A Glam Greenhouse Soiree

A Glam Greenhouse Soiree
Sarah + Matt met about three years ago at Detroit’s St. Andrews Hall during a show Matt was playing in. Sarah was on a date with another guy and when Matt set eyes on her, he did everything he could to get her attention. Their relationship was long distance for much of their time dating and August 2016 Matt proposed in a hot air balloon ride. Their winter wedding was on another level!

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A Glam Greenhouse Soiree
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When Magazine Worthy Meets DIY Home Tour
First of all….You Guys!!! This is our first post since reacquiring Style Me Pretty and there are no words to tell you just how excited we are. You can read all about the Reboot right here. But you know what, rather than dwell in the past, I’m going to dive head first into our amazing lineup of content…starting with the beautiful home of Sincerely Sarah D.

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When Magazine Worthy Meets DIY Home Tour
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A Fairytale Virginia Wedding with the Cutest Flower Girls Ever
How do you choose a single wedding to start this new chapter for Style Me Pretty? Amidst all of the beautiful celebrations out there, how do you find the one that feels just right, the one that represents who we are and who we hope to become? It’s easy. You go back to the basics. You don’t think too hard. And you go with the wedding that makes you feel. That makes you laugh. And maybe cry. The one that pulls you in and keeps you there, right there. And when I opened this wedding – photographed beautifully by Michael and Carina and planned by Amore Events – I just knew.

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A Fairytale Virginia Wedding with the Cutest Flower Girls Ever
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Wonderful Outdoor Wedding in Washington, DC

From the photographer:
Built almost a century ago, and located exactly 1.5 miles north of the president’s residence, The Meridian House is one of Washington DC’s most elegant and intimate venues. Its secluded garden and vintage decor provided the perfect backdrop for Michael & Regina’s beautiful wedding. The day was the epitome of an effortlessly styled celebration, filled with stunning florals and joyful moments from start to finish. Regina has an impeccable eye for style, and chose a gorgeous green wedding dress, accented with elegant florals in burgundy, blush and ivory. Incorporating their Jewish faith traditions throughout the ceremony and reception, Michael and Regina created a day that was truly their own – with a wonderful combination of traditional and modern details!

Photography Audra Wrisley Photography | Styling/Design Cherry Blossom Events | Floral Design Sweet Root Village | Dress Katie Ermilio | Tuxedo Alton Lane | Hair & Makeup Alison Harper and Co. | Venue The Meridian House | Catering Well Dunn Catering | Cake Buttercream Bakeshop | DJ Bruce Pike Productions | Music Sage String Quartet | Stationery Minted | Rentals Party Rental Ltd.

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Wonderful Outdoor Wedding in Washington, DC
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The Beauty of Croatia Makes It A Perfect Choice For A Destination Wedding

From the photographer:
Set on the stunning Adriatic Sea, this destination wedding inspiration in Croatia is sure to set your soul on fire. With a romantic and ethereal feel to this inspiration (loosely based on the Game of Thrones series) we kept it simple – and let the picturesque setting do the talking. Croatia is a main filming location for the series, and we wanted to play off the romantic and charming nature of the historical architecture, letting it shine through the imagery.

There’s no better way to experience this country than on the water, giving you access to the many diverse islands. We envisioned the couple, along with a small group of their closest friends and family, embarking on a seven day journey on the Adriatic Sea. Leading up to their ceremony, the group would spend time relaxing on their chartered yacht. There would be the opportunity to make multiple stops for portraits as well as enjoy the local flair of the islands of Mljet, Hvar, Korcula, and Brac. Of course, there would be a beautiful (and secluded!) dinner party on a private island. With their own yacht, they had the opportunity to drop anchor wherever they wished, allowing them to enjoy at their leisure, and create their own itinerary. It would be truly a unique and meaningful destination wedding experience – and one that you too can have!

Photography Jessica Rieke Photography |  Styling/Design Croatia Destination Weddings & Frankly Weddings | Floral Design Flowers By Laurel | Dress Sarah Seven | Hair & Makeup Sophia Pafitis | Venue Adriatic Sea | Ring Susie Saltzman  | Models Thomas Ascioglu & Marie Hiedewohl  | Ring Box The Mrs. Box | Hair Piece Jennifer Behr  | Paper Goods Simply Rooted | Veil + Earrings Hushed Commotion 

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The Beauty of Croatia Makes It A Perfect Choice For A Destination Wedding
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Stunning Backdrops Are Perfection For A Lake Como, Italy Wedding

From the photographer:
Cassandra and Dan’s wedding took place amidst the exquisite backdrop of the Villa Balbiano on Lake Como. Its clean, simple lines, lush green gardens and lakefront, provided a perfect canvas for the classic aesthetic of Dan and Cassandra – an aesthetic that was inspired from the deep blues and umber of vintage Italian tiles. As the sun began to set on the Lake, the bride and groom arrived by boat and their happiness rivaled the beauty of the villa!

The ceremony took place on the lakefront side of the villa. Simple, custom benches which mirrored the clean lines of the villa, provided seating for the guests. A beautiful combination of specialty garden roses, hydrangeas, queen anne’s lace, and garden vines flanked the sides of the benches, echoing the gardens that flank the villa. Guests witnessed the marriage of Dan and Cassandra with the deep blues of the Lake as their backdrop.

The ceremony was followed by cocktails on the opposite side of the villa, where the grand entrance to the villa, naturally cordoned by tall green hedges, provided the perfect place for a cocktail party. Simple decor — large hurricane votives, textiles in deep blues and umber colors, and exquisitely displayed antipasti tables –  created a visual and virtual feast. Guest were serenaded  by a local quartet.

As the cocktail party came to a close, the music faded and guests were escorted through a hidden entrance in the tall hedges to the villa’s edible garden, where the dinner reception was held alfresco on the garden lawn. One long wooden table was surrounded by tall, metal, hand-crafted sconces which lit the “room” for the guests. The table itself was adorned with a regal, deep-blue velvet runner. Silver candlesticks and votives held candles and garden florals. A sumptuous meal of seared ahi, fresh tagliolini with black truffle and lamb was enjoyed by all.

The bride, the groom, and their guests celebrated well into the night. Just when it was time to dance inside the villa, the skies opened and it began to rain. Perhaps it was a sign from the heavens to take the party indoors – which is exactly what the bride, the groom and guests did… until dawn!

Photography KT Merry | Event Production & Design Lisa Vorce | Florals Tea Rose Floral | Hair & Makeup Cherie Spisso | Wedding Gown Monique Lhuillier | Her Shoes Jimmy Choo | Jewelry David S. Diamonds & Vincent Van Hees | Paper Amber Moon | Calligraphy Anne Robin Calligraphy | Bridal Stylist Maradee Wahl | Venue Locanda La Tirlindana | Wedding Planner Rachel Birthistle | Catering Classeventi Catering | Transportation Simone Sala Transportation | Cake Roberto Ramperti | Groom’s Suit Custom Tom Ford | Venue Villa Seta

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Stunning Backdrops Are Perfection For A Lake Como, Italy Wedding
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Charming Rehearsal Dinner On Lake Como

One of the most wonderful things about a destination wedding is that it gives you the opportunity to spend a couple of quality days celebrating this wonderful time in your life with those that meant the most to you. When we saw the photos from Cassandra and Dan’s celebration we knew we had to share their rehearsal dinner with you, as well as the wedding (which you can see on Wednesday).

Yes, guests arrived via boat on Lake Como, Italy. But the dinner blended beautifully with the quaint surroundings of the town and its cobblestone streets. Arriving near sunset, the celebration continued into the evening. The tables were simple and welcoming, set under a tent, allowing the evening to create the mood. Lovely calligraphy accented organic paper for the menus and small clay pots contained pretty touches of red. Cassandra and Dan were the most formal touch, with her short lace dress and his suit. You can just see how wonderful it all was!

Photography KT Merry | Event Production & Design Lisa Vorce | Florals Tea Rose Floral | Hair & Makeup Cherie Spisso | Paper Amber Moon | Calligraphy Anne Robin Calligraphy | Bridal Stylist Maradee Wahl | Venue Locanda La Tirlindana | Wedding Planner Rachel Birthistle | Linens La Tavola Linens

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Charming Rehearsal Dinner On Lake Como
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French Designers Create A Neutral Palette Infused With A Graceful Ease


From one of the stylists, Nessa:

Collective is the association of two french wedding designers – Nessa Buonomo and Romain Deligny (Atelier Blanc). We deeply believe that the planning and design of a wedding must be done in a unique way – with specific attention ensuring that details always have to make sense. We wanted to join our styles and our energies to create a workshop dedicated to French wedding planners and designers. The result was a collaborative retreat in the South of France designed to connect our souls with our creativity. Our desire was to share a philosophy, a method, and a sensitivity; allowing everyone to listen, to share, and to reveal his personal universe. All this, with an extreme simplicity and graciousness.

We had the desire to retranscribe the image of a current and modern bride – beautiful and singular, while appropriating the main codes of the fashion world. As we both have a firm crush on neutrals, we chose to work on a muted but warm color palette, enhanced by a touch of brass. Our initial inspiration was a curve:  clean and organic, natural and moving, which affirms a freedom of expression, the beauty and the singularity of things handmade and craftsmanship.

Photography Fabien Courmont | Styling/Design Nessa Buonomo  and Atelier Blanc | Dress Laure de Sagazan at Olympe Mariage  | Makeup Emilie Green | Venue La Demoiselle |  Workshop Collective | Stationary Inkipit | Rentals/ Tableware Maison Options |
Tabletop Vaisselle Vintage | Model Mathilde Danielle from Enjoy Models | Trench Coat and Bag  Zara | Earrings Mango

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French Designers Create A Neutral Palette Infused With A Graceful Ease
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Stunning Cake Design Techniques From Jasmine Rae

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

 

The Art of Cake Design

  • Watch Jasmine design and decorate 3 of her signature, textured tiered cakes.

  • Improve your technique with step-by-step instruction from multiple camera angles.

  • Cake basics and the essential tools for creating textured designs.

  • Jasmine’s signature texture techniques like marbling, bas relief, kintsugi, and rice paper flowers.

The Business Behind Cake Design

  • Discover Jasmine’s unique method for developing original designs.

  • Learn the sales process that converts 90% of Jasmine’s tastings into paying clients.

  • Master Jasmine’s client experience from inquiry to booking—including her proposals!

  • Learn how Jasmine went from $100 to $2,000 minimums with her pricing model.

 

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Stunning Cake Design Techniques From Jasmine Rae
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English Garden Inspired Elopement

From the photographer:
With all the Royal Wedding buzz in the air, I was inspired to bring a little bit of English elegance to this shoot. Against the elegant elements such as the organically growing vines, we added some moodier elements (such as the florals) for a romantic balance. We created an intimate and meaningful feeling with the small table set for those who mean the most. The main focus however, was the emotional connection between the couple. Capturing love and feeling with every shot was a true pleasure!

Photography Basically Brandy | Styling/Design Coco Collective Weddings | Florals The Monarch Floral | Dress Carol Hannah | Makeup Pearls Makeup | Venue Omni Montelucia | Cake A Bakeshop | Calligraphy Kelsey Malie | Ring Susie Saltzman | Linens Silk & Willow | Tux Celebrity Tux & Tails | Rentals Prim Rentals |  Rentals Glamour & Woods | Models Kendall Griffin & Erica Honing | Film Lab PhotoVision

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English Garden Inspired Elopement
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