Style Me Pretty's Best Weddings of 2012
The Best Weddings of 2012 featured on Style Me Pretty: The Ultimate Wedding Blog.
stylemepretty.com Best of Best of 2012 2012 STYLE ME PR in ETTYR MAGA ZINE A Y ear evie w I DAL I NSP M I RAT S VO LU F OU R ofB R S tyle e IO PN retty ' s ME B est THE BEST Weddings OF 2012 22 44 126 12 A New York State of Mind Love and typography in the Big City 58 Bienvenidos a Miami Al fresco elegance with a dash of Miami spice 102 Classic perfection A swoon-worthy stunner that will stand the test of time 22 Pure Watercolor Perfection The It Girl of stationery marrying her love in vivid color 70 California chic Smog Shoppe style at the intersection of vintage and modern 114 Whimsical sophistication Fashion forward and simply lovely 32 Unstoppable Glamour A story of love and family and how they beat Hurricane Irene 126 80 Loft loveliness A modern NYC wedding done oh so right Love in Laguna Beach Swoon-worthy florals in a beautiful backyard fĂŞte 44 For the Love of Pink Sweet, sweet love in the fields of Sonoma 136 Toronto Surprise Too gorgeous to keep a secret! 92 Ranch Elegance Farm gone fabulous at Durham Ranch stylemepretty.com 3 THE BEST Weddings OF 2012 144 196 154 206 186 144 Southern Romance Rustic loveliness & DIY details 176 A Fanciful FĂŞte Modern glamour infused with whimsy & wonder 206 From Paris, With Love An intimate affair in the city of light 154 Vintage Glamour in New Hampshire It doesn't get prettier than this... 186 Retro Romance Vintage chic with an urban flair 216 Understated Elegance Timeless romance amongst the English countryside 164 Elegant Austin Wedding style, perfected 196 Garden Enchantment Organic elegance thatâ€™s effortlessly dreamy 228 VENDOR SPOTLIGHT 4 BEST OF 2012 FROM THE EDITOR Photo By Kari Herer his is our favorite time of year. When everything feels all fresh and new and ready to begin again, building on what we've done well and letting go of missteps. And as we look back through the days and months of 2012, we can't help but smile. Because 2012 was a good year on Style Me Pretty. It was the year that the bar for what is beautiful was raised even higher than we thought it could be. It was the year that we walked into a bookstore and saw our brand sitting pretty on a store shelf. It was the year that we partnered with one of the largest brands in the media space, AOL, to build a site that will thrive in a way that we always thought we would. 2012 was a good year for Style Me Pretty. It was our year. But it wasn't just ours. Not even close. It was those hundreds of brides and grooms that let us into their day. That gave us a window into their loves, their lives, their weddings. It was the year of laid back lovely with effortlessly beautiful florals and chic but approachable design taking center stage. It was the year that brides let down their hair, and more than ever, planned the weddings of their dreams, allowing ceremony and tradition to give them a foundation for whimsy and spunk. It was quite a year, 2012, and one that will forever go down in the books as one of the best for SMP and the readers that have allowed us to take the journey with them. Over the past 12 months we've been quietly noting the celebrations that have left the longest lasting impression. The ones that brides and grooms favorited, saving to their SMP dashboards so that they could share with vendors and friends and family. The ones that people liked on facebook and gabbed about in comments. The weddings that resonated on some level with you, our readers, and inspired you to share or save or gush. This magazine is a collection of the top 5 weddings in each of the following categories: Most Comments, Most Favorites, Most Facebook Likes. Some overlapped between categories and in those cases, we pulled another one in so that you could see 15 totally unique weddings. Then, just to spice things up, we've added the favorites of each of our editors here at SMP. So when you sit down with your morning coffee (or your afternoon bubbly), you'll have one beautifully curated edition of 2012's most beloved celebrations. Large and small, luxe and budget. These are the most adored of the adored, with a cover chosen exclusively by our readers. And we couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome. xoxo, Abby Larson stylemepretty.com 7 THE BEST Weddings OF 2012 MOST COMMENTS A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND • WATERCOLOR PERFECTION • • UNSTOPPABLE GLAMOUR FOR THE LOVE OF PINK BIENVENIDOS A MIAMI Photo By Jenny Jimenez stylemepretty.com 11 12 BEST OF 2012 Love and typography in the Big City Photography By Jenny Jimenez stylemepretty.com 13 From the bride Both of us being designers, we wanted to find a space that would allow us to put our own special spin on the look and feel of the day. 14 BEST OF 2012 lace details and lavender galore From the beginning we agreed to keep the color palette very simple â€” just shades of white, ivory and gray to soften the New York industrial interior of The Foundry. We used rustic elements to remind us of the Oregon Coast where Andy grew up vacationing and we have shared many happy trips together. We wanted an event that was intimate, casually sophisticated and filled with warm candlelight, wonderful wine and food. 16 BEST OF 2012 We knew we wanted our wedding to be a celebration of the two of us and the things we hold most dear. Wedding Photography + Photo Booth: Jenny Jimenez / Day-of Coordination: Amanda Diamondstein-Cieplinska of Stellina Events / Wedding Venue: The Foundry / Floral Designer: Sarah Rhyanen of Saipua / Catering: Shaun Roberts of Great Performances / Hair: Christa Thomas of Cutler Salon / Makeup: Lauren Iavarone / Wine: The Grade Cellars / Wedding Stationery Design: Andrio Abero, The Groom / Wedding Stationery Printing: Studio on Fire / Wedding Gown: Marchesa via Gabriella Bridal Salon / Bride’s Shoes: Lanvin / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Bridesmaid Corsages: Ban.do / Bride + Bridesmaid Bracelets: Katherine Sturgis / Braided Bridesmaid Belts: DIY, The Bride / Groom’s Custom Suit: Martin Greenfield / Groom’s Shoes: Rachel Comey / Groomsmen Suits: J.Crew / Men’s Ties + Pocket Squares: Rag & Bone + Sid Mashburn / Wedding Bands + Bride’s Earrings: Conroy & Wilcox / Ceremony Music: The Chapin Sisters, Friends of the Bride / DJ: Mandy Graves of 74 Events / Cake Designer: Kate Sullivan of LovinSullivan / Cake Toppers: Lil Cake Toppers / Officiate: Catherine Bordeau of Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture / Hotel: New York Athletic Club / Transportation: Carey Transportation / Ice Cream: Van Leeuwen / Coffee: Brooklyn Roasting Company / Bread: Tom Cat Bakery 18 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 19 20 BEST OF 2012 Our wedding day was without question the best day of our lives and when I look at these images I am so happy to see that everyone had as good a time on our wedding day as we did. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 21 22 BEST OF 2012 The It Girl of Stationery marrying her love in vivid color Photography By Jose Villa stylemepretty.com 23 From Amy of Amy Kaneko Events Julie and Samâ€™s wedding, which took place on a grassy estate, was incredibly elegant and understated. 24 BEST OF 2012 Julie, the bride, is a graphic designer who runs a studio specializing in paper and wedding goods. It was really wonderful to collaborate with someone who has such raw talent. She really personalized all of the weddingâ€™s printed materials â€” from the watercolor invitation suite and woodburned escort coasters to the handpainted signs and custom menus. stylemepretty.com 25 The dĂŠcor was fairly simple because the surroundings were naturally beautiful. The aisle was accented with gardenias and dahlias, and the guestbook table was adorned with beautiful centerpieces from Chestnut & Vine. 26 BEST OF 2012 Strands of colorful paper cranes hung from a central tree â€” Julieâ€™s mom had folded 1,000 paper cranes for good luck! stylemepretty.com 27 The tables were adorned with an eclectic mix of succulents and lush flowers in shades of coral. Air plants on each guestâ€™s plate doubled as favors. After dinner, guests went inside the Best House, where they ate Swedish Princess cake. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY 28 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: Jose Villa / Wedding Venue: Palmdale Estates in Fremont, California / Event Design + Planning: Amy Kaneko Events / Floral Design: Chestnut & Vine Floral Design / Wedding Invitations: Julie Song Ink (The Bride) / Wedding Cake: Schubertâ€™s Bakery / Ceremony + Cocktail Music: Synchronicity Strings / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca / Hair + Makeup: Suâ€™s Hair & Makeup stylemepretty.com 29 32 BEST OF 2012 A story of love and family and how they beat Hurricane Irene Photography By Kay English Photography From the bride The beautiful pictures you see depict not what I imagined it would be, but what I wouldnâ€™t trade for the world. After all, behind all the glitz and glamour of a modern day wedding, is it not really just about two people vowing to love, cherish and honor each other for the rest of their lives? 34 BEST OF 2012 The dreaded call came in around 1:00PM on Friday, August 26th, the day before Hurricane Irene was predicated to hit the coastal towns of New Jersey, and just FOUR hours before my wedding ceremony was scheduled to begin. stylemepretty.com 35 36 BEST OF 2012 I remember the moment so vividly. My sister, and maid of honor, looked at me frankly and said, “What do you want to do? You know, we’ve always said someone should get married at Lynette’s house.” (Lynette is a close family friend with an AMAZING outdoor landscape.) And that was all took… stylemepretty.com 37 38 BEST OF 2012 Our families frantically took to the phones, rerouting the minister, ordering chairs, trying to piece together some semblance of a ceremony. stylemepretty.com 39 We were blessed with the wonderful reminder that it is not really about the venue, or the five-course meal, but rather being surrounded and supported by the people that care for you as you embark on this journey called marriage with the one you love the most! VIEW THE FULL GALLERY 40 BEST OF 2012 Photography: Kay English Photography / Cinematography: Lucky Productions Cinematography / Floral Design: Gerads Florist & Décorator / Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas / Cake: The Bake Works / Wedding Gown Designer: Marisa, from Bridal Garden / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jessica Simpson Designs / Hairpiece: Portobello stylemepretty.com 41 Sweet, sweet love in the fields of Sonoma Photography By Kate Webber Photography stylemepretty.com 45 From the bride I still get starryeyed when I reflect on the most perfect day that my husband and I shared together: our wedding! 46 BEST OF 2012 Having attended over thirty weddings myself, I was acutely aware of our guestsâ€™ needs. We really aimed to make a comfortable and fun environment for everyone. stylemepretty.com 47 Since we were getting married outdoors and had a barn for the reception, elegant country-chic was the natural direction for the dĂŠcor. We used linens with Swiss dots on the tables and an eclectic mix of vases, flowers and wooden boxes on top. 48 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 49 50 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 51 52 BEST OF 2012 A major goal was to make sure that our wedding was a celebration. We had a live band, a DJ, and surprised our guests with drum-beating, heart-pumping, Brazilian dancers to inject the room with energy after dinner. stylemepretty.com 53 54 BEST OF 2012 As a dessert critic and authority at Dessert Darling, I knew our friends and family had big expectations for the dessert table! I spent time and care selecting treats that would satisfy inebriated guests with full tummies and dulled palates. I accomplished this task by selecting bite-sized items with dynamic textures and flavors to cater to every whim. stylemepretty.com 55 “ After all, love is sweet, so the dessert table should be too. ” VIEW THE FULL GALLERY Wedding Photography: Kate Webber Photography / Wedding Venue: A Private Estate in Sonoma, California / Event Design + Coordination: Jennie Janzen of MAP Wedding & Events / Floral Design + Décor: Atelier Joya / Wedding Cinematography: Aqua Vivus Productions / Catering: Lafayette Park Hotel / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals + Hartmann Studios / Trees: Hartmann Studios / Furniture: Blueprint Studios / Linens: La Tavola / Lighting: Classic Party Rentals / Band: David Martin’s House Party / Cocktail Music + Samba Dancers: The Rudolfi Music Agency / DJ: DJ Solomon / Transportation: Pure Luxury Limousine / Photo Booth: Denon & Doyle / Favors: TOMS / Desserts: Christopher Elbow Chocolates + Baking Betty’s Cookies + Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory + Swizzle Cakes + Sweet Lauren Cakes + Cake and Art / Welcome Gift Bags: TidBits / Dessert Table Sign: The Back Porch Shoppe / Seating Cards: Kayden Ashley Printable Designs / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August / Invitations: Little Miss Press 56 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 57 Al fresco elegance with a dash of Miami spice Photography By Paper Antler 58 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 59 From the bride Working for Style Me PrettyÂ and being inspired daily by different weddings and talented vendors made choosing a theme and color palette seem impossible! First I found my dress from the incredible Australian designer Johanna Johnson and knew the moment I saw it that it was what I wanted. 60 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 61 62 BEST OF 2012 We ended up with a tropical palette using corals, peaches, and champagnes and Parrish Florists went above and beyond in executing our vision. The vibrant arrangements accented by candles, lanterns and mercury glass were definitely show-stoppers without being over the top. stylemepretty.com 63 Our photographers and friends Jonny and Michelle from Paper Antler are incredible. The photos have a nostalgic and natural feeling which is exactly what we wanted. 64 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 65 STYLE ME PRETTY 65 Wedding Photography: Paper Antler / Event Coordination: Table 6 Productions / Floral Design: Parrish DesignsÂ / Wedding Cinematography: Artistry Wedding Films / Hair + Make-up: Miriam Behar Â / Graphic Design: Brittnye Rutherford / Wedding Dress + Headpiece + Veil: Johanna Johnson / Earrings: Tejani / Bracelet: Dreamcatcher Studio / Clutch: Moyna / Bridal Party Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / Ceremony Trio: Master Musicians / Band: Love Child / DJ: Ricky Vazquez 66 BEST OF 2012 The most incredible part of the day was feeling all the love around us. We were truly humbled by our guests who flew from five different continents to share this special day with us. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 67 Create aCustom Wine Box Gift Toast future anniversaries with a unique, personalized wine box. It’s the perfect gift for wedding showers, your BFF’s big day, or your special someone. CREATE YOUR WINE BOX Your custom messages on the inside of each lid! TAKE A CLOSER LOOK You can even create a custom design using a wedding photo or invitation! LEARN MORE Pin your favorite wine box to your wedding board! CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE THE BEST Weddings OF 2012 MOST FAVORITES CALIFORNIA CHIC • LOFT LOVLINESS • • RANCH ELEGANCE CLASSIC PERFECTION WHIMSICAL SOPHISTICATION Photo By Lauren Ross Photography stylemepretty.com 69 SmogShoppe style at the intersection of vintage and modern Photography By Lauren Ross Photography 70 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 71 From Beth of Beth Helmstetter Events Jacey was a small town Texas girl with a love for charm and nostalgia for her hometown. 72 BEST OF 2012 Moving to LA many years ago to pursue her love for fashion, she also fell in love with Grant, a developer with a passion for the environment and urban style. After Grant proposed, they agreed the SmogShoppe would be the perfect spot to blend Southern sensibility and style while staying environmentally friendly. We worked with Jacey to transform the super LA space into one that was still comfortable for her Texas family and friends. stylemepretty.com 73 For the ceremony, Jacey was in love with the idea of creating an outdoor living room in the SmogShoppe courtyard. We had a custom wall created to fit the space, covered it with burlap wall covering and hung reclaimed wood frames filled with beautiful prints as the backdrop. 74 BEST OF 2012 The wedding party sat in vintage lounge vignettes to add to the sense of home. Guests sat on benches with mismatched throw pillows while the aisle was lined with a collection of rugs. stylemepretty.com 75 For dinner, Heirloom cooked up a family style feast with a southern flair that included chicken and waffles and the most delicious short ribs ever. 76 BEST OF 2012 For the tablescape, we collected found objects and vessels such as vintage tea tins, sugar bowls and the like, which Holly Flora overflowed with the most gorgeous blooms in every shade of pink, sepia and creams. stylemepretty.com 77 VIEW THE FULL GALLERY 78 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: Lauren Ross Photography / Wedding Venue: SmogShoppe in Los Angeles, California / Event Design + Planning: Beth Helmstetter Events / Floral Design: Holly Flora / Wedding Stationery: Beth Helmstetter Events / Calligraphy: Plurabelle Calligraphy / Catering: Heirloom LA / Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Supernova String Quartet / Reception Entertainment: de Bois Productions / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Wedding Cinematography: Lovespun Films / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop / Event Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals + Classic Party Rentals / Lighting: Aspect Lighting stylemepretty.com 79 80 BEST OF 2012 A modern NYC wedding done oh so right Photography By Shawn Connell Of Christian Oth Studios stylemepretty.com 81 From the bride It was as modern and romantic as I couldâ€™ve ever imagined. 82 BEST OF 2012 It was magical. Every single moment. Weâ€™ve lived in New York for 10 years, so it was only fitting to celebrate our wedding day in our amazing city. Modern, chic and totally glam. The ceremony took place at the Tribeca Rooftop. stylemepretty.com 83 The dress â€” of course it had some bling, we are in NYC!! Delicate strips of organza mixed with tiny sequins and sea pearls. Glamorous and truly a show stopper. And of course the blue stilettos from Pierre Hardy. 84 BEST OF 2012 The groom and all groomsmen wore John Varvatos leather Converse along with their tuxes. stylemepretty.com 85 For the cocktail hour up on the roof, I wanted an outdoor but still modern feel. Grasses held each guest's table card, and dĂŠcor consisted of simple yet exotic plants and flowers. 86 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Planner: Annie Lee of Daughter of Design / Flowers + Event Design: Barb Salzman, Hatch Creative Studio / Photographer: Shawn Connell of Christian Oth Studios / Venue: Tribeca Rooftop / Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Mark Ingram / Shoes: Pierre Hardy / Makeup: Nam Vo / Hair: Jeff Chastain / Jewelry + Rings: Kwiat / Groom’s Tux: John Varvatos / Groom’s Shoes: John Varvatos for Converse / Pizza: Eddie’s Pizza Truck / Stationery, Invitations, Programs + Menu Cards: Cheree Berry / Cinematography: Tweed Weddings stylemepretty.com 87 The reception was a vision â€” deep eggplant linens, steel grey chairs, vibrant fuchsia centerpieces in vintage mercury glass, with candlelight everywhere. It was simply the best. 88 BEST OF 2012 “ ” The night was a total dance party, from start to finish. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 89 92 BEST OF 2012 Farm gone fabulous at Durham Ranch Photography By Meg Smith Photography stylemepretty.com 93 From Laurie of Laurie Arons Special Events Jenny and Jordanâ€™s love story was a modern day fairy tale: boy sees girl in crowded cafe, girl flashes him an unforgettable smile, boy posts ad on Craigslist Missed Connections to find her, and girl, with a little convincing from her friends, sees the ad and contacts him. 94 BEST OF 2012 The venue they selected, Durham Ranch in St. Helena California, has a fresh, preppy feel with its clean white barn and pool deck, complete with nautical stripes and lifesavers. In keeping with this fresh, relaxed tone, the bride chose a soft palette of gray, taupe and white, kissed with a just little color from the pale pink florals. stylemepretty.com 95 96 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 97 STYLE ME PRETTY 97 STYLE ME PRETTY And as for the wedding dinner, well, they don’t get much better than this. The groom’s brother-inlaw, celebrity chef Tyler Florence, crafted a custom, late-summer menu based on Jenny and Jordan’s favorite recipes of his. 98 98 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 99 Wedding Photography: Meg Smith Photography + Associate Photographer Lianne M. / Wedding Venue: Durham Ranch in St. Helena, California / Wedding Planning: Laurie Arons Special Events / Floral Design: Kathleen Deery Designs / Catering: Tyler Florence + Paula LeDuc Fine Catering / Dessert Buffet: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering + PS Paper / Printed Materials: Pose Prints (Owned by the Bride) / Linens: La Tavola / Furniture + Umbrellas: Urban Parlour by Kathleen Deery Designs / Tabletop: Classic Party Rentals / Ceremony Music: KLC Music / Cocktails + Dinner Music: Michael LaMacchia Trio / Dancing Music: Notorious / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Lighting: Got Light / Engraved Silverware: Pretty Paris on Etsy / Bride and Bridesmaids Hair & Make-Up: Jim Avila and Darlene Carlson 100 BEST OF 2012 VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 101 102 BEST OF 2012 A swoon-worthy stunner that will stand the test of time Photography By Matt Blum Photography stylemepretty.com 103 From the bride Iâ€™m somewhat of a perfectionist, so I like to think that a good amount of thought and planning went into every single detail. 104 BEST OF 2012 The dĂŠcor and overall design elements had sort of a vintage-glamour look, from the lace, linen and vintage vanity mirrors used for table numbers to the all white floral and candlelight. In terms of colors we went with timeless classics: black, white, silver and gray. We knew we wanted a formal wedding, but we didnâ€™t want our guests to think it was going to be so formal that it wasnâ€™t going to be a good time. stylemepretty.com 105 In order to set a fun tone for the event, we worked with the amazing Gretchen Berry of Watermark Stationery to create the perfect wedding suite, which added a whimsical element with an accordion fold-out invitation placed in a mini envelope and custom calligraphy from a local talent, Crystal Kluge. 106 BEST OF 2012 As I had heard from several brides before me, the whole ceremony was a blur, but a perfect blur. stylemepretty.com 107 108 BEST OF 2012 From the food, lighting, dĂŠcor, floral and music to our amazing family and friends who have loved and supported us from day one, it was truly a dream come true. 110 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: Matt Blum Photography / Cinematography: Capture Studios / Floral: Floral Logic / Wedding Coordination: Mi Mi Design / Ceremony: Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church / Reception: Calhoun Beach Club / Wedding Gown & Veil: Vera Wang “Diana” via L’atelier Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaid Dresses: Melissa Sweet via Priscilla of Boston / Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen Apparel: JoS. A. Bank / Hair: Smart & Chic Bride / Makeup: Jamie Holly of Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios / Ceremony Quartet: Alpine String Quartet / Ceremony Soloist: Angela Bobick / Cocktail Hour Band: Café Accordion Orchestra / Reception Band: Synergy / Lighting & DJ: Instant Request / Linen & Décor: Linen Effects / Rentals: Après + Ultimate Events / Wedding Invitations + Printed Pieces: Watermark Stationery / Calligraphy: Crystal Kluge / Catering, Dessert Table + Wedding Cake: D’Amico Catering / French Macaron + Sugar Peony Favors: Cocoa & Fig / 1951 Bentley Getaway Car: Twin City Trolleys & Classic Cars / Transportation: Star Transportation David and I were able to enjoy every moment of the day and didn’t worry about a thing. Everything came together perfectly and I have all of our vendors to thank for that. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 111 “White Lace” by Palm Papers (Dallas, TX), “Vintage Bird Print” by Jenn Goodrich (Denver, CO), “Botanical Blooms” by Kristie Kern (Akron, OH) “Whimsical Kelp” by Trista Sydloski-Tesch (Seattle, WA), “Formal Ink” by Jill Means (Lodi, CA) © 2013 Minted LLC WWW.MINTED.COM Community Designed and Curated. From start to finish, your dedicated Minted design associate will hand-tailor your design until it’s perfect. 5 FREE wedding stationery samples: SMP5FREE EXPIRES 3/31/13 Fashion forward and simply lovely Photography By Mi Belle Inc. 114 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 115 116 BEST OF 2012 From Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup We absolutely loved working with Victoria! Who knew blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick could look so good! stylemepretty.com 117 “ Our “boutique wedding” theme was rustic, romantic, ethereal, relaxed, and vintage but elegant with a touch of rock 'n' roll. Somewhat of a Gatsby in wine country. ” 118 BEST OF 2012 Victoriaâ€™s skin glowed, and her overall look was dramatic while at the same time soft and romantic. A perfect look for the modern bride! For her hair, the whole goal was for it to look as effortless as possible. We used a textured hair creme to give it a piecey look and enhanced the natural wave of her hair by taking different-sized pieces of hair and wrapping them around a medium size ceramic curling iron. stylemepretty.com 119 Wedding Photography: Mi Belle Inc. / Wedding Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum in Santa Barbara, California / Wedding Coordination, Design + Flowers: TOAST Event and Design Studio / Wedding Cinematography: Parker Seamen, Family Friend / DJ: Gavin Roy / Catering: Seasons Catering / Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries / Lighting: Bella Vista / Hair + Makeup: Mar R. of TEAM Hair and Makeup / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura / Wedding Printed Materials: Pica Press / Linens: La TavolaÂ / Hairpiece: Lo Boheme 120 BEST OF 2012 From Josh of Mi Belle Inc. Jordan and Victoria could not take their eyes off of each other. They are headover-heels in love with each other and were so excited to be getting married. stylemepretty.com 121 121 STYLE ME PRETTY VIEW THE FULL GALLERY 122 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 123 THE BEST Weddings OF 2012 MOST LIKES LOVE IN LAGUNA BEACH • TORONTO SURPRISE • • SOUTHERN ROMANCE VINTAGE GLAMOUR IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ELEGANT AUSTIN Photo By The Nichols stylemepretty.com 125 Swoon-worthy florals in a beautiful backyard fĂŞte Photography By Christine Chang Photography 126 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 127 As a floral designer, Chandra knew she wanted flowers to play a large role in the aesthetics of the event. 128 BEST OF 2012 The flowers had to be pieces that would be hardy enough for her to create in advance so that she wasnâ€™t left racing the clock, and of course, they had to live up to the beautiful venue and still create the garden-chic look she was going for. Chandra created a different bouquet composed of a single type of flower for each of her nine bridesmaids, with all nine typesÂ of flowers included in her bridal bouquet. Chandra and Tony were married in the intimate setting of her brotherâ€™s backyard â€” a private estate with almost canyon-like qualities â€” hillsides lined with century old trees surrounded by white garden roses, nasturtium and lavender, peppered by unique homes on the overlooking edge. The yard was almost completely renovated for the wedding, with every last inch made to serve a purpose. 130 BEST OF 2012 Chandra and Tony knew they wanted a relaxed atmosphere for their big day with a “garden cocktail party” as their goal and did so by keeping the décor simple and comfortable, yet polished. stylemepretty.com 131 132 BEST OF 2012 No formal dinner was served â€” there were heavy bites served throughout the evening so that guests could eat, mingle and dance all night long. stylemepretty.com 133 134 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: Christine Chang Photography / Wedding Venue: The Bride’s Brother’s Home in Laguna Beach, California / Floral Design: Chandra Abel Designs (The Bride) / Event Planning: Vikki Marsee + Shannon Dexter of All You Need is Love Events / Wedding Cinematography: FortyOneTwenty / Catering: Jock of Stalker’s Fine Foods (949-497-7147) / Wedding Cake: Sweet Catastrophe Cakes / DJ: DJ Sota Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Thread VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 135 Too gorgeous to keep a secret Photography By Tara McMullen Photography stylemepretty.com 137 138 BEST OF 2012 With Drewâ€™s 30th birthday coming up, we knew we had the perfect guise for our surprise wedding. A surprise birthday party for Drew was not only the perfect faĂ§ade; it also made lying to our family and friends much easier as I was able to express excitement to them without giving away our secret. stylemepretty.com 139 Looking at the photos of our guestsâ€™ reactions to the news has made it all worth it. The look of utter shock, followed by love and excitement on their faces, always brings me to tears. The reaction from our family and friends not in attendance has also been overwhelmingly positive. 140 BEST OF 2012 We wanted to choose a venue that had an intimate, casual feel, and the Harbord Room restaurant in Toronto could not have been a better fit. With its coral pink walls and quaint back garden, it was a very romantic setting.Â stylemepretty.com 141 Wedding Photography: Tara McMullen Photography / Wedding Venue: The Harbord Room in Toronto, Ontario / Wedding Planning + Coordination: Karina Lemke / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore via Mrs. Bridal Boutique / Hair: Industry Hair Dressing / Makeup: Gee Beauty 142 BEST OF 2012 VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 143 144 BEST OF 2012 Rustic loveliness & DIY details Photography By Imago Vita Photography We did our first look in front of a large, 8-foot folding wall that my Dad built out of old picket fences. Many hands helped paint our names and sweet love verses across the wall and it turned out even better than I had hoped! I own a custom stationery business, so paper details were important and abundant. Our invitations reflected our personalities perfectly. Simple, clean lines, and a little gold foil for me with Kraft paper and western fonts for Anthony. 146 BEST OF 2012 From the bride Anthony and I wanted a wedding that was comfortable, fun, and completely full of everyone we love! stylemepretty.com 147 148 BEST OF 2012 â€œ The day was filled with everything that was important to the both of us and it all blended together better than I could have ever imagined! â€? stylemepretty.com 149 I started crafting. With the help of my mom, sister, stepmom, aunts, cousins, and many friends, we created about 900 feet of bunting made from fabric that belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. 150 BEST OF 2012 During the ceremony, guests wore custom designed buttons in memory of Anthonyâ€™s father and they folded their programs into paper airplanes that were tossed in the air as we walked down the aisle as husband and wife. stylemepretty.com 151 VIEW THE FULL GALLERY 152 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: Imago Vita Photography / Venue: Private Residence at Rockin Horse Ranch in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma / Floral Design: The Floral Touch (918760-3324) / Catering: Fat Jack’s BBQ / Wedding Cakes: Ann’s Bakery / Music: DJ Connection / Rentals: Party Pro Rents and Events / Stationery: SwellMail Designs (the Bride) / Wedding Dress: Custom Design via Abelina’s Boutique / Bride’s Veil: Bridal By Teri / Bride’s Shoes: Dillard’s / Bride’s Boots: Corral Boots via Cavender’s / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew + JC Penney + Maurices / Groom’s Vest + Jacket: JC Penney / Hair: Ashley Franke of AnnaLivia Styles / Makeup: Ashlee Bivins stylemepretty.com 153 154 BEST OF 2012 It doesn't get prettier than this... Photography By Jana Williams Photography stylemepretty.com 155 From Jana Williams Photography Keri Lynn and John were married on a perfect fall day in Keri Lynn’s hometown of Salem, New Hampshire. Fall leaves, blue skies, and 150 of their closest friends and family welcomed the couple “home.” 156 BEST OF 2012 The couple wanted the reception to reflect their dreams and hope for the future by hosting the event on the future building site for Keri Lynn and Johnâ€™s New England home. stylemepretty.com 157 158 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 159 With every last detail crafted by the bride, the wedding felt like a romantic, personal fairytale. 160 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 161 Wedding Photography: Jana Williams Photography / Additional Photographers: Erin LaSorsa + Aaron Spagnolo / Wedding Cinematography: Dave Baez of Forever June Films / Wedding Venue: The Future Home Site of the Bride and Groom in Salem, New Hampshire / Event Planning + Wedding Stationery: Cortney Sarkozy + Erin LaSorsa of Invited Design Studio / Floral Design: Susanne’s Weddings / Calligraphy: Jillian Yee-Pham of 2 Hearts B1 Designs / Catering: Deke of Little Neck Clambake Company / Wedding Cake: Chickadee Hill Cakes / Cake Topper: The Bride’s Parents / Apples + Cider: Jean Nassar of Apple Acres / Mini Lobster Rolls: The Beach Plum / Music: DJ Aaron Denny / Rentals: Exeter Events & Tents / Transportation: Greg Marcus of A One Chauffeur Connection / Wishing Tree Sign, Table Numbers, Felted Acorns, Menu Signs, Thank You Cards, Photo Booth Tickets, Save-the-Dates, Tulle & Chiffon Flowers, Escort Cards, Place Cards, Wishing Tree Tags, Welcome Bags, I Have the Rings Sign, Glass Jars, Card Holders + Dance Floor Chandeliers: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Dress + Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Marc Bouwer / Bride’s Shoes: Dana Davis / Bride’s Hair: Chaz Dean / Bridesmaids’ Hair: Bella Viaggio Salon / Men’s Bow Ties: Ellie of The Cordial Churchman / Custom Wedding Bands: Designed by Simon G 162 BEST OF 2012 All the vendors, including the beer, lobster, and flowers were local to New Hampshire, giving their wedding a true “Feels Like Home” theme. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 163 164 BEST OF 2012 Wedding style, perfected Photography By The Nichols stylemepretty.com 165 From the bride Michael and I live in New York City, but we travel to Austin, Texas, often to visit my family. We both love it so much that we decided the night we got engaged that a hill country celebration would be perfect for us. 166 BEST OF 2012 What was also very special was that I wore my motherâ€™s veil that she wore when she married my dad 42 years ago! And for my wedding gown, I was lucky enough to have the privilege of working with Monique Lhuillier! Using momâ€™s veil as our starting point of inspiration, Monique designed my absolute dream gown. stylemepretty.com 167 The most important part to us was the ceremony itself. We had a traditional Catholic mass ceremony, and we included some Hispanic traditions like the exchanging of the arras (coins that represent the groomâ€™s promise to provide for his family, and the brideâ€™s promise to properly use and care for their money) and the traditional lasso (a figure-eight loop that is placed over the bride and groom to represent a lifetime of unity). 168 BEST OF 2012 169 stylemepretty.com 169 STYLE ME PRETTY We wanted the vibe for the reception to be inspired by our favorite French designer, Philippe Starck. 170 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: The Nichols / Ceremony: Saint Mary Cathedral in Austin, Texas / Reception: Villa Del Lago in Austin, Texas / Wedding Coordination + Design: Misty Duncan Events / Catering + Floral Design: Whole Foods / Wedding Cake: Stardust Pastry / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals + Marquee Rents / Transportation: Antique Limousines of Austin / Band: Hot Sauce ATX / Accommodations: Four Seasons Hotel Austin + W Austin Hotel / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Chloe + fibi & clo / Makeup: Lindsey Hartley / Groomâ€™s Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren stylemepretty.com 171 172 BEST OF 2012 We also love sugar, so our sweets table was filled with three different cake flavors and all our personal favorites like University of Texas Longhorns sugar cookies (my fave) and sâ€™mores tarts (Michaelâ€™s fave). VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 173 THE BEST Weddings OF 2012 EDITORS' PICKS A FANCIFUL FÊTE • RETRO ROMANCE • • GARDEN ENCHANTMENT FROM PARIS, WITH LOVE UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE Photo By Rylee Hitchner stylemepretty.com 175 ERIN's FavORITE “ A sea of coral peonies and gorgeous Vera Wang gowns are a killer combo. So, in my eyes, this wedding was the definition of perfect. ” 176 BEST OF 2012 Modern glamour infused with whimsy & wonder Photography By Tanja Lippert Photography 178 BEST OF 2012 From the bride We chose San Francisco because it was between our schools where we first met. However, given that we fell in love in NYC where we spent five years together, we wanted to bring things we loved about NYC to San Francisco as well: modern elements mixed with classic, old-world elegance, a little bit of fashion and cocktails with a twist. stylemepretty.com 179 We were also lucky to get some key advice early on: prioritize in the beginning of the planning process and stick to it. Later on, I was tempted to consider and implement every idea, but our earlier thoughts helped us stick to our guns! 180 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 181 We picked decorations that we wanted have in our future home together. 182 BEST OF 2012 â€œ We had tremendous support through everyone around us. â€? stylemepretty.com 183 Wedding Photography: Tanja Lippert Photography / Reception: The James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco, California / Floral Design: Brown Paper Design / Month-ofWedding Coordination: Elise of Dream a Little Dream Events / Officiant: Paul Trudeau of City Church / Wedding Cinematography: Basico by Weddings on Film / Catering: Melons Catering & Events / Wedding Cake: Branching Out Cakes / Wedding Invitations: Lilywillow / Invitation Stamps: Zazzle / Wedding Day Paper Goods: Green Pine Graphics / Ceremony Musicians: San Francisco Conservatory of Music / Reception DJ: DJ KenFused / Linens: La Tavola / Lighting: Got Light? / Rentals: Melons Catering & Events, Hartmann Studios + Blueprint Studios / Photo Booth: The Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Cable Car: Classic Cable Car Charters / Guest Parking: California Parking / Bus Shuttles: Peninsula Parking / Accommodations: The Westin St. Francis / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang via Saks Fifth Avenue / Bride’s Headpiece + Veil: Saks Fifth Avenue / Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bride’s Necklace: Nadri “Ariel” Station via Nordstrom / Bride’s Earrings: Made from Nadri “Ariel” Necklace / Bride’s Ring: Irene Neuwirth via Ylang23 / Hair + Makeup: Sherrie Long / Bridesmaids Dresses: Love to Talk / Bridesmaids’ Gifts: Studio Jewel / Flower Girls’ Attire: J.Crew / Smaller Flower Girls’ Shoes: Target / Groom’s Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren / Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Groom’s Shirt: Thomas Pink / Groom’s Ring: Tang’s Jewelry 184 BEST OF 2012 There were so many magical moments on our wedding day. Walking through Union Square toward Albert for our first look. Seeing all of my favorite people in the world as I walked down the aisle. Riding the trolley around the city with the best friends one could ask for (and them singing at the top of their lungs). We wouldnâ€™t have had it any other way. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 185 Vintage chic with an urban flair Photography By Elisabeth Millay Photography ABBY's FavORITE â€œ 186 BEST OF 2012 Choosing a favorite wedding is never easy. But there is just something about this particular celebration that I couldn't tear myself away from...the pretty, classic approach to design with a sense of effortless romance threaded into every detail. For me, this is true love. â€? stylemepretty.com 187 As a designer and art director, the regal, yet undone setting inspired me, and I knew there would be opportunity to create many beautiful projects to suit the space and surround our guests with details that reflect us. 188 BEST OF 2012 From the bride The Metropolitan Building was the first venue we saw, and we knew instantly it was perfect. stylemepretty.com 189 190 BEST OF 2012 The tables were dressed in pale gray linens with an assortment of mercury glass vases of varying sizes, tapers and votive candle holders. Our floral designer, Saipua, used lush blooms in pale pink, coral, aubergine, cream, and dusty greens for the arrangements that were placed in silver, footed bowls. stylemepretty.com 191 192 BEST OF 2012 Saipua sourced gorgeous gold chenille curtains with a bit of tooth to them for our backdrop, which were flanked by two rustic wood pillars that held loose arrangements of flowering spirea. stylemepretty.com 193 The day was beyond what we had hoped for. Our guests are still talking about the wedding to this day, saying it was the best they had been to from food, music, ceremony, to all of the loving details. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY 194 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: Elisabeth Millay Photography Assistant Photographer: Kelly Kollar Wedding Venue: The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, New York Wedding Planning: Kate O’Donnell Diaz of Green Apple Weddings Floral Design: Saipua Officiant: Jeddah Vailakis Wedding Cinematography: Tree of Life Films Catering: Bartleby & Sage Wedding Cake: Collette Foley Cannoli: Caputo’s Pastry Shoppe Wedding Stationery + Guest Book: Nicole Caputo (The Bride) Album: Velvet Raptor Calligraphy: Antiquaria Music: DJ Gaza of 74 Events Thumbprint Tree: Bleu de Toi Wedding Dress: Le Spose di Gio Bride’s Cathedral Veil: Peter Langner Bride’s Birdcage Veil: Tia Mazza Hair + Makeup: Tiffany Bednash stylemepretty.com 195 196 BEST OF 2012 ABBY C.'s FavORITE “ Classic, amazing blooms, and an amazing pup. Basically all my weaknesses... ” Organic elegance that’s effortlessly dreamy Photography By Jose Villa Photography Iâ€™ve always dreamed of a garden wedding. There is something so effortlessly romantic and beautiful about nature. We kept our wedding simple and tried to allow the beautiful surroundings at San Ysidro Ranch to stand out. 198 BEST OF 2012 From the bride With only 60 of our closest friends and family (plus our precious poodle, Molly), the day was intimate and special. stylemepretty.com 199 200 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: Jose Villa Photography / Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California / Event Design + Planning: Joy Proctor of Joy de Vivre / Floral Design: Kelly Kaufman of Florette Floral Designs / Wedding Cinematography: Joel Serrato Films / Wedding Cake:Â San Ysidro Ranch / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Escort Cards: Lazaro Press / Wedding Dresses: Vera Wang + Claire Pettibone / Brideâ€™s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair + Makeup: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup / Linens: La Tavola stylemepretty.com 201 We had the ceremony in a grassy lawn with two arches adorned with small white roses. Â Dinner was served in a cozy cottage, warmly lit by the setting sun. The characteristic fireplace added a homey touch alongside the bookshelf of vintage books and vases. 202 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 203 There was so much love in the air, and to us, this was the most perfect day. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY 204 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 205 DAWN's FavORITE “ SOOO obsessed with this wedding shoot, I'd actually get married wherever Rylee Hitchner told me to, as long as she was my photographer. And I wouldn't be ashamed to basically steal every last detail, either. ” An intimate affair in the city of light Photography By Rylee Hitchner Photography From JESSICA SLOANE We wanted to craft something perfectly intimate and romantic for a couple who is as young and in love as these two. 208 BEST OF 2012 Influenced by the rich color palette in the Parisian architecture, we imagined a tiny ceremony and dinner party that would be glamorous without feeling heavy-handed. stylemepretty.com 209 â€œ We mixed gold and pewter with soft colors and incorporated glistening pieces throughout. â€? 210 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 211 212 BEST OF 2012 Elegant and simple. This couple is as cute as can be, and we enjoyed working with them in this beautiful setting. stylemepretty.com 213 VIEW THE FULL GALLERY 214 BEST OF 2012 Wedding Photography: Rylee Hitchner Photography / Creative Direction, Design + Styling: Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design / Floral Design: Amy Osaba / Wedding Stationery + Decals: Neither Snow / Wedding Cake: Dream Cakes Bakery / Rentals: Special Events / Linens: Southern Events Party Rental & Vintage Prop Shop / Chandelier Installation: Allison Rhee of Enamored With / Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka / Brideâ€™s Veil: The Bride Room / Hair + Makeup: Joanna Ballentine M a l l ory ' s F a v O R I T E â€œ This was my hands down favorite wedding of the year (maybe of the century). Definitely what my wedding would look like...if I were cooler. â€? Timeless romance amongst the English countryside Photography By Aaron Delesie stylemepretty.com 217 From David Pressman Events Late into the evening of a recent Thanksgiving tucked away in the rolling hills of the English countryside, on the grounds of the members only club Babington House, newlyweds Heather and Neal Callow stood together and gazed upward as an incredible display of fireworks lit up the sky in honor of their wedding which had taken place just hours before. 218 BEST OF 2012 From the very start the bride wanted simplicity and understated style in everything she and her groom-to-be chose. From the save-the-dates — hand-drawn by Neal, a talented art director with an impressive list of credits behind him — to the simplicity of the flowers — roses, hydrangeas and ranunculus — all the way to the wedding cake prepared by the best friend of the groom’s mother. stylemepretty.com 219 Married earlier in the day at St. Andrewâ€™s Church in the village of Mells in the English county of Somerset, the church tower, from 1446, had rung its bells in honor of this glorious marriage. 220 BEST OF 2012 stylemepretty.com 221 222 222 BEST OF 2012 STYLE ME PRETTY Despite the grandeur of the setting, this wedding was all about fun, family and creating great memories and the guiding principal behind the design and execution for this wedding was the 1939 English saying,Â "Keep Calm and Carry On." stylemepretty.com 223 Wedding Photography: Aaron Delesie / Wedding Ceremony Venue: St. Andrew’s Church in Mells, England / Wedding Reception Venue + Catering: Babington House in Somerset, England / Wedding Planning: David Pressman Events / Floral Design: Passion / Wedding Invitations: Mr. Boddington’s Studio / Menus + Escort Cards: Hello! Lucky / Cake Flags: Herriott Grace / Favors: Bombki / Wedding Dress: Delphine Manivet / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vera Wang / Hair + Makeup: Norma Webb / Groom’s Suit: Tom Ford / Double-Decker Bus: Shaftesbury and District / Clay-Pigeon Shooting: Wellow Trekking Centre 224 BEST OF 2012 VIEW THE FULL GALLERY stylemepretty.com 225 226 BEST OF 2012 Photo Credit: Wild Whim Photography The Belle and the Beau De s t i n a t i on Sayles Livingston Design D es ti n a ti o n Fashion Accessories Floral and Event Design Jose Villa Photography De s t i n a t i on Marcus Bell - Studio Impressions D es ti n a ti o n Photography Photography 228 BEST OF 2012 VENDOR SPOTLIGHTS Photo Credit: Timeless Moment: Photo + Cinema Castleton Farms De s t i n a t i on Devoted to You C a n a da Venues Event Planning Photo Credit: DEL SOL PHOTOGRAPHY Phototerra Studio Canada Planner 1 Events M ex i c o Photography Floral stylemepretty.com 229 Photo Credit: Phyllis Lane Photography Amy Mancuso Events A r i zon a Laura Hooper Calligraphy C a li f o rn i a Event Planning Calligraphy Contemporary Catering & Event Production C a l i for n i a Godfather Films C a li f o rn i a Catering Cinematography 230 BEST OF 2012 VENDOR SPOTLIGHTS Photo Credit: Allison C Photography Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations C a l i for n i a Coastside Couture C a li f o rn i a Event Planning Event Planning Photo Credit: One Love Photo Photo Credit: Allison Stahl Esla Events: Planning + Design C a l i for n i a Blooms by Martha Andrews C a li f o rn i a Event Planning Floral stylemepretty.com 231 Photo Credit: Photo by Mibelle Arrangements Floral & Party Designs C a l i for n i a The White Dress by The Shore C o n n ec ti c ut Floral and Event Design Fashion Photo Credit: arden photography Studio Marie-Pierre F l or i d a Christopher Confero Design G eo rg i a Beauty Floral and Event Design 232 BEST OF 2012 VENDOR SPOTLIGHTS Photo Credit: Timothy Whaley & Associates Photo Credit: Corbin Gurkin Music By Design Il l i n oi s Maine Seasons Events Maine Entertainment Event Planning Photo Credit: Meaghan Elliott Photography Photo Credit: Kate McElwee Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Maryland New England Country Rentals M a s s a c h us etts Venues Party Rentals and Tents stylemepretty.com 233 Photo Credit: Bill Waldorf Main Street Fine Catering New Jersey Elegantly Iced N ew Y o rk Catering Cakes Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli N e w Yor k Bridal Reflections N ew Y o rk Event Planning Fashion 234 BEST OF 2012 VENDOR SPOTLIGHTS twobirds Bridesmaid N e w Yor k Craig Paulson Photography N ew Y o rk Fashion Photography Photo Credit: Jeremy Harwell Photography Abigail Seymour Photography Nor t h C a r ol i n a Bald Head Island Club N o rth C a ro li n a Photography Venues stylemepretty.com 235 Photo Credit: Michael Carr Photography In Style Weddings and Destinations Te x a s Keely Thorne Events Tex a s Event Planning Event Planning Amy DeYoung Photography Te x a s Eclectic Images Photography Tex a s Photography Photography 236 BEST OF 2012 VENDOR SPOTLIGHTS Photo Credit: Leslie Maron Photography Premier DJ Services W a s hi n g t on D.C . Daisy Days Vi rtua l Serv i c es â€˘ Sh i ps Ev eryw h er e Entertainment Favors Photo Credit: rose hill Plum Pretty Sugar Handmade Bel Canto Designs Ha n dm a de Bridesmaid Fashion Accessories stylemepretty.com 237