edible wedding favors

edible wedding favors

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Evona Niewiadomska, CEO & Co-founder of Gourmet Wedding Gifts based in San Diego, California!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Evona was born in Poland and moved to the States when she was 6. She grew up in Buffalo, NY, and moved to Boston on a complete whim after college – that’s where she met her entrepreneurial boyfriend and now Gourmet Wedding Gifts co-founder, Michael Rheaume. After traveling the world together for almost year in 2014, Evona working as a freelance graphic designer and Mike working remotely for a business he started years prior called SnapKnot, the two decided to get back to the US. Upon their return, they knew they needed to permanently escape the east coast winters so they decided to move to sunny San Diego in 2014 where they launched Gourmet Wedding Gifts in October of 2016.

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Ideas for My Wedding

Ideas for My Wedding

  • First up, apologies for the hiatus lovelies! My state was caught up in the Hurricane Irma madness past few weeks but slowly but surely returning back to normal. Big hugs to everyone affected <3
  • Monday’s lovely interview with the owner and head planner of Busy Bee’s Events (Miami, FL) shares how they started their wedding planning business! Full Q+A.
  • Time to register for gifts? With the help of the folks over at Zola, we’ve got an awesome list of tips on how to make a unique and useful wedding registry.
  • Tuesday welcomed another lovely guest post from Our Wedding Officiant NYC on how to perfect a wedding ceremony. Find out, inside!
  • So pretty! We’re loving the chic details in this romantic floral heraldic crest wedding invitation suite by Greenvelope.com.
  • Wednesday’s outdoor wedding from Rising Lotus Photography (Tampa, FL) is utterly charming and brimming with sweet rustic and light blue details. Peep inside!
  • Planning a Christmas wedding? Thursday’s red and white sparkly winter wedding by Faith Photography (Knoxville, TN) is all the inspiration you’ll need.
  • Today’s great tips for creating signature drinks for your wedding reception by Chancey Charm Boston looks so colorful and delicious! Check it out.

Have a lovely weekend,
~Your WeddingLovely Team

8 Tips for Including Signature Cocktails at Your Wedding Reception (3)

a variety of signature cocktails

Jyl Deering of Chancey Charm Boston put together some great tips for creating signature drinks for your wedding! These lovely photos are by Melissa Schollaert Photography and the cocktails were crafted by Michael Searles, Beverage Manager of Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, NC. Enjoy!

1. Name your drinks after something fun and uniquely you to truly make them a signature drink. A favorite idea is naming a drink after each of your pets. Ordering a “Lucy” will make people smile, especially if they know your pets, and get the conversation going.

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Red and White Christmas Wedding (5)

beautiful read and white bridal bouquet

This sparkly Christmas themed winter wedding comes to us from Kelly of Faith Photography, based in Knoxville, TN! Here’s Kelly to tell us more:

Melanie grew up in the church that Michael currently attends. Six years ago she returned to that church and met Michael in some youth groups. They became friends and after about three years, they began to date.

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rustic bridal flowers in light blue, dark blue and white

bride and bridesmaids in robins egg blue dresses

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Marilyn of Rising Lotus Photography (Tampa, FL), is utterly charming and brimming with sweet rustic details! Here’s Marilyn to tell us more:

Lindsay and Jean-Paul have a storybook love. The kind that you dream about when you imagine a forever partner. Being in their presence makes your heart hurt, in the best way. It’s a yearning of sorts.Their wedding was one of the rare weddings that didn’t have a first look. And although I usually encourage first looks, I have to admit that seeing Jean-Paul’s face when he saw Lindsay coming down the aisle was pretty fantastic.

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Romantic Floral Heraldic Crest Wedding Invitation Suite (1)

Romantic floral heraldic crest wedding invitation suite

Today’s featured wedding invitation suite comes to us from Greenvelope.com, purveyor of chic, digital invitations. We just love the elegant pairing of custom florals with a deckled edge! Here’s more about the design from Greenvelope.com:

With hand-painted blooms and a delicate typeface set, this invitation suite is ideal for any couple hoping to add a touch of whimsical romance to their wedding. The watercolor liner, both contemporary and unique, draws from the muted greenery found in the florals and adds the perfect pop of vibrancy to the suite.

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formal outdoor wedding ceremony

Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Peter Boruchowitz of Our Wedding Officiant NYC! Enjoy:

An article I recently read about Millenials’ biggest wedding regrets quoted a young bride saying that her regret was that she didn’t pay more attention to the ceremony. This made me sad to read, because no professional wedding officiant should allow that to happen. The ceremony is the reason for the celebration that follows. That’s why my motto is: Your perfect wedding starts with your perfect ceremony. Weddings go by so fast, and you want to be sure that you’re making a memory together that will last a lifetime. Even if you’re not interested in planning the text or details of the ceremony, the best of us will make sure that you’re focused and present during the ceremony.

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Happy couple, just married!

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When newly-engaged couples think of registering for gifts, images of mindlessly skipping through the aisles of their favorite stores with the power of a barcode scanner in their hands likely run through their heads. But that’s really not what a registry is or should be about. It should be fun, there’s no doubt about that! But it should also reflect who you are as a couple and the kind of future you want to set up for yourselves. Below are some of our top tips for curating a registry that shows off who you are as a couple, and that will get you the things you truly want and need.

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fun wedding reception with festive lighting

elegant black and white photo of a bride and groom Photo Credit: Chris Joriann Photography

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Bettina Benizri, Owner and Head Planner of Busy Bee’s Events, based in Miami, Florida! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Bettina and I am the owner of Busy Bee’s Events. A little bit about myself is that I once upon a time thought I was going to be the next millennial Ally Mcbeal of the big and bad New York City but everything changed the moment I volunteered to plan an event for my association. I always had a knack for planning, even during my pre-law years. My dad was always a planner in the family and he and I would always bond over planning our day in our leather bound planners (back before Iphones). Of course after starting in this industry, I quickly realized that becoming an event planner means so much more than just planning. I’ve become a person’s event budget analyst, mediator, negotiator, venue agent, and even sometimes a friend.

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gorgeous bride and two cute little boys

This gorgeous vineyard wedding, brought to us by Talha Gursoy of The Wedding Mode (Herndon, VA) exudes heartfelt joy and understated elegance! Here’s Talha to tell us more:

On May 20th, 2017, family and friends, fathers and mothers, bride and groom descended upon the lush and verdant greens of Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia for the wedding of Kendall and Pedro. Though the skies were a tad too overcast for everyone’s liking, the smiles more than overcame the gray, illuminating a picture-perfect wedding on a scenic rustic backdrop.

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