The More The Merrier – E+M’s Real Wedding

October 29, 2014

After 9 years, this groom decided to pop the question at the Chelsea Piers Park by the Hudson river with their dog along side; a truly special moment that led to a romantic wedding celebration shortly after! It was only appropriate to post this month in celebration of their 1 year anniversary! Elyse was inspired by vintage china sets, lace, soft colors and mismatch prints. We love the timeless look and romantic affair.

E + M’s favorite parts were saying their own vows to each other and dancing the night away! The most memorable moment to Elyse, was walking down the aisle!

Lately, we have been asking our real wedding couples what the hardest part in the planning period was so real couples can relate, and I JUST LOVED this answer:

“Choosing the cake was the truly so hard, I wanted every single flavor… I learned quickly, that isn’t possible!”

E+M, danced the night away and celebrated with their 230 merry guests on a night they will never forget!

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Elyse + Matt

October 19, 2013

Cosomos Club | Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Abby Jiu Photography | Ceremony: Cosmos Club | Reception: Fairfax Hotel
Floral/Event design and Planning: Elegance and Simplicity | Print + Paper: Smock | Videography: Toybox Productions | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Linens: Something Vintage | Band: Nightsong via Entertainment Exchange | Bridesmaids dresses: Twobirds | Wedding dress: Anne Barge | Headpiece: BHLDN | Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Boos, Booze or Both!

October 28, 2014

It’s time to bring out the ghouls, witches and “booze!” We are loving these Halloween spirits that are perfect for your upcoming parties this weekend! From cotton candy boozie milkshakes to spiced apple cider, enjoy a treat even better than your favorite Halloween candy.

Witches Brewed Apple Cider

1 apple
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 orange, thinly sliced
2 quarts apple cider
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon allspice
pinch grated nutmeg
1 cup dark rum

Stud the apple with the cloves. In a medium pot, combine the studded apple and remaining ingredients except the rum. Slowly bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the rum. Discard the apple. Ladle into irish coffee mugs and garnish each with a cinnamon swizzle stick

yields 8 servings






Peak-A-Boo- The First Look

October 27, 2014

Peak-A-Boo… allow yourself to see your special one before the ceremony. We believe it leads to a more calm and cohesive night with less jitters. Make that moment between you two private and absolutely picture perfect.

Here are the top 5 reasons why we think you should do a first look:

1. Time alone {The day is always overwhelming, so allow some relaxing alone time with the one that balances you, it will allow for the day to be way more relaxed!}

2. Scheduling {It will allow for you to have more time with family and friends who have traveled long and far to be with you on your special day.}

3. Significant bridal portraits {Want to capture those special moments and get stress-free bridal portraits, here is your opportunity!}

4. Less time being taken from your reception {The day is about celebrating, so make time to dance the night away!}

5. Calms overall nerves {Seeing each other on your own time and in your element, will remind you how excited you are for the day ahead and why there is no need to be nervous.}

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Photography Credit: 1 + 2 via Rabiah Khwa Jagoha Photography, 3 via FineArt Studio, 4 via Tate Tullier Photography

Oh, Sweet Honey!

October 24, 2014

One of our favorite ingredients this fall is the sweet taste of honey! From favors to cocktails, there are so many ways to incorporate the delicacy into your wedding. Go with a “Meant to Bee” theme for your bridal shower or shower your guests with honey infused cocktails. Either way, the treat is sure to be the perfect complimentary detail!



Shapes + Sizes

October 23, 2014

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