The Wedding Chicks 2011 Round Up

We wanted to close 2011 up with a complete Round Up of The Wedding Chicks. If you are long time visitor or perhaps just stopping by for the first time, here is what we have to offer. Rest assured in 2012 we have even more surprises up our sleeves.

– Happy New Year
xoxo amy and jocey

The WC Shop– Carries only the cutest custom goodies for your wedding, along with custom kids shirts and the perfect present for that New Baby. We have a lot of wonderful items, but we are known for our $10 tote. Pretty much the perfect welcome bag. Stop by and sign up to learn about sales and fabulous new items, and of course mostly the sales.

Style Search– Allows you to search by your wedding colors or wedding style. Along with a mini round up of the site.

Free Printables– We are known for is our Free Printables customized in your colors and text!  We have a complete collection of everything you will need for your wedding. From the invites, to the menus, to the Bride & Groom signs – we have you covered. Get excited … In 2012 we plan on bringing in a ton of new designs. If you have any requests, leave a comment and let us know.

Real Weddings– Lucky for us we have some really incredibly vendors from all over the world. Each vendor is given access to our site and can post in Real Weddings. This way you can see snippets of their work and of course swoon over some fabulous weddings.

Find Local Wedding Vendors– We like that we are a one stop shop. You can find your all your wedding vendors, learn how to make a french macaron, pick up some wedding favors and find your wedding dress all in one swoop.

DIY Projects– If you like to get crafty, we have a ton of diy projects. All the way from flowers to food and everything in between.

Wedding Fashions– We are personally in touch with many of your favorite dress and accessory designers. If you need a little fashion inspiration … look no further, we also have that.

Hand Picked Wedding Vendors– There are so many amazing wedding vendors out there, and of course like everyone we have our favorites. There are only a few for each category and each area. They each hold certain qualities that we personally feel are very important in a wedding vendor. Stop by and see who they are.

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New Year Eve Wedding Ideas

How fun does it sound to gather up all your friends and throw a huge New Year’s Eve Wedding? Lucky for us, we have some utterly fabulous ideas from one of our favorite event designers Hey Gorgeous Events. Take it all in and start planning for 2013. See more New Year’s Eve Wedding Ideas, photographed by Jenna McKenzie Photography by clicking here. Happy New Year!

From: Hey Gorgeous Events

I love the prettiest shade of blush pink as much as the next wedding savvy chick out there (it’s even a major part of my branding!) and I sure can’t resist a perfectly placed vintage detail, but in hopes of putting some fresh inspiration of there, my team and I thought a little outside the box with this shoot. Together we brought the idea of a New Years Eve dinner party elopement to life with some pretty chic ways to ring in 2012. With just the right amount of sparkle, a beautiful color palette of every shade of blue imaginable, and little nostalgic touches reminiscence of another new year (I swear confetti will never go out of style!) we couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to end a fabulous year while simultaneously celebrating sweet love.

Again a special thanks to Hey Gorgeous Events for sharing all of these New Year Eve Wedding Ideas. Wishing everyone a happy happy New Year. See you next year.

amy & jocey

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Flowers: J’s Fresh Flower Market

Photographer: Jenna McKenzie Photography
Event Designer, Centerpieces & Decor: Hey Gorgeous Events
Makeup: Julie Strating
Hair: Julie Strating
Cake, Macarons & Cupcake: A Piece o Cake
Dress Designer: Renee Austin Wedding
Stationery: Lemon and Lavender
Veil or Hair Accessories: Fine and Fleurie
also by Kelly Kobus
Centerpiece design by Hey Gorgeous Events
Blue backdrop created by Hey Gorgeous Events
Model: Maggie Torongo, owner of Renee Austin Weddings
Linen: La Tavola

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, gray
Styles: theme

New Pantone Wedding Chiplettes™ From The Dessy Group

We are huge fans of making virtual pin boards, but there is really nothing like seeing your wedding colors up close and personal. Figuring out if you love Posie or Honeysuckle just a tad more than the other.

New Pantone Wedding Chiplettes™ from Dessy are a cost effective way to select and communicate your wedding colors. Order individual Pantone Wedding™ Chiplette swatches in each of your favorite colors and use them to mix n’ match colors and create the perfect palette for your dream wedding. Chiplettes provide an exact match to your dress color and will help you communicate your colors, instantly and accurately.

Once you have selected your perfect color combination, you can then use Pantone Wedding™ Chiplettes to share with your wedding party and anyone with color related tasks, such as invitations, dresses, cake decoration, flowers and more.

Make your own Pin Board
If you love what we did above, you can easily replicate it. Our pin board is actually a ATP Extra Large Oil Drip Pan purchased at WalMart for around $10. The tiny magnets are actually Buckyballs Magnetic Building Spheres.

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Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas

For all of you looking to have a romantic seaside wedding that’s chic and rustic we have the perfect inspirational shoot for you. Dreamed up by Poppy Love Weddings and captured by one of our Hand-Picked wedding vendors White Loft Studio on the Plum Island Sound.

Lucky for us, Poppy Love Weddings shares key ingredients to replicating something as dreamy as this for your own intimate beach wedding. To see more images perfect for pinning click here.


From: Poppy Love Weddings on Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas

The ceremony area was my favorite part of the set up. It was purposefully kept bare and simple – marked by a modern lucite console table with large rustic wicker spheres (also from West Elm). Here is where I incorporated the canvas flags and added the vintage style glass ring box, adorned with a sweet banner that read “love & cherish”.

I wanted to create an inviting combination of beach rustic plus seaside elegance. I brought in subtle boating elements, like the canvas covered wine bottles, petite canvas flags, and woven components like the wicker spheres. I used indigo as my anchor color and as soon as I laid eyes upon the David Stark Brush Stroke dinnerware at West Elm, I knew it was the perfect fit. To soften the look, I incorporated soft romantic blooms in a *quiet riot* of pink and peach hues set into perforated metal containers for the floral centerpieces. I layered fabrics, included driftwood-type bench seating, and added comfy nautical print pillows.

A key ingredient of my design aesthetic is the mixture of high and low pieces. Because I focused most of my budget dollars on the impact of the place settings, I had to get creative with the other tabletop details. I found the batik print table runner in the half-off section of the Jo-Ann fabric store and was able to scoop it up for peanuts. Of course a trip to the craft store was in order, where I grabbed a few small wicker balls from the floral department and was inspired by the all the color and texture in the knitting department. I carried the pale aqua blue yarn detail throughout the design – wrapping simple glass votive holders with it along with tying the wedding bands together and it even made for the prettiest of bouquet wraps in lieu of ribbon!

The cake was dreamt up by Heidi and beautifully executed by Hilary of Eat Cake!! – a single-tiered cake of layered ombre ruffles. The complex yet airy ruffled design lends to the ethereal look of the day.

Poppy Love Weddings for mastering a harmonized look:

– Seek out what you love, choose subtle elements that convey those feelings and repeat them throughout
your décor.

– Don’t be afraid to mix prints and textures. Dressing a table is like putting an outfit together; excessive
matching is always tres boring!

-When meeting with your floral designer, focus your efforts in conveying your color and shape
preferences. Becoming too specific with exact blooms and shades can hinder the designer and the
completed design.

– Forget perfection! Instead aim for authenticity – there’s nothing worse then an over-produced event that
over shadows the true meaning of the day.

White Loft Studio is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked Vendors. Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! These vendors are chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked Vendors are chosen please click here.

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Photographer: White Loft Studio
Event Designer: Poppy Love Weddings
Cake: Eat Cake!
Flowers: Poppy Love Weddings
Venue: Plum Island Point

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, peach, pink
Styles: beach, classic