A Cup of Jo: How to Navigate a Career Change

After 7 years of working on a trading floor at an investment bank, I decided to quit my job and start my own business in wedding planning.  After this 2017 season, I will have 7 years under my belt in planning events!  I was so honoured to be interviewed by A Cup of Jo about my 180 career change, along with 9 other ladies who made the change in many different fields.  Click on the image below to read more.  Thank you to Joanna Goddard and Meg Cahn for including me!  

 
 

Four Seasons Hotel Wedding: Emily and Leon

Emily and Leon had a New York wedding in spring, the same season as when they first started dating.  I loved their elegant and timeless style, and the addition of sweet little whimsical touches.  Her Monique Lhuillier gown had an intricately beaded bodice and a full ballgown skirt with an asymmetric gather.  Emily hand illustrated the save the date herself!  She often drew a cartoon bear and lion to represent them as a couple and this illustration made its way to the formal invitation and the Eleni's cookie favours.  Blossom and Branch brought spring to the inside of the Four Seasons Hotel with towering cherry blossoms and romantic peonies everywhere, including coral charms, which are such show stoppers.  I particularly loved their wedding cake from Nine Cakes with a gold accent tier and a cascade of loose cherry blossoms tinged in gold falling down the cake.  Thank you to Brian Hatton for capturing their sweet day!  

Video highlight from McKenzie Miller Films

Published on Style Me Pretty

 
 

Photography: Brian Hatton Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Blossom and Branch / Band: Blaire Band / Paperie: Lion in the Sun / Videography: McKenzie Miller Films / Officiant: Kristopher Marx / Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Strings: Elan Artists / Cake: Nine Cake / Favours: Eleni's / Draping: Dazian / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Tuxedo: Zegna / Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo / Shoes: Miu Miu

Rachel and Mike's Gotham Hall Wedding

Rachel and Mike were married on a beautiful sunny day in March.  They lucked out with lovely warm weather, which allowed for dreamy portraits just outside the American Museum of Natural History.  Right around the corner from where Rachel grew up on the Upper West Side.  Their ceremony and reception took place at Gotham Hall, where Fleurs brought such an elegant, classic and glamourous touch.  A timeless palette of green and creamy whites, mirror tops on the tables and a flood of candlelight throughout the room.  The architectural details in the gold dome of Gotham Hall were replicated in the envelope liner of their invitation suite and their textured wedding cake.  Their hand illustrated save the dates had their adorable dog sticking his head out the window of the yellow cab.  Thank you to Roey Yohai for these beautiful images!  

Published on The Knot

 
 

Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Photography: Roey Yohai Photography / Venue: Gotham Hall / Floral Design: Fleurs / Videography: Love In Progress / Band: Marcus Reid Band via Hank Lane / Cake: Nine Cakes / Lighting: Bentley Meeker / Audio/Staging: ESP / Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Hair: Liam Carey / Draping: Dazian / Photobooth: Mirmir / DJ: Nick Ferrington via Beat Train / Gown: Daniel Caprese via Kleinfeld Bridal / Bridesmaids: Amsale / Paperie: Lion in the Sun

MOD wedding: Elegant New York Wedding at the Four Seasons

Thank you to MOD wedding for featuring Emily and Leon's wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel.  We can't wait for spring and all the those cherry blossoms again!