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Love at First Sight Featured

Written by Maureen Werther
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When professional model and Greenwich native, Nina Jade, first saw the newly remodeled Adelphi Hotel, she knew she had found the perfect spot for her upcoming wedding. 

Written by Maureen Werther Envisioned by Denise Eliopulos
Photos by Tracey Buyce Photographer
 
PHOTO 1 Shoes: Birdies | San Francisco
The stylish flat that's secretly a slipper 
Basket: Toga Heritage, 
Downtown Saratoga
 
When professional model and Greenwich native, Nina Jade, first saw the newly remodeled Adelphi Hotel, she knew she had found the perfect spot for her upcoming wedding. 
 
Nina, who travels around the world with her modeling career, met her fiancé, Christopher Sumner, while she was in London, and she was thinking of having her upcoming wedding abroad - that is, until she saw The Adelphi Hotel. Like her iconic look-alike Audrey Hepburn, seeing the Adelphi was truly “love at first sight.” 
 
PHOTO 2
Nina revels in her surroundings, as does her furry friend...the Famous Hairy Winston.
Nina plans to experience the entire ambience of 
the Adelphi. And, what better place to start but the 
al fresco café that is part of Morrisey’s in the Adelphi? Her adorable little friend, the ‘Hairy Winston,” is full of bubbly affection as he snuggles with Nina at the outdoor café. And feeling like a duchess, Nina pays homage to newly wedded Meghan Markle, whose favorite casual footwear comes from Birdies | San Francisco.
 
Credits: 
Venue: Adelphi Hotel, 365 Broadway, Saratoga Springs; 
Clothing: Nina’s personal collection; shoes: 
Birdies | San Francisco; vintage gold bicycle courtesy of Adelphi Hotel; 
Basket courtesy of Toga Heritage; 
Cute pups: courtesy of owner, Michelle and Ron Riggi: 
Itsy Bitsy (in basket) and Hairy Winston of 
Posh Palazzo Pups.
 
 
PHOTO 3
 
Nina is feeling very Chanel as she adds a stunning black hat and heels to her Amante gown. 
 
From regally romantic to stunning sophistication, Nina knows that the addition of just the right hat and heels, creates a look that is simply sensational for any bride dreaming of a French theme.
 
Credits: 
Gown: Atelier Emelia, Paris; “Paige” heel:
Bella Belle shoes; 
Flora bouquet courtesy of 
Samantha Nass Floral Design; 
Hat courtesy of Hatsational, downtown Saratoga.
 
 
PHOTO 4
If Breakfast at Tiffany’s was 
Hepburn’s romantic ideal, Nina considers brunch at the Blue Hen to be the 
idyllic wedding venue in Saratoga.
Nina embodies all that is regal, royal and ravishing in this gorgeous strapless gown and tiara. Her custom-made white gloves 
and simple pearls add that perfect extra touch 
of elegance, romance and class as she enjoys 
a sip of tea and a macaroon in the Blue Hen.  
 
Credits: 
Venue: The Blue Hen at the Adelphi Hotel; 
Gown: French Designer, Atelier Emelia’s “Amante” Bridal Gown; 
Custom headpiece designed by Headpiece.com; Floral Arrangement courtesy of Samantha Nass Floral Design; 
Vintage teapot and cups courtesy of Saratoga Tea and Honey; 
Three-strand pearl bracelet by Angie Starr Designs; 
Pearl necklace courtesy of Denise's Grandmother, Anne.
 
 
PHOTO 5
Nina channels her “inner Audrey.”
 
Just like her classic Hollywood counterpart, Nina poses for photographer Tracey Buyce in front of the Adelphi’s own floral “wall of pink hibiscus.” 
Her look is both coquettish and demure – the ultimate in romantic with a capital “R.”
 
Credits: 
“Amour” gown: Atelier Emelia, Paris 
Floral arrangements courtesy of Rena’s Fine Flowers; 
Custom-made floral choker by Rena’s Fine Flowers.
 
 
PHOTO 6
Just as Audrey wowed the fashion world in her spectacular Givenchy cape, gown and singularly stunning headpiece, Nina knows that her own haute couture silk crepe gown and cape is perfectly suited to the Saratoga scene. For an alternative look, Nina contemplates a sheer lacey cape with a border of French lace. Her custom headpiece and delicate lily of the valley bouquet are the perfect compliments to this sophisticated and sleek look. 
 
Credits: 
“Fiona” gown and cape: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal, Toronto 
Custom-made headpiece by Headpiece.com
Lily of the valley bouquet courtesy of Samantha Nass Floral Design.  
 
 
PHOTO 7
 
The courtyard of The Adelphi  Hotel is the perfect setting for the opulence 
of  Nina’s Italian Contessa look. 
 
Nina captures the essence of romance in her luxuriously feminine strapless lace gown with tiered flounced sleeves and full skirt and train. The pink hibiscus trellis provide the perfect backdrop as Nina glows in anticipation of her special day. 
 
Credits: 
“Laguna” gown by Italian designer, 
Elisabetta Polignano; 
Pearl strand and crystal choker; Something Bleu 
Accessory Boutique; custom-made 
Hairpiece by headpiece.com for 
Something Bleu Accessory Boutique; 
“Peony” bridal heels courtesy of 
Bella Belle Shoes; 
Floral arrangements 
courtesy of Rena’s Fine Flowers.
 
PHOTO 8
Nina poses in front of the Italian travertine marble and mosaic fountain in the back courtyard at The Adelphi Hotel, as she shows off her laced bodice and flounced sleeves.
 
Credits: 
“Laguna” gown by Italian designer, Elisabetta Polignano; 
Pearl strand and crystal choker; Something Bleu 
Accessory Boutique; 
Custom-made hairpiece by headpiece.com for Something Bleu Accessory Boutique; “Peony” Bridal heels courtesy of Bella Belle Shoes.
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