Archive for May, 2011

Lapel Love

Bespoke Boutonnieres by Fritts Rosenow

Your bouquet is a floral masterpiece, but why limit your future hubby to a single rose instead of his signature style?

Whether he’s into gambling, guitars or golf, celebrate the groom’s top passion with a custom boutonniere by Fritts Rosenow. The San Francisco-based florist goes beyond blooms to create cool bespoke boutonnieres that will add a dash of personality to his suit. The themes are endless: Go for a swanky boat for an ace sailor, a laptop for a computer nerd or skis for a wedding on the slopes. And don’t worry how quirky his interest may be — he already lost the battle over band vs. DJ, so let him have his moment.

It’s good grooming.

Visit rosenowfloral.com.

Instant Message

Skin Care Wedding Sets by Philosophy

You’ve never had a way with words. Skip greeting cards’ cliche messages and give the bride-to-be a Philosophy beauty gift set that will convey your thoughts (and pamper her in the process).

Featuring pretty packaging with poetic prose and wise words, Philosophy’s wedding gift sets include Here Comes the Bride, a travel-size selection of cleansers, moisturizers, shower gels and shampoos fittingly named Purity Made Simple, Amazing Grace and Hope. Other options include the Falling in Love fragrance set or bottles of 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath named Wedding Cake or Bubbly. Each bottle or box features a wedding fact (like how brides threw the wedding cake instead of eating it) or a meaningful message.

Say it and spray it.

Visit philosophy.com.

Bag Lady

Chic Garment and Shoe Bags by JenDarling

It’s a common scenario: You extract a favorite dress from your closet to find the plastic garment bag ripped and your dress wrinkled. Pass on the plastic (and unsightly folds and lines) and help your bridesmaids schelp their dresses in style with JenDarling’s eco-friendly garment bags.

Crafted from sturdy cotton canvas, the reusable garment bags are stylish to sport on a weekend jaunt and can sustain the wear and tear of travel. Available in stripes or damask, each bag fits up to five garments and includes a matching shoe bag, inside pocket and a button for bi-fold closure (no more dragging!) JenDarling is currently offering bridesmaid packages–four garment bags or shoe bags for a discounted price.

Practical makes perfect.

Visit shopjendarlingbags.com.

Bust a Move

Super Bras and Swimsuits by Panache

A good bra is hard to find. Especially if you’re larger than a C, built-in cups may not be enough for you to feel comfortable dancing around in your wedding gown.

Avoid a bridal wardrobe malfunction: To fit those blessed with a fuller bust, Panache recently launched its Evie Bridal collection for cup sizes D to H. Pretty, feminine ivory strapless and basque bras will keep you contained during the big day, but are delicate enough to show off afterward (goodbye, grandma bras!). And no more struggling with a flimsy triangle top on your honeymoon: Panache also introduced a genius line of adorable bikinis and tankinis available according to bra size.

Now that’s a good support system.

Visit panache-superbra.com.

Flipping Out

Travel Flip-Flops from CityFlips

Destination wedding guest meltdown: The flight to the far-flung island affair leaves first thing in the morning, and you’ve put off packing until midnight. Plus, everything must fit in a carry-on so you can easily hop onto a puddle-jumper.

Beachy flats go best with the breezy maxi dress you’ll wear to the reception, but for lounging around throw in a pair of travel-friendly CityFlips. The foldable flip-flops come in a small pouch that fits into a purse (the pouch also expands into a full-size tote bag to lug home favors and souvenirs). Funky leopard, zebra, or black-and-pink striped patterns are fun for the beach, and will leave you enough room in your luggage for all those 3-oz. toiletries.

It’s better than barefoot.

Visit cityslips.com.