LC has been married for exactly one month this week! Ahh — the rustic, California vineyard wedding was better than anything we could have imagined. So, so, so much that we want to steal all of the new Mrs. Tell’s sweet ideas. From the custom all-lace Badgley Mischka wedding gown with a 10-foot train and the soft, loose curls pinned back with a jeweled headpiece to freshly-picked blush bouquets of peonies, dahlias, garden roses, and greenery and pre-ceremony cocktails/homemade apple pies/late-night snacks such as mini grilled cheese and chicken ‘n’ waffles, it was beyond picture-perfect, don’t you think?
Just when you think you only have to write thank-you notes after all that gift-unwrapping, think again, newlyweds. Remember that guests have traveled near and far to come honor YOU! Hence, why it’s extra important to show how much you appreciate their support of your marriage with a few welcoming weekend touches. Read more ideas here.
This past weekend, our editors spent countless hours catching taxis and subways from show to show across the Big Apple! Want to get in all the action? You totally can! Their gorgeous first glimpses from the Fall 2015 bridal collections include every Disney fairy tale princess like Elsa, Rapunzel, Belle, and Jasminefrom Alfred Angelo, 1920s-inspired old Hollywood glamour from Johanna Johnson, gold accessory accents galore from Della Giovanna, sexy, deep v-necklines from Rivini, and pure boho-chicness from Claire Pettibone and Delphine Manivet.
Photos (from left to right): The Oyster’s Pearl I Can’t Believe You’re Mine Framed Print, $28 at Nordstrom and Wifey Sweatshirt, $58 at Ily Couture
One of the key steps to wedding success as a bride or groom is to remind each other why you are getting married in the first place. Whether it’s in the form of a material or non-material object, it should always come from the heart. Stuck on what to gift? Our favorites: a timeless piece of jewelry like a bracelet or watch, personalized stationery set, “in lieu of a letter” journal filled with reasons of awesomeness, and grown-up travel storage to stash accessories.
Jordan and Will were married at the Beaufort Inn in Beaufort, S.C. on October 12. The bride wore a cap-sleeved satin a-line wedding gown with an illusion neckline, accessorized with a pair of sparkly peep-toe pumps, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long periwinkle one-shoulder chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of garden roses, hydrangeas, and dusty millers. Notice each one was gifted a pair of Kate Spade “putting on the ritz” studs? Guests were greeted at the ceremony with scenic views of Broomfield Creek just as the sun was setting. Bonus: There was also a performance from the First African Baptist Church choir! It was official soon after the vows were read and repeated one after another. The reception began with of course, tons of congratulations at the historic bed and breakfast. A chalkbaord sign displayed the quote, “Here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after as Jordan and Will start their new life. Let’s all toast to the new husband and wife!” Tables were decorated with neutral linens, glass hurricane centerpieces filled to the brim with greenery, mercury glass votive candles, and surrounded by cross-back chairs. Not to mention the entire frame tent was draped with fabric and lit with crystal chandeliers. And the mirror panel bar for cocktails! Dinner included traditional Southern fare such as shrimp and grits, mini angus hamburgers, pineapple glazed chicken sliders, and slow roasted prime rib with butter lettuce salad. In case someone needed to take a break from dancing, there was also a comfy lounge with a sofa and two love seats. Dessert was a plenty — pecan tarts and chocolate cupcakes. That was in addition to cake! At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited amongst a sea of sparklers and were off to their honeymoon.