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Wedding Colors that Will Make You Swoon!

If you are still looking to find some great colors for your wedding, take a deep breath, pour yourself a martini and have no fear. Sometimes, the best color palettes are right in front of you.  Don’t be afraid to look for inspiration in your favorite places, stories, architecture, movies and anything else that strikes your fancy.  Your colors should have an emotional effect on you– casting a mood on your event.

Here are a few pictures that inspire us:

waterway for gondola

garden wedding color paletteGold, ivory blue cookies with glitter

glitter glamorous color palette for wedding

strings ribbons, buttons

pearl apricot sophisticated color palette for wedding

peonies, mums, ranunculus succulent centerpiece arrangement in mason jar

bold color palette for wedding hot pink orange yellowpool side

white azure pool color palette for weddingwoman underwater in purple dress

water peacock color palette for weddingflame orange and red orchid centerpieces on estate tables

tangerine oasis color palette for wedding


How to make it yours

Find a picture that inspires you, it can be anything– places, abstract art, florals, jewelry…absolutely anything!  Venture off to your nearest home improvement store and look at paint swatches and begin finding colors from your picture.  Don’t be afraid incorporate textures and sheen!  Remember that pastels add light, while metallics add an element of sophistication.  If you love one particular color, go ombré with it by using graduated shades.  Want to see more of our color palette inspiration?  Check out our Color Palette board on Pinterest!

We Likey: Capsule

Collect Your Wedding Pictures from Friends with Capsule

I love that new commercial from Samsung where all the friends get to share images they took at a wedding they are currently attending.  You, too, can see your friends’ images from your wedding all in one spot with Capsule.

Yes, there’s an app for that.

It’s super easy to set up and use.  Simply pick your package according to your number of guests or features.  Share your Capsule information with your guests on your wedding website, email, Facebook or on signage at the event.  Your guests can download the free app for both iPhone and Android and the picture taking goodness can begin!

What’s even better– those with digital cameras can upload to your personal link and Instagram fanatics can simply hashtag your code to be included.  After the wedding, you can purchase prints form your favorite photos as well as share them on your favorite networks.

When everyone is connected in today’s high tech society, Capsule provides a perfect opportunity to see your wedding how it unfolded through the eyes of those who love you most.

Fashion Monday: Boutonniere or Pocket Square?

Boutonniere or pocket square for groom groomsmen at wedding

Many grooms and their brides wonder what proper decorum calls for when it comes to the gentlemen’s attire.  Suit or tux?  Match the bridesmaids or complement the bridesmaids?  Most often though, we get questions about the boutonniere and the pocket square.  Aside from the tie (and vest if you are incorporating one), the boutonniere is a great way to add personality, color and texture to the groomsmen’s outfit.

We checked with Glen Antoine Palmer of The Gentlemen’s Standard to help us out with this one when we asked if a man could wear both a boutonniere and pocket square.  He feels there is absolutely no reason to have to choose between the two. “Of course! A stylish gentleman will always be equipped with a trusty & handsome pocket square. The wedding boutonniere is just an added flourish to the wedding ensemble.”

Boutonniere and Pocket Square

Glen also adds, “The wedding boutonniere is just an added flourish to the wedding ensemble. Since your boutonniere will surely complement your wedding colors, the gentleman must ensure that his pocket square is relatively tastefully understated.”  Traditionally, the groom’s boutonniere should be composed of a single bloom plucked directly from the bridal bouquet.  While that is an endearing sentiment, today, the boutonniere is a great form of expression of the wedding or groom’s personality.  You’ve probably picked up on this with the influx of non-floral boutonnieres as well featuring pinwheels, buttons or fabric.  This has to be one of the cutest and creative boutonniere sets I’ve seen (only because I am a mom to a little superhero)! I’m sure each guy picked his favorite:

How do you avoid overdoing it?   Glen has a solution for that, too: “You don’t want too much competition going on to the point where it distracts the eye. Clean and subtle. Now is not the occasion to break out the wildly patterned pocket square. Instead, look for a pocket square that is neutral to its surroundings, yet adds a bit of discrete flavor into the mix.”  Glen is very true to his word– he did both at his own wedding:

Pocket Square and boutonniere for groom and groomsmen at wedding

If you are not familiar with The Gentlemen’s Standard, be sure to check out the blog for some insightful, thought-provoking and witty takes on life, fashion and the art of being a gentlemen.

Fashion Monday: Veluz


Still loving the classic glamour that has been raging this season, I came across Veluz. Veluz Reyes’ custom designs are nothing short of glorious. The intricate details that adorn her gowns– from bodices to trains, are absolutely divine. They are a true homage to the classic, timeless, yet glamorous bride.

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If you think the beading of this bodice and neckline are amazing, wait until you see the rest of the dress:
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Bordoy Viterbo

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Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto

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Frances Perez for Pat Dy

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Pat Dy

For more of Veluz’s exquisite gowns, her inspirations and her take on incorporating your personality into your gown, be sure to visit her website or Facebook page.

We Likey: Wantful


Wantful honestly just saved me a lot of headaches and problems. From new client gifts, vendor appreciation gifts, presents for teachers and relatives, Wantful serves as the ultimate gift finder for those hard to buy for people. Not only that, it helps your recipient find the perfect gift for them, which makes you look amazing!

Check it out:


It really is that easy– just tell the system about your recipient and they will provide you with a set of gift ideas. They’ll print those ideas in a custom gift book which can be sent via post, email or Facebook and your recipient chooses the gift they love! It’s that simple. This is perfect for bridesmaids, in-laws and groomsmen, as well as those couples who are very busy but want to provide their loved ones with quality, thoughtful gifts.

Fashion Monday: Vintage Jewelry for Your Wedding

Classic weddings are making a huge comeback this year. Last year, we saw the natural, rustic and whimsical trends dominate décor and accessories alike. With more classic and glamorous options becoming available, both décor and accessories are becoming more intricate, ornate and beautiful. These vintage pieces from Paula Montgomery are stunning– adding a bit of timeless nostalgia that will make for honored heirlooms for years to come.

Inspired by the bride’s grandmother’s bureau with her vintage silver comb and brush and the lace runner that decorated it, the peach and cream color-toned table is set with depression glass and lace-wrapped vases filled with peonies, ranunculas, spray roses, snapdragons, and hydrangeas.  The bride stands out in her ultra-feminine gown with cap sleeves, lace-bodice, and full veil dazzling with vintage glamour.  But the piece that stands out the most is her grandmother’s locket restrung into a statement piece that oozes with beauty and nostalgia.  Paula Montgomery’s thought is that  as every bride is one of a kind, so should be her best accessory.


These gorgeous pieces are available at the Paula Montgomery website. You can look for inclusion of other vintage details with barrettes, veils and bracelets to round off your look.

We Likey: Save the Date Booklet

save the date booklet ideas pear tree greeting

Completely adoring these Save the Date booklets from Pear Tree Greetings!  With delicious typography and available in over 25 colors, this sweet little booklet showcases your gorgeous engagement pictures as well as your unique engagement or love story.  Pear Tree was so sweet to send us a sample and we adored it!  It starts at about $2.45 for 56, with the pricing decreasing for larger quantities.

See this cute save the date booklet and other designs over at the Pear Tree Greetings website!

Fashion Monday: Anne Barge Fall/Winter 2012

I am truly adoring the fall and winter line from Anne Barge!  It is truly a throwback to the Great Gatsby-esque glam of yesteryear.  While vintage weddings are still hanging on, glamour is also still making a huge impact, so this is a great mélange of the two styles.   Anne says that this season, “We were all about lace. Totally romantic, ethereal, and very classic Anne Barge this season. My inspiration for this collection comes from a historical take on texture.”

And there is definitely plenty here!  The rich complexities of the garments, bias cuts, sweetheart necklines, layers and lots of details!


Anne Barge Fall 2012 Wedding Dress Gown Line

Anne Barge Fall 2012 Wedding Dress Gown Line

Anne Barge Fall 2012 Wedding Dress Gown Line

Anne Barge Fall 2012 Wedding Dress Gown Line

Are you planning to go vintage glam?

Take Me Away Tuesday: Copamarina

The Copamarinais a beautiful property in Puerto Rico– it’s the perfect retreat for adventurous honeymooners that is off-the-beaten path, budget-friendly destination.  The 20-acre landscaped tropical resort fronting the Caribbean Sea, offers a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere where couples can enjoy a secluded and authentic taste of Puerto Rico.  An hour and half outside of San Juan, situated in the seaside town of Guánica, Copamarina offers affordable rates, and is the first and only property in Puerto Rico to offer an all-inclusive package.


The property features the renowned Bodyderm Spa specializing in massages and body treatments, two on-site restaurants (including Alexandra, the internationally-acclaimed seafood restaurant), several swimming pools, a variety of water sports and recreational activities and nearby attractions including the Dry Forest Reserve.

You’ll be close by to visit some of the local favorites such as the Ponce Museum, the lush Gilligan’s Island, the breathtaking Bioluminescent Bay as well as some scenic diving and other watersports. For those who consider themselves foodies, you’ll be enamored with culinary events that the resort holds featuring some of the world’s finest chefs and techniques.

Room rates start $190/night for a Deluxe Garden and $110 per person per night for the all-inclusive package.

Contact our travel concierge to learn more or to book the Copamarina!

Fashion Monday: Dressing for the Honeymoon

Honeymoon Attire Ideas


Your honeymoon is a wonderful part of your life to make memories, get closer to your honey and explore a far off place together.  Naturally, you’ll want to look amazing for all the pictures that you’ll take.  Here are some gorgeous pieces to inspire you, no matter where you’re going!