Wedding Day Survival Kit Checklist

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The last thing you want on your big day is to forget one of your most important items. Set yourself up for success by gathering everything the day before, or even earlier if possible so you can go out and purchase any last minute necessities. Not sure what should be included on your survival checklist? Here’s ours below!

 
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  • Face wash
  • Face moisturizer
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Chap stick
  • Razor
  • Shaving Cream
  • Body lotion
  • Deodorant
  • All makeup (if doing own)
  • Makeup remover
  • Translucent powder
  • Makeup setting spray
  • All hair products and styling tools (if doing own)
  • Compact mirror
  • Tissues
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (if outside)
  • Gum/Breath mints
  • Blotting papers

  • Eye drops
  • Contacts & solution (if applicable)
  • Glasses (if applicable)
  • Pain reliever
  • Antacid
  • Tampons
  • Band Aids
  • Water
  • Snack
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  • Clear polish
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick/gloss
  • Hairspray
  • Tweezers
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastics
  • Cotton swabs
  • Super glue
  • Safety pins
  • Small sewing kit
  • Stain remover pen
  • Extra earring backs
  • Lint roller
  • Clear tape

Download a PDF of our list to take with you to your next wedding!

Wedding Guest Etiquette

You just received your first wedding invitation in the mail. Great! But now what? It truly is an honor to be invited to someone’s big day and with that honor comes some responsibility. While common courtesy still applies, there are some extra considerations to make for weddings in particular. We’re here to break down some of the big dos and don'ts of wedding etiquette.

After receiving your invitation, return your RSVP card at your earliest opportunity. This will help the bride and groom to get organized as quickly as possible. Planning a wedding is stressful enough without having to hound people down to determine if they’re coming or not.

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After sending your RSVP, don’t expect to be able to change your response. If you RSVP and end up having an emergency, notify the couple as soon as possible. There are deadlines on when you have to pay for food and if they cannot get their money back, they’ll want to try to fill your seat with another guest. On the same note, under no circumstances is it acceptable to be a no-show with no response or show up to a wedding after sending a “no” for your RSVP.

Most people are familiar with the cliché “don’t wear white to a wedding.” It’s a cliché for a reason! Unless the dress code specifically calls for it, do not wear white to a wedding. If there is no dress code listed on an invitation, that does not mean that the dress code is open ended. Most of the time, an appropriate dress code can be determined based off of location or time of day. At a minimum, you should assume semi-formal attire. When in doubt, reach out to a friend you know who is also attending, or as a last resort, ask the bride’s opinion!

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The big day is here and you’ve arrived at the wedding! Everything is gorgeous and your first thought is to grab your phone and start snapping photos and videos. Well, don’t! Snapping a few photos before the ceremony begins can be okay, but once things begin, be sure to silence and store your electronics and be present for the duration. Unless the couple has signage with their hashtag or something similar, avoid posting any photos of the ceremony and stick to only posting images from the reception.

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Alcohol is a factor in most weddings. It’s extremely important to know your limits and to avoid causing a scene. Just because there is an open bar doesn’t mean that you should continue to drink endlessly all evening. Drink responsibly!

 

If you choose to attend a wedding, it is expected that you bring or send the couple a gift. There is a huge variety of options for any budget. Everything on their registry out of your budget? Opt for a gift card or cash with a small DIY to commemorate the day. Many couples are opting for alternative registries where guests can donate to their honeymoon fund or a charity instead of a physical gift, which gives you another great option!

Groomsmen's Gift Guide

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The big day is almost here, and you and your fiancé would not have made it this far without the love and support of your friends and family. You’ve already picked out the perfect gifts to thank your bridesmaids months ago, but your hubby has probably yet to pick out gifts to show his--and your--appreciation for the time and money (i.e. bachelor party and tux rentals) his groomsmen put into your wedding day.

Whether you have one gift to give, or ten, personalization is essential; you want each man to know his individual support is important and acknowledged. We recommend engraving gifts with  a monogram specific to your groomsman or the wedding day date. Most companies offer free personalization with purchase of their items! Personalization is especially great for large wedding parties because you only have to find one item everyone will enjoy, and each will be distinct!

We’ve come up with an assortment of groomsmen gift ideas, in varying price ranges, to help inspire you to find the perfect gifts.

 

Whether you have many groomsmen, or are on a tight budget, there are an abundance of gifts under $25. Personalization is important with low-cost gifts; it makes them seem more elegant and expensive.

  • Socks

  • Flask

  • Pint glass

  • Shot glasses

  • Business card case

  • Bottle opener

 

The average groomsmen gift is between $35-$50. If this range appeals to you and your budget, check out these gift ideas (all engravable!).

  • Money clip

  • Pocket knife

  • Grillmaster set

  • Decanter

  • Zippo lighter

 

Those wishing to spend a little more should splurge on items that will get regular use and make your groomsmen feel dignified. 

  • Shaving kit

  • Weekender bag

  • Custom leather luggage tags

 

If you have no budget, or just a best man, consider these luxurious gifts. Add a monogram to make the gift even more exclusive!

  • Cigar set (cutter & lighter)

  • Cigar box/Humidor

  • Professional poker set

  • Sports tickets

 

Some gifts are available at any price range. Our favorites are monogrammed cufflinks, tie clips, or watches. All can be worn on your wedding day and will get more than one use. Individualize cufflinks to match each groomsman’s personality, or match the leather band of the watch to the groomsmen belt and shoes!

Honeymoon Hotspot: Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia is a wonderful destination for any time of the year. This coastal city is a dream for the couple looking to explore a beautiful city, especially if you’re looking to do so on foot! Meander through the cobblestone street and soak up all the history the city has to offer.

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Savannah has a variety of accommodations depending on what type of experience you’re looking to have. For a more relaxing, tropical stay, look into the Beachside Colony Resort where you can spend time by the pool or beach and still be only 15 minutes from the historic downtown area. Looking to be more in the middle of the action? No problem. Check out the DoubleTree Savannah Historic District to immerse yourself in the city. You’ll be right between the well known River Street and a must-see: the City Market! Savannah also boasts their many wonderful Bed and Breakfasts, including Planters Inn and Ballastone Inn, also located in the historic district!

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There is an abundance of activities to consider in Savannah. From enjoying the beach at Tybee Island to exploring the City Market and all that the Historic District has to offer, there is no chance of finding yourself with nothing to do! Savannah’s River Street runs along the Savannah River and offers a variety of beautiful historic buildings, antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and numerous restaurants. The City Market acts as a hub to all activity. From nightlife to more shopping and dining, you’ll get a real sense of the culture here!

For those inclined, Savannah offers a variety of local breweries right in their Historic District. Make a day of exploring them and seeing what each has to offer! If you’re looking for a more structured option, there are tons of tours offered, including walking tours, water tours, carriage tours, and even ghost tours!

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After exploring the city, take some time to relax and unwind at Spa Bleu, one of the top day spas in Savannah. Spa Bleu uses only organic, all-natural ingredients for their customized spa treatments. Who wouldn’t want to treat themselves to a calming massage after a busy wedding?!

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IMAGE SOURCE: VISITTY BEE

Ring Styles

The world of engagement rings can be a very overwhelming and stressful place! Luckily, we’re here to help you navigate the in’s and out’s of rings -- including diamond shape, settings, and band materials, to help you pick that perfect ring!

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You would be surprised at just how many different cuts there are for diamonds! The list goes on and on. However, the top 10 cuts are: round, princess, oval, marquise, pear, cushion, emerald, asscher, radiant, and heart. While each diamond is unique, each of these cuts carries the same characteristics.

This tends to be the most popular style, with 75% of all diamonds being cut round. Due to demand, this tends to be the most expensive cut. That being said, its brilliant cut leaves it with 58 facets, making it beautifully bright and reflective. This shape is very versatile in terms of what settings it will work well with. In love with the round but it’s slightly out of your budget? Try going to with a smaller stone and adding a halo, which is even smaller stones surrounding the center round cut stone.

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The princess cut tends to be the most popular of the “fancy” shapes. A great bonus is that they tend to be slightly cheaper than the round cut, as they’re square and create less waste. This square or slightly rectangular cut also give the illusion of a larger stone than a same weight round diamond. This cut is also very versatile in what settings it works with! One thing to note about setting a princess diamond: due to its rectangular nature, it is extremely important that it is placed in a four-prong setting where each corner of the stone is protected from chipping or other damage.


An oval shape is similar to the round in that it is a modified brilliant cut, meaning it is gorgeously bright and reflective. An oval diamond is perfect for someone who likes the round cut, but wants something a little different and more unique. This cut also gives off the illusion of a larger diamond in addition to making one’s fingers to longer and more slender.

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This football shaped diamond also falls in the modified brilliant cut group. Similar to the oval cut but with pointed ends, the marquise diamond also offers the benefit of making the fingers look longer and more slender. It boasts the largest crown of all cuts, therefore giving the best illusion for a larger diamond. It’s important to note that this cut must be set in a two-prong setting to protect the ends from chipping.


The pear shape is a combination of a round and marquise. It is rounded at one end and tapers to a point at the other. This has the same benefits of the marquise shape but adding a little variety. The point is always worn facing the hand on the wearer. This must be set so that a prong protects the point, as this is where the diamond would be likely to chip.

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The cushion cut is a square cut with rounded edges, resembling a pillow or cushion. This cut used to be the most popular before the round style took its place at the top of the list. However, recently the cushion shape has been making a surging comeback and is becoming extremely popular.


This long rectangular diamond achieves its shape with “step cuts” originally created to cut emeralds, hence its name. This elegant shape differs from the brilliant cut of many of the other shapes and offers more of a “hall of mirrors” effect and more sophisticated feel.

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The asscher cut reached its popularity in the 1920’s, becoming a rare find only in antique shops over the years. However, it has recently made a comeback and is gaining popularity. This diamond has a similar cut to that of the emerald shape, but instead of being rectangular, it is a square shape.


The radiant cut diamond is a combination of a princess and cushion cuts with its square to rectangular shape and its rounded corners. Its brilliant cut will shine bright in a variety of settings.

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A clear image of love, the heart shape diamond is exactly as it sounds. This diamond is also a modified brilliant cut and will light up any room. Be aware, as smaller heart diamonds (under a half carat) are less ideal and can be difficult to really see the shape, especially after being put in a proper setting.

Picking a setting can be a daunting task. The sheer number of options is enough to make anyone’s head spin. The setting is an important decision as it may dictate which cut of diamond you will need to pick. Here are some of the most popular and common settings.

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The prong setting is the most common and classic setting. Essentially, the diamond sits in a type of claw that holds it in place. The claw usually has either four or six prongs to secure the diamond. With four prongs, you can see more of the diamond, but with six, your diamond is less likely to shift or fall out of the setting. Overall, there is still a minimal amount of metal visible with either style, centering all attention on the stone!


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This setting is the second most popular setting and holds a more modern feel. Instead of prongs, this setting offers a thin metal surround for the entirety of the diamond, offering it even greater protection. Additionally, a bezel setting is less likely to snag on anything like clothing, which may occur with a prong setting.


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A pavé setting is one that is “paved” with tiny diamonds all around the band. The stones are placed with minimal metal between them, giving the band a constant sparkle any way you look at it. This setting highlights the main stone. Be cautious when picking a pavé setting and ensure that you have the proper ring size selected, and it’s both difficult and pricey to resize.


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In a halo setting, the main stone is encircled in smaller stones. Often selected in an attempt to save some money, this setting gives the illusion of a much larger center stone. Many times, people will combine the halo setting with a pavé setting to really get a sparkle.

While there are other options out there, the most common materials for engagement and wedding bands are Gold and Platinum. Each has its pros and cons, which we’ll outline below!

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When you think gold, usually you think of yellow gold… but that’s not all we’re referring to here! Included in the gold family is yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. A classic, versatile option, gold itself is actually too soft on its own to be a band, and is therefore combined with other materials to strengthen it. The most common options you’ll find are 18K (75% gold), 14K (58% gold) and 10K (about 42% gold) gold. Yellow gold has dropped in popularity, with both white gold and now rose gold rising to the top of the charts. Durable and readily available, gold is a classy and budget friendly option for your band.

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Unlike white gold, platinum is naturally a white metal. It is also a very durable and more rare option than gold. This is a great option for those who are extremely active. Additionally, platinum is hypoallergenic, so it’s a great option if someone has a metal allergy!


Picking an engagement ring is a huge decision. The key is to take your time doing your research so you can confidently make your decision! For more information on diamonds, check out our post on the 4 C’s

Wedding Hair Accessories

An important decision that relates to your wedding hairstyle is deciding what, if any, hair accessories you want. There are numerous options for hair accessories, from simple barrettes to long veils, and most accessories look great with whichever hairstyle you get for your big day

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The classic hairpiece for your wedding day is wearing a veil. Veils are very traditional at weddings, and go with almost all wedding gowns and hairstyles!

 

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Feel like an absolute princess on your wedding day by wearing your own tiara! Go with the classic tiara, or opt for a more fun and whimsical one with different shapes!

 

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Be creative and match your hair with your own bouquet! With greenery being a big trend in weddings this year, why not add some fun greenery to your hairstyle as well?!

Unique Wedding Desserts

After indulging in the main entrée, it’s time for the most delicious part of the meal…the dessert! While most brides choose to serve the traditional cake, tiered and full of different layered flavors, there’s alternative options for equally delicious desserts to serve your guests!

What a fun twist on the classic wedding cake! Cake pops have become a trending dessert, and they’re super easy to make (and eat)! Have a variety of flavors and decorations for your guests to choose from; the possibilities are endless!

Go the alternative route and offer nature’s candy to your guests – that’s right, fruit! Top the fruit with some whipped cream for extra sweetener, or if you can’t get yourself to stray away from chocolate (because I mean, who can say no to chocolate?!), offer a chocolate fountain to dip the fruit in! Yum!

Can’t decide on just one fun and unique dessert? Why not offer them ALL to your guests?! By having a dessert buffet, your guests will be able to pick and choose what they would like to indulge in after their meal, whether it be cake, assorted fruit, or pie!

Honeymoon Hotspot: Boulder, CO

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The breathtaking natural beauty of Boulder, Colorado will attract the couple who cannot deny their fierce passion for adventure, despite their hopeless romantic tendencies. Both close to home and a refreshing change of pace, Boulder offers a much needed escape from reality after the anxiety of wedding planning has finally passed. In addition, for couples who wed in the summer, Boulder’s high altitudes promise cooler temperatures than other typical honeymoon destinations. This allows more opportunity for outdoor activities and exploration, and a chance to grow as a newly married couple while reveling in nature's bounty in its purest form.
Relaxation is promised by the many local B&Bs, especially The Bradley Boulder Inn--a TripAdvisor favorite, with reviews praising everything from the complimentary beverages to the delicious breakfasts. Located only a short walk from many local restaurants and shops--giving you a chance to explore some of the local nightlife after exploring during the day--The Bradley Boulder Inn is both convenient and comfortable--and utterly romantic in its simple, rustic elegance. The establishment offers everything from complimentary wine and cheese tastings to ideal downtown location for the ultimate leisurely getaway!
However, despite the temptations of the Inn, the real adventure lies beyond the homey comforts of your room. A brief car ride away awaits Chautauqua Park--one of Boulder, Colorado’s many attractions. Though the vast expanse of the mountains gives the impression of untouched wilderness, the park offers marked hikes and picnic areas for an experience you both will remember for a lifetime. You will not lack for scenery, as the many varieties of foliage and varying terrain will keep you out hiking and chasing that feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment which the end will bring for hours. One highly recommended hike is on Mesa Trail--a gorgeous intermediate level hike with well marked paths. We suggest bringing along a bag packed full of your favorite cheese, crackers and wine for an intimate moment together, and a chance to avoid the more touristy, crowded areas of the city. While the park offers a destination for your itinerary, Boulder is rich with other natural beauty to discover--particularly the Flatirons. Ancient reddish sandstone formations along Boulder’s foothills, the Flatirons are stunning to look at, and a rewarding struggle to trek along--or climb, for the adventurous spirit up for the challenge! The unknown and unexplored lies in the comfort of your backyard!
If an outdoor picnic does not live up to your ideas of romance, look no further than Blackbelly restaurant--a taste of local farm-fresh flavors in an upscale setting. Given the chef’s title of “Top Chef” champ, any hesitations can be thrown right out the window. Among their many delicious dinner options are the highly recommended fresh cuts of steak from their butchershop. However, their menu extends far beyond beef, with everything from crispy pig ears to delicious seafood. They also boast an extensive wine, beer and cider list--the cherry on top to any perfect dinner.
Though the list of activities and sightseeing are endless for your honeymoon, we still like to emphasize the importance of the little things during these trips. For her, Boulder Blooms florist shop offers a wonderful opportunity for a thoughtful surprise. A soft and delicate bouquet also serves as a reminder that, despite the chaos of daily life, you’ll always find moments to remind her how deeply you care. For him (and you!) we suggest a couple’s massage at nearby Elements Massage as a way to further encourage the escape from reality and time for indulgent relaxation which your honeymoon offers.
 

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Beach Wedding Inspiration Board

The sounds of the waves crashing, seagulls chirping in the distance, your toes sinking in the sand…what better way to embrace the summer wedding season than having a romantic, whimsical beach wedding? Having a beach wedding is great for the laid-back couples who have a love for the ocean. Ditch the shoes and find yourself a casual, breezy wedding dress! Colors such as slate blue and greys will be beautiful for a calm wedding ambiance, or pop in some color with tropical pinks, oranges, and yellows for a fun wedding atmosphere! Feel the suns warmth and the sand between your toes as you say, “I do”!

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Summer Wedding Footwear & Advice on Summer Surfaces

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You’ve decided on your wedding venue, picked out your dress, and now it’s time for shoes! Having a summer wedding means your free to have all the open-toe options and you also have the option to even go barefoot!

Before picking shoes, it’s important to know your venue and the surfaces you’ll be walking on. As we all know, heels and grass do not mix well. That also applies with heels in sand. Don’t fret – this does not mean you can’t wear those heels you’ve been eyeing! If you’re getting married on the beach and want to wear heels, opt for a boardwalk aisle so you won’t be sinking in the sand. If you’re getting married in a backyard or on a lawn, you can also make an aisle runner on which you won’t sink in the ground; however, if you want the natural look, ditch the heels and wear chunky wedges, beautiful flats, sandals, or even the new trending barefoot sandals!

Summer Wedding Inspiration Board

With the cold weather behind us, it’s time for a little summer wedding inspiration! Go for the classic, whimsical beach theme with colors such as slate gray and powder blue, or stick with a light and airy feel with colors such as green and peach. With bright pops of color trending in fashion, why not tie bold pinks and yellows into your wedding day? Whatever it may be, your summer wedding is sure to be fun, bright and warm!

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Honeymoon Hotspot: Austin,TX

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It’s time for another U.S. honeymoon hotspot! This week, we have all the details for you to plan your perfect honeymoon in Austin, Texas. From legendary live music to the surrounding unique culture, Austin is a great place to celebrate your new marriage life!

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There are so many options for hotels in Austin to celebrate a romantic getaway! Experience a life of luxury at Travaasa Austin with their spa, walk-in-showers, and plush robes. On the other hand, you can stay at the Hotel Saint Cecilia that takes you back in time to the 1960s. Each room is inspired by a famous musician or band, how fun! 

Austin is home to numerous beautiful parks and a diverse choice of activities. Attend a show at the historic ZACH Theatre, or visit the famous botanical garden at Zilker Metropolitan Park. Get some fresh air and exercise and enjoy the Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird that takes you around the lake. 

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Image Credit: CN Traveler

From food trucks to elegant dining options, Austin is the place to go to try a variety of foods! If you’re feeling Mexican, try Licha’s Cantina. Enjoy your Mexican cuisine with your favorite margarita! Another favorite is Swift’s Attic which offers an electric blend of dishes full of fresh ingredients, and also offers an extensive list of delicious craft beers! 

The Jewel Tone Story

When thinking about this concept, we were inspired to mix the old with the new. The gardens and architecture of this late 1800s historical home nestled in the heart of Amherst, Massachusetts, created a simple but elegant backdrop to allow our deep beautiful jewel tones to take center stage.

Our vision for this beautiful shoot was to showcase a deep modern jewel tone palette and embrace a balance of the classic surroundings and the rich modern romance. We created a bold design with hues of pinks, purples, greens and blues, a palette that we accented with the mixture of vintage details and modern touches.

From the modern invitation suite with its geometric shapes and bold colors to the ombre guest seating we were inspired by this beautiful balance of classic and modern.

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In Season Flowers

Time to stop and smell the roses! Nothing brightens up your wedding day like fresh-cut bouquets, and we’ve found our favorite flowers for each season!

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Warm up your winter wedding day with deep shades of red along with crisp white blossoms. With the romantic atmosphere surrounding a winter wedding, red roses are the perfect flower for your bouquet; however, it is also common to see white orchids and carnations among the mix as well.

The perfect season for freshly bloomed flowers! Think lilacs, pale pinks, and soft whites as you head into picking out your bouquet for your springtime wedding. Peonies are one of our favorite spring blooms as well as tulips, hydrangeas, and lilacs!

 

It’s time to get that pop of color into your sunny summer day! For summer weddings, it’s great to have bright and fun flowers surrounding your day! From multicolored poppies to bright sunflowers, your options on colors are endless.

To compliment fall’s natural foliage, there’s a variety of flowers to choose from for your autumn wedding day. From oranges to deep purples, the possibilities are endless! Try different autumn-inspired shades of lilies as well as some fun bi-colored roses!

Winter Gathering

When creating this Winter Gathering concept, Parsimony Inspired's vision was to embrace the color palette of winter but balance the look with soft feminine accents. We created a design with hues of creams, greys and greens, a palette that we softened with flowing fabrics, gold accents and mixed textures.

Tucked in the mountains of the Berkshires, Bloom Meadows was the perfect backdrop for this romantic winter shoot. A space with beautiful lines, natural elements and neutral colors, our designs felt rooted in the space and allowed our soft color palette to pop against the beautiful white walls. We loved the venue's design so much we had our invitation designer Kim Small of With Wild and Grace draw the venue and add it to the elegant invitation suite's design. One of our favorite ways to add a custom detail. 

Our bride was styled in a stunning chiffon A-line Lilian West gown. The illusion V-neck and the detail of the lace appliqués also brought a feminine touch to the bridal look, while the long sleeves and chapel length train were the perfect look for a winter wedding. The hair style framed our bride's face with greenery touches while soft makeup with a smokey eye gave a bit of drama to the final look. To add a little sparkle to our bride's style, she wore a stunning engagement ring and wedding band set designed by Megan Thorne and stunning hand crafted moonstone earrings designed by Pamela Froman.

When it came to working with floral designer Stacey Radcliffe of The Tangled Grapevine, we knew that we wanted the flowers to be filled with different types of greenery, our favorite trend for 2017. We incorporated greenery in every aspect of the design from the aerial floral installation above our reception table to greenery in our bride's hair. Stacey created a lush presentation bouquet filled with white Anemone, silver Brunia, white Lisianthus, peach Spray Roses, white Tulips, seeded Eucalyptus, Ruscus, Asparagus Fern and Gooseneck Loosestrifes.

From the serene Berkshire winter setting, the soft and romantic invitation suite with it's perfect vellum wax seal to the amazing marbled cakedesigned by the talented Pete of Pete's Sweets, we balanced winter's neutral palette and elements of nature with soft fabrics, feminine touches and meaningful details that would make you want to spend a winter's eve snuggled up with the one you love.

Photography: Brooke Ellen Photography & Alison Marie Photography | Planning & Design: Parsimony Inspired | Flowers: The Tangled Grapevine | Invitations & Stationery: With Wild and Grace | Cake: Pete’s Sweets | Dress: Lillian West from In White | Makeup: KiSSandMaKeUp | Jewellery: Don Muller Gallery | Videography: Embark Films | Venue: Bloom Meadows