Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Roots of Love

Last Wedding Wednesday we shared with you a deliciously fun idea from one of our recent weddings: How to Make a DIY Candy Buffet.
Well, today we are excited to share with you some other fun details from that same wedding.  The Roots are two of the most darling people we've ever met and their wedding was just as darling as them.

Let's start where we left off...THE SWEETS!
Fun Fact: The bride's grandma made the doilies and the mints.  We just love special touches like that!
In addition to the mints there were these scrumptious mini-cheesecakes and lemon bars.
And guess who made this delicious cake?  No one other than the mother of the bride.  It had three different flavors - each one was absolutely amazing!
And of course, we can't forget about the candy buffet...

Okay, now let's rewind to the ceremony.
How adorable were the flower girls and ring bearers?!
The middle one is their daughter.  Isn't she a cutie patootie?
The bride was absolutely stunning!
We couldn't have asked for a better sunset ceremony.  It was so laid back and romantic - the perfect summer wedding!

Okay, now back to the party!
We were huge fans of their centerpieces.  They were made from mason jars and twine and were simple and sweet, just like the happy couple.
Another special touch from the reception that we loved was the photo booth that they had for their guests.  Just check out these awesome props!
FYI: If you have a wedding coming up next year, a great time to score props like these is during Halloween clearance sales.

Overall, it was a beautiful wedding and a really fun night of celebrating!
Congrats to the happy family and thank you for sharing this special night with us!

Newly engaged?  Give us a call and we'll let you know how we can help make your dream wedding come true!

Have a great day, ya'll!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Word From the Herd: Fun on the 4th!

Howdy Folks!
Even though the 4th of July was a week ago, I just had to share with you the fun that our Faulkner Family had celebrating!  Let's just say we were total party animals...
Aren't those things a hoot?
We went to a place called Wald's Fireworks to pick up some sparklers and just couldn't pass up these explosive critters.
If you look closely they've got some pretty funny names such as Blustery Bull, Pacified Pig, and Very Happy Horse.
The Complacent Cow wasn't so complacent though...

Too fun!

Anyway, here's hoping that you and your crew had a blast of a time!

Later ya'll!

~ Cowgirl Christine

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: How To Make a Candy Buffet

One of our favorite trends that we are seeing in weddings is having a candy buffet or candy bar.
After all, love is sweet! So why not share that sweetness with your guests!

There are a few things that we really love about this idea:
1.  The candy acts as a party favor for your guests.  We can't think of a better way to say "thank you" than a bag of chocolates and other yummy goodies!
2.  A candy buffet can also double as your dessert table.
3.  It adds a colorful focus point.
4.  It is a great addition to your wedding reception, even if you are on a tight budget.
5.  Candy buffets are easy to put together.  Just see below!

To Make Your Own Candy Buffet You Will Need:
- An assortment of containers:  Glass containers or clear plastic containers work best because you can see the candy.  Choose a variety of different shapes and sizes for visual appeal.  You will also want to make sure that the containers are wide enough for guests to scoop out the candy easily.  
- Labels:  It might not be obvious what each candy is so help your party guests out by labeling each container.  This is also good in case any of your guests have food allergies.
- Ribbons:  Tie ribbons in your wedding colors around the containers for a pretty touch.  
- Treat Bags or Boxes:  Gotta have something to take that candy home in?
- Scoops: This is especially important to have for candy that isn't wrapped.
- Candy: LOTS and LOTS of candy! If you are able to hit up a post-holiday sale, that is a great time to stock up.  If not, places like Sam's Club and Costco are awesome solutions for buying in bulk.  For inspiration on different types of candy to use, click here.  

We just loved the candy buffet from the Roots Wedding this past month.  See how they used different kinds of containers?  They had everything from jars to baskets to pails to crates.  It made for a really cool setup!  Then they labeled each candy with chalkboard signs - so cute and rustic!  Needless to say, the guests were very happy about this part of the reception!  There's nothing like a sweet treat to give you just a bit more energy to keep dancing the night away!

For more inspiration, check out our Candy Buffet Pinterest Board!

Now we want to know...what kind of candy would you want to have in your candy buffet???

Newly engaged?  Be sure to check out our wedding page for how we can help make your dream day come true!

Have a great day, ya'll!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Picturesque Picnic

It's true when they say that a picture is worth a thousand words!
Just check out these pictures from the Metcalf Bank Company Picnic.  They say it all!

If you had to sum up these pictures with one word though, what would it be?

For more information on how you can have your Company Picnic at Faulkner's Ranch, click here!

Have a great day, ya'll!

Monday, July 1, 2013

DIY Pony Treats

Here at the ranch we love to treat our ponies right!
That's one of the big reasons why we LOVE our Pony Camps during the summer.  Our ponies get an extra special dose of love and attention from all of the campers.  This year, they got really spoiled with some brand new tasty treats!
Our Pony Professor, Vicki Massey, shared her equine chef knowledge with the campers by teaching them how to make this fun recipe.
Follow the instructions below to make some of your own to share with your favorite pony!
"Chef Vicki" teaching the campers the recipe.
Sticky Pony Pleasers

apple slices
carrot pieces
corn syrup
instant quick-cook oatmeal 

1.  Line up 3 paper plates.  Pour a generous puddle of corn syrup on the first plate.  Spread a layer of dry instant oats in the second plate.  

2.  Dip an apple slice or carrot piece in the corn syrup, coating on all sides.  

3.  Dip the syrup coated apple or carrot into the oatmeal and roll until all sides are covered. 

4.  Place the coated apple slices/carrot pieces onto the third plate.

5.  Lick your fingers (yup, there's a treat in it for you too!) and then continue coating the remaining apples and carrots.

6.  Serve to your pony or horse in their feed bin or bucket.  You'll be their favorite person with this delicious snack!
Our Campers hard at work!

What kind of snacks does your pony or horse like?  Do you have any special recipes like this one?

Have a great day, ya'll!

~ Your Friends at Faulkner's

PS - Remember it's not too early to sign up for our 2014 Pony Camp I.
Click here to fill out your registration form!

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