Intimate Per Se Wedding

Upcoming this year we have two weddings at The Foundry and two weddings at The Bowery Hotel.  Last year we planned two weddings at Per Se.  Things sometimes happen in doubles for us and with amazing venues like these, that is quite alright!  I am so pleased to be able to share these gorgeous images of the Per Se wedding from Karen Wise Photography here on the blog.This couple loved eating great food and wanted a really intimate dinner celebration for the wedding.  After looking at a number of delicious fine dining restaurants in Manhattan, they chose Thomas Keller's Per Se at the Time Warner Center.  They had their ceremony at City Hall on Friday and their dinner reception the day after.  With quite a few guests travelling in from out of town, we planned a walking tour of Greenwich Village through Big Onion.  Who would have guessed that a one day snow and thunderstorm would pass through Manhattan in October!  Despite the crazy weather, their guests were such troopers and still went on the walking tour (slightly condensed version).

The Bride wore a chic short black dress from Jason Wu with stunning platform leather pumps from Gucci.  Jessie from Rountree Flowers created a  bridal bouquet of white ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and acorns, surrounded by sleek black feathers, and wrapped with a black satin ribbon with pearl pins.

The escort table was quite narrow, so instead of doing a large towering arrangement, a romantic loose garland of flowers and leaves was wound around the hand calligraphed escort cards.

The invitations had included an autumnal leaf motif, so for the wooden table signs, the Bride's brother continued the theme with laser cut leaves.  I absolutely loved the lush and opulent centerpieces that Rountree Flowers created.  The loose arrangement included kumquats, flowering jasmine vine, ranunuculus, scabiosa pods, garden roses, seeded eucalyptus and tulips.  Kumquats in a floral arrangement!?  Genius. Such beautiful texture and colours.  A natural acorn subtly dusted with fine brown glitter was placed at each napkin.  With a warm glow from the mercury votives, the tables had such a delicate sophistication about them.

The ombre wedding cake  was chocolate devil’s food cake with hazelnut nougatine and coffee cremeaux. The cake topper was three simple sugar ranunculus. Congratulations again to the happy couple!  I loved working with you on this special wedding.

Published on The Bride's Cafe

Photographer: Karen Wise Photography / Wedding Planner: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Designer: Rountree Flowers / Venue: Per Se / Getting Ready Hotel: Mandarin Oriental / Makeup: Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry  / Wedding Dress: Jason Wu / Shoes: Gucci / Welcome Bags: Make Merry! / Menu, Escort cards: Ellen Weldon Design / Table Signs: DIY  / Invitation: Paperless Post / Rentals: Party Rental / Walking Tour: Big Onion

Featured on Merci - Per Se Wedding

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!

Photography by Chennergy via Merci New York

Per Se Wedding Reception

It is clear that the Bride and Groom love good food and wine when they host their wedding reception at Per Se.  Each course was a work of art and Chennergy captured everything beautifully.  Special thanks to Dan for sharing these stunning images.  Especially for the foodies among my readers, enjoy!

During cocktail hour, the guests were offered tours of the kitchen.

A slideshow made by the Groom's sister of their first wedding in India was played.

“salad of globe artichokes” greenmarket carrots, pickled garlic, parsley puree, cipollini onion shoots and ‘pain de campagne’

“sauteed fillet of atlantic halibut” mushrooms ‘a la grecque’, compressed radishes, celery branch and watercress

“macaroni and cheese” butter poached nova scotia lobster parmesan crisp, creamy lobster broth and mascarpone-enriched orzo

“marcho farms’ nature fed veal” caraway seed ‘pain perdu’, roasted heirloom beets, horseradish-scented kendall farms’ creme fraiche, garden mache and ‘borscht’

“coconut and mango delice” lime curd, coconut ‘success’ and mango sorbet

“chocolate vs. vanilla” chocolate ‘financier’, valrhona chocolate ganache, madagascar vanilla bean custard, candied coco nibs and bitter chocolate mousse

The favours were signed cook books, Ad Hoc at Home.

Link to Part I

Photography: Chennergy / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Dress: Carolina Herrera via Mark Ingram Atelier / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Rings: Cartier / Bridesmaid: Jenny Yoo / Hair: Mizu / Makeup: Marco Castro / Florals: Lotus / Favours: Ad Hoc at Home / Invitation: Minted / Getting Ready: Four Seasons / Ceremony Venue: St Bartholomew's Church / Reception Venue: Per Se