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Fall Harvest Wedding Inspiration

As we all prepare to gather around a table with the ones we love, our hearts are full. Not only are we thankful for our nearest and dearest, but we’re so thankful to share this little place of inspiration with you every single day. So in between that last minute meal prep, we’re serving up a dose of pretty that’s perfectly in sync with the harvest season. A crew of New England vendors put together this eye candy feast, with even more images from Ruth Eileen in THE VAULT.


From Colleen of Dunlovely Events… We began planning for this shoot with the idea of mixing vintage pieces into a traditional fall harvest scene. Applecrest Farm was the perfect location. This idyllic farm, nestled away in the charming town of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, embodies everything that represents a New England Fall: the smell of homemade apple cider, the sprawling orchards as far as the eye can see, the feeling of cool, crisp autumn air on your cheeks, and a warm sense of community. When selecting our color palette, we wanted to play to the romantic side of a New England fall and decided on various shades of yellow, purple, and cream with metallic gold accents.

Sweet Annie Floral Design brought these colors to life with her exquisite centerpiece, which highlighted not only our moody palette, but gave off an undeniably loose, romantic feel. She adorned the bride and groom’s chairs with a stunning garland that provided the perfect contrast of rustic chic beauty against vintage pieces. The table was set using a mix of antique elements with a hint of modern flair. Pop & Circumstance’s gorgeous crystal goblets were perfectly paired with clean, white plates on a vintage table. Her gold flatware complimented the other pieces and added a fresh element to the tablescape. In the spirit of highlighting the sense of community and local vendors, we chose to use The Everyday Napkin by Bash Studio.

These gorgeous, handmade dinner and cocktail napkins are made in small batches in Boston, Massachusetts. We decided to use neutral colored napkins to offset the deep tones of our vintage furniture. Already inspired by the beautiful merlot, cream, and yellow tones of our overall palette, Extras By Alaina decided to approach the calligraphy and paper good from the idea of autumn as naturally free-fallen, yet complete perfection. To achieve this, she incorporated contrasting rustically-lettered headings with flowing crisp calligraphy.

The colors included a bright metallic brass ink to pull in our antique décor, along with the creams and burgundy inherent in the rest of our décor. Because the shoot took place in a natural setting, we wanted to include organic elements, which were tied in through WanderLush’s amazing craft cocktails. We wanted our guests to not only see the beauty fall has to offer, but also taste it. The signature cocktails were meticulously designed with a farm-to-glass mentality. The organic fruits and ingredients mixed by WanderLush did not disappoint- guests sipped on balsamic fig fizzes and vanilla drops.

To bring our vintage shoot some more modern edge, we decided to highlight the up and coming trend of punches by serving WanderLush’s maple bourbon cocktail in an antique punch bowl surrounded by a beautiful green garland from Sweet Annie Floral Design. This simple, yet gorgeous set-up of made such a statement against the beautiful orchard backdrop.

When it came time to think of our dessert display, we opted out of a traditional wedding cake and decided to go with the sweet treat associated with New England orchards, a homemade doughnut. Dunlovely Events and Design transformed an original Singer sewing machine into a beautiful doughnut bar using various vintage pieces from Pop & Circumstance. And let’s not forget about the best part of this bar display, the Blackbird Doughnuts. Not only were these doughnuts gorgeous to look at, their unique, delicious, flavors, such as coffee and bacon and black raspberry white chocolate, made it impossible to take just one! All of the stunning images from this gorgeous fall day were captured using film by the talented Ruth Eileen Photography.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Event Design: Dunlovely Events & Design | Floral Design: Sweet Annie Floral Design | Calligraphy: Extras By Alaina | Venue: Applecrest Farm | Craft Cocktails: WanderLush | Doughnuts: Blackbird Doughnuts | Napkins: The Everyday Napkin By Bash Studio | Paper Goods: Extras By Alaina | Vintage Rentals: Pop & Circumstance

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Moody Indoor Urban Wedding at The Foundry

Urban elegance is the name of the game for this Long Island City wedding photographed by Lindsay Hite of READYLUCK. Starting with a ceremony covered in twinkling cafe lights and ending with a reception that’s the very definition of “chic,” it’s no wonder Around Town Entertainment kept the party going well the night. See it all waiting in THE VAULT.


From the Bride and Groom, Lesley and Josh… From the outset, we wanted to throw a beautiful and personal party for our friends and family to celebrate the love we have for each other and for them. We envisioned New York City as the location of our wedding because the city is where our relationship began. It’s where generations of our family members married, and, practically speaking, is a close destination for the majority of our guests. We wanted the wedding to have an offbeat, but elegant vibe that would reflect our interests and personalities, as well as put this beloved city on display.

We were instantly attracted to The Foundry – partly because of the view of Manhattan, partly because of the lush courtyard, and mostly because it felt like it had a lot of character. At the same time, it was a terrific blank slate to translate our vision. After that was decided on, we selected vendors that both connected with our vision and we felt would be easy to work with despite us being in Utah and their being in New York.

From the Bride, “Soon after we selected the venue, I started searching for her dress and found ‘the one’ at Alta Moda, a local dress shop in Salt Lake City. This dress had everything I wanted, and didn’t even know I wanted! I fell absolutely in love with the dress’s unique, intricate lace pattern, its feminine silhouette that accentuated my curves, and ultimately, it’s timeless feel.”

We spent a lot of time concerning ourselves with tangible details – coordinating typefaces, colors, materials, and all things tactile. We were struck by the story of The Foundry, which had been part of the local brass and metal production industry. We wanted to avoid an overly industrial look, but chose neutrals and metallic colors as sort of a nod to the building’s history. This palette also complemented everything else – the flowers, the food, the music, the people, etc.

We truly lucked out with our vendors. Lindsay from READYLUCK was a pure joy to work with. She is an incredibly talented photographer and one of the kindest, most thoughtful and easy-going people we worked with. Hiring her was by far one of the best decisions we could have made during our planning process. Our caterers were phenomenal to work with throughout every phase of the planning process and brought us both such joy to see how our ideas materialized on the big day. Working with them was one of the highlights of planning because we shared so much love and appreciation for each other.

We were thrilled to partner with Saipua, whose design aesthetic perfectly complemented the ambiance we strove to create. We also loved that Saipua, in essence, is a mother-daughter business with Sarah as head florist and designer and Susan, master soapmaker. For favors we knew everyone would enjoy, Susan created customized soaps we gave our guests at the end of the evening. A live band was a must, and we were thrilled with Around Town’s renditions of each and every song. Having them there certainly made the reception all the more lively and photogenic.

We did not have too many DIY elements (other than our vows). The most unique aspects of our wedding were the ceremony and cake. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s oldest friend who got to know Josh especially well during the couple’s courtship in New York. Her ceremony was so touching and personal – it was by far one of the most talked about features of our wedding. Similarly, the wedding cake was actually made by a close friend of the bride, from college. It was such a treat to involve her in this way. We placed complete trust in her and the results far exceeded our expectations.

From the bride, “It’s hard to know what advice to give because I’m not sure whether it’s better to give advice based on what went right or wrong. A lot of former brides advised me to “enjoy every moment,” Honestly, that was harder to manage than I expected, in part because I still felt somewhat responsible for getting things done on the day of the wedding, and that gave me additional, unwelcomed stress. So my advice is a bit more specific: ‘In order to be fully present and enjoy every moment (1) make sure your “day of” timeline and plans are as final as you need them to be to feel relaxed, (2) be sure checks for tips are made up in advance and someone has been delegated the task of distributing them, and (3) drink just enough to relax your expectations and truly enjoy your party.’

Photography: Lindsay Hite / READYLUCK | Event Design: Jose Rolon Events | Floral Design: Saipua | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Invitations: Tabula Rasa | Reception Venue: The Foundry | Engagement Ring: Tiffany | Catering: Real Food Catering | Makeup: Jessa Blades | Hair: The Karcher | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | Favors: Saipua | Groom's Attire: Barneys New York | Officiant: Naomi Zeveloff | Ceremony Music: Venus Ensembles | Transportation: Luxor Coach | Tent: ACE Tents | Beer: Triboro Beverage | Bridal Salon: Alta Moda Bridal | Bride's Earrings: Katie Waltman | Bride's Hairpiece: Debra Moreland | Bride's Wedding Band: Catbird | Groom's Wedding Band: In God We Trust | Reception Music: Around Town Entertainment | Wine And Liquor: Quality House Wines

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Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sneak Peek From Plum Pretty Sugar

We’re gearing up for a cozy day of thanksgiving, but when the clock strikes midnight, we’re heading straight to a place that knows everything about awesome gift giving, Plum Pretty Sugar. Think seriously fabulous Black Friday + Cyber Monday deals, including four new Limited Edition prints (available while supplies last!) in robes, shortie sets and PJs.  The holiday’s most stylish sneak peek?  Yes, indeed.

From gorgeous getting ready robes perfect for the Big Day to seriously chic everyday wear to fabulous honeymoon styles to lounge-ready PJs, Plum Pretty Sugar has everything (and I mean everything) you’ll ever need for that comfy + seriously gorgeous wardrobe.  Think soft cotton voiles, silk and delicate rayon spandex in hand-painted blooms and silhouettes that will leave you feeling totally glamorous and totally beautiful.  Oh, and did I mention the Black Friday and Cyber Monday special offers?  So much to be thankful for.

Set your alarms + reminders and prepare to warm up with all of the lovely special offers from Plum Pretty Sugar starting Friday morning.  It’s a Black Friday + Cyber Monday chock-full of happiness and we.can’t.wait to dive into all of the pretties.

Photography: Marisa Holmes


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Chic NYC Autumn Engagement Session

Oh, Fall in New York…is there anything better? Not unless you have Rebecca Yale Photography by your side capturing the love. She followed these two from a stroll through Central Park to high above the city (102 stories, to be exact!) and her photos in THE VAULT are engagement sesh perfection. More pretty right this way.

From the Bride… Kevin and I moved to NYC not long after we had first started dating. This city is the place where our relationship flourished and where we fell in love. You can’t live in this city and it not become a part of who you are. Because of this, we knew exactly where we wanted to take our engagement pictures so that our photos truly represent us and our relationship. We wanted to know that when we look back at our engagement photos 50 years from now, that floods of memories will come pouring back of what our life was like at that time.

Pictures in Central Park were pretty much non-negotiable. Walks through the Park with our pup, Georgia Brown, are consistently part of our routine, and it is also the place where Kevin proposed.

It is also not a secret that NYC is not an easy, slow-paced, stress-free place to live. I desperately wanted the pictures of us high above the city with the skyline in the background, because to me, without a word these pictures are saying “with you by my side, I can not only take on this city, but everything the world throws at me.”

Our engagement session with Rebecca was one of the happiest, most fun days of our lives and we absolutely cannot wait to have her photograph our wedding day!

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Hair And Makeup: Facetime Beauty Concierge | Venue: Central Park | Bride's Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg

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