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Perrine and Aaron’s timeless wedding.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Journal | 0 comments

Perrine and Aaron’s timeless wedding.

Perrine and Aaron’s timeless wedding in Columbus, Ohio, is one that’s just brimming with amazing details! We love all of the pink and white in florals, especially the peony bouquets, from Flowers on Orchard Lane. The pretty pale colors are lovely with classic black bridesmaids dresses as well as Perrine’s Angel Rivera, Daniela gown with pleated bodice from White of Dublin.  Perrine also accessorized with a hair comb by Boutique DeVoile, earrings by Erin Cole, and a bracelet by Thomas Knoell.  The traditional ceremony took place at Saint Joseph Cathedral, then guests made their way to The Country Club at Muirfield Village where they were wowed by the event design and planning by MMJ Weddings & Events. The pops of deep blue—reminiscent of the color of Perrine’s Badgley Mischka shoes—joined more pink, white, and silver details to transform the reception hall.  The cupcakes from Nicely Made Cupcakes were a beautiful wedding cake topped with the adorable cake topper of the bride, groom, and their dog.  Another one of our favorite detail of the wedding was the photo of the bride and groom on their car.  Thank you Jen & Jonah for the lovely images!          ...

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Oscar Inspiration

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Journal | 0 comments

Oscar Inspiration

This year 86th Oscar Celebration was the most fabulous yet! From Ellen DeGeneres’s star-studded Instagram #selfie to the celebrities fighting for pizza made this seasons show much more relaxed than in the past and fun to watch!     But, let’s talk Oscar fashion…..   The top 3 best dressed in our opinion were Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace, Lupita Nyong’o in Prada, and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture.  The colors, the fabric drapings,  and clean lines on these gowns gave them a very classic Hollywood feel. We would also like to Congratulate Lupita Nyong’o on her Oscar winning and very inspirational acceptance speech.  -“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”     We were also excited to see sleeves!   Angelina Jolie and Sally Hawkins wore them and it reminded us of our own Eleina wedding gown.     The beaded neckline was worn beautifully by Kelly Osbourne and we have our very own Isabel stunner. Textured skirts were also big on the Red Carpet.  They were seen on Jenna Dewan, Laura Dern, and Kristen Bell.  Our own personal favorites from the Angel Rivera Collection are Anastasia, Kate and Brielle. We can’t wait to the next Oscar Red Carpet… and Ellen!  Staying hopeful! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pictures supplied from: USMagazine, Ellen Instagram, dutchessroz.com, EOnline.com, reveal.co.uk  Angel Rivera Pictures:  Jen Huang and John Dubois...

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Generations of Love

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Journal | 0 comments

Generations of Love

Today, we are celebrating LOVE through the years.  You and your soon to be spouse are starting a lifetime of love together, but you are not the first ones.  Who you are has been shaped by your family in many ways. Whether or not they are present on your wedding day, you can still honor your family members in unique and special ways. Incorporating them into your attire:   Have you thought about wearing your mom’s veil? How about a special watch or ring that your grandfather gave to your grandmother? My grandmother has a beautiful watch that includes diamonds from 2 generations before her! Wearing a family heirloom on your wedding day can make you feel connected to the love that has come before you.   Perhaps a favorite example comes from a member of the Angel Rivera family.  She walked down the aisle with a very special handkerchief.  At her rehearsal dinner, she was presented with one of her grandfather’s handkerchiefs that had been saved since his passing.  A row of lace from her grandmothers wedding gown and then a row of lace from her mother’s wedding gown were then sewn onto the handkerchief.  She hopes to add a row of lace from her own gown and give it to her daughter someday!               Including pictures in your décor or favors: Ask your family for their wedding photos! As far back as you can record, include photos from both sides of the couple.  Frame the photos and put them on the gift table.  Put a different picture on each favor box.  Use a picture collage as your place card holders.   Include Inspirations of the Past in your Food and Drinks: Now this is where you can really start getting creative! Are you a foodie? Ask your mom what was her favorite food served at her wedding.  Ask your chef to recreate or update the recipe!  Are you having passed hors d’oeuvres or an appetizer station? Include the wedding date and location of your family member with a dish that it inspires.  If your Aunt and Uncle were married in Jamaica, you can include Jerk Chicken! If your grandmother was married in Italy, include an antipasto station!   And what about the cocktails? How much fun you can have! Have your bartender create His and Her Cocktails stations! The bride and groom can pick different cocktails that remind them of family members.  A Bourbon Manhattan for your grandfather? A Pink Lady for your mother? The possibilities are endless!   Many brides and grooms are creating signature cocktails for their wedding.  Why not feature popular cocktails from when your family members were married?  The taste testing could be fun as well – Have you ever tried a Sidecar? Delicious! The generations that have come before will give you advice throughout your marriage.  Their love and lifetime bond will inspire your love story as well.  How will you honor their marriages at your...

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