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Be different… be fabulous! Our grooms wanted no part of a traditional menu… so we opted for tapas described precisely on a beautifully handwritten mirror menu atop custom monogrammed napkins from The Finishing Touch. Talk about unique!!
When our bride and groom Erin and Eric told us they wanted a “show stopper” cake, we decided that their cake couldn’t be any other regular cake. And since the bride’s father is the former CEO of Entemann’s, we knew we had to deliver!! Instead we opted for a 4 tier cake… and each tier was 9″ high!! When the couple walked in and saw their cake, they were wowed! This show stopper was taller than them… and definitely a focal point of the evening.
A big thank you to Icing on the Cake for bringing our “show stopper” vision to life!!
Sometimes our clients want to completely omit a videographer from their wedding budget. It’s not a priority to them so they decide to spend the money on more flowers or a nicer invitation. Being in the industry and knowing how fast the day truly flies makes us wonder if they are omitting the magical memories that happen in front of the camera. Watching a video like Elizabeth & AJ’s makes us realize how very special it is to be able to look back and reminisce on all the love and time that comes in to planning such a beautiful day. Thank you at Forged in the North for helping us NOT remember the countless hours it took to plan this wedding, but the magical day that came together in the end at Chelsea Mansion.
Long gone are the days of traditional ceremonies! We’re loving the fun and different ways our couples are saying “I do!” Take Frank and Alice for example. They utilized an unused space in the beautiful Hempstead House in Sands Point to create an intimate and romantic scene for their ceremony!!
Sometimes after planning a wedding for over a year, it’s nice to sit back and watch as your vision comes to life. This tented wedding at Chelsea Mansion in Muttontown started as a blank slate and turned into a beautiful fairy tale. Although we didn’t have a ton of time to reminisce on the actual wedding day, it’s so much appreciated to receive photos like this from our amazing team of photographers!
We’re so excited to share that we’ve won another WeddingWire Couples Choice Award!! We are so blessed to work with such fabulous couples and families who love to share their great experiences with future clients!! We can’t wait for another amazing year with our 2018 couples! It’s going to be a blast!
With all this rainy weather in NY, we are pretty sure that all the brides and grooms getting married are a little mad at Mother Nature. Well rest assured that no matter the weather, you can have the most AMAZING time at your wedding!
Take Chrissy & Pete for example, a fun couple we worked with last June. Set under a tent in the backyard of the groom’s beautiful Long Island waterfront estate, this June wedding was a gorgeous affair. The gloomy, rainy day added a touch of ambiance to a magical night with 375 of the bride’s and groom’s closets friends and family!
The inspiration for this wedding all began with the beautiful property and the bride and groom’s personal interests. Mixing the groom’s love for boating and the bride’s girly personality, we worked with this couple to create a “shabby chic nautical” wedding. An inspiration board was styled by Above All Events to help direct Chrissy and Pete in the right direction, working together and incorporating the two themes to make them one.
With a background in graphic design, the groom created all of the wedding stationery, including a personalized monogram which set the tone. A beautifully designed anchor with the date and couple’s initials was the starting point of the groom’s vision. This monogram spread throughout their invitations, menus, donation cards, seating charts and bar menus.
Above All Events worked with the couple to arrange and design a space that was functional, yet beautiful. 38 banquets tables were situated under the tent with 3 different tablescapes to add highs and lows with a touch of uniqueness. Amongst the various table designs candles, hurricane vases, lanterns, ropes and custom floral arrangements (including stunning peonies) were used to create a nautical wedding with a splash of shabby chic.
The estate was decorated to the brim with many DIY items, including tall guest seating chart chalkboards, welcome and instagram signs, photo booth props and a photo collage book, all of which Above All Events helped to put into motion. Furniture and decor items were specially designed and built by Decco. These items included four drift wood bars, a custom cigar bar and a DJ front board. Spreading these items around the property brought the theme together throughout. Above All Events worked hand-in-hand with Decco to drape Edison bulbs above the dance floor.
Despite the torrential downpour, the bride and groom kept their spirits high and danced the night away with music from Bravura Entertainment.
On this frigid February day, we wanted to take you back to the first weekend of SUMMER 2015, where we worked with the most fun and down to earth couple! Last June, Jacqueline & Casey tied the knot at the gorgeous Martha Clara Vineyard. The bride and groom’s love for country music inspired this barn-style wedding filled with personal touches and fun décor. This stunning wedding is loaded with tons inspirations for any country bride, including gorgeous burlap lined invitations from the talented Jess at Whimsy B Paperie.
As guests entered the wedding, they admired the beautiful vineyard and stable views while the country tunes of guitarist Ricky Roche played in the background. The bride and groom, along with Above All Events, designed this rustic barn, which included colorful floral décor, country props, tons of mason jars (you can’t have a country wedding without mason jars), edison bulbs strung across the ceiling alongside white chinese paper lanterns, burlap custom banners hung throughout the barn, and of course, burlap runners draped over the tables. A simple, yet elegant cake made by the groom’s sister in law, sat upon a wine barrel in the corner of the barn. Guests were wined and dinned by Irish Coffee Pub as they danced to the sweet melodies of Code Bleu. As guests left, they were encouraged to “Spread the Love” with a jar of jam made by the bride and groom. Forged in the North captured the day perfectly, including a gorgeous sunset at the Martha Clara.