Tuesday Trend: Mason Jars

Embrace your southern style with the help of Mason Jars! Whether you are styling for a shabby-chic wedding, creative picnic, or the neighborhood barbecue, Mason Jars have become a must have! Let your creativity run wild and use them for serving glasses, center pieces, hanging arrangements, and much, much more. You won’t regret breaking away from the average mug with this southern-inspired trend.

This trendy item can be found in our very own Mahaffey showroom! Stop by and take a look at our selection of Mason Jars today! If you would like to make an appointment, feel free to call us at 901.457.4538.

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Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Mrs. Post Stationery

Mrs. Post Stationery, located in the Chickasaw Oaks Village at 3092 Poplar Ave. in Memphis, is one of Mahaffey’s preffered partners in wedding and event planning. We were happy to have them on-site yesterday in our warehouse where they participated in a photo shoot with Southern Bride Magazine. The photo shoot, which displayed the hottest new trends in tableware, linens and wedding stationary, will appear in the Winter/Spring issue of the magazine.

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Mrs. Post Stationery specializes in custom wedding invitations and announcements. They also create stationary for anniversaries, baby showers, milestones, birthdays, bridal showers, christenings, corporate events, debutante balls, engagement parties, graduations, holiday parties, ceremonies, memorials and proms. They design, assembly and print the stationary themselves. In addition, Mrs. Post carries a wonderful selection of party decor and great gifts for any age.
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So whether your getting married, throwing a party or you need a fun gift, head on over to Mrs. Post Stationery! We know you’ll love them as much as we do.

For more information, check them out on Facebook or email them at info@mrspoststationery.com!

*NOTE: All photos courtesy of Mrs. Post Stationery.

The New Wedding Menu

A member of our wonderful local team, Angela, came across a great article on ideas for new wedding menus from Brides.Com.

The article had some great suggestions like smoked meats served tapas style, with imported French cheeses or rectangular trays made of ice for serving oyster shooters. Check them all out here. The article got me thinking about non-traditional wedding menus in general. For instance, I got married on a Sunday afternoon, so we served fresh fruit, cheeses, desserts and cocktails.

After some in-depth research (asking my girlfriends over brunch) here are some of the coolest new wedding menu trends:

1. Farmer’s Market Menu

Red potato salad with bacon, scallions and sour cream
Spinach salad with oranges, sundried tomatoes and candied almonds
Black bean and corn salad with fresh cilantro and lime
Grilled vegetables served with aioli
Baskets of freshly baked rolls, flatbread and cornbread served with butter

2. English Tea Menu

An assortment of chicken salad sandwiches and goat cheese and watercress sandwiches
Vegetable Tart
Orange Cranberry Scones
Chocolate Grape Truffles
Lemon Meringue Bars
Traditional English Wedding Cake (Fruit Cake)
Assortment of English Teas

 3. Movie Night Menu

Popcorn with an assortment of toppings
BBQ Chicken Nachos
Hot Pretzels in a variety of flavors (sweet & salty)
Candy Bar
Coke and Root Beer Ice Cream Floats

All these options seemed so creative, fun and delicious! Your menu can set the tone for your entire reception, so be as creative as you want. Enjoy!