The Surrey Hotel Rooftop Wedding

Chelsea and Kevin were married at an intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends on the rooftop of a boutique hotel The Surrey.  Dark clouds had been threatening us all morning, but thankfully it remained dry for their sweet ceremony and gorgeous photographs on the rooftop afterwards!  Guests were welcomed to the penthouse level with an elegant welcome sign of hand calligraphy on a framed mirror.   We had a string trio play Etta James' At Last as Chelsea walked down the aisle in a classic Monique Lhuillier gown with a cathedral length veil floating behind her.  

The reception followed a few blocks away at Chef Daniel Bouloud's michelin starred restaurant.  We just had to bring Chelsea and Kevin to the the kitchen to take some pictures in there!  During the delicious meal, guests enjoyed a jazz trio, which then transitioned to a DJ for dancing later.  

Written Word Calligraphy designed the save the date, invitation and the day of paperie.  I just love her modern calligraphy on all these pieces, making them so unique and special.  The gold foil stamping on ivory was perfectly classic, and her metallic hand calligraphy on the escort cards beyond dreamy.  

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Wedding Planner Ang Weddings and Events | Ceremony Venue: The Surrey | Reception Venue: Daniel | Photographer: Belathee | Florist: Elan Flowers | Jazz trio and DJ: Jack Morelli | Cake: Nine Cakes | Hair and makeup: MG Hair and Makeup | Officiant: Mirelle Eid | Strings: Elan Artists | Invitations and Paperie: Written Word Calligraphy | Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo | Tuxedo: Brooks Brothers 

Four Seasons Hotel Wedding: Emily and Leon

Emily and Leon had a New York wedding in spring, the same season as when they first started dating.  I loved their elegant and timeless style, and the addition of sweet little whimsical touches.  Her Monique Lhuillier gown had an intricately beaded bodice and a full ballgown skirt with an asymmetric gather.  Emily hand illustrated the save the date herself!  She often drew a cartoon bear and lion to represent them as a couple and this illustration made its way to the formal invitation and the Eleni's cookie favours.  Blossom and Branch brought spring to the inside of the Four Seasons Hotel with towering cherry blossoms and romantic peonies everywhere, including coral charms, which are such show stoppers.  I particularly loved their wedding cake from Nine Cakes with a gold accent tier and a cascade of loose cherry blossoms tinged in gold falling down the cake.  Thank you to Brian Hatton for capturing their sweet day!  

Video highlight from McKenzie Miller Films

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Photography: Brian Hatton Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Blossom and Branch / Band: Blaire Band / Paperie: Lion in the Sun / Videography: McKenzie Miller Films / Officiant: Kristopher Marx / Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Strings: Elan Artists / Cake: Nine Cake / Favours: Eleni's / Draping: Dazian / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Tuxedo: Zegna / Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo / Shoes: Miu Miu

MOD wedding: Elegant New York Wedding at the Four Seasons

Thank you to MOD wedding for featuring Emily and Leon's wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel.  We can't wait for spring and all the those cherry blossoms again!  

Garden Glam Wedding at NOMO SOHO Hotel

This is how you throw a wedding celebration with that outdoor feel, but right in the middle of Manhattan.  The bride and groom said their vows on the rooftop at NOMO SOHO and watched the sun set as they sipped on cocktails with their guests.  The party progressed downstairs to Isola for a delicious family style dinner.  The room was jaw dropping, with glamorous chandeliers hanging overhead, lush blooms by Blossom and Branch, an eclectic mix of different tables and chairs, and romantic calligraphy on blush watercolour brushstrokes by Julie Song Ink.  So many guests stopped at the entrance of the room to take a photograph!  The evening ended with a decadent dessert table including Dominique Ansel Cronuts, Magnolia Bakery banana pudding, Molly's Cupcakes, Citarella pies and a wedding cake from Nine Cakes.  All of the couple's favourite desserts from New York City.   

 

Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Photography: Brian Dorsey Studios / Venue: NOMO SOHO / Cinematography: McKenzie Miller Films / Florist: Blossom and Branch / DJ: Play Something Good / Officiant: Christopher Frost Shelley / Makeup: Nam Vo / Hair: Nikki Avanzino / Cake: Nine Cakes / Cronuts: Dominique Ansel / Desserts: Magnolia Bakery and Molly's Cupcakes / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Rings: Cartier

 

Three Sixty Tribeca Wedding

 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.  

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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

Tribeca Three Sixty Wedding on Elizabeth Anne Designs

I had been wanting to plan a white loft wedding for a while, and jumped at the chance with this couple.  A super sleek and modern wedding with whites, greens and touches of silver.   I am so happy to see it featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs.  Thank you Ami!  

Photography by Susan Stripling Photography