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Partial Service Wedding Planning NYC: A Guide

Partial Service Wedding Planning NYC: A Guide

You've got the dress, the venue and maybe a few of the major details of your day but you are finding yourself overwhelmed with the details and tying everything into a nice and cohesive look. That is where a wedding planner who offers partial planning becomes your...

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The Green Building Boho Chic Autumn Wedding

The Green Building Boho Chic Autumn Wedding

Georgina & Rob's early autumn wedding in Gowanus, Brooklyn was the epitome of Boho Chic. Their gorgeous ceremony and reception site at The Green Building was stunning,  With the use of simple floral accents,  tropical greenery, amber hued candle light and fabric...

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Pioneer Works Rustic Styled Shoot

Pioneer Works Rustic Styled Shoot

Last May, some of my favorite vendors and I collaborated on a gorgeous styled shoot at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Their beautiful on site garden is absolutely inspiring and  full of vintage decor, gorgeous shrubs, trees and flowers.   I decided on a simple...

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Why You Should Have an Unplugged Ceremony

Why You Should Have an Unplugged Ceremony

First off, what is an unplugged ceremony? It is when a couple consciously decides to have all guests refrain from taking photos using their phones, cameras, tablets, or any other device. Why do couples have unplugged ceremonies? 1. So that guests can be fully present...

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Tipping: A Wedding Planner’s Guide

Tipping: A Wedding Planner’s Guide

  Naturally, many couples ask me about vendor tips. There are so many guidelines in the bridal industry that discuss who you should tip, how much and why. As a vendor in the industry, my feelings about tipping are quite simple: Tip those who deserve it. Tip the...

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Lobster Bake Wedding

Lobster Bake Wedding

I am pleased to present a recent project of Lifestyle Maven Events: a lobster bake themed styled shoot. I had the honor and privilege to work with some amazing vendors and to design and style a look that was a little off the beaten path for the average NYC bride. To...

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Alison Semmler is a NYC native who is obsessed with travel, interior design, foreign foods and French varietals. She is a professional wedding planner and the owner of Lifestyle Maven Events. Alison lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two chubby rescue cats. She is also an Emoji enthusiast.

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