We have a VERY special announcement that we’ve been excitedly waiting to share with you for months. We are launching a sister blog based in Boston, MA, called The Boston Bride!
How to make your cake table fabulous
As soon as guests walk into the reception space, they’re looking for 3 things. First, the happy couple, second the bar, and third, the cake. Everyone wants to see the design, guess the flavors, maybe taste a bit… it’s an entertainment pieces and an edible one at that! Since the cake is a focal point, why not give it some attention with a beautifully set cake table.
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The Perfect Bathroom Basket
Like Mary Poppin’s bag, the perfect bathroom basket list handy, helpful, subtle, and all inclusive. With just a bit of everything a guest could need, this basket is a guests saving grace. When a bustle breaks, when the wine spills, when the mini cheese burger o’dourves catch up with you, the bathroom basket is there to save the day. Here are a few of our favorite things.
- First Aid Kit
- Nail Clippers
- Hair Elastics
- Bobby Pins
- Sewing Kit
- Safety Pins in assorted sizes
- Deodorant Spray
- Shoe polish
- Hair spray
- Body Spray
- Dental Floss
- Alka Seltzer
- Contact Solution
- Blotting Sheets
- Clear Nail Polish
- Lint Roller
- Static Guard
- Individual Tissue Packs
- Cough Drops
- Sore Throat Spray
- Band Aids
Individual Tissue Packets
Bug spray (for outdoor weddings)
- Sore Throat Spray
Eye drops/contact solution
- Safety Pins
- Double Sided Tape
- Static Guard
- Hand Lotion
The 13 Best Bridal Flats
Who says brides have to wear heels? After months of planning and anticipation, why not kick off the heels and go comfy? No blisters, no tripping, just pure fashion. #Winning. Our 13 favorite bridal flats. Take your pick.
1. Glitter sandals (J.Crew) cause when is glitter ever not the best choice.
2. Bow toe flats (unknown) Bows are the best.
3. Rockstud flats (Valentino) Cause… does Valentino need explaining?
4. Pearl flats (unknown) Pearls are classy and timeless.
5. Sparkly pointed toe (Louboutin) Sparkles, pointed toe, Louboutin, does it need more explaining?
6. White low top sneaks with tulle laces (Converse) cause a bad ass bride needs some bad ass bridal sneaks.
7. (True) Ballet flats (unknown) pink with cross over ankle straps. Feminine and pink.
8. Cap pointed toe (Betsy Johnson Blue) Just a bit of sparkle, but not too much.
9. Embroidered with a touch of blue (Badgley Mischka) Vintage and timeless.
10. Gold loafers (unknown) Loafers are comfy and stylish and classic and gold!
11. Embellished sandals (unknow) When it’s hot outside, sandals are the way to go!
12. Metallic Canvas Toms. No bridal flats list would be complete without Toms. They help your feet and kids who need shoes!
13. Cinderella Flat (Louboutin) A bit of sparkle, a bit of Cinderella esq. charm, a bit of flat shoe comfort.
Red White and Blue Wedding
Is there anything better than the perfect 4th of July party? There’s great food, bright colors, sparkly decorations, and fireworks! Sounds like it would make a great wedding…
Why not have a 4th of July wedding! Friends and family often already have a 3 day weekend, everything is already decorated, there’s fireworks… if you love red white and blue, this is the weekend for you!
10 Ways to Use Fresh Flowers in the Cake
Flowers aren’t just for hair do’s and bouquets, they are for cakes! Fresh blooms and an extra touch of personalization and elegance to the sweetest part of your big day.
Wedding Theme: A Hole in One
It’s day 2 of the Masters! Golf is such an elegant sport, why not incorporate the grooms interests into the big day decor? Classy, elegant, and fun, golf can be a great addition to a wedding theme. These golf inspired weddings playfully used T’s, balls, and grass to give their special day a sporty touch. Perfect!
The Breakfast Brunch Wedding
Cause everyone loves brunch.
Want a casual, informal, fun, and delicious wedding? Maybe a brunch reception is for you! With breakfast foods, and breakfast drinks, it’ll be sure to please.
Why have a breakfast brunch wedding?
Wedding cakes can be made from waffles, pancakes, and crepes.
Cause eating food out of champaign glasses is always fun.
Cause crosswords are always a good idea.
Cause french toast, cereal, waffle and omelet bars are sure to keep your guests entertained.
Cause DONUTS! Donuts are always a good idea.
Cause donuts and champaign. Nuff said.
Food on a stick = fun, breakfast food on a stick = the best kind of fun.
Cause personalized coffee cups are amazing.
Sold yet? Ready for a breakfast brunch wedding? Share your ideas in the comments below!
Friday Fav: MapIsArt
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!
OceanCliff – A Newport Icon
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.