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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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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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Blush + Gold Black Tie Wedding

Erin Braun Design has officially made our wedding day dreams come true. For not only did she help Douglas and Jeanny plan the ultimate black tie affair, but she also was on hand every step of the way to ensure this day went off without a hitch. From ceremony to reception this stunning fete is sure to delight, and thanks to the ever so talented Christina Zen we’ve got it all to share in THE VAULT!

 

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From Erin Braun Design… Douglas and Jeanny were married on May 24, 2015 at Boscobel House & Gardens in Garrison, New York just a few miles from the bride’s childhood home. The historic 18th century estate, the winding garden paths and orangery, the hundreds of peonies and roses in full bloom, and the most breathtaking view of the Hudson River Valley was the perfect setting for this black tie Springtime soiree. Jeanny and Douglas described their vision as elegant, warm, and personal with an artistic simplicity. They dreamed of an impeccably executed event with an inviting and memorable atmosphere for their guests. With two sail cloth tents, rich rose gold and custom champagne linens, tufted white linen lounge furniture mixed in throughout the grounds, and the incredible talents of not one but two renowned groups of musicians, that is what they got and so much more! Representing the season and using small purveyors to incorporate the exceptional bounty that the Hudson Valley has to offer was important to Jeanny and Douglas. Guests were wined and dined with a gourmet garden to table four course meal using the freshest local ingredients. Lush seasonal blooms of clematis, peonies, and ranunculus highlighted the color palette of whites, fresh spring greens, peach, the softest shade of blush and touches of rose gold and gold metallics. Hundreds of floating white candles, hand dyed peach watercolor ribbons, and trailing asymmetric garlands of smilex were just a few of the accents on the long banquet style tablescapes. Couture made traditional gowns for both mothers, a larger than life display of hand made and hand painted paper flowers was a backdrop for the escort cards, and custom intricate laser cut wood fans for the ceremony were all incorporated into the day to represent both of their Korean backgrounds. Growing up in upstate New York, one of Jeanny’s fondest childhood memories was gazing at the incredible night skies. As guests watched the sunset over the Hudson River, the surrounding grounds were slowly lit up by hundreds of tea light candles to reflect the vast starlit sky and a favorite hometown memory!

From The Bride…Growing up in upstate New York, I always imagined how beautiful the Hudson River would be as a backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Today, I am still overwhelmed with gratitude and happiness that it was the backdrop and setting for mine. It was truly a childhood dream come true. Not only was the setting and weather perfect for the wedding, but the help my husband and I received that day and the months leading up to making it an event to remember in the fondest ways was absolutely the very best help anyone could ask for. The vendors all were so professional and worked well with each other to accommodate Douglas’ and my wishes, I must also mention how all the vendors – from the fantastic caterers, to the great ceremony musicians, to the exceptional band, to the amazing photographer – all thanked me for finding Erin Braun! Erin Braun was a godsend to me and Douglas, and I cannot express enough how much she made our wedding planning and the wedding day so remarkably smooth and genuinely enjoyable. I loved working with Erin from the very day I met her, and her sincerity, calming demeanor, sense of humor, vision, and professionalism stayed so constant throughout the entire planning process. Erin wears many hats; not only did she reach out to and manage logistics and timelines with all the vendors, she also designed our invitations, custom-made our gorgeous art installation escort card display, created the reception floorplan and seating lounge, and even hand-sewed my dress when it teared after the ceremony! I remember that moment, as well as the intricate details that showed how much care went into showcasing touches personal to me: my favorite flower at each place setting, the use of flickering lights in the grass to echo the night sky, the time carefully allotted to surprise my grandmother with her favorite song – to which she brought our guests to their feet when she grabbed the mic! I will always remember the wedding day as being the happiest and most special day, when my husband and I were showered with so much love and surrounded by such warmth in good company. I will also always be thankful to all those that made the day as wonderful as it was, and especially Erin for making wedding day dreams come true and for Christina for perfectly capturing every moment of a dream to cherish forever.

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Photography: Christina Zen Studio | Cinematography: Orange Films | Coordination: Erin Braun Design | Floral Design: Stems | Wedding Dress: Junko Yoshioka | Cake: Main Course Catering | Bride's Shoes: Anthropologie | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Main Course Catering | Hair And Makeup: Sachiko Yanase | Band: Heartbeat Dance Band | Groomsmen Attire: Baldwin Formals | Ceremony Music: Appassionata Players | Venue: Boscobel | Bridesmaids Hair And Makeup: Iris Makeup and Spa | Furniture Rentals: Bridge Props | Invitations & Stationery: Erin Braun Design | Linen Rentals: Nuage Designs | Photo Booth: Modern Photo Booth | Rentals: Party Rentals Ltd | Tent & Party Rentals: Events Unlimited Party Rentals

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Elegant Outdoor Hudson Valley Wedding

We first fell in love with this gorgeous couple when we came across their charming Manhattan engagement shoot. If it’s even possible, we’re more in love with them now than ever after seeing their glamorous Hudson Valley wedding. But with gorgeous invitations from Bella Figura, music from Jarrell Entertainment and breathtaking photography from Gabe Aceves, can you really blame us? Swoon over all the stunning details in the gallery.

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From the beautiful Bride… Brett and I live in New York City, but often spend our weekends seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. When searching for our wedding venue, we decided to look in the Hudson Valley, so that we could share the beauty we have admired during hikes together, with our friends and family. The day we decided to visit The Garrison was a logistical disaster; trains weren’t running, rental cars stopped working, and it was the middle of a heat wave. The moment we drove up to this venue we stopped arguing and stressing, looked at each other, and instantaneously knew this was the perfect venue for us.

In planning our wedding we tried to stay true to who we are as a couple. We both agreed that we wanted to focus on thanking our guests, and make the weekend a fun treat for all of them. We felt that this day was just as much a celebration of those people who have loved us, supported us, and been there throughout our seven years together, as it was about our love for each other. We decided to combine our new found love of crafting with that sentiment and ended up having such a fun year figuring out all the tiny details that went into the weekend.

Our first project was our save the dates. We wanted to break away from the traditional a little bit here, but also wanted something that was easy to display as a reminder of the big day. We eventually decided on custom screen printed kitchen towels. These were a huge hit with our guests, and it has been so very fun to see them displayed in everyone’s kitchens! From there, we continued to DIY little treats and goodies for our guests: dried lavender terra cotta escort cards, welcome totes, hangover kits, hotel door hangers, vintage handkerchiefs (for happy tears!), muslin bags with dried lavender, and personalized mason jar mug favors. Doing these things together was my favorite part of wedding planning. We spent so many weekends locked in our apartment in a mess of paper, lavender, and glue guns. In the end, the time spent doing it together, and the reactions from our guests made it all worth it.

When I went wedding dress shopping, I thought that I already knew the dress I wanted. When I went to try it on however, I didn’t feel that it was quite right. I spent some more time looking around until I found the most gorgeous beaded Manuel Mota for Pronovias dress. I immediately fell in love with the leaf beading that faded into the full tulle skirt with a chapel length train. The only problem was that this dress came with sheer long sleeves that didn’t feel right for me. Luckily after some brainstorming and expert tailoring the long sleeves were changed into shirred straps—the finished result was more beautiful than I had ever imagined it to be. I will forever cherish the smile on Brett’s face when he saw it on me for the first time during our private first look. My bridesmaids wore long chiffon dresses from Little Borrowed Dress in lavender (their choice) and ended up choosing different silhouettes and customizing their dresses to their taste and comfort. Their dresses were ethereal and looked gorgeous against the backdrop of the Hudson Valley.

Being in an interfaith relationship made our wedding a little bit complicated, but so much more interesting! It was very difficult to find two officiants that would represent both of our faiths, cultures, and families while also agreeing to work together during one ceremony. We were very lucky in finding our officiants, and the ceremony would not have been complete without both of them. After performing both Muslim and Jewish ceremonies, Brett and I read vows that we wrote to each other and walked down the aisle to a trio playing “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros while our guests showered us with dried lavender for good luck.

Our wedding day was perfect, and above all else so much fun. The both of us enjoyed every moment and woke up the next day exhausted from singing and dancing so hard with our loved ones. Every detail was a reflection of our love for each other as well as our families and friends.

Photography: Gabe Aceves Photography | Cinematography : Forged in the North | Floral Design: Petals by Alice | Wedding Dress: Elie Saab For Pronovias | Cake : The Pastry Garden | Invitations: Bella Figura | Bride's Shoes : Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Little Borrowed Dress | Makeup And Hair : My Makeup Artist Victoria | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Groomsmen Attire: Baldwin Formals | Venue: The Garrison | Bride's Jewlery : TEJANI | Bridesmaids' Robes : Z Create Design | Candy Bar : Sinfully Sweet Candy Buffet | DJ And Trio Musicians : Jarrell Entertainment | Groom's Shoes : Cole Haan | Logo: Starr Struck Studio | Photobooth : Modern Photo Booth | Screen Printing : Sincere Legends | Signage: Reasons2remember | Veil : Elie Saab For Pronovias | Vow Books: JottersandJournals

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