Etiquette + Traditions

Onto the third part of the old adage, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." This is a special part of the saying for many of our brides. What a great opportunity to borrow a family heirloom such as a special piece of jewelry or your best friend's favorite pair of earrings you have been dying to wear. Your wedding day...

This week we are taking a look at the second part of the old English adage, "something new." While many brides use their wedding dress or wedding ring as their something new, it is fun to see how creative you can be with this part of the saying. Husar Photography One of our sweet brides debuted this stunning piece on her big...

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” It is one of the oldest wedding traditions in the book and one tradition most modern brides still follow today. The saying originates from an English rhyme that dates back to 1898 and each of the four items are suppose to bring good luck to the bride! Nowadays, brides have gotten...

Primping Party - noun A wedding day party where the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and any other special ladies get ready for the wedding together. Typically involves hair and makeup services, lots of laughter, and maybe a few tears. Since the beginning of time, girls have created bonds with each other by getting ready together. Slumber parties, trips to the...

There are so many details that go into a wedding, but the sweetest {pun intended} is the cake.  The varieties of flavors and cake design are endless, but we've managed to round up a couple of our all time favorites! Summertime Seersucker This summertime wedding cake was perfectly adorned with seersucker sashes around each tier and cascading hydrangeas, garden roses, and spray...

One of the best things about being engaged and getting married is the fact that everyone wants to shower you with gifts!  Whether they are wedding gifts, generous cash gifts, or just sweet, sentimental cards, each gift, no matter how big or small, deserves a thank you note. [caption id="attachment_1215" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Photo via Etsy.[/caption] With technology, emails, and social media keeping...

With Spring wedding season fully upon us, it is time for a little guest refresher.  It is true that without a bride and groom, there could be no wedding.  But, it is also true that without guests, there would be no fun wedding!  Each guest that is invited to a wedding has a special place in the bride and grooms...

If you know Ali and I, you know we love bold colors and mixing patterns!  Needless to say, we think we may have found our soul sister in Emily McCarthy. Emily creates all sorts of stationery, from everyday correspondence to the grandest of wedding invitation suites.  Plus she does it all with the most perfect balance of fun yet sophisticated color....

Since we couldn't fit all 100 of our favorite things into one blog post, we decided to give you a double dose!  Cheers to the second 50 of our 100 favorite things! 51. Warm days. 52. Spanish Moss. 53. Fun & hilarious toasts!  Photo by Jennifer Bearden. 54. Southern Weddings Magazine 55. Instagram 56. Kings Tables.  These bad boys always bring a sense of old-time regal-ness to each event! 57....

Well, we didn't think it would get here this soon, but here it is!  100 posts on Champagne & Chandeliers!  Can you believe it?!  In honor of our 100th blog post, we thought we'd give you a list of our 100 favorite things.  Some are wedding related, some are not, so enjoy the first 50! 1. First looks-We still swoon over...