Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hello Kitty Birthday DIY Party Celebrations!


It’s a pleasure for us when we take a brief hiatus from the wedding world to reminisce of our childhood and help plan a HELLO KITTY birthday party! Our adorable birthday girl, Anayaa, celebrated her 3rd birthday with family, friends & Hello Kitty cake pops, balloons, cupcake toppers and big birthday cake by the amazing team at Bittersweet NYC! Bright colors, candy & pom poms filled the room at the Trump Building as kids enjoyed a sugar rush and face/body paint! Yummy dessert bar & delicious catering for the kids was done by our friend at Love me to bits’!

It was a wonderful party and perfect theme for the young birthday girl. There are so many ways to be creative with this theme – from the food to party favors & stationery! We owe a big thanks to Chetan Patel Photography for capturing the fun that everyone had in these beautiful photos below!

Also, don’t forget to check out our Pinterest page for some amazing Hello Kitty inspiration:

For any questions or inquiries, feel free to contact us by clicking here!


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Fall Floral Favorites!

As we watch the seasons change, we replace beach/destination summer weddings with more farm/rustic-style occasions! Although we will miss the days of summer, we’re happy to enter into a world of rich colors & textures and what defines the next amazing season. We searched high and low for some outstanding flowers that would make for a perfect fall wedding bouquets or table centerpieces. We now present our 2013 fall flower guide:


[Image via The Knot]

Celosia Flower – it’s considered to be an annual flower, survive in most weather conditions and comes in several colors & styles. We love the “crested” type (the ones that curve) which can make for a beautiful addition to any bridal bouquet!


[Image via lavender and bloom]

Dahlia – always a safe flower choice, fall is a good time to grab this flower before it gets too cold. Dahlias peak in summer (not too hot/humid), but can sustain through late fall/early winter. The color range dahlias have in the pink/orange/purple family is stunning and can make a beautiful ombre-style bouquet!


[Image via Wedding Aces]

Ranuculus – a beautiful flower that makes for a less expensive version of a rose. With several layers of petals, this flower stands out in any bouquet and works well by itself for a full bouquet or combining with other flowers. It is known for its bright colors.


[Image via Wedding Chicks]

Eucalyptus – a great way to embellish any bouquet. It’s simplicity allows it to be incorporated with all types of flowers to give it the extra volume and color needed, especially for fall!


[Image via The French Bouquet Tulsa]

Yarrow Cottage – similar to baby’s breath, it enhances any bridal bouquet by being the perfect mate to all types of flowers!

Other fall bouquet additions can include acorns, tree branches, leaves, DIY butterflies, wheat & any other inspiration that you can find! Check out some of our favorite bouquets on our Pinterest page!

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Wedding Trends – Game of Thrones Inspired!

For most of us, there is a void in our hearts and TV schedule as we anxiously await the next season of Game of Thrones. Pushing aside the violence and gore, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the show’s aesthetics to discover that there is some wonderful inspiration to be had for a wedding! Enjoy as we list out some of our favorite Game of Thrones treasures that could be incorporated into a beautiful wedding ceremony..

Wooden seating arrangements – Since we’re dating back centuries for Game of Thrones, it’s essential that seating arrangements be made of wood. We love the simplicity in the photos below – the dark and light shades of wood, the intricate handiwork on  the outer rim of the chairs and wooden wall panels. And did you notice the notes on the back of the chair is written “My Lady” “My Lord” for the bride & groom? We love this!


Elaborate wedding attire – we love the elaborate corset ballgowns, intricate beading and sewing, the flow-y floor length skirts and floral hair accents for a bride. The men wear beautifully rich colored velvet attire and fur to keep them warm in the cold winter nights.

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Sparse decorations – The simplicity of the time period calls for decor that may be minimalist, but rich in family traditions and creativity. Some great accessories are candles, maps for venue floor plans or wedding save the dates/invitations, sparse branches/flowers and leaves for the reception table decor.

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Thanks to Green Wedding Shoes for their wonderful article we used as inspiration!

Below are some of our inspired snapshots from the series! Via HBO

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