Favorites Friday No. 2

TGIF ~ Had an interesting week at my day job {as a Human Resources Director} ~ And so as I get ready to enjoy a great weekend with friends, I’ve put together my Pinterest Picks for the Favorites Friday series post. This week was all about lighter more romantic choices. Sometimes when I have tougher weeks to get through I turn to romance & pretty things to make the days lighter. So here are my favs from this week:

A delicately cool wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine ~ I think this cake is so stunning, bringing in elements of the winter into such a Spring flower is unique & I love it

Color Palette that Inspires

Prior to getting engaged I started doing some research on color schemes that would inspire me for our wedding. I saw this initial color palette about 8 months ago and just this week it’s back on Pinterest for the world to see & admire. I truly love these color combinations & although it’s not ultimately what I went with…it def. gave me something to think about.

Favorite Fun Wedding Idea

This guestbook idea is delightful ~ Photobooths are definitely a huge hit at weddings nowadays…and why not add a little twist to it. Add a chalkboard & give guests the opportunity to send you off with a little note or thank you. Turn the pictures into a fun coffee table at a site like Blurb.com & keep it handy for either a laugh or just to see faces you don’t get to see on a regular basis…bringing back some wonderful memories

Luxurious Table Setting

Our wedding is going to be in the dead of winter ~ I am incorporating a little sparkle & shine into the whole event, so when I came across this table setting a bell went off & my creative juices started flowing again. We have custom linens for the wedding but now I may want to change them. Hmmmm…thoughts?

Quote to Live By

Especially this week, when life sometimes kicks you in the butt ~ You want to run away ~ Or you want to stick around & fight

Whatever you choose at the end of the day ~ This Quote holds so true..So whatever it is that you do, know that you are the only one that holds your destiny in your hands

Dress the Part

As fall approaches & I’m pinning like crazy outfits that I can turn to, I saw this outfit & even though it’s not wedding related I had to share ~ These lighter pastel colors are totally hot this season

BOLD & Vibrant

Speaking of Fall ~ I’m loving this vibrant ranunculus & anemone floral setting from Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine ~ Another favorite pic for the week. I think this can work for weddings AND parties. Seeing this made me feel even more confident about the red color palette I’ve decided to go with for my Bridal Shower. I like to break the rules when it comes to what’s expected ~ Especially for a bridal shower.

And that’s what I have for this week’s Favorite Fridays Series ~ Stay tuned for the next post on my new floral obsession ~ Anemones!

I.Am.Inspired

I am often inspired by color palettes…to the extent that I think I have my heart set on a color palette & scheme for MY wedding one day…I am official inspired and look forward to creating a vintage chic blue/green wedding one day…Check out my two inspirational boards…

Here are a few color palette inspirations as well that I know I want to use:

Be.Featured.On.VOW

Calling all creative wedding photographers…I’m looking to feature unique, extravagant & stunning wedding photography on my blog…

{Send me your website & one of your favorite weddings you’ve shot for a chance to be featured on our site}

{email: vow-weddings@hotmail.com}

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2010.Bride’s.Choice

Press Release for my Wedding Planning Company!!! I’m truly excited…& honored!

{1.19.2010} – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced VOW Wedding Consulting has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Planning services!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

VOW Wedding Consulting is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that VOW Wedding Consulting is among the very best Wedding Planning Service within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at {VOW Wedding Consulting}.

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Real.Wedding: Karen & Jon

As the owner of VOW Wedding Consulting, I like to always feature our weddings. Most recent I did a wedding in New York City…What a truly classy & elegant event it was. It was by far one of my favorite weddings that I ran & the clients were absolutely wonderful…

*Also check out the wonderful review Karen {kdecastro} gave us on Wedding Wire: CLICK ME!

Dress {Monique Lhullier}, Shoes {Manolo Blahnik}, Headpiece {Maria Elena}

Bridesmaid Dresses {Love by Enzoani}

Photography {Anthony Vasquez (recently did the Jonas Brother’s Wedding)}

Videography {Magic Flute Films}, Music {Hank Lane}

Ceremony {St. Ignacius Loyola}

Cake {Cheryl Kleinman Cakes}, Flowers {Lenox Hill Florist}

Venue {The Central Park Boathouse}

{all photos by: anthony vasquez}

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Winter.Beach.Dreams

It’s very cold in NY today…a blistering 24 degrees & so to bring myself to a warm & wonderful place I decided to create a board inspired by my favorite flower, type of wedding & possibly how I would stylize mine…On this cold day I’m having beach dreams…hope this brings you there…

{images: moniquelhuillier, snippet&ink, theknot, stylemepretty}

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Peony.Steel.Style

As per the poll I posted on here, as promised I’ve created an inspirational board that reflects the soft tenderness of the pale pink peony color and the strong yet suble expression of steel. Soft and strong…A wonderful combination that I think will stand out as a color scheme for your special day. Check out some ideas to create this interesting color combination…Stay soft…stay strong…

Peony Steel Inspirational Board

{photos: theknot, amsale}

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Sunkist.Sunny.Wedding

This beautiful and fresh yellow and orange wedding calls for summer to arrive!

Yellow and Orange Wedding Board{images from: project wedding, photos by: union photography}

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B is for Brown – IB#19

Just in time for the fall season…Brown can be a perfect color element for your next wedding or event. A Brown bride is natural and down to earth. The color brown can work with many different colors…greens, purples, reds and yellows to name a few. The color gives off a modern aspect to your event and although a neutral color it gives off a bold aspect to your wedding. From the bridal gowns accents, to favors and flowers. The color is also known to stimulate your appetite.

{images: theknot, brides.com, bridal gowns}

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Real Weddings: Ali & Dave

Luna Photo shot this stunning wedding…and I immediately became inspired by this wonderfully rich design. Thank you Luna for shooting this incredible wedding…

red-black-wedding-board

{photography: luna photo}

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Real Weddings: Erin & Eric

Every girl dreams of having a wonderful wedding day. Some dream of large castles…some of tropical destinations…and other girls dream of having an intimate home affair. This was exactly the type of wedding I recently was a guest at. My dear friend Erin dreamed of having a beautiful wedding at their home. The weather was perfect…the location couldn’t be more welcoming..and the mood was perfect to feature it on my blog!

The ceremony was held in the front yard, where the entryway was adorned with fresh green garland around the iron posts. While the door had a lovely green, ivory & purple hydrangea wreath. It served as the perfect alter. The attire was classic and elegant. The groom wore a black suit with a lavender tie and purple sweet pea boutonniere, while the bridesmaids wore black silk dresses with purple, green & ivory bouquets. One of the most important aspects of this wedding, was the wonderful participation by Erin & Eric’s daughter. She wore a pretty lavender dress.

As the guests anticipated the bride walking out of the limo, Eric walked over to the car with their lovely daughter Allison and helped Erin out of the car. The three of them walked proudly down the isle.

The bride walked down the isle in an elegant Ramona Keveza ball gown style dress in ivory. She too held a hydrangea, sweet pea & rose bouquet.

After the ceremony, we all went to the backyard where a white tent was set up with hydrangea centerpieces. There was lots of dancing, a wonderful bonfire by the bar and a comfortable feel to the whole event. The bride and groom along with their daughter cut the white with Bailey’s cream cake. They looked like such a wonderful family as they fed each other.

There are tons of wedding you attend, and witness…but this event was by far one of my favorites. I think the best aspect of this wedding was the fact that the couple chose a location significant to them and I think it shows couples that you can absolutely have a wonderful event in your backyard with a little vision and organization.

It was a pleasure to be at this wedding.

Vendors: Photography – Photo & Video Digital Weddings: Robert {Poughkeepsie}

Catering: Lola’s Catering Cafe

Dress: Ramona Keveza

Florist: Murphy’s Florist

Band: Four Guys in Disguise

Cake: Pasty Garden

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Sinfully.Red – IB #18

A wonderful color palette is red & aqua..it’s bold, bright & modern. Bring fire & ice together to create a spectacular event…

{credits: top table setting: martha stewart, right centerpiece: la partier events, bouquet: the knot, dress: jim helm, middle table setting& cake: martha stewart, bout: the knot, invitation: jean m, lower left images: martha stewart}

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Sky.Is.The.Limit – IB #17

What do you get when you combine a loft studio with a wonderful design team? A spectacular wedding!

Artfool Designers combined with Sky Studios in NYC created a chic and elegant wedding with pink, brown & ivory accents…

{images: artfool}

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Type.Of.Bride – IB #14

Are you a classic, modern or global bride?

{reception, cake, bout, napkin, bouquet & bell: theknot}

{Estilo Classic Items}

{images: the knot}

{pillow, candle holder & guestbook: estilo weddings}

{first & third row images: theknot}

{second row: estilo wedding global items}

At.The.Hill – IB #13

Wave Hill offers some incredible views and a wonderful place to hold a wedding. The location has incredible gardens to take pictures in and an old world feel to the indoor venue with Cathedral Ceilings and rich wood interiors. Artfool Designs shows you that even with a historical building you can make it modern and fresh.

Art.Of.Things – IB #9

ArtFool Event Designers are some of the best I’ve seen…They create unique and vibrant looks to events and I couldn’t help myself but share with you some of my favorites.

Fall.Country.Affair – IB #8

I’m always inspired by Real Weddings…and Lori O’Toole captured a beautiful fall country wedding.

{photographer: lori o’toole}

The.Color.Purple – IB #6

Fall 2008 color trend calls for rich deep purples. Here are a few inspirational shots…

[left to right images provided by the knot, photography by: christine johnson, invitation: spark & flourish, third image photo by: kristen taylor, flowers by: french’s flower and gifts,] [bottom row left to right, photography of purple bouquet: chris guillen, floral design: kehoe designs, cake: photo: brooke mayo, baker: sanderling resort catering, centerpiece photo: leigh miller, design: the flower cart]

Belle.Blue.Wedding – IB #4

[top left & cake photos: photography by vanessa, paper lanterns, bouquet, place cards, bag & invitations: martha steward, bout: making arrangements floral design]

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