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Here’s How You Host the Catskills Wedding of Your Dreams

I’m all for a grand ballroom affair in the heart of NYC, but drive me 10 miles outside the city to the beauty that is The Always All Ways In and that, my friends, is where you’ll find my happy place. Think ten breathtaking acres, a modern mountain chalet and a renovated pole barn + outbuildings just ready to host your Big Day. It’s rustic. It’s low-key. And it’s all sorts of pretty. Check it out below.

Set against the gorgeous backdrop known as the Catskills, The Always All Ways In takes laid-back, low-key country weddings to an entirely new level. From the modern 1500 square foot pole barn designed using all locally-sourced materials to the fully-stocked bar (hello, late night poker tournaments and pre-wedding champagne toasts) to the vintage airstream (umm… amazing) to the beautiful Mountain House (a sweet chalet perfect for day-of pampering, catering prep or relaxing post-wedding), there isn’t a spot on this stunning compound you won’t fall head over heels in love with. There’s even a half-acre swimming pond stocked with local trout. You know… just in case you want to take a dip at some point over the weekend. It truly doesn’t get any better, loves.

Whether you’re planning an intimate celebration with just your nearest and dearest or a larger event for 120 fabulous guests, The Always All Ways In will take that rustic meets romantic vision of your dreams and make it a complete and total reality. Contact their talented staff today to begin planning – we can’t wait to see every last moment of your awesome day, ’cause, umm… we love this place.

A Garden Engagement in New Jersey Straight Out of Our French Dreams

Don’t worry, I was easily mistaken too. These pics are not from a romantic escape to the French countryside… they’re in our own backyard, at the Jardin de Buis in New Jersey! But between the beauty of all these images by Sophie Kawalek and this chic couple, you would think you’re a world away. Get ready to add Jardin de Buis to your must visit list pronto with these pretty pics in our Vault right here!

From Sophie Kawalek Photography… When Aileen reached out to me a few months ago to start discussing her engagement session, I was so excited for her location suggestion of Jardin de Buis – a destination wedding venue in the heart of New Jersey. Inspired by the French countryside and gorgeous unique antiques, designer and owner Andrea has created the most amazing little bit of Provence in her backyard.

Aileen, Phil and I spent a few hours wandering around the venue, taking full advantage of beautiful backdrops, lush greenery, and the gorgeous daylight. We focused on simple, beautiful portraits of the two of them, only accented by an organic bouquet and small personal details – like her amazing one of a kind peachy sapphire ring and the matching Mrs. Box she brought with her.

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Photography: Sophie Kaye Photography | Floral Design: Mandolin Floral | Shoes: Zara | Engagement Ring: Natural Sapphire Company | Suit: Zara | Lace Dress: Missguided | Location: Jardin De Buis | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | White Dress: Zara

4 Reasons Why Vintage + Antique Engagement Ring are the Best

Finding the right engagement ring is a tricky business. Especially if you want something that is unique, timeless AND eco-friendly. Enter Victor Barboné Jewelry + a stunning lineup of antique and vintage engagement rings that check every. last. item. on your “wants” list. Need even more proof? Here’s a fab list of reasons vintage + antique engagement rings are the absolute best.


Besides the fact that vintage engagement rings are gorgeous in ways that can’t even be described in words (seriously), purchasing an antique or vintage stunner from Victor Barboné Jewelry is the very first step towards that eco-friendly wedding day you’ve always dreamed of.  It’s your something old AND something new with a crazy cool history tucked into each sparkle. We love that.

Absolutely Timeless

Sure it’s fun to giggle at those crazy 1980’s bridesmaid gowns, but when it comes to your wedding jewelry, timeless is always best. And what’s more classic and enduring than a piece of jewelry from Victor Barboné Jewelry that has already stood the test of time for decades? I think we all know the answer to that.

Completely Unique

You and yours have a love story that is all your own, so why should anything in your engagement be cookie-cutter? With an antique or vintage e-ring from Victor Barboné Jewelry, you’ll be guaranteeing a look that not only matches your personality, but stands out against the norm. (Bonus points for having a crazy cool story to go along with your ring. I mean, this is a piece that has been through centuries. That’s sooo cool.)

Just. So. Stunning.

Vintage + antique engagement rings from Victor Barboné Jewelry?  Seriously stunning. That pretty much goes without saying. From clean and classic to ornate and detailed, they are more than perfect for those of you looking for a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that you can cherish for always.

Contact Victor Barboné Jewelry TODAY to talk to their knowledgeable staff about your engagement ring options. You’re going to love them, friends.

Photography: Rachel Red Photography | Photography: Sophie Kaye Photography | Jewelry: Victor Barbone Jewelry | Pink + Tan Linen Styling Boards: Lux Bindery | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box

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