Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Reading for the Week!

Hey there! Summer is in full swing so I hope you are squeezing all of the juice out of your days! We have certainly been busy here at HVG. After spending a week with family in Lake George, we're back to work and will be publishing some great posts about Jar Worthy, a candle shop in Carmel, and Our Story Bridal, a bridal shop specializing in pre-owned weddings in NYC. So stay tuned!

Here are some fun links to get your through the week....enjoy! 

Love everything about this wedding at Bear Mountain. 
And daffodils as wedding favors? Yes, please. 

A great tip for packing for your honeymoon (or any vacation).

Made me laugh right out loud.

And this one did, too.

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Reading for the Week!

Hi! Happy July 4th Holiday Weekend! I hope you all are celebrating with family and friends. We've got not one but two parties to attend! I've managed to sneak in a little "me time" and went to visit Dana at Jar Worthy, a little candle shop in Carmel. With Dana's help, I even created my own custom candle! More on Dana and her candles to come...look for a blog post soon! 

A few fun links from around the web...enjoy!

Just discovered the Theater at the University Settlement Camp in Beacon...if you are planning a wedding and are still searching for a venue, check this place out!

Love this story (a warning: it made me tear up, so if you're wearing mascara and sitting at your work desk, you may want to save this one for later).

For your next bachelorette party (or BBQ or beach picnic), forty-ounce rose՛.

This dress...for the petite bride-to-be who's also on a budget!

And for us married folks...a trick for keeping the spark alive.

Happy Planning, 

p.s. Jar Worthy is having a great sale...use promo code FIREWORKS from now until July 5th for 25% off of your entire order and free shipping on any order over $40....the Cilantro Lime and Coconut Magnolia candles smell delightful. :)

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green

Monday, June 26, 2017

Reading for the Week!

Hello all! Hope you are all settling into the week after a fun-filled weekend. We at Casa HVG spent the weekend finishing up a few small projects around the house and then headed to Pelton Pond in Fahnestock State Park for a little hike with the kiddos and a picnic lunch. But not before a quick trip to the Coffee Pantry and Marbled in Cold Spring. So perfect. 

Here are a few love-related links for your perusal this week...enjoy!

Love in all shades: this and this, too. Progress.

A great compilation of websites for pre-owned wedding dresses by the NYT.

Flavored simple syrups would make great favors for a shower or wedding. In little bottles like these, so cute.

Wouldn't you love to be a guest at this wedding?

Look for a future post highlighting Jar Worthy. A little shop in Carmel (Putnam County) specializing in soy candles. You can even pour your own! 

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green....the tiled floor of La Sirena, Mario Batali's newest restaurant in NYC. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

The best way to propose....

...is with a chocolate bar.

Contact the lovely ladies at Lagusta's Luscious Confectionary in New Paltz to place a custom order for an engagement chocolate bar or for wedding favor truffles. Environmentally friendly chocolates using lots of local ingredients. These treats are the real deal. 

For more information, visit Lagusta's Luscious online or in New Paltz/Manhattan. 

Happy Eating (and Planning), 
Photo Credit: LaGustas's Luscious

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Reading for the Week!

Hi! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. We spent this weekend exploring our area...Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster and Bowdoin Park in Wappingers. Really fun but this rain is getting a bit tiresome, no?

Some wedding reading for the week...enjoy! 

Tilly's Table is a new farm-to-table restaurant which just opened up at Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster. Can't wait to dine there soon. Not sure if the restaurant and grounds are open to private events but I'll be looking into it. More to come!

These engagement rings and wedding bands from Catbird, a Brooklyn-based jeweler, are so pretty and so unique. And they are made using ethically sourced materials and conflict-free stones. 

ThredUp, the biggest online thrift store, recently launched their online bridesmaid shop, The Mismatched 'Maid. So cool.

I just whipped up a batch of DIY aromatherapy shower tablets (think bath bombs but for showers). These would make great bridal shower favors...so easy and incredibly inexpensive to make yourself. 

Did you know you can get married at Bowdoin Park? Chapel and rustic lodge onsite, great views of the Hudson River, and close to lots of hotels. The icing on the (wedding) cake? Rental fees are $200/day for the chapel and $400 for the lodge. Can't beat it if you are thinking about a small wedding (max. 65 guests). 

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green....at the new Tilly's Table.