A Mauve Moment

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It’s been a while since I’ve put together a mood board and wedding design just for the fun of it! I’ve been majorly crushing on mauve over the past year (something I would never have thought circa 2012!), and it’s the perfect dusty rose hue that’s elegant, understated, eye-catching, organic, and interesting, all at once. Whether you bring in mauve as the base of your color palette for your wedding or have more of a mauve moment in a particular detail, I’m enamored with this hue for weddings!

What do you think? I used to equate the color mauve with grandmotherly touches and old timey things, but it’s definitely made a resurgence in recent years. Done correctly, I find it to be such a beautiful tone to incorporate into sophisticated, elegant wedding designs… it’s like blush’s chic older cousin in the city!

design by Stephanie Shaul Events

Caramel Apple Dip

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This simple homemade caramel apple dip has been a lifelong favorite fall treat of mine since I was a little girl! The flavor of this caramel apple dip (with a base of cream cheese, my perpetual favorite) is so nostalgic to me, and I’ve made this dip repeatedly all fall long. It’s simple, delicious, and can be whipped together in a pinch — and it’s the perfect accompaniment to all of those apples you picked at the orchard or bought from the farmer’s market!

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Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

8oz of cream cheese (softened)

3/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend all four ingredients with a Kitchenaid or hand mixer. Serve with tart apple slices and keep refrigerated. Enjoy!