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Across The Street . . .

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Weylin Seymour’s is an old bank converted into an events space and happens to be right across the street from me in Brooklyn.  We have a pretty perfect view of the entrance to the building so we always get a front row seat to the step and repeat (where the photographer’s take pictures of the guests for an event for those who do not know), or see the bride and groom arrive to their wedding reception.  Its a pretty incredible building and the site fee is $50,000 so the events are usually top notch and really fun to watch come together.  I was in awe of one event that happened a few weeks ago . . . there was a sea of votives on the floor when you opened the door to the building.  I thought, “wow, that’s a pretty pricey wedding!” . . . but found out a few days later that it wasn’t a wedding . . . it was an ENGAGEMENT PARTY!  Chloe Malle’s engagement party to be exact.  She’s the social editor for Vogue and the daughter of Candice Bergen.  The entire article about the event can be found here and below are a few of my favorite pictures.

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Michael C Fina’s daughter got married in the space last Saturday. A HUGE tent was set up in the parking lot next to the bank last Tuesday and there were nonstop deliveries of flowers, food, decor from Wednesday until Saturday morning.  At one point on Friday morning there were eight trucks delivering flowers.  Hopefully I’ll be able to track down a recap of that wedding some day soon!  Here is a picture of the bride and groom on the front steps.

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June 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Vicki and Dave Are Married!

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Vicki and Dave were married on a BEAUTIFUL spring day in New Jersey on Saturday.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the three-day (rehearsal, wedding, brunch) event.

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This song will always remind me of dancing at their wedding.

 

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June 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Vic’s Shower

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A few weeks ago Neilly, Jess, Andrea and I hosted Vic’s shower at a bar in Brooklyn.  It was awesome . . . yummy snacks, and mimosas and plants as favors/decorations . . . yummy carrot cake cupcakes and a pom-pom making station (Vic is going to have a very cool pom-pom installation at the wedding and is in need for a ton of pom poms so we figured that we would have everyone help!).  The only issue is that Vic had woken up the morning of the shower with a stomach bug and was only able to muster up enough energy to spend a few minutes saying hi.  SUCH a bummer.  Here are some pictures from the shower.

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Dave makes Vic laugh even when she’s sick. 🙂

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We are good party planners, right?

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May 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Another Wedding?

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Have a baby .  . . Check!

Get 19 clients through earnings while juggling a newborn, 3 hours of sleep per night and a stomach bug (that lasted 5 DAYS!!!!). . . Check!

Successfully put together 3 analyst days . . . including getting up at 4:30am to be at one all day  . . . CHECK!

Since August I have been both dreading and looking forward to October and November of this year.  I knew I was going to have very high highs and very low lows but I knew I was going to get through it . . . and guess what . . . I HAVE!

So naturally I want a new project!  How about getting married again?  I’m tempted after looking at these pictures from Alison’s blog.

This dress is OUT OF CONTROL!

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The flowers and colors are OUT OF CONTROL!

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This venue is insane.

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And the decor . . . don’t get me started.

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 I also want Mike and I to do the Dirty Dancing dance like this couple.

Of course you have to know I’m kidding . . . as nothing  . . . NOTHING could top the best night of my life.

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 Happy Thursday!

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November 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

Congrats To Ashley & Steve!

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Our great friends, Ashley and Steve, got married this past weekend in Carmel (where Ashley grew up) at the Mission Ranch.  We were invited, of course, but flying and being across the country from the hospital I’m delivering Baby D at . . . at 39 weeks sounds a little irresponsible . . . so we didn’t make it.  Its okay, though, because I’m making Ashley and Steve re-do the wedding next year on their anniversary so I can experience it ( :)). 

How amazing?

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The owner of Mission Ranch even stopped by to offer them congratulations! (I know, its like sticking the knife in and turning)

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They are in New Zealand at the moment . . . soaking up sites like these.

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After NZ they’re off to Fiji.  Hope you two love birds are having a great time!  Congrats again!!!  xo

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September 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Katya & Unity’s Wedding: Tulum, Mexico

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Perfection. I’ve been trying to find the word to describe the “UniKat” festivities in Mexico this past weekend and that’s the word that keeps coming to mind.  We spent the weekend staying at the most perfect resort, enjoying the perfect weather, laughing hysterically or staring open-mouthed with admiration during the friends and family talent show, eating amazing food, hanging out with the most interesting, caring and fun group of people I’ve ever been on vacation with . . . and if that wasn’t enough, watched two of our best friends tie the knot during one of the most romantic ceremonies I’ve ever had the honor of witnessing.

We got into Cancun very late Wednesday night so we just stayed at a hotel near the airport.  When we woke up and walked out our little balcony door we saw this . . . electric blue water, palm trees blowing in the breeze. Not bad.

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Our room had this awesome tile that matched the ocean.

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Then we headed down to Tulum . . .

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And checked into Ana y Jose.

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This was taken from our little balcony.

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Thursday night was the “Friends and Family Talent Show” at an awesome little jungle-like bar down the street.

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The acts included a James Bond skit (by Katya’s parents – SO wish I got a picture of it!) . . . a sing along with kazoos (by Unity’s parents and nephew) . . .

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. . . they were later joined by Katya’s mom . . .

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an Indian dance (so wish these pictures were better 😦 ) . . .

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A synchronized dance (Katya and Unity did one from Pulp Fiction but I was video taping at the time . . . not that it matters . . . I’m the WORST picture taker ever 😦 ). . .

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A couple of songs . . . including some in Spanish (this is Unity’s sister singing a song she put together for them in Spanish)

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A dance by Katya’s grandma and her boyfriend (aaaadorable :)) . . .

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Mike’s talent was “doodling” so he sat next to the stage the entire night drawling every act and putting it all into a collage for Unity and Katya . . .

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He ended up winning the contest.  🙂

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The next day was the “Leisure Man Olympics” . . . where we played hula hoop, water balloon toss, flip cup, three-legged race, tug of war . . . our group won!  It was a blast.

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Friday night was a beach BBQ . . .

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with a pinata . . .

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And firedancers.

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Saturday (wedding day!) we went for a run on the beach . . . had breakfast on the deck . . .

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drank coconut water on the beach . . . straight from coconuts . . .

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and I practiced my reading for the ceremony.

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. . . and then around 4pm (which is truly magic hour in Tulum – perfect temp, perfect amount of sun) Mike and I and 100 of Katya and Unity’s closest friends and family gathered together on the beach . . .

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to watch them profess their love and commitment to each other.  Everyone commented that Katya had this amazing ray of sun on her the whole time, which you can see in this picture. Beautiful.

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They sealed the deal with a kiss . . .

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And we spent the next few hours celebrating with them and enjoying our last moments of sand in between our toes, margaritas in our hands, palm trees swaying the breeze . . . all under an incredible full moon.

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Perfection. Love these guys and know that they’ll have an amazing life together.

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December 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

Erica and Chris’s Wedding

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Today was a gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding of two beautiful people.  I met Erica when I worked at USF, she was a student.  Chris lives around the corner from us, so Erica is now a neighbor.  It was nice to see Nancy, Tommy, Sonia and Bret (from my USF days.)

Unfortunately, I was not a very good photographer:

Erica was stunning!

The wedding cake was a delicious carrot cake. Talk about cracking yourself up, I didn’t have a picture of Erica from the front, but I took a beautiful picture of the cake.

The bridesmaids wore red, so I will leave you with one of  red roses profusely blooming outside the venue.

I love living in Florida!

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November 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

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