Gift Guide | For the Guys

Taya, our intern at large, is back with her shopping list to make any dude super stoked he is a groomsmen! Take it away Taya!

“Grooms, this one’s for you! While bridesmaid’s gifts tend to lean towards the sentimental, groomsmen gifts tend to be more practical in nature. Due to the fact that guys don’t often buy one another gifts, the decision can be difficult, but you know your friends better than anyone. Are they music buffs or sports fans? Are they adventurous or into fitness? Either way our gift suggestion list will give you some ideas for every kind of budget and for every kind of guy.”


1 - “Man Things Pouch” - as opposed to lady things, which would not fit in 1 pouch! – $18

2 -  Phaidon Where Chefs Eat- if you don’t want this book, we can not be friends, trust me – $20

3 - Pulco Card holder- for the business man who has his stuff together, but doesnt have to be snooty about it! – $30

4 - Hair on your Chest Flask Set- could be used right before you walk down the aisle, could be… – $38

5 - TGRShrk Men’s standard Issue tee - Tees from Dirty Heads singer Jared Watson for your rocker friends – $42

6 - Stock MFG Teal Plaid Tie- we love our former grooms company, and so will your dudes! – $45

7Anchor Bracelet- because your boys always make it happen…captain- $58

8 -  Ollo Clip- clip it on your phone for 4 different lenses – $70-

9Burton Rider’s Snowboard Pack – because at one point this man saved your life, here dude, have a backpack – $62.83

10 - Merkur Gift set shave kit - help your men look their best – $108 

11 - Rayban Andy Sunglasses – always in style, now you can even customize them to look exactly how you want-  $125

12. Nike + Fuel Band - my hubs is obsessed with this, get your guys in shape and ready to dance at your wedding – $149

*editors note  – Katie Jayne couldn’t help herself and added in her feelings on these gifts, these thoughts are her own and do not represent Taya’s thoughts on these gifts!

Cute Couple Alert!

In this business, I meet a ton of couples. And while we love them all, this couples story just gives me goosebumps. How can you not love a couple who can cook for each other out of the world meals from start to finish! They are people after my own heart! I stumbled upon this story recently and just had to share. We can not WAIT until their October wedding! Check out them and other foodie lovers here!

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Gift Guide | For The Girls

We love a good gift guide and our latest intern at large put together this stellar list of goodies to gift to all your bridesmaids and other lovely ladies. Take it away Taya!

“The Bridesmaid Gift is just one more decision in the seemingly endless array of decisions surrounding a wedding. On your big day, some of the people you want to honor most are your best girlfriends- who have been there through all the ups and downs of your relationship and shared your journey to the walk down the aisle.

Regardless of your budget, the gifts should be memorable and as unique as you group of girls. Remember that the bridesmaids have been spending on their dresses, your bachelorette party, and your bridal shower. Here’s your opportunity to say thank you in a personal and meaningful way.

Because some bridal parties can grow quite large, expensive gifts aren’t always an option. Here are some ideas to suit every budget. Listed from lowest to highest price point.”


1. Monogrammed Shot glasses - b/c things that are monogrammed are awesome, things that hold vodka are also awesome -  $12
2. Uplift- Dead Sea Salts - because a former bride of ours makes them, and they smell as amazing as the packaging looks! -  $19
3. “Hudson Jewelry Box” in glass-  – hold your favorite bits and bobbles, what more do you need? – $25
4. Elle Est Forte {She is strong} Tankcan we just talk about how great these are? Strong message printed on a killer tee, every lady we know needs on of these! – $27
5. Custom soft-covered, sustainable photobooks. - THESE BOOKS. You can make them on your phone they are so simple, the layouts are beautiful and your girls will think you slaved away on this very personal gift – $17- $37
6. Lavender Soy Candle - We can’t even begin to be able to relay how awesome these candles smell, and they last forever – $38
7. Largo Jewelry Boxits a bigger box, to put even more bits and bobbles, why not? – $40
8. “Saying Bangles” - I’ll take a legit bangle over a diamond any day, check out this site, they have a plethora to choose from! – $45
9. Silver Initial Ringsits goes back to “things that are monogrammed are awesome”  – $45 (or $135 for stack of three)
10. The Born Rocker Travel Wallet - its black and gold, it hold your credit cards and and maybe a lip gloss, its basically our favorite – $95
11. Monogrammed Ice Bucket with a bottle of champagnemonogrammed, check, holds bubbly, check, screams of joy, check -  $99 +
12. Hipanema Bracelet -the ultimate friendship bracelet, instead of having to tie them on, they connect with a magnate, meaning  you can easily switch them out based on your outfit! -  $118.
13. Fujifilm Fine Pix X60- Waterproof & Shockproof camera - because a picture is still worth a 1000 words, even if you drop your camera 1000 times –   $160-200 

*editors note  – Katie Jayne couldn’t help herself and added in her feelings on these gifts, these thoughts are her own and do not represent Taya’s thoughts on these gifts!

Meet the Interns! | 2014 Internship Program

We are THRILLED to announce that the Jayne Weddings & Events team is growing! With Nicole moving into a lead coordinator position, we had space to bring on a new intern. But after interviewing a ton of talent, we couldn’t just bring on one, so we chose two!

Meet Taya! Taya will be assisting us the day of, as well helping us network, run errands, schedule meetings, blog, and so much more! She is also currently working on super cool styled shoot. This girl is uber creative, we can’t wait to see it all come together!


Name: Taya Lyskanycz
School: Syracuse University ( BFA in Interior Design, see, I told you, creative.)
Random Fact: I have a surprising amount of upper body strength from rowing for 4 years on my high school crew team. (that will come in handy!)
Why do you love Weddings? The photographs will be seen for generations to come- that’s why every bride wants the details to be so perfect. Also, it’s possibly the greatest party you’ll ever throw!

Meet Liz! Liz will be assisting us the day of with all our crazy installs. The girl works on Anthro window installs, so we knew she would fit the bill! She is also currently learning CS6, so hopefully soon she will be busting out custom designs for all our favorite couples!


Name: Liz King
School: Ohio University (Go buckeyes! mmmm, buckeyes)
Random Fact: Secretly dreams of being a DJ (Don’t we all!)
Why do you love Weddings? I love weddings because the idea of being apart of such a meaningful day that the couple will remember forever is such a cool feeling. (Awwwww, we feel the same way!)

Feeling Blue | Indie Wed 2014

We know, we know, its still snowing in most parts of the country and the LAST thing you want is some cool blue tones filling up your eyeballs, but we must share with you the booth we put together for Indie Wed! We love this wedding show as we use it to show fun couples what there wedding could be! This year we went much more toned down then last year, but still very over the top. Jayne is about to release our new branding and we are so in love with our new logo, we thought why not have it cut out of gorg gold plexi! Its sorta a “duh” move, so simple it hurts. We knew we wanted to use mostly blue, as its a really lovely color that we dont get to use enough in the wedding world. We chose a heavy cuddly velvet navy backdrop to set the stage. We worked closely with Aged Vintage Rentals, whom we shared the booth. We wanted something blue but still organic and spring like. We used their farmhouse table, marylanders chairs, sunset table, and many trunks and boxes. All of them mixed in well to create something that felt boho but still very put together. Our favorite type of look. IndieWed2014_blog For the table we chose to hand cut gold paper for the place cards and sat them atop a gorg slice of agate accented by a sunny napkin. This right here is Katie Jayne’s favorite combo; shiny, nature, pop of color. Rinse and repeat. We also scored a sick cali-mex inspired table runner at the very last second to help complete this look. Vintage coup glasses, champs, gold flatware, only the best for indie wed! The canopy was made with 20 yards of fabric! All different tons of blue, ripped and hand braided. We mixed in some garland we strung together and spray painted gold. The “beads” are actually coffee straws, we felt like we where back in middle school making a giant bracelet.But our favorite part of the entire booth, was the smaller floating shapes we made to hang air plants in. Simple, dreamy, now in our studio. Big thanks to Fox Glove Studio for creating the lush lovelies and Re:Find Joy for all the awesome vintage brass vessels! . She even hand gilded some of the pots to make them pop more! Also THANK YOU Julia Franzosa Photography for snapping some pics! You are the bees knees..

Michelle + Brandon | A Bohemian Fiesta

Jayne Weddings & Events met with Michelle and Brandon and instantly fell in love with this couple. You could feel the love between them, it was magnetic. Michelle wanted something part industrial, part bohemian. Pops of bold reds, soft metallic, sweet pinks and lots of white.

It was a very warm day in Chicago, and just as the event was about to start a major rain storm rolled in. For most, this would have been a terrible thing, but we never saw Michelle or Brandon stop smiling. As the bride walked down the candle lined aisle with her father, the rain pinged on the tin roof, setting the most intimate stage. The ceremony was set within many warm pillar candles against a neutral fabric backdrop made by the bride. The couple exchanged vowels while standing an Aztec print carpet.  It all was just so perfect!

For the reception, baby cacti and desert flowers were mixed with garden roses on all the cocktail tables. There were a plethora of tasty cakes, mexican wedding cookies, here was even a margarita bar! Guest nibbled on Big Star tacos and empanadas.

Michelle who dabbles in graphic design made all the signage and menus, while Brandon, a DJ, played the greatest dance music. The ceremony space was flipped into a dance floor during cocktail hour, complete with some surprise giant balloons! Guest mingled, danced and ate their way into the night.

Event Coordination; Jayne Weddings & Events
Ceremony & Reception space; Open Secrets Studio
Officiant: Grooms Mother Pam
Florist: Reception – Jayne Weddings & Events, Personals: Sprout Home-
Photographer: D’Art Photographie
Catering: Big Star
Cake: Sam Duffy Cakes (no website)            
PhotoBooth: Shutterbooth

Published! | Modern Weddings Magazine

Whoa, we can’t believe we are even writing this blog post. For a VERY long time, Design Bureau has been my all time favorite magazine. Those who know me, know, I have issues with it. They recently started a sister publication called Modern Weddings! Its the coolest wedding mag out there, filled with new ideas, awesome real weddings and great advice. We are honored to be featured in this months issue, not once but TWICE! PINCH ME NOW! Seriously, not only are we thrilled to be noticed, but they also said that a wedding we worked on had “Tarantino Style” ARE YOU KIDDING ME. My favorite director and me in the same damn sentence. I can’t, I just can’t.

Designb_blogSpecial thanks to Cass and Dan, who have great taste and let me go nuts and to Pen Carlson Photography for taking the most amazing photos!

The other feature, from the geo shoot I styled ,  is equally pleasing, feature photos from my girl Amanda Megan Miller Photography.

What a way to start off our day! You can purchase these magazines at Barnes and Noble or online. Happy reading!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers! We love any excuse to show someone how much you care, whether it be Feb 14th or any other day of the year! Our favorite v-day tradition is a simple picnic on the beach followed by a walk along the water. Basically free, but so meaningful. The ocean really relaxes me and while watching the waves roll in, I always get emotional thinking about  how lucky I am to have found my dream boy and share this life together. I’m such a sap. We both work crazy schedules, so being able to just sit and chat with no distractions is a treat indeed!

While searching for an image to accompany this post, I stumbled upon some truly stellar vintage valentines. I always love a good pun, especially when it involves food. Have a great lovey dovey day!

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Shelly + DJ | A Whimsical Wedding Wonderland

Get ready to hold on to your wedding hats people. The wedding of Shelly & DJ is stoked full of amazing details, love, and so much child-like wonder, I could scream. I actually did scream with delight when I first saw these images via the fab Jeremy Lawson. Seriously, I had to cut this blog down big time, I LOVED ever freaking image.

Shelly and DJ hired Jayne Weddings & Events for full service coordination and event design. They each had such different design aesthetics that they liked, and with their reception being help at Crystal Gardens, the thought of decor was a bit daunting to them. Luckily for us, they trusted Jayne Weddings to take their wedding dreams to the next level.  DJ has a love for graffiti and munny dolls, while Shelly is a girls girl. Loving all things fairytale like and pretty. So we brought these two together focusing on a child-like theme with pops of bold colors. Think “Where the Wild Things Are” meets “Water for Elephants”.  We spray painted hundreds of mini animals, hand cut 200 crowns for guests to wear, sewed 40 feet of star garland to circle the entire reception. All of it looked amazing, with the help of gorg juicy blooms from Forget Me Knodt and some killer vintage rentals from Aged Vintage Rentals. 

Now with out further ado, the wedding dreams are made of:


Event Design & Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Photography: Jeremy Lawson Photography
Floral: Forget Me Knodt
Venue & Catering: Crystal Gardens
DJ: Toast & Jam
Make-Up: Nika Vaughan
Vintage Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals
Paper goods: Lily Red Studio