Over the weekend, my best friend and I attended a wedding in downtown Boston! And, being that it was a Sunday afternoon, we had to rock some colorful maxis! These two flowy frocks were so much fun to wear. Mine is June and Hudson from Nordstrom and it was just as comfy as it was colorful. What's your go-to piece for a summer wedding? Tweet us @TheStylishOne_ or tag us on Instagram at @TheStylishOne_ and let us see your favorite staples!
When I heard that Whim Events was named The Improper Bostonian's 2014 Boston's Best Wedding Planner I was truly overcome with joy. Founders Natalie and Moira have poured their heart, soul, and talent into creating Whim Events and helping brides bring their dreams to life. Natalie's talent as a planner is seriously incredible and Moira's artistic ability is mind-blowing. I couldn't be more proud of them or more honored to be a part of their team!
So, brides of New England, if you want the perfect wedding day filled with magical moments and beauty all around you... you know who to call!
Over the weekend, Stephen and I had our engagement shoot with the lovely and talented Sweet Lady Jane Photography! It was an amazing experience filled with love and laughter, shot in our favorite city in the world.
I can't wait to share the photos with all of you and hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
It's finally time to reveal the special gifts I gave my girls from Dream State on Etsy! My mother, my maid of honor, and my bridesmaid are such important people in my life, so I wanted to make sure they felt the love this weekend, too.
Believe it or not, these beautiful totes from Kristina of Dream State were even better in person. Each of the ladies loved them so much. We can't wait to use them throughout the wedding planning process. From fittings to beauty appointments, we know we'll be toting them around town!
Kristina is not only insanely talented, but she was kind, generous, and flexible throughout the process. I am already dreaming up new ways for us to collaborate again very soon.
There are countless options and styles available for a variety of occasions, so get shopping today. Then, be sure to "Like" them on Facebook to get the inside scoop!
This weekend, Stephen and I celebrated our engagement with all of our family and friends. Our parents threw us a beautiful party and we had such a wonderful time! In honor of our engagement, we had these custom stirrers made by Amber Graziano of Something with Love on Etsy.
Amber was so sweet and so easy to work with. She had a variety of options available, and allowed us to customize everything, right down to the tiny blush heart. Our names are featured on the front with our wedding date on the back.... sorry, but that's still our little secret!
Thank you, Amber for such a lovely accent. We can't wait to work with you again soon!
PS. The "bride" and "groom" flutes were from our amazing Maid of Honor, Korinne.
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I couldn't wait to share these beautiful blush invites from Minted that my Mom sent out for our engagement party! She has such lovely taste and they create such gorgeous designs. It was a match made in Style Heaven!
One of the most fun aspects of being in the wedding business is meeting new, creative people who love the industry just as much as you do. Kristina, owner of Dream State is one of those people. From whimsical totes, to gift tags and wedding decor, Kristina has created so many beautiful pieces. I am a huge fan of well design fonts and fabrics, so I instantly swooned when I found her shop on Etsy.
I recently teamed up with Kristina on a project for my own wedding and I cannot wait to show you the finished product! Whether you are a bride-to-be looking for gifts for your girls, or a mommy-to-be looking for the perfect shower favors, Dream State has something just for you. Check out some of my favorite pieces below and find out how you can incorporate them into your celebration.
Visit Facebook.com/DreamStateInspiration for even more fabulous fun!
Every once in a great while, you will find a message you connect with, a statement you support, and a mission you believe in. I recently came across the mission statement from Darling Magazine and felt so moved and so inspired. If I'm ever lucky enough to have a little girl someday, this will absolutely be hanging on her wall.
We here at TSO love your work, Darling Magazine. Thank you for spreading the girl power!
When I first got engaged, I promised you all that I would take you along for the journey... so, I wanted to share a bit about one of the talented designers I'll be working with!
Whether you're a bride-to-be, expecting a new little bundle of joy, or looking to throw a beautiful bash, you have to check out Something with Love! Founded in 2012 by Amber Graziano, this paper company creates handmade pieces that will make your event truly special.
I believe that personal touches are what make an event unique and memorable. So, when my fiance and I came across this amazing shop on Etsy, I could not resist. Working with Amber has been such a pleasure, which makes shopping her store that much more enjoyable! From intricate "thank you" tags, to sweet stirrers, Amber's focus on beautiful details is refreshing and inspiring.
I can't wait to share the project we've been working on together! Take a look at some of my favorite pieces from her shop, then head on over to take a peek for yourself.
I can't say enough about Anna Bond's amazing company, Rifle Paper Co.! I recently received this beautiful iPhone cover and notebook and fell even deeper in love with her work. From the gorgeous designs, to the quality of the materials, each product is truly a work of art.
What I love about this case is that it is protective, yet stylish. It lets the beauty of the phone show through, while adding a touch of flair that works with any ensemble. Your phone is a permanent accessory, so it's essential that it suites your individual style, and is flexible enough to work with a variety of wardrobe changes.
Thank you, Anna for creating such lovely pieces!
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 email@example.com for more information!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.