Archive of ‘Destination Events’ category

Gem Themed Bat Mitzvah Inspiration Shoot at the ProvidenceG Building, Providence, RI

As you know, we absolutely adore weddings but we also love to plan special events and parties for younger clients. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs can be some of the most exciting events for teens and their guests, so we recently decided to take on the challenge of creating an absolutely, over-the-top, party that would make any teen girl swoon. Naturally, we looked to her most coveted place for inspiration—her jewelry box. We brought to life an event that is youthful, fun and playful but is still sophisticated and grown up—after all this is the celebration of a girl’s coming of age. Big, bright, sparkly gemstones were the perfect way to celebrate this milestone achievement! After all, no girl—young or old—can resist precious gems!

The design for our story centers around a delicious, multi-colored Kate Spade necklace in brilliant shades of aquamarine, pink, bright lavender, yellow, ruby and emerald. I loved the colors right away because they were bright and youthful—a different take on traditional gem tones. We kept these colors consistent through the entire shoot by bringing them into fun details like the fashion, the lighting and custom bar panels.

We kept the décor witty and playful. A white sequin linen from La Tavola and over-sized floral gems created by Green Dahlia lent a fresh look to the table. Each placesetting was set with individual jewelry boxes that doubled as placecards and diamond-shaped menus designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery. Above the table, Ryan Designs hung five custom-painted chandeliers in eye-catching colors, inspired by the Kate Spade necklace, that helped make our dinner setting all the more fit for a group of girls.

Gem-inspired mocktails, like the Ruby Cooler and the Diamond Fizz, were served up at our Bauble Bar, which featured custom designed gem panels. In addition to refreshments, the girls were also invited to the bar to try on a little something sparkly to take home with them.

We also created a lounge area using beautiful iron daybeds from Ryan Designs and pink mylar letter balloons that spelled out the name of our guest of honor.

Finally, the sweet selection consisted of a stunning tiered cake from Erica O’Brien Cake Design, which featured handmade fondant gem and stud details, and divinely sinful gem shaped sugar cookies from Taste by Spellbound.

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Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck, Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Creative Direction: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Cat Epright, Green Dahlia
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the Shore
Paper: Nichole Michel, Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Cake: Erica O’Brien, Erica O’Brien Cake Design
Sweets: Miriam Hope, Taste by Spellbound
Beauty: dd Nickel
Hair: Jennie Kay Beauty
Rentals: La Tavola and Rentals Unlimited
Lighting, Bar and Day Beds: Ryan Designs
Location: Providence G Building, Providence, RI
Fashion Credits: Dresses: Lula Kate

Costa Rica Wedding Photoshoot on Private Beach near Los Suenos Resort

A little time ago we found ourselves back in paradise– which is located in Costa Rica– in case you didn’t know. Our friends at Stay in Costa Rica asked us to come back down and do some more creative work and we jumped at the chance. Costa Rica has to be one of my favorite places on earth. It’s tropical, exotic, friendly, laid-back, and beautiful. The setting for what we’ve dubbed our colorful beach photoshoot was on a remote beach only accessible by a questionable wooden bridge, where we hand carted all our belongings (including a spare roll of toilet paper– just in case). This day will go down as one of my favorite days in life. It was full of laughs, beautiful scenery, good friends, and lots of impromptu pretty. Everywhere you look in Costa Rica there is something beautiful; fossilized rocks, ornate trees with dangling fruit, bright flowers and picturesque coastlines. This photoshoot had the makings of everything above and more.

For this photoshoot we were inspired by the colorful Costa Rican oxcart and Josh from Metal Mermaid Press put his spin on the intricate design. With a plethora of bright, neon colors, big ball skirts mixed with flowey dresses, sparkle and gathered flowers from where ever Tony could find them– here’s what we came up with with gorgeous images by Carla Ten Eyck Photography.

A huge thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring our photoshoot. More to come from this gorgeous destination from our incredible horse farm shoot in an amazing glossy wedding magazine in September!

Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Photo Shoot Location: Los Suenos Resort in Costa Rica Event Design + Planning: Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore
Cinematography: Vintage Cinema
Invitations: Metal Mermaid Press
Furniture + Event Rentals: Eventos Boadicea
Linens: Resource One Inc.
Wedding Dress with Ball Gown: Anne Barge / Wedding Dress with Layered Ruffles: Amy Kuschel
Beauty: DD Nickel
Bridal Earrings: Haute Bride + Maria Elena
Feather Headpiece: Couture for The White Dress by the Shore
Colorful Earrings with Yellow Dress: DK Designs for The White Dress by the Shore
Headband: Maria Elena

Destination Costa Rica: Editorial Fashion Shoot at Los Suenos Resort Featured on Junebug Weddings

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Costa Rica for Mandi and Dan’s amazing destination wedding! We adore Los Suenos Resort– and we especially love these amazing luxury homes from Stay in Costa Rica (a property management company that represents these gorgeous homes!). Mandi and Dan had an incredible wedding at one of these multi-million dollar beauts overlooking the bay– and it all started because of this amazing editorial fashion shoot we did one year prior! We have so many amazing images from this trip to share with you– but first up is our fashion shoot at Puesta Del Sol, Villa Artiv, and the beautiful Casa Marlin.

Our inspiration for this fashion shoot came from the luxury properties available at Stay in Costa Rica. Beth Chapman, stylist and owner of The White Dress by the shore wanted to create a luxurious, dramatic and romantic look for brides having a destination wedding. The natural landscape of Costa Rica and Los Suenos resort provided us with the majority of the flowers used in the bouquets, designed by Datura: A Modern Garden. Our fashion shoot mixes both a tropical feel and a modern, sophisticated and decadent direction.

The gowns and accessories were shot in the most amazing locations– from the multi-million dollar spanish influenced home of Puesta Del Sol with breathtaking views of the rainforest and three different pays that surround Los Suenos Resort to the modern and swanky digs at Villa Artiv with it’s vintage Louis Vuitton trunk and Pucci chair. All three of these luxurious properties are available for not only accommodations, but also for amazing wedding receptions and ceremonies!

A special shout out to my girl, Carla Ten Eyck, who is by far filled with the most talent I have ever seen. I am not even sure how she is able to make everything and everyone so beautiful, but by God, she does it every time!!!

Thank you to our friends at Junebug Weddings for featuring our fashion shoot– go check out the post here!

{ location: puesta del sol, los suenos resort / photography: carla ten eyck photography / fashion direction & styling: beth chapman of the white dress by the shore / floral design: tony palmieri of datura: a modern garden / hair and makeup: d.d. nickel / art direction: candice coppola, jubilee events  }

{ location: villa artiv at los suenos resort / photography: carla ten eyck photography / fashion direction & styling: beth chapman of the white dress by the shore / floral design: tony palmieri of datura: a modern garden / hair and makeup: d.d. nickel / art direction: candice coppola, jubilee events  }

{ location: casa marlin at los suenos resort / photography: carla ten eyck photography / fashion direction & styling: beth chapman of the white dress by the shore / floral design: tony palmieri of datura: a modern garden / hair and makeup: d.d. nickel / art direction: candice coppola, jubilee events  }

A huge thank you to our gorgeous, beautiful, and fun models Carol, Ivonne and Erick! You guys rock!!!

Next up… epic video by none other than Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema. XO.

Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Locations: Properties from Stay in Costa Rica – Puesta Del Sol, Casa Marlin, Villa Artiv
Creative Direction, Candice Dowling Coppola of Jubilee Events
Fashion Direction / Styling: Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore
Floral Design: Tony Palmieri of Datura: A Modern Garden
Beauty: DD Nickel
Cinematography: Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema
Wedding dresses by: Anne Barge, Amy Kuschel and Augusta Jones from The White Dress by the shore
Jewelry: Tejani and Aquinnah from The White Dress by the shore

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