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A Brilliant Wedding: Christina & David

Christina & David got a perfect day in June for their wedding! The bride rode in style in a vintage Rolls Royce to the church for their ceremony at St. Francis Xavier. After a heartfelt ceremony, the couple hopped back in the Rolls and headed to their reception at Cipriani 42nd Street. The bride stunned guests when she changed into a gorgeous, trendy white jumpsuit for the party. Guests dined on delicious Italian fare and partied on a dancefloor custom made for the couple.  After his speech, the bride's father sang a beautiful, not to mention impressive, song in honor of his daughter's marriage. At the end of the night, guests left with hand-painted ceramic plates that the bride's Italian mother commissioned just for her daughter's special day. What a beautiful family affair!

Congratulations to Christina & David!

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Thank you to Ira Lippke Studios for the beautiful photographs!

A Brilliant Wedding: Petra & Chris

We were thrilled to plan Chris and Petra's wedding after working with Chris on his beautiful, heartfelt proposal. Not only did we work with this fabulous couple on their proposal, we also planned Petra's brother's wedding (Britten & AJ) last year. There's nothing better than the chance to work with the same family on multiple occasions, we are honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of so many special family moments! The couple was married at the lush Banyan Tree Mayakoba Hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The ceremony took place under a billowing, draped canopy decorated with a crystal chandelier. After a romantic  reading from Emily Bronte's Jane Eyre the couple said their "I Do's" and the party moved to palapas on the beach for an oceanfront meal. Guests dined on fresh, Mexican-inspired food and danced the night away in the warm breeze from the Caribbean Sea. When the night ended, guests left with funny photobooth pictures and miniature bottles of tequila to keep the party going! Congratulations Petra & Chris!

We are thrilled that Petra & Chris' wedding was chosen to be featured on Carats & Cake! Check out the post here.

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Thanks to Craig Warga for the AMAZING photos!!

A Brilliant Wedding: Susana and Craig

Susana and Craig wanted to exchange vows in an intimate ceremony amongst family and their closest friends. They said "I do" in a stunning little church, and then went off to take photos around the city.  Instead of having their guests wait around for the reception to start, they were treated to a bus tour of New York City. When everyone arrived to The Standard Hotel for cocktail hour, they were greeted by panoramic views of the The High Line and the NYC skyline, as well as a Jazz trio of Julliard performers. Stepping into The High Line room for dinner, guests took their seats at one of two long banquet tables that were adorned in contemporary succulent arrangements. After a dinner filled with heartfelt speeches, guests took to dancing the night away. When it was time to say goodbye, guests received oh so fun Mast Brother Chocolate favors and they were a total hit! The evening was timeless, just like our wonderful couple! Congratulations, Susana and Craig!

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Thanks to Christian Oth Studios for the amazing pictures!

A Brilliant Wedding: Katie & Jason

Katie and Jason were married on Labor Day weekend of 2011 and were fortunate to have some of the last good weather of the summer! Their First Look was done in and around Central Park, with some of NYC’s most iconic images, like hot dog carts and yellow cabs, drifting in and out of their photographs. Katie and Jason then went on to exchange “I Do’s” in an intimate ceremony at The Harold Pratt House on Park Avenue. Afterwards, Katie and Jason made their way up the grand spiral staircase, along with their family and closest friends, to the candlelit library for cocktails. The reception took place across the hall in the elegant dining room. There, guests enjoyed delicious creations made by Park Avenue Catering. The pastel pink and white flower centerpieces by Rebecca Shepherd were the perfect compliment to the classic décor.

By the time the first dance began, it was clear that Katie and Jason couldn’t be happier together and Katie was all smiles as Jason twirled her around the dance floor. Later on, guests took a break from dancing to enjoy a decadent cake from Baked. It was a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful couple’s picture perfect day!

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A Brilliant Wedding: Bill & Christine

Christine and Bill got married on a warm, sunny day in September. Their fun and lighthearted nature was present in nearly every aspect of their wedding. They exchanged vows in a Catholic ceremony and Christine stole the show in her intricately designed Monique Lhuillier gown and a lace bolero handmade by her mother. Upon exiting the church, Christine and Bill were greeted by a sea of bubbles and headed to capture some carefree photos on the beach, while guests headed to Giorgio’s to start the festivities.  They kicked off the party with their first dance "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis and continued the party late into the evening. It was an absolute joy to be a part of their big day! Special thanks to the super-talented Roberto Falck for perfectly capturing the spirit of these two lovebirds.

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A Brilliant Wedding: John & Lauren

John and Lauren were married on a very hot July day at the incredible Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and were one of the most fun, laid-back and in-love couples I've ever worked with.  Not to be thrown off by the warm weather, Lauren was absolutely stunning in her Vera Wang gown and throughout the day, I could see they were so in tune with each other, just genuinely happy to be together. Their outdoor ceremony was simple and refreshingly sweet, with the bride walking down the aisle to Tango from Scent of a Woman. When it came to the reception, their fun-loving personalities came out - a bourbon bar with spiced nuts showcased John's love for a great bottle of whiskey and their introduction song of Big Pimpin by Jay-Z showcased their lighter side.  A great dance party followed as the new Mr. and Mrs. partied the night away under the glasshouse atrium.  Congratulations to John & Lauren, it was such an honor to be part of your day!

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Photos courtesy of Daniel Krieger.