Friday, March 30, 2012

Food for Thought | Quotes and Sayings that make you smile

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Sometimes its hard to smile when everything is going wrong, so this quote should do the trick ;)
"If you don't smile, if you are not positive, it doesn't matter just be sexy!"
I LOVE how you can wear that on your heel!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Black Diamond Chocolates! | Thursday Trend Day

I know! Heres's the scoop, AZATURE, a Los Angeles-based jewelry designer known for his Black Diamond jewelry and celebrity clientele (Scarlett Johansson, Beyonce, Zoe Saldana, Fergie and Rihanna), has just launched a line of decadent Black-Diamond pralines (, the perfect gift for an anniversary, a birthday or a bridal party.

The Belgian chocolate diamonds are hand painted and come in a crocodile embossed jewel box made in Paris ($18, online) that are far less expensive than the real thing. The pralines, made of rare "Wild Treasure" cocoa found exclusively in the Bolivian Amazon and handcrafted in Belgium, come in seven rich flavors including Champagne, Macchiato, Chair and Poire William.

What began as a thank you gift for clients became so popular that it burgeoned into an entirely new venture for the designer. 

Awesome, right?!!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Real New York Wedding Engagement in Brooklyn

Jenine & Tom met me at Pebble Beach in DUMBO at sunrise for the morning of our shoot. What perfect light and a perfect morning! The session took them over the Brooklyn Bridge and up to Bryant Park in midtown.

Thanks to Corey Torpie Photography for the beautiful photo shoot!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday Shoe Day | Valentino Wedding Shoes

Photography by John-Paul Teutonico

Happy Tuesday Shoe Day everybody! Today's post is a sneak peak into next weeks real wedding!
LOVE these Valentino wedding shoes!


Monday, March 26, 2012

New York Real Wedding | Boho Chic Wedding in New York

This wedding was elegant and unique in its simplicity and modern feel mixed with timeless tradition. Kelley got ready at home with her parents and walked alone from her Manhattan loft (except for the photographer) to pick up flowers from the local bodega and then hailed a cab to the beautiful St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral at 2nd avenue and East 34th street. The St. Vartan Cathedral is the first cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church to be built in North America. It is a beautiful construction with unique features distinct to Armenian Architecture. The ceremony was the same one that the Armenian church has performed for over 1000 years, where the donning of capes and crowns, the burning of sage, and traditional songs sung by a small choir set it apart from most modern Christian ceremonies. It was attended by a select group of friends and family who celebrated after in the wine cellar of the 21 club, a famous New York establishment and former prohibition-era speakeasy that has been around since 1922.

Photography by Samantha Gore
Wedding Dress by BHLDN


Friday, March 23, 2012

Introducing Food For Thought Fridays | Quotes that make you smile

Although wedding planning should be fun and enjoyable we all know that it also can be quite stressful, scary, hard and all the above at times. SO... a week ago I compiled some of my favorite sayings and quotes that made me smile and I got such a great response I thought why not make it a Friday thing every once in awhile. We all need to take a break and breathe, smile, and thank goodness are lives are blessed not to be as bad as some of those on reality tv ;) Right?

Have a great weekend ladies!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New York Wedding Engagement | City Photo Shoot

Loving this engagement photo shoot taken by Casey Connell Photography!

Here's what Casey says about that lovely day, "Danielle is a designer with Ralph Lauren and came armed with inspiration boards to our first meeting so we just knew she was going to be an amazing bride! Mike is a Wall Street guy and definitely keeps Danielle grounded. These two live in Queens with their two adorable cats. Their wedding will be at a historic home in upstate New York where Danielle is from so they wanted their engagement session to reflect where they are and where they are going. We visited 4 burroughs and had an absolute blast. Danielle is a fashion genius and had every outfit rolled to perfection in a regular sized handbag...with coordinating shoes. I have no idea how she did it. But one thing that was clear is these two have made a beautiful life for themselves in the big city and even surrounded by people they only have eyes for each other."


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring and Happy Tuesday Shoe Day | Plus meet Lela today at The Empire Hotel

Kamila Harris Photography

It's Spring! And it sure feels like it here in the NYC. I'm just loving this weather!
Love these Jimmy Choos image from a wedding we recently featured and thought it was so pretty that it needed it's own post :)

Photos by Trent Bailey

I also, wanted to remind everyone to come join me at the Empire Hotel for Bridal Speed dating!
I will be participating and ready to answer your questions at Fallon Cater Weddings presents Bridal Speed Dating! Meet other vendors and hear their tips on how to have the perfect wedding.

From the Florist to the Stationer, we have you covered.  Bring your binder or post-its and we will get you on the right path.

Each Bride-to-be will also walk away with a customized Jump Start Wedding Kit from Fallon Carter Weddings.
To register click here.

See you there!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Romantic Real Wedding in Italy

I love this destination wedding in Italy photographed beautifully by Andrea and Marcus Photography.
Moscha & Nikos decided to do a secret elopement In Venice last December. Moscha is an amazing wedding planner herself and so they started planning a fun & relaxed wedding weekend at 5 star Hotel Ca`Sagredo in Venice. Besides amazing details throughout the day venice was just stunning that time of the year - very moody and romantic!

Wedding Planner: Andrea Naar Alba & Stella and Moscha
Wedding Bouquet: Emici Bridal


Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day! | Mint Green Wedding Inspiration featuring Lela New York's couture wedding invitations

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Here in NYC St. Patty's Day is kind of a big deal :) So tomorrow being St. Patricks Day, I thought it would be fun to create a wedding inspiration board using green and the popular Mint color! I'm just loving Mint in weddings and think it can be used in a retro look or a clean modern look it can go either way. Check out Lela New York's Luxury Wedding Invitations too. Well as always, enjoy! And have a great weekend!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Meet Lela at The Bridal Speed Dating Event at The Empire Hotel

Lela will be participating and ready to answer your questions at Fallon Cater Weddings presents Bridal Speed Dating! Meet other vendors and hear their tips on how to have the perfect wedding.

From the Florist to the Stationer, we have you covered.  Bring your binder or post-its and we will get you on the right path.

Each Bride-to-be will also walk away with a customized Jump Start Wedding Kit from Fallon Carter Weddings.

And guess what?!?! The first 15 registers will be entered to win a Boudoir Photo Shoot from Oh! Boudoir.

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tangerine Tango & Hot Pink Wedding Inspiration Boards featuring New York Invitations by Lela New York

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Many of you know that Pantone, the world's top color system used by designers, announced that it was the year of Tangerine Tango! And I love it! It's tangerine with a kick and a bit more bright and saturated with color. So today I thought it would be fun to combine this amazing color with hot pink in today's inspiration boards. Check out Lela New York's invitations using this amazing color combo! How about the Sharon Wee Wedding Cake, Kate Spade Bag and the Halston Heritage Dress, so pretty?! I can so see this color combo in weddings, it just makes you happy and smile :)


Monday, March 12, 2012

Real New York Wedding Engagement Photo Shoot | Central Park Wedding Engagement

How sweet is this Central Park wedding engagement photo shoot photographed by Rebecca Yale?!?!
Love the Bethesda Fountain local!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Friday | Lovely quotes to make you smile :)

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Some sayings to keep you you calm this weekend! Remember...breathe.
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See ya next week!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday Trend Day | Fashion Illustration Wedding Portraits

LOVE this idea! After 13 years of working in couture bridal and sketching for clients and bridal publications, Deborah Griffin,  has decided to make this modern keepsake available to every bride. Illustrative Moments takes a fashionable memory and turns it into a timeless piece of art and the new go-to gift even more so the ULTIMATE first anniversary gift of paper.

The illustration is rendered in a high fashion style that will take on characteristics such as hair color/style and jewelry but is not meant to be an exact portrait. The chosen pose is decided by the dress and all highlighted details creating a flattering composition.
Each piece is done with much attention to detail and is created in colored pencil, colored marker, ink, and metallic pens and placed in a silk white mat with backer board ready to frame inside a clear sleeve.

So pretty!!!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New York Real Wedding Engagement Photo Shoot

LOVE this NY Wedding Engagement shoot by Scott Kretschmann Photography. Laurie and Joe wanted to make their engagement shoot truly a NYC photo shoot. They took advantage of great subway locals and got some great images there! We love those random, lucky moments that can only happen in NYC. After a quick outfit change and subway ride we were in Astoria they moved on to the place where it all began – a cute wine bar in Astoria, Queens. It was here over glasses of wine that Laurie and Joe met and fell in love. Afterwards they raced to the west village to get some more shots before the oncoming rainstorm hit. NYC is one of the only places where rain can be described as cinematic and beautiful. Of course golden light is beautiful but something about the rain is incredibly romantic. They got a little wet but it was totally worth it. There is too much to love about the pictures-the colors, the reflections, the romance.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday Shoe Day | Chanel Blush Wedding Shoes

Happy Tuesday Shoe Day! umm.. one word... Chanel. That is all.


Monday, March 5, 2012

A Pink Real Wedding | Pink Wedding Inspiration

What a pretty wedding by photographer Kamila Harris Photography! The wedding started off in a hotel suite full of super excited bridesmaids dressed in matching robes, with matching socks, and matching gift bags adorned with elements of New York and Philadelphia, the bride and groom's home towns. The bride was absolutely beautiful and wore an amazing YSA Makino gown. The wedding was at the beautiful Estate at Florentine Gardens, everything from the centerpieces to the food to the lighting in the place was impeccable. The bride and groom had such great chemistry throughout the day, and the large bridal party was so much fun and full of energy. Really awesome day with beautiful details!


Photography: Kamila Harris Photography
Event Planner:  You-niquely Adriana
Reception Venue:  The Estate at Florentine Gardens
Dress Store:  Bridal Reflections
Dress Designer:  YSA Makino
Cake Designer:  Palermo's Bakery
Band:  Paris Music


Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Frocks | Blush and Aqua Wedding Dress Inspiration

Happy Friday!!! Today I wanted to continue with the blush and aqua inspiration and bring it to dresses! Many are now choosing to go with color for their big day and I say why not? You should do what you want to do that day ;) What do you think ladies? Would you be sporting an aqua or blush wedding dress?

Wedding Dress Details: (Clockwise)
Romona Kevesa 
Alita Graham
Romona Kevesa
Angel Sanchez


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Aqua and Blush Pink Wedding Cake Inspiration

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Continuing with the prettiness that is light aqua and blush pinks I present you with wedding cakes!
Eye-candy for sure!


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