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Summer Wedding Inspiration

Guess what? Paperless Post asked us to share some of our favorite summer wedding inspiration with you to potentially inspire future designs!

As simple as it may sound, there is no better inspiration for a summer wedding than summer itself. Summer - or l’ete as the French call it - means picnic baskets and lemonade and days by the pool. It means fresh fruit at the farmer’s market and this summer we’re all about taking inspiration from our citrus cravings. From half-orange sorbets and lemon-filled vases to watermelon canvas totes to fit welcome gifts for guests, we can’t get enough of all that juicy Vitamin C. It’s fresh, fruity, fun, and can be spun anyway you want. And the fact of the matter is? No one does color better than nature herself.

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It’s a midsummer night’s dream and we’re looking toward the fragrant bohemian notes of Scandinavia. Think lush flower crowns of dark blooms and milky leaves, and exquisite white gowns of hand-embroidered lace and tiny beads. Envision flower walls of white chrysanthemum and pink peonies and layered cakes topped with strawberries as red as the rose. There is something magical and mesmerizing about this ethereal contrast of dark and light - and we can’t get enough!

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We love the idea of old-school romance, but it doesn’t hurt to take a few ideas from our times. It is the twenty-first century after all! We’re talking about wedding sites for your guests (go green on the RSVP?), and cell phone charging stations (those electronics need some fuel too!). We mean Fujifilm instant cameras for a guestbook and #hashtags for the big day.

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These are just a few of our 2015 summer favorites! What are yours?

 

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Vitamin C

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Scandinavia

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Twenty-first century

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A Brilliant Wedding: Lauren and Jonathan

Coordinating a wedding that was just as unique and creative as this amazing couple was an absolute pleasure. Lauren and Jonathan chose the beautiful Alder Manor in Yonkers, NY as the backdrop for their stunning and vintage-inspired wedding. Lauren, who looked ravishing in her unique, beaded gown, walked down the aisle to "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" during their gorgeous outdoor ceremony. After the ceremony guests made their way inside the manor and enjoyed dinner in the comfort of a unique library. Family and friends were treated to croquembouche, a fabulous French dessert, instead of traditional wedding cake and danced all night long with the happily married couple. Our wonderful couple's Wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty, check it out here! Congratulations, Lauren and Jonathan!

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Thanks to Jonathan Young Photography for the great photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Britten and AJ

Britten and AJ couldn't have been more of an amazing couple to work with! Their wedding took place in beautiful Tuxedo Park New York.  After exchanging 'I Do's' at their church ceremony it was off to the reception.  A stunning waterfront reception combined with an exquisite look created by candles, chandeliers and elegance. During cocktail hour, guests arrived to a pianist playing a grand piano and as the sun set on the lake, the guests were invited inside for dinner and dancing.  A few special tables remained on the stone porch with prime views of the sunset.  Everyone danced the night away, and all were especially entertained by the photo booth, a special surprise that Britten had arranged for AJ! When the night had ended guests were given a bottle of custom-labeled wine as their favor with a lovely bottle carrier. We were also thrilled to have their wedding featured on Carats & Cake! Check out the post here. Congratulations Britten and AJ.

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Thanks to Craig Warga for the amazing photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Diane and Seb

It was a beautiful and traditional wedding at the NY Palace. Diane and Seb who are big traveler's, decided to stay local and tie the knot in New York City. The couple exchanged vows during their elegant church ceremony, followed by a classic New York portrait session in Central Park. Later, the couple pulled up to their reception in a vintage car! They shared their first dance to Shania Twain’s, From this Moment, and from there on it was pure celebration. There were glow sticks for the dance floor, and flip-flops of all sizes so that guests never had to stop dancing. Diane and Seb cut into one of Ron-Ben Israel's scrumptious cake creations, and even had a Macaron Tower cake that everyone wanted a piece of! It was a perfect day for these lovebirds! Congratulations Diane and Seb!

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Thanks to JoVon Photography for the beautiful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Liz and Chris

Liz and Chris we an amazing couple to work with! They truly wanted to create an unforgettable day, and make sure that all of their friends and family had the best time of their lives. The lovely couple decided to host on a beautiful evening in New Jersey at Chris's hometown Country Club. The attention to all details allowed for it to be a flawless and sophisticated Wedding. Although they were in New Jersey, Liz and Chris made sure to pay homage to their current hometown, New York City. During cocktail hour guests were able to sip on drinks decorated by New York Giants and New York Yankees drink stirrers, and when they made their way over to the reception, instead of traditional table numbers, each table was labeled with one of the couple's favorite NYC spot's. They had a beautiful tented reception accompanied by a maple wood dance floor, and lush floral arrangements were everywhere. The night was concluded with a sparkler send off for the Bride and Groom! We were thrilled to have Liz and Chris's Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. If you missed it, make sure to check it out here. Congratulations Liz and Chris!

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Thanks to Christian Oth Studios for the amazing photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Julie and Hayden

Julie and Hayden, two Australians originally from Sydney and Adelaide, were married on a sunny January day at Solage Calistoga Resort in Napa Valley, California, which was the perfect spot for their intimate and sleek wedding. In a room filled with white linen-draped chairs and fresh calla lilies, Julie, who looked stunning in her short, white dress and elegant birdcage veil, walked down the aisle to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".  Following their lovely afternoon ceremony, guests were greeted by tables that were simply decorated with crystal vases containing calla lilies and hand-calligraphed menus and enjoyed a truly spectacular lunch.  Julie is a die-hard foodie and wanted only the best foods at her reception, so guests were treated to a huge roasted pig, salmon tartar on crispy wontons, buttermilk fried chicken and parmigiano and thyme Risotto, and California’s best artisan cheeses. After indulging in all of these fabulous foods, family and friends toasted to the couple's love-filled future and watched them share their first dance to the song “Everything” by Michael Buble.  Congratulations, Julie and Hayden! We were thrilled to have their wedding featured this week on Style Me Pretty.

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Thanks to What Shanni Saw for the amazing photos.