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Açaí You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge

Fashion & Beauty

Photos by:

Plum + Oak

Bridal party robes are perhaps one of our favorite bridesmaid goodies. Not only are you guaranteed to have the cutest slumber party photo shoot, designer robes are something everyone can use long after the wedding. One of our favorite kingpins in this arena is Doie Lounge. Their online boutique is just chock full of comfy robes with darling trim. And have you seen their new Destination Collection? For us, it was love at first sight.

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

So it’s really no wonder we asked California dream squad and Ruffled member, Details, Darling to bring to life their own tropical vision for the perfect pre-wedding pampering. “Acai You Down the Aisle” was the theme of the day, and Plum + Oak Photo captured every vibrant detail from this mimosa-filled affair. And can we just ogle over this protea-filled bouquet from Layered Vintage for just a minute longer? Let’s dive into more of this boho magic below!

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

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Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

With toes in the water and citrus overflowing, this is literal wedding day goals. Each robe from Doie Lounge is made from high quality fabrics that create the most serene, blanket-wrapped feeling. Ultra soft and ultra luxe, that’s how much bliss you should feel in the hours leading up to your I-do’s! There are endless pairing options across their various collections, so it’s easy to find the perfect robes to reflect your own wedding style.

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

We’ll never tire of this classic cut with kimono sleeves. And did you catch that Rifle Paper Co. trim on the Sayulita robe? Top contender for our fave, that’s for sure. On every design, a permanent outer tie allows you to get creative with your knots + bows – but don’t worry, there’s interior security too so you don’t have to worry over the possibility of an unexpected slip. Each robe is produced in downtown Los Angeles in small batches to ensure the utmost care, and you can be rest assured knowing the owner herself will personally respond to your questions and requests.

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Acai You Down the Aisle with Doie Lounge - photo Plum & Oak

If you’re ready to fawn over more of their charming pieces, browse through all the design options on their site with sparkly beverage in hand. And don’t miss this mesmerizing compilation SJ Videography put together for this tropical boho affair!

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Callista & Company

Callista & Company offers personalized planning and design services for beautiful weddings and events around the world. With meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance, we create stress-free events that showcase your unique vision. Our team provides the highest level of service and showcases strong relationships with leading venues and renowned professionals to ensure you have an exceptional team on your side.

We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
recommendations based on years of experience and etiquette studies, while always considering your specific preferences.

Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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Valentine’s Day Friendship Bracelet DIY

DIY Projects

Photos by:

Cambria Grace

While there are plenty of gift ideas for your honey out there right now, we thought it’d be nice to show off this cute Valentine’s Day (or any day!) gift for your girlfriends. Not only are these friendship bracelets the perfect way to perk up a friend’s day — they’re also a perfect add-on gift for your bridesmaids. Thank you so much to Cambria Grace for capturing this tutorial, and Lauren of Lauren Wells Events for sharing her tips!

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

From Lauren of Lauren Wells Events: I have always loved sending my girlfriends Valentines. They appreciate pink and glitter and xoxo’s way more than my husband does, and it’s always fun to let your friends know you are thinking of them. This year, I decided to make some old school friendship bracelets. They are the perfect snow day activity, and so simple to make. Not to mention all the colors you can choose from!

For this project, you will need:
-Embroidery Thread
-Scissors
-Clipboard (optional, but helpful!)

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

Classic Chevron DIY
1. Cut 5 colors of embroidery thread 60-70″ in length, then fold in half and tie a knot. You should have 10 strings total, 2 of each color.

2. Secure the knot down (we used a clipboard, but you can use tape or a safety pin, too), and separate the 5 colors to each side. Make sure the order of the colors mirror each other as shown in the photo.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

3. Starting with the thread on the far left (in this case, green), cross it over the thread next to it (blue) in the shape of a 4. Holding the blue thread taut, pull the green thread tight and secure into a knot. Repeat, so the same knot is tied twice.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

4. Using the same green thread, move to the next thread (red), and repeat the same knot twice.
5. Repeat two knots on the pink thread, and then two knots on the gold thread, until the green thread is now in the middle.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

6. Repeat the entire process on the right side, beginning with the outer most green thread once again. Rather than making a 4 shape, cross the thread over in a P shape. Then, tie each knot.
7. Once you have reached the middle, tie the two green threads together, again knotting twice. Your first row is done!
8. Repeat the steps above, using the new outer thread each time (the second row will now be blue), and you will see the classic chevron pattern emerge a few rows down!
9. Once the bracelet is long enough, separate the extra thread into two braids, and tie around the knot to secure.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

Heart DIY
The heart DIY is almost the same as the chevron, so once you have mastered that, this one will be a cinch.

1. Select 2 colors, and cut 2 60-70″ pieces of each. Fold in half, and secure with a knot. You should have 4 pieces of each color, 8 strands total.
2. Secure the knot down, and separate to each side, alternating colors. Make sure the order of the colors mirror each other as shown in the photo.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

3. Make the first two rows the same as you made the classic chevron. We will call these the “classic rows.”
4. For the third row, take the thread that is second in from the left. Make a “P” as you would on the right side, and knot twice. Then, take the thread you just knotted on, and complete the row as you normally would, with figure “4” knots.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

5. Repeat on the right side, taking the thread that is second in from the right, and making a “4” knot on the outer thread, knotting twice. Complete the row as you normally would with “P” knots, and knot the two strands in the middle once they meet. We will call this a “heart row.”
6. For the fourth row, repeat steps 4-5, making another “heart row.”
7. Alternate two classic rows, with two heart rows. Once the bracelet is long enough, you can braid the ends, and tie it on! Friendship bracelet success.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: https://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

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love + peony

Founded in 2016, love and peony is a Los Angeles, California based small business specializing bridal robes and wedding accessories made with love.
Our products are made in small quantity using high quality fabrics. Every product is individually handcrafted and packaged with detailed care and attention.

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Winter Bridal Shower Ideas + DIY Personalized Mugs

Wedding Ideas

Photos by:

Cambria Grace

Cozying up with some warm apple cider + doughnut holes and getting your craft on with your besties – doesn’t it sound like a fun bridal shower idea for a winter bride? Lauren Wells Events and Krissy of Pollen Floral Design recently threw such an event at Fenway West Elm captured by Cambria Grace Photography, where they taught their guests how to make some supremely cute mugs and flower arrangements. The best part? These hand-decorated mugs and plates would double as amazing bridesmaid or bridal shower gifts!

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From the stylist, Lauren Wells: Krissy Price from Pollen Floral Design and I hosted a styling workshop at West Elm a few weeks back. I styled the table, and in lieu of “placecards,” personalized each person’s plate with a porcelain pen, writing why I was thankful for them. Krissy designed the flowers for the table as well. We then showed everyone how to bring two of those DIYs to life – the floral centerpiece, and DIY porcelain mugs. It is the perfect season for steaming cups of cocoa and hot, spiced teas, and I thought these mugs would make a thoughtful (and inexpensive!) gift for the holidays.


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For this project, you will need:
-plain porcelain mug
-porcelain pens (we used these)
-carbon paper (optional)

Instructions:
1. Make sure your mug is clean and completely dry, and make sure your pens are fully shaken and blotted.

2. Get creative, and start drawing! You can freehand it (as shown in the images), or you can use carbon paper to trace a monogram or other detailed image. (If using carbon paper, just tape the carbon side to the mug, and the image you want to trace on top, face up. Use a pencil or another sharp point to trace over the image, and then remove the carbon paper. Trace over the carbon lines with a porcelain pen. The first time you place your mug in a dishwasher, the remainder of the carbon will wash off)

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3. Once you are done, let sit for 24 hours.
4. Bake as directed on the pen (bake temperatures and times vary based on pen brand).
5. Let sit 72 hours, then place in the dishwasher.


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Fill up that mug with your favorite hot drink, and enjoy!

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Shoot Location: Boston, MA / Photography: Cambria Grace Photography / Event Design, Styling and Porcelain Mug DIY: Lauren Wells Events / Floral Design: Pollen Floral Design / Venue: West Elm Fenway / Donuts: Union Square Donuts

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Whim Hospitality

Since our launch in 2012, Whim Hospitality has set about distinguishing ourselves by offering unique products in a unique way. While we may offer traditional services – catering, event and tent rentals, florals and venue management – we are innovative by offering all of them. Whim has brought to the special events industry the uncommon experience of being able to work with a connected family of premier vendors.

We bring people together!

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DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board

DIY Projects

Custom cutting boards are the perfect host and hostess or newlywed gift. Today Annie of Anniemade is going to show us how to make a monogrammed cutting board. You can use any font or design you’d like with the help of transfer paper and a wood burning tool. Yes folks, time to dust off your wood burning project memories from school for this preppy chic gift!

DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board

Gifts for the kitchen are always a great choice for the bride and groom, and there’s nothing like a truly personalized gift. Today, we’re so happy to share with you how to take an ordinary registry item like a wood cutting board, and with just one inexpensive tool, turn it into a lifetime keepsake for the newlyweds!

Here’s what you need:

– Wood Cutting Board (ours come in a set of 3 from here)
– Wood Burning Pen with multiple nibs (ours from here; also sold at craft stores)
– Graphite Transfer Paper (used this one)
– Pencil with eraser
– Painter’s Tape
– Ruffled Cutting Board with Monogram Editable PDF Template (Download editable honeycomb monogram or Download editable monogram only for different size boards)

DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board

Using your template (you can download ours Download editable honeycomb monogram orDownload editable monogram only), print on a regular sheet of paper and trim according to the size of your cutting board. Tape the printed pattern and monogram sheet (facing upwards) to your cutting board with painter’s tape.

DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board
DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board

Slide a piece of graphite paper beneath, between the wood and the design, with the graphite (darker) side facing down and tape down the edges. This paper is essentially a giant colored pencil so as you press down, it will leave a trail of marks that are just as erasable as a pencil – perfect for tracing and transferring designs. Using your pencil, trace and press down firmly over each line and letter until you’ve gone over the entire paper. Once completed, remove both the graphite paper and the printed pattern.

You’ll see the design on the cutting board, ready to trace over with your wood-burning pen.

DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board

Time to trace the design with a wood burning tool. We used a multi-nibbed tool and used a flat angled nib for all the straight lines in this design. If using the same pen we used, allow it to pre-heat for 4-5 minutes and test the pen and different burning strokes on a scrap piece of wood to get used to it. When ready, carefully guide the pen over the wood, tracing over the graphite lines you created. The longer you hold the pen in place, the darker and bolder the line will be. The whole board took me about 20-30 minutes to do it but the straight lines were very easy to trace.

Erase the blue lines and wash your cutting board before using and you’re done!

DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board

DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board

View detailed step-by-step images

Check back next week for part II!

Project exclusively made for Ruffled. Anniemade is currently accepting bookings for custom wedding paper goods and projects.

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ARTE DE VIE

Husband and wife wedding photographers based in New Orleans, Paris and destination locations.

It all starts with “Yes.” There was a feeling when you knew; that gut feeling that told you, your partner is the one. We won’t allow you to settle for anything else when choosing your photographer. Emotions, stories, and experiences power our photos. Let us document the best of yours.

“It doesn’t end with “I Do”. That feeling of forever will dance through your spirit as you relive those special moments with the photos captured by Arte De Vie.

A wedding isn’t a job for ADV, it’s a partnership in trust. We’re excited and ready to capture the magical nuances that make your love special!

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Wedding Weekend Essentials + Giveaway!

Giveaways

Last week we shared 5 different ways to incorporate scent on your wedding day, and today we’re back with a giveaway! You’re probably familiar with Cashmere Mist, a delish floral scent, that combines the essences of Moroccan Jasmine, Lily of the Valley and bergamot, against a warm background of Sandalwood, Amber and Musk. Well, Donna Karan offers gift sets that can be your bridesmaids or maid of honor special thank you package, or your own pampering box of goodies.

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Here’s another little something to make you smell and feel good – Donna Karan is giving away 4 gift sets for Ruffled readers! This exclusive gift is a 1.7oz Cashmere Mist EDP and 3.4oz Body Lotion set with an SRP of $78 and value of $100. How great would that be as a little gift to yourself or to share with your bridesmaids? To enter, head on over to the Donna Karan site, then leave a comment below about what your absolute wedding weekend essentials would be- whether a stunning rehearsal dinner dress or maybe lovely lingerie? The giveaway winners will be announced in this post on June 24th.

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Take a little time to check out our Cashmere Mist Pinterest board here, and the new Her Scent app that Donna Karan just launched on Facebook here. It’s a fun and helpful interactive quiz that reveals your fragrance personality and which Donna Karan fragrances are a match for you.

We’re super excited to announce the 4 winners of the exclusive Cashmere Mist giveaway…

Josh with comment 51

Kelly with comment 23

Susanne with comment 36

Barb with comment 22

… Congratulations everyone! We’ll contact you soon with more details.

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Engaging Affairs

Engaging Affairs is the D.C. area’s premier wedding planning company, creating the city’s most gracious and glamorous weddings since 1996. We’ve been ranked #1 in Washingtonian magazine ten times and have won multiple awards for our gorgeous weddings. We’ve designed weddings for movie stars, politicians and professional athletes. But what sets us apart (aside from our massive experience) is our passion for all things wedding.

Whether it’s a multi-day South Asian bash, an intimate same-sex ceremony, or a swanky museum affair, we thrive on being a part of a day devoted solely to celebrating love. Beyond getting our love fix, we are all about making our couples’ engagements the best time of their lives. Our clients are busy professionals who look to us to save them time and reduce stress so they can truly enjoy the planning process and the wedding day. We are all about streamlining and simplifying the often-overwhelming process. Most of all, we understand the years of dreaming that are entrusted to us to create one day of unforgettable moments!

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Gift Box Ideas: For Moms

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You can’t go wrong with a spa gift basket. We think it would make a great little gift to mom and mom-in-law, though I can’t think of any lady who wouldn’t want one! Michelle Edgemont created a sweet package that is easy enough to make for all of the ladies in your life who deserve a little pampering.

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Clockwise: metal brocade basket from Container Store, lavender + vanilla candle from Yankee Candle, mercury glass votive from West Elm, hand cream from Burt’s Bees, bubble bath from Philosophy, madras satin ribbon from Midori

From Michelle Edgemont: this gift package was created for that hard working mom in your life. For either a small thank you to your mom on your wedding day or a special just because gift for your best new mom friend, any one in need of some relaxation will appreciate a spa themed gift. Treat her to a little bit of spa paradise with some luxurious bubble bath. A nice smelling candle in a pretty, metallic votive holder will give just a bit of sparkle to her bathroom. Finish the spa gift with a tub of thick, body or hand crème. To package her special treats I used a fabric basket and real aspen wood shred as filler.

gift basket ideas
gift basket ideas

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Damien Milan Photography

Typical of photographer Damien Milan’s work, is a magnetic intensity of closeness. There’s something about the way he captures a moment, something intoxicatingly real and raw. From the texture of landscape and dress, to the intimacy of pre-wedding preparatory steps, Damien’s approach is one of telling a story through detail – the quiet drama of technique and of tone.

Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

By filling out this online form, couples planning a destination wedding in Europe this summer will even have a chance to receive 20% off their photography package.

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DIY Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

DIY Projects

We may have saved the tastiest project for last! Without a doubt, the most challenging aspect of this DIY wedding favor will be keeping yourself from licking spoonfuls straight out of the bowl. Just think about it: what doesn’t taste better with Nutella? And better yet, without hydrogenated oils? We’re sure your guests will feel the same way, and we can’t imagine a more scrumptious parting gift!

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup whole almonds, raw
1 1/3 cup hazelnuts, raw
1 3/4 cup milk
7/8 cup powdered milk
3 tablespoons mild-flavored honey
pinch of salt
6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
5 ounces milk chocolates chips

The original recipe was created by David Lebovitz and found via A Wooden Nest. The Chocolate-Hazelnut Paste will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. However, we used fat free milk and fat free powdered milk, and the recipe turned out just as delish. The original recipe mentions it lasts a week. Our experiment was still good for two weeks, and chances are, you will eat it all before you know it.

Preparation:
1. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet, keeping the almond separate, and toast the nuts at 350ºF, stirring a few times, for 10 to 15 minutes, until the hazelnuts are browned.

2. While they are roasting, warm the whole milk and powdered milk in a small saucepan with the honey and salt just until it starts to boil. Remove from heat.

3. In a clean, dry bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, or in a microwave oven, melt the chocolates together until smooth.

4. Once the nuts are well-toasted, remove them from oven and use a spatula to place the warm hazelnuts in a clean tea towel, then fold them inside the towel and rub them vigorously to remove any loose skins. We didn’t worry too much about removing the skins completely. At the end, it won’t make any difference.

vintage diy nutella wedding favors

vintage diy nutella wedding favors

vintage diy nutella wedding favors

5. In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts and almonds until they’re as fine as possible. You may not be able to get them completely smooth, depending on your food processor. After 5 minutes in the food processor you will notice the creamy consistency – that’s what you want.

vintage diy nutella wedding favors

6. Using a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Add milk mixture and chocolate with the nut paste. Mix well. Pour your warm Nutella in a Ziploc bag, seal and cut a small piece of one corner. Slowly squeeze onto your containers so it doesn’t spill on edges of the jars. This will help you speed up filling your containers faster than using a funnel) and it’s a lot less messy… This recipe makes 4 wedding favors using 8 ounce jars, and do I even need to say how much your guests will love you for these? Serve with fresh bread or crackers, and a mini milk bottle.

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Buzzworthy Events

Hey there! I’m Ashley, a wedding planner based out of San Francisco planning weddings around the world. Creating an event is something that I value. Not only is an event purposeful but one should be well crafted and beautiful. I don’t believe in sacrificing one element for the other. I believe that purpose, craft, design, and strategy are all cohesive elements to produce a successful event. Weddings are so much more than just a celebration or a pretty tabletop, there is connectivity and flow. From these an opportunity for you and your guests to be enchanted, to be a part of an experience you’ll carry away with you. Have you ever been a part of something where you were swept away by your current state that you forgot whatever else was going on in the world? Where it feels like you’re part of something that only matters right then and in that moment? Creating that experience comes from the energy and love put into planning the event.

Lets be friends. No, seriously though, lets!

I do far more than just plan weddings. I travel, I cook, I laugh (a lot), I play, I hike, I challenge myself, I take risks and I am constantly growing. I love people and adventure. I try new things. I am curious. I have high standards. I listen. I create. I do. Take the time to get to know me and I’ll do the same for you. I am highly intuitive with people and take on personal missions to make your wedding the most suited to you and your dreams as possible. The planning process can be overwhelming and overstimulating. Let’s face it, no one wants to do it on their own, so let’s work together!

I am available for weddings in California and worldwide. Fun fact, I am certified by the board of tourism in Mexico to plan and work there. I have spent years visiting the Riviera Maya + Tulum as well as other regions in Mexico, like Baja California Sur. Tulum is hands down one of my favorite places on earth. If I am not in San Francisco planning weddings and being social, you’ll find me on the beach at BeTulum, Coqui Coqui, Papaya Playa, or exploring the coast lines in Central America.

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Zankyou

Sponsored

When I was registering for gifts, I remember thinking that I wish I could register at 100 different stores so that my husband and I could get the variety of useful items we knew we wanted and not feel limited by the constraints of one or two stores. Well, the modern world has finally caught up to our needs, because one of our sponsors, Zankyou, provides an amazing registry service that’s much like registering at way more than 100 stores. With Zankyou, the world is your registry oyster because your guests’ cash donations can be contributed to nearly anything in the world. You can register for fancy meals, honeymoon excursions, espresso machines, travel, you name it! You can even use your Zankyou registry to make donations to your favorite charity.

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From Kristen of Zankyou: Zankyou is the ultimate flexible, international, and eco-friendly cash wedding registry. Couples can create the registry of their dreams, adding absolutely anything to their wish list. Include your honeymoon, household items, a dream project, new home or charitable donation, and your guests can make contributions toward the things you really want. Zankyou was established in 2007 in Europe, and more than 2.5 million couples have used our site to plan their weddings. Our outstanding service arrived in the U.S. in 2010, and we’re now the fastest-growing wedding registry in the country.

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Zankyou has the lowest rates on the market. We charge just 2.85% per transaction, while other cash wedding registries charge 7-10%. The best part? You can defer this small handling fee to your guests, making our service absolutely free! Zankyou transfers your funds directly to your bank account at your request, and there’s no limit to the amount of transfers you can receive.

In addition to our registry service, couples can create a free wedding webpage with unlimited photos and video, a guest list, seating chart, RSVP option and more. Our privacy settings and online features are second to none. Over at our blog, we keep couples up-to-date on the latest wedding trends, and our online experts answer your questions in our online forum. Zankyou is the next generation of gift giving. After all, your future together doesn’t have limitations – why should your wedding registry?

Just perusing through Zankyou’s online magazine, I found a lot of good tips and articles. It’s a really impressive site with much more than just registry options, so head on over and check it out!

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Josh & Rachel

We are husband and wife, best friends, and a photography team passionate about life, love, and Jesus Christ. Film photography will always have our hearts, and when we approach our sessions, our goal is to capture breathtaking, timeless, and creative images that you will love and cherish forever. Crafting a unique experience for each of our couples with honest and creative direction is key to capturing photographs that tell a story, pull you in, and never let go.

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Wendy Mink Jewelry

Fashion & Beauty, Sponsored, Uncategorized

Wendy Mink Jewelry doesn’t have your typical bridal jewelry line, but rather they have a versatile collection that you can wear on future dates with your husband or parties to come. I also wanted to point out that they are selling these darling birdcage earrings to benefit Red Cross Haiti Earthquake relief:

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And below are my personal favorites: how fun would these necklaces be as bridesmaid gifts? And since we were talking about pearls earlier today, the chunky necklace on the right is the perfect combination of traditional and modern…

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MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

We were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group, Bloom.com, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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DIY Drink Boxes for Groomsmen

Wedding Ideas

I hope you enjoyed your holidays as much as I did! I will be prepping for 2010 this week, so posting will be slightly lighter than usual. I spotted these do-it-yourself gifts for guys over at the talented photographer Victor Sizemore’s blog and I instantly thought of how wonderful it would be to give these as groomsmen gifts. These drink boxes are unique for each friend, and each has instructions and ingredients carefully packaged as well as their names hand stamped on the box top, sealed with a sticker.

Do-it-yourself groomsmen wedding gifts
Do-it-yourself groomsmen wedding gifts
Do-it-yourself groomsmen wedding gifts

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LaurieLouis

Customized wedding invitation and welcome gifts company. My favorite designs are Rustic, Beach, Nautical, Vineyard and Industrial but with my LaurieLouisLetters brand of customized wedding invitations, I can help create that dream invitation that every bride is looking for. It’s not just about the invitation anymore, it’s about the brand.

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Accessories

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Closing our bridesmaid gift idea roundup is accessories in a broad range of styles and tastes. Tomorrow we resume our real wedding inspiration features and don’t forget to vote for your favorite couple to win free wedding photography by the talented Caroline Ghetes. Today is the last day to vote and with nearly 900 entries, the competition is tough so every vote counts now! Click HERE to cast your vote.

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Accessories

1. Reusable grocery bag with pouch, Baggu bag; 2. Cozy and delicate inifinity scarf by Infinity scarf Carly Sophia; 3. Mustache pocket mirror by Barrel of Monkeys; 4. Mini pouch clasp purse by Emen Gee Designs; 5. Love Shall Conquer All tee shirt from Forever21 (shhh don’t tell anyone!); 6. Flower headband, Greyluster

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Necklaces

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I could make a whole week long series of gift ideas on jewelry, specially on necklaces. It was very hard to pick 6, but it was nevertheless fun to research.

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Bag Tote Stuffers Necklaces under $30

Clockwise:

1. Vintage doily lace necklace by Tree & Kimball; 2. Compass necklace on a sterling silver chain Riyzedesignz; 3. Blue quartz glass briolette and bird necklace on a gold plated chain by Oceanne; 4. Skeleton key and lock necklace Tryst by Kerry; 5. Hot air balloon necklace, Oh Hello Friend; 6. Sterling silver initial id charm Chain0

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Bethany and Dan Photography

“Photography so fresh you’ll want to slap it.”

In love wedding photographers with our suitcases packed for adventures. We specialize in personality driven portraiture and emotional storytelling.

Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and un-fluffed wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it.

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Beauty

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Continuing with our bridesmaid gift ideas roundup, here is a few beauty picks:

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Beauty Products under $20 on a Budget

1. Peach bath foam by Sabon NYC; 2. Solid perfume by Shanghaijava Ananas Imperial; 3. Breath of Fresh Air toner by Lush; 4. Lip Gloss from Victoria’s Secret; 5. Dry shampoo Sephora; 6. Hand cream C.O Bigelow

Next up is necklaces. You will fall in love with this one!

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Plan My Wedding Please

Ever since I was in grade school, I was obsessed with my penmanship. I would not turn in my homework until it was perfect; it drove my mom crazy! I practiced writing every chance I had and eventually fell in love with this art form. Little did I know, it would be the reason I would fall in love with the wedding industry.

Plan My Wedding Please exists to make every wedding and event magical. My role as wedding planner and calligraphy artist, as cliche as it sounds, is to make your wildest dreams come true. From the little details in signage and invitations, to the big details in wedding gowns, caterers and florals, every detail is important. Every young girl dreams of her wedding day, and I am here to make those dreams become reality. I look forward to working with you!

Nicole Presley, owner, is available for wedding planning throughout the United States and sends paper goods worldwide.

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Earrings

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Continuing with our bridesmaid gift idea series, earrings were the most fun yet overwhelming category to choose from! It includes a sterling silver and freshwater pearl earrings, which is a steal for $10!

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Earrings under $25

1. Crystal droplet earrings by GetNoticed; 2. Pear earrings, Polished Two; 3. Hoop coral carved flower and glass beads, Mykonos; 4. Amber and antique brass earrings by Voleur de Bijoux; 5. Glisten earrings by Wiyomu; 6. Freshwater pearls on sterling silver, kgarnerdesigns

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Manya Photography

I am a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in Southern California, available for destination weddings. My style is airy, lifestyle and fresh. I love the look of film! I love photos to be romantic, fun, full of emotion, artistic and most importantly timeless. The look I strive for is love, beauty & art.

My work has been featured on People.com, Rustic Wedding Chic, Bridal Hot List, Southern California Bride, Fab You Bliss, The Red Dirt Bride, Disney Fairytale Weddings, Enzoani Bridal Gowns, Wedding Inspiration, and Ruche Clothing.

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Paper Goods

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Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and extended 4-day weekend for those here in the U.S! Today it will be all about the bridesmaids…I’ve compiled a series of gifts ideas and gift bag stuffers for your bridesmaids, and for anyone who is looking for ideas for holiday gifts as well. All picks are under $20, and you will be surprised at how many wonderful, mostly handmade items you will find!

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas and Tote Stuffers: Paper Goods

Clockwise:

1. Set of 5 Bicycle folded notecards with lined envelopes, Paper Lovely Press; 2. Poppies Letterpress notepad, Delphine; 3. Enjoy and Thanks notecard set, Duet Letterpress; 4. Birdcage letterpress thank you cards, Lovely Pieces Design; 5. Thank you notecards set of 6, Linda & Harriett; 6. Sitcky notes box set, Julia Rothman for Anthropologie

Check back in a few to see part II of this series!

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Freebie Fridays: Free Printable 2009 Desk Calendar

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The free monograms offer has officially ended, but not to worry! I made this freebie for you to keep track of your plans and bring some color to your office desk. The calendar pages will fit into any cd jewel case (just flip it inside out to make a stand). Just print, cut on the guidelines et voila! You can also use decorative paper (wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper…anything you like) to mat the pages and pin them on a board.

Download free printable 2009 desk calendar.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Bijou’s Sweet Treats

Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia

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DIY Tuesdays: Homemade Sugar Scrub

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If you love natural cosmetics like I do, you will love this sugar scrub recipe. My skin felt so silky I had to share with you. I used on my face and body and it worked wonders!

I adapted this recipe by adding grapeseed oil, a natural antioxidant and moisturizer.

What you will need:

– 25% Vegetable Glycerin (or coconut oil)

– 25% Grapeseed oil (optional)

– 50% white sugar

– one or two drops of essential oil (I personally love pink grapefuit)

– Glass or plastic container (I bought mine at Walmart, but there’s a similar one here)

– ribbon, to decorate

Mix them together until you get a pasty texture. I also created a label in Photoshop for the scrub to complete the packaging:

Download Sugar Scrub label.pdf (this label is 2.5″x1.75, and it needs to be printed on full sheet label sheet).

Download Sugar Scrub Label Avery size.pdf (this one is 2″x4″ and is compatible for Avery labels).

If you do not have Adobe Reader yet, you can download it for free here.

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MAS TORROELLA LUXURY VILLA & SPA

Mas Torroella is a stunning 14th century masia set in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Spain.

Our Mas provides a wonderfully private and romantic setting to host bespoke weddings of up to 200 guests. Use the various immaculately maintained gardens and our E-Vents space to design a fantastic flow for your Big Day.

Not only is Mas Torroella an idyllic and flexible venue, but it also offers luxury accommodation to sleep up to 28 people where the minute details and finishing touches are second to none.

Add to that a most professional, caring and discreet service provided by our dedicated team and you have the perfect mix for the most memorable day of your lives!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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