Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Some Early Autumn Cheese


            Happy mid-week my darlings!  Hopefully you are having a super great morning thus far!  You might be wondering why the heck I posted some cheesing on a Wednesday…well…I have some sad news for you all.  Tomorrow I will be going out of town for business and I have a good friend’s wedding this weekend so I won’t be able to provide you with witty, riveting info until next week.  I hope that you can forgive me…you can?!  Super…I feel so much better now.  Alright, you know that I wouldn’t leave you for a few days without some stellar photographs…I love you all too much to leave you hanging!
            I am not sure if you have been into a store lately, but if you have…it is back to school season ladies and gents!  I did go into a card store the other day and they had a Halloween display which I felt was wildly premature…but I digress.  To be quite honest…fall is my favorite season for getting dressed.  I like to think that there is nothing better in this world that pulling together an ensemble of suede boots, jeans, a blouse, cardigan, and great print scarf.  Ugh…I just can’t wait to don my beloved scarves again.  As a tribute to the upcoming seasonal transition…here are some phenomenal looks for your fall wardrobe...these looks would be that much better with a Cocroft & Delbridge bag...obviously.  Can’t you just smell the crisp air now?  Until next time…go dip an apple in some caramel and imagine it is September! XO.      

Alexa Chung for Madewell Fall 2011

 
Alice + Olivia Fall 2011

Banana Republic Fall 2011


Celine Fall 2011

J.Crew Fall 2011


J.Crew Fall 2011


L'Wren Scott Fall 2011


L'Wren Scott Fall 2011


Twenty8Twelve Fall 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rain, Rain...Please Don't Go Away


            Happy afternoon my wonderful readers! I hope that this post finds you smiling and enjoying the beautiful sun!  In the good old Northeast yesterday, we were struck with some crazy rain…causing both of my puppies to totally tweak out…but that is just a side note.  Now if you are currently planning your wedding, I am sure that rain on the big day is one of your biggest fears.  While the moisture and humidity might not be ideal for your hairstyle…it can do incredible things for your photos.
            For your viewing pleasure my darlings, here is some truly stunning rainy day photography.  I hope that you enjoy this visual feast!  Until next time! 

Photograph by Steven Meyers via Once Wed

Braedon Photography


Photograph by Lisa Rigby via Inspired By This


via Northwoods Loves


Photograph by Susan Stripling via Favours With Love


via Elizabeth Anne Designs 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Confetti & Filler


            Happy Monday readers! I hope that you are enjoying you super humid afternoons…goodness it is just so muggy out.  Despite the Sahara-like weather, today is a huge, huge day my friends!  It is my fiancĂ©’s birthday…wahoo…so be sure to throw some virtual confetti his way!  Happy birthday handsome.  
            Now I am not sure about you…but I am the type of person that likes to root for the underdog.  In the big, bad world of flowers…baby’s breath, heather, limonium, Queen Anne’s lace are some of the little guys in the fight.  Generally considered simple filler in your floral arrangement meant to enhance the fullness of the bunch…these poor ignored blossoms!  Lately, I have seen some beautiful centerpieces that feature lesser blooms in the floral kingdom…and let me be the first to tell you…they can definitely stand on their own!  Another great often over-looked idea?!  Incorporating cotton…trust me it works so well.  Ok…now for some picture justification for those of you non-believers!     
            Until next time...think of some awesome flower combos that you are relying on for your big day…be sure to let us know your creative ideas!  

via Grey Likes Weddings

via Intimate Weddings

via Megan Hobson

via My Summer of Weddings

The Nest Florist via Ruffled Blog


via Utterly Engaged 


via She Knows Blog

I mean I obviously had to throw in a birthday cake for my man! :) As you can tell his favorite is carrot cake!

            

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Baller Article & Obviously Some Cheese


            Happy Friday darlings!  Ok super huge news from our end…we have been featured in an article in the central Pennsylvania newspaper, The Patriot!  Wahoo…if I do say so myself it is pretty stinkin’ awesome.  I know that you are just itching to read the piece...so don’t worry…I attached the link for you because I like to consider myself a giver.  Hopefully you will read it, love it, and give us a call!  I just can’t even tell you how pumped everyone on the Cocroft & Delbridge team is for this super publicity! Yay.
            Now for some cheese…as promised.  Today I will be making you say “Stop it…this is so touching” and melting the heck out of your hearts…with some loving pictures of fathers and daughters.  My dad and I have decided that he isn’t going to know anything about my wedding gown until the big day…so that way he will be just as surprised as my groom!  I certainly hope that his reaction will be as sweet as these papa’s.  Enjoy boys and girls…have an excellent weekend…until next time!      


Nelson Wedding Photography

 
Nessa Kessinger Photography via The Knotty Bride



Studio B Photography


Via Brides.com

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Giving One To The Boys...Some Early Cheesing


            Happy Thursday!  Alright, so I have been feeling super guilty about being so late posting some good cheesing for you last week…to make it up to you I have decided to throw up some stunning pictures two days in a row!  Today, I will be featuring some very chic and modern groomsmen…who ever said that boys don’t care about how they look or about fashion was so totally wrong.  

Photographer Matthew Morgan via Ruffled



Meghan W. Photography via OnceWed



W. Scott Chester via GreenWeddingShoes



Orchard Cove Photography



Via ModernDaySoiree 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I Am The Bride...I Guess I Decide...Edition Three


            Hi boys and girls…I certainly hope that you aren’t melting in this scorching heat!  For the sake of my readers, I am attempting to stay cool…I fully blame you all for the venti frappuccinos at Starbucks…so thanks.  Moving on, let’s get down to the business of the day…my swiftly approaching wedding.
            Erik and I will be tying the knot in 80 days…just 80 days…or 2 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days!  I seriously can’t even believe it!  Wahoo!  Here is the thing though…we have so much to do!  Let me tell you, when we first got engaged I had no idea that there were so many details involved in planning a wedding.  It is just crazy…you have to decide if you want a formal or informal cake cutting, to personalize your napkins or not to personalize your napkins, to wear a statement necklace or a simple pendant…it never ends!  While I slightly feel like I am drowning in a sea of taffeta and cakes, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  It is the most wonderful craziness in the world and I highly recommend it!
            However, one thing that I have learned this past year while planning my own nuptials is the sheer importance of taking a step back from all of the chaos.  Whether that means going on a nice romantic date with your fiancĂ© or treating yourself to a spa day…you need to take a break.  Now I understand how difficult it can be to hit the pause button on planning your big day…you have to pick the proper color of table linens this very instant…bull snot…it can wait a few hours or even a whole day!  Trust me, you definitely will not regret focusing on something else to put your mind at ease.  So ladies, take a stand and pour yourself a bubble bath!  Until next time…breathe in that aromatherapy.          

Via RougeInk


Go From Crazed Bride to Chilled Out Bride! 

Via The Aussie Bride

               

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fans, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Popsicles


            Happy afternoon loves…now I am not sure where you are…currently reading this post…but if you are on the East Coast of the United States…I am so sorry.  We have been totally struck with an oppressive heat wave.  Like the type of hot where just the thought of skinny jeans feels equivalent to how Leo felt wearing his headgear in The Man In The Iron Mask.  Now I know that I am currently assessing the livability of the Artic and relying on sheer fabrics to keep me cool…how are you beating the heat? 
            Just because the mercury is rising, doesn’t mean that people are postponing their weddings or that it is finally appropriate for you to write on response cards that you will only be in attendance if the temperature is below 80 degrees…though that is a lovely thought.  If you happen to be a bride planning her nuptials in the smack-dab middle of summer, here are some fantastic ways to help your guests avoid sweating to death.  Trust me…you will want to help them somehow…otherwise everyone might suddenly ‘come down’ with an awful stomach flu just in order to leave your fete…which would be such a shame!  So throw them a bone…or at least a fan!  Until next time, stay in the shade!  

Anamarija K. Photography


Even the tiniest members of your bridal party need shade! Consider providing light parasols during the

 ceremony...it would be terrible if the sun's rays blocked the guest's view of how awesome you look! 

Ice Cream Sandwiches and Wrapping via Tartlette


Honestly, who doesn't love a good old-fashioned ice cream sandwich...and the presentation is just to

dang cute to resist!

Sakura Photography


Umm...gelato at a wedding...yes please! This one really requires no explanation.

We Love Pictures Photography via Once Wed


If you are a budget-concious bride, try printing your wedding programs on heavy card stock, cut them

into the shapes of fans, glue a popsicle stick in between the two sides...and voila! A wedding program

 and guest cooling device all in one!

Via What A Wedding Blog


You can never go wrong with a classic. Slap your faces onto some bottles of water and make them

available for guests throughout the evening in large ice-filled containers...before the ceremony, after the

 cocktail hour, and on the way out the door for the drive home! Dehydration is an ugly thing my

friends.

            

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cruel Intentions


            Hi everyone!  I hope that none of you have been hit with an awful case of the Mondays and that you are all enjoying the start of your week!  Ok…today’s topic has made me so ticked that I can’t even create an effective transition for you…so I apologize.  I just have to get started…over the weekend I sat down on the couch to enjoy some quality ‘brainless’ television with both my mom and little sister.  After tons of channel surfing, we finally decided on TLC’s new show ‘Say Yes to the Dress-Bridesmaids’.  This was the first time that I had ever seen the show and I was actually quite excited because I love the original series…there is just something so entertaining about panicked brides looking for the dress of their dreams (that might be mean…I am not too sure).
            After we finished the first episode, I sat there in utter astonishment.  Someone had replaced what should have been the supportive bridesmaids with crazy bloodthirsty women.  These girls were AWFUL…they hardcore insulted the other’s figures, made fun of dress selections, and made it pretty stinkin’ apparent that they couldn’t care less about what the bride wanted for her own wedding day.  I am pretty sure that one of the ladies was actually possessed by some sort of demon because she had the audacity to call the bride a witch with a ‘b’ right in front of everyone!  Thankfully all of my bridesmaids have been super awesome and none of these horrific scenes have unfolded.  I just don’t understand how these brides deal with the abuse!   I am definitely not a violent person but I am pretty sure I would have had to punch someone in the face the second I was cursed at by a friend in the middle of a bridal salon.  What are your thoughts on this?!  Are the days done of supportive girlfriends standing by their beloved friend’s side while they make one of the most important decisions of their life?
            I don’t know about you, but I am totally prepared to don shiny lilac taffeta if one of my girls wants that for her wedding.  Ugh…please just tell me that you would do the same!  Until next time…I will be calling all of my bridesmaids to tell them just how much I love them!   

Bridesmaids The Movie...If you haven't see this it is hysterical!

Bridesmaids The Movie

They look sweet...but don't let that fool you!

Revenge of the Bridesmaids