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Thailand Inspired Photo Shoot in Brooklyn

I’m a firm believer that travel is the absolute best way to get inspired. There is nothing like stepping out of your comfort zone to really make you stop and look around for a minute. And we can thank  Orange Blossom Photography‘s trip to Thailand for inspiring this beauty of a shoot. With the help of Occasion9  and One Girl Cookies, that trip came to life on the rooftops of Brooklyn, and you can see it all here

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From Orange Blossom Photography….I wanted to capture the elegance of a simple wedding and the mystery of Thailand in the images. The photo shoot was held at one of my good friends rooftop in Brooklyn at sunset. It was hot in New York as it was in Thailand, so it felt pretty realistic.

I was inspired after visiting Thailand. I was immersed in such a different culture while I was there and it was simply amazing. That is why I decided to do a Thai infused wedding photo shoot. Though Thai culture gravitates towards bright colors along with gold and silver, I wanted to go for more modern New York style that has hint of Thai culture. We used lots of gold and silver but made the overall feeling more elegant by adding white and lush greens. The model was a good friend of mine who happened to be Thai, so I asked her to be part of it because she was a perfect fit. I purchased her dress while shopping in Bangkok because it was simple yet elegant. I added a sash to the dress for a right amount of sparkle.

The pillows, gold and silver chargers and napkin rings were purchased from the local stores such as Pier One Imports and TJMaxx. I couldn’t forget to incorporate the elephants! So I purchased the elephant lanterns to remind that its a Thai inspired photo shoot! With incredible floral and table designs by Occasion9 Team, I was able to take a modern, simple rooftop to another level. It was as if we all were transported to Thailand for that time-being.

From Occasion9 Floral & Table Design…When Julieanne reached out to us for collaboration, we knew this was going to be a fun project. She was sweet and full of enthusiasm. She came to our studio to talk about her trip to Thailand and how she was inspired by the colors of the Thai culture. We could tell that she was totally in love. She wanted to incorporate that into a modern style wedding- a typical New York style.
We brainstormed together for an hour and came up with an idea of mixing gold, silver, white and green to make it Thai infused New York Wedding photo shoot. It was very fun for us to design the table settings and floral arrangements because it was unique! Everything was handmade. We wanted to make every piece meaningful by keeping the originality of Thai cultural colors.

The photoshoot began at 5PM when the sun was still out. As the time went by, the movement of the sun created magical lighting. Even for people with no special photography background could tell how the lighting changed from the first picture to the last. It portrayed true beauty of the nature. It was simply.beautiful. The pictures came out great. Julieanne captured the main theme of this project really well. Our favorite part of all was the great teamwork! We all worked together in timely manner and made this session fun and successful!

Photography: Orange Blossom Photography | Invitations: Meesch | Hair: Mara Wiergacz | Floral & Table Design: Occasion9 | Tea Cookies : One Girl Cookies | Turquoise Ring: Dosha Goddess By Catie Molinaro

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Colorful Indonesia Wedding

The more I plan my own wedding, the more a destination fete sounds like pure bliss. In all honestly, one destination I’d never considered was Indonesia, maybe because it’s quite a trek for this New England gal. But after seeing this colorful island wedding from 39 East and The Wedding Stylist? I’m convinced that packing up and heading half way around the world, is sooo worth it. See the whole thing right here!

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From The Wedding StylistVanessa and James held their wedding at Nikoi Island, Indonesia for an intimate 40 guests. They wanted something fun, relaxing and by the seaside. As they were based in London, this doubled up as a mini vacation for their family and friends.

The wedding ceremony was held in the late afternoon and the area was decorated with colorful ribbons, paper lanterns and garlands. The theme was whimsical and the guests had mini rattan fans, handmade flags embossed with fun quips and bags of airplane-shaped confetti which were cut out from old maps to represent their destination wedding.

After the ceremony, guests were ushered to the pool side which overlooked the sea (amazing view!) where they enjoyed a variety of drinks including 2 signature drinks, Groom’s choice and Bride’s choice. Escorts cards were placed inside small bottles to make it look like a message in the bottle and each table had a specific seashell picture as its “table number”.

The reception was decorated with lanterns hanging from the ceiling, ribbons were used as runners and the flowers were bright, happy colors to bring out the whimsical feel. This wedding was not only colorful but very vibrant and fun! Place cards were inserted into wine corks and a green orchid was placed beside it. Kilner jars were also used at the reception to hold the table center pieces as part of the deco and also as a play on the groom’s last name.

After dinner, the couple did their first dance by the beach and straight after, a showcase of fireworks poured into the sky to start the after party!

Photography: 39 East | Videography: 39 East | Flowers: CClee Flora | Gown: David Fielden | Private Island: Nikoi Island | Wedding Planner / Design and Styling: The Wedding Stylist

Bali Wedding

If there is one thing I’ve learned while working at SMP, it’s that crazy gorgeous weddings happen in Bali. I’m talking weddings held on breathtaking cliff sides with brides and grooms who really, really know how to throw a party.  And this beautiful day captured by Sherise Fleming?  All of the above with an extra side of pretty.  See it all in the full gallery.

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From Sherise Fleming Photographer… Anna and Aaron’s wedding in Bali was truly something special. By having a destination wedding they were able to celebrate and holiday with their friends and family while enjoying all that Bali had to offer. They described their wedding theme as Modern Vintage with some Balinese aspects.

The couple were married at the Royal Pita Maha, a one of a kind resort located in the spiritually charged village of Ubud, Bali. Guests were treated to amazing views, fantastic weather and great company. The location was chosen after Anna and Aaron had visited Bali during their engagement period. With the help of their very kind tour guide Mully they searched for something different and beautiful, a place where they could have a holiday with their nearest and dearest and even return to in the future.

Anna and Aaron saw each other before the ceremony so once they were wed they could immediately celebrate with their guests. The groom first saw his bride at the bottom of the resort by the Ayung River. We had decided on this location the day before, as it was truly a wonderful spot that was not only beautiful but intimate and private. The Royal Pita Maha had provide us with some amazing locations for photos. The resort is surrounded by cliffs creating a hidden oasis that boasts beautiful water features, well landscaped gardens and amazing villas.

Their Ceremony took place in a glass chapel that was positioned on the cliff side of the resort. This ensured that all guests had a view of not only the gorgeous couple but the rainforest valley that surrounded them. A cocktail hour followed with signature cocktails and acoustic music played by Anna’s sister and cousin.

Traditional Balinese dancers accompanied by a Balinese band started what would be a very special and unique reception. The couple put on a glorious banquet accompanied by wine from around the world (thanks to their close friend that works in the industry). The night ended as it should with everyone on the dance floor.

Photographer: Sherise Fleming Photographer | Flowers: International Flora Bali | Wedding Dress: Mariana Hardwick | Cake: Pepito Bakery | Brides Shoes: Peep Toe | Rings: Jeremy Fleming Jewellers | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alannah Hill | Hair: Lydia Dowsett and Rachel Lindrea | Groom and Groomsmens Suits: New England Suits | Head Piece : Lovisa | Jewellery: Lovisa | Makeup: Renee Pettit | Veil: Mariana Hardwick | Wedding Venue: The Royal Pita Maha, Ubud Bali