The Sweetest Occasion in Nonpareil Magazine

At long last I am excited to tell you about the latest issue of Nonpareil Magazine where The Sweetest Occasion is featured! The ladies at Nonpareil asked a handful of bloggers to provide the inspiration for this issue and then asked each blogger’s dream team of vendors to create an editorial shoot inspired by that blogger’s personal style. I chose a team of Upstate New York wedding vendors – Rebecca Ashby of The Pink Orange, Alisha Clark of Clark + Walker Studio, Kris Ann Elario of Fleurtacious Designs and Katie O’Malley of Katie O Weddings and Events. I love these ladies – they are all incredibly talented and some of the coolest people I know and the vision they came up with is a spot on reflection of my personal style. Pop over to Nonpareil Magazine and check it out! Of course, I won’t leave you hanging – here’s a little sneak peak of what’s in store for you…

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A big thank you to Maddy and Jess of Nonpareil Magazine for including me in this amazing issue! xoxo

{Photos by Clark + Walker Studio.}

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Hostess Gift Holiday Downloads

Good morning, friends! As promised, I’m back with another great holiday download today, this one from one of my BFFs (and new mommy as of yesterday morning) Carolynn of Two Brunettes. The holiday party season really gets cranking this weekend so Carolynn dreamed up an adorable hostess gift card and the cutest Santa gift tags perfect for a bottle of wine to bring along with you. Print on cardstock, then hole punch and tie with twine or print on label paper and adhere it right to the wine bottle. Cute and whimsical, these Christmas designs are one of my favorites yet!

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Download hostess gift cards + Santa gift tags for your upcoming Christmas parties!

{Design by Two Brunettes. Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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A Sweet Savannah Wedding

I love it when readers send me photos of their wedding and cite The Sweetest Occasion as a source of inspiration, so I was really happy to hear from Anjali and have her share her lovely wedding. But I have to say, what I love most about Anjali and Matthew’s wedding is the sweet romance and intimacy of their seventeen person celebration. Yup. Seventeen people. This Chicago couple traveled with a small group of their nearest and dearest to Savannah, a city they love, and celebrated with a traditional church wedding followed by dinner at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. She wore a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier dress and carried a stunning bouquet, and they had photos taken in Forsyth Park. This wedding was all of the love and none of the fuss and I just can’t get enough.

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Aren’t these two just so gorgeous together? Congratulations, Anjali and Matthew, and thank you for sharing!

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Photographer: Jessica Purvis Photography
Venue: Mansion on Forsyth Park
Dress: Monique Lhuillier, style Monet
Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss
Tie: Calvin Klein
Veil: Erin Lindsay Janish
Shoes: J.Crew with embellishments from B.Poetic
Flowers: Garden on the Square
Cake: Sheri’s Edible Designs
Hair/makeup: The Red Headed Bride

{Photos by Jessica Purvis Photography.}

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A Christmas Collection

I’ve been collecting a lot of pretty Christmas ideas on Pinterest and thought I’d share a sampling of the shiny things that I am loving right now. If you’re like me and you’re still working on Christmas decorating, baking and crafting, consider this an extra dose of inspiration. I am definitely digging holiday decor that is a little sparkly, a bit time worn and charmingly homespun because it reminds me of all the things Christmas should be – magical, happy, full of tradition, and alive with carefree laughter and joy.

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Row 1: sparkly house, DIY snowmen, sugary star cookies
Row 2: winter wonderland ornament, Christmas tree, snowy tree
Row 3: mantle, joy, cookie cutters
Row 4: berries, wreath, vintage ornaments
Row 5: Christmas treats, sugar cookies, snowy wreath

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A Holiday Tablescape

With layered red and white linens and simple natural touches, this pretty holiday tablescape is right up my alley. It’s elegant with refined yet casual details like little sprigs of evergreen and twine with a single jingle bell as napkin rings. This would be really lovely for an upcoming holiday dinner party or make a sweet, festive scene for Christmas morning breakfast. Elements of this tablescape were sourced inexpensively from Pier 1 – check out the details on Restored Style.

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{Photos from Restored Style.}

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