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Romantic, Mauve Wedding at Villa Montalvo

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I remember the first time that I met this sweet couple as if it were yesterday.  I just happened to be planning a trip to NYC at the time and since they lived in the big apple, we met up one evening at a fancy new bar in the Gramercy neighborhood.  I knew from the first moment that I met them that we had a connection and that I wanted to be their planner!  Planning with M+E quickly became a family affair with their sweet parents in California and together, we created a romantic and beautiful wedding at Villa Montalvo full of mauve tones and details galore!  I am so excited that this wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty because I love this couple and the time that we spent together so much; you can view the feature here and read on for our behind the scenes take on how this day unfolded.

I absolutely loved the color palette for this wedding and am so glad that our couple loves mauve as much as I do!  We incorporated mauve and rose gold everywhere that we could while retaining the elegance that we wanted to portray for this wedding, after all, it was a New York affair!  We took so much care in choosing the colors for the bridesmaids dresses and I think that their dresses paired with the beautiful florals really created a soft and romantic look.

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This sweet detail that our bride incorporated to her dress of her grandmother's handkerchief was beyond endearing.  The heirlooms that you see above also belonged to the bride's family and I love that we found a place for them to shine for the wedding!

This sweet detail that our bride incorporated to her dress of her grandmother's handkerchief was beyond endearing.  The heirlooms that you see above also belonged to the bride's family and I love that we found a place for them to shine for the wedding!

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We wanted the ceremony to be blooming with flowers and I think the chuppah that we designed for them was one of the most beautiful ever.  We incorporated the bride's grandmother's lace to the top of the chuppah per tradition and handpainted the welcome sign on acrylic to welcome guests to the ceremony.  Individual mauve programs were passed out as well as satchels of lavender for guests to congratulate the couple with.

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Because we had a large guest count, we wanted to make sure the guests had plenty of space to mingle as well as relax.  I loved this lounge that we placed right in the middle of cocktail hour for guests to enjoy.  Guests found their seats by viewing the hand crafted escort cards that we created for them, sealed with the couple's signature wax seal and were encouraged to leave a message in a bottle for the couple to open at various anniversary years to come.  The cocktail hour really kicked off when our couple joined the festivities and saluted their guests with a champagne tower.  It doesn't get more New York than that!

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The reception space was a pure DREAM!  No detail was left out as we carefully crafted three designs for their guests to sit at.  Each guest found their seats with custom wax sealed place cards and various eucalyptus greens at their settings.  The bride and groom had the most gorgeous sweetheart table covered in rose gold with "Mi Amore" signs adorned with garlands.  Our team hand painted the table numbers of acyrlics and bell jars and guests enjoyed a beautiful dinner followed by cake and mini ice cream sandwiches!

As the evening winded down, we did a grand exit for the couple and then just like that, they were whisked away to the afterparty in a classic car.

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M+E, planning with the both of you and your families has been one of the most special experiences that I've had.  More than anything, I am grateful for the friendship that we share and couldn't be more honored to be adopted into your family.  

Planning, Design and Day of Stationery:  Charmed Events Group, Photography:  Jasmine Lee, Floral Design:  Poppy's Petalworks, Video: Owl and Tree Films Venue: Villa Montalvo, Rentals: Standard Party Rentals, Linens: La Tavola, Bride and Groom Signs: Blushtype, Invitation Suite:  Chatham & Caron, Cake: Icing on the Cake, Icecream Sandwiches: Cream