Thursday, January 31, 2013

Get Creative with your Valentine's Day Gifts!

If you're tired of the same old box of chocolates and flowers for Valentine's Day, check out these unique gift ideas.  It's time to think outside the little red box!

Map Art - a super thoughtful gift from hubby to wife!  Celebrate not only Valentines Day with this cool gift but also memories, vacations, family, etc.  Perfect to hang in your home as a constant reminder of what's important in life. {find it at Wandering Fables on etsy.com}



For the man who is business by day but rocker at night, what's better than guitar cufflinks?
{find these on Beluga Home Studio on etsy.com}



Customize your other half's phone case with your wedding photo or a family pic!
{find it at TinyPrints}

Pinned Image

Message on a Bottle; Personalized Mo√ęt & Chandon with your very own love note this year!

Pinned Image
 For the man who loves beer and leaves rings on your coffee table
{find these at Gorgeous Glassware on etsy.com}

And last but not least, something for the couple with a good sense of humor
{find it at Signature Tshirts on etsy.com}


 From all of us at IE, Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Why we toss wedding garters...

Ever wonder where the wedding garter tradition came from??  
 
 
The garter tradition originated in France during the 14th Century.  In Europe, many people believed that receiving a piece of the bride’s clothing meant that they would have good luck.   Because of this, people would often tear off pieces of a bride's wedding dress.  To avoid this, brides began throwing their garters to the guests but it still wasn't enough; guests then started rushing brides at the altar!  Eventually, that tradition also changed; grooms began stepping in and performing the same tradition we have today.  He would remove the garter (protecting his bride) and then toss it to the guests.  Whomever catches the garter is still thought to receive good luck.  And lucky for today's brides, your dresses will stay in tact!!

 {Beautiful garter above can be found at 'Little White Dress' shop on etsy.com}

Friday, January 4, 2013

UPCOMING Bridal Shows that you don't want to miss!

Here is a list of amazing Bridal Shows that our located in the MA/RI area and are coming up quickly!