WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom, Gab Varano
  • Category: General   

Take a break from wedding planning this fall and just spend some time with the apple (or pumpkin) of your eye! From active to relaxing, Long Island is ready for you to have  some autumn fun! Head outside and turn up the romance before the temperature drops with activities from this list of apple picking, pumpkin picking, horseback riding, hiking, strolling and picnicking spots!


 

 

- Hayden’s Peach Orchard, Wading River

- Milk Pail U-Pick Farm, Water Mill 

- Seven Ponds Orchard, Water Mill 

- Woodside Orchards, Jamesport 

- Filasky Farm, Aquebogue 




- Fairview Farm at Mecox, Bridgehampton

- Fink’s Country Farm, Wading River 

- Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck and Jamesport

- Gabrielsen’s Country Farm, Jamesport 

- Greenland Family Farms, Cutchogue 

- Helen’s Pumpkin Farm, Aquebogue 

- Krupski Farms, Peconic 

- Brightwaters Farms , Bay Shore 

- Elwood Pumpkin Farm, Huntington 

- Glover Farms, Brookhaven 

- Schmitt’s Family Farm, Melville 

- White Post Farms, Melville  

 



- Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue 

- Lewin Farms, Calverton 

- Hank’s PumpkinTown, Water Mill 

- Harbes Family Farm, Riverhead 

 

 

- The New York Equestrian Center, West Hempstead 

- Babylon Riding Center, West Babylon

- Bethpage Equestrian Center, Old Bethpage 

- Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk 

- Big River Barn, Old Westbury 




- Shadmoor State Park, Montauk (also has picnic area)
 

- Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park (also has picnic area)

- Cold Spring Harbor State Park, Cold Spring Harbor

- Trail View State Park, Woodbury

- Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich (also has walking trails)

- Hempstead Lake State Park, West Hempstead (also has picnic area)

- Caleb Smith State Park, Smithtown

- Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point (also has picnic area)

- Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue (also has walking trails)

 



- Oheka Castle, Huntington

- Cupsogue Beach, Westhampton

- The Nautical Mile, Westhampton

- Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue (see apple and pumpkin picking section)

- Roger’s Mansion, Southampton

- Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island

- Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor

 



- Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury (also good for walking and hiking)

- Gerry Pond Park, Roslyn

- Indian Island County Park, Riverhead (also has hiking trails)

- Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay

- Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park (also has hiking trails)

- Belmont Lake State Park, West Babylon (also has walking trails)

- Heckscher State Park, East Islip (also has hiking trails)



So, take advantage of this warm(er) weather and take a big breath of fresh air to calm down before the stress of wedding planning returns!

 

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Take a break from wedding planning this fall and just spend some time with the apple (or pumpkin) of your eye! From active to relaxing, Long Island is ready for you to have  some autumn fun! Head outside and turn up the romance before the temperature drops with activities from this list of apple picking, pumpkin picking, horseback riding, hiking, strolling and picnicking spots!


 

 

- Hayden’s Peach Orchard, Wading River

- Milk Pail U-Pick Farm, Water Mill 

- Seven Ponds Orchard, Water Mill 

- Woodside Orchards, Jamesport 

- Filasky Farm, Aquebogue 




- Fairview Farm at Mecox, Bridgehampton

- Fink’s Country Farm, Wading River 

- Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck and Jamesport

- Gabrielsen’s Country Farm, Jamesport 

- Greenland Family Farms, Cutchogue 

- Helen’s Pumpkin Farm, Aquebogue 

- Krupski Farms, Peconic 

- Brightwaters Farms, Bay Shore 

- Elwood Pumpkin Farm, Huntington 

- Glover Farms, Brookhaven 

- Schmitt’s Family Farm, Melville 

- White Post Farms, Melville  

 



- Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue 

- Lewin Farms, Calverton 

- Hank’s PumpkinTown, Water Mill 

- Harbes Family Farm, Riverhead 

 

 

- The New York Equestrian Center, West Hempstead 

- Babylon Riding Center, West Babylon

- Bethpage Equestrian Center, Old Bethpage 

- Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk 

- Big River Barn, Old Westbury 




- Shadmoor State Park, Montauk (also has picnic area)
 

- Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park (also has picnic area)

- Cold Spring Harbor State Park, Cold Spring Harbor

- Trail View State Park, Woodbury

- Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich (also has walking trails)

- Hempstead Lake State Park, West Hempstead (also has picnic area)

- Caleb Smith State Park, Smithtown

- Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point (also has picnic area)

- Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue (also has walking trails)

 



- Oheka Castle, Huntington

- Cupsogue Beach, Westhampton

- The Nautical Mile, Westhampton

- Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue (see apple and pumpkin picking section)

- Roger’s Mansion, Southampton

- Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island

- Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor

 



- Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury (also good for walking and hiking)

- Gerry Pond Park, Roslyn

- Indian Island County Park, Riverhead (also has hiking trails)

- Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay

- Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park (also has hiking trails)

- Belmont Lake State Park, West Babylon (also has walking trails)

- Heckscher State Park, East Islip (also has hiking trails)



So, take advantage of this warm(er) weather and take a big breath of fresh air to calm down before the stress of wedding planning returns!

 

  • Date: Sep 18, 2019
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom, Gia Tims
  • Category: General   

Throughout the craziness of planning your wedding, you might be longing for a night in with your girls. This list has got you covered with categories of all the wedding-related flicks you and your bride tribe can binge watch in your sweats at home!

Classics Everyone Loves:

The crowd pleasers. A wedding movie night would be incomplete without them.

-Father of the Bride
-Runaway Bride
-Pretty Woman
-The Notebook
-My Big Fat Greek Wedding

RomComs for Laughs:

Films that will have you and your girls crying from laughter while gushing from the mushy moments.

-Wedding Crashers
-27 Dresses
-The Wedding Singer
-50 First Dates
-The Wedding Planner


Girl Gang Faves:

These movies are centered around the besties and the girl gangs. It'll make all of you feel grateful to have each other by the end of the night!

-Bride Wars
-My Best Friend’s Wedding
-Something Borrowed
-Mamma Mia!
-Bridesmaids

So gather up your girls and take a break from the matrimonial madness! It’ll be a fun night that all of you will cherish and remember forever.

  • Date: Sep 09, 2019
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom, Gia Tims
  • Category: Wedding Fashion    

Always wanted to achieve a classic bridal look but wanted to elevate it in a unique way? Capes might just be your ticket to standing out on the big day. 


1. Allison Webb, ‘Brinlee’

2. Pronovias, ‘Cammie’

3. Ines Di Santo, ’Nieva’

4. Berta

 


5. Berta

6. Ines Di Santo, ‘Lilia’

7. Berta

8. Demetrios, Collection Lace

 

For more gown inspiration and designers, check out our gown search to find the dress you'll love forever. 

Whether you're sailing away for your destination wedding or getting married close to home, you'll feel swept up in a fairytale in one of these  Eddy K Dreams Collection gowns.  

 

 

  • Date: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Courtesy of Waerator, Eric Leckey Sommelier, WSET 3, CSW
  • Category: General   

Wine can intimidate and confuse and there is no real need for this. Drinking wine has been around for a long time (see below) and can be too steeped in tradition and formalities at times. As with most traditions in our society, they are based in superstition more so than fact and the perceived “snootiness” of wine does not help to attract new wine drinkers.

That said, there are lots of confusing and/or interesting facts that might be fun to learn. Maybe we can remove the shroud of mystery that envelops wine and learn some interesting facts about the best thing you can put in your glass…wine.

Waerator 

·   Toasting- The Romans started the practice of dropping actual pieces of toast in their glasses of 
    wine. This was to help with the excessive acidity that was common in early versions of wine-making.

   ·  Wine deteriorates when oxygen hits it, yet it is the introduction of oxygen to the wine which gets the
    wine in the most enjoyable and recommended tasting profile. It is a delicate balance between too much
    air and not enough air. That is why everyone should aerate their wines properly with a good,     
    quality 
wineaerator.

·   Vegan: While a lot of wine is Vegan, it would surprise you to know that a lot of wine is filtered through
   gelatin and other animal products. So, if you are a vegan, remember to read the label first.

·      ·     Italy- There is a fountain that dispenses wine, and yes, it is free. This is Italy after all.


·       ·  The oldest bottle of wine has been traced back to 325 A.D. You can go see (not taste) the bottle which is
  on display in a museum in Germany.


·       ·   Sense of smell- Sommeliers like myself can tell you that the sense of smell is the most important
   process involved in tasting and evaluating wine. What is interesting is physically, women are better at
   tasting and evaluating wine than men. This is due to their heightened sense of smell.


·      ·    Bubbles- In ancient Greece, it was thought that the bubbles in wine were from the phases of the moon
   reacting to the wine, and was also blamed on evil spirits.


·       ·   Wine Barrels- Why are they so expensive? The average age of a French oak tree that is used in making
   the most common wine barrel in Europe is 170 years old.


·      ·   There are around 10,000 varieties of wine grapes. A Grand Master Sommelier must know and
  understand each of them as well as where the grapes would grow.


·       ·  The Declaration of Independence was toasted with some Madeira wine that was imported for the King’s 
   presumed visit. When he canceled his trip, the founding fathers thought it 
appropriate to use the wine 
   that was meant for the King of England as a worthy wine to toast with.


·      ·   Napa was known for prunes before being known for wine.


·      ·   Resveritol is a chemical found in red wine that is shown to reduce heart attacks and acts as a free-
  radical remover. 
 


·       ·  A new planting of wine will take 3-5 years to produce the fruit needed to harvest for wine. This is an   
  expensive wait for the prospective winery owner and is another reason that wine startup companies are
  expensive to own.


·       ·  Prohibition- some wineries were able to survive prohibition by making sacrament wine for churches. Of
  course, the output for this sacrament wine exceeded 1200% of needed production for churches. I wonder
  what they could have possibly done with all that excess wine?


·      ·  One Glass of wine needs a cluster of grapes to produce enough juice to fill the glass. This is about 75
  grapes per glass.


·      ·  One Bottle= 750 ml, 2.4 lbs of grapes, and will pour 4 full glasses of wine.


Bet you didn’t know THAT about wine….

Saluti’
Eric Leckey
Sommelier, WSET 3, CSW 

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Wine can intimidate and confuse and there is no real need for this. Drinking wine has been around for a long time (see below) and can be too steeped in tradition and formalities at times. As with most traditions in our society, they are based in superstition more so than fact and the perceived “snootiness” of wine does not help to attract new wine drinkers.

That said, there are lots of confusing and/or interesting facts that might be fun to learn. Maybe we can remove the shroud of mystery that envelops wine and learn some interesting facts about the best thing you can put in your glass…wine.

Waerator 

·   Toasting- The Romans started the practice of dropping actual pieces of toast in their glasses of 
    wine. This was to help with the excessive acidity that was common in early versions of wine-making.

   ·  Wine deteriorates when oxygen hits it, yet it is the introduction of oxygen to the wine which gets the
    wine in the most enjoyable and recommended tasting profile. It is a delicate balance between too much
    air and not enough air. That is why everyone should aerate their wines properly with a good,     
    quality 
wineaerator.

·   Vegan: While a lot of wine is Vegan, it would surprise you to know that a lot of wine is filtered through
   gelatin and other animal products. So, if you are a vegan, remember to read the label first.

·      ·     Italy- There is a fountain that dispenses wine, and yes, it is free. This is Italy after all.


·       ·  The oldest bottle of wine has been traced back to 325 A.D. You can go see (not taste) the bottle which is
  on display in a museum in Germany.


·       ·   Sense of smell- Sommeliers like myself can tell you that the sense of smell is the most important
   process involved in tasting and evaluating wine. What is interesting is physically, women are better at
   tasting and evaluating wine than men. This is due to their heightened sense of smell.


·      ·    Bubbles- In ancient Greece, it was thought that the bubbles in wine were from the phases of the moon
   reacting to the wine, and was also blamed on evil spirits.


·       ·   Wine Barrels- Why are they so expensive? The average age of a French oak tree that is used in making
   the most common wine barrel in Europe is 170 years old.


·      ·   There are around 10,000 varieties of wine grapes. A Grand Master Sommelier must know and
  understand each of them as well as where the grapes would grow.


·       ·  The Declaration of Independence was toasted with some Madeira wine that was imported for the King’s 
   presumed visit. When he canceled his trip, the founding fathers thought it 
appropriate to use the wine 
   that was meant for the King of England as a worthy wine to toast with.


·      ·   Napa was known for prunes before being known for wine.


·      ·   Resveritol is a chemical found in red wine that is shown to reduce heart attacks and acts as a free-
  radical remover. 
 


·       ·  A new planting of wine will take 3-5 years to produce the fruit needed to harvest for wine. This is an   
  expensive wait for the prospective winery owner and is another reason that wine startup companies are
  expensive to own.


·       ·  Prohibition- some wineries were able to survive prohibition by making sacrament wine for churches. Of
  course, the output for this sacrament wine exceeded 1200% of needed production for churches. I wonder
  what they could have possibly done with all that excess wine?


·      ·  One Glass of wine needs a cluster of grapes to produce enough juice to fill the glass. This is about 75
  grapes per glass.


·      ·  One Bottle= 750 ml, 2.4 lbs of grapes, and will pour 4 full glasses of wine.


Bet you didn’t know THAT about wine….

Saluti’
Eric Leckey
Sommelier, WSET 3, CSW 

Lindsay and Brent

10.27.2018

Photography By Déjà Vu Studios

  • Date: Nov 27, 2018
  • Author: Ivette Manners
  • Category: Real Weddings   

While dating, one of Lindsay and Brent’s favorite things to do together was to watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette every Monday night. This shared interest sparked Brent’s proposal to Lindsay. “Brent and I were going to dinner with my family to celebrate my birthday,” says Lindsay. “Earlier that day, I was out shopping with mom and grandma and we planned on meeting Brent at the restaurant afterwards,” says Lindsay. “When we arrived, the table was set for two extra people and Brent walked in with his parents and a rose in his hand.” Brent then asked Lindsay if she would accept his final rose—just like they do on The Bachelor. “He got down on his knee, opened a ring box, and asked if I would marry him,” says Lindsay. “I said YES!”

The couple held their ceremony at Curé of Ars Church in Merrick. The church’s beautiful long aisle, high ceilings, and stained glass windows made a perfect setting for their meaningful ceremony. “A votive candle was lit for our loved ones who had passed away and could not be with us that day,” says Lindsay. The bride and groom also wore charms - Lindsay’s in her bouquet and Brent’s pinned inside his jacket - which held photos of their grandfathers. Lindsay wore a sparkling Eve of Milady mermaid gown with a crystal-embellished, cathedral-length veil and carried a cascading bouquet with white roses and blue and purple orchids. Brent stood handsomely next to her at the altar in a charcoal-gray tuxedo from Foresto Tuxedo. Lindsay’s maid- of-honor and five bridesmaids wore violet chiffon dresses in coordinating styles and the groomsmen were also dressed in gray tuxedos to match the groom.

The newlyweds made it a priority to attend the cocktail hour. “This was important to us and we were able to greet almost all of our guests during this time,” says Lindsay. “This allowed us to really enjoy our reception. After all the work and planning, I wanted to have fun at my own party.” Guests were treated to 10 different food stations at the cocktail hour, ranging from taco and mashed potato bars to pasta and carving stations.

 

The reception was held in a ballroom decorated with tall, white orchid centerpieces that picked up the lavender uplighting. The floral centerpieces also included vibrant violet, blue, aqua, and green blooms. “We loved the symmetry of the room,” says Lindsay. “There were bars on both ends of the space and tables set up on either side of the dance floor.”

 

After dinner, the couple cut their 4-tier, round funfetti cake with purple-and white ombré buttercream frosting which was decorated with purple, blue and aqua edible wafer butterflies on the sides.

 

The band Code Bleu kept the party going all night. “There was never a moment then the dance floor wasn’t full,” says Lindsay. The couple also had a cigar roller and a photobooth with lots of props for funny photos, and, as a wedding gift, Lindsay’s mother hired a live painter. “Everyone loved this and now I have a beautiful Disney princess-like painted scene of our first dance to remember the moment forever,” says Lindsay.

 

While the bride’s favorite memory of the day was when she took a moment to look around the room and observed everyone’s happy faces enjoying the reception, the groom recalls the second the church door opened and Lindsay walked down the aisle. “Brent actually cried as I came in, which was a perfect reaction,” says Lindsay. “He was so happy it was infectious.”

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While dating, one of Lindsay and Brent’s favorite things to do together was to watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette every Monday night. This shared interest sparked Brent’s proposal to Lindsay. “Brent and I were going to dinner with my family to celebrate my birthday,” says Lindsay. “Earlier that day, I was out shopping with mom and grandma and we planned on meeting Brent at the restaurant afterwards,” says Lindsay. “When we arrived, the table was set for two extra people and Brent walked in with his parents and a rose in his hand.” Brent then asked Lindsay if she would accept his final rose—just like they do on The Bachelor. “He got down on his knee, opened a ring box, and asked if I would marry him,” says Lindsay. “I said YES!”

The couple held their ceremony at Curé of Ars Church in Merrick. The church’s beautiful long aisle, high ceilings, and stained glass windows made a perfect setting for their meaningful ceremony. “A votive candle was lit for our loved ones who had passed away and could not be with us that day,” says Lindsay. The bride and groom also wore charms - Lindsay’s in her bouquet and Brent’s pinned inside his jacket - which held photos of their grandfathers. Lindsay wore a sparkling Eve of Milady mermaid gown with a crystal-embellished, cathedral-length veil and carried a cascading bouquet with white roses and blue and purple orchids. Brent stood handsomely next to her at the altar in a charcoal-gray tuxedo from Foresto Tuxedo. Lindsay’s maid- of-honor and five bridesmaids wore violet chiffon dresses in coordinating styles and the groomsmen were also dressed in gray tuxedos to match the groom.

The newlyweds made it a priority to attend the cocktail hour. “This was important to us and we were able to greet almost all of our guests during this time,” says Lindsay. “This allowed us to really enjoy our reception. After all the work and planning, I wanted to have fun at my own party.” Guests were treated to 10 different food stations at the cocktail hour, ranging from taco and mashed potato bars to pasta and carving stations.

 

The reception was held in a ballroom decorated with tall, white orchid centerpieces that picked up the lavender uplighting. The floral centerpieces also included vibrant violet, blue, aqua, and green blooms. “We loved the symmetry of the room,” says Lindsay. “There were bars on both ends of the space and tables set up on either side of the dance floor.”

 

After dinner, the couple cut their 4-tier, round funfetti cake with purple-and white ombré buttercream frosting which was decorated with purple, blue and aqua edible wafer butterflies on the sides.

 

The band Code Bleu kept the party going all night. “There was never a moment then the dance floor wasn’t full,” says Lindsay. The couple also had a cigar roller and a photobooth with lots of props for funny photos, and, as a wedding gift, Lindsay’s mother hired a live painter. “Everyone loved this and now I have a beautiful Disney princess-like painted scene of our first dance to remember the moment forever,” says Lindsay.

 

While the bride’s favorite memory of the day was when she took a moment to look around the room and observed everyone’s happy faces enjoying the reception, the groom recalls the second the church door opened and Lindsay walked down the aisle. “Brent actually cried as I came in, which was a perfect reaction,” says Lindsay. “He was so happy it was infectious.”

  • Date: Oct 29, 2018
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Wedding Fashion    

Your bridesmaids dresses add to the theme and overall vibe of your wedding, and this is not simply limited to color.
Style of the dress, length, cut, sleeves, and any details in between really speak for your personal style and the entire
atmosphere of your wedding. So what style of bridesmaid dresses best suit you wedding?

Bold Colors

If your wedding is bright and fun-filled, bright bridesmaid dresses are a great way to add a pop of color to your wedding
party. This color can be pulled directly from your theme, or can contrast with the colors that you used for an event more
vibrant effect. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers


Photo: Cassarino Studios


Short Dresses

Oftentimes, laid-back and more relaxed weddings will feature short bridesmaid dresses. These dresses are great for
warm-weather weddings, and ones where dancing is a center part of the wedding reception. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers

Long Dresses

For a dash of elegance, long dresses will create an exquisite feel for your wedding. Long dresses are always a sophisticated
and classic choice that most bridesmaids will feel comfortable in. 

Photo: Déjà Vu Photography

Photo: Clix Couture Photography

Neutral Tones

Your bridesmaid party can stand out even if they aren’t donned in hot pink. More neutral dress tones are perfect for
accenting your wedding colors and theme and are always a very elegant choice. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers

Photo: Déjà Vu Photography 

Various Styles

If you like personality and customization while still sticking with the theme, this style of dress is perfect for you. You
can have the same color but different dress styles, or perhaps different hues of the same dress as not to have an
entirely cohesive bridal party look.

Photo: Life Art Photographers 

Remember that every aspect and detail of your wedding can be tailored (in this case, quite literally) to correspond with
a your vision. Your bridal party’s wedding attire can highlight what you envision and encompass just as much of your
personality as the floral arrangements and food. And the best part? You can make it a collaborative effort between your
bridal party and what you want to perfectly balance the vibe of your wedding.

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Your bridesmaids dresses add to the theme and overall vibe of your wedding, and this is not simply limited to color.
Style of the dress, length, cut, sleeves, and any details in between really speak for your personal style and the entire
atmosphere of your wedding. So what style of bridesmaid dresses best suit you wedding?

Bold Colors

If your wedding is bright and fun-filled, bright bridesmaid dresses are a great way to add a pop of color to your wedding
party. This color can be pulled directly from your theme, or can contrast with the colors that you used for an event more
vibrant effect. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers


Photo: Cassarino Studios


Short Dresses

Oftentimes, laid-back and more relaxed weddings will feature short bridesmaid dresses. These dresses are great for
warm-weather weddings, and ones where dancing is a center part of the wedding reception. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers

Long Dresses

For a dash of elegance, long dresses will create an exquisite feel for your wedding. Long dresses are always a sophisticated
and classic choice that most bridesmaids will feel comfortable in. 

Photo: Déjà Vu Photography

Photo: Clix Couture Photography

Neutral Tones

Your bridesmaid party can stand out even if they aren’t donned in hot pink. More neutral dress tones are perfect for
accenting your wedding colors and theme and are always a very elegant choice. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers

Photo: Déjà Vu Photography 

Various Styles

If you like personality and customization while still sticking with the theme, this style of dress is perfect for you. You
can have the same color but different dress styles, or perhaps different hues of the same dress as not to have an
entirely cohesive bridal party look.

Photo: Life Art Photographers 

Remember that every aspect and detail of your wedding can be tailored (in this case, quite literally) to correspond with
a your vision. Your bridal party’s wedding attire can highlight what you envision and encompass just as much of your
personality as the floral arrangements and food. And the best part? You can make it a collaborative effort between your
bridal party and what you want to perfectly balance the vibe of your wedding.

Randy Fenoli Bridal
  • Date: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Melanie Haid
  • Category: Wedding Fashion    

Randy Fenoli Silver Springs Collection

At Bridal Fashion Week in Manhattan this past weekend, ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ star and designer Randy Fenoli released his new 2019, 36-piece collection, Silver Springs.

 

 

“Every collection that you see from me is inspired by the brides,” said Fenoli, surrounded by his new gown collection. He emphasizes that every bride is different, and showcases this uniqueness in his new collection. “I have this fabric over here that’s very light, delicate fabric, but it’s got a nice big pattern. So if you’re more curvy, the big pattern works and if you’re more petite, the lightness of the fabric works.” Fenoli’s website also highlights his belief that “no matter what her size, age or shape, EVERY woman is beautiful.” Every dress in Fenoli’s collection goes up to a size 30, which can be ordered for no extra charge.

Fenoli has been designing and sewing gowns since he was 9 years old, and graduated from FIT with multiple awards for his designs. He released his first two collections, Randy Fenoli for the Diamond Collection and Randy Fenoli for Dressy Creations after graduating. He worked as the Kleinfeld Bridal Fashion Director for five years and is now returning to designing, releasing his own collections of dresses.

This new collection features a variety of fabrics, silhouettes and styles to suit any bride. Beautifully embellished with beading, lace and other embroideries make the dresses unique, and every strapless dress in the collection has a detachable strap or sleeve, according to Randy. 

Randy Knows Best: Quick Tips to Make Your Wedding Dress Yours

Know what you want: “Every single dress, I’m think who’s going to buy this, where are they going to wear it, what kind of wedding is it going to be, how’s she going to bustle it, is she going to be dancing?” Randy asks all of these questions when choosing a dress for his brides and so should you! It’s important to identify what suits the occasion.”

Know who you are: Every bride is different and unique. “If you’re just true to yourself and your fiancé and follow your own style and your own life and what your likes and dislikes are, your wedding’s going to be unique because nobody’s like you.” You are an individual for a reason, and there are plenty of things that make you you.

Know your lifestyle: “What’s your religious background, what are your traditions, how do you dress during the day, what is your life like? Is it quiet, is it understated or do you party every night? That’s going to be indicative of what your wedding’s going to be.” The life you live should be reflected in your wedding - after all, it’s your wedding! Your vibe and lifestyle should be reflected in your dress, and can be incorporated into any detail for your big day to make everything truly yours.

 


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Randy Fenoli Silver Springs Collection

At Bridal Fashion Week in Manhattan this past weekend, ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ star and designer Randy Fenoli released his new 2019, 36-piece collection, Silver Springs.

 

 

“Every collection that you see from me is inspired by the brides,” said Fenoli, surrounded by his new gown collection. He emphasizes that every bride is different, and showcases this uniqueness in his new collection. “I have this fabric over here that’s very light, delicate fabric, but it’s got a nice big pattern. So if you’re more curvy, the big pattern works and if you’re more petite, the lightness of the fabric works.” Fenoli’s website also highlights his belief that “no matter what her size, age or shape, EVERY woman is beautiful.” Every dress in Fenoli’s collection goes up to a size 30, which can be ordered for no extra charge.

Fenoli has been designing and sewing gowns since he was 9 years old, and graduated from FIT with multiple awards for his designs. He released his first two collections, Randy Fenoli for the Diamond Collection and Randy Fenoli for Dressy Creations after graduating. He worked as the Kleinfeld Bridal Fashion Director for five years and is now returning to designing, releasing his own collections of dresses.

This new collection features a variety of fabrics, silhouettes and styles to suit any bride. Beautifully embellished with beading, lace and other embroideries make the dresses unique, and every strapless dress in the collection has a detachable strap or sleeve, according to Randy. 

Randy Knows Best: Quick Tips to Make Your Wedding Dress Yours

Know what you want: “Every single dress, I’m think who’s going to buy this, where are they going to wear it, what kind of wedding is it going to be, how’s she going to bustle it, is she going to be dancing?” Randy asks all of these questions when choosing a dress for his brides and so should you! It’s important to identify what suits the occasion.”

Know who you are: Every bride is different and unique. “If you’re just true to yourself and your fiancé and follow your own style and your own life and what your likes and dislikes are, your wedding’s going to be unique because nobody’s like you.” You are an individual for a reason, and there are plenty of things that make you you.

Know your lifestyle: “What’s your religious background, what are your traditions, how do you dress during the day, what is your life like? Is it quiet, is it understated or do you party every night? That’s going to be indicative of what your wedding’s going to be.” The life you live should be reflected in your wedding - after all, it’s your wedding! Your vibe and lifestyle should be reflected in your dress, and can be incorporated into any detail for your big day to make everything truly yours.

 


Randy Fenoli Bridal
Randy Fenoli Bridal
Randy Fenoli Bridal
Randy Fenoli Bridal

Ja'Nair and Lummie

08.18.2018

Photography By Déjà Vu Studios

  • Date: Oct 06, 2018
  • Author: Ivette Manners
  • Category: Real Weddings   

Music helped bring Ja’Nair and Lummie together. Ja’Nair, a marketing manager, met Lummie, a professional musician, five years ago when she was organizing a networking event for her employer. The owner of her company was a jazz enthusiast, so she searched for a dynamic jazz musician to play at the event. That’s how she found Lummie. “He and I then worked together on a charitable event that I organized and we both realized that there was something special happening between us as we became friends and fell in love,” says Ja’Nair. 

Lummie picked the perfect occasion to propose. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Lummie had moved to New York to pursue his music career, but his mother and brother still lived in his hometown and hadn’t had the chance to meet Ja’Nair’s parents. “Lummie and I thought it would be a nice idea to host a Memorial Day barbecue so that my parents could finally meet his mom and brother,” says Ja’Nair. “It was going to be an intimate affair and everyone was excited to spend the entire weekend together.” Lummie helped Ja’Nair make sure that everything would be perfect for their guests. Lummie attempted to make drinks with two brand new blenders that kept breaking before announcing that dinner was ready and they should all say grace before eating. “Everyone gathered around in a big circle in the backyard and held hands as Lummie thanked our guests for coming,” says Ja’Nair. “Then he turned to me, looked me in my eyes, and began telling me how blessed he was to have me in his world and couldn’t imagine not having me by his side for the rest of his life.”

After Lummie got down on one knee, Ja’Nair started to cry and could hardly stand still long enough for Lummie to put the ring on her finger. “I said ‘yes’ and everyone clapped and cheered,” says Ja’Nair. “His brother even had his father watching it all on FaceTime.”

The wedding ceremony took place at the Second Baptist Church in Baldwin. “The ceremony was the most important part of our wedding day,” says Ja’Nair. “All of the religious elements we included had meaning to us.” Ja’Nair and Lummie decided on a traditional Baptist ceremony, along with a few special additions including an exchange of their own written vows, a solo sung by Lummie’s bother, Lindsey Spann and Lummie’s father Lummie Spann, Sr., a Methodist minister, closing the ceremony by pronouncing the newlywed’s man and wife.

After the ceremony, the bride, who wore a satin YSA Makino ball gown and cathedral-length veil, and the groom, dressed in a navy Joseph Abboud tuxedo, left the church in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, while the bridal party followed in a Cadillac Escalade stretch limo. 

 


Photo: Déjà Vu Studios

The reception was held in the ballroom of Westbury Manor in Westbury, which was decorated in various shades of purple with gold accents. Each table was adorned with gold ruffled chargers, gold napkin rings embellished with the letter “S”, and alternating lush high-and-low floral arrangements.


At the end of the evening full of celebrating, the couple cut a three-layer vanilla wedding cake with raspberry-and-French Chantilly cream filling, covered in white fondant and gold wiring.  

“Lummie is truly the man of my dreams and those words we spoke to each other, witnessed by our friends, family, and clergy were sacred to me.” 

The next day, the couple hosted a post-wedding brunch and then left for a mini-honeymoon at a resort in New Jersey, which was a romantic getaway before their big Parisian honeymoon in the spring.

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Music helped bring Ja’Nair and Lummie together. Ja’Nair, a marketing manager, met Lummie, a professional musician, five years ago when she was organizing a networking event for her employer. The owner of her company was a jazz enthusiast, so she searched for a dynamic jazz musician to play at the event. That’s how she found Lummie. “He and I then worked together on a charitable event that I organized and we both realized that there was something special happening between us as we became friends and fell in love,” says Ja’Nair. 

Lummie picked the perfect occasion to propose. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Lummie had moved to New York to pursue his music career, but his mother and brother still lived in his hometown and hadn’t had the chance to meet Ja’Nair’s parents. “Lummie and I thought it would be a nice idea to host a Memorial Day barbecue so that my parents could finally meet his mom and brother,” says Ja’Nair. “It was going to be an intimate affair and everyone was excited to spend the entire weekend together.” Lummie helped Ja’Nair make sure that everything would be perfect for their guests. Lummie attempted to make drinks with two brand new blenders that kept breaking before announcing that dinner was ready and they should all say grace before eating. “Everyone gathered around in a big circle in the backyard and held hands as Lummie thanked our guests for coming,” says Ja’Nair. “Then he turned to me, looked me in my eyes, and began telling me how blessed he was to have me in his world and couldn’t imagine not having me by his side for the rest of his life.”

After Lummie got down on one knee, Ja’Nair started to cry and could hardly stand still long enough for Lummie to put the ring on her finger. “I said ‘yes’ and everyone clapped and cheered,” says Ja’Nair. “His brother even had his father watching it all on FaceTime.”

The wedding ceremony took place at the Second Baptist Church in Baldwin. “The ceremony was the most important part of our wedding day,” says Ja’Nair. “All of the religious elements we included had meaning to us.” Ja’Nair and Lummie decided on a traditional Baptist ceremony, along with a few special additions including an exchange of their own written vows, a solo sung by Lummie’s bother, Lindsey Spann and Lummie’s father Lummie Spann, Sr., a Methodist minister, closing the ceremony by pronouncing the newlywed’s man and wife.

After the ceremony, the bride, who wore a satin YSA Makino ball gown and cathedral-length veil, and the groom, dressed in a navy Joseph Abboud tuxedo, left the church in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, while the bridal party followed in a Cadillac Escalade stretch limo. 

 


Photo: Déjà Vu Studios

The reception was held in the ballroom of Westbury Manor in Westbury, which was decorated in various shades of purple with gold accents. Each table was adorned with gold ruffled chargers, gold napkin rings embellished with the letter “S”, and alternating lush high-and-low floral arrangements.


At the end of the evening full of celebrating, the couple cut a three-layer vanilla wedding cake with raspberry-and-French Chantilly cream filling, covered in white fondant and gold wiring.  

“Lummie is truly the man of my dreams and those words we spoke to each other, witnessed by our friends, family, and clergy were sacred to me.” 

The next day, the couple hosted a post-wedding brunch and then left for a mini-honeymoon at a resort in New Jersey, which was a romantic getaway before their big Parisian honeymoon in the spring.

Tony Lante Photography

These cakes are truly love at first bite! Warm, neutral colors and tones are perfect for any Fall inspired wedding style.
There are so many options to make your wedding day unique. Adding a touch of the outdoors with pine cones is just
one example - the possibilities are endless.

  

 

Cassarino Studios
  • Date: Oct 02, 2018
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Style Files   

Walk down the aisle in sparkling style. Getting your accessories right is essential to completing your wedding look. 

One Fine Day Photographers
  • Date: Sep 26, 2018
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Stephanie Bongiorno
  • Category: General   
  • Date: Sep 17, 2018
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Melanie Haid
  • Category: Health & Beauty   

Kathleen and James

07.22.2018

Photography By Silverfox Photography

  • Date: Aug 22, 2018
  • Author: Ivette Manners
  • Category: Real Weddings