Month: May 2015

Friday Faves

Just a few hours to go before it’s the weekend! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our roundup of the blogosphere’s best. Get inspired by this week’s wedding and lifestyle picks. Romantic Boat Houses Is there anything more romantic than a boathouse in summer? They are the best kind of shelter from the blazing sun or occasional summer shower. We loved Remodelista’s list of their favorite summer boathouses because everyone needs to get excited for those weekends on the lake. Flower Crown Wedding Veil Forgo the traditional veil and wear a beautiful flower crown on your wedding day. It’s fresh and chic look if Read More

5 Tips to Planning Romantic Weekend Getaways

Looking to escape the buzz of the city, stress of work, and wedding planning? Turn the world off for just a few days by escaping with your fiancé on a simple weekend getaway. Summer is the best time to get out and adventure, so if you’re working on mastering that 48 hour trip and plan on spending some romantic one-on-one time with your other half, we have some tips for you. Pick Somewhere Remote Find a hidden beach, get away in the woods, or even visit a random town that’s not a typical weekend destination. This way you’ll avoid crowds and get Read More

Seasonal Sips: Springtime Cocktails

It’s spring and that means one thing – time to play outside! There’s nowhere we’d rather be right now than soaking up some rays at a rooftop bar or lounging on a restaurant patio. But for those nights when staying in is way more appealing, try concocting one of these seasonal beverages and embrace the taste of spring. Just be sure to take it outside (hey, a fire escape counts!). Blueberry Mojitos The combination of tart berries and cooling mint is unbelievably refreshing. Try serving up these Blueberry Mojitos to your girlfriends in the Billy Cotton Water Goblets so that the pink color really Read More

Outdoor Dining: Our Must-Haves for Setting Your Summer Table

Looking forward to hosting outside this summer? Make sure you register for all of the essentials to set that whimsical dinner table in your backyard. These are our top 10 outdoor dining must-haves. 1| Canvas Home’s Dauville Salad Plate, Set of 4  For a simple setting that still sparkles, layer plain white plates (like these Fortessa’s Cassia 16-Piece Place Setting) with these elegant small plate with metallic accents. 2| Rosanna’s Luxe Moderne Double Old Fashioned Glass 4-Piece Set While you can definitely use these as drinking glasses, they might be even more perfect as candle holders. These charming cups have light golden Read More

Unique Cash Funds that Might Inspire You

Long gone are the days when asking for cash gifts at a wedding was frowned upon. Now, modern couples that have no need for extra dishes or additional kitchen supplies have made wedding cash funds common place. You’ve probably already considered a honeymoon fund, but we’ve seen some of our couples create awesome and unique cash funds, so we’re bringing you our favorite ideas to help inspire you. House Down Payment Ask your friends and family to help you buy that dream home you’ve always wanted. This will be the biggest investment you will make as a newlywed couple, so create a Read More

Life on Your Own Terms: Advice from #ZolaCouple Carly & Fabrizio

Newly married #ZolaCouple Carly & Fabrizio share a love of traveling and are big believers in exploring on your own terms. So, when the two got engaged, they decided to take their time with wedding planning and left 16 months to prepare for their special day. Well, the big day has just passed, and since they’ve now kicked off their first days as newlyweds, we figured we’d tap into their wisdom to hear their lessons learned on planning a wedding and managing their registry. Not surprisingly, the duo highly suggests cash funds – they loved being able to ask their guests for gifts to help fund more Read More

Friday Faves

It’s almost the weekend – and it’s a long one this time. Yes, the unofficial start to summer is finally here with Memorial Day! So, to get you through those last few hours until you’re free to run to the beach, barbecue with your friends, and drink a lot of rosé, we’ve brought you our favorite posts from the blogosphere to inspire your Memorial Day celebrations. Grand Canyon Weekend Getaway For those of you that use long weekends to explore, this post is for you. Because mastering the 72 hour trip is something we all are trying to accomplish, and seeing Read More

Tips and Tricks: 5 Hacks to Personalizing Your Wedding

Today’s couples want their big day to be a reflection of who they are. According to The XO Group, personalization is on the rise and brides and grooms are increasingly choosing venues and styles that are unique to them. So if you’re looking to ditch the typical ceremony and make sure everything about your wedding day is authentically you, this next post in our ‘Tips and Tricks’ series is for you. Here are five important hacks that will help you stay true to who you are on your wedding day (and might also end up saving you some money!). 1| Read More

Zola How To: Registry Planner 101

We talked to our couples and quickly learned that one of the biggest things newly engaged duos struggle with is knowing how many gifts to add to their registry. If that’s something you’re asking yourself then you’re in luck because our Planner feature will tell you just that! Now available on your desktop browser and Zola Mobile App, Planner will recommend the number of gifts you need across each price range ($ to $$$) based on the number of guests attending your wedding. Here’s how it works: 1| Create A Registry Step one is (not surprisingly) create a registry so you can start adding gifts. Read More

A Lesson on Styling Your Coffee Table

Looking to liven up your living room? Add that touch of color or personal style by dressing up your coffee table. It could be as easy as swapping out a few items, or adding a beautiful flower arrangement. Here are some ideas for how to turn that blank canvas into a work of art. Layer with A Tray Add a large tray to your coffee table. This will allow you to group all décor into a set region and leave the rest of the table open for use. Put your artistic pieces on top of the tray, layer books, and Read More