Sylvia Weinstock- A True Artist!

Over the years I have had the pleasure of casually meeting Ms. Weinstock at various industry events, cocktail parties etc. She is a petite woman with a big presence. Not because she is boisterous or ostentatious. Not because she always has her signature big, black, round glasses on. But because she is a trailblazing visionary who loves what she does with a passion and saw wedding cakes not merely as flour and frosting but as works of art. She is woman who works with a team of other creative visionaries to create edible works of art….not simply a cake. Each masterpiece lovingly reworked until it is just right. Sarah Merians, a NY photographer I have know for many years, recently had the pleasure of meeting with Sylvia for a cake tasting. This is how she presented the tasting to her. Ever the artist….with a true eye and “palette” for flavors.

Orange Crush

This gorgeous wedding was recently featured on Wedding Wire and I dreamily fell head over heels for everything. The cool grey and warm orange color combination makes my heart sing and the ceremony in the round set up couldn’t be more intimate and unique. I love the way the chairs are set up into this sort of spiraling circle of love with the winding, path of family and friends leading to just two people pledging to become one.

Stunning photography by gideon photo

The Sweetest Way to Announce the Bride!

ABE recently had the pleasure of working with clients who added a little extra personal touch by having their ring bearer and nephew carry this sign. It was sweet, personal and brought the guests to their feet with a rousing applause as the bride made her entrance. There was not a dry eye in sight….mine included!

DIY Ceremony Decor

So often I hear my brides say that they are doing nothing, or haven’t given much thought to the ceremony because it will only be 30 min. But in this ( very important )30 minutes two lives are pledging to become one through love and commitment for a lifetime. That alone is pretty special and worth a little extra attention in my opinion!  The problem is without doing a little something some areas designated for a ceremony often do not feel like “dedicated spaces” to me. They do not “fee” like the bride and groom or reflect what they are all about. So I have attached a few examples of how doing just a littler something…nothing crazy, nothing that will break the bank…but SOMETHING unique can transform the space and really make it feel special. Lanterns, potted plants, garden urns filled with evergreens, collected mason jars, seasonal blooms and ribbons & streamers are just a few of the inexpensive items you can use to give your ceremony that person touch.