2014 Bridal Gown Trend and Vera Wang’s Bold Call to Action

Thanks to the ever so clever, creative & imaginative, goddess of the gown, Ms. Vera Wang, we have a trend for 2014 I am most happy to share. It is officially the year of PINK and tickled we are to highlight it here. Vera has asked us all to experience “pink as sensual, pink as seductive, pink as dreamy, pink as sophisticated, pink as strong, & pink as cool”. Her call to action is simple,”Think Pink!” and we couldn’t agree more.

As you can see we are not talking about blush or even baby pink. It’s not the sort of pink you would find on an adolescent girl skipping giddily off to a birthday party. We are talking about seductive, saturated hues that evoke emotion, scent, & whimsy in the most sophisticated of fashion.

I challenge you this! Think of someone ….anyone that doesn’t look good in some hue of pink. Go ahead. Keep thinking. Ok stop… because you can’t! It’s universally flattering for just about any skin tone and coloring.

Now I would like to say this. There are many brides around the world…especially in the NY metro area who are not 20 something. They are 30 something confidant, professional, chic trend setters that are less than virginal. Yup… I went there. And I went there for a reason. This trend spans that gap. If you are young and innocent…pink can work. If you are  more mature and confident pink can work. If you want something that is as timeless as Grace Kelly but as bold as Gwen Stephanie pink can work. Whether it’s your first marriage , or your third pink can work. If you are having a casual beach wedding or a grand gala affair pink can work. Whether it’s petal pink, rose pink, peony pink, or coral pink.

Yup, you guessed it. Pink can work. So go ahead and think pink!

 

 

Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Pagano & Zangrilli Wedding by Ali Barone Events

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You can always tell when two people are truly in love.  It’s often in the way they can glance, smile and laugh with one another like no one else is in the room. Our couple, Matt and Marisa Zangrilli, did just that many times throughout their wedding day, giving us all a glimpse of  their true love and friendship at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club.

The day began with an exciting and fabulous hair and makeup session from Jody Iacovelli and his assistant Michael along with Lindsey and Holly from Face Time Beauty.  Marisa’s look finally came together as her veil was placed and her last layer of lipstick was reapplied before the ceremony—a stunning image. With Matt patiently waiting at the Church of Immaculate Conception down the road from the club, Marisa entered a classic Rolls Royce with her father and away they went.

As the ceremony came to an end, the ABE staff meticulously prepared for the cocktail hour and the evening festivities back at the club before the guests’ arrival. With Ali Barone’s luxurious vision, design  and artful direction the rooms were filled with lush, muted flowers and opulent touches of crystal, satin and glimmering mercury glass throughout. Marisa and Matt’s dream wedding  truly came to life. But, the party really started as the couple made their entrance for the first time as husband and wife!

The evening took off as the music, provided by Hank Lane (the Howard Taylor Band), filled the halls and dance floor of the Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Thankfully, Robert Wagner, the talented photographer of the night, caught every minute!

Ali Barone Events truly enjoyed collaborating with all the amazing people involved in the

production process. It was a combination of the gorgeous location, the party atmosphere and the sheer, honest love of family and friends that was echoing throughout the rooms of the club that night that made this wedding most endearing and unforgettable. The theme was romantic and luxurious but, there was clearly something more to it—lots and lots of LOVE.

Event Planning and Design: Ali Barone Events www.nyweddingmaven.com  

Photography: Robert Wagner  www.rwagnerphotography.com 

Flowers: Regina LaVecchia for Diana Gould ltd. www.dianagouldltd.com 

Band: Hank Lane (Howard Taylor Band) www.hanklane.com 

Catering/Venue: Sleepy Hollow Country Club www.sleepyhollowcc.org 

Hair: Jody Iacovelli and assistant Michael www.lcwrsalonandspa.com 

Makeup: Face Time Beauty (Lindsey and Holly) www.facetimebeauty.com