VENUE TYPE: Estate / House / Mansion / Villa

See How These Creatives Turned A Luxury Wedding Conference Into A Dream Vacation
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27036
VENUE:
Borgo Egnazia
LOCATION:
Puglio
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Creative Conference
Laidback Luxury
Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

For those who haven’t heard about it, Engage! is a traveling event that brings together the wedding industry’s most creative minds in gorgeous settings around the world. Think of it as TedTalks but for people whose businesses depend on them knowing the ins and outs of the luxury market. Magazine editors, bloggers, planners, designers, and photographers from around the world gathered in Puglia, Italy for this year’s Engage!16 to discuss entrepreneurship, design, and more. And of course, they did it in total style, with a series of beautiful, thoughtful, and fun events hosted over three days’ time.

Brought on board as the official Engage!16 photographer, Betsi Ewing captured the stunning setting and the key events of the conference. Here’s the scoop straight from Betsi herself.

Words + Photography by Betsi Ewing

 

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Beth Kirby of Local Milk Inspires With A Detox Recipe for Spicy Soba and Miso Soup
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27043
VENUE:
In The Kitchen with Local Milk
LOCATION:
Nashville
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Miso with a Twist
Japanese Cuisine
In The Kitchen with Local Milk
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

One of our favorite things about the start of a new year is setting goals like jump-starting a wellness-oriented year, or planning to travel to at least three cities we haven’t been to yet. This year, we are all about our goal of trying new things in the kitchen and beyond. We’ve turned to photographer, stylist, blogger, and recipe guru, Beth Kirby of Local Milk looking for her best post-holiday-binge-soup for cleansing, nourishing, and clearing the ole sinuses. 

Beth’s Spicy Soba and Miso Soup is a detox must for all your post-holiday blues. If you haven’t been following her Instagram account and blog, we highly recommend taking a look at her gorgeous imagery and lovely recipes. Here she’s given us the 101 on all things Soba and she even tells us how to prepare the elusive “perfect” boiled egg to throw on top. We’ll let Beth take it from here.

Photography and words by Beth Kirby of Local Milk

 

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DIY: Three Easy Face Masks With Ingredients Straight Out Of Your Kitchen
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27077
VENUE:
Anywhere
LOCATION:
In Your Home
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Face Mask DIY
All Natural
In Your Home
REPORTER: The Venue Report


 

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, January can either be a month of anxiety and worry (trying to predict how the New Year is going to play out) or it can be a month of reflection while rehydrating the mind, body and soul. We choose the second option and so should you!

Although massages and facials can easily be the obvious go-tos when you hear those famous words, "Treat yo' self", but they also can tend to be pretty expensive. And after all that holiday gifting we understand that you need a pick-me-up that won't burn a hole in your pocket. Don't worry, friends... We've found three easy and affordable DIY face masks that only require ingredients straight out of your pantry and allows you to enjoy while relaxing in the comfort of your own home. 
 

 

lemon honey oatmeal tee tree oil easy face mask

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Even the Rain Couldn't Stop This Rustic Farmhouse Wedding From Looking Perfect
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27059
VENUE:
Audrey's Farmhouse
LOCATION:
Wallkill, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Rainy Wedding
Cozy Camp Vibes
Farmhouse
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



No one invites the rain to their wedding. It’s a rather unwelcome guest when it shows up. But the wild chaos that it stirs indeed makes for a good story—as long as the couple has a sense of humor. Hell, rain can even make the scene prettier, by bringing out nature’s dark colors beneath a hazy sky and testing two lovebirds right out of the gate.

That’s pretty much what happened when Leah and Anthony tied the knot at Audrey’s Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in rural New York. The pair weathered the challenge spectacularly well and it only made them seem more in love. Wedding photographer Brogen Jessup captured the big day wonderfully and we had to know more.

Words and Photos by Brogen Jessup

 

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A Blush Crushworthy Wedding In Napa Wine Country
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27057
VENUE:
Beaulieu Garden
LOCATION:
Rutherford, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Wedding
Blush Elegance
Garden Party
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

When your wine country wedding involves a Sycamore arbor, chandeliers sparkling under the moonlight, vineyard views, and beautiful sunken gardens, you know you’ve done a few things right. Go ahead and pour a glass of California sparkling before you read on, because this Beaulieu Garden wedding hit all the wine country wedding goals we could come up with and we have a feeling you’re going to want to toast to this special occasion.

With Jose Villa (perfectly) capturing the event, Shannon Leahy Events heading up the planning, and Atelier Joya designing this Napa Valley wedding, it was easy for this couple to expect absolutely stunning wedding photos. Not only did they hire a dream team to ensure a gorgeous and timeless wedding, but they also chose to celebrate at one of wine country’s most beautiful private estates.

Photography by Jose Villa

 

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