Upcoming this year we have two weddings at The Foundry and two weddings at The Bowery Hotel. Last year we planned two weddings at Per Se. Things sometimes happen in doubles for us and with amazing venues like these, that is quite alright! I am so pleased to be able to share these gorgeous images of the Per Se wedding from Karen Wise Photography here on the blog.This couple loved eating great food and wanted a really intimate dinner celebration for the wedding. After looking at a number of delicious fine dining restaurants in Manhattan, they chose Thomas Keller's Per Se at the Time Warner Center. They had their ceremony at City Hall on Friday and their dinner reception the day after. With quite a few guests travelling in from out of town, we planned a walking tour of Greenwich Village through Big Onion. Who would have guessed that a one day snow and thunderstorm would pass through Manhattan in October! Despite the crazy weather, their guests were such troopers and still went on the walking tour (slightly condensed version).
The Bride wore a chic short black dress from Jason Wu with stunning platform leather pumps from Gucci. Jessie from Rountree Flowers created a bridal bouquet of white ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and acorns, surrounded by sleek black feathers, and wrapped with a black satin ribbon with pearl pins.
The escort table was quite narrow, so instead of doing a large towering arrangement, a romantic loose garland of flowers and leaves was wound around the hand calligraphed escort cards.
The invitations had included an autumnal leaf motif, so for the wooden table signs, the Bride's brother continued the theme with laser cut leaves. I absolutely loved the lush and opulent centerpieces that Rountree Flowers created. The loose arrangement included kumquats, flowering jasmine vine, ranunuculus, scabiosa pods, garden roses, seeded eucalyptus and tulips. Kumquats in a floral arrangement!? Genius. Such beautiful texture and colours. A natural acorn subtly dusted with fine brown glitter was placed at each napkin. With a warm glow from the mercury votives, the tables had such a delicate sophistication about them.
The ombre wedding cake was chocolate devil’s food cake with hazelnut nougatine and coffee cremeaux. The cake topper was three simple sugar ranunculus. Congratulations again to the happy couple! I loved working with you on this special wedding.
Photographer: Karen Wise Photography / Wedding Planner: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Designer: Rountree Flowers / Venue: Per Se / Getting Ready Hotel: Mandarin Oriental / Makeup: Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry / Wedding Dress: Jason Wu / Shoes: Gucci / Welcome Bags: Make Merry! / Menu, Escort cards: Ellen Weldon Design / Table Signs: DIY / Invitation: Paperless Post / Rentals: Party Rental / Walking Tour: Big Onion
There is something I really love about using calligraphy at a wedding. It is such an elegant art form. The fact that it is a handmade and time-consuming process is really beautiful to me. Here are some wonderful examples by very talented people.