The Nordstrom 2015 Anniversary Sale

nordstrom sale

It’s that time of year again, when Nordstrom has their incredible anniversary sale! For Nordstrom Cardholders, the Early Access has begun, and I’ve rounded up some of my top picks. My fave necklace from Gorjana — I wear this one almost daily! — is on sale for $39.90 (normally $60!), love this dress for a summer dinner party, the cutest flower girl dress (so perfect for a fall/winter wedding!), LOVE marquee letters and more!! All of these products are new and once the sale is over the prices will go up again, so be sure to take advantage while you can! Not a Nordstrom Cardholder? You can join today or wait until the regular sale which starts July 17. I mean, who doesn’t love a sale, right? The perfect time to stock up on some fun things for your wedding, bridesmaids gifts, or just a treat for yourself :)

Shop the early access here.

Felt Fedora // Gorjana Taner Pendant Necklace // Boho dress // Elea Ring (comes in rose gold, gold + silver) // Flower Girl Dress // LOVE marquee sign // Romper (perfect for a late summer/ fall wedding) // Fringe heels // Letter accessory bags

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Green + Coral Wedding Inspiration

green and coral inspiration

Developing your color story is one of the most fun parts of the wedding design process. Even if you aren’t ‘picking colors’ per se, creating a cohesive tone through hues + textures will easily bring your day’s styling to the next level.

For this pretty editorial, designer, Joelle Charming, was inspired by the invitation suite Smitten On Paper created for their collaboration. As soon as she saw it, she was thinking GREEN. Coral was a natural complement + Smitten’s new studio space was the perfect blank slate to bring a fun setting to life. And onelove photography did just that with these lovely, lovely images they captured…

coral invitation spool

BHLDN wedding dress

BHLDN wedding dress

BHLDN wedding dress

green and coral inspiration

green and coral inspiration

Circa Vintage Rentals had the perfect pieces to bring a hint of vintage charm to an otherwise modern setting.

BHLDN hair accessories

BHLDN wedding dress

green and coral bouquet

That pretty dress is from BHLDN + Joelle Charming crafted that sweet coral + green bouquet.

gold sandals

green and coral candle mantle

green and coral candle mantle

menu

gold dipped cake

gold dipped cake

And can we talk about that cake for a sec? Gold-dipped goodness!

Thanks so much to the team below for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: onelove photography // styling + florals: Joelle Charming // stationery + venue: Smitten On Paper // dress + accessories: BHLDN // rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals // cake: From Scratch Baked Goods // model: Chaz Hodges

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GallerySmitten on Paper and onelove photography are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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Stylish Brooklyn Distillery Wedding: Blake + Mackenzie

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

You guys, we have the best wedding to share with you today! Blake + Mackenzie were on point with their priorities for their day, making everything 100% about them + their love. By including their favorite things (like a cheese buffet during cocktail hour and an oversized bouquet piñata!) the day felt as personal as it did unique. On the flip side, by forgoing traditions that didn’t feel like a fit, they had more time to focus on having fun with their favorite folks. And we’re all about that!

B + M say, Our top priority for our wedding day was that everything felt like us. With weddings, it’s easy for people to lose track of their true identities and shift into This Is What A Wedding Looks Like mode, and you end up with gay ladies who never wear dresses in poofy taffeta numbers and couples who aren’t religious getting all Biblical with their readings. We knew we didn’t want that. Everything from our makeup (minimal, especially Blake’s) to our welcome drink (Americanos—the cocktail, not the coffee) to the cakes (frosting not fondant) was chosen as if we were throwing a slightly-larger-and-more-fabulous-than-normal dinner party. It was a wedding that could have been no one else’s but ours.

Shout out to the team who made this fun celebration a reality: Blake + Mackenzie for the styling, Tory Noll for the table design, Tinsel & Twine for the event planning + Julia of Our Labor of Love for the gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

modern invitation

first look

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

While there was no designated bridal party, the ladies’ friends played a big role in the day:

We’re fortunate to be surrounded by friends who are as generous as they are stupidly talented, so pretty much everyone who touched our wedding—from our invitation designer to our service staff to our hair stylist—was someone we knew and loved. 

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Blake + MacKezie had a BYOB first look in the Brooklyn Navy Yard! How incredibly fun is that?!

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

bourbon bar

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

We kept the traditions that were meaningful to us personally and tossed out the rest. No to an officiant, bouquets, that awkward garter situation. Yes to personal vows, a bouquet-shaped piñata, and a surprise Justin Bieber serenade.

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

Bourbon Brooklyn Wedding

seating chart

industrial venue

modern plate setting

modern plate setting

bourbon

famous couple table names

Loving all the simple, modern details at the reception!

famous couple table names

mrs marquee

cheese table

cake bar

naked cake

cake slices

rings

While our nearest and dearest delivered readings and speeches, we didn't have an official wedding party. But if there had been maids of honor, MacKenzie's would have been her best friend, Natalie Kuhn. Natalie's speech was the fifth of five and she brought the house down by performing a rewritten version of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Same Love." Our DJ, Jen Goma (of A Sunny Day in Glasgow) joined her for the choruses and everyone basically lost their minds.

bride singing

pinata

first dance

No obligatory invites to people who are going to harsh your mellow. Do your best to not invite anyone that doesn't fully support what is happening on the day. Cousin Dwayne isn't down with gay marriage? See ya, Cousin Dwayne. Aunt Shirley is a secret racist? Too many Asians in the house for that nonsense. This made a significant impact at our wedding—it was a joyful, high energy night because everyone present was all in on what was happening. And ditch the traditions that don't make sense for you.

photography: Julia Robbs of Our Labor of Love // venue: Kings County Distillery Brooklyn, New York // event design: Brides // table design: Tory Noll // event planning: Tinsel & Twine // florals: Alex Brannian // wedding attire: Blake — suit, shirt, and bowtie by Doyle Mueser, socks by American Apparel; MacKenzie — skirt by Cortana; top by Luke Hall // shoes: Blake — Marc Jacobs; MacKenzie — Rachel Comey // rings: MacKenzie’s engagement is Anna Shefield, custom order via No. 3; MacKenzie’s band by Mociun; Blake’s engagement by Anna Shefield; Blake’s band vintage // hair + makeup: Brides’ hair by Meg Costello of The Karcher; brides’ makeup by Danielle Hartnett of The Karcher // videography: THEY bklyn // paper goods: Aymie Spitzer // catering: Martha // cake + canelé: Pistache // piñata + table markers: Dax Tran-Caffee // rentals: a few rentals from Broadway rentals; much of dishes, glassware, etc. purchased by brides // dj: Jen Goma

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryOur Labor of Love is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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