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We all desperately hang on to the last ray of summer sunshine and are happily surprised when Indian Summer hits in the middle of a sweet autumn October. Inspired by nature’s color palette as Summer transitions to Fall, an Indian Summer has the beauty of both seasons rolled into one. What better way to celebrate the couple of the hour than with a bright and playful afternoon outside serving margaritas and throwing confetti?

I was thrilled to bring together a group of vendors who appreciated my saturated color palette, trend-forward design vision, and free-spirited approach to a typically stuffy and formal occasion. We shot on a perfect and bright October day at the sprawling Rockefeller Estate full of gorgeous gold fall foliage, next to a field of grazing cows.

Vibrant pineapple floral arrangements brought the DIY low palette table fit with rugs, blankets, and pillows to life. Over at the bar cart, margaritas were ready to be mixed, and custom chocolates looked too beautiful to eat. Down the walking path, the giddy couple threw custom mixed confetti at each other, and didn’t have to worry where it landed because it’s biodegradable! The bride to be, Karolina, stunned us all in a two-piece ensemble featuring a blush lace crop top and flowing tulle skirt in a contrasting cream. The afternoon ended with a pair of clinking glasses etched with “his and hers,” as the sun began to descend behind the glowing estate.

If a bride to be could take anything from my daydream that came to life, I’d want her to be inspired to savor the moment, and throw love around like confetti!

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Photographer: Jamie Lefkowitz Photography | Model: Karolina Piutrich | Cake: Sweet Lisa’s Cakes | Dress: Margaret Foley, Bella Bridesmaids | Flowers: Emma MacHugh, First Blush Weddings | Dessert: Diane Holland,  Blue Tulip Chocolates | Makeup: Jackie Kalmenson, Jackie Styles | Calligraphy: Megan Coppola, Coppola Creative | Event Planning: Aoife DePaw & Lauren Ferrara, Jack and Grace Events | PR: Sierra Brown, sbcommunicationsny@gmail.com | Confetti: Jessica Huizenga, The Confetti Bar | Ribbon: Angela Ligouri, Studio Carta | Jewelry: Tammy Rosen, The Jewelry Gallery | Venue: The Rockefeller State Park Preserve

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