Month: January 2018

The Ultimate Honeymoon Advice from a Luxury Travel Advisor

Just the thought of jetting off on a sweet, sweet honeymoon can often get couples through the most stressful moments of wedding planning. However, carving out the time (and budget) to organize a life-changing trip while also organizing the biggest event of their lives? No small feat. So, we called in Michelle Manas, Founder & Owner of Uncorked Escapes, for some practical honeymoon advice that’s still very much fantastical (hint: safaris and “adventuremoons” are involved): So, what’s the ideal booking timeline for people using a travel agent? Ideally, nine months to a year in advance is best for premium locations. Read More

Individual succulents wedding favor

5 DIY Summer Wedding Favor Ideas

Although there are countless wedding vendors to help you all along the way when planning your summer wedding, you might find yourself wanting to personalize your nuptials with a few fun DIY wedding projects. Who wouldn’t enjoy spending a couple hours soaking in the sunshine while crafting away? And what better way is there to put your craftiness to good use than to whip up some DIY wedding favors? Here are 5 DIY wedding favor ideas that we adore for summer weddings. 1) Spread The Love Your wedding guests will surely wish that they could bottle up all of the evening’s love and happiness. This favor Read More

Easy Skillet Pot Pie by Michelle Williams

Skillet Chicken and Biscuits Pot Pie Recipe by Michelle Williams of @CoffeeandChampagne What you’ll need: Yellow Onion (1, chopped) Unsalted Butter (8 oz) Carrots (4 regularly sized, cut into 1/4 inch pieces) All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup) Low Sodium Chicken Stock (32 oz) Heavy Cream (1/4 cup) Peas (15 oz can, drained) Rotisserie Chicken (1, pull all of the chicken off of the bone and rip into bite-sized chunks. In case it needs to be said, discard of the bones) Flat Leaf Parsley (1/4 cup, minced) Pre-Baked Biscuits (I used 1 Pillsbury container) Salt and pepper To make your pie filling: Over medium-low Read More

Zola + Weddington Way Wedding Giveaway Event Terms & Conditions

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. ELIGIBILITY: ‘Wedding Giveaway Event with Weddington Way + Zola’ is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations) who are at least twenty one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry. All employees of Weddington Way and Zola, and their affiliates, sales representatives, licensees or agents (all of the foregoing, collectively, “Sweepstakes Read More

bride and groom walking down aisle outdoors

Top Ten Wedding Processional Songs

It may seem like a relatively simple task, but choosing wedding processional songs has been stumping couples for decades. Unlike the first dance song, which usually has significant meaning or emotional value, the music accompanying your grand entrance as you head into your wedding venue tends to be a less obvious choice and can raise dilemmas: Lyrics or no lyrics? Classical or contemporary? Upbeat or subdued? Throw in the fact that the options practically reach the point of infinity, and it’s easy to see why selecting ceremony music can lead to agonized decision-making for couples. Like with most things, when a couple finds themselves Read More

Small framed paintings tied with ribbon and tags as wedding favors on a table

Wedding Favor Ideas We Love

We’re big fans of giving wedding favors to your guests. After all, these folks took the time to come to your wedding, buy you a fabulous gift from your wedding registry (let’s hope), and maybe even attend your engagement party or wedding shower (which means more gifts, natch). So why not return the love and give them a little memento to take home and enjoy? Granted, if you’re thinking your only options are bubbles or keychains stamped with your wedding date, we can see why you might want to skip it. But there are really so many classy, creative favor ideas to Read More

Maid of honor and bridesmaids looking at Bride all with flowers

What To Do If You Can’t Choose Just One Maid Of Honor

Maid of honor, man of honor, bridesmaid, bridesman, honor attendant—these folks go by many names, but they really are so much more. As you plan your wedding, nothing will be more helpful than supportive people around you. A bride or groom’s siblings and friends will be allies, confidantes, sounding boards, and assistants from the start of the planning process through the end of the event.  The bride’s right hand, so to speak, is her maid of honor (or matron of honor if the lady is married). Etiquette assigns her a wide range of duties, from planning the bridal shower and bachelorette party to helping choose Read More

Couple on beach in Hawaii

Tips On Eloping In Hawaii

Wedding planning stress got you down? Is the idea of eloping in Hawaii starting to seem like a no-brainer? If you answered “yes” to both of those, then start practicing your “aloha” and read on. First off, a big congrats on your recent engagement! Your partner got down on one knee and asked you to be theirs forever. Ever since then, your world has been nothing but a blur of champagne toasts and heartfelt congratulations. It all seemed utterly blissful… that is, until you got into the planning process. All of a sudden, you’re bombarded with ideas of venues, flower choices, Read More