So you have just gotten engaged and you don’t know where to start? Trust me everyone feels this way at some point or another. Most brides first event they ever plan is their wedding and lets face it even when you are an expert we could all use a little more advice. I was lucky enough to have great vendors especially my photographers Robert and Kathleen. They have a blog of their own that features great wedding advice for news brides. They truly love what they do and it shows in every picture they take. I had the privilege of them asking me wedding advice to pass on to new brides. You can find my advice plus a few other brides here on their blog, plus some pretty wedding pictures. I hope you find it useful!
I am officially back! Boy have I missed Le Chic Elefant, it was harder not having internet for three weeks! Anyways, enough about that, I am back in action and I’ve put together a post for a cousin who is throwing her first bridal shower and wants it to be elegant yet stay within her budget at the same time.
Simple Centerpieces/Decorations: If you are trying to add some centerpieces or decorations for a bridal shower but you don’t want to go broke here are a few simple, yet stunning ideas.
I love these centerpieces! They are simple and won’t cost you a ton for flowers but look elegant at the same time.
I adore this country chic arrangement! You can collect the ball mason jars from thrift shops and then fill them with wildflowers.
Think outside the vase! Not all centerpieces have to involve flowers. Check out this lovely tea-cup centerpiece. This is a perfect DIY. You can find antique teacups at any thrift store.
Plant ambiance: you can basically grow these yourself and give them away as favors. I love anything that is multifunctional.
Who doesn’t love being invited to a party? The invitation is so important and there is a reason why. It’s the first glimpse your giving to your guests about your party. It’s the sneak peek of the main event. You are setting the tone. Will it be a formal affair? Is it going to be casual? Will the theme be cowboys and indians, or purple and chartreuse? So choose carefully on the message you really want to send. Who knew picking out the invitations was so complicated right? I have posted a few invitations I love right now, with the links on where they are from so you can peruse for yourself.
I love this invitation from Wedding Paper Diva becuase it has a vintage quality about it.
This invitation from Delphine Press is the epitome of a classic elegant invitation.
If laid back and casual is more your cup of tea this love note style invite from Elum evokes relaxed party.
Elum also does any other party invitation as well as birth announcements. Here is a cute old-fashioned feeling Christmas-party invite.
I, personally, am not a huge fan of modern style but I have a few friends that love the bold colors and clean lines. Here is a simple modern invitation from Betsy White.
Here is one of my personal favorites from Minted. It’s so whimsical. Another plus is that these invitations are extremely affordable!
It was just a little over a year ago when my amazing friends and family threw me a wonderful bridal shower. The whole experience was new to me since I am always the one throwing the parties. You have no idea how hard it was to let go! They were all very secretive about the whole affair and wanted to make sure everything was a surprise. The day couldn’t have been more perfect, and I wanted to share their great ideas with you.
The theme was a vintage tea party. The china that was used was passed down from my family and my husband’s family giving it a personal touch. The sterling silver teapots were my good friends grandmothers, which made it more special. I want to also take this moment to thank everyone involved, even though it was a year ago it seems like just yesterday and I still remember every perfect detail!
I can’t wait for one of my friends to get engaged so I can throw them a bridal shower! Alas it does not seem any engagements are on the horizon, but I can start to put together some good ideas so I will be ready when they do. I love the idea of a bridal brunch, it’s encompasses the best foods from breakfast and lunch, plus everyone can enjoy my favorite drink, Mimosas! Here are a few strawberry themed bridal brunch ideas via Luxfinds. A fresh idea is themeing the brunch around whatever fruit is in season, then everything will tastes it’s best.
Today in Connecticut the weather was absolutely stunning for February. The birds were chirping and everyone was out enjoying the sunshine. I was able to capture this quick photo in between Sunday strollers. Looking at the picture you would never guess it’s the middle of winter in the northeast.
Today was one of those days where you felt that spring was right around the corner. It made me think that warmer days are on their way and how soon my surroundings will be green and lush. In honor of today’s weather I put together a secret garden inspiration board. If you are getting married in spring I couldn’t think of anything better than a secret garden themed wedding. It is always breath-taking and has an air of mystery about the whole affair.