At First Bite

Macarons taste new again thanks to herbal flavors from Andrea Latimer like these lavender and vanilla-bean treats. Price varies based on services. Salt City Bakery


Best Buds

Dress your bridal party in light and dark tones for a modern, mismatched look. Eden chiffon dress, $180, and Jenny Yoo shantung dress, $295, Gateway Bridal | Assorted necklaces, $85-106, Katie Waltman Jewelry


Rock Stars

Commission jeweler Katie Waltman to craft custom crystal and geode necklaces for you and your ’maids.

Price varies based on services. Katie Waltman Jewelry

Deck the Walls 

Learn to make lavender and succulent décor in Natalie Bernhsiel-Robinson’s new book, Living Wreaths,

or hire the florist to beautify your event. Price varies based on services. La Fleur Design

Pocket Swatch 

Add a pop of color to black, navy, gray, and tan suits with these cotton gingham and plaid pocket squares.

$30 each, Beckett & Robb 

Edible Flowers

Packages of Choward’s Violet Candy make sweet, inexpensive guest favors. $1.50 each,

Tabula Rasa Social Stationers 

Violet Femmes

Stylish yet affordable letterpress invites from Designers’ Fine Press are printed on 100-percent cotton, fine Italian papers, and wood. Price varies based on services. Tabula Rasa Social Stationers

Old Flame

Gift your bridesmaids this fragrant iris and lavender soy-blend candle by Claus Porto, founded in Portugal in 1887. $44, Tabula Rasa Social Stationers

Reserved Seating

Create shabby-chic lounge areas at your reception with antique furniture and accessories, like this plush velvet armchair and ruffled pillow, from Refined Vintage Events. Price varies based on services. 

Fresh Cuts

Florist Becky Briggs says lilacs are in bloom April–June. For lilac bouquets, she incorporates a “wand” to supply the fragrant stems with water and keep them looking fresh. Price varies based on services. Lilac Floral

Bright Ideas

Dish up reception buffet items and cut the cake with these locally made, color-coated servingware items. Price varies based on services. Cavalcade


The Write Stuff

 Draft notes of thanks on Rossi’s fine papers. Rossi boxed stationery, $28, and Faber Castell pencils, $2.50 each, Tabula Rasa Social Stationers