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

Three Sixty Tribeca Wedding

 The bride's vision for the wedding was very contemporary with lots of clean lines. Three Sixty Tribeca was the ideal venue for this 300 person wedding, especially since the groom works for a window company.  The entire venue was surrounded by 360 degrees of large windows, with incredible views of downtown Manhattan.  It was the first venue we looked at.  After seeing it, we knew it was the perfect fit.  

The bride and groom's corgi looked so adorable in his doggie tux, that we had to have him part of the first look.  He almost stole the show from the bride in her drop dead gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown (also check out the bride's earrings, which I am obsessed with).  Strangers on the street kept wanting to take the corgi's picture!  After some portraits, the bride did a quick change into a qi pao for a Chinese tea ceremony with close family to honour their relatives.  

The bride walked down the aisle holding a cascading bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids to a solo guitar playing the Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone.  That piece in the moment was so touching, I definitely had a tear in my eye.  If you have not heard it before, youtube it now!  This wedding was particularly special for me as I got to witness a Buddhist wedding ceremony which was officiated by three monks.  The sound of the monks chanting the incense prayer and reciting of the Great Dharani of the Medicine Buddha was so beautiful.  Knowing that many of the guests would not be familiar with a Buddhist ceremony, we created programmes in English and Chinese to explain each step.  

As a nod to the groom's line of work, for the escort table we used 2 large windows to display the cards with a photograph of the couple as the backdrop.  The frame was painted red, an auspicious colour for the Chinese.  For the reception we kept the floral decor clean and modern with a palette of crisp white and green.  The centerpieces were comprised of phalaenopsis orchids, calla lilies and looped bear grass in three piece installations.  We incorporated green dianthus and succulents for their interesting texture.  The rectangular vases reflected and really multiplied the light from the square votives.  To make the white flowers really pop, we used a pewter crinkle taffeta linen with a subtle sheen.  Thank you to Susan Stripling for sharing these stunning images.  

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Photography: Susan Stripling Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Cinematography: Kiss The Bride Films / DJ: Constantine Ptohos Via 74 Events / Floral Design: Ovando / Officiant: Venerable Chueh Chuan / Hair And Makeup: JAC Beauty / Ceremony Guitar: Elan Artists / Photobooth: Lumi8 / Gown : Monique Lhuillier / Belt: Pronovias / Red Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid Dress: Badgley Mischka / Shoes With White Gown: Vera Wang / Shoes With Red Dress: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: Erickson Beamon and Dannijo / Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Dog Tuxedo: Ebay

Central Park Boathouse Wedding

Pam and Paul were married on crisp fall day in New York.  Coming into the planning process, she was not sure exactly how she wanted it to look, but she did know she wanted it to be timeless and elegant.  This was a classic wedding with details that will never go out of style.  Pam's gorgeous ball gown from Dennis Basso with the lace sleeves and sweet belt cinching her waist was breathtaking.  She got ready at the Plaza Hotel which gave Sue Kessler from Christian Oth Studio beautiful portrait opportunities both in the hotel and in Central Park.  

For their save the dates, they had an artist hand draw a black and white map of Manhattan with details of their wedding locations and a few landmarks.  The traditional invitation was hand calligraphed and engraved in midnight blue with gilded beveled edges.  The envelope liner and belly band cut from gilded silk screen Japanese paper added a fun pop of colour and personality to the suite.  Pam loved the Japanese paper so much, it was also brought through to the wedding day items in the programme liner, table number borders and menu belly bands.  

As guests entered the Central Park Boathouse, we had a jazz quartet from Elan Artists playing some of Pam and Paul's favourite jazz standards.  One of the bridesmaids even joined in and sang "At Last".  During the dinner reception, the Blaire Reinhard Band played such a great set that we had to invite guests to be seated for their courses multiple times as they didn't want to leave the dance floor!  Pam sang in college.  During dinner with some college friends she sang a cappella "To Make You Feel My Love" to her husband.   It was such a tender moment.  For their favours, we did cute little pies in a jar from Tiny Pies in Texas, which is where Paul is from.  These were displayed at each place setting, with alternating flavours of sweet Texas pecan pie and apple pie.  Those together with a floral and lace detailed cake from Nine Cakes were the perfect ending to a sweet celebration.  

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Photography: Sue Kessler of Christian Oth Studio / Event Planning: Ang Weddings And Events / Florist: Lenox Hill Florist / Gown: Dennis Basso via Kleinfeld Bridal / Cake: Nine Cakes  / Ceremony Venue: Church Of Our Saviour / Reception Venue: Central Park Boathouse / Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier / Hair: Liam Carey / Calligraphy: Mo Seder Via Union Street Papery / Lighting: Stortz Lighting/ Band: Blaire Reinhard Band / Favors: Tiny Pies / Invitation: Bell'Invito Via Union Street Papery / Jazz Quartet: Elan Artists / Makeup: Lindsey Jones / Save The Date: Vera Wang Via Union Street Papery  / Wedding Day Paperie: William Arthur Via Union Street Papery

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