BRIDES: The Best Wedding Planners in America

I am over the moon to share that Ang Weddings and Events was named one of the best wedding planners in the U.S. by BRIDES magazine! What a honour to be on this list with many esteemed colleagues that I respect and admire. Thank you to Anna Price Olson and Lisa Gooder at BRIDES for their support. Thank you to my team Ashley, Taylor, Rose and Samantha, who help me run things so smoothly on wedding days. Thank you to the amazing venues and vendors that I collaborate with to make all that magic happen for our clients. Last by certainly not least thank you to my couples for entrusting this special day to me. I am feeling so grateful and this is the best way to end 2018 with!

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Colourful Spring Celebration at Wave Hill

It is always extra special when I get to plan a wedding at Wave Hill, as I was married there myself. Even more so when I get to plan it with such a sweet couple who really did things their own way. Sarah and Arjun walked down the aisle together to “The Way You Look Tonight” and they had Sarah’s sister and Arjun’s brother officiate the ceremony overlooking the Hudson River.

Sarah wanted colour in this wedding and the beautiful florals of spring were more than happy to oblige! Denise Fasanello did such an incredible job creating a lush garden atmosphere with peonies, ranunculus, tulips, hellebores and cherry blossom that suited the venue perfectly. Denise’s initial design board served as the inspiration for the wedding invitation suite by Printerette Press. Sarah and Arjun also sent over photographs of themselves and their 3 “fur baby” pets that were all incorporated into the hand illustrated and letterpressed suite.

The escort cards were metallic gold paper butterfly cards with modern hand calligraphy by Papersoul. All displayed on a grand wooden table with an enchanting display of florals in ceramic pots, vases and a cloche. The watercolour designs continued through to the day of pieces and flowers and paperie complimented each other so elegantly on the dining tables. My favourite part had to be the cake from Nine Cakes which had a combination of painted watercolour florals inspired by the invitation suite and exquisite sugar flowers too. Inside was alternating layers of almond and chocolate cake with two layers of vanilla buttercream, and the center filling with dark chocolate ganache, all layers of filling with fresh raspberries. I try not to use the word perfect too much, but this cake was PERFECT in my mind. Thank you to Mademoiselle Fiona for all of these gorgeous images.

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Venue: Wave Hill | Wedding Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Florals: Denise Fasanello | Invitations: Printerette via Lion in the Sun | Calligraphy: Papersoul | Catering: Great Performances | Cake: Nine Cakes | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd | Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Gown: Lela Rose | Groom’s attire: Stitched Lifestyle | Photobooth: Amazebooths | Lighting: Frost Productions

Brooklyn Black Tie Celebration at The Weylin

Katie and Paul were married at the magnificent Weylin in Williamsburg on a beautiful October day. The bridesmaids wore black dresses of their own choosing and they looked so elegant with the groomsmen in their tuxedos. Katie wore a gown by Lela Rose with beautiful textured floral details.

The hint of colour for their wedding started with their invitation suite by Katie Fischer Design, which had gold foil stamping on dark grey stock and exquisite pink and burgundy watercolour flowers with more foil details. Poppies and Posies brought in their lush and organic florals with a romantic palette of creamy whites, blush, rich burgundy, green and gold. I loved how we continued the watercolour details on their day of paperie and how that complimented all the real flowers that day! At each place setting, we had a double charger setup with the guest’s name written in gold hand calligraphy at the top of each menu.

The 6 tier wedding cake from Nine Cakes had ribboned buttercream, swiss dots and brushed metallic gold with a romantic cascade of sugar flowers. Inside was lemon funfetti cake, layered with vanilla buttercream, lemon curd and fresh raspberries. Sound House from Elan Artists kept the dance party going all night! The after party continued downstairs in Bar 1875 with savoury late night snacks. Their day was captured by the wonderful Jack Jeffries at Christian Oth Studio.

 
 

Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Jack Jeffries at Christian Oth Studio  | Venue: Weylin | Catering: Abigail Kirsch | Lighting/Sound: Bestek  | Strings and Dance Band: Elan Artists and Sound House | Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Hair: Liam Carey | Officiant: Katherine Kurs | Invitation and Paperie: Katie Fischer Design | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Cake: Nine Cakes  | Flowers: Poppies and Posies | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd | Gown: Lela Rose


Autumnal Elegance at the Plaza Hotel

Carly and Bobby were married at St Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church and the reception followed at The Plaza Hotel. The gorgeous invitation suite from Fourteen Forty set the tone for this wedding with calligraphy details, hand drawn monogramme, navy ribbon wrap and a metallic gold wax seal with their initials. Carly wore a timeless Vera Wang gown with lace details and a beautiful sash and bow. The bridesmaids in different styles and shades of blue with the gents in classic black tie made for a very good looking bridal party. It was the biggest one we’ve had to date with 13 bridesmaids and 13 groomsmen!

Putnam and Putnam created a refined autumnal palette of cream, mauve, gold and deep rust red. They blew me away with the stunning floral arch they built at the entrance to the ballroom for dinner. Inside the magnificent ballroom, we had a mix of low florals in brass footed vessels, tall arrangements on four post brass stands and slender ivory taper candles. They incorporated berries, green pomegranates and deep red persimmons in the tablescape, which really popped against the rich navy velvet linen for the head table. The top of each menu had a gold wax seal. We brought in a white dance floor from Hitech Events with a custom geometric design using black and gold mirror. Cafe Wha rocked the party and that dance floor was packed all night long!

Nine Cakes designed the gluten free wedding cake, which was lemon cake layered with lemon curd, cream cheese frosting and fresh raspberries. Carly surprised Bobby with a groom’s cake of dark chocolate, mint buttercream and mini chocolate chips. It was a green leprechaun hat with a gilded clover and a gold Notre Dam emblem.

We ended the night with a bang, as we passed out confetti sticks. Their nearest and dearest showered Carly and Bobby with confetti and so much LOVE! All captured by the lovely Judy Pak.

 
 

Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Reception: The Plaza Hotel | Ceremony: St Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church | Photography: Judy Pak Photography | Videography: Reuben Hernandez at The Day Collective | Floral Design: Putnam Flowers | Paperie: Fourteen Forty | Band: Cafe Wha | Hair and makeup: Face Time Beauty | Gown: Vera Wang | Lighting: Bentley Meeker | Dance floor: Hitech Events | Cake: Nine Cakes | Linens: Party Rental Ltd | Photobooth: We Love Photobooths

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Photography by  Mademoiselle Fiona

Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona

Romantic Fall Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

As the weather is starting to turn cooler in New York, I'm thinking back to this gorgeous autumn wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.  Sarna and Matthew were married on a crisp fall day at one of my favourite venues.  Sarna wore a stunning vintage inspired beaded gown from Jenny Packham and fresh flowers in her hair. 

Saipua designed the florals in a creamy white and soft blush palette with accents of deep pomegranate red.  With an intimate wedding of 128 guests, we were able to setup the ceremony chairs in a circular fashion around the beautiful wild chuppah.  It was an incredible feeling getting married to your love surrounded (literally) with all the people you care most about!  I adored the ring box (made from legos by the ring bearer) and the embroidered cloth covering the table under the chuppah (a gift from a dear friend).  Another friend officiated the wedding and it all made their ceremony feel so personal and special.  

Sarna and Matthew found a day of the dead cake topper in a store selling Mexican art and it was a perfect nod to Matthew's heritage.  The wedding cake from Blue Hill at Stone Barns was apple, crème fraiche, vanilla chiffon cake.  All the food from Blue Hill was so beautifully presented, seasonal and delicious!  Sean from 74 Events kept the dance floor packed all night and whole day was captured so timelessly by James at Judy Pak Studio.  It was the perfect way for Sarna and Matthew to spend their Thanksgiving weekend celebrating with family and friends.  I was so lucky to have been a part of it!  

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Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Photography: James at Judy Pak Studio | Florals: Saipua | DJ: Sean at 74 Events | Invitations: Cynthia Hoffman | Hair and makeup: Noble Salon | Gown: Jenny Packham via Gabriella Bridal Salon | Day of Paperie: Lion in the Sun