Diana & Kevin’s Wedding Day took place on an overcast yet beautiful mid-September day. While some would opt for sunshine and blue skies, this early fall weather created a comfy-cozy atmosphere thanks to the low hanging clouds above. It was as if Mother Nature decided to join the special occasion. This attractive duo exchanged vows inside breathtaking St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn, New York. The party then moved to El Caribe Country Club where the newlyweds celebrated the union with their closest loved ones. Everyone in attendance had kind and loving words to share about D&K! A proud and teary-eyed Father of the Bride explained that his daughter “already knows everything in the world about everything that there is to know!”, and that “she is a kind, caring, warm and loving friend, cousin, niece, sister, granddaughter, daughter and now Bride!” The Groom was also toasted by his best friend, the Best Man, who expressed gratitude for their life-long friendship. For a sneak peek of the festivities, click below to take a step inside Diana & Kevin’s Wedding Day!
I look forward to some fun in the sun when I hear my brides speak of Destination Weddings. I love New York but getting away, even if it’s for work, is always a good time. Destination Weddings have gone from a rare occurrence to the norm. More and more couples are swapping out their fur coats and snow boots for bathing suits and flip-flops. Here are a few key tips and pointers to consider during the initial planning stages of your Destination Wedding!
1) It’s all about location! Choose a destination that speaks true to the both of you; a place where you know you’ll feel comfortable, and that your guests will love. This will help determine the mood of your wedding. Do you want something romantic? Something rustic and culture-focused? Or do you want something that screams fun? Some of my favorite destinations include: Vieques Island off of Puerto Rico, Old Town Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Puerto Plata in Dominican Republic and of course anywhere in Italy!
2) Research and timing! Be sure to plan your wedding at the right time. It’s important to plan your wedding during a time when rain fall is low and other climate-related issues are less likely to occur. It is also key to know what fun and adventurous activities there are to do at that time of year. Yes it is your wedding but, your guests have traveled a long way to celebrate your special day, so make sure there is something for everyone to take part in!
3) Fly out there! Take a weekend trip with your fiancé and scout out your venue, hotel, local activities, restaurants and more. It’s always good to know first-hand just what to expect. At the end of your trip, you’ll have a much easier time aligning your Wedding Day expectations with what is actually available. After doing so, I strongly suggest taking a second trip at some point. On this second trip you ideally would have already booked your venue before arrival, which makes this trip the ideal time for tastings, meetings and walk-throughs with vendors. By the time you arrive home you’ll have secured your venue and vendors – everything else can be taken care of virtually!
What’s next? Stay tuned for “DIY-Wed on the Beach 2.0″
Picture this: Delicate lace flowers and silver beading embroidered on an off-white, one-of-a-kind Wedding dress paired with a statement piece crystal headband and matching veil! To say that Sophia looked like a goddess on her Wedding Day, would be an understatement! Her soon-to-be husband did not disappoint: Mustafa looked dapper in his crisp tux, black bow tie and shiny dress shoes. Place this beautiful couple alongside the waterfront at sunset for their Wedding photos – and you’ve got picture perfect! For a sneak peek, scroll below!
Every bride wants to look like perfection on her Wedding Day but between the planning, crazy work schedules and everyday life, it’s not always simple to start and stick with a workout routine.
The ladies from Tone It Up are here to help with their Wedding Slimdown Series. This at home workout and nutrition program helps you transform yourself to a stronger and healthier you, that will last long after your Wedding Day! The Bridal Edition Wedding Slimdown is jam packed with healthy and motivating tips to keep you working towards the confident, gorgeous bride that you want to be!
Written by: Amanda Savory of Bespoke Moments
Engagement Session Shoots are a time to share your love story on camera as you begin your life-long journey as Mr. and Mrs. More than that, they provide an opportunity to capture your personality and the unique bright light you create as a couple. Terisa and Thomas did just that! This adorable duo turned trio (with the help of their furry loved one) made their day extra sweet by incorporating a few props that embody the meaning of fun! It all began outside their West Village apartment. Then T-squared strolled through the city streets and along the Hudson River completely at ease with one another and the camera. “But what were the props?!” you ask…. take a look below to see for yourself!!!
Photography: Olli Studio