Saturday, November 21, 2009

What's New?

Wow....What a fantastic, super busy year we have had....Thank you again for all of your kind words and enthusiasm about our website and our products....We appreciate it! But...we have been so busy, we haven't been able to update our site with the ton of beautiful new Beach themed items we have found throughout the year! So, it is now time... we will be updating our pages regularly. For all of you 2010 Brides, there are exciting new things coming to Shore Chic. Table top lanterns, the perfect ocean side centerpiece, Mother of Pearl handbags and sterling silver jewelry. We have gone Monogram crazy with a wide variety of personalized products, monogrammed tote bags, beach towels, pashmina shawls, groomsman gifts, beautiful monogrammed jewelry and more! We have a stunning line of luxurious handmade garters coming as well. The list goes on and on...I am excited to show you what we have found, so keep checking back. Our goal is to provide you with the most beautiful beach themed products available and to help make your wedding planning easy and stress free.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hello Brides to be!

I started this blog to keep everyone up to date on what's New here at Shore Chic, but we have been so busy's unbelievable! I am so happy that you all love our website and our products. Thank you all so much for allowing me to do what I love and for loving what we do! We have tons of new and exciting things going up on the site in the next few weeks, so keep checking back. Here is a little sneak preview at a few new items.......

We have had numerous calls looking for adirondack chair cake toppers....we have finally found them! They will be going up on the site in a few days...They are soo cute and look adorable with our white chocolate seashells.
Photo by Cape Cod Cakes

Fabulous Custom Painted Wedding Signs are coming!

We can customize them as well to include the Bride & Grooms name and wedding date..
Hang our "This way to the Wedding" sign along the path to your beach ceremony, our cupcakes or chocolate signs can be used at your candy buffet or hang our mini Bride & Groom signs from ribbon or tulle on the chairs at your sweetheart table. We will have lots of options to choose from. You will love them all!
All of these signs are handmade, painted and distressed and are perfect for any beach themed event.

Chocolate Seashells

Who doesn't like chocolate?? We have had a huge response to our chocolate seashell favors.....I must have made a thousand favor bags in the last 2 weeks!! We've added new Chocolate shapes and colors to our line. We have lighthouses, anchors, sailboats, crabs, lobsters, palm trees, new seashell shapes,'s a tropical chocolate paradise!

We've finally started our new "Shore Chic Brides" page! If you have purchased any of our beautiful beach themed items in the past, starfish escort tags and sand box trays, beach lantern card boxes, flower girl baskets, favors, etc..and would like to be seen on our website, send us your photos after your wedding and we will publish them on our website. It is a great way to show our products being used at actual weddings and to give all of you "brides to be" some new ideas. Be sure to include a photo of the new Mr. & Mrs........
We've also added testimonials to the page as well. It has been such a pleasure working with you all and we appreciate all of your kind words.

There is so much more to come, so keep checking back...I'm sure you will find something new to help make your Beach Wedding unique and Shore Chic!

Happy Planning!

Maureen @ SHORE CHIC

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shore Chic Open House

Saturday February 28 2009

Hello Brides to be!

Shore Chic began last year as a Beach Theme Wedding accessories Website. We attend Bridal shows throughout the New Jersey area as well, where we show a sampling of our products.

After many phone calls from all of you, asking "What are your store hours?" and not having a storefront, we have decided to hold an "Open House" for you to come and view our beautiful beach themed accessories, meet other brides-to-be and share your ideas. Some of you have just recently discovered us through our website but many of you have been to our bridal shows in the past and would now like to see What's New or place an order in a more casual setting. We will have most of our products on display, including Our New line of favors for 2009, New Sand Castle Centerpieces, Our Jewels of the Sea Jewelry Collection, Starfish / Sand Dollar escort card samples, Parasol and fans and more!
We will also have our Custom Seashell Flower girl baskets, Sand Box trays, and Ring Bearer Nautilus shells available for purchase that day.

Please come and join me so we can discuss your upcoming Wedding and show you ways to make it unique and Shore Chic!

I look forward to meeting you here.
Refreshments and "sweets" will be served.

Happy Planning & I will see you soon!
Maureen Marcil

Our Shore Chic Open House will be held

Saturday, February 28th 12pm - 6pm
Saturday, March 28th 12pm - 6pm

Please call ahead or email if you are planning to attend.

PHONE: 732-497-0947

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy..........

Here at Shore Chic, our Beach theme Wedding Season is almost upon us! We have been getting tons of calls, emails and orders and I would like to Thank you again for all of your compliments, we are as excited about our new business as you are! This has been a fabulous first year for us and things will only get better as we are in the process of adding a shopping cart to our website for all of you night owls, while adding hundreds of New products in the process as well. Here is a tiny sampling of some of the beautiful, brand new items we are adding to our Favor line... So many beautiful new things, I can't wait for you all to see them! Within the next month or so our new website should be up and running. We are working day and night to bring you the best selection of beautiful beach theme products available. I'll keep you posted on our progress...In the meantime...Happy Planning!! Maureen

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wedding Wish Trees

Here is a fabulous idea to replace the standard guest book. One of the latest wedding trends is a "Wedding Wish Tree". It can be as elaborate as you like yet very simple to do.

Start by doing a search for branches and you will find many types, sizes and finishes available, depending on the look you are going for and how tall you would like it to be. I like the sandblasted Manzanita branches, they almost look like driftwood and are perfect for a Beach Themed Wedding. Prices vary, but be aware the shipping can be a little costly depending on the size you choose. The majority of websites with these branches are in California. With that considered, it is still worth the extra money, as the effect is just lovely. The rest of your costs to make a tree should be minimal, as you only need a pot or container to "plant" it in and cards for your guests to write their wishes on.

To make the tree, try fitting the branch or branches into a foam block first and then placing it snuggly in your container. Now fill it with rocks, seaglass or seashells,etc... If your branches are tall, and you want it more secure, purchase plaster of paris and following the directions, fill your container, let it dry and then cover with moss, rocks, shells etc..
You can also swag crystal or beaded garlands across the branches or attach silk flowers sparsly or birds, butterflies, etc..depending on your theme.

Tags can easily be made by any DIY bride. Print on cardstock or buy ready made tags and stamp them with a pretty florish, monogram, or seashell image, etc...then holepunch each tag and attach ribbon in different lengths, and perhaps a charm or crystal bead to each tag. Leave them on the table with a few markers or pens for your guests to leave their wishes. When they are finished, they can tie them onto a branch. You can start with a few already hanging so they will get the idea. Perhaps frame a quote to set nearby saying something like "Please leave your wishes for the New Mr. & Mrs."

After your wedding, arrange your wish tags in a scrapbook, add photos of your guests next to their wishes and you will have a perfect remembrance of your beautiful day.