Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This was a lovely wedding at the historic Montauk Club last spring that was picked up by Style Me Pretty today. See more images here, or the full gallery here. I had the pleasure of working with Laura, photographer from Weddings by Two and sweets by Nine Cakes!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
This was a one of my favorite weddings of the year. The bride wanted a classic, yet textural and elegant look to her designs. The Foundry of course, it a stunning backdrop for these sorts of designs. We used lots of succulents, gardenia's, orchids, callas, spanish moss, snowberries, roses, and hydrangea. Enjoy (: I also had the pleasure of working with the wonderful Ara, of Rock Paper Scissors Events! And, the mega talented photographer, Liesl of Photo Pink!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I had the pleasure of going to a f-a-c-t-o-r-y today. A real, live, historic factory! It reminded me why I love NY so much. It's so rare that old machines are still used on a regular basis to create beautiful, clean, manicured paper goods. Aldine is the only specialty printer left in Soho and is a family owned business to boot.
As I stepped out of the elevator doors, and into the home of Aldine, caught a whiff of an unfamiliar inky, oily type of smell as well as hearing a hum of paper constantly shooting out one by one in a rhythmic sort of pattern. I didn't really know what to expect during my visit to this printing museum (that what I felt like anyways!) but, as soon as I saw the production room, my breathing started increasing as I laid my eyes upon these gorgeous, intriguing machines, some of which are over 100 years old. I felt like I was in the Willy Wonka factory for printers. I actually saw someone sanding the edges of these round paper invitations to make sure each and every one is absolutely perfect. I have a new found appreciation for paper products and the manufacturing process. It really is an ancient art. Aldine Press was the printing office started by Aldus Manutius in 1494 in Venice, from which the famous Plato, Aristotle and other Greek and Latin classics were printed. The Aldine Press is famous in the history of typography, and the introduction of italics. Amazing...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
This wedding was a on November 12th at The Park in NYC. We went for an elegant, yet warm feel and wanted to keep a strong "Old school New York wedding." We used orchids, callas, dusty miller, scabiosa pods, peony's, astilbe, wax flower, and lots of candle light.