Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Favorites

It's the most festive time of the year and we've filled this week's Friday Favorites with all kinds of things to keep you feeling festive!

A delightfully simple (and delicious) Christmas Menu. (

Mini bottles of champagne as gifts for your guests. (

Gypsy picnic. (

Monogrammed ornaments. (

Work out tanks for your New Years resolutions. (

Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cookie Exchange: Wedding Cookies

Get ready for your Holiday Cookie Exchanges and make these Wedding Cookies during your annual Christmas Cookie bake off. Original recipe featured on Saveur.

16 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
6 tbsp., plus 1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat oven to 275 degrees. Whip butter and 6 tbsp. sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Slowly add flour and beat until combined. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway until cookies are set 25-30 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack. Let cool. Place remaining 1 cup sugar in a shallow dish; roll cookies in sugar until completely coated.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful... With the holiday season in full swing, many people are beginning to anticipate the thought of fluffy, white snow. Nothing looks quite as festive as a fresh blanket of snow and nothing can make you feel quite as cozy while you're looking out through your window. We've gathered photos of weddings that have done a wonderful job of capturing all those warm and fuzzy feelings that the first snow fall of the year tends to bring out in us all. For more, visit our Holiday Wedding board on Pinterest.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Themed Wedding Decor

We're really starting to feel festive here at Happily Ever Afterwords! We took a break from trimming the tree to put together this photo montage of Holiday Wedding details to get you in the spirit, too! Visit  us on Pinterest to see more!

Ho ho ho and xoxoxo