Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wedding Wednesday... Our New Site is up!

TRUE event

This is one of those projects you set out to do that you know is probably one of the most important tools a business owner can have in showcasing their work in this industry, but it is also one of those things that takes forever!  Days turn into weeks, that turn into months, which almost turned into a year!  I know it is embarrassing to admit it could possibly take that long to build a website (and it was not by any means as a result of the incredibly talented Alex and Ashley at (a)squared studio) it was the content part that we labored over, we wanted it to be perfect and there was just so much goodness to update and cram into a few pages.  And then we rolled into wedding season and unfortunately our project got pushed to the side as we rolled into one of our best seasons of events, that have definitely been keeping us busy.  So you can imagine the smile on my face when I received an email from Ashley this afternoon telling me our shiny new site was up and running, I think I may actually have let out a little scream with so much excitement, when I clicked on the link.

I can't wait to hear what you all think as you click through the site.  We are so grateful to all of the amazing clients we had the opportunity to work with over the last couple of years and uber talented vendors that have help to provide us with such gorgeous content to include in the gallery section.  Hopefully you will continue to follow us and update your readers with our new blog info as we make the big leap over to Wordpress.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Wine Tasting... A Special Anniversary and Wedding Weekend!

Happy 1 yr. Anniversary, Abby & Andrew!!

Photos by Leila Brewster Photography, Abby & Andrew!
Photo by Christina B. Ward, Mary & Dave!

I can hardly believe that this weekend marks the one year anniversary of an incredibly special couple that got married a year ago at the Ocean House, Mr & Mrs. C!  And will become the new anniversary for a dear family friend that has been like a sister my whole life, with our moms best friends since high school!  I feel so honored to be a part of their special day, as Mary & Dave say "I do" on Saturday.  Both Abby and Mary are two of the most genuine, caring, dedicated, loving, full of life, people I know and found partners that compliment them perfectly.  They are the type of people that will make you smile just because and laugh so hard that it hurts.  Thinking of you both this weekend and toasting to two very special couples, full of so much love! 

Wine of the Week...
Mumm Napa Brut Rose

Tasting Notes
The color is pale peach, with plenty of strong bubbles. The nose has a light touch of apple, along with strawberry and fresh cherries, with a faint smell of baking bread. It tastes of both raspberries and pink lemonade, a nice sweet and tart sensation.  The mid-palate brings creamy strawberry, lemon and a touch crusty bread. There is a good deal of acidity and the acidity helps the citrus finish last and last.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wedding Wednesday... New England Penthouse Wedding

On a perfect warm summer night a few weeks ago we worked with one of the sweetest couples to coordinate a weekend of events with their closest family and friends at the Ocean House in Rhode Island.  Starting with a clambake on the beach Friday night, ceremony and reception the following day in the Penthouse Suite, and Brunch on the main level, in Seasons Restaurant.  Inspired by the colors of the water and coastal design of the penthouse suite we used a palette of blue, green and white to create subtle accents on the spectacular deck that stretches across the top of the most magnificent yellow house in Watch Hill.  

For the bride, she dreamed of carrying red roses, which set the tone for a ceremony full of love, as guests circled around the couple in a very intimate ceremony.  Guests mingled, and grazed across a variety of stations that were executed to perfection by the culinary crew at the Ocean House and listened to the sweet sounds of Bon Musique and were carried away by the amazing voice of their lead singer, Cody.

Photography: Anna Sawin Photography
Music: Bon Musique (Elan Artists)
Venue: Ocean House

Monday, August 8, 2011

Coffee Talk Monday... Alex & Ani

I have recently fallen in love with Alex & Ani bracelets and for all of you that don't know about them yet I am quite certain you will too!!  I have never been a charm bracelet kind of girl but these are just so fabulous!!  I love that you can have a simple wired bangle or one that has a charm, and stack them all up your arm.  They are all made out of recycled materials/metal and a few charms that were designed in honor of specific causes or charities.

I was searching and searching for sister for a special gift for her 30th birthday last month and couldn't help but think this was the perfect gift, it even had a ruby charm on the set I got her.  I can't wait to start a collection of my own, there are so many that I want!  They would also make the perfect bridesmaid gift!
Some of my favorites...

Sister's Birthday Gift

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Wine Tasting... Edna Valley Pinot Noir

Wine of the Week 
Edna Valley Pinot Noir
For all of the Pinot fans out there this is one you will want to try.  I received this bottle as a gift for my birthday a few months back and was saving it to enjoy at the perfect moment.  With our schedules lately finding time to sit down, relax and really enjoy a glass of wine without interruption has been a rare occasion.  So on the perfect summer night, computer shut down, husband home from Boston, we found one of those moments and both agree this is a yummy Pinot! 
winemaker's notes:
Fragrant, floral and redolent with black-cherry fruit, the Pinot Noir exhibits the delicacy and allure of this captivating varietal. Hints of rose petal, caramel and forest floor weave through the jammy fruit core. The mid-palate is pleasant and smooth with fine tannins. Subtle cola and perfume nuances alight the finish for lingering enjoyment of this pretty red wine. Enjoy with gamey flavors such as duck, venison or wild mushroom pasta.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Inspiration from Anywhere...Navy & Gold

An August wedding is just one-of-a-kind.  Slotted between the two most romantic seasons, a navy and gold palette would capture the mood of a late summer wedding just beautifully. 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wedding Wednesday...Meghan and Ben

On a gorgeous June day at the Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, Meghan and Ben wed in a beautiful tented ceremony followed by a gorgeous green and white reception that we felt so lucky to be a part of!  At the ceremony, their gorgeous chuppah interwoven with  fluffy white blooms was the perfect backdrop for their "I do's."  During the reception, white calligraphy popped off of the apple green escort cards, a decadent raw bar overflowed with fresh seafood, martinis were made to order off of a chiseled ice sculpture that was truly a piece of art, and towering green and white centerpieces at every perfectly set table were just a few of the breath-taking details.  The sense of family and unity between this couple and their loved ones reminded us of why we feel so lucky to do what we do.  Meghan and Ben we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Music: Hank Lane
Videography: Light Mill Studios

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