Classic Cross Cultural Wedding at the Rainbow Room

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

Summer at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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 wedding here.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding from McKenzie Miller Films

Crisp Green and White Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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

Cipriani Wedding on Style Me Pretty

The grand ballroom at Cipriani Wall Street was transformed into a midsummer night's dream when Saipua decided to bring the beautiful outdoors in.  Adding a stunning bride and a dashing groom made this wedding one I will never forget.  Thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring the wedding on the Tristate Blog and the Little Black Book Blog.  Click on the image below to pore over the delicious details in the photographs and video by Christian Oth Studio.  

Photography by Michael Falco and cinematography by Anna Davis for Christian Oth Studio

 

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

Liberty Warehouse Wedding

Coming up on their first wedding anniversary on 4th of July, I realized it was high time I shared Sarah and Bobby's wedding on the blog.  They were married on a beautiful sunny day at the Liberty Warehouse, with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline across the water.  The bride's grandparents were all immigrants and Holocaust survivors and her grandmother, who immigrated to this country after the war, was at the wedding.  The groom's family on both sides have been in this country for a very long time.  His father's side first came here in 1684 and a relative on his mother's side signed the Declaration of Independence.  Rabbi Gloria Milner did a wonderful job of weaving their stories into the ceremony.  

Sarah and Bobby wanted to get married at a venue that was romantic, rustic and still felt very New York.  The floral design was vintage and garden inspired, with a touch of glam.  We used warm amber uplighting around the room and festive cafe lights over the dance floor.  For the escort cards, the bride hand tied sparklers to escort cards with a delicate blush ribbon.  When we were playing with the sparklers late night, fireworks started going off in the distance.  A perfect ending to a lovely wedding!  Thank you to the wonderful Dave Robbins for sharing these images with us. 

Video highlight by Kiss the Bride Films 

Published on Snippet and Ink and Carats and Cake

 

 

Photography: Dave Robbins Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Venue: Liberty Warehouse / Floral Design: Verde Flowers / Dress, Brooch: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Earrings: Kravit Jewelers / Rings: Mimi So / Tuxedo: Martin Greenfield / Bridesmaid Dress: Seraphine / Hair: Melissa Hernandez, JAC Beauty  / Makeup: Maribeth MadronJAC Beauty / Band: Bobby Attiko via Hank Lane / Videography: Kiss the Bride Films / Officiant: Rabbi Gloria Milner / Lighting: Stortz Lighting  / Desserts: Sugar Sweet Sunshine / Cupcake Stand: Swoon Sweet Designs / Stationery: Judy Paulen Designs / Escort Cards, Ribbon: Green Acres Cottage from Etsy / Sparklers: Wedding Day Sparklers