Editors' Picks | Vol. 1

At Spoken Bride, we love a good book, a good meal, a standout statement necklace, a heel you can dance in, and the list goes on. And when we make those discoveries, we want to tell everyone. So every month or two, we're sharing our latest and favorite finds in everything engagement, wedding, and honeymoon related. Help our community grow and share your latest favorites in the comments!

  Silk and Willow ribbons. Photo:  D'Arcy Benicosa

Silk and Willow ribbons. Photo: D'Arcy Benicosa

Andi, Public Relations + Vendor Outreach

Kate Spade "MRS." Necklace: A great bridal shower gift for a friend, or a fun accessory for yourself!

Rey Swimwear "Ann" Swimsuit: This is my favorite style from designer Jessica Rey's Audrey Hepburn-inspired line. I feel so cute, yet covered, in it poolside and on the sand.

Trader Joe's Refresh Face & Body Sunscreen, SPF 30: My favorite sunscreen, hands down. It's inexpensive and it works...can you tell I have summer on the brain?

 

Stephanie, Co-Founder + Content Manager

Shabby Apple Ballgown Skirts:  I love long, full, princessy skirts so much that I chose one for my wedding gown. And I can't stop dreaming of these ballgown styles from a socially conscious company--I have my eye on the coral one! They'd make a gorgeous statement as part of a bridesmaids' ensemble, with a tucked-in tank for a summer wedding, or paired with a button-up in the cooler months.

Arleen Spenceley, Chastity Is for Lovers: Choosing to save sexually intimate acts for marriage and not to live together before your wedding can be huge sources of questions from skeptical friends and family. If you've been trying to find the words to explain why you've made these choices, look no further. Arleen Spenceley writes with candor, deep faith, and a refreshing ethos that isn't rooted just in morality or the Catholic faith, but an appeal to the heart and the reality of today's dating scene.

 

Wet + Wild 1-Step Wonder Gel in Condensed Milk: Back in middle school, I loved Wet + Wild's nail colors, mainly for how sparkly and bold they were--the brighter, the better. Like me, the brand has since grown up a little with this sophisticated line of gel-like offerings, still at an unbeatable price. Although this color has "milk" in the name, I'd actually describe it as the color of a Flat White; a super pale, creamy coffee shade. With two coats and a topcoat, the wear rivals that of my beloved OPI polishes, and in my opinion it's a perfect non-pink, non-sheer bridal hue.

 

Elise, Social Media + Marketing

 

Ferdinand Holbock and Michael J Miller, Married Saints and Blesseds Through the Centuries: A great book for a bride-to-be or newlywed! Our marriage mentors gave this to us and we can't get enough of all of the amazing couples found in the book.

Headspace App: Because planning a wedding can be stressful! I've used this app for prayer over the last year, and it helps me re-center and focus on what's really important throughout the time of engagement: becoming the woman God made me to be by entering into this vocation of marriage and by loving my spouse. Anxiety, be gone!

Kate Spade "Love Is in the Air" Bridal Planner: Because every bride needs a chic planner! This one will actually make you excited to call that possible caterer...

Everlane Beach Tote: Headed somewhere warm for your honeymoon? This bag is perfect for the beach or for cruising around town. 

 

Jiza, Co-Founder + Creative Director

 

Piccola Pianta Succulent Wedding Favor Kit: A DIY that brings a gorgeous, modern update to traditional seed packet favors, perfect for warm weather weddings.

Customized Catholic Prayer Cards: Offering the saints from A to Z along with beautiful images of Jesus, Our Lady, and other religious artwork, this family-owned business that views work as ministry is sure to have a selection that's meaningful to you as a couple. Including a custom prayer card in your Save the Dates or at each place setting for your reception is an amazing way to share your spirituality with your guests and to invite their intercession for your marriage

Silk and WillowA spool unfurling around your photographer's detail shots; a bolt casually arranged over your gift table; a flowing bow wrapped around your bouquet. Shellie Pomeroy, the creator of this artisan line based in upstate New York, hand colors the most beautiful silk ribbons and fabrics using plant-based dyes and creates once-in-a-lifetime heirlooms. It's wonderful to dream of your daughter one day tying the same ribbon around her own wedding flowers~