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Jacqueline and Michael’s wedding at Tribeca Rooftop is a celebration of love and NYC. The views are breathtaking and the design and florals by Rachel Cho Flowers are a vision in jewel tones. Jaqueline’s Berta sets the urban glam vibe that Hailley Howard captures beautiful in these lovely images.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Mike and I wanted an urban setting for our wedding, that was classy but still modern and fun. Tribeca Rooftop provided the perfect city skyline views for our ceremony and cocktail hour. To contrast the industrial feel of the city, we focused on jewel tones, agate stones and gold finishes. We wanted to encompass the feeling of a true “urban jungle.”

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

After perusing wedding gowns online, I knew I wanted a Berta gown for my wedding. I was immediately attracted to the unique and modern designs from the Israel-based designer. L’fay Bridal was the only NYC boutique showing them at the time, so I visited one of their Berta trunk shows. My dress was the second one I tried on and I knew right away it was the one. I fell in love with the beading, sheer paneling and open-back design. I knew I wasn’t the type of bride to wear a veil, so I loved that the dress had a cathedral-length detachable cape that could be worn during the ceremony instead.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

With our jewel-tone and gold theme, we incorporated lots of little touches to warm up the industrial finishes at Tribeca rooftop. Our place cards were slices of agate, to compliment our invitations. We had gold decals of our names added to the front doors of the venue. I had 4-foot gold cat statues made for our ceremony and reception, as an homage to our two Persian cats. We were also lucky enough to work with some of our amazing friends and family during the wedding. My stepdad actually built the boxwood wall that we used for our ceremony backdrop and my mom did all the ivy and florals on it. My cousin, Valerie McHale did our makeup, my uncle was our officiant and Mike’s fraternity brother, DJ Teddy Brown provided our music. It made the day feel very intimate and relaxed.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Everything!! But seriously, our first look was perfect (thanks Hailley!) I was nervous because we were running late for our pictures but seeing Mike’s face and knowing we were about to walk down the aisle, was just an unforgettable feeling.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Mike and I met through a mutual friend when we rented a house down the Jersey Shore for a summer together in 2012. We maintained a friendship and the following summer we reconnected at one of our favorite local DJ’s shows in Brooklyn. We’ve been together ever since! Mike proposed the night before our trip to California in May 2016. We were sitting in our apartment and he brought over our cat, Jean Claude and a cookie cake (my favorite) and then got on one knee to pop the question!

Photography: Hailley Howard // Florals and Design: Rachel Cho Flowers // Invitations: Minted // Venue & Catering: Tribeca Rooftop // Dress Boutique: L’Fay Bridal // Dress Designer: Berta // Video: Le Image Inc. // Music and Lighting: DJ Teddy Brown // Groom Outfit: The Black Tux // Door Decal: I Do Wedding Decals // Makeup: Valerie McHale // Hair: Bobby and the Bride // Hotel: Duane Street Hotel // ‘Best Day Ever’ Sign: NgoCreations

 

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Natural wood tones paired with warm mustard and ivory hues give off bright, fresh vibes in this shoot by Pacific Engagements.  The details were kept fairly simple so the outdoor courtyard ofThe Hall at Fauntleroy could speak for itself. The result is springy and romantic with florals by From the Ground Up Floral, stationery by Noteworthy Ink Designs and images captured by Audrey Norman Photography.

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Design/Coordination: Pacific Engagements // Photography: Audrey Norman Photography // Floral: From the Ground Up Floral // Stationery: Noteworthy Ink Designs // Venue: The Hall at Fauntleroy // Dress: Siobhan by Wtoo by Watters from Calla Bridal // Hand Lettering: Chalk Boss // Beauty: Yessie Libby // Jewelry: Joseph Jewelry // Table Decor: Pottery Barn // Linens: CORT Party Rental

 

 

Caroline and Will’s wedding at Vinewood Plantation is the epitome of barn-wedding charm filled with rustic views, gathered florals and hay bale lounge sofas! Planning and coordination was by J. Elliott Events & Weddings, dahlia-centric florals created by Virtu Floral and lovely images of all the details captured by Amy Arrington Photography.

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

I knew that I wanted to wear a dress that was both natural and ethereal. I pictured a dress with sleeves that blended with the bodice and a soft tulle skirt. The ladies at Kelly’s Closet helped me find just that combination – the gown is by Ivy & Aster and combined a top and a bottom from two different dresses to fit my vision. Appliqués from the dress were used to create a matching hair piece.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

We had a lot of family members participate in our ceremony, which was special for us. Caroline’s brother-in-law played classical guitar as guests arrived. Will’s aunt and cousins played strings during the ceremony, and Will’s uncle officiated the service. Rather than have traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen, we only had our siblings stand with us, and our young cousins acted as flower girls and the ring bearer. Caroline’s bouquet was held together by lace from Will’s grandmother’s wedding dress, and we were married on what would have been the birthday of Caroline’s late grandfather, who died from ALS several years earlier. We are both fairly laid back, and we wanted our wedding to reflect that. We had a fire pit with s’more ingredients and corn hole set up outside to mirror a party we might host in our own backyard. We opted for a jazz band over a DJ or dance band for a calming vibe that allowed for either dancing or just hanging out, and we served beer that Will home-brewed for the occasion out of customized pint glasses with our initials, which guests took home as wedding favors.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The part where we married each other in front of our family and closest friends.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

They met in 2013 when Will and Caroline’s sister ran together on a Ragnar, a long distance relay race. Caroline’s sister, whom she lived with at the time, had the team over for pasta dinner before the race. While at the race, Caroline’s sister invited Will over to the house to “hang out with her husband,” who had similar interests as Will, but she had an ulterior motive of setting up Will and Caroline. She proved herself an excellent matchmaker, and they started dating a couple months after initially meeting. About a year and a half later, Will asked Caroline to marry him while walking home from breakfast one morning. He proposed at a sidewalk square where they had previously carved “W+C” into wet cement.

Photography: Amy Arrington Photography // Planning & Coordination: J. Elliott Events & Weddings // Floral: Virtu Floral // Venue: Vinewood Plantation // Dress: Ivy & Aster // Dress Salon: Kelly’s Closet // Makeup/Hair: Beauty Asylum // Food: Dennis Dean Catering // Cake: Blooming Flour Bakery // Reception Music: Kayla Taylor Jazz

 

‘Tis the season of PINK PEONIES EVERYWHERE!!! Obviously, we are pretty pumped about it and Kristin and Michael’s classic Saint Louis wedding celebration is the perfect way to share our love of the giant, pink romantic blooms. Alred Weddings designed the traditional celebration with a stunning ceremony at St. Francis Xavier College Church followed by a dinner and dancing at the historic St. Louis Union StationOn Three Designs set the tone with gorgeous invitations and Artistry Florist and Event Design stole the show with the explosion of peonies throughout the day. Lucky for us, the always-amazing Mike Cassimatis Photography was on hand to capture all the beautiful moments of the day.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Michael and I met when we were in college at Saint Louis University. Neither of us grew up in St. Louis, but it is where our story started and is special to both of us. As soon as we were engaged, the first and most obvious decision was that we would be married at the church on our college campus. Since we would have a lot of out of town guests, we both knew we wanted to hold our reception in a unique, historic location. When we walked into the Grand Hall at St. Louis Union Station we knew we had found the perfect place. It spoke for itself.

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

Since our wedding was taking place in St. Louis, it was only fitting that I went shopping for my dress in the town that I grew up in – Carmel, Indiana.  I ended up finding the most beautiful gown at a bridal boutique just down the road from my parents’ house. I loved its simplicity, illusion details, and the way I felt when I put it on…confident, comfortable, and beautiful. It was perfect.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

It was so much fun incorporating little details that made our wedding reflect us and our relationship. One of the most exciting and memorable parts of our day was the Beatles light show that was shown on the ceiling of the Grand Hall. The Beatles were a big part of Michael’s life growing up, so this was a perfect way to incorporate something that was meaningful to him. It was a surprise to our guests and they loved it… there were even a handful of people laying in the middle of the dance floor to ensure the best view possible! Another special touch was the band that we chose. We both had so many memories of them playing at a bar near campus and knew that our friends would love that blast from the past! Finally, we had two of our favorite local spots bring pizza and ice cream for a late night snack. Who doesn’t love pizza and ice cream?!

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Besides getting to marry Michael, my favorite moment of the day was sitting on the altar watching all of our friends and family come up to receive Communion. I had a smile on my face the whole time. It was such a great opportunity to take everything in. I was really able to appreciate the moment and all of the people who had come together to celebrate our marriage. Another element that was a favorite of mine was the same-day edit video that was shown at our reception. It was so special to be able to relive our whole day, from getting ready to our first dance, with everyone there celebrating with us. I don’t know how they did it, but we will forever cherish that video.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

After a couple years of navigating a long distance relationship, Michael proposed to me at a intimate restaurant in St. Louis where we went on our first date. Our waitress came to the table with a cake surrounded by rose petals that read “Will you Marry me?” and a bottle of champagne as Michael got down on one knee. I was completely surprised and completely overwhelmed with happiness. Michael had secretly arranged that our families and close friends be in town for the occasion, and after dinner we met everyone at a nearby hotel to celebrate. Being surrounded by all of that love and support was the perfect ending to our night!

 

Kristin + Michael [Same Day Edit] from ParkLife on Vimeo.

Photography: Mike Cassimatis Photography // Planning: Alred Weddings // Floral Design: Artistry Florist and Event Design // Paper Goods & Calligraphy: On Three Designs // Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Xavier College Church // Reception Venue: St. Louis Union Station // Videography: Park Life Films // MUAH: Danielle Style // Dress: The Wedding Studio // Cake: Made by Lia // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman // Groom’s Attire: The Brass Horn // Ice Cream: Clementine’s Creamery // Pizza: Pi Pizza // Film Lab: Indie Film Lab // Band: Griffin and the Gargoyles

 

The romantic, elegant and delicate atmosphere of Château Ernest provided planners Oui Cocotte with all the inspiration for this shoot. Floral design was by La Lettre à Elise Events with stationery by Callyane and cakes by La boite à douceurs par Laura. We love the old world elegance accented with a bright and cheery color palette all captured by Jonathan Udot Photography.

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Shooting Chateau Ernest from OneDay Wedding Clip on Vimeo.

Photographer: Jonathan Udot Photography // Wedding Planner and Design: Oui Cocotte // Floral design: La Lettre à Elise Events // Stationery: Callyane // Venue: Château Ernest // Videographer: One Day Wedding Clip // Wedding Dress: Christina Sfez // Hair accessories: Ziz & Clo // Groom suit and accessories: Blandin & Delloye // Wedding Rings: Pérouse Paris // Makeup: Salon Jolie Môme // Hairdresser: le 83 // Furniture: Maison Options // Table Linen and Crockery: Bleu jasmin // Ceramic Plates: Melina Céramique // Crystal Glasses: Cristallerie Saint Louis // Cake Designer: La boite à douceurs par Laura // Models: Lise et Mathieu