{love.inspired} Soft Summer Cazenovia StyleShoot: Part One

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Let’s all stop for a minute and take in the beautiful summer we’re having…. I think the beautiful that is about to unfold for you will help! Captured by the wildly talented Taken by Sarah Photography, I had the pleasure of designing this style shoot alongside a team of vendors that will wow you! This is just the first part, and while this is pretty much where we ended for the day, it seemed like the best place to start! This beloved Cazenovia location is a beauty: Owera Vineyards. While currently you can’t have the whole wedding shebang there, we think it’s the perfect location for a ceremony, first look, or couple’s photo time on your big day (and the wine IS outstanding!) See below for our full list of incredible vendors, with even more swoon-action to come in Part Two! All the details, fashion, beauty and love in these images, well, my heart’s been full of summer lovin’ just admiring the collaborative creative efforts brought to life in these images. HUGE thanks to all the beautiful artists involved, these two sweethearts, and Sarah for pursuing Lovewell to play pretty together.

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The Dream Team

Second Photographer: Natalia Russo
First Look Venue: Owera Vineyards
Reception Venue: Lincklaen House
Hair: Joni Brown at Joseph Anthony and Co. 
Makeup: Christina Cianciosi with A-List Artistry 
SignedLovewellKate

{love.local} Welcome Giovanni’s Men’s Formal Wear

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This place is classic! You will feel like a dapper gentleman just walking through the doors– even I did! Giovanni’s Mens Formal Wear barely needs an introduction, but that doesn’t lessen my excitement to introduce them! Giovanni’s is a charming gent’s tux rental shop in North Syracuse. Not only can you rent tuxes and suits, but all the accessories are there, the options! And you’re not going to believe it, everything is tailored in house, by hand– such an attention to detail that is thoroughly refreshing and appreciated. Craig, our gifted wedding groom, needed to go in to pick out his tux, so naturally I stole my husband’s camera and tagged along!

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Which one would you pick for Craig’s wedding day?! Vincenza, the lovely lady of the shop with an enchanting Italian accent, gave us the tour and presented all the wonderful options, she did not make the choice easy! So many sharp looks for a gent on his big day. We did decide to skip the tails, but can you guess which one it will be?!

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And look who we saw there!? Our bride on the front cover of Syracuse Woman Magazine! The tuxes featured in the mag, on Sir Craig (has a nice ring doesn’t it?) were also donated by Giovanni’s! Below is Vincenza, and just below that, my favorite (and slightly artistic shot) of Giovanni himself doing what he does best.

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Unlike most of our socially-savvy businesses, Giovanni’s is old school. They’ve got their stylin’ storefront, an online storefront, and a regular old phone. So don’t be shy, give a ring or just stop in, they are THE sweetest and KNOW their stuff. I don’t know if there are any gents out there, but if there are, what’s your thought on the classic tux? More of a suit guy? Just love the suspender look?

Happy Friday Friends!

SignedLovewellKate

{engaged.well} Lindsay & Matt’s Shabby-Chic Engagement Session by Bridget Rochelle Photography

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This beautiful engagement session, by Bridget Rochelle Photography, is the perfect balance of styles: shabby chic and casual prep. Moody skies, a vintage picnic for two and apple blossoms galore make this couple’s time romantic and down-right-adorable! Lots of sweet ideas that capture who they are and what they love, and read on for a […]

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{love.local} Welcome Bella Figura & Smock Letterpress

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We couldn’t possibly have a Syracuse-lovin’-couple get married without one of the greatest gems in all the city, could we?! Known as royalty in the letterpress stationary industry, our very own Bella Figura and Smock (and Boxcar Press) are on the loveGIVESwell team! Bella Figura gave us a generous discount to make dreamy invitations a […]

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{love.local} Welcome Sugar & Type

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Ah! I get to introduce to you one of our inspiring paper designers for our loveGIVESwell team– and you are going to love her! Meet Ilana from Sugar & Type! Ilana will be contributing the design for our amazing programs that each of the loveGIVESwell guests will receive at the wedding. I can only imagine […]

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{loveletter} Amanda & Brandon’s Esperanza Mansion Wedding by Lauren Spinelli Photography

Lauren Spinelli Photography

Despite the technology meltdowns I’ve been experiencing this past week, I couldn’t keep this wedding away! I love this soft, sweet and happy wedding by Lauren Spinelli Photography. The Esperanza Mansion is a gem in venue in the Finger Lakes Region. Such a beauty! A lovely tented wedding ceremony lakeside, with a columned porch for […]

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