First order of business, Happy 4th of July everyone!! This is literally one of my most favorite holidays of the year if you can believe it. The Americana, the parades, the food, the drinking, the hanging out together laughing & of course, the fireworks! For the last few years we have been heading up to Stowe, Vermont for the 4th and it truly has become a staple in our lives. Beyond the town's beauty lays small town America personified. Stowe takes their Independence Day quite seriously here with everything from well done games for children to live bands playing while outstanding local food wafts through the air. The firework display here is one of the best I have ever had the privilege to see. Perhaps my absolute favoritest part (yes bad grammar but I don't care), the explosion of the fireworks actually echos off the mountain ranges. It truly is, AMAZING!
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Soft dreamy whites with touches of pastels work in harmony for this modern vintage feel Jame's Island South Carolina wedding. Katie Hloderwski & Mike Vitale were not only fortunate enough to find true love in one another, they had a gracious friend who opened up their private home, playing host to this sweet southern black tie affair. Finding ways to make sure their wedding was truly theirs, our lovely couple personalized guitar pics for the wedding guest meanwhile our stunning bride Katie, hand made the lace sashes that her bridesmaids wore! Our bride was simply stunning with orchids in her hair and the perfect wide champagne colored ribbon sash completely her looking. Grab a sweet tea and stroll this gorgeous wedding!
I had been dogging Casey for sometime to submit a damn wedding to me already!! Finally, I was greeted in my inbox with a submission from Casey and oh how funny can life be... Not only did I love the super Manhattan featured wedding, but the reception took place at.... PUBLIC! Now allow me a small digression for a moment. Hubby & I did finally have our VIP experience at PUBLIC that we had won. With not the slightest bit of embellishment, it was by far one of the nights of our lives. It was....perfection. From Chef Brad, to various staff members there (PS-our waitress was amazing, she really really needs to write a food blog, like now!), to the mega delicious food, to all the wonderful things we got to experience while there, it was beyond a home run. When I saw Casey's submission of a wedding at PUBLIC all those lovely feelings came floating back. Having a close connection with PUBLIC, I thought it would be a rare great opportunity to actually hear a bit from the vendor side of things too. I reached out to the fine ladies and asked for a bit of commentary from their side as well, and they were all to happy to volley up some great stuff about Randi Anderson & Karlo Pastrovic's wedding! So now that I have written a mega intro, allow me to STFU and let you guys get to strolling through this absolutely lovely New York City wedding!!
Allow me to give your mind a bit of mental stretching for a moment. Roughly 2 months ago I featured a super sweet young Asian couple who's engagement session was in the eerily wonderful El Dorado Mine & Ghost Town. The ideas & attention to detail made me eager with anticipation for their wedding, I mean why not! When your couple is willing to sit square in the middle of the road, fist full of balloons, for one hell of a shot, your hopes get pretty high for their wedding day you know what I mean?! Nicole Sibulo & Neal Gregorio finally did tie the knot just recently, marrying in a Spanish mission inspired church on a gorgeous Las Vegas day. The bridesmaids were dressed in light pink flowing Greecianesque dresses, while the bride herself wore a perfectly fitted sweetheart neckline corset top gown with ruched bottom. Manolo Blahnik's firmly placed on her feet, Nicole was off to enjoy her dream day. Gorgeous florals dressed the affair in the softest of pinks with pops of just the right accent colors. Ever one for small fun details, N&N's (thats right, N&N's!) were outfitted in their very own mason jars as gifts for the guests. Nicole & Neal's wedding day was perfectly luxurious with just the right amount of down to earth.