Celebrate | Entertain | Lifestyle

Spring is in the air…windows are down, music is up, and we’re over the moon excited to celebrate the warm air! What feels bigger then the season change, is our re-brand and all our fun additions we’ve been working on!  So, here’s the scoop…

White Peacock is entering its 5th year of celebrating + entertaining so we’ve decided to celebrate with a fresh new look, while staying true to our simple and fun aesthetic and style. We would love for you to visit our BRAND NEW website as there have been so many new additions.

Chicks that Mix just got better. Gals, we’re adding workshops.. stay tuned! We are passionate about our social events and are so grateful for all of our past clients that have given us the opportunity to shine. Today, we celebrate you.. xo! Take a peek at our portfolio to see what we’ve been up to.

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You asked. We listened. We Launched. (drum roll please…) Introducing our new wedding division,  White Peacock Weddings! Check out our new website to get all the details. Services are available from design + styling to full service planning, gaining full access to our network of uber talented wedding professionals.

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Let’s entertain with our new fabulously fun online Shop Frilloon, store. It doesn’t get any easier to order awesome frilly big balloons (aka… #frilloons) that are directly delivered to your special someone (think of a floral delivery, but something fun + different) or for your upcoming event. They are happy makers that dance up any celebration!

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All too often clients have asked where to source some of our favorite finds. Shop Peacock Alley has you covered. Stay tuned every month as we update our online shop, view, click, and buy. These items are featured on our @whitepeacockstyle instagram feed. So, be sure to follow the fun!

We are a lifestyle brand. We were just getting started and decided it was perfect timing to be ALL IN! By growing our team and adding some amazing talent, we’ve added Creative Consulting to our services. What exactly does that mean? Have a new brick and mortar business and need some design or styling direction? Or, need help coming up with fun details for your next celebration? Maybe you just wanna hang and pick our brains about collaborating on a styled shoot? These services are a la cart and by the hour so lets chat and see how we can assist you!

So, what’s next? It’s a secret, some details have been leaked, but promise to tell soon! Excited is simply an understatement and let’s just say we are always coming up with ways to compliment our style and this one won’t disappoint. Stay tuned for something sweet!

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We would be remiss if we didn’t introduce our newest members to the White Peacock team! We are honored and thrilled to be a part of something bigger, so many good things ahead.

Cheerfully,

Nicole + Jenn

WINTER WEDDING INSPIRATION

If there were a wedding season to indulge in the darker side [colors, that is!] Winter would be it. The soft white snow seems like the perfect backdrop for a rich, luscious color palette. Not only are we in love with the bride’s elegant maroon dress below – there is something unmistakably elegant about the pairing of navy and gold. Navy looks so dapper while gold accents can add a glowing warmth everywhere from the fur stoles, to golden candlesticks and chargers that pop!

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So tell us, are you in love with this bold winter wedding palate or more in favor of dusty, ethereal colors ?

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TOP 5 WEDDING ETIQUETTE TIPS FOR THE MODERN BRIDE

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1. Family First

Getting engaged is incredibly exciting. Social media is often right at your fingertips, and tempting too, but make sure you call Mom, Dad, Grandma and your Sister first. When you feel like you have basked in the happy news together and shared it with your loved ones, then share your happy news on social media but keep the ring shot for yourself. Photo via

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2. Invitations and Your Registry

Your invitations are about letting those people closest to you know how important it is to you that they are with you on your big day. It may seem old fashioned, but mentioning an expectation of a gift on your invite just shouldn’t be done. Include the information on your wedding website on on additional information included in your wedding suite. Photo via

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3. Time between your Ceremony and Reception

While your wedding is the biggest day of your life, its simply another event in the life of your guests – and no one likes to be kept waiting. Instead of seeing each other for the first time when you walk down the aisle, plan a first look and get your pictures out of the way before the ceremony so that you can spend more time with your guests and limit the time in between. Photo via

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4. Nix the Cash Bar

Not all couples can afford to do this as it is generally a large expense, but there are many ways to budget this without breaking the bank. If your venue will allow you to bring your own liquor – stock up at your local wholesale big box store. You will save up to 15% on the bottles you open and retailer allowing, you can return what wasn’t used.

Offer a limited bar. There is nothing wrong with serving beer and wine. You can make this extra personal by choosing local brews your love or themed wine to go with your event.

Serve a signature cocktail [or two]. Craft a cocktail special to your event and choose liquors that aren’t top shelf or utilize less expensive mixer options. Photo via

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5. Greeting Your Guests

Receiving lines get long and are especially tiring when you have a big wedding. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make a point of greeting every one of your guests. Make sure to have a few bites of your dinner and circulate around the room as time permits. Photo via

 

5 WAYS TO HAVE A COZY FALL WEDDING

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1. Textures + Layers 

Fall is a time when were are adding a few more layers to our wardrobes, pulling out wool, flannels and chunky knits and are drawn to materials with more depth than easy breezy summer cottons. Why not incorporate this into your tablescape? Mix in burlap or heavy linens, use wood instead of ceramics where possible and give a traditionally fall print [like tartan] a go in your colors of choice.

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2. Soft, Low Light

Emulate the glow of a fireplace and keep your guests feeling cozy with the use of many candles and little overhead lighting.

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3. Use Seasonal Floral Elements

Fall is a time when pines, twig and berries and pheasant feathers are in season and absolutely appropriate. Use some of these items in more organically organized arrangements to inject the season’s natural offerings.

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4. Fall Food

Fall has some of the most seriously delicious foods in season. Butternut squash and sage? Pumpkin and brown butter ravioli? Apple Cider Moscow Mules? Our mouths are watering just thinking about it. Leave your guests gushing over the gourmet bites you’re serving up by choosing menu items that are decidedly fall.

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5. Have a bonfire!

There’s nothing that says fall more than a bonfire. Instead of having your venue whip up late night bites, set up a s’mores bar, put out a few baskets of blankets and mingle with your guests as they cozy up.

 

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FIVE BEST BRIDESMAIDS GIFTS

You picked your bridesmaids because they’re your tribe, your trusted few. They’re beautiful and amazing with hearts of gold that have been celebrating with you since the day you got engaged and deserve a little recognition for their undying devotion, right? Show these ladies just how much you appreciate their friendship with a gift that they will remember this special day in your life by…

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  1. Plum Pretty Sugar makes the most adorable robes and I think its safe to say we’ve all seen a photo or two of bridesmaid parties in their matching sets? Recreate these photos for your own wedding day prep and leave your bridesmaids with something sweet to put on everyday after.
  2. Jewelry can be a difficult thing to pick out for so many different personalities, but these idiom  bangles from Kate Spade quite literally tell your girls how much they mean and are available to suit either preference of silver or gold. The cherry on top? They come in a fantastically wrapped little package.
  3. Who doesn’t love to indulge once in a while in an amazing candle and/or scent. Jo Malone curates the most divine scents that permeate a room whether its a burning candle or perfume. Best part? Pick a scent unique to each woman in your party.
  4. Personalized  stationery feels incredibly thoughtful because choosing a design can be so personal. On Minted there is a huge array of designs to choose from so you are sure to find something for even the most polar opposite of bridesmaids. Treat them to notecards, notepads and envelopes with fun fillers.
  5.  Mark and Graham has so many beautiful options for monogrammed goods, but these suede monogrammed tote bags in fun colors have to be among our favorite. Pick a color for each lady and have them emblazoned with pretty gold monograms.

We would love to know – what’s your favorite bridesmaid gift?