Wedding Wednesday: Bridesmaid Gifts

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1 |  Little Market Beaded Bracelet
2 |  Dogeared Necklaces
3 |  Anthropologie Perennial Garden Robe
4 | GiftShopBrooklyn Mini Makeup Clutch

After being trapped inside by the snow and ice all day yesterday, I just can’t help but let my mind wander to all the sweet things spring will certainly bring us – soon! I will say that I always appreciate the snow.  I especially love the pretty peaceful snow we get here in NC. It sticks for a few icy days and grants you some snuggly time at home.  Before you know it it’s gone, the sun is shining again and you almost feel rejuvenated after a short rest. Part of me wants to think about planning beautiful winter weddings like THIS one but the other part of me wants to think about spring flowers and their gorgeous colors. Since spring is right around the corner (it has to be, right?) I thought it better to head in that direction with a bridesmaids gift round up created with spring in mind.

Jewelry is always a good standby for your special ladies.  Any bridesmaid would love a sweet beaded bracelet from The Little Market and you’re supporting a great organization at the same time.  They come in a variety of colors so you can match your bridesmaids dresses or get them each a different color to match their personality instead.  Dogeared is a go-to for me for gifts whether it’s a small thank you or an occasion like a bridesmaids gift or even for your flower girls.  Thank them all for being the “balance” or the “anchor” you needed on your big day or simply let them know that they are loved and appreciated.

If jewelry is too expected for you, think about what they might need through out the day. This Perennial robe from Anthropologie is perfect for getting ready together the morning of your wedding.  Not only will they love to take it home but how sweet would your pictures be with all of your ladies in this adorable lacy cover up?  (I also love THIS one.) Or perhaps they’ll need a little clutch in which to carry their necessities through out the day.  All of the items from Annie at GiftShopBrooklyn would make perfect gifts.  I particularly like this hand-made, hand-dyed, cotton, mini makeup clutch. It’s the perfect size for all those essentials.

I hope you enjoy my picks.  Happy planning everyone.

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Sneak Peek: C&Q Say I Do

I can’t wait any longer to share some pictures with you from a March wedding.  I’m working on a post with the professional images but in the meantime, here is a sneak peek with images taken from my iPhone. I CAN NOT wait to share the special shots with you soon!

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We made custom welcome bags that included:

  • custom designed map of Durham and schedule
  • local nut butter from Big Spoon Roasters paired with a sourdough pretzel
  • small bag of the bride’s favorite, gummy bears
  • custom goose cookie from Mad Hatter’s Bakery referencing the B&G’s nickname for eachother
  • custom water bottles
  • hangover kits from Etsy

There was a quiet moment when we finished decorating in which I could snap this photo before we ran to the ceremony.  I always hope to give the bride (or the bride & groom together) this moment, too.  They were thrilled with results and I have to say, I was too.  Can’t wait to share their special story and other images with you.

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