Central Park

The Proposal Planner: Sandra and Antonio

Sandra had no idea what was coming when Antonio surprised her with a tech savvy marriage proposal in New York City.  Sandra’s love for technology was the inspiration for the multimedia presentation Antonio used to pop the question.  In a hotel room overlooking Central Park three large TV monitors were wired to display a slideshow of the couples relationship.  When Sandra walked in the room she was overwhelmed by the display, Antonio then handed her a large control to start the multimedia slideshow.  The final slide displayed the message “Will You Marry Me”.  There in the intimate hotel room Antonio presented his ring and Sandra said yes!  The couple celebrated their engagement with a romantic photo shoot in central park.  Congratulations Sandra and Antonio.

A Brilliant Wedding: Morgan and Bud

Morgan and Bud had the perfect day for their beautiful October wedding in New York City.  The day started at the stunning St. Ignatius Loyola church where the couple had a traditional ceremony in front of family and friends.  After the ceremony the newlyweds headed to Central Park where they beamed in their first pictures as man and wife.  From there the party got started at the Pierre Hotel.  As guests entered the room the infectious band played “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake, setting the tone for the all night celebration ahead.  Guest ate, drank and danced all through the night, and Morgan and Bud couldn’t have looked more in love.  Congratulations! And now we are so excited to be planning Morgan’s sisters wedding for the fall of 2014!

New York Bride

Bridal Party

Happy Couple

Reception Details

Thanks to Kate Connolly Photography from Off Beet Productions for the great photos!

A Brilliant Wedding Stephanie and Joe

Classical elegance touched every aspect of Stephanie and Joe's wedding.  The day started at St. James church where the couple had a beautiful traditional ceremony.   A vintage London cab car then whisked the newly weds of to central park where they posed for the first time as husband and wife.  The celebration continued at the ballroom of the Yale Club where old world charm added to the ambiance of the night.  The reception was decorated with touches of silver and gold, with displays of amber, cream and coral roses on every table. Congratulations Stephanie and Joe!

Thank you to Julia Newman Photography for the amazing pictures!

A Brilliant Wedding: Diane and Seb

It was a beautiful and traditional wedding at the NY Palace. Diane and Seb who are big traveler's, decided to stay local and tie the knot in New York City. The couple exchanged vows during their elegant church ceremony, followed by a classic New York portrait session in Central Park. Later, the couple pulled up to their reception in a vintage car! They shared their first dance to Shania Twain’s, From this Moment, and from there on it was pure celebration. There were glow sticks for the dance floor, and flip-flops of all sizes so that guests never had to stop dancing. Diane and Seb cut into one of Ron-Ben Israel's scrumptious cake creations, and even had a Macaron Tower cake that everyone wanted a piece of! It was a perfect day for these lovebirds! Congratulations Diane and Seb!

Bridal Details

Central Park Bride and Groom

Happy Bride and Groom

Reception Details

New York City Wedding

Thanks to JoVon Photography for the beautiful photos!

Wish Upon a Wedding New York

With Central Park as the backdrop, Le Parker Meridien Hotel provided the perfect location for a beautiful breakfast that joined together wedding industry pros with media experts.   I’m proud to be a Board Member of Wish Upon a Wedding New York.  Wish Upon a Wedding is an organization that makes it possible for couples facing terminal illness or other serious circumstances to have a dream weddings or vow renewal through the generosity of donations from local wedding professionals. With 60 wishes already being granted nationwide, we hosted a breakfast to share our successes and forge new partnerships.  We were especially honored to have famed designer Nicole Miller speak about how terminal illness has touched her life and her support for Wish Upon a Wedding.  If you’d like to donate to couples in need, please contact newyorkvolunteer@wishuponawedding.org.

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Charity Brunch

Charity Speaker

New York Charity Brunch

Photos courtesy of Alicia Swedenborg