1. Stunning Persian Meets Egyptian DIY Wedding With Bright Airy Touches & Smiles For Days

    When this wedding first hit my desk I was oh so very excited! There is a certain lightness, bright airy loveliness to the entire affair. The design styling is just the right amount of special touches in all the right places. When I learned that the groom's, Bassim Abo Said, name actually means 'always smiling in Arabic' I thought how sweetly perfect it was for him, but how very much the lovely Mona Abo Said is also a candidate for such meaning as well! Their beaming smiles betray their absolutely bursting joy from within, inviting us to feel the glee that they do right along with them. This wedding is a lovely departure from the more heavily styled & boldly colored fetes, leaving you with a sense of tranquility as you look through their day!

  2. Whimsical Romance Unleashed In This Spring Embodied Manhattan Wedding At Landmark On The Park

    Ladies, get your big girl swoon shoes on because Boy'O'boy do I have a precious gem for you! This wedding is described as whimsical romance & does it ever deliver! If all kinds of lovely were to be bottled up, packaged in all things wine, robin's egg blue, & metallic gold...then man would this birdie sing! Geneva Simms & Nathan Lavertue set out to craft their dream day, and dream big they did. From the breathtaking venue {an active church, Landmark on The Park}, to an iconic old school NYC taxi, to a custom gown {Christian Siriano} of likes that little girls dream of, to decor infused with all things springy include little birds & butterflies! This wedding is a modern Manhattan menagerie of new spring life busting out of its cocoon in wedding form!

  3. Modern Elegant Upper East Side Manhattan Wedding At The Harold Pratt House With 1920s Influences

    When I visualize a Manhattan wedding, there are only a few small variations that come to mind. My default dream Manhattan wedding is sleek, modern, upscale, elegant, classic with a bit of art deco nod. Ashley Rupeka & Patrick Mokros's wedding is a beautiful package of exactly that. Even more special is that fact that Ashley & Patrick are two very good friends of mine, and yes I had to good fortune to attend this gorgeous affair. Small bit of back story first... I have known Patrick {& his lovely sister Molly} since 2001, watching the both of them blossom into this life. It goes without saying, having known someone for such a period of time, I have seen Patrick in & out of a few relationships over this time period, none that I was particularly a fan of. I note this only because of a fun fact {dont worry not trying to get Patrick in any hot water!} In 2009 a mutual good friend of ours got married. As his guest for this wedding, Patrick brought along and I quote 'A good friend from home' I can't exactly explain why, but I thought to myself, yeah ah ha..... As I came to find out, Ashley & Patrick were actually high school sweethearts & as I watched them interact that night, I knew something was very different. I liked Ashley right off the bat and really liked the way that Patrick just seemed to 'hum' around her. He didn't know it yet, but I did. I actually told him so that night. "You're going to marry this girl some day" I told him. He smiled at me in his cheshire way, explaining to me that it was strictly platonic & that he just needed a date for the wedding. Riiiiiiight :)