REAL WEDDING: EMILY & MATTHEW

When my friend Emily reached out to me about her wedding, I knew I was signing up for something magical. Emily is the epitome class and grace. It was nothing short of an honor to be a part of her special day. Together we created a design featuring: a delicate palette, classic shapes and lush blooms. The entire affair had an ease to it that felt intimate and romantic. You would never know there were almost 200 guests in attendance.  With stunning photography from Mikkel Paige, this wedding is sure to deliver the visual goods. Enjoy! 

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IN THE PRESS: 100 LAYER CAKE

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There is nothing I love more than a brilliant collaboration. This editorial for 100 Layer Cake takes collaboration to the next level. The result? PURE MAGIC


THE TEAM

Creative Direction: Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht & Lindsay Madden | Photography: Lindsay Madden Photography | Floral Design: Full Aperture Floral | Decor: Henry & Co. Design | Veil & Adornments: Hushed Commotion & Hermione Harbutt | Cake: Nine Cakes | Invitation Suite, Calligraphy and Paper Goods:  LeenJean | Hair and Makeup: Facetime Beauty Concierge | Men's Styling: Taylor Tyssen | Bridal Wardrobe: Gabriella Bridal NYC

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Whats New: And on our Instagram!

IN THE PRESS: MAGNOLIA ROUGE

We are so excited to share Part 1 of our Winter Editorial currently being featured on Magnolia Rouge.  Shot on location at Butter Milk Falls this breathtaking editorial is a visual stunner not to be missed. 

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Photography & Creative Direction: Lindsay Madden Photography| Floral Design & Creative Direction: Full Aperture Floral| Styling, Veils & Adornments: Hushed Commotion | Event Design: Everswoon | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Gown: Jenny Packham/Gabriella Bridal | Makeup & Hair: Facetime Beauty | Menswear: Suitable NYC 

IN THE PRESS: NEW YORK MAGAZINE

We are thrilled to be back in the pages of New York Magazine. This time in a jaw dropping editorial shot by Ruven Afanador, styled by incomparable Rebecca Ramsey and again as the CENTERFOLD in the flowers feature!  I'm feeling so much joy, I just might burst! 

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Full Aperture Floral and New York Magazine

Photography: Ruven Afanador | Styling/Wardrobe: Rebecca Ramsey | Hair: Felix  Fischer | Makeup: Joanne Gair 

Full Aperture Floral and New York Magazine Flowers Feature 2015

Photography: Bobby Doherty | Written by: Emma Whitford

Real Wedding: Eva & Brian

So often my clients ask me, "What can I do to make MY wedding stand out?" My answer is the same every time, "Fill your wedding with all the love that makes your relationship special and your guests will have an amazing time." This is exactly what Eva and Brian did. They kept the focus of their wedding tightly zoomed in on their incredible connection and a loving family. Eva and Brian's wedding screams BROOKLYN!!! Yet, it still feels understated, charming and most of all...memorable! 

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Photography: Corey Torpie Photography - Pre-Ceremony Venue: The Wythe Hotel -  Ceremony and Recepion Venue: Juliette | Williamsburg

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Real Wedding: Tara & Gordon

Nothing warms my heart more than a wedding featuring rich color, velvet textures and gorgeous design. Well this wedding has all three! So grab a cup of hot cocoa and snuggle up, because Tara and Gordon's Brooklyn Wedding is that perfect something to cozy up to on a cold winter night.  

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Photography: Kimberly Mufferi Photography | Venue: My Moon | Makeup: Erin's Faces 

Real Wedding: Yilan & Han

They nailed it! From the floating clouds of babies breath to the lush and graphic bouquets - we loved creating all of the enchanting florals seen in this beguiling fairy tale. Staged in the ever-so-elegant Prospect Park Boathouse, and beautifully captured by Ben Lau, this September fΓͺte is sure to leave you swooning and begging for more. 

Yilan and Han  - Full Aperture Floral - NYC
Yilan and Han  - Full Aperture Floral - NYC
Yilan and Han  - Full Aperture Floral - NYC
Yilan and Han  - Full Aperture Floral - NYC
Yilan and Han  - Full Aperture Floral - NYC
Yilan and Han  - Full Aperture Floral - NYC
Yilan and Han  - Full Aperture Floral - NYC
Yilan and Han  - Full Aperture Floral - NYC

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Photography: Ben Lau Photography // Venue: Boathouse at Prospect Park // Catering: The Movable Feast // Hair & Makeup: Sissi Chan // Dress: Mori Lee // Shoes: Blowfish // Groom’s attire: Dragon Inside // Jewelry: Roman Malakov // Entertainment: DJs of the World // Brass Band: Franco Finstad Quintet // Stationary and other decor: DIY

BEST OF 2014: Josh and Jimmy Wed!

As I look back on 2014, I find myself flooded with a sense of endless gratitude and love. This love is directed like a laser beam towards my husband and my family and friends. Without them, the joy and pride I have experienced this year with FULL APERTURE would be meaningless. I celebrate for them and with them.

But enough about me…

One the biggest surprises and highlights of 2014 was when my best friend Josh married his long time beau and fiancΓ©, Jimmy.

Under traditional circumstances the marriage of two people in love comes as no huge surprise. However, this wedding was unique. I say this because all of the guests, including me, had NO CLUE it was a wedding!

SURPRISE!!

I, like the rest of the attendees, thought it was an engagement party. At least that is what it said on the invitation. Boy-oh-boy was I fooled. If you have never been to a surprise, secret wedding before, I am here to tell you, strap in, because it is an emotional rollercoaster of epic proportion! For this reason it was one of the most exciting, beautiful and special weddings I have ever worked on and attended.

The details:

Josh and Jimmy had to be super slick so they employed the help of expert planner and all around genius Brooke Stone of GYST PLEASE. With charming florals from yours truly, brilliant photography by DIRTY SUGAR PHOTOGRAPHY, scrumptious bites by The Cleaver Co. and a dessert station for the gods from BAKED, this wedding had all the ingredients of a perfect event.

*On a side note, I would like to say that had I known that this was going to be the wedding of my best friend and not an engagement party I would have ignored their request for something understated and chic and instead would have decked the joint out with flowers. I’m talking LUSH! Hmm… maybe that is why they didn’t tell me…

Here are a couple of shots from the big day. Enjoy! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

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Event planning:  GYST PLEASE -  Photography: DIRTY SUGAR PHOTOGRAPHY - Catering: THE CLEAVE CO. - Dessert: BAKED  - Venue: Private Residence

Real Wedding: Nikka & Dan

We love Nikka & Dan. They are so much fun! Somehow between the laughs we found time to create a design that is as eletrifying as they are.  The design celebrates organic shapes, saturated pigments, and unique textures. Set in Gawanus, Brooklyn, this wedding has everything: Fashion, Flowers, Friends and most importantly, Fried Chicken! Vividly captured by Laurie Marie Duncan Photography, you can practically feel the love radiating off the screen. With an abundance of joy we helped Nikki and Dan create an unforgettable event almost as beautiful as the love they share. 

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