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STYLED SHOOT Free For All
Q&A with Claire, spotlight on
Inspiration for the free
the new Romantique Collection
Stone Fox Bride
NYC's (and beyond) go-to shop for the
Inspired by nature
bohemian bride, Q&A with Molly Guy
+ Chamomile Wine recipe
An eclectic photo essay
GOOD TO KNOW Weather Proof Bride
How to conquer bad weather
+ Two fruity recipes
on your wedding day
to try at your next soiree
Trends to Try
A boho photo essay + Lip tutorial
A Brdesmaid Brunch
+ Designer Spotlight / CĹ?te Designs
The Delicate Selection of Your Bridal Party
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Budoir meets bridesmaid
TUTORIAL Boho Braid
Learn how to get the look
Fabric Hanger A step-by-step guide
REAL WEDDING Alexandra + Kurt
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Adriana + Ashish
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”RELAX ON THE MATCHY-MATCHY… THAT’S WHAT BOHO IS - ECLECTIC AND EFFORTLESS. THERE IS NO “RIGHT” OR “WRONG”, JUST GO FOR WHAT FEELS RIGHT...“ CLAIRE PETTIBONE
The Claire Pettibone collection embodies the designer's vision of vintage romance with an enchanted bohemian spirit. Since launching the company with her husband, Guy Toley, in 1994, the self-described true romantic has brought her feminine sensibility to fashion. After a successful decade creating luxurious lingerie, Pettibone introduced couture bridal gowns in 2005 and so began a real shift in wedding style. Claire's gentle use of color, couture details, European laces and graceful embroideries flutter and flow to make a woman look and feel like a goddess. VISIT PAGE 18, AS WE SPO T LIG HT T HE NEW ROMANT IQU E COLLECT ION
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New Collection in 3 Words Graceful, bohemian, effortless
The Big Inspiration A Moroccan villa with pillows and rugs strewn casually…an English garden with rambling roses and moss-covered stones. Casually beautiful settings for a wedding that is timeless and beautiful, while relaxed and genuine. I was really inspired by my brides who have the most amazing weddings and stories to tell.
Favorite Trends of the Moment You know I don’t believe in wedding trends! But, I will say, it’s lovely that there are options other than strapless, and that the pressure to fit into a mold has been broken! I love individuality and creativity in weddings and dresses that show off a bride’s natural beauty.
Philosophy on Color I love color! It is one way to inject some major style and individuality into your day. This particular collection does not feature color in the gowns…I did so much last season, that this time was a return to simplicity, and kind of leaves it open for interpretation through styling and other elements that can personalize the look.
Words of Wisdom for a BOHO Bride Don’t OVER-do it…choose details and elements that you honestly love, not just because they fit into your “theme”. Relax on the matchy-matchy…that’s what boho is - eclectic and effortless. There is no “right” or “wrong”, just go for what feels right, mix in some great guests, great music, great cocktails and a lot of love! The secret to a fun wedding, is the bride and groom are having a blast, your guests will follow your lead.
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HERBAL I N S P I R AT I O N / chamomile wine
Combine chamomile flowers with white wine to make a truly refreshing and medicinal libation.
- 750 ml dry white wine - 3/4 cup dried chamomile flowers - grated zest of 1 lemon Combine chamomile, lemon zest, and wine in a jar and store in a cool, dark place for 3-4 days. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it! Infusion is now complete. Strain the chamomile and lemon zest out and keep cool in the fridge. Flavor too intense? Add some bubbly water for some added sparkle.
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Photography / High Five for Love
1 ½-inch curling iron
Hair / Lauren Bourgeois
Comb or teasing comb
Clear elastic bands
Makeup / Jessie Glover
Styling / Elizabeth Ulrich
Steps / 1 | Curl hair with curling iron and lightly tease
7 | With remaining loose hair in back of head,
roots to add texture and increase hold.
section off the crown and spray roots with backcombing spray (or hairspray). Tease roots
2 | Part hair down the middle. Starting at the
with teasing comb or regular comb, whichever
apex of head, separate front of hair into two sec-
you prefer, to add texture. Lightly comb teased
tions on either side of head. Each section should
roots to smooth.
begin at the highest point of head and reach down behind ears. Clip each section with duck-
8 | Add more curls in back section with curl-
billed clips. Pull out one-inch sections of hair in
ing iron. The bends created by the curls will
front (this is the hair that typically falls naturally
give hair the “pretzel” look in the finished bun.
around the face). 9 | Divide hair in back into three sections, 3 | Beginning with one side section, braid hair
braid loosely and secure with elastic band. Twist
loosely starting below the ear. Secure braid with
braid into bun that sits a few inches above the
clear elastic band. Repeat on other side then
nape of the neck.
spray each braid with hairspray to hold braid and contain fly-aways.
10 | Use bobby pins to hold the bun, sliding them from the outside of the bun toward the
4 | Lightly twist one braid forward and pull to-
center to hide pins. Add pins until bun feels se-
ward crown of head. (Twisting adds texture and
cure. Tuck end of the braid inside the bun and
interest so braid doesn’t lie flat.) Pin braid at
pin to hide elastic band. Pull any stray pieces
crown of head with bobby pin, weaving the pin
of hair at nape of neck up toward the bun, pin
into the braid to camouflage it.
them into bun and spray with hairspray.
5 | Twist braid on opposite side toward the
11 | Curl the two front sections of hair away
crown, this time tucking it under the first braid
from the face. Spray loose curls, braids and bun
to disguise the elastic band. Pin braid in place.
with hairspray to secure the style.
6 | To secure braids, add bobby pins at base of
12 | Expert Tip / Use eyeshadow to conceal the
braids above ear, again placing the bobby pins
front and side parts created by the braids. Select
parallel inside each braid to hide pins. Add as
an eyeshadow hue similar to the color of your
many bobby pins as needed—especially on any
roots, dip an eyeshadow brush into the shadow
sections where the braid is pulling away from
and lightly rub into scalp along parted hair.
head—to create a hidden internal structure that holds the style in place.
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ERICA JACKSON CURRAN WRITER
THE WEATHER PROOF BRIDE HOW T O CONQUER BAD W EATH ER ON YOU R W EDDING DAY
Whoever said that a rainy wedding day is good luck never had to deal with 150 soaking-wet guests at an outdoor ceremony. Bad weather is the biggest threat to any wedding, but with the proper preparation, you can ensure than neither snow nor rain nor heat will prevent you from making your marital march with a smile on your face.
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Be prepared for wardrobe adjustments. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to be running around buying umbrellas for your guests. Rather than take the risk, stock up on plenty of supplies to deal with whatever weather comes your way. Is there a chance of rain? Make sure you have umbrellas and Wellies in your wedding colors. You'll also want to adjust your hair and makeup if it doesn't mesh with the forecast.
S EAN M ONEY + EL IZABET H FAY
Keep your guests comfortable. Because many of your guests might be travelling from afar, they may not be prepared for unexpected weather -- so it's up to you to
Open up your schedule.
make sure they're comfortable. In the sum-
If the worst of the weather is to be short-
mer months, your ceremony programs can
lived, consider rearranging your schedule to
double as fans, while a self-service cold drink
accommodate. Switching your indoor cock-
station is always appreciated. If you're out-
tail hour with your outdoor ceremony may
doors during a cold snap, warm cashmere
just allow you to miss the rain and exchange
throws can be piled in a basket or draped over
your vows with a rainbow overhead.
the chairs for chilly guests.
Keep your guests in the loop. Embrace the dramatic photo opp.
When bad weather hits, your guests will no
Stormy skies, rain showers or snow may not
doubt wonder if everything is still on sched-
have been in your plans, but you've got to
ule. Rather than spend the morning of your
admit: They're a great backdrop for photos.
wedding fielding concerned phone calls,
Talk with your photographer beforehand
make sure you have everyone's phone num-
about how you might best take advantage of
bers or email addresses so that you can keep
less-than-ideal weather conditions when it
them informed of any important updates
comes time to take your portraits.
(venue changes, time changes, etc.).
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Have a worst-case-scenario plan in place.
Many couples just cross their fingers, hop-
er threatens your big day? Don't let it get you
ing bad weather won't strike on their wed-
down! You're still marrying the person you
ding day. Those same couples often end up
love surrounded by your friends and family.
with a day fraught with confusion, disarray
You've planned an amazing party, and there's
and disappointment. Avoid letting that hap-
no way you're going to let a little bad weather
pen to you by having a hyper-specific plan
ruin it for you!
The most important thing to do if bad weath-
in place regarding any and all possibilities. Ask yourself what you'd do in the case of a hurricane, a snowstorm or heat wave. Have a backup plan in place that you know you will still be happy with.
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Erica Jackson Curran is a wedding-obsessed writer who has contributed to publications including Charleston Style & Design, Virginia Bride and Breathe Magazine. She shares her creative wedding planning ideas on the WeddingPaperDivas.com blog.
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Our summer mimosa bar bubbles with bright colors and yummy fresh fruit. Pair your champagne with Italian soda instead of juice to add extra fizz to a summer stock of strawberries, blackberries and mangoes. A kitchen cart is a great foundation, with wheels, it serves as the perfect mobile party. Have fun with color and materials, we embellished ours with a colorful tassel garland and gold tinsel. Our cart was complete once we added fresh flowers and crystal champagne flutes. Pop, fizz, clink! STYL E TEAM Styling / Lotta Anderson, Mint Designâ&#x20AC;¨ Photography / Ashley dePencier Photographyâ&#x20AC;¨
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BLACKBERRY POM MIMOSA 2/3 parts Champagne, Prosecco or Cava 1/3 part Pomegranate Italian soda Blackberry garnish
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Makeup / Pamela Lesch
Model / Elise
Small lip brush
“Boho” conjures images of hippies, loose braids, soft-flowy fabrics, and lightness in general. When it comes to makeup a natural look is an obvious choice. Play up one feature: in this case, LIPS.
Steps / “Boho” conjures images of hippies, loose braids, soft-flowy fabrics, and lightness in general. When it comes to makeup a natural look is an obvious choice. Play up one feature: in this case, LIPS. 1 | Using a washcloth or super-soft tooth
brush, gently slough off skin on and
around lips. You’ll want the smoothest
lip-skin possible, with no flakes
2 | Use the tip of a small lip brush, dabbed
in a bit of the lipstick and paint a line
around your lips. Let sit.
3 | Blot lips with tissue to begin a
lip-mattifying process. This helps for
longevity of wear.
4 | Using the flat side of the lip brush,
glide the lip color on, full-force.
5 | Blot and wait. 6 | Repeat process to your vibrancy comfort-level.
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Alexandria and Kurt let Arizona’s natural palette influence the design of their wedding, with bridesmaids in ivory, pale pink and warm gray and the groom and groomsmen in charcoal. The bride’s lacy detailed gown was just right for their sunny wedding, both elegant and airy. The beginning of their lakeside ceremony was both the bride’s and the groom’s favorite part - seeing one another as Alexandria walked down the aisle (along with the beautiful weather, soft colors and stunning views) set a cheerful, happy tone for the rest of the event. R E A L
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On Adriana and Ashish’s wedding day, the bride’s sister’s fiancé surprised guests with a speech that best expresses the sentiment behind the traditional Indian wedding. He said the couple is an example of the American dream - two children of immigrants who have found each other, made lives for themselves, and who know the importance of family, faith and love.
Adriana and Ashish’s shared values of family, faith and love along with a respect for their cultural heritage made for a beautiful wedding that combined time-honored customs with new traditions. Their ceremonial gown and suit let the bright, colorful details woven throughout the bridesmaids dresses and floral bouquets pop. The intricate accents, like soft henna tattoos and delicately beaded gowns, complemented their Italian-villa-style venue. R E A L
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EVENT DESIGN TAILORED ENGAGEMENTS FLORALS
VILLAGE TERRACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM
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FRANCONIA, NEW HAMSHIRE
Julie and Paul’s summer wedding started with a misty New England summer day and a long, white J. Crew gown. It ended with sparklers, a barefoot bride in a lacy Free People dress and a groom who had shed his jacket to enjoy the balmy weather. In other words, it was everything a summer wedding should be - colorful, relaxed, rustic and most of all, a celebration.
The bride and groom enjoyed a few stolen moments throughout the ceremony, many of which were captured by Jackie of J. Harper Photography. The groom’s J. Crew three-piece suit allowed him some versatility over the day and night, and the muted bridesmaids dresses paired beautifully with the vibrant natural backdrop of the couple’s New Hampshire venue. R E A L
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KARI N JE F F C OAT C么te Designs / cotedesignsevents.com
The Right Stuff Growing up in Europe my mother inspired me to create with nature and fresh florals. I feel that I have reached my level of success from hard work, perserverance and years of experience. This is possible if you have the love and passion for your kraft.
Lessons learned I learned early on that I was creating an event for my client and not for me. I approach each consultation with the client's personality and style in mind.
What fires you up? Flowers being my passion and being able to do this everyday is what drives me. What inspires me are walks in the woods, gardens and the outdoors. I look at the beauty in nature and incorporate into my designs.
Design method My starting point would be an initial consultation/site visit. I would then work on the elements for an event from selecting tent and layout, The components would then be my next to make the clients vision a reality. I would include color palettes, mood boards, designing menu, table number, signage, table d茅cor(china and glassware),linens and florals.
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BERRY COOLAID 1 CUP FRESH COCONUT WATER 1 CUP SLICED STRAWBERRIES 3 T SUGAR SYRUP* 1 SHOT
COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS, BLEND WITH A BLENDER. SERVE WITH LOADS OF ICE.
* To make the sugar syrup, boil sugar and water together in a ratio of 1:3 sugar to water, and boil in until it thickens to a runny syrup consistency.
TH AN KS TO S AMANTH A LINSELL of DR IZZLE AN D D I P
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When Molly Guy was looking around New York City for a wedding dress for her own wedding a few years ago, she was nothing short of dismayed. She couldn't find anything in any bridal salon that reflected her own personal style and sense of self. So Molly set out to create a place where not only would she have likely found her own wedding dress, but she would have found kindred spirits in the wedding planning process. This place is Stone Fox Bride, and Molly is its enlightened fairy godmother. I popped into Stone Fox Bride on a recent trip to NYC, and it was hard for me to force myself to leave. It's the kind of place where you might try on a wedding dress even though you're not getting married, just because it's too much fun in there not to (I did!). The space has a warm, welcoming vibe, and the dresses are laid back, chic, and boho, all at the same time. Undoubtedly for some, Stone Fox Bride is a dream come true.
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"Our goal is for all brides to walk down the aisle in truth and in style."
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Q &A with MOLLY GU Y of ST ON E FOX BRI DE
What’s the first question you ask a Stone Fox Bride when she walks into your showroom? Whats your style, budget and vibe?
Do you get many brides in who don't get the Stone Fox idea? Do they figure that out themselves, or do you help them to that conclusion? We attract ladies who want to have a peaceful, low-key wedding experience. We're all about being easy and mellow. A lot of women prefer a more formal, bells and whistles type deal, but we're definitely the place to lounge around and take your shoes off.
What inspired you to start Stone Fox Bride? When I was getting married four years ago I couldn't find a place to buy my wedding dress that felt chic, high-style and groovy. After I tied the knot I made it my mission to bring that place to life!
How soon after opening did you realize you were going to be successful? Depends on how you define successful…. I was surprised that so many people were interested in checking us out before we even opened our doors. I think lots of ladies in NYC were hungry for a less conventional wedding-dress shopping experience.
What’s on the horizon for Stone Fox Bride? I'm publishing a book in January 2016. Lots of cool dress collaborations and other top secret projects in the works!
Words that describe a Stone Fox Bride Soulful, Effortless, Spirited, Gracious, Relevant, Genuine, Brave, Mellow, Honest, Raw, Sweet, Dark, True and Tender
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style/ KRISTY RICE photography/ ALEXANDRA WHITNEY fashion/ MONIQUE LHUILLIER
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LULU FROST / LIGHTRAY BRACELET / $335
LULU FROST / REVOLUTION NECKLACE / $495
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SHOP MOMENTAL / WALLPAPER
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SHOP MOMENTAL / FABRIC + IPHONE CASE
PALOMAS NEST / WOOD BRACELET RUNNER
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KRI STY RIC E Momental / momentaldesign.com
The Right Stuff Over the last 12 years I've certainly made a mark on the industry and have worked with some incredible people, not to mention, my proudest accomplishment of building a team of artists I'm honored to call friends.
Lessons learned Never forget that everything you put out into the world is noticed and represents your livelihood; Measure twice, cut once; Make mindful decisions to ensure you unplug at least one day of the week; Finally, when in doubt throw it out.
What fires you up? God, My home, husband and parents; travel to our vacation home in Southern Utah; flowers of any kind; a fresh palette of new colors; and waking up early without an alarm.
Design method Conversation and Collaboration. Momental is a group of smart women who love weddings, design, and creating expressive stationery. Sharing your ideas with our team will feel like chatting with friends. We ask questions, inquiring about everything from your style and layout preferences to papers and artwork you might enjoy. We invite you to be completely candid and honest about your vision and share inspirations; we love that! Remember, your conversation with us will feel like a collaboration; not a dissertation. After all, we are designing your invitations!
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S TYLE TEAM Styling / Kristy Rice Co-Stylist / Paloma’s Nest Photography / Alexandra Whitney Photography Attire / Monique Luhuillier Jewelery / Lulu Frost Venue / The Horticulture Center, Philadelphia Wallpaper, Upholstry / Shop Momental Floral Design / Papertini Flowers / Fiftyflowers.com Cakes / The Couture Cakery Custom Table / Skilltree Designs Hair / Tatum Neiderhiser Makeup / Beke Beau Calligraphy / Meant to Be Calligraphy Stationery / Kristy Rice
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EMILY DULLES ETIQUETTE EXPERT + STATIONER
THE DELICATE SELECTION OF YOUR BRIDAL PARTY You are engaged and joyfully planning your wedding! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your fiance. Now is time to carefully pick whom you will ask to be in your bridal party and, while some brides think they have this decision figured out long before they are even engaged, there are a few factors to consider before asking everyone.
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It is customary to include siblings and cousins close in age of the bride and groom in the bridal party. The bride's sister, if she has one, is often asked to be maid of honor, or matron of honor if already married, yet the groom's sister can also step into that role or a cousin or best friend. The groom's brother or father is often asked to be the best man, or a cousin or best friend. It is preferable to pick one person to be your maid/matron of honor and one to be the best man and not try to split the ticket between two people to avoid any confusion of roles or competition. LEIGH WE B B ER
While you certainly are welcome to in-
you want to include can participate in
clude in your bridal party those in whose
your ceremony as ushers, greeters, pro-
wedding you were an attendant, it is not
gram attendants or readers. If you have
a strict rule that you must do so. You
any talented individuals, who are so in-
want to keep the size for bridal party in
clined, they can play a piece of music or
check with your guest count, ceremony
sing a hymn to add a very personal and
site size, and general reason. Too many
meaningful touch to your ceremony.
bridesmaids and groomsmen and you will be lost in a sea of attendants with too many visual distractions for your guests
For those family members in between
to keep their focus on you and your
the ages of 7 or 8 and 14 or 15, you can
ask them to be junior bridesmaids and junior groomsmen.
For visual balance and the sake of smooth interactions
For those between the ages of about 3 to
keep the number of bridesmaids and
7 or 8, you can ask them to be flower girls
groomsmen even. Any additional fam-
or train holders or ring bearers. Keep in
ily members or friends of your age whom
mind that not all small children do well cont.
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walking down an aisle and the respon-
all will jump at the opportunity to be in
sibilities entrusted to them may not get
a wedding, especially if they have done
accomplished to a tee as you had hoped.
so numerous times. Don't strain a friend-
So either remain light hearted and flex-
ship over this issue. You can still enjoy
ible if little Jack sprints down the aisle to
everyone's company at your wedding be
his parents or cute Annie refuses to let go
they attendants or guests.
of any petals or omit any children whom you know will cause more of a scene than you would like. While children are
Embrace and rely on your bridal party as
wonderfully heart warming and can add
you go through the planning process, yet
levity to any occasion, not all wedding
keep in mind that they are not your staff
ceremonies have to include little ones.
or minions, rather your support system
Just be sure to handle any conversation
and (ideally) a group of people who love
with eager parents kindly and graciously.
you and whom you love dearly. Enjoy sharing with them in one of the most important and intimate celebrations of your
Asking your attendants to be a part of
life and give them your love by recogniz-
your big day is an honor for them of
ing all that they have done for you. Lastly,
course and also a sizable responsibil-
be kind to them as you select colors and
ity which you should take into account.
attire. Not everyone looks good in the
Nowadays, many members of your fam-
same outfit and wouldn't be nicer for all
ily and friends may live across the coun-
eyes to be on you and you groom as you
try or world and the time, travel, and
expenses involved in hosting or attending showers, parties, and other planning events can add up. When applicable and
Emilie Dulles is a consumate stationer and etiquette expert with over 24 years in the wedding and event industries. She designs tone-setting stationery to
possible, you can offer to pay for the
wow your guests and memorialize life's most joyful
bridesmaids dresses - especially if you
are being very "specific" in your selection - or ties and cufflinks for the groomsmen or find other ways to generously offset some of the costs of participating in your celebration. Money issues are very delicate, so be sensitive to the fact that not
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FABRIC HANGER This easy and fun project creates a handmade pretty for your own closet or, better yet, a gift for any bestie. They make for great photo ops too! - Plastic or wood hanger - 1-2" strips of fabric (we hand-tore ours for more texture!)
- Spray adhesive and/or fabric glue - Scissors Step 1 Secure one end of the strip to the hanger with glue. Step 2 Wrap the fabric around and around keeping it as tight as possible. Repeat (if necessary) to cover the entire hanger.
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E MI LY STARR ALFANO mStarr event design / mstarreventdesign.com
The Right Stuff Listening to my clients is a priority, getting a real sense of their general style + story, and infusing elements they haven't thought of. I want to create an experience for them and their guests, and am open to any + all ideas to do so!
Lessons learned For the brides + grooms, try to not do or be something you're not. There is a lot of inspiration out there which is generally a good thing but if something doesn't make sense for you or your wedding, don't do it. For us vendors, try to stick to what you do best. It's easy to try and do it all to please clients but ultimately it doesn't benefit anyone.
What fires you up? The unexpected. Mixing textures + colors. My clients' faces the moment they see their wedding brought to life. Oh and gold, lots of gold.
Design method We start with a new joint pinterest board. This is key as many clients' initial boards are all over the place and may have even been started before they had a date + venue. We hone in on a color palette + general vision and curate the best vendors to achieve it. I encourage texts + emails with pictures of things they stumble upon that they love...or don't love! With site visits and mockups thrown in, we end the process with a crazy comprehensive design plan that all key vendors are aware of.
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