Sorry for the lack of posts the past couple of weeks. It's just been one of those weeks where we feel like we need an extra hour in the day or an extra day in the week. Just because we didn't want to leave you hanging...here are a couple of quotes we love. Hoping to be back with you tomorrow but it may be after Memorial Day!
Today we are guest posting on one of our favorite blogs- Open Door Charleston. Head over there to check out our Memorial Day Packing List as well as all of their other amazing posts. It has become our go to blog for all things entertaining and home decor. If you are looking for a great housewarming or hostess gift they have some great ideas. We will be back tomorrow! XOXO
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I'm headed to Greensboro today for more wedding planning, so it seemed fitting to share some more wedding inspiration with y'all. I have started to realize that my ideas are all over the place and that I need to chat with Grace, our awesome wedding planner, and my mom asap to make sense out of all the chaos. Not sure where the Great Gatsby inspired invitations are going to fit in... only time will tell.
You don't have to blow your budget to get an instant style update and Zara's spike necklace is a perfect example. This necklace will add an instant edginess to your look without breaking the bank.
With every new detail, we have gotten more and more excited about Baz Luhrmann's upcoming film adaptation of the Great Gatsby. First of all, two of our all time favorite movies, Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge, are both directed by Baz Luhrmann. Secondly, we are obsessed with the entire Great Gatsby cast...Leonardo DiCaprio never disappoints. Third, the soundtrack is RIDICULOUS with songs from Beyonce, Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey, will.i.am, etc. Fourth, needless to say the Great Gatsby is one of our all time favorite books. We are so happy that the movie finally comes out this weekend! We will definitely be squeezing in some time to see it (Frank and Wes you better clear your schedules)...Just from these pictures, we can already tell it is going to be one of our new favorites! We put together some Gatsby outfit inspiration as well to get you in the right mindset...
Most of you are well aware of the fact that Kate and I LOVE to play hostess. We cherish any opportunity to cook, decorate, and get gussied up especially if it leads to us getting to socialize with all of our friends. We can definitely attribute our love of entertaining to our parents, who love to throw impromptu dinner parties, where our dad is tasked with cooking and our mom is in charge of table decor. Kate and I have learned a lot about entertaining from our parents such as making sure you time the preparation of the meal correctly (thanks dad) to adding special touches on the table can really enhance the mood (thanks mom). Our parents are currently preparing to throw a large dinner party in their backyard in our grandparents' honor and our mom asked if we had any ideas for the decor. We immediately decided to take charge of the evening's design theme as not only does it gives us an opportunity to come up with an amazing tablescape, but we also get to do another one of our favorite activities which is to spend our dad's money (just kidding). Anyway, we have been brainstorming ideas and decided that we would start by selecting napkins. We think whenever possible cloth dinner napkins are a MUST...it instantly ups the chic factor at a party. We are pretty much obsessed with all of these, so we are definitely going to have a hard time deciding...