Monday, June 17, 2013

Getting Present to a Special Anniversary 6.17.12

I'm sure brides do this all the time. Skim through the wedding photos and relive the BIG day. I feel like it must be pretty rare that the MOH does it. But a rare bird, I am. 

What I love about looking through these photos-- of my BFF's wedding-- is that I get to  relive everything from the planning, the beginning of Charcoal & Lace (this blog) and the joy I experienced on Natasha and Jonathan's wedding day. I also think of how much I love these two as a couple and how perfect they are for one another. And how lucky I am to be a witness. 

Of the hundreds of photos posted, these are these are the few that captured my relationship with my best friend, as well as what it looks like to celebrate her when no one is looking. Happy ONE YEAR Wedding Anniversary N+J!


Getting our make up done, wearing matching gold sparkly Toms


Having a moment of adoration


Steaming the bridal gown, one of my favorite tasks

Listening to vows


Dancing for LOVE!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Feathered Feet and Champy!

Just loving these two photographs by Ed Peers Photography. If you ever need a destination photographer, he comes highly recommended! In looking at his portfolio, we love the dreamy soft landscapes and will be talking his work up in posts to come! But today, we are in love with these shoes, the mood and the color.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

For Mother's Day: Honoring the Women in Your Life at Your Wedding!

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Your wedding is the perfect time to honor the important women in your life, including your brand new relatives.  Check out these lovely ways to make your mom, grandma, sister, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law feel special and included in your day!

{Infographic: Simply Bridal}

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Highline Save the Date Shoot for The Not Wedding NYC

I'm telling you, if I could just be a bride for a living, I would jump at the chance.  The hubby and I are on cloud nine about being able to go through the whole wedding process again (only this time without all the stress, insanity, and..you know, drama) for The Not Wedding NYC this month, and were thrilled to kick off the whole experience with a gorgeous faux engagement shoot on the Highline!

Photographer Jessica Oh was SUCH a blast to work with, and the photos she took exuded such a chic, city vibe.


















DEETS:
LOCATION:  THE HIGHLINE, NEW YORK CITY
PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING: JESSICA OH PHOTOGRAPHY
DRESS: RUCHE
SHOES: DIY
HEADPIECE: HUSHED COMMOTION
SAVE THE DATE: AND HERE WE ARE

Come join us at our "wedding"!!  Tickets for The Not Wedding NYC are on sale now!



Friday, April 26, 2013

Simply Bridal Friday Give Away!


This month we have partnered with the fabulous wedding resource Simply Bridal to offer our brides-to-be and our wedding-obsessed readers to partake an amazing giveaway! Simply Bridal is in the business of providing brides with the dress of their dreams. They are a great resource for budget-conscious brides to find and create their special dress or accessory. We are pleased to share this piece of jewelry with our community and we will be gifting this item to one very special bride-to-be. We'd love to hear your experience with Simply Bridal if you've made 

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Couldn't be easier; Happy Friday Brideday!
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About the piece:

This bracelet is made of links of hammered sterling silver and accented with single freshwater pearl. It was created by LA-based designer May Yeung, and each piece is made in Silver Lake, where she lives.


  • It is called the Sterling Silver Hammered Chain with White Wrapped Freshwater Pearl, retailing at $88.00. It is a Silver, 7" length bracelet perfect for that simple bride who loves the soft sophistication of pearl. A great piece for a less embellished look or even for the rehearsal dinner. 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Barn Wedding: Beaver Dam Historic House, North Carolina

We always love a rustic barn wedding! And this one had so many beautiful DIY decor that were totally worth sharing.  I discovered this wedding on Green Weding Shoes, with beautiful photography by Emily Chidester and the location was Beaver Dam Historic House, North Carolina.


There were many things I loved about this DIY/ vintagey wedding but  I specifically loved the use of book pages (or sheet music) cones filled with lavender buds (in lieu of confetti or rice) for the ceremony exit.


...and the hanging mason jars. So adorable! 












The Not Wedding NYC

The hubby and I are so excited to announce our participation in The Not Wedding NYC on May 22nd... I mean, who doesn't want a second wedding, without all the pressures and insanity of the real thing? The Not Wedding is a unique wedding event for brides- and grooms-to-be, which is staged as a fake wedding, complete with beaming bride and groom (yours truly!), a beautiful, emotional ceremony, a lovely sit-down dinner showcasing local caterers, and a dance reception featuring local wedding bands and DJs.

We're doing a photoshoot on Friday at the Highline for the save the date, and can't wait to get in the mood to get married all over again!

Check out the gorgeous inspiration board for the wedding in May... how gorgeous is the vintage feel with the rich, moody accent colors? Don't forget to purchase your tickets and come celebrate, sip, and get inspired with us!

http://www.thenotwedding.com/events/new-york-city/

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our Wedding on SMP New York

We're so super honored that our wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty New York.  We love to keep the wedding excitement rolling, even 9 months after we got hitched!  Click on over to read the full post!

Photography: Tara Welch Photography
Flowers:  Tinsel & Twine

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