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A Brilliant Wedding: Anna & Christopher

Designing Anna and Chris' gorgeous winter wedding was nothing short of fun! The happy couple was married at University Club in late December of last year. The bride, dressed to perfection in a strapless beaded gown, stunned their guests as she walked down the aisle to “Jurassic Park”. In order to include family and friends in their ceremony, each guest received their own breaking glass and joined the happy newlyweds in the tradition of breaking the glass!

Anna Harman & Chris Berger

Later, as guests entered the reception space, they marveled at the custom table numbers, that Anna's dad sketched by hand just for their wedding! The bride and groom shared their first dance to an acoustic version of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”, which artfully faded into the real deal, bringing guests onto the dance floor.

After dancing much of the night away, the guests and bridal party continued their festivities with a champagne pour and enjoyed specialty desserts from famous restaurants around the city! The end of the night didn’t disappoint either - each guest received a tiny bouquet of flowers, hand-wrapped with a custom sticker, as they made their way to the after party. Congratulations Anna and Chris!

Thanks to Christian Oth Studios for the amazing 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!

Wish Upon a Wedding

As you might have heard me mention, I'm on the board of the wedding industry charity, Wish Upon a Wedding.  I serve on the New York City board as Wish Coordinator Chair recruiting wedding vendors to donate their products and services to upcoming Wish Recipients, but I also serve on the National Board as Marketing Chair. To say that the new Wish Upon a Wedding website was a labor of love is an understatement, but I'm proud to say that after months of hard work and lots of help and support from my fellow WUW members and partners in the wedding industry, the redesigned website has officially launched.  As part of the launch, we've put together an infographic of what Wish Upon a Wedding has accomplished since our founding in 2010. Wish Upon a Wedding Infographic

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!

The Proposal Planner: Jaison and Ann

We were so thrilled to help Jaison plan the perfect marriage proposal for this girlfriend Ann.  Jaison wanted his proposal to be a complete surprise.  Being in a long distance relationship, Ann didn’t even know Jaison was going to be in town.  Little did she know Jaison wasn’t the only surprise of the night.  When she arrived for dinner with friends the hostess lead Ann to a private room.  She was completely blown away to see not only her friends and family but Jaison standing in the middle of the room!  As soon as she entered the room a pianist started playing and Jaison began singing “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis.  After his serenade Jaison dropped to one knee and proposed to Ann, she said yes!  The newly engaged couple celebrated the night with a party for friends and family.  Congratulations Jaison and Ann!

Serenade Proposal

Down on One Knee

Happy Couple

Thanks to Craig Warga for the beautiful photos!

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!