September 11, 2014

Love Grows

This is a little inspiration shoot that was published in Inspired by This last fall! Looking through the pictures again now, I'm falling in love all over again with all of the finer details and TLC that was poured into this. Ashley from Dulce Dreams Events dreamed up this idea of bringing nature inside and taking a very chic and modern penthouse space in NYC and transforming it into a little secret oasis. You would never know that this rooftop terrace was right above Madison Square Garden.

I just love all of the little things that make this shoot so special, like the hanging greenery "chandelier", the unique color palette (that deep cranberry red!), the large quote sign with "love is the only thing that when shared, grows", and the bride's beautifully messy side-braid and bold red lips!

For the paper suite, I wanted to do something that was classic, elegant, romantic with a whimsical twist!

Thank you to the wonderful team that made this beauty happen!

Event Design & Planning: Dulce Dreams Events
Photography: Cyrience Photography
Venue: Top of the Garden
Hair & Makeup: Sabrina Gilbert NYC
Cake & Desserts: Sweet Grace
Floral Design: The Wild Ivy
Wedding Dress & Accessories: The White Gown
Suit: Brooklyn Tailors
Stationery: Yuling Designs
Rentals: Party Rental LTD
Models: Peony Seki & Tradell Hawkins
Videography: GT Modern Creations

And in case you missed it, our "Making of" video can be seen here.

July 2, 2014

Stars & Stripes

I feel like Independence Day is the official "kick off" of summer, cue the firing up of grills, beach bum lazy days, and those hot and balmy summer nights. And what better than to start the season by showcasing the photos from our starry themed shoot!

The stars of the show (pun intended) are the breathtaking hanging constellation art installations and, of course, that glamorous gold gown. What a great alternative to wearing white! Everything about this shoot- from the delectable looking cocktails, to the hand-dyed table runner, to the custom star plates, and the bright pops of floral- is so vibrant, fun, and whimsical!

Gold painted paper mache stars, with slits cut in the top, work beautifully as Escort Card holders.
Place mats at each setting prompted guests to share their favorite piece of advice to guide the bride and groom on their marriage journey. Take note of this great double duty idea!
Our shoot was featured on Ruffled! A big THANK YOU to the whole team who worked so hard to put all of this goodness together!

Photographer: Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons
Stylist, Rentals, and Floral Design: Sweet Sunday Events
Event Venue: Palm Door
Wedding Dress: Serendipity Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine
Caterer: Pink Avocado Catering
Wedding Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory
Paper Goods: Yuling Designs
Models: Zephyr Talent Agency

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe July 4th!

June 3, 2014

Chanel meets Brooklyn Stationery

I'm SO ecstatic to finally showcase one of the suites that Brie Photography and I were able to shoot! (Brie is a genius and puts together the most beautifully staged vignettes!!! We had a blast putting together each photo-op and working off of each others creative ideas. Cut to eight hours later, I went home completely exhausted from exerting all of that creative energy, haha.)

Well, I promised you that there would be a second post about the Chanel meets Brooklyn editorial shoot, and voila! I had a lot of fun with the stationery for this shoot, mixing and matching that classic and high-end Chanel vibe, with the fun and playfulness of Brooklyn. And Everly Calligraphy's beautifully hand-addressed envelope adds just the perfect touch.

See the whole Chanel meets Brooklyn shoot post here.

January 31, 2014

Lulu & Frederic

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! In the spirit of festivity, I thought it was only appropriate that I post some photos of Lulu & Frederic's wedding suite. The couple wanted something that was traditionally Chinese looking, hence the red & gold and the double happiness, but with a whimsical twist inspired by the Chinese art of paper cutting. Along the way I learned some things from the bride about Chinese imagery and symbolism, like how the dragon and the phoenix are often used in contrast and represent male and female.

Since typically this holiday is celebrated with a reunion of family and friends, and (of course!) the consumption of a lot of delicious food, I wish you all a wonderful weekend! May you spend it (stuffing your faces) with the ones you love.