The spring Bridal Market just ended and it showcased some amazing trends for 2016 brides. From suits to cropped tops, boho to contemporary chic, brides-to-be were given a myriad of choices for their trip down the aisle next year.
Some of the standouts included: Houghton, Sarah Seven, Pamela Roland and Ines Di Santo and Vera Wang. Whether the wedding is set in the country, an historic church in the heart of a metropolis, or the JOP’s office, brides-to-be are guaranteed to find the look that fits perfectly with their special day thanks to the many talented designers that were featured at the show.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner and Memorial Day not far behind, it’s safe to assume that many of you may be in for some serious entertaining this season. Therefore, you definitely want to utilize ways to cut down on prep time while adding to your bottom line and impressing your guests. One way to do this is by repurposing your glassware.
Take a look at your wine glasses, brandy snifters and goblets, and even your punchbowls. In addition to their traditional usage, these items can be used as something in which to serve your dessert, use as place-setting holders , or add flowers for your centerpiece decor, respectively.
So, before you head out to your local kitchenware or home/lifestyle retailer to prepare for your next celebration, take a look at what’s in your cupboard for some entertaining inspiration.
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. Now that the bunny has come and gone, it’s time to look forward to celebrating mothers. Therefore, I would like to highlight a cause that is very near and dear to me, personally—the fight against infant mortality.
My husband and I were introduced to the March of Dimes organization during an extremely challenging season in our lives. In addition to our families and friends, MOD provided a wealth of support and understanding for which I will always be grateful. Each year, Team Chalk (which consists of myself, my husband, family members and friends) participate in the March for Babies marathon to support healthy babies and moms.
Even if you were fortunate to have never needed the services of MOD, you may be connected to someone who does. So, as we celebrate the season of New Beginnings and Mother’s Day, I want to encourage you to consider supporting this worthy organization so that we can ensure a future of beautiful new beginnings for moms and dads-to-be.
It’s no secret that today’s bride is not resigned to wearing only white for her trip down the aisle. From ravishing red to breathtaking black, modern brides understand that the only rules that apply for the woman of the hour is that there are no rules.
For the ladies who may want to be even a little more bold in their wedding day selection, a multi-colored gown will definitely make a statement. Springtime offers the chance for brides to relish in their love for patterns that range from psychedelic chic to angelic pastels. Floral prints in various hues can make for a dramatic, yet romantic visage for a late-afternoon ceremony as well. The bride can also plan for the theme colors of her decor to coordinate with the colors of her dress.
So, if you want to rock this look for your wedding, but feel a little apprehensive, just remember that Kermit once said that the rainbow connection was for lovers and dreamers — I definitely think you qualify.
The Easter holiday weekend is here! If your dinner menu is set, but you need an idea for dessert, you can’t go wrong with desserts in a jar. Cakes, pies and puddings in mason jars are both fun and convenient. The jars double as serving utensils, and as to-go containers.
You can bake pies in the jars and set them out on a dessert bar with various flavors of whipped cream toppings and ice cream for your guests. If you don’t want to serve cake or pie, try creating a decorative dessert using pudding or custard with fruit. And, if you need an idea for shower or reception favors, your guests will definitely appreciate pre-made cakes or pies in jars wrapped with beautiful bows or flowers.
What better way to say ‘Happy Easter,’ ‘I Love You’ or ‘Thank You’ than with sweets for the sweet!
Welcome to my blog Tiffany Chalks it Up! I'm so thrilled to share my tidbits for pulling off a wedding that's all about you, touting all the latest trends in everything from accessories to stationery and putting all those adorable little details that get me excited about weddings and events out there for all of you to see! Chalk it up to my love for a great bargain or to my inner fashionista, but when it comes to planning your event, savvy and stylish is the name of the game. Here's to planning your day, and looking good while doing it.