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

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!

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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:

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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

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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!

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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.

VENDOR CREDITS

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

Maria & Hank’s Pastel Pink Wedding in Atlanta

This week we are so inspired by the lovely Atlanta wedding of Maria and Hank. Based on an elegant pastel pink color palette, the entire event was beautifully executed by the talented Molly McKinley Designs. The breathtaking florals by Lindsay Coletta Designs combine with crafty and artsy stationary by Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press. The amazing backdrop where Maria and Hank exchanged vows features delicate greenery and exquisite floral details. It also served as a dramatic focal point and cake display for the reception. Don’t miss Michelle’s gorgeous captures of all the lovely details and be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of their vendors. Enjoy!

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Photography: Morning Light by Michelle Landreau | Wedding Planner: Molly McKinley Designs | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Georgian Terrace | Florals: Lindsay Coletta Designs | Paper Goods: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press | Linens: Nuage Designs | Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair and Makeup: Brielle Brenner | Cake: Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet | DJ: Pirone Entertainment, LLC | Videographer: Brandon Zauche

Going Places with Michelle Rago Destinations

Known throughout the world as one of the foremost experts on international weddings and entertaining, we are so excited that we had a chance to sit down with Michelle Rago, founder of Michelle Rago Destinations, to chat about her destination events this week.

Michelle throws some of the most stunning destination events in the world and is always on the go. Her firm is based in Manhattan, but her magic and wit is seen anywhere, from Paris to Jamaica and from Nantucket to the Riviera Maya.  Her commitment to research, development, and creativity knows no bounds – with every location she discovers new inspiration and perspective. It is Michelle’s keen curiosity about the world and how aesthetics, cultures and hospitality intertwine that make her weddings something to talk about.

We love working with Michelle on all her projects and are always eager to hear about the next challenge.  In addition to answering some of our most burning questions about destination event planning, Michelle also was able to share some beautiful pictures from our collaboration on the colorful and lavish Red Velvet Ball at the St Louis Symphony Hall!

Check out the full interview and pictures below:

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A St Louis Celebration with Michelle:

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Wedding Inspiration – Romance at Graylyn

We just love a wedding that takes you back in time through the details and the different elements of the design. Such is the case in this captivating inspirational shoot at Graylyn, with stunning florals from Amy Lynne Originals and elegantly captured by Allison Kuhn. A floral palette of bright yellow, blush pink, soft coral, and deep greens stands out among a beautiful setting of vintage details, including tall chrome candelabras, delicate lace, and fine china plates, creating an opulent tabletop that takes you back to another period in time.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of the talented vendors and creatives who worked together to create this beautiful editorial. Enjoy!

Images courtesy of Allison Kuhn Photography via Weddings Unveiled.

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Photography: Allison Kuhn Photography   |   Creative Director, Styling and Calligraphy: The Graceful Host   |   Venue: Graylyn   |   Florals: Amy Lynne Originals   |   Farm Table: Classic Party Rentals   |   Chairs, China, Glassware Rentals: Party Reflections   |   Linens: Nuage Designs   |   Wedding Cake: Wow Factor Cakes   |   Invitation Suite: Amanda Day Rose   |   Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Nitsa’s   |   Earrings: Nordstrom   |   Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne   |   Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank   |   Models: Bethany and Scott Grotz

Alex & Nadya’s Ballroom Blowout

This week we are so excited to bring you Alex & Nadya’s creative celebration at the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles, FL. The couple celebrated with family and friends, bringing a culmination to that magical moment when Alex first laid his eyes on then NYU student Nadya Andreeva, and after an emotional proposal at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.

The fun-loving couple hosted a stunning celebration in a floating pavilion in the water and a party that guests will forever remember, with highlights that included a dancing LED robot along with futuristic Oompa Loompas.

The celebration was masterfully executed by Bond Group Luxury Weddings and with beautiful florals from Parrish Designs. Check out the stunning details and the full list of vendors below!

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Vendors List:

Venue, catering & accommodations: Trump International Beach Resort || Wedding planner, decor & event design: Bond Group Luxury Weddings || Lighting: Evoga Event Productions || Dance floor: Artech Production || Linens: Nuage Designs || Florist: Parrish Designs || Wedding cake: Ana Paz Cakes || Entertainment: DJ Politik || Videographer: Dream Video Productions || Bridal Gown: Anna Maier Couture || Bride’s Reception Gown: Marchesa || Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew Bridal || Groom’s Attire: Bonobos || Bride & Groom’s Rings: Westrock Diamonds

Ballerina Bride of Georgia

Now that it’s officially summertime, we are all about bright colors and eclectic themes. Such is the case in this beautiful southern summer wedding in Atlanta featuring our Charcoal Velvet and Silver Metallic Forest linens! The bright flowers, dark linens, and pastel & gold accents, along with the beautiful and angelic ballerina bride have us absolutely in love with this magical love affair.

The details are stunning too, with satin laces tied through the chairs emulating the ribbons of a ballet slipper tying to the ballerina’s leg. The lightness and weightlessness of the dancer is represented as a delicate feather placecard on the table. Swirls on the cake represent the poetic and organic path of the dancer. Don’t miss all the details below!

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Photographers note,

“At 18, I stood at the bottom of the massive marble steps inside the vast Louvre Museum in Paris gazing up at a grand goddess. The first time you experience this work, which stands erect, almost like a guardian over this French fortress of art, it is unforgettable. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is a powerful piece.

The way the smooth soft lines of the sculpture’s tunic fall over the rough stone of the body and float back effortlessly is transcendental. With these contrasting elements of hard and soft, this piece purely defies nature. Or so I once thought.

Now it’s clearer to me that this work actually defines nature. In the same way running water flows gently over coarse stones, curving and shaping them, this 2nd century B. C. piece was formed with details that are both opposing and edifying.

When you find your someone, the mystery of love seems to work in a similar fashion. Separately, you’re simple elements, each distinct and defined in your own way. Together, you’re a new outrivaling force with a whole greater than the sum of your combined parts—a victory in love.” – Erin of Tin Can Photography 

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{ photography: Tin Can Photography | venue: The Georgian Terrace  | gown found at: Adore Bridal Boutique Georgia | invitation designer: Foglio Press | event designer: Juli Vaughn Designs | jewelry: Mickey Lynn | cake designer: Miss Mamie | linens: Nudge Designs | event planner: Pretty Swell Parties | makeup: Raney O’Keefe | menswear: The Modern Gent }

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an inside look at Engage!

Today, we are featuring our journey at Engage!, which was hosted in Mexico for the first time ever! From June 8-11th, the wedding industry elite gathered for three days of inspiration, education and celebration in Riviera Maya, at the acclaimed NIZUC Resort & Spa. Engage!15 exclusively took over the entire resort during this time and our team couldn’t have been more ecstatic that in addition to attending this event, we were given the opportunity to work with local superstars Elena Damy and Canteiro Weddings, to showcase our linens against the stunning Nizuc backrop.

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.  Intimate by design, Engage! blends a tailored schedule of curated activities along with creative extras and down time, offering myriad opportunities for natural networking.

From our perspective, each year, the experience offers invaluable insight into the industry and coming trends, so that we can be at the cutting edge of the industry for our clients in the year to come. We are so excited to share some of the photos from our time at Engage!

An insider look at Engage! from Nuage Designs’ President, Pablo Oliveira:
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After attending Engage! for 9 times the conference never fails to impress me. Not only is it the best curated conference in terms of the amazing events that take place over the 3 days, but it is also the top source of information on the state of the wedding industry. Where it is now, where it is headed, how technology is shaping weddings and how it is affecting couples planning their celebration. It is indeed the one summit that gathers the leading professionals from around the globe in a relaxed setting to effortlessly network and share ideas.

My favorite aspect of Engage! is the sense of camaraderie among the attendees. Once you meet a peer at Engage! there is an automatic bond that happens through the desire to learn, excel, share. It is truly creating a community of thinkers that are molding the future of luxury weddings.

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And of course, we always have to have a little fun…

More about Engage!:

Engage! is designed for committed wedding industry professionals who are looking for innovative ideas and practical solutions for strategic growth. Engage! is dedicated to gathering the best of the best, and is limited to 325 speakers and attendees. Careful attention is paid to creating an intimate atmosphere that blends structure and down time, allowing for candid networking in a non-client, non-competitive environment. The open exchange of ideas, information and strategies for facing the challenges of the luxury wedding industry are a hallmark of the event — often imitated, never repeated.

Riviera Maya is one of the premier spots in the world for destination weddings, thanks to stunning natural settings and warm, welcoming culture. Opened in 2014, the luxurious NIZUC Resort and Spa won immediate acclaim, being named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Best New Hotels and as one of the Top 100 hotels in the world by Fodor’s. Set inside a 29-acre natural preserve with rainforest and two private white sand beaches, the resort blends Mayan roots with the latest in luxury, including 274 rooms with ocean views or plunge pools, a modern convention and events center, and a lavish ESPA spa.

Photography by: Carla Ten Eyck | C10Studios | Tammy Swales Studio | Love Live Images | John Cain Photography

Location Partner: Nizuc Resort & Spa

Event Partners: Canteiro Weddings | J&S Audio Visual | Elena Damy | Elanartists | Visit Mexico | Nuage Designs | Trisha Hay Design | Gifts for the Good Life | Two Paperdolls | Honeybook | Elisium Productions | Maritur DMC | Solen Group | Catie & Amy | Exhibitions Cargo | Grupo Gama | Jose Cuervo | Archive Mexico

Romantic & Elegant New York Garden Wedding

Casual, yet elegant; romantic, but fun – we always love a good garden wedding! For their beautiful ceremony, Kristen and Chris were particularly inspired by classical English gardens; but they added their own style with soft colors, fun typography, lush and romantic centerpieces, and their own amazing programming (fire pits, dessert buffet, a cigar bar, and a photo booth were just a few of the amazing amenities). Jen Huang Photography was behind the lens capturing the beautiful memories as these hometown sweethearts wed in true style. With immaculate details and execution by Roey Mizrahi Events.

Check out the beautiful and inspirational details below!

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From Roey Mizrahi Events… Kristen and Chris’ love story begins in the town in which they both grew up. While they hadn’t met until several years after high school, they quickly made up for lost time and crafted a playful relationship. It was clear they were destined for one another and as a result, Chris asked Kristen for her hand in marriage at the top of the Belvedere Castle in Central Park.

The couple was inspired by thoughts of an elegant English garden for their late August wedding. After a handful of venue visits, Kristen and Chris fell in love with NYIT’s de Seversky Mansion. It was the perfect combination of old world charm, elegance and beauty. On the day of, a quaint glass terrarium settled upon a rustic wooden table served to provide guests with custom programs and handkerchiefs for the ceremony. Behind the mansion, in a setting adorned with natural and lush florals, the ceremony was held underneath a towering linden tree. The couple recited custom vows, crafted by Collette McGuire from Ceremonies and Beyond, to one another before friends, family, and loved ones.

After a plentiful cocktail hour, guests were escorted into the dining room for a round of toasts presented in front of the large marble fireplace decorated with an assortment of candles. The room had a romantic & soft glow, each table lit intimately by a handful of votives. The centerpieces were lush and romantic, overflowing olive branches draped onto the shimmering linens. Anne Kilcullen from Blade Floral & Event Design truly transformed the space into one that was unimaginable and beyond the couples expectations. After dinner, the celebration moved towards a glass-enclosed porch which allowed for the stars above to act as the backdrop to the couple’s emotional first dance and the ensuing merriment. The guests had the freedom to congregate on the outdoor patio surrounding fire pits, indulging in the abundant dessert buffet, the cigar bar and the playful and entertaining photo booth.

From the beautiful Bride… With the endless guidance, advice and vision from Roey Mizrahi Events, everything fell perfectly into place. Her team was there the day of to ensure that the couple had the most amazing time and everything ran smoothly. Jen Huang Photography and McKenzie Miller Films beautifully captured all of the days moments from start to finish. This stellar team of vendors truly created the most magical day for Kristen & Chris, a day they have vocalized will be cherished forever and looked back upon with such fondness and swollen hearts.

I just wanted it to feel really warm and romantic without being too frilly. I also love classic elements but I didn’t want our wedding day to be too traditional. So I tried to mix the two with a soft and somewhat muted color scheme, really lush and romantic flowers, natural fiber linens, clean lines when it came too my dress and our stationery but then introduced some fun swirly calligraphy and of course lace. Our venue also helped capture that warm aura without feeling too vintage or too formal and stuffy. When everything came together, it was better than we could’ve imagined. I kept saying “I want our flowers to feel like an old English garden” and I think that’s exactly what Anne, our Florist accomplished, but it didn’t feel too casual thanks to our amazing & elegant venue!

This post originally appeared on Style Me Pretty.

Photography: Jen Huang Photography | Videographer: McKenzie Miller Films | Wedding Planner: Roey Mizrahi Events | Floral Design: Blade Floral And Event Designs | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop | Wedding Bands: Cartier | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Noir By Lazaro | Makeup: Sally Duvall | Hair: Daleesa Weary | Calligraphy: Meme Davis Calligraphy + Design | Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss | Grooms Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Bracelet: Cartier | Ceremony And Reception Venue: NYIT De Seversky Mansion | Ceremony Duo: Aaron Short | Cocktail Napkins: Confetti Grey | Escort Cards/Table Numbers: The Blooming Quill | Garter:BHLDN | Groom’s Cufflinks: Tiffany & Co | Groom’s Skull Socks: J Crew | Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein | Headpiece: Christie Lauren | Linens: Nuage Designs | Paper Goods: Bella Figura At Judy Paulen Designs | Photobooth: The Booth | Reception DJ: MRG Productions | Ring Dish: Paloma’s Nest | Second Shooter: Love & Lights Photographs | Veil: Brides Head Revisited | Vintage Keys For Place Settings: Sister Nomad Supplies | Welcome Bags: PressedCotton