Back to back post on ornaments? I guess we have a thing for them. This is a truly great idea for the December bride- ornaments as favors!
We feel it might be a bit more suitable if there is an addition of something like a joyous saying or some sweet lyrics- if the ornament has just the couple's names written, people might end up storing them away if they don't find it to be agreeable with their Christmas decorations. Talk about versatility and a favor to truly last forever.
'Tis the season...for some pine cones! Now, we know there might be lots of DIYs available for decorating pine cones and you could probably find some on your street (depending on where you live). However, there might come a day (sometime very soon) where you are pressed for time and you feel a desperate wanting for some lovely pine cones to hang as ornaments on your Christmas tree.
These are some natural pine cones strung on gold, perfect for hanging on your tree! The fab part? It's only 12 dollars for a set of 6! What a Christmas pleasure. We just might have to indulge in a set ourselves!
Brr. Winter is definitely here to stay- it's freezing outside! We know the cold here in LA is nothing really compared to the East Coast but reports indicate that it was about the same temperature in New York AND Los Angeles the other day! Now, that's news.
We've decided to take it back to September 2011- Failop & Mike's beautiful wedding in Malibu. We're hoping this sunny post might just warm up your Thursday morning! Oh, and talk about a grand exit- just superb.
We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday! We were eager to share a Thanksgiving recipe for some delicious turkey sandwiches (what else would you do with leftover turkey?) but we were swooned over these place cards simply made over dried leaves!
This is a great DIY project and a great way to spend some time with your loved one as you hunt down some pretty fall leaves! Simply punch a hole in a layer of leaves you've gathered to tie the ribbon along with the guest's name. You can find any ribbon you'd like at a local craft store or even spray paint the ribbon with a particular color of choice if you'd like! We love this idea because of its cozy, fall vibe and the dose of personal touch. Happy crafting!
We are taking the time to answer some general etiquette questions as the next few weeks will mostly be filled with all things holiday with Christmas and New Year's coming up!
Q: What's the most important piece of advice you think you could give couples about their wedding day?
A:Take a few minutes after the ceremony to be alone. Jewish tradition has a tradition called yehud-- it is a time for the couple to be alone and take in the commitment they have just made. I wish every couple would allow for this regardless of tradition. The commitment is really what this day is all about after all. Even if it's just a limo ride alone somewhere-- just take a minute to hold each other before all the reception festivity begins, really soak in what just happened and celebrate it!
Q: You create gorgeous weddings all the time and perhaps are a bit jaded by the beauty and spectacle of it all. What are some of the most spectacular details, spaces or floral designs that you have created that have blown even you away?
A:I love the surprise elements! The special first dance, the synchronized swimmers, the golden dragonfly that your guests first saw on the invitation now hand-spun and floating with the centerpieces, the sabering of a magnum of champagne, the hand-written dedication to the guests at the back of the program. I am just in-love with the details that no one expects, and then that one guest notices and the rest catch like wildfire throughout the room and people talk about for years to come. The best is when I over hear guests saying “oh that is SO them”! Make your wedding YOURS!
We hope everyone has a delicious and happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! We are thankful for all of our lovely followers, readers, and beautiful couples. So excited for this holiday season as we wish you nothing but joy! You can look forward to some great holiday content starting next week after this Thanksgiving holiday. Please be safe and enjoy!