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A Brilliant Wedding: Angelique and Joe

Posted by SarahAug 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!

 

A Brilliant Wedding: Anna & Christopher

Posted by SarahJul 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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Posted by SarahJun 04, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Four Seasons Magazine about wedding favors and how to make them stand out. From memorable to personal, there’s a suggestion here for everyone! To check out the whole article, head over to The Four Seasons Magazine. 

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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: Christina & David

Posted by SarahOct 20, 2014

Christina & David got a perfect day in June for their wedding! The bride rode in style in a vintage Rolls Royce to the church for their ceremony at St. Francis Xavier. After a heartfelt ceremony, the couple hopped back in the Rolls and headed to their reception at Cipriani 42nd Street. The bride stunned guests when she changed into a gorgeous, trendy white jumpsuit for the party. Guests dined on delicious Italian fare and partied on a dancefloor custom made for the couple.  After his speech, the bride’s father sang a beautiful, not to mention impressive, song in honor of his daughter’s marriage. At the end of the night, guests left with hand-painted ceramic plates that the bride’s Italian mother commissioned just for her daughter’s special day. What a beautiful family affair!

Congratulations to Christina & David!

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Thank you to Ira Lippke Studios for the beautiful photographs!

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: Kimberly and Bill

Posted by SarahJul 24, 2014

Kimberly and Bill’s down to earth personalities made planning their wedding so much fun. Kimberly and Bill were married in early April on the rooftop of the Bryant Park Grill overlooking the beautiful park. Following with their New York City venue, guests were treated like true New Yorkers with personalized taxi cab escort cards.   You could feel the love between Kimberly and Bill as they started their night off with a first dance to “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel.  The rest of the night was spent dancing, eating, drinking and laughing with friends and family. To finish off the night, each guest was given a freshly baked, late night pretzel as they exited the venue.  Congratulations Kimberly and Bill!

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Thank you to Carolyn Monastra from Christian Oth Studio for the amazing photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Lauren and Colin

Posted by SarahApr 14, 2014

Lauren and Colin are such a sweet couple and coordinating their wedding day was an absolute thrill.  The happy couple was married on a day in early February at the beautiful Pleasantdale Château in New Jersey.  Lauren, dressed in her gorgeous wedding gown complete with a dazzling sash, walked down the aisle to “Ave Maria”.  Following their ceremony, guests headed to the reception and were seated at tables adorned with sequined table cloths and ornate and lush floral arrangements.  Family and friends watched Lauren and Colin share their first dance to “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding and danced all night long. We are thrilled to have our couples wonderful wedding featured on Style Me Pretty! Check out the post here.  Congratulations, Lauren and Colin!

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Thanks to Francesco Mastalia for the amazing photos.

A Brilliant Wedding: Kate and Garrett

Posted by SarahMar 24, 2014

Working with Kate and Garrett was a joy because of the infectious happiness they bring to the table.  The couple had their wedding on the ideal summer day in July at the Brooklyn Museum.  The two were beaming from the moment they saw each other and seemed to relax into the day in each others company.  Making their introduction as husband and wife the couple danced to “Happy People”, a fitting song for the bubbly couple. The surprise of the evening was seeing one of Brilliant Event Planning’s proposal clients in attendance at the wedding.  It’s a small world after all. Congratulations Kate and Garrett.

Thank you to Dave Robbins Photography for the amazing pictures!

A Brilliant Wedding: Britten and AJ

Posted by SarahFeb 24, 2014

Britten and AJ couldn’t have been more of an amazing couple to work with! Their wedding took place in beautiful Tuxedo Park New York.  After exchanging ‘I Do’s’ at their church ceremony it was off to the reception.  A stunning waterfront reception combined with an exquisite look created by candles, chandeliers and elegance. During cocktail hour, guests arrived to a pianist playing a grand piano and as the sun set on the lake, the guests were invited inside for dinner and dancing.  A few special tables remained on the stone porch with prime views of the sunset.  Everyone danced the night away, and all were especially entertained by the photo booth, a special surprise that Britten had arranged for AJ! When the night had ended guests were given a bottle of custom-labeled wine as their favor with a lovely bottle carrier. We were also thrilled to have their wedding featured on Carats & Cake! Check out the post here. Congratulations Britten and AJ.

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Thanks to Craig Warga for the amazing photos!

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