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Fun Bridal Jewels!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

I have had a massive crush on Alexis Bittar’s jewelry since I discovered his first shop in New York in 2006. The few pieces of his that I own I absolutely treasure and can never wait to put with the perfect outfit. Just imagine my excitement when I discovered he was opening a store in San Francisco! I cannot think of a better way to customize and play with your wedding look than something playful, romantic or funky from one of his fantastic collections. And to make things even easier- he now offers a bridal guide on his website- FAB!

Posted with love by, Jessica Winthrop

…And Something Sparkly

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

We wouldn’t be …And Something Blue if we didn’t have an appreciation for all things wedding- including some of the traditional wedding accoutrements. With Kate Middleton’s antique Sapphire ring, 2011 has seen a revival of colored gem stones, and I love the idea of a blue stone that can act as your something new and blue. Sapphire is my natural favorite, as it is not only my birthstone, but, well, fabulous. However, there are other (often less expensive) options such as blue topaz and aquamarine that can give a less traditional bride some blue bling on her left hand.

All of the brands featured are available at my favorite Bay Area jewelry store- Deja and Co in Saratoga. Saratoga is a bit of a drive for some of our San Francisco couples, but the town is adorable and has wine tasting rooms and cute restaurants- make a day of it!

Just a bit of color: Tacori Style#2518RD65, Or for the “Royal” look try the Tacori Dantela

The Judy Mayfield Collection: L0269 18KW Sapphire and Diamond Ring has an antique almost art deco feel, or jazz up your classic diamond engagement ring with the L1380 18KW Sapphire Eternity Band

Color Story cocktail style Blue Topaz and London Blue Topaz rings, make great statement pieces- these could also be fun right hand rings for your big day

These rings from Erica Courtney are extra playful for a flashy modern bride: Blue Topaz Juliette Ring and Aquamarine Tasha Ring

Posted with love by, Jessica Winthrop

Cocktails!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

One of the biggest perks of choosing a venue where you can supply your own bar (besides the most obvious which is the huge potential savings) is all of the fun ways to customize your bar.  I am constantly seeing wine labels that beg to be part of an overall wedding theme.  Recently, while wine tasting in the Napa Valley I stumbled upon O’Brien Estate Winery.  The O’Brien’s have written love poems for each of their wines (named after the stages of courtship) that are featured on the back of the bottle- what a treat for all of the lovers out there!


O'Brien Estate Winery Love Poetry

Another great option is One Last Kiss in Amador County made by Scott Harvey Winery. This is a budget friendly option ranging from $12-18/bottle.



If you are even more industrious, there is a whole world out there of home brewed beer and wine making to get into.  I am well versed in the world of home brew- my significant other has recently turned our kitchen into his own beer making mecca and is on his third batch in as many months.  We like to name our beers after our dogs (don’t judge me- we don’t have kids yet!) but there is a whole world of punning fun to be had when making wedding ales.

Some of my personal wedding brew favorites… “I Do Brew”, “Till Death Do Us Porter”, “Happily Ever Amber”,  ”Matrimoni-Ale”.

Of course, maybe not everyone shares my pun-loving spirit (see what I did there?), and there are lots of other great ways to showcase your relationship with your homemade labels- incorporate your hobbies, pets, or whatever it is that makes you special. The best part is, all you need are shipping labels and a computer to get started! Or companies like Bottle your Brand (linked to the picture of their fab beer labels at the bottom of this post) have lots of options for custom printed labels.

There are a few great home brew shops in the Bay Area…some that we frequent are (in no particular order) The Beverage People in Santa Rosa, Oak Barrel Winecraft in Berkeley and San Francisco Brewcraft.



Posted with love by, Jessica Winthrop

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