Spring is in full-swing — as is the start of wedding season! Have wedding invitations stacked up in your mail inbox? Here are some fashion ideas for looking fabulous at Spring weddings — particularly daytime or outdoor weddings. Thanks to Refinery 29 and South Moon Under in particular for some of the inspiration.
When inviting children to a wedding, it is always nice to have something fun for them to do. I love this coloring book template from Martha Stewart. It is easy to print and put together and is nice for children of various ages. Set a copy along with some crayons at each child’s place setting and let them enjoy!
I am a huge fan of the slow cooker. It is such a convenient way to put a meal on the table when your schedule is extra busy. It is not easy to find good slow cooker recipes, though. I have found the ones on Williams-Sonoma’s website to be particularly yummy. I wonder how these Spring recipes are from Better Homes & Gardens … the pulled pork sliders look delicious and I think I will need to try them!
Blush pink and gold is one of my favorite color combinations. Here are is some inspiration for this beautiful color duo.
I simply adore this arrangement featured on One Charming Party. As they suggest, it would be perfect for Mother’s Day. I could also see it as part of a Spring tablescape, a ladies’ tea, a bridal shower…. The bright orange color and the pops of citrus make it a happy addition to any table!
I can’t take credit for this idea which I found on Pinterest. Wouldn’t this make for a great hostess gift for a BBQ or a craft or microbrew beer fan? Galvanized bucket. Craft beers. Two pint glasses. Optional ice. Done!
Wishing everyone a very happy Easter. This little “nest” is absolutely stunning, isn’t it? Beautiful for an Easter celebration.
I had the great pleasure of working with Jessica and Clayton on their fall wedding at the Carnegie Institution. I loved the creativity and beautiful detail ideas that Jessica and her mother had for the wedding and the way we were able to bring them all to life on the day of the event. Jessica and Clayton are a beautiful couple and I wish them much happiness as they begin their new life together!
Venue: Carnegie Institution
Caterer: Design Cuisine
Photographer: Pablo Sartor, Freed Photography
Videographer: Martin with Blue Sky Films
Ceremony Music: Chris Dunn, Classical Guitar Ceremonies
Reception Music: Matt, Shewsical Entertainment
Florist: Petals and Promises
Cake: Cake I Do
Hair/Makeup: Lori Nansi, Le Mariee
Hair/Makeup for Bridesmaids: Ashley Chin
It is always nice to show the people who have been there for you throughout the wedding process a little thanks when your day has come. The easiest way to do this is give your bridesmaids and groomsmen a small gift as a token of your appreciation for their support. Your bridesmaids will always love a little piece of jewelry to remind them of your day, but what do you get the groomsmen? Real Simple came up with a list of unique groomsmen gifts and here are a couple of my favorites.
This is the perfect gift for the groomsmen who love to play golf. The coasters covered in grass looking turf will keep his coffee table ring-free while sticking with his sporty style!
This is another great groomsmen gift for the guys who like to party. This set comes with the bottle, honeycomb staves and instructions on how to make his own personalized drink!