Couples Tribute: : Danielle Dapiran & Daniel Clark

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Danielle and Danny are the perfect match.  Their fate aligned one day and they met on match.com.  Little did they know that one little click would begin their entire future.  Once their relationship progressed Danielle would travel to Staten Island from New Jersey to spend time with Danny.  Danny’s parent’s house was within walking distance to Snug Harbor so the two of them spent countless hours walking the grounds and enjoying getting to know one another.

After Danny proposed to Danielle they instantly knew Snug Harbor was the perfect location for their wedding.  It held a special place in Danielle and Danny’s heart, it was where they spent time getting to know each other and watching their relationship grow. While planning their wedding Danielle had Danny very much involved every step of the way.   They wanted to create a vintage floral theme with light pastels chosen as their color palette.

Danny and Danielle got married in the Tuscan Gardens on a beautiful day in April.  Latin guitarists from Columbia performed at cocktail hour followed by a DJ spinning tunes for their reception in the Great Hall.

 

Danielle and Danny shared their first dance to dancing to “Say You Won’t Let Go”  by James Arthur.

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Beautiful flowers in shades of soft pinks, corals, purples and greens were used for centerpieces on every table. Custom menu cards adorned with a vintage key and a sweet note to all their guests were placed at every seat.  It was very evident all evening that guests enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful evening dancing and celebrating Danielle and Danny.

Advice from our bride Danielle – “ Realize this is your day, so do what makes you happy.”

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Congratulations to Danielle and Danny, and a huge thanks to Peter Statkiewicz from Dream Life Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!

Wedding Vendors

Photographer-  Peter Statkiewicz Dream Life Photography

T:917 388 2835 E-mail: newyork@dreamlifeweddings.com

Flowers- Edel Weiss Floral

T: 718.488.9888 E-mail: eka@edelweissflorist.com

Wedding Dress- Kleinfeld Bridal, Make of Dress- Marissa

T: 646.633.4300

Tux Company – The Black Tux

Wedding Cake –Palermos Bakery

Phone number- 201-641-1654

T:718-986-8540 E-mail: mike.kazis@dynomiteparty.com

Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella Bridesmaid, Make of Dress- Jenny Yoo Annabelle (Lilac)

T: 732-308-2314 E-mail- freehold@bellabridesmaid.com

 

 

A “Couple” of Great Ideas on How to Make Your Day Uniquely Yours

Some of the most fun you’ll have while designing your wedding day is finding creative ways to bring the spirit of you as a couple to friends and family.  The wedding cake, cake topper, favors and invitations are great places to start to incorporate your couple style and personality.  

The Wedding Cake:

The wedding cakes is a great place to express yourselves in a delicious way. If the trip you took to Italy was the moment when you first fell in love, a cake made with mascarpone or cannoli filling may be a great way to remember that special moment in time. The added touch of decorating the cake to showcase the geography of your trip will really bring the sentiment together. Perhaps you and your fiancé share a pet or pets. Maybe you met at the dog park. Having a custom cake topper made of your pets is a fun way to make them part of the day, as well as a great conversation piece for guests to focus on.  Do you both love the beach? Try tying in a nautical element to your cake as in the featured photo below. Work with your event planner or caterer on finding the perfect way to make your cake something you and your guests will remember.

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Photo Inspiration: Pinterest

The Wedding Favors:

Your wedding favors are a chance for you to get really creative and think about how you wish to send off your wedding guests at the end of the night. The featured collage shows just how unique some favors can be. If you and your fiancé love coffee, try sending your guests home with your favorite blend. The signage is also an adorable touch! You can’t go wrong with saying goodbye to your guests with your favorite snack. Consider something easy to pack in a container that will look pretty and pleasing to your guests, such as the featured s’mores.  Are you and your spouse garden lovers? Because thanking your guests with your favorite plant, such as a succulent, is just the cutest favor!

Wedding Favors
Photo Inspiration: Pinterest

The Invitations:

Have fun with this process! There are so many ways to incorporate your interests in the wedding invitations to get your guests excited about attending your big day. The featured collage highlights the many ways you can present your guests with unique invitations. For book lovers everywhere, try creating a wedding booklet your guests can flip through. This is a cute and compact way to include a ton of important information about your big day. If you’re having a more rustic wedding day, take a look at the top right photo of the collage. Creating a foldable invitation that previews the details of your rustic farm wedding is unique and beautiful. Including a detachable RSVP card at the bottom is just the right touch! For couples who dominate game night or just love a good competition, consider having your invitation look like a board game, as featured in the bottom left photo. And if your guests will be traveling, we highly recommend including the travel theme to your invite. Who wouldn’t get excited about a boarding pass, like in the bottom right photo?

Creative Wedding Stationary
Photo Inspiration: Pinterest

Thinking about how to tie in your personality is a great way for you and your fiancé to bond during what can be a stressful process. It also adds the element of excitement because it’s one of the first things you’ll create together as a soon-to-be married couple!

Couples Tribute: Caroline Polachek & Ian Drennan Wedding

Take a glimpse into the wedding day of Chairlift lead singer Caroline Polachek and Ian Drennan, featured in VOGUE Magazine https://goo.gl/28iy6R

Focused on keeping their ceremony and wedding simple and elegant, Vogue Magazine goes into the intimate details of the couple’s big day. Here’s what we loved about their wedding!

The Attention to Detail:

According to Vogue Magazine, Caroline wanted her wedding band to look similar to the band that has been in Ian’s family for years, worn by several family members. Each band has the statement, “I love our world” in it, which makes it even more special. To add, the lead singer goes on to tell Vogue that their florist was able to create a centerpiece created in segments, so that everyone could have a piece of it to take with them. So thoughtful! But what we consider to be the most precious touch of the Polachek-Drennan wedding, was that the two were married by Caroline’s opera teacher, whom she tells Vogue Magazine, later became her mentor.

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Photos by: Noah Rabinowitz

The Space:

While all of these personal touches are priceless, they are enhanced even more by the space in which Caroline and Ian chose to marry. Both fans of Chinese architecture, Caroline tells Vogue Magazine, “We loved that people could spread out and wander the paths, meeting each other in motion and sitting down together along the built-in seats instead of being closed in one area together. The circular doorways, central koi pond, and looming stones had an otherworldly tone that made everyone feel very much farther from the city than we were, and because the paths are mostly covered, we could be surrounded by nature regardless of the weather.” With the Chinese Scholar Garden’s beautiful pavilions, handcrafted walkways, and stunning architectural elements, what’s not to love?

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Photos by: Noah Rabinowitz
Chinese Wheel
Photos by Noah Rabinowitz
The space tented pavilion
Photos by: Noah Rabinowitz

 

This lovely wedding is a great reminder to all brides out there that is is so important to visit the space you wish to get married in as soon as possible. You want to be able to go through the motions of the day and be content with the flow of the ceremony to the reception, as well as determine how you’ll wish to incorporate yours and your spouse’s personal touches so that you’re as happy as Caroline and Ian!

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