Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography
“My Grandma is my best friend.” If you read Part 1 where Stefanie talks about getting engaged, you already know how important her Grandma was in initiating her and Mike’s courtship. This was also true when time came for the bride to start looking for what to wear down the aisle – her Grandma was more than happy to step in and move the process along. Here, Stefanie talks about her breathtaking Anne Barge dress and personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals “I wasn’t the type of girl who grew up dreaming of a wedding,” Stefanie says. Her Grandma, however, had been giving a lot of thought to the momentous occasion. “She obsessively watched ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’” Stefanie says with a laugh. “Whenever a dress appeared on the show that she liked, she would hit pause, take a picture of her TV screen and send it to me. And then I would have to research the dress online.” After receiving countless photos this way, one dress finally caught Stefanie’s eye. “When I went into Kleinfeld, I still had NO idea what I wanted but asked my consultant to pull that particular dress my Grandma had sent me. I tried the dress on and knew immediately it was the one for me.” Read More
Erin Foster and Simon Tikhman Wedding – via vogue.com
This past holiday season, a handful of high-profile ladies took advantage of their vacation time by walking down the aisle. From the gorgeous gowns and luxury venues to the floral decor and after parties, each of these stars in the worlds of entertainment and sports made their special day truly remarkable. We are always up for a good celebrity wedding recap and decided to take a look at the famous brides who rang in the New Year by saying “I Do.”
Our first famous bride to tie the knot over the holidays is Hilary Duff. The ‘Younger’ actress married singer and record producer Matthew Komas in an intimate ceremony at their L.A. home just before Christmas. The internet was abuzz when Hilary posted photos of her custom gown by Jenny Packham. Simple yet bold, the design featured a fishtail silhouette (100 buttons adorned the back!) paired with structured shoulders and cape-like sleeves. For their at-home nuptials, the couple worked with planner Yifat Oren of Oren & Co and floral design studio Hollyflora to create a romantic, dreamy atmosphere expressed though organic greenery and soft pink, plum, and off-white florals. Read More
Katharine McPhee David Foster Wedding – via vogue.com
With the start of fall just days away, we have been reflecting on the summer wedding season. And when it comes to luxury bridal fashion, flowers, and venues, the famous brides who walked the aisle this past season ignited our hearts and imaginations. Their highly anticipated nuptials took place at a French château, London church, English cathedral, and exclusive Hawaiian hotel. While these weddings were spectacularly lavish in every way possible, they were also a beautiful expression of each bride’s unique style and personality.
Katharine McPhee Katharine McPhee and David Foster’s much-discussed courtship culminated with the couple exchanging vows at the Church of St. Yeghiche in South Kensington in late June. The Actress-singer wore a gorgeous custom Zac Posen dress featuring a ballgown silhouette, sweetheart neckline, and layer upon layer of striped tulle skirt. She accessorized with a dramatic cathedral veil and soft colored floral and greenery bouquet. The ceremony décor of lush, bright blooms created a striking contrast against the church’s ornate interior. For the post-ceremony celebrations, which took place at a private club, the bride changed into a silk cocktail dress, also by Zac Posen. Reception florals had a decadent, English garden feel with verdant greenery embellished with white and green roses and hydrangea. Read More
Linsey Snyder Wachalter, Founder of Face Time Beauty Concierge
If there is one day in your life when you want your makeup and hair to look flawless, it’s the day you walk the aisle. Many of our brides entrust Linsey Snyder Wachalter to get a radiant wedding day glow. At the urging of her father, Linsey set out to make her mark in the beauty industry and she hasn’t looked back since. It was this constant drive and view of every mini-success as a sign to move forward that led Linsey to found Face Time Beauty Concierge. Today, Linsey and her expert team polish and primp clients around the world. Read More
A world champion athlete, royal, celebrity daughter, fashionista, and French musical artist all walked the aisle in Spring 2019. The only thing that the nuptials had in common was they took place at the end of the season. Wearing couture gowns to exchange vows in gorgeous luxury settings around the world, these famous brides all took our breath away. Ranging from classic to bohemian chic to romantic, these weddings were exceptional and expressed each bride’s style and personality beautifully. Simply put, this is what wedding dreams of.
Katherine Schwarzenegger As the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Katherine Schwarzenegger is as close as it gets to royalty in the US. After a whirlwind engagement, she married actor Chris Pratt in one of the most anticipated weddings of the year so far. The couple made it official in an intimate ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. Giorgio Armani dressed both bride and groom. While Mr. Pratt’s movies bring in millions at the box office, Katherine, in her custom strapless gown featuring a fitted silhouette and lace train, was the real star here. She finished her classic look with an elegant white floral and greenery bouquet. Read More
We are constantly looking for imaginative ways to use flowers in our weddings. And for our brides, this can mean thinking beyond the bouquet and actually wearing flowers. Styling with florals is guaranteed to bring your big day look to the next level. Who is going to forget the bride who walked down the with freshly picked roses adorning her hair? From hair accessories to jewelry, we’ve rounded up the most gorgeous ideas for wearing flowers at your wedding.
Wedding Flower Crown
Let’s start with the most obvious – the flower crown. This onetime boho accessory has evolved and can work with any bridal style. Verdant greenery accented with berries and petite flowers radiates organic beauty. Make a romantic statement with voluminous, petal soft peonies and roses. A delicate ring of waxflowers is perfect a summer countryside wedding. Read More