Spring Delight in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Spring is my favourite season as things start growing, everything slowly turns green and flowers become gloriously abundant! Emily and Michael were married in June in the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The weather was touch and go with the rain that day, but we managed to have the ceremony outdoors on a paved section of the gardens surrounded by the magnificent lush trees. Their close friend married them and their two brothers stood with them under the simple and elegant chuppah. Emily did not have traditional bridesmaids, but her four good friends helped as ushers and she gifted them personalized jackets.

I loved the palette with creamy whites and vibrant greens with a sunshine pop of yellow. Emily was leaning towards more muted colours and Michael to bright pops, so this was the perfect balance for them! The centerpieces by Mimosa were a mix of metallic copper terrariums and vase arrangements incorporating ranunuclus, passion flowers, tree peonies, allium buds and garden roses. The backdrop of the head table was a magnificent green wall with a neon sign “The Kuzies”. The calligraphy escort cards were hung with mini gold clothespins and displayed on a wall flanked by 2 green walls.

Emily surprised Michael with a groom’s cake from his favourite bakery, the “birthday cake” from Milkbar and had it iced with “let’s always have our cake and eat it too”. Their favours were super delicious whoopie pies from One Girl Cookies. Thank you to the amazing Judy Pak for these delightful images!

 
 
 

Photography: Judy Pak Photography | Planner: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Caterer: Patina Restaurant Group | Flowers: Mimosa | Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Strings: Luminous Sounds | Videography: McKenzie Miller Films | Groom's cake: Milkbar | Favours: One Girl Cookies | Linens: Party Rental Ltd | Photobooth: Amazebooths | Stationer: Bella Figura | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Mary Ellen | Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Hair: Liam Carey | Gown: Isabelle Armstrong via Kleinfeld Bridal | Transport: Leros | Valet: Advanced Parking Concepts

Real Simple: 9 Things Everyone Should Do After Getting Engaged

Thank you to Rachel for including me in this article in Real Simple about the 9 things everyone should do after getting engaged according to wedding planners!

 
Photography by  Heather Waraksa

Photography by Heather Waraksa

 

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


BRIDES: A Lush Garden Wedding Overlooking the Hudson River

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.

Photography by  Mademoiselle Fiona

Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona