Elegant Masquerade Wedding Inspiration

Designed by Vision of Elegance Events, this timeless and glamorous inspiration shoot was inspired by the 15th-century Venetian masquerade balls and was staged at The Armour House, a beautiful and lavish Italian mansion in Lake Forest, Illinois. With a grand staircase and Victorian-style paneled ballrooms, the mansion provided a unique and charming setting that features a rich color palette with shades of rose gold, blush, and gold, accompanied with florals created by Vision of Elegance Events. Luxurious details such as a Swarovski crystal mask from Rodwall Couture, 3-tier champagne tower, and tableware from The Festive Frog added to this elegant affair.

Elizabeth Nord Photography was there to capture every little detail of the beautiful and inspirational designs. Don’t miss the stunning stationery designed by Pink Elephant Events, including a unique scroll menu, and the ornate stenciled cake from Elysia Root Cakes in the photos below.













From Elizabeth Anne Designs:

This glamorous shoot, designed by Vision of Elegance Events, was inspired by the masquerade balls of 15th-century Venice. Lake Forest Illinois’ The Armour House, an Italian mansion with a grand staircase, light-filled paneled ballrooms, and expansive lawn, provided the perfect setting. This modern twist on a masquerade features a glamorous tabletop in shades of rose gold, blush, and gold with florals created by Vision of Elegance Events. Luxurious details such as a Swarovski crystal mask from Rodwall Couture, textured linens from Nuage Designs, 3-tier champagne tower, and tableware from The Festive Frog added to this elegant affair. We love the on-point stationery designed by Pink Elephant Events, including a unique scroll menu, and an ornate stenciled cake from Elysia Root Cakes is the perfect finishing touch. Every image is beautifully captured by Elizabeth Nord Photography!

Photography – Elizabeth Nord Photography | Event Planning, Design, Styling, and Floral – Vision of Elegance Events | Venue – The Armour House | Stationery – Pink Elephant Events | Videography – FortyOne Films | Bakery – Elysia Root Cakes | Hair Stylist – Debbie Petrielli | Makeup Artist – Joanna B Artistry | Gown – Doris Bridal | Suit – Esq Clothing | Jewelry – The Left Bank | Linens – Nuage Designs | Tableware – The Festive Frog | Mask – Rodwall Couture | Models – Lauren Dod and Chris Maher

New York Styled Shoot at Park Hyatt

Elegant, modern, and bold, Park Hyatt New York is the perfect place for the urbanites who are looking for a sophisticated and unique wedding in the city. Located in the heart of Midtown at 153 West 57th street, the hotel is filled with unique architectural details by Christian de Portzamparc and Yabu Pushelberg, and has some of the most breathtaking views of Central Park and the New York skyline.

Amanda Savory from Bespoke Moments hosted this beautiful photoshoot with fashion photographer extraordinaire Kris Mae, in collaboration with the amazing Ron Ben-Israel who artfully created the lovely cakes.

Arobesque Design Studio crafted the unique and minimalist menu and other stationary while Chuppah Studio provided the chuppah for one of the couples.

The vignettes feature different couples, in various settings of the hotel, and wedding details that coordinate beautifully with the spaces: the sweeping staircase, the building’s exterior, ballroom, and various spaces that you can host your wedding at the Park Hyatt New York.

Don’t miss the stunning succulent florals by Gracious Decor, they truly brought a magical air to the shoot!













PLANNING & CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Bespoke Moments || VENUE: Park Hyatt New York || CAKE: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes || PHOTOGRAPHY: KM Photography Studio || BRIDAL GOWNS: Amsale || LINENS: Nuage Designs, Inc. || STATIONARY: Arobesque Design Studio || CHUPPAH: Chuppah Studio || H&M: sb.beauty & Gloria Espinoza hairstylist || HEADPIECES: JENNIFER BEHR || Select Florals: Gracious Decor

Client Spotlight: Jordan Payne Events

Revered as one of the top planners in the wedding world, we are so excited that we had a chance to sit down with Jordan Payne, founder of Jordan Payne Events, to chat about her incredible work, specializing in wedding planning, wedding destinations, and wedding design this week.

For eleven years, Jordan and her team have orchestrated the weddings of countless happy couples and their families. Jordan’s keen attention to detail and passion for luxury weddings has allowed her to work alongside some of the highest profile members of the community, delivering exceptional service and above all, happy clients.

No matter the size or scope of the wedding—from intimate island affairs to over-the-top dream weddings—Jordan knows how personal and crucial the decision is to hire a wedding planner, which is why she puts her heart and soul into each event. In addition to making wedding dreams come true, Jordan and her team truly believe in giving back to their community.

Check out our full interview and a sneak preview of one of our latest collaborations, an NFL wedding to remember, below:


An NFL Wedding Celebration to Remember with Jordan…

From Jordan Payne Events

For NFL player DeMarco Murray’s nuptials to Heidi Mueller this summer, we created a more ‘chic’ atmosphere with the Gold Capitale overlay along with antique mirrored bars and a custom gold escort card tree.

For DeMarco & Heidi’s guest tabletop design, we went with a very feminine, romantic feel with the Taupe Vintage Lace overlay.  The flow of the ceiling and wall drape along with very loose, more organic florals made this wedding truly everything the couple wanted.

Design & Planning: Jordan Payne Events

Floral Design: David Kimmel Design

Location: Custom Tent-The Four Seasons Resort

Photography: Thisbe Grace Photography




Modern Antiquity Inspiration Shoot by William Parkinson Events

Vintage-inspired weddings are all the rage these days. But what do you do when you have to marry the bride’s soft and ethereal vintage style vision with the groom’s bold and modern approach to their wedding design? Well, wait no more. William Parkinson Events intends to solve this problem once and for all by just adding a little modern flair and some bold patterns to the vintage look in order to create what he calls Modern Antiquity.

The beautiful inspirational shoot took place at The Loading Dock in Stamford, CT, where William Parkinson and team were able to work their magic accentuating and softening the beautiful exposed brick with delicate drapery provided by Shindig Lighting. Traditional ceremony chairs were replaced with tufted leather lounge furniture in order to help bring a modern flair to the space, while incorporating some of our own patterned pillows for a more elegant and refined look. Don’t miss seeing our navy greek key alongside the talents of some outstanding collaborators in the photos below!








Concept Story via William Parkinson Events:

Who doesn’t love a great vintage inspired wedding? Add a little modern flair and some bold patterned designs and voila … Modern Antiquity is born.  More and more often, we’ve been asked to compliment a bride’s soft and romantic vintage style with her groom’s bold and modern approach to their wedding design.  This styled shoot aimed to marry (pun intended) these two styles together and the result was simply stunning!

The Loading Dock in Stamford, CT served as the perfect location to bring this style together.  For our ceremony space, we accentuated yet softened the beautiful exposed brick with some drapery provided by Shindig Lighting.  To help bring a bit of modern flair to the space, we replaced traditional ceremony chairs with tufted leather lounge furniture (also provided by Shindig Lighting) that we accented with mismatched jeweled and patterned pillows provided by Nuage Designs.  Rounding out our ceremony design were custom programs created by Social Alchemy that incorporated a clean and crisp layout complimented with a bold chain accent carried throughout the paper story for the day.


Concept + Design: William Parkinson Events | Photography: Athena Blude Photography | Venue: The Loading Dock | Draping, Lighting, and Lounge Furniture: Shindig Lighting | Bridal Fashion: The Plumed Serpent | Hair + Make Up: Catie + Amy | China: Borrowed, A Vintage Inspired Company | Floral Design: Flowers & Flowers | Dessert Display: Lovely Cakes | Stationery Design: Social Alchemy | Table + Chair Rental: Luxe Event Rentals | Linens: Nuage Designs