It feels like January may never end, and today’s snowstorm isn’t helping much…. but that won’t stop us from sharing this romantic summer wedding at the Vineyards of Aquebogue! High School sweethearts Danielle and Biagio brought their dream to life with the help of Keri of Cassi Claire Photography, and we’re swooning over the warm color palette, soft textures, and of course, that gorgeous off-the-shoulder lace gown! This wedding feels so joyful and authentic, we can’t help but smile right along with the happy couple. If you need me, I’ll be here dreaming of our next North Fork Vineyard tour. Enjoy, friends!Read More
Oh friends, we will never tire of weddings at Blue Hill, and this gorgeous wedding from Laura Lee Photography is a wonderful reminder why! Jaclyn and Colin's wedding was the perfect blend of rustic elegance, with high-end, sophisticated details set against the wood and stone backdrops of the farm. From Jaclyn's almost-backless Nicole Miller gown to the bridesmaids dresses in a bold blue and stunning summer florals, every detail is more beautiful than the next. Our favorite part though? The way these two glow when they're looking at each other. Absolute perfection.Read More
Stephanie + Matt's spring wedding from Asya Photography is rustic romance done right. The backdrop of Brandywine Manor House in all of it's rustic glory was the perfect setting for their effortlessly chic decor and bold pops of color. From their smiles and contagious joy, you'd never know that rain was threatening the entire day. From Stephanie's stunning dress and gorgeous bouquet to the vintage decor and breathtaking cake, their entire wedding thoughtfully planned and elegant in every way.Read More
Wedding blogger confession time: it's hard to impress us. We see lots of weddings.. a lot. Hundreds. The most beautiful ones end up gracing the pages of the blog, and we get to share them with all of you. And every once in a while you come across a wedding with a special story, or a totally unique detail that completely knocks our socks off... and this Central Park Loeb Boathouse Wedding is one of those. Why? It's stunning. And it was planned in THREE MONTHS. Yes, three months. Kelly + Jason's day was full of thoughtful details, stolen, quiet moments and an epic party with 120 of their closest family + friends. A wedding this gorgeous is proof that there's no perfect timeline: 3 months, 3 years, 3 days- whatever you want to celebrate the first day of the rest of your life together, go do it.Read More
ust when we're all over the snow, Deborahann Photography and Monika deMyer make us wish it could stick around a little bit longer. This All That Sparkles Wedding Inspiration is full of sequins, bright colors and a swoon-worthy bouquet from Kerry Patel Designs. Glamour at it's finest, this team of vendors made a chilly winter day warm and stylish.Read More
We're total suckers for the classics, and this New York City wedding from Amy Rizzuto is so gorgeous, we had trouble choosing our favorites. A timeless navy and white color palette, a modern but sophisticated dress and truly elegant decor is a recipe for perfection. The best part of this wedding is that it is completely season-less... If you didn't see the date on the invitation (or the leaves on the trees in Central Park), you'd never know it took place in the middle of the summer! Grab your coffee and get ready to fall as hard as we did for Tia and Anthony's epic Central Park Boathouse Wedding!
From Amy: There is something about a Central Park Boathouse wedding that pulls at my heartstrings. The natural wood beams, exposed brick, and the beauty of the surrounding park…it is all just so ROMANTIC! Lia and Anthony tied the knot here on an absolutely perfect summer day. After getting ready at her parent’s home in Madison, Lia headed into the city to marry her childhood sweetheart Anthony at Holy Trinity Church. Their Greek ceremony was truly spectacular and their rice exit was so much fun! Following a short trolley ride to the Boathouse, Lia and Anthony made their way to their favorite locations in Central Park for some gorgeous sunset portraits! Lia and Anthony were such joyous newlyweds and these moments were some of my favorites of the day. Cheers erupted from the deck of the Boathouse as Lia and Anthony entered their cocktail hour on a gondola! The night included plenty of Greek dancing, heartfelt speeches, and a delicious New York cheesecake for dessert. Yum. :)
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
We know you'll think that this wedding is incredible, but when you hear the story of Beth + Pete's wedding day (and how they kept their wedding location a SECRET!!), you'll love it even more. This stunning New York City wedding from Amy Rizzuto was held at The River Cafe with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, and everything from Beth's shoes to their yellow cab were iconic New York.
From Amy: Beth and Pete truly had a FABULOUS NYC wedding! They were married on June 29th, seven years to the day from when they began dating. This fun-loving couple, along with 35 of their closest family and friends, traveled from New Zealand and the UK for a day full of surprises. Beth and Pete decided to keep the venue and all the details of the day a secret from their guests! Excitement built as a school bus pulled up to the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park to escort guests to the venue. They took in views of South Street Seaport and the Statue of Liberty as they crossed over the Brooklyn Bridge. Cheers could be heard as they pulled up to the iconic River Cafe! The sun danced across the Manhattan skyline creating a breathtaking view for Beth and Pete’s ceremony. After a champagne toast at cocktail hour, a gospel choir showed up and gave an incredible performance! A vintage taxi drove Beth and Pete down cobblestone streets to our portrait locations where we captured some of the most beautiful sunset portraits EVER! Sweet toasts were given, fairy lights twinkled in the surrounding gardens, and a miniature chocolate Brooklyn Bridge made the perfect sweet treat at the end of the evening.
Vendors: Photographer: Amy Rizzuto Photography, Second Photographer- Mekina Saylor, Assistant Photographer- Cinnamon Wolfe | Venue: The River Cafe | Bride’s Getting Ready Location: Ritz Carlton in Battery Park | Groom’s Getting Ready Location: Hotel Hugo | Hair and Make-Up: Ashleigh from MG Hair & Makeup | Florist: Fleur du Mois | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake: Carlos Bakery | First Dance Song: No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo
Back to reality after a glorious long weekend, and this lovely fall wedding from Audra Wrisley is making the transition a whole lot easier. From the hand-folded origami flowers and the tea cup succulent favors, to the bride's vintage-inspired dress... everything about Jean + Wyatt's wedding day is absolute perfection.
From Audra: Jean and Wyatt’s pink and mint backyard wedding in Pittsburgh was a dream, and I loved every minute of photographing my sweet friends’ wedding day! Full of hand-crafted details from start to finish, Jean’s amazing eye for design and color made for a stunning backdrop for their September wedding. Centered around a palette of pink and mint, a few of my favorite details were Jean’s hand folded origami flowers to decorate the ceremony tent, the moss-filled ring box, and the vintage tea cup succulent terrariums they provided for guests to take a little piece of the day home with them. Jean and Wyatt said their vows under a salvaged victorian door repurposed for a ceremony arch, with the help of the Bride’s father. Following the luncheon at Lemont overlooking the city, we were able to take one final stop at PPG Place’s Wintergarden to do some portraits in its gorgeous greenhouse. I can’t imagine a better way to conclude such an amazing wedding day! Congratulations!
Vendors: Photography: Audra Wrisley | Hair & Makeup: Lori Nansi | Floral Design: Petals and Promises | Invitation Design: Jolly Edition | Bridal Dress: Free People | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Rings: Todd Reed | Bride’s Jewelry: Ippolita | Groom’s Suit: Macy’s | Groom’s Tie: Etsy | Ceremony Chairs: Forget Me Not Vintage | Ceremony Arch: Construction Junction | Ceremony Origami Flowers: DIY | Tea cups: Vintage | Table Number Holders: Kate Aspen | Luncheon Venue: Le Mont Pittsburgh | Portrait Location: PPG Place, Wintergarden
It seemed appropriate that with the unseasonably cool weather we had this weekend, we'd share this stunning fall wedding from Michelle Lange. Sophisticated and utterly timeless, everything from Nicole + Matt's day was deliberately chosen and perfectly executed. The muted fall colors, Nicole's classic dress, and the rustic elegance of Brotherhood Winery - every element is pure perfection.
From the Bride, Nicole: Matt and I wanted to find ways that we could incorporate autumn and the feelings our favorite season bring to mind, to create a day that reflected who we were as a couple and that made our closest friends and family feel welcome and comfortable. Instead of going with the traditional colors of fall, we wanted to do a softer color palette and let the scenery and background be the pops of color. Overall we incorporated blushes, gold and champagne in the floral arrangements, décor and attire. We put so much of ourselves into the details of the day so we truly felt that we had created exactly what we wanted: a beautiful venue surrounded by the people we really love. The months leading up to the wedding were an all-out effort from our families, bridal party and vendors to make everything come together – from the caterer executing a beautiful seasonal menu, to the florist incorporating soft fall florals throughout the venue, our vision really came to life. We served warm apple cider, had pashminas for guests to keep warm, acorns scattered on tables, warm apple pie and fall desserts instead of a large wedding cake.
Vendors: NY Wedding Photographer: Michelle Lange | Venue: Brotherhood Winery | Catering: Pamela’s Traveling Feast | Wedding Gown: Caroline DeVillo | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids: Assorted Jenny Yoo | Groom: Brooks Brothers Suit; Ties & Socks from J.Crew | Florist: Coco & Bailey | DJ: DjMD Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Yes I Do! (Up & Out Hoboken) | Cinematography: Digital Memories Event Videography