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Gold + Lucite + Green = Wedding Dreams.

If you’re looking to inject a bit of modern romance into your upcoming celebration, here you go. The ultimate wedding inspiration dreamed up by CCL Weddings And Events that you’ll want to share with your vendors pronto. From the lucite invitation, to the skyline ceremony, Ruth Eileen Photography has captured it all to share and we’ve got it waiting for you in The Vault!

From CCL Weddings And EventsWith a view of a skyline like this, the W Loft in Brooklyn is a minimalist space that naturally captures the beauty of New York amidst the hustle and bustle. For this styled shoot we featured elements such as marble, plexiglass and gold accents to represent the classic, modern bride who loves timeless styling and contemporary elements.

We wanted the reception table to be more than a table with a linen so we teamed up with Taylor Creative for their glass tabletop. Their leather benches and plexiglass armchairs were stunning with the table! Marble accents and gold dinnerware graced the furniture from Taylor Creative, while Wild Floral Designs brought life to the shoot by incorporating loosely gathered palm leaves into the florals. They also created an impeccable arch that was intentionally not connected to truly accent and frame the skyline behind the ceremony altar. Along with the leather benches used for seating and plexiglass boxes filled with fauna, the ceremony space was designed to have a clean look because the couple and the cityscape would be the signature touch to the overall look of the wedding. The model wore a jaw dropping gown from Sarah Seven, embodying nothing short of elegance. Sugar Couture designed and created a stylish marble cake to match the theme of the shoot. Small Paper Co designed a stunning invitation suite produced by Aether Workshop with an acrylic invitation and a gold mirrored backing. Any wedding event wouldn’t be complete without “his” and “hers” cocktails with custom cocktail stirrers designed and created by Letters to You that read “bottoms up” and “l’chaim.” Our team could not have created such a spectacular shoot without the help of all the talented vendors who made it all possible!

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Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Event Design: CCL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Wild Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Sugar Couture | Invitations: Small Paper Co. | Hair + Makeup: Face the Day NY: Makeup and Hair Services | Venue: W Loft | Calligraphy (bar menu): Skye Cho | Calligraphy (cake topper and cocktail stirrers): Letters To You | Film Processing: Aether Paper Co | Model: @lizandlavender | Rentals: Taylor Creative

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This Brooklyn Wedding is the Definition of Chic

This is one duo that knows how to throw a party.  In fact, when it came time to plan their Big Day, celebrating with good food, tasty cocktails and a whole lot of dancing was tops on their list of priorities. The result? A simply chic, fun-filled soiree that was as personal as it was pretty. Fall in love with every moment captured by Weddings by Two in THE VAULT right this way.

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Spring
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Al Fresco

From the Bride and Groom… Our vision was simple, we wanted to have great food (Lukas was a chef and is now a butcher), open bar and music that our guests could dance to all night.  We ultimately just wanted everyone (including ourselves) to have an amazing time. Since the Green Building was gorgeous to begin with, we were lucky that the place came alive with the addition of just a few lights.

We didn’t use a specific color palette. We only wanted our flowers to be seasonal with tons of color. Since we chose not to have a wedding party, we did not have to think of our bridesmaids or groomsmen’s outfits matching anything.

It was important for us to use the courtyard and have the ceremony outside. It was dream weather, flanked by rain the day before and the day after. We were really lucky. Leah used Pinterest ideas to incorporate photos in unique places throughout. We placed family photos inside old shutters. We also wanted Leah’s grandmother and Lukas’ grandfather, who are no longer with us, to somehow be remembered. We had photos of them on a special table with a note. Additionally, our photo booth was completely DIY, complete with props and selfie sticks.

We loved the Ketubah signing ceremony because it was a unique, private part that close family could be a part of.  We also loved dancing with friends and family (especially to Whitney Houston during our first dance).

Each table had a unique arrangement of flowers. We provided different size vases and mason jars to our florist, Sprout Home, so they could incorporate potted plants and succulents. It was stunning. Leah’s gown was from BHLDN. For the ceremony Leah wore a beaded topper (also from BHLDN) and took that off for the reception. The dress was simple but totally Leah’s style. Lukas’ suit was from Suit Supply, and he wanted something unique and colorful. He wanted a vest so he could take off the jacket when dancing but still look somewhat formal. We chose to have pies and cannoli’s for dessert (the whole thing was catered by Pies N Thighs), two dessert items that we love! Leah’s friend created a groom’s cake for Lukas with a Warrior’s theme because he is from Oakland and a huge fan. Our favors were homemade soaps (made by us) using rendered lamb fat from Lukas’ butcher shop. Don’t worry — they smelled of lavender.

Our main advice to couples planning their wedding would be to plan as much as you can, as early as you can, because things always come up last minute. Put trust in others (family, planner, photographer, caterer, florist) to do their job/task so you don’t have to do everything. Make sure you do what YOU want — its you and your husband’s wedding, no one else’s.

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Photography: Weddings By Two | Event Planning: Lindsey M. Events | Floral Design: Sprout Home | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Catering: Pies N Thighs | Hair + Makeup: Channing Reinert | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Venue: The Green Building

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A NYC Engagement Session that Will Make You Believe in Magic

April showers lead to May flowers, and in the case of this gorgeous engagement session from Rebecca Yale Photography, that couldn’t be more true. After a rainy morning in Brooklyn with their sweet pup, Mochi, Dustin and Dina headed to the cherry blossoms of Manhattan for a shower of pretty pink petals. Experience all the magic now in The Vault!


From Rebecca Yale PhotographyNew York City has been having a very rainy Spring, but Dina and Dustin didn’t let grey skies get in their way and hit the streets of their favorite neighborhood, Williamsburg, with umbrella in hand for some portraits with their adorable pup, Mochi. After a coffee stop at one of the bride’s favorite local haunts, Devocion, we headed into the city to catch the last of the cherry blossoms as the cascaded around them in the rain for a truly magical moment.

From The Bride…Our story begins three years ago as a serendipitous encounter where a Brooklyn girl meets a Dallas boy at the right place at the right time. On the night we met, we happened to be at the same bar; I went for a friend’s birthday and Dustin went for his. As he tells it, everything was in slow motion. He says that as the crowd parted, there I was laughing. Though finding love was far from my mind, this was unknowingly the start of our story.

Over the course of several months, we became long-distance friends. That friendship led us to attend a wedding together for his childhood friend. Coincidentally, the groom was from Dallas and the bride was from New York, who also happened to meet at the same bar as us. Either this was a sign or maybe it was the liquid courage, but I made the first move and kissed him. After that night, our long distance friendship became a long distance relationship. Long distance is not for the faint of heart, but when it’s real, it’s worth the work. 18 months later, and after countless flights, late-night calls, FaceTime, and hellos and goodbyes, he proposed last May where we first said “I love you.” Dustin was so nervous, he forgot to take the ring out of the box and just handed me the box instead. So he had to get back down on one knee, and try again.

Last spring, I came across Rebecca Yale’s Instagram and fell in love with her work, especially her utterly romantic pictures with the cherry blossoms. I knew I wanted to reach out to her and began to follow her, even before getting engaged. We had to wait a year for the cherry blossoms to return, and Rebecca made it so worth the wait.

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Bride's Shoes: Nike | Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co | Hair + Makeup: Sachiko Yanase | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Bride's Accesories: Kate Spade | Bride's Dress: Aritzia | Bride's Dress: Madewell | Bride's Purse: Chanel | Bride's Stilettos: Stuart Weitzmen | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan | Groom's Watch: Rolex | Location: Corcomroe Abbey | Nails: Emi Aoki | Silk Ribbons: Silk & Willow

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