Guess what? Sunday just so happens to be National Ice Cream Day; making it our favorite holiday ever. So to celebrate, we’ve rounded up a few frozen gems making an appearance in our galleries. From the cutest mini cones to full on sundae bars, ice cream is becoming a wedding staple in a maje way. Get inspired with these delicious treats and don’t forget to indulge in a little ice cream on Sunday!
We’re all about gifting your girls pre-wedding. But let’s be real – finding that perfect something doesn’t always come easy. *Enter* A Pinch Of Lovely who’s here to share unique gift ideas your ‘maids will L-O-V-E. From the prettiest phone cases to a sparkly Kate Spade clutch, she’s taken the leg-work out of shopping and all you have to do is buy, wrap and go!
From A Pinch Of Lovely…A girl’s bridesmaids are one of the most important (and first!) decisions a bride will make. Bridesmaids can be the operative difference in helping guide their BFFs wedding experience sail right into smooth waters. In addition to all of the emotional support, they also take on the huge monetary responsibility as being a member of the bridal party – the dress, the shoes, the showers – your maids deserve a little love too!
On the morning of the wedding or the night before, shower your maids with pretty gifts they can use both the day of the wedding and to keep forever, and don’t forget the bubbly and sweets! It’s a thoughtful gesture to thank your besties for their lifelong friendship, support of you and your groom’s relationship and all their assistance leading up to your big day.
Beauty products like flattering lip colors, body bronzer (this Kismet brand won’t budge until you wash it off) and girly polish will help your bridesmaids look their best all day long. Include a fragrance sample or two that you’ll think they will love. Also, picking product packaging with a touch of gold will feel oh-so-luxe!
One always-popular option is picking out coordinating jewelry for the bridesmaids to wear on the wedding day. Try to look for transitional pieces that can be re-worn afterwards. You can even choose individual pieces depending on each bridesmaid’s personal style – a bracelet for the friend who loves bracelet stacks and earrings for your more minimalistic maid. Jewelry lines that have many styles utilizing the same stones like Kendra Scott provide endless possibilities.
And, since your bridesmaids are always on the phone with you, treat your bridesmaids to personalized phone cases. These embossed leather cases by Graphic Image come in a rainbow of colors with the option of customization. Gold lettering can signify monograms, acronyms (like BFF) and words (like SIS for sisters or future sister-in-laws).
And finally, they are going to need somewhere to keep all of their new favorite gifts. A hand-painted jewelry box, sparkly clutch or pouch make for a thoughtful gift and a way to stay organized on the day of the wedding. Again, look for versatile styles that can double as a makeup pouch or a small, clutch so they can use your gift over and over again.
It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and countless decisions that need to be made, and that’s why your bridesmaids are there to help support you in the process. Remember to shower your BFFs with thoughtful gifts they can appreciate after the wedding and treasure for years to come!
Photography: A Pinch Of Lovely | Styling: A Pinch Of Lovely | Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Bronzer: Kismet Cosmetics | Bronzer: Kismet Cosmetics | Glitter Clutch: Kate Spade | Gold Pouch: Target | IPhone Cases: Graphic Image | Lipsticks: Kismet Cosmetics | Painted Jewelry Boxes: A Pinch Of Lovely | Perfume : Joe Malone | Robes: Silk & More
Tucked away in the Israeli countryside is a wedding where the beauty of nature takes center stage. Yael and Uri focused on crafting a day of inspired simplicity and Liron Erel made sure no moment went uncaptured. Ready for more? Watch the story unfold in the full gallery right here.
From The Bride… When Uri, my husband, planned our first date, he planned a tour based on Tel Aviv’s most beautiful and unique trees. His personal favorite was the Indian Banyan Tree, as there are only nine of them in the whole of Israel. When we started planning for our wedding it felt natural to search for a venue that reflects our love for each other, nature and, of course, the Indian Banyan Tree. We found all these in HaAchuza, a greenhouse based in the middle of wheat fields, which also serves as a home to an Indian Banyan Tree. The moment we stepped through the gates, HaAchuza immediately felt like home, and the nature there, echoed a spiritual quality of simplicity.
In turn, we kept the details as natural and homey as possible. We spent the day together walking around the trees and fields, then proceeded to invite our guests for a delicious dinner with Irish music softly playing, the smell of freshly made pasta and grand plates of Paella and only at nightfall, under the grape vines, surrounded by family and friends and beneath my late grandfather’s “Tallit”, a traditional Jewish garment, we got married, and it was truly breathtaking.
For our invitations, Uri hand drew 300 of our guests so that each one could recognize themselves and their families on the invitation itself!. It made our guests feel truly welcomed and that much more involved in our wedding, which was important to us, because we really felt as though it wasn’t just our day, it was a day to remember for all the people in our lives as well.
Photography: Liron Erel | Event Planning: Alon Hasson | Floral Design: Alon Hasson | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clará | Reception Venue: HaAchuza, Beit Hanan | Shoes: Roni Kantor | Bridesmaids Dresses: Naama Kamelo | Catering: Ran Shmueli | Hair: Ohad Zini @ Eric Mayost | Band: Magical Mystery Tour | Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss | Makeup: Liat Maman | Planner, Design, Florist: Alon Hasson