Archive for April, 2013

Michael Jordan's Wedding to Yvette Prieto Cost About $10 Million …

Money was no object for Michael Jordan‘s second wedding. The NBA legend tied the knot with Yvette Prieto in a star-studded, extravagant ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla. on Saturday, Apr. 27.

Jordan, 50, and the Cuban-American model, 34, said “I do” at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea and then headed to a lavish reception, coordinated by star wedding planner Sharon Sacks, in a large tent at Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla. A source tells Us Weekly that the couple’s wedding cost an estimated $10 million.

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Over 300 people attended Jordan and Prieto’s big day, including Tiger Woods, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing and Spike Lee. According to the insider, Woods’ girlfriend Lindsey Vonn was invited to attend, but she was busy training in Colorado. Usher, Robin Thicke and K’Jon also were there to give special performances during the night.

An insider exclusively tells Us that newlyweds shared their first dance to K’Jon’s “One the Ocean.” The bride wore a stunning French silk J’Aton Couture gown with Swarovski crystals.

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“They are so in love,” the source tells Us of the couple of five years. “The warmth and the love was just overflowing. It was a wonderful day and will be a wonderful marriage!”

The reception space was decorated with crystal candelabras, candles and white roses, peonies and tulips with purple accents.

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“The attention to detail was magnificent,” the source says. “The tent even smelled beautiful. I looked like the most luscious garden you could imagine. You walked into the dining room and it looked like heaven. The room was filled with thousands of candles, thousands. It was heavenly.”

Chesapeake Bay Wedding from tPoz Photography + Jewel Hair …

I love that this couple did not go the traditional autumn wedding way, but instead, showcased the beauty of the fall colors with a complimentary lavender. Capital LOVE. They dressed up the already fab Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in a way that totally surprised me, but absolutely moved me to clasped, giddy hands under my chin. Photographed by tPoz Photography (with our LBBer Natalie Franke on the second lens), the whole soiree, from Jewel Hair Design‘s masterpiece to the purple rain boots, was amazing. Click here to see it all!

From the lovely bride … While I am an attorney by trade, event planning and design have always been beloved hobbies of mine and our wedding presented a wonderful opportunity to plan my biggest party yet! Before Robert proposed, I didn’t have any visions of what this day would look like – except, I did know, and Robert readily agreed, that it must be a fall wedding. This season is our favorite and so we planned our day around what we think is both characteristic of the fall and a wedding – a festive spirit, fun with family and friends and warm, hearty food and drinks. As I am from Indiana/Pennsylvania and Robert is from North Carolina/Maryland (with family in Poland as well), we wanted a location nearby our now-home of Baltimore that would be a fun destination for our friends and family traveling from afar but a bit off the beaten path from the hustle of the city. We choose Annapolis, Maryland because we’ve also enjoyed its beautiful waterfront views, its rich history and its very welcoming community.

We were fortunate to find perfect venues to host our wedding – the sanctuary at St. Mary’s Catholic Church reminds me of where my grandparents were married and the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club features stunning views of the Bay. Wanting to showcase the warmth of fall but not with typical fall colors, we selected a palate of dusty lavender, ivory and gold. From there I went a bit crazy with coordinating purple items – from the invitations by Laura Nehls, the flowers by Crimson & Clover and the bridesmaids’ beautiful Monique Lhuillier dresses (I loved them so much I bought one as well!) to the table linens. I am so grateful for local blogs and Pinterest because they helped me discover the wonderful work of local and Etsy artists who helped bring our wedding day to life – from our amazing photographers Teri and Natalie to the beautiful design work of Laura Hooper (calligraphy) and Sara Metzger (seating chalkboard). I was also beyond spoiled to be able to work with Anna Maier/Ulla Maija head designer Charles Bunstine II to create a custom french alencon lace gown with covered buttons and removable lace straps at his NYC studio.

Robert was incredibly patient throughout the year that we planned the wedding as I asked his opinion on countless design ideas and put him to work stuffing guest hotel bags and tying bows on rosemary and lavender bundles for the tables. He also had his great own ideas for our attire, the cake and even the linens that made our final selections a really good reflection of our marriage – a collaboration. Much credit should be given to him and our friends (especially my wonderful bridesmaids who shared many, many hours of their time) and family for helping us along the way and as a result our wedding weekend couldn’t have been more perfect! The sunshine came out in full blast and we loved introducing our guests to the town. We had a lot of fun at the bookend events of the weekend – the rehearsal dinner and a morning-after breakfast (my mom’s brilliant idea so that we could see our guests one last time in a bit more relaxed atmosphere) – but our favorite moment of the weekend was the marriage ceremony as it seemed like in the midst of all the chaos, everything became still and we felt so present during the exchange of our vows. While we certainly have lots of advice to share with engaged couples (and many wonderful vendors to suggest too!), if we just had to share one thing it would be to plan a wedding ceremony that lets you breathe for more than just a minute and really appreciate the amazing journey you’re about to embark on with your new spouse.

Wedding Photography: tPoz Photography | Second Photographer: Natalie Franke Photography | Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church | Reception + Catering: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club | Floral Design: Amy Epstein of Crimson & Clover Floral Design | Officiant: Father Kevin Milton of St. Mary’s Catholic Church | Cake: SugarBakers Cakes | Wedding Invitations, Programs, Menus, Cake/Drink Cards, Sparkler/Guest Book Sign, Drink Sign, Thank You Poster: Laura Nehls of Letter Box Ink | Seating Chalkboard: Sara Metzger | Calligraphy for Place Cards and Rosemary Signs: Trial by Cupcakes | DJ: Devin Alexander of MyDeejay | Linens: Party Rental Ltd. | Wedding Dress: Custom Gown by Charles Bunstine II of Anna Maier Ulla-Maija | Bridal Salon: Hitched | Bride’s Veil: Erin Cole | Bride’s Shoes: Lulu Townsend | Bride’s Boots: Joules | Bride’s Earrings: Nadri | Hair: Julie Flury of Jewel Hair Design | Makeup: Ryan Krasney of Blend Event | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Groom’s Suit: Hart Schaffner Marx | Groom + Groomsmen’s Ties: Nordstrom | Rings: Eric Nacht of ES Nacht Design | Flowergirls Dresses: US Angels | Direction and Mr/Mrs Signs: Splendid Events | Gold Votives, Pillows, Blankets, Tic-Tac-Toe: Bride’s Own | Guest Book: Shutterfly | Lanterns, Entryway Tablecloth: Crate & Barrel | Cornhole Boards and Bags: Made by Bride’s Aunt and Uncle | Blanket Basket: Pottery Barn

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365 – 364 – Cheers!

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365 - 364 - Cheers!

At Tess and Doug’s wedding, they were serving some signature cocktails – including mint juleps. Yes, please!

Julep cups are gorgeous! The wedding was gorgeous! Tess was gorgeous! Everything was just lovely. And it was so fun to be at a wedding on our anniversary eve. We remembered how we were feeling one year ago, and we smiled sweetly at each other. And then we tore it up on the dance floor – Tess and Doug had the same band we had! So awesome!

Shot this with my point-and-shoot. Loved how I could still get a nice bokeh and depth of field going though!

5mm – f/3.0 – 1/50s – ISO 800

How do you book a wedding in Italy? – Pinotnoirgirl

These are the spoutings of a 30 something spinster travelling the world with a glass of wine in hand. I’m partial to a bit of pinot noir, but frankly, I’ll drink most things :)

South Beach Wedding from JCG Events | Style Me Pretty

South Beach is probably the most perfect spot on the planet for a chic, warm-weather fête and this one boasts a whole cocktail hour full of fresh mojitos to boot. Sign us up! With a group of talented wedding warriors including Ines Naftali Floral and Event Design behind the florals + decor and JCG Events working their magic on the planning and coordination side, this wedding was crafted into a modern poolside affair dripping in glamor. See all the images captured by 13:13 Photography right here in the full gallery as well as a film by Fandango Studio below.

From JCG EventsLiz and Chris wed on November 17th surrounded by their family and friends at the iconic art deco National Hotel in Miami Beach. This was a destination wedding for all of their guests, so the couple wanted to make sure to create an entire weekend long experience for them that reflected the couple and their love. We accomplished just that!

The first step in creating this overall experience for guests came with the design of the invitation. The wedding invitation is the first impression made upon guests. Liz and Chris took care to make sure that everything stayed true to them and their keen eye for design. Given their love for graphic design we offered them the flexibility of designing their own invitations through the invitation line we offer, Smock Letterpress. This fresh design was then carried throughout the rest of their wedding weekend and was highlighted throughout all of the signage, programs, menus and accents for the wedding. They also created a custom “QR” code for their wedding, where guests were able to download a free app and then upload their personal photos throughout the weekend to share with one another. Afterwards guests were able to download all the photos from the wedding weekend. This just added to the overall experience and connectivity among their guests. 

Everything about their wedding was thoughtfully planned and designed. In staying true to the idea of togetherness, we designed the ceremony space so that guests instead of being in the “traditional” theater style seating we had the chairs set-up facing the couple and the aisle. At the ceremony the experience started when guests entered the ceremony area and were greeted with a limeade station at one of the iconic black and white striped cabanas of the National Hotel. They then were welcomed to take a wedding program that also served as a fan and had fun puzzles and brain teasers about the couple on them. They were invited to solve these puzzles during the ceremony prelude. Solving puzzles are one of the couples’ favorite pastimes and it was a fun way to have guests partake in something that they love.

After the ceremony, guests were invited to a lavish cocktail hour where they were welcomed with fresh mojitos. These were garnished with striped straws and adorable custom tags matching the designs the couple created. During the cocktail hour, guests were invited to write advice to the couple with a set of prompted questions. Following the cocktail hour guests were invited back to the reception where we transformed the space from what once was the ceremony area. Liz and her Mom share a passion and love for orchids and they were in wonderful hands with Ines Naftali of Ines Naftali Floral and Event Design who shares the same passion. The tables were dressed in “white crush” linens with acrylic chiavari chairs to give it the modern take. The centerpieces were white phaelenopsis orchids, with air plants and succulents surrounding them. There is true beauty, and something symbolic, in seeing a centerpiece that has life and guests can cherish as well as they were able to take them home after the wedding. The centerpieces were surrounded by mini steel lanterns, which also helped keep the votives lit, given the wedding was close to the ocean breeze.

Guests danced the night away on the beautiful black and white checkered dance floor and under the café stringed lights. Towards the end of the evening we opened up a Smore’s station, which was a huge hit with all of the guests. As favors guests received guava “pastelitos” which is a delicious treat from the famed Cuban restaurant Café Versailles, a true Miami staple. This was the perfect conclusion to a truly wonderful wedding experience for all of the guests, and especially the newlyweds.

Photography: 13:13 Photography  | Planning + Coordination: JCG Events | Venue: The National Hotel | Floral Design + Décor: Ines Naftali Floral and Event Design | Invitations: JCG Events authorized dealer of Smock Letterpress | Linens, Chairs + Chargers: Gables Linens | Cinematography: Fandango Studio | Dance Floor: Hitched Events | Cake: Ana Paz Cakes | Hair: Oribe Salon | Makeup: Elenne Hurley | DJ: Scratch DJ | Ceremony Music: Eleganza strings | Officiant: Rev. Paul Goldman

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Libby + Adam: Married | South Central PA Wedding Photographer

Sometimes, when we’re really lucky, we’ll photograph a couple that makes us feel more like guests with REALLY fancy cameras instead of vendors.  Yes, we did know Libby and Adam prior to their wedding day, but their entire family and friend base made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Everyone at this wedding LOVES to have a good time and it’s those weddings that true, raw emotion show through in the photos.

They were married on September 1, 2012 on Adam’s parent’s beautiful property.  Even though the wedding was stunning and there were a lot of wonderful details, the laid back vibe of their personalities permeated through to their wedding day.

Libby and Adam, thank you for making us feel like we didn’t work for one second of a 10 hour wedding day :)


The Bombshell Salon did a wonderful job on Libby’s hair and makeup.

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Transform It Into A Working day Every person Remembers Using …

Creating the right wedding ceremony usually takes lots of effort, and many men and women really feel the process of preparation and putting together a wedding event is beyond their skills, in spite of the help of those who have prepared marriage ceremonies well before. Possessing a wonderful wedding event might be a good learning experience however, when you keep a few things under consideration. Here are some wedding event suggestions.

It is crucial for women-to-be to be calm through the wedding and reception planning method. Most women get burned out when preparing their wedding event, and end up getting their problems on individuals around them. Have a strong breathing and keep in mind that this is one of the most critical events in your life, so you have to be delighted.

Consider visiting a nearby park or art gallery to obtain your wedding event pictures taken. It’s amazing to possess a gorgeous background within your photos, but sometimes your real wedding spot may not supply this sort of look at. Get hold of your city’s federal government office to see if you’ll need to have a photography permit for the place you select.

Do not let your self to become bridezilla when of your own wedding party. Keep your feelings in balance and understand that individuals that encompass you on your big day are there any to assist you as well as to give you support. Be polite and thoughtful of those folks so that you will all could have a beneficial experience.

In between your wedding ceremony plus your reception there can be an extended straight down-time to your visitors. Once they can’t be seated at their tables without delay, select a place that features a club or living room offered so they can chill in whilst they wait for the guests of recognize to reach you.

If you’re having trouble finding a gift to your wedding visitors, imagine some thing beneficial. My moms and dads possessed matchbooks imprinted because of their wedding event particular date, that has been wonderful when they received committed as no-one recognized smoking was poor but. Today I might use a candlestick with a tag engraved the wedding time as an alternative as it’s a lot more wholesome so they can burn off that!

A seashore wedding event can be great, but guarantee there is the correct boots making it through uninjured. You can get beautiful bedazzled bridal change flops that will be significantly more secure to suit your needs about the sand although getting affordable and appealing, too. You can keep them and reuse these to recall your special working day!

Have your wedding day windows registry exceeding one particular retail store. In this way, you may allow for a variety of finances and sensibilities. You’ll be more likely to get wedding presents from individuals who is able to afford to buy expensive products, and also from individuals whose spending budget may not as big as their hearts and minds.

With all the previously mentioned new knowledge to assist you to, you may prepare a great wedding party — specifically if you solicit the aid of people who can also add their own personal expertise to yours. Then, sooner or later, when somebody else you realize and enjoy is planning their wedding, you may provide up your individual knowledge to help ease the process for them, for example the superb advice you just discovered.

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Weird and Wonderful Wedding World Show – Fashion Show Film

Last weekend, I traveled from Cornwall to Bristol, to attend the Weird and Wonderful Wedding World Show!

A huge bumper review post is about to follow, but I’ve put together an ever so wacky video from the fabulous fashion show!

It took place in the Planetarium of the @Bristol Science Museum – which says it all really!

Dresses were by Angels Carrying Savage Weapons, Emily Garrod, Jessica Charleston, Drac in a Box, and Lisa Keating Bridal.

I attended on the day to live blog, and you can check out the posts here – Live Blog One, Live Blog Two.

Review post to follow soon!

L x

Italian wedding:A wonderful wedding in Southern Italy – Carmine & Anna – www.andreasarlo.com

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