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!
A+A's wedding started out with a lovely invitation suite by Fourteen Forty in navy and rose gold with art deco details inspired by their venue the Rainbow Room. The invitation to their India wedding was also included in the same suite, with the same colour palette, but a very different design details from the New York invitation.
Fleurs did such an amazing job creating lush tropical greenery and florals ranging from creamy whites and blush pinks at the ceremony to hot pink accents at the reception! They were married under a stunning ring of florals with hanging globe votives.
The tall circular floral arrangements high above the mirrored tables from Luxe were such a wow moment as guests stepped into the magnificent Rainbow Room. The rose gold menus added a perfect shine to the tablescape. THIS cake. Madison Lee designed the most incredible navy and rose gold cake to complement their invitation suite and everyone was blown away. We had the cake displayed on a blush patterned sequin linen from BBJ to highlight the rose gold. The music from Blaire Band impressed everyone so much, that the father of the bride even gave a speech to thank Blaire at the end of the party! It was such a bright and fun summer celebration full of personal style!
Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Dave Robbins Photography | Videography: Anna Davis at Christian Oth Studio | Venue: Rainbow Room | Floral Design: Fleurs | Band: Blaire Band | Harp: Elan Artists | Invitation and Paperie: Fourteen Forty | Cake: Madison Lee's Cakes | Linens: BBJ | Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals | Photobooth: Mirmir | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Lighting: Bentley Meeker | Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal
"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