Incorporating flowers on the wedding day is a long held tradition, but in what ways can you include flowers that will be elegant and unexpected? We are loving dried florals as elements of wedding decor as they are natural, eco-friendly, beautiful, and they smell amazing. Who doesn’t love the idea of having flowers that will last a lifetime on their wedding day. There is a beautiful symbolism to these forever preserved flowers that are an amazing parallel to the relationship you are entering on the wedding day. From food to accessories, you and your wedding guests will love being surrounded by this magical aesthetic.Read More
After months of planning, and stressing the details, you want to make sure you remember your wedding day. Guestbooks are traditionally a great way for family and friends to leave behind memories from the wedding, but most modern couples aren’t looking for a simple name and good luck message from there friends and family. It is now important to couples that they find meaningful ways to include family and friends favorite memories from the day. These ideas will give you the opportunity to find a unique way for friends and family to leave you with lasting memories from your wedding day.Read More
Bridal Fashion Week was full of trends this season, and many of them are to be adored by modern brides. Whether you’re looking to shake up tradition, or just appear more chic than past brides, it seems like 2019 is the year to be a bride. From capes, to pantsuits, bridal designers really pushed the limits of what bridal fashion means, and we are loving it. Designers like Vera Wang went beyond the basic whites, and reminded us that brides can love to be in color too. This year is definitely a year for confident, sexy brides, as many designers opted for silky fabrics and ultra thin straps. Not only that, but a bold modern bride will love the sheer tops that were trending in this seasons bridal week, as they have a feminine edge to them.Read More
So we have created the perfect custom wedding gown for your wedding day, but you’re scared to ruin it with accessories. Well you have options, and we are here to show you how we can help you complete your look with the bridal belt that matches your personality. With your wedding day choices, colors, and accents, we can create the perfect finishing touches on your bridal gown, leaving you looking, and feeling, like a beautiful bride.Read More
Choosing a lace for your wedding gown may feel like an unapproachable task. With so many choices, and the endless options that you can find online, it can be difficult to know exactly what is right for your style. Although these small details can feel overwhelming, they do not have to. With our help you can easily find a type of lace for your bridal gown that will go far beyond your expectations. When you visit our studio we can go over all the option available but in the mean time here is a guide for you to explore!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
When planning the wedding we (the brides) are often responsible for overlooking every aspect of the event. The bride’s job is to make sure everything is perfect and picking the groom’s attire is often included in her duties.
There are tuxedos for every personality and occasion and here are some fun out-of-the-box ideas for you and your hubby to consider when it comes to his attire.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.
Love the iconic architectural views and natural scenery of Central Park for your elopement? But feelin’ that Brooklyn vibe?! We get it! Brooklyn is easy to fall in love with and Prospect Park is just one of the many reasons why.
So if you’re a nature-loving, adventure-seeking, art-inspired, trailblazing couple who wants to elope somewhere romantically scenic without the city crowds, get married in Prospect Park. You’ll thank us later.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
Earlier this summer, we partnered with some of the city's top creatives and more specifically Gina and Sheena of Gina Esposito Photography to style and shoot an autumn wedding editorial that let our collective creativity run free. The result—thousands of chic unconventional gems inspiring the story below. Enjoy!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
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
One of the best things about living in New York is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It has been an incredible source of inspiration and information for me since I first moved here. Every year they have a special fashion exhibit starting with the opening ceremony known as the MET Gala. I am always amazed by the spectacular presentations.
This year the exhibit is called Manus X Machina. It “explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. With more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition addresses the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production. It explores this ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and questions the relationship and distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear.”
I tried to pick only my favorites to share with you but it has been hard to choose just a few… From Karl Lagerfeld to original Coco Chanels, Valentino, Givenchy, to one of my favorite dresses of all times- the Dior scalloped evening dress circa fall/winter 1949–1950.
“This extraordinary ball gown by Christian Dior, of gray silk tulle, arrayed with an overlay of scallop-shaped petals The bodice and shell forms of its skirt are embellished with nacreous paillettes and sequins, iridescent seed beads, aurora-borealis crystals, and pearls. Dior is best known for his revival of the wasp-waisted silhouette seen here. His celebrated first collection of 1947 was dubbed the "New Look" by the influential American editor Carmel Snow, because the corseted, full-bosomed, and hourglass shaping had not been seen for decades. In fact, the "New Look" was an old look revived. After the deprivations of World War II, Dior believed that the survival of the haute couture relied on its ability to restore fantasy and luxury to women's wardrobes. The fragile effects of this gown, which merges Second Empire romanticism with the classical iconography of ideal and eternal beauty, recall Dior's belief that "fashion comes from a dream."
House of Givenchy