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A Brilliant Proposal: Lily & Kevin

Few things are as romantic as watching the sun set over New York City. The only thing that could possibly add to the magic of the sparkling skyline is a groom-to-be popping the question!

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Kevin flew Lily* to New York all the way from their home in Beijing under the guise that the NY branch of his company was having a gala charity event. Directly before the gala, Kevin planned to take Lily for a drink and to enjoy the view at Ramscale Studio, an intimate townhouse in Manhattan with stunning views of the city skyline.

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When the bride-to-be arrived at Ramscale, she was greeted by a member of our staff disguised as check-in staff for the "bar"! When the couple entered the townhouse space, they were met by the glow of the sunset and the smooth sounds of On The Move's jazz trio playing "All of Me" by John Legend to set the mood.

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Kevin took Lily's hand and led her to a stunning floral arch, created by Belle Fleur, framing the skyline in the background. The archway was dotted with images of past vacations and his favorite memories from their relationship - an amazingly thoughtful touch!

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Once under the archway, Kevin dropped down to his knee and proposed with a stunning, custom-designed, Cindy Chao diamond ring. At Lily's resounding "Yes!" the couple's entire immediate family on both sides emerged from a side room with congratulatory cheers to the immense surprise of the bride-to-be!

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Family and friends mingled with the happy couple and enjoyed passed bites and bubbly served by Cobblestone Catering!

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The final surprise was a 5-course dinner with all of their friends and family at Quality Meats - one of the couple's favorite NYC spots!

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Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple!

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Venue:  Ramscale Studio | Photographer: Craig Paulson Studio | Florist: Belle Fleur NY | Videographer: Orange Films | Band: On the Move Entertainment | Caterer: Cobblestone Catering | Dinner Venue:

*Names have been changed and faces excluded at the request of the couple for privacy.

A Brilliant Proposal: Bill and Megan

This is an oldie that somehow managed to escape being featured on the blog - better late than never! Bill and Megan's proposal was certainly one for the books. It all started when Bill told Megan that he had to go to NYC for a work event, and since Megan also goes in and out of NYC often for work, it didn't raise any red flags! Bill invited Megan to come along after she finished her meetings, and she did! 

Fake tickets to the "law event".  Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Fake tickets to the "law event". Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

The event was at Norwood, which is a social club set in an unassuming Brownstone on 14th Street. When Bill and Megan arrived, they checked their coats, handed in their tickets, and then went into the cocktail room to join the party...or so they thought! Instead of finding a law event, Megan was shocked to realize she walked into her very own proposal! 

Long distance aisle runner.  Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Long distance aisle runner. Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Bill wanted his proposal to reflect their love story - which spanned four cities, years of long distance memories, and a future full of exciting adventures. Needless to say, Megan said "Yes!!"

Will you marry me?  Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Will you marry me? Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

A huge thanks to Norwood, The Arrangement, Original Runner Co., and Mikkel Paige Photography for helping to make the magic happen!

Brilliant Event: Corporate Event at One Word Trade

Last month, we had the pleasure of working at One World Trade Center for a corporate event - and it was like no other! Guests arrived via live action elevators as they were brought to the observatory. When they arrived, they were greeted by a huge (7ft tall!) step-and-repeat ice sculpture of the NYC skyline....and the actual skyline! Guests couldn't help but stop and take photos! 

Ice Sculpture created by Okamoto Studio. Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

Ice Sculpture created by Okamoto Studio. Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

After snapping a photo, guests headed inside for cocktails and mingling. Before they new it, Generation Events' hybrid DJ + live music group began to play...and they brought down the house! A mix of live musicians, a singer, and a DJ kept the dance floor full all night long. We luckily snapped a quick photo of the branded dance floor - right before it was taken over! 

Branded dance floor! Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

Branded dance floor! Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

The most delicious part of the night was the pixel creation by Baked by Melissa! We've been dying to try it out! If you know Baked by Melissa, you know they are super cute, mini-cupcakes. For this event, they arranged these cupcakes so that each was a "pixel" from the logo - creating one delicious display! Guests were able to take them home on their way out

Baked by Melissa Cupcakes ready to be put out on display! Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

Baked by Melissa Cupcakes ready to be put out on display! Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

Needless to say, it was a blast! Huge thanks to our amazing vendor team for making the magic happen and thank you to 5th Avenue Digital for the photos.

Ice Sculpture: Okamoto Studio, Music: Generation Events, Rentals: Geo Events