Trend Inspiration | Customized Ring Boxes

Traditionally ring bearers carry a pillow with wedding bands tied to it.  Now more commonly a ring box is carried by the ring bearer or even best man. Lori & Erin perfectly captured this picture of a bride and groom's ring box customized to their sunflower theme. Check out more on their website at www.lorianderin.com. Following this Tuesday trend are different types of ring boxes to best fit your unique style.


{1} The Engraved Tree Trunk: We've all seen the old tree carved with initials inside of a heart as a symbol of young (or old) love. Why wouldn't you want to incorporate that timeless tradition into your wedding day with a ring box like this one.


{2} The Book Of Love: If reading is something you and your groom have in common, this hidden ring carrier is a great way to express your hobbies in a creative way.


{3} A Box of Florals: An elegant and dainty way to bring in more of your wedding flowers is to use them to carry your wedding bands. It doesn't get much more beautiful than seeing your wedding bands on top of your favorite flowers, now does it?


{4} Top Secret Mission: Ring bearers aren't always going to be on their best behavior, but making him feel like he is playing a game may keep him much more engaged.  Not to mention, this will put a smile on all your guests faces!


{5} That's Us In a Nutshell: To all those nature lovers out there, this is an au naturel way to have your rings presented to you before the "I do".



Fashion Inspiration

{1} Hippie-Chic: Is your style stuck in the wrong era? This dress incorporates all hippie elements while still having a whimsical modern twist.

{2} Barefoot Floral: To go along with a hippie-chic dress, some are more comfortable being barefoot! And you won't have to worry about wearing heels that sink into the ground.


{3} Turquoise Is The New Black: Turquoise jewelry is back and it's big. This engagement ring is unique to a turquoise lover's sense of style.


{4} Head Jewelry: If you like what you've seen so far in this post, then a statement head jewelry piece like this one might just be your thing.

{5} Denim Button Down: Have you got a laid back groom on your hands? Well this laid back look will probably suit him well, and a denim button down is a great way for him to be comfortable and trendy on your wedding day.


Ruby's Blog | Wedding Album

Hello Bride & Groom’s To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week, I can’t wait to share with you about selecting your wedding album!

Preserving your memories from your big day involves making important decisions. Your album will be around for many, many years to come! There are so many different styles, sizes, colors, manufacturers and customization options to choose from, there is a lot of thought put into it.

Storybook, Journal, or Coffee Table Albums are usually considered the most elegant alternative to a traditional wedding album. Many images are combined to create a custom collage-like page that will tell a story. The actual album is made up of a combination of leather, fabric, paper or other exotic material. Think of it as a personal diary of your wedding day.

Library Bound Albums are attractive, hardbound albums with a library book style of edge binding. The pages are permanently fixed in place, and the photographs are either directly glued or attached to mats that slide into slots on the page.

Expandable Pin Albums, held together by interlocking pin hinges, allow the number of pages in the album to be changed easily. You can either leave the hinges visible or cover them up. Usually the mat openings are covered with a layer of plastic.

Be sure the style of album you choose fits your budget and personal style. You can ask to see samples from the photographer and this may be an opportunity to see albums you might not have considered before. Enjoy the process of persevering your memories and creating an heirloom for your family.


Fashion Inspiration

{1} Floral Wedding Gown: This gown does break the tradition of the Bride in all white, but we are so in love with it anyway! The beautiful floral print is so feminine, it will be such a breath-taking look on any woman. Dress designed by Wendy Makin.


{2} Studded Wedding Shoes: These wedding shoes designed by Christian Louboutin are perfect for the funky bride! 


{3} Colored Clutch: We adore this pop-of-color bridal clutch! It is stylish while also being extremely useful to carry all of the Bride's Day-Of necessities.


{4} Knot Ring: Not all rings need to have diamonds. Sometimes, the couple is looking for something different, or just as beautiful and meaningful but in their price range. This Lover's Knot ring is perfect because it is feminine and gorgeous, while symbolizing the love of two people.


{5} Colored Socks: Brighten up the men's attire at your wedding by having them wear colored socks! This will tie in your wedding colors while adding some fun to their outfits.



Ruby's Blog | Alternative Wedding Registry

Hello Bride & Groom’s To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week, I can’t wait to share with you some ideas for your wedding registry!

{1} Hatch My House: This is a perfect registry for those newlyweds trying to save up for their first home. It lets you create an idea of what you are looking for in your first home, whether you need to save up for a down payment or renovations. You can then easily share the info with your friends and family!

{2} Zola:  Rather than going to several different stores for your registry, just go to Zola! It offers many different retail items from lots of different stores. This is a very organized and stress-free way of registering for your wedding!

{3} Registry Rebellion: If you already have a home together, then Registry Rebellion may be perfect for you. Rather than getting your typical house items for your wedding, this lets your friends and family put their gift money towards an activity such as skydiving, scuba diving, white water rafting, bungee jumping, etc. This wedding registry is perfect for adventurous couples!    

{4} Honeyfund: This is another great wedding registry if you already have everything you want and need for your home. This will let your friends and family put their gift right into your honeymoon fund. Maybe they would like to pay for a day excursion during your trip, or a romantic dinner for two. This is also great to keep in mind while creating the overall budget for your wedding and honeymoon.

{5} Merci Registry: Looking to add some personality and creativity to your wedding registry? With Merci Registry you can make a custom website with the gifts you would like, and you are able to choose things from all over the world! Friends and family can go on your website, look through your registry and order gifts online. Merci will also show them what has been bought for you and what is still on the list.


Trend Inspiration | Escort Cards Display

Escort cards are the way your guests will know which table they will be seated at during your wedding reception. There are so many creative ways to display your escort cards, from simple to extravagant. We love this rustic themed display photographed by Lori and Erin, and now want to share some more ideas with you!

{1} Succulents for Everyone: For your garden inspired wedding, use mini succulent planters to display the escort cards as well as double as favors!


{2} Pocket Display: Have a wall of beautiful colors that match your theme, that hold each escort card for your guests! We think this display is adorable, yet can be made very glamorous as well.

{3} Sign Display: You could skip the actual cards all together and create an awesome display using chalkboard signs. Very fun and useful decor! 


{4} Traveling Escort Cards: We think this luggage tag escort card display is fabulous! It is very creative for a travel themed wedding, and can double as a wedding favor as well. 


{5} Champagne Welcome: Get your party started right away by supplying each guest with a glass of champagne as they enter the reception and find their escort card. 



Fashion Inspiration

{1} Short Wedding Dress: This is a fun look for the bride who may be looking to add some spark or originality to her big day! Perfect for a mid summer wedding, we love this sophisticated and sweet look designed by the late Oscar de la Renta.


{2} Embellished Wedding Shoes: Looking to add a little more flair to your wedding attire? Try these gorgeous yet simplistic embellished wedding shoes designed by Guiseppe Zanotti.

{3} "Mrs." Necklace: This sweet and small last touch is perfect for a bride on her wedding day. 


{4} Stackable Rings: We adore the idea of a stackable diamond engagement ring, because it can be added onto throughout the years, with new stackable rings celebrating milestones.


{5} Something Blue for Him: Something blue may bring him good luck too! If it matches your theme, have your man wear blue wedding shoes for a fun twist on tradition.