Burlesque Birthday

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Today we bring you a whole lot of pink. No, not baby pink, sugary pink or cotton candy pink...none of that sweet stuff. We're talking bright, hot, shocking pink! 

Fuchsia...magenta....whatever you want to call it, it is quite a color. Mix it with sleek black and it's downright sexy. Add a pinch of black lace, a handful of glittering crystals, a truckload of ostrich feathers, strings of pretty pearls, and while you're at it, a couple of corseted courtesans, and you've got a birthday party that will please even the most stiff-lipped of guests. 

Burlesque is clearly having a moment, and we couldn't help but seize it. 
Boy, was this was one heck of a birthday party!







Fairy Tale Wedding in Florence

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This wedding at Villa Cora can only be described as pure "fairy tale". The bride, like a princess. The flowers - royal purples, sweet lavenders and lilacs, pure white, with just a touch of the palest pink. Crystal hurricanes and mercury glass votives sparkled in the candlelight and.....everyone lived happily ever after. 









Multicultural Chic Wedding in Tuscany

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Buongiorno a tutti!

The hustle and bustle of holiday preparations have begun, but that doesn't mean we can't show you a super glamorous summer wedding!

Set at the gorgeous Tuscan hideaway Il Borro, the 3-day festivities included a modern Bangladeshi ceremony and dinner, plus a classic white wedding with all the trimmings.

Check out the photos and let us know what you think!



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Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween to all of our readers! Today we bring you some fabulous ideas for non-traditional, elegant Halloween decor! Let's get started...

First off, it's not Halloween without pumpkins! We love using them all season long, mixed with rose hips, fall foliage and seasonal flowers. Candlelight is an absolute must for creating the right ambiance, so we used lots of votives and rusted bronze candelabras for this pretty autumnal table scape.




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Next we have a gorgeous table using red flowers, crystal candelabras and juicy, blood-red fruit.






 Can't you see some seriously chic vampires feasting at this table? Probably not on the fruit, though....

(Last image by Eran Be'eri Photography)

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This next series of images was taken at a private dinner in an ancient deconsecrated Tuscan church...using the original altar and pews as the table and seating....super spooky!

Add tons of candles, burgundy clematis trailing over everything like overgrown vines and juicy red pomegranates and you've got yourself a very "seance-ready" atmosphere!






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Finally, a stunning table inspired by Miss Havisham, the wealthy spinster in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. The bride had a very clear idea of the decor for her wedding, describing her vision as "a table that has been there for 100 years" and specifically citing the heiress' decaying mansion as inspiration.

This was not a "Halloween" wedding exactly, but the idea could certainly be used as a gorgeously ghostly banquette, don't you think? Especially with the touches of deep, blood red...









Have a frightfully fun Halloween everyone and stay safe!

Brides Magazine UK Feature!

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Hi everyone! We have a fabulous spread in the newest September/October 2012 issue of Brides UK! The pages feature a gorgeous wedding that we worked on in June 2011 for Darina and Carlo in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Make sure you get to your local newstand and check it out in person! 




Thanks to everyone involved and especially to the beautiful couple, Darina and Carlo! 
It was a pleasure working with you and we wish you all the best!