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Recent Favorites: Bridal Bouquets

Posted by SarahMar 27, 2015

We’ve seen some incredible bridal bouquets over the years. Here is just a sampling of some of our recent favorites. Hint: one of these belongs to Sarah Pease, can you guess which one? Read on to find out.

Favorite Bridal Bouquets

Left to right and top to bottom: Lianna’s flowing, garden-y bouquet by Blossom & Branch and photo by Lauren Rutten, Sarah Pease’s colorful bouquet by Rountree Flowers and photo by Photo by Aubrey, Alena’s beachy boho bouquet by Planner1 and photo by Elizabeth Medina, Lauren’s art deco bouquet by Heather Lee and Cristina Lozito and photo by Jonathan Young, Britten’s classic bouquet by Rountree Flowers and photo by Craig Warga.

 

A Brilliant Wedding: Alena & Andrew

Posted by SarahNov 17, 2014

Alena & Andrew were such a relaxed couple to work with – they made planning their wedding a breeze! The couple chose the Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico for their destination wedding. Picking this resort for their big day was a no-brainer as they had vacationed there with their families many times in the past. The couple was very laid-back and wanted this to be reflected throughout their wedding weekend. Alena picked a bright, coral color for her touchpoint and we went from there with decor. Their guests’ names and table numbers were written on drink flags placed in festive watermelon-habanero margaritas to get the night off to a spicy start! The reception tables were decorated with lanterns and the floral arrangements were meant to look “undone”, again reflecting the relaxed theme. Guests dined on locally-inspired fare all weekend and danced the night away under the stars.

We are super excited to have Alena & Andrew’s wedding featured on Jet Fete, an amazing destination wedding blog.

Check out the post here!

Congratulations Alena & Andrew

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Thanks to Elizabeth Medina for the amazing photographs!

 

A Brilliant Wedding: Shu and Ed

Posted by SarahSep 28, 2014

Shu & Ed were such a fun couple to work with! Their wedding took place at The Garrison, a lush, 300-acre property in the Hudson Valley. The couple held two ceremonies: one traditional American and one tea ceremony in the Chinese tradition. The bride wore two different dresses, a flowing white gown for the first ceremony, and a striking, red, lace dress for the second. In keeping with the rustic location, all of the signs for the wedding were beautifully done in chalk including the menus and program for the evening. The couple made their escort cards into a fun game for guests. Each card had the guest’s name and two clues on it. Guests were challenged to match their clues to a table chart with different places significant to the couple’s relationship with the guest. Once seated, guests enjoyed dinner under flickering candle light with the stunning Hudson Valley hills as a backdrop. Guests went home at the end of the night with gourmet ice cream sandwiches from CoolHaus.

We are excited to announce that Shu & Ed’s wedding was chosen to be featured on Junebug Weddings!

Check out the post HERE

Congratulations to Shu & Ed!

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Thanks to Brian Dorsey Studios for the beautiful pictures!

A Brilliant Wedding: Petra & Chris

Posted by SarahSep 03, 2014

We were thrilled to plan Chris and Petra’s wedding after working with Chris on his beautiful, heartfelt proposal. Not only did we work with this fabulous couple on their proposal, we also planned Petra’s brother’s wedding (Britten & AJ) last year. There’s nothing better than the chance to work with the same family on multiple occasions, we are honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of so many special family moments! The couple was married at the lush Banyan Tree Mayakoba Hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The ceremony took place under a billowing, draped canopy decorated with a crystal chandelier. After a romantic  reading from Emily Bronte’s Jane Eyre the couple said their “I Do’s” and the party moved to palapas on the beach for an oceanfront meal. Guests dined on fresh, Mexican-inspired food and danced the night away in the warm breeze from the Caribbean Sea. When the night ended, guests left with funny photobooth pictures and miniature bottles of tequila to keep the party going! Congratulations Petra & Chris!

We are thrilled that Petra & Chris’ wedding was chosen to be featured on Carats & Cake! Check out the post here.

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Thanks to Craig Warga for the AMAZING photos!!

A Brilliant Wedding: Heather and Chris

Posted by SarahAug 11, 2014

Heather and Chris were such a fun couple to work with and incorporated so many unique and creative ideas into their wedding.  The ceremony was held on the rooftop of Skylight West featuring breathtaking views of the surrounding Manhattan skyline.  The couple wanted the space to feel “happy”, so bright yellow rose petals lined the aisle and whimsical topiaries with lush bouquets of roses served as altar décor.  Pashminas, serving as chair covers, could also be used by guests to keep warm during the ceremony.  As self-proclaimed “foodies”, the couple wanted to draw on their love of food and fine dining to create a unique reception for their guests.  Banquettes along with different sized tables were set up the make the space feel like a posh New York restaurant.  The couple even had cell phone chargers set up in the reception so that guests could keep snapping pictures all night long. We were thrilled to have our couple’s beautiful wedding featured on Carats & Cake. Check out the post here. Congratulations Heather and Chris!

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Thanks to Sue Kessler from Christian Oth Studio for the beautiful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Morgan and Bud

Posted by SarahApr 21, 2014

Morgan and Bud had the perfect day for their beautiful October wedding in New York City.  The day started at the stunning St. Ignatius Loyola church where the couple had a traditional ceremony in front of family and friends.  After the ceremony the newlyweds headed to Central Park where they beamed in their first pictures as man and wife.  From there the party got started at the Pierre Hotel.  As guests entered the room the infectious band played “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake, setting the tone for the all night celebration ahead.  Guest ate, drank and danced all through the night, and Morgan and Bud couldn’t have looked more in love.  Congratulations!

And now we are so excited to be planning Morgan’s sisters wedding for the fall of 2014!

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Thanks to Kate Connolly Photography from Off Beet Productions for the great photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Lauren and Jonathan

Posted by SarahMar 03, 2014

Coordinating a wedding that was just as unique and creative as this amazing couple was an absolute pleasure. Lauren and Jonathan chose the beautiful Alder Manor in Yonkers, NY as the backdrop for their stunning and vintage-inspired wedding. Lauren, who looked ravishing in her unique, beaded gown, walked down the aisle to “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” during their gorgeous outdoor ceremony. After the ceremony guests made their way inside the manor and enjoyed dinner in the comfort of a unique library. Family and friends were treated to croquembouche, a fabulous French dessert, instead of traditional wedding cake and danced all night long with the happily married couple. Our wonderful couple’s Wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty, check it out here! Congratulations, Lauren and Jonathan!

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Thanks to Jonathan Young Photography for the great photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Diane and Seb

Posted by SarahFeb 17, 2014

It was a beautiful and traditional wedding at the NY Palace. Diane and Seb who are big traveler’s, decided to stay local and tie the knot in New York City. The couple exchanged vows during their elegant church ceremony, followed by a classic New York portrait session in Central Park. Later, the couple pulled up to their reception in a vintage car! They shared their first dance to Shania Twain’s, From this Moment, and from there on it was pure celebration. There were glow sticks for the dance floor, and flip-flops of all sizes so that guests never had to stop dancing. Diane and Seb cut into one of Ron-Ben Israel’s scrumptious cake creations, and even had a Macaron Tower cake that everyone wanted a piece of! It was a perfect day for these lovebirds! Congratulations Diane and Seb!

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Thanks to JoVon Photography for the beautiful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Danielle and Greg

Posted by SarahJan 20, 2014

After being fortunate enough to plan Greg’s Proposal to Danielle, it was such a treat to then help plan their big day! They settled on a destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and went for an all white color palette. They couple chose to have the bridal party just consist of the Maid of Honor and Best Man, which perfectly were Greg’s two kids. The whole day expressed pure beach elegance. Danielle walked down a white aisle runner as Canon in D played, and an abundance of star lights hung over the dance floor where the couple shared their first dance as Bride and Groom to Jason Alden’s song Heaven. To keep with the festive and beachy feeling, the couple offered their guests mini bottles of tequila as their escort cards and take home favors, which were a big hit! Congratulations Danielle and Greg!

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Thanks to Daniel Aguilar for the wonderful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Brooke and Scott

Posted by SarahDec 09, 2013

October weather can be very unpredictable, however, Brooke and Scott lucked out and had their wedding on a perfect fall day. The brisk yet sunny weather complemented Brooke and Scott’s elegant and rustic wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY.  Just as the sun was setting, the gorgeous bride walked down the aisle to “If It’s Magic” by Stevie Wonder played by a solo trumpet.  As Brooke and Scott’s guests headed inside for the reception they were greeted by an abundance of glowing candles and other incredible glass details.  Thousands of candles in unique glass vessels could be found all throughout their spectacularly beautiful reception.  Guests weren’t only awed by the beautiful luminous displays, everyone raved about the delicious cake from Momofuku Milk Bar for dessert. After a day filled with love and laughter, the bride and groom’s family and friends left this truly stunning wedding with special favors – homemade sea salt caramels by Brooke herself!  The couples amazing wedding was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs, if you missed it make sure to read it here! Congratulations, Brooke and Scott!

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Thanks to Michael Falco of Christian Oth Studio for the fabulous photos.

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