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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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Hello! From SF With Love is based in San Francisco. We cover local weddings within 2-3 hours of SF. Our photography style is urban, modern, timeless, editorial & authentic. We try to catch the in-between moments that reflect who people really are & their loved ones in an artistic way.

We love to photograph people & living a creative life rich in culture here on the West Coast. Finding & being found by the right couples is a beautiful thing.

Please get in touch if you think we are a good fit.
Packages range from $3,500-6,500.

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Weekly Wrap Up + Herman Miller Engagement Session

Weekly Wrap Ups

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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White Runway was created to offer brides and bridesmaids stylish dresses that will be loved, cherished, worn again and that your best friends will thank you for. After all, what goes around comes around and it’s good to know that you’ll be safe when it comes to their big day.

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