May, 2012


There is something very charming about a tea party & a tea party themed bridal shower or wedding is a fabulous way to create a whimsical, yet chic, event. Start this theme off right by sending your guests invitations with personalized save the date tea bags! Personalized tea bags can also be used as seat markers & favors for your guests to remember your day by.


Romping among New York's foliage, couple Brittney & Ian celebrated their engagement! Stunning lighting shines on the pair at every turn, providing a whimsical stage for the shoot! We adore Matt Ramos Photography's way of transforming this local scene into the feel of a remote Italian villa.

Staging can be just as fun as authentic details when deciding how to shoot your engagement photos. If a particular place is special to you as a couple, try creating your scene as though it was a movie set! Pick an easy spot to transform into your beloved location & start imagining!


With summer upon us, jump into summer time bliss with this color inspiration of Marigold & Kelly Green! Inspired by the rich tones of nature, these vibrant colors are sure to be a hit.

Add a special touch into your bridal party by incorporating these colors into your bridesmaid dresses, or even add this inspiration into simple things like flowers or tasty desserts. These colors give off the feel of summer time love. It's the perfect inspiration for creating that summer wedding you've always dreamed about.


In the heart of the Adirondacks on Lake George in Bolton Landing, is where you will find this island resort. The luxury hotel was first opened in 1883 & was restored to its full grandeur in 1985 & is currently undergoing a makeover. Whether you are looking for that outdoor adventure, or some peaceful quiet, you will find it in the Adirondacks with twenty lakes & a list of outdoor activities and attractions; including a championship golf course, Spa, Fitness Center, indoor & outdoor swimming pool, & jogging trails. It’s the perfect getaway for your celebration!


Sometimes the liners of cupcakes are more attractive than the cupcake itself. So why not use them for something fun? Cupcake liner pom-poms are perfect decorations for casual parties at home or for hanging over receptions tables at weddings. The instructions below create six, 12-foot strands.

You will need: 720 cupcake liners, six 12-foot white kitchen string pieces, bone folder (or popsicle sticks!), glue sticks & clear tape.


Emily Grant knew one thing after her initial consultation with photographer Matt Ramos; she wanted a dress that would come alive in pictures. Matt showed her a shot of a mermaid gown that provided inspiration for Emily when choosing her own dress. She remembers watching the dress move from photograph to photograph as the woman approached her future husband and that the movement of the gown made the images come to life.


Adrift in elegance, Regina & Brian's New York City wedding incorporated vintage touches into their inspiration. A subdued color palette of blush & champagne evokes old photographs while the city's modern influence grounds each & every detail!

Chic chandeliers alighted the party, while the venue at Water's Edge brought views of the city straight into the celebration. The couple couldn't have asked for a more scenic way to share their bash!


To say that what Ithaca Coffee Company has to offer is impressive, would be an understatement. From their store in the Ithaca, New York with two taverns, cafe, beer & wine tastings to their endless top notch products, this company is simply the best! Ithaca Coffee Company can provide you with over 80 loose leaf teas, 100 micro brews, gourmet chocolate, crackers, cookies, and an extensive list of coffees to choose from.


Want a light & fun way to dress your day down? Add a dash of chambray to your ensemble! A hip cousin to denim, chambray is an easy way to lighten your mood!

Bridesmaids look adorable in chambray fashions, while groomsmen look dashing in chambray bow ties. The perfect addition to a youthful, summery celebration, this lightweight fabric is inspired on its own.


Happy Friday, Brides-to-be! This week, we're gearing up for summer - which means we're checking out all the latest in nautical accessories!

What could be better for sailing the seven seas of super-chic summer bridal style than an authentic rope bracelet from New England's own Kiel James Patrick? Complete with a perfectly preppy color scheme, an adorable anchor detail & a hand-knotted square knot, this sweet bracelet makes for a perfect dose of laid-back charm to complement a luxe bridal gown - or a lovely surprise for your maid-of-honor!