Combine a lovely wedding gown with stunning veils and chic lingerie and you just can’t go wrong. Created and styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos, with delicate florals supplied by Blooms By The Box and props from Little Vintage Rentals, this bridal boudoir shoot is overflowing with pretty. As we cozy up with winter, I’m keeping this gallery bookmarked for endless inspiration for the dreary days ahead.
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From Little Vintage Rentals
… There is nothing quite as delicate as flowers and of course, a bride-to-be. For this bridal portrait + fine art boudoir we drew inspiration from vintage botanical prints. Teeming with a fresh color palette of peach, pink and yellow our bride glows in modern lingerie, a tailored wedding gown and the softest veils all captured beautifully by Kate Ignatowski.
Photography: Kate Ignatowski | Wedding Dress: Tatyana Merenyuk | Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop | Invitations: Bella Figura | Make Up: Anny Chow | Hair: Andy Tseng | Flowers Provided By: Blooms By The Box | Garter: Florrie Mitton | Lingerie + Robe: Zinke | Model: Alexis Katsafanas | Ribbon: Midori Ribbon | Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos | Veils: Jaclyn Jordan | Venue: Private Residence | Vintage Props: Little Vintage Rentals
Sparkly bridesmaids dresses in shades of blush, cream, and gold, bright bouquets of peonies and one amazing cake makes this summer wedding an SMP homerun. With Cassi Claire capturing every perfectly pretty moment and Oakjo Wedding Films getting all the live action, this celebration (and this gallery) has become my new official happy place.
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From The Bride… Even before Matt and I got engaged, we always wondered where we would have our wedding given that our families are 3 hours apart. We came up with the idea of getting married somewhere between our two families to make it convenient and also have the opportunity to explore a new area. Once we got engaged, we stuck to that idea and looked at a bunch of venues between Long Island and Albany, NY. When we came across Highlands Country Club in Garrison, we knew immediately that it was the clear winner. It had everything we could have hoped for – a charming, intimate feel with so many gorgeous, easy-going details, and an absolutely stunning outside veranda. It was perfect for us and set the tone so well for the rustic chic theme we had in mind.
Once we booked Highlands Country Club everything fell into place in terms of our décor and little details. Since we were getting married in June, we wanted to keep the color scheme very light and whimsical with pops of beautiful soft corals and pinks. For our wedding inspiration, we looked to Martha Stewart and the beautiful real weddings on Style Me Pretty to come up with the little ideas we knew we wanted to try. Throughout the months of our wedding prep we always tried to keep it simple and fun, focusing on just a few things at a time so that it never got too overwhelming. With the help of our amazing vendors and a few exciting DIY projects, everything we imagined seemed to fall into place so effortlessly. As our wedding drew closer, one of the most rewarding parts of the planning was seeing all of our details come together in a way that was even better than we had pictured it. From the intimate, happy setting to the light-hearted, fun feel, everything really felt perfect. Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be and so much more.
Photography: Cassi Claire | Videography: Oakjo Wedding Films | Floral Design: The Rosery Flower Shop | Wedding Cake: Molly Gallo | Invitations: Lion In The Sun | Ceremony Venue: Church Of St. Joachim-St. John The Evangelist | Reception Venue: Highlands Country Club | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Engagement Ring: Jewels & Gems | Entertainment: L.I. Nights Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bride's Dress: Theia | Bride's Make-Up: Amanda Filli | Bridesmaid's Dress: Rachel Pally | Bridesmaid's Dress: Joanna August | Bridesmaid's Dress: Amsale | Bridesmaid's Dress: BCBG Max Azria | Bridesmaid's Dress: Aidan Mattox | Escort Card Stand: Floras Avenue | Escort Cards: Calligraphy By Cathy | Groom Morning Location: Whistling Willies Restaurant And Bar | Groom's Watch: Raymond Weil | Hair & Make-Up: Ambiance Salon And Day Spa | Macaron Favors: Kiss My Cake | Programs: DIY | Table Numbers, Card Box, Guestbook: Morgann Hill Designs | Transportation: Silver Star Limousine | Veil & Sash: Angela's Bridal | Wedding Rings & Pearl Bracelet: Hannoush Jewelers
If you ever thought you couldn’t have a Birthday Brunch that was glamorous, well think again. Makini of Makini Regal Designs and Lauren of Elle’s Couture Events planned and designed this soiree that is fit for a queen. From the gold details to the bright pops of fresh autumn color, this celebration photographed by Amy Anaiz Photography puts drama back in brunch. Check out the rest of the celebration right here.
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From Amy Anaiz … To celebrate both Makini’s birthday as well as the bounty of the season, Makini of Makini Regal Designs and Lauren of Elle’s Couture Events planned and designed the perfect brunch for twelve special guests at Dorsett, an intimate gathering space in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn NY. They created this fall-inspired, glam tablescape using a rich palette of ivory, gold, orange and a pop of teal.
Makini designed lush, over-the-top floral centerpieces that wowed the guests upon arrival and created a dramatic focal point for the space. Ivory sequins linen and gold and cream chargers from BBJ Linen, paired with ghost chairs with custom monogram decals by LBV Designs, brought this tablescape to life while keeping it fresh, minimal and modern. Pear accents were also incorporated at each place setting as a pop of seasonal flair. Lauren hand dipped each pear in a gleaming, crushed glass glitter for just the right amount of opulence.
Each guest took home the sparking pears as a keepsake. Gold menu cards, done by Royale Amethyst, were also added to complete each place settings. From the signature cocktail to the decadent brunch menu, Chef Mike Valli infused pear flavors that left guests wanting more. Gone are the days of pumpkin filled tables. This fall-inspired, glam tablescape will make you savor the splendor of fall.
Photography: Amy Anaiz Photography | Cakes: J'adore Cakes | Catering: Chef Mike Valli | Customized Themed Décor (Cake Topper, Chair Decals & Drink Stir: LBV Designs | Event Planning & Event Design: Elle's Couture Events | Florals & Event Design: Makini Regal Designs | Makeup: Camara A Unique | Mini Cake Favors : From Cupcake With Love | Stationary (Menu Cards & Bar Sinage): Royale Amethyst | Table Linen, Napkins & Chargers: BBJ Linen | Venue: DorsettBK