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Central Park Wedding Inspiration

Design Inspiration

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This past April Jen Huang invited to speak at her NYC workshop, talking about our submission process and ground rules for submitting to wedding blogs. Along with a dream team of local New York pros, the photoshoot came out as pretty as it gets. Central Park in spring is gorgeous – perfect inspiration for a wedding. And in case you were wondering just how gorgeous, here are some images:

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Central Park Wedding inspiration blossoms

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Central Park Wedding inspiration blossoms

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Wedding Resources:

Photography: Jen Huang / Tzo-Ai’s Dress: Saja / Tzo-Ai’s MUA: Kerry Makeup / Tzo-Ai’s Bouquet/Bout + Large centerpiece: Saipua / “LOVE” Bunting: Figs and Ginger / Sarah’s Dress: Lovely Bridal / Sarah’s MUA: / Sarah’s Engagement Styling: / Brilliant Events / Sarah’s Headband: Jennifer Behr / Sarah’s “The Luckiest” Signage: Paperfinger / Super 8 video: Jon Schienberg

Kangaroo Valley Vintage Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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I have no shame in admitting that I have a wedding crush for pretty much every nuptial that takes place in Australia. How can you can blame me though, with so much talent and creativity? The Story of Us not only designed Kate + Graeme’s paper goods, but also filmed their wedding day – which is a must watch, video is right below. Paired with photos by Julian Beattie and it’s a homerun. Kate + Graeme found their wedding venue by searching for vacation rentals, and were able to rent out the entire location for their big day and decorate it just to their liking. We’re pretty sure you’re going to love this wedding as much as we do!

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From the bride, Kate: The most important thing for us was that our wedding was authentic. We didn’t want to select a package from a “wedding factory” we wanted to find a venue that felt like home & decorate it to feel like Us.

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We found Melross by searching holiday rentals & were so lucky that they would rent the entire property to us. We sourced every element from the table cloths to the crockery ourselves. We also did all the decorations. We trawled blogs for ideas but mostly took inspiration from illustrations on old 1960s Buttericks sewing patterns.

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All our hard work really paid off. It was a big year collecting boxes of glass jars, linens, crockery, papers & ribbons but it really was worth it. I would recommend getting as involved as you can. I think the more of yourself you put in to your wedding the more welcoming the vibe & the greater feeling of inclusion for your guests.

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I walked down the aisle to Elvis’ “I Can’t Help (Falling in Love With You)” & carried a daisy bouquet. We wrote our own vows & kept them secret from each other until the day. Our friends sang “One hand, one heart” by Leonard Bernstein at the ceremony which was officiated by our Scottish celebrant. We walked back down the aisle to “Home” by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros as our guests threw rice.

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After the ceremony we all followed the bagpiper down a dusty road to the marquee. We had perfect weather including a bright pink sunset just as we went in for dinner. The night ended with delicious deserts & dancing with the band until the “wee” hours of the morning. Graeme & I watched the sun come up from the house on the property.

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My advice would be enjoy yourself! So many brides had told me how stressful the process is but you can make the decision not to get stressed. We had so much fun dreaming, planning & sourcing & it was an incredible day. I just wish we could do it again.

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Be sure to watch the video by The Story of Us!

Wedding Vendors (New South Wales, Australia):

Wedding Venue: Melross, Kangaroo Valley / Wedding Photographer: Julian Beattie / Bride’s Dress and Veil: Karen Willis Holmes Couture / Jewelry and Shoes: Vintage / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung and Chloe & Reese / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Jack London / Makeup: Christina Cleary / Hair: Cathy King of Toni & Guy, Mosman / Wedding Flowers: Gwenda Louise at The Country Flower Shop, Bowral / Wedding Caterer and Dessert Bar: PB Catering / Wedding Music: Ulterior Motive / Marquee and Furniture Rentals: YES Events / Bunting: Victorian Station / Officiant: David Courtney / Table Linens: Burlap Tablecloth / Wedding Invitations, Paper Goods, and Videographer: The Story of Us

Daily Pick

Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Build Your Own Tuxedo App


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There’s nothing quite as dapper as a men in a tux, and today we’re deciphering the essentials of black tie for the guys. Jim’s Formal Wear, the largest rental company in the world, just launched a FREE Tux Builder app for the iPhone and iPad. You will be able to mix and match items to build your own look. Upload a photo of yourself for a true sense of what you will look like on your wedding day. Share the image with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a decision involving many, after all :)

You can also browse their huge inventory with over 50 tuxedo styles to choose from. You will also find designer brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. Once you have selected your look, be sure to visit in person one of their retailers near you to be professionally fitted for the best fit and best look possible. With over 5000 retailers locations, there may be one right around the corner!

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Black Tie Anatomy:

Neckwear: black (duh) bow tie or long tie, in silk
Pocket Square: silk or linen white handkerchief
Shirt: white tuxedo shirts must have pleats and French cuffs
Lapels: shawl, peaked or notched for a more modern look
Buttons: Tuxedo jackets generally have just one button and are typically single breasted, colors can be black or midnight blue
Cufflinks: traditional materials such as gold, silver or mother-of-pearl
Trousers: same fabric as jacket, must have single braid along outside seams to match lapels, always black
Shoes: black patent leather or polished black leather shoes
Optional: vest, cummerbund or suspenders

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The hot weather alternative is a white dinner jacket instead of black. The only difference is in the jacket color, which can be white (modern, less formal) or ivory, but the shirt is always white regardless of the jacket!

With The Tuxedo Builder, you can also create different looks for all of the men in your bridal party – including your dads. After everyone has chosen their looks, each can go to a retail store near them to try them on – no sweat if your groomsmen are spread across the country. Check out The Tuxedo Builder and start building your look!

Tuxedo images from GQ

Daily Pick

Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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