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Thank you to MOD Wedding for featuring one of our favourite weddings from last year. A double ceremony at the grand Gotham Hall with an incredible team of vendors. Click on the image below to read more!
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!
Ang Weddings and Events has been named a Top Wedding Planner by Martha Stewart Weddings in their 20th Anniversary Issue! I am deeply honoured and grateful to have been chosen to be listed among such esteemed colleagues across the country, who I admire so much. Christmas has certainly come early this year! I am still sitting here pinching myself. When I started this business, I would never have guessed that in five years I would see my name on the pages of this beautiful magazine. Being on any top list is always flattering. Being on a top list by the best of the best is beyond exciting. I am so thankful for my family, friends, clients, assistants, wedding professionals and wedding editors who have encouraged, supported and advised me over the years. Martha Stewart Weddings Winter 2015 will be out on the newsstands in a few days and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy (or let's be honest....more like 5 copies).
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.
Published on Elizabeth Anne Designs
Photography: Susan Stripling Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Cinematography: Kiss The Bride Films / DJ: Constantine Ptohos Via 74 Events / Floral Design: Ovando / Officiant: Venerable Chueh Chuan / Hair And Makeup: JAC Beauty / Ceremony Guitar: Elan Artists / Photobooth: Lumi8 / Gown : Monique Lhuillier / Belt: Pronovias / Red Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid Dress: Badgley Mischka / Shoes With White Gown: Vera Wang / Shoes With Red Dress: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: Erickson Beamon and Dannijo / Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Dog Tuxedo: Ebay
Pam and Paul were married on crisp fall day in New York. Coming into the planning process, she was not sure exactly how she wanted it to look, but she did know she wanted it to be timeless and elegant. This was a classic wedding with details that will never go out of style. Pam's gorgeous ball gown from Dennis Basso with the lace sleeves and sweet belt cinching her waist was breathtaking. She got ready at the Plaza Hotel which gave Sue Kessler from Christian Oth Studio beautiful portrait opportunities both in the hotel and in Central Park.
For their save the dates, they had an artist hand draw a black and white map of Manhattan with details of their wedding locations and a few landmarks. The traditional invitation was hand calligraphed and engraved in midnight blue with gilded beveled edges. The envelope liner and belly band cut from gilded silk screen Japanese paper added a fun pop of colour and personality to the suite. Pam loved the Japanese paper so much, it was also brought through to the wedding day items in the programme liner, table number borders and menu belly bands.
As guests entered the Central Park Boathouse, we had a jazz quartet from Elan Artists playing some of Pam and Paul's favourite jazz standards. One of the bridesmaids even joined in and sang "At Last". During the dinner reception, the Blaire Reinhard Band played such a great set that we had to invite guests to be seated for their courses multiple times as they didn't want to leave the dance floor! Pam sang in college. During dinner with some college friends she sang a cappella "To Make You Feel My Love" to her husband. It was such a tender moment. For their favours, we did cute little pies in a jar from Tiny Pies in Texas, which is where Paul is from. These were displayed at each place setting, with alternating flavours of sweet Texas pecan pie and apple pie. Those together with a floral and lace detailed cake from Nine Cakes were the perfect ending to a sweet celebration.
Photography: Sue Kessler of Christian Oth Studio / Event Planning: Ang Weddings And Events / Florist: Lenox Hill Florist / Gown: Dennis Basso via Kleinfeld Bridal / Cake: Nine Cakes / Ceremony Venue: Church Of Our Saviour / Reception Venue: Central Park Boathouse / Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier / Hair: Liam Carey / Calligraphy: Mo Seder Via Union Street Papery / Lighting: Stortz Lighting/ Band: Blaire Reinhard Band / Favors: Tiny Pies / Invitation: Bell'Invito Via Union Street Papery / Jazz Quartet: Elan Artists / Makeup: Lindsey Jones / Save The Date: Vera Wang Via Union Street Papery / Wedding Day Paperie: William Arthur Via Union Street Papery
We spend all our time working to make someone else's celebration perfect. When bridal market rolls around in the fall, it is a nice change that we all get to party instead! This year Martha Stewart Weddings threw a fabulous party at The Pierre to celebrate their 20th anniversary. It was so fun to have a night out with my wedding family. Here I am with 3 amazing ladies (and fellow mamas), Judy Pak, Mary Lee Herrington and Betsy Thorleifson. Judy's instagram got picked up by Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the best instagrams from the party! I reckon it was Judy's hat that did it for us. Check out the link for more pictures from the awesome night.