Let’s Talk Money! | Budgeting for your Wedding

You’re engaged! Now what? One of the first tasks as a newly engage couple (besides shouting your engagement news from the rooftops) is determining your budget. This comes before any other decisions are made regarding the wedding. It can feel daunting to put a price tag to one of the most important days of your life. It comes down to planning, prioritizing, and being realistic with yourself, and we’re here to break it all down into specific steps that will ensure your wedding budget is the perfect combination of saving and splurging.

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Who’s paying for what?

Whether you’re paying for wedding yourself or you have help from family/friends, determining who’s contributing what is a great first step to figure out a ballpark estimate of your total budget. Many times the parents will help cover the costs of the rehearsal dinner or morning after brunch, but it’s always good to check with all contributors before making any big decisions regarding the wedding.

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Crunch the numbers

Before you put an actual value to your budget, think about your wedding day. What do you envision? An elaborate, luxurious wedding or a backyard bbq? Obviously one of those options is less pressure on your wallet, but if having a larger, more expensive wedding is something that you want, start thinking about the number of guests you’d like, if you want an open bar, a buffet vs. plated dinner, etc. Thinking about these details will help give you a realistic look at your minimum budget.

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Be Realistic

You don’t want to overexert your finances, but you also don’t want to have too high of expectations for your budget. When you set your budget, be realistic with your expectations and understand what you can and can’t achieve with it. If you’re wanting an open bar, plated dinner, passed apps, a photobooth, a mountain of flowers, and your dream photographer, but only set your budget to realistically include half of that, you’ll end up disappointed on your special day.

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Prioritize what’s important

A great way to be realistic with your budget is to start prioritizing. What is the most important aspect of your wedding day? The venue? Flowers? Photography? Depending on your answer, you can allocate more of your funds to important items and take away funds from items that you could do without or scale back on.

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Keep yourself accountable

Once you’ve decided on a budget, make a spreadsheet! We use Google Docs because it’s super easy to share and manage with multiple users viewing/making edits. We’ve found this is the BEST way to keep everyone accountable and in the loop about what the budget is and where funds are being allocated. Once you make your spreadsheet…STICK TO IT! It can be extremely difficult to stick to your original budget, so it’s ok to plan for some small fluctuation. What’s most important to keeping track of your expenses and not making any large decisions without first consulting the budget.

 

 

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A Guide to Wedding Gifts

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As a soon-to-be-married couple, there’s a ton on your plate regarding planning your wedding, arranging pre and post-wedding activities, but one question we get over and over from couples is what appropriate gifts would be for the numerous important people in your life. Your parents, each other, your bridal party, even your bridal shower hostess! We’ve put together a guide to help you through this gift-giving process and hopefully give you a little inspiration.

Parents

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your parents to show them how much their love and support means to you but are coming up short, remember that sometimes something simple and personal is better than elaborate, expensive gifts. Many parents would be touched by a thoughtful, handwritten note. If you want an actual item, consider an embroidered hankerchief for mom to dry her tears during the ceremony, a photo book after the wedding will all your favorite photos from the day, or even a special charm for her charm bracelet. For Dad, think Father’s Day 2.0. Cigar, embroidered cigar cutter, or even new cuff links and a tie clip.

 

Each other

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Many couples struggle with gifts for each other on the day of their wedding. If you’re drawing a blank, again, simplicity and thoughtfulness is key! A handwritten note alongside your gift will go a long way in showing your partner love. Similar to dad’s gift, consider special cuff links, or pick out a new perfume/cologne for your SO to wear that day. Every time they wear it, they’ll be reminded of the day they said yes to forever! If you’re more about actions than gifts, your gift could be a combination of small actions/gifts throughout the day. Think a surprise coffee in the morning, sweets to snack on, short texts throughout the day, hidden notes, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity to be creative and show your other half you just can’t wait to spend your life with them.

 

Groomsmen

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For your groomsmen, think to spend around 10-25% of whatever you asked them to spend on your wedding (travel, suits, etc. all included). This will help you narrow down your gift options. A lot of grooms opt to provide something that is used/worn on the wedding day, like socks, ties, or cuff links. Another route you can take is anything leather—leather tote, travel accessories, leather bound embroidered journal. But no matter you choose, your groomsmen will be thrilled you took the time to give them something special to say thanks for being a part of such a special day.

 

Bridesmaids

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Similar to the groomsmen, bridesmaids also appreciate gifts that can be used or worn on the day of the wedding. It gives the gift even more special memories. Many brides pick out morning-of outfits—kimonos, pj sets, robes, etc. Another great option is anything sparkly—bracelets, necklaces, earrings, hair comb, etc. If you want to think a little bit outside the box, consider a wine subscription or an embroidered gift tote full of smaller items—lipstick, candles, bottle of wine, favorite snack, or really anything that has a personal touch.

 

Shower Hostess

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When buying for your shower hostess, gifts you would buy for anyone hosting a party at their home are all fair game here! Household goodies are always a winner—candles, a great cookbook, bath scrubs or fizzy items, nice bottle of their favorite liquor, or even a cute cocktail mixer set.

 

Do you have any other creative gift ideas or have you ever received a gift that totally blew you away? We’d love to hear about it!

Molly + Brandon | A Sunny Cali Wedding in Los Alamos

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Molly + Brandon’s romantic, colorful wedding in Los Alamos is one for the books. It was full of life, full of love, full of color, and full of so much happiness. From a lovely outdoor ceremony framed by beautiful, big trees to an intimate reception featuring farm style tables, this wedding has everything we could ask for from a Cali wedding. Gorgeous florals provided by the talented Clementine Floral Works and captured perfectly by Danielle Kamens Photography. Prepare yourself for the rest of Molly + Brandon’s big day, it’ll surely blow you away!

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How perfect are these rings? It’s been a while since a ring set has really blown us away and these definitely did just that. The mixed metals and textures are such a great combo for this fun couple.

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We are also totally obsessed with these red velvet shoes. Statement shoes are (and will always be) such a simple way to add some color to your wedding look. And those little pops of red in her bouquet were such a great touch.

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We used smaller blooms for their reception to keep the table decor minimal, yet inviting, and still have room for a massive family style meal. We paired them with tall candles in hurricane glasses and a few mini rustic wooden slabs. We love the way adding a couple citrus elements really elevates the color palette.

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This beautiful naked ice cake, (created by the brides friend!) was decorated with neutral blooms and greenery. For a late night snack, Molly + Brandon setup a Grilled Cheese + Beer and Caramel Creme station.

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View More: http://daniellekamensphotography.pass.us/mollyandbrandonLos Alamos is a tiny town with some of the best food and coolest lodging we have ever stumbled upon. If you are ever in the area, we highly recommend checking it out. It was so fun taking over the whole town for this wedding day!

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Vendors:

Event Coordination: Jayne Weddings
Photography: Danielle Kamens Photography
Music: DJ Keelez
Reception: Picco Restaurant
Catering: Picco Restaurant
Ceremony: The Alamo Hotel
Cake/Dessert: Picco Restaurant
Beverages (Cocktail hour): Municipal Wine Makers
Linens: Picco Restaurant
Florist: Clementine Floral Works
Photobooth: iPic Booth

We’ve Been Featured! | Lakeshore in Love | Nicole + Richie

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We are so thrilled to see one of our favorites, Nicole + Richie, featured on Lakeshore in Love! This wedding was so romantic and will always have a place in our hearts as it’s extra special since our very own Nicole was tying the knot.

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Wedding Photos | Shot List Guidance

While preparing a photo shot list prior to your wedding day may seem like overkill to some, we think it’s a necessity! You don’t want to look back on your wedding photos wishing you had that photo of your mom helping you with your dress or your groomsmen helping with your groom’s tie. Having a shot list prepared will ensure that your photographer knows exactly what shots they must get. It makes their jobs easier and makes sure that everyone is happy when it’s time to look back through the wedding photos. We’ve put together a list of all the must-have shots for the day leading up to the ceremony and going all the way through the end of the reception.

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Getting Ready | Pre-Ceremony

  • Shot of wedding invitation
  • Makeup and hair process
  • Detail shots: dress, jewelry, shoes etc.
  • Florals: bouquets and corsages (close up of bride holding bouquet)
  • Putting on your dress (mom and bridesmaids to help)
  • Close up of dress details
  • Putting on jewelry
  • Putting on shoes
  • Portrait with parents
  • Solo bridal portrait
  • Bridal party leaving for ceremony
  • Groom and Groomsmen getting ready
  • Groomsmen helping with tie
  • Solo groom portrait
  • Ring shots
  • First Look (If you’re debating whether or not to do a first look prior to the ceremony, we talked about the pros and cons of first looks in our blog just a couple months ago.)
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Ceremony

  • Detail shots: empty venue space, aisle decor, candles, etc.
  • Guests waiting outside/coming into venue
  • Bride/bridesmaids getting out of car
  • Bridal party preparing for ceremony
  • Bridal party walking down aisle
  • Bride walking down the aisle
  • Groom’s reaction
  • Father/Mother giving bride away
  • Vows
  • Exchanging of the rings
  • Any readers, ushers, etc.
  • First Kiss!
  • Bride & Groom walking back up the aisle

 

When it comes to family portraits, photographer will often have a questionnaire you will fill out with important family members (aunts, grandmas, cousins, etc.) to help move along the family portraits. Family portraits can be a stressful time for the couple because with so many people trying to have their portrait taken, it can get chaotic quickly, especially if there is no organization. Make sure you discuss your family portrait expectations with your photographer prior to the wedding day so everything goes smoothly!

 

Family

  • Couple with Bride’s parents
  • Couple with Groom’s parents
  • Couple with both sides of parents
  • Couple with close family members
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Couple Shots

  • Portraits of the couple
  • Solo portraits of both Bride/Groom
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Bridal Party

  • Couple with bridal party
  • Bride with her bridesmaids
  • Groom with his groomsmen
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Reception

  • Full room shot while empty
  • Detail shots: centerpieces, plate setting, table decor, etc.
  • Wedding cake
  • Grand entrance
  • Toasts/Speeches
  • Cutting the cake
  • Dances: First dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son
  • Guests dancing
  • Mingling with guests
  • Musicians/DJ
  • Grand Exit

What to Wear to Post-Wedding Brunch

Post-Wedding brunch is becoming more and more popular and has brides left wondering: what do I wear?! You still want to look elegant and bridal, but you also want something that’s a bit more casual than your wedding dress. We’ve rounded up a collection of some of our favorite post-wedding brunch looks in hopes it will help inspire your post-wedding outfit!

Jacquard Halter Dress

 

 

This gorgeous dress from Nordstrom is the perfect blend of sophisticated and sassy. The heavier fabric and slight floral pattern dresses it up while the halter top make this a perfect option for an outdoor summer brunch.

 

Cherry Blossom Shirtdress

 

 

For those brides looking for something exciting and different, this is it! We are totally obsessed with this. The pattern, the texture, the cut, everything about it screams fun. Guaranteed if we were getting married again, we’d wear this to our day after brunch.

 

Floral Maxi Dress

 

 

We’re obsessed with anything floral and this romantic floral-print maxi dress is no exception. This fabric is lightweight and airy, which means it’d be perfect flowing in the spring breeze.

 

At Last Jumpsuit

 

 

Jumpsuits are officially in. Ok, they’ve been in for a while, but we’re are currently obsessing over them. This At Last Jumpsuit from Free People is a delicate mix of casual, flirty, and romantic. The beautifully stitched floral accents take this jumpsuit to the next level.

 

Lace Romper

 

 

This adorable lace romper is perfect if you need something a little cooler (if you’re having an outdoor brunch during the summer, for example). Gorgeous lace paired with flowy mesh-lace sleeves make this look oh so feminine. Pair with strappy heels or wedges for a perfectly preppy finish.

 

Fruity Tank Dress

 

 

For the eccentric, color-loving, fun bride: this totally cute fruity tank dress. We are obsessed with this pattern and the cut is nothing short of adorable. Pair with some white heels or strappy sandals to take this dress to the next level.

 

Athena Dress

 

 

This classic silhouette is perfect for your post-wedding brunch. The lace front gives this dress some interest while the cut keeps you modest and cool on those warm summer mornings.

 

River Love Shift Dress

 

 

For something a little unconventional, go with this River Love Shift Dress from Gorman. The graphic print keep this classic silhouette interesting without overpowering or swallowing you. Those cheetah print booties are giving us life, too!

 

Sweet & Savory Summer Recipes

With summer in full swing we’ve been on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to add to our summer favorites. Whether you’ll be cooking for yourself, your family, or planning to bring to a summer bbq, we’ve got you covered! Have a favorite summer recipe of your own? Share with us! We’d love to try it out.

 

Fresh Tomato + Basil Bruschetta

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This isn’t your average bruschetta, with garlic-rubbed and grilled bread topped with freshest, sweetest tomatoes and fresh picked basil, this bruschetta will have you craving more after just one bite.

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Gin + Tonic Pops

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We promised both savory AND sweet recipes so here is a delicious dessert turned cocktail: Gin + Tonic pops. Who know gin + tonics could be better than they already are!

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Gazpacho

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Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean soup is off the table. And once you try this gazpacho, you’ll be agreeing with us! The combination of flavors here is to die for, a little spice,  a little tang, and some fresh basil to finish it off—couldn’t get any better!

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Watermelon Ice Cream

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Ice cream can be so heavy in the summer, which is why we’ve found an amazing ice cream recipe that uses watermelon! Not only is this ice cream so light and fluffy, but it’s so refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Frozen Yogurt Bark

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This yogurt bark is the perfect mix of crisp and creamy, not to mention it’s not overly sweet so it’s great to snack on all summer! Raspberries and pistachios are a beautiful combination but if they’re not your style just sub in your favorites instead!

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Roasted Beet + White Bean Hummus

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Many of you may have a go-to hummus recipe but we urge you to try this brilliantly hued roasted beet hummus this summer. Not only will this bring some color to your palette, but it’s also gluten-free, which means it’s a great option to bring to your next summer bbq.

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Roasted Garlicky Sweet Peppers + Onions

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If you’re looking for a recipe that has a little sweet and a little heat, this is for you! These roasted peppers and onions are perfect on pita chips and can be toned up or down base on your spice preference.

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Grilled Polenta Crackers + Red Pepper Salsa

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Another incredible recipe for our gluten-free friends! These grilled polenta crackers and perfect with the savory red pepper salsa full of capers, olives, garlic, and red pepper.

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Grilled Eggplant + Purple Cauliflower Caponata

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We may just be obsessed with this recipe because of the gorgeous colors, but either way, this recipe is sure to be a showstopper at your next potluck or summer cookout. And what a great way to utilize some of those fresh, fancy veggies from the farmer’s market!

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Dressing Your Groomsmen | Tips & Trends

When it comes to dressing your groomsmen, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by all the options. Never fear! Team Jayne has rounded up our favorite looks (that are totally hot right now) to give you some inspiration when choosing for your own guys.

 

Texture

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When in doubt, add texture! Texture can instantly elevate any look and will give your groomsmen something more interesting than a standard suit or tux. If you want to go all out, we suggest velvet, however, if you want to keep it more low key (and be able to throw in a patterned tie too!) go with a lighter texture, like our groom seen here in a light blue, textured suit and skinny patterned tie.

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Our groom, Blake, chose to wear a brown textured vest underneath a navy tux (in the same texture as his vest) and his groomsmen instead have a brown textured tie to complement.

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We love this grooms style for a rooftop brunch wedding. The lightweight texture and blush tie & pocket square give Will a bright and polished daytime look.

 

Pattern

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If you’d prefer to keep the textures to a minimum, go for a pattern instead! A patterned tie or pocket square will keep your groomsmen looking fresh while keeping everything else super simple. These groomsmen are wearing custom (and handmade!) floral ties from Lonesome Traveler and we are dying to have a collection for all the men in our life.

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Or you could go for a bolder look by adding a patterned vest. These gentlemen are actually wearing custom made vests from heirloom fabric from the grooms family.

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We love the pairing of this pastel striped tie and overgrown greenery bout—the perfect combination for Dan + Sarah’s California vineyard wedding.

 

Bowties

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While Bowties aren’t anything new, we still think they can make your groomsmen look polished and playful. Throw in a texture to create even more excitement. This groom chose to wear a bowtie with his groomsmen in matching polka dot ties.

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This groom chose a bold, black and white patterned bow tie and made it more playful by throwing in a bright yellow pocket square. Combined with that adorable bout, this look was perfect for Regan & Cesar’s breezy summer wedding.

 

Cool Off With 10 Fruit-Infused Water Recipes

Whether you’re spending your summer on the beach, on the water, or just on your back porch, the only thing that’s missing is a deliciously refreshing glass of fruit-infused water. From Fizzy Citrus + Rosemary to a Smooth Vanilla Pear, we’ve collected a list of our very favorite infused water recipes to share with you. Try one or try them all, but get ready to be refreshed! Oh, and if you’re interested in drinking these infused waters into the night—just add a shot of your favorite liquor to spice it up!

 

Strawberry, Lime & Mint

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Guaranteed we will be drinking this all summer long! The cucumber and mint leaves are such a refreshing combination with the sweetness of the strawberries. And you may just catch up throwing in some gin or vodka on those humid summer evenings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
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Fizzy Citrus + Rosemary

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Now here’s a recipe we can really get on board with. The rosemary citrus is bound to be a winner but we’re excited about the addition of sparkling water. Sparkling lemon/lime will take this drink to the next level and we can’t wait to make a whole batch for ourselves.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 4 springs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cans sparkling water (lemon and lime)
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Blackberry Ginger

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For those of us with a deeper palette, try this blackberry ginger infused water and you will not be disappointed! The complex flavors are sure to wake you up when the summer sun drains your energy.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pint blackberries, washed
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • 1 small lime
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Vanilla Pear

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If ginger and blackberry isn’t you thing, try the opposite end of the spectrum with this vanilla and pear infused water. The sweetness of the pear with a splash of vanilla is perfect for those with a bit of a sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • splash of vanilla extract
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Chamomile Clementine Lavender

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Lavender can be overpowering when it’s not used sparingly, but let us tell you, this recipe is perfect. The addition of a bag of chamomile tea really helps pull the flavor of the citrus and lavender together to create a refreshing, sweet, and slightly floral finish.

Ingredients:

  • 3 clementines, rind removed and sliced
  • 12 sprigs fresh lavender
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
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Watermelon Strawberry

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For those that like to keep it super simple, you must try this watermelons strawberry infused water with a hint of lime. If any of these recipes encapsulates the summer, it’s this one. The sweetness and hint of tart from the lime is perfect for those days out by the pool or on the beach. (And throw in some vodka while you’re at it! ;) )

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pint Strawberries
  • 2 slices Watermelon cubed
  • 1 Lime sliced
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Ginger Peach + Cilantro

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Peaches will forever be one of our favorites and this ginger peach water is no exception. Did we mention it also has sprigs of fresh cilantro?! We couldn’t think of a more interesting combination but somehow it works.

Ingredients:

  • 4 peaches
  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
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Rose Lemon

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Though we teased a little bit with the lavender, we wanted to make sure to include a floral infused recipe as well. This rose water with strawberries has just the right amount of floral notes and just enough sweetness to have you reaching for more all day.

Ingredients:

  • A handful of strawberries
  • Petals from a couple of roses
  • 1 lemon sliced into wedges
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Lemon Herb + Cucumber

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If you’re one of those people who keeps fresh herbs around 24/7, this is the recipe for you. It calls for 3 different types of fresh herbs to be mixed with cucumber and lemon.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 handful thyme
  • 1 handful mint
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Grapefruit Rosemary

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Keep it super simple with the recipe which calls for grapefruit and rosemary. This recipe is perfect because it’s not overpowering and not too sweet. There’s just a hint of the grapefruit with a bit of a lift from the rosemary.

Ingredients:

  • ½ grapefruit
  • 1 rosemary sprig
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Making a Statement: Wedding Signage

If you’re a soon-to-be bride, planner, or just wedding-obsessed, there’s no doubt you’ve see countless signs on pinterest or at weddings you’ve attended. You’ve also probably noticed a lot of the same: calligraphy on chalkboards or quirky sayings, just to name a couple.. Well we’re here to help you think outside of the box when it comes to your wedding signage. Instead of sticking with the norm, make a statement with your signs! We’ve chosen a few of our favorite signs from some of our most creative brides in hopes that it’ll inspire something new and exciting for your own wedding.

Jenny + Eamon

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Our very talented bride actually painted all of her signs by hand if you can believe it! We think this ceremony backdrop is to die for and couldn’t imagine a better fit for such an artistic, eclectic couple. Also, the 3D lettering you see below is such a unique idea and could be accomplished in one afternoon or crafting with a little help from your bridesmaids!

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Amy + Ben

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Mirror signs with calligraphy are nothing new but what makes these more exciting is the triangular shapes! I mean, seriously, how fantastic are these? Now mirrors are not the cheapest, but a plus side to purchasing these rather than renting is that you get to keep them as decor for your home afterwards!

Christian Gideon Photography | Room 1520

 

Caitlin + George

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Another talented bride of our painted these portraits of herself and her new hubby! She included the portraits on their save the date as well as had these larger versions in her actual wedding decor. It was such a perfect personal detail and gave the space (the beautiful Chicago Athletic Association) and even more personal feel.

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Eryn + Jim

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Every sign or piece of information you put out at your wedding is an opportunity to carry out your style or wedding theme. For Eryn + Jim’s day, we custom designed this colorful, geometric sign for their gift table. It was the perfect way to tie in the brightness from the rest of their day.

Julia Fransoza Photography | Greenhouse Loft

 

Kristine + Eric

Replace the chalkboard that’s been used a hundred times and instead use a beautiful vintage wood door for your escort card list. We covered this door with lush greenery (with the help of Fleur, of course) to give the door more warmth and excitement. Not only is this sign functional but it’s a work of art and beautiful piece of decor.

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Marissa + Will

One of our favorites signs for such a romantic brunch wedding. EJD Design really rocked the watercolor calligraphy signage for Marissa + Will’s surprise wedding. Carrying out a similar design or style with all of your signage will tie your entire day together. And those watercolor flowers? We’re in heaven. 😍

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Kristin + David | Jess + Rami

We just love when brides allows us to be creative and adventurous with their wedding decor because Team Jayne is all about unconventional decor. These plastic acrylic signs are custom cut and are the perfect canvas for couple’s wedding menus, timeline, or other info you may want your guest to know. Add some funky shapes like we did for Kristin + David or add a beautiful garland (thanks Pollen Floral Design) to tie in with the rest of your decor as seen for Jess + Rami.

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