May 26, 2017

50+ Strawberry & Rhubarb Dessert Recipes: Perfect for May/June Weddings

Strawberries are perfect for summer weddings, & in season in late May in New York.

And in the spirit of eating local, & the celebration of this glorious fruit, we've gathered over fifty delicious strawberry dessert recipes for you to explore - just like we have.

Read more for great recipes like Strawberry-Lemon Lattice Pie, Thiebaud Pink Cake, Roasted Strawberry Trifles w/Lemon Cream, & more.

May 25, 2017

Charleston S.C. Honeymoon Guide: Where to Stay & Eat, What to Do, & More

Today on The Sunshine Bride we're going to help you plan a serendipitous honeymoon in Charleston, South Carolina.

Recently named one of Travel + Leisure 2016 Best Cities in the World (see this enthusiastic endorsement by Stephen Colbert), quiet Charleston offers beautiful architecture, historic cobblestone streets lined with magnolia, a gorgeous shoreline, an award-winning culinary scene, & a ton of history. 

You can get there by car, airplane, or by train on the Amtrak Silver Service / Palmetto line that runs from N.Y. And once you're in Charleston you can get around with both Uber & Lyft, the Charleston Water Taxi, the Charleston Black Cab Company, Charleston Pedicab, & by using CARTA (The Charleston Regional Transportation Authority.)

Keep reading after the jump and enjoy our visual tour guide of Charleston to find out where to stay, what to do, where to shop, where to eat/drink, and what you should pick up before you go. 

May 18, 2017

50+ All Natural DIY Bath & Beauty Recipes

Like most of you probably are, I am a huge fan of quality bath & beauty products - which can unfortunately also be quite expensive.

So for my D.I.Y. capable visitors I've put together a list of over 50 recipes for homemade, all-natural hair, face, and body products you can make at home! Many of them are inspired my one of my favorites brands, LUSH Cosmetics.

Give as gifts to your wedding party and/or guests to save some money, and impress the heck out of everyone. :)

Keep reading to find great D.I.Y. Beauty Recipes after the jump!

May 13, 2017

Absolutely Adorable Rain Boots - Perfect for Rainy Day Weddings

If you are getting married in the spring or summer, you may want to consider picking up a pair of these rain boots - just in case - and encouraging your bridesmaids to do the same.

Our top pick are the awesome waterproof rain shoes featured to the left from Rocket Dog, with white soles & a cute floral print. They have a 5 star review, & sell for $49.95 on Amazon.

And the rain boots featured below are just as awesome, with all four pairs offered in different prints & colors.

Left to right we have; the Jenssa Women's Candy Sweet Buckle Wellington Boots Rain Shoes in White retailing for $27.99, the Odema Women's Buckle Side Zipper Wedge Mid Calf Rain Boots retailing for $29.99, the MuckBoots Women's Breezy Tall Insulated Rain Boot retailing for $45.99, & the Chooka Women's Memory Foam City Printed Mid Waterproof Rain Boot retailing for $59.99.

May 05, 2017

Rainy Day Wedding Inspiration & Tips

Any bride in the North East getting married outdoors has to accept the fact that it might rain. And if it does , you'll get a chance to take some epic photographs, like the awesome photograph to the left from Cade Martin Photography.

To have a great outdoor wedding in the summer you only need to remember two things: be prepared & stay calm! Have a condensed version of your wedding ceremony, umbrellas on hand for yourself and guests, and a tent or other covered area for your reception.

We've put together this great post to show you that even it rains on your wedding day, it's going to be the best day of your life. Keep reading to see over 20 more beautiful high-res photos!