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Name: Claudia Hanlin
Title: Founder and Partner of The Wedding Library
Hometown: Tuxedo Park, New York
Favorite Flower: Snapdragon
Best Planning Tip: Make a schedule!

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The Wedding Library: Caribbean Wedding, Part 4

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When I styled the wedding shoot in St. Lucia, I brought compact, fun, and dramatic paper products with me — they’re easy to carry, lightweight, and completely disposable, …

The Wedding Library: Caribbean Wedding, Part 3

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For destination nuptials, playing off an obvious landmark is a great way to provide a sense of place for your wedding. Finding that dramatic feature may not always …

The Wedding Library: Caribbean Island Wedding, Part 2

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Styling a wedding shoot on an old cocoa plantation on St. Lucia provided a profusion of French, British, African, and island inspirations. The best one was the food. …

The Wedding Library: Caribbean Island Wedding, Part 1

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I was invited to style a wedding shoot at Ladera, a unique, eco-friendly resort on the island of St. Lucia. Situated 1,000 feet above the ocean with views …

Country Chic Wedding Part 6: Alternative Sweets Table

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Everyone loves the candy buffet, but for the country-style wedding we recently planned, we decided to put a twist on it. So, still following the red and white …

Country Chic Wedding Part 5: Unique Escort Cards

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Our friends at Emerson Made created these tiny linen flower pins — they’re called “poppers.” Typically used as tie tacks, they also make unique escort cards. Each “popper” …

Country Chic Wedding Part 4: Precious Favors

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The stationer we worked with for the shoot, Navy & Lavender, also prints wrapping paper! They wrapped favors in their block-printed paper designs (they also used Smock wrapping …

Country Chic Wedding Part 3: Decor

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I wanted the “country wedding” styled shoot to be sweet, feminine, and rustic, yet still chic. Thankfully, I found some fabulous lattice-patterned linen from Nuage Design that I …