I am not one to lie and I have to admit, I am not a fan of editorial shoots! There -- I said it! They typically have a very quick time restraint and turn around and you have to jam pack all the planning, vendors, styling in a couple weeks. Phew! Plus, I like to put out realistic content to my clients and potential clients.
But -- when Danielle from Gather and Lounge asked me to be a part of this one, I had to say yes! I love Danielle's vintage, California style and her rentals are amazing! She is not only my very good friend but a massive creative force I draw inspiration from on the daily. You will notice her rentals are used in almost all of our custom events and her love of bold colors and out of the box design is to die for!
It was January of 2018 and cold! The mean, in your face cold that rips to the bone and Danielle wanted warm(!) so the Havana Nights editorial was born! Take a peek below and bask in the Cuban sun. Don't cha just wanna get married in Cuba now? Plane tickets booked!
Planning + Styling: Double G Events // Venue, Rentals + Design Concept: Gather + Lounge // Photography: Carla Ten Eyck // Floral Design: Carrie Wilcox // Dress: Made with Love Bridal // Dress Salon: The White Dress by the Shore // Glam: Catie Bane // Paper Design: Coral Pheasant // Bar Service: Lifted Spirits // Lighting + Drapery: Shindig Lighting // Models: Maggie Inc. // Palm Trees: CT Palm // Tuxedo: Enzo Valentino
Nestled on the edge of a picturesque harbor, the Stamford Yacht Club provided nothing but gorgeous views and an exceptional celebration for this classic and timeless Connecticut yacht club wedding.
Kimberly and Mark were an amazing couple to work with throughout the planning process and their attention to detail was beyond exquisite (and it really paid off!). The soft peonies and vibrant pink florals were the perfect touch next to the stunning specialty linens from La Tavola! The room was completely transformed and brought a cozy and romantic feeling that radiated though the air on that beautiful summer evening. Kimberly even pulled off a surprise grooms cake for Mark after they cut their cake and it definitely wowed the crowd!
Once the sun started to set over the horizon, Kimberly and Mark sneaked away onto the beach below for some one on one photos. I was so lucky to get the chance to watch them interact in such an intimate setting and I could feel their love for one another. They way Mark looked at Kimberly while she was taking a solo shot made my heart leap from my chest. I could physically see how much he cared for her and when she turned around and their eyes met – I almost cried at how pure and beautiful their connection was. It was such a special moment to witness and I couldn’t have asked for a more magical experience to share with these two on such a big day of their lives.
After the sun set and the temperature started to cool, the heat inside shot through the roof as ETA Music rocked the house all night long! Every single guest came prepared with their boogie shoes and really brought the party to life in celebration of the bride and groom. It was the perfect ending to Kimberly and Mark’s day and I am so honored to have had the chance to be a part of it all.
I wish you both nothing but happiness in the next chapter of your lives and cannot wait to see what your future has in store.
Planning + Coordination: Double G Events // Ceremony Venue: Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist // Reception Venue: Stamford Yacht Club // Photography: Alicia Ann Photographers // Cinematography: NST Films // Florals: Carrie Wilcox Floral Design // Rentals: Smith Party Rentals // Linen: La Tavola // Beats: ETA Music // Lighting: James Daniel Entertainment // Glam: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
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