You might have expected jitters before your wedding, but you may not have counted on sleep deprivation, too. Lack of sleep can make you feel awful, interfere with your personal relationships, and destroy decision-making abilities. Anytime you get less than seven hours of sleep, the emotional center of your brain becomes oversensitive to negative thoughts and emotions. At the same time, the brain’s logic center slows down and doesn’t keep your emotional responses in check. That means you’re more likely to experience outbursts and more stress, which continues the cycle of stress and sleep loss.
Creating your seating chart is one of the most daunting aspects of wedding planning. Thankfully, our friends at Commins & Co. made this handy infographic that makes planing seats a breeze. Get our your notebook and pen, and start taking notes!
Whether you love over-the-top or super-simple decor, a ceremony arch can be a great addition to where you say your vows. There’s something nice about a feature that defines the space. In case guests were wondering, it says “look here!”. These beautiful fall themed arches are a gorgeous way to showcase the season.
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Last Thanksgiving while touring the Hotel Viking’s annual Small Business Saturday Showcase, we came across one of the coolest businesses. MapIsArt allows buyers to put in a location, down to a specific address, and a water color style piece of art is generated from the topographical map of that location. These beautiful images can be put onto marble coasters, lamp shades, a serving tray, canvas, clock, print, and coming soon, baby onezies and pencil skirts. Each pieces is beautiful and completely unique.
Based in Newport Rhode Island, MapIsArt is our latest Friday Fav. Just as perfect a gift for the couple of honor, remembering where they tie the knot, as it for bridesmaids, groomsmen, mothers, fathers, and god parents. Their art is something everyone should own. Too cute!
Set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Narragansett Bay, OceanCliff has inspired generations of brides with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a romantic, summer sunset celebration or a unique, winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options.
The pristine, manicured and rolling lawns are complemented by a picturesque ceremony site perfect for the exchange of your vows. An adjoining outdoor patio for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sets the mood, while our magnificent Grand Ballroom captivates the panoramic views of the sparkling Atlantic waters.
Twenty-four distinctly stylized guest rooms whisk you back to the 19th century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views. OceanCliff’s Grand Ballroom accommodates from 75-250 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings. Cocktails can be held outside on the terrace over looking the ocean.
The Safari room restaurant and bar are a fun place to relax before the big day. Grab a drink and a lawn chair, and all the stress of planning will just melt away. Ocean Cliff is a scenic venue with space and views. Once again, a fail-proof venue for the Newport Bride.
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Beach glass ornaments
Mini mint juleps
Pocket sized plants
Jellies and Jams
New York based designer Leanne Marshall, created the Fontaine Top, a 3/4 sleeve sheer embroidered with beads top, designed to go over a strapless gown. Each piece is hand made and is available for customization.
This sheer top slips right over your existing gown adding pizzaz to a plain piece. With the handy buttons on the back, you can take it on or off as you please. Where was this when I was shopping for my gown!
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