There is nothing quite like a wedding at the New York Public Library. The majestic building is simply breathtaking. Marti looked a vision in a custom Ulla Maija Anna Maier gown holding a striking bouquet of only deep red peonies as she married Rod in the dramatic Astor Hall. We used ghost chairs for the ceremony. With beautiful lighting from Levy Lighting, it really let the room and architectural details shine. The corridor was lined with glass globes filled with tea lights to lead guests to Celeste Bartos where they dined and danced under a starry night. As a sweet ending to the warm summer evening, guests stopped by the Blue Marble ice cream cart on the steps of the Library on their way home. Classic New York in the best possible way. They had to move their wedding from Angel Orensanz after it was shut down for repairs (also when Ang Weddings and Events stepped into the picture). Certainly a blessing in disguise when you end up with a wedding like this!
Photography: Drew Newman / Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Venue: New York Public Library / Videography: Ray Roman Films / Band: On The Move Events / Caterer: Thomas Preti / Photobooth: Magbooth / Ice Cream Cart: Blue Marble / Florist: Mimosa Floral Design / Lighting: Levy Lighting / Draping: Dazian / Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals / Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Cupcakes: Sweet Buttons Desserts / String Quartet: Juilliard / Gown: Ulla Maija Anna Maier
Emily and Leon were married at an intimate ceremony at Fifty7 in the Four Seasons Hotel on a beautiful spring day in May. What really struck me about this couple was how loving and supportive they were of each other. When I met their families later on, it was clear who they had learned that from. It was truly a delight to work with such a sweet couple and I wish them so much happiness in years ahead. Thanks to McKenzie Miller for sharing this film of their day.
I am so excited to see Rachel and Michael's wedding at Gotham Hall published in The Knot New York! It is such an honour to see their beautiful day kicking off the section on real New York weddings. We worked with an incredible team on this and I couldn't have asked for a happier day for Rachel and Mike! Evidenced by those dazzling smiles I see in so many of the photos from Roey Yohai.
Stephanie knew she wanted to get married at Blue Hill at Stone Barns before she had even seen it in person. When she visited with her then fiance David, they knew it was the perfect spot for them to say their vows and celebrate with their friends and family. It is such a romantic and beautiful place. Treating your guests to a gastronomic experience like this makes it really special! The grey clouds were really challenging us that day, but we kept all our fingers crossed, and managed to keep the ceremony and cocktail outdoors without a drop of rain! They were married in the courtyard in front of the grand oak tree under a chuppah covered in wisteria, hydrangea and amaranth. Guests were invited to the garden for cocktails and into the Hayloft for dinner. One of my favourite things that day were the tiny gold farm animals used for the escort cards. For their favours, Stephanie and David infused olive oil with rosemary or chili flakes and bottled them individually themselves. A truly delightful summer wedding at the farm.
Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns / Photography: Ryan Brenizer / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / String Quartet: Venus Ensembles / Florist: Bride and Blossom / DJ: Scratch / Photobooth: Magbooth / Makeup: Meredith Hayman / Hair: Scarlett Thornton / Dress: Badgley Mischka / Escort Farm Animals: Klepac & Co via Etsy