Although Hurricane Sandy made made landfall almost five months ago, many are still greatly affected as they continue to clean up the aftermath. For those brides and groom’s who had to put their special day on hold, World Yacht is generously helping couple’s have the wedding of their dreams. New York City’s premiere destination on the Hudson River announced they will apply a couple’s full deposit (up to $5,000) as a discount toward a ceremony and/or reception aboard a World Yacht vessel. Experience New York through a one-of-a-kind experience from the water with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. For more information visit http://www.worldyacht.com.
Steal worthy idea from The Wedding Chicks:
Sonia and Robert took two jars of paint to pour on a canvas to make a unique painting that they could hang in their new home together to commemorate their wedding. Fits perfectly into their artsy, urban wedding.
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One of the prettiest trends this wedding season is ombré. Ombré is a French term meaning “shaded”, and it is typically seen as a multicolored stripe with colors graduating from light to dark. Ombré creates a beautiful effect you see when colors or tones gradually fade into each other.
Source: Mori Lee
You can use it just as you would use any color. It adds a touch of fun and excitement with out going too over the top, and it’s so easy to incorporate this trend into your wedding theme. It can work on cakes, wedding flowers, dresses, aisles, invitations, and as you can see, even chair covers. Will you use it in your wedding? Do you like this trend?
Source: Indira Collection; Wild Orchid Baking
Source: Lotus Petals Floral Design; Cricket Printing
Source: Wildflower Linens; Martha Stewart Weddings
Have your guests wave ribbon wands as you and your groom make your grand exit from the wedding ceremony. While most locations no longer allow bird seed, rice, or sparklers, ribbon wands are a unique alternative that will provide a wonderful photo opp.
Photo by The Studio Photographers
Choosing to tie the knot at your chosen reception facility is a great option for couples who want to make the wedding day easy for their out of town guests. Most facilities offer various locations throughout the grounds from a romantic indoor room to beautifully maintained outdoor gardens under a gazebo. Work with your florist and coordinator to create the ceremony of your dreams with beautiful decor or use the natural landscapes as a backdrop. Use these ceremony photographs as an inspiration for your upcoming wedding day. Search Contemporary Bride’s reception site guide to find your dream wedding facility.
Garden Ceremony at The English Manor
Reception Location: The Estate at Florentine Gardens / Photography by Milton Gil Photographers
Reception Location: The Rockleigh / Photography by Milton Gil Photographers
Reception Location: Chateau Caterers / Photography by Rick Helman
Reception Location: Sterling Ballroom Doubletree by Hilton, Tinton Falls
Photography by Peter Collura Photography
Reception Location: Stone House at Stirling Ridge / Photography by The Studio Photographers
Reception Location: Fox Hollow / Photography by Lost Artist Studios
Garden wedding ceremony at Shadowbrook
Reception Location: The Grove / Photography by Milton Gil Photographers
Gazebo wedding ceremony at The Estate at Florentine Gardens
A ceremony will feel so much warmer if you feel a connection to the person performing it. Meet with several officiants to find the right one for your ceremony. You want to discuss your history as a couple to include personal touches in your one-of-a–kind ceremony. The officiant will give you the freedom to express your own spirituality and unique personalities in a ceremony made just for the two of you.
Photo by Abella Wedding Studios