Monthly Archives: March 2011

Latest Trends

Trendspotting: Doilies (Part I)

March 15, 2011

Doilies are becoming a popular accent at weddings and parties – and they’re not the old fashioned kind your grandmother used to have! The classic lacy pattern is being reinvented in fresh new ways on more than just paper. Hints of doily flavor are popping up on some of the most unexpected things and that’s what I’m here to share. In fact, there is so much inspiration I love, I decided to make this a two-part post!

This first one is more of a classic, neutral look… while Part 2 (which I’ll share later this afternoon) will be a bit more fun and colorful. Enjoy!

-candice

Photo Credits:
left column
Eyelet Medley Sheathe via BHLDN | Honey Yellow Round Cake with Doily Piping via Hello Naomi | Doily Necklace by The Bungalow via The Style Files

right column
Acid Etch Letter A via Urban Outfitters | Doily Cupcake Wrappers via The Bride’s Diary – Do it Yourself | Doily Lined Envelope via Oh Lovely Day | Up-cycled Doily Pouch by Forestbound via Earthly Affair

Style File

Classic Style: Calligraphy

March 14, 2011

Before I was even engaged, my mom always told me she would be the one to address my wedding invitations in her beautiful calligraphy. Now, I’m mailing my invitations and feeling so lucky that my own mother has the ability to do such a beautiful and classic art!

Calligraphy dates back to ancient times, and now it is seen in many aspects of modern weddings, going beyond the standard invitations. It can be incorporated in non-traditional ways like in wedding signs, place cards, even your cake and favors!

But although beautiful and classic, getting every invitation hand-addressed can be costly, leading many brides to seek other options. If it’s out of your budget, try incorporating calligraphy into other parts of your wedding like hiring a calligrapher to only copy your vows or even mimicking the look with a calligraphy return address stamp like the one I found from Emilie friday, featured above.

However you do it, calligraphy can be a classic addition to any wedding element, and offers a lot of room to be creative!

– meghan

Photo Credits:
row 1: Martha Stewart Weddings | Katie Stoops via delightfully engaged
row 2: Emilie friday | Martha Stewart Weddings

Real Wedding Features

Ashley and Richard

March 10, 2011

By now you all know how much I adore our customers. You Betsywhite Brides are the best… and you’re all so darn good lookin’! Here’s another one of our sweet couples…

WEDDING DATE: November 13, 2010
LOCATION: Bushwood, Maryland
CEREMONY: Sacred Heart Church
RECEPTION: Olde Breton Inn
PHOTOGRAPHER: Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography
FLOWERS: David’s Flowers
WEDDING PLANNER: (the Bride)
GOWN: Tara Keely
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: J.Crew
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Men’s Wearhouse

ASHLEY’S FAVORITE DETAIL: We had our engagement photos scattered throughout the reception location, along with wedding photos of our parents and grandparents. I also had a very special locket attached to my bouquet that was filled with pictures of four loved ones that we know were there celebrating with us in spirit. And the flowers were absolutely perfect!

STATIONERY: Ashley and Richard ordered a full suite of stationery in the Love Logo #13 design including the Wedding Invitation, Response SetEnclosure Card, Wedding Program and Cocktail Napkins.
WHY DID ASHLEY CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: [It was] simple and elegant, with a personal touch.

ASHLEY’S FAVORITE + MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS: Favorite – During the limo ride from the church to the reception was when it started to sink in that we were finally husband and wife! Walking out of the church together as a married couple was a great moment too.

Most memorable – The garter removal. An XXXL pair of leopard print underwear made the night!

Congrats Ashley and Richard!

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All wedding photos © Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery