When an entire styled shoot is based on the intricate details of a Claire Pettibone dress, you know it will be nothing short of magical. This modern midsummer's night dream Wedding Inspiration from Kelsey Combe photography is a modern classic, full of gorgeous florals, organic styling and thoughtful details. We're always in awe of what can happen when a group of talented, creative (and local!) wedding professionals come together, and this shoot at Rockefeller State Park is certainly no exception. Brides + Grooms, get ready to be inspired!Read More
No better way to kick off a Monday! We absolutely adore Shuang and Anthony's Pittsburgh wedding from Dawn Derbyshire Photography. With a fresh peach and mint color palette, gorgeous florals and countless DIY projects, this fall wedding is an absolute classic. Our favorite part? Anthony's reaction to seeing his bride for the first time... or maybe Shuang's stunning gown? Definitely the fact that these two didn't let the rain dampen their day. True love at it's finest!Read More
Oh friends, today's wedding inspiration is SO good. Full of color and modern, eclectic details, this will undoubtedly have you dreaming of summer. With a nod to the industrial history of the Lehigh Valley, Fox & Finch Rentals gathered this incredible team to create a boho inspired, industrial-chic shoot at the Charles A. Brown Ice House. From the bright, gorgeous blooms to the geometric cake, Nina Lily Photography effortlessly captured every last detail. This shoot is sure to be a favorite for a long time, so get ready to be inspired!Read More
While you're recovering from your Turkey hangover, here's a little pretty for your Friday. This romantic vintage wedding from Sarah Tew Photography is as gorgeous as they come. Michael and Sarah described their wedding style perfectly "a little bit of laid back, vintage, slightly nerdy charm". Buttermilk Fall Inn and Spa in Hudson Valley, NY was the perfect backdrop for their incredibly detailed and stunning day. Brides and Grooms: get ready to pin all of these incredible details!
From the Bride: Michael and I really wanted an outdoor wedding venue that would allow us to hold all of our events on site. We fell in love with Buttermilk Falls Inn with the beautiful waterfalls, pond, weeping willows and river views. After that, we just hoped to add a little bit of ourselves - a little bit of laid back, vintage, slightly nerdy charm. Michael wanted some darker colors - navy and dark red and I wanted something light and springy - a little bit of blush and cream and we both agreed accent this with our favorite metal, antique gold. We chose to keep the bridal party style a little more relaxed with short dresses and dark blue suits. The outdoor sites were gorgeous already, and only more beautiful with the addition of our florist's beautiful creations.For the reception, we wanted to interject a little bit of our medical/epidemiological sides. Instead of table numbers, we used black and white symbols for guests to find their tables. Once at the table, they would find an explanation of a famous historic medical or public health figure which correlated to their symbol. It was a little confusing and a little scientific, but very us. I loved the cream lace tablecloths and chose to accent these with brass candlesticks, votives and just a few flowers. After an amazing dinner, we just wanted to have a great time with our friends and family. Dueling pianos was definitely the way to go!
From Sarah: Sarah & Michael live in Baltimore and were married on a beautiful Saturday in May up at one of my favorite venues in New York’s Hudson Valley, Buttermilk Falls Inn. Though there was a chance of rain it held out long enough that this sweet couple was able to have their ceremony on the patio overlooking the Hudson River. I loved the vintage style veil Sarah wore with her dress, which was also stunning and perfect on her! Their ceremony was officiated by the groom’s brother and he did a great job— meanwhile the groom’s brother had us all laughing by brandishing a sword at a key moment— it was all so well done! While guests strolled up through the grounds to the Barn where the cocktail hour and reception were, I got to make some pretty portraits with Sarah & Michael— the ponds, the waterfall, the giant weeping willow trees, this place has so much to work with! For their reception the couple had hired a unique ‘dueling pianos’ act to provide music, and after some delicious farm-to-table food the guests were up and on the dance floor! I was so thrilled to be there to capture this lovely wedding— congratulations to Sarah & Michael!
Photographer: Sarah Tew Photography | Musicians:176 Keys Dueling Pianos | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Reception Venue: Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Christopher Schafer Clothier | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone | Event Planner: Every Little Detail Wedding and Event Planning | Floral Designer:Floral Fantasies By Sara | Caterer:Henry's at the Farm | Shoes:Jimmy Choo | Invitation Designer:JK Design | Hair Stylist:La Tua Bella Beauty Bar | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse | Band: Metropolitan Hot Club | Jewelry:Roundabout Design | Jewelry:Treasures570 | Cake Designer:Twisted Soul | Veils and headpieces: Veiled Beauty
FROM PAIGE: The Water Witch Club is like your home away from home. It is one of my very favorite venues in New Jersey because it has that homey feel without the stress of hosting your wedding in your own backyard. I love watching guests immediately relax when they enter this 1900s beauty. Couples are able to get married on their lawn overlooking a view of the New York City skyline, can sip cocktails on the perfect porch and then dance on the hardwood floors under bistro lights surrounded by their closest family and friends. The Water Witch Club only hosts approximately 12 weddings a year and with its growing popularity, the exclusivity makes it that much more special.
I love how much character this venue has with its dark wood and antique fixtures. To soften the spaces, we used a palette of blush, mint and white and premium flowers such as peonies, ranunculus, & garden roses. With a late May wedding, they had the pick of the litter when it came to luxurious blooms. . It was the perfect juxtaposition of the masculinity of the space. Janice and James knew that they wanted an unconventional space that felt like them and where their guests could just let loose and enjoy! And enjoy they did - you should have seen the dance moves!
We were so lucky that Pat Furey Photo was there to capture this gorgeous couple. Check out their first look and portraits- they are some of my favorite to date! When planning your day, make sure you pay close attention to your wedding day timeline to dedicate time for these gems- they will be treasured forever!
Vendors: Photography: Pat Furey | Venue: Monmouth Hills Waterwitch Club Highlands, New Jersey | Event design: Gilded Lily Events | Florals: Wallflowers | Wedding dress + veil: Claire Pettibone | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid dresses: various brands | Hair + makeup: Glen Goldbaum’s Den of Beauty | Groom's Suit: Baroni Prive | Paper Goods: ArtPaperScissors | Calligraphy: MaryKateMoon | Catering: The Whistling Onion | Cake: The Cupcake Magician | Music: Sounds To Go DJ’s