Winter Bowery Hotel Wedding

There is something so magical about a winter wedding.  Melanie and Greg chose the perfect venue at the Bowery Hotel with the warm brick walls, cozy fireplace and old world charm.  The bride looked absolutely gorgeous in Stella McCartney, with lace sleeves and a fringe tea length skirt, which showed off her stunning Valentino heels.  

I loved the smell at the ceremony created by the dramatic garland that Rountree Flowers draped over the burning fireplace.  It was made up of fresh lemon leaf, magnolia, juniper and pine.  Divine!  The adorable flower girl crowns were so precious too.  

For dinner the long tables tables were decorated with an organic rambling carpet of white pillar candles in assorted sizes, which gave the room such an incredible glow.  These were augmented by winter white blooms like white ranunculus, white spray roses, white anemones, dark privet berries and touches of velvety dusty miller.  Late night when the pillars were all burning down and oozing candle wax  was very romantic!  All beautifully captured by the talented Karen Hill.  

 

 

Event Planner: Ang Weddings And Events / Photography: Karen Hill Photography / Floral Design: Rountree Flowers / Wedding Dress: Stella McCartney / Cake: Baked / Bride's Shoes: Valentino / Make Up: Lindsey Jones / Hair: Styles On B / Calligraphy: MM Ink / DJ: Play Something Good / Officiant: Rev. Annie Lawrence / Hotel: The Bowery Hotel / Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth / String Trio: Elan Artists

The Carltun Wedding

Amy and Mike were married outside on a beautiful summer day with a backdrop of majestic trees.  Both of them were very busy with their work schedules, so I had a great time collaborating with Amy's father and stepmother, who wanted to create a celebration that was elegant and timeless.  I feel lucky to work with parents who are so kind and gracious, and have such impeccable taste.  Amy wanted lots of pink in her wedding, so we incorporated this in her elegant calla lilly bouquet and blushing pink makora orchids in the centerpieces.  See all the pretty from Jen Huang Photography below. 

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Photography: Jen Huang Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Cinematography: Kiss the Bride Films / Gown: Marisa / Floral Design: Rountree Flowers / Invitations: Lee's Art Shop / Ceremony Venue: The Carltun / Reception Venue: The Carltun / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup: JAC Beauty / Lighting: Richie Hart Events / Officiant: Rabbi Michael Weisser / Band : Jeff Lubin Band via Hank Lane / Save the Date: Papercake Designs

Harold Pratt House Wedding

Classic, sophisticated, New York, are words that come to mind when I think back on this wedding.  Allison and Brian wanted to create a celebration that would be timeless and they chose the perfect Manhattan venue for this.  The Harold Pratt House, an elegant townhouse on the upper east side built in 1919-1920.  Housing a gorgeous marble staircase, tall ceilings and antique chandeliers.  They hung one of their framed engagement pictures in the hallway near the entrance.  It was almost like you were inviting your closest family and friends to a celebration at your home (if you were so lucky to live in a place like that!)For their winter wedding we used a palette of crisp white, rich gold, romantic burgundy and touches of blush and lavender.  Rountree Flowers created two tablescapes, one with towering white quince branches, and another with low lush arrangements of roses, lisianthus, garden roses and stock.  Mercury glass pillar candles of varying heights covered the tables, and uplighting along the drapery surrounding the room created a warm glow.

A few months into planning this wedding, I found out I was expecting and would not be able to manage the wedding the day of, as I was due right about the same time.  A big thank you to Allison and Brian for being such understanding clients and so supportive through my pregnancy.  A huge thank you to my dear friend Lauren from Loli Events, who took over for me the month prior to the wedding day, and made it such a wonderful day for them both.  After all that planning, I was very sad that I could not be there the day of, but these images from Brian Dorsey and video from Kiss the Bride Films were the next best thing.  I almost felt like I was there!

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Photography: Brian Dorsey Studios | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Event Planning and Design: Ang Weddings and Events | Location: The Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall | Floral Designer: Rountree Flowers | Band: Rhythm Collective via Elan Artists | String Trio: Elan Artists | Catering: Feast and Fetes | Hair and Makeup: Julien Farel Salon | Lighting: Glen Goldman Productions | Draping: Gio Draping Events | Cake: Nine Cakes | Invitation: Rosebrook Meyer | Wedding day paperie: Make Merry | Rentals:Party Rental Ltd | Gown: Ines Di Santo via Bergdorf Goodman | Favours: Burdick Chocolates | Groom’s Ice Cream Cake: Sundaes and Cones

Harold Pratt House Wedding

The Harold Pratt House is such a special venue, and it worked out perfectly for a very special couple.  In honour of Allison and Brian, we created a winter wedding that was classic, sophisticated and timeless.  I was so excited to watch this film from Kiss the Bride Films, which beautifully captures the essence of the happy day forever. Another great example of why I think hiring a cinematographer is important.  Thank you to Leslie and her team for sharing this highlight. 

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Venue: Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall / Cinematography: Kiss the Bride Films / Floral Designer: Rountree Flowers

Intimate Per Se Wedding

Upcoming this year we have two weddings at The Foundry and two weddings at The Bowery Hotel.  Last year we planned two weddings at Per Se.  Things sometimes happen in doubles for us and with amazing venues like these, that is quite alright!  I am so pleased to be able to share these gorgeous images of the Per Se wedding from Karen Wise Photography here on the blog.This couple loved eating great food and wanted a really intimate dinner celebration for the wedding.  After looking at a number of delicious fine dining restaurants in Manhattan, they chose Thomas Keller's Per Se at the Time Warner Center.  They had their ceremony at City Hall on Friday and their dinner reception the day after.  With quite a few guests travelling in from out of town, we planned a walking tour of Greenwich Village through Big Onion.  Who would have guessed that a one day snow and thunderstorm would pass through Manhattan in October!  Despite the crazy weather, their guests were such troopers and still went on the walking tour (slightly condensed version).

The Bride wore a chic short black dress from Jason Wu with stunning platform leather pumps from Gucci.  Jessie from Rountree Flowers created a  bridal bouquet of white ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and acorns, surrounded by sleek black feathers, and wrapped with a black satin ribbon with pearl pins.

The escort table was quite narrow, so instead of doing a large towering arrangement, a romantic loose garland of flowers and leaves was wound around the hand calligraphed escort cards.

The invitations had included an autumnal leaf motif, so for the wooden table signs, the Bride's brother continued the theme with laser cut leaves.  I absolutely loved the lush and opulent centerpieces that Rountree Flowers created.  The loose arrangement included kumquats, flowering jasmine vine, ranunuculus, scabiosa pods, garden roses, seeded eucalyptus and tulips.  Kumquats in a floral arrangement!?  Genius. Such beautiful texture and colours.  A natural acorn subtly dusted with fine brown glitter was placed at each napkin.  With a warm glow from the mercury votives, the tables had such a delicate sophistication about them.

The ombre wedding cake  was chocolate devil’s food cake with hazelnut nougatine and coffee cremeaux. The cake topper was three simple sugar ranunculus. Congratulations again to the happy couple!  I loved working with you on this special wedding.

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Photographer: Karen Wise Photography / Wedding Planner: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Designer: Rountree Flowers / Venue: Per Se / Getting Ready Hotel: Mandarin Oriental / Makeup: Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry  / Wedding Dress: Jason Wu / Shoes: Gucci / Welcome Bags: Make Merry! / Menu, Escort cards: Ellen Weldon Design / Table Signs: DIY  / Invitation: Paperless Post / Rentals: Party Rental / Walking Tour: Big Onion