Planning & Inspiration

Link Roundup: News & Inspiration

To start the week off right, we decided to share a few links to news and inspiration that the Bride & Blossom team is talking about today.


Following Sotheby’s sale last week of a flawless 100.2 carat white diamond, here’s a great piece on the most expensive diamonds ever sold. And surprise – colored gems like the famous Pink Star top the list. Fantastic inspiration if you’re shopping for a unique engagement rings featuring colored stones.
Priciest Diamonds in the World: 4 Stones That Shattered Auction Records



 In a single day in 2009, Ellen McCarthy became the wedding reporter for The Washington Post and broke up with her boyfriend of nearly two years. At age 30, she was suddenly a chick-flick cliche, interviewing florists and wedding planners between crying spells and dutifully smiling through conversations with blissful couples. Fortunately, her book’s resemblance to a Katherine Heigl movie ends there.

The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life From a Wedding Reporter’s Notebook, by Ellen McCarthy, reviewed Sara Eckel, author of “It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single”.
Bridal-calypso-st-barthExciting news for boho brides planning beach weddings: Luxe resort-wear brand Calypso St Barth has just launched a bridal collection, including wedding dresses, accessories and underpinnings. Our favorite is this pale blue, ombré gown.
Via Town & Country
Follow us on Instagram to watch us create wedding flowers in real time. This lush arrangement, with Odessa calla lilies, was for a beautiful wedding at Manhattan Penthouse over the weekend. We are so excited to see the photos taken by Weddings By Two. Can’t wait to share!