Our close friends and occasional PIP contributors, Vicki and Paige, landed in Waco, Texas for a fun week in search of all things fabulous. It did not take them long to discover a set of wonderful burlap silverware holders. We hate to admit it but this was our first encounter with utensil holders and we are smitten. So of course, we felt compelled to spend a couple of of hours researching burlap utensil pockets and then decided to share a few of our favorites with you. We envision using cutlery pockets for weddings, bridal & baby showers, and birthday & dinner parties . We also think burlap cutlery holders could really add that sometime elusive but all so important little splash of wow to your Thanksgiving tables! Continue Reading →
In case you have not been all over instagram or pinterest lately, kimono robes are everywhere. Our friends over at MomMeMatch recently added darling mommy and me matching kimono robes to their Valentine’s Day Matching Pajamas post and their 10 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and even created a post entirely dedicated to Mommy and Me Matching Kimono Robes. Their ideas got us to thinking. There is no reason why everyone in your bridal party should not be wearing matching kimono robes. This includes your bridesmaids, your flower girls, the moms, and even the grandmothers! Not only will these make beautiful photographs, they can easily double as your bridesmaid and flower girl gifts. Continue Reading →
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Hey ladies! Today we have one bit of advice that we are pretty certain no one has ever shared with you before. It runs contrary to popular opinion and may even make the super sweet brides among you balk. Every single bride-to-be we knows falls into this same trap. She never ever registers for enough gifts for the number of guests invited to all of the events hosted in her honor, let alone for enough expensive gifts. Yes, you read that right, you need to register for more luxury goods and big-ticket items.
Your wedding registry is NOT the place to prove to the world you are simple and have little need for worldly goods. If that is truly the case, simply do not register. Filling out your wedding registry is the time to be both practical and aspirational. It is not greedy to like nice things. Clearly your guests have lots of choices and hopefully, will be able to find something lovely to gift in their price range. Continue Reading →
The Quintessential Fall Party Favor
Annie and Joel's New Hampshire wedding was idyllic. Planned and executed to perfection! They got every detail right. If we had to label it, we would call it KISS perfect. Not only did their guests tap their glasses every half an hour or so begging this inspiring couple to grace us with another kiss, Annie and Joel followed our advice to Keep It Simple.
One of our favorite, albeit completely unnecessary, touches was their gifting of the quintessential fall party favor, maple syrup in maple leaf bottles. Not only are these the perfect party favors for fall New England weddings, we love them for just about any autumn celebration. Think “Falling in Love” bridal showers and “A Sweet Life” birthday brunches. And we think this quintessential fall party favor could easily double as a place card if you personalize the favor tags with your guests' names. If we had not just received this favor at Annie's & Joel's wedding, these maple leaf bottles filled with maple syrup would have definitely adorned our Thanksgiving table this year! Continue Reading →
Updated today because we should celebrate marriage equality and equality & respect for all, each & everyday!
Today was a day for the history books. The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for all. At last, #LoveWins. Let's celebrate love for all. Now that same sex marriages are legal in all 50 states you have absolutely no excuse not to start planning your wedding today! Choose a date and let the planning begin by picking out your wedding invitations and the rest of your wedding suite. You can stick with traditional invitations designed with all loving couples in mind or choose an invitation specifically designed for same sex couples. Remember the invitation you choose will set the tone for your entire celebration so take the time to thoughtfully consider how you want to create the beautiful, meaningful, festive celebration you and your partner have always dreamed of hosting. Hopefully, you can find an invitation that will reflect your unique love. Remember whoever you are, whatever style celebration you choose >> love is love. Continue Reading →