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

Pretty Peonies at the Gramercy Park Hotel

Francesca and Kuba started out their wedding weekend right with an intimate rehearsal dinner at the Gramercy Terrace in the Gramercy Park Hotel.  Views of the beautiful New York skyline and the garden feel of the terrace made it the perfect spot to enjoy a lovely spring evening before the wedding.  Saipua sourced a collection of medicine bottles and filled these with several different types of peonies to create a pink ombre effect down the table.  The bride hand painted the invitation, escort cards, menus and table numbers.  I loved her personal touch on the decor.   It was all so romantic!  

 

 

Photography by Michael Falco of Christian Oth Studio

New York Palace Wedding

Laura found in the New York Palace the perfect combination of classic New York city charm and old world romanticism.  On a crisp fall day, she married her love Andrew at this Manhattan gem.  She looked so beautiful in her Carolina Herrera gown, with a simple sleek bodice, which flowed down into soft romantic layers.  Paired with her silver Jimmy Choos, and an orchid and rose cascade bouquet, she took his breath away.  

Their reception was such glamorous elegance.  As you entered the Villard Ballroom, the first thing you saw was two long mirrored tables, covered with tall tapered candles in crystal candelabras and clear vases overflowing with blooms.  It created a really dramatic entrance.  Laura wanted flowers in pastel colours accented with bright pops of hot pink, deep plum and peach, which Tantawan Bloom did with brilliant skill.  Ron Ben-Israel Cakes designed a delicate lace covered cake with a floral cake topper.  As a playful nod, the cake was vanilla with baked in funfetti!   The evening ended with oversized sparklers outside in the courtyard.  A sweet note to a fun filled celebration.  

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Photography: Carolyn Monastra For Christian Oth Studio / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / /Floral Design And Lighting: Tantawan Bloom / Venue: New York Palace / Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera / Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes / Invitations: Judy Paulen Designs / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Hair: Liam Carey / Band: The Stingers / Officiant: Rabbi Ron Broden / String Quartet: Curtis Music 

Plaza Wedding on Style Me Pretty

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.  

Photography by Judy Pak Photography and cinematography by McKenzie Miller Films

The Carltun Wedding

Amy and Mike were married outside on a beautiful summer day with a backdrop of majestic trees.  Both of them were very busy with their work schedules, so I had a great time collaborating with Amy's father and stepmother, who wanted to create a celebration that was elegant and timeless.  I feel lucky to work with parents who are so kind and gracious, and have such impeccable taste.  Amy wanted lots of pink in her wedding, so we incorporated this in her elegant calla lilly bouquet and blushing pink makora orchids in the centerpieces.  See all the pretty from Jen Huang Photography below. 

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Photography: Jen Huang Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Cinematography: Kiss the Bride Films / Gown: Marisa / Floral Design: Rountree Flowers / Invitations: Lee's Art Shop / Ceremony Venue: The Carltun / Reception Venue: The Carltun / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup: JAC Beauty / Lighting: Richie Hart Events / Officiant: Rabbi Michael Weisser / Band : Jeff Lubin Band via Hank Lane / Save the Date: Papercake Designs

The Carltun Wedding on Style Me Pretty

What a lovely way to start Monday off with one of our summer weddings on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog!  Working with a dream team of wedding professionals, it was a delight to bring Amy and Mike's vision to life, and see everything come together on their wedding day.  Read more about the garden ceremony, ballroom reception and the little personal touches on Style Me Pretty.

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Photography by Jen Huang Photography