Welcome To The Weekend

Happy Labor Day weekend! We spent the week welcoming September with a romantic New York wedding and this picturesque mountain affair. We also had two new vendors join the EAD family! Pink Bowtie Events is our go-to event planning company in New York. The fab team believes your wedding should be seamless, elegant, chic and most of all unique. Chicago floral designer, Limani Designs manages all aspects of the design process to execute a flawless, one-of-a-kind event infused with imagination, vision and personality. Have an amazing holiday weekend and we will see you back here on Tuesday morning!

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{Image by Sally Pinera via Style Me Pretty}

A few of our favorites from the week:



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    Colorful Mountain Wedding

    Every square inch of Caroline and Jack’s spring mountain wedding is vibrant, colorful, and fresh! Held at Snow Basin Ski Resort, the wedding made the most of its surroundings. A ceremony in the warm May sun featured a backdrop of the breathtaking Utah mountains. The chic reception featured vivid florals by Blossom Sweet (how stunning are the fluffy fuchsia peonies?) with rustic details, like the beautiful log vessels, and classic elements like the place cards by Karli Noel CalligraphyFUSE Weddings and Events made sure the day went off without a hitch, and as Caroline says, the guests “could see our hearts through the simple yet elegant wedding.” We are head over heels for every image from Green Apple Photography!

    Bride on StaircaseBride with Peach and Pink Bouquet

    Bouquet with Fuchsia PeoniesBride with Veil and Updo

    Bride and Groom First LookPeach and Pink Wedding Flowers

    Bridemsaids in Shades of Blue

    Bridesmaid in Pale Slate BlueBright Pink Bouquet

    Utah Mountain Wedding

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    Mountain Wedding

    Utah Mountain Wedding Green Apple PhotoHot Pink and Green Centerpiece

    Gold Table NumberPink and Gold Rustic Wedding

    Rustic Pink and Pale Blush Centerpiece

    White and Fuchsia CenterpieceGold Wedding Charger

    Brown and White Wedding CakeCoffee Favors

    Utah Mountain Wedding Green Apple Photo

    Photography – Green Apple Photography | Venue, Catering, and Bakery – Snow Basin Ski Resort | Floral – Blossom Sweet | Wedding Planning, Rentals, and Linens – FUSE Weddings and Events | Stationery – Julie Hanan Design | Calligraphy – Karli Noel Calligraphy | Favors – Dodd Coffee | Favor Bags – Details on Demand | Videography – Jared Fadel | Band – Jersey Street | Hair and Makeup – Stephanie Brinkerhoff | Gown – Whittington Bridal

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    Classic New York Vineyard Wedding

    A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Lauren and Robert on their wedding day at the lovely Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue, New York! The theme of the day was “refined rustic.” A clean color palette of green, white, and ivory brought out the natural beauty of the surroundings. Lauren’s father officiated their ceremony, held under a large tree within the orchard. The rain let up for a few precious moments, allowing for the outdoor celebration! Paying tribute to their locale, the couple’s favors were baked apple cider donuts from the nearby Wickham’s Fruit Farm and created a “North Fork Iced Tea” for their signature cocktail. House of Flowers created beautiful arrangements of anemones, succulents, peonies, hydrangea and wildflowers, and set next to iron lanterns the result was classic and sophisticated. Lauren is a vision in a lace Marchesa gown from Mark Ingram Atelier, with the perfect Tiffany blue Badgley Mischka heels as her something blue! Every image from Lindsay Madden Photography is absolute perfection.

    Badgley Mischka Tiffany Blue Wedding ShoesBride in Marchesa

    Sage Green Ink Wedding Invitations

    Ivory Anemone and Peony BouquetMarchesa Gown

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    Greenery Wreath Chair DecorSucculent and Moss Wedding Decor

    New York Winery Wedding

    Green Ivory and Lantern CenterpieceToasting Goblets

    Bedell Cellars Wedding Lindsay Madden Photography

    From the bride: Our vineyard wedding was an amazingly fun, beautiful day (despite the unexpected rain) filled with lots of love and very special memories! The rain literally showed up on the radar at 2pm that day! We had even cancelled the tent for our cocktail hour because there was no trace of rain in the forecast. In the end, the rain only added to the romance of the day and our pictures came out better as a result.

    Our flowers were by far the most beautiful element of our wedding day, aside from the spectacular setting. Like our wedding venue, they were what I would call ‘refined rustic.’ The elegant, muted color palette of green, white and ivory was subtle and did not distract from the natural beauty of the vineyard. The striking and graphic look of the anemones were offset by the softness of the peonies, hydrangea and wildflowers. They looked classic in urns, next to black iron lanterns but were modernized by the various succulents in moss covered containers scattered around the tables.

    When we saw the venue for the first time, we knew for certain that we wanted to have our ceremony under the large tree in the orchard. This was why, when were were surprised by the rain, we waited until the last second to decide where we wanted our ceremony to be. We were so glad that the rain held up long enough to have our ceremony out there. It literally started down pouring the second the ceremony was over and everyone was inside! We asked that our florist decorate the tree in a way that made it look really special but also in a way that the natural beauty of the tree was not diminished. I was so pleasantly surprised to see what he created as I walked down the aisle. Peonies and glass bulbs hung from white petal covered ‘vines’ in an arch like shape to frame the two of us on the ‘altar.’ The vines blew around lightly in the breeze.

    My mother passed away in 2008. A big goal of ours was to honor her in a way that would evoke happy memories rather than be a sad focus of the day. My sister/maid of honor surprised me with a small locket with two pictures of our mother in it. It was pinned to my bouquet, which was also wrapped with a small piece of lace cut from our mother’s wedding gown. It was so special to be able to have her so close to me all day. We also had a ‘heritage table’ in the reception space featuring the wedding pictures of our two sets of parents and grandparents. Additionally, Bobby and I danced to my parents wedding song for our first dance – I Only Have Eyes for You by the Flamingos and my maternal grandmother said a blessing before dinner.

    The setting could not have been more beautiful, ‘refined rustic’ is how we like to describe it, and the food, drinks and dancing kept us and our guests happy and smiling from beginning to end!

    Photography – Lindsay Madden Photography | Venue – Bedell Cellars | Floral – House of Flowers | Day-of Coordination – Chi Chi Life Events | Stationery – Fine Lines of Katonah | Calligraphy – Calligraphic Creations | Favors – Wickham’s Fruit Farm | Videography – Michael Justin Films | Catering and Linens – Irish Coffee Pub | Bakery – Rolling Pin Bakery | Rentals – American Tent Company | Band – 45 Riots | Lighting – Karen Lenahan Designs | Transportation – North Fork Express | Hair and Makeup – Oscar Blandi Salon | Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaids Shoes – J.Crew | Gown – Marchesa from Mark Ingram Atelier | Bride’s Shoes – Badgley Mischka for BHLDN | Suits – Indochino | Groom’s Shoes – Ferragamo | Groomsmen Ties – Charles Tyrwhitt | Clutches – Moyna Bags

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    Dinner Party on the Beach

    It’s not often I get to share a party that I was not only lucky enough to style, but also lucky enough to attend! So naturally, I’m especially excited to share today’s dinner party on the beach. The celebration? My lovely friend Jenna of That Wife‘s 30th birthday! The setting? One of the most picturesque places in the Bay Area, the Carmel City Beach. We set out to create a celebration with florals that complemented the natural seaside landscape, a healthy dose of metallics, and a bit of a Middle Eastern flair. We had such fun choosing flowers from the wholesale market and arranging them in a mismatched vessels that we collected from Home Goods and local thrift stores. Gorgeous pale green and copper chargers, rose gold flatware, and Moscow mule mugs set the table, which was completed with wooden bench seating, all from Classic Party Rentals. Sand-colored linens and a patterned runner from Napa Valley Linens echoed the beach setting. Pretty pops of Jenna’s favorite color, kelly green, were peppered throughout, including on the gorgeous calligraphy place cards from JM Paper & Ink and serving trays from Anthropologie. We all had the best time getting glammed up by Dolce Vita Beauty and putting on our pretty frocks for a fabulous party, which concluded with blankets and a bonfire on the beach. It’s so wonderful to relive these wonderful memories in the beautiful images from Majesta Patterson!

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    Beach Wedding Decor

    DIY Garden Rose CenterpieceGold Greece Style Headband

    Lantern Beach Wedding DecorMiddle Eastern Candies

    Green and Gold Wedding Place Setting

    Green and Pink Beach Wedding IdeasBeach Birthday Party in Carmel

    Long Gowns for Beach PartyDog in Bow Tie

    Party Dresses in Shades of Pink

    Lounge Seating on the BeachAir Plants and Moscow Mule Mugs

    Birthday Party on Beach

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    Beach Party Campfire

    Photography – Majesta Patterson | Event Design – Elizabeth Anne Designs | Coordination – Hey Wedding Lady | Linens – Napa Valley Linens | Rentals – Classic Party Rentals | Cake Stand and Trays – Anthropologie | Hair and Makeup – Dolce Vita Beauty | Calligraphy – JM Paper & Ink | Dresses – Mango Begonia MaxiModcloth, H&M, and Vintage | Headpiece – Winston & Main | Location – Carmel City Beach

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    Colorful + Whimsical Garden Wedding

    We couldn’t think of a more lovely way to start the week than with a Taylor and Hagan’s fairytale wedding at Nestldown, a fairytale location set in the Santa Cruz mountains among the redwoods. The couple worked with Gavita Flora to create a setting bursting with color and whimsy, and befitting the location in its full bloom. Long farmhouse tables from Classic Party Rentals were set with crisp white china and a mixture of soft greenery, fresh fruit, and vibrant full blooms. Set against all of the colorful florals, the maids’ J.Crew gowns in the palest of ivory were angelic, but of course nothing could upstage Taylor in her stunning Hayley Paige gown from Haute Bride. This wedding has our whole heart. We are completely smitten by each gorgeous image from Anna Marks Photography!

    NestldownHayley Paige Ballgown

    Ivory Bridesmaids Dresses

    Wedding Welcome SignBridesmaids in White

    Wedding Ceremony Under Redwood Trees

    Nestldown Wedding Anna MarksWedding Arbor with Lavender

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    Nestldown Wedding Anna MarksEscort Cards in Tray

    Lavender Centerpiece and Groom Place CardEucalyptus Leaf and Flower Garland

    Laser Cut Table NumbersColorful Wedding Flowers

    Long Tables for Outdoor WeddingPink Flower Chair Decor

    Purple and Pink Wedding FlowersWedding Cake with Pink Flowers

    Photography – Anna Marks Photography | Venue – Nestldown | Floral – Gavita Flora | Stationery – Parris Chic Boutique | Calligraphy – Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Catering – Toast Catering | Bakery – Icing on the Cake | Rentals and Linens – Classic Party Rentals | DJ – Los Gatos DJ Company | Transportation – Corinthian Parking | Hair and Makeup – Moni Sebestian | Bridesmaids Dresses – J.Crew | Gown – Hayley Paige from Haute Bride | Bride’s Shoes – Valentino | Suits – Custom | Groomsmen Ties – J.Crew | Wood Signage – Meghann Miniello

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