1. Private Residence Hudson Valley Backyard Wedding

    “The whole wedding managed to feel at once like the greatest, most important party we had ever been to and just another summer barbecue with our family and best friends.” This incredibly wonderful statement struck me with such truism when I read the start of what Alexa had to say. To be able to slow the day down, take in each special moment, and be able to revel in it is the true beauty behind the wedding day. Alexa and Jon's private residence Hudson Valley backyard wedding is one filled of sentimental detailing. Married at Alexa's family home, the couple shared their I do's in a truly special place, in front of a tiny chapel her great-grandfather built for his wife in the woods behind their home. Flower arrangements included pink and white peonies from Alexa’s father’s garden, which her mother hand picked the month prior, wrapping in newspaper and storing in a refrigerator until a week before the wedding! Escort cards were equally sentimental, a collection of flat stones from around the couple's favorite beaches on Block Island, where Jon proposed to Alexa, with guests’ names painted on them. Guests of the backyard wedding were treated to a raw bar, a roast pig and New Zealand lamb, which was a nod to the groom’s Kiwi heritage. Even Alexa's approach to her wedding dress...

  2. Burgundy & Blues Inspired Romantic Loft Wedding

    Burgundy & Blues.  It might sound silly, but its wonderfully fun to say, whats more, it makes for an incredibly lovely color palette!  In a world a wash of pinks, this combo as a starting point is utterly refreshing.  Set in the perfect urban locale, this loft wedding is a mix of elegance and romance.  Featuring a long sleeve lace wedding dress from Memories Bridal , details like a velvet settee and exposed wood sweetheart table help to craft the ambiance to the Ohio loft wedding.  Linens are a strong piece to the overall wedding decor, draped on side tables and gently swirled onto the table top.  Blooms in a mix of primary hues seem to dance above their neutral backgrounds, creating a feel of dynamic movement and life.  Loft weddings are the most wondrous of blank states, all they need is your voice to fly.

  3. Sophisticated Vintage Chicago Wedding at University of Chicago’s Bond Chapel

    When I first saw Cassie & Stefan's utterly stunning Chicago wedding I completely thought it was a styled shoot.  I was beyond floored when I realized it wasn't indeed the handy work of a team of inspired creatives, but instead, one ultra stylish couple that simply oozes chic vintage perfection!  Set at the iconic University of Chicago's Bond Chapel, this Chicago wedding is all about class and elegance.  As if ripped from the pages of Vogue itself, Cassie's Rime Arodaky wedding gown lays the most gorgeous of ground work for her sophisticated vintage wedding style.  Driving the look home, she opted for a retro updo, enhancing the throw back feel, perfectly accented by a floral applique veil, also from Rime Arodaky.  Keeping the vintage Chicago wedding vibe going, Cassie's dad handcrafted a unique parlor style backdrop to their sweetheart table, turning the event space at Prairie Productions into a whole new world.  From there mauve velvet tablecloths were draped over tables, while lush garlands of green topped with a mix of berry hued blooms...

  4. Destination Wedding Magic With Sandals Aisle to Isle Jamaica

    A little while back now I had the incredible opportunity to visit with the absolutely amazing team that makes up Sandals Resorts, specifically in a few of their Jamaica locations such as Sandals Montego Bay & Sandals South Coast.  The purpose of the trip was both to experience the unique opportunities that each and every Sandals guest has available to them, as well as take in their incredibly cool Aisle to Isle destination wedding program. Its true, there are a lot of places one could celebrate their destination wedding.  What you really need to do is ask yourself, do they offer you the ability to personalize your wedding in every single aspect, delivering with luxury level design detailing?  Do they afford you the ability to just show up, and actually be a guest at your own wedding, versus running around for all those last minute errands and projects like so many do??  With 18 resorts around the Caribbean, there is certainly at least one that will catch your eye, and remember, get married at one, honeymoon at a another!