July, 2011


I have fond memories of coming home from school to a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of cold milk.  A delicious snack like that doesn't necessarily have to be for children only, with that said, today's inspiration are milk and cookies.  Adults, feel free to indulge in this infamous childhood snack.  Have a cookies and milk buffet table at your wedding reception and let your inner child go crazy with this treat.  With all of these ideas, who could resist?

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TGIF! Today's bridal booty is brought to you by Half Shell Co.  The owners, Kara Griesbauer and Molly Kelleher, have been friends for over 30 years and have taken their love of candle making to the next level.  Today their shop is located at 49 N.


Blush, peony, pink can be the height of soft girlishness, or exquisitely subdued. It can transform your wedding into a truly ethereal affair. Use this color in anything from your bouquet, to your wedding cake, to the dresses in your line of bridesmaids. This shade of blush pink is a perfect color for any wedding, from seaside soirees, to cute countryside gatherings.

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Flats with bows clips: http://www.bhldn.com/the-shop_shoes/pompom-shoe-clips-pink and http://www.blochshoes.com/


Called an "illusion" neckline, this style is something that brides everywhere have begun to incorporate into their wedding gown fantasies. Almost like a riddle, it can appear both vintage but very modern, and both modest but very daring at the same time. With it surprising versatility, we imagine this style in anything from a romantic garden wedding, to a classic cathedral white wedding.

Clockwise from Top Left:

1. http://www.etsy.com/listing/64672984/for-emily-dress?ref=em

2. http://www.marchesa.com/index.php

3. http://www.carolinaherrera.com/


Get married in luxury at Trumpets at the Gate in The Hamptons! With its bridal suite where the happy couple can look out at their guests from a gorgeous balcony and the hard-wood floor ballroom where guests can dance the night away, Trumpets at the Gate is royalty.

The wedding package includes a cocktail hour, dinning selections, top shelf liquors, wine, desserts and a wedding cake. The chef can also prepare intercontinental dishes on-site daily to add that extra spice to your big day.




Hooray, it’s Monday!  The Anniversary Box brings today’s made product to you.  Susan Hogg and Michelle Davis are honored to present you with the Happily Ever AfterWords Anniversary Box.  It all derived from a simple tradition and inspired Susan to create a box that all couple’s could celebrate with. This is such a cute and sweet idea for all the lovebirds out there.  This unique and thoughtful box is also a sweet wedding favor for your cherished guests. 

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Even though it was their big day, Andrea and Blair wanted their guests to enjoy their wedding ceremony to the fullest as they were already overjoyed knowing they would soon be sharing forever with the person of their dreams. "Every decision that went into the wedding planning was framed by the question, 'Does this make for a great guest experience?'" Andrea says. The couple tied the knot in Vero Beach, Florida which meant a good bit of traveling for their guests, who were coming mostly from Atlanta, Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida.


Strawberries are so delicious, and stunning.  Have you ever taken time to look at a single strawberry?  It's so sweet, so uniquely beautiful.  This week I am inspired by strawberries.  The way they look, the smell, the taste; everything about strawberries are wonderful.  Here are some great ideas for using these tiny red fruits--garnish for a refreshing drink, table toppers for your wedding, strawberry lemonade, and of course, for eating.  Think of some on your own, there are many uses for this sweet fruit. 

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Happy Friday everyone!  This weeks bridal booty is brought to you by Halladays Flowers and Harvest Barn, a delightful visit to Tuscany mix.  Now, you don't have to flee the coutry to satify your Tuscan craving.  The mix includes tomato basil dip mix, minestrone mix, Tuscan white bean soup mix, brushetta mix, and tiramisu mix.  Plus, these yummy mixes are so aromatic and will fill your home with smells of Tuscany.