New Website, New Blog, New Year!!!

 Check out your new bloggie/website. Since I love blogs so much over peoples websites, I decided I would combine the two and made the ultimate website! It still has all the same great content, but the blog is on the main homepage of our website.

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Southern Utah Wedding Showcase

Calling all Brides-to-be. Make sure you register online for complimentary entry. You won't want to miss this! The best of the best in weddings in southern utah all under one roof! AMAZING!

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Another Take on a Sign In

Are you on Pinterest? No this isn't an ad for them. But if you are planning a wedding, it is a serious must. There is so much wedding eye candy on there, it's ridiculous! You can find my boards at Middle Aisle .

I came across this fun wedding sign in idea. It's a fun take on the original photographer ran photobooth. IT HAS A TRAMPOLINE! Can you imagine all the fun possibilities? It would be a blast for those people at your wedding feeling adventurous.

picture by Sara Jayne Photography

Happy Planning


Sneak Peak

Just a little sneak peak of a beautiful wedding we just did up at the Ledges. Aren't the flowers AMAZING? Bloomers did such a great job.

More pictures to come soon!


Romantic Garden Wedding Video

This is a short clip of a wedding Middle Aisle did last May at Entrada in Southern Utah. This set up felt magical as it got dark. I just love mood lighting! Makes everything look so romantic!


Happy Planning!


Happy Halloween, St. George Utah!

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a happy and save Halloween!

Nothing is better on Halloween then dressing up!

Did you dress up this year? What were you?
(Lets get some good ideas going for next year! :)


Fall Patio Parties

My oldest sister is about to have her 3rd little one. (Can't wait!! Her kids are ADORABLE! So I can only imagine how precious this little girl is going to be!)

With my other sisters in hand (there are 5 of us sisters in all) we threw her a girls night out baby shower. There were lights, lanterns, even a small sofa with plum pillows to give this fall girls night out a little sophistication. It was so much fun sitting out on the patio as it got dark. Something about globe nights at night that feel magical.

And of course, good food!!
We had cookies with chocolate milk, grilled cheese, tomato basil soup in mason jars, chicken ceaser salad, a smores bar and sheep dip.

Cookies bar with chocolate milk.

Smores bar with a fire vase to cook them over. 

 Chicken ceasar salad out of a pumpkin.

And of course my families favorite Sheep Dip
My family loves this stuff! It's a great holiday appetizer. 
Want to try it? 
I will take that as a yes! :)

You will need:
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 8oz Sour Cream 
  • 1 Cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 large jar of armour dried beef chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped
  • 1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garlic salt to taste 
  • 1 loaf Shepherd bread (round) or french bread 

Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese & sour cream together.  When smooth add the cheddar cheese and other ingredients. 

Cut off the top of the bread and save the top. Hollow out the inside of the bread making a bread bowl and break the bread that came out into bite sized pieces. 

Set the oven to 350 degrees. Place the bread bowl on a baking sheet and fill it with the cream cheese mixture. Place the bit sizes pieces of bread around the bowl and pop it in the oven for one hour. Every 15 minutes you will need to turn the bread pieces to make sure they are getting toasty and not burning. The last 15 minutes put the top of the bread back on the bowl and let it finish cooking. 

And Ta-Da! A great dipping treat. Salty goodies is what it is. Try it this holiday. 
Maybe it will become your families favorite too. 

Happy Planning!


Fallowgiving: DIY Fall Pumpkin Planter

I love the look of fresh flowers in my house. But I hate having to throw them away once they start to wilt. (Wilt? Ok, more like I throw them away when they start to decompose on my kitchen counter so when I pour the water down the sink it smells like something has died.)

But this little fallowsgiving decor idea gives me fresh lasting flowers on the counter all season and looks great for parties at our house.

Items you will need:
  •       Plastic .99 cent pumpkin
  •       Potted flower of your choice. 
  •       Patterned fall fabric
  •       Drill 
  •       Mod Podge
  •       Scissors 
  •       Glass plate
  •       *Optional: Baby monitor: I did this whole project in less then 1 nap. SCORE.

Step 1

Cut off the plastic handles

Step 2

Use your drill to drill holes in the bottom of the pumpkin for water drainage.

I did 7 holes on the bottom of my pumpkin for water drainage.

Step 3
Cut your fabric into long strips the length of the side of the pumpkin. I used a table cloth that had been ruined at a wedding.

(*Side note to anyone planning their wedding.... SAY NO TO RED PUNCH. Someone will ruin at least 1 tablecloth. Don't make me say I told you so. :)
Don't worry about the strips being perfect. You can trim them later.

Step 4

Mod Podge the fabric to the pumpkin strip by strip. This is a project that kids could totally help with. You can be messy and don't have to worry about being perfect.

I did a two layers of fabric since my fabric was a wee-bit see through.When you're done trim the top fabric and the bottom to make sure the holes on the bottom aren't covered up and the top just barley folds over.

Step 5

Give your pumpkins a few minutes to dry. Once the glue has dried just take your potted plant out of the store container and put it in your new fall pumpkin planter container.

Then just take the whole planter and place it on the glass plate. (Who wants soil water all over their counter? Not I!)

Wahla! Your new fall pumpkin planter.  Cute, easy...

and all before the baby ever woke up.

Happy Planning


Mocks Ups=Perfection

Setting up a picture perfect event takes LOTS of hours of prep work. Washing, shinning, windexing and mock ups.

Mock ups are SO important. They are like a test run before the real thing. You could have the best intentions in the word when it comes to your weddings decor, but if you do not measure out the space or try it out, how will you know what will really works? Sometimes I just don't like to leave it up to chance. So I mock it up.

These pictures are a mock up I just worked on for a dessert/cupcake display at a wedding.
Imagine red candy, cupcakes, black and white polka dot background, vertical round pendants...
Oozing Adorableness!

I knew my table would be a 6ft banquet table. So I measured 3ft x 6ft and set it all up to see what would work on the table. 

Can't wait to see this finished product outside this October!


Fallowgiving: Burlap in the Fall

This is the first project in the Fallowgiving projects to get my home SEASON ready so my holiday decor can last longer. Why not decorate to last Mid Sept-Nov? With busy lives, it seems to be all I have time for.
(Do you get as excited as I do for Halloween and Thanksgiving? I always want to decorate too early. Now I can!)
I love decorating with burlap. It looks so natural and raw and reminds me of harvesting bags which leads me to FALL, ya'll.

I picked the word HARVEST because I felt it is a word that connects 
more to the season then the holiday.

Want to make your own fallowgiving pendant? 
Look below.

First you need to make sure you gather all your supplies.
   Supply list:
              Permanent Marker
              Hot glue gun
              Pendant Template (See below)

 Save and print the template below for a cutting guide to getting identical pendant flags. 
It creates a 3x3 flag.

Cut out the burlap flags. One for each letter you want to spell.

Find a font you want to use on the computer. I choose Capitals. I liked a traditional thick font.

After you find your font you want to use, tape your flag to the screen and trace the letter with your permanent marker. 
(I loved using my computer screen so I didn't waste any extra paper. Just be careful not to write on your screen)
Once you're done outlining your letters, it's time to fill it in. Make sure you do this on scrap paper you don't mind the marker bleeding through on.

This step is additional if you want a more rough look. (Which I did!) Now that your little flags are almost done you just take the flag in your hands and pull on the edges. Like you are gently ripping the edges. It loosens the weave of the burlap and gives the flag a rougher look.
Once your flags are ready. Just hot glue the flags to the ribbon. With burlap, I just used 1 dot on each upper corner, and one dot of glue in the middle/top. Because burlap is a loose weave, I didn't want a lot of glue to show through. 
And TA-DA! You are all ready for your 3 seasons pendant banner that can be used from mid Sept-Nov. Pair it with a pumpkin and now we are talking.
I also did the exact same thing to create a burlap pillow slip cover with the leftover fabric. 
(Check back in a few weeks on how to make a SUPER easy pillow slipcovers. You'll feel like a total seamstress once you try them. I use them all the time for weddings to give them personal touches)

Cute, generic and oh so simple. 
Looking at it makes me excited for all the fun in the season ahead.
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