Archive for March, 2014

Real #WeddingWednesday: Michael and Ashley

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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This past February, above all Events had the pleasure of working with Michael and Ashley, where we helped execute a flawless wedding day for this beautiful couple. To say this wedding was perfectly planned would be an understatement! No detail was left undone at this beautiful ballroom affair at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ!

The day started with Michael and Ashley primping and prepping – her in a glamorous Allure gown, and him in a classic black tux – for what would be a gorgeous event on an otherwise frigid February day.  The couple, who thoroughly enjoy watching the Bachelor together (and who got engaged in a similar fashion while on vacation two years ago), planned a romantic first look that was to be captured by Brett Matthews Photography and Rob Adams Films, where Ashley was given Michael’s “final rose” before walking down the aisle.

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Guests were speechless when Ashley met Michael at the altar, which was adorned by beautiful draping and candlelight. She looked stunning, and simply breathtaking. After a beautiful and personal ceremony at the Westmount, guests were treated to an over-the-top cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres galore, while taking back the fun and festive sounds of a 3-piece salsa band provided by Bravura Entertainment.

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As cocktail hour ended, guests were ushered into the grand ballroom, where each table had a spectacular white high centerpiece that was beautifully ornamented with crystals and candles, each created by the masterminds at Pedestals Floral Decorators. The dance floor featured a dramatic grand façade, where Bravura Entertainment pounded the dance floor all night with a great mix of of-the-minute music that made the dance floor buzz all night long.

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After a few short dances (which included a choreographed bridal party dance routine), and some toasts, guests were served a magnificent dinner artfully prepared by the chef’s at the Westmount. As dinner concluded, the dance floor was filled to the max with family and friends enjoying the fabulous night. Then, out came the magnificent wedding cake created by Palmero’s bakery – a gorgeous 4 tier cake that was adorned with crystals. Ashley even presented a groom’s cake to Mike that was designed to look (astonishingly) like their cat! The evening ended with a spectacular Viennese hour, along with a great cigar bar for guests to relax and rewind on the heated porch.

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It was an absolutely gorgeous day that was truly unique to this beautiful couple. Congratulations Michael and Ashley! We wish you a wonderful life together!

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xoxo-owen

Wedding Inspirations: Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

 

If you live in the Northeast like us, I bet you never thought you would hear the words “Spring has sprung” after the crazy winter we’ve had. But guess what? It’s here!! Break out the tank tops, flip flops and sunglasses… warm weather is just around the corner!

And we can’t think of a better way to pay homage to the beautiful Spring season than to share a wedding inspiration board for all you peony-loving brides! This season, we’re obsessed with pastels, anything peach and gold, and gorgeous garden weddings.

 

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What are your favorite Spring colors? How are you pulling this season into your wedding? We can’t wait to hear your Spring wedding inspirations!   And check out more inspirations for every season on our Pinterest page!

 

xoxo-owen

 

 

Red carpet style on your Wedding Day

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Well, once again the world’s most famed awards show has come to a close, but the fashion statements made on the red carpet will most certainly live on! We saw some stunning looks this year from Hollywood’s ladies and gents, many of which will translate BEAUTIFULLY on your wedding day! Here are our faves:

 

Amy Adams stunning Gucci gown. Add a little more to the train and you've got yourself a wedding day winner!

Amy Adams looks stunning in this Gucci gown. Add a little more to the train and you’ve got yourself a wedding day winner!

This classic look really works for Brad - gives him a "boy next door" kind of feel. We love the larger bowtie. It's a classic yet chic look for any groom to be!

This classic tux really works for Brad – gives him a “boy next door” kind of look. We love the larger bow tie. It’s a classic yet chic look for any groom to be!

Charlize is always a showstopper, but this gown is just perfect all around. The dramatic train really adds to the "wow" factor!

Charlize is always a showstopper, and this gown is just perfect all around. The dramatic train really adds to the “wow” factor!

JLaw's peplum style Dior dress is incredibly feminine with a twist of modern.

JLaw’s peplum style Dior dress is incredibly feminine with a twist of modern.

We're loving this alternative tux style worn by Joseph Gordon Levitt. The gray really pops against the sea of black you typically see on the red carpet.

We’re loving this alternative tux style worn by Joseph Gordon Levitt. The gray really pops against the sea of black you typically see on the red carpet.

We are speechless! Kate Hudson's gown is exquisite, especially the back! We can totally see this as a removable draping for a wedding gown.

We are speechless! Kate Hudson’s gown is exquisite, especially the back! We can totally see this as a removable draping for a wedding gown – so you can be covered up in church, but sexy and sultry during your reception!

Leo is looking dapper in this classic tux. We love how it fits perfectly!

Leo is looking dapper in this classic tux. We love how it fits him perfectly!

 

Do these styles WOW, or what?! Tell us your favorite looks from last night’s big show. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Until then… happy planning!

 

xoxo-owen