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Whimsical Summer Wedding at Highlands Country Club

Sparkly bridesmaids dresses in shades of blush, cream, and gold, bright bouquets of peonies and one amazing cake makes this summer wedding an SMP homerun. With Cassi Claire capturing every perfectly pretty moment and Oakjo Wedding Films getting all the live action, this celebration (and this gallery) has become my new official happy place.

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Summer
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Whimsical

From The Bride… Even before Matt and I got engaged, we always wondered where we would have our wedding given that our families are 3 hours apart. We came up with the idea of getting married somewhere between our two families to make it convenient and also have the opportunity to explore a new area. Once we got engaged, we stuck to that idea and looked at a bunch of venues between Long Island and Albany, NY. When we came across Highlands Country Club in Garrison, we knew immediately that it was the clear winner. It had everything we could have hoped for – a charming, intimate feel with so many gorgeous, easy-going details, and an absolutely stunning outside veranda. It was perfect for us and set the tone so well for the rustic chic theme we had in mind.

Once we booked Highlands Country Club everything fell into place in terms of our décor and little details. Since we were getting married in June, we wanted to keep the color scheme very light and whimsical with pops of beautiful soft corals and pinks. For our wedding inspiration, we looked to Martha Stewart and the beautiful real weddings on Style Me Pretty to come up with the little ideas we knew we wanted to try. Throughout the months of our wedding prep we always tried to keep it simple and fun, focusing on just a few things at a time so that it never got too overwhelming. With the help of our amazing vendors and a few exciting DIY projects, everything we imagined seemed to fall into place so effortlessly. As our wedding drew closer, one of the most rewarding parts of the planning was seeing all of our details come together in a way that was even better than we had pictured it. From the intimate, happy setting to the light-hearted, fun feel, everything really felt perfect. Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be and so much more.

Photography: Cassi Claire | Videography: Oakjo Wedding Films | Floral Design: The Rosery Flower Shop | Wedding Cake: Molly Gallo | Invitations: Lion In The Sun | Ceremony Venue: Church Of St. Joachim-St. John The Evangelist | Reception Venue: Highlands Country Club | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Engagement Ring: Jewels & Gems | Entertainment: L.I. Nights Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bride's Dress: Theia | Bride's Make-Up: Amanda Filli | Bridesmaid's Dress: Rachel Pally | Bridesmaid's Dress: Joanna August | Bridesmaid's Dress: Amsale | Bridesmaid's Dress: BCBG Max Azria | Bridesmaid's Dress: Aidan Mattox | Escort Card Stand: Floras Avenue | Escort Cards: Calligraphy By Cathy | Groom Morning Location: Whistling Willies Restaurant And Bar | Groom's Watch: Raymond Weil | Hair & Make-Up: Ambiance Salon And Day Spa | Macaron Favors: Kiss My Cake | Programs: DIY | Table Numbers, Card Box, Guestbook: Morgann Hill Designs | Transportation: Silver Star Limousine | Veil & Sash: Angela's Bridal | Wedding Rings & Pearl Bracelet: Hannoush Jewelers

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Classic Old Hollywood Glamour at Highlands Country Club

Not gonna lie, I spent a fair amount of time admiring this lovely little gallery from Michelle Lange. It’s classic Old Hollywood at Highlands Country Club, sprinkled with just the right amount of glitz and glam. From the Bride’s perfectly hot pink lip, to the gilded stationery (oh how I love the stationery) and hints of champagne throughout, it’s the kind of wedding that makes every guest feel fabulous. Take a peek right here for so much more!

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Summer
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Country Club
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Glamorous

From the beautiful Bride…Our wedding was inspired by classic, Old Hollywood glamour. Keeping it classic was important to us, because we wanted the feel of an elegant, black tie affair. However, I love a little glitz and glam so we tried to inject hints of this wherever possible. We kept our color palette simple and light, inspired by summer with ivories, pinks and blushes. We also chose to utilize pops of metallic gold to bring on the luxe-factor. I love the gold foil detailing on our invitations, for example.

Our venue, the Highlands Country Club, was the perfect fit for us because the gorgeous architecture, columned veranda and ballroom with the most beautiful chandelier we’ve ever seen, definitely brought the black tie atmosphere while also maintaining a sense of home, since we were able wander and use all parts of the property – as if our guests were at the most grandiose house party they’ve ever attended! We added so many special touches and DIY projects to make the space our own. I bought the champagne-colored sequin table linens on Etsy and they were one of my favorite touches because they really brought the ballroom to life. We also custom designed and created many of the wedding day details: our programs, our petal toss bags, our table numbers and all of the signage used throughout the venue. One of our favorite projects was the décor used in our ceremony tree. We strung crystals, glass votive lanterns, which held lit candles, and blush carnations from fishing line, all of which was strung so beautifully throughout the tree branches. We are also very proud of our favors, which doubled as our escort cards. Together with our families, we made and bottled limoncello and attached guests’ escort cards to the bottles. We are both Italian-American, and have spent lots of time living and traveling in Italy, so this was a special touch for us.

Our favorite wedding day memory is our first dance. We were nervous about dancing in front of an audience so we practiced some super simple choreography beforehand. While practicing we kept messing up, stepping on each other’s toes and we were nervous it wouldn’t be right on the day of! Plus, we were worried that Sal would step on my dress. When the time came, the dance went off without a hitch and we had a standing ovation from all of our guests! Our photographer snapped the most amazing photo of the dip and kiss and the end of the dance, which is one of our favorite photos from the whole wedding. Overall, everything went as planned and the day was more beautiful than we could have ever hoped.

Photography: Michelle Lange | Cinematography: McKenzie Miller Films | Florist: Westchester Floral Decorators | Cake: The Pastry Garden | Invitations: Paperless Post | Reception Venue: Highlands Country Club | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Hair: Delilah's Salon | DJ: Aria Melody | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Groom's Shoes: Calibrate | Wedding Dress Designer: Rivini | Wedding Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal

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Garden Glam Hudson Valley Wedding

I’ve always been a girl’s girl. The type who fusses over the frills and wears polka and pink with no shame…the stereotypical wedding blogger, if you will. So when miss Twah Dougherty of Style-Art-Life and Erin Braun Design passed along this soft, romantic Hudson Valley affair our way, my day was made about ten times over. Brace yourselves, SMPers, because this is the feminine garden wedding gone oh-so-glam.

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Fall
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Garden
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Romantic

From Twah… I must admit I was secretly star struck when I discovered that I would be shooting the wedding of Kurt Loder’s (An MTV Legend) son. As a child of the 80’s, I grew up watching MTV back in the day when they primarily played music videos. Anne wanted a bit of garden glam while Brendan wanted to incorporate a bit of rock with a heavy emphasis on great music and food. From listening to their vision, I introduced them to the wonderfully talented Erin Braun of Erin Braun Design which brought the entire styling of the day to life!

From Erin Braun Designs… As soon as I met Anne I fell head over heels for her wedding vision, her appreciation for all the lovely little details that make an event shine, and her love for Brendan since the age of 15. I was thrilled to be a part of creating this elegant, romantic, and memorable wedding that was beautifully photographed by Twah Dougherty!

Boscobel House and Gardens has one of the most breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley! The 18th century house and winding rose gardens created the perfect backdrop for this outdoor intimate wedding. This fun music-loving couple wanted to combine the sophistication of their life in New York City with a Tuscan garden-inspired styling to represent the Bride’s Italian roots. We created a palette of soft romantic tones of white, blush, dusty greens, and grey with touches of metallic. Succulents, Silver Brunia, and David Austin Roses were prominent and gorgeously styled by Stems. We used the Bride’s vintage family silver pieces as floral containers and accents to create beautifully unique tablescapes. I created hand painted watercolor invitations and paper details to compliment the soft and exquisite styling of the wedding.

Music is what brought Anne and Brendan together, so it was important to incorporate personal details that reflect their love for music and fashion and represent Brendan’s music and entertainment lineage. The bridal party walked down the aisle to a Nirvana compilation and they read the lyrics of “Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash during the ceremony. Each reception table had a fashion illustration by Verrier with lyrics from some of their favorite songs that represent them as a couple.

Feather details were incorporated throughout the wedding to add texture and whimsy. We strung metallic brushed feathers throughout the Herb Garden for a dramatic entrance into the reception. The Bride wore a stunning tulle gown by Badgley Mischka and I created a custom Venetian inspired crystal belt to complete her look. The guests enjoyed a gourmet, family style, farm-to-table meal using fresh local ingredients from the Hudson Valley. Venetian masquerade masks were passed out to each guest and everyone danced the night away! The images from Twah Dougherty truly capture how incredible Anne and Brendan’s wedding was!

Photography: Twah Dougherty Of Style-Art-Life | Videography: Kiss The Bride Films | Event Design: Erin Braun Design | Event Planning: Erin Braun Design | Florist: Stems | Wedding Dress: Badgely Mischka | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Jewelry: Mikimoto | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Caterer: Main Course Catering | Hair: Stacey Pitt | Style On B | Groom's Attire: Custom By Black Lapel | Groom's Shoes: Prada | Accomodations: The Roundhouse | Ceremony Belt: Sareh Nouri | Custom Hair Piece: Erin Braun Design | Custom Reception Belt: Erin Braun Design | Custom Wedding Band: Vale Jewelry | Estate & Garden: Boscobel | Flowergirl Dress: Olivia Kate Couture | Groom's Accessories: Alexander McQueen | Invitations & Stationary: Erin Braun Design | Makeup: Amanda Hudziak (amanda.hudziak@yahoo.com) | Music: Jarrell Entertainment | Reception Dress: Catherine Malandrino | Rentals: Events Unlimited | Save The Dates: Genevieve Walker | Table Illustrations: Verrier | Transportation: Mahogany Ridge

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