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Black Tie Wedding with Watercolor Details

Garden Weddings

It isn’t every day you come across a wedding with a dream team as good as Nick Radford, Firefly Events, and Violet and Verde, so we’re thrilled to be sharing Emily and Matt’s wedding with you all! This creative couple hired some of the Northeast’s most talented vendors to bring their dream day to fruition, using a color palette of neutrals like ivory, blush pink, and pale peach. We absolutely love the result!

Black Tie Wedding with Watercolor Details - photo by Nick Radford

From the event designers, Firefly Events: It was such a pleasure to be a part of Emily + Matt’s love story! These two have an energy that is truly contagious, and we were eager to bring their fun and creative spirit to the forefront of their wedding day.

wedding invitations - photo by Nick Radford

bridal portrait - photo by Nick Radford

polka dot bow tie - photo by Nick Radford

pastel bouquet - photo by Nick Radford

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Nick Radford

Caramoor provided a stunning natural backdrop for the happy couple to exchange their vows and dance the night away with their nearest and dearest. The ceremony was truly a family affair with Emily’s older brother officiating, her younger brother playing guitar for the processional, and both Emily’s sister, and Matt’s brother serving as maid of honor and best man. In fact, one thing that drew them to Caramoor for the site of their wedding, was the fact that Emily’s Grandpa lives just a few minutes away, and the family had spent time here when Emily was a child.

ceremony processional - photo by Nick Radford

wedding ceremony - photo by Nick Radford

ceremony kiss - photo by Nick Radford

Some of our favorite details of the night included hand dyed napkins and hand painted escort cards, both in soft shades of pink and peach to offset all the beautiful florals and soft candle light from Violet + Verde. Romantic calligraphy from Anne Robin could be found throughout the wedding, including the invitations, the escort cards, placed at each guest’s seat.

seating chart - photo by Nick Radford

watercolor escort cards - photo by Nick Radford

peach wedding details - photo by Nick Radford

escort cards - photo by Nick Radford

tented wedding reception - photo by Nick Radford

wedding cake - photo by Nick Radford

greenery table runner - photo by Nick Radford

reception - photo by Nick Radford

wedding menu - photo by Nick Radford

white wedding cake - photo by Nick Radford

toasts - photo by Nick Radford

reception - photo by Nick Radford

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors


Nick Radford

Event Planning and Design

Firefly Events


Violet and Verde


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Wedding Dress


Hair and Makeup

Clarissa from Bloom Beauty Lounge

Groom's Attire

Brooklyn Tailors


Great Performances

Wedding Cake

Nine Cakes

Calligraphy and Invitation Design

Anne Robin

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Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Weekly Wrap Up + Herman Miller Engagement Session

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We typically don’t share many engagements, but the combo of gorgeous photos and our obsession with mid century design lead us to this pretty set at the Herman Miller Design Center. The engaged couple also happens to be Justine, who writes Urban Scarlet and her fiance Brendon. Thank you both and Nick Radford for the images!

herman miller engagement session from nick radford photography

herman miller engagement session from nick radford photography

herman miller engagement session from nick radford photography

herman miller engagement session from nick radford photography

herman miller design center engagement session
herman miller design center engagement session

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See more on Nick Radford‘s blog!


A few links around the web:

Cute DIY camera straps via Design Love Fest. Pack one for your honeymoon!
Speaking of packing for the honeymoon, love these picks via Apartment #34
Fresh and easy centerpieces via Frolic!


Last opportunity to enter Bella Figura’s Do Good in March Promotion, for the chance to win free letterpress invitations!


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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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