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 

W Hotel Wedding on Elizabeth Anne Designs

After following a blog for many years and being so inspired by what it features, it is truly an honour to have our work also grace its pages.  Thank you to Elizabeth Anne Designs for featuring our fall wedding at the W Hotel.  Such fun pops of colour in this wedding.  Click on the image below to read more about this modern new york wedding and the talented team that I collaborated with.

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Photography by Christine Chang Photography

Central Park Boathouse Wedding

Tara and Jesse were lucky enough to have a whole wedding weekend.  We started with a rehearsal dinner, which was hosted at their family home.  Tara and Jesse love to cook and had made the food for a 100 person dinner!  The next day everyone woke up bright and early for an afternoon wedding at the iconic Central Park Boathouse. This was followed by an after party at a loft 320 studios, where everyone danced to the wee hours, fueled by a popcorn machine we brought in.  The weekend was rounded out with a brunch the morning after.  What a great way to extend the celebration with friends and family!Central Park Boathouse Wedding - Ang Weddings and Events - Craig Paulson Photography-5

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Tara has beautiful penmanship.  She hand-wrote the invitation envelopes for their wedding.  She also wrote their ketubah and the escort cards.  Jesse is a mathematician, so the escort cards contained equations which led guests to their tables.

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The couple wanted to bring in a blend of jewel tones for their floral decor, with purples, blues and reds.  Thistles and berries added a textural element to the softer hydrangea and iris in the centerpieces.

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Tara and Jesse did not want a traditional wedding cake, and requested a simple but delicious sheet cake.  When I sent them to Amy at Sugar Flower Cake Shop, she had none of it.  When they were ordering a sample tasting cake from Amy, she found out that their invitations had been designed by the uber talented Atelier Isabey.  A quick call to Margot at Atelier Isabey to get a copy, and Sugar Flower Cake Shop sent a sample cake that was decorated with elements from their invitation design.  Tara and Jesse were floored by how beautiful the cake was, changed their minds, and had Sugar Flower Cake Shop create three wedding cakes for them!  A central cake influenced by their invitations, which was flanked by two flower boxes.

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It was a delight to work with a couple that were so much in love.

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Read about how bringing friends and family together was so important to the couple on Style Me Pretty.

Photography: Craig Paulson Photography | Venue: Central Park Boathouse in New York City, New York| Wedding Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Lenox Hill Florist | Officiant: Rabbi Ruth Durschlag | Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop  | Band: Pete Saunders Band via Hank Lane | After Party Venue: 320 Studios in New York City, New York | After Party Caterer: The Secret Chef  | After Party DJ: Aria Melody | After Party Rentals: Something Different Party Rentals | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Atelier Isabey | Wedding Dress: Jenny Lee via Bergdorf Goodman | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Lindsey Jones

Garden Roses and Cabbage Roses

Some of my clients tell me that they do not want any roses at the wedding, but they may not have considered garden roses or cabbage roses.  These look so different from traditional roses, with their many layers of petals creating a soft and feminine feel.  They are a good substitute if you love peonies, but peonies are not in season for your wedding or they are out of your budget.  Here are some gorgeous arrangements including garden roses from some of my favourite designers.

1. Poppies and Posies by Jen Huang Photography  2. Blush Designs by Maggie Marguerite  3. Rountree Flowers by Karen Wise Photography

Invitations in Two Languages

I sometimes have clients that want to have their wedding invitations worded in two different languages.  I think these front and back invitations from Wedding Paper Divas work beautifully for that.  Have the invitation in a different language on either side. Wedding Paper Divas has offered Ang Weddings and Events and our clients 25% off for a limited time.  Send me an email if you are interested.  Check out their wide range of beautiful designs here.

Images via Wedding Paper Divas