About a month ago my lovely friends planned a surprise soiree to celebrate my recent engagement. It was held at Chambers , the swanky bar/restaurant attached to the Phoenix hotel. I just thought I was meeting a girlfriend for casual drinks, but once we turned the corner outside all of my girlfriends were lined up around a table. There were gorgeous flowers, friends I haven’t seen in months, and huge golden lettering spelling out “YAY”. I was utterly speechless. I’m not easily surprised (I’m a very suspicious person) but I was totally blind-sided in the most delightful way. Often getting caught up with the day-to-day of work, gym, yada yada it was nice to catch up with all of my closest girlfriends in one night <3
With the hundreds of details that make up a memorable wedding, the cake is one of the big ones. There are so many traditions surrounding this confection; Saving the top tier for your first anniversary, the cutting of the cake, and the finding the perfect groom and bride toppers. I’m a sucker for traditions so you better believe I’ll be incorporating all of them in my wedding 🙂 There are a multitude of cake styles out there and I listed my favorites below. Not your traditional frosted covered cake, this style isn’t afraid to show a little skin :p. The naked style is unique and has that rustic/laid back vibe; when adorned with flowers or fruit its ready to be the reception showpiece.
As I’m setting into life as an newly engaged woman, I’m now starting to take a more decisive look at my wedding inspiration images in magazines, pinterest, etc. Before it was just for fun seeing all the amazing options out there, but now I have a timeline and decisions need to be made. (Although I do still have nearly a year and a half before the big day)
Today’s post is on flowers that strike my fancy and bouquets that are beyond belief. I’m still trying to settle on a color scheme or “theme” for the wedding but I think starting with the flowers is the best way for me to narrow it down.
“Choose daisies, and you and your love will always be true to one another.” – Fortune-Telling Book For Brides