Brides, Bubbly – Breathe & Browse!

brides-bubbly-rodan-fieldsWho’s ready for Brides & Bubbly #3?! As the summer winds down, it’s getting awfully close to what has become one of the most popular month’s to get married… September. So what better time for another fun event!

I hope you’ll join me tomorrow at Work it Out’s Treehouse for a yoga class (only a few spots left!), mini facials by Rodan + Fields and bridal styling tips from Super Color Fashionistic.

Yoga starts at 7pm. Bubbly at 8pm. See you there!

 

An Easy Bridal Shower Game

Shower games can be tricky. Should we do a game? How many? Is this too cheesy? Is it too embarrassing? Sound familiar? Well I’m here to help a sister out. With the help of my best girlfriends, I’ve come up with the perfect bridal shower game for any bride! Keep reading for the {oh so simple} rules and pretty print-out you can use {compliments of my girl, Faye}.

The game is easy. It’s called 20 Questions (or 25, or 28). I’ve given you 28 to work with. Get the groom the answer all the questions before the shower. Ask the bride one question at a time. If the bride and groom’s answers match, YAY! everyone claps. And if they don’t, make her pop a piece of gum, an M&M or mini marshmallow in her mouth (whatever you think your bride will prefer). What makes this funny is she’s got to keep all the candy in her mouth until the end of game.

See?! So simple. What’s great is that all your guests will learn a little more about the couple — And hey, the couple may even learn a thing or two about each other!
Bridal Shower QuizHave a great weekend my loves! I’ll be rounding out my triple crown of bridal showers tomorrow — This time for my almost sissie!

image c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts

{my best friend’s wedding} Bridal Shower Recap

I first introduced you to Danielle back when we were bridesmaid dress shopping — and boy, how time has flown! You met her wedding planner — and last week, I shared some pictures from her bachelorette weekend. It’s been fun to have been involved in so many steps along the way to her wedding day, which is just a month away!

Her shower, this past Saturday, was a picturesque summer day — and the event planner in me can’t help but share with you the details!

IMG_3131We had each guest write a postcard of advice on marriage, love & life that we will send to the newlyweds throughout their first year of marriage!

Each postcard featured a place the couple has traveled to together — Plus, homemade floral arrangements by the bride’s mom and childhood photos of the bride & groom!
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IMG_3226Cheers to the happy couple! Can’t wait to witness the two of you get married one month from today!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts

How to Make the Perfect Ribbon Bouquet

IMG_3126There’s always someone at a bridal shower who knows how to make that darn ribbon bouquet — You know the one made with all the ribbons from all those gifts that the bride carries during the rehearsal. But have you ever wondered how to make one?! At this past Saturday’s shower for this fabulous bride-to-be, I wondered just that. Thankfully, one of my best gal pal’s had been taught this oh-so-necessary bridal shower skill. Read on for my step-by-step how-to.

Step 1:
Using either a paper plate or cutting a large circle out of a gift box, cut a hole in the middle of the cardboard circle.
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With one of the largest/sturdiest ribbons, make a big bow and thread it through the center. The knot can rest just above the hole.

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Continue making bows and threading them through the center — Make sure to let some long ends hang through, as they will act as the handle.

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You should have a good base now — and can always secure some of the ribbons to the cardboard itself with tape or staples if necessary. You can also use a ribbon to wrap around the handle portion to secure it all in place underneath.
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Next, keep tying bows onto bows until you’ve used all the ribbons. Save any small ribbons or individual bows and flowers for the end. Tie these directly onto the larger bows and spread them out around the top of the bouquet to add some fun pops of color!
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IMG_3128Congrats Mallory! Can’t wait for your wedding in November!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts 

Mood Board Monday

I hope everyone had a great weekend — I really can’t get over how it’s August already! Today’s mood board is a little bachelorette party photo collage to recap this bride-to-be’s girls weekend in Nantucket. It was the perfect weekend complete with white wine spritzers on the beach and an epic late night dance party!

We were even successful in getting the bride to sport the traditional bachelorette sash and veil, as well as some pretty awesome sunglasses. Amazon is great for accessories like these — You can purchase the wayfarers here.

Have a great week, darling readers!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts

The Perfect Honeymoon Accessories from Fly DIY

FlyDIYI love a good, catchy title. And Fly DIY is just that — But I love what’s inside this new e-book and the woman behind it more. Jourdan Fairchild and I go way back. We’ve spent countless hours in dance rehearsals — shared not one, but two apartments — and have seen each other go through quite a few job changes. When I told Jourdan I was thinking about starting a blog, she was the one who said I should definitely do it. (Thank you!)

So I’m so excited to share with you Jourdan’s brand new e-book, Fly DIY: Crafts for the Modern Traveler. These 12 insanely unique, totally affordable and completely adorable DIY projects can all be yours for just $10, where 10% of the proceeds goes straight to Watering Malawi – the travel assignment that sparked her brilliant idea. You can read her whole story on her blog (and here, and here)!!

LingerieBagsOh yes, I just gave you a sneak peek of one of the 12! I love these cheeky lingerie bags — Perfect for stowing away all those pretty lace things you received at your shower or treated yourself to for your honeymoon!

This and so many more easy and practical ideas for all you busy brides and jet-setters can be yours, right now. You’ll be flying high!

ps. Congrats J! So proud of you, lady!

photos c/o Jourdan Fairchild

Bachelorette Party Extras

There’s no doubt in my mind that the best part of bachelorette parties is getting all your best girlfriends in the same place, staying up too late and ending the night with a dance party and copious pillow talk (because you’ll definitely be sharing a bed with one of these ladies). But you’re also there to spoil the bride-to-be — and what better way than a few fun personalized surprises and extra goodies for your girls!

For my soon-to-be sister-in-law’s recent bachelorette party, we surprised her with personalized tank tops and mini cans of champagne tied up with a cute straw. Take a look!

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IMG_2717{No bachelorette is complete without a sash, veil and tiara!}

IMG_2799The tanks made for the perfect group shot! They were designed on CustomInk. And you can never go wrong with the Sofia Mini Cans — Perfect for toasting to the bride or happy hour at the beach!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts

Mood Board Monday

I’m really loving today’s mood board — It’s just so pretty! Do you agree? Since we’re in the heart of summer, this coral color palette is right in season and really makes for a lovely wedding color. Whether it’s in your invitations, like this watercolored invitation suite — or in your bridesmaid’s dresses, like this perfect print by Amsale — or for your bridesmaid’s robes, like these from my favorite robe shop, Love Ophelia (remember this post?!) — coral is a great summer wedding color.

What are your other favorite summer wedding colors?

Amsale dress, invitation suite, Amsale print, ranunculus, Love Ophelia robes

{event recap} Brides & Bubbly

The second Brides & Bubbly event was such a success! It’s really an honor to be able to collaborate with such talented women – and I have so many people to thank!

Niki, the owner of Up & Out – Hoboken’s own blowout bar, graciously opened her doors to all of us for the evening. She herself did a demo of her bridal hair services (check out those gorgeous curls in the photos below) — and had their resident makeup artist, Jillian, demo her bridal makeup services.

Jacquelyn, of Eventfully, Jacquelyn, was there to offer her wedding planning services — and I, along with the other women of Work It Out, promoted our new bridal packages, the “I Do” kits (full list of package details here).

I’ll quick rambling and have the pictures tell the rest! Thank you to everyone who attended – and hope to see you at the next event!

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all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts 

Tonight! Brides & Bubbly Part 2!

wio_bridesbubbly_insta_upandout_v1_r0I’m so excited to be co-hosting the second Brides & Bubbly event this evening along with Work It Out, Up & Out and Eventfully, Jacquelyn! Join us at Hoboken’s own blowout bar, Up & Out, for sips, snacks and services for your wedding. Demos and discounts at Up & Out for attendees! Hoboken dwellers, hope to see you there!