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
Martha Stewart Weddings described Cristina and Jason's celebration as simply chic and I could not agree more. There is beauty in simplicity and this elegant day exuded it with such grace.
I love the flowers in May. Poppies and Posies created lush romantic garden arrangements, and a bouquet so dreamy that the bride never wanted to put it down. It was important to the couple to make it feel intimate and inclusive of their families. Jason's dad officiated the ceremony, grandma embroidered the cloth covering the chuppah and they displayed old family photos on a gold bookshelf from Patina Rentals. Cristina is the talented owner of Riles and Co. and she hand poured 132 candles for wedding favours. I had a really hard time editing down these pretty images from Mademoiselle Fiona! I highly recommend that you also check out their sweet stop motion film.
Event Planning: Ang Weddings And Events / Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona / Cinematography: Bayly And Moore / Floral Design: Poppies And Posies / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge From Lovely Bride / Wedding Cake: Nine Cakes / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Bride's Shoes: Zara / Catering: Michael Stuart NY / Hair: Face The Day NY / Band: The Story Tellers Of New York City / Favors: Riles And Co / Tuxedo: J. Crew / Wedding Venue: The Foundry / Chuppah: Your Chuppah NY / Clutch: Whiting And Davis / Ketubah: Jennifer Raichman / Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals and Patina Rentals / Save The Date: Ello There
This was one of my all time favourite weddings and I'm so happy to see it up on Style Me Pretty! Not only because it involved the best wedding team, but because this is hands down one of the sweetest couples I've worked with. Click on the image below to see more of Cristina and Jason's chic wedding at The Foundry.
Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona
This is how you throw a wedding celebration with that outdoor feel, but right in the middle of Manhattan. The bride and groom said their vows on the rooftop at NOMO SOHO and watched the sun set as they sipped on cocktails with their guests. The party progressed downstairs to Isola for a delicious family style dinner. The room was jaw dropping, with glamorous chandeliers hanging overhead, lush blooms by Blossom and Branch, an eclectic mix of different tables and chairs, and romantic calligraphy on blush watercolour brushstrokes by Julie Song Ink. So many guests stopped at the entrance of the room to take a photograph! The evening ended with a decadent dessert table including Dominique Ansel Cronuts, Magnolia Bakery banana pudding, Molly's Cupcakes, Citarella pies and a wedding cake from Nine Cakes. All of the couple's favourite desserts from New York City.
Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Photography: Brian Dorsey Studios / Venue: NOMO SOHO / Cinematography: McKenzie Miller Films / Florist: Blossom and Branch / DJ: Play Something Good / Officiant: Christopher Frost Shelley / Makeup: Nam Vo / Hair: Nikki Avanzino / Cake: Nine Cakes / Cronuts: Dominique Ansel / Desserts: Magnolia Bakery and Molly's Cupcakes / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Rings: Cartier
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