Friday Favorite: Coordinates Collection

Coordinates Collection is a jewelry company that creates unique one-of-a-kind pieces featuring location coordinates and custom engraving. With 10 bracelets, 7 ring designs, and 14 necklace and pendants there are almost too many choices to choose from. Each beautiful piece allows for the coordinates of a specific location and a custom engraving. Perfect for a wedding location and anniversary date. Coordinates Collection pieces come in semi-precious and precious metals, and a few months ago they released a ion collection that comes in a variety of colors. These creations are are beautiful way to remember a special place and a special someone. A Coordinate Collection piece is definitely tops on my Christmas wish list.

P.S. They even have a wedding band!

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A Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower

As someone who is obsessed with everything Kate Spade puts out, a Kate Spade inspired bridal shower couldn’t be more of a dream come true. Black, white, gold and pink, it’s everything classy festive and fun! These bright power colors get everyone in the mood for a good time. From the invitations to the sparkly pom-poms in the pink diamond mimosa’s (yeah, you heard me) make everything pink or gold and you’re off to a good start. What about those oversized polka dot balloons for outside, too cute! Can we leave them up all the time?

For more Kate Spade Bridal Shower inspiration, see our Pinterest board.

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Reception Venue: Glen Manor

Like something out of a modern fairytale, Glen Manor House is every princess’s dream come true. With it’s gilded age glamour inside and sweeping views of the ocean outside, wherever you are there’s a view that can’t be beat. Ceremonies can be held outside on the lawn overlooking the water, in the manicured garden on the side of the property, or inside in one of the beautiful rooms. It’s like something out of a fairy tale. A bit smaller and more intimate than the Newport mansions, and less known, Glen Manor is the perfect venue for a one-of-a-kind couple. Located on a good piece of land in Portsmouth just a few miles away from the hubbub of Newport, there’s no chance of foot traffic disrupting pictures of a ceremony.

In the early 1900s Glen Manor was built as a private home. in 1959 it was sold to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and turned into a school for children. In the 1970s the property was sold to the city of Portsmouth and restored to its original glory. Today the property is used as an event space.

Whether you like it for the history, the architecture, or the location, you can’t go wrong with Glen Manor. Fit for royalty, the couple that get’s married here is sure to start their lives together on the right foot.

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A Hair Do For The Big “I do”

It can be hard to choose a hair style for the big day. Up or down, braids, curls, clips or combs, it’s a struggle.  Try incorporating an every day styling favorite. If you love braids, use a braided do. If curls are your thing, let the fly aways fly! If you have a hair stylish, bring a few snapshots of your favorites. They can combine the options into one gorgeous personalized do. If you or a friend are doing your hair, don’t be afraid to experiment! Take an afternoon and play around with your hair, see what you can come up with. You never know till you try!

 

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42 Times Christmas Lights Made the Best Wedding Decor

Who doesn’t love a lit christmas tree? The twinkling lights make everyone feel happy and bright. Why not bring those feelings of cheer and goodwill to your wedding day? For a great price, Christmas lights add a festive feel to any decor and best of all, are super easy to put up! Stock up after the holidays when lights are on sale, and you’ve got discount decor that is sure to blow guests away. A few command hooks or strands of fishing line and you’re golden! Don’t believe me? See if these weddings inspire your happily ever after.

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Art Deco Gatsby Wedding

Think of the Gatsby ultimate’s party. There’s sparking lights, beaded dresses and  fancy suits, and lots and lots of champaign. Sounds like the perfect wedding, right?

Roaring 20s weddings are all the rage. It’s fun, it’s vintage, and it lets everyone feel like they’re playing dress up for a day. The original Great Gatsby movie (1974) was shot in part at Marble House and Rosecliff right here in Newport. These turn of the century “summer cottages” are glamorous and totally movie worthy. 115 years later, they’re definitely wedding worthy. A Gatsby themed wedding combines all the glamour and grace with a rocking party and great clothes. What more could a bride, or her guests, want!

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30 Ways to Use Pumpkins in your Fall Wedding

What’s more perfectly fall than a pumpkin? The cheerful orange is a perky pick-me-up and it’s shape is playful and fun. Whether you’re thinking of cinderella’s carriage or a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkins are a girls second best friend. They can be used for virtually every aspect of wedding day decor from the ceremony to the reception. Go traditional and make special carved lanterns, or try something new and hand your ring bearer a pumpkin pillow! However you use pumpkins in your big day, it’s sure to add a cheerful playful feel to the festivities.

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Sailboat Wedding Decor

Newport is home to sailers from all over the world. With the Volvo race docking in Newport this summer and the yearly regattas and sailing festivals, Newport is a sailing capital. There’s few things more perfectly summer than a sunset sail. Nautical nuptials aren’t just sea shells and stripes, they are about sail boats! From the escort cards to the cake topper, sail boats are an cute way to include a love of the sea in your wedding decor. That ring bearer ring boat, that’s just the cutest!

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Maids in Mismatch

A bride spends her whole life trying to find the perfect dress. Little girls dream of princess gowns and finding the dress that makes them feel like cinderella at the ball. On the big day, she’s supposed to feel like a million bucks, Why not give your bridesmaids the same “million bucks” feeling by letting them choose their dress? Give them some direction, a color scheme, an overall look, a length, give them something  to work off of and let have at it! The happiest bridesmaids are the prettiest bridesmaids, and the prettiest maids are the ones who are comfortable and confident!

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Sunflowers and Sunshine

According to The Knot, the rose has been and continues to be the most popular wedding flower. While beautiful and sweet smelling, they aren’t everyones favorite. Sunflowers represent the sun and it’s cheerful life-giving rays. They symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity. If you’re a sunflower fan, this blog is your wedding inspiration.  That last picture, it’s a sunflower lovers dream come true, no?

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