key west

Key West is the home to the southernmost point in the continental United States. (The most southern point? That’s right – the place I’m lucky enough to call home – Hawaii, well that is unless you count territories, in which case it would be Rose Atoll in America Samoa). The island is only about 4 […]

carousel horses and paper dolls

Paper dolls have been around as long as paper (think: origami dolls in Japan and artfully painted paper puppets in Indonesia) however, paper dolls as we know them really took off in France during the 1800s. They were intended to teach about fashion and to entertain and they spread like wildfire throughout high society. Rare, […]

citrus sorbet

Citrus flavors are good for you because they contain vitamin C. The benefits? No scurvy (best that was the first time ever ‘scurvy’ has been used on a wedding blog), keep you looking younger by firming the skin, and it protects your heart. Add lemon slices to your water whenever you drink it. ♡ This […]

let them eat cake

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, or, let them eat cake, was actually never uttered by Marie Antoinette. It was first seen in a German children’s book in 1931, and historians and politicians stealthy snuck it into their pro-revolutionary works. Truth be known, the attribution is doubly erroneous in English because the word ‘cake’ is a mistranslation. In […]

up

Please tell me I’m not the only one who cried like a hungry baby during the first 15 minutes of Up.  The movie goes a little something like this: by tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right […]

two for tea, please

Afternoon tea, known as ‘low tea’ involves things like manners, lace, and dainty foods. ‘High tea’ was traditionally a working class meal served at the end of the work day, shortly after 5pm. It was a heavy meal with lots of meats and baked goods (think: steak and kidney pie). Legend has it that afternoon […]

obsessed with ombré

Our French word of the day is ombré (adj), which means having colors or tones that shade into each other. This is not to be confused with the American male slang term ‘ombre’ which you’ve likely heard your fiancé call his guy friends. photo credits: cake, dress, bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers, napkins, cookies, dessert bar, tissue […]

watercolor wedding

A watercolored wedding theme is remarkably beautiful! Your day will look like a true work of art. Incorporate watercolors into everything from a hand painted cake to your custom wedding invitations and thank you cards. Watercolors are by nature soft and feminine and a wedding based around them would be spectacular! photo Credits: table, plates, […]