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…

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AN INSIDE LOOK AT ENGAGE15 ORLANDO

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.”

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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

Fall Weddings: Inspired by Marsala

Fall weather is in full force and we’re feeling so inspired by the deep colors of the season. The experience of the outdoors, the amazing weather, and the beautiful sights have in turn converted into an obsession with the feeling of sophisticated, natural earthiness. That’s why this week we’ve decided to focus on how to bring that feeling by incorporating Marsala – the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year – as an accent color or hue to your next wedding or event design.

Marsala is a bold yet dynamic color, so there’s no right or wrong as to how you can use it in an event. Whether you use Marsala as an accent on your tabletop design, as the unifying color that ties everything together, or as a more neutral and background element to the table, you can make it work while evoking different emotions to your guests. The impactful and full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used primarily on its own or as a strong accent to other complementary and contrasting colors. This tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a level of organic sophistication.

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Marsala on a table top:

If you’re thinking Marsala-theme, you’re probably thinking Marsala table top, but what to do to make sure it looks great and brings that seasonal feeling to your guests? The key here is in the contrasting accents. You can choose one complimentary and one contrasting color and use different elements of each. For instance, in this particular setup we used our Purple Velvet and Plum Velvet linens from our Elegance Collection as a complimentary color to the Marsala-accented baroque glasses and the various red-shaded laces, flowers, and candles. As a contrast, we incorporated some golden elements such as the silverware, plates, and candle holders. While the colors can be interchangeable, try to find the balance between the different elements. And if you want to go with a Marsala tabletop, make sure to check out our Marsala-inspired linen palette below. Finally, to neutralize the palette, we intentionally set up right next to a green vine on a brick wall. If you’re trying to play with a more baroque look on an industrial space, this could be the perfect look!

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Marsala to unify the design:

For those who love the outdoors, but are looking for that sophisticated, natural earthy look– this casual, farm-to-table style will be the perfect one to host your guests for those daytime weddings and parties that extend towards late night gatherings with friends. Here, we make use of a reddish-brown toned wooden table to get the Marsala as the foundation color and then keep a naked look with accents that will create contrast while setting a more earthy and grounded atmosphere that people can relate to. Our Taupe Victorian Lace Runner runs through the axis of the table, dropping on both sides and serving as a boundary for the boho-style flower arrangements, rusted yellow vintage glasses, and a few other intricate details. We then have white plates with copper and silver-lined silverware overlapping and blurring the boundary between runner and naked table. Finally, setting the table in the middle of a (well-shaded) outdoor area with tons of greenery will make the arrangement magical and dreamy and will ensure to be a lifetime memory for your friends and guests.

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Marsala as a background neutralizer:

If you want to channel your inner Gatsby and let it loose, this 1920’s-styled table provides an ornate and lavish atmosphere, perfect for a formal gala or tuxedo required event. The sparkly, Champagne Sequin Taffeta provides a clear contrast with the Marsala and black background on the walls, yet the delicate and light lavish arrangement certainly tones down and provides a more lively space for guests to engage in conversation, meeting new people and creating new connections with each other. Simple and classy, this particular design incorporates champagne and gold-colored silverware, glasses and candles to go along the bright Taffeta linen, while the backdrop and the flowers provide a delicate and elegant contrast.

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Photography by Trent Bailey Photography

To a beautiful Fall wedding season!

Nuage Team

New York Bridal Week: The Knot Gala

New York Bridal Week has been taking place this week and what a better way to celebrate than by throwing a stunning gala at the New York Public Library? As usual, The Knot gala takes the cake as the hottest party in town this year, and we are so excited to have been a part of it with a fabulous A+ team of industry superstars, including the event design and production by Always A Bridesmaid and with invitations by Ceci New York.

It’s such an honor to be involved in designing this, what is notably one of the best industry parties, with such a great team of professionals and partners. The creative process was extremely collaborative as we worked closely with Always A Bridesmaid to put together the linen options based on the palette composed of purples, blues, and gold. The result was a combination of dreamy and ethereal colors and themes, and of course the most awesome people in the industry!

Don’t miss the stunning photography below, courtesy of David Robbins and Jeremy Barlow for the complete event look!

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The Knot Gala Vendor List:

Design: AaB Creates || Venue: NYPL || Caterer: Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning || Cakes: Nine Cakes || Drape: Drape Kings || Custom Printing: Spoonflower || Linens: Nuage Designs || Flourist: Interior Foliage Design, Inc. || Entertainment: Generation Events || Brazilian Drumline: Batala NYC || Videography: Cloudless Weddings || Photographer: Dave Robbins Photography || 3D Printing: NRInet || Paper Flowers: Lusine (Etsy Shop) || Furniture: Rent Patina & Rent Quest || Invitations: Ceci New York || Beverage: Chandon || Rentals: Smith Party Rentals || Lipstick Reading: Elizabeth Haag || Photographer: Jeremie Barlow Photography, 5th Avenue Digital || Lighting: Luminous Designs

Fall Inspiration: Southern Outdoor Wedding

Fall weather is here, and with it so are beautiful outdoor weddings. Haley & Jeff’s stunning wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation in historic downtown Charleston, NC perfectly combined both of their personalities–Southern staples like cotton pod boutonnieres for the groom and beaucoups of sparkle for the bride. From the pink champagne tower to the blush-hued sequin-covered linens and the feminine blooms by Branch Design Studio, this affair orchestrated by Pure Luxe Bride is the perfect mix of glam and romance. With dual “His + Hers” outdoor lounges on the sides of the clear-top tent, the gentlemen’s featured a combination of tufted leather sofas, iron chandeliers, and a cigar station, while the ladies’ lounge boasted vintage white settees, a white chandelier, and a touch-up bowl with lipstick and mini perfumes. We are just so obsessed with all the beautiful details of this fabulous affair–magically captured by the talented Dana Cubbage–showing us an amazing inspirational example of how to go with a soft look during this vibrant season.

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From The Wedding Row:

We’re tying the week up with a wedding so full of steal-worthy inspirations it’s almost too much to handle! Haley and Jeff’s wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation was a perfect combination of their two personalities—plenty of Southern touches like cotton pod boutonnieres for Jeff and beaucoups of sparkle for fun-loving bride Haley. From the pink champagne tower to the blush-hued sequin-covered linens and the feminine blooms by Branch Design Studio, this affair orchestrated by Pure Luxe Bride is a perfect mix of glam and romance. Our favorite bit of this dreamy wedding, you ask? Why, the dual “His + Hers” lounges of course! Flanking either side of their clear-top tent were two smaller tents, the gentlemen’s featuring tufted leather sofas, iron chandeliers, and a cigar station and the ladies’ lounge that boasted vintage white settees, a white chandelier, and a touch-up bowl with lipstick and mini perfumes. Amazing, yes? Top to bottom, this beautiful day captured by Dana Cubbage has stolen our hearts. Congratulations, Haley and Jeff!

Vendors:

Photographer:Dana Cubbage Weddings | Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation

Caterer + Bar: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | Planning + Design: Pure Luxe Bride

Hair + Makeup: Paper Dolls Hair + Makeup | Band: Calvin Taylor Band

Gown + Jewelry: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Invitations: The Silver Starfish

Rentals: Snyder + Polished! + Nuage Designs | Florals: Branch Design Studio

Elegant Coastal Wedding Inspiration

As we enter Fall season and officially say goodbye to summer, we thought it would be appropriate to reminisce once more about mid-summer coastal weddings before wrapping up the season for the year. Dulce Dream Events set out to create a beautiful elegant and timeless take on nautical weddings, using a very soft and elegant color palette of blue, green, and ivory. We are just obsessed with all the dreamy ethereal details and fluffy blooms from Quatre Coeur! Don’t miss the stunning calligraphy and stationary on sea glass by Everly Calligraphy, the subtle accents of driftwood, and how they all intertwine in our softly textured seafoam linens. The shoot was amazingly captured by Charlie Juliet.

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We’re loving this gorgeous take on a waterside wedding! Dulce Dream Events set out to create an elegant and timeless take on nautical weddings, with a neutral color palette of soft blue, green, and ivory. Paired with dreamy ethereal details and fluffy blooms from Quatre Coeur, the result is a breath of late summer fresh air. We adore the pretty calligraphy on sea glass by Everly Calligraphy, the beautiful textured seafoam linens from Nuage Designs, and the subtle accents of driftwood. Every image from Charlie Juliet is positively stunning!

Photography – Charlie Juliet | Event Planning and Design – Dulce Dream Events | Venue – Harbor Club at Prime| Floral – Quatre Coeur | Stationery – Sincerely, Jackie | Calligraphy – Everly Calligraphy | Makeup – NY Artistry | Hair – Kerri for Victoria Elizabeth Makeup | Bakery – A White Cake | Gowns – BHLDN | Jewelry – Susie Saltzman| Linens – Nuage Designs

Hello Dallas! Introducing our new showroom with Bella Acento

We are so excited to finally set up shop in Dallas, as part of the brand new and stunning showroom space of Bella Acento, one of the most amazing full-service rental companies in the big state. Not only are we excited for our launch, but Bella Flora (Bella Acento’s sister company) is turning 15 and recently hosted its own all-white party with 250 of its closest friends and family.

With so many things to celebrate and share together this month, we thought the time couldn’t be any better to sit down with the BA team and have a chat about their story, memories, and even some tips for throwing an unforgettable event. Check out our conversation below and don’t miss the beautiful photos from the event!

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Bella Flora & Bella Acento’s 15th Anniversary

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From Bella Acento:

We recently hosted a blanco themed party in celebration of our 15th anniversary of Bella Flora of Dallas, in our newly expanded Bella Flora + Bella Acento showroom. We invited 250 of our closest creative partners for a peek at our new space and an over-the-top birthday celebration! It was so wonderful to see so may of our vendor friends jump at the chance to partner with us for our grand celebration. It truly was a group effort! It was amazing to see how seamlessly everyone worked together. Our “Bella birthday” was the perfect platform to showcase our beautiful new inventory of Nuage linens! From the high tops to our branded catering stations and our Bella Acento vignettes, the gorgeous linens added the perfect pops to our all-white fiesta!

Photography by: The Mamones

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Southern Fried Paper, Shag Carpet, Bravo Entertainment, Absolute Entertainment, Jordan Kahn Music Company, Jarrell Entertainment, Kent Rathbun Concepts, Wendy Krispin Caterer, Pink Apron Pastry, Dallas Affaires, DFW Dance Floors, Dallas Valet, The Grand Bevy.

Groom’s Fashion Inspiration Shoot by Tanya Costigan Events

Soft colors, classic venue, and with bold and modern accents, this beautiful, meticulously styled shoot conveys the perfect combination for the modern groom to remain timeless while staying true to himself. Perfectly envisioned for the two-groom wedding, Tanya Costigan Events orchestrated this incredible shoot that feels traditional while hinting of modern elements; a place where old meets new. The gorgeous architecture of the Wheatleigh presents itself as the perfect context for the lavish, 1920’s look of well-fitted grey jackets with pops of color in shirt, tie and boutonnière. The details in this styled photoshoot are just as rich and beautiful, full of colorful purples and elegant golds! You can see more of this wedding in their cinematic film here. Enjoy!

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From The Black Tie Bride:

We’re thrilled to be sharing something a little different with you today! Rather than focusing in on the bride and her style, we’re going to share some inspiration for your groom! Tanya Costigan Events sent us this incredible groom’s fashion inspiration shoot that is perfect for our black tie brides to share with their well groomed grooms! The style of both of the grooms is classic and holds hints of modern elements, a perfect combination for today’s groom to remain timeless and true to himself at the same time. Well-fitted grey jackets with pops of color in shirt, tie and boutonnière are a winning combination and a perfect match with the gorgeous architecture of the Wheatleigh. The details in this stylized session are just as amazing, full of rich purples and elegant golds! You can see more of this wedding in their cinematic film here. Enjoy!

Vendors:

Shoot Concept/Styling/Planning: Tanya Costigan | Photography: Love & Perry Photography | Cinematography: Epic Filmmakers – this couple’s video| Venue: Wheatleigh | Cake:Pete’s Sweets | Attire: Jackson & Connor | Calligraphy: Meg Chapin Calligraphy | Liquor Supply: NeJaime’s Wine Cellar | Rentals: Classical Tents & Rentals | Linens: Nuage Designs | Draping Pro: CJC Event Lighting | Flowers: Daisy Stone Studio | Stationery: Ceci New York | Other Contributors: Koyal Wholesale | Models: Maggie Inc | Makeup: Liz Washer, Makeup Artist | Hair: Brush, Bobby Scott

A Conversation with Rhiannon Nicole

This week, we couldn’t be more thrilled to share our collaboration with the Trouvaille Workshop and a special interview with the creator behind the intimate, comprehensive, four day luxury workshop experience, RHIANNON BOSSE!

As the principle planner and lead designer behind the event, Rhi truly pours her heart and soul into the endeavor. A believer in loving big and serving others exceptionally well, we are so excited to share a closer look at the brains behind this stunning event and an inside perspective of how she makes the magic happen…check out the full interview and stunning snapshots from the workshop by Shay from Love, the Nelsons below!

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And, of course, we had to share with you the beautiful memories and photos from the workshop…

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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.

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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