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>> WITH A PASSION FOR STUNNING NUPTIALS, WE OFTEN TURN TO FABULOUS WEDDING PROFESSIONALS TO HELP BRING BEAUTY TO THE PAGES OF OUR PUBLICATION. WE GIVE THANKS TO THOSE WHO GENEROUSLY GAVE THEIR TIME & TALENT. brea mcdonald,

of BREA MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, is a brilliant photographer with a knack for capturing the magic ambience of a couple’s special day [BREAMCDONALD.COM]; cappy hotchkiss, of CAPPY HOTCHKISS PHOTOGRAPHY, uses her authentic eye to capture fresh, modern images with a classic technique [CAPPYHOTCHKISS.COM]; carla ten eyck, of CARLA TEN EYCK PHOTOGRAPHY, infuses photographs with an eclectic & creative style [CARLATENEYCK.COM]; daniel casey & brendan mccann, of MAKE ME A CAKE NEXT DOOR, are a dynamic duo on the culinary scene, providing couples with eye-catching & delicious confections [CAKESNEXTDOOR.COM]; keen on crafting spectacular events, david michael schmidt, of RENAISSANCE FLORAL DESIGN, creates floral designs that please the eyes & soul [RENAISSANCEFLORALDESIGN.COM]; drawing sweet inspiration from each couple she works with, erin metcal fe, of ERINDIPITY’S CAKE STUDIO, crafts creative confections with impeccable taste [ERINDIPITYS.COM]; inspired by afternoons gardening with his mother, evan euripidou, of ANTHOLOGY STUDIO, is a seasoned petal professional with an eye for all things elegant [ANTHOLOGYDESIGNSTUDIO.COM]; justin cruz, of SALON CRUZ, is adept at providing brides with uniquely beautiful hairstyles that complement their overall look [SALONCRUZ.COM]; kimberly savage, of KIMBERLY SAVAGE BEAUTY, works with a naturally beautiful palette to create flawless elegance; kris ann elario, of FLEURTACIOUS DESIGNS, creates extraordinary bouquets, boutonnieres & everything in-between with unmatched skill & exceptional customer service [FLEURTACIOUSDESIGNS.COM]; lena hartf ord, of HAIR THAT MOVES, cuts & curls with stylish perfection for every special occasion [HAIRTHATMOVES.COM]; with a wealth of experience & true passion for design, lisa frey, of BELLA CARTA STUDIO, creates stunningly beautiful wedding invites that add a dash of sophistication to any celebration [BELLACARTASTUDIO.COM]; matt ramos, of MATT RAMOS PHOTOGRAPHY, brings various styles to well-crafted photographs that are both compelling & creative [MATTRAMOSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM]; with a dedication to detail, megan schley, of MEGAN SCHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY, captures blissful honesty & sentimentality in all of her photographs [MEGANSCHLEY.COM]; melissa & steve bruce, of STEVEN BRUCE DESIGN, enchant with brilliant blossoms & fresh florals [STEVENBRUCEDESIGN.COM]; capturing authentic & sacred moments, michelle & thomas gardella, of MICHELLE GARDELLA PHOTOGRAPHY, snap striking, poignant images [MICHELLEGARDELLA.COM]; with more than a decade of experience, stacy k ercan, of STACY K FLORAL, creates fresh & modern floral masterpieces that reflect her one-of-a-kind style [STACYKFLORAL.COM]; with a drive to spread joy & beauty to others, tara reimer of TERRA ROSA, creates masterful paper pieces sure to be treasured long after the last dance [TERRA-ROSA.COM]; always striving for smiles, tom mike, of TOM MIKE PHOTOGRAPHER, works to capture the radiant essence of love & happiness [TOMMIKEPHOTOGRAPHER.COM].

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[1] adorn your decor with antique elegance. vintage votives & mercury glass vases from cultural intrigue, available at bella & co., are an enchanting accent to any tabletop [BELLAANDCO.COM / PAGE 64]; [2] embrace victorian elegance & whimsical allure at this turn-of-the-century manor [CORTLAND.EDU/ALUMNIHOUSE PAGE35]; [3] evoke the allure of the past with an elegant vintage-style engagement ring from mj bridal [MANNSJEWELERS.COM/INSIDEFRONTCOVER]; [4] groove to the tunes of old blue eyes sinatra & many more with the rochester rat pack wedding band [NIKENTERTAINMENT.COM / PAGE 189]; [5] mingle by the picturesque lakeside & relish the timeless beauty of the weathered stone exteriors of this luxurious retreat [THEINNATERLOWEST.COM/PAGE153]; [6] embellish your ensemble with vintage costume jewelry from bridget kellogg. the something old collection showcases the elegant tastes of the twentieth century with sparkling gemstones & milky pearls [BRIDGETKELLOGG.COM]; [7] allude to the golden age of yesteryear with exquisite custom calligraphy invitations [PYAINK.COM / PAGE 187]; [8] with dreamy tulle & dainty lace, custom vintage-inspired wedding gowns from made by anatomy sparkle with the special touch of a seamstress [MADEBYANATOMY.COM / PAGE 146].

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[1] new space, same great taste— this bridal boutique’s new location boasts high-end style & couture chic to ensure you find your perfect gown [ANGELASBRIDAL.NET / PAGE 187]; [2] from the rehearsal dinner to the day-of, accent your ensemble with the latest fashion-forward accessories available at this new chic shop [LOLA ACCESSORY BOUTIQUE / FACEBOOK]; [3] weddings are a new tradition at this beautifully blissful ranch retreat [WISHINGWELLNESSRANCH.COM / PAGE 189]; [4] new renovations at this romantic resort boast luxe interiors and hilltop views [WOODCLIFFHOTELSPA.COM / PAGE 7]; [5] celebrate in style in a luxe venue, where inspiration brings sophistication to new heights [SKYARMORY.COM / PAGE 144]; [6] it is true that love knows no bounds, especially as marriage equality finally becomes nationally recognized—a cause for celebration [MARRIAGEEQUALITY.ORG]; [7] peter som joins the list of fabulous designers available from bhldn. the olivia gown from his latest collection is sophisticated & oh-so-chic [BHLDN.COM & PETERSOM.COM ].

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[1] invite & delight your guests with baby blue save-the-date & invitation suites [JENNYCDESIGN.COM / PAGE 128]; [2] a little something blue is lucky for him too—under new ownership, these formalwear pros offer a fun twist on the classic tux [VITTORIOFORMALWEAR.COM / PAGE 162]; [3] embellish your ensemble with a little something sparkly. this set by judith ripka glitters with blue corundum & diamonds, available at cornell’s jewelers [CORNELLSJEWELERS.COM / PAGE 158]; [4] an elegantly iced cake with garden-inspired frosted flourishes is a sweet addition to day-of decor [SARATOGABREADBASKET.COM]; [5] walk the aisle in these pretty pumps for an added touch of elegance. sparkly gemstone accents make the blissb pumps from bella belle shoes simply stunning [BELLABELLESHOES.COM]; [6] our favorite blue-inspired wedding band combines swing, jazz & blues styles to keep guests grooving [THEBLUEVIPERSOFBROOKLYN.COM / PAGE 183]; [7] powder blue plates & vintage stemware add an elegant & romantic touch to reception decor [PETUNIAROSE.COM / PAGE 31].

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>> NESTLED IN THE HEART OF THE ADIRONDACKS, HIGH PEAKS RESORT OFFERS SUPREME SOPHISTICATION IN A RURAL LOCALE. RECEPTION OPTIONS: Breathtaking mountain and lake views will make your New York nuptials picture-perfect. Say “I do” in a sweet outdoor ceremony at Sentinel Range overlooking Mirror Lake, or celebrate indoors in the grand ballroom. An intimate mountain lodge dining space outfitted with rich woodwork and stunning views sparkles with warmth.

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NAME: high peaks resort LOCATION: lake placid, ny SERVICES: accommodations,

ceremony site, on-site coordinator + spa WEBSITE: highpeaksresort.com LAKESIDE LUXURY: High Peaks Resort is a sweet spot situated on the shores of Mirror Lake at the base of the Adirondack Mountains. Reminiscent of a ski chalet, its rustic beauty and upscale amenities make this resort the perfect setting for romance.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Relax in rustic refinement in any of the resort’s comfortable accommodations including waterfront rooms with beautiful views. The main building is nestled in the heart of Lake Placid with cozy accoutrements, while the lakeview property is a traditional Adirondack Inn—part rugged wood cabin, part upscale retreat. PROPERTY PERKS: Hiking + pools + sailing + skiing + spa + water sports

>> CELEBRATE YOUR NEW YORK NUPTIALS IN THE HEIGHT OF REFINEMENT AT THE RENOWNED HALL OF SPRINGS.

RECEPTION OPTIONS: Beautiful in any season, the Hall of Springs boasts a variety of lavish locales. The grand ballroom, which can host up to 400 of your nearest and dearest, is perfect for extravagant affairs. Sip cocktails by firelight before the forty-foot jazz bar, or celebrate in true garden party fashion on the patio beside the pristine pond. CEREMONY OPTIONS: The Hall of Springs offers a range of beautiful sites in which to say “I do.” Exchange vows before the serene reflecting pool. Brick porticos provide a majestic backdrop for a sweet and sentimental ceremony, while couples seeking glitz and glamour can tie the knot before loved ones in the grand ballroom.

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PROPERTY PERKS: Eco-friendly spa + mineral springs + nearby historic sites + state park

*sophisticated soiree meets banquet bounty—at the hall of springs,

your wedding will be a fabulous forever memory.

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HISTORIC GRACE: The Hall of Springs was the first building constructed as a part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program. This stately structure evokes the elegance of an era gone by. Just across the lawn from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the banquet hall boasts breathtaking architecture that will add a hint of allure to your Adirondack wedding.

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YOUR BIG DAY. OUR BIG HONOR . Vibrant location at city center on Broadway, The Saratoga Hilton provides exclusive venues for unforgettable weddings. Host an elegant reception in the Saratoga Ballroom, which accommodates up to 300 guests, or a more intimate catered affair in our Broadway Ballroom. Allow our skilled planners to work with you to create the perfect ambiance for your dream wedding that will be cherished for years to come.

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>> TAKE A TIP FROM THE AREA’S LOCAL EXPERTS TO GIVE YOUR NEW YORK STATE NUPTIALS A FABULOUS FLAIR. ADVICE:

allow for flexibility when you begin planning your special day. when you’re taste-testing, don’t be afraid to try new things. keep your mind open to new foods & flavors & your inspiration will flourish.

NAME: jim cappone BUSINESS: deliciously different catering SERVICES: catering YEARS IN BUSINESS: seven WEBSITE: deliciouslydifferent.com

Jim’s nuanced understanding of weddings has set Deliciously Different Catering apart from the rest. Drawing inspiration from his past in the kitchen, he brings a strong visual aesthetic to the catering world. “I am fueled by creativity. I enjoy working with couples to create menus that are both fresh and functional,” he says. Inspired by the fusion of rustic and modern trends, this fall Jim will be crafting family-style menus featuring gourmet comfort foods with wine pairings.

from providing the ultimate in personalized, creative cuisine to capturing the true essence of your love, these new york wedding professionals use their expertise & passions to make your special day spectacular. for more local talent, visit wellwed.com.

ADVICE: having a connection with your photographer is just as important as the photos themselves. this person is going to become a big part of your

special day, so make sure that you both feel comfortable with them & your images will be naturally beautiful.

TRACEY BUYCE PHOTOGRAPHY: Driven by a fascination with human interaction, Tracey Buyce is a photographer with a passion for capturing the relationships between loved ones. Inspired by the powerful personalities of her parents, she approaches every wedding with a family-oriented focus. “I believe in providing a visual family legacy,” she says. “On your wedding day, I become a part of your family, one of your friends. This way, I can create images that authentically capture the special day for you and your loved ones.”

When she isn’t documenting weddings, Tracey lets her spirit for storytelling shine as a volunteer photographer and board member for CANDi International. She is also exploring her photojournalistic talents in a documentary project, The American Dairy Farmer. Tracey will continue bringing the legacies of love stories to life. “Welcoming me into your world means I am able to capture all the emotions of the day — the serious, the silly, and the poetic.”

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NAME: tracey buyce BUSINESS: tracey buyce photography SERVICES: photography YEARS IN BUSINESS: ten WEBSITE: traceybuyce.com

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DELICIOUSLY DIFFERENT CATERING: Jim Cappone is no stranger to the New York culinary scene. A longtime chef, he was inspired by the creative energy behind catering. Combining his lifelong passion for food with a hunger for innovation, Jim launched his own business, Deliciously Different Catering, in 2006. As a full-service caterer, he draws on his wealth of expertise to offer menu consultation, event execution, and decor details.

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>> A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN, THE LODGE AT WELCH ALLYN IS PERFECT FOR YOUR MOUNTAINSIDE WEDDING ESCAPE. ADIRONDACK ELEGANCE: Nestled on the shores of a crystal-clear lake in central New York State, the Lodge at Welch Allyn is perfect for couples seeking a sophisticated and scenic setting for their “I dos.” Rich wood textures and stone fireplaces complete a country-cozy vibe that is sure to make your wedding an unforgettable affair.

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CEREMONY OPTIONS: The Lodge at Welch Allyn offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations to make your special day one-of-a-kind. Tie the knot before the majestic mountain backdrop on the outdoor deck overlooking the pond. Bask in the warmth of love’s glow with an indoor ceremony accented with timber touches and rugged accessories.

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>> WHERE RUSTIC BEAUTY MEETS UPSCALE REFINEMENT, BLUE HILL AT STONE BARNS IS A BUCOLIC HUDSON VALLEY RETREAT. RECEPTION OPTIONS: An exclusive space above the restaurant, the Hay Loft features soaring ceilings and antique accents for a delectable farm-fresh celebration. After a delicious dinner made with local seasonal ingredients, let the party continue into the Hay Barn. The lower restaurant is also available for booking to dedicate the entire property to your splendid celebration.

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PASTORAL PARADISE: Though just a short drive from New York City, Blue Hill at Stone Barns will whisk you away to a world of country comforts and sylvan simplicity. With its gourmet restaurant nestled on acres of picturesque pasture, this rustic retreat captures the sweet serenity of the Hudson Valley, where beautiful barns and verdant fields await.

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CEREMONY OPTIONS: Nestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony. Tie the knot against the backdrop of rolling hills and gorgeous gardens. For couples exchanging vows in chillier months, the Hay Loft accommodates up to 260 guests — perfect for a grand indoor ceremony.

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RECEPTION OPTIONS: Available for exclusive booking, the Lodge at Welch Allyn combines ritzy luxury with homespun charm. Enjoy local libations and savory sips with a cocktail hour on the deck, then proceed to the ballroom for the perfect combination of intimate soiree and grand gala. Exposed timber beams and the roaring fireplace will enchant your guests.

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carefully considering every element from the ground up, david works with couples to organize the individual aspects of their vision into a series of layers that come together to cohesively reflect their theme. the result: lovely weddings that are complex & sophisticated in detail, but simple & welcoming in ambience.

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DAVID’S ADVICE: DON’T FORGET THAT THE DAY AFTER YOUR WEDDING IS COMING JUST AS QUICKLY AS THE DAY—OF. WORK WITHIN YOUR BUDGET TO PRIORITIZE YOUR FUNDS TOWARDS THE DETAILS THAT BEST REFLECT YOU AS A COUPLE.

*striking the perfect balance between simple garden party & elegant

affair, katharine & george’s wedding captured the spirit of seaside love. david combined luxe, understated details with touches like vintage-inspired accessories to masterfully craft a special day the couple & their families would cherish forever. renaissance floral DESIGN. david’s keen eye for detail & cohesion stems from his background as a self-taught floral designer. just as he balances blooms when arranging a bouquet, he selects a series of individually beautiful elements & brings them together to create refreshingly graceful designs. david gets inspired by a couple’s story, then brings an event to life that reflects their one-of-a-kind love. featured wedding professionals COORDINATION + FLORAL DESIGN: RENAISSANCE FLORAL DESIGN [RENAISSANCEFLORALDESIGN.COM / PAGE 21] EVENT RENTALS: CLIFTON PARK RENTAL [CLIFTONPARKRENTAL.COM / PAGE 19] LINENS: WILDFLOWER LINEN [WILDFLOWERLINENS.COM / PAGE 29] PHOTOGRAPHY: TRACEY BUYCE [TRACEYBUYCE.COM / PAGE 46] TENT RENTAL: SPERRY TENTS [SPERRYTENTS.COM / PAGE 25]

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>> THANKS TO SMARTPHONES, IT’S EASIER THAN EVER TO SHARE THE LOVE. BUT, AS YOU PREPARE TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE, IT’S IMPORTANT TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ROLE SOCIAL MEDIA WILL PLAY ON THE BIG DAY. know your LIMITS

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You may be fine with your guests snapping your arrival at the ceremony, but many couples prefer to see smiling faces, not a sea of glowing smartphones, as they walk down the aisle. Others prefer not to have ceremony pictures posted to sites like Instagram and Facebook before they have a chance to enjoy the moment fully. (Smartphone and social media use at the reception is much harder to restrict.)

A few weeks before the wedding, consider setting up a Dropbox account, special Facebook page, or Facebook album, in which you add guests as “contributors,” for uploading photos and/or establishing a hashtag to tag photos and posts on Instagram and Twitter— this lets everyone share the memories. Print this information with any needed instructions or passcodes in the ceremony program and on little cards to distribute at the reception.

communicate your WISHES SPELL IT OUT:

Social media is a great way to share treasured memories and to include loved ones — just make

sure to set the parameters in advance so that sharing online doesn’t eclipse the joy of being in the moment.

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Clue in your guests about your social media and photo-sharing preferences on your wedding website, your ceremony program, or at the ceremony with an announcement by a groomsman just before the mother of the groom is seated: “The bride and groom have requested that you turn off your phones and hold all photos and social media posts until they have exited the ceremony.” In fact, doing all three is a good idea.

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Prepare for your loved ones to post the inevitable tweets, status updates, and photos. While you may not want guests taking photos at the ceremony, once they’re at the reception it’s virtually guaranteed they’ll start taking pictures of key moments and friends. Just roll with it —you’re sure to enjoy looking through your friends’ pics in the days after the wedding, as much as you’ll enjoy perusing your professional photographer’s album.

go the DISTANCE GET IT ALL ON FILM:

Consider a different kind of “social” media. When a really close friend or relative can’t be at your wedding, a video chat can bring them into your day in ways a phone call can’t. Schedule ten minutes at your reception when you can slip away from the party and give your longdistance guest your full attention. Show them your dress, rings, bouquet, the venue, and any other special details of the day.

be PRESENT LIVE IN THE MOMENT:

While sharing fun moments and capturing each detail on film for your social feed can be lots of fun for everyone, the most important thing to keep in mind is to live in the moment—after all, this day comes once in a lifetime! Throughout the day, remind guests (perhaps through a note in the program) that your photographer will be documenting the day for all to see.

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BEFORE THE RING. While pursuing their law degrees, Ashley Miller and Bill Schurmann met on a class trip to Cleveland, Ohio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In true ladylike fashion, I challenged Bill to a drinking game,â&#x20AC;? Ashley says. Sparks flew over the next few days, and the two were pleased to discover they were both headed to Washington D.C. that summer to start their careers. The pair reconnected in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital, and the rest was history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On one of our first datesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;my birthdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bill surprised me with a dinner cruise on the Potomac. Sailing past the monuments at twilight, I knew he was the one,â&#x20AC;? Ashley says. THE PROPOSAL. After their first summer together, Ashley and Bill fell in

love with each other and with Washington D.C. Years later, as the pair exited their classic row house, Bill surprised his sweetheart with a heartfelt proposal. Afterwards, Bill took Ashley out for a seemingly impromptu engagement dinnerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but when they arrived at the restaurant, their parents and siblings were waiting for them. As the evening came to an end, Bill had one more trick up his sleeve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He arranged for an evening cruise on the Potomac just like our first date,â&#x20AC;? Ashley says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the boat we were joined by more friends and family. It was absolutely perfect.â&#x20AC;? THE DAY & DESIGN. Ashley and Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frosty fete sparkled with vintage

whimsy and modern grace. Instead of classic winter colors, the couple integrated rich jewel tones to pop against the cool gray-and-white chevron print that served as the basis of their design. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amid all the colors and components of our decor, we wanted a unifying element to tie everything together,â&#x20AC;? Ashley says. Flower girls looked cute in chevron skirts, while the distinctive pattern also made an appearance on table linens and cookie favors. The couple shared their favorite flavors with friends and family during cocktail hour with tasty Thai cuisine and a wine bar.

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BEFORE THE RING. While many love stories seem to involve an element of fate, Leslie Moos and Andrew Weirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first meeting truly seemed like something out of a novel. On a drizzly New York City night, the pair met by chance, just days before Andrew was scheduled to fly home to Scotland for the holidays and potentially leave America for good. The pair connected from the get-go, and even the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep them apart. They kept in touch via email until a promotion brought Andrew back to the States. He and Leslie began dating almost immediately after he returned. THE PROPOSAL. Andrew had recently moved back to New York after living

and working in San Francisco, during which time, he and Leslie dated longdistance. Celebrating their reunion and his sweetheartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday, Andrew surprised Leslie with a trip to Barcelona. On the first night of their vacation, he proposed over tapas. Leslieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer was a resounding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes,â&#x20AC;? and the ecstatic couple explored the city wrapped in a cloud of romantic bliss.

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Midwest, the couple knew they wanted a location that was a dreamy escape for all of their guests coming from near and far. The Belvedere Mansion in the picturesque Hudson Valley fit the bill perfectly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The eclectic venue gave us the opportunity to have the wedding weekend of our dreams,â&#x20AC;? Leslie says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We fell in love with the beautiful country scenery and were inspired by the ornate decor that would provide the perfect setting for our American-Scottish wedding.â&#x20AC;? To complement the charming details of their venue, Leslie and Andrew infused rustic sensibilities into the day, with thrifted vessels spilling with blooms and tables adorned with vintage doilies that had been collected by Leslie and her family. To top everything off, the couple had a traditional cake topper with the bride and groom in Scottish kilts.

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THE PROPOSAL. Lauren has always loved New York City in the wintertime,

especially visiting the tree at Rockefeller Center with her family every year, so it was only natural that she and Stephen ended up adopting a trip to the Big Apple icon as one of their holiday traditions. After dating for five years, Stephen had an extra special Christmas gift in mind: an engagement ring. He found a spot right beneath the huge tree and popped the question as he and Lauren held hands among the festive crowd, making Lauren feel as though the city lights were twinkling only for her.

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Lauren was in fifth grade and Stephen was in eighth gradeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and friends with Laurenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s older sister. Neither would have guessed that they would someday be saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;I doâ&#x20AC;? and spending the rest of their lives together. After being friends for many years, Stephen began to pursue Lauren after she moved to New York City, where he, too, was living. Initially, Lauren wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interested when Stephen asked her out, but one night, after months of effort on his part, she got a sudden urge to give him a call and catch up; the rest is history.

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dusty rose, ivory, and gray with pops of eggplantâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lauren and Stephen crafted a celebration that had a vintage vibe and a unique feel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our theme was a mix of antique and romantic with rustic touches,â&#x20AC;? Lauren says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We carried these sensibilities throughout the course of the day.â&#x20AC;? The creative duo also designed a custom wedding logo, featuring an old-fashioned skeleton key motif that they used on their save-the-dates, invitations, and throughout the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decor. Sealing the sweet sentiments of the day, the natural splendor of the Hudson Valley, where the pair grew up and first met, was the perfect backdrop for the lovebirds to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do.â&#x20AC;?

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2013 Emily Glass and John DeGasperis grew up in neighboring towns in upstate New York, and Emily always harbored a crush on her older classmate. One sunny afternoon, she was lounging by the pool with her girlfriends when John pulled up to the house to see her friend’s older brother. Sixteen-year-old Emily playfully declared that there was no doubt: “Johnny D” was her future husband. A schoolgirl crush developed into true love when the pair was formally introduced a few years later and began dating. “Looking back on that moment in high school is so funny now,” Emily says. “All along it was meant to be.”

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“during the reception, we stole away for a few moments to take everything in and reflect on the pure joy and happiness we were feeling. it is very rare to have all of the people you love, from various times in your life, gathered in one place. enjoy every single second of it.”

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the proposal. In February of 2011, John was pursuing his law degree upstate and Emily was working in the fashion industry in New York City and recovering from a bout of bronchitis and pneumonia. John came to offer support, and Emily suggested they grab a quick dinner downtown. As they started home, Emily asked John if she could borrow his hat to warm up. Patting down his pockets, she discovered a ring box tucked in his parka. “As he got down on bended knee in the doorway of this dive restaurant, I said ‘Not here!’ and bolted out onto the sidewalk to say ‘Yes’ in the heart of Manhattan,” Emily says. “He was planning to propose later that weekend, but the spontaneity made it all the more special.” the day & design. Inspired by the effortless elegance of the Hall of

Springs, Emily and John crafted a celebration that spoke to the location’s Old World allure. “Romance was the heart and soul of our design,” Emily says. A creamy color palette of ethereal ivory and blush pinks kept things sweet and simple, allowing the delicate details of the design to take center stage. Mercury glass vessels sparkled in the glow of warm candlelight, as guests enjoyed sips of the couple’s custom cocktail and dainty macarons. Honoring their history, they displayed generations of family wedding photographs and cut the cake with the bride’s parents’ cake knife. Completing the evening of enchantment, the newlyweds danced the night away in the breathtaking ballroom.

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of Lake George summers, Alex and Geoff concocted a breezy, sunlit celebration full of delicate colors and lakeside whimsy. Creamy shades of ivory, brightened up with a rainbow of garden-inspired pastels, set the stage for a waterfront fete. Inside crisp white tents, guests found their places with help from a boldly graphic map-turned-seating chart. Cheerful pennant flags, candy-colored arrangements overflowing with ruffled flowers, and woodsy birchbark accents added a hint of summer camp charm, while two sweet lovebirds perched atop a buttercream cake to complete the day with a sweet finish.

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FLORAL DESIGN: RENAISSANCE FLORAL DESIGN [RENAISSANCEFLORALDESIGN.COM / PAGE 21] PAPER GOODS: JENNY C DESIGN [JENNYCDESIGN.COM / PAGE 128] PHOTOGRAPHY: ELARIO PHOTOGRAPHY [ELARIOPHOTOGRAPHY.COM] RECEPTION SITE: THE SAGAMORE RESORT [THESAGAMORE.COM / PAGE 66] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: CINEMATOGRAPHY: AL WOODARD FILMS / ENTERTAINMENT: WILSON STEVENS / GOWN: BRIDAL GALLERY BY YVONNE / HAIR + MAKEUP: MAKE ME FABULOUS

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2012 BEFORE THE RING. Kristen Weiss and Daniel Peace met seven years ago

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PHOTOGRAPHY: CASEY CONNELL [CASEYCONNELLPHOTOGRAPHY.COM] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: ACCOMMODATIONS: HAMPTON INN / CATERING: NICOLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SPECIAL EVENTS & CATERING / CAKE + SWEETS: GOURMET CONFECTIONS / CALLIGRAPHY: SEALED WITH A KISS CINEMATOGRAPHY: LOVECRAFT PRODUCTIONS / COORDINATION + LIGHTING: INTUITION EVENTS ENTERTAINMENT: JEFFREY SCOTT / EVENT RENTALS: TOTAL EVENTS / FAVORS: ENHANCE CANDLES FLORAL DESIGN: SURROUNDINGS / GOWN: BADGLEY MISCHKA / HAIR: A & COMPANY / MAKEUP: FLAWLESS BY TINA / PAPER GOODS: THE WRITE TOUCH / RECEPTION SITE: PATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BARN / SUIT: CALVIN KLEIN / TRANSPORTATION: TODAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LIMOUSINE

when they were both students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where Daniel was on the hockey team and Kristen played tennis. Their collegiate courtship eventually blossomed into everlasting love, and as fate would have it, the picturesque region where they met was the place they decided to tie the knot years later. In fact, their reception locationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barnâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;was recently renovated and restored by the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alma mater. THE PROPOSAL. Wanting to surprise Kristen with his proposal, Daniel

planned a high-flying day of romance, playing off his girlfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of helicopters. He and Kristen were ostensibly running errands together when Daniel pulled up in front of a non-descript office building. Kristen was making small talk with a bystander about the helicopter parked outside the building when a pilot walked out and asked if Kristen was ready for her ride. As the couple posed for a photo with the copter, Daniel popped the question. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course, I said â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;who wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t with a helicopter, a gorgeous ring, and a handsome man down on one knee?â&#x20AC;? Kristen says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He then opened a bottle of my favorite champagne, and we flew back to the city.â&#x20AC;? THE DAY & DESIGN. By combining vintage elementsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;like a restored,

antique whitewashed window displaying their seating chartâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with cozily luxurious pieces, the chic duo set the mood for upscale rustic romance. With attention to detail and an infusion of glamourous elements, Kristen and Daniel proved that barn weddings can most certainly be super luxe. The twohundred-year-old restored barn where they held their reception was bedecked with shimmering linens, crisp white hydrangeas and orchids, and bronze-hued candles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A cupcake tower, covered with white flowers to make it look like a wedding cake, completed the night. Our guests enjoyed multiple cupcake flavors â&#x20AC;&#x201D;such as pink champagne with cherry filling, and tropical rum and apricot,â&#x20AC;? Kristen says.

1. weathered wood table numbers 2. laceinspired light 3. moss runners bring the forest to the table

*DESIGN DETAILS:

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BEFORE THE RING. Long before Susan Park and Jun Bae discovered their permanent romantic connection, they crossed paths many times, thanks to a shared spiritual connection: They originally met in church. However, their love story didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t begin to spark until Susan returned to New York after a stint in Washington D.C. and fell back into her former church community. Jun bided his time, nursing a crush on Susan, before coaxing her on a date by offering himself as a foodie tour guide of New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;despite the fact that she was a gourmet epicure and he turned out to be fairly clueless in the grub department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With very little sense of direction, taste, or smell, Jun was a terrible food guide, but he was and remains my favorite and most trusted companion with whom to gallivant through uncharted territories,â&#x20AC;? Susan says. THE PROPOSAL. Early in their relationship, Susan and Jun shared a delightful

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3 THE 3 PROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RECEPTION SITE: BLUE HILL AT STONE BARNS [BLUEHILLFARM.COM / PAGE 3] PHOTOGRAPHY: STYLE ART LIFE [STYLEARTLIFE.COM] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: CALLIGRAPHY: CALLIGRAPHY BY HILLARY / ENTERTAINMENT: SPIROS EXARAS WORLD JAZZ ENSEMBLE / FLORAL DESIGN: SPROUT HOME / FORMALWEAR + GOWN: BCBG + HANBOK STORY + VICTORIA NICOLE / HAIR + MAKEUP: SALLY KIM / PAPER GOODS: CHOCOLATE CANARY + KAYROCK SCREENPRINTING / SHOES: JIMMY CHOO / SUIT: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

meal at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and had returned several times since then. When the time came to pop the question, Jun knew he wanted to propose there, surrounded by good food and good memories. However, days before the big night, their reservation fell through. Jun scrambled, making countless phone calls to get the dinner back on and succeeded in the nick of time. Finally, after strolling with her through the farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greenhouses, he asked his sweetheart the magic question. THE DAY & DESIGN. Right off the bat, the couple knew they wanted a celebration that was anything but traditional. They chose Blue Hill at Stone Barns for its special part in their love story and its intimate atmosphere. The stunning vistas of the farm provided a perfect backdrop for their wedding day vision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were inspired by the natural beauty of our surroundings, and chose a palette of gray and blush tones to keep things simple and elegant," Susan says. The organic look of the day was just what they hoped for as they celebrated with their nearest and dearest in the heart of the Hudson Valley.

1. branch out with guest book decor 2. lanterns light the way to wedded bliss 3. table numbers go with the grain

*DESIGN DETAILS:

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THE DAY & DESIGN. Dreaming of an autumn

celebration rife with rustic charm, Chelsea and Brian knew the Historic Barns of Nipmoose was the ideal venue. “We wanted to get married somewhere off the beaten path,” Chelsea says. “The locale’s one-of-a-kind character made it the perfect place.” The couple wove homespun touches into the details of their day, creating down-on-the-farm elegance. A color palette of soft ivory and creamy pinks complemented the timber beams of the barn for an effect of weathered whimsy, as sparkling lights cast a cozy glow over the barn’s interior. Capping off the magical day, a double rainbow appeared in the sky as guests toasted to the couple’s everlasting love.

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ACCOMMODATIONS: THE SARATOGA HILTON [THESARATOGAHOTEL.COM / PAGE 33] CAKE + CATERING: MAZZONE [MAZZONECATERING.COM / BACK COVER] PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTINA BERNALES [CHRISTINABERNALES.COM] RECEPTION SITE: HISTORIC BARNS OF NIPMOOSE [NIPMOOSEBARNS.ORG / PAGE 188] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: CAKE: J & S WATKINS HOMEBAKED DESSERTS / ENTERTAINMENT: METRO MUSIC / FAVORS: THE GREENWORLD PROJECT / FLORAL DESIGN: NICOLE CAMPBELL GOWN: MORI LEE HAIR + MAKEUP: LIPSTICK N LASHES / HAIRPIECE: VIRGINA GEIGER JEWELS / PAPER GOODS: WEDDING PAPER DIVAS / SHOES: FRANCO SARTO / SUIT: RUSSO TUX / WEDDING REGISTRY: CRATE & BARREL

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2012 BEFORE THE RING. While Kyle Shay was attending Rochester Institute

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FLORAL DESIGN: STACY K FLORAL [STACYKFLORAL.COM / PAGE 37] PHOTOGRAPHY: KRACKE PHOTOGRAPHY [KRACKEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: CAKE: PREMIER PASTRY / ENTERTAINMENT: EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC + TURNER MUSIC PRODUCTIONS / GOWN + VEIL: ALFRED ANGELO / HAIR + MAKEUP: ASHBY MADISON SALON / RECEPTION SITE: COLGATE ROCHESTER CROZER DIVINITY SCHOOL / REHEARSAL DINNER: ARTISANWORKS / SUIT: INCOGNITO

of Technology and Jenna Porter was at nearby Nazareth College, the two had the happy fortune to be introduced by mutual friends. The pair quickly felt a connection and enjoyed getting to know each other as they finished up college in the picturesque Finger Lakes regionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all the while embarking on bike rides and urban exploration, listening to new music together, and sampling tasty local cuisine. As they discovered many common passions, their love grew deeper and deeper, and soon, they both knew it was meant to be. THE PROPOSAL. Drawing inspiration from Jennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for food, Kyle

took her on a romantic date to a local Rochester area eatery called Lento, just a short walk from Jennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apartment in the Neighborhood of the Arts. After Kyle asked Jenna to spend the rest of her life with himâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and she answered with a resounding â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the gastronomically savvy pair kept the celebration of their new engagement going by indulging in a delicious pastry from local bakery Goodness Cakes. THE DAY & DESIGN. When the time came to choose their nuptial locale,

there was no question in Jenna and Kyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minds about where to tie the knot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We chose to get married in Rochester because it is the city where we met,â&#x20AC;? Jenna says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We live here. The roots of our lives together are in this amazing place.â&#x20AC;? They proceeded to complement the natural early-summer beauty of New York State with a bold color palette of eggplant and gold tones, which showed up everywhere from the exotic-looking floral arrangements to the customized cake topperâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;complete with hipster glasses on the faces of the tiny bride and groom. In keeping with the super-personal vibe, Jennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family members provided musical accompaniment for the heartfelt and traditional ceremony, while Jenna added heirloom jewelry, passed down from her great-grandmother, to the center of her bridal bouquet.

*DESIGN DETAILS: 1. 14k accents in glittering gold 2. bronzed branches start a new family tree 3. farm-to-aisle style

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SEW SWEET Home is where the heart is when you pair old-fashioned elegance with quirky kitsch in a celebration of unexpected beauty. A farmhouse kitchen full of hand-stitched treasures inspires a hodgepodge palette of rainbow hues, lovingly embroidered linens, barn board textures, and rusty farm finds. Washed in the golden glow of yesteryear, time-worn accents turn into treasures, as down-on-the-farm chic sweetens up with creative confections and haute-couture style in a delectable fusion of old and new. Rediscover the allure of the everyday and craft a one-of-a-kind ambience, as enduring and romantic as everlasting love.

think outside the box, and welcome guests with a setup of lively libations. an olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pickup truck-turned-beverage bar serves up a bevy of summertime sips in a rainbow of colors, setting the tone for a countryside soiree rife with antique accessories and colorful touches.

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COUNTRY COUTURE BRINGS HAUTE STYLE TO THE HOMESTEAD THIS PAGE: inspired by traditional european lace-making, a simply elegant ivy and aster gown is dressed up with rainbow rhinestone earrings. OPPOSITE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): ceramic fowl set the pecking order, guiding guests to their seats with hand-scripted place tags; a candela flower girl dress is oh-so sweet with dainty satin bows and a peter pan collar; stitched with love, hand-embroidered initial pendants are the perfect thank-you gift for your maids.

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[michelle gardella]

FORGET FARM-TO-TABLE, BRING THE TABLE TO THE FARM THIS PAGE: mismatched enamel-topped tables and antique chairs welcome guests to gather â&#x20AC;&#x2122;round for a family-style celebration. OPPOSITE: 1. a bouquet of dahlias, ranunculus, and veronica in fresh-picked shades sits out to dry, designed by whistlestop florist; 2. sophisticated script and delicately rendered florals welcome guests to celebrate love on the farm, designed by terra rosa; 3. a loosely tied bouquet brings the forest to the table with cymbidium orchids, peonies, feathers, and foliage designed by the topiary florist.

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[david seaver]

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[celia kelly]

GARDEN-GROWN STYLE ABOUNDS WITH PICKED & STITCHED FLORALS an assemblage of cross-stitch, silk, and lace ribbons gives vintage from-the-sewing-box flavor to a bold and cheery bouquet of snapdragons, clematis, roses, sweet pea, and cherries in vibrant purple and tangerine hues, from fleurtacious designs. OPPOSITE: wrapped up in mismatched ribbons and pinned up in a row, a collection of wildflower-inspired boutonnieres awaits countryside courtiers. THIS PAGE:

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[kane & social]

[matt ramos]

SEW CHIC: DRESSMAKER DETAILS MEET VINTAGE PRINTS THIS PAGE : a country garden sets the scene for rustic romance, as a bride strolls with effortless beauty in a vintage veil. OPPOSITE: elegance is a timeless accessory when vintage stitchery meets dreamy draping. a jacquard-woven sash makes a statement with delicate silk roses on an exquisite gown trimmed with lace, silk charmeuse, and tulle, by claire pettibone; vintage earrings.

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SAMPLER STYLE GRACES GOODIES FOR A SUGARY FINISH cross-stitch sugar cookies, from erindipityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cake studio, encourage guests to peck something sweet. OPPOSITE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): a ceramic rooster-turned-cake-topper adds a hint of from-the-farm kitsch to a classic buttercream cake, gussied up with shimmering sugar flowers, designed by lake george baking company; a custom wedding logo personalizes paper sacks for sweets and treats; crosshatch fondant-topped cupcakes sit pretty in a vintage soda crate. THIS PAGE:

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a hand-tied bouquet blooms with fresh-fromthe-garden charm with peonies, garden roses and clematis, designed by cecily f. grand; RIGHT: situated on ten rolling acres in the heart of the breathtaking finger lakes region, springdale farm bed and breakfast is a countryside retreat unlike any other. BELOW: made with all natural soy and pure essential oils, these fragrant syracuse soapworks soaps are the perfect parting gift. ABOVE:

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SALTY CHIC Discover a new kind of nautical. The bold flavors and vivid hues of summer on the seaside inspire a fresh spread of beach-found treasures, driftwood textures, ship-shape stripes, and oceanside delicacies. Sunny yellow shades and rich red hues come together to create a one-of-a-kind palette that captures the carefree spirit of weekends on the shore and sunset lobster boils in the sand. Draw from quirky accessories and timeless touches to craft a celebration awash with salty charm and an effortless air of wind-whipped beauty.

n channel your inner sea siren and add a hint of sunken treasure allure to your bridal ensemble with a pair of glittering yellow crystal teardrop earrings that capture the subtle sparkle and play of sunlight on the ocean, from cz by kenneth jay lane.

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COUTURE DETAILS DRESS UP A BUOYANT CELEBRATION THIS PAGE: make mermaid magic in a creamy elizabeth dye gown with soft pleating and delicate lace details, crowned with a dainty headpiece, by lo boheme. OPPOSITE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): save the date: numbered pieces by lulu frost are an elegant addition to any ensemble; oh buoy! a bridesmaid beams in a darling mcginn dress; add a little vibrant edge and keep your lipstick handy in a vintage ruby-red clutch from untamed petals.

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[brea mcdonald]

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FEAST YOUR EYES ON A SPREAD OF SEA-INSPIRED ACCESSORIES bold stripes and jaunty yellow accents come to the table for a sea-faring celebration. OPPOSITE: 1. ribbon-wrapped boutonnieres await groomsmen, designed by stems inc. and steven bruce design; 2. compass place cards guide guests in high seas style; 3. striped ribbons trail a crimson bouquet of roses and ranunculus, from steven bruce design; 4. sweet citrus and ruby red shades light up an invitation, designed by alliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio; 5. a bouquet shines in buttery shades of yellow with roses and iris, from renaissance floral design.

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[david seaver]

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SHIP-SHAPE CHIC: SAILOR DETAILS ADD SEAFARING STYLE a bouquet is buoy-beautiful abloom with garden roses, ranunculus, and clematis in bold scarlet shades, trailed by a cascading collection of lace and silk ribbons, designed by stems inc. OPPOSITE: hello, sailor! break the bridal mold with a pantsuit with plenty of panache. chic silk mikado sailor trousers get a little glitter from posh brass button details, while a delicately draped blouse dresses things up with a bow tie neckline. add a kiss of color and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a salute-worthy look. THIS PAGE:

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[cappy hotchkiss]

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[david seaver]

SUGARY ACCENTS DROP ANCHOR AT A SEASIDE CELEBRATION THIS PAGE: an ivory fondant cake weighs in on the fun with jaunty retro dots in cheery yellow and cherry hues. wrapped up with bold candy ribbon and crowned with sugar blooms, this confection completes the design with playful panache, from lulu cake boutique. OPPOSITE: a country hutch-turned-refreshments bar adds a touch of rustic romance to a seaside soiree, offering up a colorful selection of sweet and salty snacks in sunny shades of lemon-yellow and apple-red.

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[megan schley]

SALTWATER TANG MEETS SUGAR-RUSH SCRUMPTIOUS THIS PAGE: a sweet take on the catch of the day, a spread of sea-inspired treats includes adorably iced sugar cookies, wrapped up in hand-scripted goodie bags. OPPOSITE: 1. refresh guests with sweet sips of lemonade, playfully served in vintage glass bottles; 2. bite-size delights adorn a dessert barâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;delectable citron-framboise truffles and lemon cake-cups are perfect personalized treats; 3. finish sweet with a whimsical lollipop display; 4. striped popcorn boxes pick up on the sailor day shades.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a plaid, plaid world when the time-treasured trappings of a manor estate get new life with breezy picnic decor. Preppy tartans, plump blueberries, and organic details add a note of whimsy to a celebration brimming with field-fresh style. Embrace the playful spirit of al fresco summer feasts and front porch charms, dressing up the warm delight of berry-picking adventures with elegant pieces from the parlor. Juicy, berrypatch shades of blue, lilac, and plum set a delicious backdrop for found natural treasures and antique pieces. Explore the rustic joys of the summer fields, as you begin your love story with the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweetest pleasures.

OPPOSITE: country couture makes a lasting impression in a special something blue, by lindee daniel. flat and pleated bias stripes of peace silk layered with raw edged hems lend an air of naturally rustic elegance when paired with a blue-and-black anemone headpiece by lo boheme and a picnic-worthy vintage rattan purse.

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FRESH-PICKED COUTURE BRINGS HAUTE STYLE TO THE GARDEN mint and sage sprigs add a fresh twist to a bouquet abloom with an organic array of grapes, thistle, and purple phlox, wrapped in wool scarves-turned-ribbons. OPPOSITE: vintageinspired gems and delicate crochet patterns are a match made in bridal heaven. an antique gold-plated brass necklace, by lulu frost adds a touch of modern glamour to a ribbon-looped bolero for a dayof ensemble thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure country chic. THIS PAGE:

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[david seaver]

[brea mcdonald]

TRUE LOVE IS MINT-TO-BE miniature pots of mint welcome guests to a secret garden soiree, as hand-scripted wooden place tags guide them to their seats. OPPOSITE (FROM LEFT): toast to love with local libations: blueberry wine from glenora wine cellars reflects the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flavors with a sweet finish; dress your bridal party to the nines: a bridesmaid is the epitome of green-thumb chic in a dress by jenny yoo, beside a dapper groomsmen in a neat bow tie from beau ties of vermont; vintage glassware and mason jars in true-blue hues welcome guests to savor sips. THIS PAGE:

[david seaver]

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GARDEN-GROWN STYLE IS RIPE FOR THE PICKING THIS PAGE: a garden-inspired bouquet is the epitome of preppy chic abloom with hydrangea, garden roses, and sweet pea, trailed by a collection of plaid print and silk ribbons, from jolene k floral design. OPPOSITE: exquisite elegance abounds when intricate floral embroidery and ivory organza meet in a delicately demure collette dinnigan gown, dressed up with a little heiress-in-the-country refinement with an emerald glass stone bracelet, by lulu frost, and a classic blackwatch clutch.

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MIND YOUR MANOR WITH A POSH PICNIC THIS PAGE: a tablescape abloom with garden-found and unexpected vessels, overflowing with field-fresh flowers, makes for a picnic in fine form. OPPOSITE: 1. spread the love: treat guests to something sweet; 2. bold type and whimsical watercolors welcome guests to save the date, designed by ellen jude; 3. a burlap-wrapped boutonniere is cute as a button, by whistlestop florist; 4. blue spruce, lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ear, and hydrangeas bloom in soft indigo shades, designed by backyard garden florist.

[david seaver]

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[AbiElaine photography]

A BERRY-FRESH SPREAD SWEETENS A BACKYARD SOIREE THIS PAGE: intricately woven lattice buttercream adds textural interest and countryside polish to a creamy three-tiered cake, delicately trimmed with sugar flower blossoms. perched on an old-fashioned picnic basket, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sophisticated take on fresh-from-the-kitchen charm, designed by make me a cakeâ&#x20AC;Śnext door. OPPOSITE: savor the flavors of summer with diminutive blueberry tarts. topped with buttery lattice-weave crusts, these dainty desserts challenge guests to have just one.

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ABOVE: [1] pick your special something blue: swarovski crystals in cool indigo hues glitter in a dramatic statement piece, by elizabeth cole [bhldn.com]; [2] tie together your groom’s look with rugged rope two-toned cufflinks [thomaspink.com]; [3] calling all fashion-forward brides! cozy up your everyday clutch with a blackwatch wool plaid cover [carriedunham.com].

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[photos (clockwise, from top left): cappy hotchkiss | matt ramos | david seaver]

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Polished to perfection, this kitschy-chic palette infuses timeless elegance with playful panache. Inspired by Grandmother’s treasures, a garden party-gone-glam comes to life with an eclectic collection of old-fashioned accessories, fresh-picked florals, and dainty china—all dusted with a generous sprinkle of glitter. Shimmer and shine pair perfectly with velvety crimson and hot-pink hues, giving venerable refinement a refreshing note of modern party pizzazz. Unearth the forgotten glow of burnished heirlooms, and infuse your celebration with the sparkle of time-tested love.

OPPOSITE: light up the aisle with toasty tones and shimmering accents. here, a textural mishmash of ribbons binds a bold bouquet of eye-popping saffron and rich russet tones, blooming with roses, succulents, orchids, and pheasant feathers, awaiting a bride-to-be who doesn’t mind being the center of attention, designed by stacy k floral.

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BLOW HAUTE & GOLD IN SHIMMERING STYLE a dipped sweetheart neckline and flowing skirt create a classic silhouette, allowing shimmering sequins to take center stage in a gown by, sarah seven. OPPOSITE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): opulent amber crystals pair with lace-inspired beading in a statement jewelry set; gold starbursts and swavorski crystals sparkle on a tulle birdcage veil, from hushed commotion; shine on in stackable rings by, gabriel & co. THIS PAGE:

[michelle gardella]

A TABLETOP GARDEN BLOOMS IN NATUREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BOLDEST HUES succulents, ranunculus, and garden roses spill from a copper compote atop a vintage column base. OPPOSITE: 1. a gold belly-band gives a classic invitation a playful pop of color, designed by shine wedding invitations; 2. copper wire wraps up a succulent boutonniere awaiting its walk down the aisle; 3. a hand-tied bouquet of roses, peonies, and amaranthus blooms in rich raspberry and magenta shades, both designed by stacy k floral. THIS PAGE:

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[david seaver]

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FUCHSIA KISSES MAKE A BURNISHED COPPER PALETTE BLUSH THIS PAGE: make a statement with metallic accents and fiery fall colorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a hand-tied bouquet of celosia, marigolds, ranuculus, and sunflowers in tawny amber and yellow shades is trailed by a cascading collection of vintage velvet, silk, and lace ribbons. OPPOSITE: bold neon-and crimson-striped burlap playfully pops in antique copper frames, creating the perfect backdrop for cheerful hand-scripted magnolia leaves-turned-escort cards.

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DAINTY DETAILS GIVE HAUTE STYLE A GOLDEN GLOW bridesmaids shine in strapless dresses, by coren moore; gilded gold and freshwater pearls illuminate petite petals, by hushed commotion. THIS PAGE & OPPOSITE: bask in the glamour of yesteryear with a dreamy concoction of couture. a claire pettibone gown draped with scalloped, vintage gold lace pairs perfectly with woven-textile motif earrings, from edera jewelry. a gold-leaf hair vine, by lo boheme completes the ethereal look.

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DESSERTS GET THEIR TIME TO SHINE WHEN SUGAR MEETS SPARKLE an antique copper sifter cradles a collection of macarons in shimmering pastel shades, from the sweet praxis. OPPOSITE: add an air of victorian grace to your spread of sweets. a blushing fondant cake trimmed with intricately iced lace sits pretty on a burnished copper pedestal, crowned with exquisitely rendered sugar succulents, roses, and dreamy pink peonies, designed by erindipityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cake studio. THIS PAGE:

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THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE COMES ALIVE WITH RICH CRIMSON & GOLD HUES, EVOKING THE ESSENCE OF AN ERA GONE BY. ABOVE: cool green foliage adds an organic air to a blazing bouquet of cardinal & coral peonies, designed to set hearts afire.

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>> CIN CIN! RAISE A TOAST TO A RESPLENDENT RENAISSANCE FÊTE, BEDECKED WITH FRESH FRUIT & OLD-WORLD TREASURES. THIS PAGE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): an oh-so-sparkly something in a time-worn velvet box awaits a bride-to-be; a petal-pink &

gilded-gold antique ballroom chair is the perfect place to soak in the magic of the day; corked glass vials, harboring scripted scrolls & sprigs of lavender, guide guests to their seats; antique silver & gold-rimmed china pair perfectly with lush peonies & garden roses to dress up a simply sophisticated dessert bar. OPPOSITE: fresh-picked heirloom fruits crown a demure buttercream cake—a celebration of the harvests’ bounty & the epitome of country comfort.

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ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): nestled in the newlyweds’ embrace, a hand-tied bouquet is quite at home in a flourishing

garden; a timeless sarah janks hand-beaded gown & lace bolero tell the tale of happily-ever-after; playfully ornate masks channel the jubilant spirit of a royal costume ball, adding an extra touch of lively fun to the day’s festivities; glittering rhinestone-bowed peep-toes, by honey girl, await a walk down the aisle. COORDINATION + DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY: JEN HUANG [JENHUANGPHOTO.COM]

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>> FINE-SPUN DECOR & DELICATE DETAILS OPEN UP THE GATES TO YESTERYEAR IN A SWEET GARDEN PARTY AFFAIR. ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): a hand-tied bouquet blooming with peonies is pretty in pink; encrusted with gems & pearls, a

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IT’S GLOW TIME WHEN SPARKLING SEQUINS & MERCURY GLASS LIGHT UP A CELEBRATION TRIMMED IN CLASSIC PLAID. ABOVE: drama takes center stage as tulips, ranunculus & roses spill from silver & mercury glass vessels atop a cinematic tablescape.

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>> HOLLYWOOD CHIC GETS COMFORTABLE WITH GLITTERING GOLD ACCENTS, RUBY RED TONES & PREPPY PATTERNS. THIS PAGE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): black-&-white gingham & gold stripes lend an invitation suite festive flair; newlyweds steal a

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[N . 5 plum PRETTY] INSPIRATION

[photos (clockwise, from top left): keira lemonis | caitlinn mahar-daniels | the story photography | megan schley | emma dodge hanson | david seaver]

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>> ROYALLY RICH PURPLE HUES & SOFT LAVENDER TONES ENLIVEN A COUNTRYSIDE CELEBRATION WITH REGAL FLAIR.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): a bride & her maids strike a pose, toting bold bouquets in rich plum & lavender hues, from fleurtacious designs, captured by keira lemonis; hand-tied feather boutonnieres add a touch of diy whimsy to the typical suit & tie; playful pennants & a custom wooden cake topper find the perfect perch atop a fluffy buttercream cake, designed by the sweet praxis; scabiosa, peonies, clematis & sweet pea bloom in periwinkle & violet tones in a bouquet designed by cecily f. grand; fabric-topped, twine-tied jelly jars are the perfect from-the-pantry favor; a two-toned sash & classic script announce the big day with regal fanfare, designed by up up creative.

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just-turning leaves set hearts ablaze as a happy couple & their wedding party, bedecked in autumnal-toned attire, kick off the celebration. groomsmen in taupe & bridesmaids in tangerine reflect the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shades with a festive flair, captured by andrea casey photography. N O. 164

[N . 6 harvest HUES] INSPIRATION O

[photos (clockwise, from top left): ashley therese | jeremy harris | yan yan yan photography | cappy hotchkiss | carla ten eyck]

>> THE WARM COLORS & BOLD FLAVORS OF THE HARVEST INSPIRE A COUNTRYSIDE CELEBRATION IN GOOD TASTE.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): adirondack-inspired paper goodies welcome loved ones to celebrate in great camp style, from

nicole wren designs; a hand-tied bouquet blooms with coral-kissed ranunculus, roses & craspedia, designed by cecily f. grand; a dapper groom plants a peck on his beaming bride, who shows off a bouquet in the season’s shades, designed by experience events, captured by yan yan yan photography; celebrate the season’s flavors with miniature sips of apple cider through playful paper straws; in a cheerful take on a classic cake, playful fondant & sugar sunflowers adorn a two-tiered confection, designed by erindipity’s cake studio; organic moss table numbers & orange-hued arrangements bring the garden to the table, designed by experience events. W E L LW E D . C O M / N O. 165

sage & basil bring garden appeal to a blushing bouquet of roses, ranunculus, queen anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lace & anemones neatly wrapped in vintage embroidered ribbon, from steven bruce design, captured by cappy hotchkiss photography. N O. 166

[photos (clockwise, from top left): cappy hotchkiss | caitlinn mahar-daniels | hilary argentieri | jenn moak | matt ramos | cappy hotchkiss | elario photography]

[N . 7 pretty IN PINK] INSPIRATION O

>> LIFE IS SWEET WHEN PASTEL SHADES & DAINTY DETAILS COME TOGETHER IN A CELEBRATION AGLOW WITH WHIMSY.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): a burlap parade banner & ruffled pink bridesmaid bouquets, designed by petals by alice, await

the wedding partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walk down the aisle; edible glitter adds a little sparkle to a buttercream cake adorned with shimmering sugar flowers, designed by coccadotts cake shop; tickled pink newlyweds steal a kiss, captured by hilary argentieri; a soft bouquet of roses, brunia & dusty miller sits pretty, all wrapped up in ribbon; a bride & her blushing bevy of maids add a pop of color to the landscape, captured by matt ramos; welcome loved ones to savor the sweeter things with a whimsical diy dessert bar trimmed with tattered ribbons; a hydrangea boutonniere & dapper suit get a playful punch from a pink gingham tie & pocket square; a glittering band holds together an elegant invitation suite, from jenny c design. W E L LW E D . C O M / N O. 167

lakeside style meets country charm in a celebration, designed by simply beautiful events, where burlap linens & rustic side chairs bring the ballroom to the waterfront beneath a canopy of carnival lights, captured by images unveiled. N O. 168

[N . 8 camp APPEAL] INSPIRATION

[photos (clockwise, from top left): cappy hotchkiss | carla ten eyck | fotoimpressions | janelle rodriguez | tracy buyce | laure lillie]

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>> MOUNTAINSIDE ROMANCE ABOUNDS IN AN ADIRONDACK FÊTE CHANNELING THE CAREFREE SPIRIT OF SUMMER BY THE LAKE.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): tattered linen & organza ribbons spill from a bouquet abloom with orchids, sweet pea &

ranunculus, designed by stems inc.; in a sweet twist on summer love, a couple’s initials are “carved” into a birch-bark fondant cake, designed by oliver kita; green & gold mercury glass votives set the celebration aglow; enjoying a moment of just-wedded bliss, a bride steals a kiss from her sweetheart, captured by janelle rodriguez; hand-scripted kraft paper escort cards guide guests to their seats, designed by pya seidner calligraphy; seek ways to show off your wedding day details in rustic-chic vignettes—sparkling peep-toe manolo blahniks sit pretty on an organic wreath.

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a rustic venue at mkj farm becomes the â&#x20AC;&#x153;dessert barnâ&#x20AC;? with a spread of treats, complete with a petite buttercream cake topped with fresh-picked florals & assorted cupcakes in shades of ivory & alabaster, captured by janelle rodriguez. N O. 170

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[photos (clockwise, from top center): elario photography | elario photography | caitlinn mahar-daniels | ciro photography]

>> DRESS UP THE BARN FOR A CHARMING CELEBRATION ABLOOM WITH RUFFLED FLOWERS & A RAINBOW OF SUGAR—SOFT HUES.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): sweeten up the celebration with a spread of tasty treats—an assortment of cupcakes from the sweet praxis are a dainty addition to any dessert bar; sips are even sweeter with a side of pretty pearls; a mackenzie-childs cake stand serves up an arrangement of sweet pea, hydrangea & garden roses in soft shades, from renaissance floral design; a parasol casts a playful shade on a lucky-in-love couple, captured by caitlinn mahar-daniels; floral print ribbon wraps up a peony-themed letterpress invitation, designed by corinna beau; delicate lavender & blush hues dress up a hand-tied bouquet of garden roses, lisanthus & dinner plate dahlias, designed by a night in bloom.

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a timeless take on a modern trend: a vibrant turquoise paper band, embellished with a coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s distinctive monogram, adds a modern pop of color to a classically simple ecru invitation suite, designed by shine wedding invitations. N O. 172

[N . 10 azure AFFAIR]

[photos (clockwise, from top left): fotoimpressions | tom mike | jessica painter | mabyn ludke | lindsay madden | fotoimpressions | carla ten eyck]

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>> CELEBRATE IN TECHNICOLOR—BLAZING ORANGE & TURQUOISE TONES GIVE AN ELEGANT SOIREE A CONTEMPORARY TWIST.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): bridesmaids shine in shades of pumpkin & teal, bearing bright bouquets designed by stacy k floral;

a towering fondant-enrobed confection is the sweet centerpiece of a lively celebration, designed by erindipity’s cake studio; bittersweet branches trim a shabby-chic chalkboard sign; a bride carries her special something blue in the form of an elegant orchid bouquet, cascading with aqua ribbons, captured by mabyn ludke; flower-filled bottles adorned with twine-tied paper place tags lead loved ones to their seats, designed by experience events; spiced cake pops in the day’s shades are the perfect party treat; paper blooms add a playful punch to a spread of sweets; silhouette portrait chair-backs save a seat for the happy couple at a celebration designed by experience events. W E L LW E D . C O M / N O. 173

love lights up the landscape at the historic barns of nipmoose, as a bridal beauty strolls with her beau, showing off a bright bouquet sweetly tied with vintage lace, designed by heavenscent, captured by emma dodge hanson. N O. 174

[N . 11 country PLEASURES] INSPIRATION

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[photos (clockwise, from top left): tom mike | megan schley | jenn moak | unveiled photography | carla ten eyck | david seaver]

>> FIND WOODED BLISS IN A NATUREâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;INSPIRED CELEBRATION, FULL OF FOREST WHIMSY, RUSTIC TOUCHES & FRESH FLORALS.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): barnyard friends come to roost atop a ribbon-trimmed fondant cake, designed by gourmet

goodies; tattered ribbons wrap up a hydrangea boutonniere awaiting a country gentleman, designed by cecily f. grand; newlyweds share a sweet embrace in front of a farmhouse, captured by jenn moak; an antique beverage box blooms with ornamental kale, sunflowers & rosemary; kitschy-country charm comes to the table with mismatched china place settings, designed by experience events; a garland-framed monogram adds an air of elegance to an invitation, designed by terra rosa. W E L LW E D . C O M / N O. 175

the gray scale gets a playful punch as a bride & her maids, in silk & organza dresses, get a pop from preppy peep-toe pumps & vibrant bouquets abloom with bright ivory & magenta hues, captured by twah dougherty photography. N O. 176

[photos (clockwise, from top left): derek fowles| jenn moak| keira lemonis| kivalo| cappy hotchkiss| birke photography| natalie sinisgalli| elario photography]

[N . 12 vivid HUES] INSPIRATION O

>> VIBRANT RAINBOW SHADES & GLITTERING GOLD COME TOGETHER TO CAPTURE THE GIDDY SPIRIT OF LOVE’S FIRST KISS.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): vintage glass-cut glitter chair-backs from bhldn sparkle & shine; ready for their close-up, newlyweds enjoy

their first dance in the spotlight, captured by jenn moak; gilded vintage frames-turned-table numbers grace an elegant tablescape, abloom with lush centerpieces, from fleurtacious designs; a hand-tied bouquet in rainbow shades awaits its time to shine, from steven bruce design; add a little sparkle to your dessert bar with gold-dusted cookie pops; a creative confection takes the cake, adorned with sugar blooms & gold-embossed fondant, designed by erindipity’s cake studio; a vintage-inspired fascinator & gilded peep-toes, by badgley mischka, are perfect finishing touches; true love’s light burns bright at an elegant ceremony, captured by natalie sinsigalli; set the tone for a girls’ day out with swirling script & hot pink hues, from jenny c design. W E L LW E D . C O M / N O. 177

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new york’s wedding pros offer some tips, tricks & advice to make your walk down the aisle a piece of cake!

[1] PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD: “consider your skin regimen in your planning process. receiving a series of facials over a few months prior to the big day is more effective than having one a week before you walk the aisle.” ~ rachel hogancamp of rasa spa [RASASPA.COM / PAGE 188] [2] PERSONAL TOUCHES: “ when planning your decor & design, think about what you enjoy as a couple. your favorite activities, places you’ve visited, and moments in your relationship can all serve as inspiration for your special day.” ~ pauleen vacca of pauleenanne design [PAULEENANNE.COM / PAGE 112] [3] GO UNPLUGGED: “the last thing you want is the backs of your loved

ones in your photos. encourage guests to leave cameras & cell phones at home & focus on enjoying the day with you. your photographer can provide an online gallery where loved ones can view & purchase prints— with the amount of photographs taken, there will be plenty to go around.” ~ jessica painter of jessica painter photography [JESSICAPAINTER.COM / PAGE 153]

[4] TEST DRIVE: “meet with your prospective makeup artist a few times before the big day. not only is it worth it to test out your look, but you will also get a feel for your stylist’s personality. on top of talent, it’s equally as important to hire someone who will be a patient & calming presence in those crazy moments right before your wedding.” ~ rochelle bostrom of ask hair & makeup [ASKATELIER.COM / PAGE 187]

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[5] NEEDS VS. WANTS: “have a heart-to-heart about the budgetary aspect of your special day before the planning begins. making a list together of your non-negotiable must-haves ensures your wedding will not only reflect both of your personalities, but will also avoid breaking the bank.” ~ melissa fife of events by missy & co. [EVENTSBYMISSYCO.COM / PAGE 154] [6] MAKE AN ENTRANCE: “entering your reception as husband & wife is

the moment when the celebration really kicks off. consider playing a special song or two when you & your bridal party arrive to make the moment memorable.” ~ vinny commisso of nonstop music [NONSTOPMUSICDJ.COM / PAGE 189]

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