A food and wine inspired wedding overlooking beautiful Seneca lake in NY wine country. The weather was perfect with a slight breeze blowing and soft light passing through the leaves of the willow trees on the property. Taking full advantage of the gorgeous grounds the ceremony was conducted underneath the branches of the grand willow tree creating an ethereal, dream like feel. Blooms hung from the curtain of leaves adding a dose of color and texture.
The ultimate in personalization, the Bride herself a chef, worked with the catering staff creating a menu developed from her out of area restaurant utilizing all her unique recipes. The guests were also treated to a "mini market" filled with the brides premixed secret recipe for homemade meat rub, vanilla, and herb infused salt each carefully packed with care.
glenora winery, ny
A city affair to remember. A sleek streamlined, nothing fussy, all white modern wedding with softness and feminine touches was what was asked for. The stunning Albany Renaissance was the perfect backdrop. Boasting historic elegance blended with modern furnishing this was the perfect spot for these two.
Crips clean palette of all white was not to be considered boring with all the lux fabric and textures brought into the space. A very carefully curated sea of chiffon, sequin, pintuck, and riffle balanced out by white leather and clear acrylic chairs and glass accents.
the renaissance albany, ny
Tea time in the park was part of a spring editorial for Saratoga Living Magazine featuring so many wonderful businesses in the Saratoga Springs, NY area. Rena was a true artist combining the perfect florals for that bright pop of spring color we wait all winter long for. Paired with my absolute favorite Saratoga bakery, Mrs. London's. The deserts were not only delicious, but they complemented the overall tea party vibe and style perfectly. I would love to see this as a bridal or baby shower.
congress park saratoga, ny
If there ever was a fairytale wedding filled with crystal, vivid color, candlelight, dancing in a cloud, and the most cinderella of ballgowns than this was it. When we asked the couple what are you looking for your day to feel like, we heard opulent, crystal chandeliers, timeless, color, royal, and most importantly they wanted to give their guests the type of party they felt they all deserved. That's exactly what they received. Both doctors, these two are used to taking care of other people everyday and it was our honor to take care of them and their guests. The hunt was on for the perfect venue to satisfy the long list of requirements. Like a dog with a bone we didn't stop until we laid eyes on The Rockleigh Country Club. Bringing in A Touch of elegance to carry out the floral vision was the perfect compliment to create this exceptional day.
the rockleigh country club, nj
Planning from afar can be a bit more tricky. This lovestruck couple were living in Virginia but getting married in her hometown at the beautiful Mansion Inn in Saratoga, NY. With ceremony by the pond, cocktail hour in the rose gardens, dinner at sundown under the tent, and dancing into the wee hours in the barn they were concerned on how to make it all feel cohesive and well put together. We brought wood chairs into the dining space and soft flowy white chiffon into the barn to tie both spaces together. Accenting with exposed bulb lighting in both spaces created the same warm glow. Coordinating the roses that grew in the gardens at the venue into her centerpieces brought the rose gardens to life during dinner and extended it to the ceremony space with the beautiful arch constructed of the same type of birch trees that grow naturally on the grounds.
the mansion inn, nj
To be a guest at this wedding would truly be a treat. From two ceremonies steeped in tradition, to a barat, to a stunning reception, a handwritten note to each and every one of the 300+ guests and more this couple knew how to fill a day with special moments. When we were approached with the task of blending her love of modern design and a traditional hindu look we got right to work. The end result was a color palette of deep plum, bright pinks, rich reds, ivory and gold, intentionally distributed throughout without overwhelming. An open design mandap created within the existing pillars of the Hall of Springs lent a more modern feel while bringing in a more traditional look on the stage. The sweetest touch, each guest received either custom chocolates or bangles straight from India on the couples last trip there. Ladies were encouraged
to slip the bangles on and hit the dance floor for a party that no one wanted to end.
the hall of springs, nj
An elegant, textured, deep hued, wedding for these two set in their favorite place, The Clark Art Institute. Taking inspiration from the clean lines of the building whose walls are filled with rich art that evokes emotions the moment you step into the galleries. A bold color palette choice of black, white, grey, and pops of burgundy created a moody and dare I say sexy vibe. Luxurious velvet linens paired with sleek black acrylic chairs and sculpted floral arrangements from Surroundings Floral Studio felt right at home in the art museum. One of the brides is an artist herself and had talented a family member paint individual canvases for each guest adding a personalized touch to the table.
clark art institute, ma
When asked to come on board with the overall styling and design for a shoot at the Highland Castle I couldn't say yes fast enough. It was a treacherous winter trip up there to scout the location but so worth every minute. The craftsman ship, architectural details and furnishes had me feeling like I stepped in a whole new world. The royal turquoise chairs were a magnificent find in the castle and from there the color palette was born. Renaissance Floral Design created the amazing flowers as we scoured for the perfect details to compliment. Massive team effort bringing this story to life and easily one of my favorites.
This inspiration shoot was born from my love of black and white, E.E Cummings i carry your heart poem, , and the dreamy feel of an apple orchard in bloom in spring. It features bold, black and white graphics combined with soft pinks and sweet feminine style. The use of clear glass, bold patterns, square tables and accents added a perfect contrast to the lush and romantic feel of the orchard. The end result was soft yet strong, feminine yet masculine, creating that perfect balance between two worlds. Setting up in the orchard, surrounded by all the beautiful blooms that go on as far as the eye can see, the fragrance, the magic of spring, had us all feeling like we were walking in a dream.