorgeous Rustic and Elegant Shabby Chic Wedding Dessert Table for her client in Australia.  I love how Yolanda freshened up the burlap and kraft paper tones with pops of yellow and then live elements such as the greenery, succulents and flowers.

I can see this scheme being used for a baby shower or engagement party, too!  Read on for more of the fabulous photos and details.

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I adore the hanging flower jars on the gorgeous terrace….

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rustic wedding ideas

We designed these printable cupcake toppers and I love how Yolanda requested the pop of yellow on the kraft paper background.

rustic cupcakes

What a fun way to display cupcakes in the wooden crate…. I love how there were the cookie pirouettes sticking out of the cupcakes to add that natural color to tie in the scheme…


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Gorgeous custom cookies with the bride and groom’s initials stamped.

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Precious and lovely cake pops adorned with our printable flags.

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What a darling way to dress up milk bottles…. burlap, lace and buttons….

burlap drink bottles


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The wooden yellow hearts hanging on the fronts of the jars helps add another element of the wood.


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I love the idea of the succulents as favors and adore how Yolanda clipped our printable favor tag on with a clothespin.


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Gorgeous job, Yolanda!

Styling and Concept: Yolanda of Kiss Me Kate
Printable tags, labels, cupcake toppers, favor tags: Anders Ruff

Giveaway: $75 Store Credit to Blume Box

August 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Giveaway

 I just love fresh flowers for both the smell and the look! My neighbor has the most beautiful blue azaleas that I pick every June to use as the focal point of my daughters birthday party (thanks Nicki!) I put them everywhere, but because I don’t have the room to store 15 flower vases I usually end up using bowls or stemless wineglasses to hold my bouquets. It works and fits the bill, but this weeks sponsor, Blumebox, has the BEST eco-friendly product that will keep my wine glasses and bowls available for their intended purposes! One of you will be receiving a $75 store credit to Blumebox, but your Blume Boxes won’t have to hold just flowers!

This is what Whitney, of Blumebox, had to say about their super unique product:  “Here at blumebox we love being able to help create amazing events by providing an eco-friendly container option.  Blumeboxes are cardboard vases available in 4 different sizes and 19 color options producing endless possibilities for all occasions.  We offer fabulous accessories to customize your blumebox with paper ribbons, scalloped cards, and boas.  And we have just introduced our newest product our cake pop/lollipop insert that fits into our 4” blumebox for the perfect party display for any treat on a stick.”

Check out their ideas in blume tab where you can see some really creative ways blumeboxes can be used.  From cake pedestals to brooch bouquets the ideas are so fun and innovative!

This weeks winner was Kristie Backhaus!  Congratulations!!

Here’s how to enter for a chance to win a $75 gift card to Blumebox:

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Stunning Gold and Silver Mimco Bridal Event

Can you say gorgeous?  Kiss with Style always has something beautiful up their sleeve!  Recently, Mimco (a high end fashion line in Australia), hired Yolanda and Kate to style a bridal event in their boutique.

Mimco launched a dedicated bridal range earlier this year and ran a promotion to “win the ultimate bridal high tea”.  The brides were to post photos of themselves and their bridesmaids and explain why they were chosen by the bride.  The winner got to experience this lovely high tea party in the store and decorate the entire bridal party in Mimco. (Sounds fabulous, right!?)

The entire event was so lovely!  Of course the styling and desserts were top notch.  I adore the gold and silver tones.  We designed the printables for the event and are so excited to share the lovely photography…

Impeccable desserts… impeccable styling.  Kiss Me Kate…. always outdoing themselves!

Most adorable cookies ever!

Gold shimmer cake pops…. almost too pretty to eat.

Stunning, stunning work Yolanda and Kate!

Visit Kiss with Style.

Wedding Feature: A Dessert Table by Amy Nichols Special Events

February 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Dessert Tables, Parties, Printable Packages

Amy Nichols Special Events is a full-service event and wedding planning company based in San Francisco, California. Recently, Amy was asked by Lisa Quinn of Home with Lisa Quinn (on The Live Well Network) to design a pink and green themed dessert table for a wedding feature. We were thrilled to design for Amy the labels for the occasion. Even if you’re not hungry, you will be after you see these candies and desserts. We love this preppy twist and know you will too! Thanks Amy for letting us share with our readers your elegant table. You can read more about Amy’s events on her blog here.

I LOVE the green & pink poms above the dessert table

The cake pops from Sweet Lauren Cakes are mouthwatering

Amy used meringues from Trader Joe’s as an inexpensive “filler” for her table

These green minted malt balls are PERFECT for this theme

Yummy mini pink doughnuts

Custom cupcakes made by Cake Couquette

Candy courtesy of The Candy Store

Simple, elegant and fun!

Thanks Amy!!

Romantic Valentine’s Day Printable Collection

{Team Collaboration} Presenting: Anders Ruff Custom Designs, Calligraphy by Jennifer and LMG Events

Our Romantic Valentine Printable Collection was so much fun to design as we joined forces this season with the beautiful and very talented:

Jennifer Gillespie
from Calligraphy by Jennifer


Mara Marian-Hardwood
from LMG Events

Jennifer sent us hand-written Valentine words in her stunning calligraphy, and we turned it into vector graphics to use on our printable designs. We just LOVED the styling of her work, and knew that incorporating her talent was just what we needed for this romantic collection.

We then teamed up with party stylist and event planner, Mara, who printed the collection and used the graphics to enhance her Romantic Valentine Wedding photoshoot.

She put such a gorgeous spin on our graphics, and the end results were breath-taking.

Wouldn’t this collection be just perfect for a bridal shower, or a night at home with your special someone? It also, can be used for family valentine’s day parties as well!

We just L-O-V-E how Mara mixed elements of old with a modern twist…

All the calligraphy words were”Calligraphy by Jennifer” originals!
Mara used our fold-over labels as full-length to give a dramatic look – so fun!

Thanks ladies for a fabulous collaboration!


Styling, Design & Florals: LMG Events (
Photography: Chudleigh Weddings (
Bride’s Dress: Lela Rose at Lily & Iris (
Hair & Makeup: Studio Enizio (
Venue: Lily & Iris Boutique (
Pastries: La Bonne Vie Patisserie within Grand America Hotel (
Cake: Pink Peach Cakes (
Stationary: Pink Piggy Design (LBB MEMBER)
Printables: Anders Ruff (
Calligraphy on Printables: Calligraphy By Jennifer (
Linen, China and Chair Rental: Diamond Rental (
Crystal Table Decor & Vases: Z Gallerie (
Bridal Accessories within Dessert Buffet: Lily & Iris (

Summer Wedding Reception – Citrus Lemons and Limes


Jen, a wonderful (and very frequent!) client of ours, asked us to help tie in lemons and limes for her wedding reception. We excitingly accepted. Jen has such an eye for detail and LOVES paper as much as we do! I am so excited to unfold her event.
We were so inspired and in love with the lemons and limes theme, that we created an invitation in our shop to fit:
Now . . . to unfold her special event! All of her fabulous photography was done by Shannon Wilfong.
It starts with the entrance – what a creative way to greet their guests . . .
A fabric covered custom sign (in appropriate colors!)
Jen really tied in yellows and lime colors . . . everywhere! She held her event in the backyard of our sweet and dear friend, Amy. Their backyard was the perfect venue for a summer celebration.
Adorable yellow paper lantern lights were strung on the double porch overlooking the table setup.
I was so excited that Jen and Liz decided to create yellow and green poms for the event. (I love making them after Jeffrey’s 5th party!)
Beautiful tables filled the backyard.
Her tables were adorned with beautiful vases of lemons and limes. Perfectly fitting for a summer event.
The chairs had the gift bags for each guest, as well as an (oh so creative) green textured cardstock cone of popcorn hung by yellow ribbon.
Framed quotes were placed on each of the tables. We designed the quote cards with scattered lemons and limes that looked like an engraved/letterpress design.

Here a sample of one of the 8 quotes cards that we designed for the tables.
I love how she wrapped her forks/knives for the outdoor celebration. She layered a clear plate with a green plate and then wrapped the fork/knife in the adorable layered napkins and tied with natural raffia (that ties in so well with the natural chairs!)
The gift bags were stuffed with personalized gifts. A custom gift tag that we designed hung from the outside:
Inside the gift bags were cookies (for a late night snack after the big day!), a water bottle (with a custom wrap we designed), and a CD of handpicked songs that was wrapped in a petal envelope with a logo we designed to coordinate.
This is the fun water bottle wrap and logo for the CD that we designed . . .
Now do you see what I mean about Jen paying attention to details? Well, if not, the following will prove it! She had it all covered!
Food! They had tables full of delicious dishes from Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ. We created food tents to label the various items. It is making me hungry just thinking of their wonderful food!

I love these lollis! Jen stuck them into a wrapping paper wrapped box – so beautiful!
And look at the yummy cupcakes from SAS (gorgeous – can you see the sanding sugar that they sprinkled on the tops!?)


Beautiful job, Jen and Liz! Congrats!

Thanks for sharing, Jen!
Photography – Shannon Wilfong
Graphic Designs – Anders Ruff (us!)
Welcome Sign – Megan Cavanaugh Designs
Cupcakes – SAS