A Beautiful Burlap Wedding

 Lace, satin, chiffon, and…burlap?  You heard right, burlap may not be a traditional fabric seen in a wedding but burlap details are on trend.  The neutral color works with any color theme, and it creates a DIY feel perfect for a rustic wedding.  Anywhere you would put ribbon or another fabric is a great place to incorporate burlap.  Have fun with it!

Where To Find Inspiration For Your Wedding

Even the most creative people need some assistance when it comes to creating an event.  Ideas and party plans are created once they are inspired by something, and it could be anything!  If you’re stumped on where to start looking for your dream wedding let us help you discover different places to search for that planning mojo.



Fashion is an amazing place to look for colors and décor ideas. It’s perfect for trendy brides who want their wedding to be modern and in style.  This season trends include black and white, lace, and bold stripes.  All are perfectly suited for wedding inspirations, plus it’s a perfect excuse for window shopping or taking time to flip through the latest Vogue.


Pick your favorite season, or most beloved outdoor space and re-create it.  You can choose a winter wonderland, with crystals and a hot cocoa bar.  Think a cozy fall wedding with gold and crisp oranges, reminiscent of the leaves decorating  the ground.
You don’t need a specific season, if colorful peonies fill your imagination have them fill the up the centerpieces.  If an old willow tree makes you want a green and enchanted looking wedding straight out of a story book, go with it!  Nature offers so many gorgeous and creative ideas.

Famous Weddings

If you’re someone who needs more straight-forward wedding like inspiration then how about take a gander at some previous weddings? Celebrity weddings are the best for  this. Do you want a royal affair like the Prince and Duchess of Cambridge or maybe something country like honey boo-boo’s mom June…uhhhh okay we’re hoping you
stick to the first one.  However, that just proves the range of famous weddings you can chose from!


Hop in your private jet and see the world for inspiration… or for most of our budgets just spin the globe and place your finger.  Cities, towns, countries and even buildings can all serve as perfect inspirations for your dream wedding.  How about a romantic wedding that makes all your guests feel as if they’re strolling the streets of Paris?  Get married at a local vineyard for a Tuscan celebration. Throw a New York City wedding, whether
you can be there or not think the Plaza Hotel, horse drawn carriages, and sophisticated


Take a walk around a museum, a piece of art can inspire your weddings mood, or colors.  Perhaps  a statue of a Greek god makes you want a wedding fit for a goddess, I’m imagining pillars, ivory and lots of marble. If that’s not your style maybe Van Gough’s famous starry night gives you the perfect blue and yellow color theme.


You can find inspiration anyplace anywhere!  Keep your mind open and you’ll be amazed at what you may find.

Suit & Tie

Who says brides are the only ones who can have fun with their wedding day style? These days grooms and groomsmen aren’t just picking out a suit, there’s so much more to it!


If you’re afraid to be too bold try basic black with some patterned ties.  It’s a nice subtle twist to an original look.  These mismatched white textured ties look crisp and fresh.

Have fun with unexpected colors!

 [Bee Photographic]

[Pink washed Oxford shirt, Bonobos suit, Good Heavens tie, Suede desert shoes]

Who needs a Jacket? Especially during warm summer months! Suspenders create a cool, effortless vintage look.

[Isabelle Selby Photography]

Go super casual and lose the suit and tie all together.

[Taylor Lee Photography]

Change it up with some funky cardigans or plaid shirts.


[KimJMartin Photography]

There’s a million ways to get creative with boutonnieres! Pick something unexpected!

And of course there’s one of our favorite looks…the forever trendy bow tie!As Justine Timberlake would say…

“As long as I got my suit and tie
I’ma leave it all on the floor tonight”

Go get em’ boys!


Keep Tradition and Still Get Those Perfect Pictures!

Photos, photos, and more photos! We just can’t get enough! Probably our favorite type of pictures are pre-wedding photos strategically taken so you don’t see your soon to be spouse.  These pictures are captured prior to the ceremony and are for couples who choose to follow the tradition of not seeing each other before the bride takes her steps down the aisle  These are so special because they show such raw emotions.  You can really see the excitement, the anxiousness, and the love for one another in these photos.

This photo by Infused Studios is gorgeous. It is a beautiful portrayal of the couples final individual moments alone as they look forward to their time together forever.

The hand holding behind walls in these next two pictures portray the romantic and tender emotions felt by both groom and bride moments before their ceremony.

(Kate Photography)

 (Priscila Valentina Photography)

The next photo captured by Gina Leigh Photography is self explanatory. So magical and sincere.

I Want Candy!

Did you know that June is “National Candy Month”? What better way to celebrate than having a candy themed wedding!? Here we have plenty of ideas that will help you create a candy-wonderland for your guests.

There is always the beloved candy bar where you can fill a table with sweet treats for guests to take home.  This candy bar was at a party by ABE featuring the party girl’s favorite candies!

LOVE this beautiful lollipop accented bouquet for the bride.

Set off the party right by greeting your guests with these lemon drop placement cards.


Have sweets ready to snack and sip on as soon as people sit down.

This candyland theme wedding by Martha Stewert Weddings is elegant and a perfect way to take on the theme without having a candy overload.

Have guests spin their own cotton candy. Delicious and fun!

No wedding would be complete without a cake, continue the theme with a candy decorated confection.

Finally, say your goodbyes in the sweetest way: with some yummy personalized treats.

EMERALD Green with Envy…

Recently we talked about mint green well now we are talking about one of the darkest of the green shades, which just happens to be Pantone’s 2013 color of the year: Emerald!

We’re starting to see this bold color everywhere: in fashion on the runway, red carpet, and street wear, as well as in home décor, makeup and of course let’s not forget weddings.

Emerald is definitely a daring color because it is such a rich hue but there’s no need to be afraid of going green.  Check out these great ways below to include emerald in your big day. We’ll show you “It CAN be easy being green!”

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A Votre Service Event




Angel Orensanz Wedding By Ali Barone Events

Kera and David were overjoyed to be having their wedding at the historic and magical Angel Orensanz Center, the oldest surviving synagogue building in New York City. This place truly glows with history and tradition. It’s interior structure resembles the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and has a sanctuary designed to look like the Sistine Chapel. The couple just loved that the synagogue linked their Jewish heritage while providing a place to start their future.  Angel Orensanz housed both the couple’s ceremony and the reception where gorgeous deep reds, sultry purples and the soft glow of the candle lite created a romantic ambiance throughout the night. After a touching ceremony the rocking reception blew the night away, filled with delicious food, dancing, live rock n’ roll and a light show!  If this wedding is any kind of prediction of this vibrant couple’s marriage we know it will be filled with a ton of love and lots of fun.

Kera looked stunning on her big day

 Flowers trimmed the chuppah completing the beautiful canopy.

Enza from Diana Gould ltd. designed breathtaking floral arrangements to frame the aisle.

These orange, watermelon, and mint flavored waters were poured into champagne glasses for guests to sip on as they arrived and mingled before the ceremony.  Such a refreshing idea!

The candles below designed by the creative bride and groom served as unique table seatings for guests. It was simply magical to see all the candles together and then to watch them slowly make their way around the room and glow throughout the reception.

The lights completed the entire look of the reception. From elegant to lively they changed all night long to reflect the mood of each moment.

We wish Kera and David a lifetime of happiness!

Event Planning: Ali Barone Events (nyweddingmaven.com)

Photography: Mark Nelson Photography (marknelsonphoto.com)

Cinematography: Robert Charles

Flowers & Decor: Enza Anastasi (Diana Gould DianaGouldLtd.com)

Catering: EspritEvents (EspritEvents.com)

Band: Erik Marshal Band at Hank Lane Music & Productions  (HankLane.com)

A Valentine’s Day Wedding To Be Remembered

Have you ever thought about getting married on Valentine’s Day?

What could be more romantic than that? Valentine’s themed weddings can be so much fun, and there are so many different directions to go in!  You can have the beautiful and romantic wedding  you dream of without being surrounded by the typical hearts and cupids. I vow that no wedding will be the same!

If your idea of V-day is filled with images of pink how about this delicate and darling table setting below?

Or maybe the visions are of a vibrant passionate red, like these dramatic decorations of grand flower arrangements, rose petals on the floor, and lights draping the ceilings. Absolutely stunning!

Maybe you’re not a fan of the typical reds and pinks and want to choose something more daring and different.  These ideas from onewed.com show how you can take dark purples to create a dark and sultry vibe.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dreaming of a White Wedding

Yesterday we avoided the roaring blizzard by drifting off to a beautiful vision of a beach front wedding. Now that snow has landed and we’re all safely snuggled by the fire let’s embrace the beautiful white wonderland and talk about the weddings that welcome the snowflakes and winter setting.


Snowy, winter weddings are great for incorporating natural elements because there are so many ways to include decor from good ol’ mother nature.  Evergreen branches, rustic wood touches, and adorable pine cone bouquets create an enchanting atmosphere for guests while they sip hot cocoa and inhale the warming scents of winter.

These weddings are great for winter sport lovers or for those who simply appreciate the cozy feelings winter can bring. They can be created with elegance and sophistication or tailored to be quirky and fun. The decision is up to you!