Yay! So excited to share with you these amazing photos by Abbey Domond Photograhy of Danica and Dueren’s summer wedding in New Haven!
And…..this wedding is also featured in the pages of The Knot Spring/Summer 2017 magazine! WooHoo!
Not to mention the sweet image of them below landed on the blog of The Huffington Post!
Here are the amazing team of vendors(and their direct link to IG pages) that made it all happen for these two: Instgram
Wedding Coordinator: @viceventsnyc
Custom Decor: @ten23designs
Ceremony Venue: Edgerton Park
Reception Venue: The Country House
First, Let’s Celebrate!! (As you’ll see Danica and Dueren did that well)
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.
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
Tuxedo: Louis Purple NYC
Paper: Admire Design LLC
Cake: Erica O’Brien
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.
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
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 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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The 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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We have 3 different features with Bliss Celebrations!
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Rick and Darren’s wedding has been featured in TWO publications!
Ruffled Blog: Barn Wedding meets Roaring 20’s
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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Destination 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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Pretty 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!
I am so happy that Heather and Steven’s wedding at New Haven Lawn Club was featured so that more people can see it…..It was the quintessential Sweet Rustic Spring wedding! It had all the makings…yellow, green and white, mason jars, burlap, twine, garden-style bouquets, antique wooden crates(that I have had for years!), tree stumps cake stands,(thanks to Hurricane Irene we had plenty of trees available to make these little buggers!) etc etc
Heather and Stephen were so involved with the planning, I loved it! The more detailed they got…the more creative I got! I think there must have been 10 VERY long emails going back and forth one night……we were SO on the same page…it was RIDIC! So much so, that after the wedding Heather’s sister emailed me to let me know how much I nailed their personality and she couldn’t believe how perfect everything was! That was it!!!! The reason I do this!!!
You can see the full feature and read all about this special couple and their wedding right here on Bliss Celebrations, but let me give you a sneak peek……
One of my favorite themes to design…Rustic Elegance during my favorite time of year…Fall! There are so many natural elements to choose from and I love bringing “the outdoors in” by using leaves, pumpkins, birch, branches, etc etc And it all paired so nicely with the elegance of New Haven Lawn Club!!!
To top it off Diana( and Justin!) were so fun to plan with….she trusted me to take her vision and run with it and I did! Even scouring the entire state for mini white pumpkins well after their season…and found them! Also got to use my awesome dremel and wood burner kits for some great detail and personalization!
I was crying when I received their thank you card……..Love them!
This wedding was so fab that it got featured in a prestigious wedding blog, Rustic Chic Weddings!!! Click the link to see the feature. We were all very excited to find this out as this wedding was made for that site!!!
It couldn’t have happened without the gal behind the lens….Sarah from Afterglow Photos….she knows how to work that camera!!!
Here are some of my favorite images of the day……
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!
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!
All the fabulous vendors that made this wedding so unique:
Lion Rock Farms
My Marie Antoinette Creative Shoot was featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of WellWed – The Hamptons Bridal Magazine!!!!
We are so honored to be selected and it was great working with all the vendors that worked so hard to make this shoot so beautiful!
And now I can display these cute little badges anywhere I want!
To see my original blog post, click here! Below is what it looks like in the Magazine!
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
Model: Emily Cross
Male Model: Grant Williams
Hair Piece: La Couture Amore