Central Park Boathouse Wedding

Tara and Jesse were lucky enough to have a whole wedding weekend.  We started with a rehearsal dinner, which was hosted at their family home.  Tara and Jesse love to cook and had made the food for a 100 person dinner!  The next day everyone woke up bright and early for an afternoon wedding at the iconic Central Park Boathouse. This was followed by an after party at a loft 320 studios, where everyone danced to the wee hours, fueled by a popcorn machine we brought in.  The weekend was rounded out with a brunch the morning after.  What a great way to extend the celebration with friends and family!Central Park Boathouse Wedding - Ang Weddings and Events - Craig Paulson Photography-5

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Tara has beautiful penmanship.  She hand-wrote the invitation envelopes for their wedding.  She also wrote their ketubah and the escort cards.  Jesse is a mathematician, so the escort cards contained equations which led guests to their tables.

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The couple wanted to bring in a blend of jewel tones for their floral decor, with purples, blues and reds.  Thistles and berries added a textural element to the softer hydrangea and iris in the centerpieces.

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Tara and Jesse did not want a traditional wedding cake, and requested a simple but delicious sheet cake.  When I sent them to Amy at Sugar Flower Cake Shop, she had none of it.  When they were ordering a sample tasting cake from Amy, she found out that their invitations had been designed by the uber talented Atelier Isabey.  A quick call to Margot at Atelier Isabey to get a copy, and Sugar Flower Cake Shop sent a sample cake that was decorated with elements from their invitation design.  Tara and Jesse were floored by how beautiful the cake was, changed their minds, and had Sugar Flower Cake Shop create three wedding cakes for them!  A central cake influenced by their invitations, which was flanked by two flower boxes.

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It was a delight to work with a couple that were so much in love.

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Read about how bringing friends and family together was so important to the couple on Style Me Pretty.

Photography: Craig Paulson Photography | Venue: Central Park Boathouse in New York City, New York| Wedding Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Lenox Hill Florist | Officiant: Rabbi Ruth Durschlag | Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop  | Band: Pete Saunders Band via Hank Lane | After Party Venue: 320 Studios in New York City, New York | After Party Caterer: The Secret Chef  | After Party DJ: Aria Melody | After Party Rentals: Something Different Party Rentals | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Atelier Isabey | Wedding Dress: Jenny Lee via Bergdorf Goodman | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Lindsey Jones

Cipriani Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Thank you to Style Me Pretty New York for the feature of this gorgeous wedding at Cipriani 42nd Street.  Check out the stunning images of this classic NYC wedding by Ron of Brian Dorsey Studios by clicking on the image below.  Enjoy!

Style Me Pretty Cipriani 42nd st

Photography by Ron Antonelli of Brian Dorsey Studios

Documentary Video of a Styled Shoot

In case you missed the documentary video that Love In Progress made of our modern winter styled shoot on Style Me Pretty, here it is for your viewing pleasure.  We wanted to create a video that showed the inspiration and preparation that goes into creating a styled shoot.  Thank you to Motoko for her beautiful work and for sharing this with us. 

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Video by Love In Progress

Revel

I am so excited that my good friends at 57Grand have expanded their refreshing modern aesthetic to inspiration boards at Revel.  The unique thing about Revel is that if you like the look of the items that you see on their site, chances are you can buy it!  There are lots of blogs out there with amazing inspiration boards, but sometimes it is challenging to actually make those inspirations come to real life.  The idea of Revel is to give you daily modern inspiration, but provide easy links for you to purchase or rent the items, or the link to the florist or bridal gown designer who created it.  Just click on the picture.  It is as easy as that!  There are a lot of elements that go into creating a wedding.  I think this is a great tool to help you save time, but to do this with style.I have been really impressed with the beautifully curated boards since the launch.  With contributors like Saukok and Lindsey of 57Grand, and guest contributors, Jackie of Merci New York and Vane of Brooklyn Bride, I knew I would be.

I was honoured to be asked to create a board for Revel.  Using a navy, gold and white colour palette, I wanted to bring you a classic and elegant event with a festive sparkle.   The image below is just a preview, so much sure you check out the full post on Revel.

To the Team at Revel - congratulations on your launch.  Thank you for letting me contribute!

Image via Revel