A chance Saturday brunch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn ended with Heather and Amos finally making the biggest decision in their wedding planning process. “We wanted our wedding to feel fresh and memorable,” says Heather. “We also love the water and wanted to incorporate a water element in some way.” With its luxury rooftop offering breathtaking views of the East River and Manhattan, the William Vale had everything this modern couple was looking for in a wedding venue. Here, Heather talks about her and Amos’ romantic ceremony high in the sky. Read More
Jewel and Daniel Wedding – floral archway – Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden – Josh Mccullock
While many wedding venues offer the refined luxury that has come to define New York style, few offer an escape from it all. By this we mean a setting that feels far off, magical, and is surrounded by blooming flowers and sprawling greenery. This is what makes Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden so special. Tucked away in the lush, natural grounds that were founded in 1891, Stone Mill blends historic charm with modern comforts. With a capacity of 60 to 120 guests, it provides outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate a wedding from start to finish. Marked by exposed wooden beams, original brick walls, and warm lighting, the newly renovated building radiates intimate romance. Read More
Finding a dress can prove to be a difficult task for any bride-to-be, even those who have had wedding dreams since childhood. “I am not the best shopper,” Heather says with a laugh. “And I had no idea how to look ‘bridal’ without looking like I was wearing my Grandmother’s crochet.” Any fears of looking like a lace handkerchief were quickly put to rest during a visit to Kleinfeld Bridal. Here, Heather talks about her breathtaking Pronovias dress and bridal personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
With no clear idea of what to wear down the aisle, Heather enlisted the people whose opinion she trusted most for guidance. Everyone met for her appointment at Kleinfeld and Heather explained what she wanted and didn’t want to the stylist. After trying on about eight dresses, she had her “say yes to the dress” moment. She looks back, “As soon as I put my leg in the gown, I knew it was ‘the one.’ I felt like myself. When I walked out of the dressing room, they all confirmed what I already knew. And that was it!” Read More
No other flower expresses the essence of summer like the sunflower. Whether they are standing tall in a field or arranged in a vase at home, they bring brilliance and joy to any scene. It comes as no surprise then that this bloom is a favorite among couples getting married between late summer and early fall. They symbolize ‘loyalty’ and ‘adoration’ – qualities you definitely want around on a day celebrating love and commitment. While the sunflower tends to be associated with ‘rustic’ and ‘country’, it certainly works with other styles ranging from whimsical to elegant. From stunning bouquets to eye-catching centerpieces, here are beautiful sunflower wedding décor ideas. Read More
It goes without saying, flowers top our list of favorite things. Jewelry ranks in at a close second. And any opportunity to talk about the two together gets us excited. The symbolic rose or unique form of an orchid make truly remarkable designs for the earrings, necklace, or headpiece which a bride wears on her special day. From statement gems to understated pieces, here are beautiful floral inspired bridal jewelry to suit any style.
Compliment your wedding dress neckline with a gorgeous necklace. Renowned French jeweler Cartier first used the orchid motif in 1925 to highlight delicate femininity. Made of 18k pink gold with a white diamond, this exquisite necklace feels classic, yet modern. Make a glamorous statement with a necklace of dazzling crystal floral clusters. This Y-shaped diamond flower lariat would look amazing with a bohemian gown featuring a dramatic V-neck. Read More
When Heather first met Amos the Thursday before Memorial Day in 2008, she knew there was something special about him. “I work in the spirits industry and was doing a tasting in the Hamptons during the holiday weekend. I told him that in order for us to have a first date, he would have to get himself a hotel room out there. Finding a hotel in the Hamptons around Memorial Day is near impossible, especially on such short notice. But, somehow, he did it! That really gave me insight into the kind of person Amos is.” Read More