dishing about bridal traditions: Natalie Bowen Designs

National Wedding Month may be coming to an end, but  don’t worry, our Tastemaker Bridal posts won’t be! We will continue to feature more great advice and insight from bridal industry insiders.

If your searching for breathtaking florals for your wedding soiree, than look no further than Natalie Bowen Designs. Natalie Brookshire is a 3rd generation floral designer and you can tell it’s in her blood! She works her magic on flowers turning them into stunning, romantic arrangements for weddings or any special occasion. Natalie offers her wedding predictions as well as her favorite Mark and Graham gifts to give this wedding season below.

Toast to Type

In today’s Toast to Type, we feature a Blood Orange Shandy. Blood oranges are in season and add  vibrant color to any drink. Combined with wheat beer, it will be refreshing on those nice spring days that are just on the horizon. It would be  perfect served at a barbecue or casual gathering.

It also pairs quite nicely with one of our favorite fonts, Bullion WFThe nostalgic, but bold font recalls saloon signs during the gold rush era. It’s great paired with this golden hued drink in our hand blown beer mugs.

Blood Orange Shandy


monday mantra

We’re big fans of starting the week off right. There’s really no one better to look to for motivation than the one and only Coco Chanel.

We’re going to be repeating this thought all day long. We thought you might want to join us.

Looking for more Words to Live By? We’re banking our favorites on Pinterest here!!

dishing about weddings traditions with Alison Hotchkiss

If a gorgeous, exotic destination wedding is your dream, then Alison Hotchkiss, of Alison Event Planning & Design, is your girl.  She’s helped brides create their dream wedding in the most far flung corners of the world, and now she’s helping brides with her new do-it-your self workbook, All The Essentials Wedding Planner.

Alison has seen and done it all, so we’re thrilled she’s sharing a bit of her expert wedding advice and her favorite Mark and Graham gifts to give this season!


What are the top wedding style trends for 2013?

Pins to Pine For

With Hollywood’s biggest night almost here, we thought we’d pay homage to the Oscar-excitement with this week’s Pins to Pine For.

Will you be watching the big show? If you are here are a few fabulous last minute party ideas

A cocktail fit for a movie star

Gilded DIY party decor

A delicious dish to snack on while you wait for Best Picture!

We’ll be pinning away throughout the show (because that’s what you do now, right?) Join us here! 


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