As the name of her blog attests, Jenna DiMaggio of Boston Chic Party knows how to throw a party with the kind of flair that guests don't soon forget. Her blog covers fashion, recipes, travel and fun Boston news, so it was only natural that her wedding at the Langham Hotel in Boston was a love note to the city - a ceremony in the North End, photos along the Greenway, a classic lace dress from L'elite... I loved swooning over the most important day of this stylish woman's life!
Style runs in Kim's family - her sister and maid of honor, Heather, runs Ku De Ta, one of Boston's most amazing women's boutiques. In finding her own bridal style, Kim was so specific about mixing in creative elements like a shoe clip from her grandmother, with her vision like altering a Reem Acra dress until it became her dream dress.
This line of luxury robes was designed by newlywed, Cali native and TWELVE-time bridesmaid, Sara Kirsner so it's safe to say she knows a thing or two about what looks good and what feels good.
I made a bit of an activity out of wedding decor - sometimes with Garrett and sometimes solo because men can only take so much. Here are some of my favorite ideas and resources discovered from many, many Google and Instagram searches.
Such a cute idea for summer brides and bridesmaids to wear during hair and make-up: instead of robes, tunics that can double as beach cover-ups. Bride/Babe Lindsay Carson turned me onto these printed tunics by Rock Flower PapeR.
After interviewing dozens of amazing brides, this week, now that I'm a newlywed, I'm sharing my own bridal style with you!
Elyse Winer is a power player in Boston's marketing industry and the VP of Marketing for Lose It!, the highly popular weight loss app. Since she also throws dance parties several times a week - she is a killer spin instructor at the locally owned Recycle Studio - and has a contagiously sunny personality, her beachy destination wedding in Miami was bound to be unforgettable. Take notes on her healthy inner and outer approach to being a gorgeous bride!
This week's Bride/Babe, Caitlin Jones, threw the ultimate fall, countryside wedding at her parent's home in Western Massachusetts when she married the man she met in sixth, yes sixth, grade! A school therapist and talented singer, Caitlin kept her head on straight with some seriously wise choices, right down to the cowboy boots she paired with her gown, but also let her creativity fly, singing a duet with her groom and rolling an airstream bar into the property. Check out all the good details. I'm obsessed!
Emily Fanning is the Boston-based style and travel blogger behind Shell Chic'd, which focuses on all things New England— from fisherman sweaters and local clothing brands, to where to find the best lobster in Rockport and how to spend a day on Nantucket. Naturally, the New England expert chose one of the most stunning hidden gems on The Cape for her wedding - the Winslow Estate on Pleasant Bay - and threw one unforgettable party.
Bride/Babe: Bridgette Hynes, My Sister, Online Marketing Manager at Nantucket Island Resorts and a Stunning New Year's Eve Bride
My sister Bridgette is the oldest of five, which may be why she decided to live on Nantucket soon after graduating from college. Peace. She has built a career there that began in high fashion, working at Ralph Lauren, and evolved into hospitality, serving first as Director of Business Development and currently as Online Marketing Manager at Nantucket Island Resorts. Her choice of a winter wedding on the island initially baffled us. No beach? No Gazebo (a favorite outdoor bar)? Four days before her wedding, the boats from the Cape even shut down due to high winds and an impending blizzard. But the day of and even the days immediately leading up to her wedding, were pure magic. It felt like we rented the entire island for our closest group of 200 friends and we celebrated New Year's Eve 2010 like no other. I will forever be a fan of winter and New Year's Eve weddings.
Is there not something so glam and so memorable about a bride wearing fur? It translates to a chic, old Hollywood vibe instantly. At the same time, being an animal loving and budget conscious bride, I'm more interested in faux fur than the real thing for my Colorado wedding. Here are six different options you can click and buy right now.
A gem in Nashville's food scene, holistic chef Laura Lea Goldberg thinks about affordable, comforting and nutritious meals all day everyday. When it came to preparing for her beautiful island wedding, she approached each meal as a way to balance her mind and body, feel positive and look radiant. The results are breathtaking! Read below for inspiration and follow her blog and instagram for craveable, guilt-free recipes.
Sy Yang is one of Brooklyn's most creative entrepreneurs - she took her enormous love for knitting and transformed it into the most adorable, high quality baby blanket business on the planet - koko's nest. As a bride, Sy was no less an entrepreneur: hands-on, savvy and very DIY. She indulged in one brief trip to a bridal salon and then swiftly moved onto sourcing a designer to co-create her own dress. The results were stunning!
You have to love a business that brings a smart non-profit component to your wedding. Rebloom is doing just that. This start-up floral company allows newlyweds in Boston and New York to seamlessly raise money for a cause by re-purposing the flowers from their wedding.
With even just a little creativity, your wedding's table decor can be a work of art. Here are 12 of my favorite looks, and a few takeaways from them.
The bride shopping Newbury Street in Boston can find 40 different designers, including such timeless names as Oscar, Carolina, Vera, and Monique, and can thank another equally important name for bringing them to her fingertips: Salwa Khoory of L'elite Bridal. Salwa is a straight shooter who told me "you've found your dress but you're welcome to try on others." Like the stubborn shopper that I am, I tried on more, many more, and like the wise gown guru that she is, she was right.