Cupcakes, champagne and a talented photographer (the oh-so-wonderful Rebecca Yale) capturing every last beautiful moment… if this isn’t the world’s most romantic proposal, then I don’t know what is. I guess that’s what happens when the fabulous city streets of Tribeca meet a duo this adorable and this in love… complete awesomeness. See every love-filled moment right here.
From Rebecca Yale Portraits… I am thrilled to share with you the beautiful proposal of Jeff and Lindsay in Tribeca. Jeff contacted me about a month before he wanted to propose telling me he’d like to propose to his girlfriend and have photographs of the special moment.
Jeff and Lindsay have lived in Tribeca for three years and he wanted the proposal to be in the neighborhood that meant so much to them. We discussed all their favorite places – Marc Forgione, Warren 77 and Duane Park before settling on the quiet classic Tribeca street – Collister. It is a small cobblestone street that lights up beautifully in the late afternoon light. Jeff told Lindsay they were meeting friends at a bar and as they walked down from their apartment together he went on bended knee in the middle of the street to propose and of course Lindsay said yes! After the proposal Jeff set up another surprise of champagne and cupcakes for the two of them to enjoy just a couple blocks away at Duane Park patisserie, which they ate as the sun was setting over Tribeca. Truly a magical proposal straight out of a movie!
Photography: Rebecca Yale Portraits | Restaurant: Duane Park Patisserie
I profess my love for timeless elegance quite a bit on the pages on SMP, but can you really blame me when weddings like this one from Melani Lust fall perfectly in that category? I don’t think you can. After one look at this (beautiful) Bride’s Romona Keveza gown or their reception overflowing with perfectly timeless florals from Pennington Flowers, and you’ll be joining the timeless elegance fan club too. See it all here.
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From Melani Lust
… I have for you a fresh, sunny wedding in a venue in the Hamptons, not often used for weddings: Wolffer Estate Vineyard. The bridesmaids got ready in crisp, white shirts, each with a personalized monogram. The bride wore a regal Romona Keveza dress, which took everyone’s breath away. Then, she slipped in to a fabulous reception shift. The bride and groom exchanged vows in a charming and quaint Bridgehampton church before heading to the venue in a classic antique car. This wedding is filled with candid moments and soft pink details. The light in the vineyard was particularly amazing and shifted each hour.
From the Bride… As soon as we were engaged on the beach in Sagaponack, we knew that an East End wedding was a must. My family has spent over 40 years on the east end and was excited by our choice. We were so excited to have Melani Lust as our photographer to capture the sheer beauty of what was a picture perfect day with a crystal blue sky, a purple twilight and clear spring evening.
While planning our wedding we wanted our guests to feel as if they were at a classic, elegant dinner party followed by a late night dance party. Wolffer Estate proved to be the perfect setting and backdrop for our magical day. As soon as my husband and I arrived at Wolffer Vineyard on our wedding day, we were overhwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the venue. Tabletops of peonies and hydrangeas combined with gold mercury votives and set against the sage custom runners were the delicate tabletop touch we had envisioned. We had Wolffer install chandeliers which were then hung with greenery to give an even more gentle and ethereal green touch. Our florist Jeff Pennington had gone beyond any expectations!
Upon arrival guests were greeted with a welcome cocktail of Wolffer’s famous Rose. Southsides were also served from a mix handmade by my husband and delivered to the venue early the morning of the wedding. Guests were able to stroll the vineyard while sipping a cocktail and indulging in fabulous hors’ douveres. Our band Code Bleu was one of our favorite parts about the wedding. They kept everyone rocking all night long and allowed us to have the dance party we had hoped for! The outdoor bar in the vineyard was another aspect that we loved, as we could mingle with guests among the vines and enjoy the fabulous night sky.
One of my favorite aspects of our wedding was my dress. Originally not what I had in mind at all, I traveled to a bridal salon to try on a dress my maid of honor had found over a year before! After realizing it wasn’t the dress for me and about to leave, I caught my Ramona Kevecza dress out of the corner of my eye. As soon as I put it on, I realized I had found it. I absolutely adore the fact that it was completely different from any dress I had seen in any magazine, or on any bride I had EVER seen. It completely reflected the classic elegance I was aiming for. I truly believe that the dress I chose illustrated the sheer timelessness of our whole wedding!
Photography: Melani Lust Photography | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Flowers: Pennington Flowers | Cake: Fresh Flavors Catering | Invitations: The Pear Tree Shop, by William Arthur | Reception Venue: Wolffer Estate Winery | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Hair and Makeup: Crimson Salon | Ceremony Chamber Music: East End Chamber | Church: Queen of the Holy Rosary, Bridgehampton, NY | Day of Wedding Coordinator: The Wedding Sitter | Dress Salon: Manhasset Bridal Salon | Groom Attire: Ralph Lauren | Reception Music: Code Bleu
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For years, we’ve swooned over the magical events and weddings crafted by designer Jung Lee. With an incredible eye and an inspired mix and match aesthetic, Jung Lee has opened a brand-new NYC shop and online boutique featuring luxury home goods and entertaining essentials, perfect for couples looking for their dream registry. Focusing on the customer’s own lifestyle and routine, Jung makes it fun and easy to register for gorgeous items that blend function with design!
The idea for an inspired and exciting registry option came to Jung after years of listening to her brides complain about the how cookie cutter and forced the process felt. According to Jung, “Registering should be one of the most exciting experiences of the planning process. If it doesn’t feel that way, something is wrong. My store makes registry fun and meaningful; as you are creating you lifestyle together!” Jung Lee’s approach to registry begins with the couple — their personal style and how they live, dine and entertain. From there, Jung and her team work together with couples to build their highly-personalized registry.
Jung and her team will meet one-on-one with you (expect ample snacks, beverages, and a priceless education on how to dine at home) where you will play around with a variety of tabletop vignettes, taking into consideration what you already own, what you will inherit, and what you plan to add in the future. Combining fine China and high-end pieces with more casual everyday items, Jung Lee helps clients create a personal style based on their needs that is beautiful, effortless and totally functional.
To enhance the registry experience, Jung has travelled the world for unusual, luxe items that are practical for everyday use, but beautiful enough to be passed down for generations. Every item blends function with incredible design and the loft-like concept shop, located in Manhattan’s trendy NoMad neighborhood, offers everything from flatware pieces and furniture to lighting, priced from $6 to $4600. According to Jung, “Whether you are ordering takeout for two, or cooking a holiday meal for twenty, the fundamentals are the same: make it personal and have fun.” Pretty awesome, if you ask me! Pop over to the concept shop at 25 West 29th Street, New York, New York or head over here to start your online wish list! Enjoy, lovelies! xo