Thanksgiving is this week and I keep thinking about the winter season and how it snuck up on me. I went to my first winter event a few nights ago and it got me jazzed for the holiday season. When I was living in Seattle I would always team up with my bestie, get dressed up (falsies and red lips), and hit a few holiday parties. Now that I am living in Connecticut I am still trying to navigate my way around this new area. I am a bit removed from the city and I find myself wondering where all of the “cool” stuff is hiding. Well, I found it in Niantic!
This upscale little store called Grace held a lovely Holiday Shopping Party. Everything in the store was white and sparkly, check out their Instagram feed here. They laid out cheese plates and served delicious cranberry + rosemary sangrias. It felt like home. I was tempted to have a little taste of the sangria but I was a little worried about getting crazy looks sipping on a drink with a baby bump. I ended up buying a lovely cranberry colored sheer sweater and a sparkly cardigan. I am going to NYC in a few weeks and I can’t wait to wear them.
The colors and cocktail inspired me to pull together this little wedding inspiration board for Winter! While I was doing a little research about rosemary I discovered that it is rooted (pun intended) in tradition!
I love the idea of doing a simple garland of rosemary down the center of a rustic table. I have also seen (and you probably have, too) the DIY rosemary wreath place cards. I feel like that was really big last year and getting a little dated but I don’t mind the rosemary wreath/crown as a headpiece for a Bride. Not to mention, rosemary has been linked to being a stress reliever and increasing memory. What could be a better combination on your wedding day!?
Lastly, I found this lovely bridesmaid’s dress on Asos and it’s on sale! I swoon over winter white weddings but I love when Bride’s add color via their wedding party. This dress is a steal at $63.00! It would be great paired with a gold belt or a statement necklace. I love when I can help Bride’s save money in certain areas so they can go big on their ‘dream list’ items.
I have a lot of great content coming up in the next few weeks! If you live in or around Connecticut I would highly recommend checking out Grace and if you are a bride looking for some inspiration feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me so I can address your questions! I am currently booking weddings for 2015!