I am over the moon to see Bingqing and Han's intimate winter wedding at The Foundry in The Knot New York 2018 Fall/Winter issue! Most of our weddings are 100-300 guests, but sometimes we get to plan a small wedding for 48 and it feels extra special. Take a look at some of the thoughtful details below! You can read more about the wedding on this blog post too. Thank you to the The Knot for sharing our work!
There is something so magical about a winter wedding. Melanie and Greg chose the perfect venue at the Bowery Hotel with the warm brick walls, cozy fireplace and old world charm. The bride looked absolutely gorgeous in Stella McCartney, with lace sleeves and a fringe tea length skirt, which showed off her stunning Valentino heels.
I loved the smell at the ceremony created by the dramatic garland that Rountree Flowers draped over the burning fireplace. It was made up of fresh lemon leaf, magnolia, juniper and pine. Divine! The adorable flower girl crowns were so precious too.
For dinner the long tables tables were decorated with an organic rambling carpet of white pillar candles in assorted sizes, which gave the room such an incredible glow. These were augmented by winter white blooms like white ranunculus, white spray roses, white anemones, dark privet berries and touches of velvety dusty miller. Late night when the pillars were all burning down and oozing candle wax was very romantic! All beautifully captured by the talented Karen Hill.
Event Planner: Ang Weddings And Events / Photography: Karen Hill Photography / Floral Design: Rountree Flowers / Wedding Dress: Stella McCartney / Cake: Baked / Bride's Shoes: Valentino / Make Up: Lindsey Jones / Hair: Styles On B / Calligraphy: MM Ink / DJ: Play Something Good / Officiant: Rev. Annie Lawrence / Hotel: The Bowery Hotel / Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth / String Trio: Elan Artists
We are gearing up for the last wedding of our 2013 season at one of our absolute favourite venues The Bowery Hotel. I can't think of a better location for a cozy winter wedding. I am especially happy that I get to work with some incredible people in the wedding world. This is going to be a great one!While preparing for this last wedding, I am also busy working on hiring vendors for weddings in 2014 (some really exciting things coming next year), and packing for Asia. After our last wedding this weekend, I am off to Hong Kong, Malaysia and Bali for a month. I can't wait to see my family. My sisters live in London and Hong Kong (with New York, we sound like a fashion line). Seeing as we are spread around the globe, vacations together are a must. Looking forward to swapping my puffy jacket and winter boots for sun hats and swimwear in Bali. I warn you. My instagram may become flooded with Bali pictures. How I adore that island. It is pure magic. Maybe I can plan my 10 year vow renewal there....
Please bear with me during December, as my responses will be slower than usual due to the 12 hour time difference. Happy Holidays!
Photography by Ang Weddings and Events
Classic, sophisticated, New York, are words that come to mind when I think back on this wedding. Allison and Brian wanted to create a celebration that would be timeless and they chose the perfect Manhattan venue for this. The Harold Pratt House, an elegant townhouse on the upper east side built in 1919-1920. Housing a gorgeous marble staircase, tall ceilings and antique chandeliers. They hung one of their framed engagement pictures in the hallway near the entrance. It was almost like you were inviting your closest family and friends to a celebration at your home (if you were so lucky to live in a place like that!)For their winter wedding we used a palette of crisp white, rich gold, romantic burgundy and touches of blush and lavender. Rountree Flowers created two tablescapes, one with towering white quince branches, and another with low lush arrangements of roses, lisianthus, garden roses and stock. Mercury glass pillar candles of varying heights covered the tables, and uplighting along the drapery surrounding the room created a warm glow.
A few months into planning this wedding, I found out I was expecting and would not be able to manage the wedding the day of, as I was due right about the same time. A big thank you to Allison and Brian for being such understanding clients and so supportive through my pregnancy. A huge thank you to my dear friend Lauren from Loli Events, who took over for me the month prior to the wedding day, and made it such a wonderful day for them both. After all that planning, I was very sad that I could not be there the day of, but these images from Brian Dorsey and video from Kiss the Bride Films were the next best thing. I almost felt like I was there!
Photography: Brian Dorsey Studios | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Event Planning and Design: Ang Weddings and Events | Location: The Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall | Floral Designer: Rountree Flowers | Band: Rhythm Collective via Elan Artists | String Trio: Elan Artists | Catering: Feast and Fetes | Hair and Makeup: Julien Farel Salon | Lighting: Glen Goldman Productions | Draping: Gio Draping Events | Cake: Nine Cakes | Invitation: Rosebrook Meyer | Wedding day paperie: Make Merry | Rentals:Party Rental Ltd | Gown: Ines Di Santo via Bergdorf Goodman | Favours: Burdick Chocolates | Groom’s Ice Cream Cake: Sundaes and Cones