Thanksgiving Wedding Styled Shoot from French Buckets

There are styled shoots, and then there is this fall infused Thanksgiving Wedding Styled Shoot by  French Buckets. It seriously doesn’t get any more festive and gorgeous as this!  Since Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons, you can imagine how excited and in love I am with this one.  Oh, and add a fabulous Thanksgiving spread with all the fixings? I am bursting at the seams right now. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving? I can not think of anything at the moment as I am too distracted by the amazing and pretty details this styled shoot has to offer. From the super handsome couple, the lovely table scape design,  the elegant and festive florals, and the fall colors mixing so beautifully.  All resulting in a perfect Thanksgiving Wedding.  We give thanks to the uber talented team who have whipped up such a lovely inspiration for all of us. Have a joyful and wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy a bit of warmth and love from this gorgeous styled shoot.
A bit of the inspiration from Floral Designer  French Buckets
Old brick, worn cupboards, old silver and farm tables.  Pieces that have been used since the first thanksgiving.  Items so comforting and warm.  Pieces made from hand like the pottery from anthropologie and hand written thank yous from Darla Marie Designs.  Just a space that shares the harvest from the fields, friends and love. Clothing – Inspired – Comfy necessities that we would wear to a community Hootenanny.  Natural and intimate.  Wool jackets and worn boots.  Embracing all the things we cherish.  
Floral and Design : French Buckets
Linen: Designer Specialty Linens
Venue: Loft on Pine
Rental Company: Baker Party Rental
Dishes:  Anthropologie
Drinks: Cocktail Concierge
Flowers – French buckets
Paper Goods – Darla Marie Design
Hair and Makeup: Emmalee with Design Visage

Top Five Tokens of Thanks from Brides

Tis the season of thanks! We’re all in the process of getting ready for Turkey day, but remember- the day isn’t just about eating until you’re bloated and getting pumped for cheap flat screens. If you’ve also got your wedding on your mind, this is the perfect time to say ‘Thank You’ to the people that are helping make it happen (or made it happen, if you’ve already gotten to have the best day of your life!). We’ve got five small cute things that are perfect gestures of gratitude.

Drinks on You!

A staple for a reason- the coffee shop gift card. Why is this on our list? Because with this little thank you token, a little bit goes a long way. A ten dollar gift card is realistically at least two trips- maybe more if they’re tea drinkers. To make this little thank you go a little farther, add in a note on their favorite drink (“A hot cup of coffee for the hottest bridesmaids I know!”). Be sure to really work in why you’re thanking them- they’ll feel much better and more willing to help with any upcoming wedding tasks.

2015 Planners

Beat them to the punch on the organization game! Pick up a 2015 planner/organizer early, and post it the big date ahead of time for them. It’s a sweet, thoughtful gift that they’ll actually use, plus it’ll keep them on point for the coming months. Be sure to post it birthdays and special dates as well!

Personal Cards

If you want to just do something small for a lot of people, say, your soon-to-be in laws or all members of the bridal party, do personalized thank you cards. Get a great group picture and have them printed up on cardstock and write something sweet and meaningful on each one. It’s a cute little memento for a desk, fridge, or vanity station that shows you really care.

Mini Monday-Buster

A ‘Monday-Buster’ or stress-relief pack is a perfect small DIY pack you can do for your friends to say thank you. Get little paper lunch bags or small boxes and stuff them with small versions of things that would make your friend smile. Get tiny bottles of champagne, their favorite candy, a stress ball, a tiny journal, fun things like that. Keep the theme to mini versions of fun stuff and leave a note along the lines of “thank you for all the little things”. It’s cute, thoughtful, and totally practical! This will work for any vendors who have been going the extra mile, your bridal party, and even your fiance!

Good “Bad” Movies

Time to dig into the guilty pleasures! Go out to the older movie section (i.e., non-new releases) and pick out some silly, funny movies. Lots of stores like Target and Walmart have really affordable movies that you can pick up for $5 (or less!). Search through that section for the silliest movie you can find (Talladega Nights, anyone?) and pass it off to a friend. You can leave a note with something along the lines of “thank you for all you do- you deserve a laugh/night in!”. It may be a little silly, but it’s a great gesture.


Top Four Thanksgiving Inspired Flowers

This week is bound to be a yummy one! It is Thanksgiving week, and we are pretty excited for all the  yummy dishes coming our way. But not just the turkey , cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, but the yumminess of gorgeous flowers which has us swooning all day. Yes, ALL day. To kick off the week of thanks, we thought it would be fun to share some gorgeous flowers to brighten up the Thanksgiving spread. The inspiration is from a fabulous floral designer, Empty Vase which brings some serious talent to the table. Literally!  Before you do any last minute shopping, take a moment to browse through these fabulous looks and get inspired! Add some festive and beautiful decor to the table and be ready to impress your family and friends. They will surely be smiling with these beauties.


DSC_9060 copy1.  Scarlet

If you love the color red, then this one is for you. We love it! 
Description: Renowned for their lush, over sized blossoms, peonies have long been admired for distinctive form and charming ruffled petals. The famous painter, Renoir, was so enthralled with these unique flowers that they are the subject of many of his works. Here, our designers has chosen 12 rich scarlet peonies and paired them with geraniums, fall leaves and berries. 

2. Garden Trough
If you want to really cheer up the table this year, then you will fall in love with this floral arrangement.
Description: Full of life and good cheer, this arrangement embodies the fresh, whimsical nature of a beautiful seasonal garden. Brimming with lush, wholesome blossoms and spectacular colors, this relaxed yet graceful design incorporates tulips and garden roses alongside freesias and hydrangeas. Charming pom pom flowers add a delightful touch. 

3.  Rose Rainbow
If your favorite flower are roses, then you will fall over the edge in love with these pretty roses. These roses are absolutely stunning!
Description:  An array of multi color roses, Spray Roses and fall leaves together in an 10” round glass vase.
4. Autumn’s Blazing Basket
If tradition is your jam, then you will not be able to resist this fall basket of gorgeousness. Oh  my goodness!
Description: The fiery colors of autumn have all come together in this vibrant wicker basket to celebrate the holidays. This charming arrangement is designed with Garden Roses, Spray Roses, Tulips, Oncidium, Hydrangeas, Gloriosa, Solidago, and Bittersweet berries.


Happy Thanksgiving from Bridal Hot List

At BHL we are in love with the holidays. Especially when the words “Thank You” are associated with it.  Spending time with family and friends, eating delicious foods, watching football, or planning a shopping adventure is really amazing.  But, what is even more amazing is to think about all the fabulous things we are thankful for. It first starts with you, the readers! Without all of you, BHL will not be where it is today. We are truly blessed for all of our Facebook “Likes”, Twitter and Instagram followers. We also have to take a moment to thank all of our fantastic vendors, venues, photographers, and videographers for allowing BHL to share your incredible talent and inspiration with us. We are inspired each and every day with all the pretty details we are so darn lucky to look at.

Today, we are taking a break from blogging today to share a some of the things we love to do on Thanksgiving.
  • Niloufar Gibson, Chief EditorI love to watch football and have famous Julian Apple pie! Every year, a few weeks before Thanksgiving, I go the local market and purchase a a pie, (sometimes two!), and then save it until Thanksgiving Day. I have to hide it because I will be tempted to open it and eat it right then and there! So far, I have been good this year, and I can not wait to sit down to enjoy a very delicious and amazing apple pie!!
  • Andrea Carter, Associate Editor:  My dad and I are really close. On Thanksgiving we like to go see movies and get frozen yogurt, and we always get way too much!
     Gobble gobble :)


  • Jade Arvizu, Contributor: So my favorite thing about Thanksgiving is making tamales with the females in my family. Its a long standing mexican tradition to make tamales for the holidays.  We usually travel to my uncle’s house in Apple Valley where they host dinner for about 30 relatives.   Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • Chelsea Underwood, Contributor: My favorite food for Thanksgiving besides mash potatoes with my mom’s cranberry sauce is challah. We’ve been making it from scratch in replace of bread rolls for years. And as Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, it is perfect! My grandpa always tries to get the biggest turkey, as there are 11 of us. Last year he got a 23 pounder!

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From all of us at BHL, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!