Fist comes love, then comes marriage. Warm weather always seems to bring with it a wedding invitation or two… and with good reason. Who could resist cake when love is in the air?

We recently had the opportunity to team up with a local cupcake shop to sponsor a Cleveland-area wedding. More and more brides are trading in the perfectly trimmed white icing for something a bit more non-traditional. And non-traditional doesn’t end with the cake—more and more couples are adding a bit more personality to their wedding days to showcase who “they” really are as a couple. It seems the pressed white linens and china-filled registries of yesteryear are being traded in for something more rustic and authentic… and we couldn’t be happier about it!


While we have gifts for everyone on your list, we do have our favorites from this year’s Gift Guide and so does lifestyle blogger Laura Trevey from Bright Bold & Beautiful.


We recently asked Laura to handpick the things she loves and, not surprisingly, everything is for the home.


1. A metallic table runner that’s versatile enough for a casual Sunday brunch or a glitzy holiday dinner.



Are you staring at your dining table, wondering how you’re going to pull together another beautiful tabletop for Thanksgivingone that’s entirely different from last year and will have guests in complete admiration?

To inspire you, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite centerpieces and every single one is pretty much made with vegetables. So, when your get-together is over and the guests go home, you can truly enjoy the fruits of your labor…well, veggies.