Aimee Rossi, Photographer, Aimee Rossi Photography, Naples
What she is obsessed with: Fun, creative and relaxed wedding photography full of love and emotion!
What is so 2010? “Trash the Dress” photo sessions. I don’t think brides are into taking a dive in a mud pit anymore.
What’s the next big thing? Photo booths with props. They always keep the guests so entertained!
What should brides and grooms already know before contacting you? I am a young, fun and passionate photographer with 10 years experience.
What is your specialty? Photo Shop effects. I love to take a good image and make it great! Making an image look vintage is one of my favorite effects to do. Also, over exaggerating the saturation in an image to make the colors really pop!
What is your advice for the modern couple when it comes to your industry? I always recommend an engagement session. This way the bride and groom know what to expect on the wedding day. They can get a feel of the photographer’s style in the way she poses, moves, works and behaves. Also, it is good know how you photograph; you might have a “better” side!
Whether an ode to family heritage or a love for Salsa dancing, adding a Cuban flair to your wedding brings a certain charisma that is hard to match! Cigar rollers, Cuban cuisine, bongo drum rhythms, and romantic lantern lit spaces will have your guests feeling like they’re dancing the night away in Old Havana. Don’t forget the mojitos!!
Cuban Dessert photo by Michelle Reed; Band photo via Altrendo Images; Table Setting by Celebrations at Home; Mojitos from A Nu Healthy You; Photo of Bride by Martin Pauca; Cigar Roller photo by Candidly Elegant; Domino Favors from The Knot; Empanadas via The Food Network; Lanterns by Apartment Therapy
Beach weddings have the potential to be terribly cliche, but Lauren and Joseph captured the elegance of the sea with just the right azure touches: Starfish kissing balls dangling from aisleside chairs, touches of aqua and pastel pink, a perfectly timed sunset.
But perhaps our favorite details were Lauren’s divine vintage-inspired gown from Brides by Demetrios, and her delicate bouquet of pink roses and hyrdrangeas. Oh, and the CAKE!!! Publix Bakery clearly has it going on.
Bride & Groom: Lauren & Joseph
Date: April 23, 2011
Venue: The Don CeSar
Photographer: Jason Nuttle Photography
Bride’s Dress/Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Brides by Demetrios
Cake: Publix Bakery
Place Cards: Cheers! Events
This Summer, it’s all about enjoying the good life with a mojito in one hand and a Cosmopolitan in the other (the magazine, of course!). So be fabulous and jazz up your soiree is with a bright, bold chevron print. The playful zigzag pattern bridges the gap between prepster and hipster, complementing any posh party.
Succulent centerpiece by yes, please.; Chevron print runner via My Wedding Concierge; Invitation via The Wedding Post; Zigzag streamers via Gordon Gossip; Chevron escort card table via Big Day Design Lounge; “I Love You” sign via A Jasper Events; Wedding cake via I Dream of Weddings; Multicolor bouquet via My Sweet and Saucy; Chevron print napkin via The Merriment Blog
If one of our events requires a candy bar, we It! Girls know where we are needed most: Behind the bar. Let’s get real. Who else is willing to bite the calorie bullet for guests who ask, “What flavor is this?” Call us nuts, but we consider ourselves to be very important assets.
This stop motion video by Yumsugar gives us the how-to on creating a color candy buffet. We love their mismatched containers and toe-tapping soundtrack!
These days, most brides and grooms are spending a little more time focusing on career and lifestyle before settling down with the one they love. That means that when it comes time to celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette party with their nearest and dearest, a more mature affair might be in order.
We don’t suggest laying off the tequila shots by any means, but entertaining friends with a gourmet dinner, fine wine and spirits is a great start. The It! Girls crafted this gentlemen’s dinner at Cafe Boulud Palm Beach in the Brazilian Court hotel for a young man who had recently wed the gal of his dreams at the Summer House in Nantucket. Residents of West Palm Beach, they welcomed their first child into the world this summer, and while mom had her fun with baby shower after baby shower, dad wanted to get in on the celebration, too.
Sexy vamp LED lamps towered over a Mad Men-esque assortment of ruby red roses, bells of Ireland and other greens in sleek black and mercury glass containers designed by Touch of Paradise. Votives and ivory pillar candles shined on as the Chef served up an exquisite eight-course menu, and the gentlemen retired outdoors to the Terrace for cigars and bourbon following the meal.
As for what time the boys made it home that evening… An It! Girl never parties and tells! But we hear the guests each hope to have a gentlmen’s dinner planned for themselves very soon…
Like rays of light from the summer sun, we love stripes in all shades and sizes. Alternating two complementary or contrasting colors is sweet and subtle, while bringing in a variety of hues is a more daring approach. It! Girls know there is no such thing as too much color (with the right design, of course)! Surely this mantra is a reflection of our “colorful” personalities.
Reserved ribbon via Backyard Huppah; Striped luminaries by Martha Stewart Weddings; Wedding favor tag by Martha Stewart Weddings; Striped groom via The Loveliest Day; Blue and green streamers via Petdogonline’s Wedding Dresses; Multicolor socks by Heather Kincaid; Modern wedding invitation by jess creates; Striped straws via Restored Style
Famous for sandy seashores and the big royal blue, Florida’s Atlantic Coast is without question one of best places in the world to celebrate a matrimony.
Hallie and Vincent chose Santa Rosa Beach to play host to their October 2010 wedding for its serene and secluded atmosphere (no stilettos here!), and photographer Mary Beth Tyson was there to capture each beautiful moment. Joined by family and friends at the WaterSound Beach Resort, the bride and groom enjoyed a stunning sunset before stepping barefoot into their al fresco wedding reception (we are convinced they have personal ties to mother nature), which went on into the wee hours…
Bride & Groom: Hallie + Vincent
Wedding Date: October 2010
Venue: WaterSound Beach Resort
Photographer: Mary Beth Tyson
Coordinator: Shay Bell at WaterSound Beach Resort
Make-up Artist: Jill Van Otten
Florist: Events by Nouveau
Band: The Beach Mice
One of our favorite simple, yet subtle ways to stake a claim is by adding a monogram to a few key pieces (sorry grooms-to-be, but we don’t think the Bat-Signal is very appropriate for this particular event). From vintage golden glam to rustic chic, you can match virtually any theme with the endless amount of fonts and colors available. Let us inspire you with our latest montage:
Wedding logos via snippet & ink; Logo stickers by Betsy White Stationery Boutique; Monogram aisle runner by Mi Bride and Groom; Stripped drinking straw by IsaKay Boutique; Embroidered napkin by Lori Jayne Monograms & More…; Personalized ties via Bridal Buds; Moon pie wedding favors via Once Wed; Floral monograms via Berit’s Wedding Design Blog
Whether you’re stepping out to a summer wedding or walking down the aisle as a the fabulous bridesmaid you are (no friend of yours would have you altarside in cornflower blue satin with rhinestones), we know you’ll love these vintage-inspired styles in cream, desert rose and peridot by Kate Spade New York. Why? Just call it a hunch.
Click here to view the full collection, but be warned: Swooning ahead.