Wedding Style Board | Black, Gold + Oxblood

 A lot of my inspiration comes from colour and especially the way it can be used in designer collections showcased on the catwalks. Today I bring you a style board inspired by some of the fall 2014 collections such as Nina Ricci and Dennis Basso. They incorporated the gorgeous berry hue, oxblood, and I think it works so well to create that luxurious aesthetic. 

Black, Gold and Oxblood Wedding Style Board by Coordinated For You

 

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Wedding Etiquette: Asking for Money

How do we ask for money instead of gifts? This is a question that more and more couples are asking, as asking for money instead of physical gifts is now becoming the norm. Many couples live together before getting married and already have the standard household items, such as a toaster, kettle, or dinner set. On the other hand, some pay for their wedding themselves, and would therefore prefer the cash to go towards their honeymoon or other special purchases. Some of you may be finding it difficult to find the right words for your request, so here are my tips and advice on making it easier (and of course polite!)…

 

Honeymoon Gift List
If you are asking for money that will be going towards your honeymoon, then why not check out sites such as Buy Our Honeymoon, Honey Fund, or even your local travel agents who should be able to set up a holiday gift list for you. This way your family and friends can contribute towards a gift you really want. You’ll be thanking yourselves when you’re lying on the beach sipping yummy cocktails.

 

wedding honeymoon gift list

 

Write a Poem
Drafting a short and sweet poem is also becoming popular when asking for monetary gifts. Here are just a few that I’ve found:

“So what do you get for the bride and groom
Whose house needs things in every room?
When shopping for a present please don’t be rash
As there is always the option to just give cash!
We hope you don’t find our request to be funny
But we really would appreciate a gift of money”

“We’ve been together for a few years now
We have pots and pans and linen and towels
We have glasses and toasters, really quite a few
So instead of more gifts, we suggest this to you
If it doesn’t offend and it won’t send you running
What we would really appreciate is quite simply money
We know choosing gifts can be such a pain
And this way there is no chance of bringing the same”

“If you’re thinking of giving us a gift
to help us on our way
a gift of cash towards our honeymoon
would really make our day
Then while we’re relaxing on the beach
or by the pool so blue
we’ll sit back and know that
it is truly thanks to you!”

 

Get to the point
However, if you’re still cringing at the thought of a poem, then just make it simple and straight to the point:

“Your presence at our wedding is all that we wish for. However, if you want to give a gift, we will be grateful for a small cash donation towards our new future together.”

wedding etiquette | asking for cash | coordinated for you blog

 

Are you asking for monetary gifts rather than opting for the traditional gift list? I’d love to hear what suggestions you have!

 

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Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 Bridal Collection

“It’s magical, mysterious; It’s mystical, delirious”, were the words used to describe the Stone Fox Bride 2015 fall collection. Featuring floor sweeping gowns, cuffed sleeves, and maxi skirt pieces, this collection will allow you to channel your inner bohemian bride with style.

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Open back silk cady gown with flower lace yoke, back and cuff

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Organdy bustier dress layered in organza and finished at the hem with laser cut flowers

“After Creative Director Molly Guy got engaged in 2010, she was super bummed out to discover that the New York City wedding world lacked edge, beauty and style — the three things that drew her to Manhattan in the first place. Instead she found lots of puff, fluff and blue-haired old ladies trying to sell massive princess gowns in stuffy salons filled with bad perfume and claustrophobic wallpaper. She was like, “Ew. This sucks.” A year later, Stone Fox Bride — a groovy, enchanted wedding sanctuary — was born.”

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Silk faille cropped top and maxi skirt

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Silk mikado bustier with tulle bib and full skirt

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Slim bustier gown in silk georgette with organza overlay with laser cut flowers

 In addition to their gorgeous gowns, Stone Fox Bride also provide:
– Custom bridal gowns
– Custom veils and headpieces, including silk & fresh flower crowns
– Heirloom bridal gown update or redesign
– Vintage ring guidance & sourcing
– Floral & wedding design, including table centerpieces, chuppahs, bouquets & boutonnieres

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Dress layered in organza and finished at the hem with laser cut flowers

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015 bridal collection | Coordinated For You Wedding Blog

Sleeveless slim gown with ruffle neck in flower lace

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