Inspiration for a Post-Destination Reception in NYC
"Our approach to this editorial shoot began with a question and a challenge to us as creatives—how can we evoke the graceful, iconic allure of the Mediterranean, while based in the middle of Manhattan? More and more, we’re meeting couples who found love in NYC, though one or both originate from countries abroad. Many choose to wed in an intimate ceremony overseas, then host a New York-based reception to celebrate with family and friends at home. This got us thinking—what would it look like to host a local reception that invites guests into the colorful experience of the Mediterranean destination where the couple exchanged vows?Read More
This summer we partnered with Michelle McSwain of Julep & Belle Photography is known for featuring sun drenched and bright images that capture the natural moments between two people in love. Together we gathered some of our favorite wedding vendors in the industry to bring bright pops of color and extra flare to create a surf inspired “Montauk Wedding” for Summer….Read More
Did you envision your first wedding dance before you started planning your wedding? I know I didn’t! That was not a top priority on my list. I figured, what's the big deal? It's just dancing, right? But, wow, has my perception changed. I have to say I was completely wrong!
I am very lucky that one of my best friends is a professional dance instructor who owns a dance studio, which offers private lessons to couples.Read More
With all the importance placed on the wedding dress, we should not forget how essential the shoes are for completing the look.
For the modern bride the old question about practicality versus fashion has come to have new meaning with respect to wedding shoes. Fashion is more casual these days.Read More
The "benefit" of buying a wedding dress versus having one custom made is the fact that you can go to the store, try on the dress, pay, and walk out with it. Or at least try on one in your size and order it.
After talking to one of my recent brides who, prior to seeing me, visited a number of high-end design stores in Manhattan, I was surprised to learn that the experience, in reality, may be very different.Read More
Veils are timeless and classic and before you go dismissing them as too traditional, why not educate yourself on the veil varieties. Some of these are definitely not your grandmother’s veils!Read More
We all want radiant, healthy skin for our big day. This requires some work and a good regimen, especially because the wedding preparations are stressful. Makeup, of course will help, but bright, healthy skin as a base is essential. Here are some tips to ensure that you can have the best skin for your wedding.Read More
Recently, my close friends opted for a “micro-wedding” (about 20 guests or less). I was intrigued to find out that this is becoming more and more popular with couples. With the price of weddings as high as ever, and everything else that goes into having big celebrations, a small wedding is looking more and more appealing to many couples.
Our City Hall Wedding, although a small affair with just 6 people, still took some preparation. Figuring out what to wear was – as usual – the hardest part. Personally, I wanted to make it a little bit festive, but I didn’t really want to wear a full-blown wedding dress to City Hall. I decided to do a separates look. Here are some ideas that I came up with for you.Read More
I am currently planning my own wedding next summer and I’m collecting ideas for all aspects of the event. Recently I saw a friend of mine rocking this really cool crystals manicure and I knew I wanted something similar for my wedding day. After I did some research, I realized just how creative you can get with your wedding Mani and Pedi. Here are some ideas that I loved.Read More
Over-the-top weddings are a fantastic source of inspiration for your own ceremony and reception! These lavish events were magical and original and I just love them.Read More
Would you get a cake made out of wheels of CHEESE for your wedding? I know I would!!!
Your wedding cake does not have to be an all-white seven-tier cake, topped with a little figurine of a bride and groom. No, no. It can be so much more.Read More
This was a fun story for me to write because I, myself, am planning my big, fat, non-traditional wedding for next year. But let’s start with my ring.
I was never one of those girls who fantasized about their dream wedding. And I definitely never dreamed of a diamond ring. I just wanted to find love and have a family. I know that sounds cheesy but it’s true. But after I got engaged, things changed. I discovered that after you find the right person, you really do get excited about all of it.Read More
Are you a rock and roll couple who wants to escape “the traditional wedding”? More and more couples are throwing tradition out the window and making their wedding personal and fun.
Last year when couples were asked what is most important for them when making decisions regarding the wedding they said the number one factor was to have a entertaining and exciting wedding that represents their personality, lifestyle, and their journey.Read More
The happy couple, Libby and Justin, renewed their vows in front of a group of their friends, and a room full of strangers who are engaged couples looking for inspiration.Read More
You can illustrate how illuminating you and your sweetie’s love is by using sparklers as a prop.Read More
There are plenty of fun alternatives to the standard bridal party. The idea of your maid-of-honor and bridesmaids in custom dresses seems dreamy but when you get down to the details of planning it, it's often a nightmare. And, all your friends have their own distinct personality and style. How do you have your wedding perfect and make everyone happy when picking out the bridesmaid outfits?Read More