District Bliss Vendor Social

We recently had the pleasure of participating in the industry networking in happy hour, put on by District Bliss.  District Bliss is an awesome company that throws really cool, laid-back networking events in DC, New York and LA.  The events connect wedding vendors and creatives in a fun setting.  Each event has featured vendors, that get to show off their stuff, and we did the planning and decor for February event.  We had a great time with the other awesome vendors Phillip Van Nostrand, Bat Haus, Unna BakeryA Flippin' Good Time, Park Slope Press, Beat Train and, of course, the District Bliss girls.  

District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social
District Bliss Vendor Social

Bat Haus | Venue
I Love Love Events | Planner, Coordinator
Beat Train | DJ
Park Slope Press | Letterpress, Design
Unna Bakery | Sweets
A Flippin Good Time | Photo Flip Book
Phillip Van Nostrand Photography | Photographer

If you want to join in the fun next month, you can get tickets here

Real Wedding // Stephanie and Mike

When the first thing on your couple's list is to be sure their dogs can be involved you can assume  they are loving people and and amazing.  At least that was the case with Stephanie and Mike.  The couple met at a bar and lives in Chicago with their two dogs.  Stephanie, had a vision of a rustic wedding with modern touches and a nod to the couple's love of travel.  Passion Flower did an AMAZING job with the flowers and rentals and we added a few modern touches, including the geometric table numbers and chuppah decor.  Not only did Stephanie and Mike have their dogs, but the animal lovers were so excited to take portraits with the farm's goats.   Kathy Davies killed it with the photography.   

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photography: Kathy Davies Photography / coordination & decor: I Love Love Events / florals & rentals: Passion Flowers / venue, catering & cake: Zingerman's Cornman Farms / DJ: Mike Anthony / hair & make up: Kyle Ann / wedding gown: Sarah Seven / bride's shoes: Ted Baker / bridesmaid's jumpsuits: Adelyn Rae from Nordstrom /  groom suit: Black Tux  / luggage tags: Currys Leather on Etsy

Valentine's Day Play (first) Date

Tomorrow my baby turns one!!  AND it's Valentine's Day!  In celebration of all the wonderful things, I've teamed up with my friend, Viviana, master flower crown maker and owner of Sweet Mimi Studio and Freshly Picked, the king of baby moccasins to do an AWESOME giveaway!  We are giving away a pair of soft sole moccs, of your choice, the adorable flower crown pictured below and the heart wall hanging I made for this shoot.  All you have to do is click over to this instagram post and follow the instructions. 

Valentines Play Date
Valentines Play Date
Valentines Play Date

PS the simple and delicious doughnut recipe was found on A Beautiful Mess.

Valentines Play Date
Valentines Play Date
Valentines Play Date

Here are all the goodies you can win.  Again, click here and follow the instructions to enter!

Heart Wall Hanging

Amelia is wearing: Shirt - Old Navy / flower crown - Sweet Mini Studio / moccasins - Freshly Picked Heirloom Cream and Gold // Oliver is wearing: Shirt - Old Navy / joggers - Play Date Apparel / boutonniere - custom Sweet Mimi Studio / moccasins - Freshly Picked The Legend

Greg & Jessica Nautical Long Island Wedding

I have been meaning to post this for sometime now, and shame on me for not getting to it earlier, but I adore this couple and all the special details they put into their wedding.  I can't thank them enough for letting me be a part of it. 

GreG and Jessica

Groom, Greg, and Bride, Jessica, are the perfect balance to each other, his reserved nature to her outspoken ways.  They are an eternally positive couple and their love is so true and unconditional.  The couple came to me just after she got engaged, she knew her vision for her wedding, she just needed someone to help execute it.  Jessica is just as obsessed with details as I am and she wanted her's and Greg's special day to reflect exactly who they are as a couple.  She's from Long Island, he's from New Jersey and the social media obsessed couple met at school in Boston, over Twitter!  

On a chilly day in March, Greg and Jessica said "I do," at Three Villages, a charming inn on the shore of the Long Island Sound.  The couple spends time in Cape Cod, so they wanted to bring that feel to the day through many hand-made nautical touches and beautiful hydrangeas.   Jessica, a multi faceted woman, loves books, Kate Spade, leopard print and Motley Crew and found a way to work them all into her wedding day (the quote on the ceremony backdrop is a Motley Crew Lyric).  

After a long road to the alter, Greg and Jessica got their perfect day.  And to top it off, Jessica celebrated her thirtieth birthday at the after party.  

State welcome sign

I couldn't love this photo more!

Bridal Party forst look
Sparkly Bridal Shoe
leopard wrapped bouquet
Groomsmen with beer
nautical boutonniere
candy bar
nautical programs
nautical flag escort cards
heart backdrop
ceremony
recessional
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These tables are layered with special details from the couple's life, including the bride's love for books, the couples Boston history, hydrangeas representing Cape Cod and the nautical colors for their love of spending time on the boat.

striped wedding table
Boston and book tablescape

my absolute favorite detail of the day, these illustrated beer labels by Brittany Viklund.

personalized home brew
sequined sweetheart table
nautical sweetheart table
#married cake topper
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first dance
bride

Photographer - Pennace Photography - Laura Pennnace / Planner & Coordinator - I Love Love Events / Venue - Three Village Inn / Florist - Black Dahlia Inc. / Dress Designer - Casablanca / Wedding Party Dresses - Bill LevkoffSuit /Tux Designer - Vera Wang for Men's Warehouse / makeup Artist -Elizabeth Aiello / Hair Stylist - Carolyn - Michelangelo Salon / Officiant - Reverend Debra Viola - Ceremonies of the Heart / DJ - After Hours Entertainment / Cake Artist - Rolling Pin Bakery / Invitations - Wedding Paper Divas / Party Favors - Parkview Brewing Co. (homebrew), label - Brittany Viklund / anchor bottle openers- Kate Aspen

Family Photo Feature

It's been three long months since I shared any photos of the tiny man who has been stealing all my free time, it's about time I shared some of that little Oliver goodness with you.  The lovely family and nursery photos my talented friend, Kathy Davies, took are featured today on Grey Likes Baby.  Here are a few of my favorites and click over to my personal blog, Undeclared Panache, to see more cuteness.

Thank you so much, Kathy for taking these stunning photos!