The bride's vision for the wedding was very contemporary with lots of clean lines. Three Sixty Tribeca was the ideal venue for this 300 person wedding, especially since the groom works for a window company. The entire venue was surrounded by 360 degrees of large windows, with incredible views of downtown Manhattan. It was the first venue we looked at. After seeing it, we knew it was the perfect fit.
The bride and groom's corgi looked so adorable in his doggie tux, that we had to have him part of the first look. He almost stole the show from the bride in her drop dead gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown (also check out the bride's earrings, which I am obsessed with). Strangers on the street kept wanting to take the corgi's picture! After some portraits, the bride did a quick change into a qi pao for a Chinese tea ceremony with close family to honour their relatives.
The bride walked down the aisle holding a cascading bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids to a solo guitar playing the Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone. That piece in the moment was so touching, I definitely had a tear in my eye. If you have not heard it before, youtube it now! This wedding was particularly special for me as I got to witness a Buddhist wedding ceremony which was officiated by three monks. The sound of the monks chanting the incense prayer and reciting of the Great Dharani of the Medicine Buddha was so beautiful. Knowing that many of the guests would not be familiar with a Buddhist ceremony, we created programmes in English and Chinese to explain each step.
As a nod to the groom's line of work, for the escort table we used 2 large windows to display the cards with a photograph of the couple as the backdrop. The frame was painted red, an auspicious colour for the Chinese. For the reception we kept the floral decor clean and modern with a palette of crisp white and green. The centerpieces were comprised of phalaenopsis orchids, calla lilies and looped bear grass in three piece installations. We incorporated green dianthus and succulents for their interesting texture. The rectangular vases reflected and really multiplied the light from the square votives. To make the white flowers really pop, we used a pewter crinkle taffeta linen with a subtle sheen. Thank you to Susan Stripling for sharing these stunning images.
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