An Innovative Chuppah for a Destination Wedding

I designed my very first handheld chuppah for Lindsey and Jason’s destination wedding on the Agean coast last year. I wanted to create a handheld chuppah that looked like one of my free-standing chuppahs- one that would be intricate, dramatic and great-looking from all sides- in short, something I’d never seen before. It also had to be easy to transport and assemble. After months of prototyping, I had created an innovative new chuppah. A big thank you to Lindsey and Jason for inspiring my new and growing line of handheld chuppahs, and also thank you to Jackie, one the first Chuppah Studio brides, for sending Lindsey and Jason my way. Photography byMichalas Studios.

A Tattoo and a Kilt were just the start...

I’m honored to be among the talented artists who worked on Stephanie and Steven’s one-of-a-kind wedding last Summer. Featured in Style Me Pretty in January 2014, their wedding at Mahattan Loft and Terrace included some unique and splashy details that combined to create a truly original event.  The couple exchanged vows under Chuppah Studio’s fun and romantic Chrysanthemum chuppah.  Stephanie’s spectacular glam jeweled bouquet, which I absolutely love,  is by Noaki Jewelry. They also chose handmade paper flowers as well as adorable cupcakes by Bread and Spoon, all preserved in Lilian Haidar’s stunning photos.

Wedding Bash at Brooklyn Bowl

Rock Paper Scissors Events commissioned this custom chuppah for a spectacular September wedding at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. The bride had her heart set on a swiss dot patterned canopy to match the wedding dress her mother had passed down to her.  We chose an elegant and ethereal silk paired with a geometric, artful trim. The result was modern, romantic, sophisticated, and fun, as well as sentimental and deeply personal. Images courtesy of Readyluck / Shane Carpenter who captured the day so perfectly.

Artist Spotlight: Emily Thompson Flowers

I am a big fan of Emily Thompson Flowers and Emily Thompson, a fellow sculptor with a unique vision who is quickly becoming one of New York’s most celebrated florists. In her compositions, Emily masterfully brings formal binaries into dialogue: roughness and polish, freedom and control, natural and cultivated. Her work reminds me of the best perfume– all at once beautiful, bright, composed, lush, ruinous and wild.