Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Want to go to a Martha Stewart Wedding Party on Sunday?

Of course you.  Who wouldn't?  The editors of Martha Stewart weddings reached out to us this week so that we could share the details on this party of all wedding planning parties! Read through to the bottom to find a surprise.  Need a few reasons to go?
·         The event is being produced by Claudia Hanlin’s Wedding Library, and will be held this year at Gotham Hall from 10am-3pm, this Sunday,  January 26th 
·         This 5-hour long event will feature over 100 premier wedding vendors showcasing bridal and bridesmaid fashion, entertainment, floral designers, photographers, gourmet wedding cakes and more, along with expert writers and bloggers.
·         Exhibitors will include Bloomingdale’s, Amsale Bridesmaids, Lenox, Suzanne Kalan, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes and more!
·         A can’t-miss celebrity speaker panel will feature Martha Stewart Weddings’ Darcy Miller with Amsale, Preston Bailey, Marcy Blum, Sylvia Weinstock, Peter Callahan and Lover.ly.
·         Learn about honeymoon destinations including Nantucket, the Caribbean, Napa Valley, Thailand and beyond.
·         Peruse dresses from designers like Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose and Milly for your bridesmaids.

Guess what?  I have 2 pairs of tickets to give away!  Its so easy to win, simply comment with your name below and we'll draw 2 names on Wednesday evening.  The winners will be announced on instagram, facebook and twitter, so make sure you follow me for the announcement. Just in case you don't win, or you can't stand the thought of having to wait until tomorrow evening... You can get your tickets here.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

A Twirling Bride Under Cafe Lights and a Clear Tent

At the kiss...he lifts her and she kicks her feet!
She dances down the aisle!
TWIRLING. There is twirling!
Who doesn't want to twirl in their wedding dress?
Yes, you should twirl.  The one day where you really should take full advantage of twirling. Everything about this destination wedding at South Seas makes me smile. Aly, the bride was even more joyous than you could possibly imagine a bride could be.  On her seaglass & Beatles inspired wedding day she danced and sang Beatles songs the whole day in her oh so sweet gown of petals.  This is one of those weddings that makes video so awesome - it captures the cheerful spirit of this wedding so well. And with the teals, aquas, turquoise, sand and white as her color story...love.  just love.

Thank you so much iheART films for sharing this! I'd love for you to see more of this wedding story in photos, click here. Trust me- you want to see more.
Floral: Floral Artistry Sanibel
Officiant: Tom Funk
Band: None Other
Cake: Kakes by Karen
Venue: Sunset Cove and Kings Crown Lawn at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A Black Tie Wedding Affair in Naples, Florida

Some weddings are just grander than others in the most wonderful ways.  Not that any wedding is better than the next of course!  The aesthetic at this wedding was simply STUNNING.  Lori & her mom wanted a beautiful blush pink sophisticated, elegant and wow wedding ceremony and reception, and that's what they got.   

Lori and Jason's letterpress wedding invitations, with lavender accents.  Can't help but love the rings too.

 All of the out of town guests were given welcome bags with letter-pressed welcome tags 

 Lori hung her breathtaking wedding dress on her personalized hanger for this bridal gown portrait.

 Lace, lace, and more lace! The bride wore a bright white dress with a strapless sweetheart neckline for her big day.  We love that Aaron took this traditional pre-ceremony portrait of Lori with her bouquet.

 The gorgeous bridal bouquet was blush pink peonies with crystal accents.

 At a Jewish wedding, the bride and groom sip from the wedding Kiddush cup of wine.
This sanctifies the joy and abundance of the Jewish wedding ceremony.

 The Ketubah is a special type of prenuptial agreement. It is considered a integral part of any traditional Jewish marriage, and outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom, in relation to the bride. This beauty is laser cut and one of the  most beautiful and delicate I have ever seen.

 Jason, you may kiss your bride! The draped chuppah above the bride, groom and their parents was covered with white hydrangea flowers.

 The cold sea food display table had a beautiful monogrammed iced carving.  As usual, it was devoured in minutes.  Everyone loves a great seafood display with shrimp, crab, oysters and lobster.

 Each place setting included a dinner menu tucked into the napkin atop of the gold beaded charger and a monogrammed chocolate confection.

 The head table was covered in lush centerpieces of peonies, roses, hydrangea, calla lilies and vibernum with rose petals.

Gorgeous blush roses in between each of the 5 tiers of this incredible wedding cake.
This masterpiece is the work of none other than the fabulous Kakes by Karen

 These photos symbolize the four generations of Lori and Jason's families, which was displayed at the wedding reception in honor of their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents! 

 Hello gorgeous! This reception decor is perfect for a black tie wedding.

 The design included gold chivari chairs with gold satin pads, sheer blush chair jackets & twirl ruffle sashes! 

You can see the happiness in the room during this traditional Jewish dance, the Hora, which was captured beautifully by Aaron Lockwood! Aaron did such a great job photographing this wedding, that you can see more of this wedding over at Weddings Illustrated.

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