October 10, 2014

A Future, Forever Posh Petals and Pearls Bride

The moment when all this bridal blogging began…#engaged


I am thrilled to introduce myself to the Posh Petals and Pearls blog. As a contributor and a bride, I promise to spread the bridal fever to those Posh Southern Belles who are also in planning mode. After my engagement, my identity quickly changed from the blonde queen emoji to that of the brunette bride. Don’t worry blondes, I have written Apple several times with the hope that they might add a blonde bride to the world of emojis. Perhaps they think I’m bridezilla?

The magic date is set for June 20, 2015 back in New Jersey. That leaves me with 253 days to continue planning, jet back and forth between Savannah and York City, all in an effort to eventually relax and let the pretty petals fall where they may. In the meantime, you will be hearing from me quite a bit. Before relocating to Savannah, I worked for Vanity Fair Magazine in both the Editorial and Creative Services departments. Since fashion has always been a love of mine, I thought it fitting to introduce myself with a few of my most stylish accessories, all of which are bridal themed.

Catch the Bling!

Within a week of my engagement I received one ring holder after another. As all brides know, forgetfulness is unacceptable when it comes to the diamond ring. Therefore, I made sure to place an assortment of ring holders throughout my apartment. My favorite of the bunch was a gift from the MOTB (Mother of the Bride). I keep this sparkly dish right beside my bed in case I ever feel inclined to remove my diamond. With that said, I encourage all brides to keep their bling right on their pretty fingers.


Stop your bling from wandering!

Personalize your love story:

Does your future mother-in-law enjoy the art of sewing? If so, she might be able to craft a shirt like mine to remind the world that you plan to marry prince charming. I am proudly engaged to John Benner Peterman from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Why not monogram the man of your dreams? I am still convincing my fiancé to sport his own version of this shirt around Savannah, perhaps something like “Engaged to Princess Sarah Helen from Jersey.” Let’s just say I’ve had better luck discussing the color scheme of our flower arrangements. I’ll take what I can get!


Wear it with pride ladies!

Bedazzle your phone:

My current phone case depicts a bride and groom walking down the aisle (I have yet to find the blonde version). The butterfly tiara shown in the picture below will of course be replaced with pearls and jewels on the big day. Posh brides, what are your thoughts on wearing a tiara down the aisle? I am still debating this bridal accessory.


The Kate Spade Bridal Collection is fabulous!

Since brides are always prepared for the next step, I have already purchased my “Mr. and Mrs.” Phone case, which will be used on route to my honeymoon, as Mrs. Peterman (location to be announced in an upcoming post).


Say “I Do” with Kate Spade accessories!

One more Kate Spade Necessity: the “Yes” necklace! (modeled at my engagement party)


Something Old:

While antiquing back in New York City the amazing MOTB (who also happens to be my wedding planner) spotted a beautiful charm of a bride and groom. Every posh bride should find something special that can be cherished throughout the planning process, and eventually passed down to a future beloved bride.


My bridal pendant after some polishing.

The lovely, cheerful team at Posh Petals and Pearls works hard to make every bride feel glamorous, elegant, and perfectly prepped for their big day. I hope my first post encourages fellow brides to create their own collection of wedding accessories (old and new) as a constant reminder that being a bride, although not without challenges, is truly a fairytale.

Follow me on Posh Petals and Pearls as I share my journey toward the aisle with the chicest wedding planners in the South. Keep checking the blog every week as I continue to share my latest thoughts and talk through some big decisions such as securing the dream venue, searching for the perfect dress, falling in love with flower arrangements, scheduling multiple dress fittings, planning the first dance, preparing for the big reveal, bridesmaid drama, and so much more. Should I have a DJ or band? Should I wear ballet flats or risk tripping in sparkly heels? Although the questions are endless, I’m here to talk through the options!


…the craziness begins!


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