This was one of our favourite weddings at Wave Hill. There is nothing like spring in the gardens and working with Sarah and Arjun on their wedding was so much fun! I am absolutely delighted to see their wedding published in BRIDES! Click on the image below to read more about their sweet celebration.
"Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" for good luck. I shared my favourite "something old" idea with Martha Stewart Weddings! Thank you for including me in this article.
Sara and Chris were looking for a bucolic venue not too far from the city, and they found that at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. They were able to host a wedding that felt elegant, seasonal, wild and autumnal. Sara was 6 months pregnant and wore an elegant silk gown with flower appliques from Elisabeth Fillmore. Chris wore a bespoke navy blue Martin Greenfield tuxedo. I loved the flower girl dresses from Isabel Garreton with the navy details. They looked so cute with their crowns incorporating porcelain berries!
For the florals, Sara wanted something that was wild and unfussy. Saipua was the perfect choice. Creating arrangements like a beautiful Dutch still-life. The colour palette for the ceremony was lighter, incorporating blush and warm peach tones. Going into cocktails and dinner, the colours evolved into deeper and more saturated tones, purple, gold and deep chocolate. Permissions (a staple of Sara's childhood and something that signified the coming of winter) were incorporated into the arrangements. Katie Fischer Design created an invitation suite with modern and marble elements, complete with copper calligraphy by Mary Ellen on dark navy envelopes.
Chris is a production designer and created a neon sign for the cocktail hour. Sara is a writer/director, and edited together a compilation of scenes from their favourite films, which was projected over the bar and played like a silent film. Colourful streamer panels from Color Condition and luxe lounge pieces from Patina made for a fun cocktail hour atmosphere!
The seasonal food from Blue Hill at Stone Barns was incredible. We started with a beet salad with fresh yoghurt and pine nut butter, then had a second course of lobster and brussels sprouts, and finished with lamb loin, butternut squash and a risotto of grains. Each course with a thoughtful wine paring. During dinner a New Orleans jazz band Roamin' Jasmine played and later we transitioned to a DJ from 74 Events for dancing with lots of soul and old hip hop. Thank you to Judy Pak for documenting their celebration so beautifully! One of my all time favourite weddings I was so delighted and honoured to have been a part of.
Photography: Judy Pak | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Florist: Saipua | DJ: 74 Events | Band: Roamin' Jasmine | Lighting: Pegasus | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Photobooth: We Love Photobooths | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Patina | Invitations and Day of Paperie: Katie Fischer Design | Calligraphy: Mary Ellen | Gown: Elisabeth Fillmore via Gabriella Bridal Salon | Bridesmaids: Amsale | Tuxedo: Martin Greenfield | Neon Sign: Manhattan Neon | Favours: Blue Hill Market, Parker's Maple Barn, Mast Brothers Chocolate
Halloween is Jenn and Alex's favourite holiday, so it was only fitting when they found that weekend available at the Liberty Warehouse, they decided they were meant to get married on Halloween weekend! Their favourite colours are black and red and they wanted to create a dark, moody and deeply romantic black tie event.
They were married under a dramatic chuppah of overgrown crimson reds and deep greens, with ivory candles in glass hurricanes at the base. Two black cast iron urns marked the beginning of the aisle. Jenn carried a bouquet with deep burgundy reds that were almost black. It was absolutely stunning against her elegant Lihi Hod two piece dress (a sequin, crystal and pearl top over a satin skirt). For the dinner reception Putnam & Putnam used black tapers in cut glass holders and black pillar handles in hurricanes which created a wildly romantic atmosphere. The crimson red and deep burgundy florals had such interesting texture and moment. They even used deep purple artichokes!
Jenn and Alex really wanted to create a fun party for their guests. We brought in the Brooklyn Oyster Party for the cocktail reception, where two attendants shucked a variety of oysters for guests to enjoy. We also had the Korilla BBQ truck come late night and serve Korean tacos and burritos to guests during the after party. Guests were encouraged to bring Halloween costumes to change into. For those who did not have them, we distributed a basket of masks for them to use.
Nine Cakes created a cake with a tumble of sugar flowers, metallic gold brush strokes on the top tiers and gold foliage accents. Inside it had alternating layers of banana chocolate chip cake and dark chocolate cake, with two layers of cream cheese and a center layer of salted caramel frosting. YUM!
One of Jenn's bridesmaids and good friends happens to be an amazing painter (Abe Design). She painted pictures of Jenn and Alex from special moments in their lives together, which were printed in their save the dates. She also painted the day of programme, cocktail signs and a portrait of the bride and groom. Fourteen Forty designed their invitations and I loved the pearl white seal with an image of a masquerade mask that was used to hold the modern suite together.
This was such a unique celebration and we were so happy to have been a part of! Thank you to Ron at Brian Dorsey Studios for capturing all these special moments!
Published on The Black Tie Bride
Wedding Planning and Design: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Liberty Warehouse | Floral Design: Putnam & Putnam | Cake: Nine Cakes | Lighting: Pegasus Productions | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd and Patina Rentals | Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Photography: Ron at Brian Dorsey Studios | Ceremony Strings: Elan Artists | Hair: Liam Carey | Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Food truck: Korilla | Oyster Bar: Brooklyn Oyster Party | After Party DJ: Lauren Ritter | Invitations: Fourteen Forty | Save the Dates and Day of Paperie: Abe Design Co. | After Party Skirt: Wardrobe by Dulcinea | Bridesmaids: Amsale
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
I am dreaming of spring and all these lush Monet inspired florals that Quatre Coeur created for Lindsey and Alan's wedding at the Harold Pratt House. This elegant townhouse built on the upper eastside in 1920 is one of my favourite venues for an intimate city wedding. The old world charm and classic details were perfect for this couple that met at Princeton.
Lindsey looked absolutely stunning in a mermaid lace Ines di Santo gown and a cathedral length veil edged with lace. She loved lilac and even though it isn't an easy flower for a bouquet given the need for water, Ruth from Quatre Coeur still made it happen! I loved the magnificently lush arrangement she created for the escort table and the romantic garland winding its way up the staircase to the ballroom upstairs.
The cocktail reception took place in the library and Creative Edge designed these serving platters with a cloche covering old linen bound books in the center. Lindsey and Alan brought their favourite ice cream to the wedding from The Bent Spoon and Creative Edge served these on miniature cones that were a late night hit! Guests took home jars of jam made by Alan's mother from fruit from her own garden. I often find with weddings that we have leftover favours at the end of the night, but not with this one!
Thank you to Charlie Juliet for capturing this classic and timeless wedding in the most beautiful way.
Photography: Charlie Juliet | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Harold Pratt House | Florist: Quatre Coeur | DJ: 74 Events | Caterer: Creative Edge Parties | Cake: Nine Cakes | Strings: Elan Artists | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Rental: Party Rental Ltd | Gown: Ines di Santo via Bergdorf Goodman | Bridesmaids: Dessy | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Invitations and day of paperie: Lion in the Sun