Simple Guide to Ordering Champagne

Simple Guide to Ordering Champagne

Who doesn’t like to celebrate with a nice glass of bubbly?

(Champagne is one of the most requested beverages from J. Ladson Weddings clients and one of my personal favorites)

Last week, Hubby and I were out shopping for the perfect bottle to share with our friends and family. As we stood in the middle of the store among aisle after aisle of many different types of champagne, neither of us knew exactly which brand was best.  Of course I suggested that we just buy a bottle of each and go home to sample them all.  However, Hubby was a little more realistic with his selection process.

(Should you order Brut Champagne or other sparkling options?) Here’s the amazing article he found that helped us choose the perfect champagne, Simple Guide to Champagne.


Holiday Proposal Ideas

Holiday Proposal Ideas

I don’t know about you, but when I hear someone’s engaged, I’ve GOT to know the story behind the proposal! Sometimes the story is simple: the couple was just watching TV together and realized that they’d be perfectly happy doing simple things like that with one another for their rest of their lives. Sometimes the story is more elaborate: a couple who met on an airplane ride get engaged in a private helicopter on their anniversary (yes, that actually happened and it wasn’t a movie).

But personally? Some of my favorite proposals are during the big engagement boom of the holidays!

If you have social media, you know that around Christmas time and New Years, everybody and their brother is updating their relationship statuses to “engaged”! So in honor of the holidays coming up, here’s a few of my personal favorite Holiday Proposal Ideas!!

1. Ice Skating Rink Proposal

One of the cutest holidays proposals I’ve seen was when a friend of mine got engaged on the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center! Now, not everyone’s got a vacay budget to allow them to travel to NYC to do something like this, so any public ice skating rink is perfectly fine. This is a great idea for someone who wants to make their engagement a huge spectacle! Hundreds of people cheering, video footage of the proposal will be a non-issue…plus, it literally will feel like a movie come to life!

2. Miracle on 34th Street Proposal

While I was coming up with ideas for this blog, I was trying to think of a unique way of getting engaged during the holidays that I personally would totally say yes to. And this was my idea! Okay, so here it is…remember the scene from Miracle on 34th Street where Santa arranges Mrs. Walker and Bryan Bedford to meet each other after Christmas Mass at church? And turns out they’re getting married the night before Christmas? Well, imagine this spin on that: You invite your significant other to Christmas Mass, but tell them they need to get there early. So they walk through the door, and see you standing at the end of the altar holding a ring and as he/she starts to walk forward toward you, music starts playing and you get down on one knee and propose!!!!! And then once they say yes, the choir starts singing Christmas songs!

3. Present Under the Christmas Tree

This proposal is much simpler compared to the previous proposals, but still just as romantic. It’s actually sort of like an “Every Kiss Begins with Kay” holiday commercial. Imagine this: your whole family is sitting around opening Christmas gifts, having a great time, and really enjoying Christmas morning. And then your significant other gets to the last present box. Now, it can’t be a tiny ring sized box because then it would be totally obvious what they’re opening. So do a “box within a box” situation! He/she opens up the present to find…an engagement ring! Literally the best Christmas present ever!

4. Tree Lighting Ceremony Proposal

Most cities have a big Tree Lighting Ceremony of some sort. So why not make this the platform for your perfect Holiday Proposal? As soon as the Christmas lights go on, you know what to do! Get down on one knee and propose to your special someone!

5. New Years Proposal

And then, there’s the classic New Years Proposal. So many people do it, but it’s because it never gets old! Don’t just give your special someone a New Years Kiss at the stroke of midnight…give them something they’ll never forget for all New Years to come! An engagement ring!

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