The summer campaign for 31 Bits just released and I’m sooooo excited to share it with you! I always love wardrobe styling for 31 Bits–it’s fashion for a cause! Does it get any better?Click to expand for more
We think you will too.
One of the things that we love about our newest sponsor, Scratch Wedding DJs is the fact that they make it so incredibly easy to find a DJ. In our experience, finding someone you can trust and that you know is amazing is hard to do–especially because you normally won’t actually get to see your DJ in action until the day of the wedding. Scratch actually has a 10 step screening process to make sure that no matter who you choose is going to be amaze!
Scratch DJs are trained professionals and experts at song selection, mixing and blending, reading the crowd, building energy on the dance floor and, ultimately, entertaining guests of all ages and cultures. They also always offers a risk-free and stress-free experience backed by their 72 hour “Change of Plans” refund policy.
For fun, we thought it would be great to include a play list of recommendations for recessional/walking back down the aisle as newlyweds. These are all new songs (of course!) and they are so fun to check out! Imagine you’ve been pronounced husband and wife, and then this song hits the air:
Can’t Hold Us (The chorus)– Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis
Feel This Moment – Pitbull, Christina Aguilera
That Girl – Justin Timberlake
It’s A Beautiful Day – Michael Buble
Let’s Stay Together – Maroon 5
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
I Found You – Alabama Shakes
Gone, Gone, Gone (the bridge) – Phillip Phillips
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Love On Top – Beyonce
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Anywhere With You – Jason Owen
Have you heard of The NotWedding? It is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. Brides-and-grooms-to-be attend as wedding guests and they experience an emotional ceremony (which is actually a real couple’s vow renewal), dinner and drinks, and a dance party reception while they get to truly experience the vendors in action.
Today we are giving away tickets to the upcoming New York event that takes place next Wednesday, May 22nd. But to get you excited, you must see what went down at their recent LA event! The NotWedding Los Angeles was held on February 27 at a rad venue called Lot 613 in LA. Photos, video and a list of the participating vendors can be seen here.
For the New York City Event, we are giving away a handful of tickets to our NYC couples! Each pair is valued at $80 and includes food, drinks and a seriously good time. (Plus wedding planning while you’re having a blast–so kill two birds with one stone!) Wanna win??? Just leave a comment! We’ll announce the winner on Friday!
If you aren’t in the New York area, guess what? The NotWedding might be coming to your city. They have events coming in Atlanta, Charleston, Nashville, Wichita, Cape Cod, and Athens (Ga). Nab your tickets here! And if you are a vendor, you can still apply to take part and show off your skills!
Oh my goodness! We are soooo excited for today’s engagement shoot feature! Robert and Briana chose a sunflower farm as the backdrop for the engagement session shot by Abby Caldwell Photography. The bride Briana told us a bit more about their engagement session:
Born and raised in Iowa, it was Robert’s Midwestern charm that made him different than anyone I had ever met before. Being with him was natural, and his genuine kindness and warmth made me feel like I had known him my whole life. I knew immediately that he was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I had a vision that our engagement shoot would reflect the nature of our relationship; tender, sincere, and fun. Buttonwood Farm has always been a special place to me since I spent four summers during college scooping home-made ice cream there. Most importantly, every summer the farm plants acres of sunflowers that are later cut down and sold to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I could not think of a more noble cause or a more ideal place for our engagement session.
From the Stylist: Briana and Robert are such a wonderful, fun, loving couple. We are fortunate enough to not only style their engagement shoot but design their wedding as well. Buttonwood Farm was a perfect spot to shoot their engagement photos, but being so busy they had to have the shoot at sunrise. What luck when they arrived so early and that lovely fog was there! The Farm helped tie together Briana’s New England grace and Rob’s Iowa upbringing. We just new that Rob’s Midwestern appeal would show through in the pictures, so why not enhance that charm with none other than a plaid shirt from JCrew. Briana’s beautiful blonde hair and fair skin was a great contrast to the yellow and deep greens of the sunflowers. Wedge shoes were a must since Briana still wanted some height without sinking into the soft ground. We also added in a touch of yellow on her belt to accent the yellow of the flowers. The result: perfection!
As Bryan and I get closer to the wedding, one of my projects is bridesmaid gifts! We were recently introduced to our newest sponsor, Ooh Baby Designs, and immediately fell in love with their bright chevron bridesmaid bags! I particularly love Ooh Baby because they even offer monogram services, to make your bags extra personal! You know Lady Grey loves bright and bold, so these are totally my style (plus they even offer darling infinity scarves to go with)! Each quality handmade bag offers outer fabric in designer cotton print in on trend patterns such as chevron, nautical stripes, and polka-dots! The inner lining is even waterproof.Click to expand for more
Because we love them so much, Ooh Baby is offering a SPECTACULAR giveaway for you ladies! Ooh Baby is giving away 4 chevron mini totes with monograms to one lucky bride valued at over $100!* The lucky winner will be able to choose her colors, embroidery style and thread color. She will also have the opportunity to add onto her order as many more as necessary to accommodate her bridal party numbers at a 15% discount! Just check our their store, and leave a comment to tell us which ones you love, and you’ll be entered to win!