Bingqing and Han were married in a snowy winter day in New York. We had really lucked out as there was a big snowstorm the day before. The day of the wedding, the skies were clear, but the ground was blanketed in a bright white layer of fresh snow.
The bride is an architect and she had designed their invitation suite with a detailed hand illustration of The Foundry. Prior to the guests arriving they had a Chinese tea ceremony with close family to pay respect to their elders and receive good wishes for their marriage. This was followed by an intimate wedding ceremony, officiated by a friend of the couple. We kept the palette clean with creamy whites and crisp greens. Going into dinner, Poppies and Posies added more colour with blush, dusty rose and pops of burgundy in the florals. The two long tables were scattered with a sea of elegant tapers in different aged brass candlesticks and crackled amber and pale grey votives.
Their elegant wedding cake from Nine Cakes had two different flavours. The bottom tier was lemon cake with layers of lime curd and orange zest cream cheese buttercream. The top tiers were rich chocolate cake layered with cloud like caramel buttercream, fleur de sel and roasted pecans.
Bingqing loves to sing and instead of doing the traditional mother son and father daughter dances, they decided to have both sets of parents dance with each other and Bingqing sang a beautiful Chinese song. It was such a sweet and intimate winter wedding and we were so happy to be part of it!
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Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: The Foundry | Florist: Poppies and Posies | Caterer: Creative Edge Parties | Photographer: Feng Rui at Story Teller Wedding | Videographer: Kevin Wang | Invitations: Designed by the bride | Day of paperie: Minted | Gown: Rosa Clara | Favours: Stick With Me Sweets | DJ: Sean at 74 Events | Photobooth: We Love Photobooths | Cake: Nine Cakes | Lighting: Universal Light and Sound | Strings: Elan Artists | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd
Last month Laureen and I managed to escape the NYC summer heat and hopped on a plane over to Pasadena, Los Angeles for Anne and Kevin's wedding at the Athenaeum. We were lucky enough to have both Cat and Adi from Next Exit Photography work with us that day! Here is a sneak peek of the wedding. I still cannot get over the stunning Amsale gown, with the textured lattice covered tulle skirt and gorgeous neckline. When Anne was choosing her wedding gown, her face always lit up when she put on a tulle gown. Perhaps it was happy memories of her dancing as a child in tulle skirts. This wedding was definitely full of happiness and love!
Photography: Next Exit Photography / Event Planning: Ang Wedding sand Events / Floral Design: Mary Falkingham / Venue: Athenaeum / Hair: Leanne Gurmin / Makeup: Nicole Wittman / Gown: Amsale / Bridemaid Dresses: Amsale
I am so happy to see this chic New York City wedding featured on Merci New York. Thank you to Jackie and Meredith for a lovely post and to Chennergy for the stunning images. Click below to see the full post and all the wonderful vendors involved. Congratulations to Bethany and Sage!
In case you missed the documentary video that Love In Progress made of our modern winter styled shoot on Style Me Pretty, here it is for your viewing pleasure. We wanted to create a video that showed the inspiration and preparation that goes into creating a styled shoot. Thank you to Motoko for her beautiful work and for sharing this with us.
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Video by Love In Progress
Loren from Naturally Delicious put us in touch with the owner of this beautiful town house in Brooklyn, which was built in 1887. The homeowner is an interior designer, who has added so many interesting contemporary elements to the house. The simplicity of the more modern furniture allowing you to really appreciate how ornate the house itself is. We used the house and the art it contains to inspire our styled shoot. A room upstairs had an incredible teal wallpaper covered which faces, which led us to adding a teal accent to our colour palette. The house is a private residence that is only available on a selective basis for intimate weddings and cocktail parties. Naturally Delicious is the exclusive caterer for this venue.
The elegant satin gown by Angelo Lambrou, shoes by Aruna Seth, headpiece by Sara Gabriel and art deco clutch by Moyna were from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon. The jewelry was from Paris through Mark Ingram Atelier. We wanted to keep the fashion contemporary with lots of clean lines and just a touch of sparkle. Makeup for the models by Lindsey Jones.
Rountree Flowers designed the stunning flowers for the shoot, starting with this bridal bouquet of French ranunculus, frittilaria and double freesia tied with a silk teal ribbon.
The boutonnieres were single Eucharis lilies.
Luke wore an impeccably tailored Duncan Quinn suit with a subtle navy dotted pattern.
All the paper goods were designed by Regas. The blind hit letterpress on the invitations were inspired by the pattern on a wooden tray, and the lattice on the response envelopes by the wooden floor in the living room. The bold patterns were brought through to the escort cards, place cards and menus. I adore the bright teal envelope liner that they added to the invitation suite.
Naturally Delicious provided all the food, drinks and desserts for our shoot. Starting with hors d'oeuvres of sea scallops with applewood bacon and rosemary skewers.
Curried crab salad with buttered fingerling potatoes.
Prosciutto with caramelized pears and an aged balsamic reduction glaze.
Smoked bacon polenta panini with mozzarella and basil aioli.
Fresh ricotta with chestnut honey on a crisp bruschetta.
Specialty cocktails were a pomegranate sparkle martini, St Germaine bubbly, and a pink grapefruit mojito.
When we thought of a winter shoot, white immediately came to mind and Jessie from Rountree Flowers suggested adding different shades of grey. To keep the flowers contemporary Rountree Flowers used only one type of flower in each of the white square containers - ranunculus, the akito rose and narcissus (which have an incredible scent). Each of the tables was named a different Brooklyn neighbourhood. Candlelight was an important element to our design. We used simple frosted square votives on the tables. Over the ornate mantelpiece, Rountree Flowers arranged elegant Eucharis lilies in rectangular containers, surrounded by rectangular pillar candles of varying size. The flickering light from the pillar candles reflecting in the glass containers added a romantic warm glow to the room.
Naturally Delicious created a winter white dessert table, including a Tahitian vanilla wedding cake. Rountree Flowers added an arrangement of quince branches, which are only available during the cooler months of winter.
For our favours, we wrapped boxes of varying sizes with different white and silver ribbons, each with a different sweet treat inside.
Our models for the shoot were a recently married couple, who both happen to be comedians. Many thanks to Abbi Crutchfield and Luke Thayer for braving the cold on a winter day in January for the shots on the stoop!
Thank you to everyone for collaborating on this fun project. It was such a pleasure working with you all!
Photography: Karen Wise Photography / Event Planning + Event Design: Ang Weddings and Events / Flowers + Event Design: Rountree Flowers / Catering + Dessert Table: Naturally Delicious / Paper Goods: Regas / Makeup: Lindsey Jones / Cinematographer: Love in Progress / Venue: Brooklyn Historic Mansion email@example.com / Dress: Angelo Lambrou Shoes: Aruna Seth Headpiece: Sara Gabriel Clutch: Moyna Handbags via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Jewelry: Paris via Mark Ingram Atelier / Suit: Duncan Quinn / Grey Bridesmaid Dress: 57 Grand / Green Bridesmaid Dress: Anthropologie / Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals / Couple: Abbi Crutchfield + Luke Thayer