Fabulous Friday: The Poppy Shop

If you are still on the hunt for accessories for your wedding day, be sure to check out The Poppy Shop, we were so taken with the shop’s collection and its unique beginning that we felt a special shout-out was needed. Katie and Julia, founders of The Poppy Shop, went from being best friends one day to best friends with diamond rings the next after both their boyfriends popped the big question to them in 2017. Their parallel experience planning their own weddings is what inspired them to open a shop that caters to brides.  

Jolie Post Earrings - The Poppy Shop

Jolie Post Earrings - The Poppy Shop

Showstopper Classic Bride Robe - The Poppy Shop

Showstopper Classic Bride Robe - The Poppy Shop

Bayley Drop Earrings - The Poppy Shop

Bayley Drop Earrings - The Poppy Shop

Hydrangea Robe - The Poppy Shop

Hydrangea Robe - The Poppy Shop

So, if you have yet to stock up on post and drop earrings, jewelry, hair accessories, loungewear, garters, pajamas, rompers—for you or your bridal party—be sure to search The Poppy Shop’s website. We think you’ll love it. One of our personal favorites from their current collection are the Jolie post earrings…talk about an accessory that POPS! As you scroll through their site, you’ll notice how their entire collection is both trendy & affordable, two words that fit nicely into any bride’s dictionary.

Contact Information: 

Instagram: @_poppy_shop_

https://www.instagram.com/_poppy_shop_/

https://www.facebook.com/the.poppy.shop.raleigh/

 

Wedding Traditions You Don't Have to Follow

"Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue..." Wedding traditions can sometimes feel as old as the concept of marriage itself, and for the modern couple, these traditions just won't do! We love tradition here at Pure Luxe Bride, but we understand that your wedding day must be perfectly suited to you. Below, we've compiled some of the wedding traditions we don't think you and your hubby have to follow!
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One of the oldest wedding traditions in existence is not seeing each other before the ceremony. It is also the tradition that has since been the most modernized. Nowadays, what the industry calls a "first look" is not only popular, but utilized more frequently than not. A "first look" is an intimate time when the bride and groom see each other right before the ceremony, coordinated by the photographer and the planner. With just the photographer standing by to capture the special moment, the "first look" is a chance for the bride and groom to see each other, calm their nerves and exchange their last words and kisses as an unwed couple. It's also a time for the photographer to capture potentially more creative and better photos, without being rushed.
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Traditionally performed after the cake cutting, the groom will remove and throw the garter to the unmarried gentlemen, and the bride tosses her bouquet to the unmarried ladies. Whoever catches these items will be the next to wed! While it remains a fun tradition, the bouquet and garter tosses aren't totally necessary. If you and your hubby would rather keep your guests on the dance floor after the cake is cut, or you don't want to draw attention to those guests that are still single - skip this tradition! Don't worry - you're not missing out and you'll be just as happy dancing the night away.
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So there's your sister (she's your Maid of Honor), your three roommates from college and the two girls from work... but oh! You can't forget about your cousins and it'd be nice to put the Best Man's girlfriend on the altar. Hmm and even though you wish you didn't have to keep your future sister-in-law up there... wait! It's a common wedding tradition to have a huge bridal party with everyone and their mother (literally) included. Why not break tradition and just have a Maid of Honor and a Best Man standing by your sides? Keep your bridal party (and inherently your budget) small!
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It would be wonderful to get married in the church your parents were married in, but does it really suit you and your fiance's wedding day vision? If not, consider a destination wedding! Location traditions are limiting to one of your hometowns. Why not start a tradition of your own, in a city you can call your own. Destination weddings also act as a mini vacation for guests so pick a place they'll love (like Charleston)!

Wedding Day and Bachelorette Party Yoga

For the yoga-loving Bride and Groom, we have a great option to offer couples and their wedding parties. Sea Level Yoga is the ultimate yoga experience, offering classes for individuals, groups, and now for bridal parties. Hillary, the founder and instructor of Sea Level Yoga, offers personalized yoga sessions in various locations throughout the lowcountry. With so much success instructing lowcountry clients, Sea Level Yoga has decided to extend their services to brides and grooms looking to enjoy a yoga session with their closest friends. This “Big Day Celebrations” package for bachelorette parties as well as other wedding celebrations is the perfect opportunity to relax and become stress free before the big day. Not only can the bride and groom enjoy this yoga package with their bridal parties, but this package is also available for the ‘day of’ the wedding. What a great way to relax and calm any pre-wedding jitters! The yoga class will be customized to the group participating based on their recommendations and experience level. Brides and grooms can choose from a 1 hour yoga session at a nearby park, beach, home, or even the wedding parties hotel. Groups can even chose from additional services that Sea Level Yoga offers, such as: a champagne toast, craft beer cheers, sweets and treats, a picnic lunch, custom monogrammed yoga mats, a wish ceremony, and much more. For additional information regarding this yoga package, visit the Sea Level Yoga contact page, where details regarding packages, services, and contact information can be found. 3d9117_729eca586b880cc750d112cc3af33b61.jpg_srz_350_479_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz