It's the first week that may actually feel like summer 'round here, but today's gorgeous wedding from one of our favorites, Olivia Christina, is a wonderful reminder that fall is truly everyone's favorite season! James + Chelsea's October wedding at Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton was the perfect blend of romantic and casual: from subtle fall nods of vines and pumpkins and gorgeous, bold fall floral design, to a classic lace gown and a boutonniere made of beer hops, every detail flowed seamlessly. We shouldn't choose favorites, but their emotional first look (and the donut wall!!) gave us all the heart-eyes and hungry bellies. Enjoy friends, this is a good one!Read More
We fell in love with this shoot the moment we saw the very first photo, and know you will, too. Kyo Morishima and Kristen Rockhill dreamed up the most perfect Man Men-Inspired Styled Shoot that is dripping with inspiration and creative ideas. Everything from the bridal gowns (two of them, and they're both stunning), to the perfectly executed floral arrangements is totally on point, and more beautiful than the next. Pin away... this one is a keeper!
The Nassau Inn is a historic hotel (founded in 1756!) with lots of character right in the center of downtown Princeton. When they approached us about partnering with stylist Kristin Rockhill to do a photoshoot showing off some of their wedding spaces, we were immediately on board. We met with Kristin and Jamie Volkert from the Nassau Inn to brainstorm ideas, and I mentioned that I'd always thought it would be fun to do a "MadMen" style shoot at the Nassau Inn, since it has such a charmingly retro vibe. Much to my delight, Kristin and Jamie loved the idea, and ran with it!As Jamie explained, "Our ultimate goal when planning this photo shoot was to bring to life all of the qualities the Inn has to offer and to show prospective couples that they really can have it all. The tree-adorned back patio adds just enough nature to your day while allowing you to still have the convenience of our elegant ballroom. The MadMen photo shoot brought to life the nostalgia of the property and showcased multiple venue spaces that the Nassau Inn has to offer." Kristin pulled together a wonderful team for the photo shoot. April Nicole Designs created an unusual wooden backdrop wall for the ceremony setting on the Nassau Inn's back patio, and West Elm donated decor and furniture for the outdoor lounge area. The bride's dresses -- which were just stunning -- were from BHLDN. And I adore the bride's perfect Sixties-style bouffant updo by Letitia Kakas. One of the best parts about this photo shoot was the chemistry between the male and female models. They are a couple in real life.... not engaged yet, but we were all nudging them to make it official soon. They sure seem like they are ready for it. ;)
Photographer: Kyo Morishima Photography | Design and Decor:(wooden backdrop wall) Angela Nicole Design | Invitation Designer: April Lynn Designs | Dress Store: BHLDN | Equipment Rentals:Brillman's Rental Barn | Floral, Event and Stlying Designer: Kristin Rockhill | Event Venue: Nassau Inn | Cake Designer: the caketeria | Hair Stylist: The Capelli Shop | Design and Decor:West Elm