Pippa Middleton is Married! See Every Detail of Her Gorgeous Day!

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Pippa Middleton is officially married, and the wedding is even better than we could have imagined! From the bride’s gorgeous Giles Deacon wedding dress to her precious niece and nephew, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to Kate Middleton, looking stunning in a blush Alexander McQueen gown, here are a few of our favorite moments of the wedding of the year (so far)!

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4 Steps to a Perfect Mother’s Day Soiree

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Mother’s Day is one of our favorite days of the year, so celebrating it in style? Sooo important. Because, really, there’s no better way to let all of the mamas in your life know just how much you care than with a party especially for them. So today we’re teaming up with The Registry at Bloomingdale’s (and their gorgeous lineup of Villeroy & Boch products) for your guide to the perfect Mother’s Day soiree, aka, crafting the ultimate brunch or get-together. See four steps to a beautiful party below.

PICK THE PERFECT SETTING

It’s a fact: You can’t have a Mother’s Day celebration without a room full of beautiful blooms. So when choosing the perfect locale to host your fabulous brunch, moving the party outside is always an amazing idea. Think fresh cut grass, twinkle lights and garden roses as far as the eye can see. Don’t have the space or weather for an outdoor soiree? No worries. You can move the celebration inside with fresh cut florals from your local market and pretty much anything Villeroy & Boch makes. Their designs bring the garden party wherever you go, you guys. So amazing.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography 1. L’Objet Perlee White Short Vase 2. Kikkerland Silver Spiral String Lights 3. Sky Portia Floral Felt Decorative Pillow 4. Villeroy & Boch Retro Clear Three Arms Candleabra 5. Villeroy & Boch Anmut 3-Tiered Server

WOW WITH YOUR TABLESCAPE

I mentioned that Mother’s Day pretty much requires beautiful blooms, right? Good. Because when it comes to adding a room full or pretty florals, you can sooo achieve the aesthetic you’re looking for with Villeroy & Boch’s beautiful dinnerware and place settings. Think sweet floral patterns, vibrant hues and romantic designs that will bring that Jane Austen-esque look to any party. In other words? Adding Villeroy & Boch to your registry at Bloomingdale’s is a decision you’ll be seriously happy you made. On Mother’s Day… and every other day.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography 1. kate spade new york Percival Place Votive Holder 2. Liberty Flowers Fabric Napkins 3. Villeroy & Boch Artesano Dinner Plate 4. Villeroy & Boch La Classica Gold 5-Piece Place Setting 5. Villeroy & Boch Octavie Goblet

SERVE UP THE YUMMY TREATS

Let’s be honest. One of the best parts of any party is always the food, so skimping out on yummy treats for Mother’s Day is most definitely NOT an option. We suggest baking up some bite-sized goodies, like tea sandwiches and scones, or going all out with a sit-down brunch (mmm… omelets) for a menu that will leave all of your mommy friends talking. Bonus points for using Villeroy & Boch’s serveware, because it’s just so darn stunning.

Photography: KT Merry Photography 1. Wedgewood “Cuckoo” Tea Story 2-Tier Cake Stand 2. Villeroy & Boch New Wave Demitasse Spoons 3. Villeroy & Boch Anmut Platinum Bread & Butter Plate

DON’T FORGET THE TEA

Call me old fashioned (or just plain romantic), but no brunch at my house ends without tea. It’s such a sweet + calming way to wrap up the proceedings… and it’s even sweeter when you can serve up that tasty beverage in gorgeous teapots + cups from Villeroy & Boch. Think breathtaking designs that are almost too pretty to use. (I said almost.) It’s sending your guests off in style with full tummies and happy hearts. We are so on board.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography 1. Villeroy & Boch Anmut Flowers Teacup 2. Villeroy & Boch Artesano Teapot with Strainer 3. Domenico Vacca by Prouna Alligator White Sugar Bowl & Creamer Set 4. Villeroy & Boch New Wave Caffe Demi Espresso Spoon

Ready to host the Mother’s Day celebration of the century for you AND the ones you love? Visit The Registry at Bloomingdale’s to check out all of their amazing Villeroy & Boch products, plus their never-ending lineup of must-haves that you’ll most definitely need for any party on your agenda. And don’t forget to ask about all of their fabulous perks + benefits, like a 10% Off Completion Offer, discounts on jewelry + attire, a Thank You Manager, a Registry Checklist and their mobile Big Brown App. Happy Mother’s Day, loves.

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A Picturesque Engagement at the California Dunes

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This right here, an engagement amongst the rolling dunes, is pure magic – magic at the hands of Jose Villa and the wilds of California. They’re a good match, those two, and the proof is in image after gorgeous light-filled image. See it all right here and stay tuned because the wedding celebration of this beautiful couple is coming up next!

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Save the Date! We’re Headed to Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week!

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I know I’m supposed to say that my favorite moment in a wedding is when the groom sees his bride for the first time, but for me, that’s just not the case. My favorite moment of a wedding is the dress. Ballgowns, mermaids, lace, satin, sweetheart, off-the-shoulder — I love them all, which is why I’m giddy with excitement to be heading to Barcelona for Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week! Four days of non-stop wedding dresses? Sign me up!

Twenty-five of the world’s top bridal designers — including Pronovias, Ángel Sanchez and Galia Lahav — are making their way with us to Spain for Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, where they’ll unveil their 2018 collections to the world and we seriously cannot wait!

The best part? (Excluding all the gorgeous gowns, of course!) We’re going to share the whole experience with you! Follow along with us as we “Oooh” and “Ahhh” over all the pretty on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat! Save the date, loves!

 

 

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4 Steps to an Unforgettable Honeymoon

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First comes wedding, then comes…happy honeymoon times! This post-nuptial trip is a time of connection and celebration (and, hopefully, several afternoons spent in cabanas with some cocktails). Since so much of your focus is on the wedding, it’s easy to let the honeymoon slip to the back of your mind. However, with a little thought, you can ensure that this special trip is filled with memories you’ll treasure forever.

Choose Your Adventure

The key to a blissful honeymoon is picking the right place. Now, the right place will vary couple to couple. Think about your tastes and follow your passions to the perfect locale. Are you Anglophiles who love history and strong cups of tea? Say “cheerio” to England! Do you both love sunbathing and drinks decorated with umbrellas and pineapple wedges? Embrace the island life in Ibiza or Hawaii! Of course, your vacation preferences may diverge but don’t worry. Mixing it up on a trip leads to real adventures and may expose you to things you didn’t know you loved. So if your partner is dreaming of Oktoberfest in Germany but you have your heart set on a cruise, go for a compromise, like a riverboat trip down the Danube. It’s fun to see each other in different elements so consider it all part of the experience!

Plan the Itinerary

It’s a good idea to plan ahead to minimize stress and that “how do we get to the hotel??” feeling. You’ll want to figure out transportation ahead of time and buy tickets for some of the we-must-see-these attractions (oftentimes, they’re cheaper online). But once you have those things squared away, feel free to relax and keep your agenda a little, well, open-ended. When you arrive, you might learn about some hidden gems from locals or feel like you want to relax more than hit a ton of sights. This attitude will keep you and your partner from feeling pressured. After all your wedding planning, the last thing you want is stress!

Think Outside the Box

Tradition dictates that the honeymoon immediately follows the wedding. I say, forget tradition! Maybe you want to save up some money before going on a big trip. Maybe you’re still in school or your partner can’t get enough time off from work for a honeymoon. Maybe the idea of heading out town right after the wedding is way too overwhelming. Don’t feel compelled to do anyone else’s version of your honeymoon. I’ve worked with many couples who’ve waited a year to save up for their ideal trip and some who even opted for staycations. No matter what you decide, the only two opinions that matter are yours and his.

Unplug From the World

Set down the phones and leave the computers in the hotel suite. Enjoy walking hand-in-hand down the beach and staying up late with a bottle of local wine, sharing your dreams and secrets. These are the days you’ll be missing and that’s the beauty of life together.

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Desiree Hartsock

 

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9 Ways to Keep the Honeymoon Phase Going

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The wedding may be over, but the fun doesn’t have to be. If you’re feeling those post-wedding blues, don’t fret: this next year (and the rest of your life, for that matter!) is going to be the best yet. As you settle into your newlywed bliss and throw your to-do lists out the window, you and your significant other can relax and enjoy the life you are creating together. Whether you have wanderlust, babies on the radar or simply look forward to a night in with no discussions of cocktail napkins, these tips will keep you feeling blissful all year long.

KEEP PLANNING

Whether you plan a monthly date night or start dreaming up your anniversary trip, having something else to look forward to post-wedding will keep the blues at bay. For me, this was as simple as planning quick day trips from our house every few weekends. Having those little journeys to look forward to helped me move past the slump that I got into right after the wedding (and the planning) ended.

MAKE COMMUNICATING A PRIORITY

Admit it: during wedding planning, your conversations always ended up circling back to color palettes and entrée options. Now that those things are behind you, it’s important to keep talking. We’re not saying it has to be all day, every day, but asking each other about your lives, having discussions about your interests and keeping your spouse informed on what’s going on in your world are all it takes to keep your communication game stronger than ever.

 

FIND THINGS TO DO TOGETHER AND APART

My husband loves playing Ultimate Frisbee. Me, not so much. So every Saturday, he spends the morning playing, while I spend it with friends, doing yoga and having “me” time. Even though the time is short, having moments apart keeps us balanced and helps us enjoy the time we do spend together just a little bit more, like trying new restaurants, binging a new show or exploring our city.

HAVE THE MONEY TALK (A LOT)

It may not be the prettiest piece of advice, but it is probably the most important. If you’re joining your bank accounts, it’s good to do this right away, if not, you still need to talk about how you’ll handle joint expenses. Cook a nice dinner, open a bottle of wine and get talking: being up-to-date on each others financial goals makes life go much smoother, no matter what kind of bumps in the road you may encounter.

 

EXPAND YOUR CIRCLE, BUT DON’T LOSE TOUCH WITH YOUR OLD FRIENDS

You may have taken a 2-week honeymoon immediately after the wedding or are just basking in your married life and spending time alone, but either way, newlyweds often experience a brief reprieve from their social lives post-wedding. Once you get that out of your system, it’s important to reconnect with your friends. Spend time with them one-on-one and make sure none of your besties feel isolated now that you have a new title. And bonus: married life can bring about new married friends. Find ways to expand your inner circle by joining clubs, talking to the new girl at work or getting involved with a charity. New friends always keeps things fun and interesting!

DON’T GIVE INTO SOCIETAL PRESSURES

You may already be internally rolling your eyes every time someone asks you about a baby. Whether you’ve already started trying or don’t feel that babies are in the cards, make sure you’re doing what feels right for you and your significant other. Pressure will come from family and friends (and even complete strangers!), but if you stay true to yourselves, you’ll make the right decisions in all matters of your life.

RELIVE THE DAY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

You put a lot into the wedding and made it the best day ever! It’s important to remember all those amazing feelings you felt. The best way to do this? Keep looking through those photos, watch your video, and reminisce on that funny thing the best man did during his speech. For me, creating little wedding albums for my family with their favorite images was a fun, and productive, way to dive into all those beautiful photos over and over again. Put your favorite photo as the background of your phone or framed in your house, text your Maid of Honor to remind her how grateful you still are for her help, or just browse through your album during quiet moments on the couch—all are great ways to keep the day fresh in your thoughts.

CELEBRATE THE LITTLE THINGS

Did you get a promotion at work? Finally, finish binge-watching Prison Break on Netflix? Have a great conversation with your Mother-in-law? Treat yourselves to a night out, a new accessory for your home or a glass of champagne. Toasting to all the good in life, and doing it often (no matter how small!), will keep you feeling happy, even when things aren’t as lovely.

NEVER STOP SAYING “I LOVE YOU”

This one may seem easy, but with real life comes real problems and there may be times when it’s not so easy. No matter how angry or upset you may be, never stop saying those three little words. Sometimes all we need is a simple reminder to make everything okay.

Jessica Tzikas is a freelance writer and editor from South Florida, who recently moved back to the sunshine state after living in Philadelphia for the past few years. When she isn’t writing and obsessing over all things wedding, you can find her reading by the beach, practicing yoga, or taking long road trips with her new husband. 

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Don’t Send Another Text Message Without Reading This First

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Texting and wedding planning? They go hand in hand. Because when picking out those florals and selecting the right linens, you so obviously need to stay in touch with your besties on a 24/7 basis. And that’s where Hayley Paige and her awesome Holy Matrimoji app come in. It’s our new fave way to chat all things wedding with the cutest hand-illustrated emojis ever created by Hayley Paige herself. It even makes stressful situations charming. Guys, you need this.

We love a smiley face emoji just as much as the next person, but when it comes to texting about your upcoming nuptials, not all emojis are created equal. With Hayley Paige’s Holy Matrimoji app, your true wit and personality will show with every hit of the “send” button.  I mean, let’s be honest… that moment you realize that your dress is the wrong shade of champagne doesn’t just call for a teary face, you need a full-on fire-breathing bride. Plus, when things get a little out of control (cough, with you, cough), your besties can calm you down with some much-needed bridezilla spray. So cute… and so rich in artistry and character.

Whether you are tying the knot yourself, standing besides your best friend or just need a fun-filled (+ totally chic) app that will let you talk all things matrimony, the Holy Matrimoji app is for YOU. Download it today for $1.99 on the App Store as a custom keyboard or for iMessage. You can even upgrade to access even more emojis. Trust us, this app is an absolute must-have.

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Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Made Simple in 3 Easy Steps

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We’re all for anything that makes your wedding planning life easier. So if you think we’re jumping on the Vow To Be Chic bandwagon, you are sooo correct. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted when it comes to finding those dresses for your besties (beautiful gown choices, amazing prices, fab customer service), all with the ease of online ordering. Scroll to change your life in three easy steps.

CONSULT YOUR STYLIST

Let’s be honest. You have a vision for your Big Day, but when faced with all of the beautiful gown choices for your bridal party, it’s really, really hard to choose. That’s where Vow To Be Chic and their team of amazing Stylists come in. Just schedule your complimentary consultation and get ready to talk all things bridesmaid dresses, from expert advice on fit and sizing to recommendations on those gowns that will match your wedding theme and look. They’ll even help you mix and match styles, colors and fabrics for a totally unique + oh-so-chic lineup.

CURATE YOUR BRIDAL SUITE

Now that you and your Stylist have narrowed down your bridal party look, it’s time to dive into Vow To Be Chic’s awesome options in gowns and curate that Bridal Suite for your lady loves. Think seriously stunning dresses from your fave designers (hello, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny You, Paper Crown and more!), size options from 0-18 and two lengths to choose from – long and regular. They’ll even send you free swatches. Your besties are going to love you… and you’re going to love how easy it is.

SEND INVITES TO YOUR BESTIES

So here comes the (even more) fun part. You’ve 1) brainstormed with your awesome Vow To Be Chic Stylist and 2) created the world’s most beautiful Bridal Suite, so inviting all of your ladies to take a look and order their very own masterpiece is the next step. You can communicate with each of them via your custom dashboard and track their ordering once they’ve been measured by a tailor and picked the perfect size with Vow To Be Chic’s size chart. They’ll receive their gorgeous numbers two whole weeks before the Big Day, complete with a backup size. And when the celebration is over, they can send back their lovely gown with Vow To Be Chic’s pre-paid packaging… the dry cleaning’s on Vow.

Ready to bring your Big Day vision to life with the only designer bridesmaid dress rental site? Visit Vow To Be Chic today for access to hundreds of top-quality designer dresses for under $99, Little White Dress rentals for all of those pre and post-wedding parties (think engagement party and honeymoon) and jewelry + lingerie you can purchase for you and your girls. They’re awesome… and you’re going to love them. We promise.

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What Does Your Wedding Registry Say About You?

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Let’s be honest, narrowing down your registry style isn’t always a walk in the park. Sure, you love that KitchenAid Mixer, but does that mean you’re a traditionalist… or just a modern lover who likes homemade pancakes? Well, today we’re offering a bit of help by teaming up with our friends at Zola for a little quiz that should simplify the process. Think five questions on key registry items and a whole lot of insight. Scroll to find the perfect style for you and your love.

Whether you fall firmly in the entertainer bracket, are a true blue traditionalist or land somewhere else entirely, Zola’s fab gift options will make it sooo easy to fill your home (and life!) with everything you’ve ever dreamed. From awesome products like cocktail glasses and bedding to amazing experiences like cooking classes and wine clubs to cash funds, Zola has you totally covered. There’s even a 5-star app for on-the-go registering AND a 10% completion offer that you’ll receive for one year post-nuptials. And did I mention that you can exchange any item before it ships, plus get notifications once it’s been received? That’s taking convenience to an entirely new level. Add in a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up and we’re in love.

*Disclaimer- You will receive $50 to spend on Zola when you set up your wedding registry on Zola, and receive $500 in Zola gifts. Zola gifts will be defined as any physical products purchased on Zola.com. Cash funds or third party gifts from other websites are not considered Zola gifts. The $50 Zola credit can only be redeemed for Zola gifts and cannot be redeemed for cash, cash funds or third party gifts. Credits will be placed into the couple’s Zola account 4 weeks after a couple receives $500 in Zola gifts.

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Baking Must-Haves For All Your Future Sweet Treats

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Cupcakes, sweet treats and sprinkles galore; is there any surer way to our hearts?! I think not and it’s only gets easier when you have all the must haves to create these sugary masterpieces. When it comes to registering for your wedding, these are not to be forgotten – with my sweet tooth, these items are considered major registry essentials! Ensure all future celebrations are complete with these baking tools from Food52, Macy’s and more – and may your delicious desserts be the icing on every cake!

Registry Essentials to Bake Up Something Delicious

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