bridal style: wedding day clutches

One piece of bridal attire that’s often overlooked is the all-important handbag. Yes, your girls will be all over you to fetch glasses (and glasses, and glasses) of champagne and your wedding planner will have her “emergency kit” on hand to fix any hair out of place, but you still need a place to store […]

CFCTB: venues

Happy first day of Spring! We’re launching a new feature on the Lovely Day blog to celebrate, and I’m delighted to announce the CFCTB (Confessions of a Former Connecticut Bride) series – resourceful posts designed to provide valuable insight into the wonderful world of wedding planning in our coastal state! Planning can be intimidating and […]

guest blogger: swallowtail calligraphy

We love anything calligraphed. Invitation envelopes, seating charts, escort cards, burlap table runners, favors, programs. You name it, we think it looks better with stunning hand-written calligraphy. We connected with Ohio-based Swallowtail Calligraphy and asked for her thoughts on how beautiful calligraphy can help set the tone for your event. Enjoy! xo, B & C My […]

cocktail-style wedding receptions

As B mentioned in last week’s post, we’ve spent lots of time with some of the area’s top wedding vendors over the past few months and on our most recent road trip we met with the lovely gals of Gourmet Galley.  We spent 2 hours gabbing away in their beautiful new office and we were […]

trend spotting: peach & coral

For the past few weeks, C & I have been road-tripping all over Connecticut to meet with the best wedding vendors in the state. We’ve put approximately 500 miles on the Prius and met with some increeeeedibly talented people (like, brilliant ya’ll!). We’ve learned so much but above all we’ve made great new friends, and […]