Friday, August 11, 2017

Reading for the Weekend!

Hello! Although Family HVG is staying local this weekend (and next weekend - hooray!)...this week's round up is all about vacations...enjoy! 

The best places to propose in the Adirondacks.

Planning your honeymoon? Consider a road trip

Or if you want to stay local...some great honeymoon spots right here in New York.

What AirBnB hosts wish renters knew.

And finally, made me laugh.

Happy (Vacation) Planning,

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green....twilight at Lake George. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Our Story Bridal

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ana and Jacquelyn of Our Story Bridal, a bridal shop in NYC specializing in pre-owned wedding gowns. Ana and Jacquelyn opened up their shop in 2016 as a pop-up shop but business has taken off and they now have their own permanent location on Broadway.

Ana and Jacquelyn first met at the Wharton School Business. Following graduation, these lovely ladies married their respective husbands and just didn't have room in their NYC apartments to store their wedding gowns. After searching for options to sell their dresses locally and coming up short, Ana and Jacquelyn decided to create Our Story Bridal, the only pre-owned bridal shop in NYC.

Ana and Jacquelyn make purchasing gowns easy...and selling one just as breezy. Each gown considered for consignment is thoroughly vetted to ensure quality and style. Each dress selected for consignment is professional cleaned and carefully handled. Once the gown makes it into the shop, brides-to-be can make an appointment online with one of their expert bridal consultants for fittings. Gowns are priced very competitively with substantially discounted prices (40-80% off retail price!!!).

The gown and accessory selection at Our Story Bridal is wide ranging with a variety of trending styles and sizes. And to complete the bridal experience, Our Story Bridal offers in-house alterations to achieve the perfect fit.

Ana and Jacquelyn have some great advice for finding the perfect true to your style but don't be afraid to try on a few designs that are a bit of out of your comfort zone. You just might be pleasantly surprised!

The lovely ladies behind Our Story Bridal. 

Please visit Ana and Jacquelyn if you are in the market for a wedding gown and are looking for an eco-friendly option that won't sacrifice style but will save you some serious money. Book an appointment online today!

1239 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10001
phone: 646.653.2672

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credits: Our Story Bridal. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Reading for the Week!

Hi! My apologies for the late posting of this week's "Reading for the Week". The kiddos came down with a stomach bug that they then lovingly passed along to me. Hoping the rest of the week is virus-free!

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

Havenly's favorite houseplants. I think all weddings should be decorated with potted plants. So pretty.

And check out this keeping with the potted plant theme. :)

Would you do a surprise wedding?

Just recently discovered the work of Joshua Brown
a very talented photographer based in the Hudson Valley. 

Jar Worthy is having a Christmas in July sale...30% off select items!
 Going to be stocking up on my new favorite soy candles. 

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Ryder Farm in Brewster.

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