New York meets French Romance

by Audrey on 04.27.16

in Real Weddings

by Audrey
04.27.16

The Metropolitan Building Queens, New York Wedding - Modern and Romantic Wedding - Miho Aikawa Photography  -  www.smitten-mag.com_0619

When a bride’s inspiration is Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette meets garden party in Versailles, you know you’re in for something wonderful.  Her take on the ever popular blush and gold color palette is fresh and modern.  The patterned bridesmaid dresses and layered petal Leanne Marshall gown are fashion favorites.  The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, Queens, New York is a beautiful venue with soaring ceiling of chippy paint goodness.  A floral installation is the perfect centerpiece for their ceremony, and sticks around as the backdrop for the selfie station photo booth.

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Photographer: Miho Aikawa Wedding Photography | Venue: Metropolitan Building | Bride’s Dress: Leanne Marshall | DJ and Lighting: Beat Train Productions | Florals + Design: Ivie Joy Flowers | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Fallon Carter Weddings | Officiant: Reverend Will | Cake Baker: Haute So Sweet | Catering: Sips & Bites | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Musicians: Harmonia Strings String Trio | Hair + Makeup: Sachiko Yanase

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by Audrey
04.11.16

Redondo Beach Historic Library Wedding - Classic White and Green Wedding - Figlewicz Photography  -  www.smitten-mag.com_0593

This intimate wedding pairs fun beach town with historic venue, classic white wedding with elegant simplicity.  And her dress… simple lines and buttons up a back of sheer white illusion.  The bouquet a mix of white blooms with sprigs of greenery has a few organic wisps and tendrils.

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Photographer: Figlewicz Photography | Venue: Redondo Beach Historic Library | Floral Designer: American Harvest | Bride’s Dress: Amsale | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Hairstylist: Hush Hush Hair | Makeup Artist: Jenna Nelson | Cake Baker: King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant | Photo Booth: Magbooth

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Because Guys Get Ready Too

by Audrey on 04.06.16

in Real Weddings

by Audrey
04.06.16

We’ve seen the picture of beautiful bridesmaids enjoying a lovely morning with their bride sipping champagne, giggling, and being super girly many, many times.  It’s a wonderful tradition and part of the wedding day.

Groomsmen Get Ready Wedding Day Party - Gina and Ryan Photography  -  www.smitten-mag.com_0583

But what about the guys?  Many grooms and their men simply ask the wedding planner or bride, “what time do I have to be ready, and where do I go?”  So when we saw the fun Blake and his best guys had before the wedding, we had to share it with you to casually email to your beau.  After all, the girls can’t have all the fun!

Groomsmen Get Ready Wedding Day Party - Gina and Ryan Photography  -  www.smitten-mag.com_0590

For the lowdown on this very fun morning, here’s Blake, the groom:

The planning all came together a few weeks prior.  Most of the groomsmen were from around town so this made it pretty easy to get the guys to rally early.  I really wanted to do something different then the normal.  Normal in my opinion is a round of golf or smoking cigars which is a lot of fun but just not exactly in line for my group.
We have picked up the tradition over the years that we all have to go for a surf the morning of the wedding.  So when the girls wake up at 6:00 am to get hair and make up started, I decided to get the guys up for my last surf session as a “single” man.  This gives them opportunity to roast me one last time and what better way then in the ocean.
We then rushed back to my place to wash the salt water off and have some beers, tequila, and pizza.  It was easy to get everyone to come over because I made the biggest room in the house a serious “Man Cave”.  What better place to get ready and start the party?  Also if I had it my way my dog, Jake, would have been standing right up there with the groomsmen so this was great to see a couple pictures with my pup giving me a handshake. This is also where I gave the guys their  gifts. I got each one of them a nice stainless steal Nixon watch and still today when I wear that watch it reminds me of that day, which makes the present that much better.  I also gave them some champagne socks made by The Finer Things.  Now with watches on our wrists and socks to match we all look super sharp.
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Creative Urban Warehouse Wedding

Creative Urban Warehouse Real Wedding - Red Fly Studio  -  www.smitten-mag.com_0557

This adorable couple created a wedding true to their style.  From sweet personal details, like the Star Wars novel, to a paper backdrop, creativity abounds.  Broad 9A is an Athens, Georgia venue for creatives to meet, gather, and… marry! Photographer: Red Fly Studio | Floral Designer: Moonflower Designs | Catering: Pulaski Heights BBQ | Groom’s […]

Bold + Mid Century Modern Inspiration

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration - Lisa Diederich Photography  -  A Handcrafted Affair -   -  www.smitten-mag.com_0538

Event Designer, Nakia Miller, of A Handcrafted Affair created a mid century modern inspiration rich with color, pattern, and ideas.  The bold peacock hue is striking against the classic white florals.  An oversized balloon serves as the escort card display while a simple cake is topped with “love”.   Photographer: Lisa Diederich Photography | Event […]