Gotham Hall Wedding

Kathryn and Chas' wedding had two ceremonies!  With both ceremonies and dinner taking place in the same room at Gotham Hall, it took a team of the best creative professionals to execute it all so smoothly and beautifully.  Coming from very different backgrounds, it was important to the couple to pay proper tribute to their Indian and Chinese cultures and religions.  We started the day with their Hindu ceremony.  By Yena Designs created a striking gold chiffon mandap with bright pops of orange dahlia and magenta phalaenopsis orchids draped elegantly from the corners.  The aisle was artfully decorated with petals inspired by rangoli designs.  The bride was so happy when she saw the room, she shed a tear!  With the conclusion of the first ceremony, guests were ushered upstairs for coffee, tea and dessert, as the room was changed for the Catholic ceremony.  The floral palette was a clean white with a few subtle touches of pink.  To honour Kathryn's grandmother, Yena placed a few pale pink lilies, her favourite flower, into her bouquet.

One of my favourite personal touches was the Indian rangoli vine surrounding the Chinese "double happiness" character.  Both elements were used separately on the invitation suite, but on the wedding day they were combined and used on the menus.  I loved the symbolism of bringing both families together that day.  Guests dined under the grand dome at tables dripping with orchids from Yena.  With romantic draping from Dazian and dramatic lighting from Bentley Meeker, the room was breathtaking!  They partied the night away to the incredible sounds of the Blaire Reinhard Band.  I am so proud of how everything came together for Kathryn and Chas that day and could not have done it without the amazing team involved!  

Published on MOD Wedding


Photography: Brian Hatton Photography / Event Planning and Design: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral and Event Design: By Yena Designs / Venue: Gotham Hall / Catering: Thomas Preti / Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Draping: Dazian / Lighting: Bentley Meeker / Audio and Staging: Eastern Stage Productions / String Quartet: Sun Nectar / Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Hindu Ceremony Chairs: Mandap Design / Invitations: Kate’s Paperie / Gown: Monique Lhuillier via Kleinfeld Bridal / Bridesmaid Dress: Donna Morgan

Martha Stewart Weddings: Cristina and Jason at The Foundry

I have a serious crush on this wedding we did last year and it looks like Martha Stewart Weddings liked it too!  See more of Cristina and Jason's sweet celebration on their blog.  

Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona

Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona

Carats and Cake: Wave Hill Wedding and New York Palace Wedding

Thank you to Carats & Cake for featuring Emily & Marco at Wave Hill and Laura & Andrew at the New York Palace Hotel.  

Photography by Carolyn Monastra for Christian Oth Studio

Photography by Carolyn Monastra for Christian Oth Studio

Cipriani Wedding Video

This ethereal film could not have captured Francesca and Kuba's magical day in a more perfect way.  I can't stop grinning from ear to ear when I watch it.  So much beauty and so much style.  Thank you to Anna Davis Films for Christian Oth Studio.   


Cipriani Wedding

Cipriani Wall Street has seen a lot of black tie weddings, but not often is it transformed like this.  Saipua brought to life the ethereal and diaphanous feeling that Francesca wanted for the wedding and created a midsummer night's dream.  There was so much I loved about this day.  The towering flowering branches with romantic hanging votives, the lush flower wall at the entrance, the engraved invitation suite with gold edging and the vintage cake topper from Francesca's grandparents' wedding.  Most of all, I loved getting to work with a couple with so much class, impeccable taste and very much in love.  Francesca wore two gowns from Reem Acra, a dreamy tulle ballgown for the ceremony and later changed to a pale green dress with beaded capped sleeves.  Francesca was training to be a dermatologist and Kuba completing a residency in orthopedic surgery, so her father said they go together like "skin and bones".  Thank you to Michael Falco at Christian Oth Studio for capturing their day so beautifully.  

Published on Style Me Pretty


Event Planning: Ang Weddings And Events / Floral And Event Design: Saipua / Photography: Michael Falco From Christian Oth Studio / Videography: Anna Davis From Christian Oth Studio / Gown : Reem Acra / Cake: A White Cake / Ceremony Venue: Trinity Church / Reception Venue: Cipriani Wall St / Makeup: Lindsey Jones / Hair: Liam Carey / Lighting: Star Group Productions / DJ: Beat Train / Band:Hank Lane / Favours: Magnolia Bakery / Groom's Cake: Sweet Corner / Invitations And Wedding Day Paperie: Lion In The Sun / Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Rolls Royce: Bermuda Limo / Tour Bus: Gray Line

Pretty Peonies at the Gramercy Park Hotel

Francesca and Kuba started out their wedding weekend right with an intimate rehearsal dinner at the Gramercy Terrace in the Gramercy Park Hotel.  Views of the beautiful New York skyline and the garden feel of the terrace made it the perfect spot to enjoy a lovely spring evening before the wedding.  Saipua sourced a collection of medicine bottles and filled these with several different types of peonies to create a pink ombre effect down the table.  The bride hand painted the invitation, escort cards, menus and table numbers.  I loved her personal touch on the decor.   It was all so romantic!  


Photography by Michael Falco of Christian Oth Studio

Morningside Castle Wedding

This fall wedding at Morningside Castle was made extra special with all the personal details that Emilee created.  Emilee and Jay met at the Wall Street Journal, so they made newspaper fabric napkins and a newspaper wedding programme.  Their escort cards came with chocolate subway tokens and each table was named a meaningful subway stop with an explanation on the table cards.  Emilee found a vintage apartment mailbox for guests to post their cards in.  Everything that crisp fall day was captured so beautifully by the incomparable Fiona Conrad.   

Published on Style Me Pretty


Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona / Event Planning: Ang Weddings And Events / Florist: JR Floral Design / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Cake: Nine Cakes | Ceremony Venue: The Basilica Of St Patrick's Old Cathedral / Reception Venue: Morningside Castle / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Makeup: Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistry / Hair: Styles On B 

The Plaza Wedding

The Plaza is one of those iconic New York venues.  If you want a ballroom wedding, Emily and her team at The Plaza really know how to throw a fabulous one!  Both the Terrace Room for the ceremony and the Grand Ballroom for the dinner reception took my breath away that evening.  Verde Flowers did an incredible job creating a ceremony filled with lush green, white and pink, and a reception incorporating fun pops of coral and salmon.  

The groom found a very old photograph of The Plaza which we incorporated into the envelope liner of their classic letterpressed invitation suite.  I loved the elephant that we used on the ceremony programme and menu, and printed on sugar cookies for the favours.  The progression of music really changed the tone of each part of the festivities.  A classical harp and flute duo for the ceremony, an Indian music trio composed of a tabla, sitar and harmonium for the cocktail hour, and a DJ who seamlessly interwove top 40s and Indian music to keep the dance floor packed all night for Aparna on Omar.  Check out the wedding below with all of the pretty captured by Judy Pak.  

Published on Style Me Pretty and the film by McKenzie Miller


Wedding Planner: Ang Weddings And Events / Photography: Judy Pak / Videography: McKenzie Miller Films  / Floral Design: Verde Flowers / Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza / Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes / Invitations: Bella Figura / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale / Makeup: Andrew Sotomayor / Hair: Styles On B / Lighting: Bentley Meeker / DJ: Play Something Good / Grooms Attire: Gucci / Venue: The Plaza Hotel / Ceremony And Cocktail Music: Elan Artists

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Morningside Castle Wedding on Style Me Pretty

We are very lucky to be getting so much love from Style Me Pretty, with our fourth wedding published in the month of March.  This sweet wedding at Morningside Castle was brimming with thoughtful details from the bride, which made it extra special.  All expertly captured by the incomparable Mademoiselle Fiona.  

Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona

Cipriani Wedding on Style Me Pretty

The grand ballroom at Cipriani Wall Street was transformed into a midsummer night's dream when Saipua decided to bring the beautiful outdoors in.  Adding a stunning bride and a dashing groom made this wedding one I will never forget.  Thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring the wedding on the Tristate Blog and the Little Black Book Blog.  Click on the image below to pore over the delicious details in the photographs and video by Christian Oth Studio.  

Photography by Michael Falco and cinematography by Anna Davis for Christian Oth Studio


New York Palace Wedding

Laura found in the New York Palace the perfect combination of classic New York city charm and old world romanticism.  On a crisp fall day, she married her love Andrew at this Manhattan gem.  She looked so beautiful in her Carolina Herrera gown, with a simple sleek bodice, which flowed down into soft romantic layers.  Paired with her silver Jimmy Choos, and an orchid and rose cascade bouquet, she took his breath away.  

Their reception was such glamorous elegance.  As you entered the Villard Ballroom, the first thing you saw was two long mirrored tables, covered with tall tapered candles in crystal candelabras and clear vases overflowing with blooms.  It created a really dramatic entrance.  Laura wanted flowers in pastel colours accented with bright pops of hot pink, deep plum and peach, which Tantawan Bloom did with brilliant skill.  Ron Ben-Israel Cakes designed a delicate lace covered cake with a floral cake topper.  As a playful nod, the cake was vanilla with baked in funfetti!   The evening ended with oversized sparklers outside in the courtyard.  A sweet note to a fun filled celebration.  

Published on Style Me Pretty


Photography: Carolyn Monastra For Christian Oth Studio / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / /Floral Design And Lighting: Tantawan Bloom / Venue: New York Palace / Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera / Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes / Invitations: Judy Paulen Designs / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Hair: Liam Carey / Band: The Stingers / Officiant: Rabbi Ron Broden / String Quartet: Curtis Music 

Plaza Wedding on Style Me Pretty

The snow in New York seems to be endless this winter, so here is something to warm you up.  It is such a lovely way to start the week with this summer wedding at The Plaza on Style Me Pretty.  With photography by Judy Pak and cinematography by McKenzie Miller, you must click on the image below to see more of this majestic ballroom wedding, and the talented team we collaborated with.  

Photography by Judy Pak Photography and cinematography by McKenzie Miller Films

New York Palace Wedding on Style Me Pretty

A classic New York wedding we planned last year is featured on Style Me Pretty!  Click on the image below to read more about this romantic and glamorous celebration at the New York Palace.  

Photography by Carolyn Monastra for Christian Oth Studio

Winter Bowery Hotel Wedding

There is something so magical about a winter wedding.  Melanie and Greg chose the perfect venue at the Bowery Hotel with the warm brick walls, cozy fireplace and old world charm.  The bride looked absolutely gorgeous in Stella McCartney, with lace sleeves and a fringe tea length skirt, which showed off her stunning Valentino heels.  

I loved the smell at the ceremony created by the dramatic garland that Rountree Flowers draped over the burning fireplace.  It was made up of fresh lemon leaf, magnolia, juniper and pine.  Divine!  The adorable flower girl crowns were so precious too.  

For dinner the long tables tables were decorated with an organic rambling carpet of white pillar candles in assorted sizes, which gave the room such an incredible glow.  These were augmented by winter white blooms like white ranunculus, white spray roses, white anemones, dark privet berries and touches of velvety dusty miller.  Late night when the pillars were all burning down and oozing candle wax  was very romantic!  All beautifully captured by the talented Karen Hill.  


Event Planner: Ang Weddings And Events / Photography: Karen Hill Photography / Floral Design: Rountree Flowers / Wedding Dress: Stella McCartney / Cake: Baked / Bride's Shoes: Valentino / Make Up: Lindsey Jones / Hair: Styles On B / Calligraphy: MM Ink / DJ: Play Something Good / Officiant: Rev. Annie Lawrence / Hotel: The Bowery Hotel / Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth / String Trio: Elan Artists

Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards 2015

A big thank you to all our couples (and their parents) who took time out of their busy schedules to write such kind reviews for us on Wedding Wire.  You helped us to win the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award for the third year running!  This recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.  Thank you so much!  

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