Our Kind of Style

Happy Monday? We love a good style blog and lately we can’t get enough of Blair from Atlantic-Pacific. Her blog is so simple (no words, just photos) and we couldn’t be more obsessed. We’ve been heading to her site everyday to check to see what she’s wearing. The great thing about Blair is that she’s able to pair “investment peices” with options that we can all afford. We can all learn a lot about style from this lovely lady. Check out some of our recent favorites from her blog.

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Carly’s Wedding In New Jersey Bride

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! We thought today would be the perfect day to share an ASE wedding that was featured in the Fall/Winter 2012 New Jersey Bride magazine. Carly and Brendan met on their first day at St. Lawrence University and were inseperable ever since. Seven years later, Brendan proposed to Carly on the beach and the rest was history! This wedding was extra special to ASE because Carly just so happens to be Allison’s daughter, and an event planner with ASE, of course! Carly and Allison worked together to dream up the perfect wedding day and it couldn’t have turned out better.

Carly’s wedding was quite the event… with a color pallet of pink and green, the possibilities were endless. Our favorite part of this wedding was the custom lighting in the tent designed by Allison herself. The surprise fireworks display was a close second for us though! There were so many little details that went into making this wedding great from the monogrammed pillows on the couches to the intracate detailing on the cake that matched Carly’s beautiful gown. Take a look at the article and make sure to pick up your own copy of New Jersey Bride, they have so many fantastic resources for brides to be!

Event Planner: ASE Events, Photographer: Wendy Robinson Photography, Venue: Upper Montclair Country Club, Gown: Kenneth Pool, Bridesmaid Dresses: Coren Moore from Bella Bridesmaid, Flowers: The Garden Shop in Montclair, Cake: Wendy Kromer Confections, Groom’s Cake: Palermo’s Bakery, Stationery: Invitations Et Cetera, Entertainment: Hank Lane Music, Deejay: The Entertainment Company

Wedding Cake Alternatives

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Lately, a lot of brides have been going a different route and avoiding the traditional wedding cake. Although the cake cutting portion of a wedding is adorable, we also love the idea of a easier to eat and less formal option. If you’re having a more casual wedding, this will give your guests the freedom to dance and mingle without interruption for the remaider of the night. These cute litte desserts are perfect for snacking on while dancing the night away! We are cake pop and cupcake crazed over here at ASE!

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Inspiration {Grounded In White}

It’s been a while since we shared one of our inspiration boards. Lately at ASE we have been very inspired by white. Not pure white, but a wedding grounded in white with added, subtle, pops of other colors like a pale pink, green, or purple. We love the idea of simple clean lines bringing a bright and happy feel to your wedding day. Enjoy some of our amazing inspiration!

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Wedding Wednesday

Happy wedding Wednesday! Hope you are all having a great week so far. ASE loves making inspiration boards for our brides. Here are some of the photos catching our eyes lately. We love how these photographers captured the entire mood of the couple’s wedding day. Enjoy!

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ASE Loves: Accessorizing

As you all already know from this post, Allison loves to match her outfits to her events. Accessories really make it possible for her to always match and fit right in with the guests. J. Crew is a great resource for all of us for super dramatic accessories that will add a ton of color to any ensemble. Check out our favorite statement necklaces the ASE team will surely be sporting at upcoming weddings.

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High Tea

Stumped for a bridal shower or birthday idea? We love the idea of a formal tea. As fans of all things English, we take any opportunity to break from the day to pour a quick cup and would love for more people to sit down to a formal tea party of sorts. It’s a perfect opportunity to go a little crazy by stacking tea pots and saucers (mad hatter style) or keep it classy and traditional with roses and vintage tea sets. Here is some of our tea party inspiration. We are also loving the idea of to-go tea bags as favors!

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ASE Loves: Oversized Flower Arrangements

Do you love this flower arrangement as much as we do? Of course the silver chairs paired with the pure white table paired with the (way) oversized flowers gets us, but we’re pretty sure they could put this centerpiece anywhere and we’d be swooning. We are always big fans of long tables at a wedding, it gives more of a sense of family and sharing. If you are going to have as many guests as the couple from this wedding obviously did, you’ll need big flowers to make a big impression on your guests. Having multiple oversized flower arrangements mixed with smaller flowers lining the table is sure to make your wedding one for the books!

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