Central Park Zoo Wedding

Carly and Xavier were looking for something unique.  Perhaps an outdoor wedding or a view of the New York skyline.  We managed to find them both of these things at the Central Park Zoo!  They had a small ceremony at City Hall and invited their dearest friends and family to party with them at the zoo.  A zoo isn't immediately what you think of as wedding worthy, but the Central Park Zoo is a special place.  The warm brick columns and the lush green ivy, make it truly beautiful.  Carly wore a stunning lace jumpsuit from DVF and carried a lush bouquet of deep red peonies.  

Guests were invited to cocktails around the sea lion pool and the tropics and penguin exhibits were also open for exploration.  As a tribute to her father, Carly had Street Beat Brass Band play New Orleans jazz favourites and the signature drinks were the New Orleans Hurricane and Bloody Mary.  

For dinner and dancing, the tent was filled with hundreds of string lights and greenery.  Verde Flowers created lush floral arrangements in creams and blush, with striking black vases for the long tables.  After a delicious meal from Creative Edge Parties, we had beautiful cake from Nine Cakes and a cheese display for guests to choose from.  The cake toppers were batman and batgirl, a costume Carly and Xavier had dressed up in one year for Halloween.  The bride used the same cake knife to cut her cake as her mother and father used for their wedding.  It still had a bit of icing left over on the edge! 

This was such a fun celebration to be part of.  Thank you to Moss and Isaac for these gorgeous images.  

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Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Photography: Moss & Isaac / Venue: Central Park Zoo / Florist: Verde Flowers / Invitations and day of paperie: Minted / Catering: Creative Edge Parties / Rentals: Party Rental Ltd / New Orleans Jazz Band: Street Beat Brass Band / Tent and Dance Floor: Stamford Tent / Lighting: Frost Productions / Cake: Nine Cakes / Photobooth: Magbooth / Favours: La Maison du Chocolat / Jumpsuit: DVF

Top wedding planner Ang Weddings and Events helps couples to create memorable celebrations with thoughtful details and an understated elegance. 

Central Park Boathouse Wedding

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.  

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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