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Macarons, Flowers, Love, and a BIG Welcome!
Posted by Kate. Filed under Do It Yourself, Things we heart

Wheee!  What’s better than the delicacies of French macarons and full blooming peonies on Valentine’s Day?

We have two special Valentines for you, and they’re coming from our incredible new contributors: Ms. Caroline Drake of Armelle Blog and Ms. Janie Medley of The Bride’s Café and JM Flora.  We are thrilled to have these ladies sharing their creative genius with us; they make beautiful, expert-quality creations accessible for the home crafter.  Personally,  I’m left totally inspired.   I think you will be too.

  no. 1 DIY: Perfect Pink Macarons

(A complete step-by-step tutorial on how to make these pretties at a fraction of the cost of buying them)!

Project & Photo by Caroline Drake

no. 2 DIY: Updated Floral Wrist Corsage

Janie said out with the old-fashioned wrist corsages and in with something fresh and contemporary for MOBs!

Project by Janie Medley; Photos by Marvelous Things Photography

We have more in store from these two and can’t wait to share!  With that, wishing you a wondrous, love-filled, Valentine’s Day full of all the best things… xoxo


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Artsy-Chic Brooklyn Engagement by Amber Gress Photography {Part 1}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Engagements, Photography, Things we heart

We pride ourselves in being avid admirers of the exceptionally creative. So when we spotted Colin and Masha’s colorful, cocktail-making engagement session- set in an intimate backyard garden in Brooklyn, naturally- we jumped at the opportunity to share. A supremely talented watercolor illustrator, Masha created the save the dates that inspired the shoot. The playful nature of the pair comes through in her lush painting style and in the uniquely charming details of the session. Did we mention how incredibly beautiful they both are?  They’re radiating some gorgeous inner love light, big time. Get ready to swoon over these photographs styled by Jenna Cantagallo and captured by Amber Gress!

Model/actor Colin served his bride-to-be a refreshing “love potion” cocktail (St. Germain, gin, tonic water, pomegranate seeds, and a mint garnish) in vintage wine glasses hand-dipped in gold by Jenna.  Sarah Dorkin whipped up darling heart shaped cookies to satisfy the couple’s sweet tooth, and Kelly of 2h Flowers peppered their vintage chic tablescape with aster and gomphrena blooms. A self-professed style maven, Masha complimented her ravishing red, flamenco-style frock with gilded flower bobby pins and her stunning cluster engagement ring.

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Fashion Friday: Head Over Heels for White by Vera
Posted by Kate. Filed under Things we heart

We sure love a good shoe ’round here and these new heels from the White by Vera Wang collection have us smitten.  From the wrap around silk bow on the top look to the jeweled-embellished, sequin-infused, and perfectly strappy accents on the others, each pair is a shoe-lover’s delight!    

Lucky for you, these beauties are out in stores and online for your shopping pleasure.

See the White by Vera Wang Bridal and Bridesmaid Collections here. 

Happy first weekend of 2013!



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Love + Merriment
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings, Things we heart

Today, I’m wishing you the merriest of holidays… time with family, good food, rest, relaxation, and most of all love.  When Ana sent me this video of her wedding, I was completely won over by the sweet sentiment of the day.  Merry, festive and full of love.  Ana and Vitto, two artistic types in Bulgaria, married this past summer… they went for alternative over tradition and the keepsake video is just too charming.  I promise.. it’ll make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

Video by Mihail Novakov and Natalia Iordanova

Music: I’ll Try Anything Once by The Strokes

Happy happy, Merry merry

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