that’s so suite: custom bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts for an OC wedding

When we were approached by stylish bride, Lauren Firner, to curate custom gifts for her Orange County wedding party, we obviously jumped at the chance!  We knew the gifts had to be as fun and contemporary as her personality and Lauren gave us some great direction on what she envisioned for her bridesmaids and what her fiancé, Mike, wanted for his groomsmen.

Their September 27th wedding took place at the stunning San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano and had an equestrian flare since Lauren competes nationally with her AQHA World Champion quarter horse, The Fire Escape, or Jim as she affectionately refers to him for short. 

Jim was even on hand to greet guests as they arrived at the wedding – complete with a customized treat bucket!  (Umm, I totally want a horse greeting guests at my wedding now too.) I mean if that idea doesn’t completely embody Lauren and her fun loving personality, then the crystal covered cowboy boots she wore under her breathtaking and flowy BHLDN wedding dress should.

the groomsmen boxes

Lauren’s husband, Mike, had a clear vision for the gifts he’d be giving his buddies standing next to him on his wedding day.  He was steadfast that the gift boxes include a bottle of their favorite spirit: Patron Silver.  We knew that the bottle might get opened right there on the spot at the wedding, so we also made sure to include a pair of high-end crystal shot glasses and a fresh lime to go with it.

To complete the groomsmen boxes, we added a sleek matte flask that Mike’s friends could use at the wedding and also keep as a memento and reminder of the day.  Spicy beef jerky and a salted pistachio chocolate bar rounded out the masculine black and green themed gift.

We then hand painted the wooden box lids matte black on the diagonal as a modern way to dial up the masculinity.  Then each groomsmen had their initials painted on top for an additional layer of customization.  A sleek black ribbon finished off the handmade boxes and alluded to the color scheme inside.  These by far are our favorite boxes that we’ve curated to date!

the bridesmaids boxes

For the bridesmaids and wedding planner, we started with a feminine blush palette and hand painted the lids in a subtle pink hue.  The initials on the outside of the box for each of the girls mirrored the customization we did for the groomsmen.  For texture and added femininity, we tied the gifts in a rustic rose-colored lace.

As the bridesmaids helped Lauren get ready for her big day, she looked on as her besties were presented with the gifts and they tore into them with excitement.

Under the lid was pretty pink ombré tissue secured with a gold foil “thank you” sticker.   Inside we included a petite bottle of rosé to help celebrate the beautiful bride on her big day and a glittery bridesmaid “minimergency” kit filled with 21 little essentials like double-sided tape, clear nail polish, hair elastics, safety pins, and extra wedding bands just in case anything went awry during the ceremony.  (Spoiler: everything turned out ok.)

Keeping with the girly theme, each box contained a mini bottle of Drybar’s heavenly scented “Money Maker” hairspray, a grapefruit and rosemary sea mineral body polish, lip gloss in varying shades of pink, and then each bridesmaid received a different cube of Sugarfina gummies like champagne bears or pink flamingos, and a luxurious hand creme in a unique scent to fit each girl’s personality (gin and rosewater was my fave).

To thank her wedding planner for all of her help, Lauren thoughtfully had us create an additional box where we swapped out the bridesmaid minimergency kit for a tailored pinstripe notebook.

Thank you to Lauren and Mike for trusting us with curating your wedding party gifts on your big day.  We think they turned out pretty suite and hope you do too.  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.  Love is the best gift of all.

Photography
Wedding: Laura Reaney of Reaney Photography  I   Boxes: The Suite Life

If you have an event coming up, wedding or corporate, we’d love to work with you on custom gifts too!  You can contact us here and tell us a little bit about your event and vision.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on these wedding party gifts.  Let us know what you think in the comments below.


the bachelorette-inspired boxes: introducing the final rose box

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we’re giving away FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes over on our Instagram page during Becca Kufrin’s Season 14.  And you’re totally gonna want to win these, trust us.

We’ll be releasing and giving away a different box each week and for the final week of The Bachelorette, this week’s box is appropriately named The Final Rose Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Final Rose Box

The final two go head-to-head to try to win Becca’s heart in the season finale that we already know ends in (SPOILER) – a proposal!  This gift box is filled with everything a newly engaged gal could need including a shirt with Becca’s famous catch phrase, “Let’s do the damn thing”, a ceramic tray handmade by female artisans in Morocco to hold all her keepsakes and engagement ring, “Mr. Incredible” leave-in conditioner by DryBar to keep that mane so silky her new fiancé can’t keep his hands from running through it, a raspberry and rose chocolate bar, “Royal Roses” gummy candies, a rosewater scented moisturizing shea butter hand soap by Formulary 55, “Sparkling Rose'” black tea with rose petals and shiny sugar crystals (fit for a queen, natch), a hydrating rose hibiscus coconut water face mist from Herbivore Botanicals, and a hand-poured soy candle scented like champagne and featuring the phrase “luckiest girl in the world” because naturally that’s what Becca is going to feel like when Garrett or Blake gets down on one knee to propose and accept her final rose.

To Enter

  1. Follow us on Instagram here and/or Facebook here
  2. Like the giveaway post
  3. Tag a friend that likes The Bachelorette or someone you’d give your final rose to

That’s it!  So easy.  Every tag is an entry so feel free to tag away.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.

Giveaway Timeline
The giveaway for this box starts on Monday, August 6th and ends on Friday, August 10th at 11:59 pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Saturday, August 11th.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each tag is one entry
  • Contest runs from 8/6-8/10
  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified via DM
  • Must be 18 or older and live within the contiguous United States
  • Gift is not permitted to be resold
  • Private accounts are not eligible to win
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook

the bachelorette-inspired boxes: introducing the home town box

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we curated FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes.

We’ll be releasing a different box each week and this week’s box is appropriately named The Home Town Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Home Town Box

Ah, the coveted home town dates where the final four suitors get to whisk Becca off to meet their parents and play house for a bit.  While Becca hails from Minnesota (dontcha know), there’s always a home town full of farms, family, and fauna.  This gift box comes with “Southern Belle” volumizing mousse from DryBar, smoky BBQ sauce for those home cooked meals at home that you’ll make as a couple, a pumpkin pie scented candle that will rival the smell of mom’s homemade dessert, pink “mama and baby piglets” gummy candies, a “Happy game day, ya’ll” tank because Texans love their football, and a Mexican serape blanket handmaid by artisans in Mexico for all those tailgate, sunset, and soul searching moments.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.


the bachelorette-inspired boxes: introducing the pack your bags box

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we’re giving away FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes over on our Instagram page during Becca Kufrin’s Season 14.  And you’re totally gonna want to win these, trust us.

We’ll be releasing and giving away a different box each week and this week’s box is appropriately named The Pack Your Bags Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Pack Your Bags Box

Where there’s international travel, there’s bound to be some tan lines, some tattling, and some tears.  The cast usually travels later into the season to some tropical locale that makes for a nice backdrop for a break up.  This season, it’s the Bahamas! With this gift box in hand, you’ll be sippin’ pretty on the beach before you’re cast off to the next season of Bachelor in Paradise to try your luck again (oh, you were so close to the “Fantasy Suite”, bro).  Featuring Bachelorette Season 10’s Andi Dorfman‘s new book Single State of Mind, you can read this on the long flight back home after being the first one cast off after arriving to the tropics the day before (we’ll miss you, Leo), a margarita carry-on cocktail kit with everything you need to mix up a mean marg at 30,000 feet (sans alcohol, but those in flight mini bottles are so cute), a hand-poured soy candle scented like “Island Nectar” and handmade luggage tag both by The Little Market, pineapple gummy candies, a dark chocolate bar with macadamia and coconut from Compartes, and a “Mai Tai Spritzer” sea salt spray from DryBar to make sure your hair looks as bouncy and beachy as Becca’s.

To Enter

  1. Follow us on Instagram here and/or Facebook here
  2. Like the giveaway post
  3. Tag a friend that likes The Bachelorette, traveling, the tropics, or the Bahamas

That’s it!  So easy.  Every tag is an entry so feel free to tag away.  Then stay tuned for the next gift box giveaway because we’re giving away FIVE gift boxes during the show so make sure you’re following us for your chance to win.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.

Giveaway Timeline
The giveaway for this box starts on Monday, July 9th and ends on Sunday, July 15th at 11:59pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Monday, July 16th.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each tag is one entry
  • Contest runs from 7/9-7/15
  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified via DM
  • Must be 18 or older and live within the contiguous United States
  • Gift is not permitted to be resold
  • Private accounts are not eligible to win
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook

the bachelorette-inspired boxes: introducing the villain box

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we’re giving away FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes over on our Instagram page during Becca Kufrin’s Season 14.  And you’re totally gonna want to win these, trust us.

We’ll be releasing and giving away a different box each week and this week’s box is appropriately named The Villain Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Villain Box

Every season there’s a memorable villain.  From cold cut connoisseur, Chad Johnson on Jojo Fletcher’s season 12, to fun party girl, Corinne Olympios on Nick Viall’s season 21, to last season’s love-to-hate-her Krystal Nielson, there’s always a dark horse in the mix that makes for really good TV.  Inspired by the outcast that is always there “for the right reasons”, this gift box includes original bad girl Courtney Robertson’s book appropriately titled I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, DryBar‘s “Money Maker” flexible hold hairspray because hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it, “Haters Gonna Hate” ceramic mug (haterade not included), Sugarfina sugar lips gummy candies because no doubt there will be kissing and telling this season, Bachelorette-inspired gold imprinted pencils with sayings like, “Here for the right reasons”, a black t-shirt emblazoned with “The most dramatic rose ceremony ever,” (because Chris Harrison is the ultimate hype-man), and gold kiss temporary tattoos (Becca has four).

To Enter

  1. Follow us on Instagram here and/or Facebook here
  2. Like the giveaway post
  3. Tag a friend that likes The Bachelorette or has haters (we all do!)

That’s it!  So easy.  Every tag is an entry so feel free to tag away.  Then stay tuned for the next gift box giveaway because we’re giving away three more gift boxes during the show so make sure you’re following us for your chance to win.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.

Giveaway Timeline
The giveaway for this box starts on Tuesday, June 19th and ends on Monday, June 25th at 11:59pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 26th.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each tag is one entry
  • Contest runs from 6/19-6/25
  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified via DM
  • Must be 18 or older and live within the contiguous United States
  • Gift is not permitted to be resold
  • Private accounts are not eligible to win
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook

we’re giving away FIVE gift boxes during the new season of the bachelorette

If last season’s finale of The Bachelor left you saying, “Arie you kidding me!?”, then these themed gift boxes are definitely for you.  Inspired by new Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin, these boxes have everything you need for an epic watch party, a Bachelorette super fan, or just to send to your bestie because she’s for sure final rose material.

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we’re giving away FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes over on our Instagram page during Season 14 when it debuts on Monday, May 28th.  And you’re totally gonna want to win these, trust us.

We’ll be releasing and giving away a different box each week and this week’s box is appropriately named The Bachelorette Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Bachelorette Box

When you think The Bachelorette, I bet you’re thinking wine and roses, am I right?  This gift box comes with NY Times best-selling book Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure by LA Times entertainment writer, Amy Kaufman, elderflower and rose lemonade (we’re mixing ours with some vodka while we watch, obvi), sparkling rosé gummy bears from upscale candy boutique, Sugarfina, a pink rosé wine flavored chocolate bar, “Hot Toddy” heat & UV protectant by hair gurus, DryBar, (because Becca’s luscious locks are always on point), a hand-poured rose scented soy candle from The Little Market, and “Wine Bachelor Yoga Pants” tank which will pair perfectly with our ponytail and vodka lemonade on the couch.

To Enter

  1. Follow us on Instagram here and/or Facebook here
  2. Like the giveaway post when it’s posted on Monday
  3. Tag a friend that likes The Bachelorette, roses, or wine

That’s it!  So easy.  Every tag is an entry so feel free to tag away.  Then stay tuned for the next gift box giveaway because we’re giving away FIVE gift boxes during the show so make sure you’re following us for your chance to win.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.

 

 

Giveaway Timeline
The giveaway for this box starts on Monday, May 28th when we post and ends on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:59pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each tag is one entry
  • Contest runs from 5/28-6/2
  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified via DM
  • Must be 18 or older and live within the contiguous United States
  • Gift is not permitted to be resold
  • Private accounts are not eligible to win
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook

oh baby! custom gift box for a new baby boy

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Ahoy, baby boy!  There’s nothing better than the sweet smell of a newborn baby.  Well, except maybe helping to celebrate the new little’s arrival perhaps.  We were excited to put together a custom gift box to welcome a couple’s first tiny #SuiteHeart and since it was a boy and his daddy used to be a lifeguard and his grandfather was in the Navy, what better theme than a nautical one to make celebratory waves for little Logan?

The card set the tone and featured a blue and orange color palette with ocean creatures like whales, crabs, and fish.  We then took our keepsake box (handmade in OC by our handy and cute BF) and monogrammed the lid with an anchor and baby Logan’s initials.  We chose a nautical rope to adorn the box (well, technically our BF lays claim to having found the rope) and included a bit of orange ribbon to help pull together the whole look and keep it cohesive.

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Inside was a fun puppet book appropriately titled “Little Fish”, Honest Company’s hypoallergenic, plant-based organic diaper rash cream, and a cute outfit that would be perfect at the beach or by the pool: dark blue cargo pants with white drawstring waist, a blue-and-white tie dye T, and a white hoodie with whale logo to help ‘anchor’ the look.  No doubt, little Logan will be making waves of his own in no time.  Anchors away, little man!

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