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Mini Desserts with Big Flavor!

As women, we all tend to count calories so much so that when someone even mentions the words” cake” or “dessert,” we run away in fear no matter how appetizing they sound. What if there were sweets that were small, yet savory, and did not totally bust our diets or pre-wedding workout routines?

Well, TK Cakeez, has done just this! Their desserts are bite sized wonders of bakery perfection that will satisfy your sweet tooth. With a wide variety of small desserts and delectables, TK Cakeez has mastered trapping enormous flavors in small portions. Perfect for parties, weddings, or just for fun, her small treats will be a huge crowd pleaser.

From cake pops to miniature cheesecakes topped with fruit, they do it all! Any flavor, design, color, or character that you could imagine is shrunken down and presented in a cute cup or on a small stick, making them perfect finger-food desserts.

Ready for a taste? Don’t hesistate! Be sure to contact Tiffaney Kemp at and visit their Facebook page today:

Why You Should Book a Videographer for Your Wedding

While at first thought it may seem silly to have someone film your wedding, especially if you are on a tight budget, it can actually be a wedding essential. If you ask any couple after years of marriage if they would like to hear their vows spoken or relive their special dances, very few would actually say no. More immediately, though, having your wedding filmed will give you the opportunity to share your wonderful day with guests that could not make the trip or friends that would want to view the clips or entire video on Facebook. There are so many reasons to say “yes” to a videographer. Consider some of the ones below:

1. You will see all the details

Unfortunately, there will be parts of your wedding that you won’t get to see. If you are the bride, you will miss your bridal party processing down the aisle before you. If you are the groom, you miss out on guests finding their seats or the moment just before your bride steps up to the aisle. Having a videographer at your wedding will ensure that all of these moments are captured on film, filling in all the blanks!

2. Videos capture what photos can’t

Pictures are still images of actions. Video footage will capture the movement of your gown as you dance, the subtle changes in facial expressions at certain touching words. Also, the video will record all the wonderful words spoken during your vows, toasts, and special moments.

3. They are easy to share

Now with social media and smaller tech storage devices, sharing and playing your wedding video is easier than ever. Simply post a link to your favorite social media sites and all of your friends and family can view the magic of your wedding day. You can also easily store copies of your video on your computer, discs, or a USB drive, making watching the video accessible.

4. You get what you pay for

You may think that the video that your uncle or friend takes on their phone during the ceremony will be good enough to replace a videographer, but the quality and sound will not compare. By investing in a quality videographer to cover your wedding day, you are paying for their experience, expertise, and high-tech equipment and editing.

5. It’s a great keepsake

Your wedding video will be one you can enjoy forever. You’ll be able to remember as well as share with others for years and years to come. This is a way of being able to truly keep your wedding memories alive!

What’s New at Che’ne Rouge

With peak wedding season in full swing, we would like to share what is new at Che’ne Rouge for this year!

Get up to $2000 your wedding at Che’ne Rouge!

Are you a bride still looking for the perfect venue? Che’ne Rouge may be it! Schedule your private tour during the month of May to receive up to $2000 off your 2015 wedding package! This offer expires on May 31st, 2014 so be sure to call the office at 770-222-5003 to schedule your tour! Mention that you saw the offer on the Che’ne Rouge blog to ensure that you get your discount. The discount is $1000 off your 2015 Saturday wedding and $2000 off your 2015 Friday or Sunday wedding.


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3 Things to DIY Instead of Buy for Your Wedding

Weddings are a time of fun and creativity. But, as all brides know, these come at a cost. Oftentimes buying your wedding decor already made is significantly more expensive than when you do it yourself. The advantages to DIY’ing your wedding are more than just saving money. By making some of your wedding decor, you are able to bring your wedding vision to life exactly how you want it. Here are 3 things to DIY instead of buy for your wedding.

Mason Jar and Twine Flower Holders1. Mason Jar Flower Holders

These are super cheap and super easy to make. All you need are enough mason jars to go on the ends of every other row of chairs down the aisle, some twine, water, and the flower(s) of your choice. Simply wrap and tie the twine around the top of the jar, creating a secure handle that you can hang on the chairs. Then, fill the jars with a little bit of water and put some of your favorite flowers inside. Baby’s breath, lavender, and small daisies all look great and provide a simple elegance to your aisle decor.

Lavender and Tulle Chairbacks2. Lavender and Tulle Chairbacks

Depending on your taste, you may want to add some extra pizzazz to your reception chairs. Renting chair sashes can get very expensive very quickly. Instead, buy several yards of tulle and wrap it around the chairbacks. Secure the tulle with a ribbon of your choice and then add a sprig of lavender in the tie for some added detail. You could add any flower to the knot or, for a more simple and elegant look, you can add no flower and leave the ribbon plain.

Framed Blackboard Wedding Program3. Framed Blackboard Wedding Program

Having individual programs printed for each guest for your wedding is costly. Also, you will almost always end up with extras and, sadly, most guests will throw the program away by the end of the night. Save yourself some money and make one large program to put on display for your guests to look at. Go to an antique store or second shop (like Goodwill) and purchase an inexpensive framed mirror. Paint over the mirrored glass with black chalkboard paint and then write out the program in a pretty script. After the wedding, you can erase the program and reuse the sign in your home as a decoration.

How to Pick Your Perfect Bouquet

With all the decisions that you have to make for your wedding, the bouquets that you and your bridesmaids carry can seem like just another choice to make. However, you want to make sure that you take time and consideration when choosing your flowers because they will become an integral feature in your wedding photos and will reflect both your personal taste and the aesthetic of your wedding. Here are some tips that will help you pick the perfect bouquet for your special day.

tt1. Find some inspiration photos

Almost every bride today has at least one Pinterest board for her wedding day. Pinterest is great because it gives you access to TONS of real wedding photos, including wedding bouquets. Find some photos of bouquets that you like and bring them to your florist to discuss how she can achieve that certain look while still staying within your budget. Visit Che’ne Rouge’s Pinterest account to see photos of gorgeous bouquets that have been created by our in-house florist, Gail, from A Perfect Wedding Floral Design.

576426_388854257831769_764633950_n2. Bring your bridesmaid dresses’ swatches

If you are not sure where to start in your search for the perfect flowers for your bouquets, bring a fabric swatch from the bridesmaid dresses to show your florist. They will know which flowers can be used that are either of the same or similar color or can point you in the direction of flowers that will compliment it.

3. Consider your dress

Is your dress an elaborate ball gown? A simple sheath? Or somewhere in the middle? Considering the shape, formality, and elegance of your dress will help point you in the direction of the right bouquet style. Your bouquet should ultimately be equal to the dress in levels of grandeur and sophistication.

il_340x270.425413528_oqzp4. Aim for flowers that are in season

Sticking with primarily local, in season flowers will not only save your florist time in finding them to put your bouquets together but will also save you money. These flowers will be the freshest possible and therefore last longer through the night. Talk to your florist or do an internet search to find out what flowers are blooming in the season of your wedding day and the geographic region of your wedding location.

5. Build your bouquet around your body type

Smaller brides will be easily overshadowed by massive, cascading bouquets. Larger bouquets allow fuller figured brides to project grace. Having a bouquet that is proportional to your figure will photograph better and make you appear more flattering. Also, make sure that the bouquet is not too heavy or cumbersome and hard to carry.

Unusual and Unique Ways to Propose

Making the decision to propose is not easy. Not only do you have to worry about finding the right ring and timing, but how you actually pop the question can be extremely nerve racking. Most girls already have an idea about how they want to be proposed too. This puts pressure on their significant others to live up to expectations. Here are several unusually unique and adorable ways to propose:

And for the literary. 1. Write a journal: Buy the journal pictured to the left or create your own special journal. Write out the reasons you want to be married, a poem, song, letter, whatever works best with your relationship and then let her read it. At the end, be prepared to pull out the ring!

And remember: You can always ask for a little help.2. Use a pet: Sometimes there is nothing more special than involving those closest to you in the proposal. For some this may be friends or family. For others, it is a furry friend! Put the ring on your pet’s collar, have them walk around with a sign, get creative!

With a baseball.3. Have a theme: Maybe you are the type of couple that really loves baseball or Harry Potter. Pick something from your mutual passions and put the ring in it for the proposal. You can hollow out the leather around the baseball and fit the ring inside (pictured left) or you can buy a snitch locket (pictured right) and make the proposal magical. These are just two suggestions; you can use an object from any of your shared favorites.

4. Soar to new heights: Consider buying tickets for the two of you to go on a plane ride over the city one night. Many small airports offer these sorts of adventures. While you are in the air, drop down on one knee and pop the question. This is a more adventurous proposal but it also symbolizes how being with each other makes you both feel that you are on top of the world!

5. Customize!: Does she have a favorite candy or ice cream? Many companies will custom make products with the question “Will you marry me?” on them so you can use them in your proposal. Ben & Jerry’s (pictured left) has done this and M&M’s allow you to custom order what you want the small candies to say!

Wedding Cake Flavor Ideas

31592_503154069719438_1813216052_nWhether you’re going to have a friend or family member create your wedding cake masterpiece or you are working with a cake baker, your