Couples Tribute: Diana & Chris

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When Diana and Chris were planning their wedding day, they knew they wanted to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of Staten Island.  They fell in love with how you felt when you entered Snug Harbor; you were instantly surrounded by history, architectural elements and lush beautiful, gardens.

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Their wedding day had all the classic elements with some rustic touches that gave it a twist. Diana and Chris let the vibe of the Snug Harbor give them inspiration for their wedding day. They played off the architecture, wood, and natural greenery of the grounds.

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They began their day with a beautiful, very intimate “First Look”.  The smile on their faces to see each other for the first time on their wedding day was a breathtaking moment.  Danny their photographer, from Olli Studios captured the emotion perfectly.

Their ceremony took place in the Tuscan Garden surrounded by family, friends, and their dog Copper.

Diana looked stunning in her wedding gown from R.K Bridal while the rest of the bridal party was in blush and navy blue.

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Copper looked dapper in his bow tie as well.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the Tuscan Garden.

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As a DIY element Diana and Chris incorporated for guests to sign Jenga game pieces to write well wishes or little notes to the couple.

Danny their photographer, from Olli Studios captured beautiful shots of Diana and Chris and their bridal party on the Snug Harbor grounds.

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Diana and Chris kicked off their reception in the Upper Great Hall by sharing their first dance in front of guests to La Vie En Rose the version by Daniela Andrade. 

Diana and Chris wanted a clean, rustic look for their reception.

The centerpieces, created by Carroll’s Florist consisted of wooden birch boxes with white roses, hydrangeas and baby’s breath.

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The entire day you could just see how much love surrounded Diana and Chris, the smiles on their faces, especially during their parent dances brought us such joy.

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We love how Diana and Chris never stopped smiling during their wedding day.

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At the end of the evening guests were given favors made by Chris’s sister which consisted of cucumber lime aroma beads in white satin bags.

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Diana and Chris shared this piece of advice with us for our future couples

“Be prepared for the unexpected to happen. But don’t stress out about it.  Just take a few deep breathes and roll with it. Everything will work itself out. The most important thing on that day is for the couple to take in the experience and just have fun. The day goes by fast so soak in the moments!”

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Congratulations Diana and Chris, we could not have been happier to have you share your special day with us at Celebrate at Snug Harbor.  A special thanks to Danny from Olli Studios for their breathtaking wedding photos.

 

Wedding Vendors

Diana’s Dress – RK Bridal: 212-914-1155

DJ – Tom Banis – Supreme Entertainment: 646-523-4181 http://supremeentertainment.net/

Florist – Chad Cannizzaro Carroll’s Florist: 718-351-5206 http://www.carrollsflorist.com/

Photographer – Olli Studios Danny: 212-239-8511 http://ollistudio.com/

Gina Cannarozzi – Stylist: 201-674-4408

Ruth Fernandez – Makeup Artist: 646-314-2400

Videographer: Visualize Media: 201-399-4477

Fretless NJ/ String Players- Jenn Fantacione/Nicole Scarsone: 732-330-2416

Tony Zecca – Officiant: 862-210-0284

Mondrion Limousine: 718-884-7777

Robbie & Co Suits: 212-904-1384

 

 

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Autumn Bouquets To Fall For

The bouquet provides the finishing touch to complete the Bride’s look for the day.  The bouquets featured in this Martha Stewart link are an inspiration for anyone looking to bring charm and elegance to their Fall or Winter Wedding.

Farm Bundle

This bouquet is a combination of craspedia, protea, and other branches with varying textures. This is the perfect color and texture combination to embody the fall rustic charm each bride hopes for.

Autumn orchids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchids are never a bad idea. This elegant bouquet is a stunning combination of orchids, ranunculus, and celosia, plus pincushion protea and a frame of umbrella ferns.

 

Sunny Stems

If you’re looking for a bouquet to be subtle, yet charming, consider incorporating anemones to a leafy and smaller bundle. The combination of yellows, greens, and brown provide that rich autumn feel.

Surprise elegance

Never underestimate the power of berries! This stunning combination of roses, greenery, berries, and an elegant white ribbon certainly are the perfect finishing touch to this bride’s look.

Good as gold

We saved our personal favorite for last. This autumn bouquet is a lovely combination of mustard yellow, peach, butter yellow, and pink roses in a cluster of mixed leaves. It takes our breath away!
With fall flowers, you’re options are endless. The best part about having an autumn wedding is that the perfect bouquet doesn’t need to be neat and symmetrical. The more textures and colors, the better! To see more options, check out our Pinterest page!

Holiday Events Ideas at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

Celebrate at Snug Harbor is truly a unique venue that is ideal for hosting a wedding, engagement party, anniversary party, or holiday event. Snug Harbor’s expansive grounds are an ideal setting for entertaining large groups of corporate clients for holiday gatherings, team building activities, and cocktail parties.

As you plan your next anniversary party or family gathering, consider placing a long serving table in front of our oversized Palladian windows for family to gather around and enjoy the view of the gardens in the background.

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If you’re looking to host a corporate holiday gathering, our Great Hall can accommodate up to 350 guests. This is perfect for a brief meeting and a delicious dinner and cocktails by Relish Caterers!

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However, if you’re hoping to host corporate holiday party with no meeting, our Great Hall can be transformed into a beautiful reception space to make your employees feel like they’re attending the holiday event of the year!

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Our team of Event Designers works closely with clients to design and produce “one of a kind” events. When you arrive, all you’ll have to worry about is making sure you’re enjoying yourself and celebrating the special occasion during the holiday season!

Fall Centerpieces

Whether you’re getting married indoors or outdoors, there’s nothing not to love about fall weddings. For this reason, have fun and be creative with your table centerpieces. We’ve gathered our favorite pieces from Bridal Guide to help narrow down your choices!

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Photo Credit: Josh Lynn Photography

You don’t have to have an unlimited amount of flowers for your centerpiece. Try elevating a smaller assortment of roses and eucalyptus leaves with an oversized flute vase. Top the centerpiece off with rustic branches to complete this wow factor piece.

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Photo credit: Cary Pennington Photography

Give rustic a whole new meaning by painting any existing branches or twigs in your centerpiece. You can keep your floral arrangement small, while making the painted branches your focal point of the table. Very chic!

Harvest Inspo- Lisa Lefkowitz on Snippet Ink
Photo credit: Lisa Lefkowitz via Snippet Ink

Allow the fall season to inspire your centerpiece by adding a touch of autumn harvest to it. Infusing small apple branches in this blush centerpiece is absolutely stunning and fitting for both an indoor or outdoor reception.

Carrie Wildes Photo branch and lantern
Photo credit: Carrie Wildes Photography

Sometimes the perfect centerpiece can be so simple and elegant that you don’t need flowers at all. This assortment of antiqued candle holders paired with a jeweled branch is just the right touch for a long dinner table.
You’ll want your table to capture the essence of the fall season: cozy and inviting. So be sure to use elements of the season to grab your guests’ attention at your reception. For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

Modern Fall Wedding Invitations

Selecting a your wedding invitations sets the tone for your guests and gets everyone excited about your upcoming nuptials. Martha Stewart helps bring up some ideas for fall wedding invitations that are modern, elegant, and not too traditional for the season.

Bubbly letter press invite

This charming invitation features letterpress bubbles throughout the borders in a lovely autumn yellow. Simple and elegant, this invitation leaves room to update flowers and color scheme.

Berry and Metallic Invites

Consider going for a mix of grey hues with metallic floral details. The rose gold in this invitation is perfect to blend with almost all fall colors.

 

Purple Water Color

Some of our favorite invitations have been watercolor invites. Go for a deep purple watercolor to get the varied purple shading. This is the optimal fall tone for your invites. Then find details, such as wedding coasters, to match the calligraphy with!

Metallic Streaks Letter Press

If you’re going for the timeless look, go for the gold foil invitations. These golden and navy streaks are sleek and chic. Who wouldn’t want to attend this wedding?

It’s always a nice idea to include details from your wedding venue in your invitations. When planning your wedding at Celebrate at Snug Harbor, consider including a floral detail, since you’ll be getting married in a romantic botanical garden!

Couples Tribute: Leah + Mike

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Leah and Mike’s wedding day held at Celebrate Snug Harbor was a very special day.  Snug Harbor has been a part of Leah’s life before she was even born. Leah’s parents were married here and as a little girl Leah took art classes at the art school.  When it came time to propose Mike knew Snug Harbor was the perfect spot to begin the rest of their lives together.  Once engaged, Leah and Mike started planning their wedding at Celebrate Snug Harbor with help from Marissa Mortimer of Lavish Occasions Event Planning.

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Leah and Mike’s wedding was timeless and elegant, but also true to the nature of Snug Harbor.  Leah and Mike let the beautiful scenery of Snug Harbor inspire them for decor and the overall vibe of their wedding. From a Tuscan Garden ceremony with classic floral arrangements of soft pinks and green hues to a dreamy reception in the Great Hall, their day was stress-free and full of romance.

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We loved their intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends in the Tuscan Garden.

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How adorable is their flower girl?

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Leah was a stunning bride in a lace gown by Ines di Santo.  Philip Siciliano Photography did an incredible job capturing every beautiful details that the couple and their family and friends created.

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We especially love all the super special, quiet moments of Leah and Mike on the Snug Harbor grounds throughout the day.

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Leah and Mike continued their wedding day with their reception following in The Great Hall.

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Beautiful white and green hued floral and lantern centerpieces adorned every table from Eltingville florist.

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They finished off the evening with an awesome reception that featured a non-stop dance party and a pizza truck!

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What a fun dance party Leah and Mike had!

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How awesome are these night photos captured by Philip Siciliano Photography???

Congratulations to Leah and Mike, and a huge thanks to Philip Siciliano for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!

 

The Wedding Team

Cake: Palermos Bakery https://palermobakery.com/

DJ: Steven Retas  http://www.stevenretasent.com/

Dress : Ines Di Santo http://inesdisanto.com/

Event Planner:  Marissa Mortimer of Lavish Occasions Event Planning http://lavishoccasions.com/

Florist : Eltingville Florist http://www.eltingvilleflorist.net/

Hair and Makeup: Amanda Sela 718-316-2515  email: Selaamanda@yahoo.com

Photo: Philip Siciliano http://philipsicilianophotography.com

Video : Majestic Creative http://majesticcreativefilms.com/

 

Fall Wedding Gowns You’ll Love

With fall officially beginning this week, it’s hard not to admire all of the stunning looks for a fall bride! We’re highlighting our favorite fall wedding gown trends, with inspiration from The Knot! Whether it’s sleeves, ruffles, or metallic tones, we cannot get enough of these gorgeous gowns.
Gowns with Sleeves:

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photo by TOM CONCORDIA/MCV PHOTO

Wearing a gown with sleeves gives your bridal look an old Hollywood charm that is hard to find. Simply stunning!

 

And who can forget the iconic look Miranda Kerr wore on her wedding day, mirroring Grace Kelly’s unforgettable wedding gown.

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Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier

Ruffled Gowns:

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Ruffles are the perfect “wow factor” to add to your bridal look. The soft bounce of ruffles are the touch of elegance that every bride looks for.

Metallic Gowns:

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There’s no such thing as looking too glamorous on your wedding day. These metallic hues not only bring out the fall tones, but also require no need for extra accessories.

Gowns with Capes:

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photo by MARIA VALENTINO/MCV PHOTO

We are loving gowns with capes. Not only is it the perfect accessory for a fall ceremony, but it also acts as a wedding veil. There’s no wrong way to rock a cape!
Whether it’s a traditional wedding gown or a gown with new trends, you’ll want a dress that best fits your personality and the season of your wedding. View more wedding dress options on Celebrate at Snug Harbor Pinterest page!

Hairstyles for Every Bride

As your wedding day approaches, you’ll need to start thinking about the hairstyle that will be perfect for your big day. There are endless options for wedding hairstyles. We’ve gathered some inspiration from Brides.com and narrowed down our favorites for you here!

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Photo credit: Chelsea Diane Photography

This gorgeous bride went for a simple and elegant look by keeping her hair down and accenting it with a flower crown.

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Photo credit: Amber Gress Photography

This stunning bride had fun with accenting by adding a hairpiece to match her bouquet!

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Photo credit: Chris J. Evans

You can never go wrong when channeling old hollywood, like this bride. Try a clean side pin with some glam curls!

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Photo credit: Melina Wallisch Photography

This intricate low bun is beautifully accented with a jeweled piece that gives this bride’s hair a lovely finishing touch.

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Photo credit: Weddings by Sasha

This bride went for a classic look that encompasses the best of both worlds: half up and half down.

Going for a trial hair appointment is a must when planning the perfect hair do. We recommend looking through magazines, Pinterest, and also your favorite photos of you and your fiance. You’ll want to look glamorous, but also remember to look like you on your wedding day!

Flowers for Your Fall Wedding

The fall is a season of stunning colors and textured foliage. There are no wrong choices when choosing the right flowers for your fall wedding. With some mixing and matching, you can create a one of a kind bouquet. We’ve gathered spotted some unique pieces from Brides.com to help you get inspired as the fall season approaches!  

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Created by Raquel Corvino

 

Try contrasting deep burgundy-colored dahlias, with light pink roses, white peonies, and eucalyptus leaves, as featured in the bouquet above.

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Photo by Helios Images
Created by Burst + Bloom

 

Have fun mixing calla lilies, garden roses, and tulips. Fall offers a variety of floral colors to choose from so any color scheme looks stunning!

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Photo by Rebecca Yale
Created by Ava Flora

If you’re looking to focus more on textures than colors, the photo above is a great inspo piece. Ava Flora created a cascading bouquet of roses, snowberries, lisianthus, calla lilies, and orchids, surrounded by ivy and eucalyptus leaves.

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Photo by Alea Lovely
Created by Victorian Gardens

This unique bouquet is the ultimate embodiment of the fall season. Victorian Gardens used white roses, wheat, greenery, and feathers, tied with a silk ribbon to capture the rustic feel of the season.

Our tip is to consult your Event Designer to make sure your flower choices match the decor of your wedding venue. At Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you have over 80 acres of lush gardens to choose from, so you’re able to have just about any flowers you wish for your big day!

 

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