For those of you who dream of elegant ballroom soirees and gowns so gorgeous you could cry (I think we all fall into that category) this beauty from the uber-talented Abby Jiu will have you counting your lucky stars you stopped by SMP today. It’s honestly perfection. Overflowing with gorgeous white blooms and classic styling, this gallery is as good as they get. See even more here.


From Abby Jiu PhotographyAfter Lauren attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and cooking in restaurants, she quickly learned that food was one of her biggest passions. She even wrote her own menu to include her love of classic French food with newer food concepts. Table side choice, local cheeses and seasonal/local produce included in a 4 course plated meal for all. The meal was finished with an organic cake made from local ingredients, a circulating candy cart, Ben’s favorite childhood sweets (root beer floats and ice cream sandwiches) served on the dance floor, and hot cookies, apple cider, and hot chocolate as guests departed. No one was to leave hungry!

Aside from food Lauren found herself very inspired by tiny white flowers. After seeing a picture of tiny white arabicum for floral inspiration, and finding her dress with a bodice full of tiny white flowers, she was hooked! The arabicum flowers made there way into my invitation, all of the printed materials, welcome bag, floral decor, and even into the paper flower decor. Everything that was not based on her love of food, was based on the shape of the arabicum flower.

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Event Planning: A. Dominick Events | Floral Design: Amaryllis | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Kendall’s Cakes | Catering: Occasions Caterers | Hair: Bridal Hair By Remona | Calligraphy: Lettering By Lynne | Lighting: Frost Lighting | Band: Elan Artists | Ceremony Music: String 4 | Transportation: Atlantic Mark Services | Hotel: InterContinental Mark Hopkins | Bridal Gown Salon: Carine's Bridal Atelier | China: DC Rental | Food Truck: Captain Cookie And The Milk Man | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Macaroons: The Sweet Lobby | Make Up Artist: Beauty Mark | Museum: National Museum Of Women In The Arts | Paper: Cheree Berry Paper