We are so excited to see our Urban Chic Style Shoot on MunaLuchi Bride!

Everyone’s definition of a romantic setting varies slightly, but it is hard to argue with a gorgeous artistic loft setting like the one at Baltimore’s own Graffiti Warehouse!


We created a romantic loft wedding featuring a color palette of gold and ivory, with unexpected pops of red. The team chose a mix of rich red china and gold lattice chargers as the perfect balance against the ivory and gold tones in the soft linens and ghost chairs. Playing off the crimson hue found in the table setting, a highlight to the tablescape design was the tiny whimsical crab that adorned the menu at each place setting.


As if details like the brick walls and permanent graffiti art were not enough, the team really embodied “Urban Chic” for this styled loft wedding with a three-tiered cake adorned with feathers and rhinestone embellishments.


The bride wore a beaded Allure wedding gown crowned with an illusion top and understated accessories. The last piece to the puzzle, tying the loft wedding together, was the bold red tuxedo worn by the groom that were equal parts fresh and modern.


The beauty of a loft wedding is how the space can transform into just about anything you dream up. Easily one of the most versatile venues, it is no wonder that these urban wedding spaces are such a prize!


Planner + Designer: Ivori Nicole Events

Venue: Graffiti Warehouse

Photographer: Clapp Studios

Cinematography: Chip Dizard Weddings

Make-up: Face Affairs

Bride Attire: K & B Bridals

Groom Attire: Classic Man Bespoke Clothiers, LLC

Sugar Artist: Couture Cakes by Sabrina

Paper Goods: Dionisa’s Designs

Linens, China, Flatware, and Stemware: Select Event Group






Happy Wednesday loves! Weddings are known as “the bride’s day,” but what about the groom? A wedding is a celebration of you both as a couple, after all! So how do you make sure your groom is represented on the Big Day…and get him involved with some of the planning action? Keep reading…


Weigh in on some decisions. Getting his opinion is an excellent way to help you when you’re stuck on which napkin color to order, and it helps him feel like he’s a part of the nuptials, too. If he doesn’t want to be looped in on every minor decision narrow down your choices before bringing you hubby-to-be in for the final weigh in.


Choose the menu. Does he have a favorite protein or side dish? Invite him into conversations with your caterer to ensure he’s represented in the menu choices. After all, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Besides, you will have so much fun at tastings together.


Select a signature drink. Work with your fiancé to create a cocktail that suits both of your taste buds. Ask your bartender to help you mix and match your favorite liquors and mixers until you blend the perfect drink or two.


Register Together. Whether you’re going with a traditional registry or a honeymoon fund, get your groom involved. Keep in mind that he will be using the towels or enjoying the couple’s spa treatment, too!


In general, ask his opinion and be truly open to using his ideas. Be sure to involve him in some way with the planning process. The memories of you planning together will last a lifetime, and you’re going to appreciate all the help you can get!




Father's Day Gift Guide (1)

Did you forget to shop for Father’s Day again. You’re in luck, we got 9 great Father’s Day gifts your dad will love, and if you order NOW they will make it here on time.

  1. Gold Cocktail Shaker, $31 at WestElm.com
  2. Valentino Uomo Fragrance, $70 at Nordstrom.com
  3. Ray Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses, $165 at RayBan.com
  4. Movado Bold Chronograph Watch, $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue
  5. Harry’s Father and Son Set, $30 at Nordstom.com
  6. Adidas Turbo360 Boost, $200 at AdidasGolf.com
  7. Kiehl’s 1851 Men’s Starter Kit, $39 at Nordstrom.com
  8. Flying Experience, $224 at Cloud 9 Living 
  9. Cuisinart Single Serve Brewer, $99.95 at Crate & Barrel

It’s worked for us for over 15 years!






Our marriage has been filled with highs (we purchased our home, adopted fur babies, launched a business and nonprofit organization, and travelled to some of the world’s most romantic destinations) and lows (we were both diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2012), but I’m proud to say that we’re still happily married 15 years after our wedding day. How did we get here? We’ve followed some of the best marriage advice (…ever) from happily married couples in our circle of family, parents, grandparents, and friends. Here’s some of the advice that helped us along the way:


  1.  Communicate consistently.
  2. Practice patience and understanding.
  3. Support each other’s passions, dreams, and goals.
  4. Acknowledge each other’s individuality.
  5. Forgive one another.
  6. Know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and respect them. 
  7. Establish roles when it comes to household finances, parenting, chores, business and anything in between.
  8. Challenge each other.
  9. Have a sense of humor. This one is a must!
  10. Don’t forget to date!