Welcoming your friends, family, and even co-workers to an event is one of the most enjoyable experiences we can think of. Typically it is a time for celebration, happiness, relaxation (sometimes), and experience. The art of the "welcome wagon" is growing to be just that, an absolute art form.
We are featuring, and frankly giving a huge high five to some of our favorite companies around making custom welcome boxes. If you aren't familiar, custom welcome/gift boxes are a beautiful way to welcome your guests to your event. For example: A wedding hosted here in Colorado, guests may expect welcome boxes with a bottle opener to represent (and help consume :)) craft beer, which Colorado is becoming more heavily known for. They may also expect to find, locally sourced beef jerky, or a travel size sunscreen to protect those cheeks from the high altitude sun. So on and so forth, you get the picture. Either way, companies are doing an exceptional job welcoming guests from around the globe. Without further adieu,
Our local Go-To: Bundles Gift Co.
Beautifully and expertly crafted, Bundles keeps it elegant, simple, fun, and valuable. They feature gifts only found in Colorado and exceptional custom calligraphy.
We just discovered this team while attending the Bliss and Bespoke retreat (blog up soon) in Charleston, South Carolina. Absolutely stunning work.
Based out of Vancouver, BC, we love By Broken Arrow for using local products, ready to display floral arrangements, and re-usable items.
Alright folks, with these suggestions you have no excuses! I love wine and chocolate, I will be checking my door step frequently!
With spring collections quickly nudging themselves onto racks everywhere, we are dying to see what 2015 brides will be wearing! Last year was subtle, and lacy; giving the "Good Witch" style (Wizard of Oz...got it?), a much needed breather. Both looks are exceptional in their own right but we are really hoping for more laid back, au naturale bridal looks. As we patiently wait for this years wedding dress trends and styles to present themselves, we have taken a look at a few of our trend setting 2014 Gold Leaf brides. These three dresses bring a uniqueness and ever classic look to the table. We feel we will see a lot more of these themes in the proceeding months.
The stripes on this dress give such a whimsical feel without being over the top. It remains feminine and flowing with a gathered back. Absolutely in love.
This 20's inspired dress is effortlessly elegant. With subtle front and precise stitching detail, the dress fits and falls perfectly.
Our bride Brooke wears the most breath taking vintage lace gown for her wedding. The back buttons continue all the way down the train which we LOVE. The lace fabric in conjunction with the ultra romantic veil makes all of his absolutely stunning.
How is a girl to decide!? Well this is just a little inspo. Have fun and choose whatever makes you comfortable and feeling amazing. Those qualities are sure to shine.