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A Brilliant Wedding: Liz and Jon

We love a classic NYC wedding and nothing is more New York than a wedding at the Rainbow Room. Liz and Jon's unforgettable wedding is just about as timeless and essential New York Cityas it gets! 

Wedding Ready.  Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

Wedding Ready. Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

Off to First Look!  Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

Off to First Look! Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

Liz got ready for the big day at the timeless Lotte NY Palace. Her dress was a stunning illusion neckline gown by Amsale. She paired it with classic Jimmy Choos and an elegant chignon for her hair - but she let it down later for the party! Before we knew it - Liz was off to her first look with Jon! The two of them took a few shots in front of the hotel and then walked the streets of NYC to get some classic New York photos. 

Classic Rainbow Room Wedding.  Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

Classic Rainbow Room Wedding. Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

The Rainbow Room has the best views!  Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

The Rainbow Room has the best views! Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

The couple was married at one of the most beautiful churches in the city - St. Ignatius Loyola! Deacon Paul Jennings and Father Hilbert officiated and later, at the reception, he performed a blessing over the guests before their meal commenced.

Married!  Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

Married! Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

As soon as they said "I do", the bride and groom exited the ceremony in style in a Phantom Rolls Royce with "Just Married" scrolled on the back window and they were off to the reception! 

Just Married!  Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

Just Married! Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

The room was decorated in a refined blush and ivory palette, with acrylic and crystal accents - all perfectly put together by our friends at Belle Fleur. Liz and Jon had a grand entrance to the reception down the staircase and onto the rotating dance floor (yes, the dance floor itself turns!) for their first dance! Later in the evening, they played the "anniversary game" instead of doing a traditional bouquet toss. They invited all couples to join them on the dance floor and the emcee then asked couples to leave the floor based on how long they had been married. They started with one day for the newlyweds and moved on until there was only one couple left - the bride's grandparents! They had known all along that they would "win" having been married 66 years!

First Dance.  Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

First Dance. Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

The dancing really kicked off and John Ballesteros of Vali Entertainment crooned all night long with vocals that rival Sinatra himself! Later on, Liz and Jon cut their wedding cake. They were lucky to have had one of Sylvia Weinstock's last confectionary creations before she retired!

Cake Cutting.  Photo by Christian Oth Studio. 

Cake Cutting. Photo by Christian Oth Studio. 

Sylvia Weinstock Wedding Cake.  Photo by Christian Oth Studio. 

Sylvia Weinstock Wedding Cake. Photo by Christian Oth Studio. 

At the end of the night, a final sweet treat was in store for guests! The couple handed out Donuttery donut bites as guests left the party! Congratulations, Liz and Jon, and thank you to the dream team of vendors that made their wedding so perfect! 

Rainbow Room Wedding Decor.  Photo by Christian Oth Studio .

Rainbow Room Wedding Decor. Photo by Christian Oth Studio.

A Brilliant Wedding: Jackie and Andrew

 Jackie and Andrew's January wedding day began with a ton of sunshine, despite the chilly temperatures. After spending the morning getting ready at the Trump SoHo Hotel, the two strolled across the street to City Winery in TriBeCa for a dazzling ceremony and reception.

Honoring both heritages, Jackie and Andrew melded a traditional Jewish ceremony with a Japanese Tea ceremony, while saying their I-Do's under a custom Chuppah.

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While guests snapped photos for the guestbook during cocktail hour, the ceremony space was converted to the reception space, filled with twinkling lights and oversized ranunculus. Our couple and their guests danced the night away to tunes from Dexter Lake Club Band - covers of the Beach Boys and the Beatles were in no short supply.  Guests dined at tables that had been made glamorous by Blade Floral and Event Designs and later, enjoyed late night pizza delivery to keep their energy up on the dance floor.

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Perhaps the most special moment of the night was when the newlyweds snuck away for a silent cake cutting, which kept the party rolling and allowed our couple a memorable moment for just the two of them to share.

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As a final nod to Jackie's roots, guests departed with red Chinese Takeout containers filled with fortune cookies. We loved these personal touches from the bride and groom, which made their night truly brilliant!

Congratulations to Jackie and Andrew!

 

Thank you to Craig Paulson Photography for the beautiful photos!

 

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: Heather and Chris

Heather and Chris were such a fun couple to work with and incorporated so many unique and creative ideas into their wedding.  The ceremony was held on the rooftop of Skylight West featuring breathtaking views of the surrounding Manhattan skyline.  The couple wanted the space to feel “happy”, so bright yellow rose petals lined the aisle and whimsical topiaries with lush bouquets of roses served as altar décor.  Pashminas, serving as chair covers, could also be used by guests to keep warm during the ceremony.  As self-proclaimed "foodies", the couple wanted to draw on their love of food and fine dining to create a unique reception for their guests.  Banquettes along with different sized tables were set up the make the space feel like a posh New York restaurant.  The couple even had cell phone chargers set up in the reception so that guests could keep snapping pictures all night long. We were thrilled to have our couple's beautiful wedding featured on Carats & Cake. Check out the post here. Congratulations Heather and Chris!

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Thanks to Sue Kessler from Christian Oth Studio for the beautiful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Kimberly and Bill

Kimberly and Bill's down to earth personalities made planning their wedding so much fun. Kimberly and Bill were married in early April on the rooftop of the Bryant Park Grill overlooking the beautiful park. Following with their New York City venue, guests were treated like true New Yorkers with personalized taxi cab escort cards.   You could feel the love between Kimberly and Bill as they started their night off with a first dance to "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel.  The rest of the night was spent dancing, eating, drinking and laughing with friends and family. To finish off the night, each guest was given a freshly baked, late night pretzel as they exited the venue.  Congratulations Kimberly and Bill!

New York Bride

New York Bride

New York Bride

New York Bride

New York Bride

Thank you to Carolyn Monastra from Christian Oth Studio for the amazing photos!