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New from Minted + A Giveaway!

As a full-blown paper lover and stationery aficionado, getting to share the newest offerings from Minted makes me the happiest girl on earth. From foil-pressed save the dates with matching envelope designs to rose gold foil options to free guest name printing, Minted is starting off 2015 on a seriously pretty note.

As always, our friends at Minted have blown us away with a new line-up of paper awesomeness. We’re loving their rose gold foil-pressed save the dates with matching Minted Envelopes! These gorgeous + exclusive envelope designs with FREE guest addressing to match your save the date will have your guests seriously wowed. And we’re all about the convenience of it all. You simply upload your addresses and then they’re ready to be used on everything from invitations to thank you cards — all created by Minted’s fab community of independent designers!

From postcards and magnets to mini books and day of thank you notes, you can be sure your paper needs are taken care of beautifully at Minted. And with the help of a personal Design Specialist who will work with you to create exactly what you’re looking for, you can be sure the final product is customized and hand-tailored so it’s perfect for you and your honey. Now are we ready for a bit of giveaway excitement? Take a peek below!


Enter to win $500 to use at Minted toward your wedding stationery!  You have until February 3rd at 11:59pm PT to enter.  Click here to register. Good luck!


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Social Hour!

From sleeping in and sweet treats, to dreaming of dresses and bright blooms on these dreary days, it’s time to indulge. Whether you’re prepping for the big game or just hunkering down for the commercials and Katy, this weekend is about treating yourself. And with our Pinterest and Instagram favorites of the week, you’re guaranteed a touchdown. Grab a spot on the sofa and let’s dive into all the goodies below.

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Williams Sonoma
Style My Bridal 
Allure Bridals
Doie Lounge and Sweet & Spark 

This week’s DISCOUNTS…
Joanna August + BHLDN 
Bonobos Groomshop
Starwood Hotels & Resorts 
Wedding Paper Divas

For our California Brides… Discount from Gretchen Gause Photography, Surf and Sand Resort, and Greg Finck Photography, giveaways from Luxury Estate Weddings and Events and The Knot Crashers

For our Tri-State Brides… Discount from Femina Photo + Design and don’t miss the Anna Maier Trunk Show at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

For our Northwest Brides… Discount from Meant2Be Events and Countryside Floral and don’t miss out on the Julie Vino Trunk Show!

For our Destination Brides… Discount from Greg Finck Photography

For our New England Brides… Discount from Hyatt Regency Cambridge

For our Mid-Atlantic Brides… Don’t miss out on the Mervis Diamond Imports Roses and Rings Event!

And Our Winners…

Congratulations to our Kate Johnson Artistry winner Rena!


Whimsical Summer Wedding with Custom Silver Dress

There aren’t enough words to do this embellished silver wedding gown justice, but the photos from Peter & Veronika Photography come pretty darn close. It’s an absolute work of art, and the perfect attire for a sunny outdoor affair dressed head to toe in whimsy. Fashionflowers designed every pretty arrangement, and the gallery is filled with SO much more.


From The Bride…Me and Martin started to date 6 years ago. Almost two years ago we went for a vacation to Thailand. I have to admit that for more than two weeks I expected he would propose me. There were so many beautiful places and romantic moments! But he didn’t… In the morning of our last day in Thailand he got down on his knees and asked the question. For sure I said yes! We both knew we wanted a September wedding, but we also wanted more time to prepare it, so we decided to wait a bit longer and found a date that almost fit the day of our 6th anniversary. I dreamed about a barn or field wedding, but we couldn’t find anything nearby. Until my sister showed me this amazing location near our hometown Wiegerova vila. We fell in love with this place immediately ­ beautiful garden with apple trees, dogs and horses and amazing interior convinced us.

All my planning started on Pinterest, where I found inspiration for everything ­ my dress, decorations, flowers and all those little details and presents. For sure I consulted everything with my (then) fiancé, sister and friend. I knew exactly how my dress should look like (except I wanted it to be white in the beginning), so I decided to buy the fabric by my own and let it done by a sewer. It ended up with this silver stunning dress and I couldn’t feel more beautiful on our big day.

I wanted to harmonize the venue (a bit rustic) and my wedding dress (maybe posh for someone) and with the help of our amazing suppliers it ended up perfectly! We loved everything about it ­vintage furniture, most beautiful flowers, delicious food and cakes, lovely and talented photographers and videographers, folk traditions, great party afterwards (the band was a gift from my father) and the sun shining outside (I don’t know which supplier arranged this). With all this and people we love most was our day just perfect. A day full of emotions and love from my husband ­that’s all I dreamed of…

Photography: Peter & Veronika Photography | Event Design: Ponk Rentals | Floral Design: Fashionflowers | Wedding Dress: Jarmil | Wedding Cake: Laurent | Stationery: Nenbra | Ceremony Venue: Wiegerova Vila | Reception Venue: Wiegerova Vila | Catering: Roxy Catering | Make Up: Katarina Kmecova | Groom's Shoes: Massimo Dutti | Bouquet: Fashionflowers | Bride' Shoes: & Other Stories | Coordination: Atelier Ello | Groom Attire: Paoloni | Hairstyle: Renata Marova | Jewelery: Parfois | Music Band: Hex, Janko Kuric | Sweet Table: Laurent | Wedding Video: Patricia And Oliver

5 Year Wedding Anniversary Celebration

As much as I love weddings – and believe me, I do! – it’s what happens after the vows that really fills my heart. I’m talking that let’s-grow-old-together love captured so perfectly in this anniversary party from Rebecca Yale. Wedding pro Pickles And Pies and her beloved celebrated five years of marriage with their nearest and dearest, and the photos are memories they’ll cherish for years and years to come.


From Erin of Pickles and Pies….As someone that has my own business, Pickles and Pies, that does wedding coordination and event styling, I never get to do anything nice for myself when it comes to celebrations. I find that I’m a bit tapped out creatively. But as my 5 year wedding Anniversary with my husband Hunter approached, I knew I didn’t want it to go by without something a little bigger. We have such an amazing support system of friends, and we really felt like this was the year to include people we love in our celebration. We invited friends that were in attendance at our wedding, as well as friends that we have become so close with, that we wish we had known them when we WERE getting married.

It all started with the dress. I had been eying this Adrianna Papell dress for quite some time, and found myself saying things like, “If I only had the occasion to wear that dress”. I think too often we do that about clothes we love. I decided to MAKE the occasion! This entire night was built around this dress.

Hunter and I are total Brooklynites. We love our neighborhood, and it’s the only place we imagined having our party. I contacted The Bedford, and they were fabulous. We knew we wanted a feast for our friends. Something a little over the top. And the folks at The Bedford knocked it out of the park. We dined on cheese and charcuterie, oysters on the half shell, roasted bone marrow, kale ceasar, grilled octopus, whole grilled trout and grilled steak with chimichurri. After seeing the room for our party, I knew what direction I wanted to take the styling. I wanted something sexy. Deep jewel tone flowers that burst on the tables, brass bowls, and brass mismatched candlesticks with long white tapers.

We contacted photographer Rebecca Yale to shoot the event. She perfectly captured us and our day together before dinner. She accompanied us as we strolled through our neighborhood hand in hand. My amazing husband of five years also surprised me with a gorgeous art deco ring from Grace Lee Designs. The champagne and wine flowed throughout the night, and we ended with delicious Chocolate Molten Cake made with Mast Brothers Chocolate, a local favorite. It was the perfect evening that we will cherish always. From this day forward, I choose the dress first, and let it inspire me.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Portraits | Floral Design: Pickles And Pies | Dress: Adrianna Papell | Reception Venue: The Bedford | Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent | Ring: Grace Lee Designs | Groom's Shoes: John Varvatos | Coordination And Design: Pickles And Pies | Leather Jacket: Free People | Suit: Paisley And Grey

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