Rise and shine lovelies! After a weekend of celebrating, it’s time to give yourself a little chance to ease into the new year by indulging in this sweet as can be backyard beauty by Exquisite Affairs Productions. Completely calorie free yet full of eye candy – if I do say so myself, 2012 is looking pretty darn pretty already thanks to this darling fête! With a bride that looks flawless and a dashing groom who just looks heads over heels in love, the gallery is full of so many lovely images by Courtney Davidson I can’t think of a better way to welcome 2012! Happy Monday!





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From Exquisite Affairs ProductionsLauren & Jones were married at Lauren’s parents private residence in Oyster Bay (Long Island.) The ceremony was on the lawn, the cocktail hour on the pool deck, and the reception on the tented tennis court. This wedding was all about their family and friends. A friend officiated and another friend played the keyboard for the ceremony, keying Liszt’s Consolation No. 3 and Liebenstraum.

The cocktail hour food reflected the groom’s heritage – a mix of Lebanese and Jewish treats like: watermelon cups w/feta + zaatar, figs stuffed with tabouleh, delicious lamb kebobs with mint, lemon, and parsley, and chilled Morrocan tomato soup shots. The reception food reflected the bride’s heritage – Chinese & Korean. Guests feasted on Korean Beef Bar-B-Que, Chinese Noodles, and the show-stopper, a suckling pig.

Guests dined in a beautifully candle-lit tent with hanging bistro lights. They then danced the night away with laptop tunes from two of the couples’ friends. From beginning to end, it was all about feeling like “home” and it did help that hey were right at home!


Wedding Planning: Christine Viola of Exquisite Affairs Productions / Catering: The Raging Skillet / Flowers & Decor: Atlas Floral Decorators / Hair & Makeup: Natalya Chepura / Photographer: Courtney Davidson