1. 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 :)

  2. Wistful Rustic Chic Inspiration Shoot With Touches of Lace, Feathers & Snow

    There is something so absolutely lovely & dreamy about this styled shot. The overall thought behind the creation of this stunning shoot was to put together a look & feel for brides on a tighter budget. The use of feathers & lace really do wonders in this gorgeous rustic set up, bringing an organic yet elevated feel to the overall aesthetic. Two models, with 2 very different looks are featured, giving our bride to be 2 different wedding day visions. One a more classic stoic elegant bride, the other a more vivacious fashion forward bride. Both bridal looks work harmoniously with the heighten rustic setting, from the lace gowns with complimentary lace trimmed veils to the show stopping feather ball gown. In addition to the elegant design both in decor as well as bridal fashion, there are some truly lovely photographic moments, my favorite being the black & white image with our ball gown bride seated in a tall back chair, wistfully looking out the window. Allow this dreamy fall come winter bridal inspiration shoot inspire you to create you own world of elevated rustic design for your winter wonderland wedding!

  3. Stowe Mountain Magic In The Winter 2 Gown Wedding Complete With Cape & Hand Mufflers

    Seems this is the week of weddings with mother nature's handy work on display! This Stowe Mountain wedding features an absolutely lovely couple, Corinne Cunningham & Brandon Roig, who put together a sweet intimate affair at the base of The Stowe Resort. I die over the bride's gorgeous winter cape & matching bridesmaid hand mufflers. If your going to have a winter wedding, make it fabulous! While stunning winter accessories are superb, what I truly find way too sweet about this wedding is that Corinne changed into another (no less full mind you!) wedding dress, while she & Brandon strapped on snowboards and went for some runs, cape & all! The photos are fabulous and tell me that last picture isnt magazine worthy! More models needs to strap on snowboards!