Monthly Archives: September 2011

Showers & Receptions: Meet Decor by BHLDN

During the winter, I first heard about the launch of BHLDN (pronounced: beholden)– the new wedding line that just happens to be related to Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. When it first began, BHLDN strictly designed a bride’s most important outfit – her wedding gown.

Now, BHLDN has broadened its horizons into décor, and well, I’m obsessed. And it’s not just because Philadelphia is home to the brand and Going to the Chapel, although that may help. It’s more that there are so many fun and gorgeous designs that have quirky personalities all their own for you to incorporate into your wedding day, shower, or both.

If you are already a fan of Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, just brace yourself. Below are some of my favorite items – some of which are from BHLDN’s new autumn line.

Chalkboard Vase

Blind Embossing Frames - perfect to use with this idea.

Dimpled Pane Candle Baskets

Painted Lumiere Votives, Petit

Crinkled Wheel Set

Mini Pennant Garland - Feeling musical?

Glittered Notion Banner

Combined with other BHLDN decor items, your wedding can look like this…

Slate Garden Theme

…or this…

Paper Moon Theme

or this (or many other looks).

Graphic Theme - love this one!

Are you head over heals yet? Be sure to check out the entire décor collection at


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Product Spotlight: Better Off Wed

I have fallen in love (again) with Etsy. This is the website that just keeps giving. And I love it. Today’s post is all about Better Off Wed and the completely original, vintage inspired, let’s-go-to-a-rustic-wedding style wooden cake toppers created by Tina.

At first glance, you may initially think that these toppers are only appropriate for an outdoor wedding with a relaxed flair. However, because the fonts and shapes are slightly altered for each design, each cake topper can easily translate into a wedding of any style. Take the Woodland Heart Wedding Cake Topper – hello modern style wedding! What about the Timeless Heart Cake Topper, you ask? It could translate well into a more elegant affair with a sweet touch. Obviously the Vintage Heart Cake Topper is perfect for a…vintage affair.

After looking at the photos, I’m hopeful you will be in love with them too. And feel free to be in love because each topper is $49 and is created from mahogany wood and topped off (pun intended) with a matte finish.

For more information about Tina and her Better Off Wed designs, check out her Etsy page. These wooden cake toppers have heart.

*all photos courtesy Tina & Better Off Wed

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