From an undeniably elegant affair to this gorgeous orchard inspiration shoot, we are convinced that this week’s prettiness cannot be matched! We also fell in love with so many more fabulous and inspiring blogs this week, and we are beyond thrilled to share the links we adored most. xo and happy weekend!
EAD News: The most lovely thing happened this week! We officially welcomed two fabulous vendors to our guide! Based in North Carolina, Michelle Wright Events‘ attention to detail and personal touches are what will truly make your celebrations unforgettable to both you and your guests! Everything created by Something with Love is handcrafted to perfection and of course, made with love! From custom, handmade products such as invitations, cards, favor and gift tags, cocktail bar stirrers, place cards and beautiful hand stamped ribbon, each item is customized just for you and your special day.
Romantic and vintage with a pop of color is what Kate and Anthony were looking to accomplish through their Boca Raton wedding, and these sweet images from Mi Amore Foto show us they did just that! The stunning Italian-esque venue of The Addison provided the romance the couple desired for the day, while roses in shades of cream, pink, and red and vintage-style details from Daniel Events took care of the flowers and pretty styling; Grace Eurglunes of The Addison helped finalize all the lovely details. Punchy coral and blush pink bridesmaids dresses from Nordstrom brought in the pops of color, which were perfect against the outdoor Mediterranean backdrop and also alongside Kate’s lace Jim Hjelm gown from Blue Sky Bridal. She accented her gown with a blue hairpiece and Tiffany blue Cole Haan shoes, a detail we adore! Whimsical stationery by Minted and a sparkling cake from The Addison were just two more of the gorgeous details of this day. “It was absolutely perfect,” says Kate. “From the festival lights strung across the giant banyan trees, to people getting down on the dance floor to the great music.” Most of all, Kate and Anthony agree it ended exactly as they wanted it: by being married to their best friend!
Be still my heart! We are completely smitten by this fanciful inspiration shoot! The pretty orchard setting, vivid pink palette, and dainty details such as polka dot linens, watercolor stationery, and a blush gown, result in pure romance. A blush Watters corset and Augusta Jones skirt from Anna Be are both both and delicate, capturing the feminine yet wild and free romantic in us all! “Lipstick” colored blooms from Violet Floral Design decorated a rustic-chic wood tabletop, and at each place setting sat a stunning hand-lettered menu from Lana’s Shop, which doubled as a favor box of macarons. Each detail was lovingly curated by Jessica Hearing of A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the ladylike hues, lush flowers, and of course, the stunning images from Sara Hasstedt!
Becky and John wanted a classic romantic vibe for their beautiful Columbia, Missouri, wedding, with lots of ivory, cream and blush elements. After choosing her Jim Hjelm gown from The Ultimate Bride, Becky worked with Kent’s Floral Gallery to incorporate her favorite flowers—garden roses, peonies, and hydrangeas—in shades of rich white and creams with hints of peach throughout. Blush bridesmaids dresses by Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids were a lovely complement to the lush and subtle florals, first at the ceremony at Missouri United Methodist Church and then at the romantic reception at Kimball Ballroom. We love the soft colors and sparkle of mercury glass and gold details at the reception, and the incorporation of roses on the cake from Edith Hall Cakes. Just stunning! “We wanted everyone to have a blast, and I really think we pulled that off,” says Becky. Judging from all the prettiness in these images from Heather Roth Fine Art Photography, we have to agree!
Summer time means travel time (need some trip ideas? Visit Entouriste!) and whether you’re a jetsetter or a roadtripper, chances are your mind is on trip planning and not protecting your jewelry, which is just how it should be… if you’ve insured your jewelry!
Why consider jewelry insurance before your getaway? According to a recent survey by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company—an insurer that’s been protecting jewelry for 101 years—28% of people have lost a piece of jewelry while traveling. 43% of those losses were rings, often the most expensive piece of jewelry owned. Most importantly, nearly 7 in 10 of those who report jewelry loss while traveling did not replace their stolen piece.
If you must bring your jewelry while traveling, here are some tips from Jewelers Mutual to help minimize the chances of theft and loss:
Pack light. Only take jewelry that you will wear while traveling and out and about.
Make a list. Inventory the valuables you are bringing and make two copies of the list. Leave one copy at home and pack a copy to take with you.
Carry on. Never put jewelry in checked baggage. Instead, wear with care.
Keep it with you. Never leave jewelry unattended, and store jewelry in your hotel’s in-room safe when you’re not wearing it.
Last but definitely not least: Insure it! Insure your jewelry before leaving home and be sure you have coverage that makes sense for you. Standard homeowners and renters policies may not cover jewelry. Be sure that your policy is effective while in your travel destination, and covers theft, loss and mysterious disappearance.
Choosing jewelry insurance doesn’t have to be complicated. Get more travel tips, get a free quote, and quickly apply for insurance today to make sure your pieces are covered before embarking on your next journey.