Photos by: Heather Waraksa
Photos by: AGP Collective
Photos by: Trent Bailey
Working with Sam and her mom Nancy was an absolutely joyful experience. Sam knew she wanted a chic wedding with a beautiful outdoor setting and lots of fun surprises. After finding just the right venue, The Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, New York, it was time to create the dream. Bright beautiful flowers were a must and magically created by Melarosa! Chic lounge areas by the lake with farm to table food, fabulous passed hors d’oeuvres, and mini patron margaritas kicked off cocktail hour. We designed every moment of this wedding starting with the modern grey and white invitations, lucite escort cards, and pashmina shawls for all the ladies, to the sparkler send off, glow in the dark after party, and the pizza and and donut send off as you boarded the bus back to the hotel. Pete Saunders from Hank Lane made the night as the 12 piece band rocked the house. This was a year long labor of love. It truly was a dream!
Photos by: Sara Wight Photography
Ashley and Brady were married at Red Maple Vineyard in the Hudson Valley. This venue is the perfect backdrop for a romantic country wedding. This was a 3 day affair with 300 guests starting with a BBQ rehearsal dinner on the Hudson River with a Southern Rock band, to a glorious Sunday brunch and mass to say farewell to all of their guests. Each guest was greeted by a custom designed welcome gift box filled with local goodies and treats from Ohio where the grooms family lived. To allow our guests to relax and enjoy each event we hired private tour buses to bring guests to and from each day’s events. We thoughtfully organized and designed each day for maximum fun and country elegance. The wedding was beyond beautiful with blush and white flowers created by Putnam & Putnam. The guests were treated to some great music by the Hot Damm Band and a firework show to make everyone smile. The weekend was truly one to be remembered.
Photos by: AGP Collective
Photos by: The Selby and Dion Ogust
This wedding will forever be in my heart. The owner of Colette in Paris and one of music industries best directors asked me to create an unforgettable Woodstock weekend and wedding for 100 of their closets friends. It was an honor working with these exceptionally talented and creative visionaries. We worked together from all around the world for a fast and fabulous 4 months to create a weekend of wonderment in Woodstock, New York. We started with an Americana country rehearsal dinner by the lake in honor of the groom as he was raised in New York. We created custom welcome bags filled with goodies from Colette, made red gingham picnic blankets and set up lounges made of hay, brought in ping pong tables, served lobster rolls, brisket sliders and tasty french fries, set up an outdoor movie theater and had Magnolia cupcakes for desert… and this was just the rehearsal dinner. I even brought my 1950 Chevy pick up for a fun prop for the desert bar.
On Saturday morning we had 4 different buses going to 4 different excursions for all our guest to choose from, including hiking, kayaking, yoga, or a private showing of a movie. We custom designed the logos for all the buses and prepared little box lunches for their day of fun. Not a bad way to start the day.
Later that evening private buses picked up all of our guest and brought them to the magical ceremony site perched on a mountain overlooking the Sawkill creek. As you walked down a candle lit path to cocktail hour you found yourself in a wonderland of 2 to 3 story interactive balloon art installations we had flown in that were created by Rainbow City. Cuccina of Woodstock wowed our guests with fresh farm to table cuisine cooked table side. We dressed two 100 foot long tables with hundreds of candles, sweet white flowers, green herbs, and custom designed heart filled napkins. Dinner was served by candlelight under the stars… truly dramatic. For desert we had macaroons from Laduree to surprise all of our Parisian guests. After dinner guests walked through a field with bonfires lit to light the way, to arrive at a dance floor under the stars and a mushroom shape bouncy house to play the night away. Truly a Woodstock Wonderland. Last but not least, photographer Todd Selby snapped some great shots for us all to remember this incredible weekend.
Photos by: Les Loups
This was a wonderful wedding in Accord NY. Sarah and Charles lived in Los Angeles but wanted to be married on Sarah’s family estate in the Hudson Valley overlooking the Mohonk Mountains. We had guests flying in from around the world for this incredible weekend wedding. We stared with an outdoor country rehearsal dinner for 100 under the stars and ended with a fabulous & beautiful Sunday brunch for 200 to say goodbye. The wedding was what I call Boho Chic. The day was easy and relaxed, the guests were as chic as the setting. To create the bohemian atmosphere we brought in tipis, Moroccan poufs, fire pits, fur rugs, and candles galore. We lit the entire 10 acre property with hanging twinkle lights and uprights all through the trees that created the most enchanting backdrop for the reception. The guests danced the night away and played in the rain at the end.
Photos by: Meredith Heuer and Craig McCord
Photos by: Danila Mednikov
Photos by: Nathan Desch Photography
Photos by: Sara Wight Photography
This sweet NYC couple wanted to bring all their friends to the country for a weekend to be remembered. They were married at Red Maple Vineyard, the perfect Hudson Valley venue for the Plan B rain plan. On the morning of the wedding it was raining. We knew we had to redesign the day and go to plan B. We moved everything inside and created the most beautiful ceremony site under the tent with trees and flowers all around. We added wine barrels with flowers cascading over the sides, candles and greenery everywhere to create an atmosphere of the beautiful outdoors inside. It was even more beautiful then plan A!
Photos by: Dion Ogust and Nicolas Padron
Topher Brophy and the Doggy Stylist
Working with Topher and Chantal was an affair to be remembered. This wonderful and unique couple (and their instagram famous pooch @rosenbergthedog) wanted to create an experience for all of their animal loving friends. So I worked with a local rescue farm to surprise our guests with the sweetest bridal party you have ever seen to open your heart. To the delight of our guests the lama, alpaca and mini pony walked down the isle to start the ceremony. While the baby goats, baby rabbits and baby fox all adorned with fresh flowers waited to be cuddled in the petting zoo. Doggy treats and water bowls were passed to all our doggy guests while the human guests enjoyed cuddling and petting all of the animals. Dinner and dancing followed under the pavilion at The Emerson Resort in Mt. Temper, New York. We so enjoyed designing this one of a kind wedding. Truly a wedding for the memory books… Oh and People Magazine!
Photos by: Fantasy Flash
Photos by: Amber Gress Photography
Photos by: J. Benson Photography
Photos by: Dion Ogust
Photos by: Couple of Dudes Photography