February 12, 2019

Interview With Summer Watkins Ball, Founder of The Mrs. Box & Grey Likes Weddings

 

Summer Watkins Ball – Founder of The Mrs. Box and Grey Likes Weddings

 

When Summer Watkins Ball started her blog Grey Likes Weddings, no one was really doing what she was doing – curating design inspiration for brides-to-be. The more she posted about her favorite florals, décor, color schemes, bridal fashion trends, and DIY ideas, the more people started to pay attention. Today, she is considered one of the wedding industry’s leading stylists and curators.

And to think that it began with a love for flowers. Summer’s journey wasn’t without its twists and turns however. They say necessity is the mother of invention. A layoff from a corporate marketing job during the 2008 recession was the motivation Summer needed to take an entrepreneurial leap of faith. She hasn’t looked back since. Her creative business acumen now includes The Mrs. Box, a gorgeous collection of ring boxes.
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Categories: Blog, Luxury Wedding Expertise, Must Read Bridal Advice, Women Paving The Aisle, Your Inspiration Fix

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June 4, 2018

Interview With Wedding Planner José Rolón of José Rolón Events

José Rolón – courtesy José Rolón Events

 

When we met with wedding planner José Rolón at his Brooklyn Heights office, he was coming down from a wedding that took place just days before. Working with twenty-four different vendors on this particular event, he recalls, “Not kidding, I walked into the venue and had five vendors simultaneously circle around me with questions.” Most would have buckled in the situation, but José is grace under pressure personified. It’s particularly incredible considering that he started his company José Rolón Events just five years ago. Since then, José has established himself as a major player in New York City’s wedding scene. For much of this time, he’s juggled work with being a single father to his three children. “After my husband passed away unexpectedly, I learned to never let myself get too comfortable. I am not a pessimist by any means, but you just never know what life will throw at you, good or bad.”
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Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Featured Venue, Industry Insider, Luxury Wedding Expertise, Your Inspiration Fix

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January 19, 2018

Color Me Gorgeous! Stunning Ideas for Incorporating Color Into Your Wedding Decor

 

Elianna Phelps – Cait McCarthy Photography

Wedding flowers evoke a sense of celebration. One of the most expressive ways to set the mood and style of your wedding is through color. We can’t think of anyone more qualified to dish advice on color than our very own Elianna Phelps. With a background in fine art, Elianna brings her expert knowledge of color theory, form, and composition to wedding floral design and styling. And after working in the luxury wedding industry for over half a decade, she’s helped numerous NYC brides realize their perfect wedding colors and style. Here, Elianna talks about all the creative and unique ways to incorporate gorgeous color into your big day!
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Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice

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