Saturday, March 24, 2012

Yes Please

In the market for a ring? Check out the Single B shop on Etsy! She uses recycled and conflict free stones and each ring is custom designed for YOU! No cookie cutter rings here.. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dessert Tables & Candy Buffets

Candy buffets and dessert tables are such a cute addition to the traditional wedding cake. This is a way to incorporate favors for guests and display them in a fun and interactive way (much more fun than handing the guests a bag of jordan almonds). 

Find affordable containers. Try to use different sized apothecary jars and mason jars. You can even find  different sized glass cylinders at The Dollar Store! Try looking at places like the Christmas Tree Shop and Walmart. You might even want to ask some friends if they have any jars laying around. 

Another option is to rent- some websites rent entire tables of glassware for $40! 

When choosing your containers, remember that size matters. Stick to small and medium sized containers and place them on different levels, using boxes or books underneath a table cloth. This will create the illusion of a fuller table. 

Create fillers on the table, but remember not to "junk it up". Use different sized candles and place them between the jars of candy. Framed engagement pictures, or pictures of your parent's, grandparent's wedding adds a sweet and personal touch. 

Love the fun colors here
Allow your guests to take some goodies home!
Hey Gorg
Don't forget your scoops, tongs, and bags!
My Sweet and Saucy

Whipped Style
I've seen so many adorable antique bureaus used as displays for dessert tables. This one has the drawers open with kettle corn. Very cute. 

Chill Weddings
 Flowers in apothecary jars is a sweet and unexpected touch!
Designer Blvd AZ
 This is a great example of using height to create a fuller effect. 
Monochromatic palettes can be striking and elegant. Most candy retailers will let you buy certain colors in bulk. 


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rest Your Dancing Feet...

Back in January I worked a wedding expo at the Seaport in Boston. Beantown Bride set up an adorable lounge with these awesome white split back sofas that were to die for!

Creating a lounge area at your reception makes it much more intimate. This is a great place for your guests to relax and take a break from dancing. It also feels very inviting!

Stone Blossom Florals
Coco Cozy
LOVE cozy and functional
Alta Moda Bridal
lighting is huge when creating a lounge- especially when indoors 
Magnet Street

How unexpected is this lounge right at the water! Love the yellow and gray paired with the bright white. 
The Knot
This can be done so easily for a backyard wedding

What do you think of featuring a lounge area at your wedding reception?? 


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NEWP Wedding Spectacular

I volunteered for the New England Wedding Professionals Wedding Spectacular this past Sunday and I had such a good time! I met some amazing, adorable, and excited brides (who all looked amazing in their Maggie Sottero dresses BTW). The florals were gorgeous, the gowns were amazing, the whole ambiance was reallly fun and exciting. Here are some pictures I took from the event but I have to apologize- I took my camera out and for some reason it wasn't turning on- so I had to use my iphone.

Eventually by Molly

Fresh cut flowers at Molly's booth

Gorgeous bridesmaid gowns provided by Nilza and Michelle at Special Event Bridal Shop

Sample tablescapes were designed by Petal Pushers Floral StudioB&G Sawin Florist, and Eventually by Molly

Awesome Stained glass wedding cake designed by I Dream of Jeanne Cakes

Maggie Sottero Showroom with Uplighting done by Andrea Duvall of AllStar Uplighting

Plaid Daddy Band rocking out before the fashion show
Pretty yellow and kelly green bridesmaids gowns from Special Event Bridal Shop and Hair and Make-up done by Special Event Beauty

Fashion Show featuring gorgeous Maggie Sottero  gowns

Obsessed with this purple ombre gown 

Gorgeous flowers displayed at B&G Sawin Florist's table

Lizary Rodriguez playing the harp in the Skyline Ballroom

Overall, a very fun day with NEWP and hopefully we helped some brides make some choices for their big day!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

New York Fashion Week

With the conclusion of NY Fashion Week, I am feeling inspired by some pretty amazing clothing. Spring is on its way and its brining some of my favorite colors. Here is some color inspo that would fit perfectly into a late Winter/Spring wedding. 

College Fashion

This punchy citron color is so cheery and can definitely play into some fun floral choices.
College Fashion
 Tangerine is popping up all over the place after being named Pantone's color of the year. As well as being flattering on all skin types, it goes well with almost any color.
College Fashion
Coral has always been a fave but it can sometimes make you looked washed out- so this is one to be careful with. Look for corals with more orange tones that pop.
College Fashion
 Kelly green is lately becoming one of my favorite colors for spring.
College Fashion
LOVE this mint green. I can easily see any of these colors brightening up a spring wedding.

What's your favorite color trend for the Spring??


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Red, White, and...PINK

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fitting to do a post on Cupid's colors. Lately we've been seeing lots of color-blocked frocks featuring this bright red and fuchsia. 

We've been seeing lots of celebs sporting these fuchsia and poppy colored threads.

Try to avoid the Christmas-y red and go for a more cherry color
Monique Lhuillier

Love the way this red flower pops against the peach and white flowers

Wedding Chicks
When it comes to cakes try not to make them look too Valentine's day oriented... aka avoid hearts and too much fluff. It is best to keep it simple like this cake featured above with raspberries and a rustic looking frosting.

Love the simplicity of this ombre detailed cake


Love this Poms by Pomtree. They also make them in a cherry polka dot print as well as DOZENS of other colors/prints. These are adorable to hang from a tree at an outdoor ceremony. 

This bright palette is very cheerful and can easily transition from summer to winter. 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!