You cannot tell me that you don’t fall in love with this whimsical chalkboard save the date design! And now, thanks to Wedding Chicks, this can be all yours! Simply upload your photo and customize your details and you’re done!
I just realized that I had never shared the beautiful pictures from Katie and Will’s Saint Simons Wedding at Lovely Lane Chapel. This was my first wedding with the ever amazing Savannah wedding photographer Michael Edde from Beacon Photo o. Mike is such an awesome photographer– you can just tell how comfortable his brides are with him from their wedding pictures. I love him because he is my partner-in-crime for the reception, singing songs as we pass each other in between events in the timeline. He finds some of the most unique places to take the most romantic shots. If you can’t tell, I’m a total fan.
I had so much fun at Katie and Will’s wedding, which was a true reflection of the fun time I had planning with Katie and her mom, Francie. Together we planned a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at the Heritage Center. One of my all time favorite things was Katie’s beautiful dress, which was the inspiration for Katie’s seven tier wedding cake.
Another highlight of the day that I know Katie’s mom and I waited for with baited breath: finally viewing Katie’s beautiful veil and the hands ceremony. There was not a dry in the house during this intimately touching exchange between the two of them. Mike caught every image so beautifully!
Your hunny just got a whole lot more excited about wedding planning.
No matter where your wedding is, more likely than not, beer is going to play a big role in your wedding. Well, for the guys, anyway. Having a broad, quality selection is like the guy’s version of the wedding cake. Leave it to Jim Koch of Samuel Adams to come up with something totally awesome (he actually brewed the first batch of Samuel Adams Noble Pils for his daughter’s wedding day). Let me tell you how awesome Jim is– at a recent Brewlywed Ale tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery, he served as best man to adventurous couples who got married at the Brewery!
Brewlywed Ale is described as a distinct and complex brew with a layer of flavors including fruit and honeysuckle notes from the Belgian yeast, as well as the sweetness from malt and a citrus character from hops.
For all you beer heads out there, here’s the specs:
Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale, Brewers’ tasting notes:
· This traditional Belgian-style bride ale combines the tropical, floral aromas of Stella and Summer hops with subtle hints of spice.
· Its light malt character and soft hop profile impart an upfront fruity taste followed by lingering notes of clove and honeysuckle from Belgian yeast. The Belgian yeast also imparts distinct flavors of spicy clove and tropical fruit character.
· At 8% ABV, Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale is a medium bodied brew, deep golden in color with a slight unfiltered haze.
· This special brew finishes a little crisp from the wheat, with a citrus and fruity note on the palate and lingering hop finish.
· We recommend serving this beer at a temperature of 40-45° and enjoying it before your one-year anniversary.
· Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale will be packaged in decorated 750mL, cork-finished bottles; and available for $14.99 per bottle, or purchased by the case of 12 (maximum of 3 cases per purchase).
The crew over at Bows N’ Ties asked their Facebook fans to vote on what they thought were the worst groomsmen fashion faux pas for weddings. And they did.not.hold.back. Granted, brides and grooms are going to do what they want to do in regard to their bridal attire. However, a lot of fashion crimes, regrets and “what in the WORLD was I thinking!?” don’t occur until after they see the photos and realize:
We just made the biggest mistake in the history of EVER.
Here are just a few from the list that you can see here, and yes, luxeling– they include pictures:
• Ill-fitting tuxes or suits
• Wrinkled clothing
• Bad shoes
Want to see more? Check out the list! Want to avoid some of these? here’s how to avoid having your groomsmen in the wrong size for his build, as well as some great looks for the men in your bridal party.
This week’s Fashion Monday is for the guys!
Bow ties are still all the rage for the gents, and Beau Ties offers various styles, colors and themes that make the perfect inclusion to your wedding. And not to leave any fashion stone unturned, the boutique shop also offers neckties, men’s attire and accessories, as well as some treats for the ladies in the form of tote bags and scarves.
Neckwear is not a game, ladies. Most aficionados feel about their ties the same way we feel about our shoes. See? It just got real. Bill Kenerson has created the ultimate neckwear resource with stylish and classic options. Prints, colors, and textures truly run abound. These would make great gift for groomsmen, a chic ring bearer or father of the bride/groom!
What makes Beau Ties so unique is that they offer several types of bow ties. That’s right– you’ve got Butterfly Jumbo, Slim Line, Slim Diamond Line, Very Slim Line and Very Slim Diamond Point. So just think everything from Pee Wee Herman, Karl Lagerfeld and James Bond, with a lot in between. In other words, if you want a bow tie, Beau Ties has got you covered.
Erica Koesler and her gorgeous accoutrements were shared with us recently and naturally, we fell in love!
There is something so feminine and demure about her collections that make it appeal to every bride. Whether you are looking for a modern, edgy look, something classic and romantic, or even something a bit whimsical, you will find it in Erica Koesler Accessories. Moreover, her creativity flourishes in her expansions to headbands, jewelry and bridal sashes.
Thinking of having a Jekyll Island or Saint Simons Island wedding? Our neat Infographic will give you some tips and advice on starting your wedding planning process.
Diddy has done it again with his new Cîroc flavor, Amaretto. This is the fifth flavor in the ultra premium vodka brand, joining Grape, Red Berry, Coconut and Peach flavors. Amaretto picks up where the other flavors left off– bringing in an infused almond taste with a strong, sweet body, yet not too overpowering. And of course, to celebrate the birth of the newest vodka juggernaut, Diddy paired up with Kris Jenner to create a new signature drink– The Glama (Glamour + Grandma= Glama…my grandkids are so calling me that in the very distant future!).
They sent over the recipe and I can already tell that is going to be a hit for fall weddings!
CÎROC AMARETTO GLAMA
1.5 Cîroc Amaretto
1.5 Lemon Sour (lemon:simple)
Shake/Strain into rocks glass/tall Collins glass (depending on pic)
Top with 2oz Champagne
Garnish with lemon wedge/peel
Paris Pullen of Higher Calling also has a favorite that is going to, along with football season, make autumn worth living. It consists of an ounce and a half of Cîroc Amaertto and four ounces of apple juice. Bring. It.On.
Hollywood’s newest hot spot, Hooray Henry’s had their soft opening recently, and in addition to creating a stunning all-five-senses experience, the h.wood.group has created an awesome concept lounge. Imagine an aristocratic manner in London being taken over with the parents aren’t home, described as “an across-the-pond manner soiree gone gloriously off the rails“.
And it is. I’m talking about booths inspired by the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, a handmade 3-D projection wall above the DJ booth, and carefully chosen decor as a throw back to the 1960’s underground Mod Scene in London. To complement the unique details at Hooray Henry’s some fabulous themed cocktails to enhance the experience. Their master mixologist, Curtis of The Blacklab Ventures shared them with us!
THE EAST END
2oz Corzo Silver Tequila
1oz lime juice
1oz pineapple juice
.75oz habanero syrup
house made chili salt rim
shake/strain into a rocks glass
THE OXFORD LAD
2oz Hendricks gin
.75oz lemon juice
.75oz Honey syrup
shake/strain into a rocks glass
2oz Bulleit Bourbon
Brown sugar cube
build in glass
2oz Akvinta Vodka
1oz lime juice
.75oz Canton’s ginger liqueur
top with soda water
shake/strain inoto a rocks glass
If you are in the LA area and lucky/swank enough to get in, have one for us too! Not one of the beautiful people or too far away, live vicariously through their cheeky, hilarious facebook page!
Photo credit / Brian Lindensmith / All Access Photo