I visited the Union Square Holiday Market this past weekend, as I always do for Christmas, and found newbie Chiossone + Co. They had the greatest wood crafted ornaments with cutout snowflakes, initials, and can even woodburn names! I thought they would make great gift toppers, but their necklaces could make great gifts for your bridesmaids as well.
[images from Brooklyn Bride + Chiossone]
Everyone and their sister is doing a holiday gift countdown, so I wanted to do one too….but mine won’t be specifically for the holidays….it will be for the bridal party. I’ll be doing a bridesmaid and groomsmen edition, maybe with more to follow. You might recognize some of these from past posts, but they were just too good to not post again…others might be twists on traditional gifts….either way, all these gifts are ones that I would love to have myself, so if your bridal party has killer taste, start taking notes!
So, bags……whether it be toiletry, clutch, or tote, please don’t let it be ordinary! One of my favorites this year is the Hunters Tote from LL Bean…a very nice departure from the standard preppy Boat Totes. Get it in camoflage and have their initials embroidered in bright orange for a nice twist!
I sure do love these new dresses at JCrew….especially the ruffles!
ps. I’ve already started getting card swap cards! hurray! mine went out on saturday…..all 90 of them!!
[images from JCrew]
Muse Weddings is a great online site where you can keep all your wedding ideas, tasks, and budgets in order. I’ve been playing with it a bit today and really enjoy how clean the interface is, and just the ease of typing info in. It’s pretty foolproof, and best of all, FREE! I do wish it had a way to include guestlist information, but maybe thats something they could include down the road….give it a try!
Yowza! How beautiful are these shots?
[images from Jenny Ebert]