Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vegas Here We Come!

It is Wednesday...woohoo...hopefully you are having an awesome day!

So, today's post is going to be super short and sweet because Cocroft & Delbridge is in MAJOR packing mode right now! In a few short days...we will be heading to Vegas for the Wedding MBA Conference! Yay...we are so very excited and can't wait to meet many of you!

While we are soaking up knowledge, working on improving ourselves, and doing some mingling...we will be sure to sneak away for a few seconds to keep you all up to date! Don't worry, we would never dream of leaving you for an entire week, that would just be rude.

Be on the lookout all next week for some baller Instagram photos sent straight from Vegas!

Until next time...xo.

An early showgirl...maybe we will pick up some skills!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bohemian Beauty

Happy Monday afternoon my dear readers...hopefully you are having a marvelous start to your week and loving the gorgeous weather that we are currently being spoiled with! 

I am so excited for today's post that I can barely handle you should get pumped too! Are you ready?! Lets go! 

Now, I am often asked how to create a wedding theme that is indicative of the bride/couple's personal style and my answer is always to create a pair of inspiration boards (I am a super visual person). Well, how the heck do you do this?! 

It is very simple really...your first board should feature items that reflect your everyday style and the second will be composed of inspiration for your wedding day. The next step is to focus on elements from your Wedding Board while planning for your nuptials. The end result will be a baller wedding that is everything you have ever wanted...hooray!

Over the next few weeks I will be posting pairs of boards for a bunch of different personal there one in particular that you want to see? Just let me know! 

Until next time...enjoy the coolness of bohemian beauty...xo.

Secret Garden Shift , Peacemaker Print Dress , Monica Sweater , Ribbons & Rows Dress , Wildflowers , Bohemian Bedroom , Tapestry Scarf , Royal Gorge Hobo , Quilted Jacket , Bohemian Lady

Bohemian Table Setting , Sakura Halo , White Vases , Darling Boho Bride , Boho Bridesmaids  , Purple Bridal Bouquet , Boho Wedding Cake , Colorful Boho Couple , Leulla Wedding Gown , Bohemian Bridal Veil , Beautiful Bohemian Bride

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Friday!

Wahoo! Happy Friday my friends...we have made it to the first weekend of fall!

Do you have any big plans over the next few days?! Are you going on a hay ride, picking apples, selecting pumpkins for your doorstep?! Let us know...we just can't get enough of you and your chic lives!

Now, as promised here is a second inspiration board derived from the lusciousness of brown.

Until next time, xo.

Amazing Wedding Gown , Birdie Wedding Cake , Sweet Flower Girl Tutu , Lovely Ceremony Image , Beautiful Reception Venue , Yummy Caramel Apples

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Brown Should Not Make You Frown

Happy Thursday darlings!

Great is finally scarf weather and I can barely handle exciting! Anyway, today's post is chock-full of some bridal inspiration for you and it features one of my favorite colors...brown.

Now I know what you are thinking...who the heck loves brown?! Well, this lady right here does!

This hue is the most perfect neutral base color, especially for the fall season, and can transform a wedding from drab to fab in an instant without limiting your color palette. The combinations are endless ...chocolate and gold, mocha and eggplant, espresso and dusty rose, hazelnut and turquoise, almond and sangria! Ugh, I can barely take the wonderfulness.

Now, for the pleasure of your eyeballs and your creative genius here is a lovely board (be on the lookout for another tomorrow afternoon!) we have composed inspired by the one and only brown!

Until next time, xo...

Brown Bridesmaid Dresses , Brown Napkins , Wedding Cake , Ranunculus Blooms , Baby's Breath Arrangements , Wedding Gown

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Sniffles.

Well ladies and gents...on this rainy afternoon...I have to admit that I am feeling quite under the weather.

So coming up with a witty and clever blog seems sort of like running sprints up Mount Everest...or even running sprints at all. Therefore...I will leave you with a picture of how I am currently feeling and pinky swear to write a super fantastic post soon!

Until next time, xo...maybe I should take that 'xo' back since it would spread germs...hmm.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jaw Dropping Beauty

Here are some stunning gowns to make you drool, wish you had a zillion dollars, and to kick off your weekend just right!

My loves...these are my favorite picks from the Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture collection and let me just say wow in advance.  These gowns almost bring tears to my eyes. Alright, I need to grab a tissue...have a good weekend!

Until next time, xo.

  P.S.- If any of you feel compelled to send me one of these dresses...I would certainly be obligated to accept feel free :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blooming in a Non-Traditional Kind of Way

Happy Wednesday doll face!

Hopefully you are feeling as wonderful as I am today...the sun is shining, I am wearing a 3/4 sleeve blouse without sweating like a pig, and Starbucks is playing some pretty legit music right now...what a trifecta of awesomeness!

Today I want to blow your mind with a totally amazing bridal trend that I just know you will adore as much as I do and it involves blooms at your nuptials. Now when I was planning my wedding last year, I was disgusted by how much money was spent on was crazy...we could have bought 85 trillion frappuccinos at Starbucks with that kind of cash. Begrudgingly and caffeine-less we moved forward with the process and there were flowers all over the stinkin' place on our big day...and you know what?! Those dang things died pretty much the next day...I wanted them to survive until we at least celebrated our 100th anniversary!

Naturally, now that I am married, I am noticing brides taking a phenomenal new approach...faux florals! Now, I can pretty much guarantee that you are envisioning some terrible images but don't, these ladies are truly onto something.

Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they will last a lifetime and baby, you had me at forever.

Take a look at some of my favorites! I just adore the fabric flower bouquets (I am biased since Cocroft & Delbridge makes some pretty astoundingly beautiful ones) and the brooch glamourous!

Obviously these beauties were made by the fabulous women at Cocroft & Delbridge!

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If this trend had debuted sooner I would be looking at a fabulous reminder of my day as opposed to a sad, shriveled relic! Oh, man.

Until next time, I will be tending to my crispy petals...xo

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Happy Tuesday readers. Normally we would post something bubbly and upbeat but today is a day of somber remembrance. 

We are so proud to be Americans and will always remember the horror of September 11th, 2001. Thank you to the first responders, military members, and citizens of American for your constant courage and strength. 

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Did You Know?! Part Two

Hi loves. Good news, we have made it to another week and it is a gorgeous day throw on a cardigan gorgeous! Fall, here we come!

As promised last is Part Two of Did You Know?!

Enjoy! As always, share your sweet thoughts and opinions with us...we can't wait to hear from you.

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-Next time you are asked to wear a heinously ugly bridesmaids dress, consider yourself a lifesaver. Back in the day (like way back in the day) the bridal party would dress just like the bride and groom so that any evil spirits who might want to attack would be confused as to who the happy couple was. So by rocking that taffeta monstrosity, you are saving one of your BFFs from evil!

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-During the Middle Ages, having an obnoxiously long train meant that you were close to the King and Queen. Pretty cool? Absolutely.

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-You certainly wouldn't want your wedding celebration to be crashed by trolls...which is why brides and bridesmaids in some areas of Sweden carry bouquets of stinky weeds! Apparently trolls dislike stink...which just seems odd because I envision them smelling.

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-Want to save some major cash on your wedding day? Blame tradition! According to English superstition, Wednesday is the luckiest day to tie the knot.

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-Alright, this is just totally nuts...each year in the United States, seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding bands. That is a whole lot of gold.

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-Umm...we need to take a page out of Egypt's book. Traditionally, family members would be in charge of cooking for the couple up to one week after their nuptials so the newlyweds could take full advantage of relaxation!

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-Apparently Queen Victoria's wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds...that is my kind of party.

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-Feel like eloping in Vegas? Avoid Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve if you don't want to wait in long lines...apparently Cupid and Baby New Year inspire romance!

I hope that one day you will be able to drop some of these amazing bits of history into a conversation and impress everyone by showing how stinkin' smart you are! No need to thank me, you are welcome.

Until next time, xo.

P.S.- Just like Part One of  "Did You Know?!" all of these factoids come from just adore those wedding experts over there.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Did You Know?!

Hello lovelies! Guess what?! We are halfway through the week...yay!

Have you come up with any fun plans for the weekend yet? The husband and I are off to VA to celebrate the marriage of our very dear friends and we couldn't be more excited! I will be sure to share pictures of our adventures with you when we get back!

Since wedding season is in full swing, I have decided that it would be more than fitting to drop some knowledge bombs on you get ready for some juicy bits of info!

Did you know...

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The reason your man carries you over the threshold is so that he can protect you from evil spirits?!

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70% of brides rock a diamond engagement ring...bling bling! 

Sapphire Engagement Ring Image via Tacori
A sapphire as an engagement ring symbolizes marital happiness...which means that William & Kate will be happy forever...hooray!

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Brides in the Western world didn't start wearing white on their wedding day until Queen Victoria decided to rock the color in 1840...thanks Vicky!

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It is said that if a single woman sleeps with a piece of groom's cake under her pillow that she will dream of her future husband...I mean, I get the allure of this but wouldn't it be messy?

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Approximately 7,000 people get married in the United States each day! That is a whole lot of lovin'...

All of these super cool facts were found on are such experts over there! Be sure to check back next week for part two of "Did You Know?!"

Until next time, xo.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice...

Happy Tuesday loves!

How was your Labor Day weekend?! Hopefully full of hot dogs, relaxation, sunshine, and sangria.

As we pack away our bikinis and dust off the cashmere, I can't help but burst with excitement for all things autumn! I adore this wonderful time of year for SO many reasons...gosh, I can barely stand it. Prepare to squeal with excited anticipation too as you look over this list of amazingly spectacular things that will have you craving a pumpkin spice latte!

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Happy Pumpkin Spice Latte Season! Wahoo! I figured that it was really rude of me to mention one before and then to not give you here is a lovely image of this luscious beverage.

Fall Leaves Image via
Seriously, how pretty would this drive be?  Wow, I just sounded like my grandmother...but it is totally true. 

Lovely Scarf Image via
Ugh. Wrap me up in this now...please. It doesn't get much better than scarves in a chunky knit.

Gorgeous Fall Wedding Images via
I am wildly biased here because I had my wedding in the fall...but in my opinion, nuptials are just prettier in the autumn. If this scene doesn't portray warmth and love...I don't know what does!

H&M Mustard Cardigan via
It is no secret that I adore cardigans about as much as I love chocolate (which is a whole freakin' lot) pair that obsession with a rich, mustard hue and I am smitten. 

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Frye riding boots sort of speak for themselves. Just look at them! So pretty. 

Princess Worthy Manuel Mota Gown via
There is just something so beautiful about lace sleeves on a wedding gown. I think that they instantly transform anyone into a princess and hey, who is going to fight that? Absolutely no one.  

Apple Crisp That I Want Immediately Image via
Mmm, warm apple crisp! A super yummy fall treat...that is obviously healthy since it has apples in it. 

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Candy corn. Duh. 

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Cornucopias...I don't know why...but everyone is supposed to like them.

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There is nothing better than cozying up to a fire with a good read and a glass of warm apple cider. Pure perfection.
Until next time, xo.