Real Couples: Sarah and Joe
Sarah and Joe took some adorable engagement photos on a sunny day at some of their favorite places to hang out. Their wedding this August is going to be beachy and breezy just like their personalities!
Celebrating their two year anniversary this January, Sarah and Joe always knew they were a match. Their proposal story is just as adorable as these photos!
Sarah had made Joe a cute ‘coupon book’ as a previous gift. They went out to dinner then took a stroll on the boardwalk afterwards. That is when Joe pulled out his coupon book and presented Sarah with the one that said ‘You have one wish’ he then told her his wish was to be with her for the rest of his life. This was September of last year.
Sarah and Joe are such a reserved happy couple and we are so excited to be a part of their special day!
The engagement photos were done by a friend Alexandria Rivera at the Starbucks in Merrick and Morgan Park in Glen Cove – we cannot wait to see the wedding photos!
April 14, 2012
So, hiring a coordinator gives you more anxiety than thinking about planning your wedding - and that makes you want to faint. Well worry no more - we are here to help you out.
Until May 1st 2012 we are running our Gold Planning Package at 60% off! Why? Because all of you couples that got engaged for Valentine’s day or even over the Holidays matter to us - even all of you with a tight budget. We want to tell your story, it is what we do best. This deal is being ran with you in mind.
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Please give us a call at (631)-979-9531 to set up a consultation. We are so excited to hear from you!
March 5, 2012
We were going to devote a post to these drool worthy gowns shown at the Oscars and talk about how they were ‘aisle worthy’ but – we had a better idea. Here are our favorite looks from last night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards side by side with wedding gowns of similar design that you, yes YOU can find for yourself! Everyone deserves their dream dress for their wedding – so here are our favorite Hollywood looks that you can walk down the aisle in! Hollywood does not always transfer into wedding exactly – it is all about the details that tie these gowns together. There were many gowns that were very literal to wedding (we’re talking to your Gwyneth & Rooney), so they were not included. But here are the dresses we love with findable and affordable counterparts.
We are going to start with Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
The gown we found that sings similar to Michelle’s stunning Coral number is from White by Vera Wang for David’s Bridal! The bodice and neckline match up as well as the ruffle details in the skirt. Instead of the peplum waist detail on Michelle’s gown, the Bridal version has a tulle bow. Both details are sweet with that feminine whimsy!
Next, Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab
The Wedding Dress that compliments Mila’s sunner is from Demetrios! Both one shoulder wonders with hints of sparkle the Bridal version wows with a little more of an exaggerated train. Mila’s gown is beautiful evening ware while the Demetrios counterpart adds that level of elegance that only a bride could pull off!
This gown’s beadwork is phenomenal, Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen.
The gown we found that mirrors Jessica’s (but in white) is from the David’s Bridal Collection! The beadwork on both gowns are very similar, the bridal version offers a fuller skirt and longer train. It is the perfect traditional princess gown, but with a Hollywood cousin!
George may have not gotten the Oscar, but he still had his Golden Trophy Stacy Kiebler who killed in in Marchesa
Now, there are many one shoulder gowns out there with rosettes, but we really liked this one for White by Vera Wang for David’s Bridal! The softer fabric makes it romantic, and the subtle flower details give it that something special without going overboard.
Our favorite funny girl Kristen Wiig was wearing a nude gown by J. Mendel.
Blush and Nude tones are all the rage for Spring, but also for Bridal! This Alita Graham gown that can be found in The Kleinfeld Kollection is a very pale blush (that also comes in white) and has a fuller skirt than Kristen’s gown with the same detail. Romantic but edgy we are loving these details in bridal – the relaxed elegance is so beautiful. We love this look on any bride!
Now two gowns we had to show without counterparts (because they are just THAT gorgeous) are on these two ladies. First Octavia Spencer Tadashi Shoji:
Wow, wow, WOW! This gown would look good going down any aisle. The sleeves, the beading, the shape and the sparkle all add up to an instant stunner. While it is very evening, it is gorgeous. Bridal designers take note, this pattern needs to be on file!
And, our absolute favorite gown of the night: Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward.
Jaw to the floor. The back of this gown is very on trend for 2012 bridal – but the gown is just STUNNING. We also wanted to feature Giuliana because of her story right now – strong women fighting & surviving always deserve a place in the spotlight – and Giuliana shined so bright! This gown is incredible, for bridal or for evening!
Before we wrap up the entry we have to touch on one more gowns, Glenn Close in Zac Posen
This woman looked FANTASTIC. Every Mother of the Bride, this is your style icon for 2012. The color and jacket not matronly but fabulous! We were so happy she rocked this look, simply divine!
Which gown would you want to emulate walking down the aisle?
February 27, 2012
We are so excited for June this year because that is when Emily & Paul are tying the knot at the beautiful Three Village Inn. Emily and Paul are a quiet, sweet couple that have been dating for a few years and are now ready to make that leap into forever together.
The greatest part of this shoot was it freshly snowed, and Emily & Paul got some beautiful portraits done by Heather Davis of Neverthereyet Photography. It was playful, clean and just beautiful with the winter wonderland that Mother Nature provided for them on that day.
A fun fact about Emily’s ring is that Paul designed it for her himself! The beautiful custom design shows Emily’s taste for elegance and excitement which is what their special day will reflect as well. The colors, greenery, and subtle details will really accent the beauty that is their bond together.
We were so excited when the two of them came to meet with us. Emily is an excited, beautiful bride that was eager to get everything done in the blink of an eye! Luckily we swooped in just in time before the Wedding Whirlwind took over. We were able to work out a timeline that calmed her nerves and really allowed her to enjoy the process rather than just get through it! Today we can say we are pretty much all set – everything always comes together in the end….like Emily & Paul.
The quote on their adorable Save The Dates reads;
“Sometimes, the only way to catch an uncatchable woman is to offer her a wedding ring.” – Big Fish
We are so ready for June – the wedding is going to be classic, and beautiful with rustic charm and elegance in the afternoon.
All photos were taken by Heather Davis of Neverthereyet Photography
February 8, 2012
Why hire an event coordinator? We will give you 10 reasons why it is a good idea!
10. It saves you money. While you may think spending the money on a coordinator is wasteful, a coordinator could actually save you money. Working with a professional not only will guide you away from wasteful spending but will direct you to the places that you can find what you are looking for within your budget. A coordinator always has your bottom line in mind and will help you see the big picture when it comes to finances. It is easy to stray from your budget when blinded by the wedding whirlwind or the sparkle of any celebration, but a coordinator knows what you want, how to get it for you, at the cost you are looking for.
9. You are still involved. It does not mean that you are not a part of the planning process. A coordinator is here for you as much or as little as you want. If the process is too overwhelming for you to deal with, the coordinator carries that burden for you. If you want to be 100% involved, the coordinator is there simply to lead the way.
8. Vendor contacts. While the venue that you may have your eye on has a list of recommended vendors, so does a coordinator. The difference is that a coordinator keeps their contacts based on relationships, trust, and caliber of work that the vendor does. Instead of just having a few from each category, a coordinator has many vendors that they get to know so that they will have trusting companies on your side for whatever budget you are working with and whatever your tastes are. Every event tells a story about who it is representing, and a coordinator will know people who can relay that story just the way you like it.
7. Simplifies communication. On your own, the phone calls, voice mails, brochures, all pile up into an unbearable tower. Even if you have it all organized it is a lot to go through and look at. A coordinator knows how to reach whoever you want to contact and does it for you so you do not have to think about it. You have less to worry about since a coordinator communicates with vendors they trust or they know are a good fit for you, the jumping through hoops and phone tag will be off your to do list.
6. Less stress. Celebrations can be stressful when they should be successful. While an event in your life can be a huge success it never quite cancels out the stress of getting there. A coordinator takes the stress out of planning. They schedule your timeline, deal with the phone calls and details and all you get to do is look at pretty pictures to inspire your vision. Again, a coordinator is there as much or as little as you want, but your vision is always the coordinator’s priority. You are already emotionally involved in the project, you should get to enjoy every second of it. Sometimes the most stressful part is dealing with the people in your lives that are a part of the event, which leads into reason five.
5. Neutral ground. When a few visions have to come together to get an event off the ground a coordinator gets to listen and bring everything together without being emotionally involved. While you may never be able to please everyone, a coordinator has your back and will stand up for you when your vision is being compromised or tell you when you should compromise for the sake of the vision. In any case a coordinator is that person that can organize everybody’s thoughts and opinions in a way that is not offensive to everyone but still keeps the plan intact.
4. The time it will save. A coordinator knows who to go to that will get you what you want without you spending your free time searching. Instead of hours at home and miles in the car, all you have to do is bring your ideas to the table and your coordinator does the footwork and research for you. This gives you more time to enjoy yourself before the event. If you are getting married this gives you more time with your significant other that you may actually enjoy your engagement. This is the only time you will ever be engaged and letting it pass by is a shame. If this is another type of event you get to spend more time being excited with the guest of honor or just making memories leading up to the big day.
3. The well-rested you. Because of the time and energy you are saving, you get to rest. Everybody knows that you feel better and look better when you are well rested. Because of this, your mood will be more easy going on the big day and less all over the place. You may even get that storybook morning where you wake up, the sun floods your room as you gracefully get out of bed to face the day. Hey, it may be a little far-fetched but you have a coordinator that is busy taking care of your needs as well as the event’s needs. You just have to smile and be the best you can be.
2. The details. Everybody always talks about the details, but in your overwhelming cloud planning little things can get overlooked and forgotten. A good coordinator pays extra attention to these small details and does not let them be forgotten or go unnoticed. Like stated before every event tells a story, and the coordinator reads between the lines to create what you really want. The small touches that make people notice and think of you are the most important to the foundation of the overall atmosphere of your event and unfortunately can be overlooked in the pandemonium of planning – the professionals have it covered.
1. The celebration. You are less stressed, well rested, and your vision has been carried out in your budget and on your timeline. Now the day of the event you get to drink it in and make the memories that all of this work leads up to. Your coordinator has set the stage, and you get to take on your starring roll without worrying about forgetting the lines.
Remember that at Create New Order Occasions – We Coordinate, You Celebrate.
Photo Credit North Island Photography. From left to right: Coordinator Nicole Mastromonica, Jennifer Ryan of Create New Order & Coordinator Stephanie Coiro
February 6, 2012
Branching out :) We are trying to reach as many followers as possible while CNO takes off this year in 2012. More entries and boards are on deck as we get organized for the new year!
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January 27, 2012
We were so excited when we got the photos from Alexis Stein Photography of our clients Jessica & Tom! Like we touched on in our previous entry, we had Wedding Wednesday on Jan 7th and after the tour of Coindre Alexis Stein Photography came in to take shots that came out beautiful.
The one challenge that you face taking your Engagement Photos where you will be getting married is that you want each shoot to be unique. Thankfully, Coindre Hall is a photographer’s playground and the opportunities are endless for a photo shoot.
Jessica & Tom are a relaxed effortless couple. Not only are they easy to work with but they are a pleasure to work with. Planning their big day has posed some challenges with Tom in North Dakota and Jessica in school in Connecticut, but everything has been coming together great thus far.
(^This one makes us smile, Jessica looks beautiful and so comfortable being silly with Tom)
Alexis Stein Photography is a perfect match for Jessica and Tom, their style is as effortless and as beautiful as they are! These shots are some of our personal favorites from the bunch and we are looking forward to August when their big day will be captured.
We are so happy to have Alexis Stein on our list of contacts and we cannot wait to see their studio and work with them more in the future! Stephanie being there for the shoot was a real experience - it is great being a part of something so special for our clients. Plus it is great to see people who are passionate and talented do what they love, it always serves as great inspiration. If you didn’t catch their link, you can visit their website here. And they were voted Best Photography Studio on Best Of L.I. 2012!!
January 20, 2012
January 7, 2012
Six days into 2012 and the predictions are already in for what will be big in 2012 for weddings. While the Vintage look seems to ALWAYS be big, here are our top 5 Wedding Trends to look for in 2012!
What is this all about?
Themed weddings are BACK. Whether you love them or hate them ‘My Fair Wedding’ and tradition have influenced the 2012 couples. Instead of just colors or a mood, themes are put in place to dictate decor and to represent the couple. They have become more creative though. On this board, we see a nautical prep, retro eyewear and rock and roll for three different events. Themes are an easy way to allow everything to come together but need to be handled with care with respect to subtle details and not so much over the top obvious hints at what the themes are.
One theme that will have major influence in 2012 is Royalty
The Royal wedding happened in 2011 with a lot of 2012 couples watching on being swept away by the romance and opulence of it all. The weddings of 2012 are bound to have a touch of Royalty to them, gold, ivory, royal blue and the formality of it all will show itself. Another trend that has been influenced by The Royal Wedding…
This is not the way your Grandmother has done lace. Lace accents and especially lace dresses are making a big statement in 2012. The beautiful back work of the dresses in 2012 are graced with beautiful lace detail. The delicate elegance that lace brings not only brings in the Royal flare but also adds to the whimsy and romance of any wedding.
While the traditional centerpieces are gorgeous and timeless, couples in 2012 are opting to do something a little different. Multiple small vases, or even multiple big vases have taken place of the one big gathered arrangement in the center of the table. Some details such as teapots, and even large glasses (or vases) are filled with flowers are being seen more than the regular high or low centerpieces. Also topiary shaped centerpieces are a cross with the modern and the traditional.
And last but not least, 2012 is going to be colorful
Trading in the same old white, ivory or chocolate brown, 2012 couples are not afraid of COLOR. From the flowers, to the linens to the dresses color is EVERYWHERE! The pops of color and brighter, and overall the color of weddings will be more vibrant. We cannot wait to work with some of these fearless couples that are not afraid to have some fun with color!
2012 is off to a great start for Create New Occasions - to book a complimentary consultation please call (631)-979-9531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
January 6, 2012
We hope everyone out there had a wonderful holiday weekend - we know we did! Anyway, with the New Year being only days away we decided that instead of doing the normal inspiration this week we would recap some of our most favorite trends of 2011!
We want to start with dessert first!
Forget the tired and true venetian hour of the past, these dessert tables and new and improved. Covered with cake pops, cocktails and cupcakes these tasty bites are coveted by guests and onlookers alike. The coolest part of these tables is they also sometimes serve as a candy buffet where guests take a bag of candy home as their favor, or just to their table to snack on. Some of these tables are lavish and full, while others clean and simple. We also think this is a great way to represent the theme of your wedding further, and everybody likes a good dessert selection. Many couples decided that love was sweet, so they would give out some treats!
Nothing is better than the Great Outdoors…
While Mother Nature proves a little uneasy sometimes, many couples took their chances at braving the elements and it paid off with beautiful settings for their beautiful celebrations. Nothing can beat nature’s backdrop, and when you add some twinkling lights to an already romantic night, the mood sets itself.
….Featuring the Groom
More brides are stepping aside to let the groom have his own piece of the spotlight as well. Well the verdict is in: this is awesome. It isn’t just about a Groom’s Cake anymore (even though that hot dog is an AWESOME one! Yes, that is a cake!) the guys have showed their style by wearing the not so traditional tux and putting their own spin on what they should wear on their lapels. From cigar rollers to high tops, the men have put their two cents in and it is a trend that should be here to stay.
The guestbook has become a facebook. Photo Booths made appearances at every turn and guestbooks and never looked better! The Bride & Groom as well as their families and friends get to jump into photos holding props and sharing laughs only to paste it into the guestbook (and sometimes take a copy home as a favor) for the memory to be recorded forever. This is a great way to keep the party going and to have a personalized keepsake that is really timeless.
And everyone loved to do it themselves.
DIY is the new black and we mean that. 2011 was the year of the budget bride and nobody did it better them them. Every wedding was given its own personal touch with these easy and beautiful projects that you saw everywhere. It seemed like every shabby chic wedding one upped the next one with their beautiful hand crafted delights. I think we will see this trend into 2012, since websites like Pintrist and DIYBride are extremely popular, and to be honest we are obsessed ourselves!
Other big trends in 2011 were gourmet food trucks at the end of the night. As guests left they are offered another treat or a hamburger! Photojorunalism, not Photography, more photographers that love what they do love the capture weddings at their very best. Vintage & Shabby Chic ruled the themes and modern day Princess Gowns made a huge comeback. Check back next week when we show what we are excited to see in 2012!
December 26, 2011