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By Long Island Bride and Groom
Categories:  Wedding Fashion    

View some of the latest gown styles and trends for 2017.  Below is just a few pages of one our gown features Gowns for A Goddess - Haute Couture by Solo Merav .  When looking for your perfect wedding dress you want the type of gown you select to directly relate to the style and formality of the wedding you’re planning. To view more of Solo Merav in this feature and get some great bridal planning tips checkout our digital magazine.  Long Island’s best Online Resource for Wedding Planning!

 

 


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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

Richard noticed Brittney-Ann at the pool of the Fire Island Hotel on Fire Island. They both happened to be there after the SK Run for Rose. "Her smile could have lit up a room," says Richard. He walked over to say hello and they made small talk. They later met up at Fl ynn's, a popular restaurant and bar, and talked for a while, then exchanged phone numbers. " I' ll never forget," says Brittney-Ann. "That was August 12th, 2012 and on September 4th we went on our first date; and as they say, the rest is history."

Photo Credit: Silverfox Photography  

 After almost three years of dating Brittney-Ann, Richard asked her father for her hand in marriage and then set his engagement plans in motion. He wanted to propose to Brittney Ann on their trip to Cancun a few days after Valentine's Day, and was nervous about bringing the ring on the plane. "I was worried that Brittney-Ann would see the ring as we went through customs and it would spoil the surprise," says Richard. Thankfully, their arrival in Mexico went smoothly and Richard proposed at their hotel. "Rich called me out to the balcony where he was down on one knee with flowers and the ring," says Brittney-Ann.

Once their wedding date was set for the following year in June, they sent out Save the Dates-mini calendars of their wedding month with photos of them and a heart around the big day-followed by elegant ivory invitations decorated with a pearl button and Swarovski crystals. The ceremony took place at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Babylon Village, where they decorated the altar and pews with flowers. Brittney-Ann wore an Enzoani gown with a low lace illusion backand a rhinestone-trimmed cathedral-length veil, and loose bouquet of dendrobium orchids, roses, and peonies. Her bridesmaids wore floor-length topaz dresses and her maid-of-honor wore a cameo-colored dress. Richard and his groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos. After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed to Argyle Lake in a white vintage Bentley for photos; then joined their parents and bridal party on a party bus to the reception at Larkfield in East Northport.

Their reception kicked off with a cocktail hour where guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres from five different food stations including turkey and brisket, Asian rolls, fajitas, sushi, and mac-and-cheese. "We actually had time to eat and really enjoy the cocktail hour," says Brittney-Ann. "We sat at a table while the staff brought us samples of all the different foods and our guests were able to say a quick hello, which was very special." After the cocktail hour, the main event was held in the ballroom where guests dined, danced, and took fun photos at the photo booth throughout the night. "The DJ played a little bit of everything," says Brittney-Ann. "Our guests still say how much fun they had." The room was decorated with tall centerpieces of roses, hydrangeas, and peonies accented by loose cascades of orchids and curly willow branches.

The tables were also decorated with votive candles around the centerpieces and photo booth picture frames at each place setting. Dinner included a choice of filet mignon, rack of lamb, chicken and salmon. The couple also served a signature drink made out of vanilla and espresso vodkas, dark Godiva chocolate liqueur, a splash of heavy cream, and a drizzle of Hershey chocolate syrup. Before the end of the night, a celebratory 6-tier cake with alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla and Italian custard and cannoli filings was served. Cascading roses decorated the cake, along with a pearland-rhinestone monogrammed topper.

 "There were so many amazing moments of the day," says Brittney-Ann. "I loved getting ready with my mom, mother-in-law, sister in-law, flower girl, and best friends. The car ride to the church in the Bentley with my parents was so special. Walking down the aisle with my father and seeing Rich's handsome face is unforgettable. And the ceremony at St. Joseph Church was the most significant part of the day, but of course I can't leave out the phenomenal party at Larkfield."

For Richard, Brittney-Ann's smile, which first attracted him to her that summer day four years ago, was one of the best parts of the day. "Her smile and g low were amazing," says Richard. "As I watched her walk down the aisle it was actually hard to hold in tears. After the ceremony and all the pictures, it was nice to be able to let loose and relax at the reception and enjoy our first moments as husband and wife."

The newlywed couple waited exactly one month after their wedding to go on their honeymoon. "Waiting to go on our honeymoon allowed us to continue the excitement of the entire wedding experience," says Brittney-Ann. "It gave us time to look at pictures and enjoy being newlyweds at home first." Their post-nuptials getaway to Sandals in Grenada was originally planned for eight days, but they decided to extend their stay three more days before they were scheduled to fly back. "We loved spending time at the beach and pool, and going on different excursions," says Brittney-Ann. "It was a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy our time as newlyweds."

Brittney-Ann's tip to other brides-to-be? "Do what makes you happy, focus on what's important to you and your significant other, and enjoy the experience." The groom agrees. "Make sure it's your wedding and that you're happy," says Richard. "Enjoy the ride. It's one special day, but you have the rest of your life to spend together” 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Larkfield 

Photography & Videography: Silverfox Photography  & Video 

Reception Entertainment: Big Hits DJ Entertainment 

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses/Veil: Bridal Reflections 

Headpiece & Jewelry: Christie Lauren  

Transportation: Tran-Star Executive Limo

Men's Formal Wear: RSVP Tuxedos

Photo Booth: Big Hits DJ Entertainment

Bridal Registry: Macy's  


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Richard noticed Brittney-Ann at the pool of the Fire Island Hotel on Fire Island. They both happened to be there after the SK Run for Rose. "Her smile could have lit up a room," says Richard. He walked over to say hello and they made small talk. They later met up at Fl ynn's, a popular restaurant and bar, and talked for a while, then exchanged phone numbers. " I' ll never forget," says Brittney-Ann. "That was August 12th, 2012 and on September 4th we went on our first date; and as they say, the rest is history."

Photo Credit: Silverfox Photography  

 After almost three years of dating Brittney-Ann, Richard asked her father for her hand in marriage and then set his engagement plans in motion. He wanted to propose to Brittney Ann on their trip to Cancun a few days after Valentine's Day, and was nervous about bringing the ring on the plane. "I was worried that Brittney-Ann would see the ring as we went through customs and it would spoil the surprise," says Richard. Thankfully, their arrival in Mexico went smoothly and Richard proposed at their hotel. "Rich called me out to the balcony where he was down on one knee with flowers and the ring," says Brittney-Ann.

Once their wedding date was set for the following year in June, they sent out Save the Dates-mini calendars of their wedding month with photos of them and a heart around the big day-followed by elegant ivory invitations decorated with a pearl button and Swarovski crystals. The ceremony took place at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Babylon Village, where they decorated the altar and pews with flowers. Brittney-Ann wore an Enzoani gown with a low lace illusion backand a rhinestone-trimmed cathedral-length veil, and carried a loose bouquet of dendrobium orchids, roses, and peonies. Her bridesmaids wore floor-length topaz dresses and her maid-of-honor wore a cameo-colored dress. Richard and his groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos. After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed to Argyle Lake in a white vintage Bentley for photos; then joined their parents and bridal party on a party bus to the reception at Larkfield in East Northport.

Their reception kicked off with a cocktail hour where guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres from five different food stations including turkey and brisket, Asian rolls, fajitas, sushi, and mac-and-cheese. "We actually had time to eat and really enjoy the cocktail hour," says Brittney-Ann. "We sat at a table while the staff brought us samples of all the different foods and our guests were able to say a quick hello, which was very special." After the cocktail hour, the main event was held in the ballroom where guests dined, danced, and took fun photos at the photo booth throughout the night. "The DJ played a little bit of everything," says Brittney-Ann. "Our guests still say how much fun they had." The room was decorated with tall centerpieces of roses, hydrangeas, and peonies accented by loose cascades of orchids and curly willow branches.

The tables were also decorated with votive candles around the centerpieces and photo booth picture frames at each place setting. Dinner included a choice of filet mignon, rack of lamb, chicken and salmon. The couple also served a signature drink made out of vanilla and espresso vodkas, dark Godiva chocolate liqueur, a splash of heavy cream, and a drizzle of Hershey chocolate syrup. Before the end of the night, a celebratory 6-tier cake with alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla and Italian custard and cannoli filings was served. Cascading roses decorated the cake, along with a pearland-rhinestone monogrammed topper.

 "There were so many amazing moments of the day," says Brittney-Ann. "I loved getting ready with my mom, mother-in-law, sister in-law, flower girl, and best friends. The car ride to the church in the Bentley with my parents was so special. Walking down the aisle with my father and seeing Rich's handsome face is unforgettable. And the ceremony at St. Joseph Church was the most significant part of the day, but of course I can't leave out the phenomenal party at Larkfield."

For Richard, Brittney-Ann's smile, which first attracted him to her that summer day four years ago, was one of the best parts of the day. "Her smile and g low were amazing," says Richard. "As I watched her walk down the aisle it was actually hard to hold in tears. After the ceremony and all the pictures, it was nice to be able to let loose and relax at the reception and enjoy our first moments as husband and wife."

The newlywed couple waited exactly one month after their wedding to go on their honeymoon. "Waiting to go on our honeymoon allowed us to continue the excitement of the entire wedding experience," says Brittney-Ann. "It gave us time to look at pictures and enjoy being newlyweds at home first." Their post-nuptials getaway to Sandals in Grenada was originally planned for eight days, but they decided to extend their stay three more days before they were scheduled to fly back. "We loved spending time at the beach and pool, and going on different excursions," says Brittney-Ann. "It was a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy our time as newlyweds."

Brittney-Ann's tip to other brides-to-be? "Do what makes you happy, focus on what's important to you and your significant other, and enjoy the experience." The groom agrees. "Make sure it's your wedding and that you're happy," says Richard. "Enjoy the ride. It's one special day, but you have the rest of your life to spend together” 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Larkfield 

Photography & Videography: Silverfox Photography  & Video 

Reception Entertainment: Big Hits DJ Entertainment 

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses/Veil: Bridal Reflections 

Headpiece & Jewelry: Christie Lauren  

Transportation: Tran-Star Executive Limo

Men's Formal Wear: RSVP Tuxedos

Photo Booth: Big Hits DJ Entertainment

Bridal Registry: Macy's  


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By Long Island Bride and Groom
Categories:  Health & Beauty   

 

When applying perfume, be sure to spritz a little on your wrists and rub them together. This will give you a heavenly scent without being overpowering. When selecting your perfect fragrance for your wedding day, choose a fresh and clean perfume to give you just the right amount of scent. 


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By Long Island Bride and Groom
Categories:  Health & Beauty   

 

When it comes to bridal makeup, apply champagne, gold and purple shadows with accents of shimmer to create an elegant and classic look. Using a thin liquid eyeliner pen creates steady and perfect lines for your upper lash line. Be sure to book your makeup artist at least 6 months in advanced and schedule a trial at least 2 months before the wedding. 

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By Long Island Bride and Groom
Categories:  Style Files   

Rose-inspired shoes, jewelry and perfume make for a graceful, stunning formal look. Adding pink and rose tones creates that romantic setting for your wedding day.

View our digital magazine for more wedding style tips.


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By Long Island Bride and Groom
Categories:  General   

It’s the perfect engagement wedding or anniversary gift for modern couples that don’t take themselves too seriously and who love to laugh together.

 

 

We know what you’re thinking; a book? As a wedding gift? But this isn’t any old how-to love and improve your marriage book. Our Perfect Marriage is quirky and fun book based off a Twitter account. In 2013, then-dating couple Alan and Claire took to Twitter (@WeFoughtAbout) to document the reasons behind their everyday arguments, both silly and serious.  

It’s the perfect journal for anniversary, soon-to-be or newlywed couples to document both the fun and challenging parts that come with marriage. Readers will find a plethora of activities to do including quizzes, scrapbooking exercises and fill-in-the-blank predications. If you’re getting married add this to your wish list. It’ll be great thing to pull out when sitting near the fire place or on each other’s lap with a wine glass in hand. 

Visit LongIslandBrideandGroom.com, the ultimate resource for planning your wedding and information on Long Island's top wedding professionals. 


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By Long Island Bride and Groom
Categories:  Health & Beauty   

Just in time for the holiday - the award-winning skincare product crafters of FarmHouse Fresh® are launching two new products! Their new Shea butter soap bar collection and 3 travel-friendly sets featuring minis of their bestselling creams, scrubs, masks & oils! Perfect for your honeymoon. 

 

 

 

“These hydrating, nourishing soaps are so thick and whipped that you can shave with them,” states Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse Fresh® brands. “This collection makes a perfect gift for friends, family, work colleagues, or can be an elegant housewarming gift that adds a touch of country charm to one’s home or office.”

These 97%-natural, hydrating soaps blend Shea butter, olive oil, and sweet almond oil, and offer nourishing, creamy, bathing bliss.  These skin-elasticity improving soaps come in three scents: Coconut Cream, Citrine Beach, and Front Porch Punch. Each soap is charmingly wrapped in beautiful vintage paper and tied with hemp cord. 

 

“Each set features 3 bestsellers in miniature sizes that are perfect for airplane travel, or popping into one’s purse or overnight bag,” stated McLinden. “They are a great introduction to FarmHouse Fresh products without having to purchase full sizes, and they also make a great holiday gift for family, friends, and colleagues.”

The three sets - Sweeping Softness, Skin Saviors, and Quick Recovery - can be a cute gift for your bridesmaids. 

FarmHouse Fresh® is an award-winning line of professional bath, body and facial care products repeatedly voted by spa professionals as one of the top all natural lines in the U.S. For more information contact  FarmHouse Fresh® at 888-773-9626 


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Just in time for the holiday - the award-winning skincare product crafters of FarmHouse Fresh® are launching two new products! Their new Shea butter soap bar collection and 3 travel-friendly sets featuring minis of their bestselling creams, scrubs, masks & oils! Perfect for your honeymoon. 

 

 

 

“These hydrating, nourishing soaps are so thick and whipped that you can shave with them,” states Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse Fresh® brands. “This collection makes a perfect gift for friends, family, work colleagues, or can be an elegant housewarming gift that adds a touch of country charm to one’s home or office.”

These 97%-natural, hydrating soaps blend Shea butter, olive oil, and sweet almond oil, and offer nourishing, creamy, bathing bliss.  These skin-elasticity improving soaps come in three scents: Coconut Cream, Citrine Beach, and Front Porch Punch. Each soap is charmingly wrapped in beautiful vintage paper and tied with hemp cord. 

 

“Each set features 3 bestsellers in miniature sizes that are perfect for airplane travel, or popping into one’s purse or overnight bag,” stated McLinden. “They are a great introduction to FarmHouse Fresh products without having to purchase full sizes, and they also make a great holiday gift for family, friends, and colleagues.”

The three sets - Sweeping Softness, Skin Saviors, and Quick Recovery - can be a cute gift for your bridesmaids. 

FarmHouse Fresh® is an award-winning line of professional bath, body and facial care products repeatedly voted by spa professionals as one of the top all natural lines in the U.S. For more information contact FarmHouse Fresh® at 888-773-9626 


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By Long Island Bride and Groom
Categories:  Style Files   

When planing the decor for your fall event, spice it up with rich reds, and burnt orange accents to create a lively and unique ambiance. Mix red berries in with your florals to create a vibrant bouquet. Pairing your dress with orange heels is the perfect touch to tie in the fall theme.

 

It is important to take a step back and enjoy the process of planning your special day. For more planning ideas view our Digital Magazine.



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By Long Island Bride and Groom
Categories:  Style Files   

Whether it’s something simple as a pair of earrings or as extravagant as a designer dress, there are a bunch of ideas for finding the right gift for the bride.




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