Monday, April 24, 2017

Reading for the Week...



Hey there! Since it appears that I am having trouble posting my weekend blog posts on time, I've decided to switch it up this week....so here is the post with some fun wedding links from around the web as a "reading for the week" sort of post. Enjoy!

Love this dress for a fun, non-traditional take on a wedding dress. And as a wedding dress, at a pretty good price point!

A literal wedding cheese cake. So fun but oh so delicious and different. Instead of having your caterer slice up boring cake, have them create a beautiful dessert cheese board for each table. Pair the cheeses with accoutrements like marcona almonds and fig jam...your guests will really have something to talk about after the wedding. Love this idea!

For a barn wedding less than 1.5 hours from NYC, check out Mount Gulian. Secluded location, beautiful historic site, and lots of hotels nearby. Can't beat it.

The internet is chock-full of marriage advice, much of it cliche "...don't go to bed angry!". But I do believe being on the same page about financial matters before tying the knot is one of the most important things you can do for your future marriage. If you haven't had the money talk, do it now.

And on a more serious note....

Instead of a traditional wedding favor, how about giving a donation to the International Rescue Committee? Send a girl to school for a year for $58. Or help give a mother a safe birthing experience for $24. As a mother of twin girls, these efforts resonate with me. I can't imagine what it would be like to be an expectant mother in a war-torn country or not have access to education as a child. Together, through donations, maybe we can make the world a bit brighter for these women and girls.

Happy Planning, 
Lizzie 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Weekend Wedding Reading...



Hi there! Happy Easter to everyone celebrating today. And if you're not celebrating Easter, I hope you enjoy the sun today. It's a warm one!

I had a great conversation with Ana and Jacquelyn of Our Bridal Story this week. Stay tuned for a blog post all about it and their tips for finding a great wedding gown.

Here are a few wedding links from around the web...enjoy! 

Looking for a salon and spa specializing in eco-friendly products? Look no further...Savor Beauty in NYC and Saugerties.

What guests hate the most about weddings. Take note!

How to know your partner is the One.

Thinking about adding this body wash to my Amazon cart! Reminds me of my best friend from college (she was the valedictorian of our graduating class!!!) who has since moved to Oregon. It would make a great bridesmaid gift for those gals who are into natural beauty and bath products.

Bambeco is a fantastic online store specializing in eco-conscious home goods. Be sure to check it out!

Happy Planning, 
Lizzie

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekend Wedding Reading


Hi! Are you loving these sunny days in the Hudson Valley? Mr. HVG and I spent the weekend kid-less and had a little stay-cation (hence the lack of a Friday post!). We spent Saturday in NYC exploring Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters with some fabulous cousins and yesterday we got busy prepping and planting our flower and veggie gardens. So great to be able to spend time outdoors without being all bundled up. 

Here are a few wedding links to keep you going until the weekend!

In search of a unique wedding venue? How about Wave Hill in the Bronx? Pricey but beautiful.

...or how about the Queens County Farm Museum for a less expensive venue option?

A pretty vintage wedding dress for $68!

Silly.

These DIY soy candles are so pretty. They would make great wedding/shower favors or as gifts for Mother's Day (on May 14th!).

Happy Planning, 
Lizzie 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green...the fountain at the CIA in Hyde Park!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekend Wedding Reading



Hello there! My apologies for the late post, the family and I were in Burlington, Vermont having a little birthday get-away celebration for moi over the weekend. We had a great time and we highly recommend Burlington!

Big news here at HVG...this upcoming week I'll be interviewing Ana and Jacquelyn of Our Bridal Story, a bridal gown shop in NYC which specializes in gently used designer gowns. Stay tuned! 

Here are some fun links from around the wedding web...enjoy!

Some great tips on finding the perfect dress fit for your body type here.

A vintage wedding dress. So pretty.

I can't remember if I wore any fragrance on my wedding day. If I had to do it over again, I would wear either this for a warm but not too sweet scent or this just for fun.

If you are looking for great cosmetics that will fit in your bridal clutch, be sure to check out Stowaway.

In need of a wedding planner in the Catskills? Visit Elissa at Campfire & Romance

Happy Planning, 
Lizzie 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Weekend Wedding Reading....


Hello and Happy Spring! Although we still have snow on the ground here in the Hudson Valley, I'm looking forward to warmer weather and some greenery. My daffodils were making a break for it before last week's blizzard and now I'm anxious to see if they survived this cold snap. Snow, hurry up and melt already!

Here are a few links from around the wedding web for your weekend perusal...enjoy.

So many great tidbits of wedding advice here.

Two news nerds find love. Such a sweet story.

Loving the vintage wedding dress trend. This dress would be amazing. Soft, unique, and inexpensive.

Check out these wine bottle candle holders (photo embedded in the blog post). So easy to DIY and so cool.

Need a wedding song? How about this one? Love me some Ray LaMontagne.

Happy Planning, 
Lizzie 

p.s. my apologies for the late post...Friday just seemed to get away from me! 

Photo Credit. Lizzie B. at Hudson Valley Green. What a great fortune to get!