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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.


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: Sugarflower Cake Shop | Stationery: The Printery | Hair & Makeup: Once Upon A Bride | Event Venue: The Kitchen Table NYC | Food Stylist: The Judy Lab | Gowns: Lovely Bridal Shop | Table Ware: Carol Hung

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Simple and Elegant Bouquet Inspiration + WIUP

Hello, lovelies! Alas, another week has come and gone. But whatever the weekend has waiting, we wanted to leave a good SMP taste in your mouth with some stunning florals from the talented ladies at Flower Girl NYC. Photographer Marjorie Prvl stumbled upon the Lower East Side establishment and, lucky for us, teamed up to create quite the gallery. So go. Be free. And take time to smell (er…look at) the roses.

From Marjorie Prvl Photography… In my search to expand my portfolio, I came across the talented ladies over at Flower Girl NYC and reached out to them. I asked them if they were interested in having me stop by the shop so that I could photograph a few of their bridal arrangements and they happily agreed. Their shop is located in the Lower East Side of New York. They crafted these simple but gorgeous arrangements for me to capture. Enjoy!

Photography: Marjorie Prvl Photography | Floral Design: Flower Girl NYC


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Traditional Manhattan Wedding

It never fails: I see the breathtaking work of Karen Wise and my entire heart turns to putty.  It’s just one of those givens in my day to day here at SMP, and this beautiful Manhattan affair?  I want it.  From the gorgeous stylings of James Abel Events to that stunning gown from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon to the bride whose smile lights up the entire room, it’s pure perfection.  See it all here.

And an amazing film from Clark + Walker Studio


From James Abel Events… When Dana and Stu were beginning to plan their wedding, there were several things that were important to them. Creating a fun, relaxed yet interesting environment for their guests was top on their list. Angel Orensanz was the perfect location with its unique architectural details and its wonderful open space. They decided to do long tables with white flowers. A “pop” of a russet color was used throughout the wedding including invitations and flowers to mirror Dana’s amazing red hair.

With Stu’s love of Steve McQueen and Dana’s of Audrey Hepburn, these elements were definitely going to be incorporated. During the cocktail hour, classic movies of both of these Hollywood icons were shown in the background. Finally, Stu’s other love… Bourbon! A variety of boutique bourbons were set up for guests to do tasting at their leisure. Overall, this wedding was one of the most unique, that totally embraced the couple and their interests.

Photography: Karen Wise Photography | Videography: Clark+Walker Studio | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Catering: Thomas Preti – Events to Savor | Band: Jerry Kravat New York | Hotel: Hotel On Rivington | Bridal Dress Salon: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon | Ceremony + Reception: Angel Orensanz Foundation | Event Planning, Floral Design & Decor: James Abel Events | Lighting Technician: Angel Orensanz Foundation

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