Newport Rhode Islands stunning wedding venue, Belle Mer ran by Longwood Venue was nothing short of amazing experience. The view of the ocean front was one close to heart, our Groom being from a beach resort town. Upon arrival, a stunning floral hoop greeted guests. The earth toned flowers paired perfectly with the theme of there day, classic elegance! After the cutest first look, Jordan and Joe couple enjoyed portraits by the water. It was a gloomy weather day but according to Joe, so was their first date so it seemed meant to be. After all, it’s just weather. Love makes it all better!
Summer is just around the corner. It’s time for pool parties, days at the beach, and all the sandals a girl could ever want. Why should brides miss out on the flip-floppin fun? Designers are making more than pumps for brides, they’re making amazing jewel encrusted sandals, summer white wedges, and even elegant flip flops. If you’re having a summer wedding, consider ditching the heels for a pair of stylish summer shoes.
When I first drew up a guest list my side alone had over 200 people and my then fiance’s about the same. We hadn’t even set a date but we had 400 people on the list. Between immediate family, extended family, friends from college, friends from work, amazing neighbors, family friends, parents friends, and childhood friends; the first draft guest list was a little overwhelming. Actually, make that a LOT overwhelming. Breaking through the chaos of a guest list takes patience, humility, and the 10 year test.
Our 5 favorite interactive sweet stations for a winter wedding from a hot chocolate bar to a make your own frost cupcake. Sweet doesn’t begin to describe the deliciousness we are imagining. Continue reading
It’s finally winter! While for much of New England it does not exactly feel like winter, the cooler weather is coming. Sexy gowns aren’t all strapless and slinky, these long-sleeved gowns are the sexiest and they’ll still keep you warm on your walk down the aisle. Are you ready to go long?
Ever dreamed of tulle and plaid? I have. Our Playful and Plaid winter styled shoot at Fort Admas was everything festive and fun. From the bride’s tulle ball gown skirt and holly berry head wreath to the bridesmaids pinecone bouquets and the grooms newsboy cap. This shoot was all about incorporating Christmas-esq elements without being a strictly Christmas wedding. The plaids and holly berries pulled the theme along while the lack of decorated tree kept you guessing. We can’t wait to show you the rest of the pictures, stay tuned for the full set after the holidays!
Bride and Bridesmaids T’s are in almost every wedding store, in every color and style. There are so many choices! Etsy has a few thousand Bridesmaid T’s listed, the pages just keep going and going….
Lucky for you we’ve put together just a few of our favorites. Check our Bridesmaids Gifts list on Etsy for more presents for the girls!
It’s no secret that we love everything pink and preppy, and the Vineyard Vines whale is no exception. What’s not to love about a brand that’s all about fun in the sun? As it gets colder here we’re dreaming of warm weather weddings, with sun and waves and of course, our favorite summer wardrobe staples. You know, like Vineyard Vines.
If you’re dreaming on a Vineyard Vines themed wedding, check out their wedding site and maybe even create a customize tie and cummerbund set for your big day. Complete with a personalized embroidery/text section on the backside of the tie, these set are the perfect groom and groomsmen gifts. A one of a kind piece they will actually wear again.
If we were planning a Vineyard Vines themed wedding it might look something like this…
The cake would be pink and navy with whales of course.
The groom would wear this smashing “Crabby” tie.
There would be plates and plates of these whale cookies.
The ring bearer and flower girl would be too cute to handle.
Even the drinks would be decorated with whales.
There would be no shortage of fabulous bow ties.
There would take lots of pictures like these.
The bridesmaids would be cool, comfortable, and stylish.
The favors would be just the cutest.
And the couple might even sail away on a VV printed surf board. You know, just because they can.
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Over the weekend fashion icons and the founders of the brand KJP, Kiel James Patrick (@KJP) and Sarah Vickers (@SarahKJP) said their “I Do”s at Henry’s Christmas Tree Farm in Hope Rhode Island. Their picture perfect lives were perfectly summed up in their venue choice. Getting married at a Christmas tree farm seems perfect for this iconic American made brand. In everything this sweet couple and their company highlight the importance of family and friends, the beauty of New England, and the importance of supporting local American brands. In an Instagram post yesterday, Kiel said this of their wedding day “We hopped into our Jeep Wagoneer and drove back home to be with family and friends for apple pie, cake, moms gingerbread cookies, Christmas music, champagne and eggnog. It was the most perfect day and we both agreed that all the little things we already had was all we ever needed to live happily ever after.” Does it get any more beautiful and honest than that? In this crazy world we can’t help but love the people who have the opportunity for anything, but choose the simple family-centered life.
While their official wedding pictures haven’t been released, we’ve dreamed up a few ideas of what Sarah and Kiel’s wedding might have looked like. Tell us in the comments what you think. How would you do a wedding a a Christmas tree farm? K
If we were planning a wedding at a Christmas tree farm (P.S. what a great idea!) we would probably take some pictures like these.
We would decorate like this.
The escort cards would be rustic and playful.
The favors might look something like these.
The dessert station would have these lovely treats.
The bouquets and boutonnieres would be inspired by the green of the venue.
Maybe, just maybe, there would be a sleigh ready to pull the happy couple away to their new life of married bliss.
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There’s nothing better than sitting by the fire with a cozy blanket and a good drink; coffee, coco, or otherwise. These are 21 of our favorite winter cocktails. Seems like a perfect to-do list for a weekend get together. That campfire delight is tops on the list.
Kahula Hot Chocolate – Damn Delicious
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria – The Kitchn
Winter Cranberry Martini – Swooned Magazine
Spiced Irish Coffee – Spiced Train
Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate – Minimalist Baker
Campfire Delight – Weddings & Honeymoons
Cranberry Bourbon Fizz – Style Me Pretty
Sugar and Spice White Russian – Waiting on Martha
Persimmon Spice Punch – My Diary of Us
Spiced Spiked Eggnog – The Flair Exchange
Apple Mint Sangria – The Kitchy Kitchen
Mulled Wine – Waiting on Martha
Apple Pie Sgroppino Cocktail – Style Me Pretty
Coconut Milk with Honey, Hazelnuts, and Bourbon – The Gouda Life
Sex on a Snowbank – Nellie Bellie
Cranberry Ginger Sparkling Rum Cider – Katie in the Kitchen
Grapefruit Rosemary Mule – Domesticate Me
Cranberry Mojito – Nutmeg Nanny
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini – Will Cook for Friends
Hot Buttered Rum – Epicurious
Pomegranate Martini – Good Housekeeping