Tara and Jesse were lucky enough to have a whole wedding weekend. We started with a rehearsal dinner, which was hosted at their family home. Tara and Jesse love to cook and had made the food for a 100 person dinner! The next day everyone woke up bright and early for an afternoon wedding at the iconic Central Park Boathouse. This was followed by an after party at a loft 320 studios, where everyone danced to the wee hours, fueled by a popcorn machine we brought in. The weekend was rounded out with a brunch the morning after. What a great way to extend the celebration with friends and family!
Tara has beautiful penmanship. She hand-wrote the invitation envelopes for their wedding. She also wrote their ketubah and the escort cards. Jesse is a mathematician, so the escort cards contained equations which led guests to their tables.
The couple wanted to bring in a blend of jewel tones for their floral decor, with purples, blues and reds. Thistles and berries added a textural element to the softer hydrangea and iris in the centerpieces.
Tara and Jesse did not want a traditional wedding cake, and requested a simple but delicious sheet cake. When I sent them to Amy at Sugar Flower Cake Shop, she had none of it. When they were ordering a sample tasting cake from Amy, she found out that their invitations had been designed by the uber talented Atelier Isabey. A quick call to Margot at Atelier Isabey to get a copy, and Sugar Flower Cake Shop sent a sample cake that was decorated with elements from their invitation design. Tara and Jesse were floored by how beautiful the cake was, changed their minds, and had Sugar Flower Cake Shop create three wedding cakes for them! A central cake influenced by their invitations, which was flanked by two flower boxes.
It was a delight to work with a couple that were so much in love.
Photography: Craig Paulson Photography | Venue: Central Park Boathouse in New York City, New York| Wedding Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Lenox Hill Florist | Officiant: Rabbi Ruth Durschlag | Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop | Band: Pete Saunders Band via Hank Lane | After Party Venue: 320 Studios in New York City, New York | After Party Caterer: The Secret Chef | After Party DJ: Aria Melody | After Party Rentals: Something Different Party Rentals | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Atelier Isabey | Wedding Dress: Jenny Lee via Bergdorf Goodman | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Lindsey Jones