Posts Tagged ‘Long Island Weddings’
Nothing is more exciting than getting engaged! The moment that ring is placed on a girl’s finger-the planning begins! One of the biggest mistakes most brides make when starting the planning process is they pick their wedding color palette way too early! Don’t rush this decision! Most couples are engaged for 1-2 years, which means you are probably picking a color palette that is working it’s way out of style. By the time your wedding rolls around, you will probably attend 3-4 other weddings with the same colors as you and let’s face it- it’s disappointing! Hold off on picking colors…colors can come much later!
When you first get engaged start with the venue…then nail down your vendors! After that is done, just relax and enjoy the experience! Wedding colors should be selected 6-7 months before your wedding. Start by going dress shopping for your bridesmaids dresses. How many of you have had your heart set on a blue dress for an event and then would go shopping only to fall in love with the prettiest pale pink dress? *Happens to me every time without fail* Same with bridesmaid dresses! Let yourself fail in LOVE without having expectations. After that…it will all fall into place! Your color palette will come together without having to try so hard. Inspirations are all around you, use them! Don’t be afraid to mix colors and use more than 2 colors together!
Having a wedding planner for Design & Decor makes the whole experience less stressful. Just like hiring a decorator to add those special touches to your home! Let your Wedding Planner design your wedding vision and execute the details, while you sit back and enjoy the beauty around you!
Happy Planning & Designing!
Soft, classy and romantic. Our grooms went for a sophisticated yet edgy vibe on their wedding day
Planning by Above All Events
Venue Chelsea Mansion
Photo by Ayenia Nour for A Day of Bliss Photography
Flowers by Pedestals Floral Decorators
Linens by The Finishing Touch
Rentals by Party Rental LTD
Calligraphy by Allison Vaz Designs
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.
Held at the romantic Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, New York, this beautiful mansion wedding was filled with glam and style on a gorgeous May day!
High School sweethearts, Makenzie and Kyle were such a beautiful couple to work with. Blush pink set the tone for this magical spring black tie affair. Jessica from Whimsy B. Paperie designed stunning letterpress invitations, which helped inspire the design and style of the wedding day. The bride, ornamented with special touches by Ashleigh Malangone NY, wore a gorgeous Vera Wang gown and Christian Dior shoes. Ashleigh added her dazzle and bling to the bride’s bouquet and styled and designed the bride’s accessories.
From the moment guests arrived they knew this was going to be a wedding like no other! The grand entrance of the Bourne Mansion was adorned with flowers and mercury glass galore, as the guests sipped champagne, explored the old world feel of the mansion and saw a glimpse of past family weddings – years of love and tradition to be treasured and shared with their guests.
The main ballroom of the mansion, which was once the site of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s daughter’s wedding, was jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Tables were dressed with mercury vases filled with pale pink roses and white hydrangeas, draped in crystals. Hundreds of candles filled the room, creating the perfect romantic ambiance for an elegant ballroom wedding. Gorgeous ruffled pink linens and chair covers added to the “wow” factor when guests stepped into the room. This stylish wedding filled with elegance and beauty was perfectly executed alongside many of Long Island’s top wedding vendors, including above all EVENTS, Christina Bohn Photography, Joseph Edward Films, Ashleigh Malangone NY, Whimsy B. Designs, Flowers by Brian, Virginia Linzee, Nicole D’Angio Master Stylist, Mark of Elegance Limo and One Step Ahead.