A Conversation with Jose Graterol & an inside look at Engage!15 Orlando

Today we are sharing all of the details of Engage!15 with you, which happened last week at the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and was truly a magical experience from start to finish!  We were just so taken away by the amazing partnerships, collaborations, and beautiful details that we saw take place at the event. Engage! brings together leaders in the luxury wedding industry, from celebrity planners to luxury lifestyle experts to creative entrepreneurs offering unique insights on business strategies and life balance, as busy pros take a break from serving others to share their own successes and struggles with like-minded, high-caliber peers from the wedding and events community.  It was also so much fun doing the custom printed linens and pillows for the event, which you can take a peek at below.

During the inspiring three-day summit, we found some time to sit down with Jose Graterol from Jose Graterol Designs, who designed the main event gala for the Engage! Fall Summit.  Read all about how Jose got started in the business of floral design and his philosophy behind his beautiful work below…



For its 16th event, Engage! heads to sunny Florida, and the most exciting resort development in the state: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. Located on property, just 3 miles from the famed theme park, the year-old resort is the only AAA Five-Diamond resort in Central Florida, bringing a new level of luxury to the nation’s most visited destination. With stunning pools, a spectacular spa and gourmet dining offerings, it’s a game-changer for the luxury wedding market, where attendees had an opportunity to enjoy it as part of the Engage! experience.

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Engage! Special Credits:

Photography by: Carla Ten Eyck | C10Studios | Love Live Images Garrett Nudd | Laura DeCarlo

Location Partner: Four Seasons Orlando

Event Partners: Disney’s Fairytale Weddings | The Knot | Honeybook | Trisha Hay Design | Gifts for the Good Life | Tres Chic Southern Weddings | Luxe Event Rentals | Two Paperdolls | Checkerboard LTD | PSAV For Four Seasons Orlando | Nuage Designs | FH Weddings & Events | Taylor D Products | Chalk Shop Events | PSID Group | Lehr & Black | Raining Roses | M&J Custom Events | West Coast Music | A Chair Affair | Virgin Farms | Floraology Market

Gala Design by: Jose Graterol Designs

Black & White Winter Wedding at Lincoln Center

With the weather cooling down and the holidays around the corner, we can’t help but think ahead of the beautiful winter colors. And what a better way to design than by playing with the beautiful whites of the season? Hence, Black & White Winter Wedding came to be. This beautiful styled shoot at Lincoln Center incorporates the classic bold and modern New York style with the iconic architecture of Lincoln Center. A bold and elegant concept is softened by the prominence of the whites, such as our White Blossom linens from our Romance Collection. Beautifully crafted by Bellafare and wonderfully captured by Jen Huang Photography with the lovely and delicate blooms by Quatre Coeur, this shoot is flawless and absolutely inspirational. Check out the full story and photos below!

StyleMe Pretty has a whole gallery full of inspiration for you to devour when you’re done with this gem. See it all here!





From Kristin of BellafareDuring a recent site visit to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, we were inspired to create a modern yet timeless shoot with a black and white color palette. After enlisting the help of the fabulous Jen Huang, our goal was simple — create beautiful images with a touch of fashion, going back in time to a classic New York wedding inspiration with a contemporary twist. With the space’s floor-to-ceiling windows, clean white walls, high ceilings and access to Lincoln Center’s campus and Central Park, we knew this unique, landmark venue would be the perfect backdrop for our winter “wedding.” Our bride and groom sipped on champagne from retro glassware and looked city-chic as they walked hand-in-hand through the Upper West Side. The gorgeous florals were provided by Quatre Coeur and added a bit of softness to the otherwise glitzy and modern décor. After seeing the recent Spring 2012 line of one of our favorite bridal designers, Vera Wang, we were insistent on having our bride wear a black wedding gown to add a bit of high fashion — echoing Fashion Week’s new home at Lincoln Center. This shoot is all that a New York City wedding is about – classic elements, a touch of glitz, unparalleled cityscapes and an iconic venue.

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Planning + Design: Bellafare / Photography: Jen Huang Photography / Florist: Quatre Coeur / Rentals:Party Rental Ltd. / Linens + Napkins Rings: Nuage Designs / Makeup: Kerry Makeup / Hair: Once Upon a Bride / Wedding Dress: Angel Sanchez via Gabriella New York / Bride’s Accessories + Shoes: Gabriella New York / Venue: Lincoln Center in New York City, New York / Stationery: East Six / Wedding Cake: Gail Watson of A Simple Cake


Holiday Gatherings: Hosting a Party!

Ahh, the holiday season… how we love to see it again! As the weather continues to cool down, we can’t help but get so excited about all the holidays coming up, from Thanksgiving to Chanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.  One of our most favorite things about the holiday season is that it brings plenty of large gatherings with loved ones – so much opportunity to add a little extra love to our table decor for each occasion!  With the season coming so quickly, we wanted to take the opportunity to give you a dash of holiday inspiration for any event you find yourself throwing, whether it is one for the end of fall, a more whimsical affair, or a holiday gathering. Enjoy!


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Fall Styled Gathering.

What could be better than a late fall dinner with your close friends and family for Thanksgiving or just to see each other when everyone is in town. Molly Mckinley Designs started with a beautiful design plan, filled with touches of fall, and added understated nods with heirloom pumpkins and dramatic black taper candlesticks. All this while using our own Nude Sequin Pattern and our Heather Grey Faux Dupioni as a backdrop for her stunning design. The end result is festive, in an elegant way, and the perfect way to give thanks with family and friends.


Whimsical & Dreamy Gathering.

Located at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel, a rooftop bar and restaurant with a secret-garden vibe, our inspiration for a whimsical gathering could not be more stunning. Rough-hewn stone and abundant greenery formed an artfully wild backdrop for an alfresco dinner for 40 hosted by fashion site Vestiaire Collective. We love the way that the space was paired with more mannered tabletop styling for visual balance, all while using our Ivory Metallic Burlap as a backdrop. “Creating clean lines and a sense of uniformity on the tabletop helps pull together wild, rustic spaces with distressed details like Gallow Green,” says Tinsel & Twine partner Erica Taylor.  Another of Taylor’s tips is to bring in unexpected juxtapositions. “We don’t like to go too industrial in warehouse spaces, or too rustic-chic in barn venues. It’s more fun to shake things up and give a space a new life,” she says. “For this event, we wanted to keep decor focused with a decidedly polished and upscale feel.” Simply stunning!



Holiday Style Gathering. 

This stunning holiday inspiration, featured and photographed by Alexis June Weddings for Love, Inc.’s holiday card, exemplifies the perfectly executed winter event. With various eclectic holiday ornaments, such as conifer branches, candles, and a backdrop of lights, all with our Red Damask Velvet and our Gold Sequin Bubble linens as the base, their fantastic holiday design was both, memorable and festive.

We also just love hearing what Brittny from Love, Inc. had to say about it:

“For Love Inc.’s first holiday card, we wanted to create an inspiration shoot that was the epitome of the holidays: a cozy, festive gathering of friends and family. With plenty of wine. Ashley of Dulce Dreams Events and I teamed up with Karma Flowers to turn the space into a holiday party wonderland, from a hot cocoa station to a decorated bar and Christmas ornaments abound while Brandi of Alexis June Weddings perfectly captured it from behind her lens. We invited the Love Inc. family—the Love List—over to be a part of it, allowing us to introduce these talented vendors to our readers. Watch the official holiday card video here, shot by NST Pictures.”


To many beautiful holiday gatherings with friends this season!

Nuage Team

Connecticut Wedding at Lion Rock Farm

This week we are so excited to bring you Susie and Colin’s beautiful Connecticut wedding! Rooted in quintessential New England charm, they hosted a heartwarming and finely styled wedding that came together perfectly. Between the time of year, the decor, and the location itself, their wedding was absolutely magical and dreamy.

Early October in Connecticut is the perfect time for a wedding of distinction. The temperatures cool off, the fall foliage begins, and the thoughts of a cozy warm fireplace warm our hearts. This feeling of Fall in New England is precisely what made their wedding so remarkable.

The couple chose to have an extended cocktail hour which transitioned from the bar into a heated tent where guests could either sit by the fire, or relax in casual conversation. Just a walk through an indoor pool room, guests entered the main reception tent where all the details came together. Their beautiful rustic celebration, with stunning florals, ornamented candles and intricate stationary will surely inspire your next celebration. Make sure to check out all the details below!





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Planner: Très Chic Events  || Photography by Charles and Jennifer Maring of Maring Visuals || Wedding Dress Designer: Mira Zwillinger || Tent Company: Classical Tents || Floral and Chandeliers: Dragonfly Events || Band: Hank Lane || Location: Lion Rock Farm || Caterer: Interlaken Catering || Drapery/Dance Floor Chandelier: Social Decor || Chargers: Rentals Unlimited || Linens: Nuage Designs || Stationary (menu cards and pie station signage, not the invite): Coral Pheasant || Hair: Salon Couture || Makeup: Jennifer Kinford Weddings