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Noshing At Tiffany’s Styled Shoot — The Wedding

It was important to me, as the producer of Noshing At Tiffany’s, to make sure that in addition to capturing the brilliant details created by the dream team of vendors, that we also create a mock wedding that would not only showcase the beautiful and artistic elements, but also highlight major Jewish traditions that you’d likely see or experience at your Jewish or Jew-ish wedding.

So, let’s take a walk down the aisle together as we watch our models (who are real-life husband and wife!) Runya and Jason get married with their (new) friends, Yana and Jonathan serving as their best man and maid of honor!

It all starts with some portraits of this good looking crew!

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After portraits, it’s time to sign the ketubah! The ketubah is called Jerusalem Love Tree and is by Anna Abramzon. We love how it’s a modern and whimsical piece of art, but still matches the Tiffany’s blue vintage theme. The couple signed the ketubah and their wedding party served as their witnesses. In real life, remember, your witnesses should be Jewish, non-blood relatives, and don’t forget to use an archival pen, not a Sharpie or Paper Mate.

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Once the ketubah ceremony is finished, it’s time to head over to the chuppah ceremony! Happy Flowers set up and decorated the chuppah in addition to the creative flower duties. Even on a blustery day, the chuppah held up and stood strong! The bride and groom stood under the chuppah together, shared some wine in the kiddush cup, got wrapped in the groom’s tallit, and of course, the big finish was stepping on the glass!

There is so much more that takes place in a real chuppah ceremony, but here we are focusing on some of the photogenic snippets. “Mazel tov” to the “married” (again to each other) couple!

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After the ceremony, it’s time to celebrate! How about some merriment around a stylishly decorated table, brilliantly designed by Cynthia Alexander of An Enlightened Event? We’ve already gushed over the details of the table, but now it’s time to talk about what happens at the table.

Toasts to the bride and groom! Snuggling as “newlyweds!” And Ooooo-ing and Ahhhh-ing over the decor! Yes, this is definitely a brunch party like no other.

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There’s still nothing like a real Jewish wedding and there are plenty more REAL ones in store as The Wedding Yentas receives submissions daily. If you’d like to send your waiting in for review, please email alison @ theweddingyentas dot com for details. I’ll need your wedding photos zipped or sent through Dropbox, a full vendor list with links, and a blurb about the day. Photographers and other wedding pros may also submit via Two Bright Lights.

Producing Noshing At Tiffany’s was a total blast and I’m still pinching myself that this team came together and made this much beauty. Are you inspired to design your own vintage wedding?

Noshing At Tiffany's Styled Shoot

Photographer: Erin Saldana Photography
Venue and Catering: Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn
Styled Shoot Designer and Wedding Coordinator: An Enlightened Event
Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories: Mill Crest Vintage
Floral Design & Chuppah: Happy Flowers
Event Design and Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table
Tuxedos: Friar Tux
Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Bobalu Berries
Rolls Royce: Classy Chassis
Dessert Topper and Servingware: Bling Diva Designs
Paper Food Cards and Paper Table Number: Fla-de-Dahs
Ketubah: Anna Abramzon Studio
Hair Stylist: Hair of the Bride, Helena Van Zandbergen
Makeup Artist: Sam Salk
Linens: Ventura Rental Party Center

Wonderful Models: Runya Simon, Jason Simon, Yana Ward, Jonathan Bluth

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Noshing At Tiffany’s – Styled Shoot, Westlake Village, California

Elegance. Femininity. Fashion. High society. Total Glam.

Those are the words that describe Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn, and, of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Aren’t these wonderful words to use to describe a wedding? Who says you can’t have a wedding in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Every girl can have her Audrey moment.

But you’re having a Jewish wedding. You have to stick to… tradition! How do you incorporate this kind of aesthetic when your wedding day is mildly or heavily guided by tradition?

Ah ha! A little word play has never been so glamorous:

The Wedding Yentas is proud to present Noshing at Tiffany’s!

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So how do you pull off a Noshing at Tiffany’s wedding, borrowing details from the movie and style while combining some Jewish flair?

It all starts with food! A brunch time wedding is so yummy and high society! Pick a place that provides a beautiful brunch ambiance. We did (Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn) and the environment, food spread, and service provided the most luxurious spot for our photo shoot. While delicate desserts like Tiffany-blue chocolate covered strawberries (Bobalu Berries) and colorful macarons bring in ultimate class, go ahead and bring out the nosh with Jewish delicacies like black and white cookies, blintzes, and other treats you’d find in your deli’s spinning glass dessert case. A variety of bagels will always be welcome at any Jewish event and you can’t forget the accouterments: lox, onions, capers, cucumbers, tomatoes. And the cream cheese? But of course!

Here’s the wedding spin on cream cheese: You know the colorful spread of candy in apothecary jars or delicious dessert buffets we see at wedding receptions as we walk out with our midnight snacks? Here’s a new one for you:

Schmear Bar!

Different flavored cream cheeses to accompany your bagel! Noshing at Tiffany’s fusion does not get any yummier or Jewishy than that!

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It would have been criminal of all of us to produce a vintage Tiffany’s-themed styled shoot without that perfect twinkle of blue!

We’ll learn more about the inspiration for the design (An Enlightened Event) later this week, but I’m too impulsive to wait to share the details that are dripping in Tiffany’s robin’s egg blue. The table scape (Pretty Vintage Table and Ventura Rental Party Center) is dessert for my eyes and the brunch buffet even manages to boast signature blue via tri-fold labels (Fla-de-Dahs) and sparkly servingware (Bling Diva Designs). And what’s a better way to tip your hat to Tiffany’s? How about a “cake topper” (Bling Diva Designs) blinged out in Swarovski crystals in the figure of a class Tiffany’s diamond engagement ring? Since Noshing at Tiffany’s is a brunch, we didn’t include a cake and created a dessert tower instead and that pretty little gem of a topper dazzled from the highest tier.

The flowers (Happy Flowers) with silver spray painted succulents add a necessary antique quality to the dream of cream hydrangeas. This carries over from bouquets to boutonnieres to chuppah. The little things add to the big look! The rest of the floral design included romantic and textured blooms like roses, Million Star Gypsophila, Queen Anne palm seeds, Dusty Miller, renunuclas, and Pieris japonica.

You can even incorporate the palette in your Jewish details, too! Your ketubah (Anna Abramzon Studio) doesn’t need to be made out of Tiffany diamonds (although, twist my arm!), but why not select a piece of art that you love and integrates the color scheme? Success for Noshing at Tiffany’s! And you can purchase glass or use a bag for the glass that pays homage to the look of your wedding.

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What screams “vintage” more than a Breakfast at Tiffany’s period Rolls Royce? Whether it’s for a getaway or just for photos, a vintage car (Classy Chassis) seals the deal on a vintage wedding. Shots in, out, and around the car with as a couple or with your bridal party is a great way to capture memories from your day.

This is something that even the girliest girl can get excited about!

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It’s impossible to talk about 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s without mentioning what Audrey Hepburn is most known for: timeless, sophisticated fashion. So, for Noshing at Tiffany’s, this was brilliantly achieved and also appropriate for a Jewish wedding.

While the dresses our models wore (Mill Crest Vintage) were time-period appropriate (more on the fashion of the shoot later this week!), the wedding dress in particular would be a beautiful gown for a traditional Jewish bride as it boasted a modest neckline and covered shoulders. And the black bridesmaid dress is a reminder of that little black dress that Audrey made so famous.

Wedding experts will tell you that your wedding dress will help dictate the style of your wedding, and dictate it did! The wedding dress was the starting point, and the rest of the vision followed, including the ladies’ hair (Hair of the Bride) and makeup (Sam Salk) styles.

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This is just the tip of the Noshing at Tiffany’s iceberg! This week you’ll see in-depth details and analysis from the top-notch designers who expertly created the look of this photo shoot. They are the epitome of true professionals in the field. The idea came to me during coffee on a trip to Chicago with the vintage wardrobe designer from Mill Crest Vintage, and then I called upon my troops and they put their creative juices to work! This kind of collaboration is not only inspiring for brides who are currently planning weddings, but for individuals and businesses in the wedding industry.

It was an honor to coordinate this shoot with my wonderful team and I can’t wait for the Yentas community to see the rest of this dreamy result.

Photographer: Erin Saldana Photography
Venue and Catering: Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn
Styled Shoot Designer and Wedding Coordinator: An Enlightened Event
Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories: Mill Crest Vintage
Floral Design & Chuppah: Happy Flowers
Event Design and Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table
Tuxedos: Friar Tux
Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Bobalu Berries
Rolls Royce: Classy Chassis
Dessert Topper and Servingware: Bling Diva Designs
Paper Food Cards and Paper Table Number: Fla-de-Dahs
Ketubah: Anna Abramzon Studio
Hair Stylist: Hair of the Bride, Helena Van Zandbergen
Makeup Artist: Sam Salk
Linens: Ventura Rental Party Center

Wonderful Models: Runya Simon, Jason Simon, Yana Ward, Jonathan Bluth

  • Runya says:

    What a beautiful piece yentas!! We had such a fun day with you all and we just loved all the vendors! xo I am craving one of those yummy strawberries from Bobalu Berries!!!

  • sharon says:

    Gorgeous & glamorous shoot. I love the theme and style. The table setting is very pretty & the ketubah is a beautiful work of art.

  • Alexandra says:

    The hair and makeup look divine. I just love it! Vintage chique.

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Flower Power: La Petite Gardenia On Designing A Perfect Wedding

Yesterday, the wedding of Brian Autenrieth and Alisan Porter, known for her work as a child actress in hits like Curly Sue and Parenthood, provided some amazing eye candy for all of us to enjoy. It’s no surprise that Alisan, the cute little girl who made us smile, grew up to be a stunning bride. And her handsome groom, Brian, was dashing as a groom should be, and looked so in love and happy to be marrying Alisan.

Their venue, Dormido Diablo, was warm and rustic and provided the most excellent ambiance for tying the knot, but for a wedding, it’s always nice to step it up a notch and that’s where La Petite Gardenia came through to provide delicious and delicate floral design.

We have Alison Franchi, CEO and Lead Designer of La Petite Gardenia, to share the design inspiration for Alisan and Brian’s wedding.

Ali chose a quaint California ranch tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains. Her theme was feminine, whimsical, and vintage-inspired with lots of David Austin garden rose (her favorite), ranunculus, and hydrangeas.

We worked with a color palette of taupe, grey, blush pink, and cream with accents of birch wood.

Birch wood boxes acted vessels for her whimsy centerpieces which held a variety of garden roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, dusty miller, and berries.

Her bridal bouquet was a lush French-inspired hand bouquet consisting of various David Austin roses, ranunculus, and dusty miller in shades of soft pink, cream, peach, and grey. We finished the look with burlap ribbon, hemp, and pearls to grace the stems of Ali’s bouquet.

The girls carried a lighter shade of soft pinks, white and cream.

It was the perfect array to complement Ali’s lace gown and soft style.

It’s always a treat to see photos of finished projects by La Petite Gardenia, a preferred florist of The Wedding Yentas.

La Petite Gardenia is a botanical art and floral design firm focused on providing unique living art installations for those whose passion for art equals their love of gorgeous flora. Each distinctive creation is rooted in nature and infused with a blend of concept art & interior design that cohesively breathes new life into any environment. CEO and Lead Designer, Alison Franchi, takes pride in offering floral designs that are filled with creativity as well as organic integrity. Featured in several notable publications and commissioned by such diverse powerhouses as Dior, CBS, Lamborghini, and Warner Bros, Alison has also collaborated with acclaimed interior design firms like Room & Board and Modern Home & Living. Currently serving both the East and West Coasts, Alison and her team provide patrons with customized living art developed in La Petite Gardenia‘s signature style – modern, organic innovation that’s truly artistically defined.

  • Jennifer says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!! I Love love love all of these arrangements. Alison Franchi is amay-zing!