7.16.14 ~ celebrated

When choosing a color palette and motif for their wedding, Amy and Tom decided on a red, white, and blue USA meets the UK theme. Since the bride is American and the groom is British and many guests would be traveling from England, they wanted to honor both cultures. This wedding was planned to perfection to the very last detail. British and American patriotism could be found everywhere, from the flag adorned bean bag toss to the breathtaking star-spangled tent. The day was made magical by an all-star collaboration of vendors including Wendy Joblon Events, Sayles Livingston, Exquisite Events, The Catered Affair, Table Toppers, Be Our Guest, Rentals Unlimited, Sperry Tent, Newport Tent, Folia, and Confectionary Designs.

Venue: Bride's Family Home / Photographer: John Dolan / Event Planner: Wendy Joblon Events / Florist: Sayles Livingston / Event Decor: Exquisite Events / Caterer: The Catered Affair / Rentals: Table Toppers, Be Our Guest, and Rentals Unlimited / Tents: Sperry Tent and Newport Tent / Lighting: Exquisite Events / Cake: Confectionary Designs / Paper Goods: Folia / Bride's Dress: Monqiue Lhuillier / Bridesmaids Dresses: Sposabella Bridal/ Videographer: Meg Simone Wedding Films/ Music: Eye2Eye Band

celebrated

After a long New England winter we can officially say that summer is in full swing. With graduation and wedding season keeping us all busy, it's easy to forget about our favorite summer holiday rapidly approaching. Yes, Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we wanted to share some fun party ideas. However you celebrate Independence day this year, whether it be a casual backyard BBQ or a more formal celebration, from the favors to the cocktails, we've got you covered. 

Ideas from top to bottom: This American flag berry tart would not only make a delicious dessert to serve your Fourth of July crowd, but a beautiful and festive centerpiece to add to your serving table. Your guests would be sure to leave the celebration both satisfied and impressed!

Want to make cocktails that are appropriate for the occasion but still keep it simple? Here's an easy solution: add blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries to your ice cube tray and serve with champagne or mixed drinks. If you are feeling extra patriotic, try a star shaped ice cube mold like this one

This tunic from Johnny Was Clothing is fit for the occasion and could be worn to a casual daytime gathering or be dressed up for a more glamorous party. Bonus- It's on sale and you can get it here

If you hate to see your guests leave empty-handed try these fun flag favors. They are super easy to make, too!

If you are attending a more formal Fourth of July celebration and want to look festive yet chic try these blue glitter Kate Spade pumps, they make just the statement. 

Also for a formal gathering, we love this elegant and nautical stationary from Coral Pheasant photographed by one of our featured photographers, Carla Ten Eyck and featured by one of our vendors, A Jubilee Event!

If you are bored with the idea of adding berries to your Fourth of July dessert, try making this wonderful flag cake. It is understated on the outside, gorgeous on the inside, and yummy on any side!

We'd love to hear your plans for Idependence Day weekend, so feel free to comment below! And of course, Happy Birthday America!

American Flag Berry Tart: Martha Stewart / Fruity Ice Drinks: mom.me / Flag Favors: Martha Stewart / Blue Glitter Pumps: Kate Spade / Nautical Stationary: Coral Pheasant by Carla Ten Eyck Photography via A Jubilee Event / Red White, and Blue Tunic: Johnny Was / Flag Cake: Food 52 

5.21.14

A color palette of shades of blush, cream and silvery sage were abundant in this beautiful New England summer wedding at The Pavillion at The Pinehills Golf Club. Marie and Brian wished for colors and stylish details that would blend seamlessly with the private grounds and that woudl also reflect the breezy feeling of a New England summer. Event Planner, Kristen Love of Details with Love, perfectly executed the couples dream wedding filled with New England seaside elements and touchs of modern and traditional details. From the florals abundant with local seasonal blooms mixed with herbs and lavender to the beautiful natural ivory linens and napkins on the tables from Table Toppers and the "Pucker-up" signature cocktail served in mason jars, the wedding was a delight. Corrina Raznikov beautifully photographed the day and Dana Bartone and Company's gorgeous hair and make-up made the bride and her bridal party feel extra special.