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Fall Wedding Style | 2 Sweet Years

Time truly does fly when you marry ‘your person.’ How has it been 2 years? I. Don’t. Get. It. Happy 2 year anniversary, APH! Thanks for being both a wonderful husband and best friend to me.

As a throwback to #ThePershWedding in October 2014 and for some Fall wedding inspiration, I decided to compile some of my favorite photos shot by our photographer, Roey Yohai. I still love every little detail of our wedding and wish we could go back in time!

Our Rehearsal Dinner took place at The Lodge at Hudson Harbor in Tarrytown, New York:

Because I’m from California and my husband is from Central New Jersey, our RD was on the larger side (basically a mini-wedding with ~70 people) due to many people traveling into Westchester, New York for the weekend. The Lodge was the perfect setting, as it was a semi-empty slate and it allowed for us to customize the evening with our wonderful wedding designer and planner, Lindsay Landman.

We decided to go with a ‘Fall’ theme for our RD with jewel tones, pumpkins and many candles to create a warm, comforting atmosphere. We started off with a cocktail hour with a wonderful, live guitarest from Expressway Music and munched on tasty hors d’oeuvres. Later, we sat down to enjoy a 3-course meal by Rivermarket Bar and Kitchen. One of our awesome (and VERY hilarious) best men was our emcee for the evening and a few of our good friends and my youngest sister shared some kind words that began my waterfall of tears for the weekend. We also asked guests to dress in ‘casual-chic’ attire (think business casual, with flare and style), as we didn’t want people to overdress due to the wedding being Black Tie!


Our Wedding Ceremony and Reception was at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, New York:

Our wedding was everything we imagined…and more! We envisioned a tented Black Tie wedding, with lush flowers, our 200+ family members and friends together, awesome lighting, amazing music, lots of dancing, stunning photography, custom details focusing on us, exquisite food, yummy cocktails – to name a few. Lindsay Landman and her team truly outdid themselves by incorporating our vision, while focusing in on a mixed-metallics vibe and the gorgeous garden that surrounded us at Caramoor. {P.S. It was naturally around 45 degrees this day 2 years ago. Brrr. Of course, today is nearly 60ish. Welcome to life in the Northeast. So unpredictable.}

Instead of writing many words here, I will leave you with a glimpse of my favorite photos, our wedding highlight reel by 15 Minutes of Frame and also share some of our favorite vendors at the bottom of the photos below.

Hope you enjoy! Xx

 

Wedding Details:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts || Wedding Planning & Design, Floral Design, Invitations & Paper Goods: Lindsay Landman Events || Bride’s Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier || Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Bride’s Jewelry: Sara Gabriel || Bride’s Hair: Paul J. DeVito, Face Time Beauty || Bride’s Makeup: Holly Eve MakeupFace Time Beauty || Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale, Monique Lhuillier || Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire:Acustom Apparel || Calligraphy: MJW Calligraphy || Music: Ceremony – Expressway Music Quartet, Cocktail Hour & Reception – The Kevin Osborne Band || Catering: Great Performances || Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar || Rentals: Starr Tent; Luxe Event Rentals; Party Rentals Ltd., Nuage Designs; American Foliage & Design || Transportation: The Checker Guy || Slow Motion Photo Booth: SlowMO Party ||Videography:15 Minutes of Frame || Photography: Roey Yohai Photography

You can also see our wedding featured on Brides.com too!

Bridal Style | White Rompers + Jumpsuits

 

 

As a bride, there are many opportunities to try a new style or rock a unique look. From your engagement party, bridal showers, bachelorette party, bridal brunch (day before wedding) and rehearsal dinner – you need to prepare, have some fun and live a little!

I am a huge advocate of a bride wearing ‘white’ to all of these events. Why? Because WHY NOT! White not only makes it a point that you’re the bride, but it is a classic, traditional and gorgeous neutral color that can be styled so well and quite easily. White is also a staple for every season and typically photographs beautifully. Let’s try to stay away from crazy patterns. Forever.

The obvious decision for a wedding event is a dress and while I did go that route for many of my own festivities (…I own about 10 white outfits now and I love em’ all), I decided to rock a chic, white jumpsuit at my last celebration before the BIG day – the rehearsal dinner! Me and my white Theory jumpsuit (which is no longer available/or online unfortunately) were a match made in heaven. I briefly saw it online and then in Bloomingdales – I couldn’t resist. So, the rest was history. Please note, I did take my jumpsuit to a favorite, neighborhood seamstress to make a few alternations since I am on the shorter side and I wanted to make sure it fit me correctly in every area. Very crucial!

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 Photo by Roey Yohai Photography

Lastly, I topped off my style with blush Valentino Rockstud heels and Sara Gabriel’s SWAROVSKI® rhinestone hair chain I purchased at Gabriella Salon NYC. Both were beautiful accessories for my white jumpsuit.

Rehearsal Dinner + White Jumpsuit

Photo by Roey Yohai Photography

Cheers to being the bride, looking fancy and feeling glam through it all!


 

Wish Upon a Wedding – New York | Social Media Chair

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I’m very excited to officially announce that I have joined the board of Wish Upon a Wedding New York as Social Media Chair. I’m honored to be a part of such a beautiful non-profit, to help grant couples the wedding Wish of their dreams and to strengthen our social media presence across the Northeast!

You’re probably wondering what Wish Upon a Wedding (WUW) does? WUW is a non-profit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances across the nation. WUW relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses to grant wedding Wishes. You can help couples in need by making a financial contribution or donating your time, products and services to WUW. It truly is the most amazing feeling to know that you’re helping two people celebrate their love and commitment on one of the happiest days of their lives!

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Photo by Divine Light Photography at WUW NY Winter Bene-Fete Step and Repeat 2015

Please follow our journey and learn more about our Northeast Wishes that we grant this year on the below social media outlets:

I appreciate the support! If you ever want to volunteer in the NY area or donate to an upcoming wedding Wish, please reach out to me directly at newyorkmarketing@wishuponawedding.org.