Colourful Spring Celebration at Wave Hill

It is always extra special when I get to plan a wedding at Wave Hill, as I was married there myself. Even more so when I get to plan it with such a sweet couple who really did things their own way. Sarah and Arjun walked down the aisle together to “The Way You Look Tonight” and they had Sarah’s sister and Arjun’s brother officiate the ceremony overlooking the Hudson River.

Sarah wanted colour in this wedding and the beautiful florals of spring were more than happy to oblige! Denise Fasanello did such an incredible job creating a lush garden atmosphere with peonies, ranunculus, tulips, hellebores and cherry blossom that suited the venue perfectly. Denise’s initial design board served as the inspiration for the wedding invitation suite by Printerette Press. Sarah and Arjun also sent over photographs of themselves and their 3 “fur baby” pets that were all incorporated into the hand illustrated and letterpressed suite.

The escort cards were metallic gold paper butterfly cards with modern hand calligraphy by Papersoul. All displayed on a grand wooden table with an enchanting display of florals in ceramic pots, vases and a cloche. The watercolour designs continued through to the day of pieces and flowers and paperie complimented each other so elegantly on the dining tables. My favourite part had to be the cake from Nine Cakes which had a combination of painted watercolour florals inspired by the invitation suite and exquisite sugar flowers too. Inside was alternating layers of almond and chocolate cake with two layers of vanilla buttercream, and the center filling with dark chocolate ganache, all layers of filling with fresh raspberries. I try not to use the word perfect too much, but this cake was PERFECT in my mind. Thank you to Mademoiselle Fiona for all of these gorgeous images.

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Venue: Wave Hill | Wedding Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Florals: Denise Fasanello | Invitations: Printerette via Lion in the Sun | Calligraphy: Papersoul | Catering: Great Performances | Cake: Nine Cakes | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd | Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Gown: Lela Rose | Groom’s attire: Stitched Lifestyle | Photobooth: Amazebooths | Lighting: Frost Productions

The Foundry Wedding

This wedding makes me weak at the knees.  It was such a perfect balance of classic elegance and modern elements that I just adore.  With a Bride who is an architect and a Groom who works in publishing with a graphic design background, I knew their wedding would have incredible style.  Jiwon wore Amsale's Clara gown made from luxurious structured silk mikado, with a lace bolero from IHeartBride.  Later during the reception, she changed into a light and airy dress from Alice & Olivia. Thanks to Karen Hill Photography for sharing these images with us.

Jin designed the contemporary letterpress invitations and all the wedding day paperie. The clean lines and bold font complementing the industrial character of The Foundry perfectly.

The fact that The Foundry allows dogs onsite was a huge plus for Jiwon and Jin. They wanted Monkey to be part of their celebration, and looking at that face, you can definitely see why!

The flowers from Saipua were absolutely dreamy.  As you will see, I had real trouble editing these photographs.  Between Saipua's creations and Karen Hill's Photography, it was a really hard to choose my favourites from this wedding.

The two adorable flower girls wearing dresses from Zara Kids.

Monkey was part of the processional and the recessional, which everyone loved!  His black bow tie was actually a human bow tie instead of a dog bow tie.  The former was more affordable.  Go figure.

Jiwon's twin brothers were some of the most helpful siblings I have ever met at a wedding.  They helped me track down missing family members for portraits, were perfect ushers, and gave a hilarious speech during dinner.  Thanks guys!

Saipua used a soft summer palette of whites, ivories and greens, with full and round flowers for a romantic feel.  The different containers they used along the tables made it so interesting, with each guest getting a different experience.  The tables were covered with mercury glass taper candle sticks and pillar candles.  The brick ledges were covered with a deluge of glass votives.  It took a while to stuff all those candle sticks, but the warmth and romance they created made it all worth it!

For their wedding favours, we had little glass jars of tasty Papabubble candy, with personalized labels.

Nine Cakes created a dessert table of five white cakes with different buttercream textures, macarons, tartlets and truffles.  Such a pretty display and everything was delicious!

Congratulations to Jiwon and Jin.  Thank you for letting me be part of your special day!

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Wedding Photography: © Karen Hill Photography / Wedding Venue: The Foundry in Long Island City, New York / Wedding Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Saipua / Officiant: A Friend of the Groom / Catering: Red Table Catering / Wedding Cakes: Nine Cakes / Wedding Invitations + Paper Goods: Designed by the Groom / DJ: DJ NYC / Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. / Lighting: Universal Light and Sound / Favors: Papabubble / Wedding Dress: Amsale via Kleinfeld Bridal / Lace Bolero: IHeartBride / Bride’s Reception Dress:Alice & Olivia / Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Hair + Makeup: Vicky C5 / Bridesmaids’ Dresses:Amsale / Flower Girl Dresses: Zara Kids / Wedding Rings: Blue Nile