Cozy New York Living Room Wedding: Lindsay and Miro

With the groom’s parents flying in from the Czech Republic to meet the bride’s family for the very first time, Lindsay and Miro opted to limit their guest list to immediate family only and keep their wedding day a true family-centered affair. From cooking all the food to decorating the space, both families came together to help the couple prepare for the big day, making the experience even more special and meaningful for everyone involved. With the addition of small personal touches and treasured mementos into their ceremony and reception, Lindsay and Miro’s entire wedding day was infused with the most incredible sense of warmth and love. 

Special thanks to Keira Lemonis for capturing and sharing their special day with us!

intimate winter wedding

Lindsay, 26 & Miro, 26

Galway, NY

Wedding Date: February 9, 2014

Number of Guests: 12

Wedding Cost: $2,500

Wedding Ceremony Location: Sister-of-the-bride’s house

Wedding Reception Location: Sister-of-the-bride’s house

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Grecian Drapery: Wedding Dress Inspiration

To recreate the classic silhouette of Ancient Greece, there must be a focus on the fabric. Pins and folding techniques were used at the time to create perfect draperies and flowing lines, usually with one piece of fabric. Classical revival has always been a staple in fashion history and Grecian wedding dresses capture the mood to stunning effect.

The fabric is all-important here to ensure that the dress drapes easily and creates enviable texture.  Layers provide plenty of movement and flowing dresses give an ethereal feel. Pleating is another hallmark of Grecian style, and look great in strapless dresses. These designs mold the body through fabric and wrapping acts as a contour.

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Garden Tea Party Stylized Shoot

Are you as excited for spring as we are? If so, you’re going to love this Garden Tea Party inspired shoot from Persian Kitty Kat Events. Full of shades of purple and blue, tons of floral details, and a delicately beaded bridal capelet, this shoot has all the spring wedding prettiness we could possibly want right now and more! Here’s what designer and photographer Kat Khatibi had to say about it:

As a wedding planner, my favorite weddings are a bit more casual, filled with lots of flowers, cute simple details and lots of love.  I created this inspiration wedding after wishing I could find a garden venue with colorful flowers.  They are pretty hard to come by in South Florida, so I got to work making one in my own backyard.  It was a great idea and now I have a place to work out arbor floral details with future clients. 

lavender garden wedding style shoot bride with purple bouquet

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We think there’s no better occasion to break out the bubbly than your wedding day; and our favorite way to drink it? Straight from the bottle, of course – a mini bottle that is! Mini bottles of bubbly are a great alternative to serving a signature cocktail, and with Freixenet it’s an affordable choice to boot. Known as the “black bottle bubbly”, their matte black and gold mini bottles keep things classy and fun at the same time – perfect for a glamorous Gatsby themed wedding, don’t you agree?

mini champagne with straw

The bottles look great on their own, but you can also easily dress them up to fit your wedding style and customize them any way you want. Personally, we love the idea of jazzing things up a bit for the occasion with a metallic gold fringed heart straw. It’s an easy and inexpensive DIY that anyone can try and we’ll show you how.

You will need:

- a sheet of paper
- a pencil
– a pair of scissors
– medium weight cardstock
– metallic gold foil
– Mod Podge
- a paint brush
– black straws

Start by drawing your heart template (2.5 inches) onto a sheet of paper and cutting it out. Next, using your template, trace your hearts onto the cardstock and cut out two hearts per straw. Staple your 2 hearts together, making sure to keep the staples near the edges of the heart.

paper heart

Take your sheet of gold foil and cut it into 3″x 0.75″ strips. Fringe each strip, leaving a quarter inch band at the top. You will need approximately 6 strips per side of the heart.

Working one strip at a time, paint a thin layer of mod podge on the solid band above the fringe and lay it down on our your heart, starting at the bottom. Repeat with your next strip, making sure to overlap the strip below it. Repeat until your entire heart is covered with the strips of fringe.

laying fringe

Once the Mod Podge has dried, take your scissors and trim the fringe around the heart. Next, repeat the entire process on the other side of the heart.

finished straws

When both sides of your heart have been fringed, it’s ready to be added to your straw. Gently squeeze the sides of your heart and slide your straw in between the two pieces of cardstock, and voilà, you’re ready to sip your bubbly in style!

finished

Want to win 125 mini bottles of Freixenet bubbly and a memory magnum for your wedding day? Enter the Freixenet All Love Sparkles Sweepstakes Facebook contest for a chance to win one of 6 prize packs. One lucky winner will be selected each week starting March 24th, 2014. Good luck!

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photo save the date postcard

Summer wedding season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about sending out your save-the-dates! And there’s no better way to announce your wedding date to friends and family than by showing off your happiness with a photo save the date from Ann’s Bridal Bargains.

photo save the date

Ann’s Bridal Bargains specializes in discount wedding invitations, offering a huge array of impressive designs beautifully printed on high quality paper for bargain prices. They believe you shouldn’t have to give up style just to save a few bucks, and we couldn’t agree more!

confetti photo save the date

Creating your photo save-the-dates is a breeze. Simply choose your favorite engagement photo or instagram snap, pick a design, and start customizing your colors and wording online. Want a save the date magnet to send to your guests? No problem, they can do that too!

Great customer service is important to Ann’s Bridal Bargains, so if you’re feeling unsure about ordering your invitations online, they’ll send you samples for free so you can see the quality for yourself before you buy.

chalkboard photo save the date

As if their prices aren’t already low enough, Ann’s Bridal Bargains has a special offer just for Intimate Wedding readers. Get an extra 15% off your wedding invitation or save the date order with code INTIMATEWEDDINGS15. That’s a deal on top of a bargain! Offer valid through 6/30/2014.

Great designs, even better prices, and outstanding customer service – what more could you ask for?

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