Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Kristin and Kevin's Classic New York City Wedding at the Essex House

Kristin and Kevin were married in the most classic of NYC venues, at the historic Essex House Hotel, right on Central Park. The day began with both of them getting ready at the hotel with their friends and families before meeting at a bridge in Central Park for a romantic first look moment.  As if it were straight out of any NYC rom-com musicians popped in under the bridge to serenade them and a group of tourists gathered on the other side of the bridge to watch their love story unfold.  We walked around the Southern part of the park taking a few portraits before being joined by their wedding party for photos amidst the lush green trees of the park in June.  Kristin's bridesmaids sported mismatched Jenny Yoo dresses in both solid and patterned pink shades and were the perfect helpers with her gorgeous ballgown as we walked through the park.  They each carried large lush bouquets created by Poppies and Posies.  On the way back from portraits it began to drizzle and everyone huddled under the NY Athletic Club awning next door which made for a cute photo moment.

After portraits everyone headed inside for some much needed air conditioning on the humid summer day and we captured some family portraits in the beautiful ballroom, including some adorable moments with the bride and groom's nieces and nephews who made some of the cutest flower girls I've ever seen!  The couple said their I Do's in the ballroom followed by cocktails next door before returning to the ballroom for an evening of dinner and dancing with their friends and families.  The bride and groom have a very sweet dachshund named Georgia, who was included in their engagement session, and they decided to honor her on the wedding day by including her in their cake topper as a gold silhouette with them atop their cake. See their wedding on the front page of Style Me Pretty!

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Bride's Purse: Furla
Flower Girl Dresses: David's Bridal
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Invitations: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Rings: Tiffany & Co.
Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bride's Dress: Pronovias
Band: Hank Lane Music
Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty Concierge
Videographer : Kiss The Bride Films
Florist: Poppies & Posies
Reception Venue: Essex House

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sarah and Claude's Intimate Wedding at the Fairmont Miraramar, Santa Monica Fine Art Wedding Photoraphy

Sarah and Claude were married on June 17th, 2017 at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, CA.  The couple, who are originally from TX and now live in New York, decided on an intimate destination wedding at the Fairmont because of their love for Santa Monica.  The couple met in a Barre class at the Exhale gym and started the morning off with a 6am private workout class at the Exhale at the Fairmont.  Callista of Callista & Co. designed and executed the day to perfection setting the tone from the start with delicate cream and light blue invitations by Written Word Calligraphy, which featured lush cream florals with blue and green accents.  The bride stayed true to her easy going style and wore flat Aquazzura sandals with dangly pearl earrings and very natural makeup with beachy tousled hair- perfect for their oceanside venue.  The bride rocked a very unique blue/green David Yurman engagement ring and they paired them with David Yurman his and hers bands for the wedding day.

The bride has a love for stuffed animals and included one of her favorites from her childhood in the day by giving him a little squeeze before leaving the bridal suite, where she got ready with her sister.  Both of her flower girl nieces also carried a stuffed animal gifted to them by the bride- a bunny bride and groom.  Sarah and Claude took their bride and groom portraits across the street from the hotel in the iconic Palisades Park before saying their I Do's in front of just 30 of their closest friends and family under the famous 140 year old, 80ft tall fig tree in front of the hotel.  After the ceremony guests were welcomed to a cocktail hour lounge created by Callista and enjoyed beachy hors d'ouerves including mini lobster rolls and cocktails with napkins that said "we met at the barre."  After cocktails guests enjoyed an al fresco dinner at a mix of round tables and a head banquet table decked out by Twig & Twine with floral tablecloths by La Tavola and beautiful white lace chargers from Casa de Perrin.  After dinner the bride and groom danced the night away ending the evening with cake from the Butter End and Salt & Straw ice cream for their guests to enjoy on the dance floor or take home for later.  See their rehearsal dinner last week on my blog and both events on the front page of Style Me Pretty.

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Planning and Event Design: Callista & Company
Stationery and Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy
Table Top Rentals: Casa de Perrin
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Lighting: Pacific Event Services
Furniture and Dining Chairs: Found Vintage Rentals
Ice Cream: Salt and Straw Floral Design: Twig & Twine
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