A Brilliant Wedding: Abbie & Joon

Posted by SarahOct 29, 2014

Abbie & Joon were so much fun to work with because they gave us complete creative freedom! Both the bride and the groom are scientists and wanted to incorporate their passions  into their special day. They chose to hold their wedding in a library and special library lamps were brought in to further set the scene. The couple’s escort cards were miniature books that included their love story – written by a former New York Times writer! Each book also contained a “library card” on which guests could write a  piece of advice for the couple to add to their “card catalogue”. The couple chose to have two specialty cocktails. The groom’s cocktail was served in beakers and the bride’s in English-style tea cups to represent her British upbringing. At the end of the night, guests were treated to an amazing dessert display: an enormous, custom-made periodic table of elements made of macaroons! After guests signed the couple’s globe guestbook, they grabbed test tubes full of chocolate to take home as a favor.

We are so honored and excited to have Abbie & Joon’s wedding featured in the New York Magazine’s fall wedding issue! Pick up a copy of the magazine to see the full article.

Congratulations to Abbie & Joon!


Teal wedding invitations, orange wedding bouquet, lace wedding dress, wedding rings, bride's shoes

nyc church, groom's boutonniere

menu, reception room, blue tablecloths, library lampscocktail hour seating, lounge seating, escort card table, signature cocktails

reception bookcase, book favors, penguin ornament

globe guest book, decoy table decorations, library card catalogue, periodic table of macaroons

wedding cake, test tube chocolate favors, bride and groom kissing

A huge thanks to Brian Dorsey Studios for the unbelievable photographs!


A Brilliant Wedding: Tiffany and Roger

Posted by Sarah PeaseJun 28, 2013

Tiffany and Roger wanted a festive wedding with an authentic Mexican feel and Maroma Resort and Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico was the perfect location for their intimate and lively destination wedding.  The weather may have prevented them from having a beachfront ceremony, but the spa provided an equally as beautiful and serene backdrop for Tiffany and Roger’s early evening ceremony.  The couple exited down an aisle lined with lush bouquets of white roses and tropical flowers while “Marry You” by Bruno Mars played.  The simple floral touches continued into the reception where guests enjoyed the amazing party that Tiffany and Roger wished for.  Tiffany and Roger’s wedding day was just as lovely as the happy couple who is expecting their first child.  Congratulations Tiffany and Roger!

Thanks to Daniel Aguilar for the amazing photos.

Mexican Wedding Couple

Destination Wedding Ceremony

Destination Wedding Details

Destination Wedding Reception

Beware of Sunsets

Posted by Sarah PeaseMar 15, 2012

Every bride and groom dream of a great party at their wedding reception, and in most cases, that dream includes a packed dancefloor.  Keep the dancefloor full by planning your reception start time with sunset in mind – this is especially important in the summer months when the sun doesn’t go down until around 8:30pm.

Think about it: your favorite club doesn’t have fluorescent lightbulbs or natural light streaming in because people prefer to dance in darker, ambient atmospheres.  Too much light makes people self conscious and shy, and your dancefloor will be anemic as a result.  Also, any candlelight you’ve used in your decor won’t have any impact if your reception space is flooded with natural light.  If your venue has any kind of windows, use this sunset calculator to determine when the sun will go down and schedule your reception accordingly.

Sunset Wedding Ceremony


Photo courtesy of Italian Weddings.


Winery Wedding Invitations

Posted by Sarah PeaseJun 20, 2010

This creative couple truly had a unique vision for their invitations.  With the help of their talented friend, Nestor, and the design skills of Kayleigh Jankowski, they selected invitations that not only reflect a clever wedding logo (DnA), but that also showcase the elegance and refinement of their day. We can’t wait for their July winery wedding!  Printing and paperie courtesy of Cards and Pockets and thanks to Abigail Hancock for the gorgeous calligraphy!

Winery Wedding Invitations

Platinum for Pennies: Envelope Liners

Posted by Sarah PeaseMar 25, 2010

Envelope liners are typically $$$$ but the talented team at Cards and Pockets will let you pick out a pattern, choose the perfect color to print the pattern in, and then create your envelope liners for a cool 45 cents each!  Check out these examples below.

If you don’t like any of the 15 pre-designed patterns, you can work with their print department to have custom-designed liners like the gorgeous fuchsia and turquoise one below.  Don’t forget that you should also order your envelopes from them to be 100% certain the liners will fit perfectly.

All images courtesty of Cards and Pockets.

Envelope Liner

Custom Envelope Liner

Custom Envelope Liner

Come Join Us – October 28th @ 7pm!

Posted by Sarah PeaseSep 30, 2009

We are thrilled to be a part of Lion in the Sun’s second Bridal Blogger Event!

Lion in the Sun Park Slope

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 28th from 7-9pm and join us for wine, delectable snacks from Naturally Delicious catering, and wedding chat.  

Everyone who attends will receive a 10% off coupon from Lion in the Sun so you can finally splurge and get those drop-dead gorgeous invitations you’ve been coveting!The panel includes yours truly along with these wedding geniuses:

Vane from The Brooklyn Bride

Anne Chertoff of From “I Will to I Do”

Xochtil from Always a Bridesmaid

Loren of Naturally Delicious

RSVP by October 26th to…can’t wait to see you there!

Carol & Ed’s Shabby Chic Wedding

Posted by Sarah PeaseJul 21, 2009

We created a shabby chic wedding theme for Carol & Ed’s wedding day at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ.  The eye candy photos below are from Mariann at Blue Daisy Weddings - she is such a talented photographer and always a dream to work with.  The pink and violet color palette was started with these spectacular invitations by Inky Livie. Florals were done by Stem and Company and featured a mixture of crystal and silver vessels gathered from antique shops and flea markets to really emphasize the shabby chic theme.  The beautiful violet pintuck linens set off the vibrant centerpieces and were courtesy of Laurie at Cloth Connection.

Sachiko Yanase worked her magic and did fantastic hair and makeup for all of the ladies and the super-friendly Mike Burns from Infinite Video captured the day on video as it unfolded. Marge Fitts provided the angelic harp music for the ceremony and cocktail hour and DJ Medina had the guests dancing all evening. The night closed with a jaw-dropping fireworks display by Celebration Fireworks.

For more amazing photos of their day, click here and stay tuned for even more photos as they become available…especially photos of their amazing shabby chic lounge area!

Shabby Chic Wedding Carol & Ed

Shabby Chic Wedding Carol & Ed

Shabby Chic Wedding Carol & Ed

Shabby Chic Wedding Carol & Ed

Shabby Chic Wedding Carol & Ed

Thank you Carol & Ed for letting us be part of your amazing day!

A Brilliant Wedding: Maya and Jay (Sneak Peek!)

Posted by Sarah PeaseOct 17, 2008

Here’s a sneak peak of another Brilliant wedding: Maya & Jay’s destination wedding in Key West, Florida.  More to come on their gorgeous event including details on Maya’s custom-made dress, the unique cake featuring the floral design from the bride’s dress and notes from the sunset wine tasting aboard the most sought-after sailboat cruise in the USA.

This inspiring couple met while Maya was teaching English in Korea.  Jay, an award-winning animator, created this amazing logo depicting himself and Maya.  The logo was featured throughout the event on everything from the invitations to the gift bags.  More to come on this and other beautiful Brilliant weddings!                

Maya and Jay stamp

Announcements That Really Stick

Posted by Sarah PeaseJul 16, 2008

Instead of your typical save-the-date or baby announcement card, try doing a magnet! For your engagement, it’s especially nice for when family and friends may not have met your fiancee. For the new addition to your family, your loved ones will love to show off the magnet instead of the typical emailed announcement. There are tons of online vendors who can help you create this easy and affordable option to traditional cards, we like Magnet Street and Magnet Queen.

Baby Announcement Magnet Wedding Announcement Magnet

Wedding Announcement Magnet Baby Announcement Magnet

A Creative Alternative to Monograms

Posted by Sarah PeaseJul 11, 2008

We get it…you’re excited about your new last name and you love the idea of plastering you and your beloved’s initials all over everything you own. But stop for a second and try this on for size.

Instead of paying someone to fancy up your initials, why not have a professional designer create a logo that really describes you as a couple?

A professional logo designer can create something unique for you and you can incorporate it throughout your wedding. From invitations and programs to dinner menus and dance floor light projections, your logo tells much more about you than your initials. As a last meaningful touch you can have the design printed and beautifully framed so you can remember the big day. You could even take it an extra step and use it on your family website or future baby announcements. A logo is a clever and unique choice for couples who want to change it up a bit!
Wedding Logo Example Wedding Logo Example

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