Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inspiration from Anywhere...Summer Showers

The heat wave that has been taking over New England broke last night with a summer shower that we were oh so thankful for.  And you know what they say: if you want a rainbow... Speaking of sprinkles, we love to see brides who make the most of their rain-blessed wedding days by pairing their gorgeous gowns with a fun pair of wellies.  Here's to summer showers!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wedding Wednesday... A Summer Rooftop Soiree in NYC

Photos by Carlos Varela, Cava Weddings
Recently I was invited to a summer rooftop party in NYC with some of the most talented people in the industry.  It was an intimate dinner party amongst friends and colleagues hosted by Frank Alexander, one of the most inspiring, passionate designers I have ever met.  His work always pushes me to want to be better and he is the kind of person you meet once and hope that you will get the opportunity to cross paths with again.  It was such a treat to be a guest at such a special event in the city, when usually I am the one orchestrating the details, it was fun to be able to sit back and enjoy a truly memorable, absolutely perfect evening, on one of the nicest nights we have had this summer.

The table that Frank and his team created was full of color and detail and really set the tone for an incredible affair.  I would love to see this table design recreated for a rehearsal dinner, brunch or intimate dinner party.  The color palette is perfection!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday...You're Golden

These darlingm sparkly gold flats caught our eye on Style Me Pretty last week.  The pop of glitz and glamour was so perfect against the bride's lace gown!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Inspiration from Anywhere...Barefoot Bride

Instead of your typical blue, beige, and white palette for a beach wedding, I love the idea of a dusty teal, rose and blush color story.  So soft and romantic against the white waves, don't you think?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wedding Wednesday...Laura & Kevin in Madison, CT

Laura and Kevin wed at an incredible private residence in picturesque Madison, CT on the most stunning day we saw in June.  From the picture-perfect white century tent, to the gorgeous horses, and vintage touches like those antique bottle escort cards, Laura and Kevin's day was so full of rustic charm and easy elegance.  Don't you love the soft dimension in their yellow and blue color palette?  Exquisite.

Event Design & Coordination by True Event 
Photos from Steve Depino
Hair & Makeup: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library
Catering: Jordan Caterers
Cake: Union League Cafe
Flowers: Ashleigh's Garden
Rentals: Taylor Rental Westbrook (tent), Rentals Unlimited, Country Portables
Music: James Harris (Cocktail Hour), Men in Black (reception)
Generator/Sound: Power Posse Productions

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday.... Mocs and thoughts of Fall

Via Piperlime
I have always loved the comfort of mocs and have had a few pairs over the years but I am obsessed with this grey pair for fall!  They are the perfect transition shoe from sandals to suede. And I love the grey!  Not that I even want to think about fall but these are going on my must have list.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Coffee Talk Monday... Newly Maid

Have you ever wondered what to do with your bridesmaid dress after being in a wedding?  I know I still have a collection of dresses in my closet that have only been worn once but cost a good amount of money.  Thank God the trend for bridesmaid dresses has shifted to brides looking for something that their bridal party can re-wear after the wedding. J.Crew, Jenny Yoo, and Thread are doing an incredible job of doing just that, there are so many dresses in their collections I am dying to own!  This weekend was a perfect example of a line of dresses that I just adore.  I couldn't get enough of the gorgeous detail on every one of the dresses selected by Emily for her bridesmaids.  The girls looked stunning in all different dresses from the Thread collection in a gorgeous cobalt blue.

But for those of you out there that haven't been as lucky and have a collection of dresses in your closet, like I do, that I will never wear again, you must check out this site Newly Maid.  It is brilliant!  You simply mail in your old dress and receive a little black dress in return.  The dresses you send in are either recycled or donated to organizations around the globe for people less fortunate.  Click here to learn more about how it all works.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Wine Tasting... Because I'm Addicted to Watermelon!

I love the blog world because I am continuously inspired by different people's sites and never get bored with the content because there is always a new site to stumble upon.  This morning while browsing through my friends' site over at Styled Creative I came across one of her favorite daily reads, Because I'm Addicted, and I must admit that it is easy to become addicted to. It is filled with fashion, fun cocktails and recipe ideas. I have been obsessed with watermelon lately and want to have it in everything including this perfect summer drink recipe that I found on their blog.  YUMMM!!!  
Happy Friday!  We are at Saltwater Farm Vineyard tomorrow for one of the most adorable couples I have had the opportunity to work with, so excited for you Emily and Justin!  Can't wait to share pics from this one! Cheers!

HOW TO: The Watermelon Picnic Cocktail
You will need:
2 Parts Kanon Vodka
2 Parts Watermelon Chunks
2 Parts Lemon Lime Soda
1/2 Part Lemon Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup (easy recipe here)
1. Chop watermelon and muddle in a mixing tin along with lemon juice and simple syrup, add Kanon, shake it like a polaroid picture.

2. Strain into a glass over ice, top with lemon lime soda, garnish with a slice of watermelon. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Inspiration From Anywhere...Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream at weddings! I mean, don't we?!  I love the idea of sidling up alongside a gorgeous dessert table and discovering a mouth-watering array of sundae toppings, shimmery cones, and fluffy scoops!  I can taste my favorite combination {vanilla soft serve, chocolate sprinkles, and strawberries}, right now!  What's your flavor-ite?

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wedding Wednesday...Fun Summer Table DIY

We can't get enough of this darling cupcake-liner pom tutorial on Blush Printables this week!  Wouldn't a few bunches of these be so darling placed along a long wooden table at a summer fete?  We can't wait to make a few ourselves.

Get the full how-to over at Kara's Party Ideas!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Inspiration from Anywhere Thursday...Maps

They show us where we've been and where we're going: maps are a beautiful detail to include in your wedding day decor and can be especially meaningful for the couple who wants to remember where they met, where they've lived, or vacations they've taken together!  There are so many ways to incorporate maps into your big day - from invitations to vintage exclamations - and here are a few of our favorites.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wedding Wednesday...A Sneak Peek: Kelly & Tommy are Married!

Do you love?  We wanted to share a little sneak peek of a gorgeous wedding we designed this summer!  Kelly and Tommy wed at the always lovely Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI and we are simply in awe of how beautifully their photos, snapped by Miles Witt Boyer, came out.  Even more details to come, so stay tuned to fall in love with this wedding even further in the coming months!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Coffee Talk Monday... Vacation

Paine's Creek Beach, Brewster MA

We have escaped for the holiday to the beach.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July!! Be back in the office in a week!
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