A. Her dress. Can we talk about her dress? B. The first look. It really doesn’t get ANY better than that. And C. Um, the insanely beautiful reception. One part traditional elegance, one part New Orleans inspired goodness complete with a second line. Photographed by Antonio Rocha, this wedding is the very definition of pure, unabashed elegance. More here!
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From photographer, Antonio Rocha…The wedding of Ashley and Michael was one with a rich history, deep friendships, and memorable moments. Their wedding took place in the very beautiful NYIT de Seversky Mansion. Guests came from all over the world to witness this union.
During the ceremony, Ashley and Michael exchanged handwritten vows. Ashley’s Maid of Honor was her longtime friend, Ashley, who has witnessed the love couple has for each other first hand and knew Michael was in love with Ashley since the moment he met her. Michaels’s bestman, was his college friend, Kwame. They studied together at Harvard and have been friends ever since. Paying homage to their African roots, the couple jumped the broom after exchanging rings.
After the ceremony, the guest were escorted into the library where they had cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. After cocktail hour, the reception started with the traditional first dance soon followed by the New Orleans style second line around the mansion. Since Ashley is from New Orleans, it was a must for the wedding. It was an elegant and lovely wedding.
Photographer: Antonio Rocha | Videographer: Lesean Rowe | Florist: Pedestal Florist | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Sidney Garber | DJ: DJ Nix | Band: High and Mighty Brass Band | Mansion: NYIT de Seversky Mansion | Second Shooter: Anthony Presta
It’s been a week of absurdly pretty features, but can I let you in on a little secret? We might have saved one of the very best for last. Judy Pak, Loli Events and Matthew Ree are just a few of the big names behind this springtime swoonfest, and you can visit the full gallery for much, much more. Happy Friday, my dears! xoxo
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Lauren of Loli Events… Although brief, Springtime in New York is always rejuvenating and exciting. Everything feels brighter, happier and just full of life. This shoot captured exactly that with a perfect dose of glamour and whimsy. The beautiful grounds of the Old Westbury Gardens was a no- brainer as a backdrop. Everything there is lush, thoughtful and simply stunning. Our goal as luxury wedding vendors was to capture some serious beauty while having fun and enjoy the moment. It is so easy to get caught up and forget to pause and take in your surroundings. This shoot is dedicated to creating a bit of wanderlust and a need to just take a slow deep breath.
Photography: Judy Pak | Photography: Matthew Ree | Floral Design: Tashi & Bobo | Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: Ana Parzych | Hair Stylist: Seonghee Park | Bridal Boutique: Gabriella New York | Dress Rental: Little Borrowed Dress | Hair Pieces: Emily Riggs | Makeup : Seunghyn Seo Of KAKABOKA | Props/Tabletop: Trove of Poppies and Posies | Styling/Table Set Design: Loli Events | Wedding Venue: Old Westbury Gardens
Last Chance to enter Modcloth’s Wedding Styles Contest
Honeymoon Funds from Traveler’s Joy
Williams-Sonoma’s Annual Dream Registry Sweepstakes
A Pave Diamond Disc Necklace from The Clay Pot
TWO sets of loungewear to TWO lucky SMPers from Duffield Lane
A set of flashcards from Learn to Speak Wedding
Don’t miss this week’s DISCOUNTS…
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
For our Australia brides… Don’t forget to enter to win an engagement session at South Curl Curl beach from Poli Weddings
For our California brides… Discounts from Jonathan Young Weddings and Dr. Diaz.
For our Canada Brides…Discounts from Blush & Gray, Renata De Thomasis and Christine Arnold Photography
For our Midwest brides… Discounts from reStyled Vintage Rentals and La Belle Fleur Events
For our New England Brides… A discount from Aster B. Flowers
For our Southwest Brides…Make sure to RSVP to Chateau Cocomar’s Royal Occasion Bridal Open House (This weekend!)
For our Tri-State brides…Don’t forget to enter to win Photography + Videography Collection from NST Pictures and discounts from New Museum, Femina Photo + Design, NY Smile Specialists and HowAboutWe for Couples PLUS don’t miss Gabriella New York’s Winter Sample Sale!
And of course, this week’s lucky winner…
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This wedding right here? It’s exactly why I love New York weddings. It’s sleek + sophisticated, chock-full of heartwarming moments and overflowing with that garden party meets traditional style I simply love to see. In other words, it’s pure perfection with an added dose of floral awesomeness from Blush Designs and a NYIT De Seversky Mansion setting that is simply breathtaking. Oh, and the beautiful gallery captured by Brklyn View Photography? Amazing. Join me there for all of the pretty.
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From Brklyn View Photography… The NYIT De Seversky Mansion was the perfect location to celebrate Tiffany and Cliff’s modern, romantic and elegant wedding. Tiffany wore a stunning Mark Ingram Atelier wedding gown that her mother hand-beaded just to give it that extra sparkle. It took her almost two weeks to complete! Throughout the day, it rained on and off but once Tiffany started to put on her wedding dress, the sun came out to say hello. It was also just in time for their sweet & stunning First Look. Cliff looked as dashing as ever in his tuxedo and wore his lucky beaded bracelet just for the days festivities. During their ceremony, the sun came back out to fill the garden room with a kiss of light, and it felt as if they were being blessed at the very moment they became husband and wife. During their reception, Cliff sang two songs to his lovely wife as a special gift just for her. The newlyweds danced the night away surrounded by their friends and family. I’m so thrilled I could be there and capture their wedding day for them. It was truly a magical celebration! Congratulations Tiffany and Cliff!
Photographer: Brklyn View Photography | Cinematography: Kiss the Bride Films | Florist: Blush Design NY | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: the Dessy Group | DJ: Rhythm of the Night Entertainment | Officiant: Janine Burns | String Quartet: Dolce Vita Strings | Bridal Boutique: Mark Ingram Atelier | Hair + Makeup: VickyC5 | Second Photographer: Mekina Saylor | Venue: NYIT De Seversky Mansion
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is a member of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page