Julia and Nick Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Todd France Photography

Weddings

Julia & Nick: A Timeless Affair at the Metropolitan Club

Julia and Nick Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Todd France Photography

Julia and Nick Wedding – Chuppah – Metropolitan Club – Todd France Photography

Julia and Nick met in 2016 during what they now refer to as ‘The Summer of Love.’ “I was getting ready for my senior year at the University of Michigan. I had an internship at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C. and found a sublet to stay at with some girls from George Washington University,” Julia remembers. The night after she moved in, her new roommate invited her to a house party across the street. New to the city and up for meeting people, she gladly accepted. “I walked in and quickly realized I was an outsider. Everyone knew each other and went to GWU,” Julia says. She would also learn that the house they were at was nicknamed ‘The Barn’ and among its residents was Nick, a soon-to-be senior interning at a lobbying firm. Nick was immediately drawn to Julia – they ended up talking the whole night and said ‘goodbye’ by exchanging numbers.
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Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Planning & Inspiration

How To Decorate A Large Reception Venue With Wedding Flowers

Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Brook and Scott Wedding – Reception Atmosphere – High Centerpiece – Guastavinos – Olivia Christina Photography

One of the biggest challenges of having a wedding reception at a big venue is figuring out how to fill it with decor. As much as soaring ceilings and endless floor area inspire awe, they also induce anxiety for couples once they start thinking about florals. We always remind our clients that instead of feeling stressed, they should view this as an opportunity to be creative, expressive, and make their wedding unforgettably unique. There are tried-and-true designs and tablescape plans that tick all the boxes for transforming a cavernous space into a warm and majestic scene. From hanging floral installations to bright white floral arrangements to bold and colorful centerpieces, here are stunning ideas for decorating a large reception venue with wedding flowers.
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Caroline and Darius Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club - Pat Furey Photography

Weddings

Caroline & Darius: Modern Romance at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club

Caroline and Darius Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club - Pat Furey Photography

Caroline and Darius Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club – Pat Furey Photography

Caroline and Darius first met during their first year of college in New York City – she was going to FIT, and he was going to NYU. The sparks were apparent to both, so much so that Darius went home to tell his roommate (and best friend) that he had just met the woman he was going to marry. But it wasn’t until after both had studied abroad for a year that Caroline and Darius were able to truly connect. “We met up again at a New Year’s Eve party, and we have been inseparable ever since,” Caroline recalls. “I think we both knew immediately – it felt this was the way it was supposed to be.”
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Lara and Tom Wedding - Low Centerpiece - New York Botanical Garden - Pat Furey Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Fresh Wedding Ideas Using Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year Peach Fuzz

Lara and Tom Wedding - Low Centerpiece - New York Botanical Garden - Pat Furey Photography

Lara and Tom Wedding – Low Centerpiece – New York Botanical Garden – Pat Furey Photography

If you were to imagine a painterly sunset vista, a picture awash with graduating pink and orange may come to mind. Sauntering throughout the composition, harmonizing its alluring scheme is Peach Fuzz, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2024. Where as last year’s color, Viva Magenta, announced itself in dramatic fashion, Peach Fuzz greets with soft caress. Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman elaborates:

“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”
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Hannah and Brad Wedding - Chuppah Detail - Metropolitan Club - Melani Lust Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Our Favorite Wedding Flower and Decor Trends For 2024

Wedding trends come and go. For couples in the midst of planning a wedding in 2024, deciding on what’s in and what’s going to be out by next year can be difficult. While we tend to shy away from the term ‘trend,’ there seems to be a collective desire from clients and professionals alike to incorporate floral and decor elements that create jaw-dropping weddingscapes while allowing couples to express their individuality. And by choosing to design a wedding that is personal and a sincere reflection of what you love, your wedding will defy becoming a fad and stand the test of time. To help you get inspired, we rounded up our favorite wedding flower and decor trends for 2024.
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Anna and Michael Wedding - Brides Bouquet Clutch - Catch - Zani and Duwayne Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Her in 2023 – AKA The Bride-to-Be On Your List

Anna and Michael Wedding - Brides Bouquet Clutch - Catch - Zani and Duwayne Photography

Anna and Michael Wedding – Brides Bouquet Clutch – Catch – Zani and Duwayne Photography

When it comes to shopping for girlfriends this holiday season, it’s the thought and intention behind the gift that matters most, not the amount of money you spend. This sentiment is especially true for the friend who is busy planning for her upcoming nuptials in 2024. To get inside her head and figure out what she really wants, start by asking yourself what you would appreciate if in her same position. New home goods such as coasters and luxury sheets, or a wardrobe refresher such as a winter poncho all spark joy in the life of someone who is eye-ball deep in wedding spreadsheets. To help you nail the perfect present for the bride-to-be on your list, we put together this guide outlining the best holiday gift ideas for her in 2023.
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