Bingqing and Han were married in a snowy winter day in New York. We had really lucked out as there was a big snowstorm the day before. The day of the wedding, the skies were clear, but the ground was blanketed in a bright white layer of fresh snow.
The bride is an architect and she had designed their invitation suite with a detailed hand illustration of The Foundry. Prior to the guests arriving they had a Chinese tea ceremony with close family to pay respect to their elders and receive good wishes for their marriage. This was followed by an intimate wedding ceremony, officiated by a friend of the couple. We kept the palette clean with creamy whites and crisp greens. Going into dinner, Poppies and Posies added more colour with blush, dusty rose and pops of burgundy in the florals. The two long tables were scattered with a sea of elegant tapers in different aged brass candlesticks and crackled amber and pale grey votives.
Their elegant wedding cake from Nine Cakes had two different flavours. The bottom tier was lemon cake with layers of lime curd and orange zest cream cheese buttercream. The top tiers were rich chocolate cake layered with cloud like caramel buttercream, fleur de sel and roasted pecans.
Bingqing loves to sing and instead of doing the traditional mother son and father daughter dances, they decided to have both sets of parents dance with each other and Bingqing sang a beautiful Chinese song. It was such a sweet and intimate winter wedding and we were so happy to be part of it!
Published on Black Tie Bride
Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: The Foundry | Florist: Poppies and Posies | Caterer: Creative Edge Parties | Photographer: Feng Rui at Story Teller Wedding | Videographer: Kevin Wang | Invitations: Designed by the bride | Day of paperie: Minted | Gown: Rosa Clara | Favours: Stick With Me Sweets | DJ: Sean at 74 Events | Photobooth: We Love Photobooths | Cake: Nine Cakes | Lighting: Universal Light and Sound | Strings: Elan Artists | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd
Rachel and Brian wanted a formal New York City wedding and found the perfect place at the iconic Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Plaza. The stunning views of the city and the gorgeous art deco details in the historic venue made it a sure thing as soon as they saw the space.
Rachel and her mom love flowers and orchids in particular. Naturally I thought of my good friend By Yena Designs, who happens to be an orchid whisperer. She sources the most divine orchids and creates such stunning arrangements with them. As soon as guests stepped off the elevator to the 65th floor, they saw the empire state building and were greeted with a lucite escort table filled with flowers. The Fourteen Forty escort cards were burgundy with hand calligraphy by Mary Ellen in bright white. The chuppah simply took everyone's breath away with the floral masterpiece that Yena created dripping with orchids. As guests moved to dinner in the Rainbow Room, the palette moved to deeper jewel tones with a sea of romantic pillar and votive candles.
Their signature cocktail sign was a "well-stocked bar". Their beloved beagle Duke was there in spirit with a photo of his head on a stick that everyone loved using with the photo booth. In lieu of a formal guestbook, the couple provided each table with a bottle of wine that guests signed with markers. With each year's anniversary, they will open the bottle with the corresponding table number. What a lovely way to celebrate!
Thank you to Shawn Connell at Christian Oth Studio for these beautiful images. Next up I will be sharing their video, which is not to be missed!
Published on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
Wedding planner: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Shawn Connell at Christian Oth Studio | Videography: McKenzie Miller Films | Florals: By Yena Designs | Paperie: Fourteen Forty | Calligraphy: Mary Ellen | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd | Band The Elements and Ceremony Strings: Elan Artists | Rabbi Robert Levine | Cake: Sylvia Weinstock Cakes | Gown: Naeem Khan via Mark Ingram Atelier | Hair and makeup: Face Time Beauty | Lighting: Bentley Meeker Lighting Staging | photobooth: We Love Photobooths
Top wedding planner Ang Weddings and Events helps couples to create memorable celebrations with thoughtful details and an understated elegance.