YALL!!!! WHOA! This year might have been the best #ToniesFavThings Brides night EVER!!! I came right home from Maui and dove head first into party decor, cleaning up my home, shipping the kids and my husband off to grandmas for the day and gift wrapping! This year I brought on some team members to help me make this evening unforgettable for my brides! Bixby + Pine helped me pull off a party that I won’t soon forget!
In case you are wondering what this is all about, every year I host a party in my home to honor, celebrate and SHOWER my brides with presents! (Some of my FAVORITE THINGS!). This is just one way I make sure that my brides are connecting with me, getting to know me and my heart and where we get a chance to hang out and talk all things weddings without the stress of actual planning!
I love welcoming these amazing ladies into my home and showing them a fun time! I had an air plant bar set up for when the girls came into the house so that they had a fun activity to put something together and take home:
Jen Lagers (one INCREDIBLE hair & make up artist came and had a lip bar set up and of course she chimed in on all the awesome makeup and skin care products that we were opening up and raving about:
(Please see the evidence of a HILARIOUS time at the bottom of this post! HAHA!) We had the most epic photo booth by Smirk PhotoBooth:
Of course there are tons of food and drink options (gushers included!):
And last but certainly not least: PRESENTS!!!! As I plan for this party year round, I am always thinking of my brides, what I personally love that I would like to introduce them to and products that they might enjoy! Since my personal love language is “Gift giving” (If you haven’t heard of the 5 Love Languages, you NEED to go read the book or at least take the 10 min quiz!) its just natural for me to give my brides tons of fun gifts to show them how much I adore them and appreciate them! As usual, if you book with us as your photographer, you get to come to the party too! AND no matter who you book on the roster of #TCPhotographers, you are part of the TCP family!
Some of the awesome gifts included: Rings with the stone of the month the gals are getting married in, as well as a time piece necklace for EACH one that will be set to the time they seal their vows with a kiss! These were from Borcik Jewelry
They each got a Wedventure Magazine to really dive into and see how non-traditional weddings are taking the industry by storm!
They received discount codes to SOOO many insanely rad vendors and products and then we had a drawing for each of the largest gifts which included a leather Madewell Transport Tote, a Love Story FILM by Ridgewood Films, a Gift Card and gorgeous makeup palate from Jackie of Beauty Counter, an adorable Ugg Pompom for their purse as well as the GORGEOUS black leather bag that one lucky lady went home with from Indigo Plum, The Mrs. Box has always been a fan favorite and I loved seeing the ladies light up knowing they can get one….. and so many more goodies!
One lady walked away with a full service set of lash extensions and EVERYONE got a $50 gift card for them as well from Infinity Lashes!
Another fun thing we do is specialty drinks! I have my own fun take on a Mimosa for the ladies to enjoy and this year they also go to taste something I have been LOVING and that is mocktails by the fabulous Marnie Rae who is a GENIUS with mixed drinks that are non-alcoholic. Candles, anything to make your house feel like a home is right up there on my list of favorite things, but makeup, gushers, leather EVERYTHING and a gosh darn good ol’ party tops the list! We had SUCH a ball! I love giving my brides a unique experience that they truly will not get anywhere else and showing them just how much I adore them all!