Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Real Wedding: Vintage Beauty

I love beautifully inspired weddings with jaw-dropping decor and design eye candy. As a designer that's a given. But most important of all, I love couples who do that while celebrating their own individual personalities, their culture and are in total enjoyment of their wedding day because let's face it, if you're not enjoying your own wedding, why spend all the time and energy making it look fantastic when you're not really having a good time?

The wedding of Kaya and Walter was a perfect unison of beautiful design with lots of adorable personal details. Their affair took place in the heart of New York City at the Angel Orensanz Foundation and as you can see from their photos, they had the time of their lives on their special day. Also take a look at the gorgeous custom designed wedding suite we created just for them!

And last but not least, Atelier Isabey designed lovely vintage inspired custom wedding invitations for Kaya and Walter. Taking inspiration from the bride's Polish heritage and fusing it with a New York vintage flair, their invitations utilized unique materials, design motifs and multiple printing techniques to achieve a uniquely vintage look. One of my favorite parts of the invitation was the inner envelopes which are handmade with faux lace paper and embellished with a handmade paper crane as a delicate finishing touch. The cranes were used throughout the wedding day decor too! Take a look at the invitation suite below as well as a peek behind the scenes at the original concept sketches!

Photography: Jenny Ebert 
Invitations and Stationery: Atelier Isabey 
Event Designer: Hatch Creative Studio 
Venue: Angel Orensanz Foundation 
Church: Saint Stanislaus Church

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Trash the Dress in the Red Sea

Trash the dress is a relatively new trend that has become an artform of it's own so when I saw this story in the news last weekend and couldn't wait to share these photos with you! For those of you who aren't familiar with it, "Trash the dress" is the art of destruction or deconstruction of a brides wedding dress in an exotic or unusual setting. Since most wedding dresses are treated with the utmost care, seeing them burned away or plunged into the Ocean can be quite shocking indeed!

Award Winning photographer, Sharon Rainis decided to take this idea to a whole new level by creating and photographing and underwater bridal fashion show in the Red Sea with dresses by Israeli designer, Erez Ovadia! The result is pure magic.

Image courtesy of Sharon Rainis/HotSpot Media

Image courtesy of Sharon Rainis/HotSpot Media

Image courtesy of Sharon Rainis/HotSpot Media
Here's a video of behind the scenes of this incredible shoot.

To read the full story, check out this article in the Daily Mail.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Reem Acra Trunk Show this weekend at Gabriella NY

We just got word that our friends over at Gabriella New York are hosting a Bridal trunk show this weekend over at their Salon for one of my favorite designers, Reem Acra. Brides will enjoy 10% off during the trunk show so make sure to make your appointments early!

Here are the details for the event:

Reem Acra Trunk Show at
Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

August 5th-7th
By Appointment Only

400 W. 14th street 2A
New York City

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Real Wedding: Gotham Glam at Capitale

I was browsing the magazine stand about a week ago when, to my delight, I stumbled upon a wedding feature of one of our clients in the latest The Knot New York! Lynn and Jasen were married at Capitale in New York City last year and their wedding was just spectacular with a true New York flair and spirit! So this week on our blog, we're featuring their wedding as well as the gorgeous New York inspired wedding invitations and stationery suite we designed for them.

They walked the line between personality and glamor but with a quintessentially classic and timeless look from their save the dates, all the way up to their decor and flowers!

I just love how they carried out bright pops of color in such a restrained and elegant way amidst the old world look and interior of Capitale.

Photography: Cappy Hotchkiss
Invitations and Stationery: Atelier Isabey
Planner: Carrie Sartor with Lyndsey Hamilton Events
Hair and Make-up: Once Upon a Bride
Venue: Capitale
Flowers: Bowman Dahl

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