May 9th, 2013 | Weddings
We just had to share the gorgeous wedding of Molly Sims and Scott Stuber, featured on Style Me Pretty today! Held at a private winery estate in Calistoga, California (which is stunning, btw) this garden themed affair was the perfect blend of casual elegance. The color palette was beige, blush, bone, with a touch of black and we are totally obsessing over the bridesmaid dresses that highlight this color scheme. Speaking of obsessing, how incredible is Molly’s Marchesa gown?? We absolutely adore how boho yet classic this beauty is !
Though we don’t know Molly personally, you can certainly feel the amount of love and adoration that she has for her husband, just by looking at these sweet photos. Her laid back approach is apparent throughout the well thought out, yet casual elements, like the garden chairs, posies, and pops of color.
We hope this marriage will be as beautiful as the couple is!
Planning & Design: Yifat Oren & Associates
Florals: The Velvet Garden
Photography: Gia Canali
Invitations: Mr. Boddington’ Studio
Wedding day paperie:Tiny Pine
April 11th, 2013 | Vendor Love
On Tuesday, we were invited to an intimate dinner hosted by Cobblestone Catering + Face Time Beauty. As we arrived, we were greeted with tall glasses of sparkling rose, which we enjoyed on the rooftop of their gorgeous building located at 95 Wall Street. After cocktailing, we sat down for dinner, which began with a pretzel croissant, mustard butter, and a teeny weenie shot of white ale…yum! The chef, Jeremy, proceeded to present us with four more equally delicious and innovative plates. What fun it was to be on the other side of an event, mingling with other vendors in the biz while sampling some of Cobblestone’s yummy dishes.
The beautiful tablescape
Lauren & Rachel, of Matthew Robbins Designs
Florals by Seaport Flowers
March 22nd, 2013 | Vendor Love
Our friends at Films by Francesco have created a super cool and easy iPad app that allows you to organize all of your cyberspace inspirations in one place. As a bride, you have probably pinned a million photos on pinterest, bookmarked several bridal designer’s websites, and taken screen shots of other weddings that you liked. Well, with Bespoke Social Media Atelier, you can save all of your ideas and inspirations on one platform which can also be private (if you want), so no one can steal your wedding! Founders of the app, Michele and Francesco, believe that smarter and more efficient solutions foster creativity and we cannot wait to see where users can go with this genius solution to internet clutter.
March 20th, 2013 | Design, Events, Weddings
Finally spring is here, although it sure doesn’t feel like it yet in NYC! As we are gearing up for our 2013 weddings, we are reminiscing about our favorite spring wedding from last season that took place at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. Talk about transforming a space…
*Photo credits: Shira Weinberger
March 4th, 2013 | Events, Vendor Love, Weddings
Preston Bailey married his longtime love, Theo Bleckmann, just after midnight on Valentine’s day. In true Preston Bailey fashion, his wedding was nothing short of spectacular with a King Kong theme that took place on the top floor of the Empire State Building. As guests entered the skyscraper, they were greeted with a giant floral King Kong statue that led to a hallway filled with thousands of florals, which completely transformed the otherwise raw space. Other surprising elements included a 12-foot-tall sculpture of a wedding gown created by designer, Reem Acra,which Bailey emerged from in a custom Reem Acra tuxedo and a gold tree strung with boxes of gourmet chocolate.
Joan Rivers officiated the ceremony and suggested that Bailey and Bleckmann incorporate the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass to mark the end of the ceremony and beginning of the party, which went late into the night (6am to be exact!). Guests enjoyed breakfast-for-dessert finger foods catered by Great Performances and departed with chocolate hearts in honor of Valentine’s Day and a mini bottle of Chandon sparkling wine. Celeb guests included Martha Stewart, Nene and Greg Leakes and Cynthia Bailey from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Savannah Brinson (Lebron James’ fiancé).
February 19th, 2013 | bridal, Vendor Love, Websites/Blogs, Weddings
We recently read about a new online bridesmaid dress retailer called Weddington Way in the Huffington Post. What’s great about this site is that you and your bridesmaids can search through many different brands by color and share your selections via your personal showroom. Each maid will have access to the showroom and can comment on the styles that she likes. Finally a website that allows for the bridesmaids to pick and choose and agree on a dress that works for everyone! What a perfect solution to the busy bride whose bridal party is located all over the country, or even the globe.
February 8th, 2013 | Design, Events, Table Settings, Vendor Love
This crazy snow storm has us dreaming about summer! Check out the blog love we received from Hostess with the Mostess on last year’s summer kick off party!
– Planning: Bellafare
– Catering: Marcey Brownstein Catering
– Music & Lighting: DJ David Chang
– Florals & Design: LMD
– Tent: Sperry Tents
– Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
– Signage: Sue Coe Designs
– Corn hole boards: Chi Town Custom Cornhole Boards
– Photography: Raquel Reis
February 4th, 2013 | bridal, Events, Vendor Love
Our Plumed Serpent window display was a huge success! It was the perfect combination of Anthropologie meets French chic. We chose a super cool blush Anne Barge ombre skirt and lace corset, to serve as the backdrop for our display. We draped white heart garland across the space and hung a silver glitter L.O.V.E sign in front of two ivory velvet fabric pieces. We brought in a gray upholstered “Malibu” French chair from GreenRoom and placed a white ruffled clutch and long gloves over the side. To finish it off, we placed a pink and white plate of macarons on a small table with a bottle of champagne and two glasses. Belle!
Keep in mind these photos were taken with our iPhone’s, but you get the idea…