I’m wearing my Blee Inara monogram necklace right now, and it’s my pick this week for my Fab Find bridesmaid’s gift — and Moms and flowergirls love them, too! Weddings are all about personalization, and so are bridesmaids’ gifts, and this pretty initial piece on a chain, cord or suede is a gift your bridesmaids will definitely love and use all the time! Take a look through the Blee Inara site, and you’ll find a fabulous collection of stylish jewelry pieces that’ll get you shopping for yourself as well. And I love this comment from a bride-to-be that I spoke to at a big bridal industry event, who saw me wearing my ‘S’ necklace: “That would be such a terrific gift for my groom’s young daughters! We’re planning to include them in our ceremony, take vows with them, and give them little jewelry gifts of their own after we exchange our rings…and these necklaces would be perfect!” How sweet is that?
I love these kicky vodka flavors so much, I included Little Black Dress Vodka in my recent roundup of the Best Bridal Party Gifts on BridalGuide! The flavors are fabulous, with just a touch of blueberry pomegranate, black cherry vanilla, and pineapple honey, and the site has some fab recipes that you can use for your pre-wedding parties, the wedding itself, or the after-party! And of course, your bachelorette party gets tasty with recipes like the Black Cherry Latte, Pineapple Honey Mojito, Blueberry Fresh Smash, Blueberry Lemonade and More. Here’s a recipe from their site:
1 1/2 oz Little Black Dress Classic Vodka
Splash of Cointreau
3 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients, roll to mix and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
Check out www.lbdvodka.com for more recipes and great ideas on their blog! This is one fun and festive drink collection, for your own bar, entertaining and as gifts!
Shimmer and Bliss is a name you need to know…they’re a fabulous company creating gorgeous, air-silk scarves in stunning colors — mine are in Sage and Amethyst! Wear them as a traditional scarf, as a hair accessory, even a waist wrap and in so many other ways, including pairing them with other Shimmer and Bliss scarves for a multi-hued effect.
Scarves are the In accessory for budget-revving your wardrobe, and I’ve picked them as one of my Fab Finds for bridesmaids’ gifts…personalizing the color choices to your bridesmaids. The whole idea of ‘friends’ is a big one with this company. Owner and designer My-Cherie (coolest name ever!) names each of her designs after one of her best friends. So you may find styles bearing your own bridesmaids’ names! Or just pick the colors you love for each of your girls, or let them pick from your thank-you gift display at a bridesmaid luncheon. They’re a terrific thank-you gift your bridesmaids will definitely use again and again.
I’m also thinking these would be great gifts for the moms, and for your wedding coordinator and other vendors!
Even better, Shimmer and Bliss is a charity minded company, with a % of their sales given to a collection of charities they love. Check it out here: http://shimmerandbliss.com/community-giving-back/
The container above is how your scarf will arrive…
And the scene below shows how you can get a few Shimmer and Bliss scarves to wear on your honeymoon! Love it!
The team at Shimmer and Bliss also suggested something I think is marvelous, especially for a destination wedding: these scarves would be fantastic sashes that bridesmaids can wear for a color pop on their bridesmaid dresses! That’s brilliant, just like the colors in the Shimmer and Bliss collection. Visit www.shimmerandbliss.com to see all of the wonderful styles that My-Cherie offers…
Oh, how I love Paloma’s Nest’s new Ring Bearer Bowls! What a fabulous style element that departs from the same-old ring bearer pillow that’s just going to be stored on the top shelf of your closet…to this wonderful piece that’s definitely going to be put on display in your home. Especially since you can personalize the message on the bowl itself! Paloma’s Nest has knocked it out of the park with this one, and I’m a dazzled fan.
Here’s some info on the Ring Bearer Bowls in general…
Paloma’s Nest is home of the original Ring Bearer Bowl™, a small ceramic dish designed to replace the traditional ring bearer pillow in a wedding celebration This beloved piece has quickly become a lasting standard in modern wedding ceremonies around the globe.
Our Ring Bearer Bowl™ has two little holes near the top rim, through which we lace a silky cotton cord to hold your rings for your wedding ceremony. This cord can be easily switched out by you for a ribbon that matches your wedding style, if you wish.
After the ceremony, the cord can be tied into a loop or a bow, and the bowl can hold jewelry, mementos or other treasures. The tiny dish can also be hung by the cord, on the wall next to your wedding photo, in a shadow box frame, or on your holiday tree. This piece is intended to become a family heirloom.
Ring Bearer Bowls are available with our selection of original texts, or with the Custom words of your choice. Names, dates, and meaningful phrases are sure to make this piece one that is passed on for generations.
Here’s what sent my fanhood through the roof…part of my own wedding ceremony was a traditional Native American reading that ends with ‘may your days together be good and long upon the Earth.’ I absolutely love that reading, and I’m thrilled to find that Paloma’s Nest now has a Ring Bearer Bowl bearing that part of the proverb! I may just order it to have on my nightstand!
Introducing the Leaf-shaped Ring Bearer Bowl™ , a special Limited Edition design of 200 pieces. Each piece is lovingly handcrafted of fine white clay and handstamped with the words:
MAY YOUR DAYS TOGETHER BE GOOD AND LONG UPON THE EARTH (a Native American Proverb). As a special touch, included are two smaller leaves, attached with the silky cotton cord; one leaf is stamped with your wedding year (2012, other years available upon request).
Measures approximately 5” inches across…every piece is hand cut and formed and thus will have a slightly different shape.
Paloma’s Nest has so many pretty Ring Bearer Bowl options, including silver or gold edging, the ability to write your own custom wording, and more…so check them out now for your wedding ceremony plans…or if you’re already married, this would be a spectacular anniversary present to your spouse, or just a fab little decor item that will remind you of your Big Day every day!