Autumnal Elegance at the Plaza Hotel

Carly and Bobby were married at St Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church and the reception followed at The Plaza Hotel. The gorgeous invitation suite from Fourteen Forty set the tone for this wedding with calligraphy details, hand drawn monogramme, navy ribbon wrap and a metallic gold wax seal with their initials. Carly wore a timeless Vera Wang gown with lace details and a beautiful sash and bow. The bridesmaids in different styles and shades of blue with the gents in classic black tie made for a very good looking bridal party. It was the biggest one we’ve had to date with 13 bridesmaids and 13 groomsmen!

Putnam and Putnam created a refined autumnal palette of cream, mauve, gold and deep rust red. They blew me away with the stunning floral arch they built at the entrance to the ballroom for dinner. Inside the magnificent ballroom, we had a mix of low florals in brass footed vessels, tall arrangements on four post brass stands and slender ivory taper candles. They incorporated berries, green pomegranates and deep red persimmons in the tablescape, which really popped against the rich navy velvet linen for the head table. The top of each menu had a gold wax seal. We brought in a white dance floor from Hitech Events with a custom geometric design using black and gold mirror. Cafe Wha rocked the party and that dance floor was packed all night long!

Nine Cakes designed the gluten free wedding cake, which was lemon cake layered with lemon curd, cream cheese frosting and fresh raspberries. Carly surprised Bobby with a groom’s cake of dark chocolate, mint buttercream and mini chocolate chips. It was a green leprechaun hat with a gilded clover and a gold Notre Dam emblem.

We ended the night with a bang, as we passed out confetti sticks. Their nearest and dearest showered Carly and Bobby with confetti and so much LOVE! All captured by the lovely Judy Pak.

 
 

Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Reception: The Plaza Hotel | Ceremony: St Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church | Photography: Judy Pak Photography | Videography: Reuben Hernandez at The Day Collective | Floral Design: Putnam Flowers | Paperie: Fourteen Forty | Band: Cafe Wha | Hair and makeup: Face Time Beauty | Gown: Vera Wang | Lighting: Bentley Meeker | Dance floor: Hitech Events | Cake: Nine Cakes | Linens: Party Rental Ltd | Photobooth: We Love Photobooths

Martha Stewart Weddings: Wedding Planners Share Their All-Time Favorite First Dance Songs

Thank you to Martha Stewart Weddings for including my pick for favourite first dance songs!  Click on the image below to gather some inspiration for your special moment on the dance floor.  

 
Photography by Judy Pak Photography

Photography by Judy Pak Photography

 

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 Plaza Wedding Video

I was just having lunch with a sweet bride who got married 2 months ago at The Plaza.  After chatting about how much we both loved the video that McKenzie Miller artfully created, I realized it was high time I shared it on the blog.  McKenzie's work is pure editing brilliance.  The way she entwines the ceremony and speeches into the cinematography captures the day with such meaning and emotion.  This wedding had so many great speeches that were inspiring, tender, funny and celebratory.  I found out that the father of the groom ended up improvising much of his speech as other people had mentioned things that he had planned to say.  I was surprised as his speech that night was so good!  Watching this video had me all choked up.  Make sure you watch it fullscreen to get a glimpse into this incredible night at The Plaza.

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The Plaza Wedding from McKenzie Miller Films  

Summer Weddings

It has been a busy summer here at Ang Weddings and Events.  I don't usually take three weddings in a row over three consecutive weekends.  It is a lot of weekends away from my baby daughter.  However given the opportunity to work with such lovely couples at The Plaza, The New York Public Library and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, it was impossible to say no.  I am looking forward to sharing the professional photographs when they are ready.  In the meantime, here are some sneak peeks of the weddings we just worked on, taken from my phone.  

This is a grand ballroom if I ever saw one.  Verde Flowers did such an incredible job bringing the couple's vision to life and the lighting by Bentley Meeker was perfect.  

There were so many things I loved about this wedding at the New York Public Library.  The ghost chairs in Astor Hall just blended away and let guests really marvel at their surroundings.  Levy Lighting highlighted the architecture in Astor Hall and created a starry night in Celeste Bartos Forum.  They brought in magnetic lights which stuck to the ceiling and did not have to use any rigging.  Genius.  

A sweet wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns rounded out our summer weddings.  How adorable are these gold farm animals that the bride found on Etsy for the escort cards?  We were all worried about the weather, but with umbrellas and rain boots in preparation for portraits, not a drop of rain fell that day.  

I am off to Tuscany for two weeks of holiday bliss this weekend and doing some villa hopping.  We are spending one week with family and one week with friends celebrating their 40th birthdays and their 10th wedding anniversary.  I cannot wait.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!