We are beyond excited. Martha Stewart Weddings is about to make Christmas that much sweeter by releasing their biggest issue ever! We’re talking about the Martha Stewart Weddings Winter 2013 issue, of course. It’s officially available right now as an iPad download and hits newsstands Monday, the 24th. One of the reasons we’re excited, aside from the Ryan Reynolds + Blake Lively wedding exclusive (been dying to see photos!), is the Metallic Wedding Ideas story in this issue. It’s kind of got our name all over it. Take a sneak peek!
Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle? Metallics are a great way to transform something simple into something special. In the latest issue you’ll see ideas with subtle shimmer to more dramatic flashes of glitter and foil. There are 8 pages of easy ways to add sparkle to your wedding, from a little Midas touch on your bouquet, to the glitzy accessories you can shop for, to a gleaming tables cape, to fun favors your guests will savor.
If you can’t wait until December 24th, you can download the Martha Stewart Weddings Winter 2013 issue to your iPad now!
Photography by Laurie Frankel/Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2013 Copyright 2012.
Cover: Photography by Marcus Nilsson/Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2013 Copyright 2012.
We love a good New Year’s party, we do. And after the black & gold wedding inspiration shoot and New Year’s Eve wedding ideas post, it’s kind of all we can think about. We also seriously love putting together our festive ensembles to ring in 2013 in style. Hello, perfect way to spend holiday gift cards!
Hope you all have something exciting, or cozy, planned for the 31st. Here are some of our fave picks from around the ‘nets at the moment:
Eeee, we’re getting so close to New Year’s Eve! Insane, right? But we’ll take it. It’s another reason to dress festive, eat more sweets, decorate with glitter, get a little crafty with gold spray paint, spend time with loved ones and throw confetti in the air! So in case you’re in need of some decorating ideas, Sulliven Owen and Love Me Do Photography have got a handful of ‘em that you can DIY in a jiffy. They glittered noisemakers, mason jars, candles, little plastic animals for cake toppers, and filled clear balloons with confetti (perfect for a big balloon drop at the stroke of midnight). Fun!
Guest confetti packets are a must! Make to sure to have extra on hand. There’s always a reason to throw more confetti.
A little hot chocolate with marshmallows in glittery mason jars is a good little drink/snack to have on hand after all the cocktails have been had.
And sweet mini bites? Yes! They go perfect with hot cocoa… and little glitter animal cake toppers.
Can’t wait to ring in 2013!!!
Photography: Amanda & Carina of Love Me Do Photography / Venue & Desserts (except the marshmallows and cake): PÊCHE Sherman Mills / Video: Lovesick Inc (formerly hi-society productions) / Florals and Styling: Sullivan Owen / Vintage Rentals: Maggpie Vintage / Paper goods: Timepiece Paper Co. / Makeup and Hair: Makeup by Aleksandra / Additional Styling and diy help: Christi Fail and Katie Hennessey
Having a romantic and elegant wedding doesn’t have to mean roses everywhere, shiny details, or a b&w required affair anymore. This shoot, photographed by Paige Reaux shows us another way of looking at that theme, using bright florals, lace dress details, hand crafted paper water-color flowers hand-painted by a local artist who often draws inspiration from Walter Anderson, and pottery dinnerware in greens, blues, yellows and pinks. We think you’ll find yourself easily inspired to bring a couple of these ideas into your upcoming wedding or event. We definitely want to scout out gorgeous pottery goblets & vessels after seeing how they were used here!
Photography: Paige Reaux Photography / Hair Stylist: Salon Rouge / Event Designer: Woodsy Design / Floral Designer: Pine Hills Floral Designs / Invitation Designer: Catie Daniel Art / Ceremony location: The Mary C. / Makeup Artist: Mallory Fitzgerald / Bakery: French Kiss Pastries/ Paper Props: Thrifty Chic Love / Reception dress: BCBG
Been thinking about all the New Year’s brides out there, so thought we’d share this little number with ya. We all know gold, glitter, and sequins are a must for any NYE bash, but if you’re looking for ideas on how to incorporate it all into your wedding invitations, cocktails, decor and fashion, Jessica over at The Petal Company has some great ones. Check ‘em out!
Love those sparkly metallic dresses? You can find a similar style here.
Here’s to many fabulous weddings that will take place when the clock strikes midnight!
Photography: Danielle Capito Photography / Event + Floral Design: The Petal Company / Hair Stylist: Lindsay Skog of PMA / Invitation Designer: Aerialist Press / Dress Store: J’aime Bridal / Cake Designer: Sweet Tooth Confections / Linens and Coverings: Napa Valley Linens / Equipment Rentals: Milk Glass / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vici