Posts in category "art"

if this invitation were a person, i would marry it: viewmaster wedding invites

Bold statement for a gal who has seen a bajillion and one invites that take her breath away. But as a child of the 80’s and someone who is obsessed with pictures, these invites are straight up my alley. Soon-to-be couples can now either purchase these radical  invites from Etsy or attempt the do-it-yourself version found on... Read more »

Exclusive discount to Ciao Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event

  Happy Thursday, readers! I am excited to tell you about a fantastic event happening this Sunday from noon to four for brides-to-be (and the people who love and support them!). Cial Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event, co-sponsored by Taylor Made Invites and recent Refinery 29 obsession, bridal stylist Libby Salerno, will feature a fashion show with looks by Belle Vie Bridal... Read more »

event recap: kate spade chicago-wedding belles and whistles

Last week, I attended a girly evening out at Kate Spade Chicago on Oak Street sponsored by Gilt City Chicago. As a way to launch their bridal line, Wedding Belles and Whistles allowed guests to nibble on delicious bite-sized cupcakes from Swirlz, sip on complimentary champagne, listen to the latest dance-worthy hits from DJ Megan... Read more »

custom DIY art for the home

Don’t be nervous, friends–I would never get us into a DIY hole we couldn’t get out of–let’s remember, this writer decided the week before hosting her family for Thanksgiving that she would score an armchair off of Craigslist and learn to reupholster in within four days, which ended with her sitting on said chair in... Read more »

update to Always a Bridesmaid: posts by category

Happy Thursday! As a celebration of this blog being live for almost a year, I have added a new feature–Posts by Category. If you look at the top of the blog, where “about” and “contact the bridesmaid” are located, you can now find a tab that breaks down all of the categories covered on this... Read more »

making a house a home: unique ideas to showcase your love

Order a custom art piece with your wedding date framed from Frame the Date (link below), or make your own at home by taking photos of numbers around your city or neighborhood and creating a custom collage.
When I move in with my future husband, I am sure there are going to be some lively debates about decorating, from whether a red couch is sophisticated and manly enough to represent a couple, to why the basement needs to be Red Sox themed vs. any other baseball team that doesn’t compare to the... Read more »

in the clutch gift resource: francesca's collections

When I was little, one of my favorite parts of visiting my grandmother’s house was her Ribbon Room. Before I was born, her and my grandfather had owned and operated a delightful gift boutique in North Kingstown, Rhode Island called The Birdcage, and while I never had the fantastic privilege of visiting this shop while... Read more »

romantic etsy shop: lucy snowe photography

I love the idea of filling a bedroom–whether it belongs to newlyweds, children, or a guests–with fuzzy, romantic photographs. Something about it conjures up relaxation and sweet dreams for those sleeping under them. My constant search for this type of art brought me to Lucy Snowe Photography on, a mere treasure trove of dream-like pictures perfect for... Read more »