October 18, 2016

#TechTuesday Wedding Tech Update

With tech rapidly expanding the ways we design, capture, and connect with our weddings and our guests, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. From fantastically futuristic décor to mind-blowing ways of capturing memories, we gathered a few newcomers to the uncharted merging of weddings and technology.

 

Go-Pro Bridal Bouquet

This bride looks like she’s having so much fun steering her bouquet through the day to capture the best footage! Ask to leave some space for a small camera in your bouquet for a totally unique perspective to preserve forever.

 

3D Cake Decorations

Personalized cake toppers are sweeping the wedding scene. But if you’re not so into having you and your partner replicated in 3D, check out these intricate printed sugar decorations.  One glance will have your imagination running wild. No matter your theme or color scheme, it doesn’t get more custom than this!
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October 10, 2016

Festive Fall Cocktails

As the changing leaves and brisk winds have us reaching for our favorite sweaters and jackets, we’re also warming up our palette with delicious autumnal flavors.  And if you’re planning a fall wedding, no doubt your cocktails will include some seasonal favorites. Need some inspiration? You’re in the right place.  We rounded up five fall cocktails perfect for an autumn celebration – be that your reception, your bachelorette party, or simply a Friday afternoon with friends.

The Apple Cider Mimosa

What’s not to love about mimosas?  Simple, sparkling, and now – seasonal! Turns out apple cider and champagne most definitely mix.  This recipe from The Cookie Rookie includes an adorable glittering rim and apple slice garnish.
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August 4, 2016

Wedding Trends: Geode Cakes

It doesn’t take more than a quick Pinterest search to see that wedding cakes are getting more and more spectacular.  From intricate sugar flowers, to 3D printed cake toppers, to candied frosting so shiny you can see your reflection, there’s no denying today’s cakes are true works of art.

Geode Cake by MJ Cakes

Geode Cake by MJ Cakes

 

Meet the geode cake – the latest dessert craze that imitates a crystallized gemstone to create a show-stopping spectacle, straight out of a fantasy film.

Geode Cake by Whisk Cake Company

Geode Cake by Whisk Cake Company

 

Geode Cake by A Squad Cake Shop

Geode Cake by A Squad Cake Shop

 

The geode is composed of three different sizes of rock candy and granulated sugar to create a sense of layering and natural texture.  Modeling chocolate is then used to hold the geode in place and blend it into the fondant icing.  All in all, a geode cake can take up to 2 weeks to complete.
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July 25, 2016

Brooklyn Charm at The Liberty Warehouse

Andrea and John met moving into the freshmen dorms at the University of Pennsylvania in the summer of 2006. They were next door neighbors in the Quad and became fast friends navigating college life in a new city together.  While their friendship escalated throughout college, it wasn’t until the winter of 2009, after they both took semesters abroad in two different Italian cities, that John finally asked Andrea out on a date – and they’ve been together ever since!

Couple Collage Andrea and Jon Liberty Warehouse Popography

Andrea & John / The Liberty Warehouse / POPography

 

The couple was married this past June at the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights.  The ceremony was followed by a beautiful reception at The Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, a breathtaking converted warehouse right at the water’s edge, featuring exposed brick, original wooden beams, a full bridal suite, and panoramic views of New York Harbor.
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July 4, 2016

Floral Moments on Film

Sometimes it’s best to set aside the bridal blogs and search for inspiration in anther medium.  Today, we take a look at six films that are sure to jump-start your floral imagination…

Emma

Gwyneth Paltrow stars as coy and quick-witted matchmaker Emma Woodhouse in this 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel.  From start to finish, the film shows off the glorious gardens of the British countryside, leading up to a fantastic floral finale for the wedding of Emma and John.

Emma / Floral Moments on Film / via forbes.com

Emma / Floral Moments on Film / via forbes.com

 

Emma / Floral Moments on Film / via lightbulbevents

Emma / Floral Moments on Film / via lightbulbevents

 

The Great Gatsby

When we asked our Creative Director, Lindsay Saltz, what inspiration she draws from cinema, Great Gatsby came to mind immediately.  “After that movie was made, brides were crazy for the ‘Gatsby-themed’ wedding and we drew a lot of inspiration pics from this scene.  It’s just an abundance of beautiful flowers and the way they did it was pure perfection. I personally don’t love orchids but that scene made me want to!”
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July 1, 2016

Breathtaking Floral Ceilings

Nothing quite takes your breath away like walking beneath a sky of levitated blooms. Ethereal and whimsical, a floral ceiling is the most dramatic way to transform a space and is guaranteed to wow your guests.

 

Floral Ceiling / Hudson Hotel / Cait J McCarthy Photography

 

So how are floral ceilings actually constructed?

“The ease of the on-site installation process really depends on the venue and what we have to work with,” explains Creative Director Lindsay Saltz, “Some venues have the perfect ceilings to attach wires and other necessary mechanics to…and others not so much. But once we get going and develop a rhythm, the actual hanging of the flowers becomes fairly easy. We mostly rely on wires and string to create a hanging treatment or chandelier.”
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