Best Wedding Blog - Wedding Fashion & Inspiration | Grey Likes Weddings http://www.greylikesweddings.com A Wedding Blog by Grey Likes. Love Well Styled. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:01:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Lauren and Jordan’s Free People Style Wedding http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/color/grey-weddings/lauren-jordan-free-people-style-wedding/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/color/grey-weddings/lauren-jordan-free-people-style-wedding/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:43:30 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47066 Lauren and Jordan had one of the most unique, intimate, simple, and beautiful weddings we have ever featured here on Grey! Their wedding exudes the kind of contagious love that fills your soul. Their photographer, Adrian Michael, is one of our faves, and captured the beauty of these two in such a profound way. We […]

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Lauren and Jordan had one of the most unique, intimate, simple, and beautiful weddings we have ever featured here on Grey! Their wedding exudes the kind of contagious love that fills your soul. Their photographer, Adrian Michael, is one of our faves, and captured the beauty of these two in such a profound way. We are in love.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We did exactly what we wanted to do without caving to anyone else’s expectations. We also wanted to keep things very simple. A big focus was on our relationships, so we had a huge bridal party, and everyone involved in the wedding from the caterer, to the pastors, to the photographer are personal friends of ours.

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Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I was looking online for something unique and nontraditional. When I saw it, I loved it – especially the detailed beading and the open back. I saved it as one i was interested in, and three days later, without knowing, Jordan sent me a link to the same dress thinking I might like it. It was then that I knew it was the one. It was from Free People, by designer Mara Hoffman.

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

One of our goals (other than getting married) was to celebrate with our closest friends and family, and we wrote each one a personal letter to let them know how special to us and significant to our lives they are. The basin and pitcher we used for our foot washing belonged to my great grandmother. We also built the benches on-site the morning of the wedding, and are planning to use the wood to build some furniture for our home.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Immediately after the ceremony we walked away into a field to have a few moments alone together, while Adrian snapped photos from afar. It was a very special moment, and important for us to catch our breaths and reflect on what had just happened.

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Tell us how you met/proposed!

We met at a bar where we worked together. Lauren was quite smitten almost immediately, but it took Jordan some time to come around. However, once he did, hardly any time passed before he found a ring. He ordered it from London and it was supposed to arrive before they left to spend Christmas with Lauren’s family. His plan was to propose somewhere along the way, and celebrate together with her family. They were all in on it. Unfortunately, the ring was delayed, so the plans were put on hold. It finally arrived on New Years Eve, and he decided to do it that night. With some food and wine, he read to her by candlelight and then asked her to be his wife.

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Vendors: Photography: Adrian Michael Photography // Wedding Venue: Cranberry Flats, SK // Reception Venue: Village guitar and Amp // Dress: Free People designed by Mara Hoffman // Headpiece and bracelet: Oneiro Designs // Make-Up: Sarah Korchinski // Hair: DIY by Bride // Floral: DIY by Bride // Ceremony Benches: DIY // Bridesmaids dresses: Free People // Groomsmen attire: Luna + Hill

 

 

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Wedding Garter Giveaway by La Gartier http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/wedding-dress-beauty-fashion/tuesday-september-16-la-gartier-facebook-giveaway-blog-post/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/wedding-dress-beauty-fashion/tuesday-september-16-la-gartier-facebook-giveaway-blog-post/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:18:04 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47785 We have a super fun Facebook giveaway for you brides-to-be today! La Gartier makes custom, handmade garters that feature hand picked fabrics, vintage jewelry, Swarovski crystal rhinestones and hand sewn initials. Each one is incredibly unique and a total statement! Around here you know how much we love the idea of an heirloom, so even […]

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We have a super fun Facebook giveaway for you brides-to-be today! La Gartier makes custom, handmade garters that feature hand picked fabrics, vintage jewelry, Swarovski crystal rhinestones and hand sewn initials. Each one is incredibly unique and a total statement! Around here you know how much we love the idea of an heirloom, so even though your bridesmaids and your new husband will get to see your garter, we think it’s so sweet to have something really lovely that you get to keep and pass down one day!

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To be entered for the giveaway, all you need to do is comment on this Facebook post and pick your favorite wedding garter: The Aurora, The Lori, The Evelyn or The Joy. ! You can comment on our instagram as well, for an extra entry! The winner (must be a U.S. resident) will be chosen at random and will be announced via Facebook on September 23rd, so you have until midnight on Monday, September 22 to enter.

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El Encanto by Jen Huang http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/wedding-dress-beauty-fashion/el-encanto-jen-huang/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/wedding-dress-beauty-fashion/el-encanto-jen-huang/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:51:49 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47888 Last spring, I had the chance to work on a project for El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, alongside a super fabulous talented team: Jen Huang, 1011 Makeup and Anna Le Pley Taylor. One of the elements we worked on styling was a surprise birthday party, which we are so excited to share with you […]

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Last spring, I had the chance to work on a project for El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, alongside a super fabulous talented team: Jen Huang, 1011 Makeup and Anna Le Pley Taylor. One of the elements we worked on styling was a surprise birthday party, which we are so excited to share with you today! More to come from this super fun collaboration!

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Photography: Jen Huang // Styling: Summer Watkins // Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup // Flowers: Anna Le Pley Taylor

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Casa Madrona Hotel Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/casa-madrona-hotel-engagement/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/casa-madrona-hotel-engagement/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:51:13 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47759 For our Sunday feature, we thought we’d share Tom and Seth’s engagement photos, shot by Jen Huang. So stylish, and so sweet! Vendors: Photography: Jen Huang // All Wardrobe by The Gap // Invitations: Oliveta Design // Styling: Jen Huang Workshops

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For our Sunday feature, we thought we’d share Tom and Seth’s engagement photos, shot by Jen Huang. So stylish, and so sweet!

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Liz and Wayne in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/liz-and-wayne-queenstown-lake-wanaka-new-zealand/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/liz-and-wayne-queenstown-lake-wanaka-new-zealand/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:21:02 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47515 Liz and Wayne’s engagement session was an excursion of sorts, as the couple went to their favorite spots throughout Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. Photographer Jen Huang captured the pair’s love of travel and adventure as they traipsed through the countryside! Can we just say, New Zealand is so dang beautiful!  How did you meet? […]

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Liz and Wayne’s engagement session was an excursion of sorts, as the couple went to their favorite spots throughout Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. Photographer Jen Huang captured the pair’s love of travel and adventure as they traipsed through the countryside! Can we just say, New Zealand is so dang beautiful! Wedding Blog Liz and Wayne in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand Wedding Blog Liz and Wayne in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand Wedding Blog Liz and Wayne in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand Wedding Blog Liz and Wayne in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand Wedding Blog Liz and Wayne in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

How did you meet?

Wayne and I met through mutual friends. I found him cute and witty, making remarks that were odd, perceptive and funny at the same time. I found out that he had recently moved to Singapore and had a job that required him to work US based hours. Luckily for me, my schedule consisted mostly of night shifts at the hospital that I had dreaded up until then. We were soon sharing our stories nightly into the wee hours of the morning. By the time he surprised me by asking me out to a movie several months later, he knew my preferences and even favorite actors.

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How did Wayne propose?

Wayne and I were engaged on the fourth night of our trip to the Maldives. He had planned an elaborate private beach dinner overlooking the sunset. Despite how obvious this may have appeared, I didn’t suspect anything because this was the type of over-the-top hoax Wayne indulged in occasionally. The fancy dinner came and went, and I didn’t notice much other than him being somewhat more fidgety than usual. Must have been the pre-snorkel caffeine drink, I thought. On the way back to the water villa, Wayne took my hand and insisted on taking a detour, having allegedly spotted “giant migrating manta rays.” Somewhat exhausted, I followed and headed towards a secluded beach area where an incredible wedding proposal formed by candles surrounded by tropical plants awaited me. Completely shocked, I turned and looked at Wayne, who had his left knee in the sand. He later told me he thought he had lost the ring during dinner.

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Vendors: Photography: Jen Huang // Location: Private Garden – Blair Gardens // Wardrobe: Holly Hoque, Singapore

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Jess and Brent’s Carmel Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/jess-brent-carmel-engagement/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/jess-brent-carmel-engagement/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:30:55 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47792 Jess and Brent met through their work at Google! We’ll let the bride, Jess, tell you the rest of their story, and all about the engagement! We’re totally in love with the Carmel, California cliff overlook they chose to shoot their engagement with photographer, Jen Huang. LOVE. From the bride, Jess: Brent grew up in […]

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Jess and Brent met through their work at Google! We’ll let the bride, Jess, tell you the rest of their story, and all about the engagement! We’re totally in love with the Carmel, California cliff overlook they chose to shoot their engagement with photographer, Jen Huang. LOVE.

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From the bride, Jess:

Brent grew up in the small town in Pennsylvania and I was raised in the city of San Francisco. We were brought together through working at Google. We began as friends, and our love didn’t blossom until Brent left for business school across the country and we quickly realized how much we hated being apart! This resulted in many cross-country flights and Google Hangout sessions. Our love continued to grow as we introduced each other to new things. Brent taught me about the great outdoors, showing me how to fish and ski, and taking me camping and on whitewater rafting trips. I, on the other hand, introduced Brent to culinary adventures like uni, squid and oysters! Our mutual sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for trying new things strengthened our passion for life and each other. Brent proposed on a sunny day in December 2013 on a hike at one of our favorite trails near Palo Alto, California. We love hiking together because we always have deep, long chats about life, funny stories and the future. We had a great talk and took in the beautiful surroundings of the bay area. When we reached the peak, Brent got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

We decided to have our engagement shoot in Carmel, one of our favorite places to go and recharge. Jen was an amazing photographer and made us feel really comfortable. It was quite a physical shoot – we had to climb down hills, walk through fields of coastal succulents and run in the frigid ocean for some of the shots, but we had so much fun and we’re so thrilled to have these memories captured by Jen.

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Vendors: Photography: Jen Huang // Wardrobe: Blue J.Crew Sweater, BCBG sequin skirt, White BBdakota dress, BCBG cowbow boots, Chambray Madewell shirt, H&M Cardigan, Juicy Couture Jeans; All necklaces by J.Crew

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BOW BUN TUTORIAL http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/diy-inspiration/bow-bun-tutorial/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/diy-inspiration/bow-bun-tutorial/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:41:34 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47757 “At my own engagement party a year ago, I asked my stylist to do a bow bun. I love bows; I love buns. So the “bow” bun was clearly my up-do of choice!” says photographer, Jen Huang. We decided to combing our love for Jen, and bow buns, and share this tutorial with you, shot by […]

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“At my own engagement party a year ago, I asked my stylist to do a bow bun. I love bows; I love buns. So the “bow” bun was clearly my up-do of choice!” says photographer, Jen Huang. We decided to combing our love for Jen, and bow buns, and share this tutorial with you, shot by Jen! There are many different versions online, so we can’t take credit for the idea, but here’s how to do it:

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1. Curl your hair for volume and have plenty of hairspray at the ready

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2. Pull your hair up into a pony tail, but when you’re pulling your hair through the loop the last time, only pull it through halfway, leaving a little tail

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3. Split the ponytail “poof” in half and loop the “tail” over the split to create the “center” of the bow

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4. Secure with bobbies or hair spray and spread the two sides of the bow for maximum effect. Thanks to the beautiful Brie for modeling in Costa Rica.

(What’s that? You wanted to see Jen’s gorgeous engagement party and her own bow bun? We thought so. Head here!)

Vendors: Photography: Jen Huang // Model: Brie // Shot on Fuji 160S and processed/scanned by RichardPhotoLab

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Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/nantucket-wedding-the-white-elephant-inn/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/nantucket-wedding-the-white-elephant-inn/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:00:46 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47505 If your heart weren’t already bursting at the seams from Ginny and David’s Engagement, then get ready, because you may not be able to take all the loveliness of this wedding. This is officially our biggest post ever because we literally could not pick our favorite images by photographer Jen Huang. The bridal party, fashion, […]

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If your heart weren’t already bursting at the seams from Ginny and David’s Engagement, then get ready, because you may not be able to take all the loveliness of this wedding. This is officially our biggest post ever because we literally could not pick our favorite images by photographer Jen Huang. The bridal party, fashion, flowers (by Poppies & Posies), the setting–it’s all so magical! Are you ready?  Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

What made the wedding unique?

The beautiful island of Nantucket set the tone for our special day and made it truly unique. Dotting the water just south of Cape Cod, it is one of the first places David and I traveled to when we first started dating. This magical seafaring isle took our guests back in time with its whitewashed homes, cobblestone streets, and abundance of history. The place feels virtually stuck in time and was the perfect venue for our 1950′s vintage theme. For our wedding, the island was enclosed in fog, which made for some mysterious but beautiful photographs. It reminded us of why Nantucket is nicknamed The Grey Lady! We are so happy we were able to share a place that is dear to our hearts with our family and friends.

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Tell us about your dress and where/how you found it.

I found my wedding dress at Evalina Couture in Calgary. Evalina was closing her store and getting rid of all of her inventory. I only tried on 4 dresses and the one I ended up choosing was the second that I tried on. It was a beautiful Christos gown that had never been tried on before, covered in small polka dots. I had always wanted a ballerina length dress that looked very similar to my grandma’s 1950′s gown. The dress was originally full length, but I had it shortened to be ballerina length and used the leftover fabric from the bottom to make a matching jacket.

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

Our ring bearer (my godson) carried the wedding bands down on the same bible that my mother and father and grandparents used for their weddings. I hope to one day have a daughter that can also take part in this tradition for her wedding.

The beautiful speech that my father did during our reception dinner. My dad was a wonderful speaker and the speech that he did for us was so genuine and from his heart. He passed away unexpectedly just 8 months after the wedding so the kind and loving words he said to both David and me at the reception will always be so special.

Out cake topper was a beautiful exact replica of how we looked on the wedding day, made by Gwen from Concarta.

Instead of having a DJ for the wedding we hired The Smoke Rings a swing band from New York City, that specializes in songs from the Great American Song Book. They truly set the tone at the reception and were the perfect music to complement our 1950′s themed wedding.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of the day was without a doubt the ceremony. It took place in the beautiful First Congregational Church, which dates back to 1725. The minister put together a truly heartfelt sermon and it felt wonderful to be surrounded by our family and closest friends.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged! 

David and I met in New York City at the International Culinary Centre. We were in the same class and we began dating in the third month of the program. As I am from Canada, David showed me around the city and we quickly became best friends. We would constantly laugh about all the ridiculous things that happened during class.

Our first date was at the Mary Poppins broadway show. After the show, we ate pizza at my apartment and talked until 1:30 in the morning. From this point on we were inseparable. David then picked me up every morning on his way to school and during class we would spend as much time as possible with one other. At nighttime we would often go to Yankee games, walks around Central Park, and to Broadway shows. We had the most wonderful time together in New York. It is a beautiful place to fall in love.

David wanted to keep the proposal simple. We always go on walks in the summertime and one day, at the end of our walk, he got down on one knee, presented a gorgeous rose gold and white sapphire ring, and asked me to marry him.

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Ginny & David’s full super 8 wedding film: Nantucket, MA – The White Elephant Inn from Hello Super Studios on Vimeo.

Vendors: Photographer: Jen Huang Blog // Rehearsal Dinner: The Wauwinet // Wedding Venue: The White Elephant Inn, Nantucket // Church: First Congregational Church // Menus, Favor Tags & Escort Cards: Jen Huang Art // Floral Design: Poppies & Posies // Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. // Wedding Dress/Veil: Christos (Dress), Bolero & Veil custom made // Wedding Shoes: Chie Mihara // Accessories: Gloves – BHLDN, earrings are from the Gold Market in NYC // Hair & Makeup: Stacy Pitt (hair) and Maureen Sullivan from Jenni Fresca Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie (makeup) // Rentals: The Trove // Invitation Designer: Rifle Paper Co. – Anna Bond // Floral Designer: Poppies & Posies // Catering: The White Elephant Hotel // Band/DJ: Sarah King and the Smoke Rings // Cake: Jodi’s Cakes // Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna and the Grooms shoes are Prada // Bridesmaids Dresses & Shoes: BHLDN (peach dresses) and Custom Made (Tiffany blue dress) BHLDN (Tiffany blue shoes) Chie Mihara (Cream shoes with hearts) // Rehearsal Dinner Dress: 1950’s vintage dress from Rococo Vintage // Rehearsal Dinner Shoes: Chie Mihara

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Ginny and David’s Nantucket Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/ginny-davids-nantucket-engagement/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/ginny-davids-nantucket-engagement/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47672 Later today we are sharing Ginny and David’s insanely gorgeous wedding in Nantucket, but we couldn’t resist a little pre-party for our post, by sharing their engagement session. Photographer Jen Huang shot this sweet session and there’s really nothing we love more than a couple with as much love as they have style. check back in […]

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Later today we are sharing Ginny and David’s insanely gorgeous wedding in Nantucket, but we couldn’t resist a little pre-party for our post, by sharing their engagement session. Photographer Jen Huang shot this sweet session and there’s really nothing we love more than a couple with as much love as they have style. check back in later today, because their wedding? Well, let’s just say we’re having a rough time getting things done today. All. the. pinning.

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From the bride:

David and I met in New York City at the International Culinary Centre. We were in the same class and we began dating in the third month of the program. As I am from Canada, David showed me around the city and we quickly became best friends. We would constantly laugh about all the ridiculous things that happened during class.

Our first date was at the Mary Poppins broadway show. After the show, we ate pizza at my apartment and talked until 1:30 in the morning. From this point on we were inseparable. David then picked me up every morning on his way to school and during class we would spend as much time as possible with one other. At nighttime we would often go to Yankee games, walks around Central Park, and to Broadway shows. We had the most wonderful time together in New York. It is a beautiful place to fall in love.

David wanted to keep the proposal simple. We always go on walks in the summertime and one day, at the end of our walk, he got down on one knee, presented a gorgeous rose gold and white sapphire ring, and asked me to marry him.

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Judith and Paul’s Southamptons Wedding http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/judith-paul-southampton-new-york-weddings/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/judith-paul-southampton-new-york-weddings/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=47491 To continue with our week of features, courtesy of our resident photographer, Jen Huang, we are bringing you a Southampton Wedding with a unique twist! When Judith–and English girl born and bred–married her Texan groom, Paul, the trick was to find a way to merge their heritage into one. The job fell to planner, Claudia […]

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To continue with our week of features, courtesy of our resident photographer, Jen Huang, we are bringing you a Southampton Wedding with a unique twist! When Judith–and English girl born and bred–married her Texan groom, Paul, the trick was to find a way to merge their heritage into one. The job fell to planner, Claudia Hanlin of The Wedding Library, NYC. The result is a masterfully crafted wedding that combines the elegance of the English countryside (hello, most gorgeous arrangements ever by Poppies & Posies), with the ease of the Texas south. We’ll let Claudia tell you more!

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Planner Claudia Hahnlin tell us:

I immediately bonded with this English bride and Texan groom over their desire to have their wedding feel “natural”, as if they effortlessly threw together a lovely get-together for family and friends and it all turned out magical and perfect. To achieve this perfectly effortless look, every gesture was carefully constructed, from the exacting shades of peach, steel and greige, to the immaculate but lived-in Bridgehampton Victorian that was the setting for this party. Hidden orchard trees held escort cards on seam binding, lace ribbons and twine in wedding colors – we tied them to zinc table numbers that we found to weigh them down from the passing breeze. We sourced the ribbons worldwide, including this steely-blue double-faced satin. I re-oriented the ceremony to include some of the Hampton’s famous tall hedges.  A perfect backdrop. These “hens and chicks” succulents capture the steely gray color the couple loves, and also speaks to the terrain of Texas, a nod to the groom. The succulents doubled as place cards and favors in rustic terracotta pots with our waxed ribbon ties and kraft paper tags. A giant Audubon picture book houses notes from guests; the bird theme is repeated on the guest book signage and vintage stamps on guests’ invitation envelopes. To create the “perfectly thrown-together look” we mixed farmhouse tables, vintage containers, greige linens and lace runners on the tables. Pewter chargers and vintage plates are complemented by our ingenious paper menu napkin rings. We sewed the table numbers onto invitation stock, carefully tucking the couples’ monogram under the stitching for a perfectly finished look on both sides of the card. We made sure both English and Texan sides of this new family felt welcome with traditions and nods to both heritages. The flag-topped sailcloth tent held a buffet of whole roast suckling pig with all the traditional Tex-Mex accoutrement–and an English dessert.

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Vendors: Photography: Jen Huang // Planning: Claudia Hanlin, The Wedding Library, NYC // Invitations: Paperfinger // Styling, Florals: Poppies & Posies // Location: Private Villa, Southampton, NY // Processing: RichardPhotoLab // Grooms’ Suit: J.Crew // Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier

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