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Announcing the New Wayfair Wedding Registry!

Posted 09/29/2016 by in The Registry \ Leave a comment

We are excited to announce that our go-to online home store, Wayfair, is launching a wedding registry! With your favorite brands and endless options for every room of the house, the Wayfair Registry makes it easier than ever to register for everything home by selecting from over 7 million products covering everything from patio to pets. Fabulous perks such as …

Lenox Gold China

Gorgeous Gold Registry Items from Lenox

Posted 08/03/2016 by in The Registry \ Leave a comment

Create the perfect entertaining ambiance with gorgeous gold registry items from Lenox!

Lenox china, stemware, and flatware has long been the gold standard in entertaining (my own registry pattern is Federal Platinum), and this season’s must-haves are perfectly on-trend with an assortment of glittering gold dinnerware! As each couple has its own personality, so too do these new patterns, and each …

New Years Eve Bachelorette Party

10 Bachelorette Party Ideas

Posted 05/05/2015 by in Bridal Shower, Inspiration \ 2 comments

There’s nothing like spending some time with your best friends before your wedding day. You’ve already seen our favorite bridal shower ideas, now, here are 10 fresh and fun bachelorette parties!

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7 Ways to “Pop the Question” To Your Bridesmaids

Posted 06/19/2014 by in The Planning Process \ Leave a comment

You’ve found the perfect partner, just said “yes!” to their proposal and are ready to start planning the big day that will ultimately end in happily ever after! The next step? Asking your leading ladies to be your bridesmaids, of course! Here are 7 perfect proposal options for “popping” the question and asking, “will you be my bridesmaid?”.

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Square Diamond Engagement Ring

Jewelry Insurance from Jewelers Mutual

Posted 11/12/2013 by in Sponsors, The Planning Process \ Leave a comment

I will never forget the day—it must have been about 8 months into our marriage—that my husband thought he lost his wedding band. We ran around in a panic for hours until we found it… under the bath mat. It’s such a terrible sinking feeling to believe that you have lost something so dear to your heart. His ring was …

Ultrapom Event Rental

Ultrapom Event Rental

Posted 11/07/2013 by in Sponsors, The Planning Process \ Leave a comment

While visiting this year’s Indie Wed event, I was lucky enough to get to meet Carolyn, the genius behind uber-chic Ultrapom. Haven’t heard of Ultrapom yet? Allow me to introduce you to your wedding’s best friend. Ultrapom is a fabulous wedding and event decor service, offering not only traditional items such as flatware and lanterns, but also the latest in …

Personalized Bridesmaids Locket

10 Bridesmaids Gift Ideas

Posted 09/12/2013 by in Customs and Traditions, Inspiration \ 14 comments

Your bridesmaids will be standing by your side on one of the biggest days of your life. We love the tradition of giving them a little something special to honor their friendship and participation in your wedding! Here are 10 fabulous gift ideas perfect for your favorite ladies!

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Vintage Inspired Tea Party Pink Champagne Toast

Pretty Pink + Gold Bridesmaid Tea Party

There is so much gorgeous inspiration in this collaboration shoot between Kristyn Hogan and the talented team at Historic Cedarwood, and we love it all! Amber Housley created the lovely floral stationery and helped direct the styling of this bridal party tea in the garden. Eclectic linens from Urban Outfitters ground the tables for a collection vintage dishware and vases …

Rustic Elegant Arizona Dinner Venue

Rustic + Elegant Arizona Rehearsal Dinner

Whitney and Adam’s elegant rehearsal dinner in Scottsdale, Arizona is such a fresh take on Southwestern style. The Silverleaf is a gorgeous location, with its clay tile roof, brick floor patio, stone walls, and stone firepit for taking in the sunset—just what you’d expect from Scottsdale—but inside the decor is more traditional, and absolutely breathtaking! Every detail is flawless thanks …

Westin St John

USVI Destination Wedding Ideas

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (fair warning: many gratuitous doggie shots!) you may have seen that I just returned from an incredible stay in the US Virgin Islands! I was thrilled to attend the first annual USVI Bridal Symposium, which featured some of the most talented professionals in the industry. We were all treated to tours of …

Invitation Suite and Thank You Note

7 Tips for Tackling Thank You Notes

Posted 06/27/2013 by in Etiquette, Stationery \ 2 comments

After the months of planning every detail of your wedding, you’d think all the work would be done once your guests have gone home, right? Almost. Just one thing left to do: write thank you notes for all those wonderful gifts!

While it may seem rather daunting to send out so many thank you notes in such a short amount …

Pretty Gold Framed Wedding Seating Chart

7 Unique Seating Chart Ideas

What is the first thing your guests do when they arrive at your reception (aside from seek out a cocktail, of course?). Figure out where they’re sitting! You’ve got a few options here: escort cards, seating charts, or simply no assigned seating. For option #2, we’ve put together some of our very favorite seating charts that are not only informational, …