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Tomorrow or 200 Years From Now, This Wedding Will Always Be Timeless

Instead of forcing a trendy (and potentially risky) style or design choice, these two knew what they liked and ran with it for their NYC wedding. And so their celebration was classic, refined, timeless, just like the “old souls” that they are. And in my eyes, I’d call that a pretty stylish success. Ashley Bartoletti captured it all – from the bouquets of roses to their stunning smiles. See it all in our Vault right here!

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From the Bride… There was one word that consistently came up during wedding planning and it was “classic.” From the day we started planning our special day we wanted a timeless event that paid homage to New York City, the city where my husband, Dan, and I met and would begin our married life together. We knew we were a perfect match from our first coffee date. We were two youthful 30-somethings with older, traditional souls. Lovers of hand written correspondence, early evenings and a nice glass of cabernet… we knew classic and traditional (yet not stuffy) was our ideal way to celebrate our special day.

I am originally from New York and most of my extended family resides in the New York / Tri-State area. My husband’s family is from the West Coast, particularly San Francisco and Sonoma County. Quite frankly, the variety of guests from each coast was energizing as we were able to showcase “our” city to those from out of town while also providing an iconic New York experience to our local family and friends.

We chose a classic venue on Central Park West, the New York Athletic Club, which was a bit of serendipity as Dan and I met in the sports industry. We fell in love with the exterior balconies overlooking Central Park and the gilded gold elevator doors. There was just something special about the venue and the unique, traditional details. The tradition complemented our theme quite nicely. We opted for a white, off-white, gold and blush color palette. We chose elegant fonts and a double thick cotton paper invitation to allow for painted gold edging on each individual stationery piece. Each and every ornate detail of the wedding was carefully selected as we wove our theme throughout the planning process from the save the date to rehearsal dinner to wedding day.

Our florist was exceptional, everything from large scale entrance pieces and willowed, grandiose vases to a soft, intimate dinner atmosphere in a fully candlelit room.

The wedding dress shopping experience was just that… a truly lovely experience! Everyone says that finding a dress is frantic and exhausting however this was far from the truth. It was enjoyable, extremely calm and ended with champagne! My mom, my sister and I went to Kleinfeld’s in Manhattan on an early Saturday morning. It was such a welcoming experience as we were greeted by one of the stylists seen on their popular TV show, and picked the dress immediately. I must say we went in prepared, as usual, with an idea of the exact dress we wanted! After dress shopping, we went to brunch on the Westside of the city where we enjoyed mimosas and girl talk. It was a memorable day for me, especially to have my mom and sister with me throughout the entire wedding planning process.

Dan and I had the most amazing wedding day filled with family from coast to coast, fantastic music, and stunning views of Central Park. As we looked around the room, we had somehow created a scene from a movie. With the gentlemen in black, classic bowtie tuxedos and the guests dancing to a brass filled 12-piece band we were filled with happiness and joy. We hope looking back on the stunning pictures our photographer captured that one will never be able to tell exactly the year or decade… one would simply see a timeless, elegant and special day filled with love and family. This day and the memories made will forever stay with Dan and I as we embark on our life together as a newly married couple!

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Photography: Ashley Bartoletti Photography | Floral Design: Ariston Florist | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Ceremony Venue: St. Ignatius Loyola | Reception Venue: New York Athletic Club | Makeup: Gloss and Glam | Band: The Groove Shop | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

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Gold + Lucite + Green = Wedding Dreams.

If you’re looking to inject a bit of modern romance into your upcoming celebration, here you go. The ultimate wedding inspiration dreamed up by CCL Weddings And Events that you’ll want to share with your vendors pronto. From the lucite invitation, to the skyline ceremony, Ruth Eileen Photography has captured it all to share and we’ve got it waiting for you in The Vault!

From CCL Weddings And EventsWith a view of a skyline like this, the W Loft in Brooklyn is a minimalist space that naturally captures the beauty of New York amidst the hustle and bustle. For this styled shoot we featured elements such as marble, plexiglass and gold accents to represent the classic, modern bride who loves timeless styling and contemporary elements.

We wanted the reception table to be more than a table with a linen so we teamed up with Taylor Creative for their glass tabletop. Their leather benches and plexiglass armchairs were stunning with the table! Marble accents and gold dinnerware graced the furniture from Taylor Creative, while Wild Floral Designs brought life to the shoot by incorporating loosely gathered palm leaves into the florals. They also created an impeccable arch that was intentionally not connected to truly accent and frame the skyline behind the ceremony altar. Along with the leather benches used for seating and plexiglass boxes filled with fauna, the ceremony space was designed to have a clean look because the couple and the cityscape would be the signature touch to the overall look of the wedding. The model wore a jaw dropping gown from Sarah Seven, embodying nothing short of elegance. Sugar Couture designed and created a stylish marble cake to match the theme of the shoot. Small Paper Co designed a stunning invitation suite produced by Aether Workshop with an acrylic invitation and a gold mirrored backing. Any wedding event wouldn’t be complete without “his” and “hers” cocktails with custom cocktail stirrers designed and created by Letters to You that read “bottoms up” and “l’chaim.” Our team could not have created such a spectacular shoot without the help of all the talented vendors who made it all possible!

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Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Event Design: CCL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Wild Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Sugar Couture | Invitations: Small Paper Co. | Hair + Makeup: Face the Day NY: Makeup and Hair Services | Venue: W Loft | Calligraphy (bar menu): Skye Cho | Calligraphy (cake topper and cocktail stirrers): Letters To You | Film Processing: Aether Paper Co | Model: @lizandlavender | Rentals: Taylor Creative

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Find “The One” at the Kelly Faetanini Trunk Show at Gabriella New York

Guys, you probably already know by now that we are big, big fans of Gabriella New York, because, well… we shout it from the rooftops whenever we can.  And on August 25th – 28th, we’re celebrating even more than usual with a Kelly Faetanini Trunk Show that will blow your mind with one stunning gown after another. Seriously.  Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store.

Known for her feminine details and elegant silhouettes that are the epitome of classic with a modern twist, Kelly Faetanini’s 2017 Spring Collection is everything you’ve ever wanted… and so much more. Think intricate customizable beading, detachable necklines and special corsetry technology that will guarantee the PERFECT fit.  From gowns featuring golden details to fairytale-esque ombre hues to sassy fit and flares, Kelly Faetanini knows just how to make you stand out on your Big Day.  We love that.

Found exclusively at Gabriella New York, Kelly Faetanini’s Spring 2017 Collection will most definitely have the gown of your dreams.  Contact Gabriella New York to book your Trunk Show appointment and don’t forget that you’ll receive a 10% Trunk Show Discount, plus see the new collection in its entirety. It’s going to be awesome.

Wedding Dress: Kelly Faetanini

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