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A Brilliant Wedding: Angelique and Joe

Posted by Sarah PeaseAug 24, 2015

Last summer we had an incredible time designing Angelique and Joe’s wedding! On August 2nd, the lovely pair were married at the Glen Island Harbour Club in a beautiful outdoor tent ceremony.

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The incredible white floral arrangements from Arcadia Floral, as well as the beautiful natural backdrop of the Glen Harbour Club set in New Rochelle, New York, made for a stunning scene that wowed guests from start to finish.

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The happy couple started off the fun outdoors popping a bottle of champagne. They made sure the guests joined in on all the good times too! Fun signage in the powder rooms encouraged guests to get back on the dance floor.

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The merriment continued throughout the night with gorgeous candles and place settings in the club. Family and friends danced the night away with the happy newlyweds!

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Congratulations Angelique and Joe!

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Thanks to Adagion Studio for the amazing photos!

 

Summer Wedding Inspiration

Posted by Sarah PeaseAug 06, 2015

Guess what? Paperless Post asked us to share some of our favorite summer wedding inspiration with you to potentially inspire future designs!

As simple as it may sound, there is no better inspiration for a summer wedding than summer itself. Summer – or l’ete as the French call it – means picnic baskets and lemonade and days by the pool. It means fresh fruit at the farmer’s market and this summer we’re all about taking inspiration from our citrus cravings. From half-orange sorbets and lemon-filled vases to watermelon canvas totes to fit welcome gifts for guests, we can’t get enough of all that juicy Vitamin C. It’s fresh, fruity, fun, and can be spun anyway you want. And the fact of the matter is? No one does color better than nature herself.

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It’s a midsummer night’s dream and we’re looking toward the fragrant bohemian notes of Scandinavia. Think lush flower crowns of dark blooms and milky leaves, and exquisite white gowns of hand-embroidered lace and tiny beads. Envision flower walls of white chrysanthemum and pink peonies and layered cakes topped with strawberries as red as the rose. There is something magical and mesmerizing about this ethereal contrast of dark and light – and we can’t get enough!

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We love the idea of old-school romance, but it doesn’t hurt to take a few ideas from our times. It is the twenty-first century after all! We’re talking about wedding sites for your guests (go green on the RSVP?), and cell phone charging stations (those electronics need some fuel too!). We mean Fujifilm instant cameras for a guestbook and #hashtags for the big day.

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These are just a few of our 2015 summer favorites! What are yours?

 

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A Brilliant Wedding: Lianna and Josh

Posted by Sarah PeaseAug 03, 2015

A little over a year ago, we had a great time designing Lianna and Josh’s summer wedding! On July 19th, the couple was wed at the New York Botanical Garden in a stunning outdoor ceremony in the gardens. Guests made their way to cocktail hours sipping on the couple’s signature drink, Arnold Palmers, while watching the sunset.

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The Bride and Groom had their first dance to Billie Holiday’s “It Had to be You.” They weren’t the only ones dancing though, there were bins of flip flops so guests could kick off their heels and join in on the fun.

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The flowers shined, from the bouquet to the antique watering can card holders, thanks to Blossom and Branch Florist. The guests were also asked to fill out advice cards for the happy couple.

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At the end of the night, guests enjoyed a midnight snack courtesy of the newlyweds: Cookies!

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Thank you Lauren Rutten Photography for the beautiful photos!

 

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Crown Jewel: Spotlight on the Royal Mansour Marrakech

Posted by Sarah PeaseJul 28, 2015

Forget the beach and move over Maldives! The new luxe honeymoon destination is here and its name is Morocco. With plenty of sun, culture, and la crème de la crème, Morocco is simply the place to be. And the best part? Morocco is home to the Royal Mansour Marrakech.

This world-class resort, owned by the King of Morocco, is his answer to the frequent question of what it’s like to be king. In no way does the king’s answer disappoint: all Royal Mansour guests receive a true royal experience, a fact that I can attest to. Just a few weeks ago I visited the property on a press trip and felt like royalty from arrival to checkout.

You could literally spend hours appreciating the exquisite build of the resort itself, starting from the intricate tile work in the main lobby and water-filled courtyard. Gauzy curtains and a sophisticated, contrasting ivory and mahogany palette give way to luxurious monochrome as you make your way towards the pool. The lounge’s monochromatic tiling – reminiscent of the Taj Mahal in India – and the intimate outdoor patio – surrounded by lush gardens exclusive to the king’s property – are absolutely exquisite.

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Nestled in this architectural wonderland are the resort’s various restaurants. It was tough choosing between all the delectable cuisines available, but I felt completely immersed in the best of Morocco in their Moroccan restaurant.  The tasting menu is an exploration of all that Moroccan cuisine has to offer, and the service was impeccable.

The Royal Mansour wows too in its private quarter offerings: each guest “room” is actually a private riyadh, ranging from one bedroom to four-five bedroom homes, ensuring both intimate stays and family groups are wonderfully accommodated. The perfect Moroccan tea service, local sweets, and the world’s most gorgeous bathroom instantly transport you to the lap of luxury when you arrive.

The toughest decision you’ll have to make here? The choice between the rooftop pool in your riyadh (there’s one in every riyadh) or the sparkling hotel pool…decisions, decisions. But one thing’s for sure: the Royal Mansour is the perfect decision for the ultimate in romance, intrigue and culture on your honeymoon.

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A Brilliant Wedding: Anna & Christopher

Posted by Sarah PeaseJul 08, 2015

Designing Anna and Chris’ gorgeous winter wedding was nothing short of fun! The happy couple was married at University Club in late December of last year. The bride, dressed to perfection in a strapless beaded gown, stunned their guests as she walked down the aisle to “Jurassic Park”. In order to include family and friends in their ceremony, each guest received their own breaking glass and joined the happy newlyweds in the tradition of breaking the glass!

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Later, as guests entered the reception space, they marveled at the custom table numbers, that Anna’s dad sketched by hand just for their wedding! The bride and groom shared their first dance to an acoustic version of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”, which artfully faded into the real deal, bringing guests onto the dance floor.

After dancing much of the night away, the guests and bridal party continued their festivities with a champagne pour and enjoyed specialty desserts from famous restaurants around the city! The end of the night didn’t disappoint either – each guest received a tiny bouquet of flowers, hand-wrapped with a custom sticker, as they made their way to the after party. Congratulations Anna and Chris!

Thanks to Christian Oth Studios for the amazing photos!

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