12 Nov

Cleo & Clementine wedding dress

If you’ve been digging all the dreamy fall wedding inspiration we’ve had up lately, you’ll die for K + J’s Catskills wedding. We mean, it rained the morning of and left clouds lingering over the valley all day. Jeff even had hand warmers waiting for Katie when she met him at the altar! Carina of Love Me Do Photography was there (with soaked boots and frozen toes) to capture their vintage eclectic style—plaid jackets, vintage décor, Etsy finds, and all.

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11 Nov

Friendsgiving ideas

Being a newlywed means lots of new milestones on the calendar in your first year after the wedding. One of the most exciting as we head into this most festive time of year, is the chance to host your first gathering in your home together. As properly marrieds, that is. And do you know what comes with that? An excuse to break out ALL of the goodies you were gifted from your Gift Registry to create a properly gorgeous table to share with your guests. Next up in our ongoing series with our friends at Crate and Barrel is pretty much all the inspiration you need to host your own Friendsgiving (or any fall dinner party for that matter) this season. Make sure you invite us, kay?

Friendsgiving invites

First we like to set the stage with a proper invite for those on your guest list. Sure it’s just a dinner party, but how excited are your guests going to be when they get a *real* invite in the mail? Makes the whole business very official and extra special.

Champagne cocktail

Be sure to have a bubbly cocktail on hand (in your new Tour champagne flutes) when your guests arrive. Nothing says party like a fizzy drink served on a festive platter.

Thanksgiving party ideas

Choose cookware and kitchen staples that double as serving ware. That goes without saying when we’re talking about ovenware, but that gorgeous End Grain Cutting Board above does double duty as a cutting board and handsome serving platter.

Cheeseboard

Be sure to offer your guests something to nibble on whilst dinner is cooking. A big beautiful spread of cheeses goes perfectly with your bubbly beverage, everyone loves trying different combinations, and it’s practically no effort for le hostess.

Friendsgiving

The Marbury Collection makes for lovely, elegant every day dining, but did you know you can add a set of their special edition wishbone salad plates for November? Goes without saying that the Harper Rose Gold flatware should be on everyone’s registry.

Rose gold flatware

Fall wild wreath

Thanksgiving party ideas

Perhaps the most essential tip of all, when planning your menu choose recipes that can be prepped ahead, popped in the oven, and served straight away in their cooking dish. Add a selection of pretty casseroles (like the 3 sizes of the Marin line) and a beautiful Le Creuset French Oven to your gift registry will have you perfectly prepared for your first big holiday meal.

Thanksgiving party ideas

Thanksgiving party ideas

Easy breezy, no?

Thanksgiving party ideas

Thanksgiving apple pie

And finally, give yourself a break and ask a friend to bring dessert! Taking one aspect of the meal off you plate, gives you all the more time to perfect the rest of dinner. (Side note: this beautiful handmade pie box would be a super sweet hostess gift!)

Escort card display

Bright fall florals

Just a teensy peek at the full tablescape, because it’s so delicious.

Thanksgiving party ideas

Thanksgiving party ideas

So what we’re saying is, when you’re creating your Gift Registry, be sure to think ahead to events in the future. Sure you only use some of these things a few times a year, but those are the times that you *really* want to have the right pieces for entertaining in your arsenal.

Friendsgiving essentials

[Tour Champagne Glass / 5.5 qt Cream Le Creuset French Oven / End Grain Cutting Board / Copper charger / Harper Rose Gold Flatware / Keaton Round Serving Bowl / Harper Serving Set / Helena Peacock Linen Tablecloth / Piebox /  Amuse Serving Board / Marbury Wishbone Salad Plate / Marin Baking Dishes]

We’ve got the entire gorgeous tablescape and dessert service on Crate and Barrel’s blog today too! It’s soooo pretty so be sure to pop over to take a look.

Concept & Styling: 100 Layer Cake / Photography: Paige Jones / Florals: Moon Canyon / Catering: Whoa Nelly / Calligraphy and invites: A Fabulous Fete / Videography: California Electric Co.

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11 Nov

Romantic Spanish countryside portrait

So, that magical photo above? Totally unplanned during Rocío + Luis’ portrait sesh with Daniel of People Producciones after the romantic ceremony you’re about to see. They saw the sheep along the countryside, and Daniel was able to get some unforgettable shots. Rocío says, Thinking about this moment I have realized that despite planning everything carefully, there will always be unexpected events, but fortunately some of them are even better than your initial plan. Isn’t that amazing?

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10 Nov

Calligraphy table runner

When Justine of Milton Photography set out to teach her wedding workshop, she knew she had to bring a talented team together to craft a whole design that they could shoot every detail of. Naturally one that brides + grooms would be inspired by too. The winter wedding scene that Birds and Honey styled ended up being perfect for couples with a winter date that still want to keep a light, soft feel to things. Those candles + calligraphy… So romantic!

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10 Nov

Rustic modern Big Sur wedding

Amanda + Spike’s Big Sur wedding was musical and edgy just like them. Just consider their visions for the day. His: a jam sesh among the trees with their best friends and food trucks and kegs. Hers: A little more “wedding”. Seems like just the job for Bash Please, doesn’t it? They thought so too. Bash even helped them discover James Moes, who captured everything from the bridesmaids’ black jumpsuits (!!!) to the sunny table details.  

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9 Nov

Wooden wedding welcome sign

We srsly love it, looove it, when a photographer and a designer’s visions for a shoot pair so supremely well that you have to think it was meant to be. Jillian Bowes’ moody and evocative photo style and Kenley Event Design‘s mission to style a wedding at dusk in the fall = a prime example. Really guys, has a backyard ever made a more perfect backdrop?

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