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Sarah Pease in the Four Seasons Magazine

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: 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: 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 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: Julie and Hayden

Posted by SarahAug 20, 2013

Julie and Hayden, two Australians originally from Sydney and Adelaide, were married on a sunny January day at Solage Calistoga Resort in Napa Valley, California, which was the perfect spot for their intimate and sleek wedding. In a room filled with white linen-draped chairs and fresh calla lilies, Julie, who looked stunning in her short, white dress and elegant birdcage veil, walked down the aisle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.  Following their lovely afternoon ceremony, guests were greeted by tables that were simply decorated with crystal vases containing calla lilies and hand-calligraphed menus and enjoyed a truly spectacular lunch.  Julie is a die-hard foodie and wanted only the best foods at her reception, so guests were treated to a huge roasted pig, salmon tartar on crispy wontons, buttermilk fried chicken and parmigiano and thyme Risotto, and California’s best artisan cheeses. After indulging in all of these fabulous foods, family and friends toasted to the couple’s love-filled future and watched them share their first dance to the song “Everything” by Michael Buble.  Congratulations, Julie and Hayden! We were thrilled to have their wedding featured this week on Style Me Pretty.

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Thanks to What Shanni Saw for the amazing photos.

A Brilliant Wedding: Margot and Brian

Posted by SarahAug 05, 2013

In addition to being one of the cutest and most in love couples, helping Margot and Brian with their wedding day coordination was an absolutely wonderful experience as well, so I am beyond thrilled to share their elegant and hip wedding, which was just featured on Style Me Pretty! Despite being a chilly winter day, Margot and Brian were so full of love and happiness on their wedding day that nothing could stop them from smiling.  Margot, clad in a elegant cropped fur coat, and Brian, who looked dapper in his tuxedo, took some stunning yet playful photos in DUMBO before their wedding ceremony and reception.  The following ceremony and reception at reBar in Brooklyn were sophisticated and cool, just like the happy couple.  Margot looked absolutely gorgeous as she walked down the aisle to “I Found A Reason” by Kat Power and the newly married couple was absolutely beaming as they exited the ceremony. Guests noshed on delicious food, but it was the desserts that had everybody talking.  From a never-ending array of candy set up at a unique candy bar to delectable doughnuts from Doughnut Plant, the sweet treats were a hit.  Family and friends danced the night away with Margot and Brian and even broke the needle on the DJ’s turntable because they were having so much fun jumping and dancing to “Gangnam Style” by PSY.  Congratulations, Margot and Brian!

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A Brilliant Wedding: Katherine & Tommy

Posted by Sarah PeaseJul 29, 2013

Working with Katherine and Tommy was so much fun, and I have to thank another couple I worked with for giving me this fabulous opportunity.  One of my brilliant couples, Natasha and Harvard, referred these two lovebirds to me.  Katherine and Tommy tied the knot  on an already festive day, Cinco de Mayo.  Everyone was in awe as Katherine walked down the aisle to “Hornpipe” from Water Music by Handel in a stunning Oscar de la Renta ball gown.  The reception that followed the couple’s beautiful ceremony was a lively affair.  Guests enjoyed the delicious cakes, which were inspired by Katherine’s gorgeous gown and Tommy’s hometown of New Orleans, and danced the night away while wearing hats that the live band handed out.  It was a truly memorable and elegant evening for all.  Congratulations, Katherine and Tommy!

Thanks to Zlatko Batistich for the magnificent photos.

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A Brilliant Wedding: Laili and Paul

Posted by Sarah PeaseJun 25, 2013

Even on the most beautiful day a bride can become distressed, so you can imagine how impressed I was by Laili’s upbeat and refreshingly relaxed demeanor on her wedding day, which happened to be the same day Hurricane Irene shut down Manhattan.  Public transportation may not have been working, but this didn’t stop Laili and Paul, who live in Geneva, Switzerland, or their guests from making it to their gorgeous afternoon ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  The couple and their guests braved the coastal winds and headed to the Prince George Ballroom for the reception.  Laili is an interior designer and her design aesthetic is represented all throughout the sophisticated blue and orange decor.  Laili and Paul were introduced as husband and wife to the sounds of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder and Laili, who is of Persian heritage, shared a traditional Persian dance with her father.  No amount of rain or wind could have stopped the joyous feeling surrounding Laili and Paul’s wedding day.  Congratulations Laili and Paul!

Thanks to Jeff Tisman for the stunning photos.

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