September 20, 2018

Claire & James Say “I do” In An Intimate, Candlelit Ceremony at Capitale

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Claire & James Wedding - Ceremony - Capitale - by Susan Shek

Claire & James Wedding – Ceremony – Capitale – by Susan Shek

 

As guests gathered in the grand ballroom for Claire and James’ ceremony, they were greeted by a magnificent atmosphere that signaled this was going to be an incredible evening. A dramatic play of light and shadow filtered through the room marked by a soaring ornate coved ceiling and Corinthian columns. While impressive in size and spectacle, Capitale still offered a sense of intimacy and warmth that the couple envisioned for their wedding.

Part 3: Ceremony

“We knew we wanted everything to be classic, elegant, and romantic,” Claire recalls. When it came to ceremony décor, the bride kept it very simple and understated, choosing elements that would enhance the venue’s brilliant interior. The aisle was composed of a white runner accented with clusters of pillar candles set in stylish cylinder vases. The candlelit walkway led to a gilded wall topped with a Tiffany clock dated to 1895. The elegant backdrop encapsulated the old New York feel that so charmed the couple when they first saw the venue.
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September 19, 2018

Paper & Diamond’s Expert Guide To Luxury Honeymoon Destinations

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Maldives - Dinner On The Beach - courtesy Paper & Diamond

Maldives – Dinner On The Beach – courtesy Paper & Diamond

 

The months leading up to your wedding day are filled with major decision-making regarding décor, entertainment, and catering, countless meetings with vendors, and dress fittings. Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t had a moment of quality time together since you started planning for the big day. That’s what makes the honeymoon so special. It’s a chance for just the two of you to escape, relax, discover, and start married life together.

More and more couples want a post-wedding vacation that mixes luxury with new experiences. After years of traveling the world working in fashion, design, and production, Debbi Lee gained intuitive understanding of the tastes of her discerning clients. Combining her passion for travel and consulting skills, she founded Paper & Diamond, a luxury travel company based in Los Angeles. As a luxury travel expert, Debbi has built a global network of partners whose properties and services set the bar for meeting the expectations and desires of jet-setting guests.
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September 13, 2018

Featured Bride Claire On Her Striking Pnina Tornai Dress

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Claire & James Wedding - Bride Groom - Capitale - by Susan Shek

Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek

 

“Non-traditional best describes my bridal style. I originally wanted to wear a black or red, but not everyone shared my same enthusiasm,” recalls featured bride Claire. She continues, “That was fine though, because I fell in love with my dress the moment I put it on.” Here, Claire talks about her striking Pnina Tornai gown and personal touches that she incorporate into the big day.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

Wedding dress shopping is often met with mixed emotions. Searching through rack after rack of gorgeous frocks is fun and exciting… up to a point. Then the pressure and anxiety starts to set in. Claire escaped this scenario. Her “say yes to the dress” story is the kind we all wish for. “After trying on about six dresses at Kleinfeld, I tried on my dress and knew immediately it was the one. Even the sample size fit like a glove. It was the perfect combination of classy and sexy.” The showstopper by Israeli designer Pnina Tornai featured a fitted silhouette with an exquisite lace top, which descended down into a silk, floor-length skirt. A sweeping lace panel train brought elegance and drama to the look.
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September 10, 2018

Interview With Landis Bejar of AisleTalk

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Landis Bejar - LMHC & Founder of AisleTalk

Landis Bejar – LMHC & Founder of AisleTalk

 

The moment the engagement ring goes on your finger to the exchange of vows marks an exciting, but very stressful period. From finding a dress and venue to choosing décor to dealing with the demands of not only your family and friends, but also your fiancé’s, the wedding planning process can be overwhelming and pressure-filled. Having recently gone through it herself, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Landis Bejar understood the modern bride’s headspace, specifically the emotions, anxieties, and uncertainties she feels entering into a major life transition – marriage. Landis realized that the wedding industry was missing one key service – no one was providing support and advice on how to handle wedding related stress in healthy and productive ways.
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September 6, 2018

Claire & James: A Timeless New York Love Affair At Capitale

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Claire & James Wedding - Bride & Groom - Capitale - by Susan Shek

Claire & James Wedding – Bride & Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek

 

Claire and James’ love story begins at the start of their freshman year in college. “We were actually introduced by one of my bridesmaids and her boyfriend, who is now her husband. She asked me to come and hang out with their friends one evening and that is when I first met James.” They hit it off immediately, but there was one small problem. Both were seeing other people at the time. Claire looks back and says with a little laugh, “Our relationships didn’t last too much longer. We went back home for Thanksgiving break and told our significant others that we had met someone. That was nine years ago, we’ve been inseparable ever since.”
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August 28, 2018

A Look Back at Summer Celebrity Brides 2018

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Emily DiDonato Wedding - via vogue.com

Emily DiDonato Wedding – via vogue.com

 

When it comes to summer romance, celebrities are just like the rest of us. We’re all feeling the love. And over these last months, we’ve seen a handful of famous couples say “I do” in beautiful, Pinterest-worthy weddings. Once the photos hit the Internet, the bride’s look – her dress, accessories, and florals – is what we’re all most in seeing, right? Without further ado, here are the most talked about celebrity brides of the season.

Hilary Swank

There isn’t a more perfect setting for an enchanted forest wedding than the redwoods of Northern California. The captivating 800-year old trees served as the backdrop for Hilary Swank and social venture entrepreneur Philip Schneider’s summer nuptials at Saint Lucia Preserve. The actress and producer stunned in a custom Elie Saab Couture gown made of Chantilly lace, silk chiffon, and organza silk (which took a team of seven 150 hours to create!) Her ethereal bridal look was completed by floor length-veil, custom design Christian Louboutin shoes, and a simple bouquet of white blooms and greenery. And yes, that is Mariska Hargarity serving as the bride’s maid of honor.
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