Gotham Hall Wedding

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!  

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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

Harold Pratt House Wedding on Style Me Pretty

I love a romantic winter wedding in New York, and this one at The Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall goes down as one of my very favourites.  Thank you to Style Me Pretty for the feature on their Little Black Book blog.

Style Me Pretty Harold Pratt House Wedding

Photography by Brian Dorsey Studios

Happy New Year!

It has been so exciting hearing from newly engaged couples.  Congratulations to all the happy couples that just got engaged over the holidays!  Enjoy your engagement.  It is so fun taking your time to tell your family and friends.  An excellent reason for the ladies to treat themselves to a manicure, since everyone is going to ask to see your ring.Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!  These gorgeous heels from Kate Spade with a gold glitter heel that one of our Brides wore to her wedding would be a fabulous pair or shoes to wear out on New Year's Eve.  I hope you have a blast whatever your plans are tonight!

white gold glitter shoe bride kate spade

Photography by Jen Huang Photography

Great Gatsby Styled Shoot

When Judy Pak asked if I wanted to collaborate on a styled shoot with her, I jumped at the chance.  Despite it being October and the peak of wedding season for many of us wedding folk, I just adore Judy's works so much, I had to find a way to work with her on this.  I am very happy I did!  It was so much fun working on this styled shoot with a super talented group of people.  We wanted to create a Great Gatsby styled shoot with a young indie rock and roll twist.  The de Seversky Mansion served as the perfect location for the shoot.

Jenny Packham's Azalea gown was just breathtaking.  So beautiful from the front and the back.  Emily Riggs created the pretty hair pieces we used.

Michelle Edgemont styled the shoot and handmade so many unique items. Including the geometric paper decor for the ceremony arch and the confetti bags, which matched the invitation envelope liner from Make Merry.

Tara from Barbara’s Flowers kept the floral decor loose and wild, with pops of colour of romantic burgundy.

Julie from Big City Little Sweets provided a delectable dessert table of goodies.  Her cake pops are ridiculously good.  Luckily for us, we got to eat them after the shoot.  What I wouldn't give to have a few more right now!

The book's couple were called Daisy and Jay, so Judy thought it would be fun to use the same initials in our shoot.  We named our couple Dahlia and Jayden, and Michelle Edgemont handmade these awesome signs to go over the bar.

Many thanks to everyone for lending their time and talent to this shoot.  Special thanks to Judy Pak Photography for sharing these dreamy images.

Published on Style Me Pretty

Video by MLKL Photography

Photography: Judy Pak Photography / Second Photographer: Falcon Griffith / Photo Shoot Venue: NYIT de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury, New York / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Event Styling: Michelle Edgemont / Floral Design: Barbara’s Flowers / Cinematography: MLKL Photography / Desserts: Big City Little Sweets / Invitations: Make Merry/ Calligraphy: Jasmine Lee / Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Azalea” via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Bride’s Short Dress: Sue Wong / Bride’s Hair Pieces: Emily Riggs Bridal / Hair + Makeup: JAC Beauty / Groom’s Shoes: Ralph Lauren Collection / Groom’s Suit: The Kooples / Groom’s Tie: Grove Lane / Rings: Royal Asscher / Model Bride: Stephanie Straface / Model Groom: Alexis Babini

Chevron Inspiration

Welcoming the new week with bold and bright chevron accents.

Clockwise from top:  1. Floral design by Rountree Flowers Photography by Les Loup via 100 Layer Cake  2. Cake + Desserts by Bittersweet Chicago Photography by Avery House  via 100 Layer Cake  3. Event Designer and Florals by Kickstand Events Photography by Theo Milo Photography via Wedding Chicks