Summer Colors – Art Nouveau Inspiration

With only a few weeks until the summer solstice, it’s the perfect time to begin planning for a beautiful summer wedding. Because of that, we were thrilled to see the Klimt-inspired shoot by Sixpence For Your Shoe.

The vibrant colors, rich textures, and art nouveau ornaments seem to recreate a lavish world which the Austrian artist so eloquently captured in the bidimensional constraints of the canvas. The beautiful photography brings us to a world of the past, subtly combined with soothing green shades of plants and where, just like in Klimt’s famous portraits, the female takes the main role.

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From Sixpence For Your ShoeInspired by the vibrant colors, golden tones and the sensual portrayal of love, our styled shoot based on Gustav Klimt came together through a layering of textures, colors, elements and ideas reminiscent of the artist and his glorious paintings.

We immediately set our eyes on Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, as the style of the art nouveau movement lends itself so well to the venue’s architecture and gardens. Given that Klimt’s subjects were primarily the female, we chose to represent this concept with a same sex couple. Both gorgeous brides were styled by Everthine Bridal Boutique and wore gowns that were so different and yet so complementary to each other. We loved how the Jenny Packham Lina with soft draping yet sexy plunging neckline played with Anna Campbell Genevieve, with its graceful fitting and exquisite beaded detailing. Intricate golden jewelry from Aquinnah added a touch of glamour.

We chose the 1902 stable location for our tablescape, captivated by the European exterior and rustic interior. A black antique table was dressed with a richly detailed golden linen, the most delicious turquoise china, a wild floral garland and artistic candle stands. Azalea designed a stunning cascade of flowers suspended from above to re-create Klimt’s melting of colors. One favorite detail is the “Life is short, Eat dessert first” tags for the truffles at each place setting, a playful nod to all those that dive into their favors as soon as they are seated, along with a bit erotic love as illustrated through chocolate.

When it came to designing the stationery suite, our genius designer Coral Pheasant was most inspired by the luxe china and Klimt’s art. The scallop border on the invitation is evocative of the china pattern and the loose and languid font that felt like it was penned by the artist himself. A painterly floral liner adds softness to the suite. The stamps were arranged them in the lower corner allowing the address to span across the top; an unexpected element that brings whimsy to the design.

The cake featured a decadent red frosting with gold leaf accent. And saving the best of last, watercolor truffles on a wooden painter’s palette.

This post originally appeared on Style Me Pretty.

Photography: Eric Foley Photography | Event Design: Sixpence For Your Shoe | Floral Design: Azalea Floral Design | Stationery: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | Jewelry: Aquinnah | Hair & Makeup:Simply Gorgeous By Erin | Bridal Boutique: Everthine Bridal Boutique | Linens: Nuage Designs | Location: Edith Wharton’s The Mount | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Sweets:Taste By Spellbound

To many years of health, wealth & happiness,

Team Nuage

Spring Colors – A Pastel Wedding

With their soft tones and colorful hues, it is no wonder pastels are one of our favorite themes for this season. That’s why we partnered up with The Bride Link and A Splendid Occasion to bring you the perfect pastel inspiration for this spring! The soft and elegant color palette is created by the harmonious combination of the various mint, pink, gold, and blue pastels, all brought together by the various elements of the decor which were all very carefully curated for this stunning look. The intricate wedding cakes by Toni Patisserie are sculptural in their design and meticulous execution. From the bridal hairstyles by Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists, to the stationery suite by Chykalophia Design, we have the perfect team to tackle your next pastel-themed event.

Ready to get pastel inspired? Make sure to check out the beautiful shots by City Love Photography below!







This blog originally appeared on The Bride Link. Full credits below:

Photography: City Love Photography | Floral Design: Flowers by Stem | Cakes: Toni Patisserie | Stationery: Chykalophia Design | Venue: National Hellenic Museum | Dresses, Jewelry & Accessories: Alice Padrul | Furniture Rentals: Shadow Box Dreams | Hair & Make-up: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists | Linens: Nuage Designs | Models: Suzanne Plahm & Leah Generous | Planner, Styling & Decor: A Splendid Occasion | Small Rentals: Nimble Well | Small Rentals: A Splendid Occasion | Small Rentals: Intaglio Vintage | Tableware: Vintage Place Settings

To many years of health, wealth & happiness,

Team Nuage

Announcing the Acqualina Weddings Dream Team

With the recent launch of the rebranded Acqualina website, beautifully executed by the amazing Ceci New York, we are so grateful and excited to announce our partnership to be a part of Acqualina’s Wedding Dream Team! This powerful dream team will be able to bring to you the best design talent in the industry to ensure that your events look absolutely stunning, from the first impression of opening the invitations to the final experience for your guests.


Direct access to the top wedding design talent. Acqualina Resort & Spa has curated a team of the wedding industry’s most coveted design talent, made available to you through our four signature wedding experiences or recommended exclusively for your custom wedding planning needs.

Pablo Oliveira, President of Nüage, was born and raised in the scenic shores of Brazil. He combines his native Brazil’s flavor and a worldly flair picked up from his travels and international education to infuse Nüage with a high level of sophistication and cutting‐edge textile and furniture design concepts. His distinctive sense of style and attention to detail have made Nüage Designs the go‐to source for the country’s top event designers, planners and distinctive brides searching for the finest in custom event rentals.
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Founded in 2004 by award-winning designer Ceci Johnson, Ceci New York has sought to continuously set the standards for luxury invitation and corporate identity design. Our design atelier is driven by a groundbreaking concept that unites the custom and service of couture with the tactile elements of stationery and branding, creating a new niche in the design industry for visual styling.
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Jennifer Cohen has been an event designer with Xquisite Events for the past seven years and has earned an exceptional reputation for creating unique event designs for a diverse range of clientele. Xquisite Events is a full service event design and decor production company located in Boca Raton, Florida specializing in distinctive floral designs and event decor.
Discover more about Xquisite Events.

Ana Paz, “Baker to the stars” as quoted by The Miami Herald, started her business in 1978 from her home in Miami. By 1990 she moved to a warehouse in the Doral area now part of Sweetwater. She studied physical therapy as she comes from a medically inclined family but her passion is baking and decorating cakes that she learned with her mother in Puerto Rico.
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This post originally appeared on Ceci Style Magazine.

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Corbin Gurkin | Dresses: Mark Ingram Atelier | Styling: Jacqueline Weppner of Merci New York | Hair: Jerami Brown | Makeup: Damali NYC | Venue: Acqualina Resort & Spa | Linens: Nüage Designs | Event Design: Xquisite Events | Cake:Ana Paz Cakes

Modern Sophisticated Southern Wedding at Duke Mansion

Who’s to say that old and new can’t coexist in one space together? Such is the case in Emily and Montell’s beautiful wedding at Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC. The bride worked together with the amazing Ashley, from The Graceful Host, and ended up going for a color palette that was timeless. With an ivory, gold, and black color palette, they created a design centered around the traditional Southern elegance visible in the architectural elements and setting, with a mix of modern sophistication brought forth by the various decorative elements. We are so excited to see that, not only was their ceremony a stunning one, but it was also picked up and featured by Style Me Pretty.

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From The Graceful HostEmily Breeze and Montell are both athletes from Virginia who knew of one another growing up, but never formally met. They were introduced by a mutual friend, but were completely uninterested in each other originally. In fact, neither of them were attracted to each other in the beginning! But after developing a strong friendship and talking daily, their friendship turned into a sweet romance. Then during a trip to Chicago, which is one of their favorite cities to visit, Montell proposed to Breeze. And shortly after their dream proposal, Breeze and Montell jumped right into planning for their October wedding!

When planning for their wedding our bride knew that she wanted something different – something that stood out from the rest. This bride wanted a wedding style that was all her own, with a color palette that was timeless. With an ivory, gold, and black color palette we created a design centered around a mix of traditional Southern elegance with modern sophistication. The bride and groom choose the venue, the Duke Mansion, for it’s elegance and historical roots. For the decor, we used lush textures with the floral and linens, and then mixed in pops of geometric prints giving a nod to modern style among the more classic designs. All-white, elaborate floral centerpieces and floral chandeliers by New Creations Flower Company filled the dinner tent beautifully. In addition to the metallic elements throughout the design, we included many mirrored accents throughout the tablescapes, like the oversized mirror seating chart and mirror place cards. The 8 foot mirrored tables from Nuage Designs were simply breathtaking and spoke to our bride’s style perfectly!

Even with our bride’s desire to stand out from the traditional in her decor, she still wanted to have a wedding that would stand the test of time in other ways. Breeze choose a Modern Trousseau gown from Hayden Olivia that had a classic shape with some major flare. As a professional athlete, the wedding dress was an important and personal purchase for Breeze. And she added heirlooms to her bouquet from the her paternal grandparents as a way to honor their memory on the wedding day; just as the color palette was rooted in tradition, but executed in a new and unique way.

The guest experience was of utmost importance to Breeze and Montell. We had jazz singers serenading guests during dinner, and then to get the party started, Split Second Sound was on hand to entertain all night long! A cigar roller was present during cocktail hour to pass out freshly rolled cigars and teach guests about cigars – which was actually a surprise from the bride to her groom! And then as another surprise, local mixologist Bob Peters was available to serve a few specialty drinks chosen by the bride and groom especially for their wedding.

One of the bride’s most emotional moments of the day was walking down the aisle with her dad. Just before the wedding ceremony the skies opened and it started to pour down rain! We were fearing the worst thinking we might have to pull the intended outdoor ceremony indoors. As the wedding planner, deciding to keep the outdoor wedding outside rather than pull everything indoors as it’s raining and guests are arriving is not an easy decision. But my gut was telling me that everything was going to be okay – even when the radar was impossible to predict! It was the right decision in the end, and the bride got to have her dream ceremony outdoors in the beautiful garden at the Duke Mansion. The moment I sent Breeze down the aisle to greet her groom was one of the best of my career – and I love seeing the emotion on her face as she’s walking with her dad! Our beautiful bride is an only child, so this day was special just as special for him, too. For this daddy’s girl, this amazing moment is priceless. The two of them cried a lot – and it was perfect!

This blog originally appeared on Style Me Pretty. Full credits below.

Photography: Lauren Rosenau Photography | Floral Design: New Creations Flower Company | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Wedding Cake: Kathy Allen Cakes | Shoes: Valentino | Wedding Bands:Diamonds Direct | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Duke Mansion | Makeup Artist: Erin Ashley| Hair : Mirror Bomb Studios | Calligraphy: The Graceful Host | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Wedding Venue: Duke Mansion | Bridal Boutique: Hayden Olivia | Event Design And Planning: The Graceful Host | Invitations And Paper Goods: Pink Toast Ink | Mixologist: Bob Peters | Reception DJ:Split Second Sound | Rentals: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Party Reflections | Tent: Party Reflections

To many years of health, wealth & happiness,

Team Nuage