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
What do you do when the sweetest bride ever! tells you she bought her fiance an Orange, Raspberry, Deep Purple and Bright Green bow tie and wants her wedding to be that color story….and using summer-like flowers for her ‘Fall” wedding…? Well, if you’re me, you say ‘Hell yeah, that’s awesome, let’s do it!’ So…we did it and turned out to be one of the best color combinations and floral varieties I’ve designed in a long time. What most people don’t know is that towards the end of wedding season and autumn many flowers become unavailable and the inventory of unique, colorful flowers can be very limited. This is where hiring an experienced designer can benefit you due to the years of connections they have with suppliers as well as knowledge of what can be in season in other countries, etc I’ll spare you the behind the scenes details and just show you what I’m talking about……
Loved how these colors really brightened up the ballrooms at The New Haven Lawn Club
A HUGE thanks to Kathy at Simply K Studios for not only taking these INCREDIBLE photos but for allowing me to show them off to every bride that may want something a little different…something bright and elegant….something so colorful that it transforms a room and a venue! Thank you!
I first met Megan and Jackie at a bridal show I was working at Belle Terrace @ Avon Old Farms. I had recently become a preferred florist with the venue and thought this would be a great way for me to showcase my work to their couples. WOW, did that pay off! Megan and Jackie had already booked a florist for their wedding, but when they met me and saw my work and all that I had offered, they made the decision to hire me instead! I also offer wedding coordination, which I think helped them make this decision. They came to me with a crazy color story…blue, raspberry, purple, orange and green. Now while that could be awesome wedding colors….it wasn’t making sense with the words they were using to describe their wedding….. “Elegant” “Classic” “Timeless” “Springy’….etc etc
So…we started from scratch! After a few meetings we came up with this new color scheme that we ALL feel in love with! Purples, Merlot, and Green…with tons of different shades in between…with an accent of BLING and silver. Now we were getting somewhere. I helped them decide on their linen colors…which were spot on with my floral color choices. I helped them figure out the best place to have the ceremony within the venue and how we could make that beautiful. We also talked about the weather…it was early March, but if it was a very warm day, we designed a back up plan to be able to decorate the outdoor area the morning of. It was a great collaboration between couple and florist…they way it should be…always!
I will let the pictures by the amazing Val at Valdorama Photography tell the story of Megan and Jackie……
It only took a day and we were all hooked! I mean they booked! When I first talked with Kristin and Brian on the phone, we all knew this was going to be an awesome collaboration. It was the day after we spoke for the first time that they booked with me…having never met me. It was truly meant to be as I knew exactly what they wanted and we had just clicked so well. Knowing that I had their trust from the get go, I was able to really be creative and push the envelope with some over the top ideas. When designing an Old Hollywood style wedding you always want more crystals, more pearls, more sparkle! They were not afraid! We kept light on the feather because we really wanted the flowers to be the focus as Kristin LOVED flowers and wanted them everywhere. Love the little twists in design they so happily said YES to…feathers shooting out one side of the centerpieces for a modern flair, crystal curtains, feathers and crystals decorating the chuppah, etc I even made major changes the day of, knowing they were going to LOVE it…keeping the chuppah in place after ceremony and having them sit under it at their reception…uplighting all four chuppah poles (which was not in the plans, but once Rob from Correlation Productions saw the chuppah he was able to get creative and we made that awesome decision together!) It was just an easy, elegant, beautiful wedding and experience working with Kristin and Brian and all of their great vendors! This was truly a wonderful group of vendors that went above and beyond to make their day the best it could be!
Photography: Benedicte from MVB Photography
Videography: Felix ( and his lovely wife) from Felix Roman Films ( can’t wait for his short film to grace the pages of my blog)
Ceremony and Reception Venue: New Haven Lawn Club
Lighting: Rob from Correlation productions
Suite for getting ready: The Study at Yale….GORGEOUS views of New Haven
I hope you enjoy looking at these gorgeous photos…and the gorgeous couple…movie star gorgeous!