Inflation crushes the wedding budget and guests are cut back – 71Bait

“When we were planning, our original budget seems to have inflated very quickly,” Jamaicia said Lewis, a health scientist who married in Miami in April. “Our original wedding budget was $50,000-$60,000 with almost 200 guests, but it has almost doubled,” she said. “To offset much of the inflation, we had to resort to our credit … Read more

Why the best floral swimsuits are a fresh, festive staple – 71Bait

From psychedelic daisies to meadow millefleurs, floral swimsuits are always on trend. The fresh, upbeat quality of a floral bikini or swimsuit is evident in the season’s collections, with myriad color combinations and floral illustrations spread across an eclectic palette of silhouettes. In Marysia, the brand’s signature scalloped edges complement a teal micro-floral that evokes … Read more

Flower magazine opens its first designer showhouse – 71Bait

flowerthe bi-monthly lifestyle magazine dedicated to all things floral will unveil its first multi-designer showhouse in Atlanta this September, featuring a cast of design stars including Bunny Williams, Alexa Hamton, Corey Ladies Jenkins, Michelle Nussbaumer, Suzanne Kasler and more. Founded in 2007 by editor-in-chief Margot Shaw, the Birmingham, Alabama-based magazine has carved a niche for … Read more

A flower shop is being built in downtown Northampton – 71Bait

NORTHAMPTON — To say her florist shop is thriving is an understatement. From humble beginnings four years ago, Many Graces Farm & Design has grown into a business that sells its flowers and custom floral arrangements – grown and made on a flower farm in Hadley – to florists, farmers markets and for many social … Read more