Three Sixty Tribeca Wedding

 The bride's vision for the wedding was very contemporary with lots of clean lines. Three Sixty Tribeca was the ideal venue for this 300 person wedding, especially since the groom works for a window company.  The entire venue was surrounded by 360 degrees of large windows, with incredible views of downtown Manhattan.  It was the first venue we looked at.  After seeing it, we knew it was the perfect fit.  

The bride and groom's corgi looked so adorable in his doggie tux, that we had to have him part of the first look.  He almost stole the show from the bride in her drop dead gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown (also check out the bride's earrings, which I am obsessed with).  Strangers on the street kept wanting to take the corgi's picture!  After some portraits, the bride did a quick change into a qi pao for a Chinese tea ceremony with close family to honour their relatives.  

The bride walked down the aisle holding a cascading bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids to a solo guitar playing the Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone.  That piece in the moment was so touching, I definitely had a tear in my eye.  If you have not heard it before, youtube it now!  This wedding was particularly special for me as I got to witness a Buddhist wedding ceremony which was officiated by three monks.  The sound of the monks chanting the incense prayer and reciting of the Great Dharani of the Medicine Buddha was so beautiful.  Knowing that many of the guests would not be familiar with a Buddhist ceremony, we created programmes in English and Chinese to explain each step.  

As a nod to the groom's line of work, for the escort table we used 2 large windows to display the cards with a photograph of the couple as the backdrop.  The frame was painted red, an auspicious colour for the Chinese.  For the reception we kept the floral decor clean and modern with a palette of crisp white and green.  The centerpieces were comprised of phalaenopsis orchids, calla lilies and looped bear grass in three piece installations.  We incorporated green dianthus and succulents for their interesting texture.  The rectangular vases reflected and really multiplied the light from the square votives.  To make the white flowers really pop, we used a pewter crinkle taffeta linen with a subtle sheen.  Thank you to Susan Stripling for sharing these stunning images.  

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Photography: Susan Stripling Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Cinematography: Kiss The Bride Films / DJ: Constantine Ptohos Via 74 Events / Floral Design: Ovando / Officiant: Venerable Chueh Chuan / Hair And Makeup: JAC Beauty / Ceremony Guitar: Elan Artists / Photobooth: Lumi8 / Gown : Monique Lhuillier / Belt: Pronovias / Red Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid Dress: Badgley Mischka / Shoes With White Gown: Vera Wang / Shoes With Red Dress: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: Erickson Beamon and Dannijo / Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Dog Tuxedo: Ebay

November

This has been a very busy November, as we just completed three weddings over three consecutive weekends.  I don't tend to book so many things together as I like to space things out.  However two of these were full planning weddings, and those were the dates that worked out best for the venues we wanted and the auspicious date for a Chinese wedding.  When a month of coordination wedding for a client of Fiona Conrad presented itself as the third, it was hard to say no as I love her work.  There was a nice gradation with these weddings, as we had 300, then 200 and then 100 guests at each.  They were all so different as well.  One of the reasons why I love this job so much is bringing to life different couples' visions and often they can be so varied in style.  The first had a very clean and contemporary style with lots of whites and greens in a white loft space Three Sixty.  The second a classic and traditional wedding at an iconic New York venue, the Central Park Boathouse.  The third wedding at Morningside Castle had a lot of fun DIY elements that our crafty bride had spent months working on.Someone asked me recently if this job was what I had expected it to be.  I think the biggest surprise when I started doing this was the physical aspect of it.  I'm certainly not 21 years old anymore.  Coming from a corporate job of seven years, where I sat in front of a computer all day, my body was in for a surprise!  Even though I always worked out regularly, and walked everywhere, being on your feet for 12-15 hours on a wedding day is a whole new thing.  The first few weddings I did were tough, but your body learns, and now it isn't so bad.  Having said that, it did feel good after our third November wedding to be able to put my feet up and not have to start working immediately on a wedding for the following weekend.  No chance of sleeping in, as I have a 9month old baby at home, but it was still nice to finally take a day off.  Thank you to my wonderful assistants Laureen and Ashley, who are invaluable on big wedding days.

I can't wait to share images of these weddings with you from some incredible photographers, Susan Stripling, Christian Oth Studio and Mademoiselle Fiona.  In the meantime, here are a few instagrams from my iphone.

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Photography by Ang Weddings and Events