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We are all about getting extra creative to twist things up. We especially love how creative brides are getting now-a-days when they are creating escort cards, they are becoming very unique—we’re assuming a lot of this is due to Pinterest, Etsy, and many other inspiration website. Talk about a unique twist on escort cards, “These custom wire names are the perfect wedding favors for your guests and an easy way to assign your table seating so each guest knows where they’re sitting.” We totally love these name cards, they are amazing, and double as the perfect wedding favor! We love the way they photograph, and we love how untraditional it is. We are all about creativity and thinking outside of the box, this certainly embodies that! They are elegant, modern, and simply stunning!

 

Where you can find these:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/158786671/gold-custom-wire-name-table-name-card?ref=favs_view_1

 

How much they cost: $6.00/piece

 

BULK ORDERING DISCOUNTS:

 

0-20 Names – $6 each

21-50 Names – $5.75 each

51-100 Names – $5.50 each

101 -150 Names – $5.25 each

150+ Names – $5 each

 

Happy Etsy Shopping!

 

Xo,

 

The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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{ NATURE IS BEAUTY }

We are SO honored to have been asked by Brilliant Earth to help showcase their new and exclusive WISTERIA COLLECTIONwith designs inspired by fall and autumn.  They launched this gorgeous collection yesterday, and we could not be more excited!  “The beauty of falling leaves and the graceful curves of bare autumn branches combine in fluid designs that captured our designers’ imaginations.  Pave diamonds bring a dazzling light to nature’s beauty.”

Introducing Brilliant Earth’s new design collection, inspired by the natural beauty of autumn.  The sinuous curves of vines, the rippling of leaves in the breeze, and the dappled patterns of the sun on dewy petals-our designers aimed to capture that light and movement in each piece of the collection.  The rings evoke branches and vines with curving and overlapping bands that represent two lives intertwining.  Earrings and necklaces are imbued with subtle movement that evokes falling leaves while pave diamonds bring a dazzling light.  The result is pieces that look at once dynamic and delicate, contemporary and timeless, much like nature itself.

There are SO many ethereal designs in the new collection, but we are showcasing our most favorite pieces, the three engagement ring styles–all so beautiful, yet, all distinctly different!

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Each exclusive design was hand-drawn in their San Francisco design studio before being brought to life by their master jewelers.  A sample sketch shown here-

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Brilliant Earth must be acknowledged for their amazing crafting practices and use of eco-friendly and pure sourcing techniques.  “Only .01% of the world’s diamonds meet Brilliant Earth’s standards for pure sourcing and exceptional quality, and each piece in the collection is hand-crafted to order according to the highest standards of quality and beauty.”

 

They DO NOT compromise between quality and conscience.  True experts, if we do say so!

 

We are so proud of their amazing mission:

PROVIDE QUALITY

Brilliant Earth provides the highest quality jewelry originating from pure sources and harvested using socially responsible practices.

FOSTER CHANGE

Brilliant Earth provides education about the social and environmental issues affecting the jewelry industry and identifies ways to help.

PROMOTE GROWTH

Brilliant Earth supports underdeveloped communities ravaged by the jewelry industry by donating a share of our profits.

We created a custom Pinterest board to inspire a beautiful fall/autumn wedding incorporating the stunning designs by Brilliant Earth:

View our customized FALL STYLE Pinterest board here:  http://www.pinterest.com/terjoa/fall-wedding-style/

 

Not only has Brilliant Earth only created their fabulous Wisteria Collection, they also have a plethora of engagement and wedding ring designs to fancy any style.  Head over to their website to be stunned by their pave bands, stunning men’s rings, and so much more!

http://www.brilliantearth.com/engagement-rings/

 

Their eco-friendly jewelry line are also show stoppers!  A must see!

http://www.brilliantearth.com/eco-friendly-jewelry/

 

Our PERSONAL FAVORITE design from the newly launched Wisteria Collection is The Terra Ring.  The tapered bezel is so modern and different and the delicate leaf details set the ring apart!  Here is a picture of this beauty on the website’s model hand:BE1LB1_hand_zi_t_w300_h300pintopinterest

 

We hope you enjoyed this beautiful new showcase!  Please feel free to PIN and SHARE and LIKE!  It will make our day so much sweeter.

Happy Autumn Lovelies!

XO, The Simply Couture Weddings Gals

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An amazing article that would be very beneficial for any of our brides to relay to their wedding guests.

Via EVERY LAST DETAIL:  http://theeverylastdetail.com/thursday-tips-what-every-wedding-guest-should-know/

 

RSVP

– Do not bring a guest unless the couple has indicated that you can- RSVP for the people that are listed on the invitation’s envelope only.

– Make sure to double check that you wrote your name on the RSVP card.

– Even if it is not mentioned, leave the kids at home unless they are a part of the wedding party.

– RSVP on time!

GENERAL ETIQUETTE

– Don’t text or call the bride the day of the wedding explaining your issues or asking questions.

– Be present for the day! Don’t stay behind a camera or your cell phone… celebrate with the bride and groom!

– The pretty sparkly plates at your placesetting? Those are chargers. They are not to be used as dinner plates.

– Don’t come empty handed. Even the smallest gift is appreciated. If you are purchasing a gift, have it sent to the couples home instead of bringing it to the reception. Cards are always nice.

– Show up on time! Which means… 20-25 mins before the ceremony start time that is on the invitation!

– Read all of the info on the accommodations card and wedding website so you don’t have to ask the bride or groom in the days before the wedding.

– Stay out of the aisle during the ceremony!

– Don’t just grab things that you see. This includes an umbrella covering the photographer’s equipment, candles, centerpieces, and jackets.

– Don’t try to turn your friend’s wedding into your family photoshoot/reunion.

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Photo by Cyn Kain Photography

ATTIRE

– Dress accordingly. Please remember to check the weather before you leave. You might want to bring a sweater or umbrella, just in case.

– Dress appropriate for the setting. Turn to the invitation to decipher the style of the wedding and recommended attire. If you can’t figure it out from that, ask around- just not the bride.

– And this should be a given, but don’t wear white!

RECEPTION

– Please remember that the bride and groom (and/or their parents) are paying for you to eat and drink. The best thing you can do is enjoy it!

– The couple *really* wants you to dance and use the photo booth!

– At the reception, don’t assume that “extra” favors, cameras, candies, bottles of champagne, etc. are yours for the taking! They could have plans for those things!

– Please don’t leave with the centerpieces unless you’re told to. The vase is probably rented!

– Get to the cocktail hour when it starts, and stay the full time.

– Don’t try to push your way into the reception because you’re ready to sit down. The bride and groom have a cocktail hour for a reason, and there is most likely a plan- you should respect that.

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VENDORS

– Please be mindful of the bride’s wishes. If the planner tells you that the reception space isn’t open until a certain time, it’s for a reason.

– Trust the photographer to get the shots that the bride and groom want. They are going to be happier they picked the photographer’s image over yours.

– Don’t jump in front of the photographer with your own camera during critical events.

– Don’t try to talk to the photographer during the ceremony.

– Don’t take your own photos over the wedding photographer’s shoulder.

– Remember that vendors involved with a wedding most likely know more about what should be going on than you do.

– The couple has hired a professional photographer for a reason- they don’t need their guests to take photos with their own cameras, phones, and iPads. Just sit back and enjoy the moment.

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I know that there is SO much more to all of this, and also that each wedding and couple and wedding guest is different. And yes, I could probably take each individual thing and write a full post about it. Perhaps I will one day- but for the time being, I just wanted to get these tips out there for wedding guests. Because when it comes down to it, the bride and groom want everyone to have a great time at their wedding, and these tips will only help achieve that!

Have some other tips to add for wedding guests? Feel free to add your own in the comments! 

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Do you know someone who is attending a wedding soon?

Or perhaps you’ll have your own wedding guests soon?

Be sure to share this post with them! 

 

XO, The Simply Couture Weddings Gals

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We are so excited about our Etsy Fab Find this week. We have found the cutest ever, custom wedding stickers; complete with your initials and wedding date, printed on a kraft paper sticker heart. How could you not embellish your save-the-date’s, wedding invites, thank you cards, and/or wedding favors without these? They are simple, adorable, and very budget friendly. It’s simple touches like these that as wedding planners we love oh so much. These small details are what make small visions turn into stunning realities. Keeping such a small detail consistent throughout your wedding décor or stationary makes for a well thought-out, designed, and organized wedding. It’s a huge bonus that this detail happens to be budget friendly. We hope you love these stickers as much as we do.

 

Where you can find these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/130835665/108-custom-initials-and-wedding-date?ref=favs_view_7

 

The price: $6.00 + tax & shipping per 108 stickers.

 

Happy Etsy Shopping!

 

XO, The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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Today is our FOUR YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!  Four. Years.  Wow, did they fly by.  4 years of happiness. 4 years of laughter.  4 years of fun.  2 years dreaming of a baby, and then 2 years having one=4.  4 years of love.

I just thought a blog post reminiscing would make the day that much more special.  We got married on November 7, 2009 at the Casa Monica Hotel in the oldest city, St. Augustine.  Our friends and family flew or drove in from near and far to celebrate on our special day- 43 people to be exact… I would not change any of it for the world.  The laughs, the cries, the dancing, the food, the cake, the fun… it was all so so worth it, and we remember it all today, more than ever.  Cheers to 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 more years of living with my best friend, my love, and my confidant.

I was super picky with all my vendors, and am so glad that I was!  Hand picking the most fabulous vendors truly made our day.

Cheers to them!

Scarlett and Stephen (our AMAZING, GOD-SENT, Photographers!)  The pictures speak for themselves.

The Big Event (our calm and collected wedding planner)  Simply, the best!

DJ Jacob Towe  (most professional and well-loved DJ by all our guests.. they RAVED for years about his song selection and mix style.. my uncle still talks about it today!)

Kimtasha Armstrong (made my skin flawless, and my eyelashes.. oh my!)

Riverside Flowers (took my vision and RAN with it!)

Avondale Cake Shoppe (best tasting cake in North Florida…hands down!)

 

Here is a link to our images from four years ago!  Enjoy!

http://scarlettlillian.blogspot.com/2009/12/teresa-nelson-are-married-casa-monica.html

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