Style Me Pretty ~ Orchard Glam

Beyond Thrilled to have Style Me Pretty feature our Orchard Photo Shoot!  This was such a labor of love!  I wanted to design something that was ‘on trend’ but also ‘ahead of the trend’.  This can be a fine line and a tough balance.  We kept the florals more of an accent while keeping them very Garden Elegance and an easy-whimsical feeling so that the metallic details could take center stage.  And boy did they! Copper is the new Gold and it’s awesome that we started this trend…get ready, because you are about to see a lot of it in your travels!

Please take some time to read about the shoot, meet the entire creative team and what we used as inspiration on Style Me Pretty.

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The star studded creative team that I can’t wait to work with again:

Photos: Simply K Studios
Coordination: 5th Avenue Weddings and Events
Location: Hickory Hill Orchards
Hair and Make Up Artist: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Model: Simply Erin’s Gorgeous Sister
Dresses: Amsale
Tuxedo: Louis Purple NYC
Paper: Admire Design LLC
Cake: Erica O’Brien

OHEKA Castle Glamour in Grace Ormonde

Remember that magical wedding you dreamed of when you were little? Well, this is it!

Lisa and Justin’s wedding has all the luxuries of a fairytale wedding……draping chandelier crystals, cut out lace wedding day paper, the most elegant white and champagne florals, a white dance floor that makes you feel like your skating, Jimmy Choo shoes, an Ines Di Santos gown, Armani tuxedos…..and in a Castle to boot!

OHEKA Castle is a Gold Coast Mansion that transports you to a chateaux in France. It’s a popular backdrop for all types of media; in 1941, the motion picture Citizen Cane featuring Orson Welles was filmed here and more recent, Taylor Swift’s Black Space music video.

We aren’t the only ones that think this wedding is special…so does Grace Ormonde! That’s right! Lisa and Justin’s wedding graced the pages of Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine Website and you can see it HERE!

There are simply now words that can describe this Glamorous wedding better than the images from Jaylim Studios.

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The Awesome Creative Partners we had the pleasure of teaming up with:
Coordinator: Piece of Cake Events
Wedding Day Paper: Ceci New York
Bridal Salon: Bridal Reflections
Fine Linen Rental: The Finishing Touch NY
Custom Aisle Runner: The Original Runner Company
Entertainment / Lighting: LI Sound DJ

Featured Weddings

 

Having been designing for over 20 years, starting my business from scratch 15 years ago it is always VERY exciting to get recognized by the wedding industry’s most prestigious magazines, books and websites!

I thought it would be fun to gather all of my featured weddings and events  throughout the years.  There have been many trends, many themes, intimate affairs and grand events…yet, I love every single one of them!

They are my babies and every couple a part of me along this journey….enjoy…

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Martha Stewart Weddings - Winter 2010

Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine: The first same sex wedding EVER featured in the magazine and it was also their 15 year anniversary :

You can also see more of this wedding gallery HERE!

Fun side note…the couple’s dog that was the “ring bearer” and wore a seer sucker suit, was featured on the cover of “Wedding-Dogs” Magazine.

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AOCNEThe Art of Celebration ~ New England: A hard cover coffee table book. The top 1% of the industry is featured…Queen Latifa was even featured in this book!!!

You can see our creations on Pages 64 – 67 and again on Page 361 of the book.  OR you can view them right HERE! (but the book is fantastic, have fun viewing it!)

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As Seen InWell Wed ~ The Hamptons:  Marie Antoinette
See more photos from this creative shoot HERE!

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Newport Wedding Glam: Enchanted Vineyard
See my blog post of this wedding HERE!

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We have 3 different features with Bliss Celebrations!

Bliss Celebrations: Summer at a Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Bliss Celebrations: Old Hollywood Glam
Bliss Celebrations: Rustic Spring at the New Haven Lawn Club

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 Rick and Darren’s wedding has been featured in TWO publications!

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Ruffled Blog:
 Barn Wedding meets Roaring 20’s

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Reverie Gallery:
They describe it as Safari-Vintage!

I got creative when blogging about their wedding…find out how HERE!

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Rustic Weddings Chic
: Rustic Elegance (with some pumpkins involved):

See why this was one of my favorite weddings and couples HERE!

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Wedding Chicks: Vintage Travel Creative Shoot

Get behind the scenes look at what goes into a creative shoot HERE!

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Wedding Reports: Simple Elegance

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Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 8.55.37 PMDestination Wedding and Honeymoons:  This is a fun one…One of my couples is featured ON THE COVER of this magazine!!!

This link will show you the gallery of their wedding, photos taken by Jag Studios

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Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 8.58.02 PMPretty Pear Bride: A Plus Size Bridal Magazine:  Winter Wedding at New Haven Lawn Club!!!

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Lulawed (previously Prepare to Wed): Peacock feathers and Butterflies (REAL butterflies!)

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Thank you to all that have loved my creations enough to publish them and enough to trust me in making your special day beautiful!

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium Gala

I was so excited when The Aquarium asked me to create designs for their Silver Anniversary that was themed ” Cirque De La Mer – Argentum!”  The color story was black, silver and purple and the theme to be Futuristic and Circus-like.  For anyone who knows me as an artist knows that this is my kind a event!  Of course, this was their annual gala to celebrate their anniversary as well as to raise money for the aquarium…so budget was a big part of the creations.  In order to design centerpieces that would be true to the theme/color story and to the level of design that both myself and the aquarium are accustomed to, I had to get very creative for all 40 tables!!!!   One of things that helped with costs were hand making all of the silver spheres….I can’t give all my secrets away but I can tell you that balloons and silver spray paint were involved in the making of over 100 of those suckers! I wish I could say that no balloons were harmed in the making, but sadly, they were.

Okay, Okay, enough of the cheesiness…take a look at the most incredible night for the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium…..Not only did Governor Malloy make a presence but you may see that a mermaid and tree-lady showed up as well…Have fun viewing my creations!

All Photos taken by Misty Enright Photography

 

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The Governor…whether you like him or not….it’s pretty cool he was at one of my events!

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Featured on Newport Wedding Glam!

Love it when my favorite couples get their weddings featured in great blogs that I love so much!

 

 

 

 

To see Lauren and Jeff’s original post, click here!

To see their wedding featured on Newport Wedding Glam’s website, click here!

Thanks to all the wonderful vendors that worked so hard on this wedding so make it perfect for the perfect couple!

Saltwater Farms Vineyard

Fancy Pants Wedding Planning

Coastal Gourmet Catering

John Galayda of Blackrock Photography

 

Featured on Ruffled Blog!

I am so excited to have one of my favorite weddings featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs!

Rick and Darren’s wedding was lovingly displayed on Ruffled Blog for all to see!

To see the feature on Ruffled Blog’s website, click here!

To see my original blog post, click here!

 

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All the fabulous vendors that made this wedding so unique:

Admire Design LLC

Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs

Binary Flips Photography

Carte Blanche Vintage Band

Correlation Productions/Lighting

Lion Rock Farms

Ragamont House Bed and Breakfast

Taylor Rentals

 

Marie Antoinette Inspired Creative Shoot

I love it when I can create without the pressure of it being a wedding…although I am very good under pressure…a creative shoot is just so much darn fun!  I love working with new vendors within the industry and being able to design styles that I don’t normally get to.

To my surprise, Melani Lust (the photographer) submitted the image of my bouquet to Westport Magazine and they featured it in November’s Issue.

Let me introduce you to Marie Antoinette…….

 

The FANTASTIC Vendors that helped make this a beauty:

Locale: The Mark Twain House, Redding CT

Event Design:  Sandra Downie Event Designs

Photography: Melani Lust Photography

Bridal Gown: The Plumed Serpent, Westport CT

Tuxedo: Sukran’s Bridal and Tuxedo, Norwalk CT

Wedding Cake: The Cake Boutique, Wilton CT

Truffles: Just a Little Something

Petit Fours: Cake Suite, Westport CT

Cookies: Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Calligrapher and Paperie: Laura Lavendar

Make up: Bill Schrlau of Adam Broderick Salon and Spa, Ridgefield CT

Old Fashioned Travel Inspired Creative Shoot

I love me a good photo shoot!  It gives me a chance to create unique themes without the stress of it being a couples BIG day.

I also get to work with vendors, whether old friends or new ones…it’s just plain fun!

This shoot was held at the Main House on the grounds of Tyrone Farm in Pomfret CT.  Just driving up there was breathtaking…for get about the panoramic view! To die for!

This shoot was SO fabulous, it was also featured on a very prestigious wedding blog, The Wedding Chicks, We Loev Them!!

You can view the entire Featured Post of the photos shoot here….  The Wedding Chicks!

Enjoy!

The Team of designers:

Event Design: Ambiance {Chic} Wedding Designs

Stationary: Admire Designs

Photographer: Olivia Gird

Hair and Makeup: Sara Faella

Cake and Desserts: Cookie Creatives by Jennifer

Dress Designer: Purple Berry Lane

Wardrobe Stylist: Cynthia August

The Art of Celebration – New England

We have some BIG NEWS!  We were featured in a very prestigious coffee table book that consists of the top 5% wedding and event professionals in the industry!  We are very grateful to Erica Kates from Ambiance {chic} Wedding Designs and Michelle Wade from Michelle Wade Photography for choosing our weddings to publish!

You can view our weddings on Pages 64 – 67 and 361 on a preview of the book viewed here on Panache’s website.

There are a few surprises in the book…Queen Latifa and Jennifer Hudson!  REALLY!  We are in the SAME book as these very talented ladies!

The book is available at Barnes and Nobles, Amazon.com, and Borders.

Wedding getting National Exposure!

Andrew and Jeremy’s wedding was FABULOUS!  They collected tons…and when I say tons, I mean TONS….of vintage flea market specials that I had to make sense of.  Every table a different theme and better from the last.

Their wedding was so Fabulous, in fact, after being featured in the 2010 Winter Issue of MARTHA STEWART WEDDING Magazine, it is now being featured on websites all over the country!!!!

Cake and Pictures Is a great resource for the best photographers in the world.  They featured Andrew and Jeremy’s wedding planner and of course, she talked about CFC.

Wedding Chicks A Chic Wedding Blog that talks about everything wedding.

Engayged Weddings A National Wedding Website dedicated to gay wedding vendors

The vendors that worked so hard on Andrew and Jeremy’s wedding are listed below.  You can check out their sites and blog for more pictures and details as well.

Wedding Planner: Ambiance (chic) Wedding Designs

Photographer: Jag Studios

Venue: Winvian, Morris CT

Enjoy some photos below!

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Even the dog is in a suit!

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The photograph table

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The baking table

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