When you get a chance to have the New York Public library all to yourself, you do not turn it down. That’s what Kate Schaefer of H&H Weddings says… And as soon as she got the green light, she whipped up this amaze wedding shoot inspired by deep berry tones, the grandeur of the library, and a modern spin on gothic. Lucky for us, Mademoiselle Fiona brilliantly captured all the phenomenal fashion and sophisticated details below.
Kate says, We wanted this shoot to scream luxurious winter inspiration. One bride wore two custom dresses, while the other kept things current in a chic silk two-piece female suit. Aiming for a balance of modern and gothic, we kept jewelry minimal.
This dress! Both of the gowns are originals by FIT students, Brenna Simmons & Susan Yee.
For those of you wanting an example of a timeless winter beauty look…
As for the table: Deep magenta peonies were accented by gold tableware and baroque place settings.
Delicious looking signature cocktails sprinkled throughout and a dark, elegant cake by Nine Cakes:
Kate has quite the eye for wedding design, don’t you think? She runs H&H Weddings, an LGBT website dedicated to offering couples high-end wedding resources for their big events.
Thanks to the team below for all the inspiration!
Photographer: Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography / Location: New York Public Library / Design & Styling: H&H Weddings / Florals: Peartree Flowers / Hair: BAHTOH / Makeup: Morgan Gates Makeup Artist / Paper Goods: Suite Paperie, Inc. / Cake: Nine Cakes / Signature Cocktails: Morris Kitchen / Linens: La Tavola / Tableware: Neiman Marcus / Candle Holders: West Elm / Dresses: Brenna Simmons & Susan Yee / Hair Piece & Blusher: BHLDN / Jewelry: Kate Spade / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Bride Suit Attire: J. Crew / Black Diamond Ring: Cat Bird / Modeling: Ellie Corvey & Audrey Kovar
If you’ve scanned the images already, we know what you’re thinking: A second gold cake, and it’s only Tuesday?! Makes you wonder what Wednesday will bring, doesn’t it? Photogs Celia and Jorge of Pabelona Studio gave a nod to the vibrant colors and impeccable details in Peruvian culture with this one. But they also wanted it to be as elegant as it gets, with luxurious elements. They teamed up with Miranda Hattie Events to bring their bold vision to life, and we gotta say: it’s pretty incredible…
They chose a chic wedding gown + colorful Peruvian skirts. Oh, and tassel earrings… Yes, please!
Celia says, I’m very lucky to have been raised in such a culturally vibrant country like Peru. I was exposed to incredible craftsmanship in our clothing and the accompanying accessories such as gorgeous embroidered skirts and stunning jewelry. I wanted to capture the essence of Peru in the context of a wedding so that I could combine these colorful textures but with elegant gold accents. And show that colorful can also be elegant with just the right amount.
The florals were a mix of rich colors and textures, inspired by wool and alpaca weaving and native flowers. Celia tell us that some of the blooms have also been used as dyes and for their healing properties (celosia, monarda, passion vines, amaranthus).
Um… Srsly can’t think of a more enchanting place to sit down for a meal right now. Breathtaking!
Miranda’s vibe for the design: eclectic, with hints of decadence.
Thanks to Pabelona Studio and the talented folks below for sharing this shoot and video with us!
Photographer/Videographer: Celia & Jorge of Pabelona Studio / Venue: Fairchild Gardens / Planning & Design: Miranda Hattie Events / Florist: Anthology / Makeup: Make Up By Marz / Hair: Beauty Therapy Hair Studio / Invitations: Bella Figura / Calligraphy: Kelle McCarter / Cake: Sugar Fancies / Vintage Rentals: Unearthed Vintage / Dress: Naem Khan Dress from Chic Parisien / Peruvian Skirts and Accessories: Mariluz Hurtado
We always get a little excited when the seasons change – new takes on event design, more wedding trends to try out, and the best part… lots of beautiful seasonal blooms. In celebration of all the lovely fall events we’ve seen so far, we’ve put together a few (okay, more than a few) of our fave autumn bouquets. From ferns to feathers to fall foliage… we must say, these arrangements are pretty genius. Click through the slideshow to see them all! xo