Thursday, April 28, 2011

A very MOB, mother's day!

This time of year we can't help but to have the mother of the bride on our minds...

With mother's day approaching, we thought it might be nice to think about your MOB/MOG. Your wedding day is a huge day for them too - not only are they hosting one the biggest events of their lives, but also watching their little girl become a wife! Giving their daughter away AND gaining a son ...a very emotional job to have, I'm sure.

With that said, here are some sweet and simple ideas that you could use to show your favorite lady how much she means to you on your wedding day:

  • Display framed pictures from your parents and/or grandparents’ wedding on your cake/gift/guestbook table.

  • Walk down the isle to the same song that your mother walked down the isle to, or use the first dance song your parents danced to as your first or last dance song.

  • Use material from your mother’s wedding veil or wedding dress to wrap your bouquet.

  • Ask if you could wear a piece of your mother’s jewelry that is significant to her as your wedding jewelry.

  • Ask your photographer if they could try to replicate a picture of you to one of your favorite photographs from your parent’s wedding album.

Perhaps this mother’s day you could take some time to think of how you could show your mom some appreciation on your wedding day, in a way that is special to you both.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lighthouse Seating Board...

One of our latest designs for a recent wedding at The Tirrell Room in Quincy, MA. Congratulations Jacqueline & Christopher!!

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The Fascinating Fascinators... and more on the Royal Wedding!

With the Royal Wedding just around the corner, we are a flutter with the regal Middleton style!

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And more than anything else, the main focus seems to be on what Kate will wear on her head!

Will she wear a veil, a traditional hat, or will opt for a fascinator like the one seen here?

{Kate wore this beige fascinator in May 2006 to Camilla's royal wedding with the entire royal family. Much attention was given to this headpiece and since then, Kate has created a headpiece craze!}


And in turn, we are now seeing a stir throughout the bridal community. Fashion designers are coming out with their own version of royalty hats for the everyday bride. Check out some of these gorgeous avant garde styles hot off the runway by designer Melissa Sweet, Carolina Herrera and Ines DiSanto or by the Jasmine Wedding Collection...

For the more simplistic bride...

Philip Treacy

And yet, there is still another option! Why not try a fascinator which comes in a variety of styles and colors?

Shibawi Wedding Dress, Philip Treacy &

Our two favorite fascinators are truly must haves! And if you're still hesitant to go full regal, you can always wear a traditional veil to your ceremony and then change over to a more fashion-forward look for your reception...

Photo Credit: Brides Magazine

For local brides, 'Toppers' in Boston carries hats in all different shapes and sizes.

One thing this fashion-forward princess has taught us is that with the proper hat, any outfit can be enhanced. Choose yours wisely and as always... be inspired!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

You're Invited!

Wedding invitations are not what they used to be - the days of the standard white card stock and black-ink-printed invitations are long gone! Here are some fun, innovative ideas that will make the announcement of your day stand out.

add texture - a little detail goes a long way. Here, fabric is used create some edginess to the classic invitation format.

add an object - a multipurpose invitation! Not only does this invite double as a handkerchief but also as a map of the wedding's location.

add curiosity & secret compartments! Who doesn't love finding little surprises...

Incorporate what is important to you and your spouse-to-be, like your appreciation for vintage records

Something to keep in mind when it comes to wedding invitations - this is the first glimpse of your big day that your guests are going to see! Your invitation choice will allow your family and friends to get an idea of what to expect as far as style, attire, setting etc. Don't be afraid to be yourselves and incorporate your personalities and wedding day style into your invitations. Remember, your wedding day is for you and the one you love so make it personal and always have fun with it.

LOCAL VENDER WE LOVE: Little Birdie Paper Craft does a great job of customizing invitations that are unique to you and your event! Take a look at some samples from their portfolio:

Themes are an important aspect here, if you are planning a theme wedding or using a specific color palate, use your invitation to tie that in. Here are some examples for you:

check out more theme specific invitations here

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wedding Websites

It may be slightly non-traditional but wedding websites are here to stay! What better way to reach out to all your guests with information about your wedding...especially out of town guests that aren't getting the day-to-day updates. Generally, people don’t bring the wedding invitation with them on your big day so what happens when they forget the address or the time? A personalized website is the exact thing that can make any guests mishaps obsolete. With phones today, your guests can double check your website while they’re on the way to your ceremony! A wedding website will allow you to post dates, directions, RSVP, registries and more. You can upload unlimited photos and make changes around the clock. This feature will add a little extra detail to your wedding that guests will appreciate and love! With over 400 themes to choose from, check out just a few of our favorite designs below which can all be personalized to your own style and taste...Change it as often as you wish!
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