Press: Valentine’s Day-Inspired Wedding Favors on Martha Stewart Weddings

Photo Credit: Erin Beach Planning a Valentine's Day-themed event presents an opportunity to embrace all things love as well as playful decor. Whether you and your soon to be mate are getting married on February 14 or planning a Cupid-inspired event, favors help extend the love to your guests. Martha Stewart Weddings reached out to experts, including our very own Amy!, and asked them to share love-inspired favor ideas from edible treats to heartfelt keepsakes!

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Press: Bridal Shower Favors from Town & Country

Press: Bridal Shower Favors from Town & Country

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Bridal shower favors can be as sentimental or as whimsical as you desire, and one of the many ways to show appreciation for your loved ones throughout the pre-celebrations of your big day.

From sugary treats to DIY bouquets, Town & Country reached out to industry experts (like Amy!) and compiled a great list of favor ideas that your guests will enjoy just as much as your shower.

Featured Image: Gertrude and Mabel Photography

Press: How Much Time Does It Really Take to Plan a Wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings

Press: How Much Time Does It Really Take to Plan a Wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings

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A Professional Planner (our very own Amy!) Tells All: How Much Time Does It Really Take to Plan a Wedding?

At the best of times, planning your wedding can feel like no big deal, but at the worst of times, it can feel like a full-time job. Why? Because it kind of is. If you sat down and tracked every single hour you and your future husband or wife spent organizing the details of your big day, you’d probably be surprised by the findings. How many hours do most couples really devote to planning their ceremonies and receptions?

In this article over on Martha Stewart Weddings, Amy lays it all out for you.


Press: What To Eat And Drink At a Fall Engagement Party from Brides

Press: What To Eat And Drink At a Fall Engagement Party from Brides

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You’ve put away your giant flamingo pool float, you’re slowly making the transition from mojitos to mulled wine, and your bridal party is donning all of their beloved scarves. Fall is finally here. For a bride looking to embrace the autumn season for all of her pre-wedding events (bachelorette party, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, etc.), we got some advice from the experts on how to execute a fall-centric party.

Brides gathered top wedding experts around the country (and so, of course, Amy was included!) to put together a unique fall-inspired food and cocktail menu. From seasonal fare that highlighted apple cider to festive herbs, get cozy and visit the Brides Menu!

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Press: Minimalist Decor Inspiration from Brides

Press: Minimalist Decor Inspiration from Brides

Sarah Carpenter Photography

“More and more brides and grooms have chosen to go in a minimal, less over-the-top direction for their wedding decor than in years past. Minimalism doesn’t mean eliminating all decorations completely, but rather, it’s a matter of elegant simplicity.”

Brides gathered top wedding professionals from all over the country (including Amy!) to get tips on how to incorporate a minimalist design into your wedding. They recommended everything from ghost chairs to understated ceremony backdrops to metallic flatware atop a clean table display with low-lying floral arrangements, but we definitely suggest checking out number 11, it’s our personal favorite.

Featured Photo: By Leah // Florals: Natalie Bowen Designs

Press: How to Host a Wedding at Home from Brides

Press: How to Host a Wedding at Home from Brides

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Our fearless leader, Amy, was just featured on Brides as they offered 17 tips for gracefully adapting your home environment for I dos.

There are so many benefits to hosting a wedding in the privacy of your own home—sense of familiarity, undeniable charm and unique sentiment make for a day that’s original and noteworthy. Inviting your loved ones into a space that holds some of your most cherished memories—as a child, an adult, or both!—nothing says love like a wedding fit with a “home sweet home” welcome mat. Since residences are rarely suited for events and large gatherings, private homes need considerable attention when it comes to finalizing logistics like lighting, parking, and additional rentals.

We love the tips on using spaces that have special meanings and not skimping on the entertainment space, but number 13 is our favorite!

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