Last week, we got word that Paperless Post has just released a new collection of stationery by Marimekko (swoon!), the iconic Finnish design house. With bold prints and bright color palettes, these cards and invites have celebration written all over them. We love these Marimekko designs for engagements parties, bridal showers, and after-wedding thank you notes. Which is your favorite?
This coral and blue wedding from St. Petersburg, Florida is full of wonderful little details. One of the first things we noticed about this wedding was how the bride, Nicole, gave each bridesmaid a unique bouquet to carry. So often we see bridesmaids in different style dresses, but we love this decision to have different style bouquets. Catch all of this coral and blue beach inspired wedding below to see what details you’ll want to incorporate into your wedding day.
We hear it again and again, ‘why should I hire a wedding planner?’ Well, today we address this question with expert wedding planners, Marla and Sarah of Park and Grove. They both have extensive backgrounds in wedding and event planning and really break down the perks of having a professional on-site for your wedding day. Hear all the details in our video with them and feel free to ask them your wedding planner questions in the comments below!
Today’s Travel Tuesday post takes us to the gorgeous Caribbean island of St. Maarten for a look at a fabulous all-inclusive Caribbean wedding package. The all-inclusive, family-friendly Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa are offering couples the chance to marry in paradise and return for a free anniversary trip with their “Marry Me For Free” package!
Now close your eyes and imagine yourself transported to the center of downtown Fort Lauderdale where a hidden wedding oasis awaits you. As you’re surrounded by the greenery of the courtyard, you walk upon a spring and summer styled shoot highlighting teal linens complimented with gold chairs and soft pink and white florals.
Happy Tuesday, MHW readers! And hip, hip, hooray for Noon on the Moon, an absolutely charming Etsy shop where you’ll find hundreds of hair combs, headbands, and floral crowns of the bridal variety. And my, oh my are they pretty! Let’s take a look, shall we?
Today’s wedding between Jen and Dan in Buffalo, New York at the Hotel at the Lafayette is deeply rooted in family history. Dan’s great grandparents actually spent their wedding night at this very same hotel in 1917! I can’t think of a more touching reason to chose this hotel for their soft pink wedding.
Planning a wedding is a lot like learning a new language. In addition learning the difference between escort cards and place cards or chiavari and vineyard chairs, there are some key terms that all couples who are planning a hotel wedding need to be aware of. We’re demystifying a few of these terms today for you. If you need help defining any other wedding lingo you’ve come across (hotel related or not), please check out our new Wedding Words page!
Braids are not going anywhere when it comes to bridal hair. So today we’re focusing on the halo braid or what some refer to as the crown braid. This timeless ‘do’ is stylish and feminine as can be. Whether you have long flowing hair or need to add extensions, you can definitely make this style happen. See images and tutorials below.BHLDN via Wedding Lovely
This weekend we’re sharing with you a post we wrote for Huffington Post Weddings on accurately estimating your bar consumption. This method of estimating is the real deal and will definitely help you budget for your bar. Enjoy!
As you begin planning your wedding, you will quickly realize how bombarded you are with options for just about EVERYTHING. Couples often report that of those options, the most confusing (and potentially pricey) is the question of what to do about the bar. Beverages are a large part of any party, whether you have an open bar with alcohol or a non-alcoholic event. Some venues will allow you to book a bar package (a flat rate for an open bar for a period of time) while others insist on a consumption-based approach (total drinks consumed counted at the end of the event). Overall, when it comes to your wedding, I recommend that you book a bar package. If your venue won’t allow this (or if you just want to better evaluate your options) I have some tips for you on how to estimate your consumption.Photo by Wedding Photography by Vince and Carla via My Hotel Wedding