Style Me Pretty: Engaged in April, Married in August...How This Couple Planned Their Wedding in 5 Months

I am thrilled to see Somia and Jared’s Rainbow Room wedding grace the pages of one of our favourite blogs Style Me Pretty! Read more about the traditional Pakistani outfits that Somia wore, why they chose the Rainbow Room, and the personal nikkah (ceremony) performed by a family friend by clicking on the image below.

Photography by  Heather Waraksa

Photography by Heather Waraksa

Rainbow Room Wedding video

Together with this beautiful couple, I planned this wedding in 3.5 months! We had to move quickly on many things, but the fact that Somia was always so decisive, confident in her choices and had excellent taste made it a complete pleasure. Watch their video highlight from Kiss the Bride Films below and read more about their elegant Rainbow Room wedding on our blog post here!

Classic Rainbow Room Wedding

Somia and Jared had a beautiful wedding at the iconic Rainbow Room. It was my first Muslim marriage ceremony and I loved learning about the traditions and customs. Somia wore two stunning gowns by Zara Shahjahan with jewelry from Neemar, and Jared wore a classic black tuxedo. The bridesmaids wore different gowns, but in a complimentary palette ranging from champagne to blush with sequin details.

For the ceremony Poppies and Posies designed a floral installation that grew up from the ground to decorate the ceremony area, but still show off the impressive views of the New York City skyline. Somia carried a bouquet of creamy white dahlia, spray garden rose and quick fire hydrangea. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed Bateel dates as they moved to the cocktail reception. We brought in a mirrored escort table from Luxe Event Rentals and the cards were hand calligraphed by Mary Ellen.

Lush florals continued in the Rainbow Room with high and low arrangements filled with creamy white and pale blush dahlia, snapdragon, and roses ranging from creamy white to soft blush and dusty rose. We draped the sweetheart table in a blush sequin linen to make it a little extra special. Poppies and Posies had florals growing up from the ground at the sweetheart table, wrapping around the banister behind and two large urn arrangements in the backdrop too! The bride had found some hand torn vellum cards that we used for place cards with metallic gold calligraphy tied with a pale blush silk ribbon. The menus had a geometric blind debossed background with gold foil lettering, in the same style as their elegant invitation suite from Bella Figura. The wedding cake from Ron Ben-Israel had their invitation monogramme in gold, abstract mixed metallic accents and exquisite sugar flowers.

It was still daylight when guests were invited into dinner and the space was filled with rainbows from all the crystals hanging in the windows reflecting the sunlight! It was a wedding filled with such love from their families and friends. One that I will always remember fondly in my heart. Thank you to Heather Waraksa for capturing all this goodness!

 
 

Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Heather Waraksa | Venue: Rainbow Room | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Florist: Poppies and Posies | Invitations: Bella Figura | Calligraphy: Mary Ellen | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd and Luxe Event Rentals | DJ: Beat Train | Strings: Sterling Strings | Hair and Makeup: Beautini | Gowns: Zara Shahjahan | Jewelry: Neemar Jewels | Sound: Bentley Meeker | Favors: Candlefish | Live Artist: Katherine | Cake: Ron Ben-Israel | Dessert: Edible Arrangements | Photobooth: Mirmir

Read more about our Rainbow Room weddings here:

Somia and Jared’s Rainbow Room wedding video

Jewel Toned Rainbow Room wedding

Tropical Rose Gold Rainbow Room wedding

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding Video: Karli & Griffen

One of my favourite wedding highlights ever! Make sure to watch this full screen. The personal vows that they exchanged privately right after the first look are so sweet. Thank you to McKenzie Miller Films for doing such a magnificent job capturing their day at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. More on their Blue Hill wedding here.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding from McKenzie Miller Films

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding with Crisp Green and White Details

Karli’s friend is a watercolour artist who created the beautiful watercolour paintings on their invitation suite printed on handmade paper. It was the perfect start to their wedding that took place at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York. Karli wore an exquisite Mira Zwillinger gown and Griffen looked so sharp in this navy tuxedo from The Tux Store. The bridesmaids wore flowy, wrap, sage dresses from The Reformation.

They were married in the courtyard in front of a delicately draped wooden arch, decorated with sage green Russian olive, creamy white garden roses, white protea, snapdragon and lisianthus. Karli walked down the aisle to “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys played by a string quartet from Luminous Sounds.

Guests were invited to the main restaurant and terrace for cocktails. A percussionist was added to the string quartet to give an upbeat feel to the festivities! We transitioned to the upper Hayloft for a seated dinner. The happy couple and their bridal party sat on a 24 foot long head table. Aged brass vases and smaller frog dishes housed the creamy white peonies, garden roses, white protea, scabiosa, white snapdragon and sage greenery along the table. Interspersed with romantic creamy white taper candles in glass sleeves.

After 3 delicious courses by Blue Hill at Stone Barns, we moved back to the restaurant for cutting of the wedding cake and parent dances. The dance party ensued in earnest and guests enjoyed passed desserts of malted barley cones, cascara and chocolate, and Barber chouquettes. These were followed with late night snacks of a mini beet dog, grilled cheese and fries. There was even a whisky station setup in the shed. We had added some beautiful lounge furniture from Patina to the terrace for guests to lounge in when they weren’t partying on the dance floor. What a celebration! Enjoy all these joyful moments captured by the wonderful Mademoiselle Fiona.

 
 

Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Flowers: Poppies and Posies | DJ: 74 Events | Cinematography: McKenzie Miller Films | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Officiant: Hope Mirlis | Strings: Luminous Sounds | Lounge Rentals: Patina | Lighting: Pegasus Productions | Invitations and Reception Stationery: Pink Champagne Designs | Gown: Mira Zwillinger via Mark Ingram | Bridesmaids: The Reformation | Tuxedo: The Tux Store

Brooklyn Black Tie Celebration at The Weylin

Katie and Paul were married at the magnificent Weylin in Williamsburg on a beautiful October day. The bridesmaids wore black dresses of their own choosing and they looked so elegant with the groomsmen in their tuxedos. Katie wore a gown by Lela Rose with beautiful textured floral details.

The hint of colour for their wedding started with their invitation suite by Katie Fischer Design, which had gold foil stamping on dark grey stock and exquisite pink and burgundy watercolour flowers with more foil details. Poppies and Posies brought in their lush and organic florals with a romantic palette of creamy whites, blush, rich burgundy, green and gold. I loved how we continued the watercolour details on their day of paperie and how that complimented all the real flowers that day! At each place setting, we had a double charger setup with the guest’s name written in gold hand calligraphy at the top of each menu.

The 6 tier wedding cake from Nine Cakes had ribboned buttercream, swiss dots and brushed metallic gold with a romantic cascade of sugar flowers. Inside was lemon funfetti cake, layered with vanilla buttercream, lemon curd and fresh raspberries. Sound House from Elan Artists kept the dance party going all night! The after party continued downstairs in Bar 1875 with savoury late night snacks. Their day was captured by the wonderful Jack Jeffries at Christian Oth Studio.

 
 

Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Jack Jeffries at Christian Oth Studio  | Venue: Weylin | Catering: Abigail Kirsch | Lighting/Sound: Bestek  | Strings and Dance Band: Elan Artists and Sound House | Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Hair: Liam Carey | Officiant: Katherine Kurs | Invitation and Paperie: Katie Fischer Design | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Cake: Nine Cakes  | Flowers: Poppies and Posies | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd | Gown: Lela Rose