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Entries from August 2008

Summer 2008

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I am taking Destination Friday’s to new heights! I thought I would share a bit of my summer fun. Have a great Labor Day Weekend and we’ll see you on the other-side of summer. LAVALLETTE, NEW JERSEY  I visited my home away from home….Lavallette, New Jersey. I have summered there since childhood. I sneak off to [...]

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Posted in: Our Travels

Building the Chuppah

August 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Central Synagogue in Manhattan is an exquisite space and the chuppah we designed needed to have a strong presence but not compete with the beautiful surroundings. Built in 1872, Central Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in continuous use in Manhattan. Designed by Henry Fernbach, the design is loosely called Moorish-Islamic Revival. The 14 foot high [...]

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Destination Fridays – a Whale of a Time

August 14th, 2008 · 13 Comments

Nantucket itself provided the inspiration for this destination wedding.  I collaborated closely with Karen Bartolomei of Grapevine Couture Invitations. We drew from both history and locale in designing this beautiful papery suite. Nantucket was a major whaling port in the 19th century and we wanted to capture the nostalgia of the period in the design of the [...]

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Posted in: The Detail that made the Difference · Uncategorized

Wonderful White

August 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Many of you know that I don’t shy away from making bold colorful statements when designing a wedding. The opposite approach – using more subtle and softer colors — can be just as effective in creating a dramatic setting that is sophisticated and romantic, younger and fresher. Hurricane lanterns add height as well as soft [...]

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