Welcome To The Weekend

This week on EAD has been filled to the brim with loveliness. We can’t get over the gorgeous details in this romantic inspiration shoot in France and this elegant New York wedding, and have fallen in love with this effortlessly chic engagement session. Have an amazing Friday, everyone and cheers to the weekend!

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A few of our favorites from the week:

We were also excited to introduce one of our favorite resources for wedding invitations, Basic Invite, a truly custom invitation company!

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    Elegant University Club New York Wedding

    There are some weddings that simply take our breath away, and Lauren and Peter’s Manhattan nuptials is one of those weddings. So effortlessly classic that it would be perfect in any era, the Upper East Side setting, elegant attire, and stunning reception exude pure sophistication. The couple set out to combine the charm of a Southern wedding with the timeless elegance of New York. The day began at Central Presbyterian Church, and after the traditional ceremony, Lauren, Peter, and their wedding party made their way to Central Park to capture images in the park at its most beautiful, during spring. The reception at The University Club is positively enchanting. A color palette of ivory, gold, and hints of pale yellow and green makes the formal ballroom feel light and airy. Stunning florals from Belle Fleur in shades of creamy white set atop the whitewashed tables with glittering gold chiavari chairs. Lauren is a vision in a delicate La Sposa by Pronovias gown and graceful chapel length veil. Get ready to fall in love with every beautiful moment captured by Kat Harris Photography.

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    Bride in Fingertip VeilBridesmaid in White

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    Elegant Manhattan Wedding University ClubBride in Pronovias La Sposa Gown

    Wedding Party Walking NYC Street

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    Wedding Party in Central Park

    Elegant Gold and White Wedding

    Elegant Ivory and White ReceptionMr and Mrs Chair Banners

    Flower Girls and Ring Bearers with Balloons

    Elegant Gold and Ivory Reception

    Ivory and Gold Reception

    Centerpiece of Green Stock

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    Photography – Kat Harris Photography | Ceremony Venue – Central Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue, Catering, Rentals, Linens, Bakery – The University Club | Floral – Belle Fleur | Wedding Planning – Bride’s Mother | Day-of Coordination – Gillian Bell | Stationery – Crane | Calligraphy – Lyndsay Wright Design | Videography – Forrest Hughes | Band – Jerry Kravat Orchestras | Hair Stylist – Alan David | Makeup Artist – Flynn Pyykkonen | Bridesmaids dresses – Watters | Gown – La Sposa by Pronovias from Designer Loft | Bride’s Shoes – Angela Nuran | Groom’s Shoes – Allen Edmonds | Groomsmen Suits – Dobell | Chair Covers – BHLDN

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    Basic Invite

    We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our favorite resources for wedding invitations, Basic Invite! With over 100 fonts, virtually unlimited color options, and multiple paper options, Basic Invite is a truly custom invitation company. Once you select one of their wedding invitation designs, you can change the color of each element using over 160 color options to build a suite that is perfect for your palette, down to the smallest detail. Even better? You receive an instant preview online and can order a printed sample of your exact invitation before placing your final order. We love that each of their invitations are part of a matching set that includes complementary designs for save the dates, programs, reception and RSVP cards, menus, and more! The variety of designs available means that there is a suite for every wedding style (we’re especially crushing on the classic Calligraphic Slant and the pretty Illustrated Corner Wreath. So what are you waiting for? Visit Basic Invite to learn more!

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    *This post was sponsored by Basic Invite. All opinions are author’s own.

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    Elegant White + Gold Ballroom Wedding

    Laura and Joey’s Austin wedding is full of glitz and glamour! The couple was living in Connecticut while planning their Texas nuptials, so they brought in the fabulous CLINK to execute their vision of formal-meets-fun, with a healthy dose of sparkle. They selected The Driskill Hotel for their venue—it was love at first sight—and enlisted Amy of Merveille Event Design to create a mix of showstopping arrangements for the tables bedecked in gold sequin linens. Our favorite? The showstopping estate table with a “runner” of white roses and votive candles! Though Joey patiently assisted in choosing stationery and centerpieces, his excitement bubbled over at selecting the menu for the day. After consuming an inordinate amount of options during the tasting, he chose a nicely balanced selection of filet, sea bass, and veggie risotto to go along with their gorgeous cake from Simon Lee Bakery. We are head over heels for every perfect detail in these images from Forever Photography!

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    Candelabra CenterpieceGold Table Number

    Centerpiece with Sea of Roses

    Gold Calligraphy Wedding MenuGold Glitter Table Numbers

    Modern Centerpiece of RosesRose and Hydrangea Pedestal Centerpiece

    Rose and Votive Candle Centerpiece

    Rose in Bud VaseWhite and Gold Modern Reception

    Elegant Gold and White Wedding CakeWhite Sweet Pea and Rose Centerpiece

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    Photography – Forever Photography | Ceremony Venue – First United Methodist Church of Austin | Reception Venue – The Driskill Hotel | Wedding Planning – CLINK | Floral – Merveille Event Design | Videography – Crescent Video Productions | Stationery – The Paper Place | Makeup – Maris Malone Calderon Makeup Artistry | Hair – Danielle Barr | Transportation – Transportation Consultants | DJ – Kit Kettermann | Pianist – Eddy Hobizal | Organist – Scott Davis | Bakery – Simon Lee Bakery | Gown – Amsale | Bridesmaids Dresses – Wtoo by Watters | Shoes – Kate Spade | Suit – Black by Vera Wang

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    Romantic Wedding Inspiration in France

    Be still our hearts. This gorgeous set of images by ARTIESE Studios from the Sylvie Gil Workshop in Burgundy have them skipping a beat! Set at Château De Varennes amidst the finest of vineyards, the styling by Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events is all about pure, classic elegance. A palette of the palest of pastels brings out the opulence of the venue, and lush compote arrangements by Holly Flora pair with glimmering taper candles and hand-tied napkins to set the sophisticated table. Claire Pettibone‘s elegant Emanuel gown, with its French lace sleeves and dramatic illusion back, is the ideal gown for the occasion, especially with coupled with a chic Jannie Baltzer headpiece and romantic hair and makeup from Marina Gandrey. We are dreaming of Europe and have completely lost ourselves in the beauty of these images from ARTIESE Studios!

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    Chateau de Varennes

    Centerpiece with Taper CandlesElegant Bride with Pale Bouquet

    Ribbon Tied Wedding BouquetElegant Wedding Table in White

    France Destination Wedding InspirationElegant Pale Blush Bouquet

    Elegant Pastel Place SettingMacaron Tower

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    France Destination Wedding InspirationBride in Wedding Dress with Sleeves

    Jannie Baltzer HeadpieceFrance Destination Wedding Inspiration

    Escort Cards Table with Gorgeous FlowersFrench Chateau Wedding Mantel

    Pale Yellow and Green CenterpieceNapkin Tied with Ribbon

    France Destination Wedding InspirationFrance Destination Wedding Inspiration

    Neutral Centerpiece with Taper CandlesTower of Macarons

    Wedding Flowers in Pale YellowWedding Napkin Tied with Ribbon

    Vintage Car at French Chateau

    Photography- ARTIESE Studios at the Sylvie Gil Workshop | Venue: Château De Varennes | Event Design – Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events | Floral Design and Custom Candles – Holly Flora | Calligraphy – Little Miss Press | Gowns – Sarah Janks and Claire Pettibone | Headpiece – Jannie Baltzer  | Linens – La Tavola | Hair and Makeup – Marina Gandrey | Suit – The Black Tux | Accessories – Styled by TC | Models – Louise Molinaro and Christophe Bertin

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