Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Captiva Island Destination Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

We have such a pretty wedding to share with you today! Caroline and Chris' destination wedding was held on gorgeous Captiva Island, Florida. With not one but two amazing locations playing backdrop to their wedding day (their ceremony was held at the cutest seaside wedding chapel, and their reception was held under a canopy of palm trees at The South Seas Island Resort), the couple's sweet love and romantic color-way just added to this beach wedding magic!
Captiva Island Destination Wedding
The couple came to us needing wedding invitations, and little extras to make their wedding day special for their destination wedding guests. Inspired by the wedding's beach-front location, we incorporated a palm tree into the couple's custom wedding monogram. Used on everything from their wedding invitations to the koozies at their reception, the monogram personalized every aspect of their destination wedding day.
Caroline and Chris' custom wedding invitations were printed on a romantic blush paper in gold foil stamping. To get guests excited to travel for their destination wedding, we included an envelope liner that said "See you in Florida" above a watercolor picture of the bridge leading to Captiva Island!
Destination Wedding Invitation
Their blush invitation featured a unique die-cut shape, which gave their invitation a fun twist!
Wedding Weekend Itinerary
The couple's custom wedding monogram was also present on their wedding weekend itinerary.
Beach Wedding Monogram
Keeping with the beach wedding theme, we combined the couple's touch of navy from their wedding colors, and combined it with a nautical motif for their rehearsal dinner beach barbeque 
We can't get over how adorable the couple's wedding chapel is! The white and mint colored wedding chapel is so beach chic!
Palm Tree Wedding Monogram
Ocean Wedding
Captiva Island Destination Wedding
Wedding Tablescape
Monogrammed Wedding Menu
Custom Wedding Monogram Koozie
Congrats to the newlyweds, Caroline and Chris! We had so much fun helping make your big day special! To see more of Caroline and Chris' Captiva Island Destination wedding, be sure to visit their real wedding gallery on our website!

Xo,

Nico and Lala

Wedding Photography By: Hunter Ryan Photo 
Wedding Planner: Kelly McWilliams

Friday, May 29, 2015

Introducing...Boutique Bachelorette!

We are so excited to finally share the newest addition to the N&L family. Introducing Boutique Bachelorette by Nico and Lala! Our brand new website just launched this week, and offers bold patterned and clever bachelorette swag bags for easy, online purchase!! These beauties have no design fees, and are available in seventeen different designs for bachelorette parties all over the country!
Bachelorette Party Swag Bags
Each Boutique Bachelorette swag bag comes with a colorful gloss bag with a customized sticker, a koozie, an eye mask, hangover kit, and an itinerary to let your guests know what's on the bachelorette weekend's agenda! Each adorable hangover kit includes Advil, gum, makeup wipes with custom sticker, and saltine crackers. What more do you need for a weekend of fun celebrating the bride to be?!
Mexican Bachelorette
Our Mexico Boutique Bachelorette swag bag features a traditional Mexican otomi print in bright coral and purple! How much more fun would drinking a cocktail on the beach be with our bright otomi koozie?!


Let the party begin, and start shopping Boutique Bachelorette swag bags now!! No matter where in the world your bachelorette party is located, we have an amazing design for you! We have seventeen different bachelorette designs, including both location specific designs and different themes! Take a peek at some of our designs below!!
Preppy Palm Leaf Bachelorette
Our Palm Leaf Boutique Bachelorette swag bag is perfectly preppy in pink and green, and features palm leaves, flamingos, and bamboo designs! These swag bags are perfect for bachelorettes in any tropical location or for the preppy bride!
The Breakers Pool
We imagine this design being perfect for different warm weather locations around the country, but especially Palm Beach!! How perfect would this palm leaf swag bag fit in while you lounge at The Breakers pool? Swoon!

Beach Bachelorette Bash
Cheers, beaches! The Seaside Boutique Bachelorette swag bag features cool seaside colors, and highlights seashells and sea-stars making these bags perfect for a bachelorette party near any body of water! From the Atlantic to the Pacific (and of course, The Gulf of Mexico!), this swag bag is the perfect addition to any beach bachelorette bash! Seaside Preppy Bachelorette
We imagine this design being perfect for a preppy and ocean front bachelorette party in Charleston!! Filled with lots of Southern charm, we can't help but be excited at the thought of our seaside bachelorette bag gracing the streets of this Southern city!

Aspen Bachelorette
Not all bachelorette parties take place in warm weather locations! Our Snow Bunny Boutique Bachelorette swag bag is perfect for the ski enthusiast bride, and features skis, snow bunnies, and of course...a snowflake!
Whether you're retreating to a popular ski location during the height of the ski season, or retreating to the slopes in summer...we think it's fun to celebrate the mountains! Aspen is one of our favorite ski locations, and would make the perfect ski bunny bachelorette in summer or winter!

Chicago Bachelorette Hangover Kit
The Chicago bachelorette swag bag features bright blue and pink colors, and highlights iconic Chicago landmarks (such as the Hancock Building and the Navy Pier ferris wheel). The design also takes inspiration from the stars on the Chicago flag!
Whether you're the maid of honor wanting to surprise the bride with something special for her bachelorette, or maybe you're the bride wanting to thank guests for attending your bachelorette party...our swag bags are perfect for any occasion! To shop all seventeen of our bachelorette swag bag designs, visit our website Boutique Bachelorette!! Happy shopping!!

Xo,

Nico and Lala

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day in Chicago

Happy Memorial Day weekend, y'all!! If you're spending the long weekend in the Windy City, than you've come to the right place! We're sharing five of our favorite ways to spend your extra day off!
1. Brunch: No proper weekend in Chicago is complete without brunch! One of our top picks? Summer House Santa Monica in Lincoln Park. Not only is their food amazing, but their interior decor is to-die-for! They even have a countdown to summer on the wall...so fun! On your way out, be sure to grab a cookie from the front cart. They have the most creative flavors, and are always delicious!
2. Beach: If you're not from the city, it might come as a surprise that yes...Chicago has beaches! All Chicago beaches open this weekend, so take a stroll down the lakefront trail and find a spot on the sand! It's a great place to take in a couple rays and the beautiful Chicago skyline!

3. Baseball: The Cubs take on The Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on Monday afternoon! Grab a ticket to the one o'clock game, and spend the afternoon cheering on the Cubbies! After the game, head over to Houndstooth (an Alabama bar in Wrigleyville!) which brings a great touch of the south to Chicago!

4. Boats: Tourists and stay-cautioners alike should experience a Wendella Boats Architecture Tour! It's the absolute best way to see the sites and learn the history of the famed Chicago architecture. Plus, if the weather is nice, it's not a bad way to spend the afternoon!

5. Booze: If you're taking in the sites and shopping on the Magnificent Mile, stop by Luxbar in the Gold Coast and grab a cocktail!! This is one of our absolute favorite spots to grab drinks after work! If the weather is nice, grab a spot on the patio, order a couple of cocktails, and enjoy your extra day off work in the Windy City!

Xo,

Nico and Lala

A Slice of Swank...The Blog by Nico and LaLa

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ginger Jar Inspiration

We love when brides come to us with creative ideas for inspiration. Especially when that creative inspiration happens to be one of our favorite decorating accessories...ginger jars! Mallory and William tied the knot last November in a preppy, oceanfront wedding on Saint Simons Island. After receiving their pictures of their ginger jar inspired wedding, we're feeling majorly inspired by everything blue and white. Take a peek at some of Mallory and William's ginger jar inspired wedding, and all of the things we love inspired by chinoiserie design!
 Mallory and William's preppy, chinoiserie inspired save the dates featured the couple's custom wedding monogram, as well as the iconic blue and white colorway.
The couple's ginger jar inspired wedding invitation was printed in white foil stamping on china blue paper. Their envelope was lined with a navy and white chinoiserie pattern.
To properly welcome guests to their Saint Simons Island wedding, we helped the couple create wedding weekend itineraries which coordinated with their ginger jar inspired wedding invitations.
For the couple's blue and white wedding programs, we printed their custom wedding monogram on the front cover, and tied the booklet with a china blue ribbon.
Something blue for their beach front tablescape! We love the white and green centerpieces held inside ginger jars.
The couple's custom wedding monogram even adorned cookies at the couple's reception!
We had so much fun working on this classically beautiful wedding, inspired by ginger jars! Congrats to the happy couple, we had so much fun working with y'all! To see more of Mallory and William's chinoiserie inspired wedding, visit their real wedding gallery over on our website!

We have to admit, looking through Mallory and William's wedding pictures brings out our blue and white obsession. Between the gorgeous ginger jars and monogram accents, we are inspired to shop for summer! Check out some of our must have's below, inspired by their ocean-front nuptials:
Have y'all seen that the talented Katie Kime is coming out with a clothing line?! To say we're excited is an understatement. She's been giving sneak peeks of her apparel line on her Instagram, and some of her collection is now available for pre-order on her website. Some of our favorites include a banana leaf maxi skirt, a "queen bee" shift dress, and a two-piece frock featuring ginger jars. Swoon!!
We've never seen a tote bag look better than this Ginger Jar tote from Waiting on Martha. The ginger jars accented by a bright pop of coral is absolute perfection.

It's no secret that we're all huge fans of Lilly Pulitzer in our studio. So when we saw this Sloane V-Neck Maxi from their summer line...we died! The Bay Blue Yacht Sea pattern highlights sailboat sails in a classic blue and white coloring...so cute!
The only thing better than a house filled with blue and white ginger jars is a pillow adorned in the same chinoiserie inspired design. We absolutely love this Blue Canton pillow by Dana Gibson!
The perfect way to show your blue and white love while staying cool this summer...this Chinoiserie shirtdress from Anthropologie.


Our best selling item is back! Our lucite catchall is available in a china blue toile pattern, inspired by classic ginger jars! The inserts are reversible, and easily slide in and out giving you two swanky patterns per catchall. Perfect for your nightstand, vanity, desk, kitchen counter...anywhere! Our catchalls measure 6 x 6 x 2, and are $30 each. To order, e-mail Meghan at meghan@nicoandlala.com. 

Xo,

Nico and Lala

Ps. Looking for more blue and white wedding inspiration? Don't miss Corinne and Scott's elegant Lawrence Beach Club wedding! The couple paired a classic blue and white colorway with nautical accents (seahorses) to create a chic end-of-summer soiree!

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