Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
When my clients are game, I love to capture a group pic, such as the one below (the guests flew in from all over the world!). The resulting photo is the perfect shot with which to end your wedding album, and it can also be converted into a beautiful thank-you note. How do we do it? The photographer and I gather everyone together right after the ceremony when all attendees are already in one spot.
How do you plan on remembering everyone who came to your wedding? (For mine, I kept everyone's RSVP cards and the sweet notes that were included.)
Reprinted from my article for Martha Stewart Weddings Bride's Guide. Photo by Karen Hill.
Monday, September 19, 2011
This is an amazing insider place to find that perfect dangle earring for your wedding, or a gorgeous engagement ring. Lisa shared with me that most jewelry sells at auction for about a third to a fifth of retail store value. Diamond prices are more normalized, but I think it's still really romantic to raise a paddle for a coveted bauble.
What's more, the consultants encourage you to try on, to browse, to ask questions and indulge. I tried on everything in sight -- a girl can dream!
My biggest "take away"? Some of these treasures are downright affordable. See for yourself at Sothebys. But the items I tried on, including the catalogue cover piece are quite "one of a kind".
Thursday, September 15, 2011
My friend Laura Lobdell has come up with these "Longitude & Gratitude" Surf Bracelets that I would love to receive as a bridal-party member or as a guest of the wedding. They are printed with the coordinates of popular locales such as Montauk, Laguna, and Malibu, but they can also be customized with your wedding's specifics -- or anything else you'd like to say. Pop them into each guest's welcome bag, or use them as a favor or napkin ring at each place setting.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Just take a peek at all these gorgeous frocks:
Lela Rose – whimsical and ever so chic!
Dessy Collection by Vivian Dessy - how about the ol’ bridesmaids style and color mix & match
Social Bridesmaids – Modern and oh so glamorous!
After Six – never too early to think spring! We’re in a garden state of mind!
Alfred Sung – Going mad for these short flirty styles!
The possibilities are endless.
Exclusively just for our lovely brides, we’re offering 25% off all these darling styles and more! Just head over to our online store (www.theweddinglibrarystore.com) and enter promo code WLSUN11 for all the styles and savings!
Brides hurry – offer ends soon!
Monday, September 5, 2011
I've never made them myself but use the pretty ones offered by Kate Greiner on etsy. I love her rainbow color choices and her options of different shapes, sizes and even customization.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Passion Mate
4 oz. Yerba Mate (a South American plant)
1 1/2 oz. Passion fruit juice
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
Agave syrup to taste
Directions: First, cold infuse the Mate tea the day before (or half day). Then, in a shaker combine the Yerba Mate, Passion Fruit Juice, Lemon Juice and Agave. Shake with ice. After, pour into a highball and add some fresh Blueberries or Huckleberries as a garnish. Spike option: This drink goes well with tequila. (If you're feeling extra adventuous try a habanero infused tequila for an extra kick)!