Let’s Go Shopping! Flax + Wool Designs

We are so pumped to congratulate our friend Jessa Bray of Flax + Wool Designs on her brand spankin’ new SHOP that just opened! Jessa is a modern calligraphy and hand lettering extraordinaire and is now selling prints, totes, cards, and mugs online. We think they’re adorable and can’t wait to pick up a few for ourselves! Drop by the online shop and support this awesome gal with a whole lot of heart, soul and talent. You might even spot Kristi modeling some swag ūüôā Here are some of our favorites…

A New Way to Pay for Your Wedding

I think we can all agree that weddings are EXPENSIVE. Sure, you can elope, get married at the courthouse or host an intimate gathering if you’d prefer not to spend much on a wedding. But as a planner I can affirm that couples still¬†want¬†their big day and friends and family still want to share in it.¬†¬†These days many couples contribute financially to their own weddings, sometimes footing the whole bill themselves.¬†There is no longer an expectation across the board that parents of the bride must pay for the whole wedding, especially not an elaborate or expensive one. Now, never in a million years would I have thought to suggest to a bride that she start asking people close to her to pitch in and help pay for the event, but a new company called Gift Me My Wedding is changing the scene on wedding finances and the etiquette that surrounds it.¬†

Gift Me My Wedding is a cash registry that allows guests to contribute financially to the big day, gifting cash that is used toward the gown, cake, band, or any element of the wedding budget. It affords couples the ability to enhance their wedding day beyond what their own budget would allow to create their dream day without bankrupting their wallets. Couples simply register, select their vendors, and invite guests to the online registry. One thing I love about this is the ability for couples to upgrade services with their selected vendors based on the cash that comes in. Maybe you can add two hours on to your photography package, or maybe upgrade from a day-of coordinator to more comprehensive planning. As a guest, I personally would be happy to pitch in on some wedding expenses to take the burden off my friends and help them to have the wedding they wish for, if they prefer that to traditional wedding gifts. ¬†This new service is cutting edge for sure… what do you think? Leave a comment and let us know whether you’ll try it!¬†

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Come See Us at the Orlando Wedding Expo!

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Join us on May 15 for a top notch bridal show featuring tons of trusted wedding professionals! We hope you’ll visit the Tickled Pink booth and say hello! Don’t forget…buy your tickets online and use code TICKLEDPINK for a 20% discount! Want a sneak peek of what we’re designing for our booth? Here’s a little preview of the inspiration pictures we’re using to design something really special with our friends at Porch Therapy.

Pictures via Inspired by This, Apartment Therapy, and Ruffled

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Wedding Dessert Inspiration

When it comes to wedding desserts, we always love a good cake of course, but lately we are itching to add just a few more tasty treats at each event. Here are some of our favorites!

Peak Season Pops offers a huge variety of gourmet popsicles in a smaller, event-appropriate size and sets up a cart at the reception so guests can cool down while they get down.

Sky Candy is bringing cotton candy to Orlando in a big way! Flavors like blackberry lavender, Thin Mint, strawberry basil and Cuban espresso? One of each, please. Also check out their Champagne Hearts lollipops for a cute wedding favor idea.

Two Sweets Bake Shop is one of our very favorites for the most delicious dessert table ever. Not only do they offer every type of gourmet dessert you could ask for, they STYLE their tables beautifully which is a big bonus for brides and planners alike! This company is a go-to for Southern desserts, mousse and even doughnuts!

P is for Pie Bake Shop is a must-try pie shop in Orlando, complete with a retail location on Corrine Dr. They also do a fabulous job catering delicious mini pies, pie pops, and whoopee pies. I confess to sneaking a little pie at every Tickled Pink event they’ve been at!

FRIYAY Roundup!

This spring season we have been a part of some seriously gorgeous and heartfelt weddings, and we’re featuring them on the blog as fast as we can! In the meantime, here’s a quick roundup of some recent goings-on around here…

Calvet Couture bridal salon opened its new location in Winter Park Village and this week we attended the grand opening party! Such a beautiful shop and the gowns? I can’t even. Our coordinator Michelle recently found her own wedding gown here and we are so excited to see her walk down the aisle in October! Here are a few quick snaps from¬†photographer Tab¬†McCausland

In other news, we would love to see you on May 15 for the Orlando Wedding Expo at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando! This is our first time our company has participated¬†in a “big” bridal show and we are really looking forward to designing our booth and meeting lots of new couples. So many talented companies will be showcasing¬†so this will be a place to find trusted wedding professionals, guaranteed. You can find tickets online here and be sure to use code TICKLEDPINK to receive a 20% discount!

Flax and Wool Designs, a local modern calligraphy company we LOVE, is coming out with all sorts of retail products and our very own lead planner Kristi got to model for the official photo shoot this week. Check out the behind-the-scenes on Flax and Wool’s Instagram page, and be sure to follow them for updates on their new products!

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and our fingers are crossed that you and your events stay dry if you’ve got a wedding in Orlando this weekend!