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Wedding Florals Q&A with Putnam & Putnam

Wedding flowers are no longer your parents’ wedding flowers. With the growth of the ‘gram, and the modernization of weddings, brides and grooms-to-be are getting unlimited inspiration for their wedding florals. But why should wedding flowers end at the reception? We partnered with Mike and Darroch Putnam of Putnam & Putnam to take wedding themes (rustic, black tie, and boho) to your dining room table. Afterwards, we sat down with Darroch to talk what’s trending in florals. Check out what he has to say about an industry that’s very much in bloom! 1. First and foremost, how’d you two meet and find yourself making these amazing flower arrangements together? Michael and I met just about ten years ago while studying in college in Southern California. We moved to New York shortly thereafter to pursue careers in Interior Design and Photography. After a few years in the industry Michael, a bit restless with long days at a desk, began shopping for flowers at farmers markets and the 28th Street flower market on weekends. He’d create arrangements …

Drybar is Now on Zola: Register for Blowouts and Updos!

Ready to be blown away? (Haha…) Starting today, you can register for Drybar services exclusively at Zola. Now brides can treat themselves—even their whole wedding party—to blowouts and updos leading up to, on, and even after the big day. Think engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception, first anniversary and more. We love when we get to launch cool brands, but this one has us feeling extra happy. Because Drybar is truly one of the happiest places on earth. Few things are more relaxing (especially when you’ve been knee-deep in wedding planning), than letting a pro wash your hair with delicious-smelling products, perform a deep head massage followed by a perfect blow out while sipping on unlimited bubbly. So we’re celebrating! And we want you to take part. Every Friday thru Sunday until September 3rd, we’re treating any and every woman at these select Drybar locations to the ultimate wedding-movie marathon and $10 off their blowout with code ZOLA10: Austin Boston: Downtown Crossing and Harvard Square Las Vegas Los Angeles: Culver City and Pacific City …

It’s Here: Zola x Backcountry

Adventurous couples, rejoice! We are so excited to announce that Zola has exclusively partnered with Backcountry, the leading outdoor store. Starting today, hikers and campers in love can add gifts from our epic collection of top-notch equipment. From next-level tents and heavy-duty backpacks to compact hammocks and sleeping bags, there are nearly 700 gifts featured from 14 of the most sought-after outdoor brands, including Goal Zero, Kammok, Mountainsmith, Rab, and more. Ready to gear up for a lifetime of shared adventures? Course you are. Add some adventurous gifts to your registry today.

How to Find Your Newlywed Home Scent: Tips from the Founder & CEO of Red Flower

Your spouse-to-be’s a minimalist. You’re a maximalist. They love pops of color. You’re a fan of neutrals. Merging tastes with your spouse-to-be can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding on the perfect scent for your home. So we went to Red Flower, a body care and beauty product company with an emphasis on wellness and the environment, and chatted up their founder and CEO, Yael Alkalay. Find out how to find the right essence for you as a couple, secrets about their candles and more. 1. What advice would you give to an engaged couple looking to choose a scent for their newlywed home? What a fantastic question! You want to find a scent that makes the you both feel at home, as well as one that represents long-lasting union, a bond. Scent is a wonderful way to share and communicate without words and so many factors affect how a couple might experience scent (time of day, proximity to water, size of space to name a few). I recommend thinking long term, so look for …

Zola x Paperless Post: Matching Wedding Websites and Invitations

Overwhelmed with wedding planning? We hear you. From venues and flowers to wedding paper and websites, all the decision-making can be dizzying. Thanks to our latest collaboration, we’ve made one decision much easier for you. We partnered with Paperless Post on a collection of website designs and matching wedding stationary, like save the dates and invitations. We’ve got five beautiful options with tons more on the horizon. Take a peek. Are your nuptials in New York, San Francisco, or Washington D.C.? Don’t miss these elegant designs inspired by those cities’ skylines. If you’re all about the gold, try Josephine Baker. For our floral-loving couples, meet Fleurs Sauvage. Take a look at all of Zola’s wedding website designs here. Don’t forget—they’re all free to use!

How to Pick Your Father-Daughter Dance Song

Picking THE song for your father-daughter dance can be a real head-scratcher. There are a lot of feels in the air that day. So do you go sentimental? Or do keep things fun and upbeat? We get it, it’s a difficult decision. So here are a few tips to help guide your song search. Step one: Pick your mood. Make this a joint decision with you dear old dad. Would you both rather jump around and get silly? Or would you like to keep it elegant and nostalgic? Settling on this will help narrow down your song options out there. Step two: Practice, practice, practice. Whether you’re doing a traditional slow dance or full-blown choreographed routine, it never hurts to rehearse. Even if you do it just once or twice (or take a dance lesson), it’ll cut down on any jitters or potentially awkward moments. Step three: Share the love. Do you two not enjoy the spotlight? Consider inviting other couples—the groom and mother of the bride, the groom’s parents—to join you on the dance …

Wedding Wine Q&A with The Pinot Project

Flower girl and ring bearer. Bouquet and veil. Wedding reception and wine selection. Rarely do you see one of these without the other. But there are a whole lot of decisions to consider when ordering bottles for your reception. That’s why we chatted with David Skurnik, one of the proprietors of The Pinot Project (who wined up our Zola Retreat a few weeks back) to help answer our questions. 1. How do you decide how much wine to order for a wedding reception? If you’re getting married at a full-service wedding venue, they should have you covered on this front. But, if you’re bringing all the wine to your own reception, like my wife and I did, assume you’ll need roughly half as many bottles as people attending your wedding, split 50/50 between white and red. If you’ve got a really fun crowd coming to your party, you might even want to have a few extra bottles behind the bar. The last thing you want is to run out of wine! You should also have …