The snow in New York seems to be endless this winter, so here is something to warm you up. It is such a lovely way to start the week with this summer wedding at The Plaza on Style Me Pretty. With photography by Judy Pak and cinematography by McKenzie Miller, you must click on the image below to see more of this majestic ballroom wedding, and the talented team we collaborated with.
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.
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
I always get excited working at The Bowery Hotel, with the warm exposed brick, dramatic amber chandeliers and romantic hanging ivy. It is such a unique venue, and Lisa and Brian knew it was where they wanted to get married as soon as they stepped into it.Lisa is from Dallas and Brian is from Long Island, so they wove a "Texan Weds Yankee" thread through their wedding. From the fun signs hanging from the backs of their seats, to the I "Heart" NY favours with a Texan twist. They had a lot of out of town guests, so they were treated to a short NY sightseeing tour on the bus from the Church to The Bowery Hotel. The dramatic long tables at The Bowery Hotel were covered in pillar candles, luscious roses and a romantic garland of greenery along their length.
It was one of those weddings where the speeches were so touching they almost had me in tears. A wedding where you could feel the love that all these people had for the special couple. Everything was captured beautifully by Dave Robbins.
Wedding Photography: Dave Robbins Photography | Reception Venue: The Bowery Hotel | Ceremony Venue: Church of St. Joseph | Officiant: Father John McGuire | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Floral + Event Design: Blooming Today | Cupcakes: Magnolia Bakery | Invitations: Designed by friend of the Bride | Wedding Day Paperie + Favors: DIY | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | DJ: Play Something Good | Makeup: Kim White| Sight Seeing Bus: Gray Line