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
When I started Ang Weddings and Events in 2011, one of the biggest reasons that our business took off is that New York Weddings picked us for their listing of New York Event Planners. For a New York bride who has been reading NY magazine for years, the wedding issue becomes their bible when wedding planning. I am always grateful for that start and the couples that have found us through the magazine. Now I am so happy to be a contributor to their articles! I am so pleased to have helped out with not one, but two articles in the Winter 2018 issue. Planning a Wedding in Six Weeks and 15 New Wedding Reception Venues. It is always a treat and still surreal to see my name in print in a major publication. Thank you for including my tips!
Rachel and Brian wanted a formal New York City wedding and found the perfect place at the iconic Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Plaza. The stunning views of the city and the gorgeous art deco details in the historic venue made it a sure thing as soon as they saw the space.
Rachel and her mom love flowers and orchids in particular. Naturally I thought of my good friend By Yena Designs, who happens to be an orchid whisperer. She sources the most divine orchids and creates such stunning arrangements with them. As soon as guests stepped off the elevator to the 65th floor, they saw the empire state building and were greeted with a lucite escort table filled with flowers. The Fourteen Forty escort cards were burgundy with hand calligraphy by Mary Ellen in bright white. The chuppah simply took everyone's breath away with the floral masterpiece that Yena created dripping with orchids. As guests moved to dinner in the Rainbow Room, the palette moved to deeper jewel tones with a sea of romantic pillar and votive candles.
Their signature cocktail sign was a "well-stocked bar". Their beloved beagle Duke was there in spirit with a photo of his head on a stick that everyone loved using with the photo booth. In lieu of a formal guestbook, the couple provided each table with a bottle of wine that guests signed with markers. With each year's anniversary, they will open the bottle with the corresponding table number. What a lovely way to celebrate!
Thank you to Shawn Connell at Christian Oth Studio for these beautiful images. Next up I will be sharing their video, which is not to be missed!
Published on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
Wedding planner: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Shawn Connell at Christian Oth Studio | Videography: McKenzie Miller Films | Florals: By Yena Designs | Paperie: Fourteen Forty | Calligraphy: Mary Ellen | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd | Band The Elements and Ceremony Strings: Elan Artists | Rabbi Robert Levine | Cake: Sylvia Weinstock Cakes | Gown: Naeem Khan via Mark Ingram Atelier | Hair and makeup: Face Time Beauty | Lighting: Bentley Meeker Lighting Staging | photobooth: We Love Photobooths
Top wedding planner Ang Weddings and Events helps couples to create memorable celebrations with thoughtful details and an understated elegance.