Zena and Fred in Jersey City, NJ

NY, NJ and CT, Real Weddings

Photos: Julia Newman Photography

A pair of designer shoes—really!—inspires the décor for one couple's bright, lavish wedding celebration. "Fred and I wanted a modern, fashion-forward wedding," says Zena. "The color scheme was inspired by the swirling pattern of a pair of Pucci shoes he once bought me!" Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City. "I wanted the reception décor to be totally chic," says Zena. Tall crystal candelabras—softened by sheer black rectangular "lampshades"—provided a warm glow. Floral centerpieces of hydrangeas, roses, and orchids were placed on tables adorned with electric blue tablecloths and Pucci-esque runners. The wedding cake, which featured fresh orchids and roses, was created by Carlo's Bakery. Read more from this couple's wedding here.

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