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NYC Engagement Session

We’ve been fans of Kendall of Styled Snapshots for some time now, but we were totally over the moon when we found out she was engaged. So it goes without saying we are beyond thrilled to share Rachel Pearlman‘s gorgeous images of their engagement session (complete with adorable pup) with all you. The countdown until their sure-to-be-gorgeous wedding is on! See even more here.


From Rachel Pearlman PhotographyA stylish and laid back engagement session for fashion blogger, Kendall Johnson, the mastermind behind Styled Snapshots, and her fiance, Matt Kramer, which features their puppy Hadley in an adorable tutu. This couple, who resides in New York, met at the University of Delaware. They are planning a 2015 Fall wedding in Philadelphia. Matt proposed at Grand Central Terminal, and their proposal was featured on the blog How He Asked (howheasked.com). Her makeup was done by Rob Harmon, who is the makeup artist for the cast of Wicked.

From The Bride…We wanted to re-capture some of the special day when Matt proposed, so we shot a lot of the pictures right in Grand Central. After Grand Central, we headed up to Central Park and brought our furry family member, Hadley along to join in. Rachel Pearlman did an impeccable job capturing every detail and especially our personalities and love for one another. We are thrilled to have her with us on our wedding day next October. I hope you all enjoy taking a peek and let the official one year countdown BEGIN!! Kendall Kremer sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it?! ;) You can follow along with my wedding plans, details, etc. via instagram over the next year with the hashtag #StyledSnapshotsWedding.

Photography: Rachel Pearlman Photography | Dress: Club Monaco | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Makeup: Rob Harmon | Venue: Grand Central Terminal

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Simple, Chic Central Park Wedding

This little wedding has reminded me that sometimes simplicity reigns king. That more than boatloads of decor and mile-long guests lists, the day is about love. And when this Australian couple opted for a wedding in Central Park, surrounded by their dearest, they took that mentality and brought it to life. Brklyn View Photography came alongside to capture the pretty and we can’t get enough.

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Summer
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From The Bride…Despite the expectation that little girls always dream about the day they will get married, a big white wedding never occurred to me. So when the wonderful moment of our engagement came, I didn’t automatically start appointing my posse of maids and conducting recess of the beautiful harbourside venues dotted around Sydney. Rather I started plotting how I could avoid all of the fuss. However, eloping wasn’t an option. Not only is my husband of the more traditional type who would want to share the moment with at least one or two of his friends and family, but his mother had also sadly missed her eldest daughters wedding 11 years ago when she had to undergo emergency heart surgery the day prior. I knew how much it would mean to her which meant we would have to do something to involve our immediate family.

We decided to have a small wedding overseas and later have a larger wedding celebration in Sydney, Australia. There was no question that we would get married in Central Park and I set about finding our incredible celebrant Jeddah Vailakis. Jeddah’s warmth and style jumped out at me right away, and reviews from other couples she had married backed this up.

We settled on The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn for our reception for something a little different, and because the Manhattan skyline views are unmatched. The private loft was a beautiful option to also offer our guests an experience they wouldn’t ordinarily be able to have such as a restaurant, we rented the private rooftop loft which gave us a stunning dining area surrounded by floor to ceiling windows and a private top floor terrace with point blank views across the Manhattan skyline. Perfect for sunset drinks and canapes before dinner.

Finding a photographer was somewhat easier as photographs tend to speak for themselves. I scoured pinterest and wedding blogs and kept coming across Brklyn View Photography, Jaine Kershner’s incredible wedding photography. She was so great to work with and understood what we were trying to achieve perfectly. Her images took us back to the day and I love the special moments she captured.

All our guests chose to stay at Trump Soho which was the ideal base for exploring New York without being constantly stuck in the hustle and bustle of midtown. We loved the local restaurants and bars on offer and the rooftop pool was an added bonus in the August heat!

Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Wedding Gown: Dolce And Gabbana | Reception Venue: Wythe Hotel | Brides Shoes: Gianvito Rossi | Officiant: Jeddah Vailakis | Brides Hair Accessories: Dolce And Gabbana | Getting Ready: Trump Soho | Makeup & Hair Artist: Book Your Look | Music: Frank Persico

Fairytale Ending NYC Bookshop Wedding

My favorite weddings are always the ones filled with personality, and this one? Well, it’s certainly a new favorite. The clouds parted for their fairytale ending, and this adorable bookshop romance brought along Shannen Norman to snap some pictures of their day. With images that are simply page-turning, this wedding is perfectly New York and you can see why I’m such a huge fan here.

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Fall
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From the Bride… Steve and I met while working together for a book publisher, so when we discovered that we could get married in a bookstore, we knew we had found the perfect venue for our wedding. In addition to offering a gorgeous event space in a historic Manhattan building, the Housing Works Bookstore is part of a non-profit organization that helps homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Their amazing staff helped us plan our celebration and transformed the store into a warm and romantic space for our intimate wedding.

Once we had our venue set, the rest of the details fell into place… except for the wedding dress. Luckily, after what felt like an endless search, I spotted Jenny Packham’s Joy gown and loved the vintage look. I was able to order it from the designer shortly before the wedding and crossed my fingers that it would fit. When it arrived, I slipped it on and it was perfect—elegant and comfortable. I added simple rhinestone earrings and a feather hair clip from Etsy.

Steve illustrated our Save the Date cards and we chose letterpress invitations in a chevron design that reminded us of a book’s end papers. We kept the wedding decorations simple, since the library setting was gorgeous on its own. On the tables, we used a mix of apricot, cream, and yellow flowers, along with tea lights. My mother-in-law designed the 50 floral arrangements in small glasses that we found on a shopping trip to Ikea. The bridal party flowers included cream and apricot roses, yellow craspedia, and seeded eucalyptus, designed by my mother and a family friend.

On the day of our wedding, Steve and I met in the West Village just as the skies cleared and the rain stopped. We took photos before the wedding in the garden of St. Luke’s and in the elegant rooms of the Down Town Association. Working with our photographer Shannen Norman was a dream. She kept things laid back and fun and captured the magic of the day.

Steve and I are so thankful for everyone who helped make our wedding special. We treasure the memory of saying our vows with family and friends gathered closely around us, among the candlelit bookcases. Reverend Carlton Elliot Smith led us through a very personal and heartfelt ceremony that included laughs and tears. And then we ate and drank and talked and danced as the hours whirled by. It was the best night of our lives.

Photography: Shannen Norman | Dress: Jenny Packham | Invitations: Sesame Letterpress | Catering: The Works Catering | Hair & Makeup: Expert Makeup Artistry | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Hair Clip: Brass Lotus