Whim Events Floral Workshops

I have to agree with photographer, Deborah Zoe when she asked, "What could be more fun than some wine, hip hop throwback tunes and floral arranging for a great girls' night out?!"

I recently had the pleasure of teaming up with my girls from Whim Events to preview our upcoming floral workshop and it was so much fun! Although I've always considered myself to be the creative type, I never in a million years considered floral arrangement to be in my repertoire. But, our Aesthetics Director and Floral Designer Moira proved me wrong!

Moira patiently taught each of us how to create our very own arrangement. From how to hold the tools, to water temperature, flower selection, and design, she gave us the power to create our very own masterpieces. We even got to take home our arrangements and show them off to family and friends. 

This is the perfect idea for a bride on a budget, a DIY lover, a MOB and MOH who wants to lend a hand, or the bride-to-be who is curious about what it takes and how it all comes together. You will be blown away by just how much you learn about the art of floral design and your own abilities!

We can't wait for you to experience these fantastic workshops. Email julie.whimevents@gmail.com for more information!

Photography by Debrorah Zoe Photography  |  View her blog post here!


Quintessential New England Shoot on SMP!

Since today is #WeddingWednesday, I thought I would share the video from the beautiful shoot I styled with Whim Events, Brighter Lights Media, Summer Street Photography, and Deborah Zoe Photography last year. We were honored to have the shoot featured on Style Me Pretty and I was so fortunate to spend the day with these insanely talented and passionate people!

The beautiful jewelry you see in the photo below (and throughout the video) came from Neiman Marcus Natick. The peachy pink studs and delicate necklace added a slight pop of color that completed the look. Adding color to your bridal style can be tricky, but with just the right amount of color and detail, you can achieve the perfect Big Day ensemble.

The dramatic dress and voluminous veil were from L'Elite in Boston. We loved having fun mixing and matching the belts and accessories with this gorgeous mermaid gown.

Need help planning your Biggest Day? Visit WhimEvents.com! And, be sure to contact the amazing vendors mentioned above. If you have additional questions, or are looking for wedding day advice, contact me at info@thestylishone.com.

Xo

 

Queen Bey by Inslee

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Inslee has outdone herself this time! This piece by Inslee Haynes truly captures Bey's style and beauty, while adding a touch of whimsy with a splash of deep pink watercolor. It is by far one of my most cherished pieces. Thanks for the beautiful work, Ms. Inslee.

As Beyonce would say, "I love you like XO!"

Whim Events in WellWed!

Whenever I have the opportunity to work on a shoot with my lovely ladies at Whim Events, something magical happens. This romantic beach shoot they orchestrated was recently featured in WellWed magazine and the shots were breathtaking! Every aspect, from the paper to the flowers, was beautifully executed to evoke an intimate feeling of tranquility and intimacy. Each of the vendors that worked on this shoot poured their heart and souls into every detail... and it shows! Thanks to WellWed for featuring this inspiring shoot. 

See the entire issue here: WellWed Issue No. 9

Some of the talented vendors that made this shoot possible: Events & Floral Design: Whim Events | Props: New England Country Rentals | Photography: Summer Street Photography | Formal wear: Flair | Makeup: Julie DiGiovine | Paper: Hartford Prints

TSO Wedding!

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Hey there, Stylish Ones! I have big news to share... TSO is getting married! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be marrying the man of my dreams. I can't wait to share the journey with each of you. 

I've spent years helping brides find the perfect gown, the prettiest accessories, and the very best vendors in town. Now that it's my turn, it's definitely a different experience. You never really comprehend just how much there is to do until you have to do it yourself! Luckily, I have amazing friends, family, and industry pros helping to guide us towards the day of our dreams. But, no matter what the day ends up looking like, it will be the best one ever because I'm marrying my better half.

Have advice or tips for me? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below, or you can tweet me @TheStylishOne_. Stay tuned, friends!

Lots of love,

Julie

My friend, Mindy

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Okay, the jig is up... Mindy Kaling isn't actually my friend. But, how often do you hear girls saying that they wish she was. From her insanely contagious sense of humor, to her fabulously fun fashion sense, to the way she always says exactly what you've always been thinking, she is someone we could hang with!

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Not only does Mindy keep it real when it comes to the issues all of us gals deal with on a daily basis, but she does so in an intelligently humorous way, lightening our baggage and allowing us to see things from a more perspective.

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We think BJ Novak put it best when he said, “She’s a gangster and guys respond to that. This is not a girl who waits by the phone. This is a girl who picks up the phone and calls whoever she wants." BJ, we couldn't agree more. Here's to one of our most beloved Stylish Ones, the ever sensational, Miss Mindy Kaling.

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Read Between the Lines

How fabulous is this word art from ReadBetweentheLines.com? They have so many to choose from that it's almost impossible to pick just one! From your home, to your office, these prints can dress up any space. What we love most is that each one strikes the perfect balance between whimsical and cool.

We are definitely adding a number of them to our holiday wish list this year. Which one is your favorite?

My First CustomMade Project!

I'm so in love with my new bracelet from CustomMade Maker Jivita Harris Casey. She worked with me to create a one-of-a-kind piece that I will always cherish. This may sound silly, but emeralds are my bichon Lily's birthstone, so I wanted to create something special with her in mind. Also, many emeralds come from Colombia, where my boyfriend's family is from, so this is a very personal piece that I will cherish for years to come.

Working with Jivita was such a pleasure. I will never forget my first experience with custom, and can't wait to create more pieces soon!

Accessorize

All it takes is the right accessories to make an outfit complete.

Mixing and matching pieces is key. Don't be afraid to incorporate pieces that may not at first appear to be cohesive. Take a risk, be bold, and shake up your look by rocking a variety of bracelets and rings.  Wearing a few smaller pieces can be just as impactful as one bold item. So, have some fun with tiny treasures like these! 

Need some inspiration? Visit our Accessories board on Pinterest for more stylish staples!

10 Essentials for Your Bridal Emergency Kit

"Your makeup looks lovely and your hair is divine. But that doesn’t mean you won’t need touch-ups throughout the Big Day—pack a bridal emergency kit with the following essentials and leave it at the head table or under the close watch of a bridesmaid. Just in case..." 

See my top must-have items for your bridal emergency kit LIVE on BostonMagazine.com

Forever Vera

There is no one that compares to Vera Wang when it comes to design, dressing a woman, and the art of being unique.  This weekend I was fortunate enough to rock not one, but two of her beautiful baubles!

Working for her company taught me about fashion, art, life, and true style. From her gorgeous bridal collection, to her exquisite RTW collection, I am forever in awe of her creativity and talent. But, the most impressive and inspiring part about Vera is her dedication to her clients and the women that she designs for. Her work ethic and devotion made such an impact on my life and my career. Vera's brand is incomparable and so is her team. Love, love, love them.

Vera's style and skill transcends boundaries and wearing her pieces makes you feel beautiful. Wearing these pieces this weekend was so special and I will forever treasure the photos.

For more shots of these beautiful baubles, click here!

Thank you to Dee Demeo from Vera Wang for sending these treasures my way! Xx