Restroom amenity baskets are a nice, thoughtful touch for a wedding. They can make your guests feel right at home on your wedding day! We recommend the Signature Restroom Amenity Basket from Marigold & Grey. This basket includes anything and everything your wedding guests may need, plus it’s beautiful.
You need an entire team of vendors to pull off a successful wedding. While it is customary to tip vendors as a "thank you," there are other ways to thank your vendors that they will appreciate. Lovely shares eight great ideas of ways to thank your wedding vendors in this article.
Before you get engaged you may think the only upcoming event is the wedding; however, you will first likely celebrate your engagement with an engagement party. Traditional thrown by the groom's family, engagement parties are a chance to show off that ring. But, what else should you expect at your engagement party? Poppy Group co-founder Amy Nichols shares her "do" and "don't" for engagement parties in this Martha Stewart Wedding's article.
We are so excited to announce that Amy was featured in InStyle Weddings article about making your escort cards, a design focus. Escort cards are a nice way to let guests choose their seat, while you are still choosing their table for them. Making this small detail into a design focus can be fun too! Read about the 13 different ways here.
Are you looking for wedding tips for that perfect spring weeding? Look no further! Our founder Amy Nichols is over on Martha Stewart Weddings with other wedding planners giving sound advice. Check out the article with tips here.
We're so pleased that Sydney & Timothy's wedding has been featured on Borrowed & Blue! This wedding was held at the gorgeous Sunnyside Conservatory with palm groves and beautiful surrounding gardens. The photographer was Sarah Peet of Sarah Peet Photography and the floral designer was Church Street Flowers.
The New York Times recently talked about artists live-painting your wedding or reception. We love this idea so much! Have you seen or heard of live event painting before? For one of our 2016 weddings, artist Andrea Jackson was hired to paint the event. The couple commissioned Andrea to paint anything that inspired her and she made sure to draw on the couple's passions to complete her final piece of art (above). What a treat and such a unique element of a wedding! Read more about the art Andrea created on the blog.
Martha Stewart Weddings recently did a post on insanely creative seating cards. We're in love with these paint brushes - a colorful, art-themed wedding practically requires a creative escort card like this: paintbrushes dipped in paint, left to dry, and signed with guests names prompted guests to match their brush to the color of the tablecloth at their table.
Photography: Emily Steffen
Looking for a unique wedding favor or welcome box to honor your love of all things French? When we stumbled across these little boxes, we fell in love. C'est magnifique!
The Mini Apéritif Box ($10) and the Tapenade Duo Box ($15) are Bon Appetit Box's newest wedding favor concept. These boxes can be customized with a personal sticker and now feature many local Californian items among the authentic product selection!
The best part is that Bon Appétit was founded by true French folk with a clear understanding of the culture and a rich passion for food. The boxes aim to please the refined palette and introduce adventurous foodies to the purest French gourmet experience this side of the pond.
Color us obsessed!
Lidia and Justin were married in a stunning setting at Cornerstone Sonoma, a beautiful winery in the valley. Her girls wore pastel shades that blended with the setting so gorgeously. Their beautiful photos show off all of the heartfelt details Lidia and Justin incorporated in their special day. The wood signs with gorgeous calligraphy and those incredible, handwritten table runners captured the love of the day so perfectly!
We hear quite often from our clients that they're interested in a simple wedding. There's also an assumption that "simple" means "inexpensive,' because it doesn't include the trappings of many of the more complex wedding decor items. This article on The Huffington Post breaks down what simple really means and how it won't always result in a reduction in cost.
Marigold & Grey just announced a curated gift box partnership with Plum Pretty Sugar - here are some of our favorite bits from the announcement.
Gift One: Designed around a Plum Pretty Sugar robe in their Persimmon Hears Her Wish pattern, we selected a deluxe gift box in crisp white for the gift packaging. Gift contents also include Well-Kept electronic wipes in a feminine botanical print, a bottle of artisan lavender bath salts, Sugarfina Champagne Gummies, a Bijou candle in ceramic floral dish, gold foil calligraphy gift tag with your choice of message. Dried eucalyptus is tucked neatly inside just before each gift box is closed with blush satin ribbon.
Gift Two: Designed around a Plum Pretty Sugar eye mask in blush watercolor motif, we selected a deluxe gift box in crisp white for the gift packaging. Gift contents also include Well-Kept electronic wipes in a feminine botanical print, a bottle of artisan lavender bath salts, Sugarfina Champagne Gummies, a Bijou candle in ceramic floral dish, gold foil calligraphy gift tag with your choice of message. Dried eucalyptus is tucked neatly inside just before each gift box is closed with blush satin ribbon.
Choice of messaging for both can include: “Will You Be My Bridesmaid”, “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” or “For the Bride-to-Be”.
Lisa and Chris were married in a stunning setting at the Notre Dame Des Victoires with a fun and festive reception at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. We loved their rich and royal color scheme and their passion for fun and exciting details. Another unique moment was the dessert bar - can anyone say Ben & Jerry's?
Vogue recently did a fantastic article on Plus-One Wedding Etiquette - here are some of our favorite bits from the article.
As a rule of thumb, only married, engaged, and “serious” couples (say, they’re living together or have been together for a year or more) receive a plus-one.
For the wedding party, rules don’t apply. The rules about cohabitation, dating, and marriage go out the window for your wedding party. Not only does a happy wedding party make a happy couple, but allowing a bridesmaid to bring her new boyfriend, for example, is a small token of appreciation you can offer in exchange for her efforts and support.
Make it easy for singles. Draft a seating plan that fosters a comfortable dynamic for solo guests. For singles, there are fewer things more awkward than being sandwiched between an old married couple or a PDA-heavy pair. But creating a “singles-only” table could give off the impression you’re corralling your single pals. Instead, place them between outgoing and friendly couples who they’ll likely get along with. That’s sure to create a more communal feel to the event, and it’ll help them meet people organically.