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Props to Make Your Vintage or Rustic Wedding POP!

May 31, 2013

Renting items is a fabulous way to leave your guests in awe while having the unique wedding that you’ve always dreamed of! Vintage and rustic wedding items add a personal and classic flare to your big day. Buying design items can cost thousands, but renting is easy, cost effective and gives you many more options.

Vintage suitcases and custom wooden boxes are a great touch to add to your gift table! Use a simple “CARDS” sign inside a vintage suitcase and it doubles as a money box! The same suitcase can also be used as a prop for a vintage candy buffet by displaying treats inside it. Impress your guests with old fashion candy/dessert favors on an old fashioned tablescape! Wooden boxes would be a rustic and simple way to add flare and depth to your table!

Available for rent from Cinderella4aday and A Night In Bloom

Window panes are also becoming more popular design elements at weddings. Quite often window panes can be used as seating charts that welcome guests and give them their first glimpse into your wedding style. Easy to dress up or down, you can also add color to the back of the pane to change the feel and design of the prop! Other props that can be written on are chalkboards  for directional signs or menu lists.

Available for rent from Cinderella4aday

Another possible vintage rental can be candle globes. They are beautiful options for lining your isle, decorating the center of your reception tables, or simply being placed around your venue for a nice touch.

Available for rent from Cinderella4aday

If you would like to add some color and design to your average tented reception, paper lanterns are a phenomenal option! Colorful, simple, and versatile; lanterns are a perfect choice! They can be used for many different themes like vintage and rustic to top off your wedding!

Available for rent from Cinderella4aday

Lastly, if you’re looking for a rustic-glam look then centerpieces are a great way to accentuate your design. We’ve chosen these rustic tree centerpieces that are adorned with beautiful gems to add a bit of sparkle! Other centerpiece options are birch tiers, vintage wine bottles, or mason jars.

Available for rent from Cinderella4aday

Remember to be creative, anything is possible! Renting is a great option for many couples. No matter the theme of your big day, there is always a renting possibility. Also consider renting for your bridal shower, bachelorette party or any other event!

Evelyn and Tyrone’s Wintry Wedding Wonderland!

March 5, 2013

Evelyn and Tyrone finally say “I do”! After ten years of marriage, the couple decided to have the wedding of their dreams on February 17, 2013.  February, the month reflecting love, was the month they chose to celebrate. Rose petals were scattered everywhere, creating the delicate and beautiful wedding Evelyn has always wanted. The ceremony and reception were held at the Villa Borghese, a site that easily embraced the brides rosy theme.

The ceremony showed just how romantic Evelyn really is. The aisle was sprinkled with red and pink roses, and was studded with tall white candles, lighting the path to the altar where she would join her Prince Charming.

Before inviting all of their guests into the reception area, Cinderella for a Day swept Evelyn and Tyrone away for their own private dance-a chance to reflect on their marriage, to hold each other close, and to express their happiness and love.

Cocktail hour lit the fuse of excitement. Guests enjoyed a huge bar, great appetizers, and a variety of delicious fresh fruits. The reception hall was uniquely adorned with big beautiful bouquets of hydrangeas, mums, pink roses, and crystals hanging on snow-frosted branches in tall and short glassware. These elegant bouquets, created by Lavender Leaf & Design, were given a wintery touch, nestled into a bed of sparkling snow.

Even more beautiful was Evelyn, who wore a gorgeous white ruffled gown studded with jewels, which blended perfectly with Tyrone’s grey suit, white shirt, and pink tie.

Once it was time to move into the reception area, Evelyn and Tyrone’s guest couldn’t contain their enthusiasm. The reception area, lit with a midnight blue hue, made guests feel as if they were entering a warm wintry dream.

The toasts were eloquent and reflective of the amazing relationships between the maid of honor, the best man, and the bride and groom. After the toasts were made and the parent dances concluded, the DJ cranked up the music!

Evelyn took this opportunity to change into her second dress: a white, knee high dress with sparkling jewels, and rhinestone studded shoes to match!

Once changed, the bride and all of her friends and family jumped onto the dance floor and danced non-stop to their favorite music-from Caribbean to Latin to American, Evelyn and her girls warmed up the dance floor with their moves. Later in the evening, a dear friend took the mike to serenade the bride and groom with one of their favorite songs.

Photography by Cynthia captured all of the incredible moments of the night. Even after ten years of being together, it seemed as though Evelyn and Tyrone were just beginning their journey together for the first time. It was clear by the smiles on their faces and the gleam in their eyes that their fairy-tale wedding had become a reality.

eve and ty pics final-page-001

Beth & Brian’s Spooky & Spectacular Halloween Wedding to Remember!

October 22, 2012

Woahhh…did Beth and Brian have a wedding to remember! This occasion was both ghoulishly and beautifully executed to reflect Brian and Beth’s Halloween theme. On October 6th the couple promised, “til death do us part”, on the breathtaking Stone Tavern Farm in the Catskills.

The venue was perfect for the couples theme because it took place in  a beautiful barn filled with authentic haystacks and mason jar chandeliers covered in spider webs. Even the rainy weather was perfect for the day. The rain stopped just in time for the ceremony, but left a creepy Halloween feel in the air.

The bride and groom dressed perfectly for their themed wedding. Beth looked like a gorgeous snow white in a black and red corseted Victorian style dress. She even had lace up boots and a black lace veil to top off the elegant gothic look. Brian matched her perfectly in a black tailed suit with a top hat and a red tuxedo vest.

Guests played along dressing up like zombies or old fashioned town people while their Officient even had fake red eyes and goggles!

Guests even got to drink fresh apple cider and eye ball fruit punch during cocktail hour. Beth and Brian made sure that every detail even down to their drinks had a goulish feel.

After cocktail hour Beth and Brian (being hockey lovers) were greeted with an arch created  by their bridal party and surrounded by guests blowing bubbles.

As guests digested their cocktail snacks like pumpkin pie and cheese it was ready for the main coarse.

Brooks Barbeque provided a scrumptious finger licking dinner with ribs, chicken, potato salad, baked potato, and so much more. Everyone chowed down on their delectable feast at their tables that were decorated for Kings and Queens. The table was comprised of red, black and white table cloths, wine bottles, and SO many candles. Surrounding the candelabras were mini pumpkins, sparkled sculls, and tiny coffins filled with personalized guitar picks. After dinner (and for some, before dinner) guests helped themselves to a black and red candy buffet designed by SinfullySweet. The buffet had everything from licorice to Lindt chocolate overflowing the vases. Candy was not only included with the candy buffet, but also, in the seating arrangements. Guests picked up Pez dispensers with their seat names attached as they entered the reception. Halloween and Candy…a perfect combination and Beth and Brian definitely hit the mark! Check out all the awesome photos taken by Alen Fetahi Photography

Soon it was the cake cutting, and this couple did not just go for the traditional knife. They used a Samari Sword! The cake was surrounded by JJ’s Rockin’ Cupcakes which were adorned with tiny grave stones making the whole cup cake display look like an edible grave yard. If guests still hadn’t satisfied their sweet tooth hankering they certainly did after this. They grabbed cupcakes of flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Triple Chocolate, and Double Stuffed Oreojust to name a few.

As the sky grew dark the real party began as the death metal band took the stage. Soon everyone started head banging and letting loose, even the brides father started headbanging with his daughter Beth and the rest of the gang. Beth and Brian’s wedding was an extremely personalized experience where everyone who attended got a great feeling of how perfect this couple was for one another. Even though our companies name is Cinderella4aday princesses come in all different styles and not all wear glass slippers…some wear laced up combat boots with corsets and black lace veils.

Masha and Chris’s Italian Russian Fusion Wedding

October 5, 2012

On a beautiful estate in Fishkill, NY the sweet and bubbly couple, Masha and Chris, said “I do” on September 24th. The ceremony was held on the side of the main stone house overlooking a serene lake. Masha looked stunning in an ivory strapless delicately laced gown with a laced up back and beaded embellishments. After “the kiss” that sealed their vows, the guests headed up to the tented reception area. There they were greeted by lawn games and flip flops so they could relax and enjoy the reception. One of our favorite parts of the decorations was the over sized purple and white balloons that gave off a fun and whimsical feel. They were placed at the entrance as well as at the cocktail tables.Cocktail hour was adorned with a mashed potato bar as well as a grilled cheese bar, yum!  The tent was decorated with dark purple, lavender, white, ivory, silver, and grey pompoms and with light around the perimeter. The tables were dressed with dark purple and lavender table cloths and the napkins had an adorable tiny piece of lavender tucked into the seam. The centerpiece made by, Flowers On The Porch,  was unique and beautiful. It was made with purple stock flowers & white hydrangea with green hanging amaranth. Also setting the table were delectable caramel apples provided by JJ’s Rockin’ Cupcakes perfect for the season!  The creative couple also provided mad libs on the table which created a fun atmosphere for the guests and definitely some memorable reading material for the couple. But wait, the fun didn’t stop there, Masha and Chris offered a photo both with a backdrop of crystals and a variety of silly props to pose with. While their guests were having fun taking pictures the couple got to sneak away with photographer, Keria Lemonis, with the balloons for an adorable photo shoot. Cocktail and Reception area flowed perfectly as guests had the freedom to wander in and out of the tent while the fresh and cool band, “No Standards”. The main singer sang and played acoustic during cocktail hour then picked up the pace when the female vocalist accompanied him. They sang a variety of songs from Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” to some pop hits such as “We Are Young” by FUN…Guests loved mixing it up as they danced to the combination of both the live band and the DJ. This was another one of Cinderella4aday favorite aspects of the night!

The band produced so much energy that even the brief rain storm could not wash the smiles off of anyone’s face at this wedding and everything continued on as if the dark clouds hadn’t appeared at all. After dancing off their dinner, it was time to indulge in cupcakes. Not just any cupcakes… JJ’s Rockin’ Cupcakes! The Decadent Red Velvet and Holy Cannoli cupcakes sat atop elegant mirrored tiers. As guests left this breath taking wedding they all exclaimed how great of a night they had and took some cupcakes in boxes to go.

Oh What a Night!…Kate & Dan’s Rockin Wedding!

September 25, 2012

From the day of their engagement to the day of their wedding on August 25th Kate and Dan displayed their love in breathtaking ways. Dan proposed to Kate by having the question put into the menu, written like a dessert, at their favorite restaurant. The menu was displayed on their special day at a table next to a romantic black and white photo of Kate pressing her cheek into Dan’s back while hugging him from behind. Surrounding their menu and their picture were their seating cards placed atop mini cupcakes, provided by JJ’s Rockin’ Cupcakes. The cupcake place cards welcomed guests into the reception in a quirky way while providing them with a sweet treat. Kate and Dan continued to add their special touches by providing their signature drink, blushing bride, written on a chalk board heart which rested on an over sized martini glass (Decorations provided by sinfullysweetcandybuffet). 

The venue at The Grandview overlooked the Hudson River and provided guests with a breathtaking view of the Mid Hudson Bridge and the beautiful Hudson Valley. The ceremony was held outside and the weather could not have been more perfect!

While this beautiful summer wedding proceeded the sun beat down and guests cooled themselves with intricately designed wooden fans that the couple had provided. The color scheme of navy blue and shades of pink w0rked beautifully throughout the whole venue. Cinderell4aday especially loved the way their cake incorporated their colors with ribbons of bright pink and navy. The floral arrangements were also breathtaking in colors of blues and pinks provided by, Lucille’s Floral.

The couple got to sneak away with photographer, Cynthia Starr, to take gorgeous pictures by the water with the Mid Hudson bridge in the background. The bridge was beautifully lite up at night providing guests with a great view.

Continuing to show their warmheartedness the couple donated to the ASPCA for their wedding party favors. This is a great and creative idea that their guests loved.

The dance floor was full the whole night and DJ Joey G of Jade Entertainment kept guests happily dancing into the night. Kate and Dan looked like they couldn’t have been happier that this day was finally here and we here at Cinderella4aday couldn’t be luckier to have shared this day with them!

Autumn trends are blowing in!

September 24, 2012

Fall is upon us! The crisp air is blowing in some fabulous wedding trends for Fall 2012! All we need is two words to sum up the season: Vintage sexy! Let’s start with the most important part of the big day, the dress! ; )

Wedding dress with slit!

Fall wedding dresses are all about the color, length and details! White is still around, but more and more brides are going with a soft peach or lilac to make their big steps in! Something about those colors just reminds you of vintage, huh?! Next up, brides are going “flapper” and starting to show their legs! How short to go is up to you, but one thing is for sure, shorter is in style! Lastly, everything is in the little details, like lace backs, corset and long slits, can you say Va Va Voom?!?

In style skinny tie!

Don’t worry fellas, we haven’t forgotten about you either! Everything is about slim and sleek  like long skinny black ties to elongate the body.

Honeymoon Registry!

Other Fall trends include a money registry, no more wedding cakes, non traditional photos, unusual bachelor/bachelorette parties and boudoir photography.Instead of buying the happy couple a new toaster, more registries are asking for cash towards a honeymoon. There’s a gift you KNOW the couple will LOVE!

Cupcakes instead of cake!

Wedding cakes are out, couples are leaning more towards cupcakes and dessert bars, food they know their guests will enjoy.

Unusual wedding photo!

 No more traditional photos with the bridal party in front of a old and boring alter. It’s all about panoramic views and photos that really show what you are your significant other are all about!

Extreme bachelor party!

 

Pre-wedding parties are all about bucket list events! No lunch-in dates here, just extreme first time events for you and all your friends.

Pin up pics with your bridesmaids!

Lastly, more and more brides are planning boudoir photos for their grooms to be! You could even get your bridesmaids together for a cute pin-up session for pictures and gifts to the girls.

Sarah and Dan: A perfect “MATCH”!

August 21, 2012

Sarah and Dan are a sassy couple that bring laughter with them wherever they go. Seriously-Sarah and Dan are hysterical! After meeting on Match.com, they soon realized that they wanted to spend forever together!  We knew after meeting them being a part of their journey was going to be super special…

.The couple!

Our favorite couple with their photo booth props! 

Golf cart for the couple with hot pink, black and white tulle! Decorated by Cinderella4aday staff!

Dan’s custom cuff links with a picture of his father!

Their day was here! and Sarah wanted to make sure that something very special was waiting for Dan while he was getting ready for his big day. She had a beautiful pair of custom cuff links made with a picture of Dan and his late father, truly an incredibly thoughtful loving gift for her soon to be husband. But Sarah wanted to make sure everyone felt special that day…. she really went the extra mile with everything she did. Sarah even made sure that the flower girls had baskets as well as bouquets so they wouldn’t feel left out! With chilled champagne and strawberries in hand, guests were waiting anxiously for the ceremony to begin at the beautiful Falkirk Estate. We were so grateful that the weather held out, so Sarah could have her dream ceremony outside under the beautiful white gazebo. The isle runner was custom designed by the bride and displayed the couples’ names in hot pink and black. Isle chairs were wrapped with hot pink, white and black tulle for an extra touch.

Just before Sarah walked down the aisle,  one of her flower girl’s walked up to Dan-she held a surprise in her hand, it was a note she passed to him. Written by Sarah, it was a warning that he still had time to run! Of course he laughed and waited for his beautiful bride to make her way to him!  Sarah decided to walk down the isle with her Mom, a beautiful tribute to their bond and love. After making it “official” the couple walked down the isle as guests rang hot pink and black bells that were left on their chairs! Sarah and Dan hopped onto their decked out golf cart and left to take some pics!

The beautiful ceremony!

Their guests were in for a treat, as the menu was fit for a King! Cocktail hour was filled with little hints of both Sarah and Dan! The stations included a N.Y. style hot dog cart complete with all the fixins’ and Dr. Brown soda!(whats better then Dr. Browns?!) If everyone wasn’t stuffed yet from all the food from cocktail hour, they were sure going to have to dance it off after the five course dinner they were about to be served during reception! It would not be hard to get everyone dancing with the incredible sounds of  DJ Jade Entertainment!   but before everyone got their groove on, the reception started off with love in the air as Sarah and Dan had their first dance, followed by parent dance’s between Sarah and her mom and an emotional dance with Dan and his mom that left everyone smiling. Now it was time to PARTY, and for the rest of the night-the dance floor was packed-as guests never left the dance floor!

DJ Jade Entertainment set up!

It was a true party between the dancing, specialty drinks (A “Red Headed Slut” for Dan’s red hair!) and a photobooth provided by DJ Jade Entertainment with all the props! There was one prop that was VERY special,  it was a cardboard cutout of Sarah’s brother, as he is currently serving in the military overseas. The cardboard cutout of him was used in the photobooth so he could be there in spirit! It was a special and fun twist to add to the booth! Bouquet and garter toss were also a  highlight as the lucky two catchers were cracking up the guests with their antics! Owl’s Eye Studios caught every great moment on camera and didn’t miss a trick.

Between the beautiful wish tree decorated with hot pink orchids and crystals,  the elegant centerpieces that showcased black curly willow overflowing with pink orchids and a beautiful custom glass engraved money box, their guests were left in awe!

Sarah throws the bouquet!

Dan gets the garter!

Custom engraved money box!

Cut out of the bride’s brother for the photo booth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The night ended with custom water bottles, homemade cookies in hand and fun in the air. It was honestly an amazing night filled with love and lots of laughter from family and friends. Sarah and Dan are an awesome couple and we wish them nothing but laughter and happiness for the rest of their lives together!

The gorgeous wish tree set up!

Wish tree with wishes!

Tulle wrapped chairs from Cinderella4aday!

The lucky winner of the bouquet and garter toss!

Custom engraved money box!

Love and kisses!!!

A beautiful dance shared by the couple!

Stunning table for the couple!

Endless love….Samantha & Ivan’s Story book Wedding!

July 23, 2012

Courtesy of Manuel Torres Photography

Ivan and Samantha’s love story began eight years ago, and the day they decided to make it “official” was finally here!  The perfect June wedding was beginning to unfold at the stunning Vassar Chapel, as guests were anxiously awaiting the arrival of the beautiful bride. Samantha and her energetic bridal party arrived and made their way out of their luxurious limo bus provided by Casanova Carriage. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen were dressed in royal blue with touches of yellow, creating a striking POP of color! However, all eyes were on Samantha as she entered the chapel. The epitome of a stunning bride, Samantha walked arm in arm down the isle with her father in a traditional ceremony, something that’s become somewhat forgotten.

After Samantha and Ivan said their “I Do’s”, off to the reception it was! Once arriving at Anthony’s Pier 9, Samantha and Ivan mingledwith their guests during their grand cocktail hour and then snuck away to have a private dance for themselves.

Their entrance was extraordinary, as they rose up from underneath the stage to “WOW” their guests! The reception was gorgeous, as bright yellow bouquets lined the couple’s table, and tall antique candelabras were centered on each table for a romantic and classy feel. Everyone had a fabulous time as they danced the night away to the sounds of Jimmy Dee Music Productions. Guests let loose with a photo booth that included silly props such as light up sunglasses, feather boas and crazy hats! Samantha and Ivan’s wedding was a fun filled evening full of family, friends and lots of laughter.

Courtesy of Manuel Torres Photography

Courtesy of Manuel Torres Photography

Tatiana and Todd’s TLC Wedding!

July 16, 2012

Tatyanna and Todd promised to have an eventful wedding from the start. Not only were we excited for everything to finally come together, but we were excited to be a part of their big day, as it was being featured on TLC’s “Four Weddings”! Tatyanna and Todd said their vows on a picture perfect day at The Links at Union Vale in LaGrangeville, N.Y. The day was full of sun and we knew that it was going to be a breathtaking ceremony. Guests arrived and took their “shade of peach” place cards and left well wishes on the couple’s “wish tree” and headed outside with their wedding wands.

The Links at Union Vale

Taty and Todd had a ceremony that was unlike any we had ever seen. Everything about it was gorgeous and perfect. Bridesmaids walked down the deck steps where the groomsmen bowed to them and presented each woman her bouquet. The flower girls followed and one little girl even had a “here comes the bride” sign with her! Taty was the last to make her entrance, looking exquisite in her dress and leaving her guests in awe. The couple had a beautiful sand ceremony that signified their two lives joining as one. They even “jumped the broom” and hopped on a golf cart to take pictures with Te Cache Photography.

Mason Jars and Shepard Hooks line the isle!

After munching on some snacks at cocktail hour, guests moved inside to the reception room that continued with the peach theme. Champagne covers were placed over the chairs and tied with a little bow in the back. Short rose bouquets and tall, round glass vases with peaches and bouquets served as the stunning centerpieces, courtesy of Lavender & Leaf Designs.

Centerpieces

Bridesmaids seemed to be introduced traditionally, until each woman came out onto the floor with their own dance moves. Soon they broke out into choreography and the groomsmen joined them. Tatyanna and Todd were last to join, making a grand and non-traditional entrance as they passed under an arch made by the hands of their bridal party. After the dance, Tatyanna snuck away to switch her dress and came back out surprising her husband as they did another choreographed dance, followed by a flash mob.

Once guests were done groovin on the dance floor, they were treated to a delicious four course meal. After dinner came the scrumptious dessert options! There was a bright and sweet candy buffet that even included some sugar free candy! They also had an ice cream bar and a dessert bar with mousses, chocolate covered strawberries, cake pops and canolis! The night ended with more dancing and lots of love coming from everyone.

We won’t find out for a few months if Taty and Todd won “Four Weddings”, but WE know who should come in first place! 😉 Tatyanna and Todd were an awesome couple with a beautiful ceremony, rockin reception, and guests who were full of laughter. We loved working with them

and we wish them all the best in their beautiful life together.

 

Elegant, Rustic & FUN!! Andrea & Michael’s Wedding ROCKED TLC “Four Weddings!!”

July 5, 2012

May 19th was a beautiful day.  By mid-morning at the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, NY, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and Andrea and Michael were preparing to commit to a life together in wedded bliss in front of millions on TLC’s hit show, Four Weddings!

The ceremony was held outdoors in front of an ethereal white draped gazebo, with guests sitting in rows of simple white chairs.  Each row was adorned with a delicate, flower-filled mason jar, to match the bridal bouquets by David Anthony, which created a fun yet rustic ambiance.

Flower filled mason jars hanging from shepherd hooks.
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

A family friend officiated, which made the ceremony even more special and intimate, and sweet touches such as an Irish hand-tying ceremony added a touch of flair for guests to enjoy. At the cocktail hour, the guests enjoyed two signature drinks specially created for the bride and groom, featuring Saint Germaine and Jack Daniels, the couple’s favorite drinks!

The rustic reception room fit in perfectly with the feel of the wedding. Exposed wood beams and wine barrel accents were enhanced with winery themed décor.  The tables were topped with branch filled wine bottles from which warmly lit tea lights hung.

Rustic, wine themed center pieces. Romantic with the added hanging tea lights.
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

As the guests entered, they marked their fingerprints on a custom created tree picture and placed their gift in a vintage looking bird cage.

A great alternative to the traditional guest book. Guests marked their fingerprints on a custom drawn tree.
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

The bridal party danced into the reception in threes, two groomsmen and one bridesmaid to the music of DJ Mark.    The bride and groom shared their first dance privately, taking a moment away from their guests to enjoy one another,and then danced again in front of their guests.

Andrea and Michael dance their first dance privately.
Sean Gallery Photography

Michael then  danced with his mother and Andrea shared a choreographed dance with her father.

The bride surprised everyone by inviting her mother onto the dance floor, a moment which showcased their special bond.  After a delicious dinner of salmon, steak and chicken, roasted mixed vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes by Holberts Catering, guests danced the night away.

They stopped only to indulge in delicious mini “holy cannoli” cupcakes and vanilla and white chocolate cake pops decorated as adorable brides and grooms, that were all provided by JJ’s Rockin’ Cupcakes! As the guests left, they each took home a half bottle of Brotherhood Winery wine as a gift from Andrea and Michael and were even able to grab an extra cake pop for the road!

Yummy mini “holy canoli” cupcakes and vanilla and white chocolate cake pops!
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

Andrea and Michael feed each other JJ’s yummy cupcakes!
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography