elegant candlelit tablescape

bride and bridesmaids in blush gowns holding white bouquetsPhoto Credit: Robert & Kathleen Photographers

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Kristen Carro-Estela, Founder & Owner of Lovely Event Planning, based in White Plains, New York! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I grew up in a kitchen surrounded by chefs & hospitality professionals, so it’s no surprise I fell in love with event planning. I started event planning at one of the world’s top media companies and recognizable brands, MTV, where I worked on every kind of event, from planning small, exclusive parties to escorting VIPs down the red carpet at VMAs. It was a truly amazing 5 years of my life and it really helped me build an incredible foundation.

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Beautiful bride to be getting ready for the wedding

happy couple sitting at a cafe planning their weddingPhoto Credit: Pharris Photos

Today’s guest post, brought to us by Debbie from A La Mode Events (New York, NY) will help you to get organized for your wedding so that you and your guests can relax and enjoy an amazing day! Enjoy:

Every bride has her own dream wedding. Where to start is probably one of the hardest to do while the least you want to feel is burned out and pressured. So here’s some How To’s that will truly benefit you. Learn how to make your wedding a story. The moment you announce your engagement, you could be hearing expectations on how great your wedding would turn out to be. And the day you give out your save-the-date cards or the wedding invitation, you’d surely want to hear a compliment, what more on the day itself right?  You could have an endless list of ways for your guest to commend your wedding — who wouldn’t right? Consider some of these tips.

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This stylish and eclectic inspiration shoot comes to us from Wedding Planner Katie Werkin of Chancey Charm NYC! Here’s Katie to tell us more:

I had the best time designing this urban styled shoot with NYC brides in mind. Wanting to highlight the raw + urban vibe of the space, it felt only natural to juxtapose the rough textures and hard lines of the venue with light and bright colors to soften the space. I really love how the vendor team took this vision and ran with it. It was so much fun seeing it all come together day of, with their hard work and talent.

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Romantic Red and White Botanical Garden Wedding by Kismet Events (7)

This lovely botanical garden wedding comes to us from Chandai Raghunauth of Kismet Events, based in New York, NY! Here’s Chandai to tell us more:

Sarah and Noyan were such an amazing couple. The love they have for each other is genuine. There wedding started off at the Queens Botanical Garden, which Sarah’s mom Mrs. Miranda planned for her only daughter. Sarah wanted a garden ceremony because she loves to be around nature. Noyan wanted whatever Sarah wanted. He wanted to make her happy.

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