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This Wedding Obsessed Bride Pulled Off the Ultimate Celebration

This stunning bride knows exactly what she’s doing.  Wedding obsessed since childhood, she’s known all along that her Big Day would be something special. And you know what? She was right – from the beautiful blooms from AvaFlora to the breathtaking Garrison locale to the handsome love of her life waiting for her at the end of the aisle. See it all captured by Kelsey Combe in THE VAULT,  then press play on the sweet film from First Day Films below.

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Spring
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Al Fresco

From the Bride… Although we knew we wanted a reasonably long engagement (21 months) I couldn’t help myself but to dive into wedding planning as soon as we got engaged. I read Style Me Pretty daily even before our engagement but after, the addiction was real! I am definitely one of those girls that just loves weddings. My grandma used to sketch me wedding dresses on the back of napkins when I was little. So, it makes sense that I had a pretty specific vision of what I wanted our day to be from the beginning; a really fun party for our family and friends in a beautiful setting.

I knew I wanted a classic, romantic feel for our wedding and as soon as we visited The Garrison, we knew it would be the perfect place to make my vision a reality. We did not have an unlimited budget by any means, so that meant prioritizing what was most important to us. The first thing being, of course, photography. As soon as I found Kelsey Combe’s work (through SMP of course), I knew she would be the perfect person to capture our day. We could not have made a better choice. Not only is her work absolutely stunning, she is a dream to work with and I feel lucky to now consider her a friend. The next thing on the list was flowers. As soon as I walked into Lori Orlando of AvaFlora’s store, I knew she would be a perfect fit. She not only completely understood my vision, she thought of details that ended up being my favorite of the day that I never would have thought of on my own.

Focusing on the naturally beautiful surroundings of our venue, we wanted the decor to feel like it enhanced the setting. We decided on a palette of white, cream, champagne and plenty of gold accents. Lori used a combination of garden roses, tea roses, ranunculus and peonies with accents of greenery arranged organically for both the bouquets and centerpieces. She also created lush foliage garlands for our escort card table and sweetheart table. Gold mercury glass and vintage brass candle holders added a touch of glamour and the candle light created a warm, romantic atmosphere as the sun went down. Possibly my favorite thing that Lori designed was our chuppah. Our venue has a stunning structure already in place, but we wanted to make it our own. Lori used light florals and foliage to create a romantic and garden-esque look that organically flowed with the vines of the structure and was just as breathtaking as the view of the Hudson River behind it.

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Photography: Kelsey Combe Photography | Cinematography: First Day Films | Floral Design: AvaFlora | Wedding Dress: Marisa Bridals | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Rings: Jewelry Design Gallery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Hair + Makeup: J. Kinford Beauty | DJ: A Perfect Blend Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Rabbi Jonathan Blake | Venue: The Garrison | Signage: Sweet Carolina Collective

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Local + Seasonal Summer Wedding on the Waterfront

There are weddings, and then there are weddings. The latter? A stunning celebration captured by the incomparable Kathi Littwin Photography with second shooter Miana Jun. Complete with mismatched bridesmaid dresses and incredible florals, we’ve got it all waiting for you in The Vault!

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Summer
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Elegant

From Kathi Littwin PhotographyI loved the simple approach that the couple had, never over the top but stunning when it all came together. The floral design was gorgeous. The individual bridesmaid dresses were striking as was the bride’s Oscar De La Renta gown, with an amazing train. It was a beautiful wedding, with a delicious menu, that felt true to the couple.

From The Bride…The girls used all different designers. My only request to the girls was to choose a long grey gown. I wanted to make sure they each felt comfortable in what they were wearing and that the dress reflected their own personal style.

For a story, this isn’t necessarily my strong suit. Jeremy and I are not the type to “over theme” anything- he wanted a great band and I wanted amazing flowers. Given that we met in Manhattan and both love nature, we thought the Wainwright House would be the perfect venue to reflect our love for city culture as well as the outdoors. We wanted to focus around local and seasonal- everything from the vendors we used to the summer themed menu and floral varietals. The most important part of the day was for our guests to feel at home and to enjoy an evening together with a delicious summer themed menu and great music in a warm, inviting ambiance. Having our families all together made for the most perfect wedding day. We truly felt so blessed to have everyone together for our special day!

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Photography: Kathi Littwin Photography | Photography Second Shooter: Miana Jun | Floral Design: Ariella Chezar Design | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Invitations: Lion in the Sun | Makeup: Meredith Hayman, Makeup Artist | Hair: Melissa Scrofani | Band: Hank Lane Music | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Venue: Wainwright House

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A Modern + Minialist Wedding Perfect for Two Artists

I don’t know about you, but this intimate NYC wedding is giving me all the feels. Captured by Caroline Yoon Fine Art Photography, it;s an artist inspired ceremony that’s sure to surprise. From the minimal details, to the turkish towel favors, we’ve got it all waiting for you to favorite via The Vault!

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Spring
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Modern

From Caroline Yoon Fine Art PhotographyBernadette and Andrew are both artists who reside in Brooklyn. They made the decision to have a romantic elopement in Houston, Texas with just their families and throw a reception party in NYC to celebrate with their friends. The party was a great reflection of their style. Bernadette had a clear vision for her party to be minimal, classic, and cool. She had a jazz band, signature cocktails, turkish towels as favors for the guests, and a cake table with three elegant cakes. Fox Fodder Farm provided the stunning florals, and the sprig of jasmine upon each place card and napkin was a lovely touch. It was a joy to photograph this intimate reception and all the beautiful details.

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Photography: Caroline Yoon Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Fox Fodder Farm | Wedding Dress: Alexander McQueen | Bride's Shoes: Celine | Catering: Narcissa | Venue: The Standard East Village