How often have you heard about the amazing venues that are in our area, yet you haven’t been able to experience them yourself? If you would like to tour one of them, you need to make an appointment to see it (and if you aren’t planning an event, that could be tricky!) or be invited to attend an event at that particular location. I know that many of us are curious when we hear venue names, so the venue tour is your chance to see what these venues are all about! Click here to register (tickets start at just $5!).
Yes, the obvious choice for attendees is brides, but our tour is so much more than that. Here are ideas of those who would be perfect visitors for our tour…
With our tours, refreshments, music and vendors, it will be a fun day out for all kinds of groups, so gather your friends and come out for some fun! I am so, so, SO excited about our venue tour. It’s something that will be unique yet familiar (think along the lines of the Garden Day Tours or the SML Charity Home Tour).
It will be SO wonderful to experience all of these venues in person (and meet the owners!). So, grab some friends and come join us for a lovely day. Click here to purchase your tickets (so reasonable!) for this fun event.
Of course you want your guests to have cute favors to take home, but what about the packaging they come in? Here are some fun ways to embellish premade bags or construct bags of your own for a wedding or party. Just click on the highlighted words for tutorial links.
Premade bags can be stamped (and custom stamps can be ordered!) and filled with goodies. Here is one from Wolves in London.
Make a statement like this bold one with a monogram stamp in a bright color. This one hails from Poppy Haus.
Intimate weddings has a super simple stamped favor bag. It doesn’t take much to have a personalized feel!
Embellish a cute burlap favor bag with vintage or found items (or some you have around home!) like Morena’s Corner did.
Valley and Co Lifestyle shows you how to turn colorful vintage handkerchiefs into favor bags. The wrapping definitely becomes a favor, too!
These heart bags from Twinkle and Twine are super cute with their peekaboo element. You need to know how to sew, but the result is great!
Boho Weddings has this lovely linen favor bag… so sweet, and I adore the touch of putting it on a colorful vintage plate.
These no sew (yay!) favor bags hail from Intimate Weddings. You could even use vintage fabrics or fat quarters to make these (or scraps!).
So fun! I hope those inspired you to personalize some favors of your own for your next event. No matter what is inside, the outside will look beautiful.
Many ladies love photography, and it makes sense! So many women serve as the documenter of their families, capturing images of their sweet children or serving as the official photographer on family vacations and such. It seems only natural that so many females enjoy picking up the camera for many reasons, and several make a career out of it! Such is the premise of our Lady Photographer’s Tea. Whether a woman is a hobby photographer or picks up the camera for an income, all levels of skill and commitment come together to enjoy connecting with one another.
Cater This pulled out all of the stops at our tea, giving us a genuine catered European afternoon tea of scones, tea sandwiches and desserts (oh, and of course… tea!). All was served on beautiful eclectic china from various eras. So lovely! One thing that was a special surprise (even to me) was that the weather was gorgeous enough that we decided to move the event from the inside of Terrace View by the James to the amazing outer deck, giving our vintage affair a more urban scape. I loved the juxtaposition of the city with the elegance of our tea.
I hope that you enjoy this showcase of our time together. Our first set of photos comes from Karin of Red Chestnut Photography.
Our guests from left to right: Karin (Red Chestnut Photogaphy), Liz (Sincerely, Liz: Photography), Allegra (Allegra’s Studio), Libby (Elizabeth Bundrick Photography), Kim (Capture It Photography), Jennifer (clutch and Hill City Bride), Marissa (Bella Muse Photography), Karin (Karin Nicole Photography) and Nicki (Live Simply Photography).
Our next set of photos are from Libby of Elizabeth Bundrick Photography.
And the following photos are from Sincerely, Liz: Photography… so lovely!
Thank you so much to all of the ladies who came out for such a lovely event. We hope to have more teas in the future, but if you are craving interaction with other female business owners, click here to check out our local group, Moxie! Thank you again to Cater This for catering and Terrace View by the James for providing us with an amazing venue space.
When it comes to creativity and uniqueness, Crafting by Knight definitely has something great in store for brides in our area (and beyond as they have an Etsy store, so they can serve brides from all over!). If you are looking for a bouquet that catches the eye, will last well beyond the wedding, and can be made with sentimental items (or just lovely papers), then take a peek at these. Plus, Casey (owner and artist) is just super sweet… she also made these paper flowers for her own wedding (click here to take a peek!).
My mind churns with the possibilities of papers that can be used to make these bouquets:
The list is almost endless, and view the collection below by Crafting by Knight.
Aren’t those different? I’m sure you can think of other types of papers that can be used… so creative! Again, to see Casey’s own wedding and how she incorporated paper flowers, be sure to click here.