Friday, July 29, 2011

squealing with delight!

Eeeeeeeeee!! We're squealing over in the LK offices! Lindsay, owner of LK Events and Design, has been voted Richmond Magazine's Best Local Entrepreneur Under 30 for 2011.

LK Events and Design was also mentioned in the category of Most Attentive Wedding Planner. We are just thrilled to the core! (And yes, we've already celebrated with a champagne staff meeting!)

"The support for such an honor has been overwhelming and I'm truly blessed. Thank you! I am in wonderful company with local business owners, colleagues and friends. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this year's Best & Worst Richmond Magazine. I certainly have many new restaurants to splurge on and twitter friends to connect!"

We can now officially post this fancy shmancy badge on things!

Check out our facebook and twitter pages!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

bow headpieces

Swooning over these sweet, Southern and charming bows.

How are you accessorizing for your big day? Will you go bold with a big bow or keep it classic with a veil? How about a combination of the two?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

invitation inspiration

Yes, we know our paper obsession may be getting out of hand. Here's some invitation inspiration that's sure to impress.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

POP goes the save the date!

We've had a slight obsession with Save The Date's lately (re: a vintage, DIY and an adorable timeline), so these surprise Save The Date's are sure to add a pop (literally!) of fun for your guests!

Both ideas feature a little surprise for your guests that will keep guests on their toes for potential surprises at the ceremony and the reception. And not to worry, your wedding guests are sure to remember your wedding date with these fun additions!

Left: Jordan Ferney, Oh Happy Day! For more information on how to make save-the-date poppers check out her website.

Right: Ruby & Williow via Postcards & Pretties

Friday, July 22, 2011

string of ribbon

Looking for an easy, inexpensive way to spice up your wedding decor? Why not ribbon?! And no, I don't mean slaving away with a hot glue gun or sewing needle to craft bows or pinwheels or rosettes, I mean simple strands of ribbon. Nothing fancy, nothing time consuming. Just strips of ribbon hanging, dangling and flowing.

How cool is this floating escort card arrangement? Imagine how many wide-eyed guests you'd see!

This extremely innovative idea of hanging champagne glasses was featured in Engage '10.

{From top to bottom: Aaron Delesie via Elizabeth Anne Designs and Style Me Pretty, Jose Villa via OneWed, wedding flowers, miss indian bride, Love Me Do Photography via The Inspired Bride and Green Wedding Shoes, Engage '10 via Amy Atlas Blog, the Knot, Music City Events}

Are you incorporating ribbon into your wedding ceremony or reception? What other creative elements are you using?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a timeline save the date

Swooning over this absolutely adorable timeline Save The Date. We've been a bit obsessed with save the date ideas lately, but how can you not be when there is inspiration out there like THIS?!

Monday, July 18, 2011

unique rings

Engagement rings and wedding bands are the only pieces of jewelry that you will wear most everyday, so you definitely want your rings to be something you absolutely adore. We are loving these fresh and different approaches to rings. Traditional diamond and platinum band? You won't find that among our list of these interesting and fabulous rings.

Friday, July 15, 2011

a DIY save the date

I came across this darling DIY save the date idea on one of my favorite blogs, 100 layer cake. Straight from an inspiration blog, oh, hello friend, this inexpensive, adorable save the date idea is sure to impress any vintage soul.

Here's what you'll need:

Manilla Tags, any size
Jute Twine
Assorted patterned paper
Date Stamp (a library stamp will work great here, but individual stamps are okay too)
Paper Clips
Vintage charms (found on etsy, a craft store, or ebay)
Lace doilies (thrift finds!)
"Save The Date" stamp (or again, individual letter stamps)
a sewing machine

Cut the doily to fit on a quarter to half of the tag. Sew on the right side of the tag and cut off excess lace.

Cut your patterned paper to size. Stamp your date on the patterned paper--making sure the paper isn't too busy and you choose an ink color that will show up. Paper clip the paper on the left side of the manilla tag.

Stamp your "save the date" on the tag.

Wrap the twine around the tag and string a vintage charm to be places on front of tag. Tie the twine in a knot.
Voila! How adorable are these Save The Dates? You can customize by using your names and themed paper or charms. It has texture and charm (no pun intended!) and it certainly beats a traditional, cookie cutter postcard! A refreshing piece of mail for your guests to receive!

Make sure you check out the full tutorial on 100 layer cake and swing over to oh, hello friend to get inspired over and over again!

What are you doing for your Save The Dates? Any creative geniuses out there? Please share!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

tied with love

Wanting your groom to be a bit more adventurous with his style? Want him to simply get involved with the wedding day? Look no further than his own tie! Here are some handsome alternatives to the traditional silk ties.

Forage Bow Ties, created by the geniuses at Something’s Hiding in Here, are made out of limited edition vintage fabrics. So if you see a style you both love you better order them quickly.

Thank heavens for Good Heavens Ties!

A perfect addition to linen or khaki suits.

Loving these gorgeous two tone ties from The General Knot Co.

Handsome, right? What is your husband-to-be wearing for the big day? Did you stick to a more traditional black suit? Or are you itching for a more unique, handmade look? For more info on groom's attire visit our suit pairings and unique shirt idea posts.