Thursday’s Toast: When Pretty Meets Fabulous!

We decided to lighten up today.

With color of course!  It was time to get in touch with our softer side, and toast the wedding of Megan & Anthony. Pretty-meets-pink-meets-contemporary was the subtle, and elegant, theme to our design. With the fortunate luck of a the stylish Belle Mer as the venue, and the fantastic shutterbugs from Snap!, this wedding was a delicious delight of soft hues, and delicate textures!

Not only did we fall in love with this gorgeous couple, we floated about as we strategically placed in all the feminine, soft accents, and breathtaking details. I mean really?!  From the varying sterling dresses, to the couple, to the pink door…chic, chic, chic.

Hello Chic!

It was the delicate appeal of the flowers that captured our hearts. The couple had such an extraordinary style that was displayed so effortlessly in the design. The sterling accents gave the tablescapes the added appeal of elegance mixed with today’s modern feel. Notice the juxtaposing textures of this floral combination?  Leaves us a bit giddy.

Who Says Modern Can't Be Feminine?

It’s very easy to draw in the look of classic with a bold breath of fresh air! I keep spotting details that our design team added that make me think of a present twist on Gatsby/Deco…subtle, subtle, soft.

Varying Heights Of Delight!

We didn’t want to overshadow all of our lovely bride’s attention to detail. Look at those laser-cut table cards! So, we complimented it instead. The delicate appeal of the overall design shouted for simplicity. Now, you know us…when we state “simple” we mean clean. The layered heights, the clear glass, silver wire wrapped stems, all tiny, perfect details that do not outshine are ultra feminine flowers.

Is This Seat Taken?

Really?!  We may repeat it a bit too often…but we LOVE our job! So on this bright and sunny day, we toast the softer side of pretty. Many happy (and hearty) congratulations to Megan & Anthony! We had a blast.

A Pom Pom Of Pink!

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A Lovely Surprise

This was such a lovely morning. I had just taken the first sip of my delicious latte and logged on Facebook. Much to my surprise, there was a notification letting me know that we were featured today on The Ebury Collection’s blog. It’s a fabulous site from the United Kingdom’s own Hannah Gooch. On her site she showcases everything “for your perfect wedding” by highlighting style ideas and vendors.

Her posting today was all about another one of our favorite couples, Sarah and Kyle Hinchey. Their Tuscan-Inspired celebration took place at Belle Mer’s Island House in Newport, RI. From Sarah’s gorgeous bouquet of creamy white Lily of the Valley, to their ceremony arrangements that perfectly framed the couple as they said their vows, all the way to their beautiful Tuscan tables for their reception – we loved it all! These fabulous images were taken by Kristin Spencer Photography and the incredible lighting was provided by Ormonde Productions. This event was planned by one of our favorite event planners, Donna Kim,  of  The Perfect Details.

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Kristin Spencer Photography)

Hot Off the Press

While recently standing in line at the store, I perused the pages of the Fall 2010 issue of  Inside Weddings, and it was quite a thrill to find a 10-page spread of a gorgeous wedding that we designed for one of our favorite couples, Jill and Jeff Wilhelm.           Jill and Jeff exchanged their vows in October of 2009 during an elegant outdoor ceremony at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI. The creamy white blossoms of the ceremony contrasted perfectly against rich deep fall palette of green, chocolate, cranberry, and antique peach for their indoor reception. It truly created an ideal setting for the happy couple.

Not a single detail was overlooked by Jill and Jeff on their wedding day. The creamy white bed of rose petals running down the aisle, the eye-catching kiwi branch place card arrangement, stunning tablescapes, and so many other details created the most magical day. Take a look for yourself!

(Via Stoneblossom)

Fall Has Landed Upon Us

Fall is my favorite season. There is nothing like a slice of homemade apple pie fresh from the oven with a heaping scoop of ice cream melting in all the nooks and crannies. Let’s not forget about pumpkins and gourds, but I must say that best of all, autumn brings some of the most gorgeous flowers. The rich oranges, cranberries, and golden yellows are just so warm and intimate; add a dash of flickering candlelight and it will create the most romantic glow.

Fall is such a spectacular season for a happy couple to exchange their vows. Thinking about this magnificent season reminds me of a couple of weddings that we designed at one of my favorite venues, Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island. Take a look of some of the fabulous images. What do you think?

Via (Stoneblossom)

Via (Stoneblossom)

Via (Stoneblossom)

Via (Stoneblossom)

Incredible New England Venues

One of my favorite things about working the wedding biz in New England is the unlimited amount of muse worthy venues in our region. Now, if I where to try and feature every single incredible New England venue we would be here all day. So, I comprised a list of some of my top favorites. Some, that we work with often and others that we’re just holding our breaths to work with.

Let’s kick things off with the wonderful selection of exquisite luxury  hotels and inns:

Castle Hill Inn & Restaurant – Newport, RI

Chatam Bars Inn – Chatam, MA

The Wheatleigh Hotel – Lenox, MA

Harborside Hotel – Bar Harbor, ME

How about an idyllic Vermont wedding? Could you imagine this place in the fall? Nothing short of incredible!

Riverside Farm – Pittsfield, VT

More of an urban couple? We’ve got you covered. Check out this industrial chic space:

The Loading Dock – Stamford, CT

Getting married in New England leaves you with no shortage of amazing venues to consider.  So which venue is your favorite? I’d love to hear!