Bridesmaids Gifts for Your Favorite Gals

I’m asked all the time for ideas on thoughtful and original bridesmaid gifts.  These ladies were chosen as your wedding party because they mean so much to you and it’s nice to honor them with a special gift prior to the wedding as a thanks for their support and love.  Maybe a good question when coming up with a gift for your girls would be to ask yourself what YOU would appreciate receiving.  I asked myself that same question and came up with this list of ideas:

A dainty and adorable rose gold heart ring by Catbird  

Kate Spade ‘bridesmaid’ bracelet 

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This, or another chalk art framed print

Fun glitter clutch they can use at the wedding 

A hot stone massage gift card for the week after the wedding festivities

Ring Finger

Have you ever looked down at your left hand and wondered, “Why does a wedding ring go on our left ring finger”?  Prior to our understanding of how the circulatory system worked, people believed that a vein flowed straight from the third finger on the left hand to the heart. The vein was then called vena amoris, Latin for “vein of love”.  It was only fitting that the trend emerged to wear wedding rings on that left hand “ring finger” as a symbol of a couple’s eternal love for one another.  While medical science has developed, I’m glad that this tradition hasn’t.  

Elle + Christian’s Bella Collina Wedding

One of the most beautiful places in Florida for a wedding has to be Bella Collina, a Tuscan-inspired golf club in Monteverde that makes you feel like you have completely left the states and been transported to Italy.  Pair that scene with a beautiful bride and groom and lots of style, and there you have it… an all around gorgeous wedding!  Elle and Christian were married the day before Easter and we were blessed with great weather for their outdoor ceremony.  On the day before her wedding, Elle did a bridal portrait shoot with her photographer Brian Sumner, and the result is totally editorial and magazine-worthy.  Enjoy the pictures and congrats to Elle and Christian!

 

Father/Daughter Dance Songs

A bride puts a lot of thought into the many details that make her wedding day special and stand out from all the rest. One of the most thought provoking details is the Father/Daughter Dance and the song the bride will choose to represent the special bond between her and her father. Our DJ Rocks gave us 5 of the most requested Father/Daughter songs . . .

  1. “Butterfly Kisses”- Bob Carlisle
  2. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”- Elton John
  3. “What A Wonderful World”- Louis Armstrong
  4. “You Raise Me Up”- Josh Groban
  5. “My Wish”- Rascal Flatts

 Here are a few more of our current favorites for your father/daughter dance:

 

Baby’s Breath… It’s Back!

In case you hadn’t noticed, baby’s breath has made a big comeback in fresh new uses for weddings.  Many of us used to think that baby’s breath was a trend of the past but I’ll be the first to say that I just love the ways I’ve seen it used in the past year.  Our brides have used it in mason jars (of course!), large ballroom centerpieces, and as wreaths on church doors.  Just last weekend I added it to vintage silver tea pots to accent an escort card table.  Here are more ideas on how to incorporate baby’s breath into your wedding decor.

Babys Breath ChandelierBaby's Breath Chair Monograms

Baby’s breath chandelier and chair monograms from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Baby’s breath escort cards display in a vintage suitcase by Intimate Weddings

 

Adorable boutonniere made with a velvet stem wrap, yard and a button as featured on Wedding Chicks

How incredible is this baby’s breath altar!? Featured first on Style Me Pretty