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Why Are People Throwing Rice at Me?

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
Here at Saphire Event Group, we have mastered the art of event planning, not History 101.  Nevertheless, weddings are a thing of tradition, so we have to know at least a thing or two about the past. This week we’re wondering: Why do we throw rice at the bride and groom? With a little detective work we discovered the tradition began years ago in ancient Egypt as a means to express good luck to the ...

Behold, BHLDN

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
If you love yourself a little bohemian-chic, then you’re obsessed with at least one sibling of the URBN family- Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, or Free People. Covering a wide age and finance span, URBN has become the go-to parent company for all things hip. With Urban Outfitters being the most affordable of the three (if you consider the average sundress costing around $59 reasonable), followed ...

Don’t Worry Beautiful!

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
You’ve heard all about runaway brides, second-guessing grooms, and wedding day nerves gone awry. What a disaster. All that time and money spent for what? A day cluttered with concerns and clammy hands? NO THANK YOU! How about enjoying your vows, delighting in the first dance, and taking in the spotlight without a turning stomach? Irritable brides and grooms cause grief for all- guests included! Th ...

Country Beauty Gets Second Chance at Marital Bliss: Shania Twain Weds in Puerto Rico

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
Having formed a relationship after learning their partners were having an affair together, Shania Twain and her beau Frederic Thiebaud are living proof that out of romantic tragedy can come happiness. The 45-year-old singer rang in the New Year by walking proudly down the aisle with her son, Eja, at sunset in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Twain donned a gorgeous white gown with a black sash, while her groo ...

Saphire Event Group’s Top Spring 2011 Designer Gown Picks

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
If you're lucky enough to afford designer bridal, cheers to you! If you dream of affording bridal, cheers to you too! Categories don't define you when it comes to admiring the best of the best. Alberta Ferretti combined modernity and traditionalism perfectly when she designed this gown.  This stunner contrasts modern structure and asymmetrical lines with a princess –like tulle bottom. A little Vic ...

How to Plan like a Champion

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
It’s hard to ignore that sports season is in full swing. Footballs are soaring, pucks are flying, and basketballs are bouncing almost every night of the week. For many, this time of year translates into late nights, endless snacking, quality time with friends, and bottom less drinks. Of course, here at Saphire, we love sports too. Come on, we’re from Massachusetts! But planning a wedding during th ...

To Top it All Off

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
Left to Right; Top to Bottom: All available on Etsy MilkTea: $160 Kikuike: $140 Le Petit Oiseau: $168 Together Forever: $180 Star House: $175 The Air Castle: $100 Red Light Studio: $205 Tilly Biedron: $360 Contrary to popular belief, cake toppers don’t actually have to be ugly. Instead of picking up a plastic bell from your local craft store and sticking it haphazardly onto one of the most expensi ...

Be our Guest!

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
Photo Credit: Aurora De Luca Though we are lucky enough to see hundreds of happy couples wed each year, we know not everyone has this chance. So when you get a wedding invitation in the mail, it’s possible your first thought after “Aw! How cute!” is “What the heck am I supposed to wear?” There’s always room to put your own unique spin on an outfit, but here are some basic guidelines to steer you i ...

Fabulous Shoes for Fabulous Brides

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
Every woman loves a fabulous shoe, and on one of the biggest days of her life, a woman deserves the most fabulous shoe of all. This means not having to stick to any rules or worry about old traditions. Love sequins? Wear bright blue shoes that sparkle. Prefer a sweet kitten heel the color of sunshine? Slip them on. You know what they say, “If the shoe fits, wear it!” By: Kelly Hamilton

Love Gets a New Color- Green

Dana Bates Dana Bates 7 years ago
Eco-friendly weddings are becoming more and more popular by the day, and why not? Throwing an earth conscious wedding is not only creative- it’s also something to brag about. While other invites will be tossed, your invitations will, when planted, bloom into wildflowers. On your special day, food will be fresh from local, organic farmers, napkins will be compostable, and your feet will sit comfort ...