Category Archives: New York

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We loved this seaside rehearsal dinner in downtown Newport, RI. It was the perfect compliment to the formal wedding held the next day, and a fantastic way to welcome guests in for the weekend. Held at a local restaurant, friends and family joined the couple for an intimate rehearsal dinner, followed by a dessert and dancing party for all guests. Corbin Gurkin captured all of the events of the weekend.

Rehearsal dinner Collage

Cocktail Hour CollageGuests enjoyed popular favorites like New England Clam Chowder and mini lobster rolls. Keeping in line with the sea colored palette, escort cards were nautical inspired flags displayed on a watercolored board.

044-2016_Stephanie_Peter_0094Keeping the decor natural and simple made the most sense for a nautical inspired feel. Table runners were of a french linen flour sack feel. Potted rosemary topiaries and simple hydrangea blooms dotted the length of the tables.

048-2016_Stephanie_Peter_0088One of my new favorite design elements are colored border linen dinner napkins. So simple but they lend such an elegant touch. And, how cute were these white nautical rope balls which we used to “anchor” the place cards. White ink on navy paper is an unexpected but pretty way to present the dinner menus.

scenery CollageNo seaside rehearsal dinner in New England would be complete without a lobster course.

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Spectacular views were offered as desserts and drinks were served to the tunes of a DJ so  the couple had many moments to enjoy chatting with guests before the big day…

9.03.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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We were so stunned by this bridal portrait shoot Jose Villa did with our beyond gorgeous bride, Caroline, we just had to share.. There are so many benefits to doing a bridal portrait session prior to your wedding and with your actual wedding photographer. We use them as a hair and make up run through, a dress fitting (and learning how you will move around  in the dress,or if tweaks are needed prior to wedding), and an intimate time getting to know your photographer so that that level of comfort comes through in the actual wedding photos.

Caroline chose a dress by Carolina Herrera. The Whitby Hotel in New York City was chosen as the shoot location-  the couple would marry upstate at Troutbeck.  We also like to use the portrait day as a test for the bouquet.

8.06.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jul 16, 2019

As many of you know we also have an office in New York, which we just celebrated the 10 year anniversary of… Recently when a larger corner space on our current floor opened up, we jumped at the chance to move in, and had my BFF, Nicki Clendening help with sprucing up the space for us. Thank you to Corbin Gurkin for the pics of the space.

Many of the items have been sourced via flea markets, antique booths, and favorite hidden gem spots over the past years, but we love the thought Nicki had to paint the walls a version of our “Soiree” signature orange…

Standard wooden kitchen cabinets get a complete face lift with marbleized fronts and new brass hardware…

Of course, no spot is complete without being able to entertain clients or vendors when needed… We hope you’ll come by and see us!

7.16.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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