WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: Jun 16, 2020
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Style Files   

 

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  • Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Real Weddings   

 

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Looking for some wedding gown inspirational ideas? Below we are showcasing some bridal fashions from the runway. 

  

 

Checkout Long Island Bride and Groom’s Gown Search of designers and view thousands of wedding dresses, plus hundreds of bridesmaid dresses and accessories.

Many of the designers will include a store locator to help you find the Bridal Shop offering their gowns.  Find the perfect wedding gown and the Long Island Bridal Boutique that carries it.

1. Peter Langner Bridal Collection ‘Coco” One-Shoulder Gown
2. Lihi Hod ‘Amber’ Embroidered A-line Gown
3. Matthew Christopher ‘Christiana Brocade Trumpet Gown 
4. Atelier Pronovias ‘Orbit’ Mermaid Gown 
5. Julie Vino Couture Haute  Bellagio Lace Gown and Tulle Cape

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Looking for some wedding gown inspirational ideas? Below we are showcasing some bridal fashions from the runway. 

  

 

Checkout Long Island Bride and Groom’s Gown Search of designers and view thousands of wedding dresses, plus hundreds of bridesmaid dresses and accessories.

Many of the designers will include a store locator to help you find the Bridal Shop offering their gowns.  Find the perfect wedding gown and the Long Island Bridal Boutique that carries it.

1. Peter Langner Bridal Collection ‘Coco” One-Shoulder Gown
2. Lihi Hod ‘Amber’ Embroidered A-line Gown
3. Matthew Christopher ‘Christiana Brocade Trumpet Gown 
4. Atelier Pronovias ‘Orbit’ Mermaid Gown 
5. Julie Vino Couture Haute Bellagio Lace Gown and Tulle Cape

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  • Date: Mar 12, 2020
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Real Weddings   

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  • Date: Feb 27, 2020
  • Author: Sandra Mardenfeld
  • Category: Wedding Cakes   

Cakes celebrate your wedding, the engagement party, the shower and even the groom. With so many cakes in your future, how do you decide which ones to choose? 

 

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Zorana and Dejan

11.10.2019

Photography By Déjà Vu Studios

  • Date: Jan 13, 2020
  • Author: Ivette Manners
  • Category: Real Weddings   
Dejan invited me to dinner at Grimaldi’s, our favorite pizzeria in Dumbo, but I hesitated at first because I had a terrible cold and it was a bitter January day. However, he was persistent and I gave in,” says Zorana. “While dressing for dinner, I noticed that he was acting a bit strange. He was being a little too nice for all the fuss I was making over what I should wear and I thought hmm, maybe he’s going to propose.”

While waiting on line outside of the restaurant, Zorana and Dejan felt the frigid wind blowing from the East River. “It was the most unforgiving winter night,” says Zorana. Half an hour later, they were finally escorted into the warm and buzzing restaurant. Zorana was happy to be there because Dejan had read that Grimaldi’s offered gluten-free pizza and Zorana recently learned that she could no longer eat gluten, so she was excited to be able to eat her favorite pizza again. However, when the waiter arrived to take their order he informed them that they must have been mistaken because they didn’t serve any gluten-free dishes. “I felt bad for Dejan because he looked completely gutted at the fact that his plan for our romantic evening was falling apart,” says Zorana. “We left the restaurant and started walking to the car, but Dejan stopped and asked if I wanted to take a walk to the carrousel since it was only
a block away and we didn’t 
get a chance to go to Dumbo often." At that point, Zorana was sure that he was planning on proposing, so of course, she agreed. When they got to the carousel, Dejan tapped Zorana on her shoulder and when she turned around she saw him standing behind her with a ring box in his hand. “I knew it was coming,” says Zorana. “After I said yes and kissed him, we ran back to the car and went to another Italian restaurant that served gluten-free dishes to celebrate.”

Zorana and Dejan decided on a traditional Serbian wedding, complete with a Kum and Kuma (the best man and maid of honor to the couple/godparents to their future children); a flag bearer; Cuture (wooden flasks) which wedding guests customarily drink Rakija (fruit brandy) from; and lots of Kolo (circle dancing). Zorana walked down the aisle in a Hayley Paige sequined gown, jewel-encrusted Manolo Blahnik heels, and sparkling jewelry from Two by London; and Dejan waited at the altar for her wearing a classic tuxedo and custom shirt. Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, their bridal party consisted of three adorable flower girls and three charming ring bearers. After the I Do’s, everyone headed to Westbury Manor for the reception. The spacious ballroom was decorated in an autumn English country theme with centerpieces featuring blush, burgundy, and violet-hued flowers, along with small white pumpkins and votive candles on the tables.

Their celebration kicked off with a cocktail hour and an open bar that lasted throughout the night. “Westbury Manor gave us so many options to choose from while planning our reception menu,” says Zorana. After dinner, the couple cut a three-tier, vanilla wedding cake, from Francesco’s Bakery, with whipped cream icing and alternating raspberry cream and fresh cream-and-raspberry fillings. 

The guests danced to music played by DJ Spaz, a well-known Serbian-American DJ from Chicago whom the couple flew in for their party. Another great detail Zorana and Dejan decided on was having a photo booth. “It was a highlight of the event,” says Zorana. “We went back and forth on whether or not we should have one, but it turned out to be so much fun.”

“What I loved the most about that day was being able to share the night with all of our friends and family,” says Zorana. “I didn’t expect to be overcome with emotion seeing all the people we care about together in one room.”

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Dejan invited me to dinner at Grimaldi’s, our favorite pizzeria in Dumbo, but I hesitated at first because I had a terrible cold and it was a bitter January day. However, he was persistent and I gave in,” says Zorana. “While dressing for dinner, I noticed that he was acting a bit strange. He was being a little too nice for all the fuss I was making over what I should wear and I thought hmm, maybe he’s going to propose.”

While waiting on line outside of the restaurant, Zorana and Dejan felt the frigid wind blowing from the East River. “It was the most unforgiving winter night,” says Zorana. Half an hour later, they were finally escorted into the warm and buzzing restaurant. Zorana was happy to be there because Dejan had read that Grimaldi’s offered gluten-free pizza and Zorana recently learned that she could no longer eat gluten, so she was excited to be able to eat her favorite pizza again. However, when the waiter arrived to take their order he informed them that they must have been mistaken because they didn’t serve any gluten-free dishes. “I felt bad for Dejan because he looked completely gutted at the fact that his plan for our romantic evening was falling apart,” says Zorana. “We left the restaurant and started walking to the car, but Dejan stopped and asked if I wanted to take a walk to the carrousel since it was only
a block away and we didn’t 
get a chance to go to Dumbo often." At that point, Zorana was sure that he was planning on proposing, so of course, she agreed. When they got to the carousel, Dejan tapped Zorana on her shoulder and when she turned around she saw him standing behind her with a ring box in his hand. “I knew it was coming,” says Zorana. “After I said yes and kissed him, we ran back to the car and went to another Italian restaurant that served gluten-free dishes to celebrate.”

Zorana and Dejan decided on a traditional Serbian wedding, complete with a Kum and Kuma (the best man and maid of honor to the couple/godparents to their future children); a flag bearer; Cuture (wooden flasks) which wedding guests customarily drink Rakija (fruit brandy) from; and lots of Kolo (circle dancing). Zorana walked down the aisle in a Hayley Paige sequined gown, jewel-encrusted Manolo Blahnik heels, and sparkling jewelry from Two by London; and Dejan waited at the altar for her wearing a classic tuxedo and custom shirt. Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, their bridal party consisted of three adorable flower girls and three charming ring bearers. After the I Do’s, everyone headed to Westbury Manor for the reception. The spacious ballroom was decorated in an autumn English country theme with centerpieces featuring blush, burgundy, and violet-hued flowers, along with small white pumpkins and votive candles on the tables.

Their celebration kicked off with a cocktail hour and an open bar that lasted throughout the night. “Westbury Manor gave us so many options to choose from while planning our reception menu,” says Zorana. After dinner, the couple cut a three-tier, vanilla wedding cake, from Francesco’s Bakery, with whipped cream icing and alternating raspberry cream and fresh cream-and-raspberry fillings. 

The guests danced to music played by DJ Spaz, a well-known Serbian-American DJ from Chicago whom the couple flew in for their party. Another great detail Zorana and Dejan decided on was having a photo booth. “It was a highlight of the event,” says Zorana. “We went back and forth on whether or not we should have one, but it turned out to be so much fun.”

“What I loved the most about that day was being able to share the night with all of our friends and family,” says Zorana. “I didn’t expect to be overcome with emotion seeing all the people we care about together in one room.”

  • Date: Dec 06, 2019
  • Author: Ivette Manners
  • Category: Real Weddings   
Antonio invited Nicole to a casual lunch as a ploy for his marriage proposal to her. "Antonio told me that one of his good friends was shooting a short video and asked us to be extras," said Nicole. "I said, 'No' right away because I'm too shy and hate being on camera, so he told me we would go to lunch instead." After arriving at the picturesque Cedarmere Park in Roslyn Harbor, the supposed lunch location, Nicole asked why they were there because there wasn't a restaurant in sight. Antonio kept up the charade and told her they had to walk over a bridge to get to the restaurant. "As we walked over the bridge, I saw a little husky puppy tied to a bench all by herself," Nicole said. "Then Antonio turned to me and said, 'She's yours! Go get her."' Nicole ran up to the puppy and right away Antonio asked, "What's her name? Check her nametag!" But, Nicole was "too excited about the dog to even check her tag." After Antonio asked her several times for the puppy's name Nicole finally looked at the heart-shaped tag on her collar that read "Will you marry me?" When Nicole turned around, "Antonio was down on one knee and of course, I said, 'Yes!"'

Nicole and Antonio sent out save the dates featuring an engagement photo of them with Stella, the husky Antonio gifted Nicole with when he proposed. They held a traditional church ceremony at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Deer Park surrounded by their closest family members and friends. "We didn't need to decorate much because the church was so pretty, so we kept it simple and added white tulle bows with baby's breath to the church pews," said. The bride wore a Blush by Hayley Paige beaded, fit-to flare gown with a cathedral-length veil and crystal-embellished light pink satin pumps. The groom wore a custom-made navy tuxedo. "As we left the church, our bridal party set off white confetti cannons, and we all drove away in a party bus," she said.

The reception was held at Larkfield in East Northport, with the ballroom decorated in a romantic and rustic theme. The alternating centerpieces featured white-and-gray rustic lanterns with pillar candles and baby's breath, as well as silver julep cups with roses, baby's breath, and votive candles. At the cocktail hour, guests were served a lavish spread of appetizers that included coconut shrimp, crab cakes, chicken and waffles, sushi, fried dumplings, sliders, Reuben sandwiches, a mac-and-cheese bar, pasta station, Mediterranean station and carving station. For the main course, guests dined on penne alla vodka, filet mignon, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi and rack of lamb. After dinner, the newlyweds cut the round, naked cake with flowers that matched the centerpieces. Guests were also treated to a Viennese hour with a variety of Italian pastries, cannoli, cookies, chocolate fountains, deep-fried Oreos, tiramisu, a Frappuccino station, and other decadent treats.

After the big day, Nicole and Antonio jetted off to a seven-night honeymoon at an adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Antiqua. “One of our highlights of the trip was the floating pool tapas experience in the private pool that we received as a gift from my bridesmaids,” said Nicole. “We enjoyed tapas and champagne on a handmade, floating tray while watching a beautiful sunset.”

“The entire wedding day was incredible, but our favorite part was dancing and having a good time with our family and friends,” Nicole said. “It all came out better than we expected.” 

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Antonio invited Nicole to a casual lunch as a ploy for his marriage proposal to her. "Antonio told me that one of his good friends was shooting a short video and asked us to be extras," said Nicole. "I said, 'No' right away because I'm too shy and hate being on camera, so he told me we would go to lunch instead." After arriving at the picturesque Cedarmere Park in Roslyn Harbor, the supposed lunch location, Nicole asked why they were there because there wasn't a restaurant in sight. Antonio kept up the charade and told her they had to walk over a bridge to get to the restaurant. "As we walked over the bridge, I saw a little husky puppy tied to a bench all by herself," Nicole said. "Then Antonio turned to me and said, 'She's yours! Go get her."' Nicole ran up to the puppy and right away Antonio asked, "What's her name? Check her nametag!" But, Nicole was "too excited about the dog to even check her tag." After Antonio asked her several times for the puppy's name Nicole finally looked at the heart-shaped tag on her collar that read "Will you marry me?" When Nicole turned around, "Antonio was down on one knee and of course, I said, 'Yes!"'

Nicole and Antonio sent out save the dates featuring an engagement photo of them with Stella, the husky Antonio gifted Nicole with when he proposed. They held a traditional church ceremony at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Deer Park surrounded by their closest family members and friends. "We didn't need to decorate much because the church was so pretty, so we kept it simple and added white tulle bows with baby's breath to the church pews," Nicole said. The bride wore a Blush by Hayley Paige beaded, fit-to flare gown with a cathedral-length veil and crystal-embellished light pink satin pumps. The groom wore a custom-made navy tuxedo. "As we left the church, our bridal party set off white confetti cannons, and we all drove away in a party bus," she said.

The reception was held at Larkfield in East Northport, with the ballroom decorated in a romantic and rustic theme. The alternating centerpieces featured white-and-gray rustic lanterns with pillar candles and baby's breath, as well as silver julep cups with roses, baby's breath, and votive candles. At the cocktail hour, guests were served a lavish spread of appetizers that included coconut shrimp, crab cakes, chicken and waffles, sushi, fried dumplings, sliders, Reuben sandwiches, a mac-and-cheese bar, pasta station, Mediterranean station and carving station. For the main course, guests dined on penne alla vodka, filet mignon, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi and rack of lamb. After dinner, the newlyweds cut the round, naked cake with flowers that matched the centerpieces. Guests were also treated to a Viennese hour with a variety of Italian pastries, cannoli, cookies, chocolate fountains, deep-fried Oreos, tiramisu, a Frappuccino station, and other decadent treats.

After the big day, Nicole and Antonio jetted off to a seven-night honeymoon at an adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Antiqua. “One of our highlights of the trip was the floating pool tapas experience in the private pool that we received as a gift from my bridesmaids,” said Nicole. “We enjoyed tapas and champagne on a handmade, floating tray while watching a beautiful sunset.”

“The entire wedding day was incredible, but our favorite part was dancing and having a good time with our family and friends,” Nicole said. “It all came out better than we expected.” 

  • Date: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Planning Tips   

 

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Nikky and Anthony

09.21.2019

Photography By Tony Lante Photography

  • Date: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Ivette Manners
  • Category: Real Weddings   
Ever the romantic, Anthony wanted his proposal to Nikky to be meaningful and unique, so he decided to pop the question on a surprise vacation. “Anthony told me when we were going away, but not where,” said Nikky. “Two days before we left, Anthony told me that I didn’t need to pack a coat, hat or gloves,” she said. Anthony had told her to pack both summer and winter clothes to make it even more difficult to figure out where they were going. “When we arrived at the airport, we walked up to the departure gate for Miami and I realized he had been quietly paying attention when I mentioned that I hadn’t been to Miami’s Art Basel in years and wanted to go back.” Once in Miami, Nikky and Anthony checked into the Fontainebleau, a hotel that Nikky had always loved from afar. 

While heading out for dinner that evening, Anthony told Nikky that their reservation wasn’t ready yet and suggested that they take a stroll around the hotel and a walk on the beach. “I was appalled at the idea of getting sand in my expensive heels, but at this point, I knew something was up,” Nikky said. She thought that if Anthony was going to propose, it would be during dinner and he was stalling because the restaurant was still setting up the table for them. “So, I dilly-dallied, stopping to check out every little thing during our walk, not realizing that Anthony was in a panic because the sun was setting,”  she said. “When we finally got to the beach I saw a big, beautiful heart made out of red rose petals in the sand. Anthony pulled me into the center of the heart, got down on one knee and asked, ‘Will you spend the rest of your life with me?’”

Nikky and Anthony celebrated their nuptials with a fall wedding at an apple orchard and farm in Peconic, located in Long Island’s North Fork Wine Country. Nikky looked stunning in a Galia Lahav beaded-lace gown and a crystal-embellished, cathedral-length veil as she walked down the aisle with her father to a slow, acoustic version of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The bride and groom stood under a wedding arch decorated with flowers, lush greenery and small hanging glass vases with tea light candles perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean on the farm’s private beach.
 
 
 
 
With the sound of the waves crashing in the background, they exchanged personalized vows in front of 180 close family members and friends.

The newlywed couple hosted their cocktail hour in the farm’s domed barn and guests mingled outside around firepits and a seating area set up with vintage furniture before heading to the reception, which was held in a vaulted sailcloth tent. Befitting the wedding’s “Night Under the Stars” theme, the orchard’s apple trees near the tent were lit up with fairy lights. Guests were seated at rectangular farm tables set with celestial- designed plates, gold chargers, gold-rimmed champagne glasses and table cards bearing the names of constellations, such as Ursa Major and Draconis. Low tea lights and tall candlesticks in amber glass bottles on the tables, along with hanging chandeliers, created a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Guests dined on a land-and-sea duet of grilled lobster tail with chimichurri butter and filet mignon over mashed and roasted baby potatoes, grilled summer corn and zucchini pappardelle gremolata. The couple displayed a faux wedding cake designed to match their celestial plates and served a creamy vanilla cake after dinner. In addition to the cake, as well as an assortment of freshly baked cookies and apple galettes, guests were treated to a gelato truck serving hazelnut, peanut-butter-and-jelly, mascarpone-and- fig, and malted-chocolate gelato flavors.

Seeing their guests enjoying themselves is one of the couple’s favorite memories of the reception. “Our band, Code Bleu, of Skyline Orchestras, was amazing,” Nikky said. “They did a phenomenal job of keeping everyone dancing under the stars the entire night!” 

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Ever the romantic, Anthony wanted his proposal to Nikky to be meaningful and unique, so he decided to pop the question on a surprise vacation. “Anthony told me when we were going away, but not where,” said Nikky. “Two days before we left, Anthony told me that I didn’t need to pack a coat, hat or gloves,” she said. Anthony had told her to pack both summer and winter clothes to make it even more difficult to figure out where they were going. “When we arrived at the airport, we walked up to the departure gate for Miami and I realized he had been quietly paying attention when I mentioned that I hadn’t been to Miami’s Art Basel in years and wanted to go back.” Once in Miami, Nikky and Anthony checked into the Fontainebleau, a hotel that Nikky had always loved from afar. 

While heading out for dinner that evening, Anthony told Nikky that their reservation wasn’t ready yet and suggested that they take a stroll around the hotel and a walk on the beach. “I was appalled at the idea of getting sand in my expensive heels, but at this point, I knew something was up,” Nikky said. She thought that if Anthony was going to propose, it would be during dinner and he was stalling because the restaurant was still setting up the table for them. “So, I dilly-dallied, stopping to check out every little thing during our walk, not realizing that Anthony was in a panic because the sun was setting,” she said. “When we finally got to the beach I saw a big, beautiful heart made out of red rose petals in the sand. Anthony pulled me into the center of the heart, got down on one knee and asked, ‘Will you spend the rest of your life with me?’”

Nikky and Anthony celebrated their nuptials with a fall wedding at an apple orchard and farm in Peconic, located in Long Island’s North Fork Wine Country. Nikky looked stunning in a Galia Lahav beaded-lace gown and a crystal-embellished, cathedral-length veil as she walked down the aisle with her father to a slow, acoustic version of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The bride and groom stood under a wedding arch decorated with flowers, lush greenery and small hanging glass vases with tea light candles perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean on the farm’s private beach.
 
 
 
 
With the sound of the waves crashing in the background, they exchanged personalized vows in front of 180 close family members and friends.

The newlywed couple hosted their cocktail hour in the farm’s domed barn and guests mingled outside around firepits and a seating area set up with vintage furniture before heading to the reception, which was held in a vaulted sailcloth tent. Befitting the wedding’s “Night Under the Stars” theme, the orchard’s apple trees near the tent were lit up with fairy lights. Guests were seated at rectangular farm tables set with celestial- designed plates, gold chargers, gold-rimmed champagne glasses and table cards bearing the names of constellations, such as Ursa Major and Draconis. Low tea lights and tall candlesticks in amber glass bottles on the tables, along with hanging chandeliers, created a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Guests dined on a land-and-sea duet of grilled lobster tail with chimichurri butter and filet mignon over mashed and roasted baby potatoes, grilled summer corn and zucchini pappardelle gremolata. The couple displayed a faux wedding cake designed to match their celestial plates and served a creamy vanilla cake after dinner. In addition to the cake, as well as an assortment of freshly baked cookies and apple galettes, guests were treated to a gelato truck serving hazelnut, peanut-butter-and-jelly, mascarpone-and- fig, and malted-chocolate gelato flavors.

Seeing their guests enjoying themselves is one of the couple’s favorite memories of the reception. “Our band, Code Bleu, of Skyline Orchestras, was amazing,” Nikky said. “They did a phenomenal job of keeping everyone dancing under the stars the entire night!” 

  • Date: Nov 01, 2019
  • Author: Ivette Manners
  • Category: Real Weddings   
There were instant fireworks when Brianna met Donato (Danny) at a Fourth of July party their mutual friend, Annie, invited her to. When Brianna pulled up to the party at Danny’s house, Annie and Danny went outside to greet her. “She stepped out of her Jeep and I was immediately hooked by her baby blue eyes and the way she blushed at meeting me for the first time,” says Danny. “We smiled at each other and walked into the party. It turned out to be one of the most memorable days of our lives.”

The Fourth of July was special to Brianna. In addition to it being the anniversary of the day she and Danny met, she loves the holiday more than Christmas, so it was a no-brainer for Danny to choose the celebratory summer day to pop the big question. About a month prior to the proposal, Danny asked Brianna’s mom for Brianna’s hand in marriage since her dad had passed away when she was 17. Her mom was over the moon and she and Danny planned a Fourth of July barbecue at the house Brianna grew up in. Brianna’s two sisters who lived in other states would come for the event and her entire extended family attended as well. Her mother was bursting at the seams to keep the secret.

“I thought nothing of the day,” says Brianna. “Actually, I was a little mean to Danny that morning because it was our 5-year anniversary and it seemed that he didn’t have a gift for me. Little did I know that a diamond ring was coming that afternoon.” In the middle of the barbecue, Danny stopped the festivities and asked for Brianna’s attention. “He called me over and he had something for me, says Brianna. “He handed me a red card and I thought he was gifting me a vacation because we had been talking about going on one for the past year.” But inside of the card read ‘Brianna, will you marry me?... P. S. Please say yes!’ When Brianna looked up he was down on one knee holding a diamond ring and Brianna said yes between happy tears.

Brianna and Danny had a traditional Catholic ceremony where a few of their family members did readings. Brianna walked down the aisle wearing a Paloma Blanca A-line gown and a cathedral-length veil. “I walked down the aisle by myself because I felt that no one could fill my father’s shoes on my special day,” says Brianna. “I carried a bouquet of flowers with a photo of my dad and a blue jay feather in it because I am convinced that he visits me via a blue jay.” After the ceremony, the newlywed couple dashed in a Rolls Royce to their reception at The Vineyards at Aquebogue on Long Island’s North Fork. The celebration started off with a wine tasting of local wines, followed by the cocktail hour with a farm-to-table station, raw bar, antipasto table, cigar table, and outdoor games. The reception began with the couple’s first dance and went right into everyone dancing to “Brick House” by The Commodores, Brianna’s father’s favorite song. “We asked that everyone dance to it and it was the perfect way to kick off the party,” says Brianna. After the first and second courses, the maid of honor, one of Brianna’s sisters, made a speech and toasted with Budweiser beer in honor of the way their dad always made his toasts. Then it was dancing all night long to the DJ and a saxophone player.

“The entire day was so memorable. It’s hard to pick just one of my favorite memories,” says Brianna. “But if I were to pinpoint my best part of the day it would be the hour we had together taking pictures alone at the farm. It gave us five minutes to enjoy being married, enjoying the moment, and enjoying each other. 

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There were instant fireworks when Brianna met Donato (Danny) at a Fourth of July party their mutual friend, Annie, invited her to. When Brianna pulled up to the party at Danny’s house, Annie and Danny went outside to greet her. “She stepped out of her Jeep and I was immediately hooked by her baby blue eyes and the way she blushed at meeting me for the first time,” says Danny. “We smiled at each other and walked into the party. It turned out to be one of the most memorable days of our lives.”

The Fourth of July was special to Brianna. In addition to it being the anniversary of the day she and Danny met, she loves the holiday more than Christmas, so it was a no-brainer for Danny to choose the celebratory summer day to pop the big question. About a month prior to the proposal, Danny asked Brianna’s mom for Brianna’s hand in marriage since her dad had passed away when she was 17. Her mom was over the moon and she and Danny planned a Fourth of July barbecue at the house Brianna grew up in. Brianna’s two sisters who lived in other states would come for the event and her entire extended family attended as well. Her mother was bursting at the seams to keep the secret.

“I thought nothing of the day,” says Brianna. “Actually, I was a little mean to Danny that morning because it was our 5-year anniversary and it seemed that he didn’t have a gift for me. Little did I know that a diamond ring was coming that afternoon.” In the middle of the barbecue, Danny stopped the festivities and asked for Brianna’s attention. “He called me over and said he had something for me, says Brianna. “He handed me a red card and I thought he was gifting me a vacation because we had been talking about going on one for the past year.” But inside of the card read ‘Brianna, will you marry me?... P. S. Please say yes!’ When Brianna looked up he was down on one knee holding a diamond ring and Brianna said yes between happy tears.

Brianna and Danny had a traditional Catholic ceremony where a few of their family members did readings. Brianna walked down the aisle wearing a Paloma Blanca A-line gown and a cathedral-length veil. “I walked down the aisle by myself because I felt that no one could fill my father’s shoes on my special day,” says Brianna. “I carried a bouquet of flowers with a photo of my dad and a blue jay feather in it because I am convinced that he visits me via a blue jay.” After the ceremony, the newlywed couple dashed in a Rolls Royce to their reception at The Vineyards at Aquebogue on Long Island’s North Fork. The celebration started off with a wine tasting of local wines, followed by the cocktail hour with a farm-to-table station, raw bar, antipasto table, cigar table, and outdoor games. The reception began with the couple’s first dance and went right into everyone dancing to “Brick House” by The Commodores, Brianna’s father’s favorite song. “We asked that everyone dance to it and it was the perfect way to kick off the party,” says Brianna. After the first and second courses, the maid of honor, one of Brianna’s sisters, made a speech and toasted with Budweiser beer in honor of the way their dad always made his toasts. Then it was dancing all night long to the DJ and a saxophone player.

“The entire day was so memorable. It’s hard to pick just one of my favorite memories,” says Brianna. “But if I were to pinpoint my best part of the day it would be the hour we had together taking pictures alone at the farm. It gave us five minutes to enjoy being married, enjoying the moment, and enjoying each other. 

  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Real Weddings   

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  • 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. 

  • Date: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Real Weddings   

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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