• Photo by Olivera Rusu
  • Photo by Olivera Rusu

Winter Luxury

This week I’m taking you to the Wheatleigh Hotel, located in the picturesque Berkshires. Come along with my son Mason and me as we tour the estate (many thanks to Tricia McCormack of Tricia McCormack Photography for capturing it all), then read on and discover how event planner Lisa Light of Destination Bride transformed the venue for Jillian and Alfred’s wedding. The snowy affair, photographed by Terry Gruber, was filled with wintry, luxurious touches. Check out Expert Style Tips for Lisa’s advice on how you can achieve the same.


Allure of Autumn

If fall is your favorite season, then cozy up to this week’s issue as we envelop you in a dazzling landscape filled with crisp, clear skies, a riot of colorful leaves, and rustic details that will leave you bright-eyed and rosy-cheeked in anticipation of the months ahead.

We’re kicking things off by taking you to the Berkshires – a favorite choice of so many Ceci Brides – where Laura and her intended held their gorgeous nuptials. Everything about the invitation set we designed for them reflected a stylish fall theme, from their vintage postcard save-the-date to the invite itself, featuring a series of stacked, eye-catching patterns in harvest-like hues.


Another Lisa Light wedding featured in Style Me Pretty!

The perfect combination of sweetness and style, this gorgeous (ok, really gorgeous) wedding at The Lake George Club is the type of party that will leave you a bit breathless. The florals from Renaissance Floral Design will stop you in your tracks, the cocktail hour boat rides will make you smile, and the stunning reception space will make you wish you were invited. Lucky for all of us, the gallery captured by Tracey Buyce is so beautiful, it almost makes you feel like you were there.

Read the full story here

For more information on Destination Bridge's New York Weddings, visit our New York Destination Page

Ft. Ticonderoga Shoot Featured in Well Wed Magazine

Check out this design inspiration feature shot at Fort Ticonderoga in the Adirondacks, one of Lisa Light's favorite upstate New York wedding venues.

The photo shoot was produced by Lisa Light, Photos by Matt Ramos, flowers and table setting by Experience and Creative Design, Hair and Makeup by Make Me Fabulous, Gowns provided by Angela's Bridal, Video provided by Bigler Productions, Vintage dishes from Classical Tents, party rentals by Clifton Park Rentals and Cake by Mazzone Hospitality.

For more information on Lisa Light's New York Weddings, visit the Destination: New York page

Introducing New Design Talent: Katie Fong

I recently had the opportunity to meet the lovely and talented Katie Fong (www.katiefong.com)

Katie is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a remarkable designer whom I know you will be delighted to introduce to your clients. There is no doubt in my mind that she is a rising star in bridal fashion.

I am excited about Katie Fong for several reasons. First of all, her designs are romantic, sophisticated and luxurious, incorporating fine fabrics, quality laces and unique embroidery with techniques and detailing typically associated with haute couture.


Berkshire Wedding by Lisa Light featured in Style Me Pretty

Photography: Ira Lippke Studios

You know what’s amazing about a Fall wedding in Massachusetts? Quite literally, everything. Everything from the changing leaves to the warm and cozy vibe to the rich, warm hues that simply scream elegant wedding. And when it comes down to the perfect mix of those drop-dead gorgeous ingredients, look no further than this stunner of a day planned to perfection by Destination Bride LLC. It’s what I am calling “Autumn Chic” with lush florals from Ariella Chezar and an entire gallery of lovely from Ira Lippke Studios.

Click here to view the full story and gallery!

Hudson Wedding Showcase

Join me at the Hudson Wedding Showcase on April 28th from 9:30-3:30!

The showcase will feature 50 vendors, a fashion show produced by Angela's Bridal, and will offer couples engagement photos, hair and makeup trials, lots of demonstrations, a virtual venue tour of Columbia County, and a chance to ask the experts wedding planning questions.

For more information or to register go to hudsonweddingshowcase.com

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Real Wedding Stories

Brandon & Krystal | Chautauqua, New York

Brandon & Krystal

Brandon and Krystal's country wedding had all of the warmth, camaraderie, and excitement of an old-fashioned community barn raising. Many people’s time, skills, farm equipment, and hearts were brought together, and lent to the occasion. As a result, a big, remarkable, blue-ribbon, once-in-a-lifetime celebration took place under clear skies and gift-from-God weather in the small rural community of Ashville, near Chautauqua, New York.



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