The Negrillis: A Romantic Long Island Rooftop Celebration - Vivian Grace Creations

The Negrillis: A Romantic Long Island Rooftop Celebration

Wedding Feature: Claire Manship and AJ Negrilli's Elegant New York Wedding

— featuring our Lindsey Sue collection

Love was in the air on the evening of October 8, 2023, as Claire Manship, VGC Partner, and Anthony (AJ) Negrilli tied the knot at the enchanting Maiella Italian Restaurant in Long Island City, NY. The couple's celebration of love was not only a union of two hearts but also a testament to modern, sustainable weddings.

Claire's decision to collaborate with Vivian Grace Creations for her fall 2023 wedding came after searching for an alternative to real flowers. She was particularly drawn to the affordability, accessibility and rent-and-return nature of VGC's products. She noted that her virtual meeting with Susan Schilling, the founder of Vivian Grace Creations, was a delightful experience, and she felt privileged to learn about the business's origins and current expansion.

"Everyone was OBSESSED with the flowers, and it was non-stop compliments about the room and table design. Thank you all for making it possible!"

— Claire Manship, VGC Partner

A Glimpse Into Claire Manship's World

As a bride-to-be and content creator living in New York City, Claire shared her wedding planning journey with her followers on both TikTok and Instagram, offering insights into her choices, preferences, and vendors she collaborated with. Her genuine and entertaining approach to sharing her experiences has made her a trusted source for wedding inspiration. Claire's background in acting, singing, and content creation is highlighted on her personal website.

Over the course of her engagement, she actively worked to showcase a wedding planning experience that combines a DIY approach with the joy of discovering hidden gems. Vivian Grace Creations, with its unique faux floral arrangements, perfectly aligned with this vision. Claire emphasizes the importance of only promoting content and materials to her followers that she would personally use, making Vivian Grace Creations a natural choice for her wedding.

Striving for a Sustainable Wedding

A key factor in choosing Claire's wedding partnerships was her commitment to keeping her wedding as sustainable as possible. With her fiancé, AJ, working in sustainable wind energy, the couple aimed to practice what they preach by opting for a faux floral concept at their wedding. This choice reflects their dedication to ecological thinking, both at home and in business. Learn more about how faux floral rentals are becoming a popular, sustainable option for weddings.

Vivian Grace Partnership

In the early stages of planning, Claire had initially shown interest in Vivian Grace Creations's Christa Kathleen and Sylvia collections. However, after receiving several bouquet samples through mail, she ultimately chose the Lindsey Sue collection. The Lindsey Sue collection, characterized by timeless and passionate hues of romance, features big, beautiful peony buds, baby's breath, frosted salal, and white cherry blossoms was perfect for her romantic and classy black tie wedding.

Claire would go on to pair the Lindsey Sue collection with sage, gold, and white decor accents throughout.

Why Vivian Grace Creations?

In partnering with Vivian Grace Creations, Claire Manship not only found a vendor that aligns with her values but also a brand that allowed her followers to engage with wedding planning in a unique and eco-friendly way. As Claire and AJ embark on their beautiful marriage together, we at Vivian Grace Creations wish them all the best and will continue to strive to be a symbol of timeless elegance and sustainable celebrations.

Wedding Vendor List

Venue: Maiella Italian Restaurant, Long Island City, NY
Photography: Maya Ohcana Photography
Coordination: Mallory Kidd
Social Videography: Jane August
Floral: Vivian Grace Creations
Jewelry: Brilliant Earth, Minter & Richter Designs
Makeup: Makeup by Diana
Hair: Hair by Nikki Abbruzzese
DJ: Casa Blanca DJ
Dress: Essence of Australia, RK Bridal
Tux Rental: Men's Wearhouse

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