{things we love} candy stripe accents

There is something fun, exciting and definitely vintage about candy stripes. From groomsmen to bridesmaids, from guests to the bride and groom, it is an effortless look. Here are a few items we are spinning over!

For the groom & his groomsmen:

Striped tie : etsy.com, Barber stripe soap: etsy.com,

Red cufflinks: etsy.com, Children’s bowtie: etsy.com.

For the bride & her bridesmaids:

Handbag: etsy.com, Necklace: etsy.com

For the guests:

Paper bags: etsy.com, Paper straws: etsy.com, Ribbon Candy: oldtimecandy.com

{freebies} fantasy wedding show

We have a super exciting giveaway that will last all week! We are giving away 5 VIP Bride Goody Bags for this Sunday’s Fantasy Wedding Show! These goody bags have samples from fabulous vendors as well as two free tickets to the show on April 3rd!

How to win a goody bag: Leave a comment below on the hottest trend you are incorporating in your big day! We will pick our favorite from this post and contact the winner!

The details:

Fantasy Wedding Show

Sunday, April 3 from 12-4PM

The Grand Manse, Downtown Lincoln


Best of luck, Brides, and we can’t wait to see you Sunday!


{bride blogger megan} signature drinks

Tyler and I have decided to create a signature drink for our reception. We plan to host beer and wine, and then the signature drink would round out the options for all tastes. Right now I am between a champagne and a pomegranete mojito. In one of my first posts, I shared the photo of champagne with some syrup and a sugar cube. This option would be classy and elegant, and I love the pop of color. I also read that the drop of a sugar cube represents a wish, that the couple’s life may represent the happiness and bubbles that the cube creates. I’m not sure if this is true or not, but I hope so! How cute! 




The second drink we are contemplating is a pomegranate mojito. This drink would be refreshing and would cater to more guest’s taste. My favorite part would be these pink polka dot or stripe straws from Etsy! These straws are definitely one of my favorite finds on this site yet! I love them! 




   Here is the recipe for a pomegranate mojito:




 1-   Combine the sugar, lime juice and mint leaves in a tall glass; mash with the back of a spoon.

2-    Mix in the rum and pomegrante juice.

3-    Fill glass with ice.

4-     Top with a splash of soda water.





{bridal buzz} reese’s wedding!

Well, it’s official…Reese Witherspoon has wed agent Jim Toth! What are your thoughts on this, ladies? Personally, I always held out hope she and Ryan Phillippe would find their way back to each other, simply because they have the cutest kids ever.

So who do you want Reese with? Are you pumped that she found someone that’s not an actor? Disappointed that it didn’t work out with Jake Gyllenhaal? Or do you think she should have ended up with someone else altogether? (A sane Joaquin Phoenix, perhaps?)