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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Ready For The 4th

As we are sure you all know by now, we love a good theme here at ASE. Any chance for us to decorate is welcomed by each member of our team. The 4th of July is one of our favorites. It’s great to have a holiday just when summer is gearing up to celebrate our great country. We also love a play on red, white, and blue, of course! How are you dressing your house, table, or desserts up for the holiday? Our flags are prepped and ready to fly next week!

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Thursday: The Flowers

How are you all fairing in this heat? We would much prefer 80 degree weather so hopefully mother nature will decide to go back to that in a few days! We hope you’ve enjoyed wedding week so far, it’s hard to believe it is almost over already. Today we wanted to talk about the flowers. We find that this can often be a hot topic for brides. To splurge on the flowers or not to splurge? If these photos don’t convince you to invest in flowers we don’t know what will! Flowers can add so much texture to a wedding, it’s so important to have some color and texture to break up your reception tables. One of our favorite touches is adding flowers to the back of the bride and groom’s chairs, or flowers lining the sides of the aisle paving the way for the bride. Check out our favorite flowers as of late, arrangements like these are what will make your wedding really stand out!

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Chic Summer Sundresses

We’ve been unpleasantly surprised by very cold weather so far this week, but the warmth is headed this way again just in time for the weekend! No matter what the activity, you can always count on a sundress to be the easiest wardrobe choice on hot summer days. The great thing about having an arsenal of sundresses in your closet is that you can dress them up or down depending on the occassion. You could wear one as a beach coverup and also out to dinner, depending on your accessories of course. Here are some of our favorite striped and floral sundresses, we are loving all this pattern!

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ASE Loves: Beach Weddings

Happy Friday! It’s another beautiful day in NJ/NYC, we’re so excited that the rain held off and everyone was able to enjoy some much needed sunshine! Today we wanted to talk about beach weddings. Brides often love the beach but are worried that their wedding will be more casual than they would like. Here at ASE, beach weddings can mean a chiffon gown, a groom in khakis, and barefoot guests but it can also mean a elegant black tie affair overlooking a beach. There are so many venues, especially in New Jersey, that can offer both of those options. Here are some examples of just that.

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Summer Tablescapes

We are in summer mode over here at ASE and we won’t let the rain ruin the mood! We were able to relax over the long weekend and we are now taking these summer weddings and events by the horns. Check out some of our favorite wedding tablescapes, perfect for summer! 

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Memorial Day Decor

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I hope that you all enjoy your day off but keep in mind why we celebrate this day. So many of us head to the beach or to family BBQs and forget to stop and think about the sacrifices so many men and women made for us. Thank you to all of our branches of the military for sacrificing to keep us safe! We wanted to share with you some great Memorial Day decor and recipe ideas that we are using for our BBQ later today. Enjoy!

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ASE Loves: Elizabeth Dye

We love this photo shoot featured on Style Me Pretty Canada by Vicky Starz. Elizabeth Dye is one of our favorite designers, and we really urge you to take a look at her new collection. There is lots and lots of pretty going on on that site… if gorgeous lace and gorgeous silhouettes are for you then look no further!

All photos via Vicky Stars Photography

Peachy Keen

Hope you all had a great weekend! One of our favorite color palettes for spring involves peach. We especially love peach flowers injected into bouquets or centerpieces of white, green, and pink. Check out some of our all time favorite peach wedding flowers. Would you consider peach as one of your wedding colors?

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ASE Loves: Gorgeous Invitations

Happy Friday! We are so excited for our second installment of ASE loves. One of our favorite things at ASE is getting our clients invitations into the office. When we see them in person after the design process, we are always overjoyed at the outcome. Your wedding invitation sets the tone for your entire wedding, and gives the guests a first peek into you and your future husband’s big day! Here are some of our favorite invites that evoke the particular wedding’s aesthetic perfectly.

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