For anyone hosting a wedding at home, please allow me to share some simple advice. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. The secret to a tented wedding is to have a great Plan B….with a generator, a back up generator, and a dream team of vendors who smile through it all. Below, we started building the tent Tuesday just as the weatherman announced tornado warnings in the area. Who ever heard of tornados in the Hamptons? Well, just the threat. And […]
It’s remarkable how quickly grooms are able to make decisions when it comes to their own wedding attire and accessories. Such confidence. And then the day comes, and it’s time to tie that bowtie….. Looking good, David. Cheers.
It’s no surprise that Katie and Dave’s romantic September Wheatleigh wedding was featured today on Style Me Pretty‘s front page. There are so many swoon-worthy photos of this wedding taken by the talented Heather Waraksa. The couple, the details, the venue. So much to see, I can’t squeeze it all into one blog. The second blog installment of this wedding, complete with reception photos, is coming soon. To be notified, you’ll need to subscribe to my blog. Don’t worry. I only post […]
I’ve been thinking about Women’s History Month and the many fabulous women who broke the ceilings above so we can vote, have equal pay for equal work (when is that actually going to be equal?), our right to choose and so many other things that my daughter will benefit from. I acknowledge them all with grateful awe. I started to think about other women in other arenas of the female experience. Books. Fashion. Art. So, on this month just for us […]
You will see them trending this year. The answer to a bustling bustle. A removable train. 2015 is the year of the wedding cape. Actually, their history begins with ancient African tribal capes which were worn during the wedding ceremony and for a short while after the ceremony to show respect (or hlonipa) for the in-laws. I love them. Capes make you feel powerful, sexy and mysterious in the most interesting way. No wonder royalty wore them (not to mention fairy tale […]
I don’t understand what all the fuss is about over Amal Clooney’s gloves at the Golden Globes. Queen Elizabeth I was the first person to make long gloves fashionable and a status symbol in the 16th Century. Today, they are still a symbol of formality, femininity and fashion, not to mention affluence. Opera gloves are also a stylish and clever way to disguise overly thin arms, which might have been another reason for the accessory in this case. Another historical fact, my […]
Your wedding is a day to share with the ones you love so naturally your dog is included. Below, a few of my favorite moments with our four-legged family members. Photo Credits: Photo 1 and 2 by Craig Paulson; Photo 3 (by Leslie Price of In Any Event – taken with my phone, thank you very much), Photo 4, 5, 6 and 7 by Heather Waraksa; Photo 8 by me again; Photo 9, 10 and 11 by Nathan Smith of […]
So you’re engaged. Congratulations. After the dust settles on your Instagram and Facebook accounts, get ready to start fielding questions about who’s on the guest list, where you’re getting married and when. As you begin to plan, a few things to keep in mind: 1. As Steve Jobs so eloquently put it, “Don’t let the opinions of others drown out your own inner voice.” Friends and family will have lots of advice and opinions. Don’t allow your wedding to become […]