With it’s delicate character and lovely fragrance, it’s no wonder that the freesia flower is a favorite among our spring brides. This bell-shaped bloom grows in a variety of colors including red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and white. Lovely and playful, freesias look wonderful on their own or can be used as an accent flower.
Originating in South Africa, the story behind the flowers’s name goes back to the 19th century when the botanist, Christian P. Ecklon, named the bloom after his colleague, Friedrich H.T. Freese, to honor their friendship. Since then, the freesia has been associated friendship, trust, and innocence. What a perfect flower to have close by on the day when you are about to marry your best friend! From bouquets and centerpieces to the wedding cake, here are pretty wedding decor ideas that incorporate freesias. Read More
No flower expresses spring’s fun and cheerful side like the sweet pea. With their butterfly-like shape, sweet peas have a delicate, yet playful beauty that looks wonderful in wedding floral decor. Blossoming in bold and pastel shades of pink, purple, red, yellow, and white, they are the perfect flower choice when you want to add a pop of color to a celebration.
The sweet pea’s origin is traced back to the 17th century when a Sicilian monk is said to have sent seeds to England. Soon after, Henry Eckford, a Scottish nurseryman, breeded the flower to how we know it today. The bloom became popular in the 1800s when it was considered the floral emblem of Edwardian England and was used to decorate weddings and parties. In the language of flowers, the sweet pea symbolizes delicate pleasure, bliss, good-bye, and thank you for a lovely time. Read More
The stress of finding a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift can be overwhelming, especially when it coincides with a milestone wedding anniversary. You want to find something meaningful, personal, and symbolic. In need of inspiration? We are here to help! Whether you are celebrating a new engagement or 50th wedding anniversary, here are our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas, which your sweetheart will surely to love!
Congratulations on your engagement! This is a very exciting time and you and your honey should be relishing every moment. Both of you have a wedding to plan for and what better way to start than with a Valentine’s Day gift to honor the big day! Read More
You just had the winter wedding you always dreamed of. Now it’s time to getaway and celebrate the start of your new life together in a warm and romantic place. The world is full of beautiful gems fit for honeymoon bliss. But with so many options, deciding on where to go can be difficult. Start by considering what kind of vacation you as a couple really want. Do you want to spend your days relaxing on the beach sipping umbrella cocktails from a coconut? Or would you rather discover a new place by taking in its local culture, traditions, and cuisine? To help the couple planning their post-nuptial holiday, we reached out to some of NYC’s favorite luxury travel specialists for their expert advice on the best warm honeymoon destinations for 2018. Read More
Congratulations on your engagement! Take some time to enjoy the moment. But once the sparkling (that ring!) engagement clouds start to lift, you’ll have to take the first steps toward planning your wedding. Just thinking about choosing a venue, finding a dress, and deciding on types of flowers and decor can be overwhelming for any bride-to-be. But with strategy and organization, you’ll stay on course to making your wedding dreams a reality. Here’s how to get started.
The average engagement lasts 16 months. You won’t have an exact date set in stone until you confirm a venue, but it’s smart to have an idea of which month/season in which you want to get married. From there, you can work out a checklist with a timetable to make sure important things like making a guest list, choosing your bridal party, and securing vendors are taken care of. A quick Google search will uncover a bevy of wedding checklists – we like this detailed one from Perfect Wedding Guide. Read More
You hired the best photographer in town, but are still anxious about the wedding photos. What if the lighting is bad? How will your make up look? What if everyone looks too posed and uncomfortable? Will your personalities shine through?
You definitely want to do your homework. Be sure to clearly communicate with your photographer what you want in terms of mood and style. Scope out the venue so you now where the best photo op locations are. Practice different facial expressions – it will feel silly, but you’ll be so happy you did. Start pinning wedding photos you really like for inspiration. Read More