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This Is What a “Luxury Camp” Wedding Looks like and It’s Safe to Say We’re Obsessed.

When we heard the theme was “luxury camp”, we had no idea what to expect… but with a dream team like Loli Events and Oleander Curated, there was no doubt about it – it was going to be good. There couldn’t have been a more beautiful place for this adorable couple to tie the knot than Cedar Lakes Estate. Think a romantic first look by the lake, a hillside ceremony and a cozy covered reception. Lauren Fair Photography worked her magic yet again and graced us with this stunning full gallery of details – don’t miss out on all the heavenly details (plus the cutest petal bar you’ll 100% want to steal)

From the bride… As someone who plans and executes events for a living, I was eager to start putting together my wedding mood board and color palette the moment Tarek proposed! It was such a surreal experience dreaming the day up, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it alone. Finding my wedding vendors was a task I took very seriously and took my time doing the research. Every vendor I selected was carefully thought out and added a very special element to our wedding. I knew that I had to create the perfect dream team for the big day and am so lucky to say that I did. I had been a huge fan of Lauren Fair and Oleander Curated for a while – I could just see through their work how much chemistry they had working together. With Lauren Fair’s dreamy aesthetic and Oleander’s exquisite attention to detail, they were able to create a fairytale wedding that I am forever grateful for. 

Rachel from Loli Events was always a step ahead of each task the entire weekend – I didn’t have to worry about a single detail. Our videographer, Em Rehm is a dear friend of mine who I worked with for years in my professional career – it was really cool having her there to film something so personal. One of my most special vendors was my hairstylist, Steven Picciano. Steven has been my best friend since the 2nd grade and has been part of every milestone in my life – but this by far was my most favorite yet. Having him by my side the entire day from prepping my hair to placing the veil on my head was just so special and something I’ll never forget. Cedar Lakes Estate was the first venue Tarek and I looked at and we just knew the second we pulled up to the property – this was it! Owners, Stephanie and Lisa Karvellas from the start made us feel as though we were family. Their team went above and beyond throughout the entire process and couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else. 

Throughout the weekend, the high level of service, the guest-centric experience, and the excellent food and beverages were amazing. Since Cedar Lakes Estate is a venue that allows guests to stay on property – the entire weekend felt like one big vacation with our closest family and friends who traveled all over the world to celebrate our marriage. We hosted all of our events on property – rehearsal dinner, welcome drinks, ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, after party and farewell brunch. Many of our guests would would say “This is the best weekend of my life!” which is exactly what Tarek and I wanted to achieve. 

On Saturday, our guests woke up and had breakfast in the pavilion and later joined for a workout class hosted by the bride’s Maid of honor by the lake. For those who wanted to retox instead of detox, the bride and groom hosted a Bloody Mary and mimosas bar by the pool which kicked off the lawn games and blob. Later in the afternoon guests enjoyed a pop up beer garden that was set up inside Cedar Lakes Estates vintage Ford truck. 

I had been very nervous about reciting my personalized vows to Tarek in front of all our family and friends – however the moment my dad and I locked arms, walked down the aisle and I saw Tarek standing there – I knew I’d be able to tackle my fears. After the ceremony was over, we were able to sneak a peek of the barn before all of our guests arrive. It was one of the moments I was waiting for after a year and 8 months of planning. Cynthia and David from Oleander Curated truly took my breath away – and flawlessly brought every single vision and detail to life. 

Photography: Lauren Fair Photography | Videography: Emily Rehm / InspireByEm | Event Planning: Loli Events | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Invitations: Wide Eyes Paper Co. | Reception Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate | Catering: Cedar Lakes Estate | Lighting: Event Lights | Band: Around Town Entertainment | A/V: Legato Av | Bridal Party Hair + MU: True Beauty Marks | Bride Hair: Steven Picciano | Bride Makeup: Willow House Beauty | Creative Direction, Styling + Florals: Oleander | Day of Paper Goods: Wide Eyes Paper Co. | Specialty Event Rentals: Oleander

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This Bride Had Not One, But Two Designer Wedding Gowns!

Montauk, an East Coast favorite for Summer vaca’s but what about absolutely romantic Spring weddings, like today’s soiree at Gurney’s Montauk Resort?! All Who Wander Event Design planned a fully packed wedding weekend from an intimate rehearsal dinner to a farewell brunch, and of course the big day which incorporated fully bloomed cherry blossoms and stunning hanging floral chandeliers crafted by Designs By Ahn. Head on over to the full gallery and check out all of the dreamy beach photos by Brklyn View Photography!

From Brkyln View PhotographyIs there anything more romantic than getting married in one of the most beautiful places on earth? I didn’t think so either. Jing and Bob fell in love with Montauk and when they got engaged, they knew it was the perfect location for their magical wedding. The couple chose the luxurious Gurney’s Montauk Seawater Resort & Spa to host their weekend celebration!

The couple brought on All Who Wander Events to design, plan, and coordinate their wedding. It was a full weekend away in the Hamptons that started with an intimate rehearsal dinner, followed by their wedding day, and concluding with a goodbye brunch. Nicole, from All Who Wander Events, has incredible style and it was a thrill to be working together again for another spectacular wedding in the Hamptons. The cherry blossoms had just begun to bloom out east and we were lucky enough to have a few trees on the waterfront property to use in their wedding photos.

The bride wore a stunning wedding gown from Pronovias with a long lace train and changed into a second wedding dress during the reception by Berta. Designs by Ahn created the most beautiful, take your breath away, pink, blush, and muted mauve floral arch for the couple’s wedding ceremony. It was a show stopper! The couple was married on the Forward Deck at Gurney’s which overlooks the ocean officiated by one of their closest friends. It was a moving and meaningful ceremony for the newlyweds! After the ceremony and before cocktail hour began, we went down to the beach for a few sunset photos with our toes in the sand. How gorgeous is Jing’s Berta dress? Stunning!

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour outside before entering the white tented reception space. Silver Arrow Band lit up the dance floor! The couple’s initials were on display on the dance floor in a gold monogram under a hanging flower and light installation from Designs by Ahn. Jing and Bob danced the night away with their closest family and friends. It was so much fun being with them for their wedding weekend and honored to capture this incredible moment in their lives.

Photography: Jainé Kershner Photography | Videographer: Frank Ahn Films | Wedding Planner: All Who Wander Event Design | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Cake: Sugar Sugar Custom Cakes | Invitations: Whimsy B Paperie | Reception Venue: Gurneys Resort Spa | Brides Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Band: Silver Arrow Band | Groomsmen's Attire: Enzo Custom | Brides Dress: Pronovias | Brides Second Dress: Berta | Hair & Makeup Artist: Sarah Ahn | Linens: BBJ La Tavola

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You’re Going to Want to Steal This Touching and Adorable Escort Card Idea!

Take one look at the towering trees, green grass and lush gardens surrounding this gorgeous venue and you’d never guess it’s located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. The bride’s regal cape, their creative lantern escort cards and the jaw-droppingly beautiful reception are just a few of our favorite things about this wedding day planned to perfection by Details by Gina. Get your pinning fingers ready and head to the full gallery captured by Merari Teruel Photography for s major dose of inspo.

From Merari Teruel PhotographyLindsay and Jay had a very specific vision for their wedding day: beautiful, classic and natural. They chose to host their big day at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and opted for a fresh, greenery-filled vibe to compliment the venue. 

Despite having an outdoor garden wedding, Lindsay and Jay still wanted to keep the event sophisticated. Lindsay’s gorgeous Pronovias gown and cape helped them do just that! They also brought in a swing band that played classic crooner and swing music throughout cocktail hour and the reception.

Designs by Ahn helped them keep the event fresh and elegant into the reception at the Palm House by infusing clean and crisp white linens and chairs with complimentary white, ivory and green centerpieces of varying heights and shapes. 

Their escort card was placed in the middle of the dance floor and each guest had a designated lantern that guided them into their table, named after a particular city that was close to Jay and Lindsay’s hearts. 

With just their siblings as their wedding party, they exchanged vows in front of a gorgeous tree and then spent the night dancing the night away with their loved ones. Exactly what they had wanted all along!

Photography: Merari Photography | Event Planning: Details Wedding Coordination | Florist: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Catering: Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Band: New York City Swing | Photo Booth: Mir Mir | Video: Reel Feels Production

This NYC Venue Is the Perfect Industrial Chic Space You’ve Been Searching For!

When industrial-chic meets enchanted garden – the results are truly breathtaking, and this wedding is proof of just that! If you’re in NYC, you know there’s no better place than The Foundry to pull off this timeless look, thanks to its charming exposed brick walls and climbing ivy at every turn. Vision Event Co. brought the bride and groom’s dream to life by bringing the outdoors in, with a little help from Ivie Joy Flowers who transformed the space with spectacular hanging installations and a wow-worthy arbor. Head on over to the full gallery to see the magic unfold – all captured by CLY BY MATTHEW!

From CLY BY MATTHEW… The couple met in the med school, started dating and finally tied the knot at the Foundry in Long Island City, NY. The industrial yet modern flare with lots of ivy, cobble stone, exposed red brick charm added so many layers of beauty to this wedding celebration.

The bride wanted to make a whimsical greenhouse-like setting by putting hanging greens and flowers and a beautiful arch at the ceremony site. Later on it became a gate for the reception where they walked through for the entrance.

Transforming from NY industrial chic to enchanting greenhouse with garden style offered an amazing atmosphere throughout the day. The bride and groom’s mothers wore a Korean traditional outfit, called Hanbok, to represent their cultural background.

Photography: CLY BY MATTHEW | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Lucky Bird Bakes | Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Pronovias | Catering: Bartleby & Sage | Hair and Makeup: VickyC5 | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: The Foundry | Flower: Ivie Joy Flowers | Photo Booth: Cly Booth | Planning: Vision Entertainment

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A Floral Escort Card Display Unlike Any We’ve Seen Before!

A little bit of rustic romance mixed with a bit of sophisticated style made for the perfect wedding day for this music-loving couple! Held at The Full Moon Resort, Bride and Groom adorned the venue with a variety of stunning floral displays by Faye and Renee! From a jaw-dropping ceremony setup, allowing the bride to walk through a set of doors (while being completely outside,) to one of our favorite escort card display’s we’ve seen! Top off the day with the sounds of live band, Cafe Wha? Band and you have a wedding day full of all of the love and all of the dancing! Take a peek below, and see how Emily Wren Photography brought this couples whimsical day to life!

From Emily Wren PhotographyMarli and Zach brought a sophisticated sense of style and love of live music to their wedding weekend at the Full Moon Resort. The rustic romance of the Catskills provided an idyllic backdrop for this glowing couple, along with family and friends, to celebrate from the rehearsal dinner on Friday night to the farewell brunch on Sunday morning! 

The Full Moon Resort is situated in the heart of the Catskill Forest Preserve and offers both in-house catering and an array of accommodations and venues, making it the perfect destination for a summer wedding!

The floral design, courtesy of Faye & Renee, augmented the Full Moon Resort’s grounds, bringing heavenly floral arches (and dreamy french doors!) to the lush green lawns and decking the handsome golden barn in rosy sprays of summer blooms! While there were so many major moments of floral inspiration in this wedding, I was struck by the escort cards, nestled in the baskets of yellow and white wildflowers outside of the Wedding Barn. It was the sweetest way to transition from the cocktail hour in the garden to the reception indoors.

Music plays an important part in Zach and Marli’s relationship–Zach, who used to be a music blogger, actually met Marli at a concert– so getting a world-class wedding band was a must! They booked New York’s legendary Cafe Wha? band, who were absolutely amazing! The spirits were high in the Wedding Barn, and the golden lights hanging from the ceiling like full moons lit up the equally beaming crowd! Cafe Wha? read the energy of the room and kept the dance floor rocking until the end of the night, when Zach and Marli joined their guests for an after-party at the Roadhouse–a late-night bar on the premises!

Photography: Emily Wren Photography | Videography: Luxe Reel | Floral Design: Faye and Renee Floral and Event Design | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: Full Moon Resort | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Full Moon Resort | Makeup & Hair: Tara Pross of Bella Trucco | Band: Cafe Wha Band | Groom's Suit: Enzo Custom | Groom's Wedding Band: Chris Ploof | Ring Box: Alwedo | Wedding Ring: Jemma Wynne

A Hampton Wedding that Will Most Definitely Put You in a Summer State of Mind

Four years ago this month I was preparing for my own Big Day—just one month out. A summer-lover at heart, a July wedding was always in the cards for me and one by the ocean, of course. Today’s nautical Montauk fete from Brklyn View Photography is taking me back big time with it’s seaside views and east coast vibes. I don’t doubt it’ll get you in the summer state of mind too!

From Brklyn View Photography… Fall is one of my favorite seasons in New York. I love when the weather gets a bit cooler, the leaves start to change, and it’s the perfect time of year for a wedding. Margaret and Phil love Montauk. They spend many Summer’s together growing their relationship out in the Hamptons so it was the only place to have their wedding. The held their wedding ceremony and reception at the stunning Gurneys Star Island Resort.

The bride wore a stunning wedding gown from Pronovias and her grandmother’s wedding ring in her honor. Her bridesmaids wore blush peach dresses and held delicate bouquets from AvaFloral. Margaret’s all white wedding bouquet is one of my favorites ever! So simple and so stunning. The groom wore a light blue suit and his best men were a mix of the bride’s brother and his childhood best friend. Margaret and Phil had their wedding ceremony outside in front of the cottages with the lake view at Gurneys Star Island Resort. The stood under the beautiful floral arch that framed the couple perfectly.

As the couple exchanged their vows and became husband and wife, everyone was overcome with emotion and celebrated the newlyweds as they walked down the aisle arm and arm. The Farmhouse Ballroom was decorated with white and pops of greenery. Margaret and Phil love to dance and A Sterling Band kept the dance floor packed the entire reception. It was such an honor to be with Margaret and Phil on their wedding day and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for this amazing, sweet, and lovable couple!

Photography: Jainé Kershner Photography | Floral Design: AvaFlora | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Cake: Montauk Bake Shoppe | Invitations: Pixie Chicago | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Hair & Makeup: Cherise Loren Beauty | Groom's Attire: My Suit | Wedding Venue: Gurney's Newport | Wedding Band: Sterling Band

This Shoot Is Giving Us Major Chuck and Blair Vibes and Every Gossip Girl Fan Needs to See Why

Any Gossip Girl fans in the house? Because this gorgeous wedding inspiration from Ulvia Mammadova is giving us major Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf vibes. Every inch of this shoot is romantic beyond words. The bride’s Galia Lahav dress looked like a fairytale against the dramatic fountain at Bethesda Terrace. Precious Flowers created an ethereal blue and white bouquet that made our hearts skip a beat. It’s truly the most perfect “classic New York” wedding inspiration we’ve ever laid eyes on. See it all for yourself at the full gallery!

From Ulvia Mammadova4 years ago my own wedding in Azerbaijan got published on Style Me Pretty, and now I would like to share an editorial shoot how it would be look like if it was in New York.. This is a story of two young people who fell in love with each other in the magical city New York: Anna, a model and contemporary artist, and Ryan – professional latin dancer.

In order to create clean and intimate shots in the most touristic spot – Central Park we’ve been ready and all set up by early dawn. And here it is – time stops and fairy tale starts right here on Bethesda Terrace, free of people. Though it was an inspirational shoot, I enjoyed how it turned out so real and true emotionally! I wanted to make something alive, free and effortless, just like the New York city itself, something more than just beautifully styled shoot, to show the beauty of youth and spontaneous love.. That chemistry and connection, how they were looking at each other, I was getting inspired by them during the shoot!

Oh, and Galia Lahav wedding dress.. – an endless inspiration for every bride to be! Sparkly gown with an embellished corset, embroidered with silk flowers and crystal accents – was love at first sight. When we were choosing the dress together with Bridal Reflections team, I was so lucky to see and to talk with Galia Lahav head designer – Sharon Sever, who creates these pure pieces of art.. Thanks to an incredible team of very talented people, who stand behind this shoot. Nude and glowy makeup done by Liza Ray. Unique and timeless rings from Victor Barbone, which always has a history behind of every piece.. Jennifer Behr earrings in the shape of leaves were nothing but the perfect match with petals on the dress, completing the look inspired by the grace of nature..

Photographer: Ulvia Mammadova | Florals : Precious Flowers Houston | Wedding Dress : Bridal Reflections | Stationery : Chavelli | Groom : Ryan Raffloer | Bride : Ariel @ New York Models | Creative Director: Ulvia Mammadova | Earrings : jennifer behr | MUAH: Liza Ray | Wedding Rings: Victor Barbone Jewelry

A Rustic Fall Wedding at Hayfield Catskill Alive with Vibrant Color

It may be on the cusp of Summer, but it’s a crisp Fall day in our minds thanks to this gorgeous wedding captured by Elena Wolfe Photography. The beautiful bride and her handsome hub chose a bright color scheme rich with orange, pink and burgundy hues complimenting the Fall foliage surrounding their venue, Hayfield Catskill, in upstate New York. The lucky bridesmaids were able to choose their very own dream dress for the special day, allowing their unique personalities to shine through! Oh, and prepare to be wow-ed by the colorful arrangements from Heart and Soil Flowers. Keep on reading to step inside this charming day, planned to perfection by Modern Kicks.

From the Bride… We got engaged in Camden, Maine over July 4 weekend when we were there on a family trip. I always wanted an emerald engagement ring however my husband would not let me be part of any ring design. All I was able to share was what stone I wanted and my ring size and he insisted on doing everything else, which meant I knew nothing about the ring until the moment he pulled it out and proposed. The emerald stone had been set in a man’s ring that belonged to my husband’s late grandfather. Before we got engaged, when my husband told his grandmother he wanted to propose and I wanted an emerald, she got the ring and gave it to him and he had the stone reset in a new design. It is truly one of my most treasured possessions and incredibly special to have a part of his grandparents with us all the time.

When we got engaged we already knew we wanted a fall wedding with the backdrop of the outdoors and the foliage at its peak. Hayfield truly embodied everything we were looking for and the barns and the beautiful surroundings laid the foundation for the aesthetic direction we went in – especially the colorful leaves which inspired the colors that were featured in the floral arrangements by Heart and Soil Flowers, the bridal bouquet and the color palette I gave my bridesmaids so they could choose their dresses. Overall we wanted our wedding to be a fun celebration where our guests could enjoy themselves, enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills and have a memorable time.

My dress was one of my most favorite parts of the wedding. Going dress shopping I really had no idea what I wanted and therefore I tried lots and lots of different shapes, fabrics, cuts, etc. This Halfpenny London top and skirt combination really embodied our wedding for me, a beautiful shape – the satin top bringing a classic touch and the fringe skirt adding playfulness and ease which felt appropriate given the barn and outdoor setting. It was important to me that each bridesmaid be able to choose their dress – color, style, everything – as I wanted everyone to be comfortable and feel their best.

I love the mismatch look and encouraged each of them to choose dresses with embellishments, prints, different textures and fabrics, etc. I loved each dress they chose, I loved how they really fit each bridesmaid’s personality and the way they looked all together at the wedding was exactly what I envisioned. We wrote the table assignments on vintage window frames we rented from Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals. The look and feel of that display fit perfectly with the rustic beauty of the barns and gave a nice, no frill touch to the seating.

My sister in law designed the wedding invitations and we worked very closely with her on all elements of the aesthetic direction. She then painted the leaves in watercolor before scanning them digitally to create the invitations. Those motifs were utilized throughout the invitation suite as well as the programs, menu, table settings, etc. At the wedding. We had a short non-denominational ceremony officiated by a dear friend of ours which made the experience incredibly special. Having someone so close to us, who knows us both really well and therefore was able to bring a very personal touch to the celebration and then be the one to pronounce us husband and wife was one of our favorite moments.

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Photography: Elena Wolfe Photography | Cinematography: Hello Super Studios | Coordination: Modern Kicks | Floral Design: Heart & Soil Flowers | Wedding Dress: Halfpenny London | Catering: 121 Restaurant & Catering | Makeup: Kim Misner | Hair: Kyra Hair | Calligrapher: Ella Romero, Farebella | Band: Kazz Music Orchestra | Barn: Hayfield Catskills | Accomodations: Eastwind Hotel | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Photo Booth: Hudson Trailer Co. | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Vintage Rentals: Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals | Wedding Dress Boutique: The One Bridal

A Light and Romantic Wedding Inspiration Shoot at The Adelphi Hotel

I’ve always had a ‘thing’ for Saratoga Springs, NY…I visited once a few years ago and fell in love with the city from the tradition of horse racing to the charm throughout the downtown streets. It is no wonder Michelle Lange Photography teamed up with Kelly Strong Events for this classic and romantic inspiration shoot at The Adelphi Hotel, located in the heart of Downtown Saratoga Springs. The soft color palette paired perfectly with the overflowing amount of windows and the natural light in the event space. Add in a stunning bouquet and floral displays by Olive and June and you feel like you’ve stepped into a dream. Now, I am left asking myself…when am I heading back to Saratoga Springs?!

From Kelly Strong Events

The Location

The Adelphi Hotel is a new luxury hotel and wedding venue in the heart of Saratoga Springs, New York. Located on Broadway, you can’t find a more central location for your guests to enjoy everything that downtown has to offer. Within in the Adelphi Hotel is Blue Hen – a stunning atrium inspired restaurant and event space. An incredibly unique space, overflowing with natural light, we knew this is where we wanted to be.

The Design

Seeking a romantic, classic feel we designed the day to allow for beauty to lie in the subtle details. The design plan was built around this space that is so bright and airy with stunning blue chairs. Because of everything the venue has to offer, we wanted to compliment the surroundings rather than compete with them. Choosing a subdued color palate allowed us to build a beautiful table design with thoughtful details that didn’t detract from the stunning venue. Layers of fabric were used to create a runner that laid on top of a dusty rose, matte linen. The beautifully textured paper goods were done in neutral tones and brought to life by the blush florals and gold accents. The main centerpiece was accented by unique blooms – like flowers floating in a bowl of water – that created a beautiful visual statement. Finally, a romantic, ruffled design cake accented with blush blooms tied the classic feel to the dessert table.

The Destination

Saratoga Springs is rich with horse racing tradition. It is such a special part of the destination, so we wanted to include a subtle nod to its history without over-theming the day. The simple white horses, created by Ink Revival, were added to each menu for the hint that we were looking for.

The Team

The team of partners that worked together on this day are local to Saratoga Springs but bring a breadth of experience to the table. Each partner has recently relocated to the area from cities across the United States and abroad. With this experience, the team was able to create something completely unique and not yet seen at the Adelphi Hotel.

Photography: Michelle Lange Photography | Event Design and Planning: Kelly Strong Events | Floral Design: Olive and June | Cake: Austin Bayliss Cakes | Stationery: Ink Revival | Wedding Venue: The Adelphi Hotel | Beauty: True Beauty | Bridal Shop: Lily Saratoga | Model: Bohemian Bulldog | Rentals: Total Events

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Industrial Romantic NYC Wedding Inspiration shoot at Boro Hotel in Long Island City

When it comes to NYC weddings, a chic industrial vibe is where it’s at. But what if you want to soften that industrial edge a bit? This editorial from Williamsburg Photo Studios, Wonderlust Events and DESIGNS BY AHN is exactly how. Layered with florals, blooming patterned plates and a delicate palette, a feeling of warmth and Hygge pours from every image. See it all here.

From Williamsburg Photo Studios and Wonderlust Events… We based ourselves at the ‘Boro Hotel’ where we got the chance to turn the industrial wedding space into a romantic and elegant space with feminine touches for our same-sex couple. The views from this room in the hotel located in Long Island City provides an amazing panorama of the New York skyline however for us it didn’t last too long because instead we got to experience the first snow day of the year.

We wanted to bring a feeling of warmth & Hygge into this room through the use of stunning florals and decoration. We focused our colour palette on soft pinks, purples and greys. We decorated the table with a grey linen tablecloth, black cutlery, taper candles, floral patterned chargers and the show-stopper flower cloud above the top table. This really added an element of understated luxury.

​This beautiful buttercream flowers cake is almost too pretty to eat! We focussed on minimalistic stylish stationery and added a simple embossed design to add some texture. A seating plan was made using biscuits – ‘seating for eating’ which included the guest name and table number, while also doubling up as guest favours. Our beautiful ladies wore stunning gowns by the talented Marina Semone.

Photography: Williamsburg Photo Studios | Event Planner: Wonderlust Events | Event Stylist: Wonderlust Events | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dresses: Marina Semone | Cake: Brooklyn Floral Delight | Stationery: Pale Press London | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Ashely Zhang Jewelry | Hair & Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Hotel: Boro Hotel | Venue: Boro Hotel | Biscuits: Honeywell Bakes | Chargers and napkins: Zara Home | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Hair pieces: Hushed Commotion | Model: Tout Talent | Model: Morgan Glenn | Model agency: Morgan Glenn | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Ring box: JePromis

Elegant Pastel Wedding at Saratoga National Golf Club

From one wedding dress with two looks to a classic tented reception to the homemade wine made by the Bride’s father, there’s so much to love woven in the fibers of this celebration planned by Christine Wheat. I don’t doubt that you’ll find yourself swooningly smiling at every image from Michelle Lange. Take a look here for more.

From the bride… Since Spencer and I both have Upstate New York roots (we met in high school!), we were thrilled to tie the knot in Saratoga Springs. We loved the idea of creating a venue from scratch so we opted for a big tented wedding on the grounds of Saratoga National Golf Course. Our goal was to create a modern and elegant space with a touch of rustic charm. With collaboration efforts from Rain or Shine, Mazzone Hospitality, Renaissance Floral Design & Christine Wheat Special Events, our wedding dreams became reality – a beautifully draped clear top tent filled with muted florals, long farm tables, giant chandeliers, tons of greenery and tapered candles – not even the rain could take away the beauty of this tent! Michelle Lange and Eric Floberg did such an amazing job at capturing all the big moments and little details.

Every moment of the day was a favorite, but walking into the dining tent while the guests were still enjoying the cocktail hour was really special. It was awesome to soak up the environment, that we had spent so many months creating, just the two of us. My parents also surprised us by recreating a local ice cream shop for dessert – such a memorable way to end the night!

Thanks to the team at Angela’s Bridal in Albany, I was able to achieve having two wedding day looks with just one dress. I wore a Paloma Blanca lace fit-and-flare dress with a full tulle skirt over the top for the ceremony. The tulle skirt was removed for the reception!

One of my favorite details was how we paid tribute to my Italian roots. Homemade wine was served (made by my father & his cousin) and homemade Italian wedding soup (made by my mother) was the first course, served in individual soup pots. I also loved the escort card wall, which displayed ombre escort cards with gold calligraphy on a wooden board. It was a work of art!

Photography: Michelle Lange Photography | Cinematography: Eric Floberg | Wedding Planning: Christine A. Wheat Special Events Firm | Floral Design: Renaissance Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca | Cake : Saratoga National Golf Club | Wedding Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Hair and Makeup: Make Me Fabulous | Band : New York Players Band | Groom's Attire: Bonobos | Wedding Venue: Saratoga National Golf Club | Bridal Shop: Angela's Bridal | Invitation Design : JennyCDesign

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A Romantic Sunrise Engagement Session on the Brooklyn Bridge

As Carrie Bradshaw once said… “Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York in search of the two ‘L’s: Labels & Love.” Well, this gorgeous engagement session from Erika Parker Photography is the perfect combination of both! The minute we laid eyes on this stunning dusty blue Carol Hannah gown we were instantly blown away by it’s romantic movement and ethereal style. This dress paired with the iconic location of the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise and there you have it – the most romantic NYC photo shoot ever.

From Erika Parker Photography… The Brooklyn Bridge is an icon in New York City. It’s a remarkable work of architecture. It evokes emotions of nostalgia, romance, but is also very industrial, and urban. Carol Hannah makes beautiful gowns, that flow and have such incredible personalities. They Myrina gown made by Carol Hannah is one of my favorites. I love it because its not traditional, yet is so elegant and ethereal.

The fabric moves in a way that doesn’t seem like its from this Earth. I always see this dress photographed at the beach, or on a beautiful mountain top. These venues absolutely do it justice, but I wanted to show that an urban setting can be equally as spectacular. Not every bride can have a wedding in the mountains or at the beach, and there are a lot of ways to be creative in your own environment.

For years I’ve wanted to do a sunrise shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge, and this shoot was everything I’d hoped it would be. True, we were up at 3am to start hair and make up, but it was oh so worth it. The sun crept up over the bridge, making the sky pink, and slowly warmed into yellow. It was truly an incredible morning. I want couples to be inspired by this shoot, and to realize that they can also do something like this, if it is planned correctly.

Photography: Erika Parker Photography | Gown: Carol Hannah | Hair and Make Up: SB Beauty | Accessories: Mickey Lynn | Model: Natalia Harris | Model: Nick Zibz

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Colorful + Cultural Wedding Blue Hill At Stone Barns in New York

Having meticulously planned my own wedding, I can attest that it takes a lot to get to that end result. So, when I see a celebration like this one, jam-packed with layers of personalized details, I not only see the love, but feel every curated, every carefully crafted moment…thanks to the uber-talented designer Bride, who made all that beauty come to life. From incorporating her own art to seamlessly blending two cultures together, she truly thought of every last detail. Even asking her 90-year-old uncle to be the ring bearer (sweetest thing ever)!! With The Wedding Library at the coordination helm, Peartree Flowers on bloom duty and Sophie Kaye behind the lens, it was a truly special celebration and one that I promise you’ll want to cozy up to!

The theme of the wedding was A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a Chinese twist. Set at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, nestled in a beautiful countryside landscape just beginning to turn to autumn, the celebrations made every effort to pay tribute to the natural surroundings, from the carefully selected menu to the elaborate decor. The hallway leading to the reception featured a romantic cascade of hanging vines and fall foliage in a gradient of colours, while the tables were covered with flowers and tall, lush branches, dripping with hanging candles, to transform the space into a glowing enchanted forest. The overall effect was both sophisticated and magical.

As both the bride and groom are Jewish, and the bride is Chinese as well, the wedding represented a true marriage of the two cultures. Before the ceremony, the families and wedding party participated in a private tea ceremony and Ketubah-signing, during which the bride wore a traditional Gua dress from Hong Kong, while the groom donned a Chinese “cabbage blossom” over his suit. At the reception that evening, everyone danced the Hora, and to close out the night, they had a Taiwanese-style send-off, offering Chinese wedding candies to their guests.

The chuppah was the centerpiece of the ceremony, a gorgeous floral structure with moody and romantic hanging blossoms. At nightfall, it was revamped into a lantern-lit pavilion that guests could walk through to get from the hayloft to the main restaurant. The effect was utterly ethereal, with the soft, rosy glow from the lanterns lighting up the dark courtyard. It was the perfect way to repurpose the chuppah, and served as a stunning and memorable bridge between both cultures!

As for the bride’s gown, she chose a romantic, off-the-shoulder dress with beaded flowers across the shoulders by Israeli designer Chana Marelus, who personally added unique embellishments to the dress. Veil-designer Daphne Newman created a bespoke veil with matching flowers and beadwork. As a special touch, Daphne embroidered Kim and Isaac’s names onto the petals of one of the flowers in the center of the veil. Isaac wore a custom-made blue Zegna suit with a red velvet bow tie, and gifted his groomsmen and the two fathers with kimono bow ties in varying shades of red, each with a different pattern, to compliment the bridesmaids’ dresses. Finally, the guests wore burgundy kippot during the Jewish ceremony.

As Kim is an artist and is often commissioned to design wedding invitations, it was a dream come true for her to be able to design the artwork for her own wedding. She created and hand-lettered all of the paper goods, from the personalized crest and invitations to the escort cards and the custom-made mugs in the gift bags. The wedding suite featured whimsical illustrations of significance to both Isaac and Kim, as well as auspicious Chinese motifs and symbols to honour Kim’s heritage.

From the beginning, Kim and Isaac knew that deciding on a color scheme would be nearly impossible; Kim’s love of colors has had a huge influence on her artwork, and would play a big role in the wedding as well. Instead, they chose to draw inspiration from the mood and environment of the day: autumnal foliage and crisp chinoiserie as an homage to the season, bridesmaid dresses ranging from the palest blush to a deep burgundy as a nod to Chinese wedding colours, and rich jewel-tones for the tables and bouquets to tie everything together. On the whole, the tapestry of colours was what helped make the day so festive and unique, and full of warmth and happiness.

From The Wedding LibraryI just adored this wedding – full of color, cultural elements, and the sweetest couple. The bride, Kim, illustrated their incredible invitations, all paper goods, and the favors. I was so excited to shoot with such an amazing color palette – a pastel blue runner, a vibrant chuppah, and the most painterly florals made up their wedding day details. The couple involved moments from both of their families and religions, with traditional jewish elements, chinese lanterns, and a tea ceremony.

Photography: Sophie Kaye Photography | Coordination: The Wedding Library | Floral Design: Peartree Flowers | Gown: Chana Marelus | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Natalia Bizinha Makeup Artist | Wedding Venue: Blue Hill At Stone Barns | Bride's Instagram: Kim Zeluck | Bride's Website: Kim Zeluck

Ethereal Brooklyn Wedding at Prospect Park Boathouse

Can we talk about boathouse weddings for a sec? They’re kind of the best of both worlds if you ask me. Waterfront, check. Charm, check. City vibe, check. Well, the latter is definitely the case for this Brooklyn affair at Prospect Park Boathouse! Jing and Chiyoon called on Brilliant Event Planning to elevate their Big Day, while Sophie Kaye and Elysium Productions documented every detail and every smile so beautifully. You can feel the love jumping right off the screen—have a look here for even more.

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From Brilliant Event Planning… Jing and Chiyoon got married on a perfect July day in Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Boathouse! They first got ready at The Lotte NY Palace. Both the bride and the groom had two wedding day looks. The groom wore a classic black tux for the ceremony and then changed into a white tux for the reception. The bride wore a ballgown and veil for the ceremony and then changed into a simpler dress for dancing.

The day had oodles of special details! The color palette was grey, green, ivory, and a touch of blush, which complemented the green tiled ceiling of the boathouse. The menus were custom and printed directly onto cloth napkins. The escort card display was designed with wax seal, deckled edge escort cards with gold calligraphy. At each place setting, guests had a small gift waiting for them – rosé gummies with hand calligraphy on ribbons for place cards. Gifting candy is a Chinese wedding tradition!

Poppies and Posies decked out the staircase in a cascading floral treatment complete with pillar candles, which gave the whole room a romantic glow in the evening! They also designed modern, lush floral tablescapes, utilizing gold brushed vessels to coordinate with the gold flatware from borrowed BLU. During dancing, guests had the opportunity to get a fashion-style sketch of them in their gowns and everyone went home with a keepsake piece of artwork!

Photography: Sophie Kaye Photography | Cinematography: Elysium Productions | Floral Design: Poppies & Posies | Cake: A Simple Cake | Stationery: Regas | Reception Venue: Prospect Park Boathouse | Hair and Makeup: VickyC5 | Officiant: Christopher Frost Shelley | Transportation: All Star Limo | Favor: Sugarfina | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Live Painters: Drawn Together NYC | Music: Generation Events | Planning: Brilliant Event Planning | Rentals: borrowed BLU

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Moody + Neutral Boho Wedding Inspiration at 501 Union in Brooklyn

We don’t often see the words moody, neutral and boho strung together, but that’s why we love today’s wedding inspiration so much—especially when we see rich tones and moody vibes taking center stage in 2019. Styled by Stylish Details Events and set at 501 Union, the marriage of deep hued walls and that iconic wallpaper make way for a gorgeously dark canvas where the Bride pops in her Schone gowns and florals transform the space into a tropical bohemian love shack. Join us in the full gallery from Sara Joan for more.

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From Stylish Details Events… This styled wedding photo-shoot was inspired by the mid-century design of 501 Union. This Brooklyn venue is a hot spot for couples who are looking for a unique and stylish space to say “I-do”, while skipping the bustle of the city. Sophie Mae of Stylish Details Events wanted to highlight the industrial vibe of the venue, while incorporating the soft color tones of the moment. She chose some of the best vendors from the East and West Coast to execute the vision!

The editorial was captured by Brooklyn local Sarah Joan of Sarah Joan Studio. Her photography style was perfect for the overall look and feel of the shoot, which was classic with an modern edge. The highlight film was shot by Emma of Emma Lynn Cinema. We love how Emma brought the shoot to life in her film!

We partnered with the wonderful ladies of Designs by Ahn, the Manhattan based florist who specializes in intricate and whimsical designs. We loved how she mixed classic floral selections with unexpected blooms to create a unique tables cape that offered an outside of the box “wow factor”. We opted for ice grey velvet linen from Luxe Linen to add texture to the tabletop rentals provided by Signature Party Rentals.

The marble table was custom designed by the talented team at RentQuest NYC. They also provided the dreamy velvet chairs which complimented the tableware to perfection. We especially loved the hand crafted menus and place cards created by Emily of Eclaire Paperie.

Photography: Sara Joan Studio | Videographer: Emma Lynn Cinema | Event Styling : Stylish Details | Florist : DESIGNS BY AHN | Hair and Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Venue: 501 Union | Gowns: Schone Bride | Jewels : The Jewel Princess | Linens : Luxe Linen | Model: Kiara Ailene | Model : Isaac McKinley | Rentals : RentQuest | Stationary and Paper Goods: Eclaire Paperie | Tabletop : Signature Party Rentals

An End of Summer Garden Wedding at Riviera at Massapequa

A stunning blush and white wedding on Long Island?! Sounds like the best way to end the summer with a bang if you ask us! This adorable couple tied the knot at Riviera at Massapequa, a classic venue with a rustic twist. Their day was filled with soft and romantic blooms by Tims Florist and the sweetest pale pink Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses. Lucky for us, Jennifer Lam and Betsi Ewing Studio were there to capture the magic unfold! See it all below!

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From the bride… Danny and I had the perfect end to the summer Long Island wedding. This was a stunning classic rustic venue filled with soft, fun, romantic, garden pictures. It also had a lot of white and greenery. Every weekend on Long Island this summer was filled with rain. We knew if we got a beautiful summer night that it would be a home run not just for us but for everyone. Everyone would be in a good mood and that is exactly what happened.

Details were very important to my special day. I wanted it to be a different experience for everyone. We got so lucky and it was one of the first Saturday nights in the summer that was sunny which made it even better. People were really enjoying themselves. We had our cocktail hour outside on the water with a full pasta station since the bride is 100% Italian. We also had a rustic lemonade stand that had our two signature cocktails. The lemonade stand was such a hit and made it easy for people to have a nice summer drink in their mason jar. They kept the jars as favors. We wanted it to be very elegant but also wanted people to feel laid back and relaxed. I think our photographer did a great job capturing the beauty of the rustic venue but still capture it in a stunning way. We kept the wedding party very small and only included our siblings. I was never a fan of color so I made sure to use a lot of white and a lot of greenery. My sisters had on very pale pink Jenny Yoo gowns which were stunning. My brothers and his brother had on navy blue Calvin Klein tuxedos. They were perfect combo for summer.

Our priest made us write essays about “Why this person out of everyone?” –  to our Surprise he read the full essays. It was super magical and everyone loved it. On Long island there is a famous burger place called All American in Massapequa. We got 100 hamburgers and 100 cheeseburgers for guest to enjoy on their way home. They were a big hit because me and my husband didn’t even get a chance to eat one because they were all gone. We don’t know how to use Uber so we called a yellow taxi to go home that night and everyone made fun of us. Overall it was a great end to the summer and a great beginning to the rest of our lives. We also used the perfect song ft Boccelli which all my Italian family members loved. Someone told me during the wedding planning process not to stress the right choices , that the right choices will make themselves known. This really helped me because at the end of the day, the right choices do pop up and make themselves known. I made a board and it started with 100 pictures then closer to the wedding it had 7 of the things I really wanted.

Photography: Jennifer Lam Photography | Videography : BETSI EWING STUDIO | Floral Design: Tim's Florist | wedding gown : Maggie Sottero | Invitations: Sugared Fig Paperie | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | makeup : Alexandra Giampaolo | hair : Megan Silverman Hair | suits : Calvin Klein | Wedding Venue: The Rivera | Lemonade Stand : Lovely Lemons | Photobooth : Snappy Booth | exit station : all american burger

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When Two Wedding Photographers Wed at a Romantic Tented Wedding in Upstate NY

If we had to choose one wedding that could be described as the perfect SMP wedding – it would without a doubt be this beauty of a day captured by Jessa Schifilliti! Think romantic blush blooms, lush greenery, a tented reception and the sweetest couple ever. Since the bride, photographer Meredith Jane Photo, and groom are wedding photographers themselves, the minute they got engaged… you better believe the wedding planning was in full swing (with the help of the bride’s friend and planner, Keri at Always Yours Events!) The Wild Dahlia made her fairytale floral dreams come true… you have to see archway she created at the entrance of the chapel – Heart. Stopping.

From the Bride… I cannot believe our wedding day has already come and gone — if only we could relive the day over and over again! As wedding photographers ourselves and after capturing so many precious moments together for our clients during their weddings, Chris and I reminded each other each chance we had to “take it all in”  throughout our wedding planning journey. Nevertheless, I look back on this past year and the four years we’ve been together prior and it feels like a complete whirlwind.

It all started when we went on an “epic” first date on Martha’s Vineyard where we rode a moped all the way around the island.  Three years later Chris took me back to Martha’s Vineyard to propose, and so I knew we had to incorporate that aspect of our love story into our wedding day.  About three hours after we got engaged I called my good friend, wedding planner and fellow wedding industry professional Keri of Always Yours Events to get a jumpstart on our wedding plans right away. As a wedding photographer myself, I knew who I wanted to photograph our wedding even before we got engaged, and so I immediately reached out to my fellow Syracuse University alum Jessa Schifilliti on our boat ride back to the mainland.

Shockingly, the only date the three of us had available was the most popular date of 2018 – August 18, 2018. Since Chris and I were both from upstate NY and living in Boston, it hadn’t occurred to me until about a year before he proposed, but I realized my high school just outside of Saratoga Springs would be the perfect backdrop for our wedding. While this school does not allow weddings anymore, they were so kind to make an exception for this milestone. This venue has a special place in my heart — not only had I attended high school and multiple summer camps there, but my mother had also taught language there for 40 years, and so it has become like a second home to myself and family over the years.

Our entire celebration was absolutely magical.  Keri helped add so many sentimental touches and fine details to our design that nodded to our four year love story including whiskey two ways as signature cocktails from our third date involving whiskey tasting, nods to the moped ride where we fell in love (including a vintage Vespa), and my love of watercolor. I knew the only florist who would make my fairytale wedding dreams come true was The Wild Dahlia. And boy did she deliver! Her vision to transform the archway in front of the chapel was incredible and was truly a highlight of our wedding design.

My gown was one of my favorite details. Christina from Head Over Heels along with Blue Thread Bridal helped create a custom gown and veil that was exactly what I had envisioned. Because I have seen so many weddings, I just couldn’t decide on some details leading to what many of my friends lovingly referred to as a “transformer wedding dress.” Detachable off the shoulder sleeves with floral appliqué replaced later with a boat neck topper to cap my then trumpet dress that was underneath my a line gown the entire day.

Guests danced the night away to Superfly Sounds‘ amazing mix of music and even enjoyed watching the Schenectady Pipe Band crash our wedding (another nod to Chris and my relationship and our love for our Scottish heritage). One Chance Media provided the perfect alternative to the typical photo booth with GIFs that printed into flip books that guests could take home as favors. So much love and thanks to our “dream team” who made our wedding so remarkable. As a wedding photographer I knew how much we would cherish this day, and so I chose a team of vendors who are are truly top notch — our celebration was executed to perfection by every one of them! Our wedding was such a dream and the best day of our lives. It’s a celebration we will never forget, and a day we have already grown nostalgic for these short months later.

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Photography: Jessa Schifilliti, Photographer | Videography: Buell Productions | Event Design: Always Yours Events | Event Planning: Always Yours Events | Floral Design: The Wild Dahlia | Cake: Lauren's Specialty Cakes | Stationery: Amanda Day Rose | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Old Daley on Crooked Lake | Hair and Makeup: Alexandria's Beauty Salon | DJ: Superfly Entertainment | Bride and Groom: Meredith Jane Photography | Brush Calligraphy: Emilee Ann Hopkins | Chairs + Bar Rentals: True North Rentals | Custom Robes: By Catalfo | Custom Wedding Dress: Head Over Heels Bridal | Custom Wedding Dress: Bluethread Bridal | Flipbook Photobooth: One Chance Media | Linen Rental: BBJ La Tavola | MOH Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Ribbons: Stella Wolfe | Tabletop Rentals: Peak Event Services | Tent + Table Rentals: Rain Or Shine | Vespa Rental: Cycles 128

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Chic Modern Inspiration with Wild Florals at the Top of the Rock

The second we saw this ridiculously chic, golden-toned inspiration from Kylee Yee Photography we were IN LOVE. I mean, how could we not be? With soaring Manhattan skyline views, perfectly imperfect blooms from Sarah Saunders Studio in mustard and auburn hues and not one but two stunning gowns from The Law Bridal and Dan Jones Bridal – this heavenly NYC day is everything. Hey, modern brides, prepare to be swept off your feet…

From Kylee Yee PhotographyWith the bride and groom coming from different countries and backgrounds, this union was a love they had to fight for.

Having met while on vacation in NYC during the Fall, they decided this is where and when they are going to marry; in an intimate rooftop ceremony with only their closest inner circle. How romantic is that?

After the wedding, NYC is to be their home where they will lay down their roots.

We wanted to mix a clean, translucent modern vibe with wild fall flowers embracing amber and mustard Fall tones. Sarah Saunders Studio did such an incredible job bringing this vision to life through her gorgeous floral arrangements. 

The images are inspiration for the modern chic couple, with a focus on modern fashion-forward pieces, and a real love strong enough to overcome major challenges and transcends race, religion and borders.

Photography: Kylee Yee | Florals: Sarah Saunders | Wedding Dress: The Law Bridal | Cake: Nine Cakes | Invitations: Erin Braun Design | Shoes: Bella Belle | Ring: Bliss Lau | Make Up: Stacie Ford Weddings | Hair: Frank Giacone | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Bridal Dress Shop: SPINA | Bridal Stylist: Madly Bride | Concept/Design: Kylee Yee | Earrings: lele sadoughi | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals: borrowed BLU | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Shoes 2: Manolo Blahnik | Top of the Rock: Top Of The Rock | Wedding Dress 2: Unbridaled by Dan Jones

Inside Sharleen Joynt And Andy Levine’s Romantic Wedding Anniversary

If you’re in need of a few romantic ways to celebrate your wedding anniversary – leave it to Bachelor alum Sharleen Joynt and husband Andy Levine to give you all the inspiration you’ve been looking for. These two adorable NYC residents knew exactly how to take advantage of all the city has to offer for their one-year anniversary, from an intimate lunch date in Brooklyn to an exciting night on the town, all captured by Judy Pak Studio. But our favorite part of their special day… it has to be the incredibly thoughtful anniversary gift Andy gave to Sharleen.

The romantic date. Sharleen looked so effortlessly gorg (per usual) in an elegant little black sweater dress from Sezane paired with Zara booties to meet her husband for their anniversary lunch date. The handsome couple met at The Osprey at 1 Hotel in Brooklyn, it was the perfect place for an intimate evening where they could reminisce for hours about their amazing first year as a married couple. Andy, being the perfect gentleman that he is, greeted Sharleen with the most beautiful bouquet of flowers from B Floral and a gift wrapped in shimmering gold ribbon.

The gift exchange. Throughout the entire date, Andy couldn’t help but be anxious for Sharleen to finally open his anniversary gift – a brand new bottle of perfume that she absolutely adores, Beautiful Belle by Estée Lauder. Sharleen just can’t get enough of it and wears it practically every single day… how could she not when it smells as lovely as it does! Beautiful Belle is an irreverent blend of Lychee, Mimosa, Rose Petals, Orange Flower, Gardenia and Marzipan Musk. Of course Sharleen absolutely loved it… there may have even been a happy tear or two.

The night out on the town. After their lunch date and tear-filled gift exchange, Sharleen changed into the most stunning all-white Alexandra Grecco jumpsuit that made her feel like a bride all over again – complete with a fresh spritz of Beautiful Belle of course! The two roamed the charming cobble-stone streets of Dumbo hand-in-hand, caught some breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge and danced the night away on cloud nine. We couldn’t dream up a more magical way to celebrate the happiest of endings.

Photography: Judy Pak Studio | Flowers: B Floral | Dress: Sézane | Shoes: Zara | Creative Direction & Wardrobe Styling: Veronica Rogers | Hair & Make UP: Anna Breeding | Jewlery/Clutch: lele sadoughi | Jumpsuit: Alexandra Grecco | Perfume: Estee Lauder | Restaurant: The Osprey at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Bright Summer Elegance at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

We’re back in the New York groove on SMP! Since this adorable duo got engaged in the West Village and tied the knot in Brooklyn, they decided to incorporate all of their favorite NYC sips and eats on their wedding day. We’re talking New York pizza, Momofuku birthday cake balls and a specialty cocktail from their go-to West Village bar! With a little help from Sasithon Photography of The Wedding Artists Co., NST Pictures (their video is MUST-see!), Jove Meyer Events and DESIGNS BY AHN… their wedding was everything they could have dreamed of and more.

From the Bride… Our wedding was an elegant, black-tie affair at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on a perfect summer evening. The Palm House is all glass, with an open, organic feel that we wanted to keep consistent with our décor, which was sophisticated with bursts of color and plentiful flowers.

We had so many special touches that made our wedding uniquely ours. Our specialty cocktails were mementos of our relationship: the Matahari (Nick’s favorite) is an invention of a West Village bar we frequent, and the Aperol spritz (Amanda’s) is one we enjoyed on our trip to Italy a few years ago.

Before we go any further, check out this amazing video from NST Pictures!
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We got engaged in the West Village in NYC, where we live, so we wanted to incorporate some of our favorite spots, especially for our out-of-town guests. Towards the end of the night, guests had amazing New York pizza – and Joe & Sal’s crushed it with their famous garlic knots! For our wedding favors, we gave guests our favorite Momofuku birthday cake balls. When the band finished its amazing set, our guests sent us off with rose petals to a party bus, where our bridal party and families joined us! Our entire wedding day was perfect in every way.

Photographer: Sasithon Photography of The Wedding Artists Co. | Videographer: NST Pictures | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Cake: Nine Cakes | Stationery: Julia Bez | Ceremony Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Reception Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Makeup: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | Band: Elan Artists | Wedding Favors: Momofuku Milk Bar | Officiant: Peter Boruchowitz | Bride's Hair: Jessica Gillin | Bridesmaid's Hair: Glamsquad | Photo Booth: We Love Photobooths | Planning: Jove Meyer Events | Rentals: Party Rental LTD