Martha Stewart Weddings: Does Hiring A Wedding Planner Really Help You Save Money

Budget is always an important part of our planning process with each of our couples. Read more of our thoughts on this key component on Martha Stewart Weddings!

 Photography by  Mademoiselle Fiona

Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona

Romantic Fall Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

As the weather is starting to turn cooler in New York, I'm thinking back to this gorgeous autumn wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.  Sarna and Matthew were married on a crisp fall day at one of my favourite venues.  Sarna wore a stunning vintage inspired beaded gown from Jenny Packham and fresh flowers in her hair. 

Saipua designed the florals in a creamy white and soft blush palette with accents of deep pomegranate red.  With an intimate wedding of 128 guests, we were able to setup the ceremony chairs in a circular fashion around the beautiful wild chuppah.  It was an incredible feeling getting married to your love surrounded (literally) with all the people you care most about!  I adored the ring box (made from legos by the ring bearer) and the embroidered cloth covering the table under the chuppah (a gift from a dear friend).  Another friend officiated the wedding and it all made their ceremony feel so personal and special.  

Sarna and Matthew found a day of the dead cake topper in a store selling Mexican art and it was a perfect nod to Matthew's heritage.  The wedding cake from Blue Hill at Stone Barns was apple, crème fraiche, vanilla chiffon cake.  All the food from Blue Hill was so beautifully presented, seasonal and delicious!  Sean from 74 Events kept the dance floor packed all night and whole day was captured so timelessly by James at Judy Pak Studio.  It was the perfect way for Sarna and Matthew to spend their Thanksgiving weekend celebrating with family and friends.  I was so lucky to have been a part of it!  

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Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Photography: James at Judy Pak Studio | Florals: Saipua | DJ: Sean at 74 Events | Invitations: Cynthia Hoffman | Hair and makeup: Noble Salon | Gown: Jenny Packham via Gabriella Bridal Salon | Day of Paperie: Lion in the Sun

The Knot New York 2018: Winter Wedding at The Foundry

I am over the moon to see Bingqing and Han's intimate winter wedding at The Foundry in The Knot New York 2018 Fall/Winter issue!  Most of our weddings are 100-300 guests, but sometimes we get to plan a small wedding for 48 and it feels extra special.  Take a look at some of the thoughtful details below!  You can read more about the wedding on this blog post too.  Thank you to the The Knot for sharing our work!  

Martha Stewart Weddings: Wedding Planners Share Their All-Time Favorite First Dance Songs

Thank you to Martha Stewart Weddings for including my pick for favourite first dance songs!  Click on the image below to gather some inspiration for your special moment on the dance floor.  

 
 Photography by Judy Pak Photography

Photography by Judy Pak Photography

 

Tropical Rose Gold Wedding at the Rainbow Room

A+A's wedding started out with a lovely invitation suite by Fourteen Forty in navy and rose gold with art deco details inspired by their venue the Rainbow Room.  The invitation to their India wedding was also included in the same suite, with the same colour palette, but a very different design details from the New York invitation.  

Fleurs did such an amazing job creating lush tropical greenery and florals ranging from creamy whites and blush pinks at the ceremony to hot pink accents at the reception!  They were married under a stunning ring of florals with hanging globe votives.  

The tall circular floral arrangements high above the mirrored tables from Luxe were such a wow moment as guests stepped into the magnificent Rainbow Room.  The rose gold menus added a perfect shine to the tablescape.  THIS cake.  Madison Lee designed the most incredible navy and rose gold cake to complement their invitation suite and everyone was blown away.  We had the cake displayed on a blush patterned sequin linen from BBJ to highlight the rose gold.  The music from Blaire Band impressed everyone so much, that the father of the bride even gave a speech to thank Blaire at the end of the party!  It was such a bright and fun summer celebration full of personal style!  

 
 

Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Dave Robbins Photography | Videography: Anna Davis at Christian Oth Studio | Venue: Rainbow Room | Floral Design: Fleurs | Band: Blaire Band | Harp: Elan Artists | Invitation and Paperie: Fourteen Forty | Cake: Madison Lee's Cakes | Linens: BBJ | Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals | Photobooth: Mirmir | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Lighting: Bentley Meeker | Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal 
 

Martha Stewart Weddings: "Something Old" Ideas

"Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" for good luck.  I shared my favourite "something old" idea with Martha Stewart Weddings!  Thank you for including me in this article.  

 
 Photography by Sue Kessler at  Christian Oth Studio

Photography by Sue Kessler at Christian Oth Studio