Posts Labeled ‘wedding’

It’s in the Details

From a personalized coffee bar to specialized stemware, from comment coasters to croquet on the lawn, details can make your wedding truly special, while spoiling your guests at the same time.

 

Calling all "Friends" - a Central Perk themed coffee bar, via The Knot, photo credit Dan and Anne Almasy

 

Bring a bit of grandeur to a rustic setting, Louis wine glasses via Select Event Rentals

 

 

Perfect for the bar, via Bhldn

 

Outdoor fun and games for a summer wedding, via Real Simple Weddings, photo credit Mr. Haack

Sparkle and Shine: Stunning Wedding Gowns

A little sparkle and shine always puts me in a festive mood. Metallic is trending and these gorgeous wedding gowns have just the right amount of shimmer.

Jenny Packham

 

Isadora Gown, via BHLDN

 

Celestial Gown, via Monique Lhuillier

 

Magots Gown, Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias

Late Night Snacks

As your guests dance the night away, they might long for an extra bit of sustenance. With so many late night snack options, here are a few treats sure to provide satisfaction that will have your guests raving for years to come.

French fries in dotted paper cones, via the knot, photo credit Justin and Mary Photography

 

Give your guests a boost of caffeine - iced coffee topped with cotton candy, via Martha Stewart Weddings

 

There's nothing better than breakfast for dinner! Serve your guests delicious pancakes or French Toast Sticks, via Hostess with the Mostess Blog

 

 

A popcorn buffet allows guests to pick from a variety of toppings, via Pen N' Paperflowers

1920′s-Inspired Signature Drinks

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby provides a luscious, opulent perspective of the 1920′s. Influencing fashion, events, and decor, the movie gives a fresh take on 1920′s flair. As you consider your signature drink for cocktail hour, keep in mind these revamped classics.

French 75 - lemon, gin, and simple syrup topped off with champagne, via Epicurious, Photo Credit Elizabeth Perrin

 

Bee's Knees

Gin, honey and lemon combine to make the Bee's Knees, via LA Weekly, photo credit Eric Alperin

 

Southside Cocktail Recipe

Gin meets lime, mint and seltzer to create a refreshing Southside, via Inspired Taste

 

Highball

With a wide variety of options, the Highball offers a classic your guests will love, via Time Out Chicago, photo credit Martha Williams

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

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.

Stella Mccartney Neon floral jacquard dress from Net-a-Porter

Parker Cassia Ruffle Wrap Hi/Lo Dress from Intermix

Free People 'Rocco' Cut Out Back Lace Dress from South Moon Under

Envi Chevron Stripe Maxi Dress from South Moon Under

Kids’ Wedding Activity Book

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!

Coloring Book via Martha Stewart | Photo by Bryan Gardner

A Beautiful Fall Wedding at Carnegie Institution

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

 

 


Creative Guest Book Idea

It is always nice to have a guest book at your wedding for guests to leave little notes congratulating you on your special day! But the classic, plain guest book can get a little boring. Here is a great idea from Martha Stewart for an alternative guest book.

Plate Guest Book

Instead of having guests write on a book, buy several white dishes for guests to sign with metallic paint pens. After the event, arrange the plates on a wall in your home in random groupings. You will be reminded of your special day every time you see it and house guests will love the whimsical feel of the decorations!

Personalized Golf Tees

I think it is always important for brides and grooms to find ways to personalize their wedding. Even if it is a small item like a favor. For couples who love to golf, for example, these personalized golf tees would be perfect as wedding favors for guests.

personalized golf tees from The Knot