Hello, Brooklyn Bride readers! We are so happy to be joining the crew here as guest contributors, and we’re absolutely flattered that Vané brought us on board. Since we are not expressly wedding folks, every month we’ll be cooking up a little inspiration for you for all of the other events and details that go with weddings–showers, parties, gift ideas, and other ways to make getting married more fun and less stressful (we hope). To learn more about us and what we do, you can visit our website and our blog. Let’s get to it!
Though both of us have pledged our eternal and undying love to summer, we have to admit that we’ve been caught making eyes at fall a few times. Fall has a wonderful masculinity about it. It smells like bonfires and tobacco, and is a time when we all want to adorn ourselves with argyle and tweed. In short, it’s the perfect season for a not-girly-at-all couples’ shower. Here’s our inspiration board; look for the full post tomorrow!
1. Blossom and Branch 2. West Elm 3. Alyssa Ettinger 4. HappyHints 5. Elle Oh 6. Mulberry via Honestly WTF 7.Tiki Lounge 8. Bonnie Tsang via Elle Oh 9. Christmas Magazine 10. Tec Petaja
Purple dress against a hazy grey sky = perfection!
Favorite shot ever! I must find where this wall is!
[images from Alison Conklin Photography]
Recently one of our Urbanic brides asked me what trends I was seeing this year in wedding invitations. I thought about it for a minute and realized that I have noticed more purples incorporated into wedding colors than ever! This inspired me to gather up a few things from the shop (and some extras) for you Brooklyn Briders to enjoy!
‘parallel’ invitation set by Elum • macrons found on Hungry Girl • vintage postage stamps from Verde Studio • glass votive from Luna Bazzar • string garland by Kristina Marie • poms by party poms • japanese masking tape from Pretty Tape • victorian inspired invitation by Vert
I always knew Shake Shack had exceptional burgers, but who knew you could fall in love there too?! It sure made for some great pre-wedding photos for Sharon & Chris, thanks to Maggie Harkov! Sharon gives all the details below…[make sure to check out the gorgeous lace on her dress!]
US: Chris and I met one fateful summer at LAX airport en route to a cultural exchange program in central China. We bonded over the joy of eating sheep stomach soup, yak yogurt and grilled lamb kabobs. We love to eat! Back in the US, we started five years of long-distance courtship (me in NYC, he in Maryland). On Valentine’s Day 2009, Chris proposed in front of our favorite burger place, Shake Shack, at Madison Square Park.
THE WEDDING: On our wedding day, it only seemed natural for us to have our first embrace in front of Shake Shack. Not even a rainy October day prevented us from getting a burger to eat (and shake to drink!) on the biggest day of our lives. We even had a personalized wedding cake topper of us feeding each other a Shake Shack burger and shake…that’s how much we love the place.
we got a lot of positive – fun feedback about our save-the-dates. we wanted something casual, but slightly different. i loved the idea of a card that opened up, and my husband who plays in a band, liked the music/poster style. inadvertently we chose a sort of typical mardi gras color combo – something that was perfect as i spent 7 years living in new orleans.
[image by Marit Hanson]