A wedding is really a team effort. From the planner to the florist to the photographer, there’s never just one person responsible for creating a beautiful event. That was the idea behind the NY Summer Soiree, which brought East coast planners together to hang with other creatives and partake in a styled event themselves. Thanks to The Wedding Artists Collective for hosting and documenting this fabulous event!
Lisa of The Wedding Artists Collective says, We wanted to create an evening where some of our favorite East Coast planners could come and have a chance to truly relax and be wined and dined. And as much as we wanted a chance to connect with everyone we also wanted the chance to thank them for the beautiful work they do. After all, we rely on planners and designers to create well-styled weddings which helps us to create press worthy photos.
Amazing tote alert!!! Anyone know where to purchase this gem?
Firefly Events designed the whole shindig and brought in Poppies & Posies to green things up a bit with the florals.
This photo shows us what a success the night was!
After a lot of research, they found the perfect venue in Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel, who teamed up with Reynard Restaurant to provide cocktails and a four-course dinner. Yum!
Lisa says, The weather was perfect, the food was delicious and the company couldn’t have been better. We loved every second of it.
So, who’s down to plan one last summer soiree themselves? Search #nysummersoiree #collectivegatherings on Insta for more snaps! We can’t wait to be a part of the next soirée in Palms Springs this Fall! Also, you can see more images and learn more about booking this venue for your next soriee over on The Venue Report.
Photographer and host: The Wedding Artists Collective / Venue: The Wythe Hotel / Planning & Invitation Design: Firefly Events / Florals: Poppies & Posies / Calligraphy on Envelopes: Anne Robin Calligraphy / Calligraphy on champagne glasses: Mimms Cross / Catering and Cocktails: Reynard / Rentals: Party Rental LTD / Other event sponsors: The Venue Report and yours truly 100 Layer Cake
Here’s a couple that wanted a Florida engagement shoot to capture their love where it began: in a city that’s both Amanda’s hometown and one founded by Jacob’s Spanish lineage. Inspired by the Spanish architecture and old world charm, they planned a couple stylish outfits and headed to the same spot where they had their first date. Amanda says, For fashion, we chose playful sophistication with a vintage glamour vibe, classical European infusion, and a slightly quirky edge.
Thanks to Jennifer Blair Photography for sending these snaps our way!
Some notes from Jennifer… Their romance is simply enthralling. They certainly have a vibe of old Hollywood glamour. Amanda even said that when she saw Jacob for the first time it felt like a scene from an old movie, especially since he was looking dapper in a suit.
This Gucci engagement ring is pretty incredible, don’t ya think?
A sequin skirt is sure to make for one unforgettable e-sesh. Jacob has an eye for style too, which Amanda attributes to the Latin ladies of his family. So great.
What a lovely scene.
Their engagement story… Jacob proposed on Christmas Eve while his family was visiting from Nicaragua. During the family festivities, we escaped from the party to take a brief walk and inhale the brisk air. When we returned, he led me to his parents’ garden patio where everyone had lined up on either side of the entryway gazing at the canopied white Christmas lights. Suddenly a sign lit up that read, “Will you marry me Amanda Cherie?” His Latin romance warms my heart just thinking about it, and I can’t wait to marry him, also surrounded by Christmas lights.
A + J will say ‘I do’ this December at St. Augustine’s Night of Lights. Congrats guys!
Photographer: Jennifer Blair Photography / Location: St. Augustine, Florida / Hair: Pearl Toth / Makeup: Bride-to-be / Amanda’s Dress & Sweater: Kate Spade / Pearl Necklace: Anna & Ava / Gold Bracelet & Earrings: Red Pineapple in St. Augustine / Shoes: Anthropologie / Gold sequin skirt: Anthropologie / Engagement ring: GUCCI / Lipstick: Lancôme Limited Edition Swarovski L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick / Eyeshadow: MAC Pressed Pigment in Deeply Dashing & Bare Escentuals High Shine Eyecolor in Patina / Jacob’s Tops: Thomas Dean & Cremieux / Loafers: Evergreen / Belt: Handmade in Nicaragua
Morning, cakies! Hope your almost-Friday is lovely so far. Speaking of lovely, isn’t this romantic beach setting amaze? It’s light, airy, and tranquil. As much as we’re devoted to the California coast, there’s something about this Florida beach that begs our attention (could it be that pristine sand?!). Victoria of Victoria Austin Designs says, Beach weddings are a sought after event in our southeastern region and we wanted to break the mold with a new take on weddings along the gulf coast. Embracing our summer heat isn’t all fun and games but with hot coral tones at sunset and that gulf breeze, we believe you can still have a romantic and laidback beach wedding, even in the dead of summer.
Thanks to Jennifer Pharr Fine Art Photography for the images below.
A light blush watercolor to match seashells and sunsets…
We chose a silky gown by SAJA for the bride that flows with the salt air but is adorned with unique beading and a little sparkle by Lacielle Roselle. Dreamy, right?
Dinner on the beach is looking pretty good about now… Just sayin’.
A voluminous braid always seals the deal.
Thanks to the team below for sending these coastal wedding ideas our way…
Photographer: Jennifer Pharr Fine Art Photography / Venue: Rosemary Beach, Florida / Design/Styling & Florals: Victoria Austin Designs and Mary Kendall Butler / Invitations & Paper Goods: Victoria Austin Design/ Rentals: Blue Rents / Gown: SAJA / Bridal Accessories: Lacielle Roselle