Real Weddings: Julie & Adam

A lovely Barn was the location of this warm wedding. Julie & Adam were wed at Apple Barn Farm in upstate New York. The couple wanted a destination wedding in the country and that’s exactly what they did. The Barn has been completely redone to host these type of events. Surrounding the pond you have open fields, a pond and an apple orchard with horses fenched in off to the side. It also has a wonderful swing set for little kids to keep themselves entertained. The pictures were shot by Rebecca Turnquist and she surely captured the moment.

{photography: turnquist photography}

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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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Andrew Firestone & Ivana Bozilovic – Celebrity Wedding

Being that I’m a HUGE fan of the Bachelor & Bachelorette reality shows I couldn’t think of anything better than to feature Andrew Firestone’s wedding details. The wedding took place on July 5th at Crossroads, the Firestone family home in Los Olivos, California. And Mi Belle Photographers sure know how to capture an event such as spectacular as this…

Just before Andrew and Ivana became man and wife, the ushers handed out lyrics to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On a Prayer” and the entire congregation serenaded the couple as they departed the church. The bride wore a stunning ivory Reem Acra silk A-line gown with a low-cut back and lace-illusion antique gold embroidery on the bodice. While Andrew showed off his custom-made suit by Tom James.

Her bouquet was created by florist Mindy Rice of Mindy Rice Floral Designs, which consisted of delicate lily of the valley, garden rose, peony, ranunculus, hydrangea and gardenias. A stunning grouping of flowers if I’ve ever seen. During the reception they served their family’s Sauvignon Blanc. Tonya Szele of Soigne Productions was their wedding planner and she created a fabulous warm event. She turned the Pole Barn into an elegant indoor/outdoor ballroom.

The tables were adorned in ivory satin linens… and five chandeliers were suspended above the head table using drop chains wrapped with Tiffany-blue fabric. The guest tables were decorated with alternating tall and short vases overflowing with white hydrangeas. The perimeter was covered in ivory chiffon fabric, which opened up on one side revealing an outdoor dance beneath a 100-year-old oak tree.

The L.A. All Stars performed David Grey’s “This Year’s Love,” to celebrate the couples first dance as husband & wife. It looked like a lovely event.

{credits: photography: mi belle inc, images & wedding info: in style weddings}

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Kristen & George – Featured Wedding

I came across this beautiful & elegant wedding at Casey Cunningham Photography…and immediately fell in love with the way it was photographed. This wedding was their featured wedding so I had to feature it on our site. A classic ivory wedding never goes out of style…

{images & wedding featured on casey cunningham}

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Up.Top.Wedding – IB #11

Artfool Designers sure know how to throw a party. Tribeca Rooftop was the wedding location and with it’s clean modern palette Artfool had a clean slate to make this wedding just feel like you were floating on air.

Southern.Comfort.Wedding – IB #10

Randomly going through to get inspired I came across Southern Weddings, their wedding of the week was fabulous, looked lively & comfortable I had to share their inspirational board with my readers.

{image from southern wedding}

{vendors: claxton farms, cake: cakes by jane, photographer: tine hofmann}


Recently a friend of mine from High School asked me to be her wedding planner …and I was truly honored. Not because she is a friend of mine…but she was one of the most stunning brides I’ve ever seen. She’s such a wonderful person inside, that as a bride she glowed. Kelly Clarke & James Kent were married on June 22nd, 2008…I wanted to feature their wedding on my blog because it was one of the most fun weddings I’ve done…and it was even more special because they both are friends of mine.

Kelly & James (Jamal) met back in High School…I knew them both, and from that time they were just the most adorable couple I’ve ever seen. Both Jamal & Kelly were the type of people that everyone gravitated towards. They are funny, kind and just good people.

After many years…these two love birds made it official…Here are just a few of the wedding details…

They got married at the beautiful St. Bartholomew’s church in New York City.

The bride wore a stunning trumpet style dress with fantastic embroidery and crystals throughout. Her veil was cathedral length with matching flower crystals and lace. Kelly had a stunning white peony bouquet, while her bridesmaids walked down the isle with lush pink ones.

After the ceremony it was of course time to party. The reception was held at an Abigail Kirsch venue, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The decor was simple and elegant. Superior Florist created happy Gerber Daisy arrangements on each table, that was accentuated by pin-spot lighting.

The escort table had an incredible lush peony centerpiece that was breathtaking.

You can always tell when the groom completely adores his new bride. It was an incredible crowd…an incredible wedding…and I enjoyed every minute of it. One of the best weddings I’ve ever done…and I’m truly lucky to have been a part of Kelly & James’ wedding day. Congratulations you two!

[photos taken by: keara – KPrints]

Here are a few of the vendors that took part in their special day:

Wedding Planner: VOW Wedding Consulting [My Wedding Planning Company]

DJ: Classie Sounds [fantastic DJ…Keith the MC was professional and knew how to get the crowd going]

Flowers: Superior Flowers [simple…elegant..and affordable]

Venue: The Lighthouse [incredible food…great service…smooth flow…highly recommended venue]

Videographer: Edisonian Studios [Exclusive VOW Team Videographer]

Photographer: Tae Photography [Exclusive VOW Team Photographer]

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