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Hudson Valley Wedding at Monteverde at Oldstone

From Bashful CapturesMonteverde at Oldstone is one of my favorite wedding venues because it’s such a serene and beautiful location. When I first found out that I was going back there to shoot Victoria & Kyle’s wedding, I was so excited and couldn’t wait for the day to come! 

They both got ready at the venue and had their intimate, first look on the grand lawn of Monteverde at Oldstone over looking the Hudson River.

Victoria wore a beautiful Mira Zwillinger dress with delicate details with her sweet white bouquet made by Designs by Ahn


Designs by Ahn also created this gorgeous arch for the ceremony and their tented reception was decorated with modern, white, romantic center pieces



They were a sweet couple inside and out and I’m beyond honored that I got to be a part of their wedding day!


Photography: Bashful Captures | Event Planning: Cathys Elegant Events | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dress: Mira Zwillinger | Invitations: Bella Figura | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JLM Couture | Catering: Tastefully Yours Catering | Band: Hank Lane Music | Venue: Monteverde At Oldstone | Make up Artist: Aga Make up

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Brooklyn Rustic Chic Wedding at 26 Bridge

From the Bride… If I had to pick a word to describe our wedding it would be ‘true’. Right from the start, Jeremy and I wanted our wedding to be true to who we were and what we believed. We met in college and our relationship naturally grew from a wonderful and true friendship. This idea of authenticity and truth carried over into every thought that went into the wedding between our party, venue, ceremony, and all details in between. ~ Cynthia Chung Weddings









We chose to get married in New York City not only because it was more convenient for both of our families than Washington, D. C., but because Jeremy knew that it would be incredibly special for me to be home. New York is filled with so many beautiful venues, but it still took some time to find a venue that felt ‘true’ to us, until we stumbled upon 26Bridge!

Located a hop, skip, and a jump away from Brooklyn Bridge park, the historic metal factory, now an open event venue, was a perfect fit for us. Visually, we loved that the space spoke for itself. Going into the planning season, I was inspired less by colors and more by textures like brick, metal, glass, and greenery, which helped to organically develop the neutral color theme that we went perfectly with the space.

Another highlight of working with 26Bridge was that we weren’t limited to a preferred vendors list, which allowed us to choose who we wanted to work with. One of my favorite aspects of our wedding was that everyone seemed to be personally connected to us in one way or another. Between our floral designer from DC, my makeup artist, our photographer, and more, I was not only working with people whom I greatly respected, but people that I knew and appreciated on a deep level. Sarena Edenfield, my hair and makeup artist, perfectly nailed the natural look that I had wanted.

On the other hand, I had been following the work of Cynthia Chung, our photographer, for years so it was a dream to be able to have her capture moments throughout the day. In many ways, getting to work with these phenomenal, yet familiar people made the whole planning and day-of process feel so much more like a family event. In the same vein, while Jeremy and I didn’t do a lot of craft DIY decor, we still executed many things on our own.

Katy Gale, our floral designer, helped order our flowers and create “recipe cards” for me to use so that my dear friend, Chanhee, and I could arrange all bouquets and boutonnieres. This allowed us to order flowers through a wholesaler and do our own floral arranging, while getting Katy’s expertise and guidance in floral design.

Another favorite part of my wedding was our stationery. My dream job would be to have my own stationery store because I love all things paper, but most of my favorite stationery brands were incredibly expensive. One of my bridesmaids had a logo made for Jeremy and me by one of my favorite graphic designers, Jessie Schnall. We used this and a custom font from Minted to design our own invitation, program, seating chart, and table numbers. I have loved Jessie’s work for years now, so it was such a joy to be able to use something specifically designed for us in almost all of our stationery pieces. I particularly loved our wedding program because aside from the ceremony details and lyrics, we included a hand drawn map of the nearby DUMBO area that Jeremy drew so that our guests could explore the area during our cocktail hour.

Overall, the day was filled with so much joy and we felt so grateful to have shared it with so many people that we love.

Photography: Cynthia Chung Photography | Floral Design: Praiseworthy Petals | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Ceremony Venue: 26 Bridge | Reception Venue: 26 Bridge | Shoes : H&M | Rings: Brilliant Earth | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vow To Be Chic | Catering : Delicious Moments | Makeup: Christine From Salon 718 | Groomsmen's Attire: H&M | Hotel: The Tillary Hotel | Graphic/Logo Design: Jessie Schnall | Stationery Font: Minted

From Texas to New York: Another SWIPE RIGHT Success Story

Jacob and I met on none other than TINDER when the app was in its infancy. We knew from the moment we ‘swiped right’ that something special was in the air and have been inseparable ever since we locked eyes! Jacob proposed to me at our home in Dallas in the most perfect, intimate, profession of love surrounded by our fur babies (and lots of wagging tails) – as I like to joke, who would have thought that TINDER could have sparked such a wildfire!! ~from the Bride

Photography: W Studios New York

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From the Bride… Growing up on the North Shore of Long Island, having my immediate family still residing there and having guests traveling from Texas, Missouri and Florida to celebrate with us made New York an obvious destination for our intimate wedding. Planning such a momentous occasion from cross-country can certainly be challenging, but thankfully I had my wonderful mother, step father and sister ready to venue visit and taste test for us at a moments notice!

Bedell Cellars was one of the first places that met all of our search criteria and I knew right away from the feelings their website instilled upon me that this was “the one.” Upon first visit this was confirmed. We were all totally in love with everything about the beautiful vineyard- from the huge oak tree under which we would profess our vows, to the vines of gorgeous grapes that made the most memorable backdrop- everything about it was just picturesque and I could envision our big day exactly as I wanted it. The vineyard perfectly fit with the modern, boho-chic vibe I knew we were going for.

The day-of was so much more magical than I ever had imagined it would be, with each detail flowing together so perfectly. Our guests were taken on a whimsical journey as they walked underneath the ivy covered arbor, through the flower garden and into the apple orchard, where the ceremony would take place under a towering Oak (wrapped in a huge blanket of flowers.) Afterwards they were escorted to a breezy cocktail hour on the vines where the eye catching floral chalkboard bar, unbelievable hors d’oeuvres and a few games of bean bag toss made all of our guest feel right at home. Finally, into the veranda for dinner and dancing where tons of twinkling lights, long farm tables, flowers stretching as far as the eye could see and subtle shining gold details made my heart flutter.

My favorite flower, the tropical Protea, and soft pink locally grown Dahlias were the star of our floral arrangements– put together by the masterful Sag Harbor Florists. Guests danced the night away under the stars and dined on a delectable passed dinner of filet mignon and sushi tuna (which I have been dreaming about for months) until we were all about to pop! All of the food was curated by the absolutely wonderful Lexi and Louisa of Hamptons Aristocrat.

Then to top it all off Sag Harbor Baking Company tied it together with the most classy raspberry and lemon “naked cake” that I could have imagined! After tons of dancing, the Hora, limbo (which resulted in a few pairs of ripped pants) and lots of tear filled speeches, all of the guests were escorted out to the food truck in the parking lot and given gooey grilled cheese sandwiches and sparklers while they waited for Jacob and me to make an extra memorable exit!

Being a jewelry designer and the owner of Moon Haus Designs, I thought there would be no more special way to honor each of my bridesmaids than to hand make them each a one of a kind Moonstone ring! We are also big advocates of responsible beekeeping and decided to gift each of our guests with a small bottle of local Long Island honey (provided by Bedell Cellars) to take home – save the bees!

Our entire day was documented in the most magnificent way by the photographers at W Studios, Stephen and his wife Yuliya were a dream to work with and our final pictures are just more than we could’ve ever imagined. We also had a fabulous video created by AJ Ingoglia Films to relive each moment again and again! The whole day was one we will look back on for the rest of our lives and cherish, thank you to our wonderful parents and vendors who made this all possible!

Photography: W Studios New York | Cinematography: Aj Ingoglia Films | Floral Design: Sag Harbor Florist | Wedding Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Cake: Sag Harbor Bakery | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Favors: Bedell Cellars Winery | Groom's Attire: Generation Tux | Groomsmen's Attire: Generation Tux | Venue: Bedell Cellars Winery | Bridemaids' Rings: Moon Haus | Bridesmaids' Skirts: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Bridesmaids' Tops: Fishers Finery | Catering + Design: Hamptons Aristocrat | Chalk Art: Kara | Rentals: Party Rental LTD

NYC Destination Elopement for Two UK Foodies

Katy and Phil flew all the way from the UK to get married in NYC! They wanted the urban New York City as their backdrop and just have an small intimate yet exciting destination wedding. Their families also came to support their marriage. Katy is a florist from the UK so her florals and photography were an important part of the day. Along with getting that NYC grittiness with murals and graffiti, we also were able to luck out with a 2 -day pop up ice cream shop from MILK LA that was happening in Soho, and this UK couple got to enjoy ice cream from the opposite coast! ~ Cynthia Chung Photography

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From the Bride… I love the style of Valentino and the quality is amazing! When we decided on New York I wanted a city style wedding dress. It was elegant and the lace detail was the perfect classic touch. I didn’t want a typical wedding shoe, I wanted it to be a stylish feature to compliment the dress. I chose the Rockstud patent leather heels in the colour Poudre from Valentino.

My husband, Phil, regularly shops at Ted Baker in the UK and it fits him perfectly. The waistcoat has a contrasting back panel which was a lovely feature to the mid blue suit. And his shoes are also from Ted Baker, we liked how the modern brogue shoe which complimented the style of the suit and location of NYC.

We wanted a relaxed, simple wedding without the planning overshadowing the whole event. We love New York, around every corner there is something cool so it felt the right place to invite our families to spend the week. We had our small reception at PJ Clarke’s since we are keen foodies. I do my research by trying some of the best culinary delights wherever we go. We looked into some lovely private function rooms but it didn’t feel as personal. We first visited PJ Clarke’s in Washington D. C and we were told the meat was sourced from the same place as the White House and it turned out it was the best steak we had ever eaten! Therefore, for sentimental reasons and the amazing location of the Lincoln centre at night we felt Pj Clarke’s Lincoln centre was a perfect choice for our guests for a New York City feel.

Flowers are very personal to me because I’m a florist in the UK and design for retail. I looked into wholesalers but decided to enjoy our week in NYC to the max. Elan flowers had the perfect style I was looking for so we completely trusted them. I carefully chose the range of flowers I wanted including peonies, stocks, jasmine and ranunculus, olive branches and eucalyptus. I wanted to use two ribbons with neutral colouring that I had bought myself; a velvet sage green ribbon and a crochet cotton ivory ribbon for the flowers and buttonholes.

We chose our photographer because we wanted photos which were arty and captured the style of New York including graffiti murals. They were absolutely perfect and exactly how we wanted to remember our day! Unfortunately my grandma wasn’t here to share memories of our special day, therefore my mum gave me her ring to carry with me on the day. We didn’t invite our closest friends so we celebrated with them when we returned to the UK and gave them a little wedding favour of a USB with a selection of our favourite wedding photos.

Photography: Cynthia Chung Photography | Floral Design: Elan Flowers | Wedding Dress: Valentino | Ceremony: NY City Hall | Wedding Shoes: Valentino | Hair: Christy Dylo, Spoke & Weal Salon | Grooms Suit: Ted Baker London | Hotel: NOMO SOHO Hotel | Bag: Mulberry | Earrings: Alex And Ani | Grooms Shoes: Ted Baker London | Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.

The Most Perfect Fall Day To Say “I Do”

I have a thing for fall weddings and this romantic Brooklyn bash is exactly why. A warm October day, with the leaves just beginning to change colors… is there any setting more suited for these two cuties to say “I do”!? Cassi Claire and NST Pictures captured the autumn allure and all the sweet details of their boathouse wedding, leaving us with a gallery of goodies to explore. Happy Friday indeed!

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From the Bride… My fiancé and I always knew we wanted to get married locally (we live in Brooklyn), and when we stumbled on the historic Prospect Park Boathouse we knew it was the perfect venue for us. We fell in love with the building – the incredible green tiled vaulted ceilings, the chevron floors, and the stunning views of the lake and surrounding park. So we kept the rest simple to let the beauty of the boathouse shine, sticking to neutral white flowers with lots of greenery to play off the ceiling, and touches of rose gold as a nod to our weddings rings (also rose gold!). And when the day came, it was more incredible than I could have imagined – it was 78 degrees in October, the leaves had just starting changing, and we were married by my best friend right on lake, in front of our closest family and friends. It was the perfect beginning to a wonderful life with my new husband – I’ve never felt luckier.

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Photography: Cassi Claire | Videography: Nst Pictures | Event Planning: By Amanda Event Studio | Floral Design: Ashley Drago | Wedding Dress: Made With Love Bridal | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Cake: Junior's | Bride's Shoes: Raye | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Bon Soir Caterers | Make Up: Gab Reyes | Hair: Emily Carcaramo | DJ: Jay Mcelfresh | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Prospect Park Boathouse

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Colorful Balloons, Dancing + Endless Love: This Is The Best!

How amazing, fun and fabulous is this wedding!? I’m at a loss for words to describe the joy that radiates from Cynthia Chung’s photos of this NYC celebration. Two families came together when Jess and Arc said “I do” and the result? Dancing, super personalized details, and endless amounts of love and laughter… evident in every one of these pics in our gallery! Dive in right this way!

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From Cynthia Chung PhotographyEverything about this wedding was amazing! I loved how the families of both the bride and groom – two completely different cultures – were able to fuse together and throw one hell of a dance party! Jess and Arc are two people that love having a great time and bringing their communities together and it was SO very apparent throughout the entire wedding! Dance seemed to be a very special bond between the two, and my highlights of the day was when they spent some time dancing to the music of a street acapella group in the West Village, and when Arc (the groom)’s mother decided to initiate Jess into the ‘family’ with their special family traditional dance… It was AWESOME to see. Everyone had a great time that night, old and young!!

From the Bride… We wanted somewhere convenient where our family and friends could all gather to celebrate the journey the two of us have been on and were willing to commit to for the rest of our lives. After dating for seven years, we weren’t looking to make a huge fuss and didn’t really have much of a vision, which quickly led us to selecting a restaurant as a location. We had also been to over 12 weddings in 2016 and knew we wanted to personalize everything as much as possible as it wouldn’t be so “Insert Bride + Groom here”. From our hand-drawn portraits to the Brazilian bom boms (my favorite dessert) – we tried to infuse the wedding with “us”. I think the most sentimental thing about the whole day was the people who were there to share in our memory with us… And of course the groom :) Everything else could easily have been replaced or removed and I would have been equally as happy!

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Photography: Cynthia Chung Photography | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Groom's Suit: Enzo Custom | Hotel: Conrad New York City | Wedding Venue: City Winery | Groom's Watch: Tiffany & Co. | Illustration: Jessica Nam | Wedding Rings: Knoblach Jewlery

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Saturday Morning Movie: Creative + Personalized Fall Brooklyn Wedding

What do I have to do to get in on this tribe? The friends of this Bride and Groom came together to create an uber creative and personalized wedding, taking care of everything from the bridesmaids’ dresses to the ceremony music. But when it came time to capture the magic live, this couple chose wisely and had NST Pictures film their special day. And one viewing of their highlight film right here and it’s evident that they made the right choice. Don’t you agree!?

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From the Bride… We have a very talented group of friends, so rather than hiring vendors, many of the people who made our day a reality were friend vendors “friendors” which made the day so personal and intimate. Our wedding signage and day-of coordination were completely done by friends. Two of our friends who are amazing musicians sang for our wedding ceremony, and our wedding band was comprised of friends as well. One of my bridesmaids went to college with me at FIT. She now works in fashion design and so graciously designed and custom created my nine mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses and stood by me as a bridesmaid on her birthday. Another bridesmaid did an amazing job on my hair and makeup while the rest of the bridesmaids did their own. I am so thankful for these amazing friends who came together to help make this day so perfect!

Our photographer is a good friend, and as a huge photo person, I originally thought those would be my priority and that the video would be secondary so I was so conflicted about having a wedding video. Nonetheless, I still wanted to get a trailer film made to look back on our day and discovered NST Pictures. The moment we received our trailer, it was like the day came rushing back. Obviously, pictures will bring back memories but NST did such a beautiful job editing and making the day come to life in those five minutes of captured moments. When we watch the video, it pours out the whole spirit and heart behind that day all over again. When it comes to picking a videographer, I would definitely say don’t skimp out or settle. You need to find someone who understands your vision and who will understand how you want to remember this day forever. Mariano and I knew for a fact we did not want a cookie-cutter video. We wanted something different that was more of a cinematic experience that told a story, and NST did such a great job at capturing us as a couple in those few moments!

We love warehouses and industrial spaces so we knew right away Brooklyn was where it would all take place. We like the raw and urban look of brick walls, metal beams, and open spaces. So when we walked into 26 Bridge for the first time, we knew we had found exactly what we were looking for. When it comes to colors, we are pretty minimalistic. We wanted to keep everything very earthy and neutral with small pops of color to tie in the fall season. I wanted our decor to revolve around more foliage than florals so we decided to incorporate a lot of greens into the bouquets, as well as, half-size eucalyptus garlands on our dinner tables – wooden farm tables to tie into the earthy tones – decorated with mix-and-match glass bottles which we collected (the bottles were actually our favorite sparkling water and cold brew coffees which we felt added a little quirk and personality to centerpieces!). The little flowers that we did have were white, blush, and nude mixed with the green foliage and I also had hanging burgundy pieces to match my wine-colored velvet heels that complemented my custom dress by Sarah Seven (Mariano wore an H&M suit with Saint Laurent shoes – the ultimate high/low combination!). My crown was actually my mom’s from her wedding – it was the perfect something borrowed that completed my look that day.

We are now blogging about married life on LifeasLeoncziks.com. As high school sweethearts, we ended up getting married at the age of 23 and moving in together after the wedding which is not a scenario you hear about as often nowadays! We like to blog about what married life has been like and share our experience as two young people chasing our dreams as husband and wife!

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Photography: Michael Tabuzo | Cinematography: Nst Pictures | Floral Design: The Rosewood Girl | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Dulce de Leche Bakery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dayra Galarza | Catering: Creative Foods Caterings | Band: Brian Beckford | Groom's Suit: H&M | Ceremony Music: Gabriella Chavez + Charlie Sztyk | Wedding Venue: 26 Bridge | Day-Of Coordination: Angelena Hreczny | Groom's Shoes: Saint Laurent | Hair + Makeup Artist: Courtney Androsiglio | Wedding Signage: Sabrina La Salle

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An Island Wedding Filled With Florals, Family + Fun

An island owned by the Groom’s family. The Bride and her merry maids arriving by boat. Hot pink florals galore. Oh, and an adorable pup. If these aren’t the makings of one magical wedding weekend, I don’t know what is. Erika Parker captured all the fun and festivities and this gallery is guaranteed to save you from any mid-week slump. Head right this way for never-ending smiles and sweetness!

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From the Bride… In the early 1900’s Rob Roy was built and sat empty for 12 years. It came fully equipped with boats, a full staff, dishes and Stickley furniture to suit the home’s aesthetic. But because of the economy, no one was interested at the time. Eventually, an ad was run in a NY newspaper and Jonathan’s great grandpa saw it and made a trip to see the island, and bought it. At this time, the Thousand Islands and the Hamptons were gaining popularity as the summer playgrounds for New Yorkers, with fishing, boating, picnicking and entertaining as the main pleasures.

Jonathan’s grandma Beverly Wood told me the story of seeing Owatonna for the first time: newly married with two small toddlers, her and her husband were vacationing on Rob Roy with the many other family members who shared the island, when they caught wind of the neighboring island “Owatonna” going on the market for sale. They immediately requested a showing, and over whiskey, made an offer of $12,000 for the island and home, sharing it with another couple who also dreamed of spending summer days watching sunsets and great blue herons from the giant wrap around porch, gardening, and teaching young kids how to sail and man large wooden boats on the St Lawrence River. This was 1965, and it has been in the family ever since. Jonathan has many memories of growing up here, summering in an idilic unknown world and has always found great joy in sharing the surprise of such a majestic location with others. We were so happy to have the privilege of sharing the 1000 Islands with our closest friends and family for a weekend of fun, flowers, food, stories, boats, and the promise of our commitment to one another for our lifetimes.

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Photography: Erika Parker Photography | Event Planning: Sarah Campo, Soiree NNY | Floral Design: Grown on island by the bride, and over 3000 blooms brought in by boat | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Stationery: Shannon Roos (Bride) | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Catering: Marianne Wood, Margie Donaldson, Dan Roos | Calligraphy: Clare Roos | Groom's Attire: Angelo Rossi Tuxedo | Officiant: Pastor Sherwin Kwon | Boat Captains: Andrew Wood and Chris Wood | Boutonnieres: Kristyna Hulland | Calligraphy on Stone Markers: Amber Moore | Floral Curtain: Jessie Emery | Reception Attire: BHLDN

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Your Guidebook to a Chic Holiday Elopement

Calling all winter brides-to-be! This holiday elopement editorial at the New York Public Library, designed by Bespoke Only, is #goals. It’s at once minimalist and festive, exactly what you’d expect of a chic NYC couple, and don’t even get us started on the fashion. Two words: Red. Velvet. We’ll go ahead and let you discover that goodness all on your own as you scroll through Sally Pinera’s images.

From Sally PineraNYC lovers honor their elopement with a celebratory saxophone stroll through the city after sharing vows at the New York City Public Library. This editorial celebrates stylish elopements made to highlight a unique and urban, classy couple. Design by Bespoke Only and gorgeous Marchesa and Johanna Ortiz gowns – this voguish celebration is a true statement!

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Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: Bespoke Only | Floral Design: Bespoke Only | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Shoes: Johanna Ortiz | Makeup: Stacie Ford Weddings | Hair: Olivia Halpin Hair | Venue: New York Public Library | Bridal Boutique: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon | Red Gown: Johanna Ortiz

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Indian Summer Days Are Officially the Best for Engagement Sessions

When first seeing the gorgeousness that is Pauline and Tim’s engagement session, I immediately thought, “I want to be best friends with them.” And as soon as you see it for yourself, you’ll be thinking the same thing, too. Their energy is so full of love and joy, and it radiates in every single photo. Add to that the gorgeous seaside backdrop and glow on this Indian Summer day captured by Audra Wrisely Photography, and you’ve got the stuff e-session dreams are made of.

From Audra Wrisley PhotographyPauline and Tim hoped to capture their sweet relationship in a way that felt uniquely them – outdoors in a beautiful setting, dancing around together in happiness! We were so thrilled to capture their session, and we found a deserted beach area on Long Island that made the perfect backdrop for their engagement photos. We had an “Indian Summer” day for their shoot, and we loved capturing this couple in the afternoon glow of the setting sun. Pauline’s incredible Alex Veil gown had the most amazing detailing, echoing organic sea coral, and an effortless flow that caught the ocean breeze at every turn. Her gorgeous floral crown was crafted by Ava Florals and was such a beautiful complement to the white and blue tones they chose for wardrobe.

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Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography | Floral Design: Ava Floral | Dress: Alex Veil | Hair + Makeup: Ombre By E.J. Makeup Studio

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An Absolutely Adorable NYC E-Shoot!

These two shine bright amid the winter chilliness of New York City, from the Seaport to the busy streets of the Big Apple. Their smiles kept each other warm – and make our hearts giddy with love! Alison Conklin braved the cold weather with them and we’re mighty glad she did – these engagement pics are too cute to miss!

From Alison Conklin… Thank you so much for featuring this fun cold weather engagement session! My favorite image from this session is the one of them in the steam on the streets of NY!


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One Weekend is All You Need to Plan That Dream Wedding

If we’re being honest, finding the right wedding venue can be a little tricky. It takes time, patience and maybe a lucky break or two. That’s why we are so excited for the 5th annual Wedding Show Weekend happening on March 10th and 11th. Hosted by the venue-finding geniuses at Country Club Receptions, it features over 35 country clubs and golf courses across the country (including three in New York and one in New Jersey). In other words? It’s your chance to find that perfect venue all in one weekend – for free.

We know there are a lot of wedding shows out there, but Wedding Show Weekend is different. It’s stress-free, convenient and free – and with two fab country clubs in New York and one in New Jersey, you’re sure to find the right venue for you and yours. Like one of the Wedding Show Weekend’s coolest venues, the Dyker Beach Golf Course. It’s a historic Brooklyn icon that opened over 100+ years ago and the elegant decor + 6,000-square-foot patio are awesome. Also on our love list? The Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses, aka, two Bronx treasures that originally opened in 1901. If you love anything and everything Art Deco, the ballrooms will floor you. Oh, and speaking of ballrooms – the Beaver Brook Country Club in Hunterdon County, New Jersey is a one-of-a-kind venue that can host 180 guests. Plus, the views are insanely gorgeous.

Whether you’re planning the celebration of a lifetime in New York or New Jersey, the Wedding Show Weekend is your one-stop venue shop with four country clubs and golf courses that are perfect for hosting your big event. Also perfect? Not taking weeks upon weeks to find that venue of your dreams and literally filling one amazing weekend with all of the locales you’ve been eyeing, so you can start planning. Not to mention the amazing vendors, on-site directors and tasty cuisine for you to sample.

Ready to meet the venue + vendor team that will make your dream day happen? RSVP for free on the Wedding Show Weekend’s website and start planning your two days of venue hopping. And be sure to visit their Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for even more inspiration.

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A Romantic Wedding with a Sweet Bohemian Vibe

Michelle’s vision for her wedding day was simple: a romantic, intimate setting with a sweet boho vibe. A truly gorgeous concept, but one that needs a truly gorgeous locale to work. Enter Sole East Resort, a stunning resort smack-dab in the heart of Michelle and Mike’s engagement city – Montauk. From the breathtaking gardens to the yummy cuisine (hey there, lobster rolls), it was a night that these two loves will never forget, complete with s’mores. Scroll to get inspired by every beautiful moment below.

From the Bride… I had a vision that my wedding would have a slight bohemian vibe, with whimsical accents and flowers. I knew I wanted it held in a romantic, intimate setting. Lucky for Mike and me – that’s exactly how it came to life. Sole East Resort had the perfect mix of what we were looking for: a beachy/boho vibe that still felt elevated enough to have black-tie optional, a space that our wedding guests could easily take over for a whole weekend as a home base, and a venue that could accommodate both the ceremony, reception and after party without having to move our guests in between.

My color palette was neutrals for the bridesmaids and paper (i.e. invites, menus, signs, etc.), but I definitely wanted a lot of different bold colors for the wild flowers. This worked well in the garden setting of Sole East Resort. We did our first look and initial pics before the ceremony at Sole East Resort and then at a spot out near Ditch Plains, but the Sole East Resort grounds were so beautiful in June with all of the flowers and greenery and are some of my favorites.

I loved the custom escort card display that my planner, James, put together. He created this huge tree out of wild flowers which was inspired by the tree we got married under at Sole East Resort. It was beautiful. Mike had the idea of using names of surf breaks as our table numbers instead of actual numbers, and we loved how that came to life. The reception was under a beautiful sailcloth tent that fit perfectly on Sole East Resort’s grounds. The shrubs make it very unique and didn’t interrupt the layout at all. My dress (Reem Acra) was my absolute favorite. I got it from Saks, and they really took care of me during all my fittings in the weeks leading up to the big day. I also loved my hair and makeup artists from MG Hair & Makeup. My Stylist Val was a gem! She kept me calm, and was spot on with my hair and makeup vision.

A real highlight on Sole East Resort’s part was the dinner. Definitely get the lobster rolls – big hit. The steak and fish were spot on, and all the veggies were so fresh, and doing it all family style was the best! Cindi, Dave and Sue at Sole East Resort were great. They really worked with our planner to help execute everything to perfection.

After the ceremony and cocktail hour, the rest of the night was a whirlwind of amazing dance floor moments, toasts, photo booth pics, and more dancing – our live band was awesome! We ended with an after party at the hotel bar, coupled with s’mores by the fire pit. Our wedding at Sole East Resort was at absolute dream. We could not have been happier with how the day turned out.

Michelle and Mike’s wedding was amazing, which is not at all surprising, since Sole East Resort is the kind of place that just does weddings right. From the spring blooms bursting at every corner (think rhododendron, swaying ornamental grasses and red maples), to the hammocks, adirondack chairs and St. Tropez lounge beds, to the amazing amenities and food, you can literally just sit back and relax while their talented staff handles it ALL. Which means that sophisticated garden wedding you’ve always dreamed of? It’s right at your fingertips – and so is lounging by the pool. To start planning that laid-back meets elegant affair, contact Sole East Resort today at events@soleeast.com or 631.668.2105. And don’t forget to ask about their spring discounts. Your big day is going to be so, so awesome.

Photography: Jj Ignotz | Floral Design: James Abel Events | Dress: Reem Acra | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering : Sole East Resort | Hair & Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Venue: Sole East Resort | Tent: American Tent Company | James Abel : James Abel Events | Wedding Reception & Lodging: Sole East Resort

Beautiful Blues + Stunning Watercolors Makes This Summer Wedding Shine

Just because your celebration is by the shore doesn’t mean you have to go all out classic nautical. This wedding right here took their locale and used it as inspiration in a whole other wondrous way… we’re talking stunning watercolor stationery and the most beautiful shades of blue we ever did see. Kelsey Combe captured our new favorite blue hues and more, creating a gallery that makes us downright jealous that we weren’t at this summer celebration ourselves. See it all right this way!

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From the Bride… My family spends practically every weekend of the summer at Shenorock Shore Club in Rye, New York, and it’s one of my husband and I’s absolute favorite places, so when we got engaged in April of 2016, choosing our venue was a no-brainer. We booked Shenorock the very next day.

Though the venue is right on the water – which would normally inspire a reception with a beachy, nautical vibe – we really wanted to create a more formal, sophisticated atmosphere, with a few casual and unexpected touches throughout.

After meeting with our florist Diana at Petals, we knew that she would be the perfect partner to help us execute our vision, and boy did she deliver! At cocktail hour, blue and white ginger jars and lanterns of various sizes were surrounded in florals. In the ballroom, vintage crystal candlesticks holding tall tapers were offset by rustic farm tables and lush white and ivory florals popped next to blue watercolor table numbers and menus.

The entire wedding had a very personal touch, as my mom and I imagined and sourced every detail ourselves. My mom even tracked down every single candlestick, lantern, and ginger jar used throughout the space. In the end, everything turned out even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined, and Jake and I were able to laugh, cry and dance the night away in a place that means so much to both of us.

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Photography: Kelsey Combe Photography | Cinematography: Lucid Lens | Event Planning: Jack & Grace Events | Floral Design: Petals Party & Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Sachin And Babi | Cake: Artuso | Invitations: Morgan Holliday Designs | Ceremony Venue: Church Of The Resurrection | Reception Venue: Shenorock Shore Club | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulu's | Hair + Makeup: Beauty Bar and Salon | Calligraphy: Val Cole | Lighting: Fabrico Events | Transportation: County Coach | Earrings: Sachin And Babi | Rentals: Party Line Rentals

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Their Engagement Story Is as Sweet as Their Wedding

They met while seated next to each other by chance at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Three years later they returned and got engaged overlooking the same spot they had met. It’s hearing stories like these that makes me love my job, so I’m absolutely thrilled that today we get to sneak a peek at this duo’s colorful wedding day at Hempstead House, photographed beautifully by CLY BY MATTHEW.

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From the Bride… Fate brought Kevin and me together. We met by chance at the pool at the Fontainebleau in Miami when a pool attendant asked if I wanted to sit next to a cute boy. Fast forward three years, and we’re back at the Fontainebleau celebrating our third anniversary. Kevin asks me to marry him on a balcony overlooking the spot where we had met three years prior. It was perfect – so intimate and meaningful! The next morning, we went to see if we could find the pool attendant that introduced us. Low and behold, he was still working at the Fontainebleau and remembered sitting us next to each other!

We knew we were destined to be together and were eager to plan a celebration with our closest family and friends that would capture our spirit and love for one another. Our vision was to have a classic, elegant wedding that would harken back to a bygone era by blending our love of Americana with Gatsby influences. We wanted the venue to speak for itself, so we chose The Hempstead House, a historic gold coast mansion, previously occupied by the Guggenheims. It was the perfect backdrop to create the atmosphere we wanted that was completely tailored to our taste. We began sourcing vintage furniture, décor, and other details, keeping in mind the period during which the mansion was built. Some of my very favorite details featured in the wedding were an Art Deco vanity set, a family heirloom passed down to me from my grandmother, and my bridal jewelry, which was made in the same decade. I found the jewelry at a flea market in Chelsea before I even bought my dress! Also, dried roses from the first bouquet that Kevin had ever given me added a sentimental touch to the bridal suite.

Guests were met with seasonal refreshments of lavender lemonade and brown sugar iced tea upon their arrival and were invited to sit facing a gorgeous chuppah designed by In Full Bloom. We exchanged vows overlooking the Long Island Sound with sailboats passing in the distance. Immediately after the ceremony, we celebrated our nuptials with cocktail hour al fresco, where guests enjoyed playing croquet on the lawn and eating fresh oysters while melodies from Alexandra Cellist & Ensembles filled the summer air.

Afterward, guests were escorted through the front doors of the Hempstead House into a dramatic foyer and were greeted by an oversized floral arrangement, which sat on a table amid miniature racehorses (a nod to the Belmont Stakes, which took place on the same day as our wedding just a few miles from the venue). Our guests were seated for dinner at a mix of long and round tables dressed with an iridescent silk shantung, which glistened in the candlelight. Each style of table was adorned with a different floral arrangement in shades of peach, lavender, blush, cherry red, and pink. The long tables had verdant garland with peonies, roses, and ranunculus seemingly growing out of the table and the rounds had a cascading arrangement with a similar vibe to the garland perched on low crystal vessels. To make the sweetheart table feel distinct, we had a splendid edging framed by vintage copper candlesticks found in a Parisian flea market.

Guests danced the night away with the help of DJ Ben from Remixologists, periodically retiring to the library, to stop by the CLY by Matthew photo booth, or to visit the billiard room where leather lounge furniture and a mahogany bar stood ready to serve libations. The skilled team at Philip Stone crafted our specialty cocktails, which included The Belmont Jewel (a bourbon cocktail) and La Vie en Rose (Kir Royale with rose syrup and a single floating petal). To end the evening, we popped a magnum of Perrier-Jouët, poured over a tower of coupe champagne glasses and served our guests a Sugar Lane Cake Shop creation that was equal parts beautiful and delicious. The flowers, created completely out of sugar, were so lifelike that we felt guilty eating them. The day was documented by the amazingly talented CLY by Matthew, who captured every moment of our wedding in great detail. He has such an amazing eye and is so dedicated to his art!

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Photography: Cly By Matthew | Photography: MATTHEW REE PHOTOGRAPHY | Cinematography: ByDesign Films | Event Coordination: Dazzling Affairs | Floral Design: In Full Bloom Florist | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Sugar Lane Cake Shop | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Phillip Stone | Makeup: Jesella Beauty | Hair: Blow Me Away | DJ: Remixologists | Band: Alexandra Cellist and Ensembles | Groom's Attire: Giorgio Armani | Venue: Hempstead House, Sands Point Preserve | Photo Booth: Cly Booth

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Exchanging Vows on the Most Beautiful Family Farm

This couple hit the venue jackpot with a stunning family farm that is near and dear to their hearts.  It proved the perfect setting for their country meets New York City affair planned by Faith Ferguson and captured by Cadence Kennedy with assistant photography by Kayla Tiffany. Bucolic views, chic black and white details and a gorgeous tented reception can all be found in the gallery plus a film by Belinda Video Productions below.

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From the Photographer…This wedding was one of my favorites of the season. During my drive from Long Island to Warwick, I couldn’t wait to see what Bride Lauren had dreamt up. She brought a truly unique vision for her family farm wedding. Starting the day at houses just across the street from one another, both bride and groom were anticipated their first. The first look took place overlooking the farm, with portraits to follow amongst the rolling hills. Being a September wedding, I loved the subtle hints of fall amongst the tree tops. Chic accents of black and white graced the entrance to the ceremony, preparing guests for what was to come in the white tented reception. Guest sipped signature drinks from black and white striped straws during cocktail hour as they strolled through the hay barn with hanging lanterns. The celebration continued and guests dance the night away on top a black and white dance floor, under the stars. Looking back, Lauren and Mathew’s wedding was unforgettable, and the city had a chance to meet the farm.

From the Bride… Having our wedding at the most amazing location on the family farm was near to our hearts, but we wanted to also incorporate our love for New York City into the theme of the wedding. I had a vision of classic, clean lines and black and white that would really pop and be unique in a country setting. Everything was executed flawlessly and it was more beautiful and perfect than we could have ever imagined. Favorite moments/photographs of the day: We both surprised ourselves with how unbelievably comfortable we were in front of the camera and that is thanks to Cadence. We enjoyed every minute of taking photographs and you can see that through how amazing they came out. The photographs captured our love, our friendship and our happiness from our wedding day.

Photography: Cadence Kennedy Photography Collection | Videography: Belinda Video Productions | Event Planning: Faith Ferguson, Faith Ferguson Productions | Floral Design: Joe Richinelli Design | Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri | Cake: Barbara Baxter | Invitations: Paperless Post | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rings: Marianne Vanderwall | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Make Up: Krystal Bicknell At Main Street Cutters | Hair: Krystal Bicknell At Main Street Cutters | DJ: Steven Vittoria | Tux: The Black Tux | Cigar Roller: Tony Santana Cigar Rolling Co. | Headpiece: Kleinfeld Bridal | Photography - Assistance: Kayla Tiffany Photography | Veil: Pnina Tornai

We Found Your Venue If You Are Wanting Backyard Wedding Vibes

Backyard weddings are our jam, but if you’re not too keen on hosting your Big Day celebration at your own abode, we’ve got the perfect solution: Sole East Resort. Think of it as your home away from home with everything from gorgeous gardens, bamboo archways and a fire pit perfect for roasting post-nuptial s’mores. It’s that backyard vibe we absolutely adore meets a talented events team that will handle every jaw-dropping moment. You seriously can’t go wrong.

Sole East Resort has always been one of our fave Hamptons venues, and it’s not just because of the sweet Tudor charm and their 70 gorgeous guest rooms. Their accommodations are amazing and their onsite amenities make it the perfect place to relax and play with your friends and family. From their heated pool to their fab Montauk locale to their awesome (+ full-service) Backyard Restaurant, it’s the best place ever to spend a weekend celebrating you and yours. Gather your friends around the fire pit after your rehearsal dinner, take a 5-minute walk to the beach the morning of your Big Day to ease those butterflies and host your last hurrah with a goodbye brunch the morning after your nuptials. They literally have everything covered – and it’s all with that laid-back charm we love so much about the Hamptons.

Sole East Resort isn’t just the perfect place to tie the knot, they have the perfect staff, too. From planning your rehearsal dinner to coordinating your big moment to everything in between, the Sole East Events Team has you totally covered. Our advice? Shoot them an email pronto (events@soleeast.com) to get started planning your amazing nuptials. That backyard wedding you’ve always wanted is waiting – and there are still a few prime May and June 2018 dates available (with generous discounts!) if you’re last-minute planning!

Photography: 4Eyes Photography | Ceremony & Reception : Sole East Resort

Bowling, Margaritas + A 90s Cover Band: We SO Wish We Were Invited To This Wedding!

I am insanely jealous that I was not a guest at this wedding. Held at the fabulous Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, this Bride and Groom celebrated with some of the best wedding food and drink I’ve ever heard of. We’re talking fried chicken and frozen margaritas… at the cocktail hour alone! Oh and that cocktail hour? It was held at the Brooklyn Bowl across the street from the Wythe. This wedding just keeps getting better and better with every new detail (designed by Lavender Grey Events)… and with every one of Adam Barnes’ photos. See more from the best party in town right this way!

From the Bride… When we decided to have our wedding on the east coast, close to our families, we knew that New York City was our ideal location. Our guests would be coming from all over – California to New Zealand – so a location with lodging and activities was the top of our list. We loved that Williamsburg and Wythe Hotel offered just that. Joe and I created an accommodations book of our favorite bars, restaurants, sights, hotels, and shopping that we included in our invitation designed by Sloane Harmony. We included things like my all-time favorite view of Manhattan (from the Staten Island Ferry at night), and Rough Trade (Joe’s favorite place to go digging for vinyl). We both just wanted our guests to have an unforgettable weekend in the city we love.

I spent the night before the wedding with my Maid of Honor and best friend of 10 years, Alexandria. In a beautiful room at the Wythe with a stunning view of Manhattan, we talked about my soon-to-be hubby and drank champagne… it was a good, old fashioned sleepover. When the morning arrived and my bridesmaids joined us, the fun and excitement continued. Joe spent the morning with his family – the men got straight razor shaves, followed by lunch at Reynard – and the afternoon with his groomsmen getting ready while we had bagels and mimosas two floors down. My old friend and fantastic makeup and hair stylist, Nicole Amaducci glammed my girls, while I was pampered by Michiko Boorberg and Clarissa Luna. Alexandria’s mom adorned the softest robes with gorgeous geometrical lace for myself and the bridesmaids, and I presented vintage handkerchiefs (I had a feeling it would be a tearful day). Joe gifted his groomsmen with his favorite book inscribed with a note to each. Joe and I decided not to do a first look because I always had this idea of catching the look on my groom’s face as I walked down the aisle towards him with all of our loved ones supporting us, so instead, our wonderful photographer Adam Barnes caught a first look for both my mom and my dad.

Guests were welcomed by a 3-piece jazz band and a pre-ceremony bar marked by a big wooden sign we created. Joe’s parents brought the wood and his great grandmother, artist Ilonka Karasz’s easels, and I (along with my favorite Cricut machine) created vinyl lettering and transfers of artwork done by my Maid of Honor – to create bar menus and signage to be used later. La Petite Gardenia dressed the space with decadent foliage garlands full with pods and berries for texture.

Walking down that aisle towards Joe was everything I imagined. As we both fought back tears (I was right about needing the handkerchiefs), all I could think about was that this is what every little girl dreams about. It really was the fairytale. We were married by Alexandria’s father, someone we greatly admire and who opened his heart to us both over the years. We read vows that made each other laugh and cry and we finished our walk back down the aisle with a toast of our favorite champagne. It was perfect.

We did something a bit different for our cocktail hour – we led all of our 115 guests across the street to Brooklyn Bowl. Here we used another of the signs we created to encourage guests to follow us into the bowling alley. At Brooklyn Bowl, they enjoyed Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, cocktails, and the Bowl’s famous frozen margaritas while showing off their skills at a few frames. After cocktail hour, the sign was flipped to “Let’s Eat” and guests were welcomed back to the Wythe for the reception.

The Outdoor Garden had transformed from our ceremony space to the soon-to-be dance floor, but first, guests were invited into the Main Hall for dinner after stopping to pick up their escort cards. Immediately after Joe and I got engaged at the United Artists Theatre DTLA, we went for a celebratory drink at The Ace Hotel. We came across their photo booth and took a few pictures to capture our excitement. Now every time we see a photo booth, we have to go in to add to our collection – but back to the escort cards. We had the two photo strips from our engagement reproduced and Ivory Plum Lettering wrote everyone’s names and table numbers on them for us. My dad and I built the wall they were attached to. The reception began with our first dance. My dad and I shared the second, followed by Joe and his mom. These are some of my favorite pictures of the whole night: Joe doing a merengue with his mother, my dad and I fighting back tears…

After dinner and four beautiful speeches, the doors to the Outdoor Garden opened and our beyond fantastic 90’s cover band, Jeff From Accounting, drew the crowd outside. I had created a big sign as a surprise for Joe (with the help of my dad and a long time family friend) with a piece of our story on it. After he saw, I snuck upstairs for a costume change. I also surprised him with a cigarette girl who passed cigarettes, cigars, and custom matches with Alexandria’s drawing of our dog, Dylan, that said “Congrats Mom and Dad”. Joe’s favorite movie is the Sound of Music, so there was even a little joke with the signage. We didn’t do the traditional bouquet or garter toss, but after an amazing dance / scream your face off to your favorite 90’s song (i.e. Say It Ain’t So, Hey Jealousy, etc.) set, we cut a small cake and bite sized desserts were brought out on concession trays I had created so that guests didn’t have to leave the dance floor. The band had ended and our wonderful DJ played an inspired mix of popular music from the 70’s through the early 2000’s, kicking it off with amazing disco. The night ended with our guests getting to take home a night cap. Rocks glasses, mini bottles of alcohol, and mixers were set up on two bookshelves and guests could grab their ingredients on the way out the door. For those that wanted to keep the party going, Schimanski Nightclub opened it’s doors to our guests.

It was everything I dreamed it would be. Our guests had an amazing time, we were surrounded by amazing friends and family, the food was delicious, the music was wonderful, we bowled, I got to marry my best friend… it was incredible. I’ll never forget standing in the middle of the dance floor, looking up at the glow of the string lights and the moon beyond, and thinking “this is what complete happiness feels like”. Thank you to all who shared in and made our day possible. We love you.

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Photography: Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography | Coordination: Baskin Events | Event Design: Lavender Grey Events | Floral Design: La Petite Gardenia | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Sloane Harmony Design | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Calligraphy: Ivory Plum Lettering | DJ: Daniel Moose | Groom's Attire: Topman | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: Wythe Hotel | 90s Cover Band: Jeff From Accounting | Bride's Hair: Michiko Boorberg | Bride's Makeup: Clarissa Luna | Bride's Party Dress: Herve Leger | Bride's Party Earrings: Brittany Leslie | Bride's Party Shoes: Schutz | Bridesmaids' Hair + Makeup: Nicole Makeup And Hair | Cocktail Hour Venue: Brooklyn Bowl | Groom's Shoes: Common Projects | Rentals: Patina

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Colorful Blooms + Bites To Kick Off A Wedding Weekend

I’m not sure that there’s a better way to kick off your wedding celebrations than this colorful farm-to-table feast at Cedar Lakes Estate. Bright blooms, bites and endless wine… it’s the perfect way to say “Let’s do this”! Karen Hill captured it all.. and continued to capture the next day’s fabulous festivities which you can see on our Front Page right this minute! A delicious double dose of beauty to kick start your wonderful weekend! Cheers!

From Karen Hill… Nathalie and Hugo’s Shabbat dinner was held in a brimming vegetable garden at the Cedar Lake Estates, at one long classic farm table in the middle of a vegetable garden in the middle of a campground. Among their closest friends and family, they shared a farm to table dinner and wine under the stars. The most extraordinary part for the couple was to have Nathalie’s grandmother in attendance from Israel. The emotions were grand, so loving, so happy!

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Photography: Karen Hill Photography | Event Planning: SociaLife Event Planning And Production | Floral Design: Faye and Renee Floral and Event Design | Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate | Venue Coordination: Stephanie Karvellas

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Golden Hour + a Glittering Lake Make for a Magical Ceremony

Cedar Lakes Estate is situated beside a glittering lake in New York – you can already tell its going to be a gorgeous spot for a wedding, right? Add in that magical golden hour glow captured by Karen Hill Photography, the exceptional work by SociaLife Event Planning and Production, a show-stopping hanging floral installation by Faye and Renee Floral and Event Design, and one absolutely stunning couple, and you have this wedding. Can’t get enough? Neither can we, which is why their rehearsal dinner is coming up next.

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From Karen Hill PhotographyNathalie and Hugo’s wedding at the Cedar Lakes Estate took place by a gorgeous shimmering lake in the middle of a campground that by late afternoon, transforms itself into a magical place. Nathalie and Hugo’s traditional Jewish ceremony held at the golden hour on a summer day transfixed their friends and family for a few moments, and the rest of the world crept silently away. It was pure magic when they said, “I will. I do. With all my love,” and then the party began. And what a party it was! In the end, it doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you – isn’t it? So much joy at this wedding!

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Photography: Karen Hill Photography | Cinematography: NY Filmworks | Event Planning: SociaLife Event Planning And Production | Floral Design: Faye and Renee Floral and Event Design | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Cake: Lucky Bird Bakes | Stationery: Wide Eyes Paper Company | Makeup: Dana Rae | Hair: Rachel Breach | Tuxedo: Ermeneglildo Zegna | Wedding Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate | Music: Hank Lane Music | Venue Coordinator: Cedar Lakes Estate

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