Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Wedding

Two years ago, my husband and I  had the honor of celebrating Valentine's Day with these two!  I planned and coordinated a little ceremony and reception for Soupany and Sam at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Today we are holding Sam in our hearts as he has since had to say goodbye to his love.

We are grateful to Wish Upon a Wedding and all they do for couples who are experiencing unfortunate circumstances and the wedding professional who step up and offer their products or services, giving couples the wedding day that time, resources and situations might not otherwise allow them to share with their loved ones.  My role with this organization has been small but cherished. If you're interested in learning more or contributing you can visit Wish Upon a Wedding's website here.

For more about Soupany and Sam's winter wedding, their love story is here.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Photo Credit:
Shawn Black Photography

Monday, February 13, 2017

Greetings from Nashville, y'all!

We'll be bringing you goodness from Nashville, Newport and New York City this month! 

My brother and I are enjoying a sibling trip to a city new to both of us. We are eating our way through this music city only stopping to listen to tunes and snap photographs along the way. Obviously, my obsession with his children goes without saying, but it's really nice to have some quality time with their dad.

The Romanticist Studio invited me to participate in a photo shoot in Newport, Rhode Island. I love that this seaside gem is so easy and accessible and am thrilled to dive into this market more while partnering with some wildly talented professionals. 

Lastly, I'll be wrapping up February in my beloved NYC for the Wish Upon a Wedding's Gala. It's a fantastic event for a great cause, so if you'd like to attend or donate, please visit this link for the details. I am really looking forward to a fancy night out with dear friends and colleagues.  When I am in town, I also plan to attend Love Union,  a Brooklyn style retreat for wedding pros. It's a great opportunity to connect with my friends at two of my favorite wedding venues:  The Green Building and at 501 Union.  If you're a wedding pro or planning a wedding, please get in touch, I'd love to see you when I am in town.

Have a great week!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Destination Weddings in Saratoga Springs

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Saratoga Springs, New York. It was a wonderful opportunity to see some of their most beloved wedding venues, that were dressed to impressed. It was a beautiful day designed to enjoy vignettes, signature cocktail, de
licious bite and decadent desserts.  Below are some of the highlights from the time we spent exploring this city's premiere destination wedding venues.

There is much growth and exciting renovations planned in Saratoga Springs over the next two years. If any of these images resonate or inspire, please get in touch and I'll be happy to provide more information regarding the venues and vendors behind the beauty. It's a great location for couples looking for a charming, historical and interesting location to host a destination wedding that is drivable for guests traveling from Boston and New York City. For a list of the venues we visited please check out my previous blog post here. 

For those couples planning destination weddings that aren't necesarilty accessible by car, check out Chris and Liz's intimate ceremony in Maui here.

Sincere thanks to the whole team at Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau, Tonya Pellegrini,
and Michael Gallitelli Photographer for sharing these beautiful images.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Congratulations Patriots!

Photo Credit: Reuters 

Superbowl 51 was amazing to watch. I was touched and a little teary watching President Bush start the festivities with the toss the coin, lovingly joined by his wife of 70 years, especially after both their recent hospital stays.

Gaga nailed her performance at halftime.

The Patriots created an anxiety filled game that ended in the best way possible-- what an exciting and entertaining night of television. There were so many lessons and takeaways to inspire people everywhere. Even when life gets you down or things start out rough, stay positive, be focused, trust your leaders, work hard, teamwork is important, find your passion, never give up, use adversity to fuel your performance and family is everything.

I am not a passionate football fan. Love my Packers, glad I didn't have to choose last night, but being the wife, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and aunt to passionate and loyal Patriot fans it's easy to jump on the bandwagon and celebrate this sweet victory.

Congrats to Tom, Bill and the whole team on a fantastic finish to a remarkable season.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Destination Wedding in Hawaii: Maui


Liz and Chris were married at The Andaz Hotel in Maui, Hawaii and the photographer responsible for these stunning images is: Coral by Pacific Dream Photography.