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Enchanted Garden Engagement Party Inspiration

I’m jealous of all the NYC ladies out there, having The Kitchen Table so close by to host events. A gorgeous space with unlimited possibilities, and the best part? When it’s time to clean up, you just head home. But I’ve a feeling I’d never want to actually leave an engagement party like this, captured by Orange Blossom Photography. With all this pretty, I’d be quite happy staying put for quite awhile.

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From Orange Blossom PhotographyThis photo shoot will inspire you to bring the charming simplicity of a garden indoors to your table for an intimate engagement party. We took a few style cues from The Great Gatsby with our gold dress choice, and the styling of our drinks. We did a dress change to show an even more light and feminine option.

We focused on the details of showing this new space in New York as an enchanted, yet glamorous, place for a bride-to-be to host an intimate engagement party. We wanted to take the rustic element of the reclaimed wooden table and chairs, and show how you can make it feminine and glamorous. We used elements of gold and textured one-of-a-kind dishes trays and chargers to bring this space to life. We used pale peach flowers and bold bright pink flowers to add femininity to the rustic and masculine space.

The green floral garland running down the length of the table was a key element in the table design by Judy. It softens the space. We decided to create another dimension to the table by making the hanging garland above the table. It really brings the outdoors in. We like the idea of hanging garland instead of building large arrangements on a table which make it harder for people to talk across a table. This helps the environment stay intimate, yet visually interesting. The slice of cake is styled with blackberries to further show the idea of a delicate and pretty environment. Small plates of bite sized food are featured so you can see another aspect of delicate and detail oriented food styling that Judy Kim can do for you at The Kitchen Table NYC.

All of the delicate florals were hand created by Judy Kim, of the Judy Lab. She was also the amazing food stylist. Our two glamorous dresses are by Lovely Bride in Tribecca. Our beautiful and petite delicious cake was created by Amy, owner at the Sugar Flower Cake Shop in Manhattan. Our amazing models hair and makeup look was stunningly created by Stacey Weinstein and her team at Once Upon A Bride. Our classic stationery was custom made by Supattra Samanyaphon of The Printery in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

The Kitchen Table NYC, features an intimate space where you hire your own chef to prepare a custom meal or hours d’oeuvres for your guests. Our goal was to make the space feel enchanted and feminine and bring the outdoors in.

Photography: Orange Blossom Photography LLC | Floral Design: The Judy Lab | Cake: Amy At Sugar Flower Cake Shop | Stationery: The Printery | Hair & Makeup: Stacey Weinstein | Event Venue: The Kitchen Table NYC | Food Stylist: The Judy Lab | Gowns: Lovely Bride | Table Ware: Good Light Props

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Casually Elegant Brooklyn Engagement Session

Isn’t this just the cutest couple ever? From her tulle skirt to this groom-to-be’s dapper look, they have adorable all figured out. Brklyn View Photography was lucky enough to hang out with them one morning and hit up some of Brooklyn and NYC’s best picture taking spots, and we’re the lucky ones that get to see every snapshot and smile.

From Brklyn View Photography… I’m excited to submit Cara and Rob’s super cute Brooklyn engagement session for your kind consideration. I absolutely love Cara’s blush tulle skirt and Rob’s dapper style. They are one stylish couple! 

On a bright fall morning, I met Cara and Rob at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge for their engagement session. Cara told me over the phone that her and Rob don’t really do “casual” so when she showed up in an adorable blush colored tutu, I was super excited! Aren’t they the sweetest? We walked around DUMBO, visited the Brooklyn Bridge before heading over to the Manhattan to end their engagement session in the West Village. The happy couple are getting married in South Carolina and wanted their engagement photos to be in the city where they fell in love. They love to laugh and make each other smile which clearly comes out in their gorgeous photos. I’m so thrilled I could be part of their love story and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!

Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Venue: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Romantic Central Park Boathouse Wedding

We get a double treat today m’dears with not one, but two, CLY BY MATTHEW romantic weddings. We soaked up some modern romance at Studio 405 this morning and now this summer celebration here not only has us dreaming of sunny skies ahead but warms our hearts with just one glance at these two lovebirds. NYC is the magical picture perfect place today and I’m loving every bit of it.


From Matthew & Bo Of CLY BY MATTHEWThis is a beautiful, classic and romantic wedding at the Central Park Boathouse.

The Bride wanted to incorporate many family elements in her details. The candlesticks used were given from her great-grandmother, the wine glass belonged to her great-grandparents and even the chuppah was made with her great-grandmother’s table cloth.

The general theme of the day was “from generation to generation,” celebrating the people who came before them.

Photography: Matthew & Bo Of CLY BY MATTHEW | Event Planning: Katie Berger | Floral Design: Lenox Hill Florist | Grooms Attire: Brooks Brothers | Hair: Stacy From Styles On B | Hotel: Essex House | Invitations: Designers Fine Press | Makeup: Stacie Ford | Videography: First Day Films | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Wedding Venue: The Loeb Central Park Boathouse  Band: Silver Arrow Band 

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Modern + Romantic New York City Wedding

I’m not surprised that this beautiful Bride is an interior designer; she has quite an eye. With the gorgeous florals by Occasion 9 spread throughout Studio 405, this modern venue becomes uber romantic and the perfect backdrop for this stylish love fest. Matthew and Bo of CLY BY MATTHEW snapped up every NYC moment and every morning would be better starting out with pretty pics like these.


From Matthew & Bo of CLY BY MATTHEWKaren and David’s wedding was a perfect NYC wedding.

Their apartment with a beautiful NYC skyline view was just a few blocks away from The Empire State Building and their reception venue, Studio 450. Karen got ready at the Gramercy Park Hotel with its beautiful romantic decor. Her details were all so gorgeous and stylish. From her beautiful organic bouquet and her invitations with calligraphy to her vintage-inspired ring.

Karen and David really wanted to incorporate all the beautiful historical locations in NYC for their wedding photo shoot. They even rented a vintage cab to go around the city to take pictures, which was such a cute idea.

After the ceremony, we stopped by Central Park for bridal party pictures, and then Karen and David also stopped by the New York Public Library for few pictures alone. When we got to Studio 450, they even let us up the rooftop to get more pictures of the skyline of NYC.

The bride is an interior designer, and she had impeccable taste in what she wanted for her wedding day. Her wedding was chic, romantic and modern! The floral arrangements were stunning, and the dessert bar was set up perfectly. The rest of the night was full of fun and dancing!

Photography: Matthew & Bo Of CLY BY MATTHEW | Floral Design: Occasion 9 | Calligraphy: Julia Bez | Catering: Real Food | Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Xavier | DJ: Dj Kahn | Desserts: BAKED | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Hotel: Gramercy Park Hotel | Invitations: Darling Press | Makeup: Tara Zielenski | Photo Booth: Modern Photo Booth | Reception Venue: Studio 450 | Vintage Cab: Film Cars | Wedding Dress: Edgardo Bonilla

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Modern Brooklyn Bridge Engagement Shoot

With a love story straight out of the movies, it’s only fitting that this gorgeous couple chose one of New York City’s most iconic locations for their picture-perfect engagement shoot. Walking hand-in-hand from DUMBO across the Brooklyn Bridge, Brian and Janet looked every bit the part, as photographer Kat Harris captured every amazing moment here!

From the Kat HarrisBrian lived in Pittsburgh and Janet was editor of Verily Magazine in New York City. Brian’s sister decided to play matchmaker, and told him about this amazing gal in the city. Soon after he bought a flight to NYC to meet this gal (I know it sounds like a movie right…but it gets better). Their first date went so well, that they decided to have date two the whole next day. It’s safe to say by the end of the weekend their romance was in full swing. For months they were long distance, flying back and forth to visit each other, and then Brian proposed. Brian and Janet are two of the sweetest people, and are getting married this fall. It was such a gift to spend the afternoon in DUBMO with them, I mean honestly…how cute are they?

Photography: Kat Harris