lately we love : emily riggs bridal


Silk tulle, georgette, charmeuse, taffeta, tulle, and fine lace- these form the lexicon of my love language. My mom (affectionately known to all as “Miss Betty”) has a profound knowledge and passion for French lace and its intricate history, so I know a little about lovely handiwork when I see it . . . and Emily Riggs nails it. Lately, we’re daydreaming about playing dress-up in a few of her lacy confections.

emily riggs bridal primevere gown + reverie veil emily riggs bridal heavenly veil + seraphina gown

 

3 springy sips


It’s brrr outside and we’re full tilt Spring in our studio with Easter photo shoots and design for our Spring couples, so it seems only fitting to conjure up a few cocktail ideas for your Spring fêtes. Remember that good booze isn’t the only key ingredient. Hemstitch linen or custom masslinn cocktail napkins, interesting trays, elegant stemware, and thoughtful skewers elevate your cocktail hour every time. Bottoms up!

lovely cocktails at Blackberry Farm shot by Tec Petaja styled by Calder Clark

{an aged mirrored tray of ours topped with delicate bespoke champers flutes, shot at blackberry farm by tec petaja}

spring cocktail idea lillet rose martha stewart spring cocktail ideas pear cilantro margarita spring cocktail idea limoncello gin spritz

 

 

fresh frock ideas for your ‘maids


 

I put my own ‘maids in a patterned frock back in 2005, so it’s super fun to see pattern + interest spreading throughout wedding fashion. I am still a dyed-in-the-wool trad girl about the bride being in a lovely ivory number sans pattern, but why not have a little fun with your wedding party? My team and I were chatting just the other day about what’s fresh in wedding party fashion, especially on the girls’ side of things, and we all agreed that it’s rather tiresome to have the same chignon/same dress/same color/same shoes- time to shake it up, y’all.

ryan ray patterned bridesmaid dresses

see how powerful prints can be? we love this image from ryan ray.

patterned bridesmaid dresses one

The feathery print of Erin Fetherston’s gown is knockout, and the voluminous skirt on Anthro’s frock totally elevates the look.

{Erin Fetherston Chloe Foiled Chiffon Gown/Anthropologie Savan Jacquard Gown}

patterned bridesmaid dresses two

So flattering and youthful- and we die over local Katherine Arnold’s print on the right!

{Amsale Amoré gown/Lula Kate Gretchen gown}

short patterned bridesmaid dresses

Great for weddings before 6:00 pm! Love the flirty pleats.

{Ted Baker London Remma dress/Donna Morgan Greta Garden dress}