I'm so thrilled that Martha Stewart Weddings editorial director Darcy Miller loves Weddings In Color. Thank you for including our book in your weekly obsessions Darcy! See her post here and check out her Instagram page - she loves our Black Balloon Dog Ringbearer! xo Jainé
I'm so humbled and delighted to share that I've been selected as one of MODWeddings 2015 Best Wedding Photographers. What an amazing honor to be included with such an amazing group of photographers! They also featured two of my favorite weddings - 501 Union and The Metropolitan Building. Thank you so much ModWeddings! xo Jainé
Absolutely thrilled that 501 Union was selected as one of the 9 Best Brooklyn wedding venues on Martha Stewart Weddings and my photo was used to highlight the location. You can relive Ashley and Jonathon's wedding at 501 Union here which was also featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. xo
Thank you Martha Stewart Weddings for featuring Weddings In Color in your 9 Best Brooklyn Venues Roundup by Vané Broussard. The book is available for purchase in-stores and online today. Hooray!! xoxo, Jainé
Hooray - the day is almost here!! Weddings In Color is going to be available on October 13th, 2015. It's so exciting and nerve wracking at the same time!! We've got a little something in store for everyone that has pre-ordered the book. Minhee Cho created and handcrafted this adorable wedding notes notebook just for you. She designed the pages to help you keep track of your wedding inspiration and hand stamped the gold leaf on the outside. Aren't they adorable? So, how can you get one? Simply fill out the form here from Chronicle Books with your order information to get your FREE gift once the book ships. Enjoy and hope to see you at the Book Launch Party at West Elm Dumbo next Thursday. RSVP here. xo, Jainé
I'm so delighted to share that a few of my images were recently published on Brides.com, Buzzfeed and Style Me Pretty. It's always an honor being including among so many other talented wedding photographers! xo, Jainé
Hooray! It's finally here - the launch of Weddings In Color! I can't believe our modern wedding book will be released on October 13th, 2015. To celebrate this exciting occasion, West Elm is hosting a book launch party on October 15th, 2015 in DUMBO. Everyone is invited and we'd love for you to stop by, pick up a copy of the book, enjoy a colorful cocktail and say hello! You can RSVP here and the first 25 people to buy a copy of Weddings In Color will receive a free black and white striped notebook hand foiled by Minhee. Excited to see you there! xo, Jainé
I'm so excited to have my friend Hannah, of HANALULU CO., join us as a guest blogger for our Meet The Expert series. When I met Hannah, we hit it off right away as we share a love for anything pretty, pink and kate spade! I was so thrilled to collaborate with Hannah on our modern preppy chic inspiration shoot at The Green Building last year, which was featured on Green Wedding Shoes. I asked Hannah to share her favorite tips on how to start the wedding design process with a wedding designer. I hear from a lot of brides that finding the way to express your style throughout your wedding can be an overwhelming task without an expert by your side. Enjoy!
Hello! I’m Hannah Shen, owner of HANALULU CO., a Brooklyn-based design studio that specializes in event décor and styling. We provide couples with the creative direction they need to create a wedding that’s perfectly theirs. From designing the wedding concept, sourcing décor and props, to crafting the fun details, we’re there to inspire, advise, and show them how it’s all possible. Starting the wedding design process can be oh-so-overwhelming, so here are our five tips to jumpstart your wedding adventure!
No. 1 - Before anything else, do this with your fiancé first.
It’s important to start with the basics with a pen + paper and brainstorm all the words to describe how you want your wedding to look and feel. Whether your list includes "colorful, fun and sophisticated" or "organic and natural with a splash of whimsy", this will be a helpful way for ya'll to focus and stay on the same page in terms of design!
No. 2 - Look outside the wedding box for inspiration.
Don’t get us wrong, we can spend hours upon hours browsing weddings on Pinterest! However, try sourcing inspiration from interior spaces -- even your own! We love seeing how different colors, patterns, and textures are used in homes, and taking those ideas and translating them into your wedding space. For example, we took this pretty pin and dreamt up this fun bridal shower.
No. 3 - Disrupt the trends.
Do things with a bit of a twist. We are huge advocates of doing something different and making it your own. For instance, we adore the color and texture of chambray -- denim's softer cousin. By mixing in ombré and adding a splash of sparkle, we were able to incorporate the casual design element in an elegant and playful way like this example.
No. 4 - Marry two different styles into one.
Just like you’re joining two different personalities in a marriage, try blending your two styles to create your own design. This editorial shoot we designed is a great example of a fun yet sophisticated matchmaking -- classic Chanel meets good ole Brooklyn!
No. 5 - Choose your wedding colors wisely.
Thank you Hannah!! I hope you all enjoyed her wonderful tips and helps you start the wedding design process. Be sure to visit Hannah's website and follow her on Instagram.
On a perfect Summer day, I met up with Natasha and Aneil to capture their engagement session on New York City's Highline and Meatpacking District. The bright blue skies and cool breeze made an August day in the city enjoyable. As we strolled through the highline, tourists and travelers wished them congratulations throughout our walk down the highline which was so much fun! I'm excited to share a few of my favorite engagement photos and I can't wait for their wedding this Fall at the Essex House in Manhattan. Enjoy! xo
I'm so delighted that Ashley and Jonathon's gorgeous wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, was featured on Carats and Cake. See the full wedding here! xo, Jainé