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SPG Weddings

Destination weddings are fabulous, that goes without saying. But a destination wedding at one of SPG Weddings’ stunning resorts?  An entirely new level of awesome.  Think breathtaking affairs in gorgeous locales like Walt Disney World, the Caribbean and the always vibrant NYC.  It’s the wedding you’ve always dreamt of, all wrapped up in amazing customer service and high-end luxury.

With SPG Weddings, you’re not just saying “I do” to the love of your life… you’re treating your guests (and yourself!) to a weekend of pure pampering with a stunning list of properties that pride themselves on going above and beyond your every expectation.  Picture celebrating your I do’s with a rooftop reception overlooking Central Park at Le Parker Méridien New York, sharing that first kiss as a newly betrothed duo at Manhattan’s premiere locale, the St. Regis New York (hello, 15,000 square feet of function space) or dancing the night away in turn-of-the-century fashion at the W New York – Union Square, a breathtaking property in the Landmark 1911 Beaux-Arts building that happens to house the Great Room, a restored bank vault that is the definition of opulence. It’s perfectly curated cuisine meets beyond yummy cocktails meets SPG Weddings’ Whatever/Whenever® service.  Making a statement on your wedding day has never been so easy.

Bespoke menus, one-on-one customer service and venues that will make your heart sing… that’s what an SPG Wedding is all about.  From the completely captivating Great Room of the historic W Minneapolis – The Foshay (think 3,080 square feet with over-sized windows overlooking the city) to the never-ending list of amenities offered at The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort (five pools, the world-class Mandara Spa + access to Disney golf courses), it’s a non-stop lineup of loveliness.  Not to mention customized wedding websites, guest room rates and complimentary shuttles.  It honestly doesn’t get any better.

Contact SPG Weddings TODAY to begin planning your dream day.  And don’t forget to ask them about their ah-mazing Honeymoon Offer! (Hint: You can earn Starpoints® to use toward free honeymoon nights!)

Image Credits (Top to Bottom): Le Parker Méridien New York + W New York – Union Square + St. Regis New York + The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort + W Minneapolis – The Foshay

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Fall Harvest Sangria Wedding Inspiration

Settle in sweethearts, because you’re about to experience layers upon layers of handcrafted perfection. Straight from the artistic lens of Ais Portraits, this inspo is the type of beauty that is sure to delight (and I’m not just talking about that ah-mazing sangria recipe)! It’s the type of perfection that demands a dedication to detail, and we’ve got them all waiting for you in THE VAULT!

From Ais PortraitsCypress Grove Estate House is pure Southern perfection wrapped up in a venue and made the perfect place to host a Fall Harvest inspired shoot. We chose a deep wine and berry color palette to remind us of all the beauty Fall has to offer: the change of colors, the harvest, and the hint of chill in the air.

Our bride wore an intricate and unique gown created by Eve of Milady with lace underlay and tulle panels. Her fine headpiece by Fabiola Capo Bridal Millinery adorned her hair with luxurious Swarovski crystals and vintage Venetian glass beads, finished with silk tassels. We chose a romantic and dreamy look for our bride’s hair and makeup to accentuate the softness of the color palette.

The stationary by Tassel and Trim Shop was done in gold script on black invitations, menus, and place cards for guests. Fleur Lumiere made a magical bouquet and table arrangements with a sea of anemone, David Austin garden roses, Jasmine, and more. The farm table provided and styled by RW Events was a focal point for inspiration for the shoot. It’s easy to get swept away by the beauty of the purples and wine colors of the tablescapes. The marble fireplace mantle held a garland filled with garden roses. The gorgeous cake by La Petit Cakes brought a lightness to the heavy colors of the session with cream colored icing and fresh flowers. To bring the whole autumnal theme together, we created a signature drink, Fall Harvest Sangria.

The recipe is:

1 bottle Malbec red wine
12 ounces Apple Juice
8 ounces black grapes
8 ounces red raspberries
4 sliced black plums
100 milliliters brandy
8 ounces blackberries
4 ounces of strawberries
4 ounces of blueberries

Combine all ingredients. Let soak overnight.

To give inspiration to all of the vendors before putting everything together, we came up with a story behind the girl at the fireplace:

James Worthington was not the type to be spontaneous, but when he saw Amelia Summers across the room in a cafe in Budapest, he knew he had to meet her. Sitting in a quiet corner engrossed in her favorite book, Amelia was surprised when someone asked to sit beside her. She was even more surprised to find herself talking to him for hours bonding over their love of French literature, traveling, and espresso. Amelia and James fell into a rhythm of meeting every day for coffee in cafe; over the months, their friendship turned into something more until, on a chilly day in October, James Worthington proposed to Amelia. They planned an intimate affair with their time spent in Budapest in mind coupled with her Southern heritage. She wanted to incorporate sayings from her favorite poets and he wanted to focus on the love between them. With the help of friends and family they gathered fruits and berries to naturally decorate their wedding space. Their love was a perfect union of Southern warmth and European style.

See our ultimate sangria recipe on SMP Living!

Photography: Ais Portraits | Event Styling: RW Events | Floral Design: Fleur & Lumiere | Wedding Dress: Eve Of Milady | Stationery: Tassel And Trim Shop | Hair And Makeup: Tracie Cervero | Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House | Bridal Boutique: Something New Bridal Boutique | Headpiece & Silk Veil: Fabiola Capo Bridal Millinery | Model: Allison Coney | Rentals: RW Events | Rentals: A Chair Affair | Ribbon: Honey Silks And Company

Elegant Summer Wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House

This gorgeous summer wedding had one standout item after another, all coming together in beautiful perfection. From the adorable flower girl and pretty bridesmaid bouquets to the fabulous venue and the sparkle on this gown, RW Events created an elegant affair that shined bright. Best Photography and Beyond Videography captured every second of this gilded Floridan fete – see it all right this way!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Estate
Styles
Elegant

From Best PhotographyCaley and Mike are both sweet, down to earth people, and with the help of friends, family, and an incredible vendor team, they poured their hearts into this wedding. Everything was perfect! Gorgeous elegant details, with a touch of Southern charm. Cypress Grove always offers beautiful outdoor aesthetics, and of course the gorgeous Southern plantation style historic home. From the ruffled cake, to the elegant chandelier overhanging their ceremony arbor, we loved every bit of it!

Photography: Best Photography | Videography: Beyond Videography | Event Design: RW Events | Event Planning: RW Events | Floral Design: Flowers By Lesley | Cake: Pink Pig Bakery | Catering: Big City Catering, Inc. | Hair & Makeup: Brides Be Beautiful | DJ: Soundwave Entertainment Systems | Wedding Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House

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