This beautiful styled shoot was inspired by a Hair & Make Up Artist, Photographer and Wedding Planner (Belle Noelle, Shaina Lee Photography and myself) who were looking to show off their elegant, whimsical, creativity and love for what they do even in the winters of New England!Read More
Melanie and Tyler got married September 2, 2018 in Hartford, Connecticut. The sun was out, the air was warm and there was a lot of excitement floating throughout everyone! The wedding ceremony was held at the Hartford City Hall in downtown Hartford, Connecticut and their reception was at The Goodwin Hotel which is the home for Porron & Pina (Tyler’s restaurant).Read More
Are you trying to be creative with your wedding favors? Do you want some thing different to give that your guests will remember? Here are a few ideas to check out!
1. Creating a signature recipe that correlates with your wedding day and who are are as a couple! Provide a taste of that special something and give your guests the recipe on a small card to take home. They will love the idea and have fun reminiscing about your wedding night when trying that recipe in the future.
2. Seeded “Thank you” cards placed at each seat for your guests to take home and plant to remember your wedding day as a complete experience. Every year when those flowers bloom there will be a special memory behind them.
3. Small jar of fresh tea placed in specially created baggies or tins for guests to enjoy in the comfort of their own home! The fresh smell of a unique tea blend would be so fun for you and your guests. Make sure to save extra for yourself, you will want some!
4. Food to go! Giving your guests the gift of a late night snack is one of the best and most welcomed favor of all time. Whether you are providing a grilled cheese, cookie, donuts, popcorn, trail mix or chips before your guest head out they will be very happy to take one before they go.
5. Charitable Donation to a local cause! This idea will never go out of style, for me. I love when people put their favors towards a donation. I think most guests honor this one immensely considering it is a good cause that is close to your heart. Also, it means they do not have to leave with more than what they came with.
I hope these five suggestions were helpful and got your wheels spinning! If you are looking for traditional bridal party favors make sure you read my blog about Personalized Gifts. Also, check out 2019 wedding trends for some unique wedding ideas as well!
Looking into 2019 we can anticipate some new trends taking place in the wedding industry.
First let’s talk about Megan Markel’s GIVENCHY wedding gown and her Stella McCartney evening gown. Both styles were sleek, simple yet elegant. They have begun a trend and have truly inspired bride’s wedding dress choices around the world.Read More
Just starting to plan your outdoor wedding and not sure where to start? I am sure you are asking yourself “where do I begin when planning my wedding” or “what is the first thing I should do when planning my wedding?”.
This specific blog goes over having an outdoor wedding and what months are best when you are having your wedding on the East Coast! On the East Coast there are only a few months out of the year when you can have a tented wedding outside. Today we are going to talk about those months.
If you are looking for more information on how to start planning your wedding make sure you check out my other blogs; what is the first step to planning an outdoor tented wedding, what is a wedding planner & why hire one? & a simple mantra for your wedding day.
I want to start with a quick preface: nature is completely unpredictable and that is what makes nature so beautiful. Rain is not bad on your wedding day. It can create some more challenges we need to strategize through but ultimately the way your wedding day feels is entirely up to you!
So this blog post is not about the rain, it is about the logistical elements to the seasons and how you can work best with them. :)
End of May
Some years our winters can go through to late March which really delays the regrowth in nature. If you are planning a wedding in May your best bet will be to do it later for a few reasons; it will be warmer, the grounds with be dryer and the trees will begin to bloom!
Everything is in new bloom. The ground is no longer frozen at this point and the weather is not too hot for guests. You will begin to notice mosquitoes but it is nothing a good spray, or some strong fans cannot fix. The nights can still be cold so think about warm drinks and blankets as a nice add for your guests.
The sun is out and everything is lush. The days are longer and the nights are warmer. Early July is a great time of year and late July it might start getting humid in those New England states but who is afraid of a little humidity?
Beginning of August is wonderful! Mid August you can expect humidity. By late August it might start to cool down a bit.
September is very unpredictable! It can be extremely hot and humid or chilly. Normally the warmth would be possible at the beginning of September and the colder nights close to the end of September.
October is when the fall foliage in New England is in its prime! You can capture all of the best colors as long as it is not rainy and cold.
You might be able to get a warm night up until the first week of November. Any later than that in New England you are chancing a freezing night and potentially some snow!
These are the months that are best to have an outdoor wedding in New England (Connecticut, New York, Boston or Rhode Island). You can also think about winter weddings where you can save a lot on your vendor pricing and it is a beautiful, peaceful time of year where people just want to get out and do something! New Years Eve Weddings are the best! Check out my blog on Allison & Brian’s NYE Wedding!
I hope this helped you start planning you wedding! Check out my other blogs where I share wedding planning tips and tricks. Also, sign up for my blog and you will receive a free wedding planning checklist.